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New census figures show we are in a baby bust because of the recession. The government says because of recession the number of children born last year fell sharply compared to 2007. Experts say the trend started just before...
New York City, New York – May 19, 2009 First lady Michelle Obama hosted the opening spring gala for the American Ballet Theatre in New York City Monday night. She was on hand for the first performance of the...
Jimmy Metellus, a Haitian man, accused of piloting a boat overloaded with migrants that overturned off the coast of south Florida, could be facing the death penalty. Metellus is charged with alien smuggling that resulted in death...

May 15, 2009  Wayman Tisdale died at the age of 44 Friday morning at a hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  The three-time college All-American and former NBA star has lost his battle with cancer. Tisdale played 12 seasons in the NBA...
Las Vegas, Nevada – MAY 1, 2009 An argument erupts in gunfire in the parking lot of a Las Vegas convenience store is caught on tape. A security camera video shows a group of people arguing in the parking...
May 13, 2009 A michigan teenager who assaulted a substitute school bus driver will be made a court ward and be treated at a psychiatric facility. Video from the school bus in march showed the teen striking the 37-year-old female driver...

Virtual colonoscopy is a non-invasive method for screening the colon that can be very expensive if not covered by insurance.   Now Medicare has announced it has decided not to cover the exam.  A statement provided by the centers for...
The first family has a new dog and now, you can have him too. Meet the “Bo” Beanie Babies doll. It’s now on sale for about five dollars. The initial shipment of the small furry replica sold out in...
The White House / Washington, DC – May 12, 2009 The president honored the nation’s top cops today. In a rose garden ceremony president Obama welcomed the national association of police organization’s award winners. Police officers from 10...

New Orleans, Louisiana – My 11, 2009 This mother’s day had a special meaning for a New Orleans mother and daughter. Monique goldsmith and her mom Anna both graduated from southern university at New Orleans mother’s day weekend. ...
Detroit, MI – May 9, 2009 Chuck Daly, 78 died on Saturday morning in Jupiter, FL. It was announced in March that had been diagnosed with Pancreatic cancer. Daly led the “Dream Team” to an Olympic Gold medal...
On Tuesday, May 5th, the First Lady made her inaugural visit to the Big Apple, stating, “It’s a pleasure to be here in New York”. She had a full itinerary including being hosted by the United Nations and...
A national institutes of health study of more than 4-thousand kids and teens finds obese children are 26-percent more likely than other kids to have any kind of allergy. Food allergies were particularly common. Researchers say the rate...
May 4, 2009 – Dillon, South Carolina After national attention from president Obama, a rural South Carolina school gets an extreme makeover. The Dillon, South Carolina junior high students arrived this morning to find the interior of their...
Montgomery, Alabama – April 27, 2009 Confederate flags were waving today in Montgomery, Alabama as confederate Memorial Day was marked. About 120 people gathered to remember those who lost their lives in the civil war. Women and men had on...
VIDEO - In honor of Black History Month, she is called America's renaissance woman. Author, poet, writer, civil rights activist, Dr. Maya Angelou...
TheGrio Reflects - Vonetta Flowers was the first African-American to win a gold medal in the Winter Olympics.
THEGRIO REFLECTS - Hollywood granted a long-delayed wish to Hattie McDaniel, the first African-American to win an Oscar.
Marian Anderson died at the age of 96 in Portland, Oregon. The greatest singer of her day, she wanted to rent Constitution Hall for a concert, but the Daughters of the American Revolution refused. Eleanor Roosevelt arranged a concert...
On September 29, 1999 President William Jefferson Clinton honored singer Aretha Franklin for her great talent. Aretha Franklin was born to Reverend C.L. Franklin and Barbara Siggers Franklin in Memphis, Tennessee. In his speech, President Clinton said, “No matter...