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  • Wednesday, 21 August 2019 16:42
  • Blue Telusma

The SquadThe SquadWASHINGTON, DC - JULY 15: U.S.

  • Wednesday, 21 August 2019 10:31
  • Associated Press

In this July 18, 2019 file photo Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross speaks during a news conference in Philadelphia.

  • Tuesday, 20 August 2019 00:47
  • TheGrio

(Getty Images/YouTube) The Supreme Court showdown between Black media mogul Byron Allen and Comcast is arguably the biggest civil rights case in the country right now. Allen, CEO of Entertainment Studios, is suing Comcast and Charter Communications for $20 billion dollars over racial discrimination, claiming that the companies wouldn’t carry his networks or even meet with him, because Entertainment Studios is a minority-owned company. Allen alleges the networks were specifically in violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1866, which prohibits racial discrimination in contracting.

  • Sunday, 18 August 2019 19:56
  • Megan Sims

Andrew YangAndrew Yang2020 Democratic Presidential candidate Andrew Yang has promised to pardon all non-violent marijuana convicts if elected. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images) As the upcoming national presidential campaign heats up, Democratic candidates are fighting to set themselves a part. Underdog Andrew Yang has found himself with a bit of a following and recently announced a promise of sweeping pardons for nonviolent marijuana offenses.

  • Saturday, 17 August 2019 14:04
  • Ny Magee

Republican agenda thegrio.comRepublican agenda thegrio.comA new GOP memo falsely blames Democrats for increasing violence instead of white supremacists or alt-right. (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images) Amid the ongoing debate over whether there is an uprising of right-wing, white supremacy-related violence under President Trump, congressional Republicans have been directed to downplay reports about extremist-related murders by pushing anti-left propaganda.

  • Friday, 16 August 2019 17:29
  • Soraya Joseph

Beto O'RourkeBeto O'Rourke Democratic presidential candidate former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke speaks during the Democratic Presidential Debate at the Fox Theatre July 30, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan.

  • Thursday, 15 August 2019 21:06
  • Kia Morgan-Smith

Barack Obama readingBarack Obama readingPresident Barack Obama reads from his book "Of Thee I Sing" back in 2010 and is still an avid reader providing the country with a summer reading list of his faves.

  • Thursday, 15 August 2019 11:37
  • Kia Morgan-Smith

Barack Obama thegrio.comBarack Obama thegrio.com(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) A petition to change Fifth Ave. in front of Trump Tower to Barack H. Obama Ave. has picked up 260,000 signatures and could end up renamed once the Donald leaves the Oval office. —Jay-Z defends NFL deal with Roc Nation, talks Kaepernick—

  • Wednesday, 14 August 2019 19:32
  • Ny Magee

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) addresses the crowd at the 2019 South Carolina Democratic Party State Convention on June 22, 2019 in Columbia, South Carolina.

  • Wednesday, 14 August 2019 14:36
  • Kia Morgan-Smith

Stacey Abrams speaks at the 2019 Women's E3 Summit at National Museum Of African American History & Culture on June 13, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Earl Gibson III/Getty Images) Stacey Abrams has upgraded plans for her voter’s rights organization Fair Fight 2020 that includes training activists to protect voters against election abuse, intimidation at the polls and interference in next year’s election.

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