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Marc Lamont Hill says he’s voting Green and has ‘very little trust’ in Democratic Party

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Marc Lamont Hill visited Power 105.1’s  The Breakfast Club recently to talk with D.J. Envy, Charlamagne the God, and Angela Yee. During the interview, Hill talked about life growing up in North Philly, homelessness, dropping out of Morehouse, getting his act together and returning back to Morehouse as a professor. He also made it clear that when it comes to the 2016 presidential election, there is no “lesser of two-evils” in our current…

Fifth Harmony’s Normani Kordei leaves Twitter over racist cyberbullying

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Fifth Harmony singer Normani Kordei can’t take the hate on Twitter anymore, so she’s leaving. In a letter explaining her decision, Kordei, 20, said she had been flooded with hate after she was supposedly too slow to praise bandmate Camila Cabello in an interview. The girl group was formed on the second season of the reality show The X-Factor and has enjoyed mainstream success, but with the accolades has come plenty…

“Southside With You” Movie Review

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TheGrio had the opportunity to see the highly anticipated film “Southside With You” before it hits theaters, and trust this is amovie you do not want to miss! When I first heard about a movie coming out about Barack and Michelle’s relationship I was extremely excited! I mean who isn’t excited, to finally see how the President was able to get our awesome First Lady, Michelle Obama. What made me…

Roland Martin responds after Bow Wow says he can’t relate to civil rights because he’s mixed

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Bow Wow and Nick Cannon recently announced that they did not want to throw their support behind either presidential candidate, and Roland Martin has had enough. He took on Bow Wow in particular for saying that he couldn’t relate to the civil rights movement becausehe has mixed race heritage. “These comments by Bow Wow @smoss about being mixed and not understanding civil rights is some of the dumbest ish I’ve…

Dr. Dre handcuffed outside his Los Angeles home

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OnMonday, Dr. Dre, real name Andre Young, was handcuffed outside his Los Angeles home when a motorist initiated a private person’s arrest after claiming that Young had pointed a gun at him. Sheriff’s deputies who responded said that there was no evidence that Young had pointed the gun at the motorist, and there was no weapon recovered at the scene. Young claimed that there were no threats made and that…

Michael Jordan breaks silence on police shootings and racial tension

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Michael Jordan isn’t usually one to speak out on social issues, but he has broken his long silence in the growing tension related to race relations and the police community. Jordan announced that he would be donating $1 million to both the International Association of Chiefs of Police’s Institute for Community-Police Relations and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. “As a proud American, a father who lost his own dad in a…

Byron Allen acquires Mandy Moore’s shark thriller ’47 Meters Down’

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African-American media mogul Byron Allen has acquired Mandy Moore’s shark thriller 47 Meters Down from the Weinstein brothers. The movie follows the story of two sisters who go on vacation in Mexico and go cage diving. However, their cage breaks away from the boat, and the two sisters are trapped at the bottom of the ocean, surrounded by hungry Great White sharks. The only way the girls can get out is to swim…

Rihanna lands iconic ‘Psycho’ role in ‘Bates Motel’ television series

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Rihanna has been cast in the iconic role of Marion Crane in the Bates Motel TV series. The role as the doomed shower-taker will be her most high profile acting gig to date. The reveal was made on Friday at Comic-Con in San Diego during a panel with the cast of Bates Motel. On Twitter, the show’s official account put out a video of her talking about “What abad bitch is about to…

New video features Alicia Keys, Beyoncé, Rihanna, other stars speaking up about violence against blacks

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Alicia Keys is just one of many stars featured in a powerful new video called “23 Ways You Could Be Killed If You Are Black in America,” in partnership with Mic.com.  The effort is part of Key’s “We Are Here” social justice initiative, which considers itself a one-stop site to change the world. The singer is joined by notable celebrities including Beyonce, Common, Kevin Hart, Rihanna, Taraji P Henson, Bono, Pink and more. –Police…

Chaka Khan enters rehab to battle prescription drug addiction

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NEW YORK (AP) — Chaka Khan and her sister have entered a drug rehabilitation program to battle their addictions to prescription drugs, and Khan says the death of her good friend Prince helped hasten her decision to get help. In a statement released to The Associated Press Sunday, the 63-year-old Grammy-winning singer said she has been battling an addiction to the same medication that led to Prince’s death. Prince was…

Beyonce speaks out of recent police shootings: “Stop killing us”

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Beyonce is now adding her voice to the chorus of black Americans who are “sick and tired of young” black people being killed at the hands of law enforcement. The note was no doubt prompted by the recent killings of Alton Sterling on Tuesday in Baton Rouge and Philando Castile on Wednesday in St. Paul, Minnesota; both shot to death by police officers. The pop star posted the note on…

Wendy Williams bizarrely defends online backlash to Jesse Williams’ BET speech

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It’s been more than a week since Jesse Williams delivered his soaring BET Awards speech, but it’s still making headlines Williams accepted BET’s Humanitarian award and his  acceptance speech highlighted the struggles of the Black Lives Matter movement. Of course, as the self-proclaimed Queen of All Media, TV personality Wendy Williams had something to say. “I would be really offended if there was a school known as a historically white…

Stacey Dash calls Jesse Williams a Hollywood ‘plantation slave’

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Just when we thought the idea of trading Stacey Dash in an imaginary racial draft couldn’t possibly come up again – Dash opens her mouth. This has been a high-praise week for Jesse Williams and his extraordinarily eloquent BET Awards acceptance speech. So, right on time, Dash has written a blog post scorching and skewering Williams for pretty much existing as a black man in America. Dash is disgusted, ya’ll:…

After #OscarsSoWhite fallout, The Academy’s 2016 class just got more diverse

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It’s about time. After two consecutive years of the Oscars’ lacking in actors of color, The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has created its most diverse class ever. The honorary organization invited a total of 683 industry professionals to the 2016 class– 41 percent are people of color and 46 percent are women. In doing this, The Academy hopes the diverse voters could make for more diverse nominees in Oscars ceremonies…

Tomi Lahren trashes the BET Awards and Jesse Williams

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Most of us probably wouldn’t know who TV host Tomi Lahren was if her rant about Beyoncé‘s ‘Formation’ video hadn’t gone viral.  But it looks like the young television host has set her sights on a new target: Jesse Williams. The Blaze TV host took on the topic of Sunday night’s BET Awards and decided to trash the network and actor/activist Jesse Williams for his speech on social justice. “Was it a celebration of black…