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Sen. Nina Turner delivered a speech at the "Power of the Polls" event calling out voter disenfranchisement as a reinvented form of racism.
With a record number of Black political candidates running for office this year, there has been a lot of excitement about what their wins could really mean in November.
In addition to the "who's who" of Black American politics, there will be 90 different policy forums, meet and greets, and fabulous parties stretched out over the five days at the CBC this year.

Rapper T.I. says actress and New York Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Cynthia Nixon, has earned his vote.
 Ayanna Pressley just pulled off another stunner.Tuesday night, Pressley, the first woman of color to win a Boston City Council seat, won the Democratic primary for Congress, beating out 10-term Democrat Mike Capuano with 53 percent of the vote.It's a race that...
 Andrew Gillum did it, and he did it his way.The Mayor of Tallahassee is projected to win the Democratic primary race for Governor of Florida.  Gillum, 39, is the first African-American in history to win a major-party nomination in...

If you’ve ever watched journalist, April Ryan, doing her thing in the White House, you can see just how challenging a correspondent’s job is.And now the very FIRST black woman to cover the White House as a reporter is...
Andrew Gillum is on the verge of making history. Gillum, 39, is the mayor of Tallahassee and he's vying to be the Democratic candidate in Florida's gubernatorial race.
There was melanin magic all over the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards Pink Carpet last night at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.Check out a sneak peek of who we ran into! 

Could it be Omarosa 2020?Former White House aide, Omarosa Manigault Newman, who has gone toe-to-toe with President Donald Trump since leaving the White House-- drawing side eyes from the black community -- says she'd be open to getting in...
In part two of her first interview with an African-American media outlet since the release of her blistering memoir Unhinged: An Insider's Account of the Trump White House, Omarosa Manigult Newman spoke to TheGrio's Natasha Alford at her hotel...
In part one of her first interview with an African-American media outlet since the release of her blistering memoir Unhinged: An Insider's Account of the Trump White House, Omarosa Manigault Newman talks to theGrio about regrets in the past and rejoices for the future.
Lezley McSpadden , mother of Michael Brown, the unarmed teenager who was fatally shot by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, four years ago, announces she is running for city council.
Spike Lee's newest film, BlacKkKlansman, tells the story of the racial divide that seems to transcend time. The movie comes out today, one year after the events of the Charlottesville "Unite the Right" rally.The rally was led by white...
Today BlacKkKlansman opens in theaters nationwide on the one-year anniversary of arguably America's ugliest day of 2017: Charlottesville's "Unite the Right" rally.A weekend last summer when hatred spilled out onto the streets, blood stained the pavement and the country's newly...
 Legendary film director Spike Lee says living in the era of President Donald Trump is a very dangerous situation for Americans who care about racial equality.While promoting his new film "Blackkklansmen," the critically acclaimed true story of the first...
Even after freedom, black people are still paying the cost of prison, but solutions are possible.
TheGrio has launched a special series called #BlackonBlue to examine the relationship between law enforcement and African-Americans. Our reporters and videographers will investigate police brutality and corruption while also exploring local and national efforts to improve policing in our communities. Join the conversation or share your own story using the hashtag #BlackonBlue. Victoria Davis sold...
This week's "Editor's Note" focuses on the Trump Administration's immigration policy of separating parents and children, and how different chapters of American history show indifference to the humanity of people of color.
One of the biggest myths out there is that black folks don't need to worry about the sun.While people with brown skin may not visibly or easily "burn" or need a tan, melanin of all shades needs protection, rejuvenation...