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Everything We Know About The Oxford High School Shooting In Michigan

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Scott Olson / Getty A 15-year-old student at Oxford High School in southeast Michigan is in police custody after he was suspected of engaging in a shooting spree at the school on Tuesday afternoon killing three students and injuring at least eight others. According to the Washington Post, the victims who […]

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Mold Complaints At Virginia HBCU Get Dorm Shut Down For The Entire Academic Year

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Sky Noir Photography by Bill Dickinson / Getty Toxic mold contaminating the dorm rooms of HBCU students seems to be a reoccurring theme over the past several months. In October Howard University students protested horrible living conditions inside of some dorms on their campus. Using the Twitter and Instagram hashtag, #BlackburnTakeover, […]

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World AIDS Day Reminds Us To Press Forward in the Fight to End the HIV/AIDS Epidemic

Source: DIPTENDU DUTTA / Getty As we close out 2021 while continuing to contend with the effects of a global pandemic, we come upon a day that reminds us that we have been dealing with an epidemic that has disproportionately affected Black and Brown communities for decades.  Each year on December 1, people across the […]

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Why Do Black Moms Make Us Eat Black-Eyed Peas On New Year’s Day?

NewsOne Featured Video Source: fcafotodigital / Getty Ahh…I can smell it now. The buttery aroma of black-eyed peas simmering away in Mom’s special crockpot as she gears up to stir in a generous helping of rice. Now, if your family is anything like mine, you’re left sitting eagerly until about 7 pm when the entire […]

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NBA Star Says Americans Should Stop Complaining About America, And Fox News Won’t Tell Him To ‘Shut Up And Dribble’

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Noam Galai / Getty Listen: I’m not one to tell NBA athletes that they should just “shut up and dribble” rather than speak on social and political issues, and apparently, neither are Fox News hosts—so long as the athlete is saying all the white people-friendly things and shouting down people who […]

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Tennessee Group Files Anti-Critical Race Theory Complaint Targeting Books On Martin Luther King Jr. And Ruby Bridges

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Robert Gauthier / Getty Let’s talk about the predictability of whiteness. MORE: 5 Books About The Black American Experience That Conservatives Want Banned White people largely oppose the teaching of Critical Race Theory in K-12 schools. White people also largely have no idea what CRT is. Because white conservative politicians and […]

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Mother And Son Both Killed While In Police Restraints – Years Later Family Still Seeks Justice

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Mississippi Free Press / iOne Digital The most terrifying  situation for a black person is being in police custody for long periods of time without a way to reach family and or friends. It’s like being in the middle of shark-infested waters while floating on an old piece of driftwood. You […]

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The Remarkable Reinvention Of Wesley Snipes – How Much Is He Worth Now?

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Rich Fury / Getty Actor and four-time NAACP winner Wesley Snipes has been making a bit of a comeback as of recent. The star appears in the new Netflix limited series True Story where he plays the role of Carlton, the burdensome and seeming jealous older brother to the show’s lead […]

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Lee Elder, First Black Golfer To Play At The Masters Dies At 87

Source: Augusta National / Getty Lee Elder, a pioneer who broke through the color barrier at the Masters, has died. He was 87. Elder’s death was confirmed by the PGA Tour on Monday (November 29). In 1975, Elder played at the Masters, becoming the first Black player to play at round at the famed tournament […]

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National Police Association Wants Us To ‘Stop Filming And Start Helping’– Stop Laughing, They’re Serious!

