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#BlackPlanetBack: Will Twitter’s Downturn Spark New Interest In BlackPlanet?

NewsOne Featured Video BlackPlanet, one of the first social media hubs before the term truly existed, established itself early on as a gathering place for Black people looking to connect with their communities on a variety of fronts. With Twitter facing a possible shutdown, BlackPlanet is inviting users to reboot their old accounts or create new ones. […]

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MLK Weekend Battle of Bands Will Showcase Great HBCU Talent

NewsOne Featured Video Source: State Farm / State Farm Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend in Atlanta will be full of HBCU flavor.  Recently, the HBCU Culture Legacy Foundation announced The HBCU Culture Homecoming Fest & Battle of The Bands MLK Weekend Edition, which will feature an exciting showdown between some of the best HBCU bands […]

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The Ultimate Gift Guide For The Black Intellectual Man

NewsOne Featured Video Source: andreswd / Getty ‘Tis the season of gift-giving, but sometimes it can seem nearly impossible to find the right gift for the important Black men in our lives. They love all kinds of things, from working hard to provide for their loving families to reclining in their cozy chairs for a […]

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Who Is Kyra Harris Bolden? First Black Woman To Serve On The Michigan Supreme Court

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Twitter / Twitter State Rep. Kyra Harris Bolden has been chosen by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to fill a seat on the Michigan Supreme Court. Bolden will be the first Black woman to serve on the state’s high court. She will replace Justice Bridget Mary McCormack, who announced in September her plans […]

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Rappers And Hip Hop’s Elephant In The Room: America’s Epidemic Of Gun Violence

NewsOne Featured Video Takeoff performs onstage in Atlanta on Oct. 8, 2022. He was killed less than a month later. Paras Griffin/Getty Images Add the name of Takeoff, a member of the popular rap trio Migos, to the ever-growing list of rappers, recent and past, tragically and violently killed. The initial reaction to the Nov. […]

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Notable Black Mayors Sworn Into Office In 2022

Source: MediaNews Group/Los Angeles Daily News via Getty Images / Getty UPDATED: 9:30 a.m. ET, Nov. 21, 2022 Representation is the most efficient path to change. How can we be a part of the conversation if we are not in the room? Being represented in politics on a national level is very important, but if […]

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Racial Justice Groups Demand FTC ‘Monitor The Monitors’ And Rein In Abusive Surveillance

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Jultud / Getty Racial justice advocates want the Federal Trade Commission to adopt new rules holding private corporations accountable for tech abuses involving electronic monitoring, commercial data and surveillance practices. Digital policing and electronic monitoring remain largely unregulated. MediaJustice, Mijente, Just Futures Law, the Center on Race and Digital Justice and […]

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Civil Rights Leaders Call Out Trump’s Twitter Reinstatement After ‘Garbage’ Poll

NewsOne Featured Video Source: OLIVIER DOULIERY / Getty A platform accountability group called out Elon Musk for breaking his word in reinstating previously banned accounts, including former President Donald Trump, without a straightforward process. Free Press, a media and technology advocacy organization, released a statement saying that Musk broke a promise to create a content-moderation […]

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Tulsa Race Massacre Survivors Push City To Repair Past Harm

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Brandon Bell / Getty Tulsa Race Massacre descendants are not letting up on justice for their loved ones and communities. Over 100 years after, white residents of Tulsa decimated the Greenwood neighborhood, known as “Black Wall Street,” and there has been no real effort to repair the harm done. The city […]

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Black Twitter Hilariously Mourns Death Of Elon Musk’s Twitter After ‘Mass Exodus’ Of Employees

NewsOne Featured Video Source: NurPhoto / Getty Twitter has died at the age of 14. Twitter will be remembered as a vibrant, ambitious youth who hosted hundreds of millions of followers before it was viciously murdered by a villain who goes by many names, such as Phony Stark, Lex Loser and Apartheid Vader—but most people […]

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Racial Disparities Among Marijuana Arrests Still Persist Despite Growing Legalization Trend

NewsOne Featured Video It’s the first year that most drug arrests were not for marijuana possession. Cappi Thompson/Moment via Getty Images CC BY-ND More than 300,000 people were arrested for cannabis possession in 2020, FBI records show. Meanwhile, the drug is being legally sold for a profit in 19 states. That arrest number may sound […]

