VIA:  JackieRobinson.Com Jack Roosevelt Robinson was born in Cairo, Georgia in 1919 to a family of sharecroppers. His mother, Mallie Robinson, single-handedly raised Jackie and her four other children. They were the only black family on their block, and the prejudice they encountered only strengthened their bond. From this humble beginning would grow the first […]

VIA:  TheGrio.Com The Hysterectomy is one of the most invasive procedures in the medical practice, and Tony Hansberry  has invented  a device that will do the post surgery stitching with minimal chances of complications or harm.  Sounds like something a seasoned physician developed, but it’s actually something a 15-year-old high school student named Tony Hansberry […]

VIA CNN: Golfer Tiger Woods will “apologize for his behavior” Friday when he makes a statement at PGA headquarters in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, his agent said. Agent Mark Steinberg said Woods would not answer questions. It will be the golfer’s first public appearance since his November 27 car crash outside his home near Orlando, […]

A team of investigators hired by the D.C. City Council accused council member Marion Barry of public corruption Tuesday for securing a $15,000 contract for his ex-girlfriend and taking a cut for himself. Although Barry has run into legal trouble in the past — including convictions for drug possession and failure to pay local and […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: President Obama hailed the success of his controversial $787 billion stimulus legislation on Wednesday, saying the one-year-old law has created or saved 2 million jobs and helped prevent a second Great Depression. Obama’s remarks capped an extensive push from the administration and its Democratic allies to rehabilitate the public perception of […]

VIA BLACK VOICES: A fictional account of the last hours of Martin Luther King’s life will be focus of a play headed to Broadway next theater season this fall. The drama titled “The Mountaintop,” by Katori Hall, received a 2010 Olivier Award best new play nomination and examines Hall’s take on the night before King […]

By Mark F. Gray For the last three years the Washington Wizards have been holding onto the hope that once their “Big Three” was back together they would again become one of the elite teams in the NBA. They made financial investments in Gilbert Arenas and Antwan Jamison in hopes of making a championship run […]

VIA CNN: (CNN) — If we are to address seriously the economic devastation in black communities across the nation, we have to put aside, once and for all, the idea that President Obama has a special obligation to African-Americans. Obama has said repeatedly that he can’t be the president of black America; he is the […]

VIA HEALTH: SAD or just sad? Everyone feels a little melancholy this time of the year. The days are short and cold. The economy is shaky. For some people, the change to winter brings with it something more serious than the blues: seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a form of depression that can be debilitating. Mild […]

VIA REUTERS: DETROIT/TOKYO (Reuters) – Toyota will shut down production at two of its U.S. assembly plants for a total of at least 11 days as it grapples with slower sales after a wave of safety recalls. The shutdowns, announced on Tuesday, will affect Toyota’s San Antonio, Texas, and Georgetown, Kentucky, plants and represent the […]