- newThe Obamas discuss personal racial profiling experiences
theGRIO REPORT - The Obamas discussed their personal experiences with racial profiling during an interview with People Magazine.
- 14 hours ago 17 Dec 14, 1:38pm -
- newPresident Obama: US reestablishing diplomatic relations with Cuba
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama announced the re-establishment of diplomatic relations and an easing in economic and travel restrictions on Cuba Wednesday, declaring an end to America's "outdated approach" to the communist island in a hist…
- 14 hours ago 17 Dec 14, 1:26pm -
- newGeorge Stinney Jr. ‘exonerated,’ judge rules he did not receive ‘due process’
theGRIO REPORT - On June 16, 1944, 14-year-old George Stinney, Jr. became the youngest person executed in the United States in the past century. Wednesday, a South Carolina judge vacated Stinney's conviction, which essentially clears his name. Stinn…
- 15 hours ago 17 Dec 14, 12:51pm -
- newTwo women who met as Ferguson protesters get married
theGRIO REPORTS - Alexis Templeton and Brittany Ferrel met while protesting in Ferguson, and they were married at St. Louis City Hall Tuesday.
- 16 hours ago 17 Dec 14, 11:35am -
- newAretha Franklin compares ‘Selma’ to Ferguson and Eric Garner protests
VIDEO - The 'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin is speaking out about Ferguson and Eric Garner..
- 16 hours ago 17 Dec 14, 11:30am -
- newOfficers help shoplifting dad buy baby formula
theGRIO REPORT - Roswell police officers stopped a man from shoplifting items in a baby carrier Sunday, but when they confronted him, instead of arresting him, they helped him feed his 11-month-old.
- 16 hours ago 17 Dec 14, 11:05am -
- newTyler Perry to release first ever animated film ‘Madea’s Tough Love’ in January 2015
theGRIO REPORT - Tyler Perry is bringing Madea into the world of animation in Madea's Tough Love.
- 17 hours ago 17 Dec 14, 10:45am -
- newWoman’s pet rats multiply and overtake her home
St. Petersburg, FL — It all started when two pet rats escaped.A Florida woman has 300 to 500 rats roaming through her home. When two of her pet rats escaped and started multiplying, she didn’t have the heart to …
- 17 hours ago 17 Dec 14, 10:09am -
- newMan unable to use arms faces gun possession charge
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A man who can’t use his arms because of a spinal condition is being held in jail while facing a gun possession charge his lawyer calls shocking.Bail was lowered Tuesday for Marcus Hubbard, who has …
- 18 hours ago 17 Dec 14, 9:26am -
- newFamily Feud contestant ‘names something that has to be licked”
Steve Harvey’s run on Family Feud has brought the show from feel-good 70’s to the hilariously awkward fun time it is today. Part of that success must be the way he reacts to answers like this one.In response to …
- 18 hours ago 17 Dec 14, 9:03am -
- newZillow sued for racist cotton tampon jokes targeting black employees
theGRIO REPORT - The online real estate database Zillow is being sued by several employees for discrimination...
- 18 hours ago 17 Dec 14, 9:00am -
- newHillary Clinton: ‘Black lives matter’
NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday she’s proud to have been part of an administration that “banned illegal renditions and brutal interrogations” and said the U.S. should never be involved in torture anywhere in the world.Cli…
- 21 hours ago 17 Dec 14, 6:34am -
- Prosecution makes decision whether to charge Bill Cosby
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles prosecutors on Tuesday declined to file any charges against Bill Cosby after a woman recently claimed the comedian molested her around 1974.The rejection of a child sexual abuse charge by prosecutors came roughly …
- 1 day ago 16 Dec 14, 8:02pm -
- Indiana company selling ‘Breathe Easy’ t-shirts
theGRIO REPORT - An Indiana uniform company is responding to the "I Can't Breathe" shirts that star athletes and protesters have been wearing following the death of Eric Garner by an NYPD officer with a t-shirt of their own...
- 1 day ago 16 Dec 14, 4:17pm -
- Evin Cosby defends father: People who falsely claim rape should go to jail
theGRIO REPORT - This week, Access Hollywood obtained a statement from Bill Cosby's daughter Evin. In addition to several Facebook posts, Evin comes to her dad's defense...
- 1 day ago 16 Dec 14, 4:02pm -
- Family of John Crawford III file federal lawsuit over Wal-Mart killing
CINCINNATI (AP) — The family of a black man fatally shot by a white police officer as he held an air rifle inside a Wal-Mart filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday charging negligence and violation of the man's civil rights...
- 1 day ago 16 Dec 14, 3:48pm -
- Kathie Lee claims Bill Cosby tried to kiss her
theGRIO REPORT - Kathie Lee Gifford has had Bill Cosby's back for weeks — but this morning the "Today" show co-host admitted that the comic did try to kiss her once in the late 70s...
