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theGRIO REPORT - Senator Dwight Bullard of District 39 sent a letter to US Attorney General Eric Holder requesting he take a closer look at Florida’s mandatory minimum gun laws as it relates to race...
theGRIO REPORT - In response to the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, many have pushed for a boycott of Florida in disapproval of the state's 'Stand Your Ground' law...
theGRIO REPORT - From Miami to the Palm Beaches, all eyes were glued to news networks as the 6 jurors in the trial for George Zimmerman announced that they have reached a verdict...
theGRIO REPORT - So between jamming out to New Edition and learning some new empowerment tips at the Essence Music Festival and its Empowerment Experience, sit down for a fantastic meal at at least one -- or perhaps all -- of these 'must-dine' restaurants...
Between enjoying the empowerment events inside the Convention Center during the day, and the concerts taking place day and night, be sure to venture out into the rich cultural landscape that makes New Orleans a top 10 ranking tourist destination in America.
The Essence Music Festival is a marvelous celebration of African-American music ranging from rap to reggae. Louisiana is also a similar repository of black culture's lengthy legacy in America. Be sure to explore your surroundings, to make your trip to the Essence festival even more rewarding.
From Philadelphia to Memphis, you’ll be sure to gain a deeper appreciation of African-American music through these events.
theGRIO REPORT - This year, you wont have to go too far or spend too much to make it a blissful and rewarding vacation when you make it a staycation...
The desire for a cost- friendly vacation option in which the relaxation experience will be just as rewarding is in high demand. Thus, the staycation was born.
theGRIO REPORT - A casual trip by two celebrities to a foreign land has single-handedly awakened a 50-year-old sleeping giant...