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Much has been made of Shonda Rhimes as a black screenwriter and television producer. She undoubtedly is a trailblazer as a woman of color writing and producing shows with leading roles for African-American women. She dominates ABC's Thursday primetime...
theGRIO REPORT - With his latest publication, 'Cosby: His Life and Times,' Mark Whitaker, author of the memoir 'On My Long Trip Home,' tackles the many faces of Bill Cosby...
REVIEW - However strong your sense of personal identity, 'Boy, Snow, Bird' is likely, if you’re reading it right, to make you a bit uncomfortable in your own skin, and that’s quite an achievement...
REVIEW - Rashad’s effervescent Juliet completely transcends race politics as does the genuinely un-contrived diversity of the rest of the cast...
REVIEW - Touching on race, class, sexuality, and gender, shows such as this are breaking ground in format as much as in characterization, reaching beyond the scope of typical TV storytelling...
James Brown may forever be known as the hardest working man in show business; but, when it comes to bestselling authors, the intrepid business woman behind the nom de plume Zane might very well be the hardest working woman in erotic fiction.
theGRIO REPORT - Mos Def continues to draw attention to the issues at the core of the trial in a PSA-styled video that was released on May 21st in conjunction with the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and Communities United for Police Reform (CPR)...
REVIEW - Overall this production of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar is solid, successfully using its new context without feeling one bit contrived or gimmicky...
REVIEW - The Whitney Museum of American Art exhibit, 'Blues for Smoke,' features an exciting array of works by a wide range of contemporary black artists. But it offers so much more...
theGRIO REPORT - Alexis Adler, who lived with Basquiat before he was famous, recently revealed plans to share a previously unseen, thirty-year-old collection of art works and ephemera from the early career of the tragic and the prolific creator Jean-Michel Basquiat...
theGRIO REPORT - When it comes to filmmaker Ernest Dickerson, looking forward, looking ahead, is not just hopeful, it is essential...
REVIEW - 'NW', the latest literary contribution from Zadie Smith – the critically acclaimed author of 'White Teeth', 'The Autograph Man', and 'On Beauty' – does not quake with theatrical plot twists or crackle with the suspense of a mystery or adventure...
REVIEW - At moments one can’t help but wonder: are the people occupying the 'bathtub' in fact the beasts of the southern wild?...
SLIDESHOW - A writer takes a stroll through the Anguila Literary Festival...
REVIEW - If you enjoy the cheap highs and lows of daytime drama, stories of moral impunity, and admittedly colorful, if difficult to understand, characters (and who doesn’t sometimes!), give this a fair shot...
REVIEW -- With 'An Economy of Grace', Kehinde Wiley offers a sumptuous feast for the eyes and an addendum to the political and aesthetic explorations of his earlier works...
REVIEW - With 'Home', Morrison continues to beg the reader to reflect critically on notions of identity, race, gender and class, and, perhaps most importantly, to examine what me mean when we talk about freedom...
REVIEW - The potential for a production with a black cast of this caliber and a play this multi dimensional seems endless, but Mann does little to promote a new perspective on Williams' masterpiece..