- North Korea threatens to “blow up” the White House over Sony film
Sony’s new movie The Interview continues to be the source of international controversy.In an angry post published by the state news agency KCNA, Korean authorities have threatened more attacks against the U.S. government and other American inst…
10 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 5:37pm
- World’s 10 Most Popular Bible Verses of 2014
YouVersion is an app that markets itself as “a simple, ad-free Bible that brings God’s Word into your daily life”. And now they’ve used their consumer data to create a year end analysis of which scriptures 164 million users shared …
12 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 3:30pm
- Hacker group Anonymous targets Iggy Azalea for “misappropriating black culture”
In the wake of Azealia Banks' candid interview with Hot 97 - she and Iggy Azalea are once again entrenched in a war of words on Twitter.
13 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 2:44pm
- Muhammad Ali hospitalized with pneumonia
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Boxing great Muhammad Ali was hospitalized with a mild case of pneumonia that was caught early and should result in a short hospital stay, an Ali spokesman said Saturday night.The three-time world heavyweight champion, who…
14 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 1:26pm
- NYPD turns back on Mayor de Blasio at cop killing press conference
Tempers are flaring after 28-year-old Ismaaiyl Brinsley, shot and killed Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu execution style outside of the Tompkins Houses in Bedford-Stuyvesant yesterday.
14 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 1:25pm
- James Woods and Stacey Dash blame ‘PigSharpton’ and deBlasio for ‘jihad’ on cops
Actor James Woods appears to have gone full crackpot on Twitter this morning, blaming the shooting deaths of two NYPD officers on Al Sharpton and Mayor Bill deBlasio. The series of tweets are from his verified Twitter account @RealJamesWoods.…
16 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 11:22am
- NYPD cop killings must not be allowed to derail the movement
The execution-style shooting of two NYPD officers in Brooklyn was a cold blooded, senseless murder and we must call it for what it is. But we have to be able to condemn the killing of police officers as we condemn …
18 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 9:57am
- Memphis Grizzlies chip in to replace intern’s stolen car with new one
The Memphis Grizzlies just might be one of the coolest teams in the NBA. One of the team’s intern named Brandon recently had his car stolen and the players decided to chip in and get him a brand new one.…
1 day ago 20 Dec 14, 9:40pm
- Suspected NYPD killer reportedly pledged revenge for Brown and Garner
According to authorities, the suspect in the killing of two NYPD officers is a 28-year-old Baltimore gang member named Ismaaiyl Brinsley.On Saturday Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were sitting in their patrol car in Bedford Stuyvesant, Br…
1 day ago 20 Dec 14, 7:15pm
- Man ambushes and kills NYPD officers before committing suicide
NEW YORK (AP) — An armed man walked up to two New York Police Department officers sitting inside a patrol car and opened fire Saturday afternoon, shooting both of them fatally before running into a nearby subway station and committing …
1 day ago 20 Dec 14, 5:54pm
- The Real Mom from ‘The Blind Side’ gets called out for self-righteous Instagram post
Leigh Ann Tuohy is the adopted mother of NFL tackle Michael Oher, the player whose story inspired the book and movie, The Blind Side. And it appears that watching Sandra Bulock play her on the big screen may have given her a bit of a messiah complex.…
1 day ago 20 Dec 14, 4:36pm
- NYPD supporters wear ‘I Can Breathe’ hoodies to taunt protesters
Friday evening over 100 NYPD supporters demonstrated outside City Hall.
2 days ago 20 Dec 14, 3:09pm
- Floyd Mayweather reportedly paying for funeral of friend who murdered wife
Floyd Mayweather is remaining loyal to his friend Earl Hayes in spite of the gruesome facts surrounding his death.
2 days ago 20 Dec 14, 1:55pm
- Assata Shakur’s 1998 open letter is eerily relevant today
When President Obama announced a resumption in relations between the America and Cuba for the first time in over 50 years - many of us found ourselves asking "Will Cuba extradite Assata Shakur to the US?"
2 days ago 20 Dec 14, 12:16pm
- Stacey Dash discusses Ebony Magazine’s criticism and “Democratic party’s new version of slavery” on Fox News
When Ebony Magazine compiled it's "Google’s Top-Trending Black Actresses of 2014" they made it clear that they weren't too fond of Stacey Dash.
