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Doctors no longer detect in Dallas nurse Amber...

Doctors no longer detect in Dallas nurse Amber Vinson

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Doctors no longer detect Ebola in a Texas nurse who flew to Ohio and back before she was diagnosed with the virus, her family said Wednesday...
Teacher Symone Greene charged for allegedly...

Teacher Symone Greene charged for allegedly performing oral sex on student

theGRIO REPORT - A 22-year-old substitute teacher has been arrested for allegedly performing oral sex on a 17-year-old student at a Washington D.C. school...
Baltimore high school brawl sees 3 hospitalized,...

Baltimore high school brawl sees 3 hospitalized, 7 arrested

theGRIO REPORT - A brawl erupted in the cafeteria of Baltimore County’s Overlea High School on October 22, leading to seven arrests.
White House fence jumper Dominic Adesanya charged...

White House fence jumper Dominic Adesanya charged with assault

WASHINGTON (AP) — The 23-year-old Maryland man who climbed over the White House fence Wednesday night has been charged with felonies for assaulting two police dogs and making threats, the Secret Service said Thursday...
Former child star reveals breast cancer diagnosis

Former child star reveals breast cancer diagnosis

theGRIO REPORT - Dr. Danielle Spencer used to play Dee, the bratty little sister in What's Happening!!, a late-70s era sitcom. Now, she works as a veterinarian. When she's not treating animals, she has her own treatment to worry about — last month, she received a breast cancer diagnosis...
Former Harlem Globetrotter missing near Southern...

Former Harlem Globetrotter missing near Southern California

theGRIO REPORT - A former member of the Harlem Globetrotters basketball team reportedly went missing earlier this month in Southern California...

Black Enterprise

Smithsonian Magazine American Ingenuity Awards...

Smithsonian Magazine American Ingenuity Awards Honors Black Girls Code Founder

At the 2014 Smithsonian Magazine American Ingenuity Awards 10 talented honorees including Black Girls Code…
Autopsy Shows Michael Brown Was Shot At Close...

Autopsy Shows Michael Brown Was Shot At Close Range

The unarmed black teen who was killed by a white police officer and has sparked…
WATCH: ‘Dear White People’ Advocates For...

WATCH: ‘Dear White People’ Advocates For Racial Insurance

With Justin Simien’s Dear White People filling up theaters around the nation, there latest promo…
Frans Johansson Prepares to Inspire at Plunge...

Frans Johansson Prepares to Inspire at Plunge Conference

With November less than two weeks away, Black Enterprise and Film Life are gearing up…
Comedian Hannibal Buress Calls Bill Cosby ‘A...

Comedian Hannibal Buress Calls Bill Cosby ‘A Rapist’

Funny man Hannibal Buress commands a stage whenever his presence is felt from state to…
[REACTIONS] Beauty Business Boss Moves: L’Oreal...

[REACTIONS] Beauty Business Boss Moves: L’Oreal Acquires Carol’s Daughter

Beauty giant L'Oreal has acquired Carol's Daughter, founded by Lisa Price, for an undisclosed amount,…

The Root

Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B Rocks the...

Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B Rocks the Boat with Mediocre Talent & Controversy 

As someone who has seen their fair share of biopics recently, I warned myself to keep an open mind when watching Lifetime’s Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B. Considering I had already written about it ad nausea, 

Family: Dallas Nurse Amber Vinson is...

Family: Dallas Nurse Amber Vinson is Ebola-Free  

Dallas, Texas nurse Amber Vinson has been declared free of the deadly Ebola Virus her family announced, according to the Washington Post.

Substitute Teacher Arrested After Reportedly...

Substitute Teacher Arrested After Reportedly Having Sex With Student on Her First Day

A substitute teacher has been charged with first-degree sexual assault against a minor after she reportedly had oral sex with a 17-year-old high school student on her first day at the job.

2nd Man Accused of Jumping White House Fence Has...

2nd Man Accused of Jumping White House Fence Has Mental Issues, Father Says

The White House was put on lockdown Wednesday after a man scaled the north fence and was quickly apprehended after a K-9 unit caught the jumper shortly after he made it onto the ground.

Cuba and the U.S. Hug It Out Over Responses to...

Cuba and the U.S. Hug It Out Over Responses to Ebola

Who could have known that it would take an Ebola outbreak in West Africa for Cuba and the U.S. to pat each other on the back about something?  

Pebbles Files $40,000,000 Lawsuit Against Viacom...

