- newFlorida State QB De’Andre Johnson kicked off team, video shows him punching woman
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State has dismissed freshman quarterback De'Andre Johnson from the team on the same day that prosecutors released video showing him punching a woman at a bar...
- 2 hours ago 7 Jul 15, 10:53am -
- newCollege student faces felony for waiting to pull over in well-lit area
theGRIO REPORT - DaJuawn Wallace, a master's student at Saginaw Valley State University, is being charged with felony fleeing and eluding, but he maintains that he did nothing wrong. He claims he was trying to pull over in a well-lit area...
- 3 hours ago 7 Jul 15, 10:19am -
- newMan receives $750K settlement because prison officials ignored erection
theGRIO REPORT - A former inmate has reportedly won a $750,000 settlement against correction officers and doctors for negligence after they allegedly allowed a six-day erection to go untreated...
- 3 hours ago 7 Jul 15, 10:06am -
- newConfederate flag and N-word defenders use the same lame argument
The Confederate flag has taken center stage in the media as South Carolina is expected to finally remove it from their state capitol following the massacre of nine black Americans at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston. Since the nation is …
- 5 hours ago 7 Jul 15, 8:00am -
- newJill Scott withdraws support for Bill Cosby: ‘I was wrong’
theGRIO REPORT- Jill Scott wants her followers to know she was wrong for defending Bill Cosby. Thursday, the Philadelphia soul singer tweeted that she was "hurt" to read the damning testimony from Cosby about drugging women for sex...
- 17 hours ago 6 Jul 15, 8:39pm -
- newCourt docs: Cosby previously admitted to attempting to drug women for sex
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby admitted in a 2005 deposition that he obtained Quaaludes with the intent of giving them to young women he wanted to have sex with. He admitted giving the sedative to at least one woman...
- 20 hours ago 6 Jul 15, 5:37pm -
- newFormer FDNY employee who posted racist tweets gets his job back
theGrio REPORT - The son of a former New York City fire commissioner who resigned from his position with the Fire Department of New York after posting several bigoted and anti-Semitic tweets - is now set to rejoin the department.
- 21 hours ago 6 Jul 15, 4:20pm -
- newA Beyoncé-inspired skyscraper is coming to Australia
theGRIO REPORT - The city of Melbourne has approved plans for a skyscraper inspired by Beyoncé.
- 21 hours ago 6 Jul 15, 3:52pm -
- newNYPD allegedly destroyed evidence showing they issued 850,000 bogus summons to fill quotas
theGrio REPORT - Attorney Elinor Sutton is seeking sanctions against the city and the NYPD after bringing forth evidence that showed the police and the city lawyers destroyed evidence that would have shown the issued hundreds of thousands of bogus su…
- 22 hours ago 6 Jul 15, 3:00pm -
- newPhilly Mayor gives epic performance of “Rapper’s Delight’ over holiday weekend
theGrio REPORT - For his final 4th of July Jam as Philadelphia's mayor, Michael Nutter gave what appeared to be the performance of his life.
- 23 hours ago 6 Jul 15, 2:33pm -
- newUsher celebrates Juneteenth instead of Independence Day at Essence Festival
theGRIO REPORT - Usher, the headlining act at this years Essence Festival, chose to make quite the statement during his Saturday evening performance. The singer dawned a leather jacket that read, "Have we truly achieved our independence?" written on…
- 23 hours ago 6 Jul 15, 2:30pm -
- newConfederate statue tagged with ‘Black Lives Matter’ on campus of UNC
theGRIO REPORT - A controversial statue commemorating fallen Confederate soldiers was vandalized on Sunday as someone sprayed it with black paint with the words “Black lives matter,” “KKK,” and “murderer.”...
- 23 hours ago 6 Jul 15, 2:08pm -
- newWoman, 93, granted a library card 73 years after being denied because she was black
theGRIO REPORT - Thursday, 92-year-old Pearl Thompson arrived at the Cameron Village Regional Library to much fanfare as she finally received her library card 73 years later.
- 24 hours ago 6 Jul 15, 1:22pm -
- Gunman in employee uniform steals 120K from Wal-Mart
theGRIO REPORT - A gunman wearing a Walmart employee uniform robbed a New Orleans Walmart of $120,000 in cash...
- 1 day ago 6 Jul 15, 1:11pm -
- Bobby Brown forgets lyrics during July 4th concert: ‘I’m in a different zone right now’
theGRIO REPORT - Bobby Brown had been slated to perform in Atlanta at the Affordable Old School Concert Series at Wolf Creek Amphitheater on July 4th, but with his daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown in hospice care, his mind was probably not on the perfor…
- 1 day ago 6 Jul 15, 12:23pm -
- Mom pranks son before giving him birthday present in viral video
theGRIO REPORT - One adorable eight-year-old boy was about to get exactly what he wanted for his birthday... but first, his mom decided to have a little fun.
