- newArtist launches campaign against obscene and sexuality explicit songs
theGRIO REPORT - Grammy award-winning songwriter and producer, Carvin Haggins, is spearheading a controversial drive to urge urban radio stations to clean up their acts.
- 3 hours ago 30 Jul 14, 9:35am -
- newGun store manager denies hiring George Zimmerman as ‘patrolmen’
ORLANDO, Florida (AP) — The U.S. man famous for fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager told police that he had been hired as security for a gun store, a claim that the store's manager denied Tuesday...
- 20 hours ago 29 Jul 14, 4:39pm -
- newImages show NYPD officer putting pregnant woman in chokehold
theGRIO REPORT - The latest case in this string of event involves a pregnant woman who was placed in a chokehold by an unidentified NYPD official after she was accused of illegal grilling in front of her home in East New York...
- 21 hours ago 29 Jul 14, 4:19pm -
- Whoopi Goldberg: ‘You have to teach women, do not put your hands on anybody’
theGRIO REPORT - ESPN host Stephen A. Smith drew backlash from critics for statements he made about domestic violence - but outspoken industry colleague Whoopi Goldberg is not among them.
- 1 day ago 29 Jul 14, 11:57am -
- A father’s open letter to Nicki Minaj
theGRIO REPORT - Nicki Minaj and her derrière have been the talk of the industry for the past few days...
- 1 day ago 29 Jul 14, 9:58am -
- Stephen A. Smith’s sorry remarks on domestic violence
theGRIO REPORT - ESPN analyst Stephen A. Smith didn’t show the same type of outrage that most did. On ESPN’s First Take, Smith admonished men who hit women but also said that women should not “provoke” men into hitting them...
- 1 day ago 29 Jul 14, 9:02am -
- Phaedra Parks is not quitting ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’
theGRIO REPORT - A solid source close to the 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' sets the record straight on whether or not Phaedra Parks is quitting the hit reality series due to personal matters...
- 2 days ago 28 Jul 14, 5:07pm -
- Basketball player dunks over NYPD car in honor of Eric Garner
theGRIO REPORT - A Staten Island man used a local dunk contest to honor Eric Garner, who died earlier this month after he was put in a chokehold by the NYPD.
- 2 days ago 28 Jul 14, 5:00pm -
- Watch: Daddy-daughter dance off goes viral
- 2 days ago 28 Jul 14, 3:21pm -
- Detroit water crisis sparks impassioned grassroots activism
theGRIO REPORT - Thousands of low-income residents in Detroit have had their water turned off...
- 2 days ago 28 Jul 14, 2:19pm -
- TLC’s T-Boz creating new girl group that ‘can sell albums without selling sex’
theGRIO REPORT - TLC member, T-Boz, opens up about the new girl group that she's creating, which she says will sell music without having to take their clothes off and sell sex...
- 2 days ago 28 Jul 14, 12:24pm -
- Two Americans sticken with deadly Ebola virus in Liberia
NBC News -- An American doctor and an aid worker working for two charitable groups fighting Ebola in Liberia have both become infected with the deadly virus, one of the groups confirmed. And Liberia closed some borders to help prevent further spread…
- 2 days ago 28 Jul 14, 11:49am -
- Nicki Minaj’s ‘Anaconda’ artwork goes viral
theGRIO REPORT - For the past year, Nicki Minaj seems to be wrapped up in controversy with ever post or comment she makes on social media...
- 2 days ago 28 Jul 14, 11:32am -
- 3 siblings killed by hijacked car, 2 men in custody
theGRIO REPORT - Three siblings were killed when a hijacked SUV plowed into the fruit stand where they were helping their mother in North Philadelphia.
- 2 days ago 28 Jul 14, 10:35am -
- Renisha McBride shooter: ‘I didn’t know’ shotgun was loaded
theGRIO VIDEO - Theodore Wafer says he didn't realize shotgun was loaded during fatal confrontation with car accident victim Renisha McBride on his front porch.
- 2 days ago 28 Jul 14, 10:22am -
- President Obama to rename Africa program for Nelson Mandela
(AP) — A program designed to foster a new generation of young African leaders will be renamed after former South African President Nelson Mandela.
- 2 days ago 28 Jul 14, 10:15am -
- Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ turns 30: Can you believe it?
The "Purple Rain" started falling in theaters 30 years ago Sunday: Prince's film debut, in the music-filled movie named after the album and iconic song, opened on July 27, 1984.
