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E! Online - It's been just two months since Solange Knowles attacked Jay Z in an elevator at the Standard Hotel in New York City, but given the choice, the singer would prefer to never discuss "that thing" again...
(AP) — More than 60 Nigerian girls and women abducted by Islamic extremists two weeks ago have managed to escape, officials said...
(AP) — Former "Scandal" actor Columbus Short has been arrested in Dallas for public intoxication.

theGRIO REPORT - Social media giant Facebook has teamed up with the non-profit #YesWeCode as a sponsor of a hackathon and a Tech Village, which is expected to get 500,000 visitors during the event-filled weekend.
theGRIO REPORT - It's the fourth of July weekend and that means plenty of celebration, food and family. Check out some cool recipes to try out at your next cookout!
theGRIO VIDEO - 'Muted' is a compelling film that premiered at ABFF earlier this month and wow'd viewers with a powerful storyline that explores the case of missing minorities...

VIDEO - Watch the exclusive trailer of Jimi Hendrix biopic 'Jimi: All Is by My Side'
(AP) — Walter Dean Myers, a best-selling and prolific children's author and tireless champion of literacy and education, has died. He was 76...
theGRIO REPORT - Zoe Saldana's portrayal of legendary jazz singer Nina Simone in an upcoming film is the one of the latest biopics that have received heavy backlash.

(AP) — A jury rejected a civil rights lawsuit on Tuesday filed by the father of an unarmed man who was shot and killed by a transit officer at a San Francisco Bay Area train station...
theGRIO REPORT - In an interview with theGrio Monday, the R&B crooner says he is aware of the influence he has on music and pop culture, but he still has lot left he wants to accomplish.
theGRIO REPORT - We all know Lupita Nyong'o is a multi-talented woman, but did you know the Oscar winning actress is skilled in hair-braiding too?
theGRIO REPORT - In an interview with theGrio Monday, Trey Songz opened up about his collaboration with Alsina at the BET Awards and what that moment meant for him.
theGRIO REPORT - An Arizona State University professor was arrested last month for jaywalking - and once campus police arrived, things quickly escalated.
Bobby Womack, a colorful and highly influential R&B singer-songwriter who influenced artists from the Rolling Stones to Damon Albarn, has died. He was 70.
theGRIO REPORT - Lisa Ling is shedding light on the African American HIV/AIDS epidemic in her new segment for her OWN show “Our America with Lisa Ling.”
OPINION - This Friday - National HIV Testing Day - the Black Church must step up and remind our congregations of what’s at stake...
OPINION - If you’re like most folks, you probably think that if you don’t have HIV, then you don’t need to think about the virus. But you would be wrong...
NBC News - Nigerian pop star Adokiye said she would give up her virginity in return for the release of the more than 200 girls Boko Haram kidnapped in mid-April.
Music's reigning power couple Beyoncé and Jay Z selected Miami to kick off their On the Run tour, which will take them across North America and to Europe through September.