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The innovative, the political, the smart, and the creative are gathered for the first-ever TEDx talk in Harlem at the famed Riverside Church. Watch the Livestream here! Follow us at @newsoneofficial on Twitter for updates!

Roland Martin is hosting a special event Tuesday evening live from Howard University’s campus. Watch LIVE online 8-11pm. Tune in to get various perspectives on this major primary day that will decide the republican front runner for Alaska, Georgia, Idaho, Massachusetts, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Vermont and Virginia. Submit your questions and comments on […]

Just as global corporations are learning that ecologically sound businesses are actually good for profits, they are also learning that a racially and ethnically diverse workforce and executive roster can give them an economic edge. Our friends at Socialcast put together this incredible infographic that puts the need for diversity into neat perspective:

Online and offline fury continues in the wake of a video interview of rapper Too Short — posted last week and retracted yesterday by XXL Magazine‘s website, XXL.com — in which the Oakland-bred MC in plain English advises school-age boys to sexually assault underage girls in an effort to “turn them out.” READ OUR COMPREHENSIVE […]

We are deeply saddened by the loss of Whitney Houston, one of the greatest singing talents our world will ever know. She was simply one of the best. Her voice, her music, our shining Black princess on the cover of that iconic first album; before it went wrong, everything was so right about Whitney. So […]

1) Whitney Houston, born on August 9, 1963, came from music business royalty. Her mother, Cissy Houston, was a backup singer for the likes of Elvis Presley, Mahalia Jackson, Luther Vandross and Aretha Franklin. Whitney’s cousin, Dionne Warwick, is an internationally recognized singing star. Whitney’s Godmother is Aretha Franklin. [Source: Wikipedia] 2) Houston is the […]

1970 in the African-American psyche felt like many years prior: two steps forward and one step back. The struggle for equality was still underway as evidenced by Angela Davis’ arrest. But 1970 marked many firsts for African-Americans, including the first Black Pulitzer Prize winner, Charles Gordone, and the first Black contestant in the Miss American […]

1968 was a big year for Black history, including the tragic assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the signing into law of the Civil Rights Act. Check out the gallery here:

The year 1967 was significant in the African-American psyche for several reasons, including continuing race riots in Newark, NJ as well as the increasingly heated opposition to the Vietnam War. See more Black History from 1967 below! And see our Black History GAME CHANGERS for 2012 HERE!

In 1966, the Black Panther Party was founded, Kwanzaa created, and Edward Brooke became the first Black U.S. Senator. See more Black History from 1966 below! And see our Black History GAME CHANGERS for 2012 HERE!

Every February, people throughout America take 28 days to learn about, remember, and celebrate the contributions of Black people to American society.