Daily Archives: January 4, 2013

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‘Best Funeral Ever’ reality series will leave you speechless

theGRIO REPORT - 'The Best Funeral Ever' focuses on the Golden Gate Funeral Home in Dallas, Texas, where the philosophy is "Whatever the family wants, we'll do"....
Stand Your Ground protests

'Stand Your Ground' law may lead to more homicides

theGRIO REPORT - The newest research that has come out on the effectiveness of the law shows that states with the law have more homicides than states without the law...
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Carnegie Hall concert for music education to honor Prince

theGRIO REPORT - This year, legendary singer-songwriter Prince will be honored at Carnegie Hall's annual concert to raise money for music education...

President Obama's year in photos: 2012 edition

SLIDESHOW - Click through the slideshow to see some of the stand-out moments for the president in 2012...

ESPN columnist Jemele Hill receives racist letter from listener, posts it on Twitter

theGRIO REPORT - Friday, ESPN columnist Jemele Hill revealed media members are not immune from criticism themselves. Hill posted a letter she received from 'some guy' after several appearances on "The Herd" with ESPN radio host Colin Cowherd last year...
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Atlanta rapper Yung Teddy shot to death

theGRIO REPORT - Atlanta rapper Yung Teddy was found shot to death on Wednesday evening in a home in Austell, Georgia, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution...

Rap Genius: The top 5 rap lyrics of the week — champagne in the...

RAP GENIUS - The end of 2012 and the first few days of 2013 gave rap fans music for a variety of moods...

Yes, some black people do care about Kwanzaa

OPINION - At this point in my life and career I see little point in defining and/or defending Kwanzaa to any one, least of all some racially incensed republican state senator in Wisconsin...

Electoral College count affirms Obama's win

WASHINGTON (AP) - Their count showed Obama capturing 332 electoral votes, far more than the 270 required to win the presidency, to 206 for Republican Mitt Romney...

Terrell Owens ordered to work at Goodwill after missing child support payments

theGRIO REPORT - Former NFL receiver Terrell Owens has had a tumultuous past twelve months...
Robin Roberts, Gladys Knight, and Halle Berry as photographed by Miki Turner

New book 'Journey to the Woman I've Come to Love' features famous women musing...

Award-winning photojournalist Miki Turner has just the thing you need if one of your New Year's resolutions is to grow in self-love. Her new book, Journey to the Woman I've Come to Love, combines engaging photographs with inspirational quotes from a diverse array of 91 women...
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R. Kelly records tribute to Sandy Hook shooting victims

VIDEO - The horrific mass shooting on December 14th claimed 26 lives, including 20 children, and shook the nation...

Jackson 5 cartoon series on DVD/blu ray for 1st time ever

theGRIO REPORT - Fans of the Jackson 5 are in for a special treat. The Saturday morning cartoon inspired by the beloved black boy band is finally coming to DVD and blu ray...

Kelsey Grammer, Martin Lawrence may team up for 'odd couple' comedy

theGRIO REPORT - The show, which would be produced by Lionsgate TV, has apparently been in development since last fall, but was delayed by drama in Grammer's personal life...

Do you want to dress your cat like Kanye West?

theGRIO REPORT - Kanye West fans come in all different shapes, sizes, backgrounds -- and species?..

US House approves $9.7 billion in Sandy flood aid

WASHINGTON (AP) - The first large aid package for victims of the deadly Superstorm Sandy started moving through the U.S. Congress on Friday...

Texas man’s murder conviction overturned, sits in prison 30 years waiting on re-trial

GATESVILLE, Texas (AP) - Jerry Hartfield was still a young man when an uncle visited him in prison to tell him that his murder conviction had been overturned and he would get a new trial...
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'Django Unchained' turning n-word controversy into box office success

theGRIO REPORT - The controversy surrounding 'Django Unchained' seems to be translating in to box office gold. As the weekend approaches, the is holding the top spot at the box office...
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Study shows instilling black children with 'proud, informed, and sober' racial pride enhances learning

The study found that “racial socialization”—teaching kids about their culture and involving them in activities that promote racial pride and connection—helps to offset the discrimination and racial prejudices children face by the outside world.

US Census considers removing 'Negro' on questionnaire

theGRIO REPORT - The U.S. Census Bureau is considering removing the term Negro from its form by 2020...