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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...
OPINION - With so many eyeballs on the network last night for that exclusive interview, OWN should have foregone many of its commercials and seized the opportunity to promote promising new shows...
OPINION - It has long been an open secret that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a mostly white and male operation...
OPINION - Whitney Houston fans breathed a sigh of relief upon learning that her family had decided to live-stream her funeral set for Saturday at New Hope Baptist Church in Newark...
theGRIO REPORT - Whitney Houston was more than just a singer. For the post-Civil Rights generation, her voice represented the promise of a new day...
OPINION - Because it is Black History Month, Minaj's flaunting of her internalized white American standards of beauty stand out more.
OPINION - As the nation reflects on Soul Train's incredible legacy and mourn the passing of its creator Don Cornelius, we cannot sweep his apparent suicide under the rug...
Rihanna didn't put Barbados on the map. Nor did Tiger Woods. The Caribbean nation is consistently selected as the top travel choice over its neighboring island paradises...
OPINION - Despite many proclamations to the contrary, Tyler Perry is not the worst thing that has ever happened to black film or American cinema...
OPINION - Even more disturbing is Palin's use of the word 'shackles' to describe Dr. Laura's previous situation as a radio talk show host...
TheGrio's 100 - As a rocket scientist, Spio gained notoriety when she joined Boeing as the Head of Satellite Communications Systems at just age 26...
TheGrio's 100 - Gossip is big business and few know that better than MediaTakeOut.com founder Fred Mwangaguhunga...
A bicyclist passes by the home of Harvard Scholar Henry Louis Gates in Cambridge, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) Mainstream media coverage of the NAACP Centennial Convention held in New York last week generally proclaimed “Mission Accomplished” for the NAACP. Since...