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|Created by||David A. Wilson, Daniel Woolsey, Barion L. Grant|
TheGrio, styled as theGrio, is an American website with news, opinion, entertainment and video content geared toward African Americans. Originally launched in June 2009 as a division of NBC News, it became a division of MSNBC in 2013. It was founded by the team who created the documentary film Meeting David Wilson. In 2014, it was sold to its founders. In June 2016, Byron Allen's Entertainment Studios acquired the site.
TheGrio's editorial mandate is to "focus on news and events that have a unique interest and/or pronounced impact within the national African Americans audience," offering what co-founder, and Executive Editor David Wilson feels "are underrepresented in existing national news outlets".
The website's name is derived from the word griot, the term for a West African oral historian and storyteller.
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