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On March 31, 31-year-old Oscar Cain was killed by an Atlanta police officer. Reportedly someone told the officer that Cain was near the interstate with a gun. According to the officer's report, Cain ran off into the woods. The...
American Soul ended its first season with a bang—a performance from Ike and Tina Turner. McKinley Freeman and Gabrielle Dennis came together to play the iconic duo, but Dennis had all the attention and pressure. Just last year the...
'This Is Us' Season 3: The wait is finally over as we welcome back Randall, Beth and the rest of the Pearson family.

Taraji P. Henson wants to make you laugh. That’s what we found out when we visited the set of her latest film, What Men Want, in Atlanta. Of course, over the years, she’s given us flashes of humor, especially...
 As Omar on the iconic HBO series The Wire, Michael K. Williams defied stereotypes, shifting expectations about who a thug could be and how a gay man moved in the hood. Williams was so impactful that most of his...
OPINION - In theory, the ratification of the Fifteenth Amendment to the Constitution February 3, 1870 gave black men the right to vote and black women achieved the same when the Nineteenth Amendment was ratified August 18, 1920. Reality has been something else. Something tragic...

theGRIO OBIT - Dr. Maya Angelou, who kicked down the door for many African American and other female artists, passed away Wednesday morning. She was 86...
ANALYSIS - 1963 was a year of bold action and heartbreaking consequences that literally rocked the nation...
OPINION - Black viewers absolutely loved George Jefferson for telling white people off every week as well as for becoming rich on his own term...

If no acceptable terms are presented, a creditor plans to petition to begin selling off the Montague African American Collection Catalogue, a priceless group of black history artifacts.
theGRIO REPORT - Addressing the 103rd NAACP Convention in Houston, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder likened new voter ID laws to poll taxes...
OPINION - Label me 'jaded' but I watch a fair amount of cable news programming and, while it is far from perfect, they aren’t quite as devoid of melanin as 'The Newsroom'...
theGRIO REPORT - One man has filled up tomes; while another has only generated footnotes. Still, their relationship, especially in the context of the times in which they lived, is interesting...
theGRIO REPORT - Welcoming over 10,000 visitors a year, the Penn Center, which has 19 buildings in all and a menu of Gullah meals, serves as a critical link to an important era in this nation’s history...
OPINION - If there’s one person who, today, embodies black music history of the 20th century at its best, it’s Bobby Womack and, yes, he still has a story to tell...
theGRIO REPORT - Black veterans, especially those who fought in World War II, served critical roles in raising national and international awareness about Jim Crow...
OPINION - Bayard Rustin, who had worked with the original March in 1941, was a constant and steady force during the influential civil rights activities of the early 20th century. He was also openly gay...
OPINION - Today, when black artists readily rise to pop acclaim, it's difficult to understand Dick Clark's pioneering significance in making this the norm...
theGRIO REPORT - Albert Einstein's greatness as a champion of human and civil rights for African-Americans as one of his greatest contributions to the world...
OPINION - Despite Ashanti's record-setting accomplishments, she's never been particularly respected as an artist...