- Pharrell’s ‘Come Get It Bae’ shows love to all women
theGRIO REPORT - Rapper, producer and all around winner, Pharrell just dropped the latest visual from his love letter to all women, G I R L...
2 days ago 23 Jul 14, 1:17pm
- Spike Lee combines Eric Garner footage with Radio Raheem scene in ‘Do The Right Thing’
theGRIO REPORT - Director Spike Lee posted a video to social media earlier this week that combined footage of Eric Garner's recent death and a scene from his 1989 film 'Do The Right Thing.'
2 days ago 23 Jul 14, 1:15pm
- Cross Burning at historically black church shocks a TN community
theGRIO REPORT - Someone burned a cross in the front yard of the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Clarksville, Tennessee but the congregation isn't dwelling on what happened.
2 days ago 23 Jul 14, 12:08pm
- Man charged in Oklahoma with child abuse in Kenya
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A man has been charged with sexually abusing boys and girls while volunteering at an organization in Kenya that assists neglected children.
2 days ago 23 Jul 14, 12:02pm
- Zoe Saldana is pregnant with her first child
E! Online - Zoe Saldana and Marco Perego have a baby on the way. The Guardians of the Galaxy actress' publicist confirmed the pregnancy Wednesday.
2 days ago 23 Jul 14, 11:28am
- Naya Rivera marries actor Ryan Dorsey
E! Online - Three months after Naya Rivera ended her engagement to Big Sean, the Glee star married actor Ryan Dorsey in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
2 days ago 23 Jul 14, 10:58am
- Jada Pinkett Smith speaks out against date rape, sexual assault after her niece was drugged
E Online - Jada Pinkett Smith is lending her voice to a serious and very important cause.
2 days ago 23 Jul 14, 10:40am
- HBO to air Jay Z and Beyonce’s ‘On The Run’ tour
theGRIO REPORT - If you couldn’t get a ticket to one of the hottest concerts of the summer, Jay Z and Beyonce’s ‘On The Run Tour’, HBO has you covered...
2 days ago 23 Jul 14, 10:00am
- Vigil held for Eric Garner, who died in NYPD custody
NEW YORK (AP) — Demonstrators marched through the streets on Tuesday to demand swift justice for a man who died in police custody.
2 days ago 23 Jul 14, 9:41am
- Bob Marley’s estate enters the wireless speaker business
theGRIO REPORT - The business relationship between hip-hop and technology has become extremely profitable over the past few years...
3 days ago 22 Jul 14, 3:00pm
- Kerry Washington, husband Nnamdi Asomugha take in Disneyland with daughter
E Online - A place is only as happy as the company you bring with you to that place.
3 days ago 22 Jul 14, 2:33pm
- Wife gives husband a surprise birthday from strangers on social media
TODAY -- Jennifer Hamilton is not on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, but that didn't stop her from enlisting strangers to give her husband surprise birthday wishes on social media.
3 days ago 22 Jul 14, 2:32pm
- Tamron Hall gets tips for keeping curly, natural hair in shape
TODAY - Tamron Hall created a stir last month when she wore her hair natural for the first time on television. That meant styling her hair without heat and relaxer — and letting her curls loose.
3 days ago 22 Jul 14, 1:47pm
- Beyoncé’s hottest costumes on display at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
NEW YORK (AP) — A fashion exhibit centered on Beyonce will debut at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in a section previously featuring only Hall of Famers...
3 days ago 22 Jul 14, 12:27pm
- Temple 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...
3 days ago 22 Jul 14, 12:26pm
- Father 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.
3 days ago 22 Jul 14, 12:21pm
- Will 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...
3 days ago 22 Jul 14, 12:18pm
- Jury 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...
3 days ago 22 Jul 14, 11:51am
- Father 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...
3 days ago 22 Jul 14, 11:21am
- Apollo Theater hosts star-studded ‘Get On Up’ premiere
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3 days ago 22 Jul 14, 10:35am
- Michael 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…
3 days ago 22 Jul 14, 9:39am
- Octavia 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...
3 days ago 22 Jul 14, 9:20am
- Court 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…
3 days 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...
4 days 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...
4 days 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?
4 days 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.
4 days 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.
4 days 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.
4 days 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...
4 days 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.
4 days 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.…
4 days 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…
4 days 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.
6 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.
7 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.
7 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...
7 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...
7 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!
7 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...
7 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...
7 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...
7 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...
7 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...
7 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...
8 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...
8 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...
8 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...
8 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.
8 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…
8 days ago 17 Jul 14, 1:19pm