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A Republican activist in South Carolina is under fire for comments he made on Facebook about first lady Michelle Obama. The story first hit the blog fitsnews.com with a headline reading “SC GOP activist posts remark disparaging first lady.” ...
AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari BROOKE HART Today President Obama travels to Illinois to promote his call for health care reform, all the while keeping a close eye on the fallout from Friday’s election in Iran. President Obama will be in Chicago today...
Senate Democratic leader Malcolm Smith AP Photo/Mike Groll Last year, the people witnessed the benefits of their involvement in politics as they went to the polls in historic numbers, stood in line for hours in many cases and voiced their desire...
SUSAN SHAPIRO It’s not easy for patients recovering in intensive care units. So Johns Hopkins hospital is trying a new approach that is getting them out of bed and moving. The intensive care unit of a hospital is often a...
OCTAVIA MITCHELL It was thirteen years ago a when a white teacher wrote, “where are my glasses” on the face of a little black girl. The incident received national attention. Back in 1996, a shy 5-year-old at Pepperhill Elementary School,...
BRUCE MILES (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald SCHAUMBURG, Illl. (AP) — Louis Clarizio remembers riding the buses. He remembers seeing the signs that read, “White” and “Colored.” But most of all, Lou Clarizio fondly remembers his short time with the Chicago...
Here’s something you wouldn’t expect to see in the middle of a big city like Washington, D.C.: a working farm that’s helping a community discover a growing example of “what works.” Susan Ellsworth is working on a master plan...
HOBSON CITY, Ala. (AP) – The cafes, the school and the roller rink are long gone from Alabama’s oldest black city. Empty homes and businesses line the narrow streets. Hobson City no longer has a police or fire department, and...
MICHELLE LOCKE Associated Press Writer (AP Photo/Eric Risberg) SAN QUENTIN, California (AP) — Like journalists everywhere, the staff of the San Quentin News cover news, sports and the local arts scene. But these reporters are pen men with a difference. They work for...
Dolphins rookie receiver Brennan Marion is trying to make his living on the football field. But at one time, Marion was practically living on a football field. “My story is definitely inspirational to a lot of people and definitely...
MARK POTTER Miami Gardens, FL – Some Miami residents have decided that they are going to take control of their city and steer in it the right direction. Six years after it was born the city of Miami Gardens, Florida, is...
Walking with a limp after sorting some of the heaviest packages at a the mail facility where he works, a sleep-deprived Elliott Firby recounted his decision to fight back when an armed robber cornered him. “I know he was going...
JAKE COYLE AP Entertainment Writer MANCHESTER, Tennessee (AP) — The Bonnaroo Music Festival is large enough that it contains mini-festivals within itself. On Friday, one of the more vibrant and colorful stages was an African invasion. The African-influenced North Carolina band Toubab...
“Lazy” or “thugs” are just a few stereotypes that have haunted African Americans for generations. Now, being black and Muslim in America, has garnered negative national attention. In this theGrio exclusive, we sat down with two Black...
MICHAEL R. BLOOD Associated Press Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — State health officials are looking into the latest HIV case reported in California’s multibillion-dollar porn industry, fearing that reckless practices on film sets might be raising the risk of new infections. It...
JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — A reputed Ku Klux Klansman convicted of kidnapping two black men 43 years after the abductions wants the U.S. Supreme Court to decide if the statute of limitations had passed. James Ford Seale was convicted in...
DETROIT- If guiding the city of Detroit through a political scandal that resulted in prison time for former-Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick isn’t enough, the city’s mayor must now deal with automakers struggling to make a profit. The new mayor,...
When Reverend Wright spoke about “them Jews” who are keeping him away from speaking to President Obama, he waded into dangerous territory. With those words, he waded into the territory where people go when they want to say something...
RAPHAEL TENTHANI Associated Press Writer (AP Photo/Riccardo Gangale) BLANTYRE, Malawi (AP) — Madonna can get “Mercy,” Malawi’s highest court ruled Friday. The court overruled a lower court, saying the pop star can adopt 3-year-old Chifundo “Mercy” James. Madonna’s lawyer Alan Chinula said he...
The school board in St. Lucie County, Florida decided to reinstate suspended teacher Wendy Portillo. She was suspended for allowing her kindergarten students to vote to kick out a five-year-old autistic student out of her classroom. She asked her...