About Sytonia Reid

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
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October 9, 2021
Missing Black children are underreported. theGrio has compiled a list of the most recent reports of missing Black children in…
New York Genuine Ridgeway mom thegrio.com
Genuine Ridgeway and her children (Credit: GoFundMe)
June 21, 2021
A Rochester, New York mother, Genuine Ridgeway, was killed in front of her children last Friday and police are asking…
Allyson Felix thegrio.com
Allyson Felix reacts after competing in the Women's 400 Meters Semi-Finals on day 2 of the 2020 U.S. Olympic Track (Credit: Getty Images)
June 21, 2021
After a stellar performance at the 400-meter Olympic finals, track star Allyson Felix has qualified for the 2021 Olympic Games…
Juneteenth Parade in Philadelphia. (Credit: BASTIAAN SLABBERS/NURPHOTO/GETTY IMAGES)
June 19, 2021
On June 19, 1865, union troops informed slaves in Galveston that they were free. Today, Juneteenth marks a symbolic end…
Lori Lightfoot Chicago thegrio.com
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June 18, 2021
Chicago’s city council narrowly voted against a proposal that would have given more power to a civilian police oversight committee.
People holding Juneteenth flag (Source: Juneteenth Unityfest website)
June 18, 2021
South Dakota is the only state that has yet to recognize Juneteenth as either a state holiday or observance.
June 18, 2021
Music executives Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine are producing a biopic about legendary soul singer Marvin Gaye titled "What's Going…
Gun Violence thegrio.com
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June 17, 2021
A Minneapolis man who killed one woman and injured another person by driving an SUV into a crowd of protestors…
African American money thegrio.com
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June 16, 2021
The Executive Leadership Council announced a new initiative with Goalsetter to grow and protect wealth in Black America.
People holding Juneteenth flag (Source: Juneteenth Unityfest website)
June 16, 2021
Maine is one of the latest states to honor Juneteenth by making it an official state holiday, starting in 2022.
James Baldwin 1979 interview video still (Source: Youtube)
June 16, 2021
Despite the immense value of James Baldwin’s life and words captured on film, ABC never aired the interview.
Sen. Joe Manchin thegrio.com
Senator Joe Manchin (Photo by Toni Sandys-Pool/Getty Images)
June 15, 2021
On Monday, protesters marched to Senator Joe Manchin’s office in West Virginia to demand his support for voting rights and…
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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
Gymnast Gabby Douglas visits SiriusXM Studios on August 24, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
June 14, 2021
Gabby Douglas is one of the latest celebs to publicly support tennis titan Naomi Osaka following the latter’s exit from…