Tag: Newsletter

New Race Czar Susan Rice Ensures ‘An Equitable And Inclusive Economic Recovery’

NewsOne Featured Video As President Joe Biden announced plans to take actions to address persisting racial inequities, Domestic Policy Advisor Susan Rice steps into the role as the newly created Race Czar Created in response to demands from civil rights leaders. During a press conference Tuesday, Rice said the president was committed to an equitable […]

Read More

Chicago Teachers Push For Safe And Equitable Return To In-Person Classes

NewsOne Featured Video Source: NurPhoto / Getty Expressing pandemic related safety concerns, teachers in Chicago want to continue teaching remotely despite the district’s push for in-person classes. The Chicago Teachers Union announced Sunday that over 70% of its member teachers opted to continue remote instruction while waiting for vaccination.  Chicago teachers have long pushed for […]

Read More

Black Patients With COVID-19 And Type I Diabetes Have Increased Risk For Complications, Study Shows

NewsOne Featured Video Black people with type I diabetes who contract COVID-19 are four times more likely to be hospitalized for diabetic ketoacidosis, according to a new study. Authored by Dr. Osagie Ebekozien, a professor at the University of Mississippi, the study provides new insight into the long term complications related to COVID-19.  An assistant […]

Read More

Raising The Minimum Wage Takes Crucial Step Towards Equity And Racial Justice

NewsOne Featured Video Source: The Washington Post / Getty Democrats in Congress reintroduced the Raise The Wage Act on Tuesday to increase the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $15 by 2025, moving the needle towards a living wage for millions of underserved populations. Black and brown communities who suffer under the weight of the […]

Read More

Capitol Rioters Used Social Media To Flaunt Their White Privilege

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Brent Stirton / Getty Social media played a prevalent role leading to the subsequent arrests of the Capitol rioters who planned violence and terror on Jan. 6 during the Electoral College count in Congress. To date the FBI has charged at least 150 people with federal crimes pertaining to the events […]

Read More

Biden Administration Revives Plan To Put Harriet Tubman In Her Rightful Place On $20 Bill

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Universal History Archive / Getty After four years of stalling, the push to replace Andrew Jackson’s image with Harriet Tubman‘s is being revisited, according to Biden Press Secretary Jen Psaki. “The Treasury department is taking steps to resume efforts to put Harriet Tubman on the front of the new $20 notes. […]

Read More

Another L: Dominion Voting Systems Sues Rudy Giuliani For $1.3B Over False Election Claims

NewsOne Featured Video From suing states over baseless voter fraud claims to being named in a defamation suit regarding those same accusations, Rudy Giuliani faces another reckoning in his career descent. The Associated Press reports Dominion Voting Systems filed a defamation lawsuit in Washington D.C. on Monday against the former New York City mayor, who […]

Read More

Harlem Shows Support For Black Woman Mauled, Beaten By Trio Of Men Outside Liquor Store

NewsOne Featured Video In the name of #ProtectBlackWomen, Harlemites came out in full force over the weekend to march and advocate for a 31-year-old mom who was bitten, beaten, spit on and robbed on Jan. 18 after she refused a man’s offer to pay for her wine. 🚨WANTED-ROBBERY: On 1/18/21 approx. 5:52 PM, inside 303 W 128 St […]

Read More

Black Women On Roe v. Wade: ‘Now’s The Time To Ensure Equity, Not Just Access’

NewsOne Featured Video More than the 48th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade, state legislators and advocates for reproductive rights, health, and justice stress the importance of seeing these issues as connected to larger struggles for social justice.  “On this anniversary, we must commit to continuing the fight for something more […]

Read More

Venture Capital Firm Harlem Capital Receives $10M Investment From Apple

NewsOne Featured Video The VC firm Harlem Capital was built on the foundation of empowering entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds and eliminating barriers that stand in the way of access to capital. Thanks to a new investment, the firm will be able to take its efforts further. According to CNBC, Apple recently invested $10 million in […]

Read More

NAACP LDF Creates Scholarship Fund For Aspiring Civil Rights Lawyers

NewsOne Featured Video For 80 years, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund has led several impactful initiatives centered on fighting for civil rights and addressing systemic injustice. The nonprofit is taking its efforts further by educating and empowering the next generation of changemakers. The organization recently launched a scholarship fund for aspiring civil rights […]

Read More

Ava DuVernay Inks Multi-Year Podcast Production Deal With Spotify

NewsOne Featured Video Filmmaker Ava DuVernay is known for bringing poignant stories to the silver screen and small screen and now the California native will bring the art of storytelling into the realm of podcasting. According to Variety, DuVernay has inked a multi-year partnership deal with Spotify. .@ava DuVernay Inks @Spotify Deal to Produce Exclusive […]

Read More

Police Defend Tacoma Cop Shown On Video Driving Over People At ‘Street Race’

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Twitter / Twitter Stunning video footage shows a police vehicle surrounded by pedestrians, speeding through the crowd and appearing to drive over several people Saturday night in Washington State. Different narratives have emerged for what led to those series of events to happen, with the Tacoma Police Department offering what seems […]

Read More

Spelman College Launches Program To Increase Representation Of Black Women In Biotech

NewsOne Featured Video Spelman College is on a mission to address the lack of racial and gender diversity in STEM. The Atlanta-based institution has unveiled a new initiative designed to increase the representation of Black women in the biotechnology space. Spelman College and IDEAYA Biosciences announce a new partnership to develop the next generation of […]

