Todd Johnson

Todd Johnson
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theGRIO VIDEO - On February 15, 2011, President Barack Obama awarded Dr. Maya Angelou's with America's highest civilian honor - a Presidential Medal of Freedom...
theGRIO REPORT -Dr. Maya Angelou has passed away according to Winston-Salem Allen Joines. She was 86...
VIDEO - Once thought to be lost forever, the wreckage of "The Planter," a Confederate ship used in a daring slave escape, has been found...

OPINION - Clippers owner Donald Sterling wants America to know one thing: He is "not a racist." The declaration of Sterling's non-racistness will air in full during an interview with Anderson Cooper set to air Monday night on CNN...
SLIDESHOW - TheGrio has put together a list of five things about Kevin Durant that has left an indelible impression on NBA fans since he was drafted in 2008 with Tuesday’s MVP speech being the latest example..
theGRIO REPORT- Those 'new' quotes from Michael Jordan aren't new at all, according to the author of a new biography of the 6-time NBA Champion...

OPINION - NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced Tuesday Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has been banned for life and fined $2.5 million, the maximum fine amount allowed by the league. But even in punishment, no matter how severe it appears, Sterling still wins...
VIDEO - Clippers coach Doc Rivers said he wasn't sure his team would be returning to its normal "safe haven," in Los Angeles for Tuesday's Game 5 against the Warriors...
theGRIO REPORT - The one-and-dones of college basketball could soon be the 'three-and dones,' according to a report...

theGRIO REPORT - Isiah Thomas opens ESPN Films latest '30 for 30' doc Bad Boys with three words for anyone who overlooks his Pistons teams of the 80s: "Film don't lie."
theGRIO REPORT - NCAA officials announced Tuesday that its official Legislative Council had approved a new model which would grant student athletes 'unlimited meals and snacks'...
theGRIO REPORT - Can Gabby Douglas repeat her gold-medal glory from London in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio? She's going to give it a shot...
theGRIO REPORT - It's still the offseason for retired NFL cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha. The 32-year-old former All-Pro announced his retirement in December after 11 seasons in the NFL, but he doesn't miss the game yet...
VIDEO - The civil rights summit marks the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which outlawed discrimination in public places based on race, ethnicity, religion or gender...
VIDEO - Call it the game within the game - or maybe just a dance party. Rob Maiden was on hand for Monday night's NCAA Championship game in Dallas with his son Trey...
theGRIO VIDEO - Shabazz Napier made sure he had everyone's attention following his team's NCAA Championship win Monday night against Kentucky...
theGRIO SLIDESHOW - The leadership at the National Civil Rights Museum made a decision to give their exhibits a complete overhaul and introduce more technology and more information while doing it.
theGRIO VIDEO - The National Civil Rights Museum has completed a $27.5 million renovation and will re-open to the public on Saturday, April 5. The museum is located at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, the site of Dr. Martin Luther King's assassination in April, 1968...
theGRIO VIDEO - A Wisconsin teen battling cancer met her idol LeBron James Saturday night in Milwaukee. It was a dream come true for 16-year-old Ebony Nettles-Bey, who was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma last October...
theGRIO REPORT - A No. 16 seed has never beaten a No. 1 seed in the history of the NCAA men's basketball tournament. Could this be the year?...