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theGRIO REPORT - For women, who often have to juggle taking care of themselves with nurturing others, it's comforting to know that -- despite the social and personal challenges that come with aging...
OPINION - 'The Triple Package' seems to regurgitate well-known facts about successful immigrants within a harsh, divisive veneer demonstrating little understanding of what makes African-Americans tick...
theGRIO REPORT - Through her piece for The Shriver Report, through which she joins ranks with other strong feminist leaders through the ages through the power of the pen, Beyoncé is staking a stronger claim on her role as a feminist icon...
theGRIO SLIDESHOW - She may have lost out to Jennifer Lawrence in the best supporting actress category, but newcomer Lupita Nyong'o definitely won the top red carpet fashion award at the Golden Globes...
theGRIO REPORT - When Los Angeles resident Doyin Richards placed a photo on Facebook of himself doing his daughter's hair, he had no idea it would go viral -- and spark backlash...
theGRIO REPORT - While not a justification to maintain weight levels that are linked to heart disease, diabetes and a host of other illnesses, hopefully this knowledge will at least nullify the negative air with with overweight black women are often assessed...
theGRIO REPORT - Valorie Burton's new book, 'Happy Women Live Better,' offers her latest, practical tips on how we can best create happiness -- based both on research and tested methods...
theGRIO REPORT - Lupita Nyong'o, a star of the lauded film '12 Years a Slave', has been blazing a trail down the red carpets of the world, promoting the movie in jaw-dropping ensembles that showcase her stunning beauty...
OPINION - Will the race and Christmas madness ever end? This is the only way we can ever deliver on the promise of peace on earth and good will towards all that the spirit of Jesus and Santa represent.
theGRIO REPORT - A new study from the Center for American Progress, 'The State of Women of Color in the United States,' illustrates the significant gains African-American women have made in the realm of business...
theGRIO REPORT - Rihanna has announced herself as new face of Balmain over social media, according to various sources...
theGRIO REPORT - First lady Michelle Obama has made fashion headlines yet again -- this time for something old rather that new...
theGRIO REPORT - Beverly Bond, creator of the Black Girls Rock! foundation, has written a column for The Root explaining that why her organization is vitally important...
theGRIO REPORT - First lady Michelle Obama has been criticized by several press outlets for pictures capturing her stern facial expressions in a few photos from the Mandela memorial service...
theGRIO REPORT - First lady Michelle Obama stole the show as usual for her fifth annual appearance at the Kennedy Center Honors...
theGRIO REPORT - Some of today's women artists speak of female empowerment in their increasing nudity, but actress Rashida Jones -- daughter of producer Quincy Jones -- begs to differ...
VIDEO - His latest work, 'Letters to an Incarcerated Brother,' is the final installment in a series of inspirational texts that seek to uplift his readers and lead our community to universal betterment...
theGRIO REPORT - Annoying or not, the 300 Sandwiches couple appears to be here to stay...
theGRIO REPORT - André Leon Talley has quietly exited American Vogue, where he has held various editor positions for more than three decades, and entered an editorial partnership with Zappos.
theGRIO REPORT - Only time will tell if Kanye West, Damon Dash, Cam'ron, and Nas -- who has claimed on Twitter to be an investor in Fancy -- will ever be fully welcomed into the esteemed technology entrepreneurship fold...