About theGrio

TheGrio.com, owned by Entertainment Studios LLC, is the first video-centric news community site devoted to providing African-Americans with stories and perspectives that appeal to them but are underrepresented in existing national news outlets. TheGrio features aggregated and original video packages, news articles, and blogs on topics from breaking news, politics, health, business, and entertainment, which concern its niche audience.

The goal of TheGrio is to be the news portal that satisfies the desire of African-Americans to stay informed and connected with their community. TheGrio’s editorial mandate is to focus on news and events that have a unique interest and/or pronounced impact within the national African Americans audience.

Email Addresses

Advertising inquiries – ads@thegrio.com

Pitches – contributor@thegrio.com

Information – info@thegrio.com

Legal inquiries – legal@thegrio.com

TheGrio Team:

Amy Barnett, Chief Content Officer

Angela Burt-Murray, VP of Content

Shelly Jones, VP of Digital Operations

Shana Pinnock, Director, Social Media

Wendy L. Wilson, Managing Editor

Natasha S. Alford, Deputy Editor

Demetria Irwin, Homepage Editor

Cortney Wills, Entertainment Editor

Blue Telusma, Staff Writer

Michael Clark, Vice President, Digital (Entertainment Studios — TheGrio.com)

Van Crawford, Brand Marketing Manager