Tag: op-ed

How Food Is A Runway To Build Power And Agency In Black Communities

NewsOne Featured Video A mother and daughter wait for assistance at Universe City, a decentralized food hub in the Brownsville neighborhood that is working to build food sovereignty while also promoting community healing practices on July 22, 2020, in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. | Source: Spencer Platt / Getty When many people […]

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Struggling To Process And Heal From Grief This Valentine’s Day? Try Writing

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Milko / Getty If you are struggling to process and heal from grief this Valentine’s Day, I encourage you to write, and more specifically, to write from the heart. As a psychotherapist (and human), I have witnessed the benefits of this practice. There is also significant research on the health benefits […]

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Congress Is About To Vote On Whether The FBI Can Keep Spying On Black Activists Without Warrants

NewsOne Featured Video The exterior of the J. Edgar Hoover Building, which is the headquarters of the FBI, in Washington, D.C. | Source: The Washington Post / Getty In the early 1960s, young Black activists, including John Lewis, Dianne Nash and Julian Bond came together to fight back against injustice, advance social change, and win […]

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How Barriers To Health Care In The Black Queer Community Affect Its HIV Rate

NewsOne Featured Video A free mobile testing center in Los Angeles offered by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation and the Magic Johnson Foundation provides HIV testing and education in minority communities of Los Angeles. | Source: ROBYN BECK / Getty Over the past 20 years, people living with HIV in the United States have seen a […]

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The History Of Citizen’s Arrests: Can You Really Detain Someone You Just Saw Break The Law?

NewsOne Featured Video From left: Ahmaud Arbery’s convicted murderers: Gregory McMichael, William “Roddie” Bryan, Travis McMichael. | Source: Glynn County Sheriff’s Office What does Spider-Man do when he sees someone commit a crime and there are no police officers around to help? He swings in, wraps the wrongdoer in his web and leaves them hanging […]

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The Creative Ways Black People Have Historically Used Mapping To Document Their Stories

NewsOne Featured Video Image depicts an African American man, a map of Maryland, Virginia, Delaware and the border of Pennsylvania, and a ‘Directions’ key. The text at the bottom reads: “I’se da innocent cause ob all dis war trubble.” | Source: The New York Historical Society / Getty When historian Carter Woodson created “Negro History […]

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How Did Bob Marley Become So Commercialized And Does It Threaten His Artistic Legacy?

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Chris Walter / Getty The long-awaited Bob Marley biopic “One Love” will highlight important moments in the musician’s life – his adolescence in Trench Town, his spiritual growth, the attempt on his life. But as a music industry scholar, I wonder if the film is yet another extension of the Marley […]

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Op-Ed: Georgia’s Cash Bail Bill Criminalizing The Poor Will Not Make Our Communities Safer

NewsOne Featured Video The Georgia State Capitol building in Atlanta. | Source: SETH HERALD / Getty Last year, the American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia (ACLU-GA.) issued a report on overcrowding in the Fulton County jail. We found that on Oct. 26, 2023, nearly 400 people were in jail simply because they did not have […]

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Ron DeSantis Was Never Going To Be President Because GOP Voters Want Donald Trump

NewsOne Featured Video Florida Governor and now-former 2024 Republican presidential hopeful Ron DeSantis listened to an audience member’s question at a campaign event in Davenport, Iowa, on January 13, 2024. | Source: CHRISTIAN MONTERROSA / Getty Florida governor Ron DeSantis announced he was dropping out of the presidential race on Sunday, and he endorsed his […]

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The March On Washington For Gaza From A Black Perspective

NewsOne Featured Video Demonstrators gather for a pro-Palestinian rally in support of a ceasefire in the war between Gaza and Israel at Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C., on January 13, 2024. | Source: The Washington Post / Getty If you know anything about Marches on Washington then you know they mean one and one thing […]

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May Dr. Antionette ‘Bonnie’ Candia-Bailey’s Light Shine On

NewsOne Featured Video Dr. Antionette Bonnie Candia-Bailey. | Source: Lincoln University of Missouri If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal ideations and need someone to talk to, please click here for support. I was saddened to learn of the passing of Dr. Antionette “Bonnie” Candia-Bailey, the former VP of Student Affairs for Lincoln University […]

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Op-Ed: How Does One Conveniently Protest A Genocide? Inconvenience Is A Hallmark Of MLK’s Legacy

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Bettmann / Getty How does one conveniently protest genocide? We sit in the shadow of the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday celebrations. Politicians and preachers—conservative and otherwise—extol the virtues of the United States’ most famous nonviolent prophet.  Nonprofits, church groups and ordinary folks have cleaned up public spaces, marched and […]

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How Conservatives Have Weaponized Martin Luther King’s Words On Race Over The Years

