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OPINION - Atlantic City apparently didn't see it coming. Thirty-five years ago, when the first of the casinos began to dot the boardwalk, there was a virtual monopoly in casino gaming in the region...
the GRIO REPORT - It was a night of chaos once again overnight into Tuesday in the St. Louis suburb where Michael Brown was fatally shot by police on August 9...
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency Saturday and imposed a curfew in the St. Louis suburb where a black teenager was shot to death by a white police officer a week ago.
Last week, I wrote about what I call the “color of life.” Specifically, I explored how we as a society draw conclusions about the death of a victim based on how we decided they lived. I wrote about the disparities of how...
There were several economic reports for market investors to sift through last week. Retail sales were flat in July due to weaker auto sales. Small business optimism improved in July as businesses planned to hire. Regarding hiring, the number of job openings grew in June. In an interesting observation, the number of workers quitting their jobs rose as well. Quitting a job is considered a sign of confidence in the labor market.
theGRIO REPORT - A resilient four-minute cartoon depicting the historic obstacles blacks overcome through Affirmative Action is once again appearing in Facebook and blog posts years after the African American Policy Forum produced it.
REPORT - To keep our Grio Fam up to date on the fast moving events in Ferguson, Missouri, here is a wrap up of events over the past 24 hours...
Local police forces are militarizing at an alarming rate using tactics of war disproportionately against people of color.
theGRIO REPORT - His name is Chris Parrish, aka Supaman. Chris is an Apsaalooke (Crow) Nation rapper who has blended his style of rap with traditional Native American costume and pow-wow dancing...
theGRIO REPORT - Depending on what state you live in, if you are arrested with a small amount of marijuana, you can either get a citation or a long prison sentence. In states were marijuana possession is legal, there are still federal laws on the books that could land an offender in the federal penitentiary...
A man has filed a lawsuit against Princeton Baptist Medical Center in Birmingham and a number of other defendants claiming his penis was amputated without his permission.
NBC News - Another incident of a baby left in a hot car, this time in Moline, Illinois calls attention to continued concerns about how dangerous this is to children.
theGRIO REPORT - 462 black people fought and died under Operation Iraqi Freedom but nothing is said about Iraq’s appalling record when it comes to the treatment of people of African heritage in that country
theGRIO REPORT - Someone burned a cross in the front yard of the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Clarksville, Tennessee but the congregation isn't dwelling on what happened.
NEW YORK (AP) — A fashion exhibit centered on Beyonce will debut at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in a section previously featuring only Hall of Famers...
The father was brought up on child-endangerment charges for spanking is kid. At first, a judge agreed that the father had abused his son. Now comes a ruling from a New York appeals court panel that corporal punishment is NOT excessive punishment as a form of discipline...
VIDEO - Was Craigslist an option for a North Carolina mom in trouble or a means to get attention?
VIDEO - This isn't your normal barbershop. You'll find the typical tools of the trade. But also books...
VIDEO - Fast food is a proven contributor to obesity and now a small study out of Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center suggests women who eat those meals while stressed may pack on more pounds...
OPINION - The red flags are waving, but it is not too late if action is taken now, to teach financial literacy to our youth! TheGrio has been active in posting stories about how the wealth of black Americans represents nickels on the dollar compared to other ethnic groups...