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In the highly anticipated holiday movie Almost Christmas, Gabrielle Union plays a divorcee who comes home for the holidays and gets pursued by an old flame (Omar Epps). Through lots of awkward moments and laughs, the two figure out...
Almost Christmas hits theaters November 11th, just in time to bring holiday cheer! Director David E. Talbert (Baggage Claim) and Executive Producer Will Packer (This Christmas) spoke with theGrio about why their movie is unlike any other holiday film. They also...
Donald Trump won the 2016 election and much of black America is asking, "What's next?"
Black celebrities and influencers reacted on Twitter to Donald Trump's presidential victory last night with a mix of total shock, disappointment, determination and even some humor. While Trump's win took many by surprise, some outspoken black voices are already calling on citizens to...
Losing friends or her ‘black card’ over supporting Donald Trump is not something ShoMore DeNiro cares much about...
"How To Get Away With Murder" star Viola Davis plays a strong and unstoppable woman every week on our television screens, but in real life, she's striving to raise an equally strong young woman. As mother to 6-year-old Genesis, Davis says...
When Chirlane McCray became the First Lady of New York City, she promised to make a difference in people's lives in the most personal of ways. After months of research, planning and listening tours, she has launched a game-changing 24-hour...
Over the course of the 2016 presidential campaign, you may have noticed GOP nominee Donald Trump referring to black and Latino people in a way that made you go... Trump's use of the article "the" when referring to people of color — such as...
Actor Gbenga Akinnagbe's character in the new indie film Knucklehead is a young man who wants to be "mentally excellent" but thinks only prescription drugs can help. Poverty and abuse then slowly undermine him, leaving his mental disability unmanaged and his life spiraling...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's high school graduation rate reached a record 83.2 percent, continuing a steady increase that shows improvement across all racial and ethnic groups, according to federal data released Monday. President Barack Obama welcomed the higher rate...
For Charlotte rapper Renardo Perry a.k.a 'Three,' the saying "third time is a charm" has real meaning...
When physician Tamika Cross shared her story of being dismissed while trying to help a man in need, many black doctors felt her pain...
"Too black to be Latino, too Latino to be black..." It's a saying that captures the conflict of a society that often asks people to choose one identity over the other. But what if you feel like you are...
Serayah McNeil became an overnight sensation in her breakout role as "Tiana" on the hit-series Empire, and she's living out her music dreams in real life too. Since joining the show last year, the 20-year-old California native has inked a deal...
In a time of social unrest, the words of change-makers comfort and inspire us. Writer Clint Smith offers a heart-wrenching glimpse of our world -- with all its beauty and brokenness -- in his debut poetry collection, Counting Descent. He writes in the title poem...
Need to lift your spirits? Meteorologist Ted Phaeton and his friend Charles Russ are giving us life in a new viral dance video that makes you want to tag a friend and do it too. The clip shows Phaeton and Russ in front...
Legendary performer and activist Harry Belafonte is bringing together artists and leaders of all generations this weekend in Atlanta for real life lessons in social justice. Many Rivers to Cross: A Festival of Music, Art & Justice runs October 1-2 in Chattahoochee...
Empire has reputation for showing the 'over-the-top' glitz and glamour of the music business. This week's episode, however, went a deliberately more serious route by touching on police brutality...
'Luke Cage' is a bulletproof black man fighting in the streets for justice — and he just might be the hero we all need. Marvel's highly anticipated Netflix series premieres Friday, and theGrio got the scoop with cast member and...