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  • Monday, 13 January 2020 22:45
  • Blue Telusma

(Photo via: Kickstarter.com) This week Black Twitter found itself giving the Academy the side-eye as the nominations for the 92nd annual Academy Awards were announced and it quickly became clear that barely anybody Black had made the cut. But in that sea of alabaster there appeared one beautifully melanated spark of hope thanks to Matthew A. Cherry. We all collectively rejoiced when Hair Love, the popular – and incredibly touching – children’s book turned animated short by the former NFL player, was nominated for a well deserved Oscar.

  • Monday, 13 January 2020 18:45
  • Blue Telusma

Issa Rare thegrio.comIssa Rare thegrio.comMARCH 07: Issa Rae attends 'LinkedIn Hosts a panel discussion with Issa Rae and Chelsea Handler' at The Art of Elysium Center on March 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.

  • Monday, 13 January 2020 17:34
  • Dawn Onley

Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Serena Williams may have figured out the balance between motherhood and her spectacular career as she won the ASB Classic in Auckland, New Zealand, marking her first tennis title since she had her daughter, Alexis Olympia, in 2017. On Sunday, Williams defeated fellow American Jessica Pegula 6-3, 6-4, according to  PEOPLE magazine. She appeared filled with emotion and raised her hands in the air as

  • Monday, 13 January 2020 15:37
  • TheGrio

Cory BookerCory BookerDemocratic presidential contender Cory Booker speaks at a round table discussion on issues impacting black men on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, at his campaign headquarters in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard) It was announced on Monday morning that Democratic New Jersey Sen.

  • Monday, 13 January 2020 15:30
  • Cortney Wills

DolemiteDolemiteNetflix The nominations for the 92nd annual Academy Awards were announced on Monday and it looks like #OscarsSoWhite is making a major comeback. On the whole, Black actors were shut out of the race when it comes to the big awards, and Black films got very little love from the Academy. #OscarsSoWhite: The complete list of Academy Award nominees

  • Sunday, 12 January 2020 21:28
  • Amanda Washington

Olympic logo (Credit Facebook) Black athletes taking a knee, or even holding up a fist in solidarity of their rights and injustices, won’t be seen at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics… without a fine or suspension attached to it. On Thursday, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) released a three-page guideline for athletes participating in the games that reiterates Rule 50 of the

  • Sunday, 12 January 2020 20:55
  • Amanda Washington

Kobe Bryant thegrio.comKobe Bryant thegrio.comBEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 05: Kobe Bryant attends the 90th Annual Academy Awards Nominee Luncheon at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 5, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California.

  • Sunday, 12 January 2020 19:55
  • Amanda Washington

Gabrielle Union is a modern-day disrupter who challenged her bosses in the wake of ample wrongdoings and took a moment to receive the support needed in order to survive the aftermath.

  • Saturday, 11 January 2020 17:41
  • Ronda Racha Penrice

Michael Bloomberg Stacey AbramsMichael Bloomberg Stacey AbramsDemocratic presidential nominee candidate Michael Bloomberg made his first appearance in Georgia at an event organized by Stacey Abrams. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images; Alberto E.

  • Saturday, 11 January 2020 17:29
  • Cortney Wills

Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Like a BossLike a BossCourtesy of Paramount Tiffany Haddish is back on the big screen this week and this time she’s partnered up with Rose Byrne and Salma Hayek in the female-driven flick, Like a Boss.

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