President Barack Obama will be speaking on the 150th anniversary of the 13th Amendment today from the US Capitol Building. Obama will be accompanied by members of Congress, the Senate and the Congressional Black Caucus. As we all know, the 13th Amendment abolished slavery in the United States. The Amendment was proposed on January 31, 1865 […]

It was so different back then. No Twitter, no Facebook, there weren’t even any smart phones.  So when news of the storm hit while we were taping our TV show in Los Angeles, we found out the old-fashioned way…on the news. We loved New Orleans, and all the cities on the Gulf Coast.  Since the […]

  CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Former President George W. Bush served as keynote speaker Thursday at the Cuyahoga Community College Foundation’s 2014 Presidential Scholarship Luncheon, which raised a record $1.6 million to benefit veterans’ initiatives and student scholarships. More than 1,200 people attended the sold-out luncheon at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel to help raise critically […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Amanda Berry’s family still wants to know where she is.  It’s been 10 years since she went missing after leaving her job at Burger King.  She was on her way home for her birthday party. Amanda’s family, friends and the community were joined by Survivors and Victims of Tragedy and Black […]

The Rodney King beating set off a spark within Los Angeles’ black community, and when the four officers charged with assaulting him were acquitted, that spark exploded into the worst riots our country had seen in decades, or possibly ever. Bob Tur and Marika Gerrard, a former husband and wife news reporting power duo, caught […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - A vigil will be held tonight for a young mother and her baby killed after being kidnapped at gunpoint over the weekend. A vigil for 19-year-old Latasha R. Jackson and her 1-year-old daughter, Chaniya Wynn, will be held at 5:30PM on East 71st and Union. The bodies of Jackson and her baby girl were found in a garage on the city's east side on Sunday. The body of suspect 35-year-old Thomas Lorde was also in the garage. It appears as though Lorde, Jackson's estranged boyfriend, shot himself in the head.

Karen’s Power Thought airs every weekday at 2:45pm. Here is today’s dose of motivation and inspiration. Power Thought: Reflect