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theGRIO REPORT - Today NBC announced that The Wiz will be its next live musical performance — with Cirque du Soleil boarding the project with plans to bring the show to Broadway in 2016.
theGrio REPORT - Jay Z is re-launching TIDAL, the high-definition music service he recently acquired, tonight at 5 pm ET. To celebrate the occasion, he's just released a promo that features the rapper having an epic board meeting.
theGrio REPORT - Laurence Fishburne is a successful, critically acclaimed actor with roles on hit shows on both ABC and NBC, not to mention a part in the upcoming 'Superman v. Batman: Dawn of Justice' film.

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — First Lady Michelle Obama celebrated the beauty, power and tenacity of black women while spreading her own message of education for girls at Black Girls Rock!, an annual event honoring trailblazing women of color from all walks of life.
theGrio REPORT - According to authorities, seven people were shot early Saturday when a gunman opened fire during a crowded spring break house party on the coast of Florida.
theGrio REPORT - This week, Belgian newspaper De Morgen raised some brows after printing a picture of Barak and Michelle Obama as Apes.

theGrio REPORT - Roger Moore has found himself in a world of controversy after making some remarks about Idris Elba.
theGrio REPORT - Looks like all the rumors about Destiny's child reuniting this weekend were true.
theGrio REPORT - Kanye West has previously admitted that when Roc-A-Fella Records founders Dame Dash and Jay Z split up, he chose Jay because he knew Hov could do the most to help his career - a decision he's at times felt guilty for.

theGrio REPORT - Now that Empire has catapulted its way into television history, boasted $16.7 million viewers for its finale episode and managed to beat out Madonna for a #1 debut on the Billboard charts, some of you may be going through a bit of Lyons family withdrawal.
theGrio REPORT - Four Fort Lauderdale, police officers have formally been let go from the force after exchanging racist text messages between themselves and creating a video with racial bias.
theGrio REPORT - On Friday, Snoop Dogg announced during his keynote at SXSW that he has partnered with filmmaker Allen Hughes on a series that's currently being developed for HBO.
theGrio REPORT - On Friday, a Mexican pro wrestler was mortally injured after a scripted stunt went wrong — and unbelievably, the tag-team match continued while his limp body hung from the ring ropes.
theGrio REPORT - Attorney A.M. "Marty" Stroud III, of Shreveport, was the lead prosecutor in the December 1984 first-degree murder trial of Glenn Ford, who was sentenced to death for the Nov. 5, 1983 death of Shreveport jeweler Isadore Rozeman.
theGrio REPORT - An Elk City mayoral candidate is now in some hot water after several YouTube videos were shared around town.
theGrio REPORT - M.I.A. has never been one to bite her tongue and now she's revealed in a new Rolling Stone interview that she had a rather icy encounter with Oprah Winfrey – which included being called a “terrorist.”
theGrio REPORT - Sometimes racial inequality is so blatant it almost becomes satirical. Case in point: this week a video hit the internet showing two men being arrested; one black and one white.
theGrio REPORT - A man holding a machete was shot at New Orleans airport Friday night after he attacked three TSA officials
theGrio REPORT - On Saint Patrick's Day, UVA student Martese Johnson found himself face down on the pavement with a gash on his forehead and cops with their knees on his back - just a few feet away from campus. The incident immediately sparked national outrage and rallies on his campus.
PORT GIBSON, Miss. (AP) — The body of a black man found hanging in a tree in Mississippi has been sent from a state crime lab to a funeral home, but the FBI said it will be days before autopsy results are complete.