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  • Sunday, 16 June 2019 20:53
  • Ny Magee

Meek Mill thegrio.comMeek Mill thegrio.comRapper Meek Mill's legal team has blocked recent legal efforts to stop his documentary #freeMeek from moving forward. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images) A prominent Philadelphia lawyer lost his lawsuit against Amazon and Roc Nation over an alleged illegal recording of comments he made about his client, who just so happens to be the judge at the center of rapper Meek Mill’s probation violation case.

  • Sunday, 16 June 2019 20:00
  • Ny Magee

OJ Simpson thegrio.comOJ Simpson thegrio.comOJ Simpson joins Twitter with a splash (Photo by Jason Bean-Pool/Getty Images) LOS ANGELES (AP) — O.J. Simpson launched a Twitter account with a video post in which the former football star said he’s got a “little gettin’ even to do.” Simpson confirmed the new account to the Associated Press on Saturday, saying in a phone interview while on a Las Vegas golf course that it “will be a lot of fun.

  • Sunday, 16 June 2019 03:22
  • Cortney Wills

Check out the official synopsis: In this coming-of-age drama, a reclusive teenage musical prodigy (Khalil Everage) forms an unlikely friendship with a down-on-his-luck high school security guard (Anthony Anderson). United by their mutual love of hip-hop, they try to free each other from the demons of their past and break into the city’s music scene. Directed by Chris Robinson BEATS features Everage in his feature film debut and co-stars Uzo Aduba and Emayatzy Corinealdi. BEATS is the ultimate ode to Chicago’s South Side, and its long history of creating music that forms the city’s beating heart. Set in Chicago, the film directed by Chris Robinson (The New Edition Story) follows August; a teenager traumatized after witnessing a devastating tragedy.

  • Saturday, 15 June 2019 15:13
  • Kia Morgan-Smith

U.S. President Donald Trump has a new director of African American outreach in Nicole Frazier, weirdly right before the 2020 election.

  • Saturday, 15 June 2019 13:46
  • TheGrio

Robin Givens/ Anthony AndersonRobin Givens/ Anthony Anderson (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for THR) The American Black Film Festival is going down in Miami and TheGrio is front and center for all the festivities. Tons of famous faces headed down to the beach this week to mix and mingle with fans, creatives, and journalists as they premiered their projects and participated in panels about navigating the entertainment industry.

  • Friday, 14 June 2019 19:31
  • Associated Press

Toronto Raptors President Masai Ujiri celebrates after the team's 114-110 win over the Golden State Warriors in Game 6 of basketball’s NBA Finals. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP) SAN FRANCISCO

  • Friday, 14 June 2019 19:07
  • Jasmine Hardy

Iyanla Vanzant is back with another season of Iyanla: Fix My Life with a new set of families who are suffering through unfinished business. This season, we get a blast from the past, the Mitchell family is back, as well as a new set of faces who Vanzant tries to guide and encourage into a new way of life.  During an interview with theGrio, Vanzant touched on why, when it comes to family business and issues for African Americans, we just don’t address it. “For us, it’s cultural,” says Vanzant. You’ve got to understand—  I mean and while we don’t like to talk about it, it’s cultural.

  • Friday, 14 June 2019 18:37
  • Blue Telusma

Getty Images When the news broke in April that filmmaker John Singleton had died from a stroke, at only 51 years old, fans and colleagues were shocked by the untimely and completely unexpected loss. In the wake of this tragedy, we’ve since found out that a number of other celebrated Black men are dying from a specific list of health issues that plague our community as a whole.

  • Friday, 14 June 2019 16:30
  • Melanie Eversley

Kimora Lee Simmons thegrio.comKimora Lee Simmons thegrio.comKimora Lee Simmons attends Los Angeles flagship store debut at Glendale Galleria on September 14, 2013 in Glendale, California. (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for JustFab) The Baby Phat streetwear clothing line is being relaunched later this year in collaboration with Forever 21.

  • Friday, 14 June 2019 12:58
  • Kia Morgan-Smith

Anita Hill has finally warmed up and could be ready to jump on the Joe Biden 2020 bandwagon and says she could now vote for him if he becomes the Democratic nominee. —Sudan: Rapes took place amid the deadly attacks in Khartoum, doctors say— Earlier this year, Hill, a law professor, was slow to give her endorsement to the former vice president because of his handling of the then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas confirmation hearing where she testified about sexual harassment. Hill was critical of Biden who was head of the Senate Judiciary Committee in 1991. She said previously if Biden and the government worked back then the way it should have, more attention would have been called to sexual harassment and assault.

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