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TheGrio is an American website with news, opinion, entertainment and video content geared toward African Americans. Originally launched in June 2009 as a division of NBC News, it became a division of MSNBC in 2013. It was founded by the team who created the documentary film Meeting David Wilson. In 2014, it was sold to its founders. In June, 2016, Byron Allen's Entertainment Studios acquired the site.Source
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Van Jones secretly helped develop Trump police reform order

Van Jones secretly helped develop Trump police reform order

President Donald Trump was surrounded by uniformed police officers and military officials on June 16 when he signed an executive order on police reform. That was what the public saw. However, behind the scenes, one of the strongest voices currently speaking out on civil rights for African Americans was a part of the team assisting the president. According to a new report, CNN analyst, Van Jones, was instrumental in helping to craft the order which was characterized by Democrats as “weak,” and a “photo op.” The NAACP Legal Defense Fund said that the order must not be “a distraction on the...

June 29, 2020
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D.C.'s Go-Go music explained in a documentary 'The Beat Don't Stop'

D.C.'s Go-Go music explained in a documentary 'The Beat Don't Stop'

Sign inLog into your accountyour usernameyour passwordPassword recoveryRecover your passwordyour emailSign inWelcome! Log into your accountyour usernameyour passwordPassword recoveryRecover your passwordyour emailA password will be e-mailed to you..READ MORE:It can be said that music defines the spirit of a city and vice versa.New York City is the birthplace of Hip-Hop and Electro beats, and many of those styles birthed out of its gritty streets have shaped the way people think about East Coast urban music. New Orleans has Bounce music, which, for better or for worse, popularize twerking....

June 21, 2020
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Black Lives Matter demands police to be defunded by nearly $10 million

Black Lives Matter demands police to be defunded by nearly $10 million

Sign inLog into your accountyour usernameyour passwordPassword recoveryRecover your passwordyour emailSign inWelcome! Log into your accountyour usernameyour passwordPassword recoveryRecover your passwordyour emailA password will be e-mailed to you.READ MORE:Have you subscribed to  “Dear Culture”? Download our newest episodes now!© theGrio 2019

June 22, 2020
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Gilbert Arenas apologizes to Lupita Nyong’o for colorist remarks about her beauty - TheGrio

Gilbert Arenas apologizes to Lupita Nyong’o for colorist remarks about her beauty - TheGrio

Sign inLog into your accountyour usernameyour passwordPassword recoveryRecover your passwordyour emailSign inWelcome! Log into your accountyour usernameyour passwordPassword recoveryRecover your passwordyour emailA password will be e-mailed to you.On more than one occasion, Gilbert Arenas has made headlines for making derogatory remarks about actress Lupita Nyong’o‘s appearance. But this week, the NBA player shocked fans when he seemingly recognized the error of his ways and issued an apology to the Oscar-winning actress for his remarks which many feel were steeped in colorism.“We can’t...

June 18, 2020
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TikTok comic Sarah Cooper goes viral over Trump's 'amazing' rally numbers - TheGrio

TikTok comic Sarah Cooper goes viral over Trump's 'amazing' rally numbers - TheGrio

Sign inLog into your accountyour usernameyour passwordPassword recoveryRecover your passwordyour emailSign inWelcome! Log into your accountyour usernameyour passwordPassword recoveryRecover your passwordyour emailA password will be e-mailed to you.This week a TikTok user who has become extremely popular for her impersonations of President Donald Trump has gone viral again thanks to a video of her role-playing the president’s boasts about the “amazing” crowds he expected at his rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma.In her video, “How to Empty Seat,”  does a brilliant job acting along as Trump’s real...

June 23, 2020
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EPA says Lysol Disinfectant Spray effective in killing COVID-19

EPA says Lysol Disinfectant Spray effective in killing COVID-19

The products are able to kill the virus on surfaces within two minutes of use.via @Lysol on TwitterTwo Lysol products have been tested by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and found to be effective against the coronavirus on surfaces.Lysol Disinfectant Spray and Lysol Disinfectant Max Cover Mist are the first to be tested against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and approved by the EPA, reports. The products are able to kill the virus on surfaces within two minutes of use, according to the agency. “The EPA’s approval recognizes that using Lysol Disinfectant Spray can help...

July 8, 2020
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Will Smith says Philadelphia police called him the N-word on 'more than 10 occasions'

Will Smith says Philadelphia police called him the N-word on 'more than 10 occasions'

While reflecting on his childhood, the Fresh Prince remembered how Mayor Frank Rizzo governed Philly's law enforcement with 'an iron hand'Two-time Academy Award-nominated actor, Will Smith, opened up to Angela Rye about his experiences with police growing up in Philadelphia. “I grew up under, you know, Mayor (Frank) Rizzo. He went from the chief of police to becoming the mayor and he had an iron hand,” said the actor, 51. “I’ve been called n— by the cops in Philly on more than 10 occasions, right? I got stopped frequently.”READ MORE:“Something as simple as Black. Lives. Matter.” Smith said...

July 9, 2020
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Nearly one-third of Florida children tested are positive for COVID-19

Nearly one-third of Florida children tested are positive for COVID-19

The news comes as Florida’s governor, Ron DeSantis continues to push for schools to be reopened in the fallA boy receives a free COVID-19 testLoading the player...31% of children in Florida have tested positive for the new coronavirus, and health officials are warning that the long-term effects of the virus in children are still unknown. Florida is rapidly becoming a new global epicenter of the COVID-19 in the world. Elected officials and public health experts said the surge in cases in Florida began in mid-June as the state began to reopen beaches and young people were gathering for...

July 16, 2020
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Morehouse, Spelman and Clark Atlanta announce virtual learning for the upcoming academic year - TheGrio

Morehouse, Spelman and Clark Atlanta announce virtual learning for the upcoming academic year - TheGrio

The Atlanta-based HBCU's announce their decision to move instruction online for the fall 2020 semester.A Spelman student watches a film screening at the school. (Photo: Getty Images)The COVID-19 pandemic is causing many colleges and universities to shift their fall plans with Morehouse College, Spelman College, and Clark Atlanta University, being among the latest to pivot to virtual instruction.READ MORE:An released by Spelman College president Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell cites a growing number of coronavirus cases in the region as reasoning for the school’s decision.“Due to data points that...

July 21, 2020
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Florida ‘teacher of the year’ arrested, charged with child abuse after confrontation about N-word use

Florida ‘teacher of the year’ arrested, charged with child abuse after confrontation about N-word use

A Florida educator once hailed as the teacher of the year at Darnell-Cookman Middle/High School was arrested Friday for allegedly hitting a student in the face for calling out her use of the ‘N-word’ in class. English teacher Caroline ‘Melanie’ Lee, 60, was booked into the Duval County Jail on a child abuse charge and made her first court appearance Saturday. Lee was arrested after claims that she called a student into her classroom to speak to her in private about the student blasting her on social media for using the racial epithet while discussing the book Of Mice And Men. Classroom...

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