About Hannah Joy

Hannah Joy Gebresilassie is an award-winning journalist, activist and entrepreneur hailing from Atlanta, GA. The Georgia Tech and Northwestern alum is the proud daughter of Ethiopian and Eritrean immigrants and is very passionate about community organizing, voting and culture.

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May 18, 2022
The seven women met with theGrio in an exclusive interview to share how they hope this milestone will someday be normal, not exceptional.
March 12, 2022
Donna Hylton’s organization plans to provide transitional housing to dozens of women and empower them to be change agents in their lives.
HBCU Atlanta Protest
October 20, 2021
Students attending HBCU in Atlanta are coming together to protest living conditions and inequities at their institutions.
ambulance thegrio.com
August 4, 2021
The U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services is taking steps to help states with community-based mobile crisis intervention services.
Joy Bryant Henry Simmons thegrio.com
July 9, 2021
Actress Joy Bryant and actor Henry Simmons are gearing up to take on lead roles in the second season of Ava DuVernay’s ‘Cherish the Day.’
Ziggi Tyler thegrio.com
July 9, 2021
A popular Black TikTok creator is calling out the platform for censoring Black related phrases in a user’s Creator Marketplace bio.
Breonna Taylor thegrio.com
July 9, 2021
A new lawsuit is claiming that there may be more body camera footage from the night Breonna Taylor was shot and killed by Louisville police.
NYPD theGRIO.com
July 8, 2021
New York officers who lost their jobs after accusations of wrongdoing have been able to secure other jobs, according to a new report.
Don Clark, Sr. thegrio.com
July 8, 2021
A family in St. Louis has filed a federal lawsuit in response to a police raid that claimed the life of their loved one four years ago.
Ruby Bridges thegrio.com
July 8, 2021
A group of parents in Tennessee are expressing their disapproval over critical race theory and teaching tools, including a Ruby Bridges book.
David and Sabrina Jaramillo thegrio.com
July 7, 2021
The Jaramillo family is speaking out after the tragic loss of their child at Adventureland Park located in Iowa.
Juvenile Vax That Thang Up thegrio.com
July 7, 2021
Juvenile has teamed up with Mannie Fresh and Mia X to help combat COVID-19 by releasing a new vaccine anthem remixing an old classic.
Gabby Thomas thegrio.com
July 7, 2021
Olympian Gabby Thomas is speaking out and calling for support for Black athletes gearing up to compete in Tokyo.
Manchester International Swimming Meet 2021 - Day 2
July 6, 2021
After the International Swimming Federation (FINA) banned swimming caps designed for natural Black hair, they are reportedly reconsidering.
Fire Commissioner Annette Nance-Holt
July 6, 2021
Annette Nance-Holt made history by becoming the first Black woman to lead the Chicago Fire Department in its 162-year history.
July 6, 2021
A group of protesters were arrested in Atlanta on Monday while standing up for the rights of people experiencing homelessness.
Press Secretary Psaki Holds Daily Briefing With EPA Administrator Regan
July 2, 2021
In his historic role as administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Michael Regan is prioritizing environmental justice.
Black woman dog thegrio.com
July 2, 2021
Washington, D.C. reportedly has several green spaces with more than 30 free public fenced-in dog parks around the metropolitan area.
July 2, 2021
Research released on Friday shows that some Black Lives Matter (BLM) protesters had other motivations and were not marching for Black lives.
Idris Elba and Sabrina Dhowre attend The 64th Evening Standard Theatre Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, on November 18, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
July 1, 2021
Renowned actor Idris Elba and model Sabrina Dhowre Elba are opening up more about their journey in marriage.