- newHomeless veteran Alicia Watkins now a student at Harvard
theGRIO REPORT - In 2010, Alicia Watkins appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show to tell her story. The 10-year veteran was homeless, living out of a car that she rented for $10 a day...
- 18 hours ago 27 Mar 15, 5:34pm -
- new‘Blood, Sweat & Heels’ star Daisy Lewellyn reveals battle with stage 3 cancer
VIDEO - 'Blood, Swear & Heels' star Daisy Lewellyn opens up about her battle with stage 3 cancer..
- 20 hours ago 27 Mar 15, 4:27pm -
- newBlack state senator who stood by SAE frat member is no ‘Uncle Tom’ or hero
Most state senators do not receive national attention, but Oklahoma State Senator Anastasia Pittman has plenty now. Whether it is the kind she wants is debatable, but she does at least have the spotlight.Earlier this week, Pittman organized a …
- 20 hours ago 27 Mar 15, 4:19pm -
- newEighteen-year-old Transgender teen dies of apparent suicide
theGRIO REPORT - The death of 18-year-old Blake Brockington is the second apparent suicide of a transgender teen to rock a North Carolina community...
- 21 hours ago 27 Mar 15, 3:23pm -
- newPolice video appears to contradict Taraji P. Henson’s claim her son was racially profiled
VIDEO - The 'Los Angeles Times' has released police video which seems to counter the Oscar-nominated actress' claims that her son was racially profiled.
- 21 hours ago 27 Mar 15, 3:03pm -
- newLark Voorhies does series of odd interviews with paparazzi after taping ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’
VIDEO - 'Saved by the Bell' actress, Lark Voorhies, takes part in a series of brief interviews with paparazzi after taping 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'...
- 23 hours ago 27 Mar 15, 1:23pm -
- newJudge: School security guard can be fired for ‘black thug’ Facebook post
theGRIO REPORT - U.S. District Court Judge Joseph Irenas turned down an injunction that would have stopped a New Jersey high school security guard from being fired over her comments about "another black thug" on Facebook.
- 23 hours ago 27 Mar 15, 1:15pm -
- newMichael Sam says some gay NFL players lack courage to come out like him
theGRIO REPORT - In an interview Thursday with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Sam maintained that there other gay players in the NFL currently...
- 24 hours ago 27 Mar 15, 12:14pm -
- 10-year-old Mikaila Ulmer earns $60K investment for lemonade business
theGRIO REPORT - A 10-year-old's lemonade business just got a whole lot bigger. Last week, Mikaila Ulmer went on ABC's Shark Tank to present her new line of lemonade...
- 1 day ago 27 Mar 15, 11:48am -
- Darius McCray of ‘Family Matters’ arrested for not paying child support, compares himself to Dr. King
theGRIO REPORT - Darius McCrary, who played "Eddie Winslow" for nine seasons on Family Matters, was arrested Wednesday for reportedly failing to pay child support...
- 1 day ago 27 Mar 15, 11:01am -
- Jay Z takes on Dr. Dre and Apple with new streaming business
Jay Z is going head-to-head with Apple — and Apple supporters Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine — by building his own streaming business. This streaming service will be “created by artists, supported by artists,” in an attempt to win …
- 1 day ago 27 Mar 15, 10:30am -
- Man accused of raping, impregnating 10-year-old girl
theGRIO REPORT - Darrick Guider, 39, has been accused of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl and getting her pregnant...
- 1 day ago 27 Mar 15, 10:00am -
- TSA to stop profiling black women’s hair during airport pat-down screenings
On Thursday, two black women who say that their natural hair was patted down by airport security announced that the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) had agreed to stop the racial-profiling of hair in their pat-down screenings.Malaika Sing…
- 1 day ago 27 Mar 15, 9:13am -
- Cousins arrested for allegedly trying to join ISIS and plotting attack in US
CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois Army National Guard soldier vowed to bring “the flames of war to the heart” of America if he was unable to get to the Middle East to join the Islamic State group, and his cousin …
- 1 day ago 27 Mar 15, 7:28am -
- President Obama interviews ‘Wire’ creator David Simon
theGRIO REPORT - It's no secret: President Barack Obama is a huge fan of the HBO show 'The Wire.' The president had an opportunity to interview the show's creator David Simon in a candid conversation about TV, drug policy and law enforcement.
- 2 days ago 26 Mar 15, 5:26pm -
- Radio host Dan Bernstien apologizes for creepy tweet about reporter’s ‘boobs’
theGRIO REPORT - Dan Bernstein, a Chicago sports radio host, apologized today for remarks made Wednesday night about Comcast SportsNet Chicago reporter Aiyana Cristal...
