Tag: Good News

Natasha Rothwell Inks Production Deal With ABC Signature

NewsOne Featured Video Actress, writer and producer Natasha Rothwell is making boss moves in the realm of entertainment. According to Deadline, she recently inked a production deal with ABC Signature. Through the deal—which was made through Rothwell’s production company Big Hattie Productions—she will lead the creation and development of television projects for the entertainment company. […]

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Tennis Star Naomi Osaka To Open Youth Sports Academies In Los Angeles And Haiti

NewsOne Featured Video Tennis phenom Naomi Osaka is furthering her efforts to empower youth through sports. According to People, the four-time Grand Slam singles champion is expanding her sports academy to Haiti and Los Angeles. Play Academy with Nike and Laureus Sport for Good was unveiled in Japan last year. The academy was designed to […]

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North Carolina A&T State University Hits Historic Fundraising Milestone

NewsOne Featured Video From historic enrollment milestones to reaccreditations that will ensure longevity, historically Black colleges and universities throughout the country have made significant strides this year. One of the latest institutions to have a breakthrough achievement is North Carolina A&T State University which recently logged a recording-breaking accomplishment in terms of fundraising. Within the […]

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Black And Brown-Owned Businesses Team Up To Combat Food Insecurity In Chicago

NewsOne Featured Video A collective of Black and brown-owned businesses have teamed up to combat food insecurity in Chicago. According to the Block Chicago Club, they’ve come together for the creation of an initiative dubbed ChiMeals, which is designed to provide meals for underserved communities throughout the city. Cognizant of the disproportionate impact that food […]

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Doctor Opens Washington’s First Black-Owned Direct Primary Care Practice

NewsOne Featured Video Representation matters and Shoreline-based health professional Dr. Margaret Towolawi is breaking racial barriers within her industry. According to K5, Dr. Towolawi is the woman behind the first Black-owned direct primary care clinic in the state of Washington. Her practice—dubbed the Nurture Well Center—takes a holistic approach to providing treatment for common illnesses. […]

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NFL Player Najee Harris Hosts Draft Party At Homeless Shelter

NewsOne Featured Video Athlete Najee Harris has amassed success in the realm of football but no matter how far the sport has taken him, the California native has always stayed true to his roots. According to CBS News, hours before being drafted, the newly minted Pittsburgh Steelers player hosted a party at the homeless shelter […]

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Beyoncé, Lorraine Schwartz Provide Black Aspiring Gemologists With Scholarships

NewsOne Featured Video Whether it’s donning the creations of Black designers in her visual albums or launching a fund to provide grants for small Black-owned businesses, songstress Beyoncé has been dedicated to supporting Black entrepreneurs and amplifying their work. According to WSFA12, her latest effort is centered on empowering the next generation of Black jewelers. […]

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Big Sean Teams Up With His Mother To Launch Video Series Centered On Mental Wellness

NewsOne Featured Video Whether it’s through his lyrics or being candid on Instagram, rapper Big Sean has been forthright about his bouts with depression and anxiety, and he is continuing to use his wellness journey to empower and inspire others who can identify with his experiences. According to the Detroit Free Press, the music artist—whose […]

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Ciara And Russell Wilson Participate In Youth Financial Literacy Initiative

NewsOne Featured Video Songstress Ciara and her husband Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson have been fierce advocates for education. The couple’s latest initiative was centered on using financial literacy as an avenue to empower youth. According to The Seattle Times, the Wilsons recently surprised a group of Seattle-based middle school students with money management tips […]

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Mastercard Invests In VC Firm For Women Of Color

NewsOne Featured Video Mastercard is putting the focus on furthering its efforts to level the playing field for Black women when it comes to securing venture capital funding. The company recently announced it would make a multi-million dollar investment in the Fearless Fund, a VC firm that was launched to support the entrepreneurial endeavors of […]

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‘Moonlight’ Filmmaker Barry Jenkins Inks Deal With HBO, HBO Max

