National

VIA MSNBC: Sadly, drivers say, today’s cars just don’t measure up to wonders of old In a year when General Motors and Chrysler have taken a quick trip through bankruptcy court and are being supported with taxpayer dollars, this cruise had participants feeling more nostalgic than ever about their vehicles. With GM now pushing cars […]

VIA MSNBC: Michelle Obama may have become an archetypal African-American female success story — law career, strong marriage, happy children — but the reality is often very different for other highly educated black women. They face a series of challenges in navigating education, career, marriage and child-bearing, dilemmas that often leave them single and childless […]

(Boston, MA)  —  Single moms find life a little easier and the economic well-being of their children is helped when grandma moves in.  Researchers at the University of Southern California and University of Massachusetts, Boston combined their efforts.  They found children living in single-mother families that also include a grandparent are much less likely to […]

(Grand Canyon National Park, AZ)  —  President Obama and his family took time over the weekend to take in the sights of a couple national parks out west.  On Saturday, the First Family visited Yellowstone National Park including the “Old Faithful” geyser and the President took time away from pushing for health care reform Friday […]

VIA THE GRIO: MOBILE, Ala. — Their hands waving in the air, singing and testifying, members of Cave Ministries of Saraland, a predominantly white church of motorcycle riders, joined members of Fresh Fire on the Mount, a mostly black church from Eight Mile, for a three-hour extravaganza of music and prayer. The Sunday service, at […]

(New York, NY) — Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick regrets his part in an illegal dogfighting ring. Appearing on CBS’ “60 Minutes” on Sunday, Vick said jail wasn’t part of his plan and lays some blame on the way he was raised. Vick, who served 18 months at the federal penitentiary in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, […]

Via New York Times: Les Paul, the virtuoso guitarist and inventor whose solid-body electric guitar and recording studio innovations changed the course of 20th-century popular music, died Thursday in White Plains, N.Y. . He was 94. The cause was complications of pneumonia, the Gibson Guitar Corporation and his family announced. . Mr. Paul was a […]

VIA CNN: The Philadelphia Eagles welcomed Michael Vick back into the National Football League on Friday after the quarterback spent almost two years in federal prison on a felony dogfighting conviction. Vick, formerly with the Atlanta Falcons, has signed a two-year deal with the Eagles. “I think everybody deserves a second chance,” Vick said at […]

(Mexico City) — Authorities in Mexico say they’ve foiled an apparent plot to kill President Felipe Calderon. A mid-level member of the Sinaloa drug cartel has reportedly been arrested along with four suspected drug traffickers in connection with the plot. President Calderon has angered drug cartels in his country with his ongoing effort to wipe […]

(New York, NY) — Two air traffic controllers on duty during last Saturday’s mid-air collision over the Hudson River in New York have been suspended by the FAA. The agency says the controller in charge of the plane that hit a helicopter was on the phone when the collision occurred. The FAA is also suspending […]