John Ridley

GRIO'S 100: JOHN RIDLEY

theGRIO'S 100 - John Ridley's screenplay adaption of '12 Years a Slave' from the memoirs of Solomon Northup has taken is journey as a writer reflecting the black experience to new levels...
Billy Porter plays Lola

GRIO'S 100: BILLY PORTER

theGRIO'S 100 - As Lola in 'Kinky Boots', Porter both entertained audiences with his bold talent and advanced acceptance for transgender people in grand style...
Terrance McKnight

GRIO'S 100: TERRANCE MCKNIGHT

theGRIO'S 100 - Terrance McKnight reaches a dedicated audience of music enthusiasts every weekday evening as a radio host for New York City's storied classical station WQXR, but he is so much more...
Maki Onuki and Brooklyn Mack dance in 'Giselle'

GRIO'S 100: BROOKLYN MACK

theGRIO'S 100 - Principal dancer at The Washington Ballet, Brooklyn Mack, has recently made his debut in the leading male role of Albrecht in the classical ballet Giselle...
Condola Rashad

GRIO'S 100: CONDOLA RASHAD

theGRIO'S 100 - Condola Rashad might be the daughter of celebrated actress Phylicia Rashad and sportscaster and former professional athlete Ahmad Rashad -- but she is making a big name on her own...
Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs

GRIO'S 100: CHERYL BOONE ISAACS

theGRIO'S 100 - Cheryl Boone Isaacs became the first president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2013, and only the third woman to hold the role in the organization's 86-year history...
Ryan Coogler

GRIO'S 100: RYAN COOGLER

theGRIO'S 100 - Ryan Coogler is a writer and director whose first feature, 'Fruitvale Station', chronicles the last 24 hours in the life of police shooting victim Oscar Grant...