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What happens when you're 84 years old, a legendary music producer and have not a d*mn worry in sight?  The Quincy Jones interview with Vulture, that's what!Between spilling secrets about Michael Jackson, Ivanka Trump and Richard Pryor, this journalist...
Happy Wednesday Grio Fam! We've got a video recap of your top trending stories for today.Early on Tuesday morning, Black Lives Matter activist Muhiyidin d’Baha was shot and killed in New Orleans.Police department spokesman Beau Tidwell told The Advocate  that d’Baha had been found around 1:25 a.m....
Here's today's PM download for Tuesday, February 6th!Rotten Tomatoes’ score for Black Panther is in and it’s 100 percent.The film doesn’t premiere until Feb. 16, but the first batch of reviews are in and so far, it seems critics are more than...

EDITOR'S NOTE:**This review contains references to the cast and general descriptive details but no plot spoilers.  However, do not read if you want to be completely surprised on Feb. 16th!**There are few things in life as a black person...
Happy Tuesday Grio Fam! If you thought President Trump would ever take the high road or stop speaking in hyperbole, you thought wrong.  45 has now co-signed the idea that Democrats are "un-American" and "treasonous" because they didn't clap...
This is your PM update and today we're talking about tributes real and digital to the black lives we've lost.

Patrisse Khan-Cullors says she co-founded the "Black Lives Matter" movement out of love. But in a country plagued by longtime tension between law enforcement officers and communities of color, the killing of unarmed black civilians, and murders of police...
Happy Black History Month!  We celebrate blackness everyday at theGrio but this month is going to be extra special.  Check out what we're looking forward to on today's PM Download.

Black members of Congress made sure they would be heard last night, even if President Donald Trump was doing all the talking.Members of the CBC (Congressional Black Caucus) wore brightly colored yellow, green, black and red kente cloth accents...
If you watched the Grammys last night, you may have noticed that although many women had been nominated for awards, only one took home a solo award in a major category (Alessia Cara for Best New Artist).The Recording Academy's...
Kendrick had a BIG night at the Recording Academy's 2018 Grammys- but did this year’s hip hop music get proper credit? We’ve got a special #Grammy edition of the 60-second AM news wrap!
Bruno Mars is not only dripping in finesse, but also dripping in gold Grammys, after winning Song of the Year with “That’s What I Like” and three top R&B categories: Best R&B Performance (“That’s What I Like”), Best R&B...
Singer sits with theGrio one-on-one to talk about her music career, newest album and why she stands with the Women’s March
We like when people talk the talk AND walk the walk. Octavia Spencer and Jada Pinkett-Smith do too! Here's a 60-second recap of a story you should know.
@Amazon was selling WHAT?(!) Why does this keep happening? Here’s your 60 second recap of the one story you gotta know this Wednesday from @theGrio HQ.
Good afternoon! It's Tuesday and we're feeling a nice little energy boost from today's Oscar nominations, seeing the likes of Denzel Washington, Jordan Peele and Mary J. Blige in the mix (this woman's comeback game is SO strong).It's also...
If you've been paying close attention to politics, you'll note that black women are stepping up when it comes to smart voting-- but did you know we're running for political office too?Author, writer and speaker Luvvie Ajayi launched a...
Ahhh 2018... This year is turning out to be just as eventful (well, maybe almost) as 2017.  We've got government shut downs, radio interview shut downs and black women shutting it down all at once... Have you been able...