- Jodeci to reunite at 2014 Soul Train Awards
theGRIO REPORT - Jodeci hasn't performed together in concert in the US in eight years, but that's all about to change. The R&B group will reunite at the 2014 Soul Train Awards next month, according to Yahoo! Music...
2 hours ago 23 Oct 14, 12:00pm
- Doctors no longer detect in Dallas nurse Amber Vinson
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Doctors no longer detect Ebola in a Texas nurse who flew to Ohio and back before she was diagnosed with the virus, her family said Wednesday...
2 hours ago 23 Oct 14, 11:50am
- Teacher Symone Greene charged for allegedly performing oral sex on student
theGRIO REPORT - A 22-year-old substitute teacher has been arrested for allegedly performing oral sex on a 17-year-old student at a Washington D.C. school...
2 hours ago 23 Oct 14, 11:41am
- Baltimore high school brawl sees 3 hospitalized, 7 arrested
theGRIO REPORT - A brawl erupted in the cafeteria of Baltimore County’s Overlea High School on October 22, leading to seven arrests.
3 hours ago 23 Oct 14, 11:00am
- Veteran police detective Frank Lyga fired over racially-charged recordings
theGRIO REPORT - Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck has fired Det. Frank Lyga because of racially charged comments Lyga made last year, according to the Los Angeles Times...
3 hours ago 23 Oct 14, 10:51am
- White House fence jumper Dominic Adesanya charged with assault
WASHINGTON (AP) — The 23-year-old Maryland man who climbed over the White House fence Wednesday night has been charged with felonies for assaulting two police dogs and making threats, the Secret Service said Thursday...
4 hours ago 23 Oct 14, 9:18am
- Former child star reveals breast cancer diagnosis
theGRIO REPORT - Dr. Danielle Spencer used to play Dee, the bratty little sister in What's Happening!!, a late-70s era sitcom. Now, she works as a veterinarian. When she's not treating animals, she has her own treatment to worry about — last month,…
5 hours ago 23 Oct 14, 8:30am
- Former Harlem Globetrotter missing near Southern California
theGRIO REPORT - A former member of the Harlem Globetrotters basketball team reportedly went missing earlier this month in Southern California...
18 hours ago 22 Oct 14, 7:40pm
- Geneva Thomas, Melyssa Ford brawl during show taping
theGRIO VIDEO - New video has emerged of the bloody brawl between 'Blood, Sweat and Heels' Geneva Thomas and Melyssa Ford...
22 hours ago 22 Oct 14, 3:17pm
- Man sells ‘Ebola’ heroin out of New Jersey hotel room
theGRIO REPORT - Police arrested Barnabas “Hammer” Davis’ Monday after finding more than 600 packets of heroin, according to NBC10.com's Dan Stamm. Some of the packets were branded "Ebola," because that's a thing now...
22 hours ago 22 Oct 14, 3:06pm
- Hannibal Buress responds to Cosby rape joke controversy
theGRIO REPORT - Standup comedian Hannibal Burress isn’t backing down from comments he made about Bill Cosby during a recent performance in Philadelphia...
23 hours ago 22 Oct 14, 3:00pm
- Leslie Jones promoted to full-time SNL cast member
theGRIO REPORT - Leslie Jones has been promoted from the writer’s room to become the newest member of the long-running comedy show Saturday Night Live...
1 day ago 22 Oct 14, 12:16pm
- Tennessee students suspended after alleged prostitution in school
theGRIO REPORT - Several high school students in Tennessee have been suspended after allegations of prostitution were brought to the attention of administrators.
1 day ago 22 Oct 14, 12:08pm
- Annie Lennox slams Beyoncé again: ‘Twerking is not feminism’
theGRIO VIDEO - Singer Annie Lennox is calling out Beyoncé again in a new interview, saying that 'twerking is not feminsim'....
1 day ago 22 Oct 14, 11:58am
- Monica Lewinsky thanks Beyoncé for saying her name in ‘Partition’
theGRIO VIDEO - Monica Lewinsky thanks Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, and Eminem for referencing name in the lyrics to their songs.
