theGrio REPORT - Nigerian-American rapper Jidenna came under fire recently when he made comments suggesting that he was perceived as wealthy because he was a light-skinned Igbo man.
theGrio REPORT - The latest issue of Teen Vogue has sparked controversy over the absence of dark-skinned models in an article about Senegalese twists; a hairstyle popular among African American women.
theGrio REPORT - Orange Is The New Black star Danielle Brooks, is a fan favorite, but the actress admits that growing up in South Carolina with dreams of stardom had its challenges.
theGrio REPORT - In a powerful short film titled "Yellow Fever," Ng’endo Mukii, a Kenyan artist and filmmaker, sets out to expose the troubling messages portrayed by the media about skin color. She wanted to find a way to express the near self-loathing that many women of color experience.
OPINION - I made myself watch the documentary Light Girls on OWN Monday night. The overwhelming superficiality of several of the interviewees really hurt the documentary's credibility...
theGRIO REPORT - Zoe Saldana's portrayal of legendary jazz singer Nina Simone in an upcoming film is the one of the latest biopics that have received heavy backlash.
theGRIO VIDEO - This week, during People magazine’s cover photo shoot, Wek stopped by to surprise Nyong’o and it was a moment Nyong'o described as a 'dream come true'...