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#MakeHIVHistory, Black Panther, Danai Guria, Danai Guria interview, Entertainment, Events, Featured, Film, Health, Johnson & Johnson, Television, TheGrio Originals, Video, World AIDS Day -

  Danai Gurira may be best-known for playing Okoye, a fierce woman warrior in Black Panther but in real life, the actress’ plight to eradicate HIV/AIDS in our lifetimes is just as intense. She has been an advocate and activist since the beginning of her career and continues to inspire and educate others on the […]

The post EXCLUSIVE: ‘Black Panther’ star Danai Gurira wants to #MakeHIVHistory: “1,000 girls are infected every day” appeared first on theGrio.

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With teen suicide on the rise, it’s more important than ever for families to learn how to combat bullying to protect their kids and the issue is tackled head-on in Studio 11 Film’s latest release, Misguided Behavior.  The powerful film executive produced by Rushion McDonald tells the story of two fathers, the teens in their lives […]

The post EXCLUSIVE: ‘Misguided Behavior’ shows sinister consequences of bullying and encourages parents to spot the signs appeared first on theGrio.

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While Viola Davis is the driving force in Steve McQueen‘s latest film, WIDOWS, there’s an all-star supporting cast that delivers some extremely powerful performances as well. TheGrio caught up with Brian Tyree Henry, Cynthia Erivo, and Michelle Rodriguez to find out how they handled the heavy tone of the stirring heist flick and what they […]

The post EXCLUSIVE: Brian Tyree Henry, Cynthia Erivo, and Michelle Rodriguez on ‘WIDOWS’ appeared first on theGrio.

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Steve McQueen is ready to reveal his latest project, WIDOWS to the word after much anticipation for the flick that stars Viola Davis, Brian Tyree Henry, and Daniel Kaluuya among others. The Academy Award-winning director of 12 Years a Slave sat down with TheGrio to discuss his approach to the movie that offers so much […]

The post EXCLUSIVE: Steve McQueen on tackling tough issues in ‘WIDOWS’ appeared first on theGrio.

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It’s almost time for Steve MCQueen’s highly-anticipated film, WIDOWS to hit theaters and we caught up with the film’s stars to find out why they were attracted to the project.  In it, Viola Davis stars  as Veronica, a woman who has to deal with the unexpected loss of her husband (Liam Neeson) and the mess he […]

The post EXCLUSIVE: Viola Davis on ‘WIDOWS’ role: “I would like people to see me” appeared first on theGrio.

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Gabrielle Union has her hands full with a brand new baby girl and she just unveiled her new collection with NY & CO. Her latest collection includes some amazing new pieces for affordable prices with most of the pieces coming in under $100.  As with past collections, this one will also come in extended sizes […]

The post EXCLUSIVE: Gabrielle Union on her new NY & CO collection + see the photos appeared first on theGrio.

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OWN is ready to roll out a brand new reality series, Love & Marriage: Huntsville and we’ve got the exclusive sneak peek of the show that’s sure to cause a stir in the Deep South. The unscripted series follows three successful couples who come together to revitalize Huntsville, Alabama through their joint real estate venture – The […]

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Season 11 of The Real Housewives of Atlanta has already aired two episodes and we have yet to see Shamari DeVoe make her big debut. Fortunately for fans of the hit reality series who are craving some new energy, the wait is almost over and the newest member of the cast will finally get some […]

The post EXCLUSIVE: Shamari DeVoe not worried about shade from ‘RHOA’ costars: “It is what it is” appeared first on theGrio.

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Destiny’s Child made Michelle Williams a household name when she joined the group in 2000 and she has made headlines in recent months for revealing her battle with depression and getting engaged to youth pastor, Chad Johnson. Their OWN show, Chad Loves Michelle, documents the couple’s journey to the altar and shows them navigating the […]

The post EXCLUSIVE: Michelle Williams and Chad Johnson on sharing their journey to the altar with the world appeared first on theGrio.

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Everyone is basking in the moment. After two years of Donald Trump, Republican-controlled everything, many dangerous setbacks, a rollback of protections and a toxic environment, Democrats finally got a win on Tuesday! After securing control of the House and garnering several governorships, Democrats got a semblance of a check on this President. But before you […]

The post OP-ED: After the Midterms: The fight has just begun appeared first on theGrio.

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LeBron James and Maverick Carter’s digital media company, Uninterrupted, partnered with HBO over the summer to bring us The Shop – an unscripted, culture-pushing show that brings those conversations and heated debates amongst men from all different walks of life to television. The barbershop is a staple in a man’s life from a young age, […]

The post EXCLUSIVE: Celebrity barber Marcus Harvey on LeBron James’ HBO series ‘The Shop’ appeared first on theGrio.

