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Kanye West and Solange may have similar taste in music and it seems that fact may have landed them in hot water.According to reports, Leroy Mitchell, aka Prince Phillip Mitchell, 73, is suing both stars for stealing his song,...
Black films took over Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah last month and one of the most buzzed about offerings was A Boy, A Girl, A Dream: Love on Election Night.TheGrio caught up with the film’s director...
Todrick Hall has been making big moves on his own terms for years and the seasoned performer's huge following has made him a perfect pick for M&Ms’ Super Bowl ad.The singer, dancer and all-around entertainer makes a cameo in...

Don Lemon has lost his older sister.According to reports, L’Tanya “Leisa” Lemon Grimes died on Wednesday after an accidental drowning in a pond she fell into in Louisiana. She was 58 years old.“The Lemon/Grimes family would like to thank...
The actress best-known for her breakout role in last summer's blockbuster hit, Girl's Trip recently revealed what really went down the night she snapped a selfie with Beyoncé.
PJ Morton just released the music video to his Grammy-nominated song, “First Began” and it’s a must-see ode to love.In the visuals for the track PJ and his wife Kourtni star alongside famous couples including Erica Campbell and her husband Warryn Campbell, Sterling...

The 60th Annual Grammy Awards went down at NYC's Madison Square Garden on Sunday night and the star-studded event brought tears, cheers, and several politically charged moments from some of music's biggest names.Even though a few of our faves...
The rapper revealed he's biracial and delivers an inspiring speech supporting immigrants, women, and marginalized countries.
This year’s Grammy Awards was full of highs and lows and a couple artists racked up while others were arguably snubbed.Almost as important as who won is who didn’t win. Namely, Jay-Z. The mogul was nominated for eight awards...

Rapper sweeps several categories and delivers one of the most powerful and politically-charged performances ever seen on the Grammys stage.
Janelle Monae took the stage at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards and delivered a powerful speech putting the world on notice that when it comes to the music industry, #TimesUp.The singer/actress/ all-around badass dazzled in an embroidered, floral suit...
The annual Sundance Film Festival went down this week in Park City, Utah and black filmmakers and celebs turned out to debut their projects in record numbers.Stars like Idris Elba, Common, Omari Hardwick, Forest Whitaker, Spike Lee, Queen Latifah,...
When Brickson Diamond attended Sundance for the first time in 2005, he was surprised at the lack of color at the annual film festival in Park City, Utah.A Problem“I was the only black person in the house where we...
Some of our favorite stars headed to the snow this week for the annual Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.Check out some of the hot pics! Talking It OutTessa Thompson, Angela Rye, and Debra L. Lee on the scene...
Mancave, BET's provocative new all-male talk show, debuted last week and caused quite a stir with their first guest when Lamar Odom threw some shade at his ex, Khloe Kardashian. TheGrio chatted up the show’s executive producer and moderator, Jeff Johnson,...
PJ Morton is a man of many talents.The 36-year-old New Orleans native is not only a Grammy-winning songwriter, but also an accomplished producer, author, and has been a member of Maroon 5 since 2012.Morton has already won a Grammy...
Despite decades of allegations of sexual abuse levied against superstar, R. Kelly, the music world continues to celebrate the controversial singer and his music.In the time of #MeToo, it’s particularly troubling that some of music’s biggest names have no...
Anthony Hamilton has been an important voice on the R&B scene ever since his 1996 debut, XTC, introduced his unique sound to the world. In 2003, his album Coming From Where I’m From, earned him three Grammy nominations and proved he...
Holly Robinson Peete and her husband, former NFL player, Rodney Peete, are no strangers to working together. They launched the HollyRod Foundation in 1997 and worked on a short-lived OWN docu-series, For Peete’s Sake.Now, the pair is inviting cameras...
Diddy is hard at work promoting his reality competition series, The Four, and he stopped by Watch What Happens Live to share a few gems about the Carters and weighed in on #Nipplegate.The music mogul gave props to his...