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  • Thursday, 02 May 2019 22:32
  • Brianna Rhodes

Facebook announced on Thursday that it has banned several high-profile accounts and people from its platform, including Nation of Islam leader, MinisterLouis Farrakhan, according to USA Today. The social media giant claims it made the decision because the accounts violated its rules against “dangerous individuals and organizations.” READ MORE: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ‘quits’ Facebook because it ‘poses public health risk’ Within the past months, Facebook has been working on banning groups and pages for hate speech and bullying. Now it looks like they are taking this effort to another level. Figures such as Infowars publisher, Alex Jones and political commentator, Milo Yiannopoulos, are among the list of names that have also been blocked.

  • Thursday, 02 May 2019 19:47
  • Tiffany Cross

Tiffany Cross thegrio.comTiffany Cross thegrio.comTiffany Cross The BeatDC co-founder Tiffany Cross reports from Capitol Hill on new measures to stop teachers from being armed in the classroom, give juveniles convicted of a crime a fresh start and why we all need to be focused on redistricting before the upcoming 2020 presidential election.

  • Thursday, 02 May 2019 18:58
  • Associated Press

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh thegrioBaltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh thegrioBaltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh, along with two of her aides, have come under fire for staying at a posh D.C.

  • Thursday, 02 May 2019 18:30
  • Megan Sims

MarylandMarylandMaryland House Speaker, Del. Adrienne Jones (WJZ-TV) After a very interesting election process, the Maryland House of Delegates have finally chosen their new speaker making history in the process. Democrat Adrienne Jones of Baltimore county was chosen by delegates to serve as their new speaker, making her the first Black woman to hold the position.

  • Thursday, 02 May 2019 11:54
  • Kia Morgan-Smith

Barack Obama thegrio.comBarack Obama thegrio.comU.S. President Barack Obama holds the last news conference of his presidency (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Stephen J. Taubert, 61, of Syracuse, won’t get the leniency he begged the court for and was sentenced to almost four years in prison for making threats against of high-profile public figures including Rep Maxine Waters, D-Calif.

  • Thursday, 02 May 2019 00:41
  • Brianna Rhodes

Detroit Police thegrio.comDetroit Police thegrio.comDetroit Police Department's K-9 Unit (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images) A former Detroit police officer is facing two lawsuits for alleged misconduct and abuse that was “racially motivated.” According to NBC News, two Black women filed two separate actions in Wayne County Circuit Court against, former officer Gary Steele.

  • Wednesday, 01 May 2019 23:47
  • Brianna Rhodes

Kamala Harris thegrio.comKamala Harris thegrio.comU.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) speaks at a get-out-the-vote rally in support of U.S.

  • Tuesday, 30 April 2019 22:58
  • Tiffany Cross

On today’s episode of DC360, Grio special correspondent Tiffany Cross discusses no Senate run from Stacey Abrams, Black Lives Matter co-founder, Alicia Garza, joins Ai-jen Poo and Cecile Richards to Launch She’s Got The Power, and New York Attorney General, Letitia James, is investigating the NRA. Also, Tiffany cross take on White Nationalism. For all the latest political news that matters to our community, watch new episodes of DC360 on Tuesdays and Thursdays and follow Tiffany Cross on Twitter.

  • Tuesday, 30 April 2019 14:22
  • Megan Sims

(Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images and Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images) Since speculation surfaced about former vice president Joe Biden running for president, the 1991 confirmation hearings of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has been haunting him as the treatment of Anita Hill in those hearings was placed under intense scrutiny. But during an interview on ABC’s Good Morning America which aired Tuesday, Biden, appearing with his wife Jill, discussed the hearings and confessed that he believed Hill very early on and takes responsibility for her not getting a fair hearing.

  • Tuesday, 30 April 2019 13:50
  • Megan Sims

Stacey AbramsStacey AbramsFormer Georgia Gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams speaks at the National Action Network's annual convention, April 3, 2019 in New York City.

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