Read More

Pharrell Williams Launches Tech Entrepreneurship Initiative For Youth

NewsOne Featured Video From launching music education programs to providing high school students from underserved communities with scholarships, musical genius Pharrell Williams has been dedicated to empowering youth through an array of education-focused initiatives. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Virginia native’s latest effort is centered on providing youngsters with the tools needed to launch […]

Read More

Dallas County Wanted To Prioritize Black Communities For Vaccination, But The State Of Texas Said No

NewsOne Featured Video After the Dallas County Commissioners Court opted to prioritize Black, Latino, and other vulnerable communities in vaccination distribution, the state of Texas threatened to pull vaccines from the county altogether. A Thursday report by the Texas Tribune revealed the Commissioners identified 11 priority zip codes for those who meet the state’s vaccinations […]

Read More

NC Community Holds March For 18-Year-Old Black Teen Fatally Shot By Cop During A Funeral

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Tenicka Shannon / Facebook High Point, North Carolina community members gathered on Friday to honor the life of Frederick Cox. Cox was an 18-year-old Black teen who was fatally shot in Nov. 2020 by a plain clothes Davidson County deputy while attending a funeral. As shots rang out from a drive-by […]

Read More

Baseball’s Home Run King And Civil Rights Icon Hank Aaron, Dead At 86

NewsOne Featured Video Major League Baseball hero Hank Aaron died on Friday at the age of 86. The Hall of Famer shattered barriers and records, becoming one of the most prolific baseball players in history. His cause of death is unknown but was confirmed by his daughter, according to WSBV-TV. In 1974 as a member […]

Read More

Read The Letter Kwame Kilpatrick Sent Trump Pleading For A Commutation: ‘I Applaud Your Boldness’

NewsOne Featured Video Social media videos show that disgraced former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has already been released from prison and reunited after having his sentence commuted in a flurry of last-minute clemency orders from Donald Trump late Tuesday night. The now-former president either pardoned or commuted the sentences of nearly 150 people on his […]

Read More

Another White Supremacist Walks Free After Storming The U.S. Capitol

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Handout / FBI As time moves further away from the Jan. 6 insurrection at the United States Capitol, a handful of the mob attendees can be found enjoying the comfort of their homes instead of a jail cell. One of which is Riley June Williams, the 22-year-old who was accused of […]

Read More

Major Civil Rights Orgs Caution Against Expanding Domestic Terrorism Laws

NewsOne Featured Video Source: The Washington Post / Getty This week,135 civil and human rights organizations wrote members of congress asking they resist the urge to pass new domestic terrorism legislation. Led by the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the groups pointed to issues with prior counterterrorism […]

Read More

Kamala Harris Delivers First Speech As Madam Vice President

NewsOne Featured Video Source: JOSHUA ROBERTS / Getty Kamala Harris closed out a full day of inauguration ceremonies by delivering a noted speech by the Lincoln Memorial Reflection Pool during the “Celebrating America” primetime special. After a historic and eventful morning where she was sworn in as the first Black woman to hold the second […]

Read More

Reversing Course: Joe Biden Signs Executive Actions Dissolving Trump’s Racist Policies

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Chip Somodevilla / Getty As Joe Biden begins Day 1 of his presidency, the first order of business is to tug the final string attached to the thread of Trump‘s divisive policies, unraveling a slew of polices that helped divide the nation over the last four years. Biden’s executive actions carry […]

Read More

‘The Hill We Climb’: Amanda Gorman’s Inauguration Poem Has Captivated America. Read It Here

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Rob Carr / Getty Amanda Gorman, the nation’s first youth poet laureate, captivated the hearts of Americans and likely anyone else who was listening to her deliver the Inauguration poem on Wednesday. In doing so, the 23-year-old became the nation’s youngest inaugural poet. She delivered her poem, “The Hill We Climb,” […]

Read More

Don Lemon Calls Out Media’s Promotion Of ‘White Male Patriarchy’

NewsOne Featured Video Just days after POLITICO gave space to right-wing propagandist Ben Shapiro, Don Lemon led commentary for the outlet’s flagship newsletter issuing an MLK Day challenge to the media. Lemon said POLITICO and other outlets needed to redefine their approach to politics by centering the voice and experiences of Black, brown and Asian […]

Read More

A Twisted Tea Party

NewsOne Featured Video “What, you gonna smack me with that? Smack me, smack me n-gg(a/er)” –Randy Teter, Ohio Resident “We decide what the truth is” –Michael Desiato, Your Honor (fictional character, Showtime) By now you’ve probably seen the video of a Black guy (dubbed “Mr. TeaKO”) opening a literal can of Twisted Tea “whup ass” […]

Read More

Black American Woman Says She’s Being ‘Deported’ From Bali ‘Because Of LGBT’

NewsOne Featured Video A Black American woman accused of bragging in a Twitter thread about living in the Indonesian resort of Bali during the pandemic is facing deportation for that same social media activity, according to reports. Kristen Gray has been identified as the woman whose tweet about moving from her Los Angeles studio to […]

Read More

Movement To Award Capitol Police Hero Eugene Goodman The Congressional Gold Medal Gains Steam

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Pool / Getty A budding movement is gaining steam to award the lone U.S. Capitol police officer hailed as a hero in the face of an attempted coup with the government’s highest expression of national appreciation for distinguished achievements and contributions. Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman, who is Black, was recorded […]

Read More