- 2 days ago 16 Dec 14, 2:00pm -
- College frat post controversial Christmas photo with naked ‘Beyoncé’ sex doll
theGRIO REPORT - A college fraternity, a Beyoncé sex toy and a problem. The University of Pennsylvania's chapter of Phi Delta Theta sparked some controversy Sunday night when members posed for a holiday card with a naked brown-skinned blow-up doll..…
- 2 days ago 16 Dec 14, 11:33am -
- 17-year-old mother and friend plead guilty to getting toddler drunk, avoid jail
theGRIO REPORT - Two women were charged with felony child endangerment after giving alcohol to a toddler, who then suffered acute alcohol poisoning.
- 2 days ago 16 Dec 14, 11:10am -
- Man accused of stalking Ashanti blames her for not blocking him on Twitter
theGRIO REPORT - A man accused of stalking Ashanti says this all could have been avoided if only she had used Twitter's "block" feature...
- 2 days ago 16 Dec 14, 10:50am -
- Black Captain America leads comic book diversity
WASHINGTON (AP) — The new Captain America is black. A Superman who is suspiciously similar to President Barack Obama recently headlined a comic book. Thor is a woman, Spider-Man is part-Puerto Rican and Ms. Marvel is Muslim...
- 2 days ago 16 Dec 14, 10:46am -
- Samuel L. Jackson issues new celebrity challenge: Protest racist police
theGRIO REPORT - Samuel L. Jackson wants to celebrities who did the ALS ice bucket challenge to participate in a new challenge protesting police brutality and racism...
- 2 days ago 16 Dec 14, 10:22am -
- Critics claim CNN hosts ‘Hands Up’ moment on air shows bias towards protestors
CNN is under fire this week after four hosts showed support for the Michael Brown and Eric Garner protesters by having a "hands up" moment on air.
- 2 days ago 16 Dec 14, 10:00am -
- Album review: D’Angelo’s ‘Black Messiah’ a welcomed return
An early holiday gift came from Michael D’Angelo Archer in the form of Black Messiah, his new album whose midnight release came as a surprise to most of us who weren’t on Twitter.Though it’s been over 14 …
- 2 days ago 16 Dec 14, 7:40am -
- ‘Selma’ cast wears ‘I Can’t Breathe’ t-shirts at premiere
The cast of "Selma" used their New York City premiere on Sunday as an opportunity to show their support for recent protests.
- 2 days ago 15 Dec 14, 7:44pm -
- Roller skating ring bearer goes viral
Traditionally, the role of ring bearer is awarded to some cute innocent little tyke in the bride or groom's family.
- 2 days ago 15 Dec 14, 5:27pm -
- Camille Cosby breaks her silence on husband’s rape allegations
theGRIO REPORT - Camille Cosby has finally broken her silence on her husband Bill's rape allegations. In a statement released to CBS Evening News, Camille compares the coverage of her husband's allegations to the recent Rolling Stone story of an all…
- 2 days ago 15 Dec 14, 4:59pm -
- Hungarian singer sues Beyonce for ‘Drunk In Love’ Sample
A Hungarian folk singer is suing Beyoncé, claiming it is her voice in the intro for Drunk in Love.
- 2 days ago 15 Dec 14, 3:47pm -
- Pennsylvania restaurant calls man N-word on bar receipt, insists it’s a “joke”
A Pennsylvania man says he was taken aback over the weekend when a bartender used the N-word instead of his name on the receipt for his food.
- 3 days ago 15 Dec 14, 2:27pm -
- Tyler Perry opens up on being a new dad, reveals baby’s name
VIDEO - Tyler Perry opens up about fatherhood and reveals his newborn son's name...
- 3 days ago 15 Dec 14, 2:04pm -
- Artist imagines the Simpsons joining the “I can’t breathe” protests
After months of heightened racial tensions, an artist has created images of the Simpsons joining the protests in memory of the victims.
- 3 days ago 15 Dec 14, 1:14pm -
- Spelman College suspends its Bill Cosby professorship
ATLANTA (AP) — A historically black U.S. college is suspending its endowed professorship with Bill Cosby amid allegations by several women that the comedian and actor sexually assaulted them...
- 3 days ago 15 Dec 14, 1:05pm -
- Titi Branch, co-founder of Miss Jessie’s hair care, dead at 45
theGRIO REPORT - Titi Branch, co-founder of natural hair care line, has died. She was 45.
- 3 days ago 15 Dec 14, 11:56am -
- Police union slams Andrew Hawkins protest shirt, calls receiver ‘pathetic’
theGRIO REPORT - Cleveland Browns receiver Andrew Hawkins made a statement Sunday when he wore a t-shirt during pre-game warmups protesting the deaths of Tamir Rice and John Crawford, both in Ohio...
