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What’s the Difference between a Black man and a nigger? Pregnant pause ... The nigger is the one who would even answer that question. That’s from the opening scene of one of my favorite movies of all time, Deep Cover. Laurence Fishburne...
I know I’m sure to piss off some Karens, Cathys, Beckys, and the like, with this headline. I’m expecting some 'not all White women' White tears. Perhaps even a few misguided Black folks telling me I’m making a sweeping...
“I'm the worst at saying great things about myself. Goodness gracious oh man. I’m the worst at that,” says Karine Jean-Pierre, the newly hired senior advisor to Joe Biden's presidential campaign, when I ask her to describe herself.  “Being...
As the novel coronavirus continues to spread throughout the country, forcing us all to practice social distancing, does this mean I can no longer give "dap"? If Dr. Anthony Fauci had his way, I and countless others wouldn’t (or couldn’t)...
Former Vice President Joe Biden appeared on The Breakfast Club for a one-on-one interview with Charlamagne Tha God. What should have been an opportunity to speak to a wide base of Black voters quickly devolved into an awkward conversation...
This has been a monumental week for Kandi Burruss, singer/songwriter of the 90s R&B girl group Xscape and a member of the hit reality TV series The Real Housewives of Atlanta. From a surprise 44th birthday party to an...
The final two episodes of The Last Dance series aired Sunday, May 17, and for the most part, there have been positive reviews. READ MORE: The last take on 'The Last Dance' However, some former Chicago Bulls players were not happy with...
Trigger warning: This article contains sensitive and graphic subject matter regarding Black death. On May 17, 1916 a young racist white man sent his parents a ghastly postcard from Waco, Texas. A sepia photograph on the face of the card...
It’s been six years since How To Get Away with Murder aired and shocked audiences across the world with its various storylines involving murder, government cover-ups, traumatic childhoods, the corrupt U.S. judicial system, LGBTQ+ issues, shocking twists, star-crossed lovers,...
It all started last Sunday on a Zoom call with family when I struck up a conversation with a 15-year-old relative.  "So, what do you think of The Last Dance, the ESPN documentary about Jordan's last years in the NBA?" He...
Trigger Warning: This article contains descriptions of sexual abuse and violence. Earlier this week, rapper Boosie Badazz stirred up controversy when he went on Instagram Live and offered his views on raising children. In a disturbing display of homophobia, misogyny,...
I woke up last Saturday morning to news of Little Richard’s death. Although none of the 8,000 songs in my digital music library are his, I feel an enormous sense of appreciation for his musical contributions. I cannot seem...
Aside from the coronavirus pandemic, there are two other big Black political conversations in the socially-distanced room: Michelle Obama's Becoming Netflix documentary and whether Joe Biden will pick a Black woman running mate. READ MORE: Joe Biden releases ‘Lift Every...
As outrage, fear and angst bubble up in Georgia and, now, Kentucky over the grisly murders of Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, one question fails to appear in the broader dialogue: How will these tragedies impact the 2020 elections? We...
So they’re really not gonna start the episode with letting us know what happened when Lawrence slid into Issa’s DM’s? Got it. Issa, however, slid into someone else’s DM’s...Ghost Bae himself, ol’ felon Nathan from the backseat of Issa’s...
Mother’s Day weekend kicked off with a battle of two legends. The “Verzuz Battles” series that has been keeping music lovers entertained during the quarantine, was the first of its kind featuring two women. Jill Scott and Erykah Badu amassed...
This piece isn’t for those who will spend Mother’s Day at least talking to their moms in the physical. Each and every year we get to celebrate our moms is a gift and a blessing from the Lord above,...
The music community is still grabbling with the passing of veteran music industry executive and Uptown Records founder Andre Harrell, whose death was announced early Saturday. He was 59. theGrio reached out to music industry veterans to discuss his impact on...
When the white father and son involved in the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery on Feb. 23 in Brunswick, Georgia, were finally arrested Thursday, many around the world rejoiced at the thought of finally receiving the desired justice. At...
I watched the Ahmaud Arbery video six times in a row. I needed the trauma to really sink in. I wanted to be hurt by it. I wanted to feel his pain. I wanted to see it so much...