- newBrandy talks diversity on Broadway, teases ‘Chicago’ vocal performance
VIDEO - Brandy opens up about her Broadway debut in 'Chicago' and discusses the importance of colorblind casting...
- 12 hours ago 20 Apr 15, 12:21pm -
- newKanye West’s new “white voice” has got to go
First off, congratulations to Kanye West for making Time magazine’s 2015 100 Most Influential People list. Unquestionably, the “boundary breaker” deserves to be there, and as Elon Musk, who authored West’s Time bio, points out, “Kanye West…
- 13 hours ago 20 Apr 15, 12:10pm -
- newFired police officer in Washington town sues for $5M in damages
theGRIO REPORT - Fired police officer in Washington town sues for $5M in damages...
- 13 hours ago 20 Apr 15, 11:50am -
- new‘Good Times’ actor Ben Powers dies at 64
NEW BEDFORD, Massachusetts (AP) — Actor Alton "Ben" Powers, known for his role in the 1970s CBS television series "Good Times," has died at age 64...
- 14 hours ago 20 Apr 15, 11:08am -
- newBobby Brown tells concertgoers Bobbi Kristina is ‘awake’
ATLANTA (AP) — Bobby Brown told concertgoers Saturday night that his daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, is awake nearly three months after she was found face down and unresponsive in a tub at her Georgia home...
- 14 hours ago 20 Apr 15, 11:00am -
- newMajority of police force resigns after city elects first black female mayor
theGRIO REPORT - Parma, Missouri, has a new mayor elect, and she will be the first African-American female mayor in the city. But not everyone is happy about the Tyrus Byrd's historic victory, according to the current mayor, Randall Ramsey...
- 14 hours ago 20 Apr 15, 10:24am -
- newWhite woman steals flag from black protesters then fights police
Last week Valdosta State University police detained but did not charge a white military vet who stole a flag from protesters after she heard that the protesters were walking on it.Michelle Manhart, the Air Force vet who once posed …
- 15 hours ago 20 Apr 15, 9:20am -
- newQuestions remain after 25-year-old Freddie Gray dies from police arrest injuries
BALTIMORE (AP) — Relatives, activists and even Baltimore city officials have more questions than answers about what happened to Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old man who died one week after he was rushed to the hospital with spinal injuries following an…
- 17 hours ago 20 Apr 15, 8:06am -
- President Obama takes audience to “church” at White House gospel music tribute
theGrio REPORT - Tuesday evening, the east wing of the White House was transformed into concert venue, as President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama held the annual “In Performance at the White House” celebration.
- 1 day ago 19 Apr 15, 4:07pm -
- St. Louis police fatally shoot man carrying knife and bible
theGrio REPORT - This weekend, officers in Jennings, Missouri shot and killed a man who allegedly charged at them carrying a knife.
- 1 day ago 19 Apr 15, 2:47pm -
- Issa Rae tired of discussing the black experience, “What if I’m not mad today?”
theGrio REPORT - Shonda Rhimes made news this week when she declared she was done discussing the idea of racial diversity on TV. Now her fellow Essence magazine cover star Issa Rae is chiming in and says she completely understands how Rhimes feels
- 2 days ago 19 Apr 15, 11:46am -
- School cancels Muslim acceptance event after backlash from parents
theGrio REPORT - This year, Mason High School’s Muslim Student Association, to organize an event called the “Covered Girl Challenge". On April 23rd students of all backgrounds would be invited to wear a headscarf for the day in order to “combat…
- 2 days ago 19 Apr 15, 10:53am -
- Boyfriend drove Miss Jessie’s hair-care entrepreneur to suicide, alleges sister
theGrio REPORT - According to authorities, three weeks before Christmas, Titi Branch fell into a depression so deep she ended up hanging herself in her Midtown apartment on December 4th.
- 2 days ago 19 Apr 15, 9:44am -
- Obama on Loretta Lynch Delays: ‘This Is Embarrassing’
theGrio REPORT - President Barack Obama is fed up with the Republican-controlled Senate for its failure to confirm Loretta Lynch as Attorney General.
- 2 days ago 18 Apr 15, 3:44pm -
- White Texas girls rap about lynching black boys, claim they didn’t know any better
theGrio REPORT - Two white Texas girls have been in hot water since a recording of their racist improvised rap song started circulating on social media, and they have since released a letter of apology in which they blame society for their actions.
- 2 days ago 18 Apr 15, 3:09pm -
- Adrien Broner DUI video: ‘I’m not drunk’, but tells cops he’s rich and famous
theGrio REPORT - Back in January, Adrien Broner was arrested for a DUI, and recently, TMZ Sports obtained footage of the boxer being pulled over for said DUI.