- 3 days ago 15 Dec 14, 11:35am -
- Woman sues Tyra Banks, says ‘Top Model’ snub was because of her past as an escort
theGRIO REPORT - Angelea Preston has filed a $3 million lawsuit alleging that Tyra Banks denied her the grand prize because of her past as an escort.
- 3 days ago 15 Dec 14, 10:34am -
- Demario Bailey dies saving twin brother from armed robbers
theGRIO REPORT - A Chicago boy died defending his twin brother. Demario and Demarcio Bailey were ambushed on their way to a Eaglewood High School basketball game. Four young men shook up the boys' pockets and demanded their jackets...
- 3 days ago 15 Dec 14, 10:02am -
- Two white women plead guilty in hate crime killing of James Craig Anderson
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Two women have pleaded guilty in connection with a series of attacks on African-Americans in Mississippi that included running over and killing a man.The Clarion-Ledger reports that Shelbie Brooke Richards and Sarah Adelia…
- 3 days ago 15 Dec 14, 8:04am -
- D’Angelo releases new album Black Messiah
D’Angelo’s new album ‘Black Messiah’ dropped at midnight. This is the soul singer’s first album in 14 years.The singer’s last release was in 2000 with Voodoo, but soon after D’Angelo was submerged in substance addiction and self-doub…
- 3 days ago 15 Dec 14, 12:00am -
- Oprah lets loose on Ferguson and Eric Garner: ‘People are awake’
VIDEO - Oprah Winfrey is speaking out about the untimely deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, and other black men who were killed by police.
- 3 days ago 14 Dec 14, 9:38pm -
- Black churches across the country protest through prayer
NEW YORK (AP) — Congregants in African-American churches across the country wore black to Sunday services and prayed over the men in attendance in a symbolic stand against fatal police shootings of unarmed black men.Bishop T.D. Jakes told worshipp…
- 3 days ago 14 Dec 14, 7:08pm -
- Baltimore woman tazed, called a ‘b**ch’ after videotaping police kicking handcuffed man
A Baltimore woman says she was tasered after stopping to film police officers kicking a handcuffed man.
- 3 days ago 14 Dec 14, 4:27pm -
- Why I chose not to march in DC
OPINION - While I applaud everyone who marched in Washington, DC, yesterday, I chose to sit this one out — for several reasons. As an organizer who has previously been involved in the planning and execution of national marches, I see how they are a…
- 4 days ago 14 Dec 14, 3:23pm -
- Sony executives made fun of Willow and Jaden Smith
It’s been a horrible week for the executives at Sony. Leaked emails revealed racist and distasteful comments about President Obama and Kevin Hart, to name a few. Now it’s been revealed that they’ve also poked fun at Will and Jada …
- 4 days ago 14 Dec 14, 1:51pm -
- Fox News edits in ‘dead cops’ chants in protest coverage
Today the Fox News morning show Fox & Friends edited a video clip of Rev. Al Sharpton to make it seem that demonstrators had chanted calls to kill police officers during his speech on Saturday.
- 4 days ago 14 Dec 14, 11:14am -
- Raven Symone’s touching Debbie Allen tribute
Raven-Symone may have the Cosby Show to thank for the start of her career — and her unforgettable role as Olivia Kendall — but she also credits Debbie Allen with truly defining her success.
- 4 days ago 14 Dec 14, 10:21am -
- Black women’s lives matter too: The forgotten victims of police killings
OPINION - Conversations on #BlackLivesMatter and the call for #MillionsMarchNYC need to translate into an overt call for Black women’s, girls’ and queer lives lost to police brutality. This is true transformative justice...
- 4 days ago 14 Dec 14, 10:00am -
- Nike Employee Steals Million Dollars Worth of LeBron 12s
An employee in a Nike facility in Memphis, Tennessee decided to stage a bold, albeit ill fated heist.
- 4 days ago 14 Dec 14, 9:49am -
- Bill Cosby breaks his silence: I expect the black media to stay neutral
Bill Cosby decided to briefly talk to a NY Post reporter on the mounting rape allegations against him, which now include accusations from former supermodel Beverly Johnson. The reporter was able to reach Cosby by phone at his Massachusetts home.…
- 4 days ago 14 Dec 14, 9:21am -
- College football freshman Jakell Mitchell shot and killed
AUBURN, Alabama (AP) — Auburn freshman football player Jakell Lenard Mitchell was shot and killed Sunday morning at an apartment complex near the Auburn University campus, police and news reports said.Auburn Police Capt. Will Matthews told The Ass…
- 4 days ago 14 Dec 14, 8:37am -
- Justin Timberlake hypes up D’Angelo’s new album
After 14 years, D'Angelo might be releasing his highly anticipated Black Messiah album.
- 4 days ago 13 Dec 14, 7:32pm -