• Prosecutors focus on video evidence in trial of Washington officers charged in Manny Ellis' death

    A cellphone video of the 2020 fatal arrest of Manny Ellis shows the Black man on the ground with his hands in the air in surrender as police officers held his neck and shot him with a Taser, according to the testimony Wednesday of a forensic video analyst in the trial of three Washington officers accused in his death. Prosecutors had expected to call Ellis' sister and mother to the stand Wednesday, but the video testimony took all day. Tacoma Officers Matthew Collins and Christopher Burbank, both white, are charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter.

  • Murals featuring MLK, Black community vandalized in Tampa

    Tampa police noted that the destroyed artwork is a group of four large murals that depict the story of “The […] The post Murals featuring MLK, Black community vandalized in Tampa appeared first on TheGrio.

  • AP, theGrio join forces on race and democracy panel discussion, as 2024 election nears

    The Associated Press and theGrio have come together for a candid conversation about issues facing Black Americans ahead of the 2024 election and amid high levels of polarization, discussing topics ranging from targeted racial violence to barriers to voting. The panel discussion, titled “Race and Democracy: The Facts and The Fury,” is the first of its kind between the nation’s oldest wire service and Allen Media Group’s multimedia platform. It also will air on theGrio Television Network Series “TheGrio with Marc Lamont Hill” at 7:30 p.m. ET.

  • Study Shows Black Women Need To Get Screened For Breast Cancer Nearly 8 Years Earlier

    Breast cancer is a complex condition that the medical community has spent decades trying to better understand. Most recently, a study found that Black women should be getting mammograms much earlier than we thought.

  • Ex-Tesla factory worker loses bid for new trial in race bias case

    (Reuters) -A Black former factory worker for Tesla lost his bid on Wednesday for a third trial in his race discrimination lawsuit against the electric carmaker, after a California federal judge rejected his claims that the company's lawyers had engaged in misconduct and tainted his trial. U.S. District Judge William Orrick in San Francisco in a written order upheld a $3.2 million verdict that a jury awarded to plaintiff Owen Diaz in April, denying his motion for a new trial while also rejecting Tesla's bid to cut the award in half. The decision staves off another lengthy trial for the electric carmaker but also draws new attention to the case, one of several to allege rampant racial harassment at Tesla's flagship Fremont, California assembly plant.

  • White Substitute Teacher Goes Viral After Wearing Black Professor’s AKA Jacket In Class

    A white substitute teacher went viral last week after one of her students posted a photograph of her wearing an Alpha Kappa Alpha jacket. Students in the class warned her not to put it on, but the teacher was captured buttoning up the AKA letterman jacket last Thursday. The jacket belongs to the teacher the… Continue reading White Substitute Teacher Goes Viral After Wearing Black Professor’s AKA Jacket In Class

  • Fearless Fund setback collides with Biden-Harris equity agenda

    A conservative legal movement led by Edward Blum threatens White House initiatives to expand diversity and opportunity for Black and […] The post Fearless Fund setback collides with Biden-Harris equity agenda appeared first on TheGrio.

  • Student loan debt is a 'crisis for Black America,' Democratic lawmaker says

    86.4% of Black bachelor’s degree holders and 81% of Black students pursuing master's and doctoral degrees borrow for school.

  • L.A. County wants to buy — and forgive — your medical debt. Here's how that would work

    A report released in June that found that 810,000 L.A. County residents — roughly one in 10 — have outstanding medical debt. A disproportionate percentage were Black and Latino.

  • Twitter Reacts to AI-Based Wearable That Transcribes and Uploads Everything You Say and Hear

    People are comparing the device to the classic 'Black Mirror' episode "The Entire History of You"—and for good reason.

  • 5 wounded in shooting at Baltimore's Morgan State University, police say

    Five people were wounded, none of them critically, in a shooting Tuesday at the historically Black college Morgan State University in Baltimore.

  • 5 people were wounded in a shooting after a homecoming event at Morgan State University in Baltimore

    A shooting interrupted a homecoming week celebration at Baltimore's Morgan State University on Tuesday, wounding five people and prompting an hourslong lockdown of the historically Black college. Students hunkered down for several hours, as police went room to room looking for suspects. Police Commissioner Richard Worley said the five victims, four men and one woman, are between the ages of 18 and 22.

  • What to know about Elijah McClain's death and the criminal trial of two officers

    The pathologist who performed Elijah McClain's autopsy testified Tuesday that he was unsure if a police neck hold contributed to the Black man's 2019 death as attorneys for two Denver-area officers on trial for homicide sought to cast doubt about the prosecution's case. Pathologist Stephen Cina initially ruled in 2019 that McClain’s cause of death was undetermined in a case that along with the killings of George Floyd and others galvanized critics of excessive police force against Black people.

  • Angela Bassett Makes Stunning Runway Debut At Mugler’s Paris Fashion Week Show

    As Paris Fashion Week winds down, acclaimed fashion house Mugler premiered its spring ’24 runway collection on Oct. 2 and featured several noteworthy models and celebrities, including none other than Angela Bassett. The 65-year-old actress sauntered down the runway in a sheer, black cape-style dress with a train that followed her for several feet.The dress… Continue reading Angela Bassett Makes Stunning Runway Debut At Mugler’s Paris Fashion Week Show

  • Canada's House of Commons elects first Black speaker

    Canada’s House of Commons on Tuesday elected Greg Fergus as its new speaker, making the Liberal lawmaker the first Black Canadian to hold the position. The election was triggered by the resignation of Anthony Rota, who stepped down last week after he invited — and honored — a man who fought for a Nazi military unit during World War II. Just after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy spoke before the Canadian parliament last month, Canadian lawmakers gave 98-year-old Yaroslav Hunka a standing ovation when Rota drew attention to him.

  • Laphonza Butler is sworn in, filling Dianne Feinstein's Senate seat

    Butler was the president of EMILY's List and is the third Black woman to ever serve in the U.S. Senate.

  • Laphonza Butler sworn in to US Senate to fill Dianne Feinstein’s seat

    Butler becomes only the third Black female senator in history, following the death of Feinstein last week at age 90

  • Survivor’s spotlight: Black women who beat breast cancer

    In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, here are four Black women who have defied the odds and beat breast […] The post Survivor’s spotlight: Black women who beat breast cancer appeared first on TheGrio.

  • Black Woman Forced To Defend Herself Against Violent, Gun Wielding Motorist In Philly

    A video has been posted online which shows a disturbing incident Sunday night in Philadelphia between a motorist and a Black woman. In the clip, the motorist—who was riding a dirt bike—allegedly side swiped the woman’s car, which led to a verbal exchange.