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Happy Black History Month!  We celebrate blackness everyday at theGrio but this month is going to be extra special.  Check out what we're looking forward to on today's PM Download.
Black members of Congress made sure they would be heard last night, even if President Donald Trump was doing all the talking. Members of the CBC (Congressional Black Caucus) wore brightly colored yellow, green, black and red kente cloth accents...
If you watched the Grammys last night, you may have noticed that although many women had been nominated for awards, only one took home a solo award in a major category (Alessia Cara for Best New Artist). The Recording Academy's...
Kendrick had a BIG night at the Recording Academy's 2018 Grammys- but did this year’s hip hop music get proper credit? We’ve got a special #Grammy edition of the 60-second AM news wrap!
Bruno Mars is not only dripping in finesse, but also dripping in gold Grammys, after winning Song of the Year with “That’s What I Like” and three top R&B categories: Best R&B Performance (“That’s What I Like”), Best R&B...
Singer sits with theGrio one-on-one to talk about her music career, newest album and why she stands with the Women’s March
We like when people talk the talk AND walk the walk. Octavia Spencer and Jada Pinkett-Smith do too! Here's a 60-second recap of a story you should know.
@Amazon was selling WHAT?(!) Why does this keep happening? Here’s your 60 second recap of the one story you gotta know this Wednesday from @theGrio HQ.
Good afternoon! It's Tuesday and we're feeling a nice little energy boost from today's Oscar nominations, seeing the likes of Denzel Washington, Jordan Peele and Mary J. Blige in the mix (this woman's comeback game is SO strong). It's also...
If you've been paying close attention to politics, you'll note that black women are stepping up when it comes to smart voting-- but did you know we're running for political office too? Author, writer and speaker Luvvie Ajayi launched a...
Ahhh 2018... This year is turning out to be just as eventful (well, maybe almost) as 2017.  We've got government shut downs, radio interview shut downs and black women shutting it down all at once... Have you been able...
  Looking for a quick recap of the news of the day? Check out theGrio's video update with today's top news stories and trending topics. Hit us up in the comments with your reactions to the news, and check back later...
Sterling K. Brown shares big brother moment with Niles Fitch on the red carpet
Our girl Yara's supreme black jumpsuit had us going: "is that you Diana?"
When Democrat Doug Jones won the Alabama senate race in December, Black women were proclaimed saviors. A whopping 98 percent of Black women voted for Jones, putting the one-time long shot ahead of accused pedophile, Judge Roy Moore. While the Twitter...
Comedian and TV/radio host Rickey Smiley says modern racists who are inspired by President Donald Trump, might want to fall back.
When Officer Navasha Rawa speaks, the pain and frustration in her voice is clear. "Sometimes I feel like people in the community forget that I'm coming to the scene to help," says Rawa.  "As soon as one police officer does...
Patrisse Khan-Cullors, one of the co-founders of Black Lives Matter says she knows firsthand the mistreatment and pain many black women face while birthing children. The activist experienced health scares after giving birth to her baby boy in 2016; she...
TheGrio.com assembled a digital roundtable of activists, writers and artists to reflect on the question of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s true legacy- and how it directly relates to the fight for justice in 2018...