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Netflix drops trailer for ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ starring Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman

by Cortney Wills --  Netflix just dropped the first official trailer for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and it’s clear the last film Chadwick Boseman worked on will be epic. Viola Davis stars as the iconic 1920s performer in the film based on the play by August Wilson. Directed by George C. Wolfe and produced...

How do we reconcile Black Panther without our King Chadwick Boseman?

by Dr. Jason Johnson -- I have started and stopped writing about the passing of actor Chadwick Boseman several times. As a comic fan and a Black man around his age, Boseman’s passing at only 43 after a four-year battle with cancer leaves me heartbroken. The...

Black women in Iowa are not feeling this year’s caucus because the Democratic candidates are uninspiring

Black women in Iowa are not impressed with the Democratic slate of candidates and some say they may sit out the Iowa caucuses. “I’m not sure if I’ll caucus this year,” Cheryl Barnes, 63, told NBC News. “Because I’m not sure about the candidates yet.” READ...

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

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

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

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...
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