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It’s time President Obama step in to protect protesters in Ferguson, Missouri. As long as Black Americans have had United States citizenship, we have needed the federal government to enforce and protect our rights on the local level. Such was the case in the years after Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, when Union troops went […]

With the growing number of reports from around the country of law enforcement officials murdering black men, the discussion dubiously waters down to the “black-on-black”…

KMOV’s Brittany Noble has been covering the murder of 18-year-old Michael Brown and the subsequent protests in Ferguson, Mo., since his tragic death. Noble brought us the first interview with Brown’s mother and continues to cover the events in Ferguson as they unfold. On Tuesday, NewsOne‘s Senior Editor, Abena Agyeman-Fisher, spoke with Noble via Skype about […]

Mo’Ne Davis, 13, led her Little League team to the World Series when she struck out six batters Sunday. The Philadelphia native plays for the Taney Youth Baseball Association and can pitch a 70-mph fastball, according to reports. Davis is only the 18th girl to play in the Little League World Series since girls were officially allowed […]

Whatever perverse view the Ferguson police officer had of Michael Brown — and all Black men like him — before taking his life and leaving him to lay in his blood for hours afterward, his mother has made sure to counter such characterizations. Lesley McSpadden described her now-fallen son as a boy with the sort of disposition that made […]

FERGUSON, Mo. — A candlelight vigil for Mike Brown, an unarmed Black man, who was fatally shot by a suburban St. Louis police officer was followed by unrest as crowds looted and burned stores, vandalized vehicles, and taunted officers. EXCLUSIVE Interview With Mike Brown’s Mother Follow NewsOne.com’s continued  coverage of the Mike Brown police shooting. 

“You don’t do a dog like that,” said Lesley McSpadden, mother of Mike Brown. In an exclusive interview for NewsOne by reporter Brittany Noble, McSpadden said it wasn’t the police who notified her that her son had been killed but bystanders. “They didn’t let me identify him or anything,” she said. “It was some girls down […]

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A law enforcement spokesman says a large crowd has confronted officers, yelling such things as “kill the police” after a police officer fatally shot a male in a St. Louis-area neighborhood. SEE ALSO: Police Gun Down Ohio Man Holding Toy Rifle In Walmart St. Louis County Police spokesman Brian Schellman says shots […]

Dallas Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain (pictured) is reportedly facing an 18-day jail stint for getting in to a shouting match with Decatur, Ala., police last year, according to ESPN. SEE ALSO: Slain Chicago Girl Mourned Amid New Shootings McClain’s resisting arrest and disorderly conduct charges stem from an incident that took place at a park […]

Joe Jackson has been painted as everything from a monster to a genius over the decades. His love for his children overshadowed by greed and ambition. Now, in a series of posts on his blog, Jackson is opening up about his notoriously private family. Beginning with his estranged wife Katherine Jackson, the family patriarch has […]

A Staten Island man died Thursday after a New York Police Department officer put him in a chokehold. The incident was captured on video by a bystander and obtained by the The New York Daily News. WATCH VIDEO of the incident via The New York Daily News. Warning: the video is graphic and quite disturbing. You can hear Eric Garner, […]

Meet Chase Reed, a 16-year-old sneaker enthusiast from Harlem who just opened the world’s first sneaker pawn shop. NewsOne sat down with Chase to learn how he turned his love for shoes into a burgeoning business. Watch him tell his amazing story. Read more of Chase’s story.