Tag: Civil Rights & Social Justice

Tennessee Cops Charge Black Student In Brutal School Arrest Video Over A Game Of Kickball

NewsOne Featured Video Source: RJ Sangosti / Getty A Black teenage student in Tennessee is facing multiple criminal charges following an incident at his school that was caught on video and shows police officers responding to what generally amounted to a minor disciplinary issue. The altercation at East Ridge High School resulted in a viral […]

Read More

Justice For George Floyd: A Timeline Of Cases Against The Ex-Cops Involved In His Death

NewsOne Featured Video CLOSE Source: Handout / Getty This article will be continuously updated as George Floyd’s murder is litigated. UPDATED: 12:15 p.m. ET, Sept. 22, 2022 Thomas Lane, one of the three ex-Minneapolis Police officers who accompanied Derek Chauvin during the killing of George Floyd was sentenced to three years in state prison for […]

Read More

No Proof Of Racism By School Bus Driver Who Assaulted Black Children On Video, Cops Say

NewsOne Featured Video Source: SOPA Images / Getty Here’s the thing: There’s a difference between blind speculation and experience-based speculation. But our legal system isn’t equipped to differentiate between the two. In any incident involving white people causing harm to Black people, there will be speculation that the incident was racially motivated. In many cases, […]

Read More

Alabama Police Investigate Racist Facebook Post Threatening To ‘Kill Every Negro’ At County Fair

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Facebook/Lee County Fair Police in Opelika, Alabama, are looking to ensure their city doesn’t become the next Buffalo, New York, as they are investigating a social media post threatening to kill Black people at an event next month at the Lee County Fair. According to Al.com, the Opelika Police Department said […]

Read More

Judge Gives Marc Wilson Harshest Prison Sentence Possible In Georgia Stand Your Ground Case

NewsOne Featured Video William Marcus “Marc” Wilson. | Source: Statesboro Police Department A young Black man who was recently found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in a case that centered on alleged racist road rage and Georgia’s Stand Your Ground law was sentenced to the most prison time possible under state law on Tuesday. William Marcus […]

Read More

Marc Wilson’s Lead Attorney Speaks About Fighting Injustice In South Georgia

NewsOne Featured Video Source: GoFundMe / Francys Johnson More than two years after his initial arrest, William Marcus “Marc” Wilson’s fate hangs in the balance. Loss of life is always tragic. But another tragedy was narrowly avoided in Wilson’s acquittal of all the charges initially levied against him. Charged in the killing of a white […]

Read More

No Other State Has Banned As Many Books As Texas Over The Last Year, Report Shows

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Brandon Bell / Getty It should surprise absolutely no one that the state of Texas has basically established itself as the book-banning capital of America. According to the Texas Tribune, a new report shows the Lone Star State banned more books from school libraries this past year than any other state […]

Read More

The FBI Was Spying On Slain Ferguson Activist Darren Seals When He Was Killed, Mostly Redacted File Shows

NewsOne Featured Video Demonstrators protest in front of the police station on March 12, 2015, in Ferguson, Missouri. | Source: Scott Olson / Getty Darren Seals was one of several Ferguson, Missouri, activists who died violently and mysteriously in the years after they had been involved in protests over the 2014 police shooting of Michael […]

Read More

Understanding Environmental Racism And Its Effect On Black Americans

NewsOne Featured Video Roshonda Snell and her 2 years old daughter sit on their stoop in the house they have been renting for the past 3 years in South Jackson on September 1st, 2022. Their water pressure is lower than usual and the water has a brownish color. They often stock up on cases of […]

Read More

Michelle Obama And Chris Paul Celebrate National Black Voter Day [Watch]

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Kevin Winter / Gettyvid Former first lady Michelle Obama celebrated National Black Voter Day with a joyful video greeting. The When We All Vote founder was joined by co-chair Chris Paul in celebrating Black voter achievements and encouraging voters to stay the course in the upcoming midterm elections. [embedded content] Falling […]

Read More

Justice For Pieper Lewis: Black Women Demand Pardon For Teen Sex Trafficking And Rape Victim

