- Queen Latifah show: We didn’t cancel Bill Cosby interview over rape allegations
theGRIO REPORT - Queen Latifah has reportedly cancelled her interview with Bill Cosby amid raped allegations that have resurfaced...
2 hours ago 30 Oct 14, 3:41pm
- Sen. Lindsey Graham: White men will do great in my presidency
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham’s campaign says a remark he made at a private dinner about only helping white men if he became president was a joke taken out of context.In 20 seconds of clips from …
3 hours ago 30 Oct 14, 2:51pm
- Teacher quits over ‘unruly kids’ and ‘violence in classroom’
Memphis, TN — A Shelby County school teacher drew gasps from a crowd with tales of terror from her classroom.“I had a student take a calculator and beat another student upside the head,” said the teacher, DaNita Martin. “Broke …
6 hours ago 30 Oct 14, 11:47am
- Michael Jordan calls President Obama’s golf game ‘sh***y’
theGRIO REPORT -No one's safe from Michael Jordan's trash talk - not even the president. Jordan offered a less than stellar assessment of President Obama's golf game in an interview with Ahmad Rashad for the Back9Network...
6 hours ago 30 Oct 14, 11:38am
- Suge Knight, Katt Williams arrested
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Suge Knight and comedian Katt Williams were arrested and charged with robbery Wednesday after a celebrity photographer reported the men stole her camera last month.
7 hours ago 30 Oct 14, 11:07am
- Man arrested for marijuana tells cops he’s Denzel Washington
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man being arrested on charges of illegal marijuana possession told police he was Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington...
7 hours ago 30 Oct 14, 10:54am
- Young boy, King Nahh, speaks to fathers on need to be in kids’ lives
A video released on YouTube by a young boy encourages fathers to be a part of their children’s lives.“I don’t do these videos to offend anybody,” the 8-year-old King Nahh says at the start of the video, “but I …
7 hours ago 30 Oct 14, 10:50am
- Obama on Ebola fight: US can’t seal itself off
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pushing to confront Ebola at its West African source, President Barack Obama said Wednesday the United States was not immune to the disease but cautioned against discouraging American health care workers with restrictive measures…
7 hours ago 30 Oct 14, 10:44am
- Usher on Justin Bieber’s antics: ‘I’ll punch him in the f***ing chest when I need to’
theGRIO REPORT - Recently, Usher told Billboard magazine that he was “not happy” with some of the young singer’s recent behavior.
7 hours ago 30 Oct 14, 10:25am
- Ice Cube performs magic tricks with Elmo on Sesame Street
theGRIO REPORT - If you didn't already know, Ice Cube is mainstream. This week, Cube added a Sesame Street appearance with Elmo to his growing list of crossover appeal...
8 hours ago 30 Oct 14, 10:00am
- Ad compares name of Washington football team to other racial slurs
theGRIO REPORT - A recently released ad titled “No Honor in Racism” denounces the name of the Washington Redskins, comparing it to other racial slurs. The YouTube video begins with a black woman staring at the camera and saying, “I am a N*****.…
10 hours ago 30 Oct 14, 8:00am
- Laurence Fishburne defines his show ‘Black-ish’ as how Justin Bieber acts
theGRIO REPORT - This week, Laurence Fishburne found a way to involve Justin Bieber while explaining the title of his new show, Black-ish. Fishburne, who stars in and produces the ABC comedy, joined The View Monday to clear up questions on what the s…
1 day ago 29 Oct 14, 2:00pm
- White father hopes black son’s skin never gets dark, lists 7 things he can do his son can’t
theGRIO REPORT - A White father writes an emotional essay saying that he hopes black son's skin never gets dark, and later lists 7 things he can do that black son can't....
1 day ago 29 Oct 14, 12:40pm
- Florida woman hid cocaine ‘package’ in her vagina at Florida airport
theGRIO REPORT - A Florida woman was arrested at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport after authorities found a "package" of cocaine in her vagina...
