- newMichelle 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.
- 2 hours ago 28 Jan 15, 10:38am -
- new‘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...
- 2 hours ago 28 Jan 15, 10:37am -
- newMarissa 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...
- 4 hours ago 28 Jan 15, 9:13am -
- newMan 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…
- 19 hours ago 27 Jan 15, 5:36pm -
- newMilwaukee 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...
- 21 hours ago 27 Jan 15, 4:20pm -
- newWoman 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...
- 23 hours ago 27 Jan 15, 2:20pm -
- new‘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...
- 23 hours ago 27 Jan 15, 1:53pm -
- newFamed 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...
- 23 hours ago 27 Jan 15, 1:53pm -
- newProtests 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 …
- 23 hours 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.
- 1 day 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...
- 1 day 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...
- 1 day 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...
- 1 day 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...
- 1 day 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.…
- 1 day 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...
- 2 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."
- 2 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.
- 2 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.
- 2 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…
- 2 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...
- 2 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.
- 2 days ago 26 Jan 15, 11:48am -
- Fired while black: What working at McDonald’s is really like
OPINION - “You don’t fit the profile of the organization I’m trying to build.” That’s what a McDonald’s store owner told me last year when he called me into his office and told me I was fired...
- 2 days ago 26 Jan 15, 10:39am -
- Device, possibly aerial drone, found on White House grounds
WASHINGTON (AP) — A device, possibly an unmanned aerial drone, was found on the White House grounds during the middle of the night while President Barack Obama and the first lady were in India, but his spokesman said Monday that it posed no threat.…
- 2 days ago 26 Jan 15, 9:32am -
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar schools Bill O’Reilly in ‘Meet the Press’ interview on Islam
theGRIO REPORT - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar continued to debate with Bill O'Reilly, by proxy, on Sunday morning over terrorist violence and its ties to Islam...
- 2 days ago 26 Jan 15, 9:09am -
- High school freshman slams teacher to ground after teacher took his phone
theGRIO REPORT - A Paterson, NJ freshman has been suspended from school and criminally charged with assaulting his teacher during an effort to get his cell phone back...
- 2 days ago 26 Jan 15, 8:40am -
- Viola Davis wins SAG Award for ‘How To Get Away With Murder’
(AP) - Viola Davis thanked the producers of the legal dram "for thinking that a sexualized, messy, mysterious woman could be a 49-year-old, dark-skinned African American woman who looks me."...
- 2 days ago 26 Jan 15, 8:01am -
- Arizona State University’s “Problem With Whiteness” course on race causes backlash
theGrio REPORT - Eighteen students at Arizona State University are enrolled in a new, controversial English class called “U.S. Race Theory; the Problem of Whiteness.
- 3 days ago 25 Jan 15, 3:28pm -
- Queens dad shocks community by killing his wife, children, mother in law & then himself
theGrio REPORT - The seemed like a normal happy family. But now the friends, family and neighbors of Jonathan Walker are in disbelief as they grapple to understand what would cause him to kill his wife, 7-year-old daughter and mother-in-law before ev…
- 3 days ago 25 Jan 15, 11:58am -
- New Jersey cop suspended without pay for brutality charges
theGrio REPORT - On Friday a Bayonne police officer was arrested by federal agents on civil rights charges for allegedly beating a suspect with a flashlight in 2013, leaving the man permanently disfigured.
- 3 days ago 25 Jan 15, 10:57am -
- Chris Brown the victim of identity theft?
theGrio REPORT - Chris Brown is now in the middle of yet another criminal investigation - except this time he's the victim.
- 3 days ago 25 Jan 15, 9:57am -
- Southern Baptist leaders call for integration as two-thirds of church-goers resist it
- 3 days ago 25 Jan 15, 9:20am -
- Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney release new single ‘FourFiveSeconds’
theGrio REPORT - At the iHeartRadio Summit on Jan. 21, Kanye West played a new song featuring Rihanna and Paul McCartney to an audience of mostly industry insiders.
- 3 days ago 25 Jan 15, 8:46am -
- ‘Humans Of New York’ campaign to send Brooklyn students to visit Harvard goes viral
OPINION - When a young boy from Brooklyn attending Mott Hall Bridges Academy told a photographer about the most influential person in his life - his principal, Ms. Nadia Lopez - I'm sure he had no idea her life or the lives of he and his classmates w…
- 4 days ago 24 Jan 15, 4:14pm -
- Man accused of taking mother’s dead body to bank to withdraw money from her account
theGrio REPORT - David Vanzo’s mother died two weeks ago just days short of her 91st birthday. Now police are alleging that on the day she passed he took his mother’s dead body to the bank.