Pebbles Files $40,000,000 Lawsuit Against Viacom Over TLC Biopic

It’s been a year since VH1 aired CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story but Perri “Pebbles” Reid is still upset about the way she was portrayed. How much is she upset? Well, try to the tune of a $40 million lawsuit.

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Halle Berry Launches Lingerie Brand Scandale At...

Halle Berry Launches Lingerie Brand Scandale At Target

Halle Berry knows a thing or two about looking sexy. After all, from countless red carpet wins to mastering that iconic haircut, it's safe to say that the 48-year-old always looks beautiful.

Now, the longtime Revlon spokesperson is taking that knowledge of looking good and bestowing it directly on the American consumer as she imports French lingerie company Scandale to Target stores.

But as Women's Wear Daily reports, the mother of two knows that making a woman feel sexy also comes in part from creating something she can actually wear. The affordable, 10-item line, which ranges from $7 panties to $18 bras, does just that.

"I understand that women want to feel sexy and beautiful. They want to have undergarments that are very functional, but to still feel beautiful when we take our clothes off. That’s really important and that’s a way to make women feel sexy and validated — all the ways we as women need to feel," she told WWD.

Comfortable, sexy and affordable? We're already excited. The line launches Oct. 27 in select Target stores and on Target.com.
Scientists Say We're All A Little Bit Face-ist

Scientists Say We're All A Little Bit Face-ist

Seems everyone's a little bit "face-ist," sometimes. That is, we make subtle and essentially irrational judgments about people based on their facial features -- and use these judgments to make important decisions like hiring a new employee, voting for a political candidate, or determining the guilt or innocence of someone accused of a crime.

That's the troubling take-away from a new research paper entitled "Social attributions from faces bias human choices."

"Although we would like to think our judgments and choices are rational, impartial, consistent, and solely based on relevant information, the truth is that they are often biased by superficial and irrelevant factors," Dr. Christopher Olivola, lead author of the paper and a marketing professor at Carnegie Mellon University's Tepper School of Business, said in a written statement. "This is a troubling human tendency that needs to be corrected, or at least mitigated, because faces are not valid predictors of a person's traits."

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Faces generated by data-driven computational models of evaluations of (A) competence, (B) dominance, (C) extroversion, and (D) trustworthiness. The face in the middle column represents an average face in the statistical model. Faces in the right column are above average for each trait, and faces in the left are below average.




Olivola and his colleagues reviewed previous studies in which people were shown faces and asked to judge how competent, dominant, extroverted, or trustworthy they appeared. These studies linked certain appearances to significant social outcomes, indicating that people have a consistent positive bias for some facial features and a consistent negative bias against others independent of age, attractiveness, ethnicity, or gender.

For instance, the research suggests that "trustworthy-looking" people -- those with prominent cheekbones and high eyebrows -- find it easier to get loans. People perceived as untrustworthy -- those with sunken cheeks, furrowed brows, and close-set eyes -- are less likely to receive a loan and more likely to be deemed guilty when accused of a crime.

When it comes to winning elections and getting hired and promoted, research indicates that people with faces judged as competent and dominant tend to come out on top.

It all seems so unfair, but the researchers suggest there's a way to ease these irrational biases.

"When people are knowledgeable and motivated to make good decisions, appearance is less likely to influence their choices," study co-author Dr. Alexander Todorov, a psychology professor at Princeton University, told The Huffington Post in an email. "Informing people about important information for the decision at hand is helpful."

The paper was published online in the journal Trends in Cognitive Sciences on Oct. 21.
25 Songs Everyone Had On Their First iPod

25 Songs Everyone Had On Their First iPod

It was on Oct. 23, 2001 that the original iPod first hit the shelves. The product not only revolutionized the music industry and the way we consume music, but also heralded in a new era of consumer electronics. While the idea of buttons, a scroll wheel and mp3 players in general seems a bit archaic in light of today's products, the excitement of receiving that first iPod -- and all the subsequent journeys it took with us during the years that followed -- is something most will never forget. In honor of the iPod's 13th birthday, and the classic's silent discontinuation in September, here are 25 songs that we all had on our original iPods, whether we want to admit it or not.

