Daily Archives: September 14, 2012

Rihanna and Chris Brown

Rihanna and Chris Brown: The price of her forgiveness

ANALYSIS - Grammy Award winner Rihanna is a beautiful, phenomenally gifted singer, but her soft spot for her ex-boyfriend – the equally talented performer, Chris Brown – is starting to cost her a lot of money...

Report: Clark Atlanta University ranks worst in student debt

theGRIO REPORT - The US News & World Report recently did an analysis of colleges and universities where students graduated with the least and the most amounts of debt debt. Clark Atlanta University ranks at the top of schools where students exit with most debt...
Lil Mouse (youtube.com)

theGrio exclusive: Manager of foul-mouthed 13-year-old rapper Lil Mouse speaks

theGRIO REPORT - One of Lil Mouse’s managers, Dough From Da Go, insists that ‘Get Smoked’ is just one song and not all the teen rapper has to offer...
Black female doctor

Report calls for political action to address black women’s health disparities

A recent report published on Forbes.com reveals that women of color, regardless of class, are disproportionately affected by critical health issues affecting U.S. women.

Rap Genius: The top 5 rap lyrics of the week — Weezy puns on...

RAP GENIUS - This past week was notable, first and foremost, for tragedy. The horrible crime of eleven years ago cast a pall over those effected that not even the dopest punchlines could begin to lift...
Chris Brown – She Ain’t You – Human Nature

Chris Brown albums vandalized with ‘this man beats women’ sticker

theGRIO REPORT - Several copies of Chris Brown’s 'Fortune' album have been labeled with a sticker saying 'WARNING - Do not buy this album! This man beats women' in HMV stores in London...

Negotiators have ‘framework’ to end teachers Chicago strike

CHICAGO (AP) - The city's nearly weeklong teachers strike appeared headed toward a resolution Friday after negotiators emerged from marathon talks to say they had achieved a "framework" that could end the walkout in time for students to return to class Monday...
Music producer Stevie J

Music producer Stevie J: Most memorable collaboration was with Biggie Smalls

theGRIO VIDEO - As an intricate part of Diddy's 90's in house production team, the Hitmen, Stevie J has worked with the likes of Jay-Z, Faith Evans and Beyonce...

DMX says Drake is dishonoring Aaliyah

theGRIO REPORT - DMX is once again making it clear that he is not a fan of Drake. He previously compared the young rapper to a washing machine because according to the veteran artist all of Drake's songs sound the same...
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Obama honors return of Libya embassy attack victims

ANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE, Md. (AP) - President Barack Obama on Friday honored the four Americans killed in an attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya...
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Tamia sings ‘Beautiful Surprise’ and weighs in on ‘Basketball Wives’

theGRIO VIDEO - During an interview with theGrio, Tamia talked about her new album 'Beautiful Surprise,' and gave her take on the reality show 'Basketball Wives'.....
Designers Idyl Mohallim (L) and Ayaan Mohallim (R)

Mataano Spring 2013: Somali twins Ayaan and Idyl Mohallim go breezy, feminine for New...

In their sixth collection, the Mataano Spring 2013 show displayed a gentle aesthetic. "We went back to a softer, girlier path for Spring," Idyl Mohallim told theGrio about the sisters' inspiration.

TD Jakes’ daughter asks for prayer amid divorce from NFL player

According to the Christian Post, Sarah D. Henson, the daughter of Bishop T.D. Jakes, is seeking prayers as she plans on going through with her divorce from husband...

Kansas considers removing Obama from ballot in November

theGRIO REPORT - GOP controlled state of Kansas, the all Republican State Objections Board voted unanimously to delay the decision on whether or not they should put President Obama on the state's general election ballot...
Lil Mouse (www.youtube.com)

13-year-old Chicago native raps about guns, girls and drugs

theGRIO REPORT - When most 13 year olds are getting ready to begin eigth grade this fall, Lil Mouse is creating sinister stories about the streets...
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Man leaves hospital with world’s first ‘total artificial heart’

CHICAGO - Leroy Hanes was able to leave Chicago's Advocate Christ Medical Center Thursday without his own heart. Thanks to 'the world's only totally artificial heart,' Hanes can keep living his life while he awaits a donor heart, according to a WMAQ-TV report...

‘Community’ star Donald Glover develops new sitcom at NBC

According to The TV Guide, Donald Glover is in talks to develop a new sitcom on NBC based loosely on his life...

Samuel L. Jackson to star in foul-mouthed Obama ad

theGRIO REPORT - Actor Samuel L. Jackson is slated to film a provocative political ad laced with f-bombs in support of President Barack Obama's re-election campaign...

GOP rep calls Planned Parenthood ‘racist’ baby killers

WASHINGTON - A Republican member of Congress equated Planned Parenthood to 'slavery forces' and called it a 'racist organization' that was 'created with the sole purpose of killing children that look like mine'...

Obamas salute Olympians, Paralympians

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama gathered Team USA at the White House on Friday to hail the Olympians and Paralympians as conquering heroes...