Melanie Eversley

Millennial woman scholar lands dream job at Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions

Kamil Oshundrara, Jordan Peele courtesy of Twitter Cultural activist Kamil Oshundara has landed the job of many people’s dreams. She will join Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions as a specialist in academic and cultural research for story lines and character development, The Hollywood Reporter writes. Peele is the comedian and creator of the iconic horror film Get Out that […]

Thief drains bank account of nation’s oldest World War II veteran

ARLINGTON, VA – NOVEMBER 11: (AFP OUT) Richard Overton (C), 107 years-old, who is believed to be America’s oldest living veteran is acknowledged by U.S. President Barack Obama during a ceremony to honor veterans at the Tomb of the Unknowns on Veterans Day at Arlington National Cemetery on November 11, 2013 in Arlington, Virginia. For […]

Judge squashes Kentucky plan to enforce work requirements for Medicaid recipients

Poor people with little or no health insurance – More than 62 million Americans received Medicaid in 2009, according to the Social Security Administration, and much of that assistance wemt to elderly nursing home residents, disabled children and adults, and those needing prescription drug assistance. Of the non-elderly who receive Medicaid assistance, 43 percent are […]

3 reasons Fox News’ Harris Faulkner deserves a side eye

(Fox News) The View’s Sunny Hostin, a lawyer not known for giving people a break, went toe-to-toe verbally with Fox News’ only anchor of color, and she went there. Fox News has long been regarded as conservative and has been largely supportive in its coverage of the Trump White House. Hostin, cohost of the ABC […]

Rachel Dolezal pleads not guilty to welfare fraud

Rachel Dolezal, the woman formerly accused of NAACP-ing while white, pleaded not guilty to welfare fraud in Washington State this week, according to news organizations. Dolezal, now known as Nkechi Diallo, made a brief appearance in Spokane County Superior Court on Wednesday in the case. The charges of welfare fraud and false verification for benefits […]

Demonstrators shut down highway in protest of fatal police shooting of unarmed teen Antwon Rose

  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, using the hashtag #BlackonBlue.Protesters demanding answers in Tuesday night’s fatal shooting by an East Pittsburgh police officer of unarmed teen Antwon […]

ABC resurrecting Roseanne cast with The Conners, a comedy minus Barr

  ABC may have quickly squashed the Roseanne show reboot last month after controversial star Roseanne Barr posted racist views via Twitter, but the network has come up with a way to keep the rest of the cast out of the unemployment office. ABC has greenlit The Conners, a 10-episode spinoff that will feature the same family […]

VIDEO: White police officer fired after pulling over daughter’s Black boyfriend in bogus traffic stop ‘We’ll make sh*t up as we go’

  A police officer in Lorain, Ohio, outside Cleveland, was fired after being caught on dashcam video detaining his daughter’s Black boyfriend without cause, the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram is reporting. John Kovach, Jr. was fired after an internal investigation concluded he abused his authority by conducting a traffic stop on 18-year-old Makai Coleman and his daughter Katlyn […]