Lilly Workneh

(AP) — The mother of a man who was placed in a chokehold while in police custody said Saturday that her first words on hearing his death had been ruled a homicide were "Thank you, Jesus."
(AP) — He didn't always stay on topic, and not everything he said was politically correct or easy to understand, but most of the audience at the Comic-Con panel for Mike Tyson's new animated Adult Swim series roared with laughter throughout.
theGRIO REPORT - One formerly homeless man is selling his hand-written letter from President Obama to help pay for tuition...
theGRIO REPORT - The latest case in this string of event involves a pregnant woman who was placed in a chokehold by an unidentified NYPD official after she was accused of illegal grilling in front of her home in East New York...
theGRIO REPORT - ESPN host Stephen A. Smith drew backlash from critics for statements he made about domestic violence - but outspoken industry colleague Whoopi Goldberg is not among them.
(AP) — A program designed to foster a new generation of young African leaders will be renamed after former South African President Nelson Mandela.
The "Purple Rain" started falling in theaters 30 years ago Sunday: Prince's film debut, in the music-filled movie named after the album and iconic song, opened on July 27, 1984.
(AP) — The widow of a Eric Garner demanded justice on Saturday, saying the victim wasn't asking for trouble.
theGRIO REPORT - Grenadians want to celebrate and share their culture with you, so the next time you are planning an island getaway, think about adding a slice of spice to your travel plans and visit “Pure Grenada: The Spice of the Caribbean"... ...
(AP) — Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice received a two-game suspension from the NFL on Thursday following his offseason arrest for domestic violence.
TODAY - After her child care plans fell through at the last minute, an unemployed single mother in Arizona felt she had no choice but to take her young children with her and leave them in the car...
E! Online - Zoe Saldana isn't just pregnant—she's pregnant with twins!
theGRIO REPORT - In a report released Wednesday, by Janet Van Huysse VP of Diversity and Inclusion, Twitter's diversity numbers are dismal both across gender and race.
theGRIO REPORT - Watch the trailer for a new film that takes a comedic spin on life in a post-racial America, provocatively titled "Dear White People"...
E! Online - Zoe Saldana and Marco Perego have a baby on the way. The Guardians of the Galaxy actress' publicist confirmed the pregnancy Wednesday.
E! Online - Three months after Naya Rivera ended her engagement to Big Sean, the Glee star married actor Ryan Dorsey in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
TODAY - Tamron Hall created a stir last month when she wore her hair natural for the first time on television. That meant styling her hair without heat and relaxer — and letting her curls loose.
theGRIO REPORT - A Virginia father of one-year-old twin girls has been charged with two felony counts after police discovered his children alone in a parked car while he engaged in sexual acts with a woman almost 30 feet away.
(AP) — President Barack Obama announced a major expansion of his initiative to improve the lives of boys and young men of color...