About Natasha S. Alford

Natasha S. Alford is an award-winning journalist, filmmaker, and media executive driven by the power of storytelling. As the VP of Digital Content and a Sr. Correspondent, Natasha tells stories that inspire and inform. She is also host of "TheGrio Weekly," airing Fridays at 6am, 2pm and 10pm ET on theGrio's mobile streaming channel.

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September 14, 2023
Erica Mena apologized for calling her Spice a “monkey,” but does she truly understand the impact of anti-Blackness on Black children?
As a Harvard Alum, I’ve never felt guilty about affirmative action. Here’s why Black kids shouldn’t feel ashamed to discuss race.
April 7, 2023
“Why Should Guys Have All the Fun?,” tells the inspiring life story of attorney and philanthropist Loida Lewis, and her powerful partnership with the first African American billionaire, Reginald F. Lewis.
Mar Cruz dances Puerto Rican bomba in the film "Negra, Yo Soy Bella." Director Vashni Korin, Pelua Productions. Tribeca. (Photo by Gabriella Baéz, courtesy of Vashni Korin)
Executive produced by Queen Latifah and directed by Vashni Korin, “Negra, Yo Soy Bella” raises and praises Black Puerto Rican women.
American singer Sister Rosetta Tharpe performing on stage with her guitar and Chris Barber's Jazz Band, Cardiff, Wales, November 1957. (Photo by Chris Ware/Keystone Features/Getty Images)
March 20, 2023
Journalist Cheryl Wills’ new book “Isn’t Her Grace Amazing!” shares how Black women gospel singers like Sister Rosetta Tharpe changed history.
Byron Allen speaks at his 2023 Oscar's Gala. (Photo by Getty Images)
March 15, 2023
At his recent Oscar gala, media mogul Byron Allen talks pursuing BET network and owning Black media companies.
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 12: Jay Ellis attends the 95th Annual Academy Awards on March 12, 2023 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Arturo Holmes/Getty Images ) theGrio.com
March 14, 2023
Jay Ellis stars in the Oscar-nominated “Top Gun: Maverick” and talks helping Black Hollywood creatives at the 95th Academy Awards red carpet.
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March 13, 2023
Byron Allen held his Oscars Gala 2023 at the posh Beverly Wilshire Hotel as a fundraiser for Children’s Hospital L.A.
March 2, 2023
Natasha S. Alford unpacks this week’s viral moment with Michael B. Jordan and Lore’l and the pressures Black boys and men face to conform.
Rep. Jasmine Crockett, theGrio.com
February 10, 2023
The first-term Democratic congresswoman from Dallas is ready to fight for progressive issues and says the civil rights movement inspired her to go from law to politics.
Tyre Nichols EMTs, theGrio.com
In this week’s segment of “That’s The Point,” theGrio’s Natasha S. Alford talks about the ritual mourning of police brutality victims in America and the frustration and grief around stalled police reform efforts.
January 27, 2023
OPINION: The Florida governor is crossing the line by saying that African American history has no educational value in schools. TheGrio’s Natasha S. Alford explains why DeSantis’ latest culture war is about politics.
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MC Lyte and estate attorney Lori Douglass say it’s best to have conversations about prenups and finances before saying “I do.”
Research shows fewer Black Americans have a will or estate plan for when they die compared with white Americans.
January 17, 2023
Fashion Bomb Daily CEO Claire Sulmers talks with theGrio’s Natasha S. Alford about what it takes to support Black fashion designers, Black-owned labels and brands in an industry that often struggles with diversity.
Massachussetts Considers Mandatory Health Insurance
Cardiac arrest heart attacks are not exactly the same medical issue. Dr. Jayne Morgan explains how both issues impact our health, and how knowing CPR can save lives.
December 28, 2022
As parents, kids, and families spend time together over the holiday break, you might be looking for new ways to bond and make memories.
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December 23, 2022
Despite being the victim of a shooting, online trolls attacking Megan Thee Stallion act as if she is on trial instead of Torey Lanez. TheGrio’s Natasha S. Alford breaks down how sexism plays a role in much of the social media critiques of the rapper.
December 22, 2022
Spotify host Jemele Hill has written an honest and unflinching account of her life, former ESPN career and family In the book, “Uphill.”
The holidays are the perfect time to reconnect with your roots and lineage through DNA testing and genealogy research.