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As shock wears off, mental health concerns grow in Bahamas

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  HIGH ROCK, Bahamas (AP) — One woman and her husband huddled on top of a bedroom dresser for two days, surrounded by floodwaters. Another man sat in his wheelchair for nearly 48 hours in water up to his chest, alone in his home. A third rescued...

‘Sweet taste of Justice’: Jesse Williams teams up with Ben and Jerry’s to create new, socially conscious ice cream flavor

For years Grey’s Anatomy actor Jesse Williams has made a name for himself not just as an actor, but also as a vocal advocate for social justice. It seems completely befitting then that he is now teaming up with the left leaning Ben &...

Ex-NFL pro Marcellus Wiley says he never agreed with Colin Kaepernick’s kneeling

Free agent NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s 2016 decision to take a knee during pregame performances of the national anthem was a wrong move according to former defensive lineman Marcellus Wiley. The Fox Sports 1 host was a guest on The Red Pill Podcast hosted by...

OPINION: Exactly, how much are our legendary civil rights organizations still fighting for Black people?

By David A. Love, theGrio Memories of the civil rights movement evoke images of fearless community-based organizations that fought for the equality and justice for Black people. As they struggled in the streets, in the jail cells and the courts to cancel bad laws, overturn...

Leslie Jones leaving ‘Saturday Night Live’ to pursue exciting new projects

Comedian Leslie Jones is carving out a new path and stepping down from Saturday Night Live after five seasons. — Leslie Jones blasts Sephora after her makeup artist left a store in tears after being mistreated— The funny lady has made her mark garnering three Emmy nominations for...

Catholic church paid Black abuse victims $235K LESS than white victims

A Catholic religious order has recently faced scrutiny after it was revealed that they paid two Black victims a very small fraction of what white victims were paid in a sex abuse settlement. According to the Associated Press, in the last few months, the Franciscan...

Michael Jackson accusers respond to Dave Chappelle’s controversial new comedy special

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Dave Chappelle (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) This week Dave Chappelle’s new Netflix special Sticks and Stones premiered and Michael Jackson’s accusers have already come forward to respond to some of the controversial comments he’s made during his set. According to Entertainment Weekly, in the special that came...

White Florida man citing ‘Stand Your Ground’ law convicted of murdering Black man

A Florida jury has found a white man guilty of manslaughter after he sought to defend murdering a Black man under the state’s controversial “Stand Your Ground” law. Late Friday night, the jury handed down the guilty verdict to 49-year-old Michael Drejka, who fatally shot 28-year-old...

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...