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OPINION - Prison reform is one of those issues that seems impossible to make progress on because prisoners and their basic human rights are all too often forgotten once the jail bars close...
theGRIO REPORT - No matter who wins on September 10th, the question still remains: How much of an impact if any, can the next mayor have on reforming the now ruled unconstitutional policy that is stop-and-frisk?...
OPINION - Black families are too often defined by their make up, whether there be a divorce after children, a family where one or more parent is incarcerated, or parents who were never married at all...
OPINION - Maybe teaching our kids to exercise and eat healthy isn’t a communist plot lead by nanny state dictator first lady Michelle Obama after all...
theGRIO REPORT - What may have begun as a local crime story or something that governor may have hoped would fade out in the weeks since George Zimmerman was acquitted, has actually picked up momentum...
OPINION - Stop-and-frisk in many ways has become a bellwether for this mayoral democratic primary, similar to how the 2008 war in Iraq, became the central tenet of the 2008 presidential democratic primary...
OPINION - For all their talk of 're-branding' and reaching out to women and people of color, the 'new' Republican party looks exactly the same as the old...
OPINION - The right wing obsession with Attorney General Eric Holder has risen to a fever pitch...
OPINION - If House Republicans actually file articles of impeachment against the first African-American president, they can kiss the black vote goodbye, forever...
OPINION - May has so far been a whirlwind for the Obama administration, first with the never ending Benghazi non-scandal and most recently with the Associated Press and IRS stories that threaten to give any high strung cable talking head an asthma attack...
OPINION - If the bombings of the Boston Marathon and subsequent manhunt serves as the moment America saw a single leader step up and pass this crucial test of true leadership, it’s Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick...
OPINION - President Obama is a feminist ally which is why it’s important to call this remark out, with love, in order to bring awareness to the issue of sexism in politics...
OPINION - At a moment when any credible chance to become the next David Dinkins, looks to have come and gone, the city's black political class requires a reboot...
OPINION - As up-and-coming black politicians with their eyes on CBC membership, look at the wave of public opinion, they will see opportunity...
OPINION - Perhaps young women may now begin to analyze past sexual experiences that should have been classified as rape, but weren’t because the young woman blamed herself as society had conditioned her to do...
OPINION - The idea that the young girl caused her own rape because of her choices lets Mays and Richmond duck the responsibility to explain their actions...
theGRIO REPORT - Mayor Bloomberg has been a passionate voice for stricter gun laws for years and especially in the wake of the mass shootings in Aurora, Colorado and Newtown, Connecticut...
OPINION - Steve King is the poster boy for over the top, racially tinged rhetoric in his attacks on President Barack Obama...
theGRIO REPORT - There is one common trend that stands out when considering African-Americans and the U.S. Senate: Both of the current black senators are the result of appointments, not elections...
theGRIO REPORT - Kenneth Thompson announced his plans to run against incumbent Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes this fall...