NewsOne discussed Black Lives Matter with Sen. Cory Booker, lawyer Ben Crump, and more at CBC's Annual Legislative Conference.

Cross Post Now, Nation, Politics

In an important move for people of color who helped propel him into office twice, President Barack Obama on Monday vowed to continue fighting for young Black and brown lives well after he leaves office. Obama made the pledge Monday in the Bronx section of New York City during the aftermath of unrest over police […]

Crime, Cross Post Now, Politics

In what could be a boon for communities of color, Democratic and Republican Senators from New Jersey to Illinois to Utah are working to overhaul prison sentence guidelines in an effort to give judges more control to mete out punishments for nonviolent drug offenders. RELATED: AG Eric Holder Addresses Mandatory Minimums, Mike Brown Case And […]

Biz/Media, Entertainment

In this entertainment desert of decent, funny, and smart TV programming, there is a bright spot. Starting on MLK Day (ahem), comedian Larry Wilmore breaks the color line on late night TV (well, Arsenio kinda did that, but it’s been like 20 years since we cared) with his “Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore” on Comedy […]


A record number of Black politicians are running for federal office this year, according to a recent report from USA Today. In all, there are 82 Black nominees from both parties running. That beat the 2012 record of 72 Black candidates. From USA Today: Of the 82 candidates running, 64 are Democrats and 18 are Republicans, and all […]

NewsOne Now

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has decided to suspend Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice to a two-game suspension for his domestic violence arrest. Many have said the punishment was not stiff enough some have said it was a fair decision. Do you believe Goodell made the right call by suspending Rice for only two games? Republican Senator […]

NewsOne Now

Republican Senator Rand Paul has reached out to African Americans on a number of issues in an attempt to attract them to the Republican party. Last week, Sen. Paul addressed the National Urban League and has recently teamed up with Sen. Cory Booker on sentencing reform. Roland Martin talked with Ray Baker, Lauren Victoria Burke and […]


Bipartisan cooperation seems hard to come by in Congress these days, but could a “baby step” have been made this week when Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) hosted a gathering of past and present black senators at the Capitol? Former ambassador and Illinois senator Carol Moseley Braun used that term to describe her hopes for the moderated […]

This week, the Senate, or more specifically, Senate Republicans, had two opportunities to show that their wing of the legislative body had a heart as opposed to a gold-encrusted ice box full of IOUs to their corporate sugar daddies. Both opportunities were measures to extend unemployment benefits. Given a reported 1.3 million workers lost their jobless […]

Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) are the only two African Americans in the Senate. With Booker being a Democrat and Scott a Tea Party-backed Republican, will they bump heads? Perhaps they have more in common than we think. At least that’s what Scott suggested on NewsOne Now with Roland Martin, when asked whether he will join Booker […]

Inquiring minds want to know! New Jersey Senator Cory Booker (pictured) has kept his love life on the low, but according to the New York Post’s famed Page Six, he is dating high-powered Hollywood entertainment lawyer, Bianca Levin (pictured). RELATED: Vegan Strip Club Offers ‘Booker Burger’ In Honor Of Newark Mayor The pair reportedly met at […]

Cory Booker, 44, the charismatic and popular former mayor of Newark, New Jersey, was sworn-in by Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday as the new senator from the Garden State, reports The Hill. Booker is the first African American to represent the state of New Jersey in the United States Senate. RELATED:  Cory Booker Defeats Steve Lonegan […]