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Therapist S. Tia Brown drops gems on protecting your mental health during COVID-19

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the lives of many Black Americans have been completely upended. From the troubles of economic insecurity, anxiety, and sickness to having to quarantine and social distance; much...

Marc Lamont Hill says Ahmaud Arbery shooting was scarily similar to Trayvon Martin

While many Black Americans continue to grapple with the impacts of systematic racism under the coronavirus pandemic, our community simultaneously is dealing with the traumatic events of Ahmaud Arbery’s death in Brunswick, Georgia. Though...

Angela Yee talks racism against Black and Asian communities amid coronavirus pandemic

This week on Dear Culture’s sixth episode, “One Crisis, Two Americas,” co-hosts Natasha S. Alford and Gerren Keith Gaynor probe into the question of what we, as a nation, should prioritize during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Why should Black business owners trust governors’ call to reopen during COVID-19?

TheGrio Dear Culture podcast's fifth episode, “Hell No, We Won’t Go...Outside” explores the challenges Black people face when it comes to trusting the words and laws of the United States government.

theGrio’s ‘Dear Culture’ podcast debates Kenya Barris’ ‘#blackAF’

Dear Culture’s fourth episode, “What’s Really #BlackAF?” probes into the question of Black representation in media with Hollywood royalty, Kenya Barris. Though Barris is widely known for his autobiographical television shows, Black-ish and Mixed-ish,...

FUBU founder Daymond John talks owning your power on ‘Dear Culture’

On the latest episode of theGrio's flagship podcast, Dear Culture, author and mogul Daymond John dropped gems with hosts Natasha S. Alford and Gerren Keith Gaynor about overcoming obstacles and tapping into your own power. “People...

Soledad O’Brien gets real on ‘Dear Culture’ about COVID-19 misinformation

Emmy award-winning journalist and media executive, Soledad O’ Brien, gets real and raw on the power of misinformation on theGrio's Dear Culture Podcast with hosts Natasha S. Alford and Todd Johnson. Episode two, “An...

Tressie McMillan Cottom talks supporting Black entrepreneurs during coronavirus pandemic

Although the recent COVID-19 pandemic has fueled a national conversation about how to create an inclusive and stable economy in times of emergency, for Black Americans the conversation is anything but new. A growing pandemic only...