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Mugabe is gone. But his tactics persist in Zimbabwe’s first election without him.

Reports of threats and intimidation emerge by the hundreds as the historic July 30 vote nears.

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After 20-year military standoff, Ethiopia and Eritrea agree to normalize ties in historic breakthrough

Thousands cheered and packed the streets during a landmark visit by the Ethiopian prime minister.

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Ethiopia fires prison officials over human rights abuses amid torture report

Human Rights Watch has releases a damning report on prison torture in one region.

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EXCLUSIVE: Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal on their masterpiece ‘Blindspotting’

Blindspotting was written by its stars, Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal, and manages to deliver a deeply-moving commentary on some of the most ...

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Shondaland 2.0: Here are 8 shows Shonda Rhimes is bringing to Netflix

Netflix and Shondaland have finally revealed the long list of projects they’re cooking up and we have all the details about what we can expect ...

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Being a journalist in Sudan: I face mockery, rejection and harassment

A Sudanese photojournalist says she faces mockery and verbal harassment for working in the country as a woman.

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NFL may be rethinking controversial kneeling policy

The concept of taking a knee may have gotten a reprieve. The NFL is putting the brakes on its new policy to forbid players from kneeling during the national anthem, ESPN is reporting. The practice was popularized by former San Francisco 49er’s ...

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A lesson in shady dating: Man dupes two women with switch scam

Under the category of stories filed under “no shame” comes this tale out of Tennessee about a man who stole one date’s car to go on a second date with another woman. Kelton Griffin, 21, was arrested after stealing a car belonging to Faith Pugh of Memphis and using it to see the second woman […] The post A lesson in shady dating: Man dupes ...

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‘She can’t be darker than me’: Reality show highlights our never-ending lesson in colorism

Lifetime’s “Married at First Sight” prompted a discussion last week when one of the husbands-to-be mentioned his need for a fair skinned wife. The post ‘She can’t be darker than me’: Reality show highlights our never-ending lesson in colorism appeared first on theGrio.

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Florida State decides what to do with controversial slaveowner statue

Florida State University is joining the growing list of communities and institutions giving the boot to statues heralding people who contributed to ...

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Construction workers unearth remains of black laborers buried in segregated graves

Throughout American history, black people were often buried separately from whites, due to racist practices that dictated segregation even in death, ...

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D.C Man sues cop for inappropriate anal probe on sidewalk

A man in Washington, DC, is suing a local police officer for allegedly performing an inappropriate and invasive body search during a stop-and-frisk last year. M.B. Cottingham, 39, claims that while he was being searched, Metropolitan Police ...

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Tanzania hunt for top ivory-sniffing dog

One of four police dogs at Dar es Salaam port, Hobby's skills also include sniffing out guns and drugs.

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Tanzania and Kenya row over delay to wildebeest migration

Kenyan tour operators allege Tanzanian actions are affecting its tourism industry.

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5 Reasons ‘Love & Hip Hop Hollywood’ is doing WAY too much

Love & Hip Hop Hollywood is returning to Vh1 for a fifth season and fans can expect to be shocked and appalled by the cast’s crazy antics time around. “Trashy” doesn’t begin to describe the depths of depravity on display ...

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‘Stop complaining’: Immigrant child’s head allegedly cracked open at detention shelter 

An 11-year-old immigrant boy wasn’t adequately separated from an older bully inside a shelter for minors, a new lawsuit alleges. According to ...

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Phone scam: How Kenyans are losing money

Mobile phones in Kenya are like bank accounts - and fraudsters are trying to hack them.

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NY Times: Trump was recorded talking of paying Playboy model

Michael Cohen, U.S. President Donald Trump's personal attorney, says he secretly recorded Trump discussing payments to a former Playboy model who said she had an affair with him. The post NY Times: Trump was recorded talking of paying Playboy model appeared first on theGrio.

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MOGA creative director explains the brand’s “No white models” policy

Australian headscarf brand Moga has decided to use its own customers in its next advertising campaign – with one exception: white women. When label, issued a call for applications on Facebook, saying it is on the lookout for “fresh and exciting new faces”, Creative Director Azahn Munas knew his decision to exclude white models from ...

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American flag burned outside LA office of congresswoman

A crowd that gathered outside the Los Angeles office of U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters to counter an expected protest by the Oath Keepers, a self-styled militia group. The post American flag burned outside LA office of congresswoman appeared first on theGrio.

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Surprise! Chance the Rapper drops 4 new songs

  Chance the Rapper has surprised fans and released a collection of four new songs! Earlier this week, it was reported the 25-year-old ...

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In deranged new video, Roseanne Barr says of Valerie Jarrett, ‘I thought the bitch was white’

Roseanne Barr says she thought Valerie Jarrett was white in a new video featured on her YouTube page. The post In deranged new video, Roseanne Barr ...

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Start Snitching: Outrage in Baltimore as street code stalls child’s death investigation

For two weeks, little Taylor Hayes fought with all her strength after being shot while riding in the back seat of a car in southwest Baltimore. But ...

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Daytime talk queen Wendy Williams admits she was a ‘functioning’ coke addict

  Wendy Williams is used to being a lightning rod for controversy in showbiz. She’s been at the top of the celebrity gossip world for ...

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Brazilian designer responds after being accused of stealing designs from Black label

Brazilian designer Silvia Ulson is facing a ton of backlash after she was accused of stealing a bathing suit design from a popular Nigerian-American label. When Ulson’s daishiki print bathing suits hit the runways during Miami Swim Week, many couldn’t help noticing its striking resemblance to the Bfyne swimwear line, specifically from ...

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Trump admin may kill program that gives web access to disadvantaged people of color

As is commonplace these days in Trump’s America, another program that appears to help minorities and low-income Americans is under the threat of being dismantled. This time, according to the Pacific Standard, it’s the Lifeline program which provides a monthly subsidy to low-income Americans who qualify for federal aid programs, such as the ...

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Rihanna looking to go dancehall on new album project

  Ever since she released her last project, Anti, in 2016, Rihanna and her label Roc Nation have been on the hunt… for beats. According to Rolling Stone, the Barbados native has been working on an album devoted to exploring her island roots. ...

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