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  • Thursday, 07 February 2019 15:54
  • Cortney Wills

The 10th annual AAFCA Awards went down in Los Angeles Wednesday night and the elaborate event drew tons of beautiful, Black stars who were happy to celebrate all the #BlackExcellence in entertainment this year. Everyone from Ryan Coogler to Ava DuVernay to Regina Hall was in attendance for the lavish soiree that featured a sit-down dinner and tons of great speeches from our brightest stars. AAFCA announces 2019 Special Achievement Awards honorees John David Washington accepted the award for Best Actor and shared his heartfelt appreciation for the AAFCA and their ongoing support while several other stars shared similar sentiments when they hit the stage. Check out a few of our favorite looks from the star-studded red carpet:

  • Sunday, 03 February 2019 06:34
  • Ronda Racha Penrice

Dionne Boldin is not new to the Super Bowl stage. As the wife of former NFL player and Super Bowl champion Anquan Boldin, who played 14 seasons with the Arizona Cardinals, the Baltimore Ravens, the San Francisco 49ers and the Detroit Lions, it’s practically an annual destination for the couple. Despite what you’ve heard, a MRS. in the NFL is still a genuine thing. The Boldins, who both hail from Florida, grew up together, first meeting in the fifth grade and then hanging out as boyfriend and girlfriend throughout out high school and college. On top of being the best wife and mother to their two boys, this Mrs.

  • Monday, 14 January 2019 17:45
  • Mara Schiavocampo

Mara Schiavocampo weight loss thegrio.comMara Schiavocampo weight loss thegrio.comFor award-winning journalist Mara Schiavocampo, the journey to losing 90 pounds began with confronting the truth and writing a single list. (photos courtesy of Mara Schiavocampo.

  • Monday, 14 January 2019 03:41
  • Cortney Wills

The 2019 Critics’ Choice Awards went down in Santa Monica on Sunday night and everyone from Issa Rae to Angela Bassett served up serious style goals on the carpet. With a ton of #MelaninMagic in the nominee pool, we’re hoping for some wins for some of this year’s biggest and best projects including Black Panther, BlacKkKlansman, If Beale Street Could Talk, and Sorry To Bother You.  Regina King makes powerful pledge after Best Supporting Actress win at Golden Globes Check out a few of our favorite looks from the star-studded carpet: 13Dominique Jackson(Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

  • Monday, 07 January 2019 12:28
  • Kristin Braswell

(Photo: Fotolia/Olly) Self-care. It’s an act we crave and a hashtag we rediscover each time our bodies tell us it’s time for a little break. As the saying goes, you can’t fill other people’s wells when yours is empty.

  • Sunday, 23 December 2018 21:23
  • Dawn Onley

Ground Turkey Recall thegrio.comGround Turkey Recall Adobe Stock) Jennie-O Turkey Store Sales is recalling 164,210 pounds of raw turkey due to possible salmonella contamination, according to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Friday’s announcement was the result of a continued outbreak of salmonella contamination in turkey products that dates back to last year, according to The Chicago Tribune.

  • Sunday, 23 December 2018 20:04
  • Dawn Onley

Flint Water Crisis thegrio.comFlint Water Crisis Adobe Stock) Although Dr. Eden Wells, Michigan’s chief medical executive, will face a jury trial on charges of involuntary manslaughter, obstruction of justice and lying to a special police agent – all stemming from her handling of Flint’s 2014-15 water crisis – state officials just hired her as an “advisory physician” in the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) where she will make $179,672 a year in a classified position that comes with civil service protections, according to MLive-The Flint Journal.

  • Sunday, 23 December 2018 19:07
  • Dawn Onley

Dikembe Mutombo thegrio.comDikembe Mutombo by Marcus Ingram/Getty Images for UNICEF) Former NBA star Dikembe Mutombo is mourning the death of the 8-year-old African boy that he flew to the United States earlier this month for surgery to remove a tumor. The child, Matadi Sela Petit of Kinshasa, Congo, died after suffering a “rare and unpredictable genetic reaction to anesthesia,” the Dikembe Mutombo Foundation announced on Instagram early Saturday, according to The Hill.

  • Sunday, 23 December 2018 19:06
  • Dawn Onley

CBD Oil thegrio.comCBD Oil Adobe Stock) This week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reiterated that hemp-derived cannabidiol, also known as CBD oil, is illegal to add to food, beauty or health products without prior FDA approval, or to make health claims for CBD. Despite the big farm bill President Trump signed off on this week which designates hemp as an agricultural crop, the hemp industry still has their work cut out for them to win legal status to include CBD oil as a widespread ingredient in food or dietary supplements, according to the LA Times.

  • Thursday, 20 December 2018 17:22
  • Natasha S. Alford

In an honest and unfiltered interview at theGrio‘s studios in New York City, radio host Charlamagne The God and Deputy Editor, Natasha S. Alford, unpacked the stigma around mental health in the Black community and how to overcome feelings of depression and isolation. While there’s been a more recent cultural shift to be open about everything from seeing therapists to having anxiety, mental health and mental illness are still tricky subjects across the board, but particularly in the Black community. For many, getting counseling is a sign of weakness.  For those who have endured trauma or watched generations before them endure trauma, therapy can seem unnecessary.

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