- 71-year-old bodybuilder inspires at health and fitness expo
theGRIO REPORT - Sam “Sonny” Bryant Jr. is a rarity. He is a champion bodybuilder and at the ripe old age of 71 he is still going strong...
- 4 days ago 28 Aug 14, 10:40am -
- Game recruits Rick Ross, Diddy and others for Mike Brown tribute track
theGRIO REPORT - While J. Cole was among the first rappers to address Ferguson and the shooting death of 18-year-old Mike Brown on record, the majority of the hip hop community has been relatively silent...Cali emcee Game aims to change that...
- 4 days ago 28 Aug 14, 9:46am -
- The journey to preserve Madam CJ Walker’s historic estate
theGRIO REPORT - Madam CJ Walker's estate at Villa Lewaro was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1976 but the upkeep of a 20,000 square-foot mansion and a 4,000 square-foot carriage house on three acres of land is a major undertaking.
- 5 days ago 27 Aug 14, 3:01pm -
- BET’s Stephen Hill apologizes to Beyoncé and Jay -Z over Blue Ivy joke
theGRIO REPORT - After a day of online criticism, BET publicly apologized for a joke about Beyonce and Jay Z's daughter Blue Ivy's natural hair that was said on '106 and Park'...
- 5 days ago 27 Aug 14, 10:44am -
- Ferguson is another reminder of how we don’t live in a ‘post-racial’ America
OPINION - Michael Brown has been eulogized and buried. Family, friends, indeed a nation mourns the senseless loss of a mother’s son...
- 5 days ago 27 Aug 14, 8:51am -
- Oxygen’s ‘Preachers of L.A.’ discuss reality TV as a ministry tool
theGRIO REPORT - In an interview with theGrio, 'Preachers of L.A.' cast members, Pastor Jay Haizlip and Bishop Noel Jones open up about the show’s ability to serve as a tool of evangelism...
- 6 days ago 26 Aug 14, 6:31pm -
- Iyanla Vanzant: I won’t ‘betray’ Ferguson community
theGRIO REPORT - Iyanla Vanzant says she felt compelled to travel to Ferguson, Missouri, after watching hours of coverage on the unrest...
- 6 days ago 26 Aug 14, 2:32pm -
- Navy discharges sailor allegedly over her natural hairstyle
theGRIO REPORT - A black, female sailor has been honorably discharged from the Navy after officials claim she failed to obey an order to cut off her natural hair...
- 6 days ago 26 Aug 14, 11:26am -
- Real-life WWII ‘Rosie the Riveter’s dream comes true, meets the Blue Angels
theGRIO REPORT - The dreams of two women, one of whom was a real-life "Rosie the Riveter" during WWII, came true earlier this month when their wish to meet the Blue Angels was granted.
- 6 days ago 26 Aug 14, 11:20am -
- Funeral services held for Michael Brown draws thousands
VIDEO - Thousands of mourners gathered at a St. Louis church Monday to pay respects to Michael Brown, the 18-year-old teenager who was shot by a police officer two weeks ago in Ferguson, Missouri, sparking more than a week of violent protest...
- 6 days ago 26 Aug 14, 11:16am -
- Karrueche Tran makes fun of Blue Ivy’s hair on ‘106 and Park’
theGRIO REPORT - Chris Brown's on and off again girlfriend, model Karrueche Tran, appeared as a host on 106th & Park, one night after the VMA's and made a poor joke on air, that lead to her feeling the wrath of the #Beyhive...
- 6 days ago 26 Aug 14, 9:55am -
- Young Jeezy arrested for firearms in shooting probe
MOUNTAIN VIEW, California (AP) — Platinum-selling rapper Young Jeezy was arrested on suspicion of possessing illegal firearms during an investigation into a fatal shooting at a rap concert in Silicon Valley, authorities said...
- 6 days ago 26 Aug 14, 9:54am -
- Mom, four children mistakenly pulled over by police at gunpoint
theGRIO REPORT - A Texas mother says she is still shaken after she and her four young kids were mistakenly stopped by police at gun point.
- 7 days ago 25 Aug 14, 2:30pm -
- Family, friends remember Michael Brown at funeral
ST. LOUIS, Missouri — Michael Brown was remembered as an 18-year-old “gentle soul” during his funeral on Monday morning in St. Louis.
- 7 days ago 25 Aug 14, 2:11pm -
- T.I. compares ‘The Family Hustle’ to ‘The Cosby Show’
theGRIO VIDEO - T.I. discusses the new season of T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle, and responded to comparisons drawn between his family and the famous Huxtable family from The Cosby Show.
- 7 days ago 25 Aug 14, 1:21pm -
- Soccer player dies after hit by rock thrown from stands
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — A player died of a head injury after being hit by a rock apparently thrown by his own fans at a top-flight league game in Algeria and a police investigation will be opened into his death, the Confederation of African Footbal…
- 7 days ago 25 Aug 14, 12:41pm -
- Police officer accused of sexually assaulting women on duty
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Residents of a neighborhood where an Oklahoma City officer is accused of sexually assaulting women said Saturday the allegations make them distrust police.
