Todd Johnson

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Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, returned to classes today. It's been two weeks since suspected gunman Nikolas Cruz opened fire during the school day, killing 17 people...
"Racism is like a franchise. It's like the Marvel Universe. It's all interconnected."
The 44th President of the United States officially has 44 days left as commander-in-chief...

"This is particularly impressive class." President Obama's opening line from his final Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony Tuesday turned out to be an understatement of epic proportions...
President Obama is enlisting the help of hip-hop heavyweights to come up with creative ways to push criminal justice reform and bolster the president's My Brother's Keeper initiative...
President Obama will deliver the commencement address at Howard University next month, according to a statement released by the White House...

Phife Dawg has died according to multiple reports. The legendary member of A Tribe Called Quest was 45 years old.
Back in 1988, Eddie Murphy took a moment to challenge the Academy to recognize the talents and contributions of black actors and actresses...
theGRIO REPORT - Not again. Thirty-seven-year old Ralkina Jones was found dead in her jail cell Sunday, according to Cleveland Heights police officials...

theGRIO REPORT - A young black teen who was recently arrested is dead of an apparent suicide according to Alabama authorities. Officials say Kindra Chapman died Tuesday night while in a Homewood City jail cell. The 18-year-old was found unresponsive with a bed sheet tied around her neck according to police officials...
theGRIO REPORT - Stuck in traffic? Take down a Confederate flag. It doesn't sound like a safe thing to do, but that's exactly what happened in a video circulating throughout social media...
theGRIO REPORT - It was Steven Turner Jr.'s turn to hear his name, walk across the stage and accept his high school diploma. When he didn't hear his name, he thought there had been a mistake. But when he saw his mom suddenly appear across from him, none of it mattered...
theGRIO REPORT - Johnny Kemp, known for his 1988 smash hit "Just Got Paid," has died...
theGRIO REPORT - Malcolm-Jamal Warner is the latest cast member of The Cosby Show to weigh in on the growing number of allegations against Bill Cosby...
theGRIO REPORT - On June 16, 1944, 14-year-old George Stinney, Jr. became the youngest person executed in the United States in the past century. Wednesday, a South Carolina judge vacated Stinney's conviction, which essentially clears his name. Stinney was convicted of murdering two white girls in Alcolu, South Carolina...
theGRIO REPORT - Many Ferguson residents questioned the timing and purpose of the "robbery" information...
theGRIO REPORT - A New York area TV reporter has quit his job following controversial comments he made on-air about 'fatherless' young black men..
LeBron James is returning to Cleveland to play for the Cavaliers.In an article posted Friday exclusively to Sports Illustrated, James writes very clearly: "I'm ready to accept the challenge. I'm coming home."James quickly followed suit on his personal Instagram:http://instagram.com/p/qUUdxNiTFr/In...
theGRIO REPORT - Dr. Maya Angelou's life will be celebrated in a private memorial service on Saturday, according to Wake Forest University's Office of Communications and External Relations...
VIDEO - Denzel Washington has been a part of some extraordinarily inspiring moments on the big screen...