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Why Amandla Stenberg says ‘The Hate U Give’ movie is making white people cry

Amandla Stenberg’s newest movie The Hate U Giveis a timely, impactful movie that confronts police brutality and the intersection of racism and blackness. And the movie seems to be hitting a nerve with white folks too. —Pres. Barack Obama isn’t trying to hear people’s weak excuses for not voting— “We have a lot of white […] The ...

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Tennessee Women Slow to Back GOP's Blackburn in Senate Race

If Republican Marsha Blackburn were to win in November, the congresswoman would become the first female U.S. senator in Tennessee history. And yet women have been slow to embrace her campaign. A Vanderbilt University poll conducted Oct. 8-13 showed Blackburn trailing former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen, a Democrat, 49 percent to 37 percent among ...

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In Mexico Beach, Coming Home to Find no Home

With stunned faces and tears, residents of hard-hit Mexico Beach returned home for the first time Wednesday about a week after Hurricane Michael hit ...

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Norway apologises to its World War Two 'German girls'

Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg admits that they were victims of "undignified treatment".

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‘I could’ve killed you’: Ohio police officer lectures boys with BB gun

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Chicago police release video of off-duty officer shooting unarmed autistic Black teen

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US senator apologises for revealing names of 'sex crime victims'

The Democrat's campaign says it was a "mistake" to publish names of victims without their permission.

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Sheriffs deputies who tasered Morehouse graduate to death after California traffic stop identified

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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Two Chicago police officers face dismissal after they fired at an unarmed teen who died

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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In Florida, Determining Hurricane Death Toll Proves Elusive

In Florida, a grim task is unwinding slowly: Finding out how many people were killed in Hurricane Michael.   The storm that ravaged Florida's ...

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Trump in Florida to Survey Hurricane Michael Damage

U.S. President Donald Trump praised Florida governor Rick Scott for his efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael during a visit to affected ...

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Trump Says Climate Change Is Not a Hoax

U.S. President Donald Trump is backing off his claim that climate change is a hoax. In an interview broadcast Sunday, Trump told CBS-TV's 60 Minutes "I think something's happening. Something's changing and it'll change back again...I'm not denying ...

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Hurricane Michael's Devastation: Reality Is Overwhelming

In Mexico Beach, Florida, the tiny Gulf of Mexico coastal hamlet virtually wiped off the U.S. map by the devastation wrought by Hurricane Michael, the reality of the long path to recovery is becoming apparent. "Mexico Beach is devastated," Governor Rick Scott said of the town where the storm came ashore with 250-kilometer-an-hour winds in what ...

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Crowbars, Cadaver Dogs Used in Search for Michael's Victims

Search-and-rescue volunteers have located hundreds of people who were reported missing in the U.S. Southeast after Hurricane Michael tore through their Florida Panhandle communities, but the death toll of at least 18 was expected to rise. Crews heard cries for help and used crowbars to pry into a mobile home crumpled by the storm in Panama ...

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Doctor busted for peddling opioids claimed to be expert of men's sex lives

Anthony Pietropinto's book was dismissed as 'tattle and platitude' in a review.

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Indonesia flash flooding kills at least 21 on Sumatra island

Many victims are children hit by a torrent of mud while studying at a school on Sumatra island.

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Matthew Shepard’s Murder Haunts Wyoming 20 Years Later

When two roofing workers beat a young gay man to death in Wyoming in 1998, the gruesome crime quickly reverberated around the U.S. and turned the ...

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Booker, Harris, Scott’s “Justice for Victims of Lynching” bill moves forward in the senate

This Thursday, the "Justice for Victims of Lynching" bill advanced in the Senate, as a result of efforts from three Black Senators: Kamala Harris, Cory Booker and Republican Tim Scott. The post Booker, Harris, Scott’s “Justice for Victims of Lynching” bill moves forward in the senate appeared first on theGrio.

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Two decades after Matthew Shepard's death, LGBTQ community still battles hate violence

On Oct. 12, 1998, Wyoming student Matthew Shepard died after being brutally beaten. His death sparked a seismic shift in attitudes toward the gay community.

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Harvard Bias Trial to Spotlight Use of Race in College Admissions

A lawsuit challenging the use of race as a factor in U.S. college admissions will go to trial in Boston on Monday, when Harvard University will face accusations that it discriminates against Asian-American applicants. The lawsuit, backed by the Trump administration, could eventually reach the Supreme Court, giving the newly cemented five-member ...

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Alaska Natives to Congress: Expand Violence Against Women Act

On his Facebook page, a father grieves the loss of his 10-year-old daughter, whom he had affectionately nicknamed “Dimples.” Her body was found last ...

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Women stabbed to death on Greece's border with Turkey

The three victims, who were apparently migrants, were found stabbed to death on a river bank.

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Pope Francis Accepts Cardinal Wuerl's Resignation

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl who has been implicated in the sexual abuse scandal that has rocked the ...

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Activist attorney Zahra Billoo addresses the Muslim fight demanding police brutality reform in California

Zahara Billoo, a civil rights attorney who provides direct legal services for victims of law enforcement targeting and Islamophobia is representing ...

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Colin Kaepernick wants to secure trademark for his image

Colin Kaepernick is working to secure a trademark on his likeness – the colossal afro and the stern look on his face that has become the symbol of fighting against police brutality. —Trump says ‘stop and frisk’ works and Chicago police should use it to stop violent crime— Kaepernick’s company Inked Flash, filed a request […] The ...

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25 years of coming out: From Melissa Etheridge to Janelle Monae

National Coming Out Day is celebrated on Oct. 11. Here are just some of the many celebrities who have come out as LGBTQ over the past quarter century.

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Norfolk police under investigation after being caught on video pepper spraying teen suspected of skipping school

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