Tag: Current Events

Invoking Emmett Till’s Lynching, Rep. Bobby Rush Calls For Federal Probe Into Jelani Day’s Death

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Michael A. McCoy / Getty In a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray and Attorney General Merrick Garland, Rep. Bobby Rush requested a federal review of the disappearance and death of Illinois graduate student Jelani Day. A student at Illinois State University, Day went missing at the end of August. It […]

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COVID-19 Vaccine Misinformation Targeting Black Communities Feeds Off Real Anxieties According To New Report

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Goodboy Picture Company / Getty A new report from First Draft News illustrates the depth of COVID-19 vaccine misinformation targeting Black communities. In a Twitter thread, journalist Jacquelyn Mason explained that the major narratives observed were also put in the context of broader political conversations.   Mason and her colleagues explored […]

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Man Shot By Kyle Rittenhouse Is Suing Kenosha Police for Enabling Violent White Supremacist

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Chicago Tribune / Getty Gaige Grosskreutz survived his encounter with Kyle Rittenhouse and is now suing the Kenosha Police Department. Grosskreutz alleges the police invited an environment that allowed for a violent white supremacist to cause harm.   As reported by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the lawsuit claims in part that […]

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Capitol Police Officer Who Sympathized With Jan. 6 Attacker Indicted On Obstruction Of Justice Charges

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Bloomberg / Getty A member of the capitol police was indicted with two felony counts of obstruction of justice charges in connection with the Jan 6 attack. According to CBS affiliate WUSA 9, officer Michael Angelo Riley friended someone on Facebook just days before the attack.   The day after the attack, Riley allegedly warned […]

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Black Georgia Students Say They Were Suspended For Protesting Racism; Video Shows Police Threatened Them, Too

NewsOne Featured Video You can always tell how racist a person or institution is by their response to allegations of racism. For example, high school students in Rome, Georgia, said they were subjected to white schoolmates waving around Confederate flags and using racial slurs and school officials refused to do anything about it. As a […]

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Indianapolis Police Under Investigation, Including Sgt. Charged For Kicking Handcuffed Black Man In The Face

NewsOne Featured Video Source: JEFF DEAN / Getty When it comes to policing Black people, cops often prove themselves to be nothing more than bullies with badges, guns and easily bruised egos who will use even the slightest hint of defiance of their authority as an excuse to treat Black bodies like human piñatas. In […]

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Here We Go Again: McMichaels’ Defense Attorneys Ask Judge To Let Jury Hear Ahmaud Arbery Was On Probation When He Died

NewsOne Featured Video Source: change.org / other The defense attorneys for the white men accused of murdering Ahmaud Arbery are still bound and determined to put the victim on trial for his own death, despite the fact that the judge keeps telling them it ain’t happening. They’ve asked that Arbeyy’s mental health records be admitted […]

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Blacks For Trump: Notable African Americans Unwavering In Their Support Of All Things MAGA

Source: CHANDAN KHANNA / Getty Believe it not, Donald Trump gained a portion of his votes from Black people during the 2020 election. But what was it about his fear-mongering, disrespectful banter and obnoxious behavior that enticed these Blacks for Trump to cast their vote in his favor? A National Exit Poll conducted by the […]

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Jelani Day’s Family Orders 3rd Autopsy Amid Reports Of Missing Organs: ‘We Suspect Foul Play’

NewsOne Featured Video The family of a man who was found dead under questionable circumstances after going missing in Illinois said they “suspect foul play” and broke their silence in a desperate effort to get answers about his death. Jelani Day‘s mother on Tuesday posted a statement on her Facebook page attributed to her children […]

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Amid Fake Outrage Over Kamala Harris’ NASA Video, Never Forget Trump Hired People To Cheer For Him

NewsOne Featured Video The latest attempted right-wing smear attack of Vice President Kamala Harris has backfired in spectacular fashion after revealing itself as fake outrage over a promotional video encouraging children to get interested in the decidedly uncontroversial topic of science. Conservatives were so busy trying to discredit the vice president that they failed to […]

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Loyal Trump Stump Katrina Pierson Among Recipients Of Jan. 6 Capitol Riot Subpoenas

NewsOne Featured Video Katrina Pierson, former national spokesperson for the Trump administration, listens during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Dallas, Texas, on Saturday, July 10, 2021. | Source: Bloomberg / Getty As we previously reported, the committee established by the U.S. House of Representatives to investigate the Jan. 6, whiny whites rebellion at […]

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What Happened To Daniel Robinson? Cops ‘Won’t Share Anything’ With Parents Of Missing Geologist

NewsOne Featured Video [embedded content] The police response to Gabby Petito‘s and overall urgency displayed by law enforcement for that case has been replete with daily press briefings to help spread awareness via the media. But that same energy has reportedly been absent from the investigation into the whereabouts of Daniel Robinson, a 24-year-old geologist […]

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Mom Blames Daughter’s ‘Picking Cotton’ Homecoming Sign On Black Student As Racist Photo Goes Viral

NewsOne Featured Video A Missouri high school homecoming sign bearing racist, anti-Black language and shown off by two white teens is being blamed in part on an “African American boy” by the mother of a student who appeared in the viral photo. Olathe South High School in Kansas City is at the center of racist […]

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‘First Female President’: Tweet Mocking Candace Owens And Stacey Dash Goes Viral

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Jason Kempin / Getty Candace Owens just can’t seem to stay out of headlines. The conservative commentator was the butt of a trending social media joke on Monday after a parody account tweeted an image of Stacey Dash while referring to the brash Fox news reporter. “Candace Owens will be our […]

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R. Kelly Guilty Verdict: The Critical Role Kim Foxx Played In Securing Justice For Black Women And Girls

NewsOne Featured Video Cook County State’s attorney Kim Foxx speaks with reporters and details the charges against R. Kelly’s first court appearance at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse on February 23, 2019, in Chicago. | Source: Nuccio DiNuzzo / Getty One of the more popular sentiments being expressed in the wake of R. Kelly‘s guilty verdict […]

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Black Female Officers In DC File Class-Action Lawsuit On MPDC For Race And Sex-Based Discrimination

NewsOne Featured Video Source: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI / Getty Black women face hardships on levels that some of us will never be able to comprehend, and unfortunately, that often includes harassment in the workplace. Surprisingly enough, the strong Black females of the DC Police Department understand that notion more than expected after filing a class action […]

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State Rep. Under Fire For Saying Rhode Island’s Homeless Should Come Before Afghan Refugee ‘Strangers’

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Rep. Anastasia P. Williams / Facebook.com/RepAPWilliams Rhode Island is gearing up to welcome up to 250 Afghan refugees who were evacuated after the U.S. withdrew its forces from Afghanistan. While officials in the state generally appear to be on board with accepting the refugees, one Democratic legislator has stirred the proverbial […]

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‘Battling COVID-Like’ Symptoms, Wayne Dupree Is Latest Anti-Vax Right-Wing Talk Show Host To Get Sick

NewsOne Featured Video A number of anti-vax right-wing talk show hosts have been not only coming down with COVID-19, but they’ve also been dying in an unfortunate trend following their expressions of doubt about or completely discrediting the COVID-19 vaccine to their millions of listeners. But in a decided departure from that growing apparent tradition, […]

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