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theGRIO REPORT - Empowering. Enlightening. Magical. These three words only begin to describe this past weekend's two-day event hosted by Oprah Winfrey...
OPINION - A recent visit to South Africa exposed me to some of the most beautiful landscapes, cities and attractions. Because of this, here are 5 compelling reasons why you should visit...
theGRIO REPORT - Florcy Morisset has been preaching the virtues of art ownership in her downtown Philadelphia gallery, the only one in the city, which specializes in haitians and culturally ethnic world art, for over seven years.
theGRIO REPORT - August is Black Philanthropy Month and in celebrating that, Christal Jackson held her third annual event Philanthropy on the Vineyard at the storied retreat, Martha’s Vineyard.
theGRIO REPORT - Madam CJ Walker's estate at Villa Lewaro was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1976 but the upkeep of a 20,000 square-foot mansion and a 4,000 square-foot carriage house on three acres of land is a major undertaking.
theGRIO REPORT - A black, female sailor has been honorably discharged from the Navy after officials claim she failed to obey an order to cut off her natural hair...
theGRIO REPORT - A Texas mother says she is still shaken after she and her four young kids were mistakenly stopped by police at gun point.
Tracy Martin and Trayvon’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, met with the parents of Michael Brown ahead of Monday's burial for the 18-year-old Missouri boy, who was gunned down by a suburban St. Louis police officer two weeks ago.
The death of Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old who was shot dead by a police officer, reverberated from the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, to the White House, igniting two weeks of protests and stirring a national discussion on race and policing in America.
theGRIO REPORT - Rihanna stuns on the latest cover of W Magazine - but the big surprise is plastered inside the pages of the magazine where the pop star and fashion icon poses alongside supermodels Iman and Naomi Campbell...
(AP) — Barneys has agreed to pay $525,000 to resolve allegations that minorities were singled out as suspected shoplifters at its flagship store, part of a spate of racial profiling complaints against major retailers last year...
theGRIO REPORT - The industrial-looking charcoal gray building that sits in Harlem on 155th Street and St. Nicholas is reintroducing itself to its neighbors in a creative new way.
theGRIO REPORT - It's a story, which many might find far-fetched: A biracial black woman led to believe most of her life that she was a white Jewish woman. However, this very thing happened to filmmaker Lacey Schwartz...
theGRIO REPORT - Chef Garvin is a man of many talents - but this skilled chef is going from filling stomachs to warming the hearts of countless people through his latest mission.
In case you missed it, a seriously huge moment in music history took place last night on The Daily Show.
theGRIO REPORT - Matthew Lane Durham, the young man from Oklahoma who was charged with sexually abusing young boys and girls at an orphanage in Kenya, has attributed his atrocious acts to a demon he allegedly says had possessed him.
theGRIO REPORT - Each month, Oprah Winfrey poses for the cover of O, the Oprah Magazine - and each month, the media mogul stuns. But the September issue of the magazine dons a picture of Winfrey on the front page like we've never seen her before...
theGRIO VIDEO - Two directors stopped by theGrio to discuss their new film 'Bottoms Up,' which explores men's stifling fascination with big behinds and women's growing obsession in obtaining them...
theGRIO REPORT - New York City Police officers raided a Brooklyn home and reportedly dragged a half-naked mother from her apartment after responding to a domestic disturbance call in Brownsville, New York.
(AP) — The man who recorded video of a fatal police chokehold in New York City has been arrested on gun charges, police said Sunday...