- Chaos in Ferguson after grand jury’s no indictment decision
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Chaos returned to the streets of Ferguson after a grand jury declined to indict a white police officer in the death of Michael Brown — a decision that enraged protesters who set fire to buildings and …
1 day ago 25 Nov 14, 7:20am
- Celebrities react to grand jury’s decision not to indict Darren Wilson
theGRIO REPORT - Celebrities are turning to social media to vent their frustrations towards our nation's justice system, in wake of a grand jury's decision to not indict Darren Wilson....
1 day ago 24 Nov 14, 11:25pm
- Unrest in Ferguson after no indictment announced
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Officers in armored vehicles lobbed canisters of irritants that made people’s eyes and lungs burn, dispersing crowds in Ferguson after a police car was vandalized, business windows shattered and gunshots rang in the streets.…
1 day ago 24 Nov 14, 11:18pm
- President Obama reacts to grand jury’s decision not to indict Darren Wilson
President Obama reacts to grand jury's decision not to indict Darren Wilson
1 day ago 24 Nov 14, 10:32pm
- Ferguson’s lesson to our black sons: Your lives don’t matter
A St. Louis County, Missouri grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for the murder of Michael Brown. Honestly, I cannot say I am the least bit surprised by the decision, because I did not …
1 day ago 24 Nov 14, 9:30pm
- Darren Wilson will face no charges in Michael Brown shooting
NO INDICTMENT was today’s decision of the Ferguson grand jury deciding whether or not to criminally charge Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown.
1 day ago 24 Nov 14, 9:21pm
- Halle Berry reportedly sues ex for straightening their daughter’s hair
theGRIO REPORT - Halle Berry has reportedly taken her ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry to court over changing their daughter Nahla’s hair...
2 days ago 24 Nov 14, 6:33pm
- Chris Rock: Jamie Foxx should play Marion Barry in biopic
theGRIO REPORT - Actor and comedian Chris Rock thinks Jamie Foxx would be a great actor to portray late Washington D.C. Mayor Marion Barry in a biopic.
2 days ago 24 Nov 14, 6:00pm
- Waka Flocka weirdly hilarious cough drops commercial will stop you in your tracks
theGRIO REPORT - Waka Flocka has is the new spokesperson for Pine Brothers cough drop. Watch this bizarre-hilarious new commercial featuring the rapper...
2 days ago 24 Nov 14, 3:25pm
- Run for Justice: Two men ran from Atlanta to Ferguson
theGRIO REPORT - Two young men living in Atlanta decided they would run from Atlanta, Georgia to Ferguson, Missouri in an effort to raise awareness and pay tribute to slain teen Michael Brown.
2 days ago 24 Nov 14, 3:04pm
- Reports: Ferguson grand jury has reached a decision
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Media outlets citing unidentified sources are reporting that the grand jury considering whether Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson should be charged in the death of Michael Brown has reached a decision.The Associated Pres…
2 days ago 24 Nov 14, 2:16pm
- Marissa Alexander agrees to plea deal, will be released in January
theGRIO REPORT - In January of next year, Marissa Alexander will be a free woman. Monday, Alexander reportedly reached a plea deal which means she no longer faces the threat of a second trial...
2 days ago 24 Nov 14, 2:13pm
- Lincoln University President Robert Jennings resigns amid controversy over rape comments
LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania university says its president has resigned after he was criticized for comments he made about women and sexual assault...
2 days ago 24 Nov 14, 1:22pm
- Medical examiner rules Akai Gurley shooting was a homicide
NEW YORK (AP) — Politicians say they're meeting with prosecutors following the New York City medical examiner's ruling that the police killing of an unarmed man was a homicide...
2 days ago 24 Nov 14, 12:48pm
- Uncertainty fuels speculation on Ferguson decision
2 days ago 24 Nov 14, 12:44pm
- Marlon Wayans files legal documents defending his use of the ‘N-word’
theGRIO REPORT - Comedian Marlon Wayans has filed legal documents defending his right to use the N-word...
2 days ago 24 Nov 14, 12:04pm
- Transgender woman dies suddenly, presented in open casket funeral as a man
theGRIO REPORT - A transgender woman died, and her family presented her in an open casket funeral as a man.
2 days ago 24 Nov 14, 10:58am
- Antoine Pettis allegedly rapes 101-year-old woman, smiles in court
theGRIO REPORT - Antoine Pettis couldn't hold back a grin despite being accused of the rape of a 101-year-old woman...
2 days ago 24 Nov 14, 10:54am
- TV anchors have met with Darren Wilson for potential interview
theGRIO REPORT - Some notable TV anchors have met with Darren Wilson, the officer who shot and killed Michael Brown in August...
