About Mariel Turner

Mariel Turner is the Senior Editor at 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 Twitter & Instagram.

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March 4, 2022
Black excellence shined bright at the 13th annual African American Film Critics Awards on Wednesday where some of Hollywood’s biggest
March 3, 2022
The African American Film Critics Association Awards returned to Los Angeles on Wednesday with appearances from the night’s top winners.
February 26, 2022
Samuel L. Jackson added his voice to the fight for voting rights during his acceptance speech at the 53rd annual
The NAACP Image Awards are back and better than ever this year with appearances from A-list stars, a standout performance,
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February 11, 2022
In a time when Hollywood is rolling out reboots and revivals at a warp-speed space, audiences may feel a bit
11th Hamilton Behind The Camera Awards - Arrivals
December 17, 2021
Mahershala Ali revealed that his role as Cameron, a loving husband and father diagnosed with a terminal illness, in Apple
Sony Pictures' "Spider-Man: No Way Home" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals
December 16, 2021
The last few years of Zendaya‘s life have been a whirlwind, to say the least. The 25-year-old actress has gone
December 13, 2021
Steven Spielberg wants to transport West Side Story into the modern era. The legendary director, 74, aims to bring the
December 3, 2021
Harlem, created and executive produced by Tracy Oliver, follows “four stylish and ambitious best girlfriends in Harlem NYC, the mecca of Black
November 17, 2021
Halle Berry is adding to her resume with her latest film, Bruised. The Oscar winner not only stars as Jackie
November 10, 2021
Writing and directing Passing has given Rebecca Hall a host of things: critical acclaim, first-time directing experience and award season
October 28, 2021
Tessa Thompson and Ruth Negga are bringing 1920s Harlem Renaissance to life in 2021 film adaption of Passing. Shot in
October 8, 2021
No Time to Die may feature the action-packed, thrilling fun we’ve come to know and love in James Bond films,
September 23, 2021
All good things must come to an end, and Dear White People is no exception. The hit Netflix series, which
August 16, 2021
Marlon Wayans is ready to redefine his story. The 49-year-old actor is best known for his comedy roles in films
August 13, 2021
Jennifer Hudson is an Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning actress, but that doesn’t mean she wasn’t apprehensive about playing the
Tabitha Brown is living in a state of gratitude. The social media superstar, 42, has gone from trial to triumph
June 19, 2021
Eight Black filmmakers came together to share their creative processes at Procter & Gamble’s Widen the Screen event at the
June 10, 2021
Corey Hawkins and Leslie Grace understand how rare a film like In The Heights is. The two castmates, who star
Tahj Mowry is using comedy to tell the very real story of mental illness. The former Baby Daddy star, 35,