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  • Monday, 13 May 2019 16:11
  • Blue Telusma

EmpireEmpire(L-R)'Empire' Executive Producer Brian Grazer, Executive Producer Sanaa Hamri, and actors Terrence Howard, Jussie Smollett, Bryshere 'Yazz' Gray, Trai Byers, and Kaitlin Doubleday. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images) After five seasons of drama, cliffhangers, flossing and lots of music, it looks like the Lyon family will be playing its own endgame as Fox announced Monday the sixth season of the popular show Empire will be its last.

  • Monday, 13 May 2019 15:44
  • Cortney Wills

Gabrielle Union is a woman of many talents and who always seems to keep it all together, even when she’s balancing multiple projects, supporting her NBA star husband, and raising her fabulous family, including her 6-month-old daughter, Kaavia James. The star and executive producer of L.A.’s Finest is also known for keeping it real and she did just that when TheGrio asked her to share some words of wisdom for fellow mothers caught in the never-ending grind of trying to have it all. “Let yourself off the hook. Dudes do it all the time. No one asks a man ‘how do you balance it all’ because they don’t.

  • Monday, 13 May 2019 15:33
  • Natasha S. Alford

Before Kevinia Francis crossed the Atlantic Ocean in a small rowboat, she couldn’t even swim. “That, according to everybody, should have been a deterrent to taking on this challenge,” said Francis. “Don’t let your fears deter you from achieving your goal.“ Francis is the just one of four women who faced down both fear and the odds to become a history-making rowing team. READ MORE: AIDS activist arrives in NYC after rowing across Atlantic Along with Elvira Bell, Christal Clashing, Samara Emmanuel, all from the Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda form the Team Antigua Island Girls, which in December became the first all-Black team,

  • Monday, 13 May 2019 14:57
  • Kia Morgan-Smith

Cardi B thegrio.comCardi B thegrio.comCardi B attends the Swisher Sweets Awards (Photo by JB Lacroix/Getty Images) Cardi B’s second Fashion Nova collection flew off the online retailer’s shelves and within 24 hours hit the $1 million mark in sales.

  • Monday, 13 May 2019 11:24
  • Kia Morgan-Smith

Steve Harvey response Pusha T thegrio.comSteve Harvey response Pusha T thegrio.com(Photo: Moses Robinson/Getty Images) Steve Harvey may no longer be the host with the most. Actress Melissa McCarthy has reportedly been tapped to fill the shoes of Steve Harvey and take over the role as host of the NBC hit series Little Big Shots. —Steve Harvey’s talk show comes to an end— While Harvey’s had a good run the last three years he’s been at the helm, show officials believe McCarthy will bring some freshness to the kid-centered show, according to PEOPLE.

  • Monday, 13 May 2019 10:46
  • Kia Morgan-Smith

(Photo by Sergio Flores/Getty Images) Sen. Kamala Harris continued to make her case for gun reform and promise to enact stricter gun legislation within the first few months if she’s elected President. —Stepfather arrested in connection to kidnapping of 4-year-old stepdaughter— “I’m proposing, one, that if by my 100th day in office when elected president of the United States, if the United States Congress fails to put a bill on my desk … then I’m prepared to take executive action because that’s what’s needed: action,” Harris said during a CNN interview with Jake Tapper.

  • Sunday, 12 May 2019 21:29
  • Amanda Washington

Chris Brown ProbationChris Brown ProbationR&B singer Chris Brown, center, appears in court at a progress report hearing with his attorney, Mark Geragos, right, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in Los Angeles. Brown continues to serve out his probation for the 2009 beating of his then-girlfriend Rihanna.

  • Saturday, 11 May 2019 17:03
  • Cortney Wills

Kenya Barris/ Rashida JonesKenya Barris/ Rashida JonesNetflix/ Matt Sayles Ever since black-ish creator, Kenya Barris made the jump from ABC to Netflix last year, we have been anxiously awaiting news of his new projects. Netflix has ordered BlackExcellence, their first series project with Barris. He’s set to executive produce and star in the series alongside Rashida Jones.

  • Saturday, 11 May 2019 13:00
  • Natasha S. Alford

Black Mama Bail out thegrioBlack Mama Bail out thegrioShalice Johnson (left) is one of 308 women bailed out of jail thanks to activists like Samantha Master (middle) from Black Mama's Bail Out. (Courtesy of Samantha Master) While most moms make plans for brunches and outings with their children, two years ago, Shalice Johnson was preparing to spend Mother’s Daybehind bars.

  • Saturday, 11 May 2019 13:00
  • Natasha S. Alford

Black Mama Bail out thegrioBlack Mama Bail out thegrioShalice Johnson (left) is one of 308 women bailed out of jail thanks to activists like Samantha Master (middle) from Black Mama's Bail Out. (Courtesy of Samantha Master) While most moms make plans for brunches and outings with their children, two years ago, Shalice Johnson was preparing to spend Mother’s Daybehind bars.

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