- 4 days ago 24 Jan 15, 2:41pm -
- White father who defended black daughter against ‘racist bullies’ punishes her for also using the N-word
theGrio REPORT - Recently, Bradley Knudson intercepted bullying messages sent to his black daughter that contained the n-word.
- 4 days ago 24 Jan 15, 12:55pm -
- Rapper faces life in prison over his lyrics
theGrio REPORT - Rapper Brandon "Tiny Doo" Duncan may face 25 years to life in prison for rapping about gang violence.
- 4 days ago 24 Jan 15, 12:11pm -
- 12-year-old turns himself in and is charged with molesting young girl
theGrio REPORT - A 12-year-old in Florida has been charged with lewd and lascivious molestation of a young girl.
- 4 days ago 24 Jan 15, 11:36am -
- President Obama says more states should legalize Marijuana
theGrip REPORT - President Barack Obama believes even more states will decided to legalize marijuana and says they should.
- 4 days ago 24 Jan 15, 10:01am -
- CeeLo Green releases surprise album online
theGrio REPORT - Several other stars are going that surprise album route, the latest being CeeLo Green.
- 4 days ago 24 Jan 15, 9:12am -
- Man wrongly convicted of murder freed after nearly 40 years in prison
theGRIO REPORT - A three-judge panel ordered Friday that Joseph Sledge who spent nearly four decades behind bars be freed from prison...
- 5 days ago 23 Jan 15, 5:10pm -
- White father takes on his black daughter’s bullies in emotional YouTube video
theGRIO REPORT - AAfter one father found out about the bullying his daughter had endured on social media, he filmed the bullying and posted his response to YouTube. Brad Knudson, who is white, adopted an African-American daughter 11 years ago...
- 5 days ago 23 Jan 15, 1:51pm -
- Fox casts a new ‘Storm’ for upcoming X-Men movie
Director Bryan Singer ended months-long speculation on who would play Storm, the most popular black female superhero, in the upcoming comic book movie X-Men: Apocalypse.In a tweet saying, “Meet our new brilliant young mutants,” Singer disclose…
- 5 days ago 23 Jan 15, 12:07pm -
- Beyoncé shuts down sales of Feyoncé mugs on website
theGRIO REPORT - Beyoncé reportedly halts sales of Feyoncé mugs on the retail site Esty.com....
- 5 days ago 23 Jan 15, 11:32am -
- McDonald’s faces employee lawsuit over franchisee behavior
(AP) Some McDonald's workers who say they were fired because of their race are suing the fast-food giant, accusing it of dodging responsibility for the discrimination and harassment they say they endured...
- 5 days ago 23 Jan 15, 11:16am -
- TLC shatters their Kickstarter goal for final album, raises more than 200k
theGRIO REPORT - TLC has met and exceeded their new album Kickstarter goal of $150,000, bringing in more than $200,000
- 5 days ago 23 Jan 15, 10:46am -
- Willow Smith stirs ‘topless’ controversy with Instagram photo
theGRIO REPORT - Willow Smith has generated controversy with a 'topless' t-shirt. In an image posted to Instagram...
- 5 days ago 23 Jan 15, 10:34am -
- Michelle Williams confronts Mike Huckabee, defends ‘amazing’ Beyoncé
theGRIO REPORT - Michelle Williams is definitely a card-carrying member of The Beyhive. Williams was a guest host on The View Thursday and politely let guest Mike Huckabee have it over comments The TV pundit made about Beyoncé in an upcoming book...
- 5 days ago 23 Jan 15, 10:20am -
- 9-year-old twins left home alone for two months while parents were abroad
MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (AP) — Twin 9-year-old boys were left mostly alone in their U.S. apartment for four months after their parents took three siblings to Nigeria and left an uncle to care for them, authorities said Thursday.Police said …
- 5 days ago 23 Jan 15, 9:36am -
- Fight breaks out at Alabama-Auburn women’s basketball game
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Three players were ejected after a fight broke out at the women’s basketball game between Auburn and Alabama on Thursday night.With 1:14 left in the first half and Alabama leading 28-15, Auburn’s Hasina Muhammad and …
- 5 days ago 23 Jan 15, 8:12am -