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theGRIO REPORT - ‘Tis the season to be jolly, but frankly, the flurry of holiday activities can often have the opposite effect...
theGRIO REPORT - Getting a jump start can make a world of difference. We spoke to two experts for ways to create a big day you and your family can be truly thankful for without creating more stress in the process...
From school supplies to student mentoring, there are a plethora of resources for parents and schools seeking extra financial and social support as children return to school this month and next.
The black community may need to become more flexible in its definition of "blackness" as time goes on. Biracial and multiracial people may make up more and more of what could become a flexible, mutable African-American identity.
theGRIO REPORT - You cannot replace the work of a photojournalist such as John H. White. His spirit is just as strong as his shots...
theGRIO REPORT - Following in Jolie's footsteps by telling her survivor story, Calloway is broadening her public presence to include breast cancer awareness advocacy. Calloway spoke to the Grio about her decision to share her experiences with the disease...
theGRIO REPORT - Elder James H. Brown, one of the prestigious Tuskegee Airmen, and Jane Tedeschi, a former member of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) corps, met recently for the first time on May 17...
theGRIO REPORT - Alia Jones-Harvey is a talented, young African-American woman producing some of the hottest plays on Broadway in recent and current seasons...
SLIDESHOW - If Thelma Golden didn’t exist, you would want to invent her. As director and chief curator of the Studio Museum in Harlem, Golden brings her unique passion, commitment, style and laser-focus to every project she touches...
theGRIO REPORT - Krigger could become the first black jockey to win the Derby in over a century. One hundred and eleven years is a long time to wait for an African-American winner to return to the scene...
If you want good beer, sometimes you just have to brew it yourself. That's just what Garrett Oliver does as the brewing chief of one of the most renowned microbrewery firms in America. The brewmaster of The Brooklyn Brewery, Oliver is known for his unique...
REVIEW - Dance yourselves over the Museum of the City of New York and catch, 'Stephen Burrows: When Fashion Danced.' We can all use a happy dose of Burrows' timeless chic...
Ah, holiday parties. ‘Tis the season, and nobody wants to be a Grinch, but hosting-phobia and budgetary constraints often give us pause when planning seasonal shindigs. Arlene Stewart, private chef and runner up on the chef competition show Chopped wants to remind you that you are not alone.
TheGrio spoke with several African-American culinary entrepreneurs and discovered that the “back to basics” philosophy is alive and well. Artisinal foods -- which by definition are handmade using traditional techniques -- are helping blacks reconnect with some of the best aspects of our past.
TheGrio sat down with the master storyteller of his own life as Wyclef Jean revealed what Fugees fans and black book enthusiasts can expect from "Purpose: An Immigrant's Story," his new memoir.
SLIDESHOW - Whether she’s rubbing elbows with dignitaries, mucking about the garden, yucking it up with late night hosts, or rocking a hula hoop, Michelle Obama always does it in style...
The reigning Queen of Soul Food for 50 years, Ms. Woods presided over her namesake Harlem restaurant feeding dignitaries, tourists, and locals alike with recipes perfected over time and always served with a generous side of kindness and warmth.