NOW AVAILABLE: THE FIRST



theGrio

Beyoncé ‘Partition’ Parody About Student Loans

Beyoncé ‘Partition’ Parody About Student Loans

Source: Carrie Healey / theGrio Parody of Beyoncé‘s hit song “Partition” about student loans has been blowing up social media. The superstar’s original song has been one of the sexiest videos out recently, even drawing critics, most notably Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly, who has bashed this particular Beyoncé video multiple times. Chanel Carroll‘s parody video, “Tuition,” is less sexy, but incredibly engaging for those […]

PETA Calls Out Michelle Obama On Use Of Real Eggs In The White House’s Annual Easter Egg Roll

PETA Calls Out Michelle Obama On Use Of Real Eggs In The White House’s Annual Easter Egg Roll

Source: theGrio PETA, the infamous animal rights organization, is taking first lady Michelle Obama to task for the use of real eggs in the White House’s annual Easter Egg Roll. However, the activist group is using a more light-hearted tactic than their usual approach, employing adorable kids to get their message across. “We need to talk!” […]

Donovan McNabb Spends Day In Arizona Jail

Donovan McNabb Spends Day In Arizona Jail

Source: AP / theGrio MESA, Ariz.  — Former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb was released Thursday from an Arizona jail after serving a one-day sentence for a DUI arrest late last year. Records released by West Mesa Justice Court show McNabb served his time Wednesday and was released about 1:30 a.m. Thursday. McNabb, 37, was arrested Dec. 15 […]

Basil Paterson, NYC Political Leader And Father Of Ex-Governor David Paterson, Dead At 87

Basil Paterson, NYC Political Leader And Father Of Ex-Governor David Paterson, Dead At 87

Source: AP / theGrio NEW YORK  — Basil Paterson, a longtime New York political powerhouse and the father of former Gov. David Paterson, has died, his family said Thursday. He was 87. Paterson died at 10 p.m. Wednesday at Mount Sinai Hospital, according to a family statement that did not give the cause of death. He […]

Pew Study: Majority Of Americans Don’t See President Obama As Black

Pew Study: Majority Of Americans Don’t See President Obama As Black

Source: theGrio A new Pew Research Center book, entitled The Next America, has found a significant generational gap on matters of race, and concluded, among other things, that the majority of Americans don’t view President Barack Obama as black. Although President Obama identifies as African-American, his mother was of European ancestry and most Americans (52 percent, to be exact) see […]

Judge Again Rejects Deal In NFL Concussion Cases

Judge Again Rejects Deal In NFL Concussion Cases

Source: AP / theGrio PHILADELPHIA — A federal judge in Philadelphia has again declined to approve deals for some of the retired players suing the NFL over concussions. U.S. District Judge Anita Brody’s preliminary ruling Wednesday affects a batch of lawsuits involving lead plaintiff Kevin Turner, a former Philadelphia Eagle now battling Lou Gehrig’s disease. Brody had […]

Hank Aaron Receives Hate Mail After Defending President Obama

Hank Aaron Receives Hate Mail After Defending President Obama

Source: theGrio Fourty years after baseball legend Hank Aaron was hit with a barrage of hate mail for breaking Babe Ruth’s home run record, he’s reportedly getting nasty letters in the mail again — this time for defending President Barack Obama. In a recent USA Today interview, the 80-year-old Hall of Famer used some incendiary words to describe the partisan […]

Report: Florida Leads The Nation On Charging Kids As Adults

Report: Florida Leads The Nation On Charging Kids As Adults

Source: Meredith Clark / theGrio MSNBC – Florida’s criminal justice system has received a lot of attention in recent years – and for good reason. According to a new report, the state is on the wrong side of international human rights law. A Human Rights Watch review of Florida’s policies for juveniles charged with crimes found more than […]

Google Doodle Celebrates Percy Julian’s Birthday

Google Doodle Celebrates Percy Julian’s Birthday

Source: theGrio Google honors late chemist Percy Julian with today’s Google doodle. The Alabama native was born to two former slaves, and while he faced much adversity, still attained his Ph.D. at the University of Vienna in Austria. His research led to advances in birth control and treatments for both arthritis and glaucoma. After establishing his own laboratory, Julian […]

Jimmy Carter: ‘Race’ Motivates White Men To Vote Republican

Jimmy Carter: ‘Race’ Motivates White Men To Vote Republican

Source: theGrio Forrmer president Jimmy Carter is never shy about speaking his mind on modern politics. And in a no holds barred interview with Salon, the “Man from Plains” spoke plainly about why a generation of white men have solidly embraced the Republican party in multiple elections. Related: Jimmy Carter: Obama The Only President So Far Not To Call […]

WP-Backgrounds Lite by InoPlugs Web Design and Juwelier Schönmann 1010 Wien