• Wisconsin man who drove truck into mostly Black crowd pleads guilty to felony, but could have record erased

    A white man in Wisconsin accused of accelerating his vehicle through a crowd, injuring a Black woman and fleeing the […] The post Wisconsin man who drove truck into mostly Black crowd pleads guilty to felony, but could have record erased appeared first on TheGrio.

  • Dems rally around abortion. Are they reaching Black voters?

    Facing critical races for governor and U.S. Senate, Democratic hopefuls in Wisconsin are hoping that their support for abortion rights in the face of a Supreme Court ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade can overcome the headwinds of a midterm election long expected to favor Republicans. An issue with strong support from white Democrats is more complicated in the Black community, especially among churchgoers who hold more conservative views on abortion. “Among the Black Baptist church alone, that would split us in half,” said David Liners, executive director of WISDOM, a faith-based organizing group with a statewide presence, when asked why his group isn’t organizing around abortion.

  • Airlines struggling with shortages want to recruit more diverse pilots. This HBCU could be a solution.

    A small Florida HBCU is addressing the national aviation crisis by producing Black pilots.

  • Officer once charged in Freddie Gray case gets promoted

    One of the six police officers who faced charges in the 2015 deadly arrest of Freddie Gray has been promoted from lieutenant to captain. The Baltimore Sun reports that Alicia White will serve as captain of the department’s Performance Standards Section, which conducts audits and inspections to make sure the agency is properly following its policies. Gray, who was Black, died after suffering a severe spinal cord injury inside a police van.

  • Chuck E. Cheese ‘Saddened’ By Viral Video of Black Child Being Ignored at Party

    Just weeks after a Black family was ignored by costumed characters during a Sesame Place parade, the same seems to have taken place at a New Jersey Chuck E. Cheese location. Last weekend, Natyana Muhammad, a 29 year old mother from Wayne, posted a video of her two year old daughter Safa attempting to get the attention of Chuck E., a character she had never before seen in person. Despite her enthusiasm, the footage shows the child being blatantly disregarded.

  • TheGrio Black Podcast Network gives programming glimpse at National Association of Black Journalists

    TheGrio Black Podcast Network unveiled its future programming at the 2022 National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Career Fair and […] The post TheGrio Black Podcast Network gives programming glimpse at National Association of Black Journalists appeared first on TheGrio.