Natasha S. Alford

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If you've been paying close attention to politics, you'll note that black women are stepping up when it comes to smart voting-- but did you know we're running for political office too?Author, writer and speaker Luvvie Ajayi launched a...
Ahhh 2018... This year is turning out to be just as eventful (well, maybe almost) as 2017.  We've got government shut downs, radio interview shut downs and black women shutting it down all at once... Have you been able...
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Sterling K. Brown shares big brother moment with Niles Fitch on the red carpet
Our girl Yara's supreme black jumpsuit had us going: "is that you Diana?"
When Democrat Doug Jones won the Alabama senate race in December, Black women were proclaimed saviors.A whopping 98 percent of Black women voted for Jones, putting the one-time long shot ahead of accused pedophile, Judge Roy Moore.While the Twitter...

Comedian and TV/radio host Rickey Smiley says modern racists who are inspired by President Donald Trump, might want to fall back.
When Officer Navasha Rawa speaks, the pain and frustration in her voice is clear."Sometimes I feel like people in the community forget that I'm coming to the scene to help," says Rawa.  "As soon as one police officer does...
Patrisse Khan-Cullors, one of the co-founders of Black Lives Matter says she knows firsthand the mistreatment and pain many black women face while birthing children.The activist experienced health scares after giving birth to her baby boy in 2016; she...

TheGrio.com assembled a digital roundtable of activists, writers and artists to reflect on the question of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s true legacy- and how it directly relates to the fight for justice in 2018...
Bow Wow says his life turned around once he learned to forgive his estranged father.The rapper, actor and TV host stopped by theGrioLIVE to talk about the latest season of his WeTV reality show "Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta"...
They've had enough.  After an online advertisement from H&M featured a young black boy model in a "Coolest Monkey In the Jungle" sweatshirt, black Twitter and the interwebs clapped back hard.The ad has been called racist, insensitive and just...
The 'Proud Mary' star talks exclusively about fighting for respect in Hollywood
We were too late for Ashawnty, but there are many others who still need to know it's worth it to keep living...
In Spike Lee’s She’s Gotta Have It reboot, the ridiculously beautiful Nola Darling suffers from a problem many women face...
The challenges of finding quality education in America are real, especially for students of color. Oliver Scholars, a program in New York City is setting out to break down some of those barriers for some of the most driven...
On this episode of “True Story," theGrio's Natasha Alford profiles Tamika Mallory, longtime activist and co-chair of this year’s historic women’s march.Mallory tells her story about the challenges of leading a political movement, losing her son’s father to gun...
The former Hollywood agent, whose clientele has included every from Oprah Winfrey to Missy Elliott, is building his own empire with Macro...
Actress Carmen Ejogo says when it comes to happiness, money isn't everything...
Oscar-winning actor Denzel Washington says making positive change in black communities starts at home...