- newMan hid cocaine inside prosthetic leg in his car, police say
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Police say a Delaware drug suspect went out on a limb to transport a stash of cocaine, but he was busted when officers discovered the drug hidden inside his prosthetic leg...
- 14 hours ago 30 Jan 15, 1:01pm -
- newDemarcus Cousins rips reporter who predicted he’d be arrested by 2015
theGRIO REPORTER - Demarcus Cousins celebrated a special anniversary Friday. Five years ago, Fox Sports reporter Clay Travis predicted Cousins would be arrested by 2015. Friday, Cousins reminded his Twitter followers that five years later, he's still…
- 15 hours ago 30 Jan 15, 12:44pm -
- newNorfolk police chief calls K9 dog attack on female student ‘unreasonable’
theGRIO REPORT - A Virginia police chief issued an apology for the "unreasonable" force his officers used when they released a police dog to attack a female Norfolk State University student.
- 15 hours ago 30 Jan 15, 12:04pm -
- newEddie Murphy to return to ‘Saturday Night Live’ after 30 years
VIDEO - Eddie Murphy reveals that he's returning to NBC's 'Saturday Night Live' after more than 30 years...
- 16 hours ago 30 Jan 15, 11:22am -
- newPolice officer who stopped man for having a golf club ‘reassigned’
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O'Toole has reassigned an officer involved in the arrest last summer of a 69-year-old man who refused to drop a golf club he was carrying on a city sidewalk...
- 18 hours ago 30 Jan 15, 9:52am -
- newState bill will allow teachers to use deadly force against students
- 18 hours ago 30 Jan 15, 9:41am -
- newSuge Knight turns himself in after killing man in hit and run
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Death Row Records founder Marion “Suge” Knight was arrested early Friday on a murder charge in a fatal hit-and-run.Knight was arrested at about 3 a.m. and was being held on $2 million bail, said …
- 20 hours ago 30 Jan 15, 7:20am -
- Report: Suge Knight kills man in hit and run on movie set in Compton
theGRIO REPORT - Suge Knight reportedly kills a man on a Compton film set....
- 1 day ago 29 Jan 15, 9:01pm -
- Iggy Azalea responds to Jill Scott, Eve: I’m myself daily
theGRIO REPORT - Wednesday, Iggy clapped back at the Philadelphia duo with a series of tweets that translate into "Baby I Do Dis," the way she raps in her hit "Fancy." ...
- 1 day ago 29 Jan 15, 4:36pm -
- McDonald’s CEO steps down as sales decline
NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's CEO Don Thompson is stepping down as the world's biggest hamburger chain fights to hold onto customers and transform its image...
- 1 day ago 29 Jan 15, 4:10pm -
- Jagged Edge member Kyle Norman charged with assault after domestic dispute
theGRIO REPORT - A member of the R&B group Jagged Edge was arrested in Atlanta Thursday morning following a domestic dispute with his fiancée.
- 1 day ago 29 Jan 15, 3:43pm -
- Missing teen believed to be in danger of sexual exploitation
theGRIO REPORT - A nationwide broadcast to law enforcement from the FBI, U.S. Marshalls, and the Virginia State Police has been sent out for missing teen Aysia Monique Lewis...
- 2 days ago 29 Jan 15, 3:16pm -
- Virginia official apologizes for calling black reporter ‘boy,’ meant to say ‘son’
VERONA, Va. (AP) — A county official in rural Virginia referred to a black newspaper reporter as "boy" during a public meeting, and he is now apologizing and calling the remark an error...
- 2 days ago 29 Jan 15, 1:33pm -
- Brawl breaks out in meeting on St. Louis civil oversight of cops
theGRIO REPORT - Tensions are still running high in St. Louis, Missouri, where a City Hall discussion on the creation of a civilian-run police oversight committee turned into a brawl.
- 2 days ago 29 Jan 15, 11:13am -
- No re-trial for Detroit officer who fatally shot sleeping child
theGRIO REPORT - Detroit prosecutors said they will not seek a third trial in the case against an officer who fatally shot a sleeping child.
- 2 days ago 29 Jan 15, 11:01am -
- Ludacris’ baby’s mother: ‘He tried to bribe me with $10,000 to have abortion’
theGRIO REPORT -Rapper Chris “Ludacris” Bridges has just been awarded primary custody of his 1--year-old daughter, Cai Bella Bridges, amid allegations that...
- 2 days ago 29 Jan 15, 10:35am -
- Montana man gets 200 years for impregnating 11-year-old
theGRIO REPORT - A Montana man has been charged and convicted of impregnating an 11-year-old girl who was in his care.
