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Alabama Republicans Blame Google After Using KKK Photo On Facebook

NewsOne Featured Video Source: RobinOlimb / Getty A group of republicans in Alabama are apologizing after they posted a racist GOP image on social media, although the group says it was an accident. MORE: Alabama Police Department Disbanded After Police Officer Sends Racist Text Message According to NBC News, the Lawrence County Republican Party meant to […]

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Before The Pause On Federal Student Loan Payments Expires, Joe Biden Must Cancel All Student Loan Debt

NewsOne Featured Video Student loan debt holders take part in a demonstration outside of the white house staff entrance to demand that President Biden cancel student loan debt in August on July 27, 2022, at the Executive Offices in Washington, D.C. | Source: Jemal Countess / Getty Ten years ago, Dream Defenders was founded by […]

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Mom Suing School Over Cotton Picking Project Spotlights Trend Of Misguided Slavery Related Lessons

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Joe Sohm/Visions of America / Getty A Black mother in Los Angeles is suing the city’s Unified School District (LAUSD) and the Board of Education after she said she discovered that her daughter participated in a controversial history lesson about cotton picking. Rashunda Pitts’ lawsuit is the latest negative attention for […]

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An Alleged Racist Juneteenth Party With A Trump Shine Is Giving Big ‘Get Out’ Vibes: Here’s What We Know

NewsOne Featured Video Source: James Leynse / Getty Last week, a Black firefighter in Rochester, New York, revealed plans to sue the city and its fire department for $4 million after accusing his superior of pressuring him to attend a racist party in July. Now, the couple who threw the party is defending what they […]

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What Is The Black Hammer Party? Black Extremism In A White Extremist World

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Lucas Ninno / Getty The face of American extremism is undoubtedly white. But that doesn’t mean only white people can be extremists. An Atlanta-based Black extremist group known as The Black Hammer Party has been under scrutiny recently after two of their members were charged with felonies relating to an alleged […]

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Florida Republicans Intentionally Discriminated Against Black Voters With Restrictive Election Laws, DOJ Rules

NewsOne Featured Video People march with placards in support of voting rights during a parade on Jan. 15, 2022, ahead of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in Eatonville, Florida. Eatonville is the oldest Black-incorporated municipality in the United States. | Source: SOPA Images / Getty It should surprise absolutely no one who is Black that […]

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The 19th Amendment’s Legacy: Why Winning The Right To Vote On Paper Isn’t Enough For Women Of Color

NewsOne Featured Video The National Archives in Washington, D.C., stands illuminated on August 26, 2020, to mark the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which gave women the vote. | Source: Michael A. McCoy / Getty More than a century has passed since the ratification of the 19th Amendment […]

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Six Years After A Harris County Constable Killed Ashtian Barnes, His Family Fights For Justice

NewsOne Featured Video A Harris County constable killed Ashtian Barnes on April 28, 2016, and his family is still fighting for justice. Source: Barnes Family / Barnes Family Losing a loved one is always challenging. And when they are killed by law enforcement, the loss can be further compounded when justice remains unserved. Six years […]

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Quinta Brunson Extends Her Warner Bros. TV Partnership With Multi-Year Overall Deal

Source: ABC / Getty In what’s become a running trend, there’s some good news to report about Quinta Brunson. It was announced last week that the talented TV star is extending her professional relationship with Warner Bros. Television Group. Deadline reported that she signed a multiple-year overall deal with the studio that produces the show […]

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Swizz Beatz And Timbaland Are The Latest Black Creatives To Claim Triller Hasn’t Paid Them

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Frazer Harrison / Getty Swizz Beatz and Timbaland are taking Triller to court. The super producers have accused the video-sharing social networking service of defaulting on payments they were owed after they sold their popular rap battle show VERZUZ to the company in March 2021. According to court documents, the hip-hop […]

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Aqib Talib’s Lawyer Denies Ex-NFL Star Started Deadly Youth Football Brawl That Led To Brother’s Murder Charge

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Icon Sportswire / Getty A new video has surfaced from the shooting death of a youth football coach in North Texas last weekend.  The video, which was obtained by WFAA, shows coach Mike Hickmon retreating while fighting off a group of men with the down marker.  Hickmon was later shot and killed […]

