About Chinekwu Osakwe

Chinekwu is a weekend editor for theGrio. She is a graduate of NYU and Columbia University and has written for Rolling Stone and Reuters. Follow her @ChiOsakwe_ on Twitter and @ChiOsakwe on Instagram.


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Gangs of Lagos, Amazon, Nollywood, Nigerian films, African films, Nollywood stars, theGrio.com
April 24, 2023
Star Tobi Bakre said the Amazon Studios original has been viewed across the globe including in countries like South Korea and Vietnam.
Afrochella, Afro Future, Ghana, theGrio.com
January 10, 2023
Ghanaian culture seemed to be an intentional focal point as Ghanaian artists with storied careers took to the festival stage.
January 3, 2023
Beauty brands Topicals and Fenty Beauty set up elaborate activations so that concertgoers could get better acquainted with their brands.
January 1, 2023
The lineup for Day 1 of Afrochella included Kwesi Arthur, Fireboy DML, Ayra Starr, Medikal, DJ Juls, King Promise, Stonebwoy and others.
Simi thegrio.com
October 15, 2021
Simi launched a social media campaign called #NobodyLikeWoman where she asked women to share some of the harmful things they’ve been told.
September 16, 2021
When Glossier launched this grant program, it mentioned Black business owners face huge obstacles when it comes to growing their brands.
Goldman Sachs's Investment Business Boosts Q2 Profits Despite Trading Losses
July 26, 2021
In March of this year, Goldman Sachs committed to investing $10 billion in capital to impact the lives of Black women entrepreneurs.
ESPN thegrio.com
July 16, 2021
Tonya Cornileus, vice president at ESPN said the company has been working on their diversity issues since the mid-90s and isn’t slowing down.
Instagram thegrio.com
July 2, 2021
Instagram has created a “Black-owned” label that will appear in the bio section of businesses’ pages if they have a virtual shop.
February 26, 2021
Patterson will be leading the OMB division that develops and oversees budgets for the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
January 27, 2021
On Monday, Citi announced its new round of investments which brings the number of companies that Citi has supported up to 11.
December 7, 2020
The vibrant children’s book, “Dear Little Black Girl” by Christina Hammond, is filled with affirmations and beautiful illustrations.
Black woman business
November 11, 2020
JPMorgan Chase will be partnering with the New Voices Foundation to launch a business banking educational program for women of color.
Phoebe Robinson thegrio.com
October 29, 2020
Phoebe Robinson will host Facebook’s ‘#BuyBlack Friday Show’, an accompaniment to the #BuyBlack Friday Gift Guide which was just released.
Megan thee Stallion thegrio.com
October 4, 2020
On Saturday night, Megan Thee Stallion made her Saturday Night Live debut. She made powerful statements during her first performance.
September 24, 2020
But Beyoncé and her team are promoting Black-owned businesses on her website with a section called The Black Parade Route.
Glossier thegrio.com
September 13, 2020
Glossier, the skincare brand that creates ‘products inspired by real life,’ announced a $500,000 grant for Black-owned beauty businesses.