- 2 days ago 29 Jan 15, 10:28am -
- Video: Seattle police arrest elderly veteran for ‘walking while black’
Seattle, WA — A 70-year-old Air Force veteran was walking down the street using a golf club as a cane, as he did every day, when a Seattle police officer pulled over and yelled at him to drop the club…
- 2 days ago 29 Jan 15, 9:45am -
- Loretta Lynch moves closer to confirmation
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Senators weigh Loretta Lynch’s nomination to be America’s top law enforcement official for a second day at a hearing certain to pile criticism on President Barack Obama and Eric Holder, the current occupant of the job.…
- 2 days ago 29 Jan 15, 9:00am -
- QVC host apologizes for ‘hair’ comments, says she wasn’t referring to black female model
theGRIO REPORT - It was supposed to be just another QVC segment on Dooney and Burke products. But when host Sandra Bennett seemed to make light of a black woman's natural hair who was modeling at the time, things went south real quick...
- 3 days ago 28 Jan 15, 2:57pm -
- Man accidentally shoots himself during armed robbery
theGRIO REPORT - A California man accidentally shot himself after during the third stop of his robbery spree. Twenty-one-year-old Donnello Knowles was robbing a Stockton gas station when he accidentally shot himself in the leg with the shotgun he was…
- 3 days ago 28 Jan 15, 1:08pm -
- Father, son allegedly attack high school basketball coach over lack of playing time
theGRIO REPORT - Demetrius Franklin just took the whole 'my kid should play more' thing to the next level. Franklin's son, Daeyn, plays for Doss High School's basketball team in Louisville, Kentucky. Saturday night, both father and son allegedly atta…
- 3 days ago 28 Jan 15, 1:02pm -
- J.Cole turns childhood home into rent-free housing for single mothers
theGrio REPORT - J. Cole is giving back to his community in a very personal way.
- 3 days ago 28 Jan 15, 12:52pm -
- Man shoots teen for hitting his car with snowballs
theGRIO REPORT - A Pennsylvania man was arrested Saturday after allegedly firing a gun at a group of children who threw a snowball at his vehicle.
- 3 days ago 28 Jan 15, 12:31pm -
- Leslie Jones in talks to star in all-female ‘Ghostbusters’ reboot
theGRIO REPORT - 'SNL' star Leslie Jones is reportedly in talks to star in the all-female reboot of 'Ghostbusters'...
- 3 days ago 28 Jan 15, 11:58am -
- NeNe Leakes serves Kenya Moore cease and desist letter, Kenya posts it on Instagram
theGRIO REPORT - NeNe Leakes serves Kenya Moore cease and desist letter, and Kenya posts the letter to Instagram...
- 3 days ago 28 Jan 15, 11:42am -
- Los Angeles jury awards $5 million to funk legend Sly Stone
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Funk legend Sly Stone was awarded $5 million on Tuesday in a breach-of-contract suit that claimed his business partners and his own company cheated him out of royalties...
- 3 days ago 28 Jan 15, 11:19am -
- Denzel Washington wants to be a part of Lee Daniels’ ‘Empire’
theGRIO REPORT - Denzel Washington reportedly wants to appear in Lee Daniels' Fox series, 'Empire'....
- 3 days ago 28 Jan 15, 10:41am -
- Michelle Obama criticized for not wearing a headscarf in Saudi Arabia
theGRIO REPORT - When the president and First Lady flew to Saudi Arabia, they offered their condolences to the royal family for the loss of their king and met the new leader, Salman.
- 3 days ago 28 Jan 15, 10:38am -
- ‘Rent Is Too Damn High’ candidate Jimmy McMillan is facing eviction
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City man who made his political name over the claim that "the rent is too damn high" may soon not have a place to live. Jimmy McMillan says he's facing an eviction notice...
- 3 days ago 28 Jan 15, 10:37am -
- Marissa Alexander released from prison, placed on house arrest
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman who claimed self-defense after prosecutors say she fired a gun at her estranged husband and his two sons will be released from prison as part of a plea agreement...
- 3 days ago 28 Jan 15, 9:13am -
- Man who killed a fellow prisoner to be executed in US
ATLANTA (AP) — A 54-year-old man who has come within hours of execution three times in recent years is scheduled to die Tuesday evening unless the U.S. Supreme Court intervenes. Warren Lee Hill's lawyers argue he shouldn't be executed because he is…
- 3 days ago 27 Jan 15, 5:36pm -
- Milwaukee sheriff blasts NAACP, blames fatal shooting on ‘father-absent homes’
theGRIO REPORT - Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke told 'Fox & Friends' Tuesday a recent shooting officer-involved shooting in Oklahoma was 'justifiable.' He also had some choice words for the NAACP...
- 3 days ago 27 Jan 15, 4:20pm -
- Woman marries herself in ceremony at African-American museum
theGRIO REPORT - Can't beat 'em? Join' em. Can't get married? Marry yourself. That's exactly what Yasmin Eleby recently did in Houston...
