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theGRIO REPORT - Bowser rose to victory from a field of eight contenders amid a prickly battle that heated up in recent weeks and led to front-runner status...
theGRIO REPORT - Recent cuts to the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) -- commonly called food stamps -- worries hunger advocates in Baltimore and nationwide...
theGRIO REPORT - The shutdown will impact in different ways some of the nation's more than 2 million civilian workers, about a fifth of whom experts estimate to be people of color...
theGRIO REPORT - Amid the mix of authors, vendors, elected officials and hundreds of participants who attended policy forums and community-building sessions, the husband and father took time to ponder a question that seemed on the minds of many in this largely African-American, upwardly mobile crowd: how's black America doing these days?..
theGRIO REPORT - At the annual Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Inc. awards dinner, Obama sounded determined, and at times defiant...
ESSAY - Whether you volunteer, mentor, donate money or do something else to help your brethren, now is the time to get to work. We don't have the luxury of another 50 years and a monumental march to make things right...
Lisette Dewitt * is trying to stay strong, but it’s hard. The single mother is facing foreclosure in less than a week, and could lose her Virginia townhouse.
theGRIO REPORT - The Obama administration has launched the first steps of an ambitious plan to dramatically improve academic achievement among African-American students from the 'cradle to career'..
REVIEW - While Americans and people all over the world are familiar with president Obama's biracial heritage, only basic family history was publicly known about the nation's groundbreaking first lady...
theGRIO REPORT - With the presidential election close at hand, Mormons, and particularly African-American Latter-day Saints, have been increasingly thrust into the spotlight...
TheGrio REPORT -- A few days ago at the White House, as military families enjoyed a Mother's Day celebration in the chandeliered East Room, Michelle Obama offered praise for their sacrifice and service to America...
theGRIO REPORT - Three alleged white supremacists who violently beat an African-American man while he waited at a Houston bus stop have been found guilty of a federal hate crime...
theGRIO Q&A - You may remember the saga of Kemba Smith, the onetime Hampton University student who in 1995 was sentenced to 24 years in federal prison for her role in a crack cocaine ring...
theGRIO REPORT - Rodell Mollineau, a 35-year-old African-American political strategist, is the president of American Bridge, one of the two leading Super PACs trying to aid President Obama's re-election...
theGRIO REPORT - Currently playing in Baltimore at CENTERSTAGE, a nationally respected artistic venue, 'Gleam' tells the epic story of one woman's journey through love and loss to a life of meaning and self-fulfillment...
REVIEW - The book has 360 pages of dialogue and intimate details, giving the impression of being inside the minds of the first couple and other players...
theGRIO REPORT - Obama administration officials are hoping that its plan, dubbed Summer Jobs +, will reach other young people across the country in need of both a paycheck and opportunity...
theGRIO REPORT - President Obama also granted pardons to five other individuals, including three convicted of marijuana-related offenses, according to the White House...
theGRIO REPORT - As cameras clicked and flashed steadily during the star-studded event, one by one the celebs took the podium to talk about their passion for youth, and a desire to reach more of them through the Boys & Girls Clubs...
theGRIO REPORT - For decades, efforts to honor Tubman on a national level have stalled for one reason or another...