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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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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...

July 8, 2020
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Morehouse, Spelman and Clark Atlanta announce virtual learning for the upcoming academic year

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

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...

July 21, 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 fall  |  A 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...

July 16, 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'  |  Will Smith attends the Premiere Of Netflix's "Bright" at Regency Village Theatre on December 13, 2017 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)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...

July 9, 2020
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D.C.’s Go-Go music explained in documentary ‘The Beat Don’t Stop’

D.C.’s Go-Go music explained in documentary ‘The Beat Don’t Stop’

Producers explore how this music, now entering into its seventh decade, has become the undisputed soundtrack of Chocolate City  |  The Beat Dont Stop, airing on Father's Day.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. G-Funk, a combination of Pure Funk and Gangsta Rap, is a...

June 21, 2020
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Gilbert Arenas apologizes to Lupita Nyong’o for colorist remarks about her beauty

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

In 2017, the athlete claimed that very few dark-skinned women are beautiful and specifically addressed Nyong’o, pointing out that she was not 'cute.'  |  (Credit: ArenasTwitter and Getty Images)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 come together as a race until the...

June 18, 2020
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TikTok comic Sarah Cooper goes viral over Trump’s ‘amazing’ rally numbers

TikTok comic Sarah Cooper goes viral over Trump’s ‘amazing’ rally numbers

In 'How to Empty Seat,' she does a brilliant job acting along as Trump's real voice can be heard boasting that his rally will be packed with 22,000 people.  |  Sarah Cooper (Credit: Sarah Cooper/Mindy Tucker)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 voice can be heard...

June 23, 2020
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Van Jones secretly helped develop Trump police reform order

Van Jones secretly helped develop Trump police reform order

The CNN analyst celebrated the order on news outlets, calling it 'a good thing,' but did not say he worked on it  |  Van Jones speaks during #JusticReformNow Capitol Hill Advocacy Day at Russell Senate Office Building on April 28, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Leigh Vogel/Getty Images)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...

June 29, 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

Lansing chapter makes big demands even though they have little experience protesting the authorities  |  Black Lives Matter protesters rally at Westlake Park before marching through the downtown area on June 14, 2020 in Seattle, United States. (Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images)READ MORE:Protestors try to enter the Michigan House of Representative chamber and are being kept out by the Michigan State Police after the American Patriot Rally organized by Michigan United for Liberty protest for the reopening of businesses on the steps of the Michigan State Capitol in...

June 22, 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

Caroline Lee, 60, is barred from making any contact with the victim and must stay away from the school.  |  Loading the player...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 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...

November 1, 2021
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