1 day ago 22 Oct 14, 10:40am
- Experts: Autopsy shows close-range wound for Michael Brown
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Michael Brown's official autopsy shows the 18-year-old was shot in the hand at close range during a struggle with the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot him, two experts said in a published report Wednesday...
1 day ago 22 Oct 14, 10:19am
- Secret Service under investigation for ‘problematic’ conduct
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new government investigation questions a bizarre Secret Service mission that pulled agents from their assignment near the White House and sent them to the rural home of a headquarters employee embroiled in a personal dispute wit…
1 day ago 22 Oct 14, 9:33am
- ‘Django’ actress Daniele Watts, boyfriend charged with lewd conduct
theGRIO REPORT- Actress Daniele Watts and her boyfriend, Brian James Lucas, were charged with one count of lewd conduct for allegedly having sex in public. If convicted, the couple faces six months in jail and a $1,000 fine apiece...
1 day ago 22 Oct 14, 8:50am
- ‘Real World’ alum David Broom sings recipes on YouTube as ‘Chef Showtime’
theGRIO REPORT - A former castmate on the 2000 MTV reality series Real World has resurfaced as a singing YouTube chef...
2 days ago 21 Oct 14, 9:10pm
- Jamie Foxx, Tina Knowles get down to ‘Gold Digger’
theGRIO REPORT - During a recent Jamie Foxx concert in New York City, Tina Knowles hopped up on stage and began to dance with the singer and actor...
2 days ago 21 Oct 14, 6:41pm
- Officials paint over Michael Brown mural in Trenton
theGRIO REPORT - Two weeks ago, a mural was painted in Trenton, New Jersey depicting Michael Brown in an American-themed graduation cap and gown with the description: "Sagging pants is not probable cause."...
2 days ago 21 Oct 14, 2:05pm
- New twist on Rapunzel in indie film ‘Rapunzel Jackson’
theGRIO REPORT - A new twist on the classic fairytale Rapunzel is seeking support on the crowdfunding site GoFundMe. The independent film, titled Rapunzel Jackson, is seeking $10,000...
2 days ago 21 Oct 14, 1:00pm
- Serena Williams rolls in WTA Finals opener
SINGAPORE (AP) — A new venue, an injury-hit preparation and insults from a top sports official — none of it could stop Serena Williams' winning streak at the WTA Finals...
2 days ago 21 Oct 14, 11:24am
- Comedian Hannibal Buress calls Bill Cosby a rapist during stand-up routine
theGRIO REPORT - Comedian Hannibal Buress called Bill Cosby a rapist during a portion of his stand-up set in Philadelphia last week.
2 days ago 21 Oct 14, 11:23am
- Shonda Rhimes blasts critics of her shows’ love scenes
theGRIO REPORT - Recent tweets and comments regarding her shows’ love scenes led Shonda Rhimes to take to Twitter to talk about the 'controversial' scenes. ...
2 days ago 21 Oct 14, 10:30am
- Chicago voter jokes to Obama: ‘Don’t touch my girlfriend’
theGRIO REPORT - President Obama didn't miss a beat Monday when a Chicago man joked: "Don't touch my girlfriend."
2 days ago 21 Oct 14, 9:33am
- Will Packer sells another TV Pilot to NBC
theGRIO REPORT - Will Packer, who produced the hit films Ride Along, Think Like a Man, and Think Like a Man Too, sold a TV pilot for a female cop dramedy to NBC, according to Hollywood Reporter...
2 days ago 21 Oct 14, 9:30am
- Missouri state Sen. Jamilah Nasheed arrested in Ferguson
theGRIO REPORT - St. Louis County police say Missouri state Sen. Jamilah Nasheed was arrested Monday night near the Ferguson police station...
2 days ago 21 Oct 14, 8:24am
- Angel Hooper, 6, killed in drive-by shooting
theGRIO REPORT - Angel Hooper, 6, was shot last week when she was at the store buying a pack of bubble gum in southeast Kansas City, according to the Kansas City Star...
