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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...
A study was conducted by two communications professors at the University of Massachusetts, Sut Jhally and Justin Lewis. The professors wanted to ascertain the impact of “The Cosby Show” on its audience. Professor Lewis stated, “I guess there’s good news...
On February 7th, 1883, James Hubert “Eubie” Blake, pianist and composer, was born in Maryland the son of freed slaves. To put Eubie’s longevity in perspective he was about half the age of the United States; he lived through...
In an interview, Julius Erving discusses his motivation for his continued success. “Well I think right now I’m a young man in terms of my perspective about life. At 34 years of age, you know, you can’t think about just...
In 2001, Vanessa McCaskill joined the ranks of millions of African-American women diagnosed with breast cancer. “I was only 36-years-old. To hear the word ‘cancer,’ it was unreal,” said Ms. McCaskill. Statistics show that black women are less likely than...
After the Civil War, a group of influential Southerners promised that a “New South” would rise, complete with new industries, factories and railroad lines. Northern entrepreneurs began to pour money into Southern industry. Railroad companies laid more than 22,000 miles...
When the Civil War was over, Joe Davis who’s brother Jefferson was President of the defeated Confederacy, had to set his slaves free along with everyone else. Two slaves took freedom to mean they could do anything white people...