- Justice for Michael Brown means different things to different people
theGRIO REPORT - Some members of the Ferguson community believe it’s a mix of both local residents and people from out of town "destroying their neighborhood."...
2 days ago 20 Aug 14, 9:16am
- Kevin Hart gets engaged during ex-wife’s new reality show
theGRIO REPORT - Kevin Hart made a very public proposal to his girlfriend, Eniko Parrish, as the series premiere of ex-wife’s new VH1 reality show, 'Atlanta Exes,' was being aired....
2 days ago 19 Aug 14, 4:37pm
- Should President Obama visit Ferguson?
ANALYSIS - In light of the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed teen killed by police in the Missouri town—and the violent, militarized overreaction by law enforcement to peaceful protesters and journalists on the ground--attention is focuse…
3 days ago 19 Aug 14, 3:03pm
- Redskins defense pays tribute to Michael Brown
theGRIO REPORT - During Monday night's preseason game against the Cleveland Browns, several defensive players for the Redskins paid tribute to Michael Brown during their entrance onto the field.
3 days ago 19 Aug 14, 1:48pm
- Alabama college student kicked out of sorority after racist Snapchat message
theGRIO REPORT - A University of Alabama student was kicked out of her sorority after she Snapchatted friends "Chi O got NO n***as!!!!!" over the weekend.
3 days ago 19 Aug 14, 1:16pm
- First Look: Nick Cannon in VH1’s ‘Drumline’ sequel
theGRIO VIDEO - Take a look at the first look clip for VH1's 'Drumline: A New Beat' starring Nick Cannon, Alexandra Shipp, and LeToya Luckett....
3 days ago 19 Aug 14, 12:36pm
- Earl Sweatshirt slams Taylor Swift’s new video for promoting black stereotypes
theGRIO REPORT - Taylor Swift just dropped the visual to her first single on her new album, 1989, and 'Shake It Off' is already being criticized for perpetuating stereotypes...
3 days ago 19 Aug 14, 12:00pm
- Sybrina Fulton writes letter to family of Michael Brown
theGRIO REPORT - The mother of slain teenager Trayvon Martin has written a letter expressing support for the family of Michael Brown...
3 days ago 19 Aug 14, 11:22am
- Nelly makes appearance in Ferguson protests
theGRIO REPORT - Rapper and native to St. Louis Nelly, has been under heavy scrutiny, mainly from social media and #blacktwitter for his delayed response to the Ferguson protest following the killing of unarmed teen, Michael Brown...
3 days ago 19 Aug 14, 9:55am
- President Obama addresses unrest in Ferguson
WASHINGTON (AP) — Taking a two-day break from summer vacation, President Barack Obama met with top advisers at the White House Monday to review developments in Iraq and in racially charged Ferguson, Missouri, two trouble spots where Obama has order…
3 days ago 19 Aug 14, 9:00am
- Monday night in Ferguson, tense, violent and no peace
the GRIO REPORT - It was a night of chaos once again overnight into Tuesday in the St. Louis suburb where Michael Brown was fatally shot by police on August 9...
3 days ago 19 Aug 14, 5:21am
- Denzel Washington’s rep slams TMZ claims of alcohol detox program
theGRIO REPORT - Over the weekend reports surfaced alleging that Oscar winner Denzel Washington underwent 2 weeks of detox after a month of excessive alcohol consumption while aboard a yacht with his wife...
4 days ago 18 Aug 14, 2:50pm
- Missouri Governor Jay Nixon calls off curfew in Ferguson
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says no curfew will be in place early Tuesday morning in Ferguson, and the National Guard keeping watch there will have immediate and limited" responsibilities...
4 days ago 18 Aug 14, 2:15pm
- Dancers take over Philadelphia subway with ‘Voguing Train’
theGRIO VIDEO - Director and choreographer Kemar Jewel, teamed up with fellow Voguers Hayden Jones, Keisha Lewis, Robert Otis, Davon Smith, and Ibrahim Vicks, for a flash mob style Voguing video shot in and around a Philadelphia SEPTA train station.
4 days ago 18 Aug 14, 1:32pm
- Philadelphia’s Mo’ne Davis, Chicago team the buzz at Little League World Series
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — An African-American female pitcher from Philadelphia and a team from Chicago have created a buzz at the Little League World Series...
