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High school’s valuable black history books and other materials found in dumpster

By |July 19th, 2017|

Posted: 06/21/2013; Last Updated: 1 hour and 1 minute ago By: Kimberly Craig HIGHLAND PARK (WXYZ) - Historian Paul Lee cried when thinking about much ...

Mother allegedly got hair done as baby died in hot car

By |July 19th, 2017|

Mother allegedly got hair done as baby died in hot car by thegrio | July 18, 2017 at 9:47 PM A 25-year-old Georgia mother was arrested after she left her baby in a hot car while she spent six hours getting her hair done. Police said that the mother, DiJanelle Etta Fowler, likely did not intend [...]

Former Obama Official Susan Rice Will Meet with Senate Intelligence Panel Investigating Russian Interference in US Elections

By |July 18th, 2017|

Donald Trump  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)WASHINGTON (AP) — Former National Security Adviser Susan Rice will speak to staff on the Senate intelligence committee this week. The panel, which is investigating Russian interference in U.S. elections, is interviewing several former Obama administration officials. Panel staff met with National Intelligence Director James Clapper Monday and will also [...]

Dallas-Area Former Cop Indicted on Murder Charge In Slaying of Teen

By |July 18th, 2017|

Roy Oliver  (Parker County Sheriff’s Office via AP)DALLAS (AP) — A white former Texas police officer has been indicted on a murder charge in the April shooting death of a black teenager who was leaving a party, prosecutors said Monday. Dallas County District Attorney Faith Johnson announced that a grand jury indicted former Balch Springs [...]

Will Smith officially cast in Disney’s ‘Aladdin’ remake

By |July 17th, 2017|

(Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)Disney announced at its D23 Expo on Saturday that it has found its Aladdin, Jasmine, and Genie for its live-action remake of its classic animated movie. Naomi Scott has been announced as Princess Jasmine, while Will Smith has signed on as the Genie. As for Aladdin, he will be played by a relatively unknown [...]

House Panel Rejects Corruption Claim, Boosting Brazil Leader

By |July 16th, 2017|

Brazil’s President Michel Temer(AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)SAO PAULO (AP) — A congressional committee rejected a recommendation to try Brazil’s president for corruption, handing him a symbolic victory Thursday a day after a former president was convicted of graft. The corruption cases against two major Brazilian figures underscored the extent of political turmoil in Latin America’s largest [...]

Us Black People Need to tell our own Stories in Movies.

By |July 16th, 2017|

The Chocolate Challenge: Blackface contest launched by ‘unaware’ white YouTuber

By |July 16th, 2017|

While most people know that painting one’s white face to look black is called blackface and is not something that should be done, apparently there is one beauty blogger that is “unaware.” YouTube blogger Vika Shapel thought it would be cute for white women to cover themselves in brown makeup, she called it the Chocolate [...]

TV station apologizes after using DeRay McKesson’s photo for bank robbery story

By |July 16th, 2017|

TV station apologizes after using DeRay McKesson’s photo for bank robbery story by thegrio | July 15, 2017 at 4:29 PM A local Idaho CBS news affiliate has had to issue a public apology to Black Lives Matter activist DeRay McKesson after the station tweeted a photo of him in an unrelated story about a [...]

Official: US, Somalia Forces Raid al-Shabab, Kill Several

By |July 15th, 2017|

U.S. Army 101st Airborne Soldiers deployed with U.S. Army Forces Africa, train Somalia National Army soldiers. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood)HARGEISA, Somalia — United States and Somali military forces raided a rebel-held village in southern Somalia and killed several al-Shabab fighters early Thursday, a senior Somali intelligence official said, as [...]