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...

GRIO'S 100: QUESTLOVE

theGRIO's 100: Known professionally as Questlove, he is best known as the drummer and frontman of the Grammy-Award winning band The Roots.....
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...

GRIO'S 100: DARREN YOUNG

theGRIO'S 100 - Darren Young is a professional wrestler for World Wrestling Entertainment. He is one-half of the popular tag team known as 'The Prime Time Players.'...

GRIO'S 100: CHRIS PAUL

theGRIO's 100 - Chris Paul is an All-NBA point guard for the Los Angeles Clippers. Since joining the team in 2011, Paul has led the Clippers to back-to-back playoff appearances...

GRIO'S 100: B. SCOTT

theGRIO'S 100 - An American television personality and Internet celebrity, the openly gay and transgender B. Scott has built his own media empire supported by millions of fans..

GRIO'S 100: MOZIAH BRIDGES

theGRIO'S 100 - Moziah Bridges was just 9 years old when he decided to take action in light of the fact that he could not find any 'cool' bow ties to fit his budding fashion style...

GRIO'S 100: REV. AL SHARPTON

theGRIO'S 100 - As a recognized media professional and an avid activist, Rev. Sharpton has proven that he is committed to a cause that brings the issues of injustice to the forefront...
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...

GRIO'S 100: LAVERNE COX

theGRIO's 100 - Trangender actress Laverne Cox is the breakout star of Netflix’s hit series ‘Orange is the New Black,' and is creating her own lane in Hollywood defying...