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Luther Vandross was outed as gay after his death.
January 14, 2016
It is hard to fathom that a black woman (a black woman with a master’s degree in English and a…
Luther Vandross was outed as gay after his death.
August 31, 2015
Ten years ago, almost to the day, Kanye West stood alongside an incredibly uncomfortable Mike Meyers during a live television…
Luther Vandross was outed as gay after his death.
June 23, 2015
While having a discussion about racism on a podcast called “WTF with Marc Maron,” President Barack Obama used the word…
Luther Vandross was outed as gay after his death.
May 14, 2015
Sneaker and sportswear giant Nike and their subsidiary company Converse had their second annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Day on May 13. Police…
Luther Vandross was outed as gay after his death.
April 13, 2015
A brush, a wallet, a broom, a toy gun, absolutely nothing … these are all things that dead black men…
Luther Vandross was outed as gay after his death.
March 27, 2015
Most state senators do not receive national attention, but Oklahoma State Senator Anastasia Pittman has plenty now. Whether it is…
Luther Vandross was outed as gay after his death.
March 20, 2015
theGRIO OPINION - Empire’s two-hour, drama-filled season finale was last night and it did not disappoint.
Luther Vandross was outed as gay after his death.
March 13, 2015
Pastor Creflo Dollar has a simple and humble request for his followers. He wants 200,000 people to donate at least…
Luther Vandross was outed as gay after his death.
January 12, 2015
For the general public, a scandal ends as soon as the newspapers and websites stop making stories about it. Headlines…
Luther Vandross was outed as gay after his death.
December 31, 2014
Black Twitter is an awesome force. It has raised consciousness, caused people to lose jobs and, perhaps most famously, provided…
Luther Vandross was outed as gay after his death.
December 4, 2014
In the wake of numerous well-publicized incidents of black men dying at the hands of police officers, one would think…
Luther Vandross was outed as gay after his death.
November 25, 2014
theGRIO - St. Louis County prosecutor Robert McCulloch announced that a grand jury determined that no charges should be filed…
Luther Vandross was outed as gay after his death.
November 18, 2014
I want to give VH1’s upcoming show Bye Felicia the benefit of the doubt, but I just can’t do it.…
Luther Vandross was outed as gay after his death.
November 11, 2014
The “I don’t like mens no more” video has gone viral. The almost seven-minute long clip purports to show a…
Luther Vandross was outed as gay after his death.
October 1, 2014
Before Obama was elected president, there was a running joke in the black community. Whenever someone was asked about the…
Luther Vandross was outed as gay after his death.
September 12, 2014
In the wake of the Ray Rice domestic violence scandal, CBS cancelled a pre-game opener featuring singer Rihanna on Jay-Z’s…
Luther Vandross was outed as gay after his death.
May 29, 2014
Dr. Maya Angelou was that rare but quintessential artist whose work stayed relevant over time and across generations. By the…
Luther Vandross was outed as gay after his death.
May 18, 2014
OPINION - Thus far the #BringBackOurGirls hashtag has failed its primary mission...
Luther Vandross was outed as gay after his death.
April 30, 2014
OPINION - The NAACP long ago lost its image as a fearless lion protecting the civil rights of black people.…
Luther Vandross was outed as gay after his death.
April 24, 2014
theGRIO REPORT - Taraji P. Henson’s newest big screen project 'From The Rough,' is based on the true story of…