- newComedians share laughs to raise funds, lift up victims of Charleston Massacre
theGRIO REPORT - It's been roughly six weeks since the massacre in Charleston, South Carolina, left nine innocent people dead. The tragedy has prompted several fundraising efforts across the country...
- 3 hours ago 1 Aug 15, 8:53am -
- newMeek Mill is being mocked by fans, pro athletes and even household brands over Drake “beef”
theGrio REPORT - They say there's no such thing as "bad publicity," and this week, Meek Mills is about to test that theory.
- 4 hours ago 1 Aug 15, 8:39am -
- newDylann Roof pleads not guilty in court to federal hate crime charges
CHARLESTON, South Carolina (AP) — The white man accused of gunning down nine parishioners at a black church in South Carolina last month wants to plead guilty to over 30 federal charges, but his lawyer said in court Friday that he couldn't advise h…
- 17 hours ago 31 Jul 15, 7:06pm -
- newJust a reminder: No one fights harder to save black lives than black women
OPINION - If we need a "new leader," cool. But why don't we ever ask who "she" might be? If you look back at the Civil Rights Movement, aside from Rosa Parks, the most thoroughly canonized names are those of black men...
- 19 hours ago 31 Jul 15, 4:57pm -
- newWhite woman splashed at Chicago beach responds by shouting n-word
theGRIO REPORT - Splashed water. That's all it took to allegedly spark an explosive racial tirade. Raquel Bolton was with her two kids at Oak Street Beach in Chicago when her children splashed water on a woman who was sitting nearby...
- 21 hours ago 31 Jul 15, 2:59pm -
- newFormer ‘Basketball Wives’ star Tami Roman suffers miscarriage
theGRIO REPORT - Former Basketball Wives star Tami Roman as reportedly suffered a miscarriage...
- 22 hours ago 31 Jul 15, 2:35pm -
- newHigh school football player dies following morning practice, officials say not ‘heat-related’
theGRIO REPORT - The death of 16-year-old high school football player Tekarian Maclin has rocked a Tennessee community...
- 22 hours ago 31 Jul 15, 2:14pm -
- newLauryn Hill’s Nina Simone tribute on ‘Tonight Show’ is just what we needed
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- 23 hours ago 31 Jul 15, 1:30pm -
- newIce-T opens up about fatherhood: ‘A 57-year-old black man can still put it down!’
VIDEO - Ice T and Coco discuss their new daytime talk show 'Ice & Coco'....
- 23 hours ago 31 Jul 15, 12:48pm -
- The Rock defends Hulk Hogan, says he’s ‘paid the price’ for racist rant
theGRIO REPORT - The Rock says...Hulk Hogan isn't racist. The wrestler, better known these days as actor Dwayne Johnson, did say that he was "disappointed" in the recent news of Hulk Hogan using the n-word in a variety of conversations for a lot of…
- 1 day ago 31 Jul 15, 11:26am -
- New York police officer gets down to ‘Whip,’ ‘Nae Nae’ at block party
theGRIO REPORT - More of this, please. One New York police officer showed that it is possible for law enforcement to go viral...in a good way...
- 1 day ago 31 Jul 15, 10:49am -
- Jill Scott explains initial Bill Cosby support: ‘That man was like a father to me’
theGRIO REPORT - When a storm of sexual assault and rape allegations hit Bill Cosby last fall, Jill Scott was one of the his earliest supporters. She wanted to see evidence and didn't want to be quick to condemn a man she considered a mentor, a legen…
- 1 day ago 31 Jul 15, 10:29am -
- Zimbabwe officials call for American lion killer’s extradition, want him held ‘accountable’
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe intends to seek the extradition of an American dentist who killed a lion that was lured out of a national park and shot with a bow and a gun, and the process has already begun, a Cabinet minister said Friday...
- 1 day ago 31 Jul 15, 8:27am -
- Cincinnati officer who killed Sam DuBose during traffic stop freed after posting bond
CINCINNATI (AP) — A University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot a motorist during a traffic stop pleaded not guilty Thursday to a charge of murder and was ordered jailed on $1 million bail...
- 1 day ago 31 Jul 15, 8:05am -
- Cincinnati officer pleads ‘not guilty’ in murder of Sam Dubose
CINCINNATI (AP) — A University of Cincinnati police officer who shot a motorist after stopping him over a missing front license plate pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges of murder and voluntary manslaughter....
- 2 days ago 30 Jul 15, 8:58pm -
- Man videobombs reporter, reporter’s reaction is priceless
theGRIO REPORT - Some guy just had to get on TV. KTLA reporter Wendy Burch was doing a live segment in Los Angeles when a random man decided to videobomb her....
- 2 days ago 30 Jul 15, 4:15pm -
- Raven-Symoné says she was body-shamed at age 7 on ‘Cosby Show’ set
theGRIO REPORT - On Tuesday's episode of The View, Raven-Symoné opened up about the body shaming that she experienced even when she was incredibly young on the set of The Cosby Show...