2 days ago 20 Dec 14, 11:19am
- New Ray Rice video emerges, shows punch aftermath
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A video released Friday shows Ray Rice’s then-fiancee crying and kissing him while they are both handcuffed and being taken to jail by police officers after Rice punched her in a casino elevator.The video …
2 days ago 20 Dec 14, 10:56am
- 16-year-old girl forced into prostitution by seven men
Miami, FL — Seven men are accused of forcing a 16-year-old girl into prostitution and having sex with more than 16 men in just one week.The girl was reported missing on December 4th after she was picked up …
2 days ago 20 Dec 14, 10:03am
- Tank has a meltdown on Instagram: ‘I should’ve been born white’
Tank seems to be mad as hell and apparently he isn’t going to take it anymore. The R&B singer posted a pictured of himself in bed on Instagram that was accompanied with a long rant.‘If I look tired it’s …
2 days ago 19 Dec 14, 11:37pm
- President Obama gives LeBron props for wearing ‘I Can’t Breathe’ t-shirt
theGRIO REPORT - President Obama gave NBA star LeBron James props during his interview with People Magazine for wearing an "I Can't Breathe" t-shirt while warming up for a recent game.
2 days ago 19 Dec 14, 3:54pm
- Rick Ross reveals how he lost 85 pounds after suffering two seizures
theGRIO REPORT - Rick Ross opens up about surviving two seizures and dropping 85 pounds...
2 days ago 19 Dec 14, 3:54pm
- Prosecutor in Michael Brown case: Some witnesses ‘obviously lied’
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis County prosecutor who convened the grand jury that investigated the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown says some witnesses before the panel obviously lied under oath...
3 days ago 19 Dec 14, 2:56pm
- Woman trying to trademark ‘I can’t breathe’ should have a seat
Eric Garner’s last words have become the slogan of a new movement. “I can’t breathe” is now everywhere. It’s a hashtag for people’s frustrations over the sense that Black lives are being hunted. It’s on T-shirts, to show solidarity wi…
3 days ago 19 Dec 14, 2:13pm
- DC restaurant Graffiato plans hip-hop dinner, menu includes ‘thug rice’
theGRIO REPORT - Did anybody order 'thug rice?' Graffiato, an Italian-inspired restaurant in Washington, D.C., plans to hold a hip-hop dinner honoring slain rappers Biggie Smalls and Tupac in February...
3 days ago 19 Dec 14, 1:51pm
- Azealia Banks calls T.I. a ‘shoe shining coon’ in radio interview
theGRIO REPORT - Rapper Azalea Banks completely lets loose in an emotional interview with Hot 97.....
3 days ago 19 Dec 14, 1:20pm
- Orlando attraction ‘Machine Gun America’ features high-powered guns
theGRIO REPORT - This weekend, Orlando is opening its latest attraction: Machine Gun America. The new bills itself as Orlando's first automatic adrenaline attraction, according to a report...
3 days ago 19 Dec 14, 1:03pm
- White girlfriend of Lennon Lacy said he was ‘murdered’
theGRIO REPORT - The white girlfriend of a black North Carolina teen who was found hanging is breaking her silence for the first time since the teen's death.
3 days ago 19 Dec 14, 12:57pm
- Bill Cosby says his black media comments ‘misconstrued,’ rips Michael Eric Dyson
theGRIO REPORT - Bill Cosby hasn't said much about the growing number of allegations against him. But he would like to clarify one thing - he says his "black media" quote has been "misconstrued"
3 days ago 19 Dec 14, 10:47am
- Police officer repeatedly punches handcuffed black kid
NYPD’s Internal Affairs is looking into an arrested captured on video that shows a plainclothes police officer repeatedly punching a handcuffed black teen.In the video, three officers are attempting to subdue the young man when another officer d…
3 days ago 19 Dec 14, 7:17am
- VH1 sticking with ‘Sorority Sisters’ despite criticism
LOS ANGELES (AP) — VH1 says it’s sticking with “Sorority Sisters” despite criticism of the reality show’s depiction of black sorority members and the growing defection of commercial sponsors.There are no plans to change the 10-episode ser…
3 days ago 19 Dec 14, 6:39am
- Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie O’Donnell spar over racism on ‘The View’
theGRIO REPORT - If you're struggling to come up with a proper definition of racism, don't worry - the ladies of ABC's The View have your back...
