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  • Sunday, 05 May 2019 20:53
  • Shawn Gant

Diana Ross thegrio.comDiana Ross thegrio.comHonoree Diana Ross performs onstage during the 2017 American Music Awards. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) Legendary singer Diana Ross’ encounter with the Transportation Security Administration was not pleasant as she states she was “violated” during an aggressive pat-down.

  • Sunday, 05 May 2019 20:03
  • Shawn Gant

Will Smith thegrio.comWill Smith thegrio.comActor Will Smith attends the Warner Bros. Pictures' "Focus" premiere (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images) Netflix’s efforts to take over the entertainment world has yielded huge paydays for Hollywood’s elite, giving actors like Will Smith a $35 million check to be in films like Bright 2.

  • Sunday, 05 May 2019 19:47
  • Shawn Gant

Sean Sean Diddy performs onstage at SOMETHING IN THE WATER (Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images for Something in the Water) Sean “Diddy” Combs took to Instagram to reveal he is “OFF THE GRID,” which sparked an outpour from fans wishing him well and delivering encouraging words.

  • Saturday, 04 May 2019 15:34
  • Megan Sims

R. Kelly thegrio.comR. Kelly thegrio.comR. Kelly turns himself in at 1st District police headquarters in Chicago on Friday night, Feb. 22, 2019. (Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune) With a major case pending and money troubles, R.

  • Saturday, 04 May 2019 15:11
  • Megan Sims

Singers Chris Brown (L) and RihannaSingers Chris Brown (L) and RihannaSingers Chris Brown (L) and Rihanna attend the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS) Chris Brown definitely loves seeing pictures of ex-girlfriend Rihanna in lingerie, well, we guess it has to do since he cannot get the real thing. And recently, Brown publicly commented on one of her photos and her fans were not having it.

  • Friday, 03 May 2019 23:25
  • Natasha S. Alford

In a new interview with theGrio, actress Yaya DaCosta says she’s happy the mainstream media is starting to catch on to the idea of the Black Latinos’ exist. “I think it’s refreshing,” says DaCosta during a press junket for the film ‘Bolden’. “When I got an audition recently for a Colombian woman I was like ‘Really, like they asked for me? Really?’ Because in the past we would never have been considered if you didn’t look like Jennifer Lopez.” HOLLYWOOD, CA – MAY 02: Yaya DaCosta attends the screening of Netflix’s ‘Dear White People’ season 2 at ArcLight Cinemas on May 2, 2018 in Hollywood, California.

  • Friday, 03 May 2019 22:25
  • Soraya Joseph

KardashianKardashianKim Kardashian West (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images) Kim Kardashian West‘s dedication to justice reform is paying off as she announced that she helped negotiate the release of yet another low-level drug offender from prison. Prior to Kardashian West’s effort, the prisoner, who is only referred to as “Jeffrey,” had spent over two decades behind bars. No stranger to assisting with prison reform, Kardashian West posted a photo with Jeffrey’s family, celebrating the news:

  • Friday, 03 May 2019 21:31
  • Soraya Joseph

(Photo by Earl Gibson III/Getty Images for BET). Earlier singer Keyshia Cole confirmed that her and partner, Niko Hale, are expecting a baby boy which will be her second child. The 37-year-old R&B singer took to her Instagram to debut her baby bump to fans: View this post on Instagram Went to Catalina island Last weekend. Had such a good time!!!! Surrounded by Loooooooooove❤️ Just enjoying good times and GREAT VIBES ?? I have a few shows coming up next weekend, DETROIT, MIAMI, ? #MOTHERSDay is coming ? I’m ready for ALL THE Love and GREAT ENERGY ?

  • Thursday, 02 May 2019 20:45
  • Shawn Grant

Peabo Bryson thegrio
speaks onstage during the Thurgood Marshall College Fund 28th Annual Awards Gala at Washington Hilton on November 21, 2016 in Washington, DC.

A heart attack suffered last week by R&B legend Peabo

  • Thursday, 02 May 2019 20:41
  • Natasha S. Alford

When you think of jazz exactly who comes to mind?

A new biopic, executive produced by Wynton Marsalis, wants to make sure that your list includes Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, and also the great Buddy Bolden.

Bolden is a film that explores the life of the New Orleans native who some believe “invented” jazz and gave it its signature swag. Like many creative geniuses, Bolden also had massive demons which eventually left him in an insane asylum causing his talent and impact to be overlooked, until now.

“People didn’t talk about Bolden,” says Marsalis. “Older musicians would say he played loud; he

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