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theGRIO REPORT - Racial disparities continue to drive the mass incarceration of people of color according to a new report released by The Sentencing Project, which found that one in every three black men will go to prison in his lifetime...
theGRIO REPORT - While no one would deny her social skills, the verdict remains out as to whether the star can succeed at convincing hard-core music fans she will deliver on her other pursuits...
theGRIO REPORT - It may be hard to believe a career in microbiology could lead to a burgeoning Hollywood film franchise, but I, Frankenstein screenwriter Kevin Grevioux defies career protocol set by the general population...
theGRIO REPORT - Oscar winner Ocatavia Spencer talks about her role in the film 'Paradise,' and addresses the debate over white filmmakers directing black movies...
theGRIO REPORT - Ruben Studdard talks about life after winning 'American Idol' and his health is declining due to his battle with obesity...
theGRIO REPORT - The new ethnic doll collection features a vast array of customized black dolls with natural hair done as an Afro, braided, kinky, curly, twisted, highlighted, wrapped, and crowned...
theGRIO REPORT - Somali actor Barkhad Abdi opens up about his debut acting role alongside Tom Hanks in 'Captain Phillips'....
theGRIO REPORT - Unhinged, up close, and unguarded, photojournalist Anthony Karen reveals the staggering and dynamic existence of the contemporary Ku Klux Klan in a new collection of photographs...
theGRIO REPORT - 'A Slave in the White House' the true account of President James Madison’s slave who surpassed the binds of his legacy and influenced a future America...
theGRIO REPORT - Jurors in the Michael Jackson wrongful death trial defended their verdict on Wednesday, explaining why they rejected claims that AEG Live was negligent...
theGRIO REPORT - There once was a story all about how his life got flipped, turned upside down, but scroll through current programming, and the Fresh Prince is merely a late night forget-me-not...
theGRIO REPORT - If Jay Pharoah had his way, there would’ve been a black female cast member on 'Saturday Night Live' yesterday...
theGRIO REPORT - The market research firm’s latest African-American consumer study, titled Resilient, Receptive and Relevant, details the need for corporations and marketers to connect with black audiences, who now have a buying power of $1 trillion and watch significantly more television than any other group...
theGRIO REPORT - Actress Nicole Beharie talks about her new show 'Sleepy Hollow' which was Fox's highest rated fall drama premiere in seven years....
theGRIO REPORT - On Sunday, Kerry Washington could make history as the first African-American actress ever to receive an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series...
theGRIO REPORT - Chris Brown's latest struggle may be getting people to sit through his new movie, 'Battle of the Year'...
theGRIO REPORT - Producer Harvey Weinstein has attributed the successful year in black cinema to an 'Obama Effect,' attributing this renaissance year for black film to President Obama..
theGRIO REPORT - Steve McQueen’s upcoming historical drama 12 Years a Slave may be the first film to define the horrific story of slavery on the big screen while also making history itself during awards season...
theGRIO REPORT - When first approached, Isaiah Washington turned down the opportunity to portray John Allen Muhammad, the DC sniper, in the new film 'Blue Caprice'...
theGRIO REPORT - The documentary, entitled The Trials of Muhammad Ali, spotlights the sports prodigy’s rise to world heavyweight title at the age of 22, and subsequent devotion to the Nation of Islam...