3 days ago 18 Dec 14, 4:39pm
- Eric Holder, Justice Department announce protections for transgender workers
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is now interpreting federal law to explicitly prohibit workplace discrimination against transgender people, according to a memo released Thursday by Attorney General Eric Holder...
3 days ago 18 Dec 14, 3:41pm
- U.S. Army sergeant surprises daughter at her elementary school
theGRIO REPORT - U.S. Army Sgt. Jayson Shaw wasn't expecting to return home from his tour in Afghanistan until spring of next year. When he was sent home early, he decided to surprise his fifth-grade daughter Kennedy for Christmas...
4 days ago 18 Dec 14, 2:55pm
- Rikers guard arrested in death of inmate in hot cell
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City jail guard was arrested and charged Monday in connection with the death of a mentally ill inmate who roasted to death in his stifling jail cell...
4 days ago 18 Dec 14, 1:03pm
- Memphis funeral director apologizes for transporting body in pick-up truck
theGRIO REPORT - A Memphis-area funeral director is offering his apology for transporting a woman's body in the back of his personal pick-up truck.
4 days ago 18 Dec 14, 11:30am
- Sony execs question Denzel Washington, other black actors’ appeal overseas
theGRIO REPORT - An email chain from Sony execs reveal that studio was reluctant to cast Deznel Washington is big films because he's black...
4 days ago 18 Dec 14, 11:30am
- Tasha Smith slapped with divorce papers, forced to pay 50k in spousal support
theGRIO REPORT - Actress Tasha Smith is reportedly in the midst of an ugly divorce and is being forced to pay her estranged husband 50k in spousal support....
4 days ago 18 Dec 14, 10:31am
- Man fakes heart attack to steal toys from Walmart
theGRIO REPORT - Shoplifting just got real. Two men in Central Florida were arrested earlier this week after stealing some toys from Walmart. And you're not going to believe how they did it..
4 days ago 18 Dec 14, 10:20am
- Man spends $150k to look like Kim Kardashian
A British man has taken his admiration for Kim Kardashian not only to the next level but to the max. Jordan James Parke of Manchester, England is trying to transform himself into the reality TV star.He’s had Botox procedures, …
4 days ago 18 Dec 14, 10:10am
- Bobby Shmurda faces gun and drug charges
NEW YORK (AP) — An up-and-coming rapper who performs under the name of Bobby Shmurda will face gun and drug trafficking charges when an arraignment is unsealed in court.Ackquille Pollard was taken into custody shortly after he left a …
4 days ago 18 Dec 14, 9:05am
- Will Cuba extradite Assata Shakur to the US?
What’s next for Assata Shakur? With Havana’s humanitarian release of American Alan Gross—A USAID worker who had been imprisoned in Cuba for five years on accusations of espionage—President Obama announced a resumption in relations between t…
4 days ago 18 Dec 14, 4:40am
- Obama grants clemency for drug offenders under new policy
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is cutting short prison time for eight drug convicts under a new policy designed to reduce harsh sentences under outdated guidelines.
4 days ago 17 Dec 14, 7:00pm
- Ann Coulter thinks most women who claim rape are just ‘girls trying to get attention’
In a recent appearance on talk radio’s The Lars Larson Show, conservative talking head Ann Coulter speculated that most women who report rapes are just “girls trying to get attention.”
4 days ago 17 Dec 14, 6:00pm
- Russell Simmons and Bill O’Reilly debate black stereotypes
Things got awkward between Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly and hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons as they discussed racism and crime in the wake of Michael Brown and Eric Garner
4 days ago 17 Dec 14, 5:20pm
- Stacey Dash says she’s been disowned by cousin Dame, family over political views
theGRIO REPORT - Clueless actress Stacey Dash had a long stint as one of black Hollywood's favorite sex symbols - until she opened up about her political views.
