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  • Tuesday, 23 July 2019 12:57
  • Kia Morgan-Smith

Some future Wimbledon contenders at the South Fulton Tennis Center in Atlanta got to size up their future competition when Venus Williams surprised them at summer camp. —Teen sensation Cori ‘Coco’ Gauff just beat Venus Williams at Wimbledon— Williams, who hit Atlanta to compete in the BB&T Atlanta Open, paid it forward to a group of young tennis hopefuls on Monday at the tennis center which needs help restoring at least 24 of their courts. “I love to be out here with the kids and the kids enjoy it too. It keeps me motivated. Hopefully we see some future stars come out of this,”

  • Tuesday, 23 July 2019 10:45
  • Natasha S. Alford

On Tuesday, Sen.Kamala Harris (D-CA) announced a proposal for a landmark bill that would decriminalize marijuana at the federal level. The “Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act,” is intended to support victims of the failed War On Drugs, by removing marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act.  It specifically requires that people with marijuana convictions be resentenced or have their records expunged altogether. “For decades, people of color have been disproportionately criminalized and excluded from economic opportunities due to the failed War on Drugs,” Sen. Harris said in an exclusive statement to theGrio. “As the marijuana business becomes one of the fastest-growing industries in today’s economy, people of color should be the first in line to own businesses and get jobs.

  • Tuesday, 23 July 2019 09:00
  • Jasmine Hardy and Alexis Flakes

Writer, producer and actors, Bashir Salahuddin and Diallo Riddle are doubling down on the misconceptions of the South Side of Chicago and showing that there is a softer side to it in their new comedy series South Side on Comedy Central. Check out the official description: South Side is an aspirational, scripted comedy set in and around the working class neighborhood of Englewood on the South Side of Chicago. The show follows two friends who just graduated community college … so now they’re ready to take over the world! But until they do they’re stuck at Rent-T-Own, a retail-rental crossroads where the South Side’s vast ensemble of characters come together.

  • Monday, 22 July 2019 20:35
  • Blue Telusma

BeyonceBeyonceGetty Images The internet has been abuzz all weekend about Brown Skin Girl, a new track Beyonce dropped as part of the companion album to The Lion King. But one Hollywood A-lister in particular, seemed extra excited about the song, and even took to her social media to share her glee with her followers. According toBillboard, in the movie soundtrack, titled The Lion King: The Gift, Beyoncé and her 7-year-old daughter Blue Ivy, appear in the song that includes an extra special shout-out to actress Lupita Nyong’o, prompting her to immediately take to social media in celebration.

  • Monday, 22 July 2019 19:53
  • Blue Telusma

Serena WilliamsSerena Williams(Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images) Last year, in her now widely cited op-ed for CNN, Serena Williams revealed to the world that she nearly died after giving birth to her daughter Olympia, and had to be her own advocate and save her own life in the hospital that day. Now the tennis

  • Monday, 22 July 2019 17:28
  • Dawn Onley

President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media with Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta on the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, July 12, 2019, before Trump boards Marine One for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md.

  • Monday, 22 July 2019 17:03
  • Dawn Onley

O.J. Simpson (L), Howard Stern. (Getty) Howard Stern, the perennial radio shock jock, wants O.J. Simpson off Twitter because he’s never gotten past the murder accusations for which he was acquitted in 1995 according to PEOPLE magazine. Stern thinks it’s a slap in the face to Kim Goldman – the sister of Ron Goldman – and the family of Nicole Brown Simpson, Simpson’s ex-wife, to see the former NFL star, 72, tweeting and enjoying life.

  • Monday, 22 July 2019 12:35
  • Kia Morgan-Smith

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA - JULY 20: (L-R) Florence Pugh, Cate Shortland, Jeremy Renner, Mahershala Ali, Brian Tyree Henry, Tessa Thompson and Taika Waititi speak at the Marvel Studios Panel during 2019 Comic-Con International at San Diego Convention Center on July 20, 2019 in San Diego, California.

  • Sunday, 21 July 2019 20:48
  • Megan Sims

Tyreek Hill thegrio.comTyreek Hill thegrio.com(Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images) The Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill has been under major scrutiny since reports claimed he may have abused his son. Now the NFL has announced that they are not seeking any disciplinary action against the football star. In April, KCTV released a partially audio tape that suggested Hill broke the arm of his 3-year-old son.

  • Sunday, 21 July 2019 20:48
  • Megan Sims

Tyreek Hill thegrio.comTyreek Hill thegrio.com(Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images) The Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill has been under major scrutiny since reports claimed he may have abused his son. Now the NFL has announced that they are not seeking any disciplinary action against the football star. In April, KCTV released a partially audio tape that suggested Hill broke the arm of his 3-year-old son.

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