About Mariel Turner

Mariel Turner is a writer for theGrio. The Detroit native previously worked for Us Weekly, EBONY Magazine and KTLA 5 News, and strives to find the intersection between entertainment and social issues. In her free time, Mariel enjoys traveling, reading and all things Beyoncé. Follow her @mariel_turner on X & Instagram.

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Chloe Bailey in a still image from "The Exorcism." (Photo credit: Vertical/ Ginsberg / Libby)
June 21, 2024
Chloe Bailey is starring in the new horror film “The Exorcism,” but that doesn’t mean she relinquished her spiritual practices while on set.
Amandla Stenberg attends a screening of "The Acolyte" on June 3 in New York City. (Photo: Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)
June 21, 2024
The actress released a song titled “Discourse,” which addresses the “intolerable racism” Stenberg says she’s experienced.
Simone Biles is pictured in a image from the Netflix docuseries "Simone Biles Rising." (Credit: Netflix)
June 20, 2024
Simone Biles is opening up about her life in the first trailer for the four-part Netflix docuseries “Simone Biles Rising.”
(Screenshot via YouTube/Augusta Palmer)
June 18, 2024
“The Blues Society,” a documentary that unpacks the Memphis Country Blues Festival, will be released on video on demand in July. 
Megan Thee Stallion performs on May 24, 2024, in Napa, California. (Photo by Dana Jacobs/FilmMagic)
June 18, 2024
Megan Thee Stallion is all about the fun, but there’s a particular habit she doesn’t like from fans at her shows. 
Monica and Brandy arrive at a pre-Grammy gala on Feb. 12, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
June 18, 2024
Brandy and Monica, who collaborated on the ‘90s duet “The Boy Is Mine,” are joining Ariana Grande on a remix of her song of the same name.