- PETA calls out Michelle Obama on use of real eggs in cute ad
theGRIO REPORT - PETA, the infamous animal rights organization, is taking first lady Michelle Obama to task for the use of real eggs in the White House's annual Easter Egg Roll...
10 hours ago 18 Apr 14, 1:32pm
- Beyoncé ‘Partition’ parody about student loans
theGRIO REPORT - A parody of Beyonce's hit song 'Partition' about student loans has been blowing up social media.
12 hours ago 18 Apr 14, 11:51am
- B. Scott ‘disheartened’ after losing discrimination lawsuit against BET
theGRIO REPORT - B. Scott, the transgender social media star, lost his long-time battle with BET this week when a judge threw out his lawsuit against the cable network for discrimination...
12 hours ago 18 Apr 14, 11:32am
- Cast of OWN’s ‘Love in the City’: ‘We are the new modern ‘Sex and the City’
theGRIO VIDEO - Kiyah Wright, Bershan Shaw, Chenoa Maxwell and Tiffany Jones are four fabulous women taking New York City head on in OWN's new docu-series 'Love in the City'...
13 hours ago 18 Apr 14, 11:24am
- Prince ends 17-year war with Warner Bros.; will release new ‘Purple Rain’ album
theGRIO REPORT - After a bitter feud lasting 17 years, Prince has returned to Warner Bros. and is regaining complete ownership of his entire catalog of music...
13 hours ago 18 Apr 14, 11:16am
- John Wayne Bobbitt, Wu-Tang Clan weigh in on alleged Andre Johnson severed-penis suicide attempt
theGRIO REPORT - Rapper Andre Johnson, known by his stage name Christ Bearer, allegedly cut off his own penis and jumped from a second story balcony on Wednesday in a possible suicide attempt....
13 hours ago 18 Apr 14, 10:51am
- $100,000 raised for homeless mom accused of leaving kids in hot car during job interview
TODAY - The mother, Shanesha Taylor, 35, was charged with two counts of child abuse. She has pleaded not guilty and was released on bail posted by a stranger, her lawyer told TODAY.com Wednesday. Her two boys are now in state care...
13 hours ago 18 Apr 14, 10:38am
- Report: NBA considering proposal to extend age limit
theGRIO REPORT - The one-and-dones of college basketball could soon be the 'three-and dones,' according to a report...
13 hours ago 18 Apr 14, 10:33am
- ‘The Boondocks’ back for final ‘offensive’ season
NEW YORK (AP) — The brash animated series 'The Boondocks' returns Monday to Adult Swim for its fourth and final season without Aaron McGruder, the man who spawned it, but with its brashness intact...
14 hours ago 18 Apr 14, 9:31am
- Donovan McNabb spends day in Arizona jail
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb was released Thursday from an Arizona jail after serving a one-day sentence for a DUI arrest late last year...
15 hours ago 18 Apr 14, 9:24am
- Michael Rapaport calls out Spike Lee on gentrification: ‘Brooklyn got better’
theGRIO REPORT - Michael Rapaport has now become the second former Spike Lee collaborator who's called out the director for his controversial gentrification remarks...
15 hours ago 18 Apr 14, 9:16am
- Obama is now winning the Obamacare debate
ANALYSIS - It will be harder for Republicans, even if they disagree with Obamacare, to suggest the law will collapse, as many of them did last fall...
1 day ago 17 Apr 14, 6:53pm
- Basil Paterson, NYC political leader and father of ex-governor David Paterson, dead at 87
NEW YORK (AP) — Basil Paterson, a longtime New York political powerhouse and the father of former Gov. David Paterson, has died, his family said Thursday. He was 87...
1 day ago 17 Apr 14, 4:51pm
- President Obama: 8 million signed up for health care
WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges, President Barack Obama said Thursday, besting expectations and offering new hope to Democrats who are defending the law ahead of the midterm elec…
1 day ago 17 Apr 14, 4:39pm
- ‘Scandal’ just got real for Columbus Short: Why he can’t pull off a Charlie Sheen-style career
OPINION - I am incredibly disappointed because, if these allegations are proven true, this pretty much means he’s a terrible person and I can no longer root for him...
1 day ago 17 Apr 14, 4:14pm
- Karyn Washington death puts suicide, mental health back in spotlight
OPINION - I believe we need to understand that there is a more compassionate way to address the topic of one’s decision to take their own life...
1 day ago 17 Apr 14, 3:48pm
- Aretha Franklin to sue over fake report of fight with Patti LaBelle
theGRIO REPORT - Aretha Franklin didn't find anything funny about a fake report claiming she was in a backstage fight with her fellow soul legend Patti LaBelle...
