Monthly Archives: January 2011

TheGrio’s 100 men and women of ‘Service & Activism’

These men and women stand out as bold examples of leaders in their by serving and giving back to their communities. CHRISTINA OLIVER Before 25-year-old Cpl....
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Halle Berry quits film to prepare for custody fight

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Halle Berry and her ex-boyfriend, Gabriel Aubry, have a daughter, Nahla, who will turn 3 in March...

Truce? LeBron says he wishes Cavs ‘the best’

MIAMI (AP) - Cleveland's franchise already owns the all-time NBA losing-streak record, a 24-game slide that spanned from March to November 1982...

RNC: $23 million debt as it gears up for 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) - The GOP central committee showed that $2 million of its debt came during Steele's final two weeks as he sought to keep hold of his chairmanship...
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Braun slams opponent: ‘You were strung out on crack’

VIDEO - Carol Moseley Braun is in trouble for publicly busting out the kind of insult that Rahm Emanuel only uses in private...

Spike Lee urges more black men to become teachers

ATLANTA (AP) - "Everybody can't be a business major," Lee told the auditorium packed with male high school and college students...

Hip-Hop’s founding father Kool Herc no longer hospitalized, still in dire need

(AllHipHop News) Hip-Hop pioneer DJ Kool Herc has been released from a medical facility, but remains in need of financial aid to help with an unknown health condition...
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Philly students kidnap, beat, hang kid from tree

PHILADELPHIA - Police arrested seven Upper Darby High School students at school Monday on charges of kidnapping and assaulting a 13-year-old student...

Diddy on Obama: ‘I just want the president to do better’

Talking about the intersection of race and politics, Diddy said that while he's a fan of Obama, he's disappointed with what the President has done for the black community thus far...

High school uses racial segregation as learning tool

PHILADELPHIA - The segregation is intended to be a mentoring program, with African-American teachers acting as role models, encouraging students to strive for a bright future...

High school basketball game turns into brawl

VIDEO - Ernest Owens was arrested at his daughters high school basketball game after tensions spilled over onto the court and Owens attacked a school resource officer at East Mecklenburg High...

HI bill would give anyone Obama birth info for fee

HONOLULU (AP) - The idea behind the measure is to end skepticism over Obama's birthplace while raising a little money for a government with a projected budget deficit exceeding $800 million...

Dictator Obiang picked to head African Union

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - This week's summit, which started Sunday and ends Monday, was dominated by the crisis in Ivory Coast...

Kevin Durant: Chris Bosh is a ‘fake tough guy’

Kevin Durant has choice words for Chris Bosh. Both players picked up technical fouls after a verbal skirmish on the court. After the game, Durant described Bosh as a "fake tough guy"...

Ivy League case tests Rockefeller drug law change

NEW YORK (AP) - They were students who juggled an elite education with criminal extracurriculars, dealing an array of drugs from dormitory rooms and fraternity houses, prosecutors say...

Mother reportedly pulls son out of school to rob bank

Police in Dekalb County, Georgia have a 35-year-old mother in custody after they say she pulled her son out of school Friday to help her rob a bank...

Clinton meets with Haiti presidential candidates

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) - She met with President Rene Preval and earlier met with each of the three candidates jockeying to replace him...

Was Atlanta Housewife Cynthia Bailey a runaway bride?

After a season plagued with doubts and financial troubles, Bailey didn't seem convinced that getting married was the right decision...
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Will Egypt crisis force a closer look at US-African relations?

OPINION - As America has aggressively promoted democracy across the world, we have blindly tolerated some of the worst human rights offenses from our allies...
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Philadelphia police search for missing mother

PHILADELPHIA - Ronda Garnett left work early because she wasn't feeling well. She was headed to her mother's home to pick up her children but never made it...