STORIES WRITTEN FOR THE GRIO

ART START changing the lives of homeless, at-risk youth http://thegrio.com/2012/03/15/art-program-changing-the-lives-of-homelessyouth/

Impoverished black youth publishes novel 'Nameless' http://thegrio.com/2012/03/09/impoverished-black-youth-goes-against-theodds/

Education prevents teens from turning to Plan B http://thegrio.com/2011/12/23/ban-on-plan-b-may-impact-black-teenagersmore/

Helpful tips: How do low-income parents tell their kids Santa isn't coming? http://thegrio.com/2011/12/21/how-do-cash-strapped-parents-tell-their-kidssanta-isnt-coming/ Eating disorders quietly plague black communities http://thegrio.com/2012/03/01/eating-disorders-quietly-plague-blackcommunities/ Allen Iverson is reportedly broke after earning over $200 million http://thegrio.com/2012/02/23/allen-iverson-is-reportedly-broke-afterearning-over-200-million/

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Black hair salons pamper women for Valentine's http://thegrio.com/2012/02/14/black-hair-salons-creating-pampering-dayevents/ Brigham Young University video shows Black History Month ignorance http://thegrio.com/2012/02/08/racism-or-ignorance-college-video-showshow-many-lack-knowledge-of-blacks-and-black-history-month/ Roland Martin suspended by CNN for 'homophobic' Super Bowl tweets http://thegrio.com/2012/02/08/roland-martin-suspended-by-cnn-forhomophobic-tweets/ The only African-American firefighter museum in the US http://thegrio.com/2011/03/10/the-only-african-american-firefighter-museumin-the-us/ Minimum wage increase may backfire for blacks http://thegrio.com/2011/12/30/minimum-wage-increase-in-eight-statesstarting-in-january/ Pell Grants: New rules may limit access to education http://thegrio.com/2011/12/28/what-does-it-take-to-save-education-in-thiscountry/ Washington DC public schools have biggest black-white achievement gap http://thegrio.com/2011/12/28/what-does-it-take-to-save-education-in-thiscountry/ Study: Students engaging in more sexual harassment http://thegrio.com/2011/12/07/study-students-engaging-in-more-sexualharassment/

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'No Child Left Behind' 10 years later: Does Bush legislation get a passing grade? http://thegrio.com/2012/01/08/no-child-left-behind-ten-years-later-does-bushlegislation-get-a-passing-grade/ Black marriage survives despite the statistics http://thegrio.com/2011/12/23/is-marriage-dead-for-african-americans/ African-Americans Disproportionately Impacted by Homelessness http://thegrio.com/2012/01/18/state-of-homelessness-in-america-report-someexperts-say-its-inaccurate/ French Elle under fire for claiming the Obamas are first fashionable AfricanAmericans http://thegrio.com/2012/01/26/french-elle-under-fire-after-making-racialcomments-about-the-obamas/ Jalen Rose, ex-NBA star, creates high-performing Detroit school http://thegrio.com/2012/01/22/high-performing-detroit-school-created-byformer-nba-star/ Octavia Spencer Golden Globe win inspires real-life 'Help' http://thegrio.com/2012/01/17/octavia-spencer-golden-globe-brings-hope-todomestic-workers/ Blackface 'Black Peter' popular among Dutch at Christmas http://thegrio.com/2011/12/19/black-peter-racist-dutch-xmas-tradition-or-not/