- 2 days ago 18 Apr 15, 2:47pm -
- Study: Teachers more likely to label black students as troublemakers
theGrio REPORT - A new study from Stanford University might help explain why previous studies have shown that black students are expelled at a significantly higher rate than their white counterparts.
- 2 days ago 18 Apr 15, 1:20pm -
- Jay Z’s TIDAL streaming site fires CEO and 25 employees
theGrio REPORT - Jay Z's TIDAL was giving out pink slips recently, as the news broke that the CEO and 25 other employees were already fired.
- 3 days ago 18 Apr 15, 11:28am -
- Ben Affleck demanded PBS program hide his slave-owning ancestor
theGrio REPORT - The PBS show "Finding Your Roots" is supposed to be about digging up interesting ancestors, even the less-than-savory ones, but when Ben Affleck discovered one of his ancestors owned slaves, he wanted nothing to do with the story.
- 3 days ago 18 Apr 15, 10:51am -
- Jaden Smith steps out in dress (again) at Coachella
theGrio REPORT - Jaden Smith has been raising brows lately with his gender bending fashion choices.
- 3 days ago 18 Apr 15, 10:07am -
- Former hip-hop journalist named new White House social secretary
WASHINGTON (AP) — A former hip-hop journalist who became a White House intern in her 30s was named on Thursday as the new White House social secretary.
- 3 days ago 18 Apr 15, 9:05am -
- Video released of Suge Knight running over 2 people
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Video of Marion “Suge” Knight plowing into two men with his pickup truck and other key evidence in the former rap music mogul’s murder case was released Friday by a Los Angeles court.Superior Court Judge …
- 3 days ago 18 Apr 15, 7:45am -
- Johnny Kemp dead at 55, found floating on a beach near Montego Bay
theGRIO REPORT - Johnny Kemp, known for his 1988 smash hit "Just Got Paid," has died...
- 3 days ago 17 Apr 15, 6:45pm -
- Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has quadruple coronary bypass surgery
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Basketball Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is recovering after undergoing quadruple coronary bypass surgery...
- 3 days ago 17 Apr 15, 4:47pm -
- Lawsuit accuses former basketball coach, father of discrimination against players
theGRIO REPORT - Two basketball players in St. George, Utah, are suing Dixie State University for discrimination after they said the basketball coach and her father racially discriminated against them and openly questioned their sexual orientation...
- 3 days ago 17 Apr 15, 4:04pm -
- ‘Basketball Wives’ Jackie Christie: Keep your man comfortable, be quiet
theGRIO REPORT - 'Basketball Wives' star Jackie Christie has some advice for the love interests of NBA players in the playoffs: Keep them comfortable, then be quiet...
- 3 days ago 17 Apr 15, 3:20pm -
- Chris Brown debuts touching photos of his daughter: ‘God has blessed me with my twin’
theGRIO REPORT - Chris Brown confirms reports that he is a father by posting an adorable photo of his 10-month-old daughter Royalty...
- 3 days ago 17 Apr 15, 12:56pm -
- 1-year-old struck in drive-by shooting, family says infant now brain-dead
theGRIO REPORT - Police are still looking for the men responsible for the drive-by shooting in which a 1-year-old girl was hit. Police said the incident began with road rage, according to a KIRO-TV report...
- 4 days ago 17 Apr 15, 12:40pm -
- Cell phone video shows teacher putting student in chokehold
theGRIO REPORT - In video footage caught on a cell phone, a teacher can be seen putting a student in a chokehold in an attempt to break up a fight...
- 4 days ago 17 Apr 15, 12:12pm -
- Oklahoma volunteer cop Robert Bates: ‘I had no desire to ever take anyone’s life’
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A 73-year-old Oklahoma volunteer deputy charged in the fatal shooting of a suspect in Tulsa has countered criticism of his qualifications...
- 4 days ago 17 Apr 15, 11:39am -
- Rahm Emanuel on Spike Lee’s ‘Chiraq': Please change the title
theGRIO REPROT - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is not pleased with the working title of Spike Lee's upcoming film Chiraq...
- 4 days ago 17 Apr 15, 11:17am -
- Adopted woman discovers she works, lives near her biological mother
theGRIO REPORT - La-Sonya Mitchell-Clark is very glad the Ohio Department of Health decided to release the birth records of people born between 1964 and 1996 last month. Those records helped her find her biological mother...
- 4 days ago 17 Apr 15, 10:37am -
- Brutal attack at gas station caught on camera, man attacked for asking teens to ‘quiet down’
theGRIO REPORT - An attack at a Memphis gas station was caught on camera, showing dozens of teens swarming and punching a man who asked them to "quiet" down...