NewsOne Featured Video Pieper Lewis. | Source: Change.org A prominent Black women’s group has joined the chorus of voices demanding justice for a teenage sex trafficking victim in Iowa who has been ordered to pay six figures to the family of her rapist. The case that added insult to literal injury centers on Pieper Lewis, […]

Read More

Judge Slashes $100M Payout To Elderly Black Man Paralyzed By Atlanta Cop For Panhandling

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Ann Hermes / Getty Images A massive nine-figure payout awarded to an elderly Black man left paralyzed from an encounter with a violently overzealous police officer in Georgia’s capital city has been slashed by more than half after a judge agreed that Atlanta shouldn’t have to pay so much despite the […]

Read More

‘I Said What I F****** Said’: Uju Anya Doubles Down On ‘Excruciating’ Queen Elizabeth II Comments

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Dan Kitwood / Getty One thing to know about Carnegie Mellon University professor Uju Anya—she doesn’t GAF about what you think about what she thinks. After sparking white outrage with her tweet wishing Queen Elizabeth II an “excruciating” death, Anya made an appearance on the This Week In White Supremacy podcast to generally […]

Read More

‘White Folx’ Are Big Mad At ‘Woke’ DoD Official’s Old Tweets About Race

NewsOne Featured Video Source: MANDEL NGAN / Getty “If a white man wants to lynch me, that’s his problem. If he’s got the power to lynch me, that’s my problem. Racism is not a question of attitude; it’s a question of power.”—Stokely Charmichael, aka Kwame Ture For years, activists, academics and general progressives have insisted […]

Read More

Pieper Lewis’ GoFundMe Soars After Teen Sex Trafficking Victim Ordered To Pay For Killing Her Rapist

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Guy Cali / Getty The same legal system that falls all over itself to protect police officers who kill unarmed Black people from accountability seems to do the bare minimum, if anything at all, to protect sex trafficking and abuse victims who kill their abusers. We saw this with the case […]

Read More

Racist Bully AirDropping N-Word Into Black Student’s Phone Is ‘Hate Crime,’ Colorado Mom Says

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Justin Sullivan / Getty A Colorado mother wants a middle school student punished for what she called the “hate crime” of sending a racist message to her Black son’s cellphone. The message consisted of one word — the N-word — written dozens of times to form the shape of a swastika. […]

Read More

White Professor Sues Texas A&M For Recruiting ‘Underrepresented’ Racial Groups To Increase Faculty Diversity

NewsOne Featured Video 12th Man Statue on the campus of Texas A&M University on November 24, 2005, in College Station, Texas. | Source: Getty Images / Getty The seemingly neverending story about white people trying to prove they are victims of so-called reverse racism had its latest chapter written in Texas, where a college professor […]

Read More

BYU Investigation Of Alleged Volleyball Racism Conveniently Finds ‘No Evidence’ Of ‘Racial Heckling’

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Jamie Schwaberow / Getty Last month, we reported that a Black volleyball player from Duke University said she was taunted with racial slurs by a fan during a game at Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, Utah. A security guard reportedly had to be placed by the bleachers because the Klan…I […]

Read More

My Ariel Is Black, And She’s Swimming In White Tears

NewsOne Featured Video File photo of actress Jodi Benson, who was the voice of Disney’s ‘The Little Mermaid’ in 1989, at Disney Studios in Burbank, California, on October 29, 1997. | Source: Getty Images / Getty First, let me start by writing something I’ve probably written a dozen times on white privilege and supremacy: Whiteness […]

Read More

Watch: Expert Dr. Andrea Joseph-McCatty Discusses Why Black Girls Are Disproportionately Suspended Compared To Their Counterparts

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Hispanolistic / Getty Andrea Joseph-McCatty is an assistant professor at the College of Social Work at the University of Tennessee. Her research examines disproportional school suspensions and, in particular, the ways in which inequity impacts the experiences of students of color. Below are highlights from an interview with The Conversation. Answers have […]

Read More

Attica Uprising: How The U.S. Government’s Lies About Prison Rebellion Fueled Lingering Mistrust Of The System

NewsOne Featured Video Rebellious inmates at the Attica Correctional Facility give the Black power salute while Commissioner R.G. Oswald negotiates with leaders of the takeover. The riot began in the overcrowded prison after inmates discovered alleged undeniable racial biases with past prison sentences and parole decisions.  | Source: Bettmann / Getty UPDATED: 11:00 a.m. ET, […]

