Below is the speech President Obama will give tonight Tonight I want to begin by congratulating the men and women of the 112th Congress, as well as your new Speaker, John Boehner. And as we mark this occasion, we are also mindful of the empty chair in this Chamber, and pray for the health of […]

Oprah Winfrey has shared her big secret: she recently learned she has a half-sister she never knew about. Winfrey made the announcement on Monday morning. She says she has a sister who lives in Milwaukee. The sister, Patricia, was given up for adoption by Winfrey’s mother, Vernita Lee, shortly after her birth in 1963, USA […]

Seattle — The Seattle Police Officers’ Guild, the employees union representing approximately 1,350 sworn officers, publishes a newspaper each month called the Guardian. Written by and for cops, it’s not online, not for sale, and not in newspaper boxes. Most Seattle residents have never seen a copy. But if they had been reading the Guardian […]

    Animal abuse has many faces and comes in many forms. It’s a dog in a puppy mill producing litter after litter of puppies. It’s an elephant or tiger forced to perform for a circus crowd. It’s a dog or rooster thrown into a pit and made to fight to the death. It’s a […]

New York — The fake mom targeted by the FBI in the sensational kidnapping of Carlina White is a drug-addled drifter with a lengthy rap sheet that includes busts for embezzlement, forgery and theft, authorities said yesterday. Ann Pettway, a shadowy figure who used multiple aliases and birth dates as she traveled from Connecticut to […]

Roland Martin talks with Congressman John Conyers about the GOP’s’ attempt to repeal health care reform and what can supporters of the health care reform do to stop them.

A panel assembled by The Grio has ranked the 25 most influential African American leaders of all time. Here are the top ten: 1. Martin Luther King, Jr. 2. Barack Obama 3. W.E.B. Du Bois 4. Thurgood Marshall 5. Malcolm X 6. Frederick Douglass 7. Harriet Tubman 8. Rosa Parks 9. Ida B. Wells-Barnett 10. […]

Washington —  The House on Wednesday voted to repeal the Democrats’ landmark health care overhaul, in a largely symbolic step that the new Republican majority said marked the beginning of an all-out effort to dismantle President Obama’s signature domestic policy achievement. Leaders of the Democratic-controlled Senate have said that they will not act on the […]

Hawaii — Officials in Hawaii have tracked down papers indicating that President Obama was indeed born in their state, according to its new governor. Gov. Neil Abercrombie, who took office in December, told Honolulu’s Star-Advertiser on Tuesday that “our investigation” indicates there is a recording of his birth. “It actually exists in the archives, written […]

A Philadelphia physician, Kermitt Gosnell, was charged Wednesday with murder and other offenses for allegedly causing the death of one of his female patients and killing viable babies in illegal, late term abortions, Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams said. The babies were born alive in the sixth, seventh and eighth months of pregnancy, but their […]