Black Leaders

Legislation that could improve access to the ballot and strengthen democracy depends on whether the Senate can remove the filibuster, which has a history rooted in racism.

As pressure mounts for Andrew Cuomo to resign over dueling scandals, New York's Democratic governor seemed to follow an age-old political playbook by seeing refuge with Black leaders ready to defend him.

Black leaders react to Trump-ordered hit on Qassem Soleimani.

An editorial in this week’s New York Amsterdam News, the legendary Black newspaper of New York, highlights the rise of Rev. Al Sharpton’s storied civil rights organization The National Action Network, which will celebrate its 20th year of operation April 6-9 at their national convention in New York City. Related: NewsOne Columnist Rev. Al Sharpton […]

A panel assembled by The Grio has ranked the 25 most influential African American leaders of all time. Here are the top ten: 1. Martin Luther King, Jr. 2. Barack Obama 3. W.E.B. Du Bois 4. Thurgood Marshall 5. Malcolm X 6. Frederick Douglass 7. Harriet Tubman 8. Rosa Parks 9. Ida B. Wells-Barnett 10. […]

I first want to say thank you to God for giving me an incredible opportunity to run as a Democrat for Congress in 2010. I am so profoundly in love with Brooklyn, New York, with the residents of Brooklyn, because I truly believe in one Brooklyn, and I believe that Brooklyn is America with its […]

The recent results of our latest News One/Black Planet poll are out and it’s an even split. The voting ended last night and closed at nearly 1,500 respondents. Our communities were split down the middle with half believing Gilbert’s comments about LeBron James had racial overtones, while the other half disagreed with that assessment. The […]

Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan has written the leaders of more than a dozen major U.S. Jewish groups and denominations seeking "repair of my people from the damage" he claims Jews have caused blacks for centuries.

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Nelson Mandela will likely greet fans and players for 10 to 15 minutes at the World Cup opening ceremony before watching the rest of the game from home, his grandson said Tuesday.

BALTIMORE (AP) — African-American business community leader and former Parks Sausage Co. chief executive officer Raymond V. Haysbert Sr. has died at age 90.

From TheGrio.com: By Earl Ofari Hutchinson The cameras honed in on the Reverend Al Sharpton as he led thousands to the Arizona state capitol building in Phoenix in an old fashioned, energetic, shouting, chanting, sign and banner carrying civil rights style march.

From NewsTimes.com: DANBURY — He is a civil rights leaders, a self-described “agitator” who inspires passions among both those who support the causes he advocates and those who oppose them.