Tag: Nation

A Known White Supremacist Announces Intent To Run For Local Office In Georgia

NewsOne Featured Video Source: RobinOlimb / Getty A fourth-generation white supremacist is running for office in Georgia, according to Atlanta’s 11 Alive. Motivated by the potential fall of the federal government, Chester Doles says it is local elected bodies that will run things in the aftermath of an attack on the government.  He seeks a […]

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Remembering The Politics Of Fred Hampton’s Assassination By Chicago Police

NewsOne Featured Video [embedded content] UPDATED 4:00 p.m. EDT, Dec. 4, 2021 — Assassinated on Dec. 4, 1969, Chairman Fred Hampton was one of the major figures in the original Black Panther Party that rose to prominence during the civil rights era of the 1960s. Police killed Hampton and his comrade, Mark Clark, 52 years ago, […]

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DOJ’s Civil Rights Division Launches Investigation Into Mount Vernon, NY Police Department

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Anna Moneymaker / Getty The Mount Vernon Police Department will undergo a pattern and practice investigation by the Department of Justice. Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division Kristen Clarke held a press conference Friday to announce the investigation.   “An effective and accountable police department is a hallmark of a healthy and well-functioning […]

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Raises Concern With Proposed Relaunch Of World War II Era State Military Force

NewsOne Featured Video Source: SOPA Images / Getty Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Thursday that he plans to restart the state’s civilian defense force, a temporary entity formed during World War II. The state has survived over 70 years without such a force raising concerns about DeSantis’ motivations.   Columnist Jamelle Bouie suggested there’s a […]

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A Black Man Once Walked 2,000 Miles To Start A Town In New Mexico Called ‘Blackdom’

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Museum of New Mexico / Museum of New Mexico There are so many lost black stories hidden inside the crevasses of American history. Some of these stories are fascinating, but to find them you’ve got to do some serious digging. History books paint a bleak existence for blacks in America during […]

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Deion Sanders Has IG Model Brittany Renner Speak To His College Players About The Dangers Of, Well, IG Models

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Icon Sportswire / Getty Legendary NFL cornerback Deion Sanders isn’t just teaching his student-athletes the game on the field as head football coach at Jackson State University, he’s also teaching them about the game of life, the game of love and, apparently, the game of gold diggers. Basically, Sanders knows some […]

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120 Black Men And Boys Killed By Police

UPDATED: 12:30 p.m. ET, Dec. 2, 2021 — But it has been a quick resumption to police normalcy with multiple killings of Black people by law enforcement since the day of Chauvin’s verdict. And just when you think police shootings can’t get any more egregious, an officer in Arizona decided the best way to apprehend […]

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Arizona Police Officer Who Fatally Shot Man In Wheel Chair To Be Fired…But That Ain’t Enough!

NewsOne Featured Video Source: twitter / iOne Digital It’s long past time we dispel the notion that every time a cop pulls their gun with lethal intent it’s because they had a reasonable fear that they or others were in danger. A lot of the time cops start shooting simply because their orders were ignored […]

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Is It A Karen Or A Thug? Texas Woman Arrested After Pulling Her Gun During Parking Spot Dispute

NewsOne Featured Video Source: twitter / iOne Digital In today’s episode of Karen Thug Life, a Corpus Christi, Texas, woman has been arrested after she was caught on video pulling her gun on someone during a dispute over a parking spot.  Naturally, people are going to get the urge to refer to this one as […]

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New Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens Plans To Add 250 Police Officers In His First Year

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Marcus Ingram / Getty A congratulations is in order for Atlanta councilman Andre Dickens as he was recently announced as the newly elected mayor of Georgia’s capital city. His win as ATL’s 61st mayor occurred after a late runoff election Tuesday night (Nov 30) against City Council President Felicia Moore. The […]

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Here’s What You Need To Know About Jessica Watkins, The First Black Woman That Will Live On The International Space Station

NewsOne Featured Video NASA astronaut Jessica Watkins (L) waves at the audience during the astronaut graduation ceremony at Johnson Space Center in Houston Texas, on January 10, 2020.  | Source: MARK FELIX / Getty NASA is gearing up to send the very first Black woman to the International Space Station. Meet 33-year-old Jessica Watkins. The […]

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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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Remembering Rosa Parks’ Resilience And Resistance In The Face Of Racism

NewsOne Featured Video UPDATED: 11:00 a.m. ET, Dec. 1, 2021 — Dec 1st  is a day that Rosa Parks deserves our love and admiration. It’s the day Parks was arrested in 1955 for refusing to give her seat up to a white woman on a public bus. Rosa Parks, the woman who is befittingly called […]

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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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Atlanta City Councilwoman Who Backed ‘Cop City’ Loses Re-Election Bid

NewsOne Featured Video Source: The Washington Post / Getty Runoff elections across metro Atlanta have caused a real shakeup. While all eyes were on the mayor’s race, the city council is gaining some new members who will bring a different perspective.   Long-term incumbent Joyce Sheperd lost her re-election bid to a younger, more progressive […]

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Citing ‘Unsustainable’ Financial Inequity, HBCU Leaders Urge Senate Passage Of The Build Back Better Act

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Catherine McQueen / Getty Sixty-five HBCU presidents and chancellors wrote a joint letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell asking for their support in passing the Build Back Better legislation. Citing historic investments in HBCUs and other institutions serving students of color, the group warned of […]

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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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Giving Tuesday: 21 Black Organizations That Can Use Your Support

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Jeff Swensen / Getty UPDATED: 6:30 a.m. ET, Nov. 30, 2021 — Original story: Dec. 3, 2019: This Giving Tuesday, there are many organizations fighting for equity and justice for Black people everywhere. Various issues have come to the forefront regarding the multifaceted lives of Black people, including immigration, economic justice, […]

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Giving Tuesday: Contrary To Popular Belief, Black Folks Have Been Philanthropists ‘Since The Beginning Of Time’

NewsOne Featured Video UPDATED: 6:30 a.m. ET, Nov. 30, 2021 — Original story: Nov. 27, 2018: African Americans — despite finding themselves at the bottom rung of the nation’s economic ladder — are collectively among the top ranks of financial contributors to charitable causes. As Giving Tuesday arrives this year, it’s important to remember that […]

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New Minnesota Task Force Will Study ‘Root Causes’ Of Violence Against Black Women

NewsOne Featured Video Source: LaylaBird / Getty Responding to the ongoing rise of violence against Black women and girls, Minnesota took a step forward in protecting this vulnerable group. Gov. Tim Walz signed a bill Monday launching the Missing and Murdered African American Women Task Force.   Established as a part of the 2021 Public Safety and Judiciary Omnibus Bill, the task force aims to […]

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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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Ahmaud Arbery Murder Trial Prosecutors Say ‘Trust The System,’ But It’s Part Of The Problem

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Pool / Getty Prosecutors who achieved guilty verdicts in the murder trial of Ahmaud Arbery spoke in a recent interview about the need to trust the criminal justice system. Speaking with Atlanta’s 11 Alive, the team reflected on the challenges of the case and the antics of the defense attorneys.  At one […]

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Black Friday Advice: 12 Tips That Will Help You Do Holiday Shopping Like A Pro

NewsOne Featured Video UPDATED: 2:00 a.m. ET, Nov. 26, 2021 Black Friday is upon us and, as we all know, hungry consumers across America are looking for the best deals and steals. However, you might need some tips to brave the Black Friday madness and, fortunately, NewsOne has your back. Shopping on Black Friday can […]

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