4 days ago 18 Aug 14, 12:35pm
- Suitcase murder suspect Heather Lois Mack complains about Bali prison
JAKARTA, Indonesia – A pregnant American teen charged with murdering her mother and stuffing her body in a suitcase has complained about the prison food and her treatment as she awaits trial, police said Monday.
4 days ago 18 Aug 14, 12:12pm
- Captain Ron Johnson delivers powerful message to Michael Brown’s family
VIDEO - Missouri Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson addressed Ferguson residents Sunday at a rally for teen shooting victim Michael Brown. The 'unity' rally took place at Greater Grace Church...
4 days ago 18 Aug 14, 11:23am
- Oprah Winfrey, LeBron James – 10 must-see celebrity Ice Bucket Challenge videos
theGRIO VIDEO - Take a look at 10 of the best ALS Ice Bucket Challenge videos posted by some Hollywood’s biggest names including Oprah Winfrey, Kerry Washington, Chris Brown, LeBron James, Gabrielle Union...
4 days ago 18 Aug 14, 11:13am
- Diddy announces the ‘Revolt Music Conference’ in Miami
theGRIO REPORT - Coming off the one year anniversary of his music network, Revolt TV, Diddy sure has a lot to be thankful for...
4 days ago 18 Aug 14, 9:49am
- Michael Brown’s mom speaks out on new autopsy
MSNBC - Justice is the only solution to restore peace in Ferguson, Mo., said the mother of unarmed teen Michael Brown.
4 days ago 18 Aug 14, 9:35am
- Michael Brown autopsy shows he was shot 6 times
MSNBC -- A preliminary autopsy has found that Michael Brown, the unarmed black teen killed on August 9 by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, was shot at least six times, including twice in the head, according to The New York Times...
4 days ago 18 Aug 14, 8:32am
- Tiny robots you can build and program
theGRIO REPORT - What if the minions and the robots could be combined somehow so that we could have the luxury of having a large group of assistants completing our dirty work?
5 days ago 17 Aug 14, 1:30pm
- ‘Lands End’ customers freak out over ‘GQ’ cover
theGRIO - 'Lands End' offers free 'GQ' subscription as part of poor promotion planning.
5 days ago 17 Aug 14, 12:05pm
- First photos of cop who shot Michael Brown emerge
NBC News - NBC News has verified that a photo first shown on Yahoo News is indeed of the Ferguson, Mo., police officer who fatally shot unarmed teenager Michael Brown, touching off a week of angry protests that have at times turned violent.
5 days ago 17 Aug 14, 10:27am
- One shot seven arrested overnight in Ferguson, MO
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency Saturday and imposed a curfew in the St. Louis suburb where a black teenager was shot to death by a white police officer a week ago.
5 days ago 16 Aug 14, 5:03pm
- Ne-Yo’s ex, Monyetta Shaw, to star in new reality show ‘Atlanta Exes’
theGRIO REPORT - ATLANTA - Ne-Yo’s ex-fiancée is making her debut on a brand new reality show that premieres next Monday.
6 days ago 16 Aug 14, 3:28pm
- The trial of Mike Brown
Last week, I wrote about what I call the “color of life.” Specifically, I explored how we as a society draw conclusions about the death of a victim based on how we decided they lived.I wrote about …
6 days ago 16 Aug 14, 2:22pm
- Goapele talks new album and Drake’s ‘Closer’ remake
theGRIO EXCLUSIVE - Oakland songstress, Goapele has made some of Neo souls more memorable songs since the early 2000's and now the woman born Goapele Mohlabane is ready to take the next step in her career...
6 days ago 16 Aug 14, 2:00pm
- Are you ready for servant robots?
theGRIO REPORT - If you are like one of the 10 million Roomba owners in the world, then you are already somewhat used to having a servant robot do some of your menial tasks for you.
6 days ago 16 Aug 14, 1:30pm
- All black Little League team does Chicago proud
theGRIO REPORT - An all-black Little League team from Chicago has been invited to represent the Great Lakes region in the Little League World Series!
6 days ago 16 Aug 14, 1:00pm
- New video from Ferguson – TheGrio on the Ground
Grio Fam member, Derrick Q. Lewis is in Missouri and has shared new video from Ferguson he took on the ground from Ferguson.
6 days ago 16 Aug 14, 11:57am
- TheGrio Financial Market Outlook
There were several economic reports for market investors to sift through last week.Retail sales were flat in July due to weaker auto sales. Small business optimism improved in July as businesses planned to hire. Regarding hiring, the number of job…
6 days ago 16 Aug 14, 9:19am
- The Ice Bucket Challenge – social media nincompoopery for good
theGRIO REPORT - As you scroll through your news feed in Facebook or through the tweets of those you follow you might have noticed short videos of people pouring ice water over themselves or #icebucketchallenge or both.
