Monthly Archives: November 2011

Grammy Awards nominations in top categories

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Nominees announced Wednesday in top categories for the 54th annual Grammy Awards...

FAMU student Robert Champion's funeral becomes hazing call to action

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) -- Relatives and friends of Florida A&M University drum major Robert Champion used his funeral to issue a poignant call to action, urging an end to the hazing linked to his death...

Kanye snags 7 Grammy noms, but shut out of album category

(AP) - The Grammy nominations were announced Wednesday, with Kanye West leading the pack in the number of nominations, but with one surprising omission...

World AIDS Day 2011: Entering the fourth decade of HIV

HUFFINGTON POST - 'I'm going to be in the New England Journal of Medicine,' a patient once told me proudly. 'Not me exactly, but my X-rays.' It was the happiest I had ever seen him...
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West must not give up on AIDS fight

It should be time to celebrate key milestones in the fight against HIV and AIDS. Recently, the United Nations announced that new infections and related deaths fell to their lowest levels...

HIV treatment lags in U.S., guaranteeing more infections

The latest numbers show that only 28 percent of the nation's 1.2 million HIV-infected people are getting effective treatment...

On World AIDS Day, blacks remain outcasts

Dec. 1 is World AIDS Day, and in the United States we must draw attention to the need to combat AIDS in the African-American community....

Black churches crucial in stopping spread of HIV/AIDS

[Today] is World AIDS Day, the international event to strengthen global efforts in the fight against HIV and AIDS. While the statistics in the black community are daunting there is hope...

Former FAMU drum major speaks out on black college hazing

OPINION - Following the death of Robert Champion, a former FAMU drum major speaks out on the history of black college hazing...

Civil rights groups fight 'Racial Justice Act' repeal

theGRIO REPORT - Civil rights groups including the NAACP and People of Faith Against the Death Penalty (PFADP) are fighting against the repeal of the Racial Justice Act of 2009...

NFL fines Stevie Johnson $10,000 for touchdown celebration

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) - A person familiar with the NFL's disciplinary decision has told The Associated Press that Buffalo Bills receiver Stevie Johnson has been fined $10,000 for his questionable touchdown celebration...

FBI reports spike in Mississippi hate crimes

A recently released FBI report details the fact that there's been a spike in Mississippi hate crimes over the past year...
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Sheriff Deputies refuse to evict 103-year-old woman

VIDEO - A 103-year-old woman and her 83-year-old daughter were just moments from being evicted from their home Tuesday...
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Beyoncé takes on 'beybé bump' conspiracy theorists

Remember two months ago, when the Internet suddenly decided that Beyoncé's beybé bump was suspect?...
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Cain claims 'groundswell of positive support' from backers

WEST CHESTER, Ohio (AP) - His campaign rocked anew, a feisty Herman Cain claimed a 'groundswell of positive support' from backers on Wednesday and accused critics of trying to derail his White House bid as...

Jojo Simmons apologizes for anti-gay comments on Twitter

Jojo Simmons, who is Rev Run's son and Russell Simmons' nephew, is apologizing for making anti-gay and anti-transgender comments on Twitter...

Bono: Alicia Keys has 'lioness energy'

NEW YORK (AP) - Bono went on to say that Alicia Keys has 'lioness energy' and that her role as a new mother won't allow her to 'let other mothers suffer'...

Michael Steele advises Herman Cain: 'Your heart will tell you what to do'

Former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele spoke Tuesday with embattled GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain and offered him this advice...

Judge sentences leader of Harlem gang to 20 years

A judge shocked his courtroom Tuesday when he turned the sentencing of five violent Harlem drug dealers into a lecture on parental responsibility...

Ex-NFL player Corwin Brown claims mental defect

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Former Notre Dame assistant coach Corwin Brown officially notified a judge Wednesday that he plans to defend himself against charges of striking his wife and holding her hostage by claiming he has a mental defect...