Natasha S. Alford

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On Wednesday night the NAACP hosted a “National Call to Action” in preparation for the highly anticipated midterm elections.
Corallys Ortiz, a TV meteorologist and reporter at WBBJ 7 in Jackson, TN, decided that instead of her usual straight-haired look, she would wear her natural curls on TV.
Marc Morial says the "n-word" was a fighting word when he grew up in Louisiana.Morial has seen race relations change from the days he was rocking an afro at __ University as an act of defiance, all the way...

Russell Hornsberry says it's time more Black fathers received the credit they deserve.
Maryland Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous has made a promise you won't hear most politicians make.Jealous, a former president of the NAACP, says if elected governor, he's planning to train citizens on how to organize and advocate for social...
This week at the Congressional Black Caucus' 48th Annual Legislative Conference, media maven April Reign stepped into theGrio's studio to talk about black women in the workplace.In the wake of tennis champ Serena Williams' upsetting experience at the U.S....

It was standing room only when rapper Meek Mill stepped into the room to headline a  panel on criminal justice reform at the 2018 Congressional Black Caucus conference in Washington D.C.
It's a primary day in New York, but Jumaane Williams is preaching the promise of a way of getting things done in the Empire state if he becomes Lieutenant Governor.
Lucy McBath, the mother of slain teenager, Jordan Davis, has words of comfort and motivation for the family of slain college student, Botham Jean

Sen. Nina Turner delivered a speech at the "Power of the Polls" event calling out voter disenfranchisement as a reinvented form of racism.
With a record number of Black political candidates running for office this year, there has been a lot of excitement about what their wins could really mean in November.
In addition to the "who's who" of Black American politics, there will be 90 different policy forums, meet and greets, and fabulous parties stretched out over the five days at the CBC this year.
Rapper T.I. says actress and New York Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Cynthia Nixon, has earned his vote.
 Ayanna Pressley just pulled off another stunner.Tuesday night, Pressley, the first woman of color to win a Boston City Council seat, won the Democratic primary for Congress, beating out 10-term Democrat Mike Capuano with 53 percent of the vote.It's a race that...
 Andrew Gillum did it, and he did it his way.The Mayor of Tallahassee is projected to win the Democratic primary race for Governor of Florida.  Gillum, 39, is the first African-American in history to win a major-party nomination in...
Andrew Gillum is on the verge of making history. Gillum, 39, is the mayor of Tallahassee and he's vying to be the Democratic candidate in Florida's gubernatorial race.
There was melanin magic all over the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards Pink Carpet last night at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.Check out a sneak peek of who we ran into! 
Could it be Omarosa 2020?Former White House aide, Omarosa Manigault Newman, who has gone toe-to-toe with President Donald Trump since leaving the White House-- drawing side eyes from the black community -- says she'd be open to getting in...
In part two of her first interview with an African-American media outlet since the release of her blistering memoir Unhinged: An Insider's Account of the Trump White House, Omarosa Manigult Newman spoke to TheGrio's Natasha Alford at her hotel...
In part one of her first interview with an African-American media outlet since the release of her blistering memoir Unhinged: An Insider's Account of the Trump White House, Omarosa Manigault Newman talks to theGrio about regrets in the past and rejoices for the future.