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Runoff Voting Has A Racist Past, But Georgia’s Senate Race Is A Sign Of Progress

NewsOne Featured Video Former President Barack Obama raises hands with Stacey Abrams and U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock at a Oct. 28, 2022, campaign event in Georgia. Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images In the U.S., all elections are administered by the states. But not all states use the same rules. Georgia uses a version of runoff voting, which […]

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‘Countless Blacks’ In The South Speak Like Herschel Walker, White Writer Claims

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Megan Varner / Getty If writer Michael Tracey didn’t know Black people weren’t a monolith, he indeed learned today. Tracey, who is white, tried to be clever on Twitter by claiming that Walker speaks like “countless Black people” in the south in defense of Herschel Walker. Claiming that Black Southerners speak […]

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Veterans Day: 100 Vintage Photos Of Black Soldiers Fighting Wars For America

UPDATED: 7:15 a.m. ET, Nov. 11, 2022 As the country pauses to observe Veterans Day, it’s important to remember that the history of especially Black people in the American military is a complicated one. On its surface, it’s yet another one of the countless ways that Black people have helped build this country and keep […]

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Happy Veterans Day! 15 Famous Black Folks Who Served In The Military

NewsOne Featured Video CLOSE UPDATED: 7:00 a.m. EST, Nov. 11, 2022 Friday marked the annual observation of the Veterans Day holiday to celebrate and honor America’s men and women who served the country in the military. Originating in 1919 by President Woodrow Wilson, Veterans Day honors those selfless Americans who sacrificed their lives to defend and […]

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Understanding Black English Vernacular–A Dialect Born From Conflict And Creativity

NewsOne Featured Video Linguists believe Black English might have originated from West African or Creole languages./Getty Images [embedded content] Exactly what is African American Vernacular English? A linguist explains. What brought you to your field of research? I grew up in the poorest section of the poorest section of Georgetown, Guyana, the nation’s capital. I […]

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Rapper Takeoff’s Shooting Death Spotlights Loose Gun Laws In Texas Where ‘Everybody Is Armed’

NewsOne Featured Video NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – OCTOBER 29: Takeoff of Unc & Phew performs during Lil Weezyana 2022 at Champions Square on October 29, 2022, in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images) The Hip-Hop community is in total disbelief today after the news broke that Migos rapper Takeoff was shot and killed […]

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Top 10 Cities In America With The Largest Black Homeownership Gap

NewsOne Featured Video Source: skynesher / Getty America has a Black homeownership problem that needs more of our attention.  Fewer and fewer Black families are buying homes and being forced to rent, which has stretched the Black homeownership gap to its highest rates since the 1960s when private race-based discrimination was legal.  According to the […]

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Hate In America: The Many Faces Of White Supremacy

NewsOne Featured Video Source: William Campbell / Getty UPDATED: 9:30 a.m. ET, Oct. 28 America was built on white supremacy and time after time its ideologies get Black people killed, injured, or traumatized–all because of lies. When Payton Gendron, a self-proclaimed white supremacist, killed 10 Black people at a supermarket in Buffalo, he believed was […]

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Here Is A List Of The Leading Women In ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’

Source: Dan MacMedan / Getty Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is one of the most anticipated sequels in movie history. And for good reason. The first Black Panther film was the third highest-grossing Marvel film (domestically) of all time. And the soundtrack, produced by Kendrick Lamar, is still on rotation. The Black Panther salute became a […]

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Makeup Maven Schenika Quattlebaum On How She Turned Her Pain Into Passion

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Collette Bonaparte / Courtesy Of Talent Schenika Quattlebaum is the founder of Natalia Me’Gan Hair And Beauty. But before she became the CEO of her own beauty company, she was healing from an abusive relationship after failed attempts at suicide. Schenika turned her pain into her passion and embarked on an […]

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Brand BridgeParker Bags By Shari Ginyard Are Next Level

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Courtesy of Shari Ginyard / BridgeParker Bags You can accomplish much with a dream and a hustler’s mentality – just ask Shari Ginyard. The entrepreneur is making major waves in the fashion industry with her brand BridgeParker Bags. Ginyard’s brand evolved from its days of placemats and upholstery fabrics back in […]

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