NewsOne Featured Video Barry Jenkins—the visionary behind films like If Beale Street Could Talk and Moonlight—will expand his imprint by bringing more powerful stories to the small screen. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the filmmaker has inked a production deal with HBO and HBO Max. Under the two-year pact—which he made through his production company […]

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The Art Institute Of Chicago Appoints Its First Black Woman Board Chair

NewsOne Featured Video Black women are shattering glass ceilings in the art world. According to the Chicago Tribune, Denise Gardner was recently appointed to serve at the helm of The Art Institute of Chicago’s board; making her the first Black woman to assume the position in the institution’s 142-year history. Gardner—an entrepreneur and philanthropist with […]

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Documentary About The Life And Legacy Of Legendary Musician Louis Armstrong In The Works

NewsOne Featured Video Late legendary trumpeter Louis Armstrong’s contributions to the realm of music will be the focus of a new film. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Apple Original Films has a documentary in the works about the life and legacy of the pioneering jazz musician. The film, titled Black & Blues: The Colorful Ballad […]

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Clark Atlanta University Unveils Program For Future HBCU Presidents

NewsOne Featured Video Historically Black colleges and universities across the country are cultural pillars within the realm of education that hold an infinite amount of significance, and a new program will cultivate the next generation of leaders to shape the futures of these institutions. Clark Atlanta University recently unveiled an initiative centered on recruiting future […]

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Mother-Daughter Entrepreneur Duo Aims To Inspire Black Youth To Cultivate Generational Wealth

NewsOne Featured Video Amid the pandemic, many people have been on a quest to discover things that keep them centered. For 7-year-old BoujFleaMarket founder Anastasia Linkpon, it was slime and fizzy bath bombs. Now the kidpreneur is taking her love for those products and using entrepreneurship as a vessel to teach other children about the […]

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Howard University Receives $1.59M Grant For Vaccination Efforts In Underserved Communities

NewsOne Featured Video In the midst of the pandemic, Howard University stepped up to provide relief for underserved communities and the HBCU will be able to further its efforts thanks to the help of a new grant. The Washington, D.C.-based school announced it has received a $1.59 million endowment to help with vaccination efforts in […]

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#BossMoves: Dwyane Wade Acquires Ownership Stake In Utah Jazz Franchise

NewsOne Featured Video After a storied career in the NBA, retired basketball star Dwyane Wade is taking his leadership skills from the court to the front office. According to ESPN, the Chicago native is stepping into the realm of sports ownership as he recently purchased a stake in the Utah Jazz franchise. The NBA champion […]

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Boeing Invests $250K In Black-Owned Platform Designed To Combat Recidivism

NewsOne Featured Video Social entrepreneur Marcus Bullock is on a mission to change the narrative surrounding mass incarceration and recidivism, and the Flikshop founder will be able to advance his efforts with the help of a major investment. The Boeing Company—the world’s largest aerospace corporation—has endowed Flikshop with a $250,000 grant. Founded in 2011, the […]

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Serena Williams Inks Television Production Deal With Amazon Studios

NewsOne Featured Video Tennis powerhouse Serena Williams is continuing to expand her repertoire beyond the realm of sports and her next venture will be focused on bringing diverse narratives to the silver screen. According to Deadline, the Compton native inked a production deal with Amazon Studios. Under the first-look production pact with the television and […]

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Issa Rae Teams Up With LIFEWTR To Amplify The Artistry Of Diverse Creatives

NewsOne Featured Video Whether it’s through her artistry on screen, an entrepreneurial endeavor or serving on a committee to advance diversity, actor and producer Issa Rae has made it her mission to uplift and empower communities that have been marginalized. The California native’s latest project is centered on amplifying the work of underrepresented creatives through […]

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WNBA Unveils Initiative To Combat Healthcare Disparities Faced By Black Women And Girls

NewsOne Featured Video From spreading awareness about racial injustice to advocating for gender equality, WNBA players have continually used their platforms to drive social change and the league’s latest effort is centered on the empowerment of Black women and girls. The WNBA recently unveiled an initiative designed to address racial health disparities that stem from […]

