Daily Archives: February 12, 2013

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Rogue ex-LAPD officer Christopher Dorner believed dead after standoff

BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. (AP) - The search ended abruptly Tuesday when a man believed to be Dorner bolted from hiding, stole two cars, barricaded himself in a vacant cabin and mounted a last stand...
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Images: Obama's State of the Union speech

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama delivered the first State of the Union address of his second term on Tuesday. Here are some images from the address...
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State of the Union: Obama impassioned on gun control

theGRIO REPORT - Obama used the conclusion of his speech to tens of millions of Americans to demand Congress vote on his gun control proposals...

A history of Mardi Gras Indians in New Orleans

SLIDESHOW - New Orleans Mardi Gras Indians are African American and Afro Creole bands of mostly working-class men who use the European Carnival day or 'Fat Tuesday'” to express continuity within black communities across the cityscape...
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Full text: President Obama's first State of the Union dress of 2nd term

VIDEO - President Barack Obama‘s 2013 State of the Union address, as prepared for delivery on Feb. 12, 2013...
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Prosecutor: Chicago gang war led to Hadiya Pendelton's death

CHICAGO (AP) - Two men circled a park on Chicago's South Side looking for members of a rival gang before one crept up on a group seeking shelter from the rain under a canopy and opened fire, striking a 15-year-old honor student who once made a video protesting gang violence, prosecutors said Tuesday...

Senate panel approves Chuck Hagel for Pentagon chief

WASHINGTON (AP) - A bitterly divided Senate panel on Tuesday voted to approve President Barack Obama's nomination of Chuck Hagel to be the U.S. defense secretary at a time of turmoil for the military with looming budget cuts...
Angela Bassett attends the Fall 2013 Tracy Reese collection

Tracy Reese offers glittering separates for the urban glamour girl at Fall 2013 New...

A Tracy Reese show is becoming one of the most important places to be seen during Fashion Week for anyone who can secure a ticket.

Is Naomi Campbell the next Tyra Banks?

theGRIO REPORT - British supermodel Naomi Campbell seems to be following in the footsteps of frenemy and fellow supermodel Tyra Banks with the launch of her new model reality show, 'The Face' on Oxygen...

Bow Wow on teaming up with Chris Brown: 'Gonna be big in the film...

theGRIO REPORT - One day after the Grammy Awards in L.A., hip-hop producer Jermaine Dupri and 106 & Park host and rapper Bow Wow get ready to work on music for the Jordan Brand in New York City...

Senate approves anti-violence against women act

WASHINGTON (AP) - By a robust bipartisan majority, the Senate voted Tuesday to renew the Violence Against Women Act with new assurances that gays and lesbians...

Pressure on Sacramento to speed up offer for Kings

(AP) - The clock is ticking for Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson's efforts to keep the Kings from moving to Seattle...

2 families allege racism from Disneyland characters

theGRIO REPORT - Two families are accusing Disneyland cast members of racism towards their children, and they are planning to take legal action, their lawyer tells theGrio...
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Christopher Dorner case: Two officers injured as manhunt for ex-LAPD officer focuses on Big...

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The hunt for former LAPD officer Christopher Dorner took a dramatic turn Tuesday after a resident of Big Bear, Calif., reported that someone who looked like the suspect had swiped his car...

African papal contender Peter Turkson wants change

VATICAN CITY (AP) - One of Africa's brightest hopes to be the next pope, Ghanaian Cardinal Peter Turkson, says the time is right for a pontiff from the developing world...

Report finds some gains for minority actors in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — The percentage of minority actors working on Broadway and at the top 16 not-for-profit theater companies in New York City rose to 23 percent during the 2011-2012 season...

No bail for Chicago gang members in Hadiya Pendleton's death

CHICAGO (AP) - Two men charged in the death of a 15-year-old Chicago honor student were ordered held without bail Tuesday at a hearing where prosecutors contended the shooting happened while they were hunting for members of a rival gang...

Guns dominate race to replace Jesse Jackson Jr.

CHICAGO (AP) - After months of drama surrounding Jesse Jackson Jr.'s seat in Congress, the race to replace the congressman with the prominent name has pivoted to a different high-profile topic: guns...

theGrio's 100: Rob Nabors, navigating congressional waters for Obama

theGRIO's 100 - Nabors, 41, is the director of legislative affairs at the White House, managing relations between the administration and Capitol Hill...

Find local black businesses with new iPhone app

REVIEW - Around the Way is an app for your iPhone or Android device that helps its users locate black owned businesses...