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'Jackie Brown' prequel: John Hawkes, Mos Def cast in DeNiro, Samuel L. Jackson roles

Academy award nominated actor John Hawkes ('Winter's Bone') has officially signed on for a role in a highly-anticipated prequel to Quentin Tarantino's cult classic 1997 film...

Beyoncé, Jay-Z welcome baby girl, sources say

Beyoncé and Jay-Z welcomed their new daughter into the world Saturday night in a New York hospital, sources are telling E! News...

Zahara Jolie-Pitt debuts braided hair extension style: Is it healthy?

theGRIO REPORT - Zahara Jolie-Pitt's debut of a braided hair extension style on Tuesday caused quite a stir, stealing attention from the rest of the family...

Herman Cain's campaign touts 'Princess Nancy' comment

After spending more than a week defending himself against mounting allegations of sexual harassment, you'd think Herman Cain might try not to appear condescending toward women...
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Herman Cain survives tone deaf debate performance

OPINION - Cain has not been hurt by the sexual harassment accusations in terms of his fundraising and support from the base. The audience reaction to Cain in the debate was no exception...
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Obama is winning war on terror while GOP gripes

OPINION - He is decisive. He is a leader. He's aggressive and results driven. And now the facts stand in witness...

Wanda Sykes: I had a double mastectomy

Wanda Sykes being outrageous - that's expected. But for the actress-comedian to be serious? That's rare. Even when the issue is personal....

'Unemployed need not apply': Discrimination dominates job market

OPINION - Employment advocates maintain that unemployment discrimination could be illegal if there is a disparate impact on groups such as blacks, Latinos, women and the disabled...

How hip-hop excess has hit sick new heights

OPINION - Ultimately it's none of my or anyone else's business how rappers spend their money, but a little humility in the midst of a recession wouldn't hurt...

Contrary to popular opinion: Deficit cuts are colorblind

OPINION - Most Americans, believing the mythology of rugged individualism and bootstrap levitation, refuse to believe they benefit from government programs...
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Bachmann walks back anti-Obama rhetoric for 2012 run

OPINION - The main thing with Bachmann is that though she may make comments that could easily be branded 'crazy'...
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The week in pop culture: Is Beyoncé going to bomb? Is Sean Kingston better?

theGRIO REPORT - Welcome to the weekly wrap up. We've got all the black entertainment news from the week that was!...
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Huckabee makes questionable 'historical' cartoons for kids

We don't know whether former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee is running for president, but he is getting into education...
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This week in entertainment: Beyoncé debuts new single, Kanye goes E.T. on 'Idol'

theGRIO REPORT - Welcome to the weekly wrap up. We've got all the black entertainment news from the week that was!...
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Can Obama keep hope alive for re-election in 2012?

OPINION - What's clear is that Obama's numbers are being weighed down by economic insecurity, rising prices, particularly at the pump...

Is Cincinnati's war on big rims racial profiling?

OPINION - State, local and federal authorities are finding increasingly novel and stealthy ways to inconvenience people in an effort to save them from themselves...

Lupe Fiasco's lyrical precision is right on target

REVIEW - If 'Lasers' were delayed once again there would be some disaster coverage on Lupe's favorite news channel...
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Why are black pop stars performing at the behest of dictators?

OPINION - 'The mad dog of the Middle East' has been linked both socially and financially to some of our most beloved black superstar entertainers...

Mo' money means mo' problems for married women

OPINION - My advice to the sisters (of all hues) is to keep doing that which makes you feel fabulous and successful, but be mindful that men do not share our wiring...

Rapper Lil Wayne gets probation on drug charge

Rapper Lil Wayne, already serving one year in a New York jail for a gun-related crime, was sentenced on Wednesday to three years probation in Arizona on a drug possession charge...