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“And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” —John 8:32 When I was a child, my mother would regularly quote that line from the book of John in the Bible about the truth setting us free. For ours was a very harsh life, as my grade school-educated mother was forced […]

Black people are diverse and unique all over the world. We speak different languages, believe in different faiths, and have completely different outlooks on life.

By Marcus A. Scott A Southhampton, New York, man is being held without bail after beating his girlfriend’s 17-month-old son to death on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation outside of the Riverside area in Long Island, NY. He is being charged with first-degree manslaughter. Pedro Jones pleaded not guilty on Monday afternoon in Southampton Town Justice […]

Edolphus Towns stepped into the Kings County Supreme Court yesterday in what is either a brilliant stall tactic or a sincere attempt to stem election fraud.

Last week, Newsweek featured the legendary Rev. Al Sharpton on their front cover. The article focused on the reinvention of the Reverend. It speaks on everything from his controversial Tawana Brawley episode, to race in the age of a Black President. We attached the link below so you can read his feature if you haven’t […]

Many African-American superstitions originate from a mixture of ancient African religion, Native American traditions, and European folklore. I have compiled a list of 20 superstitions that many black people pass on generation upon generation.

We at Newsone wanted to provide our readers with what we feel are the important government websites you should know about. These are the websites that were launched since the Obama Administration came into office.

by Malik Russell Over a century ago, scholar and sage W.E.B. Dubois wrote in his groundbreaking book, The Souls of Black Folks that “The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color-line.” Today, optimism springs eternal as a new century and new firsts for Black folks symbolize a socially utopian world only […]

By Todd Steven Burroughs First, it was Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) going to trial in front of the House Ethics Committee for 13 alleged ethical violations. And now Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) makes two—two of Black America’s most powerful politicians in the crosshairs. So, more examples of a conspiracy to attack powerful Black politicians? Not according to […]

The bedtime story is one of the most sacred of childhood rituals. We curl up on our parents’ laps, snuggle up with our blankets and velveteen bunnies, as we listen, follow along with our fingertips, and eventually sound out the words of our favorite stories.

As a kid growing up, my favorite sport to watch on Saturday mornings and Monday nights was wrestling. If it wasn’t WWF, it was WCW. If it was neither of those, I’d have to sneak in ECW late night on low volume so my parents wouldn’t hear me up so late. In elementary school, everyone […]

With the SB 1070 immigration bill going into effect tomorrow, we at NewsOne wanted to ask you our readers if you agree or disagree with this bill.