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  • Tuesday, 28 April 2020 11:34
  • Biba Adams

A powerful voice in gospel music has been silenced due to COVID-19. GRAMMY-nominated gospel singer, Troy Sneed, passed away on Monday morning due to complications from the deadly disease. Sneed, a Florida native, studied education and music at the historic Florida A & M University, where he played football. Sneed was the Assistant Minister of Music for the Georgia Mass Choir for over a decade. He appeared with the choir in the 1996 film, The Preacher’s Wife starring Denzel Washington and the late, great Whitney Houston. READ MORE: Whitney Houston biopic planned with ‘Photograph’ director possibly on board According to Billboard, Sneed had seven albums hit the trade magazine’s Top Gospel Albums chart, including A State of Worship, In His Presence, In Due Season, My Heart Says Yes, All Is Well, Awesome God, and Taking It Back.

  • Tuesday, 28 April 2020 05:28
  • Gerren Keith Gaynor

Little Women: Atlanta star Ashley “Ms. Minnie” Ross has died after succumbing to injuries following a hit and run accident, the 34-year-old reality star’s publicist confirmed to theGrio in a statement early Tuesday morning. “It is with profound sadness that we confirm on behalf of the family of Ashley Ross aka ‘Ms Minnie’ of Little Women Atlanta has succumbed to injuries from a tragic hit and run car accident today at the age of 34,” read the statement posted to Minnie’s official Instagram page. “The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time.” READ MORE: Rapper Fred Tha Godson reportedly dies of coronavirus at 35

  • Monday, 27 April 2020 13:28
  • Biba Adams

Aaliyah Haughton theGrio.com392312 22: Singer Aaliyah attends the world premiere of the film "Planet of the Apes" July 23, 2001 at the Ziefield Theatre in New York City. (Photo by George De Sota/Getty Images 23-year-old Azriel Clary posted a video on YouTube explaining the details of her relationship with disgraced R&B star, R.

  • Friday, 24 April 2020 22:38
  • Sundus Hassan

(Photo: Netflix) Dear Culture’s fourth episode, “What’s Really #BlackAF?” probes into the question of Black representation in media with Hollywood royalty, Kenya Barris. Though Barris is widely known for his autobiographical television shows, Black-ish and Mixed-ish, Barris has been a film veteran for years. Having co-created and produced, ANTM, The Game,Soul Food, and even writing for GirlsTrip. His latest television venture, a Netflix deal estimated to be worth $100 million dollars, #blackAF has received countless amounts of criticism from Black audiences.  “It’s Black Folks who are saying we don’t want this.

  • Friday, 24 April 2020 18:42
  • DeMicia Inman Naomi Campbell MealBEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 25: Naomi Campbell attends the Pre-GRAMMY Gala and GRAMMY Salute to Industry Icons Honoring Sean "Diddy" Combs on January 25, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images) Naomi Campbell details her eating habits revealing she typically only consumes one meal per day, but on the weekends she splurges on desserts.

  • Friday, 24 April 2020 16:49
  • Stephanie Guerilus

Issa Rae(Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images) Despite the pandemic, writer/showrunner/producer/actress Issa Rae has announced a new creative project. She touted her clture enterprise, a data-driven site to remind the Black community that they are shapeshifters of culture, on her Instagram page. “Black people create culture and drive trends. Our data is valuable, and @clturecapital was created for us to own it. Learn how you can own and get paid for your data by going to,” the Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated actress posted.

  • Friday, 24 April 2020 14:28
  • Ny Magee

Wendy Williams isn’t down with Idris Elba‘s suggestion that the world should quarantine for one week, once a year, to honor those who died from COVID-19. The British hunk, along with his wife, Sabrina Dhowre Elba, allegedly tested positive for coronavirus in March. Now that they’re both recovering together in Los Angeles, the actor “feels as though he’s an authoritarian on telling us what to do,” Williams said on her Wednesday morning @ Home show, reports. READ MORE: Idris Elba slams claims stars are being paid to say they have coronavirus: ‘Absolute bullsh*t’ Elba documented his coronavirus experience in several videos on social media, and he recently told the Associated Press that his and his wife’s cases were “very mild.

  • Thursday, 23 April 2020 22:40
  • Tonya Pendleton

Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for New York Magazine) Like everyone else, talk show host Tamron Hall has been doing her daily talk show virtually, with guests checking in via Skype. But she may have wished she could have comforted one of her latest guests with a hug. READ MORE: Are Black people negatively impacted by coronavirus overload? Latresa Rice believes that her husband, Albert, contracted the coronavirus and died after getting a haircut.

  • Thursday, 23 April 2020 16:22
  • Stephanie Guerilus

Eddie Murphy, left, Byron Allen, center, and Tiffany Haddish, right. (Photo: Getty Images) Eddie Murphy, Tiffany Haddish, and Adam Sandler will be among the slew of celebrities performing in Byron Allen’s “Feeding America Comedy Festival.” The comedy special was organized by Allen through Entertainment Studios (parent company of theGrio), the television division of his Allen Media Group. The money raised will go toward Feeding America and is co-produced by Funny or Die.

  • Wednesday, 22 April 2020 21:49
  • Blue Telusma

During the height of “hymen-gate,” rapper/reality star T.I. revealed he went along to daughter Deyjah Harris‘ GYN appointments to monitor her sexual activity. Critics accused the father of 7 of maintaining a double standard as he wasn’t as vigilant about his son’s sexual behavior. Apparently, at least one of his kids, Zonnique Pullins, agrees. During a recent interview with The Hollywood Life  Pullins keeps it real about what goes on in her family, specifically calling out the hypervigilant way her stepdad still watches over her now that she’s an adult.

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