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Research finds blacks, other minorities often less prepared for retirement http://thegrio.com/2012/03/02/research-finds-blacks-not-very-prepared-forretirement/ Air pollution increases risk of diabetes and hypertension developing in black women, researchers say http://thegrio.com/2012/01/12/air-pollution-increases-risk-of-diabetes-andhypertension-developing-in-african-american-women-resea/ Harley-Davidson highlights history of black 'Iron Elite' bikers http://thegrio.com/2012/03/07/harley-davidson-highlights-black-iron-elitebiker-history/ Research reveals generic medication is just as good as brand-name medication http://thegrio.com/2012/02/11/research-reveals-generic-medication-is-just-asgood-as-brand-name-medication/ States may begin drug testing welfare recipients http://thegrio.com/2012/03/02/states-may-begin-drug-testing-welfarerecipients/ Plastic surgeons specialize in 'ethnic' nose jobs http://thegrio.com/2012/02/13/plastic-surgeons-aim-to-promote-ethnicrhinoplasty-within-the-african-american-community/ San Diego African-American ministers sponsor gun exchange http://thegrio.com/2011/12/16/san-diego-african-american-ministerssponsore-guns-exchange/

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Genome study reveals evidence of natural selection occurring during slavery http://thegrio.com/2012/01/05/research-study-reveals-natural-selectionoccurred-in-early-african-americans/ Martin Luther King Day: Some celebrate Robert E. Lee Day on MLK Day http://thegrio.com/2012/01/14/mlk-day-some-prefer-to-celebrate-robert-e-leeday-instead/ Women's shaved hair revolution taking shape http://thegrio.com/2012/02/03/women-shaved-hair-revolution-taking-shape/ Hair salons giving away free hairdos to the unemployed http://thegrio.com/2012/01/12/hair-salons-giving-away-free-hair-dos/ Thurgood Marshall College Fund is bringing hockey to the minority community http://thegrio.com/2012/03/06/thurgood-marshall-college-fund-is-bringinghockey-to-the-minority-community/#s:waynesimmonds-jpg Anisia Marie Williams: Buford, Georgia teen missing since January http://thegrio.com/2012/02/15/anisia-marie-williams-buford-georgia-teenmissing-since-january/ Lack of diversity on Fashion Week 2012 runways is continuing trend http://thegrio.com/2012/02/21/lack-of-black-models-in-fashion-week-2012reflects-lack-of-minority-models-in-fashion-industry/ NY agrees to pay $3.5 million for Bronx boy's prison death http://thegrio.com/2011/12/08/ny-agrees-to-pay-35-million-for-bronx-boysprison-death/
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NY high school basketball team suspended after chanting n-word http://thegrio.com/2011/12/09/ny-high-school-basketball-team-suspendedafter-chanting-n-word/ Common: 'No regrets' on n-word track with Maya Angelou (VIDEO) http://thegrio.com/2011/12/19/common-no-regrets-on-n-word-track-withmaya-angelou-vide/ Little Rock Central High School desegregation duo subject of new book http://thegrio.com/2011/12/29/little-rock-central-high-school-elizabetheckford-hazel-bryan-massery/ Health officials warn skin lightening creams from outside US can be hazardous http://thegrio.com/2012/02/27/health-officals-warn-skin-lightening-creamsfrom-outside-us-can-cause-mercury-posioning/ Chuck Woolery: Ex-'Love Connection'-host believes gays, blacks 'don't need civil rights' http://thegrio.com/2012/02/15/chuck-woolery-blacks-gays-dont-need-civilrights/ CPAC 2012: Conservatives rap about America, use of word 'knickers' (VIDEO) http://thegrio.com/2012/02/10/cpac-2012-conservatives-rap-about-americause-of-word-knickers/ Social media content can hurt college applicants, experts say http://thegrio.com/2012/01/05/social-media-content-could-hurt-collegeapplicants-experts-say/
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'Whites Only' landlord says she has no problem with race http://thegrio.com/2011/12/15/whites-only-landlord-says-she-has-noproblem-with-race/ Ohio landlord wants state commission to reconsider 'white only' sign ruling http://thegrio.com/2011/12/14/ohio-landlord-wants-commission-toreconsider-white-only-sign-ruling/ Reports: African-American homicide rates rising in Midwest states http://thegrio.com/2012/02/06/reports-african-american-homicide-rates-inmidwest-states-on-the-rise/

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