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Rainbow wave, or a ripple? Record number of LGBTQ candidates on midterm ballots

The lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer political hopefuls include four candidates for governor and 21 for Congress.

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Sheriff: Veteran Ambushed Officers Coming to Question Adult Son

The decorated 74-year-old Vietnam War veteran accused of shooting seven South Carolina law enforcement officers had set an ambush for investigators coming to question his adult son about a child sexual assault, the sheriff investigating the case said Friday. Frederick Hopkins was charged with murder and six counts of attempted murder Friday, ... /
New study claims more teens no longer want to identify as ‘boy’ or ‘girl’

A new study says more teenagers are identifying themselves with nontraditional gender labels such as transgender or gender-fluid. The post New study ...

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'Why not?': Transgender candidate busts stereotypes in Brazil

Tifanny Abreu is one of 54 transgender candidates running in Brazil's general election on 7 October. /
Texas cop’s fatal shooting of Black man overshadowed despite momentum

For residents in the Dallas area, the Sept. 1 killing of 24-year-old O'Shae Terry in Arlington brought to mind the shooting of Jordan Edwards in ... /
Broadway to premiere Tina Turner musical

The famed musical based on the life of Multiple Grammy Award-winner Tina Turner is now coming to Broadway. —Why won’t Dallas officials release ...

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Winston Duke lands two exciting new movie roles

Winston Duke who played the warrior bae M’Baku in the hit Black Panther movie, has secured a role to star in the action-thriller “Heroine,” according to the Hollywood Reporter. —Dash cam video shows Dallas police brutalizing Black family with ... /
Jussie Smollett joins the Trevor Project to help fight teen suicide rates in LGBTQ community

Empire actor and singer Jussie Smollett is lending his influential voice to The Trevor Project to inspire change for their campaign “How To Save a Life.” —Botham Jean, man killed in apartment by off duty Dallas police officer laid to rest today— The campaign is an effort to help shed a light on challenges in the LGBTQ community, most ...

Texas governor says 'bathroom bill' is no longer a priority

"It’s not on my agenda," Abbott said in a debate with Lupe Valdez, the former sheriff of Dallas County who is the Democratic candidate for governor. /
Protestors confront Dallas District Attorney at town hall about police killing of Botham Jean

TheGrio has launched a special series called #BlackonBlue to examine the relationship between law enforcement and African-Americans. Our reporters ... /
After Kim Kardashian got Trump to release her Alice Marie Johnson visits teen girls in juvenile detention

Alice Marie Johnson is paying it forward and visited a group of teenage girls at the Dallas County’s Letot Residential Treatment Center to share her ... /
Democratic candidate Andrew Gillum leading in latest poll for Florida governor’s race

  According to the latest Quinnipiac University Poll, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum has a 9-point lead over Republican Ron DeSantis in the Florida race for governor. —Family of Botham Jean to sue the city of Dallas over fatal police ...

Family of Dallas police shooting victim will sue, attorney says

The victim's family will name Amber Guyger and the city of Dallas as defendants in the lawsuit. /
The Download | September 25th: Dallas Police Chief fires Amber Guyger + A third woman is allegedly accusing Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct + Andrew Gillum is leading the way in the UNF poll

Hey, Grio fam! Here is your Download for Tuesday, September 25th. Dallas police are finally taking action against Amber Guyger –the officer who fatally shot Botham Jean. An investigation found Guyger “engaged in adverse conduct when she was arrested for manslaughter and was fired due to her “actions” the night of the fatal shooting.” ... /
Family pays tribute to Botham Jean as he’s laid to rest in native St. Lucia

  The family of Botham Jean laid him to rest in his home country of St. Lucia and remembered the 26-year-old as a changemaker whose death will propel the change that Jean wanted to see, before he was shot to death in his own home. ...

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Dallas officer fired for killing innocent man in his own apartment

Amber Guyger was on leave since shooting Botham Shem Jean inside his own flat on 6 September.

Dallas Police Department fires officer after manslaughter charges

The dismissal was announced by Dallas Police Chief Reneé Hall on Twitter. /
BREAKING NEWS: Dallas Police Chief FIRES Amber Guyger, officer who killed Botham Jean in his apartment

TheGrio has launched a special series called #BlackonBlue to examine the relationship between law enforcement and African-Americans. Our reporters and videographers will investigate police brutality and corruption while also exploring local and national efforts to improve policing in our communities. Join the conversation, or share your own story, ...

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Son of Former Guinea President Charged with Enslaving Girl

A U.S. federal court has indicted the son of the former president of Guinea and his wife for allegedly enslaving a young Guinean girl in their luxurious Dallas, Texas, home for 16 years. Mohamed Toure and Denise Cros-Toure were charged with forced labor and harboring an alien for financial gain. Their attorney said the government's case is ...

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Dallas Mavericks boss donates $10m after NBA probe

Dallas Mavericks owner to give $10m (£7.6m) to women's and anti-domestic violence groups after inquiry into sexual harassment claims within the organisation.

No link between trans-inclusive policies and bathroom safety, study finds

There is no evidence that letting transgender people use public facilities that align with their gender identity increases safety risks, a UCLA study ...

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