About D.L. Chandler

D.L. Chandler is a veteran of the Washington D.C. Metro writing scene, working as a journalist, reporter, and culture critic. Getting his start in the late 1990s via print, D.L. joined the growing field of online reporting beginning in 1998. His first big break came with the now-defunct Politically Black in 1999, the nation's first Black political news portal. D.L. has worked in the past for MTV News, Metro Connection, Billboard, and several other publications and magazines. D.L. is a proud native Washingtonian and resides in the Greater Washington suburbs.

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February 8, 2023
TheGrio examines five takeaways from President Biden’s State of the Union address that uniquely concerns Black Americans.
October 30, 2022
Reverend Dr. Calvin O. Butts III for decades served as pastor of the historic Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem.
August 23, 2022
White House Senior Advisor Trey Baker is moving on to a new role after serving the Biden administration since January 2021.
Coins and dollars show the comparison of the euro to the dollar today
July 16, 2022
TheGrio speaks with economy and travel experts to get a better of sense of how the euro to the dollar rate will impact Black U.S. consumers.
Black veteran American flag
June 24, 2022
Black veterans convened in Washington, D.C. to address the myriad issues they have routinely faced dating back to the end of World War II. 
June 14, 2022
The Small Business Administration (SBA) announced on Tuesday a landmark partnership with the Divine Nine aimed to address Black wealth.
April 18, 2022
For your benefit, theGrio has compiled the myriad ways you can make Tax Day work for you and not against you.
March 25, 2022
Many will converge in Washington, D.C. for the “Have Her Back” tribute in honor of Judge Jackson’s path to the nomination.
Poor People's Campaign
March 15, 2022
The Poor People’s Campaign held its first in-person march and rally in Cleveland, Ohio — the first of several marches in nine other states.
February 1, 2022
On the first day of Black History Month, Sen. Booker introduced the Senate version of Bowman’s African American History Act.
Supreme Court thegrio.com
January 29, 2022
President Biden has the opportunity to appoint some of these qualified Black judges to the Supreme Court and make good on his pledge.
Martin Luther King Jr. - MLK Day 2024
January 17, 2022
Efforts to recognize King though a national holiday began just days after his assassination — but it didn’t come without some resistance.
Vice President Kamala Harris walks with Vincent Evans
January 4, 2022
Vincent Evans served as Deputy Director of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs in the Office of the Vice President.
Sheila Jackson Lee Megan Thee Stallion
December 14, 2021
“Not only did she get a degree, but she was calling her professors regularly to let them know how committed she was,” Lee said of Megan.
Vice President Harris wishes Brigadier General Charles McGee a happy 102nd birthday.
December 10, 2021
Vice President Harris paid homage to Brigadier General Charles McGee who flew 409 combat sorties in three major wars.
November 27, 2021
Minority Business Development Agency acting director Miguel Estién placed an emphasis on supporting the wide array of minority entrepreneurs.
Glenn Youngkin and Terry McAuliffe with Kamala Harris
November 3, 2021
White men and white women voted for Youngkin at 66% and 57%, while Black men and Black women voted at 87% and 86% for McAuliffe.
President Biden
November 2, 2021
The Biden-Harris administration ran a campaign built upon sweeping appeals to working class Americans, especially Black voters. As the year […]
President Joe Biden
October 21, 2021
Biden-Harris administration unveils initiative aimed at addressing educational and economic gaps that have plagued Black Americans.
Hip Hop Caucus Yearwood thegrio.com
October 12, 2021
The tool is an extension of that groundwork by the Hip Hop Caucus aimed specifically at those who were formerly incarcerated.