Creed - "With Arms Wide Open"


A*Teens - "Dancing Queen"


Sting - "Desert Rose"


Chumbawamba - "Tubthumping"


Darude - "Sandstorm"


Destiny's Child - "Bootylicious"


*NSYNC - "Bye Bye Bye"


LFO - "Summer Girls"


Nelly Furtado - "I'm Like A Bird"


Outkast - "Ms. Jackson"


Jennifer Lopez - "I'm Real" ft. Ja Rule


Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Scar Tissue"


Five - "When The Lights Go Out"


Uncle Kracker - "Follow Me"


3 Doors Down - "Kryptonite"


Smash Mouth - "All Star"


Sisqo - "Thong Song"


Nelly - "Ride Wit Me" ft. City Spud


Jay Z - "Big Pimpin'" ft. UGK


Eiffel 65 - "Blue (Da Ba Dee)"


Backstreet Boys - "I Want It That Way"


Brian McKnight - "Back At One"


Eminem - "The Real Slim Shady"


Christina Aguilera - "Genie In A Bottle"


Eagle-Eye Cherry - "Save Tonight"


BONUS: DMX - "Party Up (Up In Here)"


(DMX maybe wasn't on everyone's playlist, but he probably should have been.)



What songs do you remember adding to your first iPod? Share in the comments and let's build this Spotify playlist together.
Bloomberg Businessweek Cover Shows A Chilled Out...

Bloomberg Businessweek Cover Shows A Chilled Out Obama Who's 'Too Cool' For Crisis

Bloomberg Businessweek had one goal for this week's cover featuring President Obama and his handling of issues like Ebola, Gaza, the Islamic State and health care.

To show readers that "Obama is too cool for crisis management."

So what does that look like?

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Of course. Because nothing says "stay calm" like a pair of shades.

Ever wonder how a cover like this gets made? Check out the whole process here.
30 Shocking Domestic Violence Statistics That...

30 Shocking Domestic Violence Statistics That Remind Us It's An Epidemic

The number of American troops killed in Afghanistan and Iraq between 2001 and 2012 was 6,488. The number of American women who were murdered by current or ex male partners during that time was 11,766. That's nearly double the amount of casualties lost during war.

Women are much more likely to be victims of intimate partner violence with 85 percent of domestic abuse victims being women and 15 percent men. Too many women have been held captive by domestic violence -- whether through physical abuse, financial abuse, emotional abuse or a combination of all three.

We are inundated with news stories about domestic violence , from athletes beating their significant others in public elevators or in their own homes to celebrities publicly abusing their girlfriends. This problem is not one that will go away quickly or quietly.

As Domestic Violence Awareness Month comes to an end, discussions about intimate partner abuse its horrible repercussions should not. In an attempt to illustrate the gravity of abuse all genders (but largely women) face in the U.S., we rounded up 30 statistics on domestic violence.

Domestic violence is not a singular incident, it's an insidious problem deeply rooted in our culture -- and these numbers prove that.

3


The number of women murdered every day by a current or former male partner in the U.S.




38,028,000


The number of women who have experienced physical intimate partner violence in their lifetimes.




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American Psychological Association



4,774,000


The number of women in the U.S. who experience physical violence by an intimate partner ever year.




1,509


The number of women murdered by men they knew in 2011. Of the 1,509 women, 926 were killed by an intimate parter and 264 of those were killed by an intimate partner during an argument.




every minnute

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention



18,000


The number of women who have been killed by men in domestic violence disputes since 2003.




1 in 4


The number of women who will be victims of severe violence by an intimate partner in their lifetimes.




1 in 7


The number of men who will be victims of severe violence by an intimate partner in their lifetimes.




worldwide

World Health Organization



8,000,000


The number of days of paid work women lose every year because of the abuse perpetrated against them by current or former male partners. This loss is equivalent to over 32,000 full-time jobs.




40-45


The percentage of women in physically abusive relationships who are raped and/or assaulted during the relationship.




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Domestic Violence Statistics



18,500,000


The number of mental health care visits due to intimate partner violence every year.




$948


The average cost of emergency care for intimate partner violence related incidents for women. The average cost for men is $387.




pregnancy

American Psychological Association



2 in 5


The number of gay or bisexual men who will experience intimate partner violence in their lifetimes.




50


The percentage of lesbian women who will experience domestic violence (not necessarily intimate partner violence) in their lifetimes.




81


The percentage of women who are stalked by a current or former male partner who are also physically abused by that partner.




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Risk Factors for Femicide in Abusive Relationships: Results From A Multisite Case Control Study



70


The percentage of women worldwide who will experience physical and/or sexual abuse by an intimate partner during their lifetimes.




98


The percentage of financial abuse that occurs in all domestic violence cases. The number one reason domestic violence survivors stay or return to the abusive relationship is because the abuser controls their money supply, leaving them with no financial resources to break free.




black women

University of Minnesota's Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community



$5,800,000,000


The estimated cost of incidents of intimate partner violence perpetrated against women in the U.S. in 1995 alone.




