With the November 6 midterm elections two weeks away, Black women are demanding their collective seat at the table: as candidates, organizers, fundraisers, and a powerful voting bloc.
The team at theGrio has put together our manifesto for the 2018 midterms to remind you why we must vote and why those votes have got to count.
Surveillance video now proves that a 9-year-old boy never “sexually assaulted” or “groped” a white woman inside a Brooklyn deli.

Georgia's capital city, Atlanta, ranks number one among the top 10 worst cities with the greatest income disparity.
While the NFL and President Donald Trump believe that the #TakeAKnee movement is to blame for declining TV ratings, a study reveals that the protests had little impact.
Ryan Pownall, the former Philadelphia cop who shot and killed a Black man as he fled, won’t face first-degree murder charges as expected.

According to a new report published by University of Michigan, childbirth is killing Black women.
For #InternationalDayOfTheGirl, theGrio talked to 13-year-old Lexi Proctor and her mom Monica Proctor about their haircare line, Curlanista.
An exclusive new clip of The Hate U Give highlights the dynamics of the complex and loving relationship between a Black father and his teenage daughter.

Here are 8 lessons we hope the First Lady will take to heart from her first trip abroad.
If you haven’t registered to vote, today is the voter registration deadline for many states across the country, including Georgia.But a new report says 1 out of 10 voters in Georgia-- had their names purged from voting rolls.Under former...
Michigan re-instituted its work requirements for food stamp recipients as of Oct 1. Now “able-bodied” adults have to work a minimum of 20 hours per week or risk getting cut off the program.
Anti-rape activists Denis Mukwege, 63, and Nadia Murad, 25, were jointly awarded the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize.
George Tillman Jr. is taking on a new challenge with his adaptation of Angie Thomas' YA best-seller The Hate U Give.
 Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke has been found guilty for the 2014 shooting death of Laquan Mcdonald. Van Dyke shot the 17-year-old 16 times and continued to fire his weapon even as the teenager was on the ground motion-less. None...
Chance the Rapper is committed to helping his hometown. On Thursday, he promised the city of Chicago $1 million for mental health services for its citizens.
Bette Midler, 72, got the internet buzzing and was criticized widely after she posted a controversial (and now deleted) tweet that said “women, are the n-words of the world.
Suge Knight’s son, Suge J. Knight, posted "proof" that rapper Tupac is still alive and is hanging out with celebrities like Beyoncé and 50 Cent.
Karle Robinson, a first-time homeowner, was working late into the night loading furniture into his brand-new house when he was handcuffed by police.
The shooter who killed a decorated South Carolina police officer during a violent standoff has been identified as 74-year-old Frederick Hopkins.