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Sytonia Reid is a journalist and writer covering history, race, women, climate and culture. Sytonia is a proud JAX, FL native and Howard University Bison.

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Ricki’a Jackson
October 9, 2021
Missing Black children are underreported. theGrio has compiled a list of the most recent reports of missing Black children in the U.S.
Dwyane Wade thegrio.com
This Father’s Day, Zaire Wade shared heartfelt appreciation for his father, former NBA player Dwyane Wade and delivered a message to critics.
New York Genuine Ridgeway mom thegrio.com
June 21, 2021
A Rochester, New York mother, Genuine Ridgeway, was killed in front of her children last Friday and police are asking for help.
Allyson Felix thegrio.com
June 21, 2021
After a stellar performance at the 400-meter Olympic finals, track star Allyson Felix has qualified for the 2021 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
On June 19, 1865, union troops informed slaves in Galveston that they were free. Today, Juneteenth marks a symbolic end to slavery in the US.
Lori Lightfoot Chicago thegrio.com
June 18, 2021
Chicago’s city council narrowly voted against a proposal that would have given more power to a civilian police oversight committee.
South Dakota is the only state that has yet to recognize Juneteenth as either a state holiday or observance.
Music executives Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine are producing a biopic about legendary soul singer Marvin Gaye titled “What’s Going On.”
Gwen Ifill thegrio.com
In line with a new initiative, 16 parks in New York City have been renamed in honor of Gwen Ifill and other Black icons.
New York City Mayoral Candidate Andrew Yang Receives Endorsement And Rallies Supporters
June 17, 2021
Current New York City mayor hopeful Andrew Yang faces public scorn following comments about those struggling with mental health.
Gun Violence thegrio.com
June 17, 2021
A Minneapolis man who killed one woman and injured another person by driving an SUV into a crowd of protestors has been charged with murder.
African American money thegrio.com
The Executive Leadership Council announced a new initiative with Goalsetter to grow and protect wealth in Black America.
Juneteenth thegrio.com
Juneteenth, the day commemorating the symbolic end of slavery in the US is officially a paid federal holiday.
Maine is one of the latest states to honor Juneteenth by making it an official state holiday, starting in 2022.
Charles Barkley theGrio.com
“Inside the NBA” host Charles Barkley has said that Turner executives have told him to end his jokes about women in San Antonio.
Despite the immense value of James Baldwin’s life and words captured on film, ABC never aired the interview.
Local Politicians Kick Off Pride Month In Chicago
June 15, 2021
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced on Monday that Chicago will recognize Juneteenth as an official city holiday.
Sen. Joe Manchin thegrio.com
June 15, 2021
On Monday, protesters marched to Senator Joe Manchin’s office in West Virginia to demand his support for voting rights and other reforms.
June 15, 2021
Reps. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) and Cori Bush (D-MO) are introducing sweeping legislation to decriminalize drug use.
Gabby Douglas thegrio.com
Gabby Douglas is one of the latest celebs to publicly support tennis titan Naomi Osaka following the latter’s exit from the 2021 French Open.