Demetria Irwin

Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) just introduced a resolution designating April 11-17 as Black Maternal Health Week.
Susan Taylor Batten, the president and CEO of the Association of Black Foundation Executives (ABFE), is excited about philanthropy and the Black community.
In a new interview with theGrio, Shaquille O'Neal (Shaq) reveals how he has managed to keep his bank account flush post-NBA retirement.

For her third novel, The Hundred Wells of Salaga, Ayesha Harruna Attah explores pre-colonial Ghana through the eyes of two Black women.
When I Get Home is a bold, smart, sonically interesting album that will secure a solid position in Solange’s ever evolving list of artistic achievements.
Actor and music artist Jussie Smollett has been indicted by a grand jury for filing a false police report in connection with his alleged assault in Chicago last month.

Jay-Z and Meek Mill have teamed up to announce the launch of the Reform Alliance, an organization devoted to criminal justice reform.
After spending almost half of her life in prison, Cyntoia Brown has been granted clemency by lame duck Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam. What does it mean?
Sustainability and wellness entrepreneur Yoli Ouiya shares five easy tips on how to incorporate food into your sel-care journey.

Michelle Obama sold out the last stop on this leg of her book toor at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn and theGrio was there to soak up her wisdom.
ing, the latest young adult fiction collaboration from Kwame Alexander and Mary Rand Hess, is a rich novel told completely in verse.
New Jack Swing's creator, Teddy Riley, spoke to theGrio about his upcoming show, his little known Panamanian roots, and how Harlem shaped the sound of New Jack Swing.
It's been five days since Georgia residents hit the polls to elect Stacey Abrams, Brian Kemp, or Ted Metz as their new governor.
Glory Edim, 35, is a well-read Black girl and her Well-Read Black Girl community is growing each day.
Wu-Tang Clan was for the children this morning on ABC's Good Morning America as the performed on the 25th anniversary of their debut album.
When asked for his comments on Michelle Obama's strong words against him in her upcoming memoir, Donald Trump resorted to spouting unsubstantiated claims (aka lies). 
Malcolm D. Lee has joined forces with Knock the Vote campaign creator ACRONYM to write and direct three videos aimed at getting people to the polls for the upcoming midterm elections. The videos—featuring Affion Crockett, Roy Wood Jr, and Melissa De...
Detroit just can’t get enough of showing its love for legendary “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin, who died in August at age 76 from pancreatic cancer.
Ossie Davis would have turned 100 years old on December 18, 2017 and to honor what would have been his 100th year of life, his children have partnered with the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) for the $10,000 Ossie Davis Legacy Award Scholarship.
Will Smith decided to ring in his 50th birthday in a major way. The Grammy-winning, Oscar-nominated entertainer took to the skies and bungee jumped into the Grand Canyon to celebrate his milestone birthday.It was a family affair. Smith's wife...