- 3 days ago 27 Jul 14, 1:41pm -
- Eric Garner’s widow asks for civil rights investigation against NYPD after husband’s death
(AP) — The widow of a Eric Garner demanded justice on Saturday, saying the victim wasn't asking for trouble.
- 3 days ago 27 Jul 14, 1:20pm -
- Grenada: Why ‘The Spice of the Caribbean’ should be your next getaway
theGRIO REPORT - Grenadians want to celebrate and share their culture with you, so the next time you are planning an island getaway, think about adding a slice of spice to your travel plans and visit “Pure Grenada: The Spice of the Caribbean"....…
- 4 days ago 26 Jul 14, 10:00am -
- Hospital cuts off man’s penis in botched procedure
A man has filed a lawsuit against Princeton Baptist Medical Center in Birmingham and a number of other defendants claiming his penis was amputated without his permission.
- 5 days ago 25 Jul 14, 4:34pm -
- Another case of a kid left in a hot car prompts federal action
NBC News - Another incident of a baby left in a hot car, this time in Moline, Illinois calls attention to continued concerns about how dangerous this is to children.
- 5 days ago 25 Jul 14, 1:49pm -
- Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice receives 2-game suspension from NFL
(AP) — Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice received a two-game suspension from the NFL on Thursday following his offseason arrest for domestic violence.
- 5 days ago 25 Jul 14, 12:41pm -
- Shanesha Taylor opens up about leaving kids in car: It was a ‘moment of desperation’
TODAY - After her child care plans fell through at the last minute, an unemployed single mother in Arizona felt she had no choice but to take her young children with her and leave them in the car...
- 5 days ago 25 Jul 14, 11:18am -
- Our involvement in Iraq ignores an appalling anti-black record
theGRIO REPORT - 462 black people fought and died under Operation Iraqi Freedom but nothing is said about Iraq’s appalling record when it comes to the treatment of people of African heritage in that country
- 6 days ago 24 Jul 14, 2:30pm -
- Zoe Saldana pregnant with twins
E! Online - Zoe Saldana isn't just pregnant—she's pregnant with twins!
- 6 days ago 24 Jul 14, 1:14pm -
- Beyoncé re-records ‘Crazy In Love’ for ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ soundtrack
TODAY - Breathe easy, Beyoncé fans. The breathless teaser for "Fifty Shades of Grey" that showed up on the singer's Instagram is indeed proof that she's involved in the upcoming film's soundtrack.
- 6 days ago 24 Jul 14, 12:05pm -
- Twitter releases diversity data showing staff run mostly by white males
theGRIO REPORT - In a report released Wednesday, by Janet Van Huysse VP of Diversity and Inclusion, Twitter's diversity numbers are dismal both across gender and race.
- 6 days ago 24 Jul 14, 12:04pm -
- James Brown’s family ‘loves’ new biopic ‘Get On Up’
theGRIO VIDEO - 'Get On Up' star Chadwick Boseman, reveals how James Brown's family reacted to screening the new biopic about the late soul singer's life...
- 6 days ago 24 Jul 14, 11:37am -
- Attorneys deliver opening statements in Renisha McBride case
theGRIO VIDEO - The trial of a Michigan man charged with fatally shooting an unarmed teenager on his front porch as she sought help after a car crash is underway in Detroit.
- 6 days ago 24 Jul 14, 11:17am -
- New video shows NYPD putting suspected subway farebeater in chokehold
theGRIO REPORT - A new video has surfaced showing a NYPD arrest of an alleged subway farebeater in Manhattan, during which an officer places the suspect in a chokehold.
- 6 days ago 24 Jul 14, 11:05am -
- Watch trailer: New film ‘Dear White People’ explores race in a clever, comedic way
theGRIO REPORT - Watch the trailer for a new film that takes a comedic spin on life in a post-racial America, provocatively titled "Dear White People"...
- 7 days ago 23 Jul 14, 4:21pm -
- Larenz Tate talks ‘Love Jones’ sequel and discusses new show ‘Rush’
theGRIO VIDEO - In an interview with theGrio, Larenz Tate opens up about his new TV role, and talks about the possibility of doing a sequel to 'Love Jones'...
- 7 days ago 23 Jul 14, 3:05pm -
- Pharrell’s ‘Come Get It Bae’ shows love to all women
theGRIO REPORT - Rapper, producer and all around winner, Pharrell just dropped the latest visual from his love letter to all women, G I R L...
