Monthly Archives: April 2010

Why the NAACP should get off the Wells Fargo bandwagon

OPINION - Imagine my shock when I learned the company accused of squashing the financial security of millions, is now a sponsor of the NAACP's annual convention ...

NAACP: Why we partnered with Wells Fargo

OPINION - We understand, Mr. Boyce. We know you're an ally and a friend of the NAACP. We know some people just don't believe anyone will hold their supporters accountable, even though we have done so for a century...
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Oprah launches anti-texting while driving campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) - Oprah Winfrey wants America's drivers to declare their cars "No Phone Zones."...
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Former Palin pageant rival enters Georgia politics

ATLANTA (AP) - Maryline Blackburn, a Democrat, qualified Thursday for the House District 34 election in the Atlanta suburb of Smyrna. She hopes to challenge incumbent Rep. Rich Golick, a Republican...
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Activists hope Ariz. law opposition boosts rallies

CHICAGO (AP) - Immigrant rights activists hope Arizona's controversial immigration law will spark scores of people to protest in rallies nationwide and add urgency to pleas for federal immigration reform...

Don Cheadle talks ‘Iron Man 2’ and War Machine

In replacing Terrence Howard as Rhodey/ War Machine, Cheadle could be in a position to have Marvel start a spin-off film for him, in addition to an appearance in the forthcoming 'Avengers' film...
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Crist’s defection could be gift to Democrat Meek

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democratic Rep. Kendrick Meek, who appeared headed to a lopsided loss in November, suddenly looks like a plausible contender to snatch away victory...

Arizona: Teachers with heavy accents can’t teach English, ethnic studies banned

"This is just one more indication of the incredible anti-immigrant sentiment in the state," said Bruce Merrill, a professor emeritus at Arizona State University who conducts public-opinion research...

Facebook group ‘praying’ for Obama’s death passes 1 million members

A Facebook group accused of "praying" for the death of President Barack Obama has raised controversy online, with many calling for Facebook to remove the group as "offensive speech."...

Ariz. immigration law brings back apartheid memories

OPINION - Once people begin to accept that taking away this piece of our humanity and values is ok, it becomes easier to push additional steps...
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Haitian-American firefighter honored for quake heroics

NBC MIAMI - Karls Paul-Noel, a Haitian-American firefighter, who participated in the Haitian relief effort, is being honored in Time magazine's "100 Most Influential" issue...

theGrio’s Top Tweets of the Week

SLIDESHOW - theGrio has compiled for you our top ten favorite tweets on the topical events of the week that was...
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Gulf Coast oil spill could eclipse Exxon Valdez

VENICE, La. (AP) - The spill was bigger than imagined -- five times more than first estimated -- and closer...

24 percent of golfers believe Tiger Woods used PEDs

According to a new Sports Illustrated and Golf.com survey, 24 percent of golfers believe Tiger Woods uses performance-enhancing drugs...
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LeBron James wins 2nd second MVP award

CLEVELAND (AP) - James, who averaged 29.7 points, 7.3 rebounds and 8.6 assists this season, will receive the trophy Sunday at the University of Akron...

Slideshow: Naomi Campbell’s 10 most memorable meltdowns

SLIDESHOW - theGrio takes a look back at Campbell's worst public relations disasters accompanied by some glamorous shots of the top model...

Harvard law student’s racist e-mail reveals old school hate

OPINION - If anything, Arizona's immigration law in addition to this email, are the nails in the coffin of the myth that we're living in a post-racial society...

Halle Berry splits with model boyfriend Gabriel Aubry

Halle Berry and her model boyfriend Gabriel Aubry have called it quits on their 5 year relationship - they will likely seek a long-term custody arrangement for daughter...
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Consumer rebound helps grow GDP by 3.2 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) - The economy grew at a solid 3.2 percent pace during the first quarter of this year as consumers boosted their spending by the most in three years...
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Black players drop to 9 percent in Major Leagues

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Major League Baseball equaled its best grades for racial and gender diversity hiring, even as the percentage of black players dropped again last year...