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Fraud overwhelms pandemic-related unemployment programs

With the floodgates set to open on another round of unemployment aid, states are being hammered with a new wave... View Article The post Fraud overwhelms pandemic-related unemployment programs appeared ...

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Nigerian families await news of 300 kidnapped schoolgirls

Families in Nigeria waited anxiously for news of their abducted daughters after more than 300 schoolgirls were kidnapped by gunmen... View Article The post Nigerian families await news of 300 kidnapped ...

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K. Michelle and Keyshia Cole end their longtime beef in ‘great moment for the culture’

K. Michelle and Keyshia Cole have officially ended their beef with each other, and all it took was meeting through... View Article The post K. Michelle and Keyshia Cole end their longtime beef in ‘great ...

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D’Angelo ‘Verzuz’ show features H.E.R., Method Man among special guests

The popular online music series Verzuz hit another milestone on Saturday with it’s first solo performance: D’Angelo. Promoted as “Verzuz... View Article The post D’Angelo ‘Verzuz’ show features H.E.R ...

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Supreme Court could put new limits on voting rights lawsuits

Eight years after carving the heart out of a landmark voting rights law, the Supreme Court is looking at putting new... View Article The post Supreme Court could put new limits on voting rights lawsuits ...

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2nd ex-staffer accuses Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment, triggering resignation call

Another former aide has come forward and accused Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment. Charlotte Bennett is... View Article The post 2nd ex-staffer accuses Andrew Cuomo of sexual ...

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US is ‘gravely concerned’ by reports of abuses in Ethiopia conflict

The U.S. is “gravely concerned by reported atrocities and the overall deteriorating situation” in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, Secretary of State... View Article The post US is ‘gravely concerned’ by reports ...

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Virginia lawmakers vote to legalize marijuana in 2024

Virginia lawmakers gave final approval Saturday to a bill that will legalize marijuana for adult recreational use, but not until... View Article The post Virginia lawmakers vote to legalize marijuana in ...

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Louisiana trooper kicked, dragged Black man who died in custody

A Louisiana State Police trooper has been suspended without pay for kicking and dragging a handcuffed Black man whose in-custody... View Article The post Louisiana trooper kicked, dragged Black man who ...

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Johnson & Johnson’s 1-dose shot cleared, giving US 3rd COVID-19 vaccine

The U.S. is getting a third vaccine to prevent COVID-19, as the Food and Drug Administration on Saturday cleared a... View Article The post Johnson & Johnson’s 1-dose shot cleared, giving US 3rd COVID ...

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Tessica Brown finds lump in breast during enhancement consultation with Gorilla Glue doc

Tessica Brown, who the internet christened the “Gorilla Glue Girl” after accidentally using the construction adhesive on her hair, sadly... View Article The post Tessica Brown finds lump in breast during ...

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HFPA implementing action plan to include Black members

The organization hosting the Golden Globe awards recently came under fire for their lack of diversity. The group has acknowledged... View Article The post HFPA implementing action plan to include Black ...

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Chris Webber to teach Morehouse course about activism in sports

Former five-time NBA All-Star and TNT analyst Chris Webber will transform his life experiences into a new course which he’ll... View Article The post Chris Webber to teach Morehouse course about activism ...

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LA officials offering $50,000 reward for information about Akeem Jamaal ‘AJ’ Coburn’s murder

The family of Akeem Jamal “AJ” Coburn are still seeking answers about the senseless murder of the 30-year-old which occurred... View Article The post LA officials offering $50,000 reward for information ...

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Harris says $1.9 trillion COVID bill is ‘much-needed help’ for Black America

Vice President Kamala Harris fully supports the next round of COVID-19 aid which will provide assistance for Black Americans who... View Article The post Harris says $1.9 trillion COVID bill is ‘much-needed ...

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Vanessa Bryant says Evan Rachel Wood’s comments are ‘disturbing’

Vanessa Bryant publicly called out actress Evan Rachel Wood who called her late husband Kobe Bryant a “rapist” after the... View Article The post Vanessa Bryant says Evan Rachel Wood’s comments are ‘disturbing ...

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LA Sheriff’s Department reportedly has gangs operating within it

Gangs have existed within the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department for decades, according to whistleblowers within the department, per Yahoo... View Article The post LA Sheriff’s Department reportedly ...

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Jeremy Lin says Black Harvard coach helped him deal with anti-Asian racism

Basketball player Jeremy Lin of the Santa Cruz Warriors, a team in the NBA’s G League, has spoken out after... View Article The post Jeremy Lin says Black Harvard coach helped him deal with anti-Asian ...

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Ray J says his new $80 earbuds are ‘amazing’

While promoting his new Raycon Global earbuds, singer Ray J said its $80 price tag is “so different from what’s... View Article The post Ray J says his new $80 earbuds are ‘amazing’ appeared first on TheGrio ...

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Principal cuts hair of middle schooler embarrassed about haircut

Jason Smith, a principal at Stonybrook Intermediate and Middle School in Indianapolis, Indiana, has gone viral after social media learned... View Article The post Principal cuts hair of middle schooler ...

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Tory Lanez not permitted to speak publicly about pending case

Megan Thee Stallion scored a point on Thursday when the judge presiding over the case against her alleged shooter, rapper... View Article The post Tory Lanez not permitted to speak publicly about pending ...

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Protest leads to clash between police and Georgia lawmaker

A protest at the Georgia state Capitol on Friday over voting bills led to a confrontation between Democratic Rep. Park... View Article The post Protest leads to clash between police and Georgia lawmaker ...

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‘Blame Trump’ defense in Capitol riot looks like a long shot in court

The “Trump-made-me-do-it” defense is already looking like a longshot. Facing damning evidence in the deadly Capitol siege last month —... View Article The post ‘Blame Trump’ defense in Capitol riot looks ...

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Texas jail inmates hungry, shivering during unusual freeze

When an unusually heavy winter storm blanketed much of Texas with snow, knocking out electricity to millions of homes and leaving many struggling... View Article The post Texas jail inmates hungry, shivering ...

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Up-and-coming opera singer Antoine Hodge dies of COVID-19

Antoine Hodge, an acclaimed opera singer and native of Georgia, has died from complications of COVID-19. According to an obituary... View Article The post Up-and-coming opera singer Antoine Hodge dies ...

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