About Shannon Dawson

Shannon Dawson is a podcaster, former radio host, and digital content writer based in New York City. She's previously penned for sites including Power 96.5 FM in Lansing, Michigan, and WGCI Chicago for over five years. Shannon joined the iOne team in 2020 as a staff writer for MadameNoire, Bossip, HelloBeautiful, and NewsOne writing about a number of topics from pop culture and entertainment to music and news. When she isn’t writing, you can find Shannon heavily immersed in New York’s music scene as a full-time DJ.

Out of 153 exonerations in 2023, around 61% of exonerees were Black, according to a new report published by the National Registry of Exonerations released on March 18.

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The campaign ads aired in choice states.

Jackie Wilson was awarded a $17 million settlement for his wrongful conviction brought on by the "Chicago police torturers."

Republicans blamed the crime wave on migrants.

Race Forward is honoring Women’s History Month with the release of "Women Transcend."

In Our Own Voice launched its I Am A Reproductive Justice Voter campaign to educate Black women voters on reproductive justice issues.

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These heroes made incredible strides in the fight for equality.

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Alabama's AG cut him a sweet plea deal.