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NBC News Selling TheGrio.com

NBC News Selling TheGrio.com

Source: Jordan Chariton / TV Newser First on TVNewser: NBC News is selling TheGrio.com back to its original owners, TVNewser has learned. The African American news and politics site will be sold back to David Wilson and Dan Woolsey later this month. The duo, along with NBC, launched the website in 2009.  NBC bought it outright in 2010. With the change in ownership, […]

Rapper Andre Johnson Explains Why He Cut Penis Off: ‘Sex Is For Mortals, And I Am A God’

Rapper Andre Johnson Explains Why He Cut Penis Off: ‘Sex Is For Mortals, And I Am A God’

Source: Marcus Mulick and Rebecca Macatee / E! Online / theGrio Rapper Andre Johnson made headlines this past April when he cut off his own penis and jumped off the second story of a North Hollywood building. He survived, and on Sunday, he spoke to E! News exclusively about why he cut off his penis, noting that this is […]

Newspaper Headline Calls Obama ‘The N***** In The White House’

Newspaper Headline Calls Obama ‘The N***** In The White House’

Source: Lilly Workneh / theGrio “The N*gger in the White House”  that’s the headline for a recent articled published in the WestView News, a newspaper servicing residents of New York’s Lower West Side. The racially insensitive headline was in reference toPresident Obama and is printed above an opinion piece written by author and journalist James Lincoln Collier. In the article, Collier […]

First Look At Season 2 Of ‘Preachers Of L.A.’

First Look At Season 2 Of ‘Preachers Of L.A.’

Source: Chris Witherspoon / theGrio The Preachers of L.A. are returning to Oxygen for an all new season premiering Wednesday, August 20 at 10/9c. Last season, Preachers of L.A.  became Oxygen’s most-watched freshman series ever, averaging one million total viewers. The show gives viewers “a candid and revealing look at six boldly different, world-renowned mega-pastors in Southern California: Bishop Noel Jones, […]

Lupita Nyong’o Covers ‘Vogue’ Magazine

Lupita Nyong’o Covers ‘Vogue’ Magazine

Source: Carrie Healey / theGrio The highly anticipated Lupita Nyong’o Vogue cover is finally here, and it is stunning. The Academy Award-winning actress was photographed around the Moroccan city of Marrakech by Mikael Jansson. Nyong’o, 31, discussed her sudden rise to fame following her role in 12 Years a Slave, her family and fashion. “It […]

Dave Chappelle Says He Never ‘Quit’ Comedy Central

Dave Chappelle Says He Never ‘Quit’ Comedy Central

Source: Kyle Harvey / theGrio Dave Chappelle’s legendary Chappelle’s Show has been off the air for nearly 8 years, and the comedian has largely steered clear of the spotlight since then. But Tuesday, Chappelle appeared as a guest on Late Night with David Letterman and opened up about leaving Comedy Central behind. “Look, here’s the […]

Robin Thicke Names New Album ‘Paula’

Robin Thicke Names New Album ‘Paula’

Source:  Kyle Harvey / theGrio Robin, Thicke apparently still misses his estranged wife Paula Patton, and after dedicating multiple songs to the actress during live concerts, Thicke is naming his next album for her, entitling it Paula. According to Rap-Up,  Paula will be produced by Thicke himself and is tentatively set to release July 1. Fans got to hear the first song […]

‘JET’ Magazine’s Final Print Issue Hits Stands Monday

‘JET’ Magazine’s Final Print Issue Hits Stands Monday

Source:  Lilly Workneh / theGrio JET magazine is shifting gears and has decided to transition to digital publishing, marking an end to an era as the last print issue hits stands on Monday (June 9). Last month, the 63-year-old magazine announced that it will be ending all print publications and instead will shift to an all-digital format. […]

First Lady Michelle Obama To Speak At Maya Angelou’s Memorial Service

First Lady Michelle Obama To Speak At Maya Angelou’s Memorial Service

Source: AP / theGrio WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — First lady Michelle Obama will add her voice to those honoring Maya Angelou at a memorial service for the poet and author this weekend. The White House said Thursday that Mrs. Obama will deliver remarks at the event honoring Angelou on Saturday at Wake Forest University in Winston […]

Donald Sterling On Clippers Sale: ‘It’s All Good’

Donald Sterling On Clippers Sale: ‘It’s All Good’

Source: Todd Johnson / theGrio Donald Sterling has been banned from any association with the NBA for life. His ownership stake with the Los Angeles Clippers is over. “I feel fabulous,” Sterling told NBC4′s Fred Roggin Tuesday night in Los Angeles. “I feel very good. Everything is just the way it should be, really. It […]

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