- 7 days ago 25 Aug 14, 11:48am -
- Protesters and donors rally behind Ferguson officer Darren Wilson
As the family of Michael Brown prepared for the funeral of the 18-year-old, supporters of the man responsible for his death — Ferguson policeman Darren Wilson — gathered on Saturday at Barney’s Sport Pub in St. Louis to protest and …
- 7 days ago 25 Aug 14, 11:26am -
- Michael Brown funeral
NBC News -- Well-known activists, politicians and celebrities were gathering Monday at a St. Louis church for the funeral of Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old shot dead by a police officer two weeks ago.
- 7 days ago 25 Aug 14, 10:51am -
- Trayvon Martin’s dad to Michael Brown’s family: ‘We still don’t understand it’
Tracy Martin and Trayvon’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, met with the parents of Michael Brown ahead of Monday's burial for the 18-year-old Missouri boy, who was gunned down by a suburban St. Louis police officer two weeks ago.
- 7 days ago 25 Aug 14, 10:03am -
- The VMAs five most memorable moments
(AP) - Beyonce not only stole the show at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night, she used the moment to erase the cloud around her family with an adorable appearance by daughter Blue Ivy and one by doting husband Jay Z to finish off the night.
- 7 days ago 25 Aug 14, 9:52am -
- Michael Brown’s parents brace for funeral and call for peace
The death of Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old who was shot dead by a police officer, reverberated from the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, to the White House, igniting two weeks of protests and stirring a national discussion on race and policing…
- 7 days ago 25 Aug 14, 9:42am -
- Prince set to drop new album
NEW YORK (AP) — Prince is releasing a new album on Sept. 30.The pop icon announced Monday that he would release “Art Official Age” on Warner Bros. Records, the label Prince was signed to from 1978 to the mid-1990s …
- 7 days ago 25 Aug 14, 9:40am -
- Big Sean shares G.O.O.D Music’s reaction to Ferguson protests
Like everyone in the world, eyes are still on Ferguson, Missouri and the protests that have ignited, by the shooting death of unarmed black teen, Michael Brown...
- 10 days ago 22 Aug 14, 2:28pm -
- Cam Newton visits Georgia Tech QB recruit after brain injury
theGRIO REPORT - Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton visited a high school quarterback who is recovering in a Charlotte hospital from a brain injury...
- 10 days ago 22 Aug 14, 1:46pm -
- Model Shaun Ross reveals truth behind Beyoncé’s ‘Pretty Hurts’ video
theGRIO VIDEO - Model Shaun Ross opens up about starring alongside Beyoncé in her 'Pretty Hurts' video. Ross gives revealing details about how he slapped Beyoncé during scenes..
- 10 days ago 22 Aug 14, 1:31pm -
- ‘The Breakfast Club’ releases tape of Floyd Mayweather ‘struggling’ to read
theGRIO REPORT - Making a play on the current ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, rapper, business man, and internet troll 50 Cent had a different challenge for his on and off again friend, boxing champ Floyd Mayweather Jr...
- 10 days ago 22 Aug 14, 1:12pm -
- Vigils honoring Michael Brown line the street where he was killed
VIDEO - Ferguson, Missouri's Canfield Drive just may be one of the most famous streets in America, for all the wrong reasons. Instead, mourners have turned the street into a memorial for Michael Brown, the unarmed teenager recently killed by a Fergu…
- 10 days ago 22 Aug 14, 12:19pm -
- How to help end police brutality in your community
OPINION - While the focus on America’s first black president is understandable, it has unfortunately provided every mayor, city council and police department with the cover they need to continue to refuse to implement common sense reforms that woul…
- 10 days ago 22 Aug 14, 9:30am -
- Actor calls for ‘Bullet Bucket Challenge’ to raise awareness of gun violence
OPINION - Actor Orlando Jones decided to do a challenge of his own, called the “Bullet Bucket Challenge.” He wants to raise awareness about “a very serious disease.”...
- 10 days ago 22 Aug 14, 8:40am -
- Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill: Ferguson will ‘thrive’ again
theGRIO REPORT - U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill (D) of Missouri spoke candidly with theGrio.com Thursday evening at a Ferguson restaurant...
- 10 days ago 22 Aug 14, 8:34am -
- Tina Knowles slams Beyoncé and Jay Z break-up rumors: ‘I don’t read the bull!’
theGRIO VIDEO - Tina Knowles is speaking out for the first time about rumors surrounding Jay Z and Beyoncé's marriage...
- 11 days ago 21 Aug 14, 10:46am -
- Sixth grade teacher instructs students to ‘re-enact’ Michael Brown shooting
VIDEO - A sixth grade teacher at Alabama's Brantley Elementary School is on paid administrative leave after students were instructed to re-enact the August 9 shooting death of Michael Brown in class...
