- Ava Duvernay gets her own Barbie
theGRIO REPORT - Barbie has announced a new campaign that seeks to honor today's influential women. Mattel, the company which manufactures the famous toy dolls, identified 6 "Sheroes" to receive their own "one-of-a-kind doll." Oscar-nominated direct…
- 3 days ago 24 Apr 15, 12:50pm -
- Why Republicans’ short-sighted politics will hurt them in 2016
OPINION - The historic delay to confirm Loretta Lynch as attorney general has finally ended, but the problems for the GOP are likely just beginning...
- 3 days ago 24 Apr 15, 12:33pm -
- Video contradicts police claims about black man who died in jail cell after arrest for sagging pants
theGRIO REPORT - Recent video footage obtained of the last moments of Ervin Leon Edwards’ life seems to contradict police reports about what happened...
- 3 days ago 24 Apr 15, 12:18pm -
- Native American actors quit Adam Sandler movie over insults, offensive stereotypes
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A group of American Indian actors walked off the set of an Adam Sandler movie this week over complaints about stereotypes, offensive names and scenes they say disrespected Native American religious practices...
- 3 days ago 24 Apr 15, 11:56am -
- Dashcam video shows police officer shooting Dontrell Stephens in the back four times
theGRIO REPORT - In September of 2013, Dontrell Stephens, 20, was talking on his cell phone and riding his bike when he realized he was being followed by police. He walked toward the deputy and, four seconds later, was shot at four times...
- 3 days ago 24 Apr 15, 11:10am -
- Woman shot, her children’s father says he’s now ‘stuck’ with kids
theGRIO REPORT - Sunday night, shots rang out in the Grand Park neighborhood of Jacksonville, Florida. Three people were shot and police say the suspect is still at large. Twenty-four-year-old Lanay Davis, a mother of two, was one of those shot and…
- 3 days ago 24 Apr 15, 11:02am -
- Tyler Perry to star in ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2′
theGRIO REPORT - Director/actor Tyler Perry has landed a role in the sequel to 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'...
- 3 days ago 24 Apr 15, 9:55am -
- America’s 1.5 million missing black men is nothing short of genocide
OPINION - Where have all the brothers gone? The numbers are staggering. According to a report in The New York Times, black women between the ages of 25 and 54 outnumber black men by 1.5 million, based on an analysis of data from the 2010 U.S. Census…
- 3 days ago 24 Apr 15, 8:00am -
- Loretta Lynch wins confirmation as attorney general
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutor Loretta Lynch won confirmation to serve as attorney general Thursday from a Senate that forced her to wait more than five months for the title and remained divided to the end...
- 3 days ago 23 Apr 15, 2:42pm -
- Gay teen attacked by classmates, allegedly stabbed in the face with screwdriver
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- 4 days ago 23 Apr 15, 1:03pm -
- WNBA’s Brittney Griner, fiancee Glory Johnson arrested after fight
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) â Phoenix Mercury standout player Brittney Griner and fiancee and fellow WNBA player Glory Johnson were arrested on suspicion of assault and disorderly conduct following a fight at their home in suburban Phoenix.
- 4 days ago 23 Apr 15, 12:27pm -
- Denzel Washington’s ‘Equalizer’ officially getting a sequel
theGRIO REPORT - Denzel Washington is officially getting his first sequel...
- 4 days ago 23 Apr 15, 11:52am -
- Police officials say they quit over safety concerns, not because of black female mayor
theGRIO REPORT - Two former Missouri police officers have recently come forward to explain why several police officers and officials resigned following the election of Tyus Byrd, their town's first black woman mayor.
- 4 days ago 23 Apr 15, 11:07am -
- Teen who was temporarily paralyzed surprises nurse by walking
theGRIO REPORT - A Texas teen who had been paralyzed from the waist down for 11 days has made a miraculous recovery. The teen's favorite nurse was unaware of her recovery and was shocked when Bailey Miller started walking. The two shared a hug and…
- 4 days ago 23 Apr 15, 11:05am -
- Police investigating if 9-year-old boy killed was running from bully
theGRIO REPORT - A 9-year-old boy died in Ohio this week after he ran out into the street and was struck by a city dump truck...
- 4 days ago 23 Apr 15, 11:00am -
- ‘Blackbird’ director defends Mo’Nique in first film after ‘Precious:’ ‘There was no drama or diva behavior’
VIDEO - Patrik-Ian Polk talks about directing Oscar-winner Mo'Nique in his new film 'Blackbird'...
- 4 days ago 23 Apr 15, 10:46am -
- Michael Brown’s parents set to sue the city of Ferguson
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Lawyers for the parents of an unarmed, black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a white police officer in a St. Louis suburb say they plan to file a civil lawsuit Thursday against the city of Ferguson...