- 7 days ago 23 Jul 14, 1:17pm -
- Spike Lee combines Eric Garner footage with Radio Raheem scene in ‘Do The Right Thing’
theGRIO REPORT - Director Spike Lee posted a video to social media earlier this week that combined footage of Eric Garner's recent death and a scene from his 1989 film 'Do The Right Thing.'
- 7 days ago 23 Jul 14, 1:15pm -
- Cross Burning at historically black church shocks a TN community
theGRIO REPORT - Someone burned a cross in the front yard of the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Clarksville, Tennessee but the congregation isn't dwelling on what happened.
- 7 days ago 23 Jul 14, 12:08pm -
- Man charged in Oklahoma with child abuse in Kenya
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A man has been charged with sexually abusing boys and girls while volunteering at an organization in Kenya that assists neglected children.
- 7 days ago 23 Jul 14, 12:02pm -
- Zoe Saldana is pregnant with her first child
E! Online - Zoe Saldana and Marco Perego have a baby on the way. The Guardians of the Galaxy actress' publicist confirmed the pregnancy Wednesday.
- 7 days ago 23 Jul 14, 11:28am -
- Naya Rivera marries actor Ryan Dorsey
E! Online - Three months after Naya Rivera ended her engagement to Big Sean, the Glee star married actor Ryan Dorsey in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
- 7 days ago 23 Jul 14, 10:58am -
- Jada Pinkett Smith speaks out against date rape, sexual assault after her niece was drugged
E Online - Jada Pinkett Smith is lending her voice to a serious and very important cause.
- 7 days ago 23 Jul 14, 10:40am -
- HBO to air Jay Z and Beyonce’s ‘On The Run’ tour
theGRIO REPORT - If you couldn’t get a ticket to one of the hottest concerts of the summer, Jay Z and Beyonce’s ‘On The Run Tour’, HBO has you covered...
- 7 days ago 23 Jul 14, 10:00am -
- Vigil held for Eric Garner, who died in NYPD custody
NEW YORK (AP) — Demonstrators marched through the streets on Tuesday to demand swift justice for a man who died in police custody.
- 7 days ago 23 Jul 14, 9:41am -
- Bob Marley’s estate enters the wireless speaker business
theGRIO REPORT - The business relationship between hip-hop and technology has become extremely profitable over the past few years...
- 8 days ago 22 Jul 14, 3:00pm -
- Kerry Washington, husband Nnamdi Asomugha take in Disneyland with daughter
E Online - A place is only as happy as the company you bring with you to that place.
- 8 days ago 22 Jul 14, 2:33pm -
- Wife gives husband a surprise birthday from strangers on social media
TODAY -- Jennifer Hamilton is not on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, but that didn't stop her from enlisting strangers to give her husband surprise birthday wishes on social media.
- 8 days ago 22 Jul 14, 2:32pm -
- Tamron Hall gets tips for keeping curly, natural hair in shape
TODAY - Tamron Hall created a stir last month when she wore her hair natural for the first time on television. That meant styling her hair without heat and relaxer — and letting her curls loose.
- 8 days ago 22 Jul 14, 1:47pm -
- Beyoncé’s hottest costumes on display at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
NEW YORK (AP) — A fashion exhibit centered on Beyonce will debut at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in a section previously featuring only Hall of Famers...
- 8 days ago 22 Jul 14, 12:27pm -
- Temple University successfully eliminated HIV virus from human cells
VIDEO - Temple University researchers announced Monday that they have successfully eliminated the HIV virus from cultured human cells...
- 8 days ago 22 Jul 14, 12:26pm -
- Father arrested for leaving 1-year-old twins in car, caught having sex 30 feet away
theGRIO REPORT - A Virginia father of one-year-old twin girls has been charged with two felony counts after police discovered his children alone in a parked car while he engaged in sexual acts with a woman almost 30 feet away.
- 8 days ago 22 Jul 14, 12:21pm -
- Will The Rock play Shazam? Action hero hints at upcoming role
theGRIO REPORT - Former WWE champ turned action hero Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has been vocal about wanting to play a DC Superhero on the big screen. Over the weekend, he may have let cat out of the bag...
- 8 days ago 22 Jul 14, 12:18pm -
- Jury selection begins in the Renisha McBride case
VIDEO - Jury selection began Monday in the case of 19-year-old Renisha McBride, shot to death when she knocked on a man's front porch in the middle of the night following a car crash. McBride's family says she's the victim of a senseless attack...
- 8 days ago 22 Jul 14, 11:51am -