While many celebrities and media figures have used their power and wealth for their own good, there are those who have fought to make the world a better place. Here are several African Americans who made us proud in 2011. SEE ALSO: Young Voters to Steal Show In 2012? 1. Oprah Winfrey While her OWN […]

Since its launch in 2004, Facebook has reached more than 800-million active users (that’s almost three times the size of the U.S. population). It has helped people connect with loved ones, promote entrepreneurial ventures, and even put out a call for help when nonprofits are in need or crimes are occurring. But every utopia – […]

This year has come and gone, but unfortunately, racism is here to stay. Our Black president has given racists a good target in the political realm, but we still see racism from teachers, police officers and even athletes. Here are the Top 10 racist quotes of 2011. SEE ALSO: Black Actresses Need Better Roles 10. […]

Is Michael Jordan getting married? Well, no one is quite sure. But TheGrio is reporting that several sites are claiming that the N.B.A. legend popped the big question to Yvette Prieto, a Cuban American mode. SEE ALSO: What OWS  Accomplished Will Obama’s Second Term Be  A Nightmare? This follows similar reports two years ago that […]

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas cannot cut off millions of dollars in funding for desegregation programs in Little Rock-area school districts until the state asks a federal judge for permission to do so, an appeals court ruled Wednesday. SEE ALSO: Will Obama’s Second Term Be A Nightmare? The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are hopeful for what 2012 will bring for their families and the country, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll, though most say 2011 was a year they would rather forget. SEE ALSO: How Ron Paul Helps Obama Nearly seven in 10 say the year gone by was a bad one, […]

NEW YORK (AP) — Several Muslim leaders have declined invitations to the mayor’s annual year-end interfaith breakfast, saying they’re upset at police department efforts to infiltrate mosques and spy on Muslim neighborhoods. SEE ALSO: Obama To Bomb Iran? The imams and activists said in a letter to Mayor Michael Bloomberg that they’re disturbed at his […]

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — One presidential campaign claims an impressive effort in Iowa this year: eight offices opened, 350,000 phone calls to potential supporters and 1,280 events to recruit and train volunteers. SEE ALSO: Obama To Bomb Iran? It’s not Mitt Romney or Newt Gingrich or Ron Paul. It’s Obama for America, the president’s […]

The Justice Department’s decision last week to block a new South Carolina law requiring voters to present photo identification is only the first of what will be a year-long battle between advocates and opponents of stricter voting laws. And the results of those fights could determine the winner of the 2012 presidential election. SEE ALSO: […]

Journalism in the age of the Internet is a difficult practice. And if it’s difficult for one the finest news organizations in the world, you know it’s doubly so for even the best of Black media. Like our partners  and friends at The Grio and The Root, we do the best we can with limited […]