About Kayla Grant

Kayla Grant is a cross-topic multimedia journalist who is pursuing her Master of Science in Journalism at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. In addition to being featured in theGrio, the Clark Atlanta University alumna’s words are published in Poynter Institute’s HBCU Voter Guide, Oz Magazine, iPondr, Prism, rolling out and the Atlanta Business Journal. Follow her on Twitter: @TheKaylaGrant.

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WNBA, WNBA Draft, 2024 WNBA Draft, 2024 WNBA Draft rookies, women's basketball, women's college basketball, NCAA women's basketball, Angel Reese, Rickea Jackson, Cathy Englebert, Celeste Taylor, Charisma Osborne, women's sports, women in sports, NBA wage gap, WNBA wage gap, NIL deals, theGrio.com
April 17, 2024
From Angel Reese to Rickea Jackson, the 2024 WNBA rookies talk to theGrio about achieving new heights in basketball and beyond.
Angel Reese WNBA Draft, WNBA Draft fashion 2024, best dressed WNBA Draft, sports fashion, athletes fashion, 2024 WNBA Draft fashion, fashion looks at WNBA Draft theGrio.com
April 17, 2024
Angel Reese, Kamilla Cardoso and more grace the orange carpet with designer looks and hometown homages.
Black books, Kennedy Ryan, Black romance writers, Black romance novels, romance novels, Black books, theGrio.com
February 23, 2024
With her upcoming novel, “This Could Be Us,” novelist Kennedy Ryan reaches beyond the limits of romantic love.
Dating, winter first dates, what are good first dates, what are good things to do on a date?, Black love, Black dating, love and relationships, theGrio.com
February 10, 2024
Have a first date planned this winter? Skip the standard dinner and stand out with a unique outing.
Samara Joy, 2023 Grammy Best New Artist, jazz singers, jazz music, Black music, 2024 Grammys, Grammy winners, best New Artist winners, theGrio.com
February 4, 2024
A year after a groundbreaking win, 2023 Best New Artist Samara Joy returns to the Grammys with another nomination.
Yolanda Renee King, Yolanda Renee King "We Dream A World", "We Dream A World", Yolanda Renee King book, Martin Luther King Jr., Coretta Scott King, MLK, MLK Day, Who is Martin Luther King's granddaughter?, Books on Martin Luther King Jr. Books on MLK, children's books, Black books, Black children’s books, theGrio.com
January 15, 2024
Speaking with theGrio, Yolanda Renee King explains how “We Dream A World” pays homage to Coretta Scott King and Martin Luther King Jr.
Pirelli Calendar, 2024 Pirelli calendar, Prince Gyasi, Naomi Campbell, Amanda Gorman, Jeymes Samuels, Black photographers, theGrio.com
December 1, 2023
The first Black photographer in Pirelli calendar history, Prince Gyasi collaborated with a roster of Black luminaries for its 50th edition.
Travel, Traveling while Black, #TravelTuesday, Travel Tuesday, Black travel, vacations, air travel, how to find travel deals, travel deals, holiday travel, summer travel, vacation travel, theGrio.com
November 28, 2023
Two travel gurus share their top tips for booking the vacation of your dreams this #TravelTuesday.
Tina Turner, Tina Turner birthday, Tina Turner comic, Tina Turner tribute, theGrio.com
November 25, 2023
TidalWave’s 22-page graphic novel details every nuance of the Queen of Rock and Roll’s triumphant story
Haley McClain Hill, TORCH Warriorwear, TORCH apparel, Veteran's Day, women in the armed forces, women in the military, theGrio.com
November 11, 2023
From TORCH Warriorwear to TORCHTalks, Haley McClain Hill is building a brand for an army of woman warriors.
Urbanworld Film Festival, American Fiction, Karen McMullen, Black films, Black directors, Black filmmakers, Black film festivals, Cord Jefferson, theGrio.com
November 1, 2023
From Yvonne Orji’s directorial debut to rapper RZA’s feature film, this year’s Urbanworld Film Festival aim to showcase the nuances of Black culture.
CurlyCon LA, Curly Culture, naturalistas, curly hair, coily hair, natural hair, natural hair movement, natural haircare, natural textures, curly haircare, Ava Pearl, theGrio.com
October 30, 2023
Created by Curly Culture founder Ava Pearl, the inaugural CurlyCon LA seeks to educate, inspire and empower curlies worldwide.
Black authors, Black Books, Black speculative fiction, Black fantasy novels, Black fantasy fiction, Black sci-fi novels, Black fiction, Black YA novels, Black YA books, Black queer authors, Black LGBTQ+ authors, theGrio,com
October 27, 2023
As speculative fiction gains popularity, author Terry J. Benton-Walker and others are centering Black culture in the fantasy genre.
Blacula, Black horror, Black graphic novels, Dracula, spooky season, graphic novels, scary graphic novels, blaxploitation, Rodney Barnes, Zombie Books, Black authors, Black books, Black horror books
October 25, 2023
Veteran screenwriter Rodney Barnes tells theGrio about his love of storytelling, turning “Blacula” into a graphic novel and more.
Cuffing season, dating, Dating while Black, Black relationships, dating advice, dating apps, Black relationship experts, theGrio.com
October 11, 2023
The dating world can be discouraging, but if you don’t play, you can’t win. Here are tips to keep in mind when navigating cuffing season.
WFDF 910 AM Detroit
October 2, 2023
The perfect narrator provides their listeners with a hands-free reading experience that is both immersive and engaging.
Black books, Black YA books, Black authors, Honest June, Tina Wells, reading proficiency, Black students reading scores, How to improve student reading scores, middle-grade reading, theGrio.com
September 5, 2023
Mixing life lessons with entertainment, Black children’s authors like Tina Wells create books that can positively impact reading proficiency. 
Curlfest, Black Hair, Black Business month, Black-owned Businesses, Curly Girl Collective, small businesses, naturalistas, natural hair, Black-Owned Beauty, theGrio.com
August 17, 2023
Following Curlfest 2023’s ‘bounce back,’ the five founders of the Curly Girl Collective discuss putting Black empowerment at the forefront.
Kristina Forest, Black romance writers, Black beach reads, Black authors, Black books, Black romance novels, theGrio.com
August 16, 2023
Summer days may be dwindling, but it’s always a good time for a great read by Black romance writers like Kristina Forest.
Travel, Black travel, traveling while Black, historic Black beach towns, Black beach getaways, Black history, Sag Harbor, Martha's Vineyard, Oak Bluffs, Bruce's Beach, Labor Day travel, summer travel, summer vacation, theGrio.com
August 15, 2023
From Oak Bluffs to Sag Harbor, these U.S. beach towns are both relaxing and rich in Black history and legacy.