1 day ago 29 Oct 14, 12:39pm
- Mom who drove kids into ocean wants to see them
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The South Carolina woman accused of trying to kill her three children by driving her minivan into the Atlantic Ocean off Daytona Beach wants to see them.Circuit Judge Leah Case will hear the request …
1 day ago 29 Oct 14, 12:03pm
- Man who investigated FBI prostitution scandal reportedly caught with prostitute
WASHINGTON (AP) — The investigator who led the Homeland Security Department's internal review of a prostitution scandal involving Secret Service agents on assignment in Colombia in 2012 has himself resigned over an incident involving a prostitute i…
1 day ago 29 Oct 14, 11:02am
- Teacher used racial slurs repeatedly in classroom
theGRIO REPORT - A routine social studies class in a Chicago suburb turned ugly for some middle school students this week. The students, four 13-year-old eighth graders, say their substitute teacher repeatedly used racial slurs to address them...
1 day ago 29 Oct 14, 10:46am
- Video of alleged Chicago police misconduct released
theGRIO REPORT - A recent incident involving the Chicago police has a family accusing the department of rushing into their home...
1 day ago 29 Oct 14, 10:00am
- Woman walks around New York City, gets catcalled over 100 times
VIDEO - A viral new video shows what a woman goes through while walking through the streets of New York City...
1 day ago 29 Oct 14, 10:00am
- Wendy Williams slams Tiny Harris’ eye color move, says it’s like ‘skin bleaching’
theGRIO REPORT - Wendy Williams isn't feeling Tiny Harris' recent eye color change. The talk show host said Monday the act itself is as bad "people who bleach their skin."...
1 day ago 29 Oct 14, 10:00am
- Chadwick Boseman to star as ‘Black Panther’ superhero flick
theGRIO REPORT - Chadwick Boseman has been cast as the Black Panther in Marvel Studios’ 'Black Panther' film. Chadwick Boseman has been cast as the Black Panther in Marvel Studios’ Black Panther film...
2 days ago 28 Oct 14, 5:41pm
- Angela Basset on Whitney film: ‘I know about being in the spotlight’
theGRIO REPORT - Angela Bassett is standing by her Whitney Houston project. In an interview with HuffPost Live, first-time director Angela Basset defended her upcoming Lifetime movie on the famous singer...
2 days ago 28 Oct 14, 4:00pm
- Raven-Symoné’s dad: ‘She will never deny her blackness’
theGRIO REPORT - In an exclusive interview with theGrio, Raven-Symoné's father, Christopher B. Pearman, responds to her critics....
2 days ago 28 Oct 14, 1:42pm
- Australia halts visas for Ebola-affected West African nations
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) —Australia is suspending entry visas for people from Ebola-affected countries in West Africa in an attempt to keep out the disease.The government is canceling and refusing non-permanent or temporary visas held by peopl…
2 days ago 28 Oct 14, 11:56am
- Don Lemon says he’s called an ‘Uncle Tom’ a lot
theGRIO REPORT - Some bad people in this world call CNN anchor Don Lemon an 'Uncle Tom,' when he doesn't "push a certain narrative" they expect. Some of those mean people are on Twitter...
2 days ago 28 Oct 14, 11:37am
- Philadelphia officer faces discipline after threatening to beat up teen
theGRIO REPORT - A Philadelphia police officer who was caught on camera threatening a teenager will face disciplinary action, according to officials...
2 days ago 28 Oct 14, 11:07am
- LeBron James and wife Savannah reportedly welcome baby girl
theGRIO REPORT - LeBron James and his wife, Savannah Brinson, reportedly welcomed the newest member of their family Wednesday evening.
2 days ago 28 Oct 14, 10:14am
- Lynzee Ford passes away days after school held special ceremony in her honor
theGRIO REPORT - A Texas teenager has passed away just days after her high school held an early graduation ceremony in her honor. Lynzee Ford, 17, was diagnosed with leukemia earlier this year...
2 days ago 28 Oct 14, 10:08am
- Two Bronx boys beaten by classmates, called ‘Ebola’
theGRIO REPORT - Two brothers who recently immigrated to the Bronx from Senegal were beaten so badly by their fellow students that they had to be taken to a local hospital. Fifteen boys at the school punched and kicked the boys, calling them “Ebola…
2 days ago 28 Oct 14, 10:00am
- Kandi Burruss, Cynthia Bailey wear masks on flight to ‘avoid’ Ebola
theGRIO REPORT - Kandi Burruss and Cynthia Bailey are catching heat after wearing surgical face masks on an international flight...
