- newVikings announce Adrian Peterson ‘reinstated,’ Peterson releases statement
theGRIO REPORT - Adrian Peterson was not in uniform Sunday when the Vikings were trounced by the Patriots 30-7. The team ruled Peterson out days before the game after the former NFL MVP was indicted on child abuse charges...
- 18 hours ago 15 Sep 14, 1:04pm -
- newMan convicted of multiple murders dares judge to give him death penalty
theGRIO REPORT - A man who was convicted of two 2008 murders during multiple Dunkin' Donuts robberies in South Florida, dared a judge to give him the death penalty Friday...
- 19 hours ago 15 Sep 14, 12:27pm -
- new‘Orange is the New Black’ writer divorces husband for ‘Poussey’
theGRIO REPORT - One of the writers for the hit Netflix series 'Orange is the New Black,' Lauren Morelli, has filed for divorce just months after coming out as gay...
- 20 hours ago 15 Sep 14, 11:27am -
- newNicki Minaj joins Beyoncé on stage in Paris
theGRIO REPORT - Nicki Minaj and Beyoncé take the stage by storm and shock fans in Stade de Paris Friday...
- 20 hours ago 15 Sep 14, 11:21am -
- newChris Brown gives Ray Rice advice, discusses his ‘anger issues’
theGRIO REPORT - During a recent interview with MTV News, Chris Brown weighed in on the issue surrounding Ray Rice and gave his thoughts on the football player’s indefinite suspension from the NFL.
- 20 hours ago 15 Sep 14, 10:57am -
- newBeating our black children furthers the legacy of slavery
If it can be said that real men don’t hit women, then we should also say real men don’t beat children.Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was indicted on a felony charge for beating his four-year-old son with a …
- 21 hours ago 15 Sep 14, 10:30am -
- new‘Saturday Night Live’ taps Michael Che for ‘Weekend Update’
TODAY - After 39 years, "Saturday Night Live's" Weekend Update is getting its first black anchor, with Michael Che to take the seat next to Colin Jost when the show's new season kicks off later this month...
- 21 hours ago 15 Sep 14, 10:02am -
- new‘Django’ actress detained by cops, says she was mistaken for prostitute
theGRIO REPORT - 'Django Unchained' actress, Daniele Watts, claims she was 'accosted' by cops who thought she and her white husband were a 'ho' and 'trick'...
- 22 hours ago 15 Sep 14, 9:00am -
- Adrian Peterson mug shot – What’s abuse and what’s discipline?
Adiran Peterson was booked and released on $15,000 bond from the Montgomery County jail in Texas Saturday morning.
- 3 days ago 13 Sep 14, 5:59pm -
- Five things you might not know about Tyler Perry
theGRIO REPORT - ome love his work, some hate his work, but no one can deny the media empire he's built. The man is known the world over. But here are five things you might not know about Tyler Perry...
- 3 days ago 13 Sep 14, 3:19pm -
- Why black Americans should invest in art pieces
theGRIO REPORT - Florcy Morisset has been preaching the virtues of art ownership in her downtown Philadelphia gallery, the only one in the city, which specializes in haitians and culturally ethnic world art, for over seven years.
- 3 days ago 13 Sep 14, 10:00am -
- Adrian Peterson indicted for injury to a child
theGRIO REPORT - Minnesota Vikings' star running back Adrian Peterson has been indicted on charges of negligent injury to a child according to a statement released by Sheriff Tommy Gage of the Montgomery County Sheriff's office...
- 4 days ago 12 Sep 14, 6:40pm -
- Halle Berry to produce new CBS medical drama
theGRIO REPORT - Halle Berry’s production company 606 Films has landed its first deal with CBS studios. They will be teaming up with House executive producer Katie Jacobs for another medical drama.
- 4 days ago 12 Sep 14, 2:56pm -
- Denzel Washington wants to play James Bond
theGRIO REPORT - Denzel Washington is being added to the list of potential candidates who may portray the smooth and charming debonair of James Bond.
- 4 days ago 12 Sep 14, 2:49pm -
- Iyanla Vanzant tackles reckless behavior of father with 34 kids in part 2 of ‘Fix My Life’
theGRIO VIDEO - In part 2 of Iyanla Vanzant's multi-part mega-fix of a father with 34 children by 17 different women, she tackles the underlying issues behind his reckless behavior...
- 4 days ago 12 Sep 14, 2:28pm -
- George Zimmerman road rage? Man alleges Zimmerman threatened to kill him.
theGRIO REPORT - George Zimmerman has been accused of road rage this week and allegedly threatened to kill the other man involved in the incident.
- 4 days ago 12 Sep 14, 1:16pm -
- NYC Dept. of Education reacts to Nicki Minaj being turned away from her high school
theGRIO REPORT - Nicki Minaj was planning on speaking with students at her former high school yesterday, but was turned away by the school's principal...
