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"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...
URBANA, Ill. (AP) — Seven former University of Illinois women's basketball players sued the university Wednesday, accusing coach Matt Bollant and a former assistant of violating their civil rights by using race to divide the team and try to force some players out...
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Jada Pinkett Smith wasn't exactly sure what she was getting into when she signed on for "Magic Mike XXL," but she certainly didn't expect to come out of a movie about male strippers with some new theories on her own marriage...
COLUMBIA, South Carolina (AP) — The Confederate flag has been temporarily removed from in front of the South Carolina Statehouse...
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — On Friday, Preisdent Obama will mourn with the city of Charleston, South Carolina, where nine people were killed last week at a historic black church. He'll deliver a eulogy at the funeral for Rev. Clementa Pinckney, a state lawmaker and pastor of Emanuel African Methodist Church.
theGRIO REPORT - "Unacceptable." That's the word North Charleston Police Chief Eddie Driggers used Thursday to describe a Facebook photo of one of his officers dressed in Confederate flag boxers...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has declared that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities in Las Vegas have charged Hall of Fame defensive lineman Warren Sapp with biting his girlfriend, throwing her to the ground and stepping on her head in an April incident that began at the M Resort in Henderson, Nevada...
MACON, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a fire that damaged a predominantly black church in middle Georgia has been ruled arson...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a major component of President Barack Obama's landmark health care overhaul, in a ruling that preserves health insurance for millions of Americans...
theGRIO REPORT - You gon' learn today. Wednesday, a heckler at a LGBT pride event at the White House got a lesson in manners from President Barack Obama: 'Not in my house.'