About Charles Dixon

As part of our coverage of historically Black colleges and universities, NewsOne was able to sit down for a conversation with Jeffrey Marcus Eugene, who was profiled in a piece last week celebrating the best and brightest HBCU students. Eugene was Hampton University’s valedictorian for the graduating class of 2011. As an undergraduate, he majored […]

As New York legislators were voting on the pivotal gay marriage bill last week, TheGrio took to the streets to get an idea of what New Yorkers are saying about the historic decision. Read more at TheGrio RELATED: NY Gay Marriage Bill Vote Comes Down To The Wire Are These BP Artists Good Enough to […]

Several items from the iconic dance show “Soul Train” will be added to the collection of the Smithsonian as part of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. The Root reports: The five donations include the 10- foot-long neon “Train” sign, which was used from 1993 to 2006 and neon signs from the […]

A US study released Friday finds that menthol cigarettes are marketed to African-American youth in a “predatory” manner through ads and lower prices near many California high schools. Bizjournals.com reports: Researchers randomly chose convenience stores and other small shops within walking distance of 91 schools. They used data from 2006 and studied how cigarettes were […]

As the NFL seems unable to resolve the issues surrounding the lockout and the players sit idle, Denver Broncos safety David Bruton has chosen to become a substitute teacher of social studies and math. NPR reports: Bruton says he got the idea from his high school coach and teachers. Why did they think he was […]

Congratulations to the best and brightest Black students of 2011! NewsOne would like to highlight the achievements of ten outstanding graduates from some of the nation’s leading historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). These young men and women went above and beyond what was required of them, and we wish them the best of luck […]

Newt Gingrich is the latest white politician to claim the Obama administration has failed Black America. As the political gears roll into action for the 2012 elections, the Republicans look to take the Black vote away from the incumbent president’s reelection bid. An article on The Grio discusses whether or not Gingrich and his Republican […]

An article on The Root discusses how Black men like CNN News anchor Don Lemon, and Georgia State Rep. Rashad Taylor have recently come out and announced they are gay. The article claims that both men point to the overwhelming hostility of homophobic environments as reasons for not having said anything sooner, but yet make […]

When Lisa Jackson was growing up she always dreamed of being a scientist or a doctor. Though the dream never panned out exactly as she imagined, Ms. Jackson has an equally important position as the first African-American to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. As part of a series profiling trailblazers in energy innovation, The Huffington […]

Using their list of the top 500 American high schools, Newsweek has compiled a separate ranking of ten schools with standout performances, despite having severely limited access to resources. Newsweek/TheDailyBeast Reports: To compile the list, we took each school’s Newsweek score on the list of the top 500 American high schools and  multiplied it by […]

NEW ORLEANS — As the latest figures shows Black unemployment climbing to 16%, Republican presidential hopeful Rep. Michele Bachmann (R.-Minn.) claims that the Obama administration has failed African Americans. Bachmann pointed to the figures at the recent Republican Leadership Conference held in New Orleans last weekend. “This president has failed the Hispanic community. He has […]

An enterprising San Diego man, Charlie Boghosian, has created the next big treat for the county fair: the deep fried Kool-Aid ball. Mixing flour, water, and Kool-Aid for the batter, Boghosian’s invention is the newest thing in fried junk food. Huffington Post reports: In the first weekend of the San Diego County Fair, Boghosian sold […]