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  • Thursday, 30 January 2020 12:38
  • Dawn Onley

RKelly and Azriel Clary thegrio.comRKelly and Azriel Clary thegrio.comAzriel Clary, who is known as one of R. Kelly's longtime girlfriends, has decided to move out of his Trump Tower condo in Chicago.

  • Thursday, 30 January 2020 07:03
  • Cortney Wills

Offset theGrio.comOffset theGrio.comLOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Rapper Offset of Migos attends GQ and Chance The Rapper Celebrate the Grammys in Partnership with YouTube at Chateau Marmont.

  • Thursday, 30 January 2020 01:40
  • Cortney Wills

“Y’all wanna hear a story about why me & this bitch here fell out? It’s kind of long but full of suspense.” Thus began the odyssey of one A’Ziah King, aka Zola. From acclaimed writer/director Janicza Bravo, Zola’s stranger than fiction saga, which she first told in a now-iconic series of viral, uproarious tweets, comes to dazzling cinematic life. On October 27, 2015, enthralling readers with a whopper of a tale that quickly went viral with its raw, rollicking, and raunchy account of female friends on a trip to Tampa gone awry. The 144-tweet thread known as #TheStory began— fittingly—in a Detroit Hooters, where then-20-year-old A’Ziah “Zola” King was working as a waitress when her life changed dramatically following a chance encounter with a customer known as Jessica.

  • Wednesday, 29 January 2020 21:48
  • Blue Telusma

Erika Alexander (L), David Schwimmer (Getty) This week the well-intentioned actor David Schwimmer made the tone-deaf suggestion that his uber-successful 90’s sitcom Friends come back as an all-Black or all-Asian reboot in lieu of a reunion. Almost immediately, Black Twitter, particularly actress Erika Alexander pointed out that his show was technically already a reboot of a little all-Black show called, Living Single.

  • Tuesday, 28 January 2020 20:01
  • Dawn Onley

Queen & Slim star Jodie Turner-Smith and husband, Joshua Jackson, are currently deciding where to lay down roots in preparation of their first child, but they have already ruled out the United States. “The racial dynamics over here are fraught. White supremacy is overt. It’s the reason I don’t want to raise my kids here,” the British-born  Turner-Smith, 33, told theSunday Times. “I don’t want my kids to grow up doing active shooter drills at school.” Her home country also doesn’t fare much better. “England has gone off the rails, so I was thinking maybe Canada,” she told The Times. Jackson, 41, was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, so that nation could be more than a possibility.

  • Tuesday, 28 January 2020 15:51
  • Dawn Onley

Doctor Who had a historic Sunday night when the BBC sci-fi show unveiled its first Black Doctor in the series’ 57-year history. During the Fugitive of the Judoon broadcast, Jo Martin played the first Black incarnation of the Doctor. The current incarnation of The Doctor, played by Jodie Whittaker, which was only the second time in the show’s history the time-traveling role was played by a woman, met Martin, revealed as a previously unknown version of the character, according to CNN. READ MORE: Calling Luke Cage! The time has come for a new black superhero film Some fans appeared to be stunned on what Martin’s role implied, but Chris Chibnall, a writer on the show, said their eyes weren’t failing them and this is no stunt.

  • Tuesday, 28 January 2020 12:39
  • Dawn Onley

Terrance J theGrio.comTerrance J theGrio.comHOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 14: Terrence J attends the "Queen & Slim" Premiere at AFI FEST 2019 presented by Audi at the TCL Chinese Theatre.

  • Tuesday, 28 January 2020 03:57
  • Natasha S. Alford

It was a night of glamour, musical legends, and unapologetic blackness at The Recording Academy and Clive Davis’ Pre-Grammy Gala on Saturday evening in Los Angles. The annual bash is known for bringing out the biggest stars in the entertainment industry, but 2020 had special flair as Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs (a.k.a Sean ‘Love’ Combs) received the prestigious Icon Award.

  • Monday, 27 January 2020 14:55
  • Dominique Hobdy

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 26: Images for the late Nipsey Hussle and Kobe Bryant are projected onto a screen while YG, John Legend, Kirk Franklin, DJ Khaled, Meek Mill, and Roddy Ricch perform onstage during the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California.

  • Monday, 27 January 2020 08:06
  • Cortney Wills

LizzoLizzo (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for The Recording Academy) The 2020 Grammys went down at the Staples Center on Sunday night and while hearts were heavy from the loss of Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna, artists did their best to keep the energy up on music’s biggest night. Lizzo earned more nominations with eight nods and managed to bring home three trophies after opening the show with a shout out to the beloved athlete.

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