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theGRIO Q&A - The 45-year-old Iowa native is also a best-selling author whose books aim to encourage young people, as well as men and women seeking to build better relationships...
TheGrio Q&A - Racing legend Willy T. Ribbs was fast and furious long before those blockbuster movies about drivers and their amped up cars...
theGrio REPORT - 'I hope they find out who did this and justice will be served," one neighbor said. "I think about my own two little girl'...

theGRIO REPORT - Bonnie Briscoe could barely hold back the tears when talking about her niece, Phylicia Barnes...
SLIDESHOW - Sure, the economy has been awfully Scrooge-like, but Santa promised a little extra in your stocking this year...
theGRIO REPORT - There's been a push among historians, descendants and others to ensure their contributions aren't forgotten...

SLIDESHOW - When President Obama returns to his native Hawaii, he enjoys everything from the island's legendary beaches, to golf, and authentic local dishes...
THEGRIO Q&A: Wes Moore is an investment professional at Citibank in New York City. He's currently in the midst of a whirlwind book tour that's taken him from coast to coast...
TheGrio's 100 - San Francisco voters elected Kamala Harris to be the city's first female District Attorney...

African-Americans make up 12 percent of the U.S. population, but account for 46 percent of those living with HIV...
TheGrio's 100 - Can an African-American become the next Governor of Alabama? Once unthinkable in a state infamous for its history of segregation, U.S. Representative Artur Davis wants to break through in 2010...
TheGrio's 100 - Holder made history as the first African-American to become the nation's chief law enforcement officer...
TheGrio's 100 - Patrick, 53, was elected Massachusetts' first African-American governor in November 2006...
TheGrio's 100 - Kevin Johnson is in a position to champion the people as Mayor of Sacramento...
TheGrio's 100 - Anyone who can advise the president on domestic policy matters one day and play golf with him the next is pretty impressive...
TheGrio's 100 - Bakari Sellers is just 25 years old, but he's already made it into the history books...
TheGrio's 100 - Anthony Woods attracted national attention as an openly gay, two-tour Iraq war veteran running for Congress in Northern California...
OPINION - In the era of Obama and in the age of Oprah come three new potentially iconic Americans, who just may help in the long march towards gender equality...
OPINION - Much work remains to restore housing, infrastructure, jobs, and other essentials in New Orleans. But there are bright spots...
As President Obama and the nation's lawmakers tackle hot-button issues like health care reform, momentum is quietly building to honor an American heroine who instituted her own brand of reform and change: Harriet Tubman...