2 days ago 21 Oct 14, 8:15am
- Kevin Hart helps selfie bus driver get her job back
theGRIO REPORT - Kevin Hart has helped a Los Angeles bus driver get her job back after she was suspended for taking a selfie with the comedian while on the job.
3 days ago 20 Oct 14, 3:31pm
- ‘Dear White People’ offers edgy take on ‘post-racial’ America
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A cheeky provocation wrapped in a zingy punchline, Justin Simien's "Dear White People" recalls other memorably promising debuts — by filmmakers named Spike, for instance, whether Lee or Jonze...
3 days ago 20 Oct 14, 3:00pm
- ABC’s ‘Black-ish’ says yes to spanking in latest episode
theGRIO REPORT - ABC's 'Black-ish' is sure to spark controversy with their upcoming episode about parents spanking their children...
3 days ago 20 Oct 14, 1:09pm
- Wu-Tang affiliate who cut off own member, now stand-up comedian
theGRIO REPORT - The Wu-Tang affiliated rapper Christ Bearer, who severed his own penis and jumped out of a window, is now a stand-up comedian.
3 days ago 20 Oct 14, 12:49pm
- Fear of Ebola in New Jersey keeps new African students home
theGRIO REPORT - Two East African children will remain home past the 21-day waiting period before beginning elementary school in New Jersey, due to backlash from district parents about fears of Ebola...
3 days ago 20 Oct 14, 12:07pm
- Searcher who found human remains calls discovery ‘Divine Intervention’
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Police blocked off roads, sifted through leaves and scoured a rural area where they found remains that could be missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham...
3 days ago 20 Oct 14, 11:59am
- Real American horror story: 7 women found dead in Indiana
theGRIO REPORT - The bodies of seven women have been discovered across northwest Indiana this weekend...
3 days ago 20 Oct 14, 10:50am
- Serena Williams rips Russian tennis chief for offensive comments
Serena Williams says comments by the head of the Russian Tennis Federation referring to her and older sister Venus as "brothers" were bullying, sexist and racist.
3 days ago 20 Oct 14, 10:10am
- GOP ad a throwback to infamous “Willie Horton” ad
A recent campaign ad from the National Republican Campaign Committee is drawing comparisons to the infamous “Willie Horton” ad launched by the GOP to discredit Democratic presidential candidate Michael Dukakis in 1988.
4 days ago 19 Oct 14, 8:09pm
- Devon Still, father of adorable cancer fighter, receives $10,000 for hospital
Devon Still, father of adorable cancer fighter, receives $10,000 for hospital.
4 days ago 19 Oct 14, 11:22am
- Man on death row because in Texas, being black means you’re dangerous?
During the capital murder sentencing, through testimony of Texas state licensed psychologist Dr. Walter Quijano, Buck’s race became the centerpiece to the implementation of the death penalty.
4 days ago 19 Oct 14, 11:02am
- 219 kidnapped girls to be freed according to Boko Haram ceasefire terms
219 kidnapped girls to be freed by militant group Boko Haram according to ceasefire terms struck between the country’s government and the abductors.
5 days ago 18 Oct 14, 1:47pm
- Supreme Court allows Texas “poll tax” voter ID law
Texas has gotten the go-ahead from the Supreme Court to use its strict voter identification law in the November election.
5 days ago 18 Oct 14, 1:19pm
- Darren Wilson says he feared for his life, struggled over gun with Brown
The police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old in a St. Louis suburb last summer has told investigators that he was pinned in his vehicle and in fear for his life as they struggled over his gun, The New York Times reported.
5 days ago 18 Oct 14, 11:33am
- Why does the CDC hold a patent on Ebola?
theGRIO REPORT - The spreading Ebola outbreak continues to dominate the news, and as with every major story, conspiracy theories are beginning to circulate.