1 day ago 17 Apr 14, 3:32pm
- Why Obama needs to ‘Build Baby Build’ the Keystone XL pipeline
OPINION - Most Americans of all political stripes are environmentally sensitive, yet realize the economic folly of failing to use to our advantage our natural energy resources...
1 day ago 17 Apr 14, 3:10pm
- Detroit sees more deals ahead in bankruptcy case
DETROIT (AP) — On the heels of major deals with pension funds, an attorney for the city of Detroit on Thursday predicted more agreements in the days ahead to help it emerge from bankruptcy...
1 day ago 17 Apr 14, 2:37pm
- Supermodel Jourdan Dunn is the new face of Maybeline
theGRIO REPORT - On Thursday, it was announced that British supermodel Jourdan Dunn is now the new face of Maybelline New York.
1 day ago 17 Apr 14, 2:03pm
- Columbus Short wife Tanee McCall-Short: ‘Scandal’ star threatened to kill me, himself
theGRIO REPORT - Scandal star Columbus Short was served divorce papers and a restraining order by his wife, Tanee McCall-Short, today...
1 day ago 17 Apr 14, 1:44pm
- Isiah Thomas says all teams played like ‘Bad Boys’ Pistons
theGRIO REPORT - Isiah Thomas opens ESPN Films latest '30 for 30' doc Bad Boys with three words for anyone who overlooks his Pistons teams of the 80s: "Film don't lie."
1 day ago 17 Apr 14, 1:30pm
- ‘Dancing With the Stars’ deception? Wendy Williams alleges, ‘They script what you say’
TODAY - Another former "Dancing With the Stars" contestant has stepped up to accuse the long-running reality competition of a bit of fakery.
1 day ago 17 Apr 14, 1:25pm
- Whoopi Goldberg professes love for her vaporizer pen ahead of 4/20
theGRIO REPORT - Whoopi Goldberg, the outspoken Oscar winner and co-host of 'The View', is a enthusiastic marijuana user, according to a new column she's written for 'The Cannabist'...
1 day ago 17 Apr 14, 1:20pm
- Lee Daniels, Cathy Hughes and Michael Ealy to be honored at VOICES benefit gala
theGRIO REPORT - This year, honorees of the 10th annual VOICES benefit include Lee Daniels, Cathy Hughes and Michael Ealy. The event will be hosted by T.J. Holmes.
1 day ago 17 Apr 14, 12:48pm
- Biden takes selfie with Obama hours after joining Instagram
TODAY - Joe Biden knows how to make a social media debut. The vice president opened an Instagram account Wednesday, and he proved his savvy by posting a selfie with President Obama just hours later.
1 day ago 17 Apr 14, 12:46pm
- Washington & Lee University students demand Confederate flags be removed
theGRIO REPORT - A group of law students, calling themselves "The Committee," at Washington & Lee University have submitted a list of demands to the Board of Trustees, calling for the removal of all confederate flags from campus and the recognition o…
1 day ago 17 Apr 14, 12:45pm
- Porsha Williams booked for battery following scuffle with ‘Real Housewives’ co-star Kenya Moore
E! ONLINE - Everyone kind of knows that some drama will go down during reunion shows, but this surpassed everyone's expectations...
1 day ago 17 Apr 14, 12:35pm
- New York Knicks sign Lamar Odom
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Knicks have signed former NBA champion Lamar Odom, who was out of the league this season...
2 days ago 17 Apr 14, 11:51am
- ‘Orange Is the New Black’ season 2 trailer takes Internet by storm
VIDEO - Check out what's in store for Piper, Red, Crazy Eyes, Daya, Sophia and all the rest of your favorite characters...
2 days ago 17 Apr 14, 11:44am
- Howard University students split over Diddy commencement speech controversy
theGRIO REPORT - Some people have applauded the university for finally solidifying a relationship with a longtime unofficial alumnus, while others questioned Diddy’s caliber as a role model for this years graduates...
2 days ago 17 Apr 14, 10:50am
- Rapper Andre Johnson allegedly severs own penis, jumps from apartment balcony
theGRIO REPORT - There are no official details about what could have possibly triggered the incident. But E! Online is described it as an 'attempted suicide'...
2 days ago 17 Apr 14, 10:08am
- Never-before-seen African-American artifacts creating a buzz in Atlanta
theGRIO REPORT - The exhibit at the Atlanta History Center is creating a buzz, in part because it features never before displayed artifacts, including the first edition of Solomon Northup’s '12 Years a Slave'...
