Natasha S. Alford is a millennial media exec, award-winning journalist and content creator.
Lover of Afrobeats, trap music and books, she resides in NYC and spends her free time documenting the untold stories of Black and Afro-LatinX people. Follow her @NatashaSAlford on Twitter
Shana Pinnock is the Social Media Director at theGrio, Shana is a lover and creator of content For Us and By Us. You can count on her for current events in all things pop culture (and a little humorous shade!). Follow her at @QueenSqueakz on Twitter
Blue Telusma is a Senior Writer at theGrio, whose viral think pieces have been featured on CNN, HuffPost, Buzzfeed, USA Today, BET and several other national news outlets. Her work mainly focuses on dissecting pop culture, promoting emotional intelligence and fostering activism through the arts.
Cortney M. Wills is the Entertainment Director at theGrio and has been covering music, TV and film since 2005. The pop culture junkie from LA started her career at Teen People Magazine and has written for THR, Billboard, Jet, NAACP Crisis, MTV News, and Variety among others.
Mariel Turner is the Senior Editor at theGrio. The Detroit native previously worked as a senior entertainment editor for Us Weekly and as a digital producer for KTLA 5 News in Los Angeles. Mariel strives to find the intersection between entertainment and social issues. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, reading and all things Beyoncé. Follow her @mariel_turner on Twitter & Instagram.
Steven Cornelio is a video producer & personality with 9+ years of experience. Steven has worked in media with brands like Viacom, Condé Nast, 22squared, The Wendy Williams Show, Beauty Studio and more. Currently he serves as the Director of Video at The Grio, where he oversees all video efforts.