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Netflix is going full-steam ahead with their mission to increase representation for Black stars and content creators and its latest line up is full of gems from some of our favorites. Everyone from TLC to Teyana Taylor is getting in on the action and we have the rundown on  the shows and films you can’t […]

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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Octavia Spencer is bringing the remarkable saga of black haircare […]

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Octavia Spencer is bringing the remarkable saga of black haircare mogul Madam C.J. Walker to Netflix.

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Serena Williams is just one of the latest stars to take on the #blackpantherchallenge. Williams and her husband, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, rented out an entire theater for a group of girls to enjoy a private screening of Marvel’s Black Panther. The girls are part of the nonprofit organization, Black Girls Code, which offers them […]

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Black Panther’s release is already making history with the all-black cast debuting at $25.2 million in theaters last night. According to the NY Daily News, Marvel’s Black Panther is already putting up heroic numbers at the box office. The movie’s success is a close second behind Avengers: Age of Ultron which earned $27.5 million when […]

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Another celebrity team is stepping up to take on the #BlackPantherChallenge to send more children to see the biggest, blackest movie of the year. According to TMZ, Kendrick Lamar’s record label is sending 1,000 children from three different Watts-area housing projects to see Black Panther for free! Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith, the owner of Top […]

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We like when people talk the talk AND walk the walk. Octavia Spencer and Jada Pinkett-Smith do too! Here’s a 60-second recap of a story you should know.

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Tiffany Haddish and Andy Serkis announced the nominees for the 90th Academy Awards on Tuesday morning from and we’re pretty excited about the long list of black celebs who nabbed the coveted nominations. Haddish and Serkis were joined by a few more celebs including Priyanka Chopra, Selma Hayek, Rosario Dawson, Michelle Rodriguez and Zoe Saldana, […]

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The 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards was held in Los Angeles on Thursday evening and while there weren’t a ton of people of color in the winner’s circle, there were plenty of beautiful black folks at the big event. Susan Kelechi Watson This Is Us star, Susan Kelechi Watson served up some serious leg when […]

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The 2018 Golden Globes nominations have been revealed and this year’s list turned up some surprising results. While there are a few black actors who scored nominations in major categories, other parts of the list are still pretty light on diversity. When it comes to the big screen, Denzel Washington is up for Best Actor […]

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Cleveland Cavaliers leader LeBron James is on a roll on and off the court. His endeavors in filmmaking keep expanding. Along with Maverick Carter, co-founder of their production company SpringHill Entertainment, James has signed on to produce a scripted drama showcasing the life of Madam C.J. Walker. Oscar-winning actor Octavia Spencer (Hidden Figures, The Help) […]

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Introducing “True Story with Natasha Alford” a new original series on theGrio. In our first episode, we look at the #1 movie in America “Hidden Figures” and ask— who are today’s generation of “hidden figures”?  Meet three exceptional young women from Brooklyn who taking the lead in STEM. Hidden Figures is the true story of three […]

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Like most award-nominated films, Hidden Figures was a must-see during its opening weekend. Based on true events and Margot Lee Shetterly’s book of the same name, the two-hour feature is a dazzlingly heartfelt story that uncovers the historic contributions of mathematician Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson) and her colleagues Dorothy Vaughn (Octavia Spencer) and Mary […]

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Somewhere tonight, a little girl will be tucked in and told that she is “loved to the moon and back.” She may begin, before drifting into dreamland, to compute the distance her caregiver’s love has to travel to reach the moon and then return to her. And if author Margot Lee Shetterly has her way, […]

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#BlackGirlMagic alert: Oscar-nominated actresses Taraji P. Henson; Oscar winner Octavia Spencer; and, making her big screen debut, Janelle Monae are joining forces to star in a new movie Hidden Figures. The movie Hidden Figures tells the story of three black woman who helped John Glenn become the first American to orbit the Earth. The three black […]

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Advertisements for Fox’s new television series Red Band Society were ripped from the sides of […]

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theGRIO REPORT - Kevin Costner said he’s not trying to make movies that tackle race in America - he said he purposely left out the issue in “The Bodyguard.”...

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theGRIO REPORT - Producer Arthur Sarkissian has revealed he is working on Rush Hour 4 and mentioned the possibility of Oscar winner Octavia Spencer joining the cast...

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VIDEO - After months of speculation, filming of a movie about Oscar Grant is underway in the East Bay...

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