- newBasketball coach accused of violating former player’s civil rights, segregated practices
URBANA, Ill. (AP) — Seven former University of Illinois women's basketball players sued the university Wednesday, accusing coach Matt Bollant and a former assistant of violating their civil rights by using race to divide the team and try to force s…
- 18 hours ago 3 Jul 15, 10:15am -
- newOfficer, man get into boxing match in New York streets; video under investigation
theGRIO REPORT - It was a boxing match on the streets of Harlem. The New York Police Department's Internal Affairs Division is investigating an incident involving an officer and a man which quickly escalated into a fist fight...
- 19 hours ago 3 Jul 15, 9:36am -
- newAn open letter to Confederate flag defenders: Overcome your ignorance; racism is real
OPINION - The Confederate battle flag is a symbol of white supremacy and hatred. This is not some extreme left-wing, Obama super fan interpretation of it. This is a statement of fact...
- 20 hours ago 3 Jul 15, 8:37am -
- Video footage captures 2 sisters jumping out of burning house to safety
theGRIO REPORT - Two young women jumped to safety from a burning building on Tuesday.
- 2 days ago 2 Jul 15, 3:12pm -
- Chris Brown reportedly files docs to establish paternity of daughter Royalty
theGRIO REPORT - Chris Brown is reportedly filing docs to establish paternity of his daughter, Royalty, so that he can try to "make things right for her."
- 2 days ago 2 Jul 15, 3:04pm -
- Blacks are ‘raping our women’ and ‘taking over': Decoding the myth that breeds white supremacists
Dylann Roof’s delusion that black people systematically “rape [white] women” and are “taking over [the] country” is a racist narrative loaded with history, rooted as deeply in the South as Emanuel AME Church. Predating the Civil War, now re…
- 2 days ago 2 Jul 15, 2:16pm -
- World Wide Nate brings you Los Angeles
- 2 days ago 2 Jul 15, 1:49pm -
- Dylann Roof’s sister starts ‘GoFundMe’ page to pay for honeymoon
theGRIO REPORT - The sister of Dylann Roof launched an online campaign this week to raise $5000 for a planned wedding and honeymoon that had been subsequently cancelled in the wake of the massacre...
- 2 days ago 2 Jul 15, 12:56pm -
- Sonia Manzano, who played ‘Maria’ on ‘Sesame Street,’ retiring
NEW YORK (AP) — "Sesame Street" is about to be less A-OK. Sonia Manzano, who has played the role of Maria on the public TV kid show since 1971, is retiring...
- 2 days ago 2 Jul 15, 12:17pm -
- Bobbi Kristina’s best friend: ‘Nick Gordon choked and punched her, threw her into walls’
theGRIO REPORT - Bobbi Kristina's best friend reveals shocking details about abused she endured at the hands of her boyfriend...
- 2 days ago 2 Jul 15, 11:52am -
- Laurence Fishburne to star in ‘Roots’ remake
theGRIO REPORT - The famed 1970's television miniseries Roots will be getting a modern reboot. Actor Laurence Fishburne has officially been cast to play author Alex Haley in the forthcoming A+E Network remake, executives announced Wednesday.
- 2 days ago 2 Jul 15, 11:00am -
- Video footage shows fired NOLA officer using ‘unauthorized force’ on teen girl
theGRIO REPORT - A New Orleans police officer has been fired following an investigation by the Public Integrity Bureau concerning "unauthorized force" used on a juvenile girl in a holding cell.
- 2 days ago 2 Jul 15, 10:50am -
- Surveillance footage shows 50 teens trashing Georgia Wal-Mart
theGRIO REPORT - On Wednesday, video footage was released of around 50 teenagers storming and trashing a Georgia Wal-Mart in the wee hours of Sunday morning.
- 2 days ago 2 Jul 15, 10:28am -
- Man sues Bobbi Kristina for January car wreck, seeks $730,000 in damages
theGRIO REPORT - Three days before Bobbi Kristina Brown was found unresponsive in a bathtub, she was reportedly involved in a car accident. A man who claims he was severely injured as a result of the wreck is now suing Brown for damages exceeding $73…
- 2 days ago 2 Jul 15, 10:11am -
- Star Trek’s George Takei on Clarence Thomas: ‘He’s a clown in blackface’
George Takei, probably best known for his role in Star Trek, has come out strongly against Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, whose remarks in his dissenting opinion on the recent same-sex marriage case were at the least bizarre and …
- 2 days ago 2 Jul 15, 10:07am -
- Black churches in SC receive death threat letter over female pastors
theGRIO REPORT - As if the latest string of arsons and the Charleston shooting weren't enough, now three black churches in South Carolina have a new terror to deal with: death threats against their pastors. The pastors, all women, have been targeted…
- 2 days ago 2 Jul 15, 9:04am -
- As black churches burn concern grows over the resurgence of America’s original terrorists
- 3 days ago 1 Jul 15, 4:01pm -
- Valedictorian gives graduation speech at school where dad is custodian
theGrio REPORT - This year, the valedictorian of Wilson Magnet High School thanked her immigrant father - who also happens to be the supervising custodian of her school - for her success.