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Kansas City Pastor Carlton Funderburke Apologizes For Video Of Him Mocking ‘Broke’ Congregation

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Found Image Holdings Inc / Getty In today’s episode of What Would Jesus Do…For A Mavado? a Kansas City, Missouri, pastor has apologized to his congregation for calling them “poor, broke, busted, and disgusted” all because they didn’t pool their hard-earned money together to buy him a high-end watch. Pastor Carlton […]

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Mississippi Cop Cleared Of All Wrongdoing After Video Showed Brutal Arrest Of Handcuffed Black Driver

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Education Images / Getty Sometimes viral police videos are like Rorschach tests where everyone who looks at the video sees a cop using excessive force—except for other cops, who conveniently see a fellow cop put in a dangerous and potentially life-threatening situation where they used the exact amount of force necessary. […]

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Conservatives Big Mad That White Teachers In Minneapolis Could Get Laid Off Before Teachers Of Color

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Anadolu Agency / Getty Right-wing conservatives are outraged at a new agreement between Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) and a local teachers union that could result in white teachers being laid off before teachers of color. According to ABC 4 News, as a part of a collective bargaining agreement between the Minneapolis […]

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‘Jim Crow Never Left’: Black Residents Sue Mississippi Police Department For Civil Rights Violations

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Brownie Harris / Getty Last month a Mississippi town made headlines after a leaked recording revealed racist and homophonic language and bragging about committing multiple killings during his tenure. Now the civil rights and legal advocacy organization JULIAN has filed suit on behalf of five plaintiffs claiming numerous incidents of Black residents […]

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Fired Flight Attendant Sues Delta For Racial Discrimination Over Anti-Trump Social Post

NewsOne Featured Video Source: MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images / Getty A former Delta Air Lines flight attendant has filed a discrimination lawsuit against the company for terminating her employment after she posted an image of former President Donald Trump wearing a Ku Klux Hood on her personal Facebook page. According to the […]

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Rapper Vic Mensa Launches First Black-Owned Cannabis Company In Illinois

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Gabe Oviawe / Gabe Oviawe/Helio PR Happy Black Business Month! Chicago rapper, actor and activist Vic Mensa has unveiled 93 Boyz, the first Black-owned cannabis company in Illinois. It is an equity-focused cannabis company, which aims to reinvest its resources directly into underserved communities. Vic Mensa announced the launch of 93 […]

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Hate Crime Suspected After 3 Black Gay Men Killed In ‘Intentional’ Chicago Hit And Run

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Douglas Sacha / Getty The violent deaths of three young Black gay men in Chicago were the result of a car intentionally running them over this past weekend and may qualify as a hate crime, local authorities suggested as they conducted a search for a suspect. The three men — identified […]

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A Journey Of Ls: Rudy Giuliani’s ‘Big Lie’ Consequences For Defending Trump Are Piling Up

NewsOne Featured Video CLOSE Source: Spencer Platt / Getty UPDATED: 9:10 a.m. ET, Aug. 16, 2022 Originally published April 28, 2021 The consequences of showing blind loyalty to former President Donald Trump continue to reveal themselves in the most amazing of ways for Rudy Giuliani. The latest instance of that self-evident truth came on Monday […]

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#HelpAmericaVote Day Encourages People To Volunteer As Poll Workers

NewsOne Featured Video A Nevada poll worker waits for voters during the state’s June primary election Source: Trevor Bexon / Getty Poll workers are frontline defenders of Democracy, ensuring free and fair access for voters at the polls. Tuesday, Aug. 16, marks Help America Vote Day. The Election Assistance Commission and civic engagement groups are […]

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Formula Shortage Highlights Blackness As The Casualty Of Capitalism

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Westend61 / Getty The Supreme Court decision on Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Clinic and the subsequent abortion bans in several states have put all families on edge. Meanwhile, parents and caregivers continue to struggle to access critical nutrition for infants. This is the grand conundrum of racial capitalism that always […]

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Family Of Christian Obumseli Wants Courtney Clenney To Serve Life In Prison For His Murder