- 4 days ago 12 Sep 14, 12:11pm -
- Sean Peyton buys 100 Devon Still jerseys to support pediatric cancer research
theGRIO REPORT - New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Peyton bought 100 jerseys of Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still to support pediatric cancer research.
- 4 days ago 12 Sep 14, 11:44am -
- Was CBS right to nix Rihanna’s NFL pre-game vocals amid the Ray Rice scandal?
In the wake of the Ray Rice domestic violence scandal, CBS cancelled a pre-game opener featuring singer Rihanna on Jay-Z’s “Run this Town.” The hit song was to serve as the backdrop while actor Don Cheadle narrated sequences meant …
- 4 days ago 12 Sep 14, 11:25am -
- Brawl breaks out by Chris Brown in NYC nightclub
theGRIO REPORT - A brawl, involving thrown bottles and one eye injury, erupted in a New York City nightclub where Chris Brown was performing in the early hours of Thursday morning.
- 4 days ago 12 Sep 14, 11:23am -
- Rats used to detect landmines
theGRIO REPORT - Rats are used to save lives by detecting land-mines through projects in Tanzania and Thailand.
- 4 days ago 12 Sep 14, 10:58am -
- Iggy Azalea’s lawyers slam alleged sex tape: ‘someone is trying to damage her career’
Iggy Azalea appears to be the latest celebrity involved in a sex tape scandal.Yesterday, TMZ reported that Iggy Azalea allegedly recorded a sex tape and was offered seven figures from porn giant Vivid Entertainment to release the footage.Vivid …
- 4 days ago 12 Sep 14, 10:16am -
- Ferguson kids call out white America on racism in Youtube video
theGRIO REPORT - Six black Ferguson kids – aged 6 to 13 – appear on a viral video which was created to “educate white America about the racist reality in 2014.”
- 4 days ago 12 Sep 14, 9:55am -
- Mike Tyson repeatedly calls TV host ‘a piece of sh**’ when asked about rape conviction
theGRIO VIDEO - Mike Tyson snaps during a live TV interview when asked about his rape conviction...
- 5 days ago 11 Sep 14, 2:24pm -
- Kanye West hospitalized in Australia
theGRIO REPORT - Kanye West was rushed to a Melbourne hospital after experiencing a health scare, just hours before his scheduled concert.
- 5 days ago 11 Sep 14, 2:12pm -
- Black churches are becoming more gay-friendly
theGRIO REPORT - For years, there has been an unspoken but deeply prevalent “don’t ask, don’t” tell policy in the black church. But today, Duke University released data that show those days may be coming to an end.
- 5 days ago 11 Sep 14, 1:15pm -
- Paul George tweets questionable comments about Ray Rice situation
theGRIO REPORT - Indiana Pacer Paul George took to his Twitter account to voice some controversial comments about the recent Ray Rice NFL suspension.
- 5 days ago 11 Sep 14, 12:03pm -
- New video of Michael Brown shooting witnesses in disbelief
theGRIO REPORT - A new video has surfaced, showing two witnesses and their immediate reactions to the Michael Brown shooting.
- 5 days ago 11 Sep 14, 11:53am -
- Apollo Nida posts Instagram video from prison: ‘I’m about to go asunder’
theGRIO REPORT - Apollo Nida, husband to Real Housewives of Atlanta star, Phaedra Parks, has finally arrived at prison after reportedly going AWOL yesterday...
- 5 days ago 11 Sep 14, 11:42am -
- Broadway stars honor Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and Oscar Grant at World Trade Center site
theGRIO VIDEO - Broadway actors recently teamed up to perform a moving tribute in honor of the nearly 3000 lives lost during the 9/11 terror attacks on the World Trade Center, and also the deaths of unarmed civilians Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Oscar…
- 5 days ago 11 Sep 14, 10:47am -
- President Obama’s ISIS speech leaves many questions unanswered
In a primetime speech to the American people, President Obama sought Congressional support for military action against the Islamic State — also known as ISIS or ISIL, the radical group controlling parts of Iraq and Syria. The president said, “w…
- 5 days ago 11 Sep 14, 12:50am -
- Chris Rock’s ‘Top Five’ to be distributed by Paramount Pictures worldwide
theGRIO REPORT - Paramount Pictures has announced that it will distribute the film Top Five, written and directed by Chris Rock, worldwide.
- 6 days ago 10 Sep 14, 5:40pm -
- President Obama reportedly denied tee time on Trump golf course
theGRIO REPORT - President Obama visited Westchester, New York during Labor Day Weekend and was denied tee time by several gold courses in the area.