- 2 days ago 30 Jul 15, 3:48pm -
- Man’s lawsuit against Ferguson police for wrongful arrest, assault reinstated
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- 2 days ago 30 Jul 15, 2:49pm -
- ‘Shaft’ getting remake from ‘Black-ish’ creator, will take on a more comedic tone
theGRIO REPROT - New Line Cinema is working on a reboot of Shaft, drawing on the writing talents of Black-ish creator Kenya Barris and The Goldbergs' Alex Barnow...
- 2 days ago 30 Jul 15, 2:28pm -
- Teen arrested in connection with murder of trans woman India Clarke
theGRIO REPORT - Police arrested an 18-year-old man in connection with the murder of trans woman India Clarke...
- 2 days ago 30 Jul 15, 2:15pm -
- OITNB star Danielle Brooks posts ‘fearless’ selfie in sports bra, shares struggle with ‘self love’
theGRIO REPORT - 'Orange is the New Black' actress Danielle Brooks joined the public 'debate' on body image this week, posting a selfie in her sports bra...
- 2 days ago 30 Jul 15, 1:52pm -
- Whoopi Goldberg, Raven-Symoné defend Elisabeth Hasselbeck, say black folks ‘so sensitive’
theGRIO REPORT - The ladies of The View were quick to defend Elisabeth Hasselbeck, their former cohost, after she has been accused of racism of her question of whether or not Sandra Bland was arrested because of the cigarette she refused to put out..…
- 2 days ago 30 Jul 15, 10:38am -
- Confederate flags placed at MLK center, historic Ebenezer church in Atlanta
ATLANTA (AP) — Federal authorities and police are investigating after Confederate battle flags were found around the Ebenezer Baptist Church and the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change in Atlanta...
- 2 days ago 30 Jul 15, 10:06am -
- Boy who lost hands to infection becomes youngest patient to get double-hand transplant
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An 8-year-old boy who lost his hands and feet to a serious infection has become the youngest patient to receive a double-hand transplant, surgeons said Tuesday...
- 2 days ago 30 Jul 15, 9:42am -
- Indicted Cincinnati officer’s attorney: Client ‘felt like his life was in jeopardy’
theGRIO REPORT - Ray Tensing, who was indicted on murder and voluntary manslaughter charges in the shooting death of Samuel DuBose, feared for his life during the incident, according to his attorney...
- 2 days ago 30 Jul 15, 9:27am -
- Man who spent 17 years in prison for murder he didn’t commit killed three years after release
CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago man who served 17 years in prison for murder before being cleared of the crime and released has been shot and killed almost three years after leaving prison...
- 2 days ago 30 Jul 15, 8:29am -
- Why we should be paying attention to Obama’s time in Africa
OPINION - President Obama just completed an historic trip to Kenya, his ancestral home and the land of his father’s family. And we need to pay attention to his journey to the African continent this time around, and for a number of important reasons…
- 2 days ago 30 Jul 15, 8:00am -
- Black gay dads Kordale and Kaleb break up, call off engagement
theGRIO REPORT - America’s favorite gay dads on social media, Caleb Anthony and Kordale Lewis, have ended their engagement...
- 3 days ago 29 Jul 15, 4:13pm -
- John Legend to executive produce and score slave thriller TV series ‘Underground’
theGRIO REPORT - John Legend has signed on to executive produce and score the soundtrack for the upcoming WGN America's pulse-pounding slave thriller, 'Underground'....
- 3 days ago 29 Jul 15, 3:11pm -
- Waitress fired after referring to black couple as ‘black couple’ on receipt
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- 3 days ago 29 Jul 15, 2:58pm -
- Family of late black golf great Charlie Sifford accused of $1 million theft
CLEVELAND (AP) — The son and ex-daughter-in-law of late black golf pioneer Charlie Sifford were indicted Tuesday on charges they stole more than $1 million from him....
- 3 days ago 29 Jul 15, 2:36pm -
- Officer Ray Tensing faces murder charge in killing of Samuel Dubose in Cincinnati
CINCINNATI (AP) — A University of Cincinnati officer who shot a motorist during a traffic stop over a missing front license plate has been indicted on murder charges, a prosecutor said Wednesday, adding that the officer "purposely killed him" and "…
- 3 days ago 29 Jul 15, 1:37pm -
- Hotel supervisor allegedly hung ‘slave doll’ to mock Sandra Bland’s death, loses job
theGRIO REPORT - A hotel has fired its white female supervisor after she allegedly hung a black 'slave doll' from a noose in the employee break area. The stunt was reportedly an attempt to mock the death of Sandra Bland.
