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Roy Moore and other GOP “superstars” continue to display racism and ineptitude, but their extremely loyal base doesn’t seem to care.

Love is verb, an action word. Hate is as well. As a humanitarian, I ground myself in love in order to challenge divisive hate. So when Fox Business Analyst Charles Payne asked me to defend words of mine that were ultimately tweeted by Gavin Long, the alleged shooter of several police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, […]

The Atlantic's Ta-Nehisi Coates is back with a probing analysis titled "The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration."

According to new data from the Department of Education, graduation rates for Black and Hispanic students increased by nearly four percentage points from 2011 to 2013, outpacing growth for all students in the nation. Even though the gap between Black and Hispanic students and their White/Asian counterparts is closing and more minorities are receiving high school diplomas, the […]

In a case that critics say is emblematic of problems plaguing America’s criminal justice system, a 68-year-old Washington, D.C. man has spent 40 years locked in a mental health hospital after he was found mentally incompetent to stand trial on charges of stealing a $20 necklace, the Washington Times reports. If Franklin Frye has been […]

Here’s some good news you probably won’t read a lot about: Black and Latino students have cut their dropout rates by more than half over the past ten years. Black students have nearly closed the gap with white students with just 8% leaving high school last year. According to a new Pew Research Center report, […]

Rue Mapp stopped by “NewsOne Now” Monday. Mapp is the founder of Outdoor Afro, an organization that encourages outdoor activity and appreciation among blacks. She told guest host TJ Holmes that blacks have always been connected to the environment through fishing, gardening and other activities. Now, Mapp says, it’s time that we dispel the narrative […]

April 22 marks Earth Day, the annual event held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It’s an important day to acknowledge but so often black Americans are missing from conversations around environmental health and sustainability. Tuesday, Earth Day 2014, “NewsOne Now” with Roland Martin convened a special panel of experts and activists to discuss the […]

The SXSW Interactive Festival has only gotten bigger and bigger with each year. This year’s SXSW, this weekend, includes more than 800 sessions on a  variety of innovative topics related to technology – and black techies are also having their say with panels from MVMT50. MVMT50 is a collection of thought leaders from many industries that touch the […]

NEW YORK — Nearly fifty years ago, Blacks retreated from the South to elude the implications of segregation. Ironically, today many Blacks, in New York especially, are migrating back to the South in search of economic refuge. About 17 percent of African-Americans who moved to the south in the past decade came from New York, […]

A 15-year-old Mexican youth stands on the corner talking to two friends. A 17-year-old black teen spots the trio and quickly approaches. He pulls out a knife, demanding the Mexican youth’s iPod while shouting anti-Latino slurs. The 17-year-old flees with the stolen items. The victim’s two companions, who are African-American, are unharmed.

Pro-football player turned Army Ranger who was killed in Afghanistan in April of 2004, Pat Tillman, is the subject of a riveting documentary that opens this weekend called The Tillman Story. Initially, the family was told that Pat was killed by enemy fire, but after months of investigation and a botched cover-up by the US military […]