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The Real Housewives of Atlanta returned to Bravo for its eleventh season this week and the premiere episode offered plenty of insight into what the women will be dealing with this time around. We caught up with Cynthia Bailey to find out how she feels about the cast’s newest member, Shamari DeVoe and get her […]

The post EXCLUSIVE: Cynthia Bailey has no idea why Nene Leakes keeps shading Kenya Moore: “I am SO Switzerland!’ appeared first on theGrio.

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Cynthia Bailey is back and better than ever for season 11 of Real Housewives of Atlanta and we caught up with her to find out all about her relationship with boyfriend, Mike Hill. The RHOA star is exclusively dating the FOX Sports anchor and she couldn’t be happier. “Last year I was living my best […]

The post RHOA’s Cynthia Bailey on finding love after 50 with Mike Hill: ‘It just feels right’ appeared first on theGrio.

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The growing epidemic of skin-beaching shows no signs of slowing down and actress LisaRaye McCoy tackled the subject in her directorial debut, Skinned. The film is a character-driven drama that stars Jasmine Burke, Cicerly Ash, and Drew Sidora and follows a young lady whose insecurities about her skin color, misconception about beauty, and search for romance […]

The post EXCLUSIVE: LisaRaye McCoy tackles skin-bleaching epidemic in her directorial debut ‘Skinned’ appeared first on theGrio.

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It’s almost time for The Real Housewives of Atlanta to return to the small screen and the show is getting some new blood in its eleventh season by adding Shamari DeVoe to the cast. The latest lady to nab a peach should look familiar because she has been in the business for years. As a […]

The post EXCLUSIVE: Shamari DeVoe on joining ‘RHOA’ cast, new music, and her “solid” marriage to Ronnie DeVoe appeared first on theGrio.

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Maxwell is making a triumphant return with new music that’s sure to have us all swooning. The Grammy-winning soul singer recently released his latest single, “Shame” and the accompanying music video is a beautiful ode to Black beauty. We caught up with the Brooklyn-born artist to find out what prompted his love letter to Black […]

The post EXCLUSIVE: Maxwell delivers an ode to Black women in his latest video ‘Shame’ appeared first on theGrio.

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Tupac Shakur fans will recall his T.H.U.G. L.I.F.E. mantra and its meaning is at the core of The Hate U Give, a film based on Angie Thomas’ best-selling novel of the same title. The acronym stands for “The hate you gave little infants fu*ks everybody,” and highlights the deep-rooted inequalities that permeate our society and […]

The post REVIEW: ‘The Hate U Give’ is a provacative teen drama worth seeing appeared first on theGrio.

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Sometimes, great artists inspire a new legion of creatives and that’s exactly what happened for the subject of the latest installment of Black Glam. Johnny Wright sits down with celebrity makeup artist, Valente Frazier to find out how he landed his dream job as a makeup artist for stars like Lynn Whitfield and Tyra Banks. […]

The post Black Glam: Celebrity makeup artist Valente Frazier on being bold and beautifying Tyra Banks appeared first on theGrio.

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There are so many reasons to admire actress, Michaela Coel, and her fantastic new musical for Netflix, Been So Long, is only one of them. The star of another Netflix series, Chewing Gum, is showing off her singing skills in the romantic flick that hits the streaming service on October 26. Set in London, Coel plays Simone; a […]

The post EXCLUSIVE: Michaela Coel on finding joy after sexual assault and new Netflix film ‘Been So Long’ appeared first on theGrio.

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Kim Kimble is one of the most sought-after celebrity hairstylists in the game and she shows no signs of slowing down soon. The former star of L.A. Hair who has perfected the tresses of some of the industry’s biggest names including Beyonce, Sanaa Lathan, and Nicki Minaj chatted with TheGrio about dealing with divas, the right ways […]

The post EXCLUSIVE: Kim Kimble on dealing with divas: ‘If you disrespect me, I’m out’ appeared first on theGrio.

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#QueenSugar, #WorldMentalHealthDay, Black Men's Health, Culture Watch, Entertainment, Featured, Film, Health, Inspiration, Jump, Kanye West, Kofi Siriboe, Kofi Siriboe interview, Kofi Siriboe mental health, Mental Illness, News, Popular Culture, Queen Sugar, Television, TheGrio Originals, What The Fuck Is Mental Health?, World Mental Health Day -

Kofi Siriboe may be best-known for his role as a sexy, single father on Queen Sugar but the actor has a lot more to share with the world than his muscles. He recently wrote, directed, produced, and starred in a short film that addresses a subject our community is known to avoid–mental health. JUMP follows Ziggy, […]

The post EXCLUSIVE: Kofi Siriboe on facing his own mental health and empowering others to do the same with ‘JUMP’ appeared first on theGrio.

