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theGRIO REPORT - The new reality series 'Life After Prison' hopes to shed light on the prison cycle and break patters of detainment....
theGRIO REPORT - In an interview with theGrio, Vin Diesel talks about producing his new film 'Riddick' despite pushback from major studios...
theGRIO REPORT - The award winning novel dealing with race and civil rights comes to life in a Hallmark Channel film 'The Watsons Go to Birmingham'....

theGRIO REPORT - On the West Coast, the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington falls close to three years after Oscar Grant’s murder trial with no less desire for social change...
theGRIO REPORT - Hailed a renaissance year for black films, backlash over Lee Daniels’ 'The Butler' suggests rhetoric surrounding current racially charged movies remains as divisive as ever, and could cause further angst with upcoming features...
theGRIO REPORT - Call it an act of God or scandalous covenant, local pastors have a few words to say about Oxygen's new reality show 'Preachers of L.A.'

theGRIO REPORT - Director Shaka King links together the experiences of his own life in his debut feature 'Newlyweeds'....
theGRIO REPORT - Actors Morris Chestnut and Donald Faison defend the violence in their new film 'Kick-Ass 2'....
theGRIO REPORT - Kickstarter co-founder, Yancey Strickler, spoke to theGrio about Spike Lee's controversial Kickstarter campaign for his new film...

theGRIO REPORT - Although the public has been questioning Queen Latifah's sexuality for years, the media the actress to this day refuses to answer questions about her sexuality...
theGRIO REPORT - During an interview with theGrio, 'Elysium' director Neil Blomkamf discusses race and casting in his Hollywood blockbuster...
theGRIO REPORT - In wake of the Trayvon Martin murder trial, movements led by young people who embrace hoodies, tattoos, hip-hop culture and rebellion are proving that a powerful voice in this nation can defy stereotypes or expectations...
theGRIO REPORT - Independent filmmakers speak out against Spike Lee’s Kickstarter campaign and weigh in on whether or not it's fair for Lee to use crowdfunding...
theGRIO REPORT - Cooking soul food never gets old for Miss Robbie and her son Tim Norman, nor does the drama of owning a restaurant when 'Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s returns to television tonight...
theGRIO REPORT - A list stating some of music’s top recording artists are reportedly boycotting Florida over the George Zimmerman verdict surfaced Monday following confirmed statements from Stevie Wonder and Mary Mary...
theGRIO REPORT - For those who reject Tyler Perry’s depiction of the African-American community or who deem his humor lowbrow, Tika Sumpter disagrees...
theGRIO REPORT - Kanye West’s battles with the paparazzi continued Friday afternoon when he reportedly assaulted a cameraman who was trying to speak with him outside Los Angeles International Airport...
theGRIO REPORT - While historically, talk shows have centered around white women, the latest in daytime programming, 'The Real,' demonstrates women of color are boldly and enthusiastically taking over the scene...
theGRIO REPORT - Some predicted rioting would break out in California, or even hoped for it...
theGRIO REPORT - The highly anticipated action flick 'Pacific Rim,' hits theaters this Friday, and Warner Bros. presented the Youth Opportunities Movement in South Los Angeles...