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Morgan Freeman celebrates his 75th birthday today. The actor, film director, aviator and narrator has had more than his fair share of memorable career moments...
Two men in the Brightmoor neighborhood of Detroit got so passionate about their own mixes of Kool-Aid that they began arguing about who could make the drink better...
theGRIO REPORT - U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle temporarily blocked implementation of part of a law today that was poised to set Florida's new limits on voter registration drives...

theGRIO REPORT - All indications pointed to the Bobcats improving greatly this upcoming basketball season in their hopes of landing the No. 1 draft pick in the NBA draft lottery...
theGRIO REPORT - A movie theater marquee from Natchez Mall's Regal Cinema 4 in Natchez, Mississippi is advertising a 'movie' called: 'Niger 3D, Dark, Black Men'...
theGRIO REPORT - Whitney Houston's daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, has reportedly walked off the set of her new TV show Tyler Perry's For Better of Worse, the media mogul's TBS comedy...

VIDEO - Rapper Drake will be the latest victim of a new ​Punk'd​ episode that is set to air at 8 p.m. this Sunday, June 3 right before the MTV Movie Awards...
theGRIO REPORT - After dedicating seven years to the hit music countdown show ​'106 & Park'​ hosts Terrence J and Rocsi are leaving...
theGRIO REPORT - Rapper Shyne is hoping to be granted a visa to re-enter the U.S. once he gets 25,000 signatures on a petition he created...

SLIDESHOW - Former Super Bowl winning running back Jamal Lewis, formerly of the Baltimore Ravens, has joined a growing list of black professional athletes who have filed for bankruptcy on their way to being broke. ...
Music producer Just Blaze spent Memorial Day morning in a Paris jail after being locked up without bail...
SLIDESHOW - This Memorial Day, theGrio has compiled a list of African-American war heroes who have left their mark on this great nation...
theGRIO REPORT - As the Trayvon Martin case continues to play out in court, a new poll reveals that residents of Florida stand behind their "Stand Your Ground" law...
Sean 'Diddy' Combs is proud of his son Justin, whose accomplishments at this point include a Division 1 scholarshipto play on the UCLA football team in the fall...
theGRIO REPORT - After its original announcement in March, MTV2 secured the rights to remake the classic 'Hollywood Squares' game-show...
SLIDESHOW - The success of black males in reality competition programs has been evident most recently with their success in shows like Celebrity Apprentice (Arsenio Hall) and The Voice (Jermaine Paul)...