About Tonya Pendleton

TONYA PENDLETON is a veteran multimedia journalist in news, sports, lifestyle and entertainment reporting. She’s written for Essence, Ebony, BET.com, The Source, XXL, Jordan Magazine, the Philadelphia Daily News, The Washington Post and more. In her current incarnation as a writer/editor with TheGrio.com and as “Things To Do” curator for NPR affiliate WHYY, she crafts content for a local and global audience. The Philadelphia resident was born and raised in New York City and is a graduate of The New School.

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Curtis Symonds is very likely responsible for some of your favorite television moments. As executive vice president of affiliate distribution
Though he’s been dead for nearly six years, the iconic musician Prince continues to make headlines. This week, the artist’s
Atlanta Falcons v Miami Dolphins
February 9, 2022
The Houston Texans hired a Black head coach, but that coach isn’t Brian Flores. The former Miami Dolphins coach says
Brian Flores thegrio.com
February 1, 2022
Brian Flores, let go by the Miami Dolphins last month, was expected to be among the top candidates for one
COP26 Adaptation, Loss and Damage - Day Nine
January 13, 2022
Barack Obama is openly supporting his former vice-president, President Joe Biden, when it comes to voting rights. He recently released
Misty Copeland thegrio.com
January 7, 2022
Misty Copeland has had an iconic career this far. In 2015, she made history by becoming the first Black woman
Chained thegrio.com
December 27, 2021
A young Black boy in peril risks it all to escape an abusive home life by befriending and then abusing
December 17, 2021
The NFL has moved three games because of COVID-19 outbreaks: Las Vegas at Cleveland from Saturday to Monday; and Seattle
December 16, 2021
The cold weather combined with your favorite holiday comfort food can make it easy to push exercise to the back
After about a week-long trial, actor/musician Jussie Smollett was found guilty by a Cook County jury in Chicago Thursday after
books thegrio.com
December 6, 2021
While The New York Times Books Review‘s annual Ten Best Books list has long considered the gold standard of literary
Metta Ron Artest Ben Wallace thegrio.com
November 29, 2021
Seventeen years ago, Detroit Pistons player Ben Wallace and Indiana Pacer Ron Artest, as he was known then, were on
November 9, 2021
R&B stalwart Christopher Williams, who had a hit single with “I’m Dreamin’” in the 90s and starred in the classic
Travis Scott thegrio.com
Concerns about the Travis Scott Astroworld festival were relayed in person to the rapper prior to the disastrous show where
President Biden Kamala Harris thegrio.com
November 8, 2021
Although President Joe Biden won an important victory on the recent infrastructure bill, which was passed by the House on
Daily Life In New York City Amid Coronavirus Outbreak
October 18, 2021
Two legendary entertainment entities are coming together for the first time. BET announced today that the 2021 Soul Train Music
October 16, 2021
Former NFL wide receiver Andre Rison, who himself has made headlines in the past, has come out on the side
Universal Music Group's 2019 After Party To Celebrate The GRAMMYs - Arrivals
October 16, 2021
Rapper and actress Eve Jihan Jeffers revealed on social media Friday that she and her husband Maximillion Cooper, the billionaire
Queen Sugar Tina Lifford thegrio.com
October 12, 2021
Actress Tina Lifford plays an auntie on TV. Those vibes are present in real life as well. On a Zoom
The Game thegrio.com
The Game is back — and its fans are ready for the next incarnation of the popular show, now in