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Kena Betancur / Getty The National Police Association wants the public to put away their cell phones during violent altercations between officers and civilians and start intervening instead of recording. Now, when I first came across this tweet by the association calling for people to “stop filming and start helping,” I […]

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LeBron James Gets White Couple Booted From Game Allegedly Over Disgusting Remark About His Son

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Andy Lyons / Getty I’m not sure what it is about entitled white people that compels them to buy courtside NBA seats only to get ejected from the game because they can’t behave themselves with certain players on the floor. But one player has proved, once again, that he doesn’t believe […]

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Jussie Smollett’s Trial For Lying About A Hate Crime Begins This Week

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Chicago Tribune / Getty The trial for Jussie Smollett is set to start as jury selection begins Monday. It was just 2019 when the black gay actor was on top of the world. His role on the hit television show “Empire” garnished him worldwide notoriety as well as chart-topping music. But […]

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Ohio Organizer Offers Lessons From Municipal Elections Ahead Of 2022 Midterms

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Douglas Sacha / Getty Often overlooked, odd-year elections are equally important as even-year federal election cycles. This year has been full of important local elections, but they rarely yield the same attention and coverage as Congressional elections. While pundits predict that the upcoming midterm elections will be a “blood bath,” there […]

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As New COVID-19 Variant Emerges, Calls For Global Vaccine Equity Continue

NewsOne Featured Video Source: RAJESH JANTILAL / Getty The announcement of a new COVID-19 variant raised alarms in several countries as members of the European Union block travel from South Africa and several other southern states.  Called Omicron, the new variant has multiple mutations raising concerns about vaccine effectiveness and increased transmissibility. But some say the […]

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A Comprehensive Guide To Buying Black During The Holidays

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Portra / Getty Black-owned businesses are a very important aspect of black culture. They give us jobs, foster products that are geared towards us, and promote entrepreneurship in our communities. But without our support, many black businesses wouldn’t be able to survive. In this day in age, it might seem difficult […]

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Young Dolph’s Girlfriend Sees Huge Sales Increase In Campaign Made In His Honor

NewsOne Featured Video Source: StarterCAM / StarterCAM / Hotspotatl.com With the murder of Young Dolph still impacting many throughout the hip-hop community and his hometown in Memphis specifically, one person understandably going through it the most is his longtime girlfriend, Mia Jaye. However, it appears his untimely death has created an outpour of love that’s […]

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Why HBCUs And Corporate Sponsors Need To Invest In The Mental Health Of Black Students

NewsOne Featured Video Source: HBCU Week Foundation assets / HBCU Week Foundation The conversation around mental health in the Black community has been progressing in recent years but there is still a long way to go.  Life circumstances such as social expectations, financial challenges, and systemic racial biases are still putting an immense amount of […]

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What Happened To Wendy Williams? Why TV Icon Deserves Her Flowers Now

NewsOne Featured Video Source: NBC / Getty Fans of the 57-year-old media maven have been eagerly awaiting her return to her Fox TV hit daytime talk series The Wendy Williams Show, but the former Hot 97 personality’s health has struggled to recover since contracting a breakthrough case of COVID-19 in early September. The season 13 […]

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Ex-College Basketball Stars Angela and Ray Weathers Demand Accountability, After Alleged Abuse of Six-Year-Old Son At Texas Charter School

NewsOne Featured Video Source: skynesher / Getty Former college basketball stars Angela and Ray Weathers have made headlines for supporting a new generation of champions. But now, the couple is taking action against a Texas charter school for alleged abuse of their six-year-old son.   According to an initial release from The Witherspoon Law Group, the couple’s six-year-old autistic son […]

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Accidental Gun Discharge At Atlanta Airport Sends Passengers Into Panic

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Jeff Greenberg / Getty Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport experienced a moment of panic Saturday after a gun was accidentally discharged in the security area. While it’s not clear why anyone had a loaded gun while traveling through the airport, the moment offered a rocky start to the holiday week. Flights were […]

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Aurora, Colorado To Pay Elijah McClain’s Family $15 Million Settlement Two Years After His Killing

NewsOne Featured Video Source: NurPhoto / Getty Over two years after Aurora, Colo. police officers killed Elijah McClain, and the city has settled with his family. The agreement was reached in federal court Friday due to a lawsuit filed by the family last August.   The family will receive $15 million, considered the largest such […]

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Ohio Republicans Ignore Opportunity To ‘Restore Voters’ Faith Democratic Process’ In Passing Highly Partisan Congressional Maps

