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OPINION - We lose someone iconic like Whitney Houston, and suddenly we are grudgingly reminded of the Latin maxim Tempus Fugit: time flies and it waits for no man...
TheGrio LIFE&STYLE -- Aretha Franklin has found love at 69 years of age and I think in doing so, the Queen of Soul teaches all of us "never married" sisters and those starting over again at any age that love is always possible...
OPINION - President Lincoln would grimace at what the GOP has become and so would many of the great leaders that build it into a formidable party pre-1972; before Nixon's southern strategy...

OPINION - Melody C. Barnes, President Obama's Domestic Policy Council Director; gave a private, farewell interview to five members of the national media at the White House on Wednesday as she prepares for a new and exciting chapter in her life...
OPINION - The old adage hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, is about to take on new meaning in the life of basketball superstar Kobe Bryant...
OPINION - This past weekend was very eventful on the high-profile 'Atlanta black marriage' front...

OPINION - Your biggest fear as a potential complainant is that you will be professionally black-balled and isolated, or worse branded 'crazy' and a non-'team player'...
OPINION - Conservatives and Tea Party activists who like Cain will not take kindly to allegations that he sexually harassed in anyway young women in his employ...
OPINION - The 2012 GOP primary field is simply not ready or able (at this juncture anyway) to truly take on President 'Terminator' Barack Obama...

OPINION - The controversy that has erupted on UC Berkley's campus, and spread to a few others is a symptom of a problem that runs much deeper than college admissions...
theGRIO Q&A - theGrio caught up with Edelman for a one on one interview about the state of education and black America during a recent Public Policy Town Hall aimed at improving the quality of life of all citizens...
theGRIO Q&A - In advance of the larger roundtable that the White House convened today, theGrio was able to speak with White House Domestic Policy Adviser to the president, Melody Barnes...
OPINION - When we think of 9/11, we rightly remember the tragedy and abject horror of the day. Yet, I believe that the single greatest lesson and take-away from September 11, 2001 for us all, is the redeeming and nurturing power of love...
OPINION - I can tell you first hand it is painful and degrading and I am not surprised at any human being (male or female) who might cry in the face of such unprofessional treatment...
OPINION - A long list of 'unsung' black heroines marched, sat, rode, bled and died in the struggle for equality during the civil rights movement...
OPINION - The facts tell us that despite all of our newfound status, education and accomplishments, black women in America, including Mrs. Obama, still have to deal with racial stereotypes...
OPINION - The 800 lb elephant in the room, however, is the issue of her race and status and how that may impact the prosecution's decision to go forward or not...
OPINION - The question is not whether we should call Obama out when he errs, but in what forum, manner and place we do so.
OPINION - Young black women in their 20s and 30's especially look up to Mrs. Obama. She gives them tangible proof and hope...
OPINION - We cannot grow stronger, richer and faster as a nation if we continue on this course of hate and prejudice...