Journo Life

The Grio

2021

John Legend encourages vaccinations for COVID-19

Black mental health needs to be acknowledged in Chauvin guilty aftermath

Sasha Banks to make history again at WrestleMania 37: ‘I’m the greatest’

Phylicia Rashad honors the ‘service and upliftment’ of Alpha Kappa Alpha

April Ryan pays tribute to Black women in new book: ‘It’s a love letter’

Tyler Perry’s grace on display again after helping Meghan Markle, Prince Harry

Meghan Markle’s humanity will be on display in Oprah interview to challenge society’s caricature of her

Linsey Davis hopes to inspire a generation as co-anchor of ABC’s Weekend ‘World News Tonight’

Human Rights Campaign president focused on policy and cultural change

Whitney Houston and Bobbi Kristina documentary seeks to show ‘positivity’ amid struggles

NBA legend Ray Allen credits FreeStyle Libre 2 for helping son manage diabetes

Capitol officer who saved lives of senators offered free stay at French B&B

2020

NBA legend Don Chaney diagnosed with rare heart disease: ‘I was really shocked’

Amber Riley is living out her ‘Big Girl Energy’ anthem

Tiffany Cross commits to being ‘authentic self’ on new MSNBC show

Rep. Meeks elected first Black Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee

Producer Amorphous ‘blessed and grateful’ after viral Rihanna and Luther Vandross mashup

‘Belly of the Beast’ doc exposes illegal sterilizations in California

Ohio Rep. Beatty runs for CBC Chair to ‘build on the successes that we already have’

Pharaoh’s Conclave announced as Google for Startups Black Founders Fund recipient

Gen Z poised to impact election: ‘Excited about democracy and saving it’

Shirley Caesar’s ‘Take Your Knee Off My Neck’ addresses Black Lives Matter

‘Punching the Air’ novel inspired by Dr. Yusef Salaam of The Exonerated Five

Cari Champion’s ‘Brown Girls Dream’ creates opportunities for future leaders

Black male student group raises more than 50K for Black Lives Matter

YouTube comedy series ‘In My Head’ focuses on reality vs. expectations

Homeschooling during the coronavirus crisis is a teachable moment, family says

Coronavirus is a health and economic issue for Black people, doctor says

Jussie Smollett indicted by special prosecutor over alleged hate crime

Shaquille O’Neal ‘sick right now’ over Kobe Bryant’s death

11th annual AAFCA Awards honor Matthew Cherry, Lupita Nyong’o and Eddie Murphy

Backstage

‘Mixed-ish’ Showrunner Karin Gist Advises on How to Follow in Her Footsteps

Why Paul Downs Calaizzo Allowed Jillian Bell to Improvise on His ‘Brittany Runs a Marathon’ Script

Cicely Tyson to Young Actors: ‘Follow Your Own Heart + Your Own Desires’

How Hiring a Drama Writer on ‘Barry’ Helped Make One of TV’s Best Comedies

NABJ (National Association of Black Journalists)

NABJ President Sarah Glover Builds Greater Global Understanding for NABJ

Nu Origins

Mikisa Thompson Was Charged For Playing Malcolm X Speeches ‘Too Loudly’ But Voice Remains Defiant

#JournoLife Multi-Media Maven Nicki Mayo is Transparent about ‘Perception of Perfection’

The Voices Of The #Sussexsquad Podcasts Are Reclaiming The Narrative

Former New York State Senator Jesse Hamilton Pursues Advocacy, Rejects Trump Democrat Label

Candace Amos, Powerhouse Working Mother Balancing Life and Career

Prostate Cancer, Killer of Black Men and What Can Be Done to Keep Them Alive

Pro Trainer Will Thompson On Surviving Prostate Cancer, Advocacy For Black Men

Lauren Footman’s Passion Uplifts Communities of Color In Gun Violence Discussion

Ernest Owens, Champion of Adversarial Journalism

Meghan Markle and Doria Ragland Silence Speaks Volumes

TV Source Magazine

Author, Journalist Stephanie Guerilus Releases New Novel “Control”

The Philadelphia Tribune 

Fatimah Ali, journalist and radio host, dies
Community remembers media great Fatimah Ali

Urban Cusp

Reflections on the #FergusonDecision
Bill Cosby’s “Pound Cake”
Renisha McBride Deserves Our Tears, Outrage and Attention
Dear Supreme Court: It’s Not My Boss’ Business
O.J. Simpson: Race, Celebrity, and Justice Still Collide 20 Years After Murders
Pastor Jamal Bryant Preaches ‘These Hoes Ain’t Loyal’
Dr. Maya Angelou Taught Me
Why I’m Letting Go of the “F” Word- Feminism
Lupita’s Oscar Win and the Fuss that Followed
Honor Malcolm X by Standing for Something
DMX vs. Zimmerman Fight: Can Trayvon Rest in Peace?
Race Matters: On the 2014 Oscar Nominations
Dear Bill O’Reilly: Beyonce is a Singer, Not Your Scapegoat
Why I Can’t and Won’t Stop Celebrating Kwasi Enin