- newTemple University successfully eliminated HIV virus from human cells
VIDEO - Temple University researchers announced Monday that they have successfully eliminated the HIV virus from cultured human cells...
- 5 hours ago 22 Jul 14, 12:26pm -
- newFather arrested for leaving 1-year-old twins in car, caught having sex 30 feet away
theGRIO REPORT - A Virginia father of one-year-old twin girls has been charged with two felony counts after police discovered his children alone in a parked car while he engaged in sexual acts with a woman almost 30 feet away.
- 5 hours ago 22 Jul 14, 12:21pm -
- newWill The Rock play Shazam? Action hero hints at upcoming role
theGRIO REPORT - Former WWE champ turned action hero Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has been vocal about wanting to play a DC Superhero on the big screen. Over the weekend, he may have let cat out of the bag...
- 5 hours ago 22 Jul 14, 12:18pm -
- newJury selection begins in the Renisha McBride case
VIDEO - Jury selection began Monday in the case of 19-year-old Renisha McBride, shot to death when she knocked on a man's front porch in the middle of the night following a car crash. McBride's family says she's the victim of a senseless attack...
- 5 hours ago 22 Jul 14, 11:51am -
- newFather describes brutal beating of the man he caught molesting his son
VIDEO - An 11-year-old boy's father brutally beat the boy's alleged rapist, 18-year-old Raymond Frolander...
- 6 hours ago 22 Jul 14, 11:21am -
- newApollo Theater hosts star-studded ‘Get On Up’ premiere
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- 7 hours ago 22 Jul 14, 10:35am -
- newMichael Cooper diagnosed with early stage tongue cancer
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Dream coach Michael Cooper has early stage tongue cancer and has taken a leave from the WNBA team. He will have surgery this week at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University in Atlanta and a full recovery is expected, the…
- 8 hours ago 22 Jul 14, 9:39am -
- newOctavia Spencer talks new James Brown biopic role, dismisses myth of ‘Oscar curse’
theGRIO VIDEO - In an interview with theGrio, Octavia Spencer who stars in the James Brown biopic, 'Get On Up,' discusses her career trajectory after winning her first Oscar Award in 2012...
- 8 hours ago 22 Jul 14, 9:20am -
- newCourt says spanking your kids is ‘reasonable use of force’
The father was brought up on child-endangerment charges for spanking is kid. At first, a judge agreed that the father had abused his son. Now comes a ruling from a New York appeals court panel that corporal punishment is NOT excessive punishment as a…
- 8 hours ago 22 Jul 14, 9:15am -
- President Obama touts expansion of ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ program
(AP) — President Barack Obama announced a major expansion of his initiative to improve the lives of boys and young men of color...
- 1 day ago 21 Jul 14, 2:58pm -
- Kanye lands GQ cover – talks Drake and lessons learned from Kim
theGRIO REPORT - One year ago, Kanye West was in a different space personally and musically...
- 1 day ago 21 Jul 14, 2:13pm -
- Mom places ad in Craigslist for someone to take her homeless kids
VIDEO - Was Craigslist an option for a North Carolina mom in trouble or a means to get attention?
- 1 day ago 21 Jul 14, 2:06pm -
- Lawsuit: Tyler Perry interfered with studio plan
ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia entertainment company is suing Tyler Perry, accusing the filmmaker of unfairly working with government officials to transform a former military base into a studio for Perry's company.
- 1 day ago 21 Jul 14, 1:45pm -
- Zendaya explains why she dropped out of Aaliyah biopic
theGRIO REPORT - Actress Zendaya Coleman chose not to speak out when reports revealed she would no longer play the role of Aaliyah in an upcoming biopic - but now, the teen star has decided to share her thoughts.
- 1 day ago 21 Jul 14, 12:38pm -
- Woman who shot man over poor sex performance granted bond
theGRIO REPORT - A Michigan woman, who admitted to police she shot her male lover due to his poor performance in bed, has been granted bond.
- 1 day ago 21 Jul 14, 11:48am -
- Former member of Destiny’s Child, Farrah Franklin arrested
The most least known former member of Destiny's Child, Farrah Franklin was arrested over the weekend...
- 1 day ago 21 Jul 14, 10:42am -
- Shanesha Taylor, mom who left kids in hot car, avoids prosecution
(AP) — Prosecutors and a Phoenix woman reached a deal Friday that would allow her to avoid prosecution for leaving her two young sons alone in a hot car while she was at a job interview.