- 11 days ago 21 Aug 14, 10:14am -
- Ferguson community leaders ‘encouraged’ after meeting with Eric Holder
theGRIO REPORT - Ferguson, Missouri community leaders are encouraged to get the town back on track after meeting with Attorney General Eric Holder...
- 11 days ago 21 Aug 14, 9:21am -
- K. Michelle to star in musical directed by Idris Elba
theGRIO VIDEO - K.Michelle is taking the next step in her career by modifying her award winning album 'The Rebellious Soul' into a musical...
- 11 days ago 21 Aug 14, 12:03am -
- How Atlantic City’s promise failed its black community
OPINION - Atlantic City apparently didn't see it coming. Thirty-five years ago, when the first of the casinos began to dot the boardwalk, there was a virtual monopoly in casino gaming in the region...
- 12 days ago 20 Aug 14, 1:28pm -
- Iyanla Vanzant takes ‘Fix My Life’ to Ferguson to promote ‘peaceful change’
theGRIO REPORT - Breaking from the traditional 'Iyanla: Fix My Life' series format, Iyanla is taking her show to the streets of Ferguson for an upcoming special episode of 'Iyanla: Fix My Life'...
- 12 days ago 20 Aug 14, 1:16pm -
- Watch Nicki Minaj’s jaw dropping ‘Anaconda’ video
theGRIO REPORT - It’s here. The highly anticipated music video from Nicki Minaj, "Anaconda" dropped late Tuesday night...
- 12 days ago 20 Aug 14, 1:12pm -
- ‘Dear White People’ PSA shows whites are on welfare too
theGRIO VIDEO - Check out the latest PSA from 'Dear White People,' which attempt to explain that white people love food stamps more than black people...
- 12 days ago 20 Aug 14, 11:22am -
- South Carolina mailman saves choking baby’s life
VIDEO - A frantic mother trying to save her baby from choking found help from an unlikely hero...
- 12 days ago 20 Aug 14, 11:17am -
- Mississippi man beaten, shot by stepson for allowing his bi-racial children to stay at his home
VIDEO - The family of a Mississippi man beaten and shot by his stepson say the assault should be considered a hate crime...
- 12 days ago 20 Aug 14, 11:05am -
- Justice for Michael Brown means different things to different people
theGRIO REPORT - Some members of the Ferguson community believe it’s a mix of both local residents and people from out of town "destroying their neighborhood."...
- 12 days ago 20 Aug 14, 9:16am -
- Kevin Hart gets engaged during ex-wife’s new reality show
theGRIO REPORT - Kevin Hart made a very public proposal to his girlfriend, Eniko Parrish, as the series premiere of ex-wife’s new VH1 reality show, 'Atlanta Exes,' was being aired....
- 13 days ago 19 Aug 14, 4:37pm -
- Should President Obama visit Ferguson?
ANALYSIS - In light of the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed teen killed by police in the Missouri town—and the violent, militarized overreaction by law enforcement to peaceful protesters and journalists on the ground--attention is focuse…
- 13 days ago 19 Aug 14, 3:03pm -
- Redskins defense pays tribute to Michael Brown
theGRIO REPORT - During Monday night's preseason game against the Cleveland Browns, several defensive players for the Redskins paid tribute to Michael Brown during their entrance onto the field.
- 13 days ago 19 Aug 14, 1:48pm -
- Alabama college student kicked out of sorority after racist Snapchat message
theGRIO REPORT - A University of Alabama student was kicked out of her sorority after she Snapchatted friends "Chi O got NO n***as!!!!!" over the weekend.
- 13 days ago 19 Aug 14, 1:16pm -
- First Look: Nick Cannon in VH1’s ‘Drumline’ sequel
theGRIO VIDEO - Take a look at the first look clip for VH1's 'Drumline: A New Beat' starring Nick Cannon, Alexandra Shipp, and LeToya Luckett....
- 13 days ago 19 Aug 14, 12:36pm -
- Earl Sweatshirt slams Taylor Swift’s new video for promoting black stereotypes
theGRIO REPORT - Taylor Swift just dropped the visual to her first single on her new album, 1989, and 'Shake It Off' is already being criticized for perpetuating stereotypes...
- 13 days ago 19 Aug 14, 12:00pm -
- Sybrina Fulton writes letter to family of Michael Brown
theGRIO REPORT - The mother of slain teenager Trayvon Martin has written a letter expressing support for the family of Michael Brown...
- 13 days ago 19 Aug 14, 11:22am -
- Nelly makes appearance in Ferguson protests
theGRIO REPORT - Rapper and native to St. Louis Nelly, has been under heavy scrutiny, mainly from social media and #blacktwitter for his delayed response to the Ferguson protest following the killing of unarmed teen, Michael Brown...
- 13 days ago 19 Aug 14, 9:55am -