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Op-Ed: The officer who put Eric Garner in an illegal, fatal chokehold was fired, but he’ll be a cop again soon

By Dustin Seibert, theGrio We learned Monday morning that Daniel Pantaleo, the New York Police Department officer who placed Eric Garner in the chokehold that contributed to his death in 2014, was finally fired. Not imprisoned. Not placed in a room with Garner’s family for...

Jay-Z rumored to acquire ‘significant ownership interest’ in NFL team as part of new deal

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New details about Jay-Z's RocNation partnership with the NFL have leaked and critics up in arms. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) Earlier this week, it was announced that Jay-Z’s company Roc Nation agency inked a deal with the NFL encompassing entertainment and social justice, and now...

CNN panelists April Ryan and Angela Rye dance their way into making #SquadCNN a trending topic

News broke last week that CNN is reportedly thinking about a new political show featuring an all-Black panel with four of the most trusted (and controversial) voices on cable news. The rumor, first reported by Page Six, stated that the network is eyeing April Ryan,...

VIDEO CONFESSION: T-Pain on going from $40 million to being so broke he couldn’t buy his kids burgers

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T-Pain has felt the pain of being broke after he earned millions. The rapper sat down with The Breakfast Club and opened up about his financial struggles and the lessons he’s learned going from really rich to financial ruin. —WATCH: T-Pain bounces when hit with beach...

Ferguson: 5 years after Mike Brown police shooting, racial tension lingers nationally

Michael Brown’s death at the hands of a white Missouri police officer stands as a seismic moment in American race relations. The fledgling Black Lives Matter movement found its voice, police departments fell under intense scrutiny, progressive prosecutors were elected and court policies revised. Yet...

Obama: Americans must not let racist views become normalized

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama said Monday, in his first public statement since a pair of mass shootings in Texas and Ohio, that Americans must “soundly reject language” from any leader who “feeds a climate of fear and hatred of normalizes racist...

Black soldier saves dozen of children during El Paso mass shooting

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Army Pfc. Glendon Oakley Jr. is being heralded a hero after he sprung into action saving children who were in the area of the mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas. The 22-year-old is an automated logistics specialist in the 504th Composite Supply...

Police Chief regrets hiring officer who gunned down unarmed Alton Sterling and apologizes to his family

A mural in memory of Alton Sterling is displayed on the wall outside of Triple S Food Mart Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Josh Brasted/Getty Images) For Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul hindsight is 20/20 and he reportedly regrets the hiring of officer Blane...

Joe Biden remains top choice for Black voters, according to new poll

Former Vice President Joe Biden gestures to Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., during the second of two Democratic presidential primary debates hosted by CNN Wednesday, July 31, 2019, in the Fox Theatre in Detroit. (AP...

REVIEW: ’Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw’ is summer’s funnest flick

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Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham star in Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw, and the offshoot of the eight-film Fast & Furious franchise delivers at every turn.  Thanks to the addition of Idris Elba, who had me swooning from the get go, this film...