Writing Black is an entertaining and compelling podcast featuring Black writers and showcasing the myriad of ways Black people tell their stories, by interviewing writers from across the diaspora. Each week, host Maiysha Kai, theGrio’s lifestyle editor, talks to some of the best Black playwrights, songwriters, comics, journalists, authors and more about process, popular culture, publishing, and how race inherently inspires and informs their work.

Episode 17

Rhiannon Giddens Explains Folk Music Has Always Been Blackity Black


February 20, 2024 - 44:00

Episode 42

theGrio’s Natasha Alford is a Proud American Negra Standing on Truth & Authenticity


February 13, 2024 - 44:19

Episode 39

Slutty Vegan Founder Pinky Cole has Mastered the Power of the Pivot


January 9, 2024 - 43:21

Episode 40

The Ultimate Holiday Book Gift Guide


December 5, 2023 - 42:42

Episode 39

NBA Legend Chris Paul Shares his Love for his “Papa” with the World


November 5, 2023 - 35:22

Episode 38

Jada Pinkett Smith Bares it All


October 17, 2023 - 46:14

Episode 37

Michael Harriot is Unapologetically Black AF


October 1, 2023 - 49:24

Episode 36

Iconic Model Bethann Hardison Single-handedly Changed The Model Industry


September 15, 2023 - 40:01

Episode 35

Jidenna Is Redefining Black Masculinity


August 27, 2023 - 42:03

Episode 34

Renowned Journalist Michelle Miller on Family, Race, and Identity


July 30, 2023 - 44:44

Episode 24

Laughter Unleashed: Comedian KevOnStage and His Hilarious Better Half Mrs. KevonStage


July 16, 2023 - 44:00

Episode 2

Comedian Sam Jay Is Making Space In Hollywood For Others Like Her


July 9, 2023 - 32:44

Episode 33

We’re Live At the Los Angles Times Festival of Books With Ty Hunter, Clarkisha Kent and Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton


July 2, 2023 - 49:25

Episode 11

Political Commentator and Author Keith Boykin Is A Big Fan Of Quitting


June 25, 2023 - 42:05

Episode 3

Author Robert Jones, Jr. Is Not Afraid To Show Black LGBTQ Love


June 18, 2023 - 33:03

Episode 9

Tony Award Winner Michael R. Jackson Has A “Big, Black And Queer-Ass American Broadway Show”


June 11, 2023 - 40:15

Episode 32

Music Executive Danyel Smith Gives Black Women In Pop Their Flowers


June 4, 2023 - 44:37

Episode 31

Setting Boundaries Is Good For Your Mental Health


May 14, 2023 - 41:07

Episode 30

Life, Poems and Family With New York Times Best Seller Clint Smith


April 9, 2023 - 44

Episode 29

Become “Unprisoned” With Tracy McMillan


March 26, 2023 - 44:00