5 days ago 18 Oct 14, 3:00am
- Higher black populations mean harsher prison policies, study says
Higher black populations mean harsher prison policies, study says
6 days ago 17 Oct 14, 11:57pm
- Jaden Smith challenges other rappers
Jaden Smith sent out an open challenge to fellow rappers via Twitter on Friday, writing in a tweet, “Dear Everybody Who Can Rap Better Than Me. Please Show Me.”
6 days ago 17 Oct 14, 7:47pm
- Male strippers and Ebola – dancers quarantine themselves after flight with Amber Vinson
To have two male strippers quarantine themselves after sitting near Amber Vinson, the nurse who was diagnosed with Ebola, seems like a move in the right direction. It seemed like common sense to them - not so much to the CDC.
6 days ago 17 Oct 14, 7:30pm
- Aretha Franklin does a round of awkward satellite interviews
Aretha Franklin does a round of awkward satellite interviews
6 days ago 17 Oct 14, 7:11pm
- Missy Elliott shows off weight loss in surprise NYC performance
Missy Elliott Shows Off Weight Loss
6 days ago 17 Oct 14, 5:12pm
- ‘Fix My Life’ finale: Father of 34 kids on being a grandfather for third time
theGRIO VIDEO - Joined by mothers, fathers and children in crisis, Iyanla concludes her multi-part studio dialogue about men having children without accepting responsibility...
6 days ago 17 Oct 14, 4:21pm
- Michael Dunn sentenced to life in prison without parole
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man convicted of first-degree murder for fatally shooting a teenager in an argument over loud music outside a Jacksonville convenience store has been sentenced to life in prison without parole...
6 days ago 17 Oct 14, 11:58am
- Viola Davis rips wig, eyelashes off in Emmy-worthy performance on ‘Murder’
OPINION - Viola Davis made a bold move on primetime scripted TV when she pulled off her wig and fake eyelashes during the latest episode of 'How to Get Away With Murder'...
6 days ago 17 Oct 14, 11:47am
- Ebola fears prompt big responses around the globe
Ebola is transmitted through direct contact with bodily fluid, such as getting an infected person's blood or vomit into the eyes or through a cut in the skin, not through the air, experts say...
6 days ago 17 Oct 14, 11:38am
- Chris Rock movie ‘Top Five’ debuts trailer
theGRIO VIDEO - Chris Rock stars alongside an all-star cast including Kevin Hart, Tracy Morgan, Rosario Dawson and more in his new comedy 'Top Five' ...
6 days ago 17 Oct 14, 10:24am
- Justin Bieber boxing and training with Floyd Mayweather
theGRIO VIDEO - Justin Bieber took to Instagram to reveal that he's bring trained by boxing great Floyd Mayweather...
6 days ago 17 Oct 14, 9:48am
- Stacey Dash: Minorities feel ‘worthless,’ have ‘plantation mentality’ under Dems
theGRIO VIDEO - Stacey Dash slams minorities that support the democratic party in a recent Fox News segment..
6 days ago 17 Oct 14, 9:00am
- Halle Berry wants to severely reduce her child support payments
theGRIO REPORT - Halle Berry would like to send less money every month to Gabriel Aubry, the father of her child, Nahla.
6 days ago 17 Oct 14, 8:36am
- Florida billboard offers ‘bulletproof vest for boys,’ addresses police brutality
theGRIO REPORT - An activist group in Florida recently launched video ads and a billboard promoting a so-called new clothing line — bulletproof vests for boys of color...
6 days ago 17 Oct 14, 8:11am
- Dontre Hamilton death: Officer fired in fatal shooting of unarmed man
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee police officer fired after fatally shooting a mentally ill man told superiors he became concerned about his safety as soon as he saw the odd way the man was lying on the ground in a downtown park, according to documents…
7 days ago 16 Oct 14, 6:49pm
- 64-year-old Stevie Wonder reportedly expecting triplets
theGRIO REPORT - Music legend Stevie Wonder is reportedly expecting triplets with his fiancé, 25-year-old Tomeeka Robyn Bracy...
7 days ago 16 Oct 14, 2:25pm