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The best superhero show on television returns tonight with the season 2 premiere of Black Lightning. The CW series that stars Cress Williams and is helmed by Salim Akil is bringing it big time in its second season. We caught up with the man who stars as Jefferson Pierce/ Black Lightning, a high school principal […]

The post Cress Williams on being “blown away” by ‘Black Lightning’ role: “I’m extremely proud” appeared first on theGrio.

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Black Lightning is ready for a triumphant return to the small screen with its season two premiere and if you’re not watching….fix your life! The remarkable series based on the DC Comics of the same name is so much more than a superhero show and we already know what’s ahead. In lieu of spoilers, we’ve […]

The post 5 Reasons ‘Black Lightning’ is EXACTLY what we need right now appeared first on theGrio.

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The 2018 American Music Awards are finally upon us and plenty of people are looking forward to see some of the greatest voices in the game pay tribute to the late legend, Aretha Franklin.  The tribute will feature Mary Mary, Gladys Knight, Ledisi, Cece Winans, and Donnie McClurkin and will be produced by Rickey Minor.  We […]

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Black Glam, Entertainment, Holly Robinson Peete, Johnny Wright, Michelle Obama, Natural Hair, Style, TheGrio Originals, Unique Dandridge, Unique Dandridge interview -

The latest installment of Black Glam features our style correspondent Johnny Wright as he sits down with celebrity stylist and natural hair guru, Unique Dandridge. The Inglewood-based hairstylist is known for working her magic on natural hair, helping women to find heat-free styles that work for them. Unique Dandrige is so adamant about healthy hair, […]

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NBC’s latest drama, Manifest, follows several strangers who were aboard a flight that was lost for five years, even though they had no idea any time had passed when they landed. The show hinges on the science vs. spirituality debate and forces viewers to stretch their imaginations while searching for truth and asking questions that […]

The post EXCLUSIVE: ‘Manifest’ star Curtiss Cook on working with his real-life son and new gig on ‘The Chi’ appeared first on theGrio.

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Things got serious on Married To Medicine when Dr. Contessa went under the knife. The mother and physician elected to undergo a double mastectomy to reduce her risk of developing breast cancer, the disease that claimed the life of her mother. In an exclusive interview with TheGrio, she reveals what led her to the decision […]

The post EXCLUSIVE: ‘Married To Medicine’ star, Dr. Contessa opens up about double mastectomy: “It was for my peace of mind” appeared first on theGrio.

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  Angela Bassett continues to be the picture of health and an inspiration to women everywhere thanks to the powerful roles she plays and the unwavering beauty and grace with which she lives her life. The actress recently opened up to TheGrio about an issue that’s very close to her and affects so many members […]

The post EXCLUSIVE: Angela Bassett urges diabetics to pay attention to heart health and reveals her secrets to staying young appeared first on theGrio.

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The ladies of Married To Medicine have been serving up tons of drama this season and we caught up with Dr. Jackie Walters and Quad Webb-Lunceford to find out how they feel about some of the more explosive moments we have seen so far.  According to both of the women, some of their cast mates […]

The post EXCLUSIVE: Quad Webb-Lunceford and Dr. Jackie Walters defend Heavenly’s husband amid cheating allegations appeared first on theGrio.

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Tichina Arnold is co-satrring in CBS new comedy, The Neighborhood alongside Cedric The Entertainer and she couldn’t be happier about it. “He’s so cute. I’ve known Cedric for over twenty-something years, he and his wife and he’s a great family guy. He’s just a good guy all around and I can’t believe I have never […]

The post EXCLUSIVE: ‘The Neighborhood’ star, Tichina Arnold: “Racism is not going away” appeared first on theGrio.

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On the latest installment of Black Glam, TheGrio’s style correspondent, Johnny Wright sat down with TJ Walker, co-founder of the beloved clothing brand, Cross Colours. The designer is gearing up to celebrate the 30-year anniversary of the brand that’s enjoying a bit of a pop-culture revival thanks in part to Cardi B and Bruno Mars’ […]

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Monsters and Men is a stirring film that illuminates the different ways people are affected by police brutality. Written and directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green, the movie that stars Anthony Ramos, Kelvin Harrison Jr., and John David Washington is a must-see for anyone willing to take a closer look at the ongoing police violence against […]

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Married To Medicine fans have been watching while Quad Webb-Lunceford struggle through her nasty split from husband, Dr. G, ever since his alleged philandering made headlines. Now, the reality star and co-host of Sister Circle is speaking out in an exclusive interview with Cherise Nicole about why she’s done with her marriage and what’s next. […]

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