NewsOne Featured Video Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is interviewed by a news reporter at the conclusion of the 1965 Selma to Montgomery Civil Rights March on March 25, 1965, in Montgomery, Alabama. | Source: Stephen F. Somerstein / Getty U.S. Rep. Chip Roy of Texas is just the latest conservative lawmaker to misuse the […]

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Why Claudine Gay Staying At Harvard After Resigning As President Shouldn’t Be Surprising

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Boston Globe / Getty Harvard University President Claudine Gay resigned on Jan. 2, 2024, less than one month after University of Pennsylvania President Liz Magill stepped down. They called it quits amid uproar among conservative lawmakers and several major donors regarding what they saw as Gay’s and Magill’s underwhelming responses to […]

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Claudine Gay’s Most Impactful Journey Is Yet To Come

NewsOne Featured Video Dr. Claudine Gay, now-former President of Harvard University, testifies before the House Education and Workforce Committee at the Rayburn House Office Building on December 5, 2023, in Washington, D.C. | Source: Kevin Dietsch / Getty There is no anguish like leaving a space not because you want to, but because you must. […]

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What Is ‘Stop-And-Frisk’? Why Controversial Policing Tactic In Philadelphia Is Critically Important

NewsOne Featured Video Cherelle Parker is seen during her first press conference after winning the Democratic nomination for mayor in Philadelphia on May 22, 2023, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. | Source: Gilbert Carrasquillo / Getty Violent crime, and how to reduce it, dominated the 2023 Philadelphia mayoral campaign. As a candidate, Cherelle Parker suggested she would […]

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Stopping The School To Prison Pipeline: How Philadelphia Is Diverting Youth From The Legal System

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Mark Makela / Getty Across the United States, arrest rates for young people under age 18 have been declining for decades. However, the proportion of youth arrests associated with school incidents has increased. According to the U.S. Department of Education, K-12 schools referred nearly 230,000 students to law enforcement during the […]

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Op-Ed: Trump Threatening Obamacare Puts Millions Of Lives At Risk

NewsOne Featured Video President Barack Obama (C) is applauded after signing the Affordable Health Care for America Act during a ceremony with fellow Democrats in the East Room of the White House March 23, 2010, in Washington, DC. | Source: Win McNamee / Getty I’ll be honest, when the twice impeached and four-times indicted former […]

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Accurately Remembering How Henry Kissinger’s Foreign Policy Produced A Series Of Destructive Outcomes

NewsOne Featured Video (original caption) U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and Jean Nguza Karl-I-Bond, Zairian Foreign Minister, on April 28, 1976, in Kinshasa, Zaire. | Source: CILO / Getty Henry Kissinger, who died on Nov. 29, 2023, at age 100, exercised more than 50 years of influence on American foreign policy. I am a […]

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Voting Rights Act: Key Takeaways From ‘Dangerous’ Court Ruling Upending Decades Of Legal Precedent

NewsOne Featured Video A plaque describes the 1965 Voting Rights Act at the base of the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. | Source: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI / Getty A federal appeals court in Arkansas ruled on Monday, Nov. 20, 2023, that only the federal government – not private citizens or civil rights groups – could […]

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We Have A Moral And Divine Right To Learn Black History: That’s Why I Asked Churches To Teach It

NewsOne Featured Video Source: RJ Sangosti/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images / Getty America is yet again at a crossroads. Faith in Florida, a multicultural coalition of faith communities, is among those fighting against the erasure and devaluation of Black communities. White supremacists have always sought to prevent people of African descent from learning […]

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Op-Ed: Black Community Uplift Requires Robust Investment

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Education Images / Getty Old tactics such as redlining and exorbitant, predatory banking fees continue to be among the ways Black people are systemically shut out of entrepreneurship and community building. The dream of owning a home, a business or revitalizing a community is often out of reach for us, no […]

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Will Federal Law Banning Guns For People Under Domestic Violence Restraining Orders Survive?

NewsOne Featured Video U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI) speaks as activists gather outside the U.S. Supreme Court for a gun-control rally on November 7, 2023, in Washington, D.C. | Source: Alex Wong / Getty Should it be legal to take away the guns of people who are under a domestic violence protective order, which aims […]

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Are Polls Accurate? There’s Valuable Information Beyond The Polling Numbers

NewsOne Featured Video Source: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI / Getty An ABC News/Washington Post poll in September 2023 generated outrage among Democrats. The headline on the story, “Trump edges out Biden 51-42 in head-to-head matchup: POLL,” appeared designed to attract clicks rather than accurately portray where the race was on that day – or where it was […]

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How Black And Brown Parents Pioneered Demanding Rights To Have A Say In Their Kids’ Education

NewsOne Featured Video Led by the Rev. C. Herbert Oliver (wearing rain hat), members of the Ocean Hill-Brownsville local school governing board leave Brooklyn Junior High School 271 on Dec. 2, 1968. | Source: Bettmann / Getty A key issue underlying the 2023 Virginia election first drew statewide – and national – attention in a […]

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