- 3 days ago 1 Jul 15, 2:35pm -
- 11-year-old boy arrested for playing with toy gun
theGRIO REPORT - The Granite City Police Department maintains that the arrest of an 11-year-old boy for playing with a toy gun was justified, despite the vastly different versions of the incident told by witnesses.
- 3 days ago 1 Jul 15, 2:08pm -
- CA vigilantes attack mentally ill homeless man targeted in fake Facebook warning
theGrio REPORT - Over the weekend, vigilantes attacked a mentally disabled homeless man in California after being incited by a phony Facebook warning about him.
- 3 days ago 1 Jul 15, 1:57pm -
- Taye Diggs on new Broadway role: High heels give me ‘swag’
VIDEO - Taye Diggs opens up about his new Broadway role as a transgender woman in 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch'...
- 3 days ago 1 Jul 15, 1:42pm -
- Janet Jackson launches ‘Unbreakable’ luxury diamond collection
theGRIO REPORT - Janet Jackson is launching a diamond jewelry line that she will be calling the Janet Jackson 'Unbreakable' diamonds collection....
- 3 days ago 1 Jul 15, 11:56am -
- Sherri Shepherd and Lamar Sally reportedly reach divorce settlement
theGRIO REPORT - After a long and nasty divorce and custody battle, it looks like Sherri Shepherd and Lamar Sally have finally reached an agreement...
- 3 days ago 1 Jul 15, 11:47am -
- Ghanaian music artist blasts BET for giving African artists awards ‘backstage’
theGRIO REPORT - Ghanaian music artist, FUSE ODG blasts BET for excluding African Artists from BET Awards broadcast...
- 3 days ago 1 Jul 15, 11:28am -
- Fight breaks out between Confederate flag protesters and defender
theGRIO REPORT - Tensions are running as high as the Confederate battle flag is flying in South Carolina right now...
- 3 days ago 1 Jul 15, 11:18am -
- Officer who shot, paralyzed unarmed black teen promoted
theGRIO REPORT - A Florida officer who shot and a paralyzed an unarmed man in 2013 has been promoted. Adam Lin, a deputy with the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Officer, was promoted to sergeant Wednesday, according to a WPBF report...
- 3 days ago 1 Jul 15, 11:08am -
- Mother pushed son on a swing for two days until he died of dehydration and hypothermia
According to investigators, the death of a 3-year-old toddler who was found lifeless while being pushed in a swing by his mother has been ruled a homicide.Ji’Aire Lee died from dehydration and hypothermia after his mother placed him in …
- 3 days ago 1 Jul 15, 9:31am -
- Fire that destroyed SC black church previously burned by KKK wasn’t arson, feds say
GREELEYVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A fire that destroyed a black church that 20 years ago was a target of the Ku Klux Klan was not the work of an arsonist, a federal law enforcement source said Wednesday.Preliminary indications are …
- 3 days ago 1 Jul 15, 8:45am -
- Fire at Mount Zion AME Church in SC, 20 years after it was burned down by KKK
theGRIO REPORT - Mount Zion AME Church in Greeleyville, South Carolina is on fire Tuesday night, 20 years after it was burned to the ground by the KKK.
- 3 days ago 30 Jun 15, 11:04pm -
- First Look: Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, and Phylicia Rashad in ‘Creed’ trailer
VIDEO - The debut trailer for 'Creed' starring Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone and Phylicia Rashad....
- 3 days ago 30 Jun 15, 7:30pm -
- Raven-Symone: Oprah Winfrey was right, black Twitter hates me
theGrio REPORT - In a recent sit down with US Weekly Raven-Symoné is admitting that Oprah was right.
- 4 days ago 30 Jun 15, 4:06pm -
- Bree Newsome explains Confederate flag act: ‘I refuse to be ruled by fear’
theGRIO REPORT - Bree Newsome, the woman who has been called a "superhero" for taking down the Confederate flag from the South Carolina statehouse, is now speaking out.
- 4 days ago 30 Jun 15, 3:22pm -
- Florida officer fired for racist posts, captions about black people on Facebook
theGRIO REPORT - Fort Lauderdale Officer Jeffery Feldewert is the fifth Florida cop to be dismissed for racist comments this year alone...
