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Type of site
News website Available in English Owner Entertainment Studios Created by David A. Wilson, Daniel Woolsey, Barion L. Grant Website thegrio .com Commercial Yes
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 . In 2014, it was sold to its founders. Meeting David Wilson 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
, the term for a griot West African oral historian and storyteller. 
Founders David A. Wilson (Co-founder, Executive Editor)
 Daniel Woolsey (Co-founder, Director of Operations)
 Barion L. Grant (Co-founder, Former Director of Sales) 
Editors Wendy L. Wilson (Managing Editor)
 Natasha S. Alford (Deputy Editor)  
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