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theGRIO VIDEO - Simmons can't imagine his life without the dedicated team of personal assistants which make his empire a national powerhouse...
theGRIO VIDEO - MSNBC's Rachel Maddow tells theGrio's Todd Johnson race is playing a bigger role in this year's midterm elections...
theGRIO VIDEO - Stars of Tyler Perry's 'For Colored Girls' talk with theGrio about bringing the famous play to Hollywood ...

theGRIO VIDEO - Roughly 20 to 30 percent of breast cancer cases for African-American women are 'triple negative,' an aggressive subtype of breast cancer...
theGRIO VIDEO - The actress, who has been seen on TV and in movies since 1989, says she aspires to bring back the family sitcom...
theGRIO VIDEO - As the U.S. Open wraps in New York City, some African-Americans in Harlem continue the legacy of tennis greats ...

theGRIO VIDEO - A group of seniors is learning to create their own diet plan from the ground up...
theGRIO VIDEO - With the supply of housing scarce, the cost of rental property has increased by 50 percent since the storm...
theGRIO VIDEO - As the fifth anniversary of Katrina approaches, New Orleans residents have much to reflect on...

theGRIO VIDEO - This fall, more then 70 percent of New Orleans public school students will attend charter schools...
theGRIO VIDEO - Director Spike Lee's latest documentary picks up New Orleans five years since Hurricane Katrina devastated the city...
theGRIO VIDEO - Shannon Tavarez's best chance for survival is a bone marrow transplant, but because African-Americans are underrepresented in the national donor registry...
theGRIO VIDEO - Russell Simmons and Rabbi Marc Schneier are more concerned with promoting racial tolerance and acceptance than setting trends...
theGRIO VIDEO - Glover is concerned many young performers are caught up in what he calls the 'idiot box' -- reality shows which promise fame and instant success...
theGRIO VIDEO - Maxwell said his fans have helped him prove that soul music in 2010 can still hold its own...
theGRIO VIDEO - Health and wellness isn't the most popular topic in most chart-topping hip-hop songs. One New York emcee is trying to change that...
theGRIO VIDEO - Although the faces in power might be different today, many of the issues political hip-hop artists spoke about in 1970 are still on the table ...
theGRIO VIDEO - Kweli and Hi-Tek say their music has evolved as both have experienced the ups and downs of the music industry...
theGRIO VIDEO - When injuries forced him to return home from serving his country in Iraq, Richard Bennett said he struggled to find purpose in his life...
VIDEO - Dr. Stephen Smith was desperate -- most of his HIV-positive patients weren't taking their medication. So he started started offering them small incentives...