6 days ago 15 Aug 14, 5:20pm
- Tensions between police and press reaches boiling point in Ferguson
theGRIO REPORT - Amid days of escalating unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, over the killing of unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, an emerging schism is being played out between police and the press.
7 days ago 15 Aug 14, 3:08pm
- New information in Michael Brown death does little to comfort residents
theGRIO REPORT - Many Ferguson residents questioned the timing and purpose of the "robbery" information...
7 days ago 15 Aug 14, 3:00pm
- Affirmative Action: Time to flip the narrative
theGRIO REPORT - A resilient four-minute cartoon depicting the historic obstacles blacks overcome through Affirmative Action is once again appearing in Facebook and blog posts years after the African American Policy Forum produced it.
7 days ago 15 Aug 14, 12:33pm
- J. Cole pens tribute song for Michael Brown
theGRIO REPORT - J. Cole's an artist who uses his pen to address social issues within his community, and with the recent killing of unarmed teen, Michael Brown, Jermaine did what he does best...
7 days ago 15 Aug 14, 12:26pm
- Police allege Michael Brown was involved in robbery before shooting
FERGUSON, Missouri — Police revealed the identity Friday of the officer who shot and killed unarmed teen Michael Brown, along with a report indicating that Brown and a friend had been involved in a theft at a convenience store shortly before the sh…
7 days ago 15 Aug 14, 12:00pm
- Father of 5 dies after cops use taser ‘multiple times’
theGRIO REPORT - Dante Parker died while in police custody Tuesday after San Bernardino County Sheriff's deputies used a taser gun on him multiple times.
7 days ago 15 Aug 14, 11:25am
- Thousands rally in Times Square for Michael Brown
theGRIO REPORT - Thousands of people flooded the streets of Midtown Manhattan Thursday night, protesting the shooting death of unarmed teen Michael Brown by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer.
7 days ago 15 Aug 14, 9:38am
- Chief names Darren Wilson as cop who shot Micheal Brown
NBC News -- Police on Friday will release the name of the officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager, Ferguson, Missouri.
7 days ago 15 Aug 14, 8:59am
- Ferguson at a glance: Friday August 15, 2014
REPORT - To keep our Grio Fam up to date on the fast moving events in Ferguson, Missouri, here is a wrap up of events over the past 24 hours...
7 days ago 15 Aug 14, 8:45am
- Martin Lawrence confirms ‘Bad Boys 3′ is in the works
theGRIO REPORT - Martin Lawrence confirmed that another 'Bad Boys' film is in the works, during an interview on 'Conan'...
7 days ago 15 Aug 14, 8:21am
- Little Known Facts About Halle Berry
Little Known Facts About Halle Berry
7 days ago 14 Aug 14, 5:06pm
- Military policing and jackboots in Ferguson – an America with a paramilitary police culture
Local police forces are militarizing at an alarming rate using tactics of war disproportionately against people of color.
7 days ago 14 Aug 14, 4:54pm
- Five Reasons Lauren Bacall was the Most Sultry Actress Ever
Lauren Bacall will stand out as the most sultry actress ever, and here are 5 reasons why
7 days ago 14 Aug 14, 4:00pm
- Jermaine Jackson speaks out against new MJ album
theGRIO VIDEO - In an all-new episode of OWN’s popular series “Oprah: Where Are They Now?,” Oprah Winfrey interviews Jermaine Jackson about life after Michael...
8 days ago 14 Aug 14, 2:30pm
- Ciara slams Us Weekly story: ‘this is a lie, and tasteless!’
theGRIO REPORT - Ciara has harsh word for Us Weekly. The R&B singer says she did an interview with the magazine, which has been completely sensationalized and her words were manipulated...
8 days ago 14 Aug 14, 12:38pm
- Man saves toddler from potential abductor
VIDEO - A 4-year-old boy was nearly abducted in Grandview, Missouri on Monday, but a quick-acting neighbor helped prevent a tragedy...
8 days ago 14 Aug 14, 9:37am
- Police ask for end to nighttime protests in Ferguson
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The police department in a St. Louis suburb where a man was shot and killed by a police officer is asking protesters to gather only during daylight...
8 days ago 13 Aug 14, 3:59pm