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VIA NICK.COM: Never underestimate the power of a boy and his bicycle. A kid from West London, England, started out with a plan – a plan to raise money for kids in Haiti. “I want to do a sponsored bike ride,” said 7-year-old Charlie Simpson, in a message posted on a website, “because there was […]

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is set to announce a series of economic initiatives Monday aimed at helping struggling middle class families. The proposals include a doubling of the child care tax credit, caps onstudent loan payments, and aid for families taking care of elderly relatives. The plan would also offer retirement savings options for […]

VIA SINGERSROOM: The star-studded, global benefit ‘Hope For Haiti Now’ has already broken records when it comes to raising funds. According to organizers, “Hope for Haiti Now” has raised more than $58 million to date, surpassing Hurricane Katrina related telethons and public donations. Inclusive of donations made online, via phone and through mobile texting, the […]

Please join Radio One DC in our effort to Save the Children of Haiti! The children of Haiti have witnessed horrific scenes during the aftermath of the earthquake and have experienced such suffering that most of us could never imagine. The threat of starvation, dehydration, disease, child trafficking, along with the loss of family, home […]

By Mark F. Gray Often maligned as a group of overpaid, selfish, gun carrying, narcissistic, “goofballs”, Black athletes have been painted on a societal canvas by the mainstream media militia as anything but conscious or caring. Even some Black leaders have chosen to pile on by focusing on a “culture of violence” amongst some who […]

Today marks the end of President Barack Obama’s first year in office and what a year it has been. There’s been some good, some bad and everyone has an opinion about he how he’s doing his job. Take the following polls to rate the President’s performance on a scale from 1-5, lowest- highest. Let your […]

Roland Martin, host of TV One’s Washington Watch, has released a new book that chronicles his experience reporting on President Barack Obama’s historic ascendancy to the highest office in the land. The First: President Barack Obama’s Road to the White House begins in December 2006 – when Obama had yet to announce his candidacy – […]

PHILADELPHIA — The Supreme Court on Tuesday threw out a ruling that had set aside the death sentence of Mumia Abu-Jamal, convicted of killing a Philadelphia police officer in a racially tinged case that has made the former Black Panther an international cause celebre. The justices ordered the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in […]

ESPN host Mike Greenberg made a big mistake on his show yesterday. He referred to Martin Luther King Jr. as “Martin Luther Coon.” He says he made the mistake by slurring his words and mixing King with Junior and coming up with “coon” and issued an apology.

MIAMI — U.S. authorities are readying for a potential influx of Haitians seeking to escape their earthquake-wracked nation, even though the policy for migrants remains the same: with few exceptions, they will go back. So far, fears of a mass migration have yet to materialize. However, conditions in Haiti become more dire each day and […]