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In new #EveryonesChild PSA by the NFL, Botham Jean’s mom says she hopes Black boys will no longer be seen as a threat

The NFL put out a gripping and heartfelt public service announcement today humanizing Botham Jean, the 26-year-old who was killed inside of his apartment by an off-duty police officer as he watched football and ate ice cream. The PSA, part of the #EveryonesChild campaign under...

LeVar Burton releases YouTube video series on what it’s like to be Black in America

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LeVar Burton is trying to educate the masses about the daily racism and microaggressions that affect Black Americans through a video series called This is My Story. READ MORE: LeVar Burton bombarded with angry tweets from Trump fans who think he’s LaVar Ball The Roots and...

Rep. John Lewis announces that he is battling stage four pancreatic cancer

Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) prepares to pay his respects to U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) who lies in state within Statuary Hall during a memorial ceremony (Photo by Melina Mara-Pool/Getty Images) Representative John Lewis (D-GA), a civil rights pioneer, has announced that he is battling...

‘Just Mercy’ earns Jamie Foxx the Spotlight Award at Palm Springs Film Festival

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Jamie Foxx’s performance in Just Mercy has earned him the Spotlight Award at the upcoming Palm Springs International Film Festival. As TheGrio previously reported, in the fact-based courtroom drama, Foxx plays Walter McMillian, a death row inmate accused of murdering a white woman, but insists...

Uber driver gets blessed by passenger after he pays off her college debt

An Uber ride a year ago is what put the wheels into motion. Driver Latonya Young picked up passenger, Kevin Esch, outside of Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium, following an Atlanta United match. They bonded. He shared with her how he was going through a divorce and...

Download this app to find the closest Black Santa Claus

Black parents hoping to snap a photograph of their child on Santa’s lap can now download an app that shows them the nearest location to find a Black Santa Claus. Jihan Woods created the app after she struggled to find a Santa that resembled the...

The number of African migrants at U.S.-Mexico border reaches an all time high

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Data from the federal government reports that the number of African migrants at the United States/Mexico border has drastically increased over the past year. The amount has more than doubled to 5,800 compared to around 2,700 from 2018, the San Diego  Union-Tribune reports. The rise in numbers...

George Zimmerman sues Trayvon Martin’s family and prosecutors for $100 million

George Zimmerman, is suing the family of Trayvon Martin, prosecutors and many others who were involved in the high profile case — which he claims rested mostly on false evidence. Not surprisingly, community leaders have already come forward and blasted what they believe is...

Cop gets fired for confronting two Black shoppers for looking ‘suspicious’

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A Black man in Indianapolis says he was shopping while Black when a cop confronted him and accused him and his cousin of “acting suspicious.” READ MORE: Black guest who was kicked out of Hilton hotel sues chain for $10 million Now that officer, Daryl Jones,...

Promising new sickle cell disease medicine wins FDA approval

After a recent decision by the FDA a better day could be coming for those living with sickle cell disease. This week, Switzerland-based pharmaceutical company Novartis announced in a press release that the US Food and Drug Administrationhad approved Adakveo a medicine they believe will...