NewsOne Featured Video Source: instagram / intagram The family of Christian “Toby” Obumseli says their faith in the justice system has been restored now that Courtney Clenney has been charged with second-degree murder. Last week, officials in Hawaii arrested and charged Clenney for the gruesome stabbing of 27-year-old Obumseli.  Now, the family hopes law officials […]

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‘Racialized’ Paramedics Injected Handcuffed Black Woman With Drugs Like Elijah McClain, Lawsuit Claims

NewsOne Featured Video Basketball fans wait to get into Chase Center before the Boston Celtics visited the Golden State Warriors for Game Five of the NBA Finals at the Chase Center in San Francisco on June 13, 2022. | Source: Boston Globe / Getty The countless brave souls on the frontlines of America protesting a […]

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Yaqub Talib Video Shows Deadly Shooting At Texas Youth Football Game With Ex-NFL Star’s Brother As Prime Suspect

Yaqub Talib. | Source: Lancaster Police Department Video footage shared on social media shows the contentious moments leading up to a deadly weekend shooting at a youth football game in Texas that not only led to the killing of a coach but also sparked a manhunt for the suspect who is also the brother of […]

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The Body Shop Empowers Youth Voters With It’s ‘Be Seen Be Heard’ Initiative

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Joe Raedle / Getty The Body Shop U.S. is leading a bold initiative to ramp up youth voter participation ahead of the midterm elections. On Friday, the company announced the launch of their Be Seen Be Heard initiative, a digital campaign that will provide young voters with resources about the election […]

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New Series ‘Send Help’ Highlights Black Men’s Mental Health & Haitian Culture

Creators and executive producers Jean Elie and Mike Gauyo pose at the premiere of the new AllBLK series “Send Help” Source: Paul Archuleta / Getty ALLBLK debuted its original series “Send Help” on Thursday (Aug. 11) from creators and executive producers Jean Elie and Mike Gauyo. Elie and Gauyo recently spoke with Global Grind to […]

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ACLU Of Georgia and Inner-City Muslim Action Network Explore ‘Rap On Trial’

NewsOne Featured Video The ACLU of Georgia recently hosted a panel, “Rap On Trial Source: Anoa Changa / iOne Digital The discussion about using rap lyrics in a criminal trial isn’t new, but the recent case against Atlanta rapper Young Thug and other members of YSL has revived the topic. Responding to the moment, the […]

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Watch ‘Unveiling: The Origins Of Charlottesville’s Monument’ Documentary Shining Light On Forgotten History

NewsOne Featured Video Zyahna Bryant wrote a petition in March of 2016 setting in motion the events that would lead to the removal of Charlottesville’s Robert E. Lee monument. Source: The Washington Post / Getty A new PBS documentary explores the origin story of Charlottesville’s confederate monuments. Produced by The Memory Project, a program of […]

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DJ Premier Celebrates Hip-Hop’s Birthday With New Compilation Featuring ‘Remy Rap’

Source: Courtesy / Courtesy In celebration of Hip-Hop’s 49th Birthday, DJ Premier releases the first music video for “DJ Premier: Hip Hop 50 Volume 1” – out now via Mass Appeal. Featuring emcee icon and Bronx native Remy Ma and Grammy-nominated Rapsody, “Remy Rap” was produced by DJ Premier. The track showcases female lyricists in Hip Hop. Directed by Maya Table, […]

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Charlottesville’s Unfinished Statue Business Five Years After ‘Unite The Right’

NewsOne Featured Video Source: The Washington Post / Getty Friday marked the fifth anniversary of a large gathering of white supremacists united in whiteness and violence, allegedly responding to the attempted removal of a Robert E. Lee statue in Charlottesville, Virginia. The Unite the Right rally unleashed a violent torrent on the city that led […]

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Fisk University’s Gymnastics Program Is Looking To Make An Impact

NewsOne Featured Video Fisk University recently made HBCU history by becoming the first school to have a gymnastics program Source: Raymond Boyd / Getty Black women at Fisk University are making history. Located in Nashville, Tennessee, the Fisk gymnastics program was announced earlier this year, making it an HBCU first. The gymnastics squad has gone […]

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