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theGRIO REPORT - Chad Ochocinco was recently released from the New England Patriots, which explains his 'UNEMPLOYED BLACK GUY' Twitter handle. After exchanging tweets with the porn site Pornhub, Ochocinco may not be unemployed for much longer...
theGRIO REPORT - A few weeks back Lakers small forward Metta World Peace was competing for an NBA championship in the playoffs. Since losing in five games to the Oklahoma City Thunder...
theGRIO REPORT - Nas has joined the recent list of celebrities, which includes The-Dream and Russell Simmons, who have come to the defense of actress Gwyneth Paltrow after she tweeted the n-word during a Jay-Z/Kanye West concert...

theGRIO REPORT - Boxer Timothy Bradley beat Manny Pacquiao in a controversial match over the weekend at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas for the World Boxing Organization welterweight title...
NEW YORK (AP) - Robin Roberts is facing a new medical challenge that will require her to start chemotherapy and get a bone marrow transplant...
The exit of actors Tia Mowry and Pooch Hall, who play Melanie and Derwin in the show ​The Game​, have led many people to believe the show has lost a lot of its steam and is sure to end soon...

theGRIO REPORT - Despite being the largest city in the state of Oklahoma, OKC has grown in stature thanks to its NBA Finals-bound basketball team....
theGRIO REPORT - In this week's show the media mogul interviewed rapper 50 Cent at his grandmother's home in New York City...
VIDEO - The Django Unchained movie trailer was released late last night and the movie is expected to be another Quentin Tarantino box office hit

Wade Davis is a former NFL player who briefly played on three teams, including the Titans, Seahawks and Redskins. In a video released Tuesday, Wade broke his silence about being gay and playing in the NFL...
VIDEO - 'Biggie, Biggie, Biggie...Can't you see...' Notorious B.I.G. is back! Oh wait, no it's just the Kardashians. This time the family America loves to hate recently shot a music video to the Notorious B.I.G. single ​Hypnotize...
theGRIO REPORT - Coach Jay Hopson was announced last Monday as Alcorn State's new head football coach. The hiring of Hopson did not come without controversy because he becomes the first white head football coach in the entire Southwestern Athletic Conference's history...
SLIDESHOW - Grace Jones, 64, has been performing and acting for decades. This makes the fact that last night's performance of Jones hula-hooping for four minutes straight even more astounding...
theGRIO REPORT - Shannon Cooper was as excited as any mother would be as her daughter walked across the stage of her high school graduation. Cooper cheered with enthusiasm as her daughter received her diploma...
Last night's biggest performance at radio station Hot 97's Summer Jam concert could have come from female rapper Nicki Minaj and all of her guests. But it never happened.
Ashton Kutcher returned to his throne as the king of ​Punk'd​ last night when he Punk'd rap phenomenon Drake before the MTV Movie Awards.
theGRIO REPORT - Lil Wayne was denied from getting into the Thunder-Spurs game last night. After getting turned away at the door he took to Twitter to voice how he felt...
June is Black Music Month. On June 7, 1979 President Jimmy Carter pronounced June as the month when black music would be remembered...
On Monday Alcorn State, an HBCU, hired Jay Hopson as their new head football coach. The news of the hiring is significant, because Hopson's hiring makes Alcorn State the first Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) school to name a non-black head football coach, according to their site...
Last night on Twitter the rapper Drake was acting in his typical manner "flossing-by-way-of-complaining" about his money and the hard work that he puts into his craft when he tweeted, "The first million is the hardest"...