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‘Black Colleges in the Age of Trump’ documentary examines President’s treatment of HBCUs

(Instagram: Spellman)When Education Secretary Betsy DeVos used historically black colleges and universities as emblematic of her whole “school choice” concept, many people, and not just black people, found that as amusing as they did frustrating. What she failed to grasp was that these schools...

Kerry Washington, Tracee Ellis Ross, Laverne Cox and more deliver #TimesUp speech at NAACP Image Awards

#TimesUp pic.twitter.com/tO5cu4v5sw — TV One (@tvonetv) January 16, 2018 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js The NAACP Image Awards are always a time to celebrate black culture, but the fact that this year’s show fell on Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday made it an even more powerful event. After host, Anthony Anderson opened...

What do people get wrong about Dr. King? 5 activists reflect on MLK’s true legacy

Top: (L-R) Brittney Packnett | Darnell Moore Bottom: (L-R) David Johns | Rashad Robinson | Bree Newsome (Courtesy Photos Provided to theGrio.com) On Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. day, we celebrate the life and legacy of a man who changed the course of history with his...

Top Best 10 moments from David Letterman’s Interview with Barack Obama

Former U.S. President Barack Obama (Photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images)David Letterman is back and channeling Rick Rubin with his new Netflix series, “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction.” Although Stephen Colbert is currently dominating late night ratings in Dave’s old spot at CBS, Letterman is jumping...

Don Lemon reading Trump for profanity-laced filth is the only response needed to his vulgar immigration comments

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Don Lemon (Photo by Miikka Skaffari/Getty Images for Ketel One Vodka) Don Lemon did not mince words in response to Donald Trump’s crass commentary about immigrants from the African diaspora. After Trump referred to Haiti and African countries as...

Black unemployment rate is at its lowest since 1972

The Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the rate for African-American workers over age 16 in 1972, and since that time, the rate has never fallen below 7 percent. That is, until December, when it was 6.8 percent. Last year, African-American unemployment rose early in the...

Martin Luther King Jr. takes a knee with Kaepernick on ‘New Yorker’ cover

The latest New Yorker cover features Martin Luther King, Jr., kneeling alongside Colin Kaepernick and Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett. The artist, Mark Ulriksen explained that he had asked himself, “What would King be doing if he were around today?” And, deciding that he...

Oprah ‘actively thinking’ about 2020 presidential run

Oprah Winfrey (Photo by John Medina/Getty Images) Oprah in 2020? The Queen mother of all things wonderful is ‘actively thinking’ about running for president, according to CNN’s Brian Stelter. Two “close friends” of Winfrey told Stelter she has not made a final decision whether to run but has had...

Oprah Winfrey’s Golden Globes speech is all everybody is talking about

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyBims8OkSY   Oprah Winfrey delivered a powerful speech while accepting the Cecil B. DeMille award for Lifetime Achievement at the Golden Globes that honored Recy Taylor and all the women who have taken a stand against sexual assault and inequality. Mama O pulled no punches while...

Charlottesville elects Nikuyah Walker as first Black woman mayor

(Photo: Facebook)This week, Charlottesville City Council members elected Nikuyah Walker as the city’s new mayor, making history in the process.Walker is the first African-American woman to hold the post in a city that last year became a flashpoint for race relations. She is also the...