2 days ago 24 Nov 14, 10:12am
- Philadelphia rapper Cool C scheduled to die in January for ’96 murder
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett signed the death warrant for former Philadelphia rapper Cool C, who was involved in a bank robbery and shooting of a police officer in 1996.The “Glamorous Life” rapper was convicted of first-degree murder after…
2 days ago 24 Nov 14, 9:00am
- 12-year-old boy with toy gun shot and killed by police identified
Cleveland, OH — The Saturday police shooting of a 12-year-old Cleveland boy holding a toy gun was captured on surveillance video, according to Cleveland police. The kid has been identified as Tamir Rice by the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s…
2 days ago 24 Nov 14, 7:20am
- Obama to award Presidential Medal of Freedom to Stevie Wonder, Meryl Streep and others
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is presenting the nation’s highest civilian honor to 19 artists, activists, public servants and others.The distinguished group receiving a Presidential Medal of Freedom includes actress Meryl Streep, Et…
2 days ago 24 Nov 14, 6:35am
- Rudy Giuliani: White police officers needed because blacks ‘kill each other’
theGRIO REPORT - It went down on Meet The Press Sunday. During a panel discussion on diverse police forces and the unrest in Ferguson, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani had a message for black people: Stop the violence...
3 days ago 23 Nov 14, 5:48pm
- TMZ’s Marion Barry headline shows bias
Sometimes, the best policing of mainstream media comes from social media. TMZ’s headline for Marion Barry’s death, reading “MARION BARRY CRACK MAYOR DEAD AT 78,” has created a stir. Some have juxtaposed the image of this headline with the…
3 days ago 23 Nov 14, 2:40pm
- Former Bill Cosby fixer: I paid off women for him
Back at the height of The Cosby Show’s success, Frank Scotti was Bill Cosby’s fixer.Scotti told the NY Daily News that he would do anything that the comedian needed, including standing guard at his dressing room when Cosby had …
3 days ago 23 Nov 14, 1:07pm
- SNL spoofs ‘Black Annie’ and Jamie Foxx
Last night, SNL spoofed the upcoming Annie remake with a “Black Annie” skit featuring the guest host Cameron Diaz as Miss Hannigan and Jay Pharaoh doing a respectable — if not funny — impression of Jamie Foxx as Daddy Warbucks…
3 days ago 23 Nov 14, 8:59am
- “Criminal Casanova” has conned women across the US
Broward County, FL — Deputies call him the “criminal Casanova.” Trevor Thornton has conned women across the country, from Georgia to South Carolina to Virginia and even California. His latest victim, Charmaine Pierre Louis, lost $14,000 w…
3 days ago 23 Nov 14, 8:04am
- Marion Barry dead at 78
WASHINGTON (AP) — Divisive and flamboyant, maddening and beloved, Marion Barry outshone every politician in the 40-year history of District of Columbia self-rule. But for many, his legacy was not defined by the accomplishments and failures of his…
3 days ago 23 Nov 14, 2:45am
- Faizon Love supports Bill Cosby, calls Hannibal Buress a house N***a
theGRIO REPORT - Don't worry Bill Cosby, Faizon Love has your back. Cosby, who lately seems to be accused of sexual assault on a daily basis, got some unlikely support from the 46-year-old Love - whom many remember as "Big Worm" from Friday...
4 days ago 22 Nov 14, 6:07pm
- Did Lisa Bonet just weigh in on Cosby’s rape allegations scandal?
Update: According to Lisa Bonet’s manager, the actress is not on Twitter and the following message in not authentic. Did Lisa Bonet, who played Bill Cosby’s daughter Denise Huxtable on The Cosby Show, send out a tweet addressing the Cosby ……
4 days ago 22 Nov 14, 5:03pm
- Bill Cosby is not victimized by racism but entitled by sexism
My initial reaction to TV Land’s decision to cut The Cosby Show from its lineup was mostly tied to the notion that Bill Cosby is not being afforded the same luxury as his white counterparts like Woody Allen and Roman …
4 days ago 22 Nov 14, 2:06pm
- Third night of unrest in Ferguson ahead of grand jury decision
Authorities arrested three protesters during a third straight night of unrest in Ferguson as tensions mount amid speculation that a grand jury could decide soon whether to indict the police officer who killed Michael Brown.
