Tag: Local

Atlanta NAACP President Apologizes For Rebuking Mayor Candidate As Some Members Defend Him

NewsOne Featured Video The president of the NAACP’s Atlanta chapter has formally apologized for denouncing a leading candidate in the city’s mayor race one day after the national group publicly admonished what it said amounted to an unsanctioned endorsement. Meanwhile, other prominent NAACP members affiliated with local chapters have publicly shared their grievances about the […]

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Charlottesville Civil Trial Attempts to Hold Planners Of White Supremacist ‘Unite The Right Rally’ Accountable Over Four Years Later

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Chip Somodevilla / Getty More than four years after the tragic violence in Charlottesville, Va., organizers of the Unite the Right rally may finally be held accountable. Jury selection began Monday in the civil suit. The case is the first major attempt to use the Enforcement Act of 1871 in a […]

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L.A. County Wants Proof Of Vanessa Bryant’s ‘Severe Emotional Distress’ Caused By Cops Leaking, Sharing Kobe’s Crash Photos

NewsOne Featured Video Wreckage of the crashed helicopter that was carrying former NBA star Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna smolders on the ground on January 26, 2020, in Calabasas, California. | Source: David McNew / Getty Kobe Bryant‘s widow has been about as open as possible about the devastation she has experienced by […]

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Black Atlanta Cop Involved in Violent Arrest of HBCU Students Spotted At Buckhead Secession Event

NewsOne Featured Video Source: ajansen / Getty Pictures surfaced online Friday of an event held by proponents of the proposed Buckhead City, featuring a Black Atlanta Police officer who made headlines for a violent arrest during last year’s protest. Buckhead City is the name of the proposed new city, led by wealthy white Republicans, that […]

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ICYMI: Timuel Black, Chicago Civil Rights Activist And Historian, Dies At 102

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Paul Natkin / Getty After recently sending some birthday love to an age-defying 110-year-old Black woman from Virginia, we now have to acknowledge another one of our Black elders for a reason that’s the most unfortunate. It saddens us to reveal that Chicago’s own Timuel Dixon Black Jr., a longtime civil […]

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Elderly Black Man In Need Of Medical Treatment Released From Georgia Hospital And Found Laying On The Ground Outside

NewsOne Featured Video Source: mixetto / Getty A Georgia hospital released an elderly Black man onto the street, only for him to be returned to the emergency room by emergency responders. Located in Conyers, about 20 miles east of Atlanta, Piedmont Rockdale Hospital discharged a man who, by all accounts, was clearly in need of […]

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A Black Woman And Her Baby Died In Mississippi After Husband Couldn’t Get To An Emergency Room

NewsOne Featured Video Source: ROGELIO V. SOLIS / Getty A Mississippi funeral home director recently had the unfortunate task of burying his wife and daughter. An NBC affiliate, 3 On Your Side, reported Thursday that Brian Stribling lost his wife Harmony because there wasn’t a hospital with a 24-hour emergency room close to their rural […]

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Racist Virginia Beach Neighbor Reportedly Identified After Terrorizing Black Family With Loud Recorded Monkey Sounds

NewsOne Featured Video The man accused of playing monkey sounds and racist music whenever his Black neighbors come and go from their home in Virginia Beach has reportedly been identified as a nearly 50-year-old white man who lives with his mother. Social media sleuths claim to have uncovered the name of the man who is […]

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‘We Might Be Laughing…But This Is Serious’: Event Addressing COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Mixes Comedy And Science

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Tasos Katopodis / Getty Entertainers, Black church leaders and medical professionals are coming together to address continued hesitancy around COVID-19 vaccines. Live-streaming safely from Mt. Ennon Baptist Church in the D.C. metro area, comedian and writer KevOnStage will moderate “We May Be Laughing…But This is Serious.”  The event is also part […]

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Over A Year After George Floyd’s Murder, Minneapolis Residents Organize To Expand Public Safety Housing Opportunity

NewsOne Featured Video Source: JOSEPH PREZIOSO / Getty A group of Minneapolis residents and organizational representatives gathered last week to encourage voters to reject one ballot measure and support two others in the November local election. Focused on creating a city that is more equitable and serving all residents, the group gathered. They spoke in […]

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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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