- 2 days ago 26 Mar 15, 4:27pm -
- Iyanla Vanzant says Karrueche Tran interview will give women ‘a voice’
theGRIO REPORT - Spritual life choach Iyanla Vanzant is sitting down with Chris Brown's model/actress ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran for the first time in an emotional heart-to-heart interview on the Oprah Winfrey Network. According to OWN, "Karrueche…
- 2 days ago 26 Mar 15, 3:35pm -
- Kirk Franklin slams Creflo Dollar for having a ‘shortage of character’ after private jet campaign
theGRIO REPORT - Kirk Franklin is speaking out about Creflo Dollar requesting his church buy him a private jet...
- 2 days ago 26 Mar 15, 12:01pm -
- Man allegedly beaten, placed in chokehold by police after traffic stop
theGRIO REPORT - Fifty-seven-year-old Floyd Dent says he nearly lost his life after police allegedly beat him and placed him in a chokehold during a routine traffic stop...
- 2 days ago 26 Mar 15, 11:55am -
- Uber driver says he was assaulted by passenger, called ‘N-Word’
theGRIO REPORT - Chiddi Stober was just doing his job, working part-time as an Uber driver, when a passenger refused to get out of the car and assaulted him, leading Stober to call 9-1-1...
- 2 days ago 26 Mar 15, 11:24am -
- Marvin Gaye’s family reportedly feuding over the $7.4 million ‘Blurred Lines’ payout
theGRIO REPORT - For Marvin Gaye's family, the fight over "Blurred Lines" has apparently just begun. After the family won a lawsuit against Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke for the hit song's musical similarities to "Got to Give It Up," a new fight…
- 2 days ago 26 Mar 15, 10:20am -
- Video captures 8th grade tutors attacking 7-year-old for not joining ‘fight club’
theGRIO REPORT - Seven-year-old Taniya Jules refused to join a school fight club, so her eighth-grader "tutors" reportedly attacked her. The shocking incident was caught on camera...
- 2 days ago 26 Mar 15, 9:48am -
- SAE frat boy who led racist chant met with black leaders to apologize
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A former University of Oklahoma fraternity member caught on video leading a racist chant said Wednesday he’s deeply sorry for his role in the incident and upset and embarrassed that he failed to stop it.The …
- 2 days ago 26 Mar 15, 8:03am -
- Rihanna breaks down the impact of her 42 million Twitter followers, the ‘Rihanna Navy’
VIDEO - Rihanna talks about her first animated feature film, 'Home,' and opens up about the impact of her 42 million followers on Twitter...
- 3 days ago 25 Mar 15, 4:06pm -
- Deadline editor likes blacks on TV so long as it’s not ‘too much’
Deadline’s article Pilots 2015: The Year of Ethnic Castings – About Time or Too Much of Good Thing poses the question of whether white actors are somehow losing out on roles as networks scramble to cash in on the success …
- 3 days ago 25 Mar 15, 4:05pm -
- Tamar Braxton breaks down on ‘The Real': ‘Do I look like a muppet?’
theGRIO REPORT - Tamar Braxton broke down in tears Wednesday during a special bullying segment on The Real. The show's co-host Jeannie Mai asked Braxton what advice she has for others to help cope or respond directly to bullies. Braxton, whose son L…
- 3 days ago 25 Mar 15, 2:43pm -
- Serena Williams’ ‘7/11′ music video might be better than Beyoncé’s
theGRIO REPORT - Serena is giving Queen Bey a run for her money.
- 3 days ago 25 Mar 15, 12:55pm -
- Family questions police account in fatal shooting of 25-year-old Nicholas Thomas
theGRIO REPORT - Family members are questioning police officers' accounts of what led to the fatal shooting of Nicholas Thomas this week...
- 3 days ago 25 Mar 15, 12:21pm -
- Bradley Cooper wants to direct Beyoncé in ‘A Star Is Born’ remake
theGRIO REPORT -vBradley Cooper is in talks to make his directorial debut in the remake of 'A Star is Born,' and plans to approach Beyoncé to take on the lead role...
- 3 days ago 25 Mar 15, 11:53am -
- Shonda Rhimes and Ava DuVernay blast writer for saying TV is too ‘ethnic’ this year
theGRIO REPORT - Shonda Rhimes and Ava DuVernay are blasting a writer for claiming TV has become 'too ethnic'...
- 3 days ago 25 Mar 15, 11:35am -
- Texas man owes $21K in child support for kid that DNA proves isn’t his
theGRIO REPORT - A Houston man has fought a court decision for over a decade that requires him to pay child support for a child that DNA proves is not is...
- 3 days ago 25 Mar 15, 10:37am -
- LeToya Luckett weighs in on Destiny’s Child biopic: The story must be told the right way
VIDEO - LeToya Luckett talks about her role on 'Single Ladies' and weighs in on the possibility of Destiny's Child biopic...
- 3 days ago 25 Mar 15, 9:00am -
- ‘Hate Map’ shows where the most hate groups are in America
theGRIO REPORT - The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has released a "Hate Map" that shows where active hate groups are throughout the country.