5 days ago 17 Dec 14, 2:20pm
- Press for Kevin Hart’s new film nixed after Sony exec calls him a ‘whore’
theGRIO REPORT - Sony has postponed a planned press junket for the upcoming Kevin Hart comedy 'The Wedding Ringer' following leaked emails disparaging the comedian...
5 days ago 17 Dec 14, 2:13pm
- The Obamas discuss personal racial profiling experiences
theGRIO REPORT - The Obamas discussed their personal experiences with racial profiling during an interview with People Magazine.
5 days ago 17 Dec 14, 1:38pm
- President Obama: US reestablishing diplomatic relations with Cuba
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama announced the re-establishment of diplomatic relations and an easing in economic and travel restrictions on Cuba Wednesday, declaring an end to America's "outdated approach" to the communist island in a hist…
5 days ago 17 Dec 14, 1:26pm
- George Stinney Jr. ‘exonerated,’ judge rules he did not receive ‘due process’
theGRIO REPORT - On June 16, 1944, 14-year-old George Stinney, Jr. became the youngest person executed in the United States in the past century. Wednesday, a South Carolina judge vacated Stinney's conviction, which essentially clears his name. Stinn…
5 days ago 17 Dec 14, 12:51pm
- Two women who met as Ferguson protesters get married
theGRIO REPORTS - Alexis Templeton and Brittany Ferrel met while protesting in Ferguson, and they were married at St. Louis City Hall Tuesday.
5 days ago 17 Dec 14, 11:35am
- Aretha Franklin compares ‘Selma’ to Ferguson and Eric Garner protests
VIDEO - The 'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin is speaking out about Ferguson and Eric Garner..
5 days ago 17 Dec 14, 11:30am
- Officers help shoplifting dad buy baby formula
theGRIO REPORT - Roswell police officers stopped a man from shoplifting items in a baby carrier Sunday, but when they confronted him, instead of arresting him, they helped him feed his 11-month-old.
5 days ago 17 Dec 14, 11:05am
- Tyler Perry to release first ever animated film ‘Madea’s Tough Love’ in January 2015
theGRIO REPORT - Tyler Perry is bringing Madea into the world of animation in Madea's Tough Love.
5 days ago 17 Dec 14, 10:45am
- Woman’s pet rats multiply and overtake her home
St. Petersburg, FL — It all started when two pet rats escaped.A Florida woman has 300 to 500 rats roaming through her home. When two of her pet rats escaped and started multiplying, she didn’t have the heart to …
5 days ago 17 Dec 14, 10:09am
- Man unable to use arms faces gun possession charge
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A man who can’t use his arms because of a spinal condition is being held in jail while facing a gun possession charge his lawyer calls shocking.Bail was lowered Tuesday for Marcus Hubbard, who has …
5 days ago 17 Dec 14, 9:26am
- Family Feud contestant ‘names something that has to be licked”
Steve Harvey’s run on Family Feud has brought the show from feel-good 70’s to the hilariously awkward fun time it is today. Part of that success must be the way he reacts to answers like this one.In response to …
5 days ago 17 Dec 14, 9:03am
- Zillow sued for racist cotton tampon jokes targeting black employees
theGRIO REPORT - The online real estate database Zillow is being sued by several employees for discrimination...
5 days ago 17 Dec 14, 9:00am
- Hillary Clinton: ‘Black lives matter’
NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday she’s proud to have been part of an administration that “banned illegal renditions and brutal interrogations” and said the U.S. should never be involved in torture anywhere in the world.Cl…
5 days ago 17 Dec 14, 6:34am
- Prosecution makes decision whether to charge Bill Cosby
5 days ago 16 Dec 14, 8:02pm
- Indiana company selling ‘Breathe Easy’ t-shirts
theGRIO REPORT - An Indiana uniform company is responding to the "I Can't Breathe" shirts that star athletes and protesters have been wearing following the death of Eric Garner by an NYPD officer with a t-shirt of their own...
5 days ago 16 Dec 14, 4:17pm
- Evin Cosby defends father: People who falsely claim rape should go to jail
theGRIO REPORT - This week, Access Hollywood obtained a statement from Bill Cosby's daughter Evin. In addition to several Facebook posts, Evin comes to her dad's defense...
5 days ago 16 Dec 14, 4:02pm