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  • Monday, 29 July 2019 17:01
  • Dawn Onley

President Trump’s critics think he has some nerve blasting Elijah Cummings and his Maryland district as “disgusting rat and rodent infested” considering some of the districts of his Republican apparently struggling with issues of homelessness, poverty and waste. Critics took to social media to blast photos of neighborhoods in Republican-controlled districts in Ohio, Kentucky and California’s San Joaquin Valley and Fresno, according toNewsweek. These congressional districts are controlled by Trump supporters, including Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and Rep. Devin Nunes’ district in California. READ MORE: Michelle Obama, Victor Blackwell respond to Trump’s racist Baltimore rant

  • Monday, 29 July 2019 15:11
  • Kia Morgan-Smith

Former U.S. President Barack thegrio.comFormer U.S. President Barack thegrio.comFormer U.S.

  • Sunday, 28 July 2019 19:12
  • Amanda Washington

Michelle Obama thegrio.comMichelle Obama thegrio.comLAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 23: Former first lady Michelle Obama speaks during a rally for When We All Vote's National Week of Action at Chaparral High School on September 23, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

  • Thursday, 25 July 2019 17:00
  • Shawn Grant

BidenBidenGetty With just a week left before taking the debate-stage, former Vice President Joe Biden took aim at fellow Democratic 2020 candidates, New Jersey Sen.Cory Booker and California Sen. Kamala Harris., CNN reported. In response to Booker referring to him as the “architect of mass incarceration,” Biden called out Booker’s mayoral record, specifically the practices of the Newark police department.

  • Wednesday, 24 July 2019 12:35
  • Kia Morgan-Smith

Maxine Waters Donald TrumpMaxine Waters Donald TrumpMaxine Waters (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images for Time) | Donald Trump (Photo by Chris Kleponis-Pool/Getty Images) U.S Rep. Maxine Waters continued to scrutinize President Donald Trump and took to Twitter on Monday to remind Democrats to keep their eye on the prize of a possible impeachment as former special counsel Robert Mueller testifies before Congress Wednesday.

  • Tuesday, 23 July 2019 18:30
  • Brianna Rhodes

Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisPresident Barack Obama walks with California Attorney General Kamala Harris, center, and California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, after arriving at San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File) Talk show host Rush Limbaugh, on Monday falsely stated on his show, The Rush Limbaugh Show, that presidential candidate Sen.Kamala Harris and former president, Barack Obama are not African-American. “Can somebody explain to me how Kamala Harris is an African American? Her father’s Jamaican and her mother is Indian.

  • Tuesday, 23 July 2019 10:45
  • Natasha S. Alford

On Tuesday, Sen.Kamala Harris (D-CA) announced a proposal for a landmark bill that would decriminalize marijuana at the federal level. The “Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act,” is intended to support victims of the failed War On Drugs, by removing marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act.  It specifically requires that people with marijuana convictions be resentenced or have their records expunged altogether. “For decades, people of color have been disproportionately criminalized and excluded from economic opportunities due to the failed War on Drugs,” Sen. Harris said in an exclusive statement to theGrio. “As the marijuana business becomes one of the fastest-growing industries in today’s economy, people of color should be the first in line to own businesses and get jobs.

  • Monday, 22 July 2019 17:28
  • Dawn Onley

President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media with Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta on the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, July 12, 2019, before Trump boards Marine One for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md.

  • Saturday, 20 July 2019 14:38
  • Amanda Washington

prisoners in jail thegrio.comprisoners in jail thegrio.comPrisoners in jail (Adobe) More than 3,100 inmates in custody of the Bureau of Prisons were released beginning Friday as part of the Justice Department’s effort to follow a criminal justice law passed last year by Congress. The First Step Act allows offenders to be released.

  • Friday, 19 July 2019 20:56
  • Wendy Wilson

Donald Trump thegrio.comDonald Trump thegrio.comPresident Trump continues to divide the country with his reckless Twitter posts. (Photo by Pete Marovich/Getty Images) If there’s one thing that can probably intimidate President Donald Trump, it’s a room full of Black people. Perhaps that’s the real reason why he says he must cancel his plan to address those in attendance at the 110 Annual NAACP convention in Detroit from July 20-23, 2019.

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