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theGRIO REPORT - In 1990 Booker wrote an op-ed for the publication titled, 'Pointing the finger at gays' where he talked about his past hatred of the LGBT community and how he learned to overcome it...
VIDEO - Rapper Common joined a panel discussion Tuesday on the show Now with Alex Wagner in order to discuss poverty and gun violence in America...
theGRIO REPORT - On Tuesday morning a Virginia teen admitted in court to setting a church with predominantly black congregation church, according to WDBJ...
theGRIO REPORT - The 2013 People's Choice Awards held in Los Angeles, California honored the favorite shows, movies and celebrities of 2012 chosen by the fans...
theGRIO REPORT - New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony has been suspended one game by the NBA following a confrontation with Boston Celtics power forward Kevin Garnett...
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - Adele is coming to the Golden Globes...
theGRIO REPORT - Rapper Shawty Lo has been in the news recently about his extraordinary family condition more than for the music that made him a big name in the music game...
theGRIO REPORT - It's only been five days since Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant joined Twitter, but he already has amassed nearly 700,000 followers...
NBC Chicago- The stepbrother of teen rapper Chief Keef was shot in the back of the head and killed last week in Chicago, according to local reports...
theGRIO REPORT - The grandparents of 4-month-old Zoey Belcher are in the midst of a custody battle as a result of the murder suicide of former Kansas City Chiefs player Jovan Belcher...
VIDEO - Besides analyzing the details of the fiscal cliff deal, investors closely watched the jobs report last week. In December the unemployment rate...
theGRIO REPORT - A song entitled 'Same Page Different Book' surfaced Sunday on YouTube and it has many fans and music enthusiasts wondering if it's Prince's first song of the year...
VIDEO - Mekey Yetashawork is a bit different than your typical mall walker. Yetashawork will turn 104 this year...
theGRIO REPORT - President Barack Obama has picked Myrlie Evers-Williams to deliver the invocation at his second inauguration later this month, according to the Washington Post...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The low-cost tickets to President Barack Obama's inaugural ball were mistakenly put on sale a day early and are now sold out...
theGRIO REPORT - While the resolution of the fiscal cliff fight has left Americans divided, President Barack Obama's approval far exceeds that of House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), according to a Washington Post/ABC poll released Tuesday...
PORTAGE, Mich. (AP) — The Harlem Globetrotters say they hope that deprived NHL fans have taken some comfort in watching basketball on ice...
theGRIO REPORT - Rapper Rick Ross will make his acting debut in the second season of Starz television's drama Magic City...
theGRIO REPORT - In the film Django Unchained Calvin Candie is a plantation owner who is both charming and brutal in the way he runs his plantation and treats his slaves...
VIDEO - A 25-year-old man was charged early Friday with shooting another man with a pellet gun in the parking lot of a Lutz, Florida Walmart in what deputies have described as a hate crime...