2 days ago 28 Oct 14, 10:00am
- Walmart takes down website’s ‘fat girl’ costumes section
theGRIO REPORT - Forget controversial "sexy" Halloween costumes. Last week, Walmart's website was marketing an entire "Fat Girl Costumes" section. When someone tweeted Walmart with a screenshot image of the section, the criticism intensified...
2 days ago 28 Oct 14, 9:57am
- Infant at risk of losing arm after being hit with stray bullet
theGRIO REPORT - A 1-year-old Atlanta boy is undergoing a second surgery in an effort to save his arm after being hit with a stray bullet. The child, Rodrickus Robinson, was taken to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston following the shooting…
2 days ago 28 Oct 14, 9:50am
- Levar Burton reads curse-filled book, ‘Go the F*** to Sleep’
theGRIO REPORT - LeVar Burton took part in a charity event over the weekend and read the expletive-filled children's book, 'Go the F*** to Sleep'...
3 days ago 27 Oct 14, 4:13pm
- CNN anchor: ‘I’m an angry black woman’ over Ebola coverage
theGRIO REPORT - American media coverage of the Ebola virus is "bizarre,"according to one veteran CNN anchor. CNN International anchor Isha Sesay recently offered some harsh criticisms of American media outlets...
3 days ago 27 Oct 14, 4:07pm
- Ex-Florida Governor Jeb Bush ‘moving forward’ for 2016 presidential run
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is "moving forward" on a potential 2016 White House run and it appears more likely he will enter the Republican field, according to his son, who's running for office in Texas...
3 days ago 27 Oct 14, 2:41pm
- Seven reasons why kids need family fun night
Seven reasons why kids need family fun night
3 days ago 27 Oct 14, 2:15pm
- Three decisions that are making me a better wife and mom
Three decisions that are making me a better wife and mom
3 days ago 27 Oct 14, 2:08pm
- Healthy On The Go! Fast Food Alternatives
Whether you find yourself living in a food desert or are simply on a restricted grocery budget, that doesn’t mean all hope is lost. Below we’ve compiled a list of some nutritiously sound fast food alternatives from popular eateries.
3 days ago 27 Oct 14, 2:02pm
- Man, 85, allegedly robbed by twin teen sisters he met on ‘Sugar Daddy’ site
theGRIO REPORT - An 85-year-old Manhattan man was allegedly bound to a table and robbed by a teen he met on a sugar-daddy website and her twin sister.
3 days ago 27 Oct 14, 1:17pm
- Man allegedly kills 13-year-old neighbor because he laughed at him
theGRIO REPORT - A Gary, Indiana man allegedly shot his 13-year-old neighbor because the boy was laughing at him...
3 days ago 27 Oct 14, 12:55pm
- South African goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa killed during robbery
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African police on Monday launched a massive operation to find the killers of the national soccer team captain Senzo Meyiwa who was fatally shot during an apparent house robbery...
3 days ago 27 Oct 14, 12:23pm
- How three Nigerian girls escaped Boko Haram
theGRIO REPORT - BBC News has a fascinating animated look at how three Nigerian girls escaped Boko Haram...
3 days ago 27 Oct 14, 12:20pm
- Raven-Symoné: ‘Keep your disrespectful, mean, hurtful, words for yourself’
theGRIO REPORT - Raven-Symoné is addressing her haters and bullies in a new open letter...
3 days ago 27 Oct 14, 11:31am
- Gospel singer James Fortune breaks silence after aggravated assault arrest: ‘I am truly sorry’
theGRIO REPORT - Grammy nominated Gospel singer James Fortune is speaking out after being arrested in Houston for aggravated assault...
3 days ago 27 Oct 14, 10:29am
- High school football coach Mo Collins dies at 38
theGRIO REPORT - Former Oakland Raiders offensive lineman Mo Collins died Sunday morning, according to a report from the Charlotte Observer. He was 38 years old...