- 1 day ago 21 Jul 14, 10:33am -
- Questions linger following the alleged choking death of Eric Garner
NEW YORK (AP) — Four emergency workers involved in the medical response for a New York City man who died in police custody after being put in an apparent chokehold have been barred from responding to 911 calls, the Fire Department of New York said.…
- 1 day ago 21 Jul 14, 9:27am -
- Harlem barbershop offers fresh cuts, health screenings for charity
VIDEO - Denny Moe’s Superstar Barbershop in Harlem offered its clients more than the traditional clean shave and nice haircut last weekend. The popular neighborhood establishment took its commitment to the community to the next level to focus on be…
- 1 day ago 21 Jul 14, 9:18am -
- Universal Pictures apologizes for NWA biopic casting call – but is it enough?
OPINION - Casting calls are brutal and notoriously racist, sexist and every other “ist,” but this one is special in that it packs so much wrong into such a short post.
- 3 days ago 19 Jul 14, 2:23pm -
- Wendy Williams will EP ‘Aaliyah’ film, new lead selected
theGRIO REPORT - Talk show host Wendy Williams took to her Twitter account to announce that she is an executive producer for Lifetime's upcoming Aaliyah biopic, alongside Debra Martin Chase.
- 4 days ago 18 Jul 14, 2:13pm -
- Google pays tribute to Nelson Mandela
theGRIO REPORT - The world honors Nelson Mandela today as July 18 marks Nelson Mandela International Day, on what would have been the late South African leader's 96th birthday.
- 4 days ago 18 Jul 14, 12:17pm -
- Apollo Nida doubtful his marriage to Phaedra Parks will survive prison stint
theGRIO REPORT - Apollo Nida opens up about his marriage to 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' star Phaedra Parks...
- 4 days ago 18 Jul 14, 11:38am -
- Dad’s bun-making skills make him a YouTube hit
TODAY - This dad's bun-making skills melted hearts and made him a You Tube hit...
- 4 days ago 18 Jul 14, 11:12am -
- MTV Video Music Awards: Beyoncé leads with eight nominations
E! Online - MTV just released its nominations list for the 2014 Video Music Awards and guess who's on top!
- 4 days ago 18 Jul 14, 10:57am -
- ‘Dating Naked’ takes love connections to a new level of awkward
OPINION - VH1’s new dating reality series is far from conservative, but eye-opening in more ways than one...
- 4 days ago 18 Jul 14, 9:51am -
- NBA legend Bill Russell ‘OK’ after collapsing during speech
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nevada (AP) — NBA Hall of Famer Bill Russell was OK after collapsing during a speaking engagement near Lake Tahoe on Thursday, the Boston Celtics said...
- 4 days ago 18 Jul 14, 9:47am -
- Parents of Detroit boy found in basement attend court hearing
VIDEO - The father and stepmother of a missing 12-year-old Detroit boy who was found in the basement have asked for a judge and jury trial regarding their parental rights...
- 4 days ago 18 Jul 14, 9:27am -
- Los Angeles Clippers’ transgender sister killed in Baltimore City
VIDEO - Baltimore City homicide detectives are investigating the killing of the transgender sister of NBA star Reggie Bullock...
- 4 days ago 18 Jul 14, 9:20am -
- Marsha Ambrosius opens up about new album ‘Friends & Lovers’
theGRIO VIDEO - Marsha Ambrosius released her second album this week, Friends & Lovers and she promises her fans it's an open book into her world...
- 4 days ago 18 Jul 14, 9:00am -
- ‘Straight Outta Compton’ casting call is a straight up mess
OPINION - Production on Straight Outta Compton, the biopic about N.W.A. is underway and Universal Studios is looking to cast more people for it...
- 5 days ago 17 Jul 14, 3:10pm -
- Florida barbershop owner focuses on books for customers
VIDEO - This isn't your normal barbershop. You'll find the typical tools of the trade. But also books...
- 5 days ago 17 Jul 14, 2:00pm -
- Woman launches online fundraiser to gain ‘white privilege’
theGRIO REPORT - One young black woman has launched an online fundraising campaign to raise the money she feels she's been denied over the years because of her lack of white privilege...
