Demetria Irwin

Read why this writer was nonplussed when she first saw Lena Waithe's Vanity Fair cover and what changed her mind about it.
Chef Lawrence Page and crew are back for another season of Hustle and Soul.Last season, viewers watched Lawrence—chef and owner of Brooklyn soul food restaurant Pink Tea Cup—get entangled in workplace/bedroom drama. The flirtatious, cooking lothario employed both the...
Imagine you are minding all of your own business on a flight, gnawing at the overpriced food splayed before you, when you notice in your peripheral vision, your seatmate's stockinged feet laying atop the food tray--mere inches from the items you are shoveling into your mouth.

Rapper Craig Mack, best known for his hit 1994 single "Flava in Ya Ear," has died of heart failure at 46 years old, according to the New York Daily News. Reportedly, he passed away on Monday at a hospital near his Walterboro, SC home.
During a recent appearance on Good Morning Britain (the Brit version of Good Morning America), Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors found her eyes rolled completely up in her head when she was asked about that pesky "All Lives...
As we dive into this special day of actively loving up on women, let us put particular attention towards Black women around the globe.  Instead of just liking a tweet and moving on, here are five practical ways to celebrate Black women in a meaningful way for  International Women's Day and really, any day.

Candace Owens, the director of urban engagement for conservative student organization Turning Point USA, recently told Fox and Friends hosts that the National Rifle Association (NRA) was founded as a civil rights organization that trained Black people to arm themselves.
Jordan Peele's big win for Get Out is making headlines and of course the cast of Black Panther slayed the red carpet on Hollywood's big night over the weekend, but we need a do-over for the Academy Awards and give all the trophies to this adorable thespian.
Only a couple Black folks walked home with a statue from this year's Academy Awards ceremony (Congrats Jordan and Kobe!), but as our people are wont to do, we still showed up and showed out.

Walter Mosley introduced Detective Easy Rawlins to the world almost 30 years ago, and now Mosley is debuting his latest smooth-talking private dick, Joe King Oliver in his new book Down the River Unto the Sea.
TheGrio interviewed Yusef Salaam to find out more about the Central Park Five’s relationship to the 45th president and why he considers Trump a hypocrite.
Barack and Michelle Obama’s official portraits were unveiled today and love or hate the art, the cultural impact of the moment is undeniable.
Martin Lawrence, Tisha Campbell-Martin, and Tichina Arnold were all smiles in Burbank, CA as they dished about the possibility of a Martin reboot.
Driving home from the set of the Blackest film ever created (that's Black Panther), Chadwick Boseman says he passed by Ku Klux Klan rallies.
Producer Mel Jones makes her directorial debut with Leimert Park, a digital series that follows the lives of three Black girlfriends who live together in Leimert Park area in Los Angeles.
Actress Meagan Good showed everyone what it means to have your girlfriend's back when she shared powerful words of encouragement with comedian Leslie Jones.
A high school in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn has a new award to add to its trophy case thanks to the debate team earning a national championship win with a "Why Black Lives Matter" speech.
What did Trump get right and wrong in his first State of the Union address when it comes to African Americans? Here are the facts
Police officers in Florida are seeking to invoke Stand Your Ground protection to defend against excessive force claims.
The Academy Award-winning actress believes her upcoming film, Black Panther is far more than just an action-packed movie when it comes to representation of African people, even if the African nation in the movie is fictitious.