- 1 day ago 6 Jul 15, 12:17pm -
- Man removes Confederate flag off the back of truck during traffic
theGRIO REPORT - Stuck in traffic? Take down a Confederate flag. It doesn't sound like a safe thing to do, but that's exactly what happened in a video circulating throughout social media...
- 1 day ago 6 Jul 15, 11:28am -
- Misty Copeland to make Broadway debut
theGRIO REPORT - Nothing can stop Misty Copeland. The ballerina is set to make her Broadway debut next month in...
- 1 day ago 6 Jul 15, 10:56am -
- Kelly Rowland lands role on ‘Empire’ season 2
theGRIO REPORT - Kelly Rowland lands role in the highly anticipated season 2 of Fox's 'Empire' ...
- 1 day ago 6 Jul 15, 10:46am -
- Vanessa Williams gets married on the Fourth of July
theGRIO REPORT - Actress/singer Vanessa Williams ties the knot for a third time...
- 1 day ago 6 Jul 15, 10:30am -
- Firefighter suspended for flying Confederate flag during July 4th parade
theGRIO REPORT - A volunteer firefighter in Minnesota says he has been suspended after flying the Confederate flag during a parade for the Fourth of July.
- 1 day ago 6 Jul 15, 10:28am -
- 7-year-old boy among at least 7 killed in Chicago during July 4th weekend
CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities say a 7-year-old boy who was celebrating the Fourth of July with his family was among three people who were shot and killed overnight in Chicago....
- 1 day ago 6 Jul 15, 10:19am -
- Serena Williams beats sister Venus 6-4, 6-3 to advance at Wimbledon
LONDON (AP) — Serena Williams has won. The 20-time major champion beat older sister Venus 6-4, 6-3 Monday at Wimbledon to advance to the quarterfinals...
- 1 day ago 6 Jul 15, 10:01am -
- NASCAR fans defend flying Confederate flags at Daytona
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Steven Rebenstorf has numerous flags flying atop his canopy tent inside Daytona International Speedway.The Confederate flag is front and center.It’s been like that for years. And the 57-year-old Rebenstorf has no pla…
- 1 day ago 6 Jul 15, 7:56am -
- Vandals leave racist messages on truck of white family hosting black houseguest
theGrio REPORT - According to reports, Friday morning, a white family hosting a black friend for a couple of days found their pickup truck covered in racist graffiti.
- 2 days ago 5 Jul 15, 3:06pm -
- Feminists clash over whether Rihanna’s new video is empowering or misogynistic
theGrio REPORT - At the stroke of midnight on Thursday, Rihanna launched the much anticipated video for her latest single, B---h Better Have My Money - and even some of her most loyal fans aren't sure how they feel about it.
- 2 days ago 5 Jul 15, 12:02pm -
- Why forgiveness from black victims isn’t noble when anger is justified
If you’re a black person living and working in North America, there’s a good chance that you’re not only very familiar with code-switching (i.e. attempting to appear more professional by changing the intonation of your voice, hiding any semblan…
- 2 days ago 5 Jul 15, 11:52am -
- Drunk and high N.J. woman crashes and kills her passenger while fleeing cops
theGRIO REPORT - A 24 year old New Jersey woman has admitted to being both drunk and high when she led police on a high speed chase that ended in a fatal accident killing her 41-year -old passenger.
- 2 days ago 5 Jul 15, 11:25am -
- KKK holding Labor Day cross burning, have asked supporters to bring their children
theGRIO REPORT - The Klu Klux Klan will be hosting a weekend of Labor Day festivities later this year - and they plan to make it a family affair.
- 2 days ago 5 Jul 15, 11:00am -
- Ava DuVernay turns down directing ‘Black Panther’ movie
theGrio REPORT - After weeks of speculation, Ava DuVernay has confirmed that she will not be directing Marvel’s Black Panther movie.
- 2 days ago 5 Jul 15, 10:46am -
- Greyhound bus veers off freeway into ditch after passenger grabs steering wheel from driver
theGrio REPORT - Saturday afternoon, a bus carrying approximately 22 people veered off the 10 Freeway into a ditch, after a passenger grabbed the steering wheel.
- 2 days ago 5 Jul 15, 10:08am -
- Google, Facebook and Twitter release diversity numbers, not looking good
theGRIO REPORT - Google, Facebook and Twitter have released their diversity numbers, and the gap is even wider than originally thought. With a total of 758 black employees across all three companies, African-Americans make up only less than two perce…
- 3 days ago 4 Jul 15, 12:04pm -
- ‘Voodoo’ priest arrested in Florida for raping at least 2 women, 11-year-old girl
theGRIO REPORT - A self-proclaimed voodoo priest in Florida used his victims' belief in his powers to sexually manipulate women, according to police...