Read More

Video Proves Serena Williams Absolutely Admires Margaret Court, Undermining Claim By Tennis ‘Karen’

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Philip Gostelow / Getty Earlier this week, we reported on former tennis champ Margaret Court, who apparently was big mad that tennis GOAT Serena Williams wouldn’t share her PS5 gamer tag or something like that. OK, what Court was actually upset about was that Serena had never voiced her admiration for […]

Read More

NJ Mayor Addresses White Supremacist Group That Interrupted Labor Day Parade

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Google Maps It appears that white supremacists are making a habit of invading events that have nothing to do with their racist ideals. In June, 31 Patriot Front members were arrested in Idaho for an alleged plot to start a riot during a Pride parade. In July, three members of another […]

Read More

Public Welfare Foundation Celebrates 75 Years Of Justice ‘By Any Means’

NewsOne Featured Video Public Welfare Foundation President and CEO Candice C. Jones describes the history of the True Reformer Building Source: The Washington Post / Getty Philanthropy can sometimes seem out of touch with real people and issues. But some organizations understand the importance of directly funding the work of impacted communities. One such organization, […]

Read More

Columbus Cop Who Killed Donovan Lewis ‘Had To Use Lethal Force’ Out Of Fear, Lawyer Says

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Gaelen Morse / Getty An attorney for Rick Anderson—a Columbus, Ohio, police officer who shot and killed a Black man, Donovan Lewis within moments of opening Lewis’ bedroom door and finding him on his bed with a vape pen while he was executing an arrest warrant—is laying out his defense for […]

Read More

Virginia Cops Killed ‘Unarmed’ Black Teen With ‘Head Shot No Questions Asked,’ Family Says

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Google Maps An investigation has begun in the latest sign that the so-called war on drugs has been completely ineffective after an unarmed Black man died following a police shooting last week in Virginia that video evidence proves was uncalled for, critics said. On Sunday (Sept. 4), 19-year-old Jaiden Malik Carter […]

Read More

Viral Video Shows White ‘Kid’ Flipping Off, Cursing At Cops And Walk Away Unscathed

NewsOne Featured Video Source: SETH HERALD / Getty So, there’s this viral video circulating around social media that shows a police officer confronting and then detaining a white male who may or may not be a “kid” after he apparently flipped off the cop. What resulted was a picture-perfect display of white privilege that serves […]

Read More

‘A Legal Lynching’: Marc Wilson’s Lawyers Rip Black Driver’s Conviction In Georgia Stand Your Ground Shooting

NewsOne Featured Video William Marcus “Marc” Wilson at a hearing on Jan. 25, 2022. | Source: Bulloch County Courtroom The legal team for a Black man convicted this week of involuntary manslaughter in Georgia is using no uncertain terms to describe what they claim is a miscarriage of justice on numerous levels in a murder […]

Read More

Black Woman Kicked Out Of UNC’s Business School After Speaking Up About Discrimination, Lawsuit Claims

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Melissa Sue Gerrits / Getty Rose Brown, a former graduate student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, filed a federal lawsuit against the school on Tuesday for claims of racial discrimination and retaliation. Brown, who is a Black woman, says she was forced to leave her graduate program […]

Read More

NYC Mayor Defends NYPD Cop Who Punched Woman’s Face On Video: He ‘Showed Great Restraint’

NewsOne Featured Video New York Mayor Eric Adams is joined by police detectives of the Gun Violence Suppression Division at a Brooklyn police facility where it was announced that arrests have been made against violent street gangs on June 6, 2022, in New York City. | Source: Spencer Platt / Getty New York City’s mayor […]

Read More

Joe Biden Urges ‘Fund The Police’ As Cops Keep Killing Black People

NewsOne Featured Video President Joe Biden speaks at a Safer America rally, demanding gun control, on Aug. 30, 2022. | Source: SOPA Images / Getty On Tuesday, President Joe Biden delivered a fiery speech at Wilkes University in Pennsylvania. He started off well enough. He blasted “MAGA Republicans” and their “sickening” attacks on the FBI […]

Read More