- 4 days ago 30 Jun 15, 3:14pm -
- Couple claims officer raped wife after domestic violence call, suing NYPD
theGrio REPORT - A $15 million lawsuit filed Monday, claims An NYPD officer courted a woman he met on a domestic violence call, before taking her out on a date and raping her.
- 4 days ago 30 Jun 15, 3:12pm -
- Lee Daniels inks new multi-year deal with Fox
theGRIO REPORT - Lee Daniels keeps on winning in Hollywood. Daniels has inked a multi-year deal with Twentieth Century Fox to begin writing, directing and supervising other projects for the television company.
- 4 days ago 30 Jun 15, 2:16pm -
- University offers Charleston victim’s children full scholarships
theGRIO REPORT - Southern Wesleyan University has bestowed full tuition scholarships to the four daughters of DePayne Middleton-Doctor, one of the 9 victims in the Charleston massacre...
- 4 days ago 30 Jun 15, 2:12pm -
- Misty Copeland becomes first black female principal ballerina of the American Ballet Theater
theGRIO REPORT - Misty Copeland has officially become the first African-American female principal dancer in the 75-year history of the American Ballet Theater, according to the New York Times...
- 4 days ago 30 Jun 15, 12:52pm -
- Lupita Nyong’o returns home to Kenya, fights to save elephants
theGRIO REPORT - Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o is going back to Kenya in order to fight to save the elephants in her home from being slaughtered for ivory...
- 4 days ago 30 Jun 15, 12:15pm -
- Kindergartner kicked out of class because haircut ‘violated school policy’
theGRIO REPORT - A California kindergartner was kicked out of his Belmont classroom because of his hair style.
- 4 days ago 30 Jun 15, 11:52am -
- Mall security guards caught on camera punching teen
theGRIO REPORT - Three security guards at a mall in Georgia have been suspended without pay after being caught on camera repeatedly punching a teenager over the weekend.
- 4 days ago 30 Jun 15, 11:41am -
- Federal report faults police actions during Ferguson unrest
FERGUSON, Missouri (AP) — Police antagonized crowds that gathered to protest last year's fatal shooting of a young black man by a white officer in Ferguson, violated free-speech rights and made it difficult to hold officers accountable, according t…
- 4 days ago 30 Jun 15, 11:35am -
- Man in wheelchair robs New York bank for more than $1000, evades police
theGRIO REPORT - A man in a wheelchair robbed a Queens bank on Monday afternoon and got away with it...
- 4 days ago 30 Jun 15, 10:41am -
- Exonerated death row inmate dies of cancer one year after release
theGRIO REPORT - Glenn Ford, the exonerated death-row inmate who served 30 years for a crime he did not commit, has succumbed to his fight with lung cancer...
- 4 days ago 30 Jun 15, 10:21am -
- NeNe Leakes says goodbye to ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’
LOS ANGELES (AP) — NeNe Leakes is moving on from "The Real Housewives of Atlanta."
- 4 days ago 30 Jun 15, 10:00am -
- KKK planning rally at SC Statehouse to protest Confederate flag removal
theGRIO REPORT - A chapter of the Ku Klux Klan has been approved to hold a protest rally at the South Carolina Statehouse next month, according to a Politico report...
- 4 days ago 30 Jun 15, 9:44am -
- Detroit mother who killed her two kids in freezers: No remorse
theGrio REPORT - The Detroit mother whose children were discovered in a freezer says she does not "regret any of it."
- 4 days ago 29 Jun 15, 7:21pm -
- NBC to Donald Trump: You’re fired!
theGrio REPORT - As of Monday, NBC has told Donald J. Trump, former star of “The Celebrity Apprentice” reality show, that he’s fired.
- 4 days ago 29 Jun 15, 6:07pm -
- K. Michelle drags Coko from SWV on Twitter: BET ‘didn’t ask you or your chopped teeth to perform’
theGRIO REPORT - K. Michelle blasts Coko Clemons on Twitter after the SWV singer retweets fans disapproving of her BET Awards performance...
- 4 days ago 29 Jun 15, 4:13pm -
- North Carolina NAACP president compares Bree Newsome to Rosa Parks
theGrio REPORT - Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, president of the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP, compared Bree Newsome, the woman who took down the Confederate flag at the South Carolina statehouse, to Rosa Parks.
- 5 days ago 29 Jun 15, 3:43pm -
- Rapper opens up about why he cut off his penis in suicide attempt
theGrio REPORT - Friday, Andre “Christ Bearer” Johnson opened up about the circumstances surrounding his dramatic suicide attempt.
- 5 days ago 29 Jun 15, 3:14pm -