- 6 days ago 10 Sep 14, 5:20pm -
- ‘Cell Black Django’ with Beyoncé, Mariah Carey, Rihanna and Nicki Minaj will leave you speechless
theGRIO VIDEO - The hilarious 'Cell Black Django' spoof features performers impersonating some of the pop industry's brightest stars including, Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Mariah Carey, and Solange Knowles...
- 6 days ago 10 Sep 14, 3:37pm -
- Floyd Mayweather on Ray Rice: NFL went too far
theGRIO REPORT - Floyd Mayweather Jr. has something to say about the NFL’s decision on Ray Rice’s suspension.
- 6 days ago 10 Sep 14, 1:51pm -
- EA Sports to take Ray Rice out of Madden NFL ’15
theGRIO REPORT - EA announced plans to remove Ray Rice from American football video game Madden NFL 15, a reaction to the Baltimore Ravens running back’s suspension from the league.
- 6 days ago 10 Sep 14, 1:50pm -
- CHP officer accused of beating homeless woman named in lawsuit
theGRIO REPORT - Additional details are emerging regarding the story of the CHP officer who was caught (on video) beating a homeless woman.
- 6 days ago 10 Sep 14, 1:17pm -
- Beats By Dre ad featuring Serena Williams will give you chills
theGRIO REPORT - Beats By Dre has released an ad featuring Serena Williams that will give you chills.
- 6 days ago 10 Sep 14, 11:44am -
- First Look: Michelle Williams and Deitrick Haddon ‘fixing’ gospel choirs on new music series
theGRIO REPORT - Take a sneak peak at Oxygen's new music series 'Fix My Choir,' starring Michelle Williams...
- 6 days ago 10 Sep 14, 11:31am -
- Tyler Perry’s ‘If Loving You is Wrong’ is OWN’s most-watched series premiere ever
theGRIO REPORT - Tyler Perry's new scripted series for OWN, 'If Loving You is Wrong,' debut last night, with storylines ranging from heartfelt to scandalous...
- 6 days ago 10 Sep 14, 10:47am -
- Why women are throwing the most shade at Janay Rice
theGRIO OPINION - Keyboard activism; that phenomena that involves people becoming obsessed with current events and feigning indignation over topics they may (or may not) actually care about “IRL” - is at an all time high.
- 6 days ago 10 Sep 14, 10:45am -
- Will the Apple Watch appeal to urban fashion?
theGRIO REPORT - Yesterday at WWDC 2014, Apple and Tim Cook announced their "most personal device yet," the Apple Watch...
- 6 days ago 10 Sep 14, 8:45am -
- Gladys Knight to today’s artists: ‘You don’t need to sell sex to sell music’
theGRIO VIDEO - Iconic soul singer Gladys Knight discusses her new album and sends a message to some of today's R&B singers...
- 7 days ago 9 Sep 14, 3:32pm -
- Marvin Gaye’s children use mash up audio to prove Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” is a remake
Any Marvin Gaye fan worth their weight in salt immediately noticed the similarities between last year’s hit “Blurred Lines” and Gaye’s 1977 classic “Got to Give It Up”.At first, the chart topping single appeared to be a sanctioned homage…
- 7 days ago 9 Sep 14, 2:50pm -
- Serena Williams’ 18th Grand Slam win
theGRIO SLIDESHOW - TheGrio put together a slideshow of all Serena Williams' Grand Slam wins, celebrating her latest major win.
- 7 days ago 9 Sep 14, 1:26pm -
- Janay Rice breaks silence, posts to social media
theGRIO REPORT - Janay Rice, wife of former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, has broken her silence, posting a message to her private Instagram account Monday.
- 7 days ago 9 Sep 14, 1:01pm -
- Missouri poised to pass 72-hour waiting period before an abortion
This week, Missouri Legislature’s Republicans are attempting to make it even harder for women to access abortions. In a move that Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon has denounced as “extreme and disrespectful,” the state is now poised to pass a bill …
- 8 days ago 8 Sep 14, 4:01pm -
- Baltimore Ravens terminate Ray Rice
theGRIO REPORT - The Baltimore Ravens announced Monday they have terminated running back Ray Rice's contract after elevator surveillance video released by TMZ shows the apparent moment Rice punches then-fiancee Janay Palmer, knocking her out.
- 8 days ago 8 Sep 14, 3:06pm -
- Taraji P. Henson talks Ray Rice video, reveals she was a domestic abuse victim
theGRIO VIDEO - Taraji P. Henson discuss her new film, 'No Good Deed' and how it parallels with some of the latest domestic violence stories in the news, as well as Hollywood’s role in the representation of African-Americans on television...
- 8 days ago 8 Sep 14, 3:02pm -
- Bronx man claims police brutality, beating caught on video
theGRIO REPORT - “They were taking turns on me like a gang," that’s how Santiago Hernandez, 23, described his brutal beating at the hands of the NYPD last month.
- 8 days ago 8 Sep 14, 2:35pm -