- 5 days ago 17 Jul 14, 1:38pm -
- Marvel to debut new black Captain America
Coming off the heels of Marvel announcing that the Avenger Thor will become a woman for the first time, another change is set to shake the comic landscape...
- 5 days ago 17 Jul 14, 1:37pm -
- Best moments from the 2014 ESPYs
theGRIO REPORT - Drake hosted the 2014 ESPY Awards last night, providing viewers with plenty of laughable moments and receiving overall great reviews.
- 5 days ago 17 Jul 14, 1:32pm -
- South Carolina man charged with hugging child to death
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A 26-year-old man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter more than a year after he hugged a 14-month-old child so tightly that the boy stopped breathing and died, Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell said Wednesday…
- 5 days ago 17 Jul 14, 1:19pm -
- Keke Palmer reveals why she passed on Whitney Houston role in biopic
theGRIO VIDEO - Keke Palmer opens up about making history as the youngest TV talk host ever. She also weighs in on the upcoming Lifetime Whitney Houston biopic...
- 5 days ago 17 Jul 14, 11:59am -
- New Cosby show could debut as soon as next summer
BEVERLY HILLS, California (AP) — Bill Cosby could be returning to the NBC network with a new comedy as soon as next summer...
- 5 days ago 17 Jul 14, 10:43am -
- KKK recruiting with candy in South Carolina
theGRIO REPORT - The Ku Klux Klan is recruiting in South Carolina, using candy and flyers that read at the top "Save our land, Join the Klan."
- 6 days ago 16 Jul 14, 4:36pm -
- Girl back in US after bitter custody battle to get her out of Mali
theGRIO REPORT - After more than two years, a young girl who was abducted by her Malian father has been reunited with her African-American mother...
- 6 days ago 16 Jul 14, 3:23pm -
- Lowe’s employees help fix veteran’s wheelchair
theGRIO REPORT - Vietnam veteran Michael Sulsona was visiting a Staten Island Lowe's when his wheelchair broke shortly before closing...
- 6 days ago 16 Jul 14, 12:55pm -
- Black teenage heavy metal band signs deal with Sony
theGRIO REPORT - A Brooklyn heavy metal band consisting of three black teens from Flatbush, just caught their big break...
- 6 days ago 16 Jul 14, 12:30pm -
- Deborah Cox will provide vocals in new ‘Whitney’ film
E Online - Lifetime's upcoming Whitney Houston movie can't come any sooner...
- 6 days ago 16 Jul 14, 10:52am -
- Fast foods as ‘gratification’ may quickly lead to obesity
VIDEO - Fast food is a proven contributor to obesity and now a small study out of Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center suggests women who eat those meals while stressed may pack on more pounds...
- 6 days ago 16 Jul 14, 10:39am -
- Reporter quits job following ‘fatherless’ young black men comments
theGRIO REPORT - A New York area TV reporter has quit his job following controversial comments he made on-air about 'fatherless' young black men..
- 6 days ago 16 Jul 14, 9:25am -
- R&B singer Kem reveals how he overcame homelessness and drug addiction
theGRIO VIDEO - R&B singer Kem opens up overcoming homelessness and drug addiction before releasing his 2003 album 'Kemistry'...
- 7 days ago 15 Jul 14, 4:17pm -
- Alice Coachman, first black woman to win Olympic gold medal dies
(AP) — The first black woman to win an Olympic gold medal, Alice Coachman Davis, died early Monday in south Georgia. She was 90.
- 7 days ago 15 Jul 14, 2:45pm -
- Girls With Sole ‘brings the happiness’ out of girls through fitness
TODAY - Six days a week, Liz Ferro packs up her car and drives throughout Cleveland to teach young women yoga, swimming and other fitness-based activities. But it isn't all about breaking a sweat.
- 7 days ago 15 Jul 14, 1:38pm -
- Social media stands in support of 16-year-old rape victim with #IamJada
theGRIO REPORT - This week, Jada resorted to social media to use the platform as a way to speak out against her sexual assault and draw support from users as a way to combat rape culture.
- 7 days ago 15 Jul 14, 1:29pm -
- Oklahoma mother claims her one-year-old contracted herpes from daycare teacher
VIDEO - An Oklahoma mother claims her one-year-old got a horrible case of herpes from her daycare teacher. Consuela Smith says her daughter is in pain day and night...
- 7 days ago 15 Jul 14, 12:04pm -