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theGRIO REPORT - Actress Zendaya Coleman chose not to speak out when reports revealed she would no longer play the role of Aaliyah in an upcoming biopic - but now, the teen star has decided to share her thoughts.
(AP) — Prosecutors and a Phoenix woman reached a deal Friday that would allow her to avoid prosecution for leaving her two young sons alone in a hot car while she was at a job interview.
OPINION - Casting calls are brutal and notoriously racist, sexist and every other “ist,” but this one is special in that it packs so much wrong into such a short post.

theGRIO REPORT - The world honors Nelson Mandela today as July 18 marks Nelson Mandela International Day, on what would have been the late South African leader's 96th birthday.
TODAY - This dad's bun-making skills melted hearts and made him a You Tube hit...
E! Online - MTV just released its nominations list for the 2014 Video Music Awards and guess who's on top!

theGRIO REPORT - One young black woman has launched an online fundraising campaign to raise the money she feels she's been denied over the years because of her lack of white privilege...
(AP) — The first black woman to win an Olympic gold medal, Alice Coachman Davis, died early Monday in south Georgia. She was 90.
theGRIO REPORT - This week, Jada resorted to social media to use the platform as a way to speak out against her sexual assault and draw support from users as a way to combat rape culture.

theGRIO REPORT - It has been a year since a jury found George Zimmerman not guilty in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin - and now, trial witness Rachel Jeantel says she feels she is partly responsible for Zimmerman's acquittal.
theGRIO REPORT - Many of us travel across state lines to attend family reunions. Paula Madison crossed an ocean.
theGRIO REPORT - Photos spread like wildfire after the first image of Yaya Decosta as Whitney Houston hit the Internet last week - and now, a new image has released that is sure to rack up just as much buzz...
E! Online - Rapper Andre Johnson made headlines this past April when he cut off his own penis and jumped off the second story of a North Hollywood building. He survived, and on Sunday, he spoke to E! News exclusively about why he cut off his penis...
theGRIO REPORT - Now, there seems to be a bit of arm flailing and hurried activity to create balance and diversity in tech - but it might behoove us all to stop, analyze and ask: Why now?
(AP) — A 12-year-old Detroit boy found in his basement after a widely publicized 11-day search was abused by his father and stepmother.
theGRIO REPORT - Tyra Banks shared her thoughts on the changing definition of "beauty" and the ever-evolving trends of what people will perceive it to be.
E! Online - The Extant star and Tonight Show host are quite talented, and on Tuesday, they showed off their acrobatic abilities by forming a human hamster wheel and rolling through the NBC studio...
theGRIO REPORT - A recent video captured a California Highway Patrol officer brutally beating a 51-year-old woman last week and has since gone viral, causing local community members and activists to rally together on Monday and demand answers...
theGRIO REPORT - In an emotional exclusive interview with Access Hollywood, the actor opened up about his string of run-ins with the law
theGRIO REPORT - "The N*gger in the White House" - that's the headline for a recent articled published in the WestView News, a newspaper servicing residents of New York's Lower West Side...