A tragedy still unfolding has thrust “Mother” Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina into the spotlight, as well as its pastor, Rev. Clementa Pinckney. Scroll down to see a video of Rev. Pinckney recounting highlights of the church’s amazing history. This historic congregation — one of the first A.M.E. congregations, has seen its […]


Fed up with all the negative stereotypes about African-Americans, YouTube personality Frenchesca Ramsey joined forces with Tumblr friend T’Von to promote #BlackOutDay — a hashtag created to celebrate Black beauty and existence, according to ABC News. The hashtag, which encourages users to share images of themselves, is now trending on Twitter. Reports ABC News: “We’re asking black […]

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Earl Lloyd, who was the first African-American to play in NBA while playing for the Washington Capitols, has died at the age of 86 in…

  Three teachers at the Washington, D.C., public charter school Howard University Middle School of Math and Science were reportedly fired for teaching Black history lessons to their students that extended beyond the school’s yearly curriculum, according to NBC News 4. SEE ALSO THIS UPDATE:  Howard U Middle School Students Show Solidarity With Fired Teachers By Walking Out Of Classrooms […]

Beloved singer, entertainer, and songwriter Michael Jackson and his unfortunate passing in June of 2009 shocked the globe, with fans across various nations still mourning the loss of the “King Of Pop.” With his brand still strong and his legacy largely intact, Jackson was as enigmatic as he was talented. While today (August 29) would […]


Fifty years ago, a small group of young people—white and Black—set out to push the cause of civil rights in the South. They boarded buses from the college campuses of northern cities to head south. Under threat of death, they walked door to door to register Black voters and established “Freedom Schools” to teach reading, civics […]

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Ricki Stevenson, founder of Black Paris Tours joined Roland Martin on “NewsOne Now” to discuss black history in one of the most popular cities in  the world. Some of the interesting facts Stevenson reveals include Paris’ connection to the Harlem Renaissance and the section of the city known as Little Africa. Be sure to listen to “NewsOne Now” with Roland […]

Betty Shabazz (pictured), the widow of famed civil rights icon Malcolm X, died on this day in 1997 at the age of 61. Her death was the result of a blaze in her New York home three weeks prior that was started by her grandson. RELATED: Happy Birthday To The Late Dr. Betty Shabazz! Mrs. Shabazz […]


Fla. Mom Accused of Kidnapping Child To Avoid Learning Black History A Florida mother is accused of kidnapping her two-year-old daughter to avoid having her vaccinated and learning about black history. According to court records, Megan Elizabeth Everett, 22, disappeared with the child last month after the child’s father, Robert Baumann, dropped their daughter off […]

Oliver Cromwell, a Black soldier who was possibly of mixed heritage that fought in the American Revolutionary War, was honorably discharged and given a Badge Of Merit personally by General George Washington on this day in 1783. SEE ALSO: Maya Angelou: Timeline for a Phenomenal Woman According to records, Cromwell was born May 24, 1752, […]


WHAT THE HELL IS ‘HOOD DISEASE’? Here’s what isn’t helpful when it comes to diagnosing a very serious health concern in the Black community: calling out its name, therefore minimizing its impact and disrespecting its victims. That’s just what researchers at Harvard did last week after the Centers for Disease Control released a report indicating […]