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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April 14, 2022
Curtis Symonds is a media veteran who began his career at BET, helped make it successful, and is the co-founder of HBCUGo.TV.
March 30, 2022
The Warhol estate and photographer Lynn Goldsmith’s battle over a Prince photograph will go all the way to the Supreme Court.
Atlanta Falcons v Miami Dolphins
February 9, 2022
Former Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores says that the Texans hired another head coach because of the lawsuit he filed against the NFL.
Brian Flores thegrio.com
February 1, 2022
Brian Flores sued the NFL and three of its teams, saying racist hiring practices by the league have left it racially segregated.
COP26 Adaptation, Loss and Damage - Day Nine
January 13, 2022
Barack Obama writes his first op-ed since leaving the White House on the importance of voting rights in the face of legislation to limit it.
Misty Copeland thegrio.com
January 7, 2022
Misty Copeland’s new book “Black Ballerinas” tells the story of unsung dancers who are just now being recognized.
Chained thegrio.com
December 27, 2021
The thriller “Chained” written and directed by Titus Heckel, was acquired by Entertainment Studios and will be on demand on Dec. 28.
December 17, 2021
Three NFL games will be rescheduled after COVID outbreaks decimated the active rosters of several teams including Raiders and WFT.
December 16, 2021
If you find it difficult to stay healthy during the holiday season, check out the seven workouts the Grio suggest to stay in shape.
December 9, 2021
After about a week long trial, Jussie Smollett has been declared guilty by a Cook County jury after being accused of staging a…
books thegrio.com
December 6, 2021
The list of Best Books of 2021 drew a backlash in the comments section from readers who declared the choices ‘too woke.’
Metta Ron Artest Ben Wallace thegrio.com
November 29, 2021
Metta Sandiford-Artest and Ben Wallace pose for a photo together 17 years after the NBA brawl deemed the Malice at the Palace.
November 9, 2021
Christopher Williams is resting comfortably according to his rep after experiencing a health challenge recently.
Travis Scott thegrio.com
November 8, 2021
Houston police say they met with rap star Travis Scott directly to express concerns about crowd control before his disastrous Astroworld show.
President Biden Kamala Harris thegrio.com
November 8, 2021
President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris are experiencing abysmal approval ratings but Biden says it won’t stop his agenda.
Daily Life In New York City Amid Coronavirus Outbreak
October 18, 2021
BET announced on Monday that the 2021 Soul Train Award will be taped at the world-famous Apollo Theater in Harlem.
October 16, 2021
Former NFL star Andre Rison, who played with the Raiders in 2000, defended Jon Gruden in a new interview with TMZ.
Universal Music Group's 2019 After Party To Celebrate The GRAMMYs - Arrivals
October 16, 2021
Rapper/actress Eve announced her pregnancy via Instagram and several of her famous friends and fans congratulated her.
Queen Sugar Tina Lifford thegrio.com
October 12, 2021
Tina Lifford of ‘Queen Sugar’ talks about her life in an offscreen in a recent interview about her personal and professional achievements.
The Game thegrio.com
October 6, 2021
A teaser trailer for a reboot of “The Game” dropped today and it has fans ready for the show’s Paramount+ debut.