Ayesha K. Faines, a broadcast and print journalist who later joined the website Grapevine TV, died suddenly on July 2 at age 35. No cause of death has been reported.
As a freelancer, her work and commentary appeared on MTV, Essence, Entertainment Tonight, Hot 97, Afropunk and The Michael Baisden Radio Show. Her most recent work was with Grapevine TV, a Black-centric website that focused on millennials issues.
Faines was also the founder of Women Love Power, a platform that aims to empower women.
Grapevine TV creator and moderator Ashley Akunna memorialized Faines on Twitter.
Ashley here. I remember the day I met Ayesha. I was 14 years old and she was so happy and so bubbly, I couldn’t help but ask my sister, “Who is that girl?” Years later we connected over a project I was working on called, The Grapevine. I knew she would be perfect for the show. pic.twitter.com/LajvHdqp1T
— The Grapevine (@TheGrapevineTV) July 6, 2021
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