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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
Earlier this month, Amazon Studios transformed New York City’s Bryant Park Hotel into a bustling replica of Lagos, Nigeria. In
Afrochella, Afro Future, Ghana, theGrio.com
After five years, Afrochella has held its final performance. According to festival organizers, moving forward, Afrochella will be known as
January 3, 2023
The designs of popular African fashion brands such as Hanifa and Andrea Iyamah were easily spotted during the two-day Afrochella
This year, Afrochella, the Ghanaian music festival that has been running every December since 2017, faced a number of challenges.
Simi thegrio.com
October 15, 2021
Nigerian Afrobeats singer Simisola Kosoko, a.k.a Simi, released her new single, “Woman,” along with a colorful female-driven video on Friday.
September 16, 2021
Cult skincare brand Glossier announced on Thursday the 10 winners of its 2021 Black-owned beauty business grant after multiple rounds
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
ESPN thegrio.com
ESPN has been making headlines for the last week or so after Rachel Nichols, a white host, made disparaging remarks
Instagram thegrio.com
July 2, 2021
In 2020, during the racial reckoning brought on by the murder of George Floyd, the call to support Black communities
February 26, 2021
While on the campaign trail, President Joe Biden promised to invest in communities through housing. “Housing should be a right,
January 27, 2021
Citi has committed to investing $200 million of its own money, not client capital, in companies that have a positive
December 7, 2020
The vibrant children’s book, Dear Little Black Girl, is filled with affirmations and beautiful illustrations of different little Black girls
Black woman business
November 11, 2020
JPMorgan Chase announced on Monday that it will be partnering with the New Voices Foundation, a organization dedicated to productive
Phoebe Robinson thegrio.com
October 29, 2020
When COVID-19 hit the U.S., mandatory lockdowns caused many small and large businesses to shut down at unprecedented rates. According
Megan thee Stallion thegrio.com
October 4, 2020
On Saturday night, Megan Thee Stallion made her Saturday Night Live solo debut. The show was hosted by Chris Rock
September 24, 2020
In July, BeyGOOD, Beyoncé’s philanthropic organization, and the NAACP announced a “Black-Owned Small Business Impact Fund to assist small business
Glossier thegrio.com
September 13, 2020
Glossier, the skincare brand that creates “products inspired by real life,” announced a $500,000 grant that would be awarded to