3 days ago 27 Oct 14, 9:40am
- Rick Ross continues to shed weight with ‘RossFit’
theGRIO REPORT - Rapper Rick Ross has reportedly lost 100 pounds, and he says CrossFit and a new diet are the reasons why...
3 days ago 27 Oct 14, 9:25am
- Should marijuana be used as a marketing tool in the Caribbean?
REPORT - Many people travel to the Caribbean region with the expectation that they can easily get their hands on and smoke marijuana...
3 days ago 27 Oct 14, 9:00am
- Man accused of infecting niece with HIV may have infected others
theGRIO REPORT- How can the story of David Richard Wilson get worse? The 33-year-old Wilson stands accused of infecting his niece and another teen with HIV. Wilson allegedly told investigators he may have slept with others...
4 days ago 26 Oct 14, 2:31pm
- Chris Brown following probation rules, judge says
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge says Chris Brown has been doing well and following his probation rules since his last hearing in August.
4 days ago 26 Oct 14, 1:45pm
- Charles Barkley goes off on ‘unintelligent’ black people
theGRIO REPORT - Charles Barkley has had it up to here with "unintelligent black people." The NBA Hall of Famer turned commentator was livid with Seattle Seahawks players allegedly saying quarterback Russell Wilson wasn't black enough...
4 days ago 26 Oct 14, 12:23pm
- Nick Cannon says breakup hasn’t changed his kids’ lives ‘one bit’
theGRIO REPORT - Nick Cannon’s recent split with Mariah Carey hasn’t changed anything for the former couple’s twin boys, the actor and host of America’s Got Talent said in an interview on Friday’s episode of The Meredith Vieria Show...
4 days ago 26 Oct 14, 11:49am
- How studios saying ‘no’ fueled ‘Beyond the Lights’ into production
VIDEO - Gina Prince-Bythewood, writer and director for 'Beyond the Light and Lena Waithe, producer of 'Dear White People' have a candid discussion about their upcoming projects...
5 days ago 25 Oct 14, 2:58pm
- Man assaults girlfriend for not looking like online profile picture
theGRIO REPORT - A Georgia man has been charged with fourth-degree assault after a meeting with his online 'girlfriend' turned violent...
5 days ago 25 Oct 14, 1:33pm
- Tiny Harris confirms eye color change
T.I.’s wife Tiny Harris has confirmed that she has undergone a procedure to turn her eye color to a permanent “ice grey” hue.
5 days ago 25 Oct 14, 1:04pm
- Lolo Jones can’t judge Pistorious
Lolo Jones can't judge Pistorious because she had “a dad who was in prison for murder.”
5 days ago 25 Oct 14, 1:00pm
- Student suspended from paper for refusing to print “Redskin”
In October 2013, the student editorial board of Neshaminy High School’s paper The Playwickian voted to stop using the word “Redskins” in the paper.
5 days ago 25 Oct 14, 12:21pm
- Photo of Ray Rice Halloween costume prompts response from Janay Rice
A recent photograph of a man sporting a Ray Rice Halloween costume posted on the popular site Reddit has sparked controversy and criticism.
5 days ago 25 Oct 14, 12:00pm
- Alleged Washington school shooter was homecoming prince
Jaylen Fryberg was well liked and athletic, a football player named to his high school's homecoming court just one week ago. He was also facing problems, writing of some unspecified troubles on his Twitter feed: "It breaks me... It actually does...."…
5 days ago 25 Oct 14, 8:34am
- Autopsy shows St. Louis officer shot Vonderrit Myers eight times
ST. LOUIS (AP) — An 18-year-old killed earlier this month by an off-duty St. Louis police officer was shot eight times, including six times from behind, said a forensic pathologist who performed an independent autopsy Thursday...
6 days ago 24 Oct 14, 3:57pm
- Sources: NYPD hatchet attacker may have been ISIS supporter
The hatchet-wielding man who attacked four New York Police Department officers earlier today and was then shot dead by police may have had ties to ISIS, sources tell Vocativ.
6 days ago 24 Oct 14, 1:46pm