Demetria Irwin

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OPINION - The X-rated shower acrobatics of Love and Hip Hop Atlanta cast member Mimi Faust have many unfavorably comparing the small business owner’s career trajectory to Kim Kardashian...
theGRIO REPORT - She has begun training for her March 2015 lift off with the Netherlands-based company Space Expedition Corporation. It’s a private company that offers individuals the opportunity to go to space. Would be space travellers pay $100,000 each for the training and the flight...
OPINION - Action movies are great, but surely audiences (especially black audiences) want to see Snipes flex those dramatic muscles instead of just his physical ones...

OPINION - The idea that student athletes are given a lighter academic load is nothing new and it’s something that is debated on every level, from elementary school through college...
OPINION - One would think that Lemieux had somehow created an alternative universe where wealthy white people were enslaved and systematically oppressed by black people...
OPINION - There’s never a good time for Secret Service agents to have a lapse in judgment that potentially compromises the safety of the president, but there are times when such shortcomings are especially dangerous...

OPINION - Slowly, but surely, networks seem to be figuring out that diversity is not something to have just to avoid lawsuits or the appearance of racial bias...
theGRIO REPORT - For those who figured out that Pugh’s videos are staged, one very logical and frequent criticism is that she is putting people in danger and wasting police and EMT services...
OPINION - 2016 GOP presidential front-runner Rand Paul and South Dakota state representative Phil Jensen have something in common...

OPINION - It is convenient to place all of the ills of young black youth at the feet of black pop culture, but the Jay Zs of the world are more symptom than cause of any societal flaw...
OPINION - One of the greatest things about Cosmos is that it takes science out of the stagnant pages of dusty text books and presents a dynamic, easy to follow narrative filled with dazzling visuals and interesting facts...
OPINION - HBO is known for its critically acclaimed dramas, but why are so many of those shows lacking diversity?...
OPINION - It's not about being too sensitive, it's about Handler using racially charged digs to mask her inability to be funny...
theGRIO REPORT - Those of us who were not yet born are mostly familiar with that era via history books, old news reels and family stories. But there is another way that that the 1960s were documented—the arts...
OPINION - The Internet is already cluttered with assumed reasons for the demise of Robin Thicke and Paula Patton’s nine-year marriage...
OPINION - Enjoying 'House of Cards' doesn’t make one smarter or more refined than the average Scandal watcher. It’s just a different cup of tea...
OPINION - Thomas may lament consciousness from the comfort of his life-time appointment on the Supreme Court, but consciousness is something we should all aspire to...
OPINION - Even if you are someone who believes in Zimmeran’s self-defense claims, it still feels wrong to use that infamy as a means to enter into a pop culture niche that is normally filled with long forgotten singers and actors...
theGRIO REPORT - New York doesn’t have a team in the Super Bowl this year and the game itself is being played in New Jersey, but the big game has made a huge impact on the social scene of the city that never sleeps...
OPINION - Does a bare breast really hurt anyone? It wasn’t a live sex act in front of school children. It was a blink-and-you-miss-it glimpse of a breast. Big whoop...