- 4 days ago 24 Mar 15, 7:09pm -
- Mother arrested after boy and teen girl found dead in freezer
DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit mother was arrested Tuesday after the frozen bodies of a boy and girl were found in a deep freezer in the family’s home, police said.Court officers found the children’s bodies while carrying out an …
- 4 days ago 24 Mar 15, 7:09pm -
- Vivica A. Fox officially joins ‘Independence Day’ sequel
theGRIO REPORT - Vivica A. Fox will be reprising the part of Jasmine Dubrow in the upcoming Independence Day 2. The sequel, which 20th Century Fox has said is slated to come out on June 24, 2016...
- 4 days ago 24 Mar 15, 5:11pm -
- Brandy set to make her Broadway debut in ‘Chicago’
NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy Award winner Brandy will make her Broadway debut next month as a woman behind bars in "Chicago."...
- 4 days ago 24 Mar 15, 4:56pm -
- Racial slurs found inside the apartment of black college student
theGRIO REPORT - A black college student at Texas A&M Corpus Christi returned home from spring break to a slew of racial slurs written all over her apartment. The female student, according to KRIS-TV, has been "relocated" to nearby apartment complex…
- 4 days ago 24 Mar 15, 2:24pm -
- Madonna: If I was married to Jay Z, I would be invited to the White House
theGRIO REPORT - During a recent interview Madonna reveals that she has never met President Obama and thinks if she was married to Jay Z she would be invited to the White House...
- 4 days ago 24 Mar 15, 1:40pm -
- Patti Labelle dances to ‘In Da Club’ on ‘Dancing With The Stars’
theGRIO REPORT - Find Patti LaBelle in the club. No, really - the soul singer might actually still be at the club after Monday night's Dancing With The Stars performance of 50 Cent's 2003 hit...
- 4 days ago 24 Mar 15, 12:21pm -
- Half of Atlanta’s newly diagnosed HIV patients have AIDS, study finds
Grady Hospital just started a routine testing program for HIV patients in 2013, and already, Atlanta is ranked number 1 in U.S. cities for its rate of new diagnoses of HIV.The problem is that HIV testing is not …
- 4 days ago 24 Mar 15, 12:08pm -
- Indianapolis man fatally shoots brother after he found him robbing his home
theGRIO REPORT - Indianapolis police responded Saturday to a home invasion call to find the suspect dead, shot by his own brother...
- 4 days ago 24 Mar 15, 11:14am -
- Paula Deen is making her return to cable TV
theGRIO REPORT - Paula Deen is returning to cable TV, after a 22-month hiatus brought on by controversy after she used racial slurs...
- 4 days ago 24 Mar 15, 10:19am -
- ACLU: Chicago police had higher stop-and-frisk rate than New York City
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police officers initiated stop, question and frisk encounters at a much higher rate last summer than their New York City counterparts ever did, and just like with New York's heavily criticized program, Chicago blacks and othe…
- 4 days ago 24 Mar 15, 9:57am -
- George Zimmerman criticizes Pres. Obama, says he ‘can’t feel guilty’ for killing Trayvon Martin
theGRIO REPORT - George Zimmerman is speaking out for the first time since the Department of Justice cleared him of civil rights violations. The message is clear: He's not sorry...
- 4 days ago 24 Mar 15, 9:44am -
- Threat against President Obama’s niece prompts NCAA security hike
COLLEGE PARK, Maryland (AP) — A threat against President Barack Obama’s niece, a player on Princeton’s women’s basketball team, prompted increased security at the Tigers’ NCAA Tournament game at Maryland on Monday night.Hours after Marylan…
- 4 days ago 24 Mar 15, 7:26am -
- Kerry Washington slams black homophobia at GLAAD speech
theGRIO REPORT - Apparently, Kerry Washington needed to get some things off her chest when she delivered a speech at the GLAAD Media Awards Saturday night...
- 5 days ago 23 Mar 15, 5:14pm -
- Chris Tucker lands deal for his first full-length stand-up comedy special
theGRIO REPORT - The first full-length stand-up comedy special by actor and comedian Chris Tucker will be available this summer exclusively on Netflix on Friday, July 10...
- 5 days ago 23 Mar 15, 3:33pm -
- Mo’ne Davis asks college to reinstate baseball player who called her a ‘sl*t’
theGRIO REPORT - Mo'ne Davis is not harboring any grudge or resentment towards the college baseball player who called her a "sl*t" on social media. In fact, the 13-year-old pitching star has reached out to Bloomsberg University and asked the school t…
- 5 days ago 23 Mar 15, 2:34pm -
- Darren Sharper receives sentence in sexual assault case
PHOENIX (AP) — Former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper was sentenced to nine years in federal prison Monday immediately after he pleaded guilty to sexual assault in Arizona, marking the first change of plea of the day for the former …
- 5 days ago 23 Mar 15, 2:31pm -
- Police: Father shoots son after orange juice runs out
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, say a man is facing a charge of attempted manslaughter after he confessed to shooting his 18-year-old son during an argument over orange juice.
- 5 days ago 23 Mar 15, 12:58pm -