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From social media takeovers to day parties and videos, innovative voter mobilization efforts are aimed at getting Millennials and Generation Z to the polls for the November 6 midterm elections.
Ntozake Shange, pioneering playwright, poet and novelist, dies at 70.
Writer Ayaana Marie loved The Hate U Give and wanted to feel the same for the movie, but things did not turned out as she had hoped.

Ernest Owens, a queer Black journalist, details his traumatizing experience of being interrogated by police over a Facebook comment.
The Justice Department has just tweeted out news that a man in Florida has been taken into custody Friday and will be charged in connection with the 12 (and counting) package bombs sent to Democrats.
Rapper/actor Common sat down with theGrio's senior editor, Demetria Irwin, to talk about his new film Hunter Killer.

 Queen Latifah may have some bigness to celebrate if the rumors are true.According to several reports, the superstar whose real name is Dana Owens is expecting a child with her rumored girlfriend, Eboni Nichols.Neither of the ladies have confirmed...
Class is in session, and black men are leading the way.This month in Philadelphia, a historic gathering of black male educators and allies, took place to call for a revolutionary change in public education.The lack of Black male educators...
In 2013, the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Shelby County v. Holder case weakened key provisions of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.

With midterm elections fast approaching, the Governor’s race in Florida is heating up.And last night, Republican candidate, Ron DeSantis and Democratic candidate Andrew Gillum had a spirited debate about the future of Florida.The outcome?Gillum is getting it done.With...
 Kendall Jenner is back in social media's crosshairs after photos of her donning what looks like an afro was posted by VOGUE. The model who has been dragged in the past for culturally insensitive moves (like that tone-deaf Pepsi ad)...
Journalist Roland Martin went head-to-head last night with FOX sports journalist Jason Whitlock in a battle of ideas, on Martin's daily lifestream show #RolandMartinUnfiltered.The two disagreed on a lot, making for a lively debate and discussion about the source...
Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp has taken down an ad from his office's site that was criticized for seeming to discourage African Americans from early voting.
An African Studies professor from Uganda who teaches in New York, wants Kanye West to know the truth about Uganda's president, Yoweri Museven.
Former First Lady Michelle Obama is making a major push to reach voters before the fast approaching November 6 midterm elections.
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.