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SLIDESHOW - Regardless of who tops the list or gets overlooked, the overall point is that it's time for us to turn our full on attention onto leadership...
Beyoncé slayed at Super Bowl 50. But her Black Panther-themed performance has led to some harsh reactions from many, including former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani...
There was a time when Christopher Columbus was heavily pushed and accepted as the greatest explorer of this side of the globe. Never mind the little detail of how one could "discover" a place where people already live. But because Europeans...
If Jeopardy’s Alex Trebek pronounced “He is the first black president in North America,” most of us would confidently answer “Who is Barack Obama?” And we would be wrong. The fact is that Mexico, not the United States, holds claim to...
That Olivia Pope really ignited something. Since her debut on ABC April 5, 2012, television hasn’t been the same. And, now, the Kerry Washington icon-turning vehicle is the lead-in for Shondaland’s latest coup, How To Get Away with Murder,...
OPINION - A handful of books or films do not constitute a renaissance, but Ruth’s Journey is not just problematic; it’s emblematic...
OPINION - Change hasn’t necessarily come as swiftly to those bestowing the honors. As in McDaniel’s day, Academy Award voters remain largely white and male...
theGRIO REPORT - Some of these areas warned black people by signage that, if caught there after dark, they could be killed. Most, however, were known to do so, especially among African-Americans in the area, by rumor and reputation...
OPINION - Nicki Minaj’s latest outrage is a wake-up call. But the all-important question is will we heed it?...
OPINION - Child star Shirley Temple Black’s on-screen relationship with tap dance master Bill 'Bojangles' Robinson is one of her most enduring...
theGRIO SLIDESHOW - So many people have contributed greatly to the ongoing struggle for justice and equality and yet have remained woefully under-appreciated. These are just a few...
theGRIO REPORT - This year is the 28th national observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, which means there is now a generation to whom the King holiday has always existed...
OPINION - One thing that the thirtieth anniversary of his successful negotiation of U.S. Navy pilot Lt. Robert Goodman’s release forces us all to confront is that he has indeed contributed to the public good on many fronts...
OPINION - As Caricom moves forward with its specific mission, it has to address why the general consensus is resistance to the very idea that those of African descent should be compensated in the first place...
theGRIO REPORT - Comparisons between presidents Barack Obama and John F. Kennedy began in earnest when Obama first ran for the highest office in the land...
theGRIO REPORT - Despite the rhetoric of a post-racial nation, the deaths of Jonathan Ferrell and Renisha McBride suggest that it is still not entirely safe for black people to even ask for help in an emergency...
OPINION - News of the History Channel’s plans to remake Roots may have been unexpected but, given the box office success of Django Unchained and the critical acclaim of the more highly regarded 12 Years a Slave, it should come as no true surprise...
OPINION - These historically-inspired storylines mingling truth and fiction are both entertaining and thought-provoking, troubling even...
OPINION - As some Republicans gloat over the technical hiccups of the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, more popularly known as Obamacare, the glitches aren’t exactly unprecedented...
OPINION - Yes black actors should be cast in more mainstream, read “white,” films but, the main problem with Hollywood is that they generally only make films with white people...