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Shonda Rhimes boldly talks Netflix deal: “I am the highest paid show runner in television’

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Shonda Rhimes speaks onstage during ELLE's 25th Annual Women In Hollywood Celebration. Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for ELLE Magazine) Shonda Rhimes is finally opening up about her lucrative Netflix deal, and she’s not afraid to brag about it with the hopes that doing so...

Gladys Knight, Cece Winans, Mary Mary, Ledisi, and more salute Aretha Franklin at the AMAs

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(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images For dcp) The 2018 American Music Awards were a bit underwhelming, but the Aretha Franklin tribute did not disappoint. Performers sang songs from Aretha’s 1972 Amazing Grace album, which is still the best-selling gospel album of all time. EXCLUSIVE: Rickey Minor on...

Three things we just learned about millennial voters

BuzzFeed News and Maru/Blue decided to poll 1,006 millennials between 22 and 37 years old about which side of the political aisle they prefer and the results may surprise you. What they discovered showed deep gender divides among young women and men when it...

EXCLUSIVE: Angela Bassett urges diabetics to pay attention to heart health and reveals her secrets to staying young

(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) 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...

Namibia plans to take back land from white owners and ration it out to its Black population

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 29: President of Namibia Hage Geingob speaks on stage during The Africa-America Institute hosts Future Leaders Legacy Fund Awards gala on September 29, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for The Africa-America Institute) Following in the...

Manifesto: TheGrio presents a list of demands to hold candidates accountable before and after the midterm elections

When most of the people in power don’t look like you, it’s hard to relate sometimes, let alone believe, that change is possible. It’s important to remember though that this is exactly what the powerful count on: you not showing up. All the more...

EXCLUSIVE: ‘The Neighborhood’ star, Tichina Arnold: “Racism is not going away”

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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...

Michelle Obama rallies youth voters to ‘take their power back’

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Former first lady Michelle Obama told a crowd of young voters to “take their power back” if they want to change the current political climate, and “actually do something about it.” During a voter registration rally Friday at the University of Miami in Coral Gables,...

WATCH: ‘Night School’ co-stars Tiffany Haddish and Kevin Hart hilariously talk about their real-life high school experiences

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TheGrio had the opportunity to sit down with the co-stars of the upcoming Universal comedy Night School. Kevin Hart and newly minted Emmy-winner Tiffany Haddish spoke with theGrio’s senior editor, Demetria Irwin. Their new film, Night School, centers on the hard luck story of Kevin Hart’s...

“If Beale Street Could Talk” trailer debuts and it’s the talk of the internet

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Coming off of directing the Academy Award-winning Moonlight, Barry Jenkins’ upcoming movie, If Beale Street Could Talk takes on the passion and pain of a black family battling to prove the innocence of a man being falsely accused of a crime. The film is based on James Baldwin’s...