Monthly Archives: April 2011

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Obama goes in on Trump during correspondents' dinner

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Obama exercised his revenge Saturday after weeks of attacks from his would-be Republican challenger Donald Trump...

Poverty at the eye of severe Alabama storm

OPINION - By standing with these Americans, we can help make their road to recovery smoother, and get them through these difficult hours...

Baggage handlers accused of moving drugs to Detroit

VIDEO - Federal Agents said the bag handlers would put the drugs in suitcases, mark them with either an "X" or tie something to the handle and then load the bags onto planes bound for Detroit...

Labor Dept. honors 1968 Memphis sanitation strikers

WASHINGTON (AP) - The strike was the scene of Martin Luther King Jr.'s final campaign before an assassin's bullet took his life...

NCAA upholds penalties for USC assist in Bush case

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - McNair was punished for what the NCAA claimed was his role in the scandal surrounding the Heisman Trophy-winning tailback...

NAACP honors Kid Rock for being Detroit booster

DETROIT (AP) - Recognition from the local branch of the NAACP should come as no surprise -- except that Kid Rock, a longtime aficionado of Southern rock, also is known for using the Confederate flag...
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Hospital uses CAT scan to look inside mummy's unopened coffin

NEW YORK - The device took more than 10,000 images of the mummy, allowing researchers to learn more about it without disturbing the delicate remains...

700 gather to remember Phylicia Barnes

Speakers recalled an ordinary teen with an infectious smile who loved to shop, laugh with friends and play her music loud. She was a senior at Union Academy...
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Obama in Alabama: 'I've never seen destruction like this'

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Obama offered comfort and help in a role he and presidents before him have had to assume time and again in moments of crisis...

HBCU student sidelined from graduation for Facebook post

theGRIO REPORT - Roman Caple posted: "St. Augs is holding classes tomorrow and students in Falcrest still don't have power. Like, wtf. Really? #dumb."...

MO house speaker: Flood Cairo, IL. to save farmland

theGRIO REPORT - Cairo is a town of 2,800 people. It is two thirds African-American and nearly 50 percent of its children live below the poverty line...

Maine official forced out for race, other remarks

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A Maine state official who resigned after his comments offended rural residents, blacks and Native Americans is being criticized by NAACP and tribal leaders....

Daily Mail launches weird attack on Obama's father

Gathered in this brief are a range of things attesting to the senior Obama's youthful shadiness, including a whiff of polygamy...

Okla. legislator slights blacks, women in debate

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Rep. Sally Kern, of Oklahoma City, said Thursday she was sorry for remarks she made on the floor of the House and that she had "misspoke."...

Young soccer star gunned down after Chicago Bulls win

Adewunmi, an optimistic, intelligent teen born in Nigeria, had played for the Chicago Fire's 17-and-under soccer league, where he attracted the attention of Division I scouts..

Donald Trump's racial discrimination problem

The little-remembered case provides crucial context for the current discussion centering on Trump and race...
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Witness defends policeman who punched woman in IHOP

VIDEO - 'The lady started grabbing him. I guess she stratched him, so he pushed her away to try and get her off,' she said...

Walgreens cough drop tinkler nabbed

MIAMI - The Florida man who was caught on camera allegedly relieved himself on packages of cough drops inside a Sanford Walgreens has been arrested, police said...