- 4 days ago 27 Jan 15, 2:20pm -
- ‘Django’ actress Daniele Watts pleads not guilty to lewd conduct charge
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An attorney for "Django Unchained" actress Daniele Watts and her boyfriend has entered not guilty pleas on their behalf to misdemeanor lewd conduct charges...
- 4 days ago 27 Jan 15, 1:53pm -
- Famed civil rights protesters ‘Friendship Nine’ to have arrest records erased
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Nine black men arrested for integrating a whites-only South Carolina lunch counter 54 years ago may be heroes in the historic record, but in the record of the law they are still convicted trespassers...
- 4 days ago 27 Jan 15, 1:53pm -
- Protests over Denver police killing of 16-year-old girl
DENVER (AP) — Some Denver residents are calling for a special prosecutor to investigate city police officers who shot and killed a 16-year-old girl who police say hit an officer with a stolen car.They plan to rally outside the …
- 4 days ago 27 Jan 15, 1:46pm -
- Video allegedly shows Pittsburgh officers beating man at halfway house
theGRIO REPORT - Last August, a man was allegedly beaten by Pittsburgh police at a halfway house. On Monday, the investigators looking into the surveillance video said the force appeared to be justified.
- 4 days ago 27 Jan 15, 11:27am -
- ABC orders another pilot from Shonda Rhimes, ‘The Catch’
theGRIO REPORT - The network announced Monday it is picking up another pilot from Shonda Rhimes which focuses on a "female forensic accountant whose career specialty is exposing fraud for a living," according to Variety...
- 4 days ago 27 Jan 15, 11:16am -
- 2 Chainz may run for mayor in his hometown
theGRIO REPORT - Mayor...2 Chainz? In an interview with XXL Magazine, the rapper discussed the possibility of running for office in his hometown of College Park, Georgia...
- 4 days ago 27 Jan 15, 11:05am -
- Drama teacher, students perform Bruno Mars’ ‘Uptown Funk’ in viral video
theGRIO REPORT - Bruno Mars, watch your back. The students at a Dallas area high school are viral stars after putting together a dance version of the pop singer's No. 1 hit...
- 4 days ago 27 Jan 15, 10:31am -
- Man faces jail time for back child support, child is not his
theGRIO REPORT - A Detroit man turned himself in for not paying child support when the state demanded he pay for a child that was not his...
- 4 days ago 27 Jan 15, 9:52am -
- Actor Benedict Cumberbatch sorry for calling black actors ‘colored’
LONDON (AP) — Benedict Cumberbatch says he was an "idiot" to refer to non-white actors as "colored." The Academy Award-nominated actor used the word on PBS talk show "Tavis Smiley" last week while discussing diversity in the entertainment industry.…
- 4 days ago 27 Jan 15, 8:55am -
- Selma’s Ava DuVernay to direct, write Katrina film
theGRIO REPORT - Ava DuVernay, whose recent directorial work on the Civil Rights film Selma propelled her to the national stage, is reportedly taking on a new project...
- 4 days ago 26 Jan 15, 4:34pm -
- Parents outraged over homework assignment on ‘po pimp’
theGRIO REPORT - Georgia parents were outraged when their son came to them with an unusual question about his homework. He had a worksheet about the rapper Twista that included the words "po pimp."
- 4 days ago 26 Jan 15, 3:35pm -
- Jill Scott and Eve dissect Iggy Azalea’s Black accent
theGrio REPORT - Jill Scott and Eve have been making the rounds to promote their new Lifetime movie With This Ring and on Friday they were guests of Shade 45’s Sway In The Morning with host Sway Calloway.
- 5 days ago 26 Jan 15, 2:35pm -
- Fed up single mother proclaims she’s on ‘strike’
theGRIO REPORT - Naasira Muhammad has gone on strike because she is fed up with her daughters' behavior.
- 5 days ago 26 Jan 15, 12:58pm -
- Mother, 56, dies days after giving birth to twins
theGRIO REPORT - Lisa Swinton McLaughlin wanted to have kids for more than 30 years. Last December, she and her husband Mike welcomed twin boys after a decade of trying different fertility treatments and in-vitro procedures, according to the Omaha Wo…
- 5 days ago 26 Jan 15, 12:54pm -
- Rashida Jones tells reporter she’s ‘ethnic’ on SAG Awards red carpert
theGRIO REPORT - It's not a good look to tell black folks you look 'tan' and 'tropical' if you're trying to compliment them on a Hollywood red carpet...
- 5 days ago 26 Jan 15, 11:51am -
- Kendrick Johnson’s parents appear in court for protest arrest
theGRIO REPORT - The parents of Kendrick Johnson will appear in court Monday for charges of civil disobedience.
- 5 days ago 26 Jan 15, 11:48am -