Review

Famed musical director Raw Chew leads all-star cast of gospel stars for “A Night of Inspiration” at New York’s Carnegie Hall.
/ December 16, 2022
Nikki Giovanni thegrio.com
TheGrio reviews “Represent! A Night of Jazz, Hip-Hop, and Spoken Word” at Newark’s NJPAC, featuring Nikki Giovanni and Black Thought.
/ November 23, 2022
TheGrio reviews Grammy-winning pianist Robert Glasper’s monthlong residency at New York’s Blue Note Jazz Club.
/ November 17, 2022
rihanna top songs, thegrio.com
TheGrio reviews Rihanna’s “Lift Me Up,” her first new song in six years, taken from the “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” soundtrack.
/ October 28, 2022
Performance Space New York's Spring Gala
TheGrio reviews “Play Time,” a piece by the New York City Ballet, featuring music composed by singer/songwriter Solange.
/ October 2, 2022
With the Afropunk Fest returning to Brooklyn after a two-year hiatus, the eclectic fashion and spirit of the fans was the highlight.
/ September 12, 2022
theGrio reviews the Broadway revival of Ntozake Shange’s ‘f for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf.’
/ April 28, 2022
This year, we needed a list of Black books more than ever to escape the maddening news cycle, enlighten ourselves, chuckle, and dream big dreams.
/ December 21, 2018
Black Panther Trailer thegrio.com
EDITOR’S NOTE:**This review contains references to the cast and general descriptive details but no plot spoilers.  However, do not read […]
/ February 6, 2018
Luther Vandross was outed as gay after his death.
REVIEW – Noble’s EP flirts with emotions while ardently being carried by soulful sounds that make for a sensual experience…
/ March 4, 2014
Luther Vandross was outed as gay after his death.
REVIEW – However strong your sense of personal identity, ‘Boy, Snow, Bird’ is likely, if you’re reading it right, to make you a bit uncomfortable in your own skin, and that’s quite an achievement…
/ February 24, 2014
Luther Vandross was outed as gay after his death.
REVIEW – Like Kanye before her, this is Bey’s foray into performance art…
/ December 13, 2013
Luther Vandross was outed as gay after his death.
REVIEW – ‘Madden 25’ is a love letter to a franchise that’s grown with the video game industry…
/ September 5, 2013
Luther Vandross was outed as gay after his death.
WASHINGTON (AP) – A council of federal judges in Washington will look into a misconduct complaint against a conservative judge who is alleged to have made racially discriminatory comments…
/ June 14, 2013
Luther Vandross was outed as gay after his death.
REVIEW – First and foremost, though,Talib Kweli is an artist. He’s a good rapper—great even. His latest effort, however, is not…
/ May 7, 2013
Luther Vandross was outed as gay after his death.
REVIEW – Around the Way is an app for your iPhone or Android device that helps its users locate black owned businesses…
/ February 12, 2013
Luther Vandross was outed as gay after his death.
theGRIO REPORT – During an interview Saturday with E! News, Lena Dunham responded to Kareem Abdul-Jabar’s harsh review of HBO’s ‘Girls’…
/ February 4, 2013