- 3 days ago 4 Jul 15, 11:30am -
- Last funeral held for victim of Charleston shooting in US
COLUMBIA, South Carolina (AP) — The last of the victims of the Charleston church shooting to be eulogized was remembered Thursday as a man known by the nickname "Super," who lived his life with a driving force to serve his fellow men and his God...
- 3 days ago 4 Jul 15, 11:13am -
- Let’s celebrate our nation’s independence while remembering its oppressed
The 4th of July is a day to celebrate our nation’s accomplishments, but it also needs to be a day to analyze our history for its faults as well. History shapes our frame of reference, and if we do not …
- 3 days ago 4 Jul 15, 11:09am -
- Viral ‘Mexican 4th of July’ video turns the tables on cultural appropriation
theGrio REPORT - A hilarious video has taken a closer look at the way Americans celebrate holidays and has lambasted their misunderstanding of other nations' holidays, most notably Cinco de Mayo.
- 3 days ago 4 Jul 15, 11:07am -
- Attorney: Video ‘definitively’ shows officers eating marijuana edibles in drug raid
theGrio REPORT - On Friday afternoon, an attorney for Sky High Holistic, a medical marijuana dispensary, announced that new video have surfaced that proved that police officers consumed marijuana edibles during a raid on the shop.
- 3 days ago 4 Jul 15, 10:28am -
- NYC area authorities warn consumers not to buy gun cell phone case
theGrio REPORT - Several law enforcement agencies across the New York Area are warning consumers that it would be a bad idea to buy a new cell phone case that resembles a gun.
- 3 days ago 4 Jul 15, 10:10am -
- Baltimore police probe transport van sign that reads: ‘Enjoy your ride, cuz we sure will!’
BALTIMORE (AP) — Police in Baltimore are investigating a sign posted inside a police transport van that tells passengers: "Enjoy your ride, cuz we sure will!"
- 3 days ago 4 Jul 15, 9:52am -
- New sports uniforms level the playing field for Muslim girls
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The models are East African, primarily Muslim girls living in Minnesota who designed their own culturally sensitive sportswear that lets them move freely without worrying about tripping on a long, flowing dress or having a head s…
- 3 days ago 4 Jul 15, 9:07am -
- Serena tells crowd ‘Don’t try me,’ advances to play sister Venus next at Wimbledon
LONDON (AP) — Twice, Serena Williams stood merely two points from a loss at Wimbledon against a British opponent buoyed by a roaring, flag-waving Centre Court crowd...
- 3 days ago 4 Jul 15, 8:14am -
- Google’s new photo app mistakenly labels black people ‘gorillas’
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google's new image-recognition program misfired badly this week by identifying two black people as gorillas, delivering a mortifying reminder that even the most intelligent machines still have lot to learn about human sensitivi…
- 4 days ago 3 Jul 15, 1:57pm -
- Kendrick Lamar hits back at Geraldo Rivera: Hip-hop isn’t the problem, reality is
theGRIO REPORT - Kendrick Lamar has taken a lot of criticism for his recent BET Awards performance - mostly from folks who have no idea what they're talking about. In any case, the Compton rapper is pushing back at his critics, namely Fox News pundi…
- 4 days ago 3 Jul 15, 1:08pm -
- Investigators: Weather caused fire at AME church in South Carolina, no criminal intent
GREELEYVILLE, South Carolina (AP) — As social media buzzed about church fires in the South, investigators announced Thursday that weather caused a destructive blaze at a predominantly black church in South Carolina...
- 4 days ago 3 Jul 15, 11:31am -
- Suspect breaks down in court when judge recognizes him as former classmate
theGRIO REPORT - All Arthur Booth could say was "Oh my goodness." Thursday, Booth was brought before Judge Mindy Glazer in bond court, after his arrest on multiple charges including resisting arrest, burglary and grand theft...
- 4 days ago 3 Jul 15, 11:09am -
- Diddy avoids felony charges for ‘assaulting’ son’s UCLA coach
theGRIO REPORT - Sean 'Diddy' Combs will not face felony charges for allegedly assaulting his son's UCLA football coach last month...
- 4 days ago 3 Jul 15, 10:23am -
- Basketball 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…
- 4 days ago 3 Jul 15, 10:15am -
- Officer, 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...
- 4 days ago 3 Jul 15, 9:36am -
- An 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...
- 4 days 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.
- 5 days ago 2 Jul 15, 3:12pm -