Natasha S. Alford

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Louis Reed served approximately 14 years in prison, and today is on a mission to free thousands of others who want a second chance to prove that they too are capable of success.
Two senators on either side of the political aisle come together to help fight sickle cell, the blood disorder that disproportionately impacts African-Americans.
Everton Blair, Jr. has made history by becoming the youngest— and the first person of color ever-- to be elected to the school board in Gwinnett County, a suburb of Atlanta.What makes the victory even sweeter, is that the 26-year-old...

The latest version of the First Step Act could be what's needed to make comprehensive criminal justice reform a reality.
In the now infamous closing scene of Marvel’s “Black Panther” movie, Erik Killmonger played by the indomitable Michael B. Jordan, utters this line—“Bury me in the ocean, with my ancestors that jumped from the ships, because they knew death...
This weekend, NBA baller Dwight Howard was accused of violence and threats, from Masin Elijé ― a man claiming to be his ex-lover. In a tweet thread that has gone viral, the accuser who is also an author, says Howard...

It was the work Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. didn't get to finish.And some say, even got him killed.But Rev. Dr. William Barber says he is more determined than ever to change America by taking on poverty and racial injustice,...
Jonathan Lykes and OnRae LaTeal have teamed up with the Black Youth Project 100 to bring joy to the Black community through music. The compilation features 12 liberation chants and four political education messages aimed to encourage listeners to continue...
We faced big wins and losses on election night.Mayor Andrew Gillum, delivered an emotional promise to his supporters after conceding to his opponent, Ron DeSantis and reminded  Floridians that he isn't going anywhere and the fight continues.Georgia gubernatorial candidates Stacey Abrams, and Brian...

In Dr. Atira Charles management class at Florida A&M University, there is a real life case study playing out before students' eyes: Andrew Gillum, a FAMU alum and pride of Tallahassee, is in the middle of the campaign of...
It's Election Day and theGrio is doing LIVE coverage from Florida and Georgia-- two of the most important races in the country.Last night at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU),  students and community members rallied for Andrew Gillum in a...
Right outside of Stacey Abrams campaign headquarters in Atlanta, GA, Thomas Fellows was on a mission to prove that white people are on her side as well.
(Washington, D.C.) -- The East Room of the White House was packed once media was finally allowed inside. Cramped behind a small rope in the back corner of the room, reporters struggled to get photos and audio recordings over...
During an exclusive interview Stacey Abrams touched on some of the more polarizing moments during the Georgia campaign for governor and what these bomb threats say about partisan politics in the United States.
In an exclusive interview with theGrio, Abrams talks voter suppression and her historic bid for governor of Georgia.
In an exclusive interview, theGrio caught up with candidate Stacey Abrams to discuss her final push to get voters to the polls
Hollywood hitmaker Will Packer, says keep hope alive when looking for love a second time around.During an interview with theGrio's Natasha Alford, Packer talked about his new unscripted dating show "Ready to Love" show on OWN and opened up...
Use it or lose it. It's the newest policy that’ll make or break the Governor’s race in Georgia.There’s been a lot of controversy over the voting law implemented in the Southern state, as 107,000 people have been purged from...
Are the odds in your favor when you're dating later in life? Hollywood hitmaker Will Packer and funnyman Nephew Tommy seem to think so.Packer and Nephew Tommy came through to talk with me about their new grown and sexy...
 Former President Barack Obama says you ain't gotta go home, but you gotta get straight to the polls this election.In a new video with ATTN:, Obama reads seven excuses people give for why they're not going to cast their...