Tell us about yourself
WHAT WE ARE TheGrio.com is a video news community devoted to providing stories and issues that affect and reflect black America but may be underrepresented in traditional national news outlets. Based on the ‘Griot,’ a storyteller in Western Africa who maintains the oral tradition of a village or family, theGrio is a community of modern-day storytellers. WHO WE ARE Dave, Barion, and Dan, three friends and filmmakers who made the award-winning documentary, Meeting David Wilson, started theGrio in 2008 in partnership with NBC News. Following a successful launch in June of 2009, this news community devoted to covering stories and perspectives that affect and reflect black America began to grow and add team members. We now have a full editorial staff covering all aspects of black America. TheGrio is located in New York City.