Watch the special on Juneteenth!

TheGrio Heroes Special – June 19, 7:30 PM ET
Byron Allen Presents Juneteenth – June 19, 8 PM ET
TheGrio Heroes Special – June 19, 10 PM ET

Find last year’s winner, Daryl Hutchins, and finalists here!

theGrio Heroes FAQs

Nominations will begin online at on January 8, 2024, and run through February 9, 2024.

Look in your community, field of work, or the news. Who inspires you? Who are the everyday Black heroes and leaders dedicated to the community and the culture? Are they someone working unheralded in their field for decades or others who are emerging? Are they people who share a determination to impact our communities and humanity significantly? For examples of winners from last year’s Grio Heroes, go to

Any individual (a) legally residing in the United States or the District of Columbia (excluding Guam, Puerto Rico, and all other U.S. and foreign territories and possessions); (b) who is thirteen (13) years of age or older as of the beginning of the Nomination Period; and (c) whose nominating accomplishment occurred on or after, is eligible to be nominated for theGrio Heroes. Persons should only submit individuals meeting all eligibility requirements outlined in these Official Rules. Groups, organizations, and employees of theGrio are ineligible for consideration. Self-nominations are permitted. For complete details on eligibility requirements and other rules governing the selection of theGrio Heroes, please read our legal disclosures and privacy policy.

An Editorial board composed of theGrio staffers will conduct multiple rounds of judging, narrowing down the pool to a last and final round where they will identify the ten most outstanding individuals to be named TheGrio Heroes 2024.

Due to the high volume of nominations, theGrio staff cannot respond to each submission. If we choose your nomination, we will contact you/your nominee using the contact information provided.

We need as much information as possible. Please make every effort to provide as much contact information as possible. At a minimum, we must have a website with contact information, an email address, and a working phone number to contact the nominee.

There is space on the nomination form to submit additional information. Please do not submit any other information to theGrio unless requested.

No. Please submit one concise nomination. Multiple nominations do not affect whether a person will move forward in the competition.

No. Your nomination must be submitted online through

Ensure you fill out all required information indicated by an asterisk (*). After the February 9, 2024, deadline, incomplete nominations will automatically disqualify the nominee from consideration. theGrio is not responsible for technical problems that may prevent your submission from being successfully transmitted.

Honorees will be notified in March 2024. Once winners are notified, the deadline for acceptance will be on March 15, 2024.

TheGrio will announce the 2024 Grio Heroes in June 19, 2024

All honorees will be featured on, theGrio Channel, and theGrio social platforms as TheGrio Heroes 2024.

You can contact our theGrio Heroes team at [email protected].