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  • Thursday, 27 February 2020 12:13
  • Dawn Onley

Lynching grew one step closer to becoming a federal crime yesterday after the House passed the Emmett Till Anti-lynching Act. The House bill, introduced by Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.), would add lynching to the United States Criminal Code and make it a hate crime. READ MORE: House to vote on 120-year-old long overdue anti-lynching bill Last year, the Senate unanimously passed an anti-lynching bill that was put forth by Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Tim Scott (R-S.C.). Now all that remains is for the two bills to be merged into one and sent to President Trump to sign into law, which he is expected to do, The New York Times is reporting.

  • Wednesday, 26 February 2020 16:17
  • Clay Cane

Getty Images On January 21, 2008, a Democratic Debate was held in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Five days later, the South Carolina primary would take place. There were only three people on the stage: Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and John Edwards.  There were a total of nine candidates who ran for president but by the South Carolina primary, six made the smart decision to suspend their campaign: Delaware Senator Joe Biden, Governor of New Mexico Bill Richardson and other names you  probably wouldn’t remember now.

  • Wednesday, 26 February 2020 14:58
  • Dawn Onley

Members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. theGrio.comMembers of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. at Delta Days greeting the CEO Stacey D. Stewart image courtesy of @marchofdimesceo Instagram) More than one thousand members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. swarmed Capitol Hill on Tuesday, meeting with congressional leaders and staffers and pushing legislation important to the Black community. Decked out in red, the Deltas went door-to-door addressing lawmakers on 10 legislative proposals the sorority backs, including voting rights, outlawing hair discrimination based on texture or style, and overhauling the criminal justice system.

  • Tuesday, 25 February 2020 19:17
  • Blue Telusma

Just when you think Donald Trump couldn’t go any lower, this week, he somehow found a way to drag former First Lady Michelle Obama into the fray while discussing the sexual assault conviction of Harvey Weinstein. Tuesday, in response to the movie mogul’s conviction, the president unleashed a verbal attack against Obama and Hillary Clinton, characterizing them as ‘fans’ of his. READ MORE: OPINION: “But what about Weinstein?” “The people who liked him were the Democrats,” Trump pointed out, neglecting to bring up that at the height of Weinstein’s popularity he was a democrat as well. “Michelle Obama loved him, loved him.

  • Tuesday, 25 February 2020 12:15
  • Dawn Onley

Howard UniversityHoward UniversityThis is more than just about race; it's also about respect. (Photo courtesy of Howard University, Washington, DC by Nikolaus Fogle, 2010) Students who graduated from historically Black colleges and universities or Hispanic-serving institutions may be slapped with higher interest rates to borrow or refinance student loans compared to students who graduated from mostly white colleges and universities.

  • Monday, 24 February 2020 13:39
  • Dawn Onley

Laila Ali theGrio.comLaila Ali theGrio.comLOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MAY 08: Laila Ali attends the premiere of HBO's "What's My Name: Muhammad Ali" at Regal Cinemas L.A.

  • Saturday, 22 February 2020 17:07
  • AshleyTerrell

Jason Johnson_TheGrioJason Johnson_TheGrioDr. Jason Johnson attends the 2019 Politicon at Music City Center on October 26, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Ed Rode/Getty Images for Politicon) Jason Johnson, a Morgan State University journalism professor, faces scrutiny for his controversial remarks during an appearance Friday on SiriusXM’s The Karen Hunter Show.

  • Friday, 21 February 2020 18:31
  • Dawn Onley

Stephanie Rawlings-BlakeStephanie Rawlings-BlakeBALTIMORE, MD - AUGUST 10: Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake (R) and Baltimore Police Department Commissioner Kevin Davis (L) listen to a question during a press conference at City Hall highlighting a Justice Department investigation into the Baltimore City Police Department August 10, 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland.

  • Thursday, 20 February 2020 16:06
  • Dustin Seibert

democratic debatedemocratic debateLAS VEGAS, NEVADA - FEBRUARY 19: Democratic presidential candidate Sen.

  • Thursday, 20 February 2020 12:28
  • Dawn Onley

Elizabeth Warren did not come to play with Mike Bloomberg yesterday. READ MORE: George Zimmerman sues Pete Buttigieg and Elizabeth Warren over Trayvon Martin tweets As soon as the proverbial bell rang at the Las Vegas Democratic debate, the Massachusetts senator came out swinging at the billionaire former New York City mayor and she held no punches the entire night. She politely raised her hand to speak before plowing into a litany of Bloomberg’s past gender and racial offenses. “I’d like to talk about who we are running against, a billionaire who calls women ‘fat broads’ and ‘horse-faced lesbians.’” Warren shot off. “And, no, I’m not talking about Donald Trump, I’m talking about Mayor Bloomberg.

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