NewsOne Featured Video Source: tcp / Getty Ohio’s Republican-dominated Senate on Tuesday approved a congressional district map that critics say is designed to benefit the GOP—a move that sparked swift criticism of the state’s lawmakers and bolstered demands for Congress to pass federal legislation to protect voting rights and outlaw gerrymandering. Unveiled late Monday by […]

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Florida Prison Guards Openly Identifying As White Supremacist Intimidate Black Colleagues And Those Incarcerated

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Joe Sohm/Visions of America / Getty While the nation grapples with the not-guilty verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial, examples of abuses of power within the so-called justice system continue to be brought to light. A new investigative report from the Associated Press documents Florida’s lackluster response to the provocation of […]

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White Man Outside Kyle Rittenhouse Trial Holds Up ‘Black Crime Matters’ Sign While Arguing That The N-Word Is OK

NewsOne Featured Video Source: reddit / iOne Digital In today’s episode of Wait, Supporters of Kyle Rittenhouse Aren’t Racist, Are They? a white man who doesn’t appear to be very fond of the negroes was captured in viral video standing with a protest sign outside of Kenosha County Courthouse as the jury deliberated on whether […]

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Rep. Ilhan Omar Claps Back At GOP White Woman Who Called Her A ‘Jihad Squad Member’

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Drew Angerer / Getty You know—you guys might want to sit down for this, but I’m starting to seriously suspect the GOP is just chock-full of terrible white people. On Wednesday, members of the U.S. House of Representatives came together to vote on whether or not to censure Congressman Paul Gosar […]

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Julius Jones Won’t Be Executed But Will Still Spend The Rest Of His Life In Prison

NewsOne Featured Video Source: wiki / iOne Digital Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt granted clemency to Julius Jones Thursday right before his scheduled execution following a recommendation from the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board. Jones’s sentence was reduced from the death penalty to life in prison. Stitt also ordered that Jones never be eligible to apply […]

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New York Judge Sentences White Rapist To 8 Years Probation And No Prison Time For Sexually Abusing 4 Teenage Girls

NewsOne Featured Video Source: xiangyan meng / Getty Oh, to be young and white while going through America’s criminal justice system. 20-year-old New Yorker Christopher Belter was a teenager when he raped and sexually abused four teenage girls on separate occasions during parties at his parents’ home. In 2019, he pleaded guilty to felony charges […]

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Florida Black Man Says Miami PD Arrested Him For Stealing His Own Car

NewsOne Featured Video Source: youtube / iOne Digital A black man in Florida has filed a lawsuit against the Miami police after he claims five officers arrested him for stealing his own car. On June 1, 2018, Samuel Scott Jr. called the police after his 2006 black Jeep was stolen while parked in front of […]

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Who Is Larry Hoover And Why Do Kanye And Drake Want To Help Him?

NewsOne Featured Video Source: wikibily / iOne Digital Kanye and Drake fans rejoiced upon seeing the two rappers finally squash their longtime hip-hop beef at Dave Chappelle’s comedy tour in Toronto this week. According to Page Six, Drake’s promoter, J. Prince, apparently orchestrated the long-awaited reunion and encouraged the two to make amends. However now, […]

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After ‘Jeopardy!’ Snub, LeVar Burton Gets The Last Laugh

NewsOne Featured Video Source: MediaNews Group/Los Angeles Daily News via Getty Images / Getty LeVar Burton should have been the next host of “Jeopardy!” but that dream didn’t come to fruition. Burton hasn’t let that failure slow him down. The former ‘Reading Rainbow’ personality has teamed up with Hasbro and eOne to bring the family […]

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Judge’s Ruling Confirms Maine Cop Racially Profiled ‘Thug’ Driver Caught With Cocaine, Pills, And Gun

NewsOne Featured Video Source: BDN / Maine State Police A federal judge in Portland, Maine ruled that evidence found by state troopers during a traffic stop cannot be used in court because officers racially profiled a black motorist before pulling him over. According to authorities, in August 2019, Trooper John Darcy pulled over a black […]

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