Natasha S. Alford

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Pipeline Angels is helping Black women who want to step up to be guardian angels for other sisters who are trying to launch their own businesses.
The bearded and buff, Michael "Mike" Anthony, captured hearts and plenty of laughs on OWN TV's hit dating show, Ready To Love.Now the charismatic breakout star is onto his next media venture, launching a YouTube channel about love and...
If you've been craving sun this winter, new pics for the 'Gram or another stamp on your  passport (Black travel abroad is a movement!), the Caribbean island of Martinique may just have everything that you're looking for.Nestled south of Puerto...

Media personality Nick Cannon says it's time for Black women to get the respect they deserve.On Thursday, Cannon posted a lengthy Instagram message apologizing for collaborating with R. Kelly on a 2003 rap song called "Gigolo."In the song, R....
 They always say the tables can turn.With a new Democratic majority in the House of Representatives, the Congressional Black Caucus is seeing its members step into key leadership roles. During the Republican House majority, not a single African-American chaired...
U.S Representative, Ayanna Pressley, blasted president Donald Trump in her first speech on the house floor stating:"I rise today in opposition to the occupant of the White House. Mr.Trump, you took an oath— just as I did five days...

In this video op-ed, Deputy Editor, Natasha S. Alford, talks about people's different reactions to Cyntoia Brown and R.Kelly's accusers. Read the video transcript below.A lot of people are celebrating Cyntoia Brown's freedom. She’s getting clemency after serving almost 15...
When then-candidate Donald Trump first uttered "Look at my African-American over there," he put Black America on notice.As much as many members of the GOP claim to hate identity politics, politicians like Trump use it when they see fit.From...
No one deserves "me-time" more than moms.  And with 2019 in full swing, self-care seems like the go-to resolution for a generation that's more busy and plugged into the world than ever.Thankfully, a new generation of moms are being...

Today, Jazmine Barnes,7, is put to rest after being fatally shot in Texas on December 30th. Barnes was in the back seat of a car with her mother, LaPorsha Washington (who was shot in the arm), while Brown was shot in...
Viewers of a Rochester television station were shocked this week when a meteorologist lobbed a racial slur about Martin Luther King Jr. during a weather segment.While describing a local park named for King, WHEC weatherman Jeremy Kappell, uttered "Martin Luther 'Coon'" before...
Cyntoia Brown will be a free woman!Monday, Tennessee governor, Bill Haslam, granted Cyntoia Brown clemency after a long fight by activists and her legal team. Brown has been in prison for nearly 15 years and was serving a life sentence for killing,Johnny Mitchell...
Yasmine James has endured a lot of disrespect on the job as a fast food worker, but, what happened to her while she was covering the register as a McDonald's cashier in St. Petersburg, FL., has escalated to the point of no return.
Tiffany Haddish bombed on stage at a comedy show in Miami. During her act, Haddish told the audience, “I wanted to talk about some stuff but I can’t remember none of it."Many fans were mad and left the show. One...
If you watched OWN's hit dating series, "Ready To Love," chances are you fell in love with cast mate Shea.  She's the fierce, beautiful and independent entrepreneur who captured Mike's heart so quickly, no one else ever really had...
Sen. Cory Booker believes that the latest criminal justice reform bill passed by the Senate is far from a comprehensive overhaul of America's broken prison system.
This year, we needed a list of Black books more than ever to escape the maddening news cycle, enlighten ourselves, chuckle, and dream big dreams.
In an honest and unfiltered interview at theGrio's studios in New York City, radio host Charlamagne The God and Deputy Editor, Natasha S. Alford, unpacked the stigma around mental health in the Black community and how to overcome feelings...
Van Jones talks FIRST STEP Act and turning his political rivals into partners saying, "I will work with anybody to get our people free."