21


The number of LGBT people murdered by their intimate partners in 2013. Fifty percent of them were people of color. This is the highest documented level of domestic violence homicides in the LGBT community in history.




2.6x


The amount of times more likely a transgender person of color is to become a victim of intimate partner violence than a non-LGBT person.




homelessness

National Coalition for the Homelessness



70x


The amount of times more likely a woman is to be murdered in the few weeks after leaving her abusive partner than at any other time in the relationship.




10,000,000


The number of children exposed to domestic violence every year.




25


The percentage of physical assaults perpetrated against women that are reported to the police annually.



Need help? In the U.S., call 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) for the National Domestic Violence Hotline or visit the National Sexual Assault Online Hotline operated by RAINN. For more resources, visit the National Sexual Violence Resource Center's website.
Here's How To Look Like Gugu Mbatha-Raw's 'Elle'...

Here's How To Look Like Gugu Mbatha-Raw's 'Elle' Cover

If you're not familiar with Gugu Mbatha-Raw, we're pretty sure this magazine cover featuring the English actress will leave a lasting impression.

After Mbatha-Raw's breakthrough performance in 2013's "Belle" and her anticipated turn as a young singer in "Beyond the Lights," it's great to see such a talented star get her shine on for Elle magazine's annual "Women In Hollywood" issue.

Obviously, there's no dimming the 31-year-old's light as she stuns in the boldest makeup look of the eight November covers. Dressed in a black high-collar Calvin Klein Collection jacket and sparkly jewels by Harry Winston, Chopard and David Yurman, Mbatha-Raw's bronze cat eye and glossy red-orange lips are spellbinding.

You don't have to be a big-screen actress to go glam like Mbatha-Raw. Scroll down to shop the four makeup products used for this cover (all by L'Oreal Paris -- could she be their next spokesperson?) along with tips to nail the look.

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1. Bronze eyeshadow. Use a small flat brush to apply this highly-pigmented shadow to your lids. Then brighten up your eyes by gently pressing a gold hue into the inner corners. Get the look with Colour Riche Dual Effects in Treasured Bronze.

2. Black eyeliner. Winged eyeliner isn't easy. Luckily, we have this 5-step tutorial that will help you to master the classic flick. Get the look with Telescopic Precision Liquid Eyeliner in Black.

3. Black mascara. Skip the faux lashes and work with what you've got! All it takes is a few strokes on the top and bottom lashes to intensify this gilded eye makeup. Get the look with Voluminous Butterfly Intenza Mascara in 380 Blackest Black.

4. Red lipstick. Finally, the pièce de résistance: a glossy red lip. Opt for a moisturizing formula that combines shine and a bold hue. Get the look with Colour Caresse Wet Shine Stain in Endless Red.

See more from Gugu Mbatha-Raw's "Women in Hollywood" cover story at Elle.com.

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50 Cent to Help Raise Awareness for Homeless LGBT...

50 Cent to Help Raise Awareness for Homeless LGBT Youth



Rapper to perform at Cyndi Lauper's holiday benefit concert.
University of North Carolina Athletes Took Sham...

University of North Carolina Athletes Took Sham Classes



Investigation finds players received good grades.
Justin Timberlake to Film 20/20 Experience in Las...

Justin Timberlake to Film 20/20 Experience in Las Vegas



Singer adds tour dates, teams with director Jonathan Demme.
Report: Beyoncé and Jay Z Renew Their Vows

Report: Beyoncé and Jay Z Renew Their Vows



Jayoncé insider says the two worked out "major problems."
This Day in Black History: Oct. 23, 1940

This Day in Black History: Oct. 23, 1940



Legendary soccer star Pelé was born.
Obama on Canada Shooting: 'We're All Shaken by It'

Obama on Canada Shooting: 'We're All Shaken by It'



President offers condolences on Ottawa killings.

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H. Hartford Brookins Dies

H. Hartford Brookins Dies

Romney Faces Tough Questions from Black Leaders

Romney Faces Tough Questions from Black Leaders

2010 Census Missed More Than 1.5 Million...

2010 Census Missed More Than 1.5 Million Minorities

Toxins Poison Florida Community

Toxins Poison Florida Community

VIDEO: Man Puts Child in Washer Machine,...

VIDEO: Man Puts Child in Washer Machine, Babysitter Watches

UCLA Medical Center Stung by Lawsuit

UCLA Medical Center Stung by Lawsuit