- 4 days ago 23 Apr 15, 9:55am -
- Video visitation: Jails and corporations profit from the poor
OPINION - Video visitation is coming to a county jail near you. Families can take advantage of new technology and talk to their loved ones through video conferencing. On the surface, the concept sounds good...
- 4 days ago 23 Apr 15, 8:00am -
- Little girl to Michelle Obama: ‘You’re too young for 51′
theGRIO REPORT - It's the kind of compliment anyone of a certain age likes to hear: 'You look young for your age,' or something like that. Michelle Obama is no different...
- 4 days ago 22 Apr 15, 2:50pm -
- Mo’Nique blasts Lee Daniels, reveals emails proving she was offered to play ‘Cookie’ on ‘Empire’
VIDEO - Mo'Nique pulls out emails during interview proving that Lee Daniels' offered her the role of Cookie Lyon on 'Empire'...
- 5 days ago 22 Apr 15, 1:18pm -
- Creflo Dollar blasts critics of private jet fundraiser: ‘I dare you to tell me I can’t dream’
theGRIO REPORT - Creflo Dollar's campaign for a $65 million private jet ended shortly after it began. And now, the embattled megapastor is firing back at his critics. In a video clip uploaded Tuesday to YouTube, Dollar blasts "Internet commentators"…
- 5 days ago 22 Apr 15, 1:18pm -
- Video of judge’s strong statements to gang member goes viral
theGRIO REPORT - A Tennessee judge was fed up with a gang member in court, and in a viral video, she told him so...
- 5 days ago 22 Apr 15, 12:19pm -
- Marc Lamont Hill blasts ex-detective on CNN over police killings
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- 5 days ago 22 Apr 15, 12:12pm -
- Protesters demand justice for Freddie Gray’s death during custody
BALTIMORE (AP) — Demonstrators launched a week of protests to demand justice for a Baltimore man who died from a spinal injury he suffered while in police custody. The federal government opened a civil rights investigation into yet another death fu…
- 5 days ago 22 Apr 15, 10:50am -
- Judge rules Sherri Shepherd is legal mother of baby born via surrogate
theGRIO REPORT - On Tuesday, a judge ruled that Sherri Shepherd be named as the mother of a child born through a surrogate with her ex-husband's sperm and another woman's egg...
- 5 days ago 22 Apr 15, 10:38am -
- Jamie Foxx’s daughter clowned him for dating women in their 20s
theGRIO REPORT - Jamie Foxx says his daughter lets him know when he's getting "too young." In fact, she clowns him for it. Foxx, 47, told Power 105.1 host Angie Martinez his daughter Corrine even gives him grief for dating younger women...
- 5 days ago 22 Apr 15, 10:00am -
- 102-year-old former Apollo, Cotton Club dancer sees old performance video for first time
102-year-old Alice Barker used to dance at the Apollo and Cotton Club and with the likes of Frank Sinatra and Grace Kelly. In her time as a line dancer, she had been in movie commercials and television shows, but she …
- 5 days ago 22 Apr 15, 9:44am -
- Phoenix Suns’ Morris twins indicted on aggravated assault charges
PHOENIX (AP) — A Maricopa County grand jury has indicted the Phoenix Suns' Marcus and Markieff Morris on felony aggravated assault charges...
- 5 days ago 22 Apr 15, 9:41am -
- Ben Affleck offers Facebook apology for covering up slave-owning ancestor: ‘I was embarrassed’
NEW YORK (AP) — PBS is conducting an internal review following revelations that producers of “Finding Your Roots” may have violated the network’s editorial standards after a request by Ben Affleck that the program not reveal he had a slave-ow…
- 5 days ago 22 Apr 15, 8:09am -
- Blac Chyna posts not-so-subtle response to #KylieJennerChallenge
theGrio REPORT - The Kylie Jenner challenge, which involves young people sucking their lips into jars and shot glasses in order to get a temporary pout, isn't just ill advised - it's also dangerous.
- 5 days ago 21 Apr 15, 8:03pm -
- Prostitutes say Warren Sapp “tackled” them as they tried to leave
theGrio REPORT - Warren Sapp, a former Buccaneers defensive tackle, is in hot water after he tackled two prostitutes as they were attempting to leave his room.
- 5 days ago 21 Apr 15, 5:47pm -
- Kelly Rowland and Brandy Norwood land new BET shows
theGRIO REPORT - Kelly Rowland and Brandy Norwood land their own original BET series...
- 5 days ago 21 Apr 15, 4:18pm -
- Los Angeles police officer charged with assault
theGRIO REPORT - An LAPD officer plead not guilty to charges of assault on Monday. If he is convicted, he could face up to three years in jail...