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Megan Thee Stallion Shoots A ‘Movie’ In The Strip Club With Lil Durk For Her New Video

Houston hottie Megan Thee Stallion and Chicago’s son Lil Durk take over the strip club in their new video for “Movie” from Megan’s 2020 debut album, Good News. The concept is rather straightforward; the two rappers perform and throw bills at the dancers while the latter show off their pole skills and twerk amid the […]

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Bill Proposed To Award Harlem Hellfighters With Congressional Gold Medal

NewsOne Featured Video The bravery and resilience displayed by the 369th Infantry Regiment—also known as the Harlem Hellfighters—during World War I forever changed the landscape of American history and their impact and influence will reverberate for generations to come. ABC7 reported a bill has been proposed to award the unit with a Congressional Gold Medal; […]

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Legislation Reintroduced To Expand African Burial Ground Memorial

NewsOne Featured Video Efforts are underway to further preserve a part of lower Manhattan that is embedded in the fabric of American history. According to AM New York, elected officials have reintroduced legislation for the creation of a museum that pays homage to the enslaved and free Africans who are buried at the African Burial […]

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Mississippi Mobile Vaccination Efforts Increase Access For Older Residents

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Brandon Caldwell / Radio One Digital A new effort in Mississippi is focusing on increasing vaccine access for older Black residents after some in rural areas could not get a vaccine appointment, despite being eligible for months, AP News reports. About 80 adults, including Eola Murray, finally received a COVID-19 vaccination […]

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Black-Owned Beauty Brand Mielle Organics Hits Historic VC Milestone

NewsOne Featured Video Despite the racial and gender inequities that exist within the realm of entrepreneurship, Black women founders are making power moves and hitting historic milestones. According to Ad Week, the Black woman-owned beauty brand Mielle Organics recently secured a multi-million dollar investment. Black-owned haircare brand Mielle Organics attracted a Series A investment of […]

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Activist Tarana Burke Inks Production Deal With CBS Studios

NewsOne Featured Video Several broadcasting companies have been putting the focus on amplifying the voices of underrepresented groups, and in doing so they’ve enlisted influential individuals in the activism space to bring diverse stories to the forefront. According to Deadline, one of the latest changemakers to ink a major production deal is #MeToo founder Tarana […]

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Stacey Abrams Appointed Co-Chair Of Black Voices For Black Justice Fund

NewsOne Featured Video Political powerhouse Stacey Abrams has been instrumental in evoking transformative change and the Wisconsin native is taking her civic engagement efforts further. Abrams has been appointed to serve as co-chair of the Black Voices for Black Justice Fund. “@staceyabrams role as a leader in the fight against voter suppression and of upholding […]

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Plan Proposed To Name Harlem Street After Legendary Actress Cicely Tyson

NewsOne Featured Video Legendary actress Cicely Tyson’s artistry propelled her to the top of the entertainment industry and no matter how much success she garnered, the barrier-breaking pioneer always stayed true to her Harlem roots. A collective of grassroots community groups within the neighborhood—where Tyson was raised—are on a mission to memorialize her life and […]

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Brooklyn Street Renamed In Remembrance Of Yusuf Hawkins

NewsOne Featured Video Nearly 32 years ago, the harrowing murder of Yusuf Hawkins further revealed the ugly truth surrounding racism in America. For over three decades, his loved ones and supporters have been on a mission to keep his legacy alive. According to CBS New York, a Brooklyn street was renamed in memory of Hawkins […]

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Docuseries Inspired By ‘The 1619 Project’ Coming To Hulu

NewsOne Featured Video The ‘1619 Project’—a long-form journalism initiative derived from a poignant essay penned by journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones—captures how the harrowing history of slavery directly correlates to the current social injustices faced by the Black community. The narratives and perspectives encompassed in the project are coming to the silver screen. According to Variety, a […]

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