2 days ago 17 Apr 14, 9:44am
- Pew study: Majority of Americans don’t see President Obama as black
theGRIO REPORT - A new Pew Research Center book entitled 'The Next America', has found a significant generational gap on matters of race, and concluded, among other things, that the majority of Americans don't view President Barack Obama as black...…
2 days ago 17 Apr 14, 9:16am
- Should we be concerned about the number of black students at Harvard?
OPINION - Despite the increased diversity and record number of blacks at Harvard, those black students sometimes feel marginalized on campus and their qualifications scrutinized, as if their voices are not heard...
2 days ago 17 Apr 14, 8:15am
- Tichina Arnold talks ‘Martin’ movie: ‘We were all ready to do it’
theGRIO VIDEO - Actress Tichina Arnold talks about her new film 'A Day Late and a Dollar Short' and discusses reports that a 'Martin' film is in the work..
2 days ago 16 Apr 14, 6:24pm
- Jay Z to bring Made in America music fest to LA
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Budweiser Made in America music festival is coming to Los Angeles, but who is performing and how the city will manage the two-day concert are still mysteries...
2 days ago 16 Apr 14, 5:00pm
- B.B. King apologizes for St. Louis concert gone bad
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Blues guitarist B.B. King wants his St. Louis fans to give him another chance after an erratic performance led to a stream of audience catcalls and early departures...
2 days ago 16 Apr 14, 4:26pm
- Politini: Why Republicans back voter suppression
theGRIO VIDEO - In a rousing speech last week in front of the National Action Network President Obama called out Republican voter suppression tactics...
2 days ago 16 Apr 14, 4:17pm
- Judge again rejects deal in NFL concussion cases
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal judge in Philadelphia has again declined to approve deals for some of the retired players suing the NFL over concussions...
2 days ago 16 Apr 14, 3:49pm
- ‘Noah’ co-screenwriter defends lack of blacks in Biblical film
theGRIO REPORT - Recently, Ari Handel, a co-screenwriter of the film addressed the latter complaint about the Darren Aronofsky film...
2 days ago 16 Apr 14, 3:35pm
- Man pulls gun on clerk over soda tax
theGRIO REPORT - Nahshon Shelton pulled a gun on a store clerk Saturday because he did not want to pay a 22 cent soda tax on a two-liter of Pepsi he was purchasing.
2 days ago 16 Apr 14, 3:25pm
- Kerry Washington to narrate audiobook for Steve Stoute’s ‘The Tanning of America’
theGRIO REPORT - Kerry Washington is certainly keeping busy -- the 'Scandal' star, who is far along in her first pregnancy, has teamed up with marketing maven Steve Stoute and his latest best-selling book...
2 days ago 16 Apr 14, 3:11pm
- Pharrell and Will Ferrell combined to make ‘handsome man’
TODAY - An enterprising and creative member of the Imgr web community did just that with pictures of the celebs recently, combining existing photos to create two new images...
2 days ago 16 Apr 14, 2:58pm
- Young minority males combat stereotypes in music video: ‘Suit & Tie in the 217′
theGRIO REPORT - Young, black men at Central High School in Champaign, Ill., are cunning, clever and cool - and they prove it all in a new music video that aims to combat the negative stereotypes often portrayed of minority males.
2 days ago 16 Apr 14, 2:57pm
- Robin Roberts on backlash to her coming out: ‘You gotta live your life’
theGRIO REPORT - In an interview with Good Housekeeping, Roberts says while the most of the reaction she got was supportive, there were a fair amount of haters as well...
2 days ago 16 Apr 14, 2:33pm
- End of NYPD Muslim surveillance program welcomed
NEW YORK (AP) — Muslim groups and civil liberties advocates applauded the decision by New York Police Department officials to disband a controversial unit that tracked the daily lives of Muslims as part of efforts to detect terror threats, but said…
2 days ago 16 Apr 14, 2:17pm
- Floyd Mayweather Jr. top-paid athlete in 2014
theGRIO REPORT - Undefeated boxer Floyd "Money" Mayweather lives up to his nickname and once again finds himself atop ESPN's list of the 25 Top-Paid Athletes in the World.
2 days ago 16 Apr 14, 12:50pm
- Obama, Biden to announce $600M for job grants
WASHINGTON (AP) — Striving to show action on jobs, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are hitting the road to trumpet $600 million in new competitive grants to spur creation of targeted training and apprenticeship programs that cou…
2 days ago 16 Apr 14, 12:39pm
- NCAA proposes unlimited meal plans for Division I athletes
theGRIO REPORT - NCAA officials announced Tuesday that its official Legislative Council had approved a new model which would grant student athletes 'unlimited meals and snacks'...
3 days ago 16 Apr 14, 11:12am