- 3 days ago 29 Jul 15, 12:51pm -
- Terrence Howard sued for assault, defamation by ex-wife
theGRIO REPORT - Terrence Howard, of 'Empire' fame, was sued on Tuesday by his former wife Michelle Gent who claims that he assaulted her in 2013....
- 3 days ago 29 Jul 15, 12:23pm -
- Bill O’Reilly: ‘Black Lives Matter’ wants to tear down the country
theGRIO REPORT - O'Reilly. The Fox News anchor accused the 'Black Lives Matter' movement of being "anarchists," with plans to "tear down the country."...
- 3 days ago 29 Jul 15, 12:20pm -
- Rihanna’s Freddie Gray concert was blocked by Baltimore police
theGRIO REPORT - Newly released emails between police and representatives for Rihanna show that the singer wanted to host a free concert honoring Freddie Gray but that police blocked her....
- 3 days ago 29 Jul 15, 11:38am -
- Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige join NBC’s The Wiz Live!
theGRIO REPORT - Queen Latifah and Mary J. Blige are reportedly joining the cast of NBC's The Wiz Live! And they will both be playing major roles, according to an E! News report...
- 3 days ago 29 Jul 15, 10:58am -
- Tyler Perry breaks his silence on Bobbi Kristina’s death: ‘I’m a writer with no words’
theGRIO REPORT - Tyler Perry voiced his heartbreak over the death of Bobbi Kristina with one sobering tweet: "I'm a writer with no words.... Bobbi Kris." The same message was also shared on Perry's official Facebook page...
- 3 days ago 29 Jul 15, 10:34am -
- Mother of 8 dies in police custody, officials thought she was sleeping
theGRIO REPORT - A 44-year-old mother of eight was found dead in her jail cell Monday. Officers reportedly thought she was simply sleeping...
- 3 days ago 29 Jul 15, 10:17am -
- World Wide Nate brings you the U.S. Virgin Islands
theGRIO - The Virgin Islands of the United States, commonly known as simple the US Virgin Islands, is a group of Caribbean islands just east of Puerto Rico.
- 3 days ago 29 Jul 15, 10:08am -
- Racial terror is nothing new to black America, but when will it stop being tolerated?
OPINION - Why can't black folks simply throw a birthday party without being approached with symbols of racism? Why can't Black folks just be free? Why?
- 3 days ago 29 Jul 15, 9:26am -
- Jail releases more footage of Sandra Bland before her death
HEMPSTEAD, Texas (AP) — Texas authorities on Tuesday released several hours of footage showing Sandra Bland during her three days in jail, saying they wanted to dispel rumors that she was dead before arriving there...
- 4 days ago 28 Jul 15, 9:34pm -
- Man charged after his 2-year-old daughter dies after being left in a hot car
theGRIO REPORT - A 40-year-old father is being held on charges of child abandonment after his two-year-old daughter died when he allegedly left her alone in a hot car...
- 4 days ago 28 Jul 15, 8:59pm -
- Tyler Perry reportedly keeping the peace between Houston, Brown families
theGRIO REPORT - Tyler Perry is in Atlanta to join the family of both Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown as they grieve the passing of Bobbi Kristina...
- 4 days ago 28 Jul 15, 3:50pm -
- Judge recognizes suspect from past weekend’s cruise vacation
theGRIO REPORT - Judge Mindy Glazer basically knows everyone. Earlier this month, she recognized a former middle school classmate in court. This time, it was a man she remembered from a recent cruise vacation...
- 4 days ago 28 Jul 15, 2:49pm -
- Flex & Shanice share their financial comeback story, defend sexless dating before marriage
VIDEO - Flex Anderson and Shanice talk about the second season of their OWN show 'Flex & Shanice' and open up about sexless dating...
- 4 days ago 28 Jul 15, 2:04pm -
- Ex-prison guard accused of forcing female inmates to have sex with him
ATLANTA (AP) — A former high-ranking corrections officer at a southeast Georgia women's prison used his position of power to prey on inmates, targeting their vulnerabilities and forcing them to have sex with him, according to investigators...
- 4 days ago 28 Jul 15, 2:00pm -
- Tyrese says mainstream white radio is racist and won’t play his #1 R&B song
theGRIO - Tyrese has the #1 R&B song in the country but is furious that mainstream radio stations won't play his hit track...
- 4 days ago 28 Jul 15, 1:04pm -
- Cincinnati police chief: Video of fatal shooting of unarmed black man by police ‘not good’
theGRIO REPORT - Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell has seen the video from a University of Cincinnati police officer's body camera in the fatal shooting on an unarmed black man. His assessment? It's "not good."
- 4 days ago 28 Jul 15, 12:43pm -
- Raven-Symoné slams Caitlyn Jenner on behalf of gay community for doing ‘too much, too fast’
theGRIO REPORT - Raven-Symoné says she thinks Caitlyn Jenner is moving too fast with advocating for gay and lesbian rights...
- 4 days ago 28 Jul 15, 12:39pm -