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We See You, Sis: Celebrating Angela Doyinsola Aina

Source: Black Mamas Matter Alliance / Black Mamas Matter Alliance Angela Doyinsola Aina, MPH is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Black Mamas Matter Alliance (BMMA), a Black women-led organization that centers Black mamas by advocating, driving research, building power, and shifting culture for Black maternal health, rights and justice. Angela is a fierce […]

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Dr. Ala Stanford: Get To Know This Urban One Honors Recipient And Health Equity Warrior

Source: Courtesy of Ala Stanford / Ala Stanford This year, Urban One Honors, which aired Sunday night on TV One and CLEO TV, celebrated the vast achievements of several Black women who helped improve and cultivate the culture in different variations. Dr. Ala Stanford, the recipient of the Health Equality Advocate award, is a decorated […]

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Urban One Founder Cathy Hughes Explains How DMX’s Final Interview Came To Be

Source: TVOne / Uncensored On March 16, TV One’s Uncensored featured what is now the last formal interview of late, great rapper Earl “DMX” Simmons. TV One is owned by Urban One, whose founder Cathy Hughes is who pushed the button on making the episode come to the television as soon as possible in the wake of […]

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2021 Urban One Honors Winners: Meet The Black Women Leading The Change

Source: Stacey Abrams In the Black community, Black women are the matriarchs. The problem solvers. The providers. The protectors. The storytellers. They often don’t just fulfill these roles for their families, but for all those around them. This year’s Urban One Honors recipients are evidence of that. They are game-changers in their fields, leading and […]

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Spelman College Names Performing Arts Center After LaTanya Richardson Jackson And Samuel L. Jackson

NewsOne Featured Video Spelman College is paying homage to an influential couple who has contributed to shaping the landscape of the arts and entertainment industry. The Atlanta-based HBCU recently announced it would name its Performing Arts Center after actress and director LaTanya Richardson Jackson and her husband actor and filmmaker Samuel L. Jackson. The center—which […]

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Damon Weaver, Student Journalist Who Landed High-Profile Interviews, Dies Unexpectedly At 23

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Getty Images / Getty Damon Weaver was in elementary school when he turned heads with his interview with former President Barack Obama. An inspiration to many, Damon unexpectedly passed away recently. He was just 23 years old. Most children who visit D.C. do so as a part of a class trip, […]

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10-Year-Old Chess Prodigy Who Overcame Homelessness Named National Chess Master

NewsOne Featured Video A 10-year-old chess prodigy who has overcome insurmountable odds is continuing his reign. According to People, Tanitoluwa “Tani” Adewumi recently won the title of National Chess Master. The achievement is historic as Adewumi has become the 28th youngest person in the U.S. to earn that title. The accomplishment serves as a reminder […]

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Visionary Phylicia Rashad To Serve As Dean Of Howard University’s College Of Fine Arts

NewsOne Featured Video Director and actress Phylicia Rashad is a visionary who has been instrumental in shaping the landscape of the arts, and in her next role she will empower future generations to do the same. Rashad is returning to her alma mater Howard University to serve as the dean of the institution’s College of […]

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Ciara And Russell Wilson Ink Production Deal With Amazon Studios

NewsOne Featured Video Songstress Ciara and her husband NFL player Russell Wilson are expanding their imprint in the entertainment industry. According to Deadline, the couple recently inked a production deal with Amazon Studios. Under the pact—which was made through the Wilsons’ Why Not You Productions—Ciara and Russell will lead the development and production of scripted […]

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Tulsa Race Massacre Commission Boots Oklahoma Governor For Signing Racist Legislation

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Bloomberg / Getty Ahead of an event marking the 100 years since the Tulsa race massacre, the group tasked with planning the centennial removed the Oklahoma governor from its committee. The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Commission reached a consensus on the matter, according to local news. While the commission did not […]

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Jaden Smith To Open Restaurant That Will Provide Free Food For The Homeless

NewsOne Featured Video Rapper and actor Jaden Smith is furthering his efforts to combat food insecurity. According to Variety, he’s opening an eatery that will provide free food for the homeless. Two years ago, the “Icon” music artist tapped into the power of paying it forward for his 21st birthday and brought a pop-up vegan […]

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Literary Giant Dr. Maya Angelou To Be Featured On The U.S. Quarter

NewsOne Featured Video Late literary giant Dr. Maya Angelou’s impact will echo for generations to come and the St. Louis native’s legacy will be honored by the U.S. Mint. According to CBS News, Angelou will make history as one of the first women to have her likeness featured on a quarter. The U.S. Department of […]

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The Remains Of MOVE Police Bombing Victims Previously Thought To Be Destroyed Are Actually Intact, Philadelphia Says

NewsOne Featured Video An aerial view of smoke rising from smoldering rubble from multiple homes in a Philadelphia neighborhood following the police bombing of MOVE headquarters on May 13, 1985. | Source: Bettmann / Getty Families of victims from the decades-old deadly police bombing of a Black liberation group’s headquarters in Philadelphia experienced a whirlwind […]

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Historic $10 Million Settlement For Andre Hill’s Police Killing In Columbus Is Called ‘The Right Thing’

NewsOne Featured Video Source: The Washington Post / Getty The family of an unarmed Black man who was fatally shot within seconds of being seen by a white police officer will receive the largest settlement in the history of Columbus, Ohio. Andre Hill‘s family will be paid $10 million by the city of Columbus, which […]