- 5 days ago 21 Apr 15, 3:50pm -
- Driver rides with man on hood of car, calls 911 on himself
theGRIO REPORT - Pennsylvania drivers who were on Route 28 on Sunday evening might have been surprised to see a man hanging onto the hood of a car as it drove past.
- 6 days ago 21 Apr 15, 12:29pm -
- Mike Tyson lip sync’s to Salt-N-Pepa’s ‘Push It,’ rocks tight spandex pants
VIDEO - Mike Tyson delivers a high-energy performance of Salt-N-Pepa's 'Push It'....
- 6 days ago 21 Apr 15, 12:29pm -
- The Kylie Jenner ‘Lip Challenge’ is dangerous, stupid
theGRIO REPORT - The Kylie Jenner Lip Challenge is the latest thing circulating the internet right now.
- 6 days ago 21 Apr 15, 12:00pm -
- Mother comes to daughter’s school, allegedly knocks her teacher out cold
theGRIO REPORT - A woman and her niece have been arrested after allegedly attacking a teacher at a middle school last week. According to police, 34-year-old Annika McKenzie attacked a middle school teacher...
- 6 days ago 21 Apr 15, 11:56am -
- Teen baseball star Jericho Scott killed in drive-by shooting
theGRIO REPORT - A Connecticut teen was killed Sunday during a drive-by shooting in New Haven...
- 6 days ago 21 Apr 15, 11:17am -
- Cissy Houston on Bobbi Kristina: ‘She has irreversible brain damage’
theGRIO REPORT - Cissy Houston refuted Bobby Brown's claims that her granddaughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, was "awake" on Monday night...
- 6 days ago 21 Apr 15, 10:24am -
- Toni Morrison explains the moment racism will end
theGRIO REPORT - This week, Toni Morrison will release her latest novel, God Help The Child. Morrison is opening up about America's relationship with race...
- 6 days ago 21 Apr 15, 10:08am -
- Dyson vs. West: Black ‘leaders’ have never agreed on everything – and that’s OK
OPINION - Can’t we all just get along? Better yet, when it comes to black intellectuals, can’t we agree to disagree? After all, it’s not as if black leaders and thinkers always have agreed on everything...
- 6 days ago 21 Apr 15, 10:00am -
- Michelle Obama to speak at Tuskegee University commencement
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama will deliver the commencement address at Tuskegee University, a historically black university in Alabama...
- 6 days ago 21 Apr 15, 9:45am -
- ‘Hotep Twitter’ rehashes the Willie Lynch mentality
theGrio REPORT - By now most of us have heard of Black Twitter; that invisible yet undeniable force that processes all that is cool (and uncool) through a filter of merciless wit.
- 6 days ago 21 Apr 15, 8:30am -
- Man trades $50k worth of lunch meat for crack
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — An Arkansas driver has been sentenced for trading a tractor-trailer filled with lunch meat for crack cocaine.According to the Shelby County (Tenn.) District Attorney’s Office, 45-year-old Larry Bowen was sentenced to one year of…
- 6 days ago 21 Apr 15, 8:09am -
- Congregation supports pastor accused of raping woman over 4 years
A church congregation expressed their support on Sunday for their pastor, who has been accused of rape.Last Wednesday, Pastor James E. Simmons Jr. turned himself in to authorities after being accused of sexual assault against a 21-year-old woman o…
- 6 days ago 21 Apr 15, 7:30am -
- Chicago police officer cleared in shooting death of unarmed woman
CHICAGO (AP) — A judge has found a Chicago police detective not guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of an unarmed woman...
- 6 days ago 20 Apr 15, 5:43pm -
- Teen who lost everything in Hurricane Sandy gets into 7 Ivy League schools
theGrio REPORT - Daria Rose, a Sacred Heart High School senior, has received 14 acceptance letters to colleges across the country, including 7 Ivy League schools.
- 6 days ago 20 Apr 15, 4:06pm -
- High school students take a college tour and get a lesson on racism
theGrio REPORT - A group of high school students were on a college tour when their bus started to have problems and they had to spend the night at an Econo Lodge in Live Oak, Florida. Unfortunately, their stay quickly turned into an evening of racism…
- 6 days ago 20 Apr 15, 3:53pm -
- Military father photobombs son at school picture day
VIDEO - 8-year-old Joshua thought he was just getting his yearly school picture taken, but was surprised when his father photobombed his photo..
- 6 days ago 20 Apr 15, 3:16pm -
- ‘Screw ‘em': Michigan man mocks neighbors by hanging Confederate flag and nooses outside home
theGrio REPORT - Confederate flags and nooses hanging in a Livonia, Michigan neighborhood has members of the community up in arms. However, the man behind the controversy couldn't care less.
- 6 days ago 20 Apr 15, 2:18pm -