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  • Sunday, 10 November 2019 01:09
  • TheGrio

King thegrio.comKing thegrio.comIn this Jan 10, 2018 photo, Bernice King poses for a photograph at the King Center, in Atlanta.

  • Sunday, 10 November 2019 01:09
  • TheGrio

King thegrio.comKing thegrio.comIn this Jan 10, 2018 photo, Bernice King poses for a photograph at the King Center, in Atlanta.

  • Friday, 08 November 2019 17:57
  • Dawn Onley

An Oklahoma mother sentenced to 30 years in prison for failing to protect her children from child abuse is now a free woman. Tondalo Hall was granted commutation by Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt, and she walked out of the Mabel Bassett Correctional Center in McLoud around 11 a.m. on Friday, according to KFOR. READ MORE: Serial child abuser finally arrested after scalding a new child with hot water The case was noteworthy because Hall received more time than her children’s actual abuser, her then ex-boyfriend, Robert Braxton, Jr., who pled guilty to child abuse in 2006. Braxton was sentenced to 10 years behind bars.

  • Thursday, 07 November 2019 21:19
  • theGrio

Byron Allen’s  racial discrimination case will be heard in the Supreme Court on November 12th. The media mogul who owns Entertainment Studios, The Weather Channel and theGrio, alleges that Comcast Corp. and Charter Communications are discriminating against him due to being a Black man. This factor is in violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1866, which prohibits racial discrimination in contracting. Due to an amicus brief filed by Comcast, the case has gone from being about Allen’s racial discrimination allegations to challenging the entire Civil Rights Act of 1866. According to legal experts, Comcast’s interpretation of the law would require plaintiffs to prove discrimination was the sole reason they were denied business or contracts.

  • Wednesday, 06 November 2019 18:01
  • Wendy L. Wilson

It’s official! Rep. Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts has revealed that she fully endorses her home state senator, Elizabeth Warren as the next President of the United States. In doing so, Pressley breaks proverbial ties with her fellow progressive first-term congresswomen “squadmates,” who have all backed  Sen. Bernie Sanders as the Democratic presidential nominee. In a video announcement posted on Twitter on Wednesday and an email sent to supporters, Pressley went public with her decision to support her longtime friend and mentor. “Elizabeth has made it her life’s work to pursue justice for working families and put economic and political power in the hands of people,” said Pressley in her statement.

  • Wednesday, 06 November 2019 14:27
  • By BILL BARROW Associated Press

Democratic supporters cheer at a Democratic victory party in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. All seats in the Virginia House of Delegates and State Senate are up for election.

  • Tuesday, 05 November 2019 18:08
  • Blue Telusma

Donald Trump Jr. doesn’t understand why so many people think his father is a “racist” considering the president let him “hang out” with late pop star Michael Jackson when he was a child. According to Bloomberg, in his new book Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us, Trump Jr. explains in the book that “Michael Jackson lived in Trump Tower and came over to play video games with [him] and Eric.” READ MORE: Donald Trump Jr. calls Kanye’s ‘Jesus Is King’ the ‘epitome of fearless creativity’ In the book, the younger Trump dishes his views on the Robert Mueller investigation, WikiLeaks and Hillary Clinton’s e-mails, and his teen years at the Mar-a-Lago resort.

  • Monday, 04 November 2019 21:32
  • Blue Telusma

Is presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg’s sexual orientation preventing him from having a real chance with Black voters? South Carolina congressman Jim Clyburn thinks so. On Sunday, CNN’s Dana Bashasked the lawmaker if he thought the South Bend, Ind., mayor’s being gay is why he’s been polling so low among in South Carolina ahead of its “First in the South” 2020 Democratic primary and he answered honestly. READ MORE: Exclusive: Buttigieg on Byron Allen’s Comcast case — ‘It matters who’s running the DOJ’ Clyburn, 79, who serves as House Majority Whip, said he and older African American voters had a “generational” issue supporting an openly gay candidate, and that there was “no question” that Buttigieg’s lack of popularity with older Black people in the state was a direct reflection of those biases.

  • Monday, 04 November 2019 18:54
  • Associated Press

San Francisco Mayor London Breed gestures while speaking at the annual Women In Construction Expo in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After a bruising fight last year to become San Francisco’s mayor, London Breed faces token opposition on Tuesday’s ballot as she struggles to find solutions to the city’s homelessness crisis, drug epidemic and a housing shortfall that have put the politically liberal city in the national spotlight.

  • Sunday, 03 November 2019 20:03
  • Amanda Washington

50 Cent thegrio.com50 Cent thegrio.comMogul 50 Cent took his talents to DC to advocate for diversity in entertainment and advocate for the Starz network. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images) Rapper and TV mogul, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson is taking a dive into politics. 50 Cent was seen on Capitol Hill Wednesday meeting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and other lawmakers to advocate for diversity and representation in the entertainment business, according to The Hill.

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