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Jail Phone Records Reveal Ahmaud Arbery’s Accused Murderer Suggested Killing Him Was A ‘Good Deed’

NewsOne Featured Video From left: Gregory and Travis McMichaels | Source: Glynn County Sheriff’s Office Defense lawyers are fighting to keep certain phone calls made in jail by Ahmaud Arbery‘s accused killer from being used as evidence in the upcoming murder trial in Brunswick, Georgia. Gregory McMichael — who, along with his son, Travis, and […]

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Black Man Charged With Manslaughter For Fatally Punching Old Man Over Racist Slur

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Tampa Police Department A Black man has been charged with manslaughter for fatally punching an elderly man 50 years his senior who used a racist slur that prompted the violence earlier this month in central Florida. Corey Pujols, who is Black, was working as a store manager at a Dunkin Donuts […]

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Fulton County DA Reverses Course, Seeks ‘Ultimate Penalty’ Against Spa Shooting Suspect

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Megan Varner / Getty Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis will seek the death penalty against Robert Aaron Long, the Atlanta Spa Shooter who killed eight people, six of whom were Asian women, during a shooting rampage on March 16. The decision brought attention to Wallis’ stance on the death penalty, […]

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Oklahoma Governor Puts Feelings Over Facts By Signing Anti-Critical Race Theory Law

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Bloomberg / Getty Republicans are more focused on not feeling bad about being racist than just not being racist. Claims that discussions about racism, sexism and other forms of oppression are divisive or make people feel bad have nothing to do with education. Following this national trend, Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt […]

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‘White Privilege NFL Style’: Tim Tebow’s Return To Football Before Colin Kaepernick Sparks Outrage

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Getty Images / Getty The expected signing of a white former NFL player who hasn’t played pro football in nearly a decade and was widely regarded as a failure during his time in the league has renewed outrage sparked over the apparent refusal to give Colin Kaepernick a second chance on […]

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Authorities Failed To Act After Internal Probe Finds Cops Shouldn’t Have Fired Into Breonna Taylor’s Apartment

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Stephanie Keith / Getty Findings released by investigative officers assigned to Breonna Taylor‘s deadly shooting revealed that the three officers involved in her untimely death should have not fired shots into her apartment. While the statement is undoubtedly a “water is wet” moment for Taylor’s family and supporters, the probe also […]

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Central Park Karen Part 2: Woman Falsely Claims 2 Black Women Threatened Her While Refusing To Return Phone Charger

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Screenshot / YouTube A simple day outing morphed into a racist encounter for two Black women after they were falsely accused of assault and stealing their own property. A Black vlogger in New York City named Alana Lambert shared her experience on YouTube after she and a friend were accosted by […]

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Social Entrepreneur Opens Ohio’s First Black-Owned Breast Cancer Center To Honor His Late Mother

NewsOne Featured Video An Akron entrepreneur is turning pain into purpose by using his business as a vessel to honor his late mother. According to WKYC, Lavar Jacobs recently opened a breast cancer center to pay homage to his mom who succumbed to the disease 12 years ago. The center—dubbed the Kim Jacobs Breast Cancer […]

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Basketball Standout Makur Maker To Be The Focus Of New Docuseries

NewsOne Featured Video When basketball standout Makur Maker announced his decision to go to Howard University he sent shockwaves throughout the sports world, and now his story will be the focus of a new docuseries. According to Deadline, Apple TV+ has ordered a series about Maker’s collegiate journey thus far. The project—dubbed Big Man on […]

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William Tate IV To Become Louisiana State University’s First Black President

NewsOne Featured Video Black academic leaders are breaking barriers in the realm of higher education and making history in the process. According to WDSU6, William Tate IV has been appointed to serve as the president of Louisiana State University by the institution’s board; making him the first Black person to assume the position in the […]

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Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx Apologies For ‘Confusion’ Her Office Caused in Adam Toldeo Case

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Scott Olson / Getty Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx apologized for an attorney in her office contributing to confusion regarding the killing of a 13-year-old Adam Toledo. Citing a breakdown in communication within the office, Foxx took responsibility over a month after a Chicago police officer killed the teen in […]

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‘My Story Has The Power To Save Lives’: A Black Mom Living With Heart Disease Shares Her Mother’s Day Wish

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Tiara Johnson / Tiara with daughters Aranee and A’zuri Like most mothers Tiara Johnson is seeking to build a bedrock foundation on the tenants of faith and family. Over the past five years she’s endured one of the most emotionally taxing, yet transformative years of her life as a survivor of […]

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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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Cori Bush Pushes Back After Using Gender-Inclusive Language During Powerful Testimony On Black Maternal Health

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Paul Morigi / Getty Rep. Cori Bush is not here for your racism or transphobia. The Missouri legislator pushed back on false outrage at her use of gender-inclusive language in a Capitol Hill testimony about her birthing experiences. Bush pointed out that people were more hyped up over gender-inclusive language than […]

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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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Letitia James Files $2.75M Suit Against Right-Wing Voter Operatives Who Targeted Black Voters

NewsOne Featured Video New York Attorney General Letitia James doesn’t pull punches with getting the people’s justice. James announced Thursday her office filed a $2.75M lawsuit against two right-ring conspiracy theorists who disseminated false information to Black voters. Ahead of the 2020 election, Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman used a fake organization “Project 1599” to […]

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