- 4 days ago 17 Apr 15, 10:10am -
- New Jersey deli owner’s online fundraiser tanks after failed ‘White History Month’ promotion
theGRIO REPORT - About a month after Jim Boggess posted a "white history month" sign in the window of his Main Street deli, an ensuing lack of business caused him to close his business...
- 4 days ago 17 Apr 15, 9:34am -
- New Kansas rules would limit spending of welfare benefits
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A new Kansas law tells poor families that they can't use cash assistance from the state to attend concerts, get tattoos, see a psychic or buy lingerie. The list of don'ts runs to several dozen items...
- 4 days ago 17 Apr 15, 9:29am -
- In the Atlanta cheating scandal, standardized testing is the crime
OPINION - Hard prison time for cheating on an exam? Really? What do you do when the real crime is the exam itself? Sparks are flying in Atlanta as public school teachers were convicted of racketeering in connection with the city’s huge testing scan…
- 4 days ago 17 Apr 15, 9:00am -
- ‘Hunger Games’ star Amandla Stenberg blasts Madonna, Taylor Swift for appropriating black culture
theGRIO REPORT - 'Hunger Games' star Amandla Stenberg is calling out Miley Cyrus, Madonna, Taylor Swift and more for...
- 4 days ago 16 Apr 15, 6:04pm -
- Reporter’s boyfriend surprises her with on-air marriage proposal
VIDEO - Ashley Roberts a Minnesota reporter received the surprise of her life during a live news broadcast Wednesday morning...
- 4 days ago 16 Apr 15, 4:54pm -
- First look: ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ emotional three-part reunion, NeNe breaks down in tears
VIDEO - First look at the emotional three-part reunion for 'The Real Housewives of Atlanta,'...
- 4 days ago 16 Apr 15, 3:08pm -
- Laverne Cox poses nude for ‘Allure’ magazine: ‘Black women are not often told that we’re beautiful’
theGRIO REPORT - Laverne Cox poses nude for 'Allure' magazine...
- 5 days ago 16 Apr 15, 11:56am -
- Al Sharpton’s NAN will stage hunger strike until Loretta Lynch is confirmed
The National Action Network, founded by Reverend Al Sharpton, along with female civil rights leaders are staging a hunger strike until Loretta Lynch’s confirmation is pushed through.The news comes after Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn said that…
- 5 days ago 16 Apr 15, 11:48am -
- Tiffany ‘New York’ Pollard thanks ‘Botched’ surgeon for new breasts: ‘You renewed me’
VIDEO - Tiffany 'New York' Pollard opens up on life after her botched breast surgery has been repaired...
- 5 days ago 16 Apr 15, 10:31am -
- White privilege? Cops let underage drinker go after she beats them in ‘Rock, Paper Scissors’
An underage drinker in Texas was understandably relieved when she got out of a citation, but it was the way she skirted the citation that has people talking.The girl, who was white, beat three police officers in a game …
- 5 days ago 16 Apr 15, 9:46am -
- Bow Wow gets shamed on social media for still living at home with his mother
theGRIO REPORT - Rapper Bow Wow gets shamed on social media after revealing that he still lives at home with his mom...
- 5 days ago 16 Apr 15, 9:45am -
- Tennessee house passes bill to make the Bible the official state book
In a controversial move, Tennessee lawmakers are pushing to make the Bible the official state book.Recently, the Tennessee House of Representatives, currently controlled by Republicans, passed the measure to name the bible the state book, and the Se…
- 5 days ago 16 Apr 15, 9:37am -
- Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill reportedly engaged
theGRIO REPORT - According to new reports and telling Instagram post, rappers Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill are engaged...
- 5 days ago 16 Apr 15, 9:14am -
- Is the policing of black men a new sport for wealthy donors?
Is the policing of black men the new sport for white officers and wannabe cops?This is a question worth asking, in light of this season of police killings, particularly the April 2nd fatal shooting of a black man named …
- 5 days ago 16 Apr 15, 8:25am -
- Georgia mom upset at coach for spanking first-grader and chipping his tooth
theGrio REPORT - A mother in Georgia wants to know how her 8-year-old son ended up with a chipped tooth after being disciplined by a P.E. coach at Jackson Heights Elementary School.
- 5 days ago 15 Apr 15, 5:57pm -
- Detroit hit man says he, not teen, responsible for 4 deaths
DETROIT (AP) — Law schools trying to overturn the murder conviction of a young Detroit man have released a detailed affidavit from a hit man confessing to the four killings...
- 5 days ago 15 Apr 15, 2:03pm -
- Rogue ex-drug officer admits he planted evidence, stole cash during 20-year career
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A rogue ex-police officer testifying against drug squad colleagues in a federal corruption trial in Philadelphia admits he committed "thousands" of crimes during his career...
- 5 days ago 15 Apr 15, 1:18pm -