4 days ago 22 Nov 14, 1:35pm
- Man wrongfully convicted of murder gets $3.6 million from state
Anthony Yarbough was wrongfully convicted in 1992 of murder — and now the state of New York is making amends.The Brooklyn District Attorney’s office has focused on the rights of the falsely convicted, with 10 men cleared just this …
4 days ago 22 Nov 14, 1:01pm
- Officer smashes young man’s head with baton for cheating subway fare
A shocking video shows an NYPD officer beating a young man over the head with his baton at a Brooklyn subway station.The man, 20-year-old Donovan Lawson, had “doubled up” with his friend; he went through a turnstile in the …
4 days ago 22 Nov 14, 12:20pm
- 50 Cent under fire for fat shaming in shot at P. Diddy
Rapper 50 Cent is under fire for posting a picture on Instagram poking fun at fellow hip-hop mogul P. Diddy for grinding with an overweight woman. Overlaid on the photograph are the words, “Damn…50’s right. I’m EFFEN Up right …
4 days ago 22 Nov 14, 10:00am
- Bill Cosby performs and gets standing ovation
Bill Cosby performs but the protesters didn't show, the would-be hecklers didn't take the bait, the weeks of headlines about sexual assaults disappeared.
4 days ago 22 Nov 14, 8:57am
- NYPD officer shoots and kills a totally innocent man
A NYPD officer has shot and killed an unarmed man in Brooklyn in what Police Commissioner William J. Bratton called “an unfortunate accident.”The victim, 28-year-old Akai Gurley, was “a total innocent” in the shooting, which occurred in a…
4 days ago 22 Nov 14, 8:01am
- Kentucky fire chief: ‘We ain’t taking no N****** here’
A Kentucky fire chief has been caught on video refusing to help a black family that was involved in a traffic accident. The footage, captured by a sheriff’s deputy’s body camera, shows county fire chief Julius Hatfield saying, “We …
4 days ago 21 Nov 14, 9:45pm
- Centric and Aspire to continue airing ‘Cosby re-runs’
After TV Land announced plans to indefinitely stop airing re-runs of The Cosby Show, Centric confirmed that they would continue to broadcast the show. While the BET-owned Centric confirmed that re-runs would continue, the network declined to comment…
4 days ago 21 Nov 14, 8:28pm
- ‘Queen Latifah Show’ officially cancelled
theGRIO REPORT - Sony Pictures Television has confirmed that 'The Queen Latifah Show' has been cancelled and won't return for a third season...
5 days ago 21 Nov 14, 3:52pm
- Lawsuit: Black dispatchers told they speak ‘ghetto’
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Three minority women who worked at a county emergency call center in Pittsburgh have filed discrimination lawsuits, with one of them saying black dispatchers were made to take calls from inner city residents because they knew how…
5 days ago 21 Nov 14, 3:33pm
- Bow Wow slams ‘black folks’ for dissing his relationship with Latina fiancé
theGRIO REPORT - Shad Moss aka Bow Wow is speaking out about he feels the African American community is disrespecting his relationship with Erica Mena...
5 days ago 21 Nov 14, 3:21pm
- Are your cops wearing body cameras?
Are your cops in your town wearing body cameras?
5 days ago 21 Nov 14, 1:52pm
- Wendy Williams: ‘Bill Cosby tried to get me fired after I discussed rape allegations’
VIDEO - Wendy Williams says Bill Cosby called her radio station and demanded for her to be fired after she discussed rape allegations surrounding the comedian in 1990...
5 days ago 21 Nov 14, 12:32pm
- Darren Wilson in talks to resign from Ferguson police force
theGRIO REPORT - Darren Wilson, the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed unarmed teenager Michael Brown, may resign from the police force...
5 days ago 21 Nov 14, 12:12pm
- Bob Marley becomes the face of new marijuana brand
theGRIO REPORT - Bob Marley will be the face of “Marley’s Naturals,” the world’s first globally available marijuana brand...
5 days ago 21 Nov 14, 10:29am
- Singer Monica shows fans her other career on Instagram
theGRIO REPORT - Singer Monica posted a photo on Instagram showing off another career. The singer posted a picture of herself in scrubs, which led to speculation she was training to become a nurse...
5 days ago 21 Nov 14, 10:00am
- Dawn Robinson threatens to sue Lifetime over En Vogue movie
theGRIO REPORT - Former En Vogue singer Dawn Robinson is threatening to sue Lifetime if the network broadcasts An En Vogue Christmas, a special set to air this weekend...
5 days ago 21 Nov 14, 10:00am
- Church threatens to sue ‘I’m not gay no more’ guy over iTunes song
The guy who claimed “I’m not gay no more” in a now-viral video has released a gospel song version of his announcement — and the church would like him to stop.Background singers and music has been added to audio …
5 days ago 21 Nov 14, 9:54am
- Actress is 8th woman to come forward with Bill Cosby sexual assault allegations
Actress Angela Leslie is now the 8th woman to come forward with accusations against Bill Cosby through an exclusive interview with NY Daily News. Leslie’s tale begins around 1990, when she was hoping for a part in his movie …
5 days ago 21 Nov 14, 9:12am