In a dramatic illustration of democracy in action, Barack Obama on Tuesday told the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia that he would love to remain president for a third term, but is unfortunately barred by the U.S. Constitution, according to CNN. The president gently urged the Ethiopian government towards democracy after a long era […]

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference was held this past week in Washington D.C. Elected officials, dignitaries and everyday people from across the country converged on the nation’s capital to discuss policy and issues close to Black Americans. NewsOne was on hand for the CBCF ALC and stopped people to ask them what […]

September 23 is National Voter Registration Day. Of course, the black community – perhaps more than any other in the United States – understand the significance of the vote. But, in this day and age, when electoral politics is so fraught with corruption, some people feel as though their vote doesn’t count. We at NewsOne […]

Why more people need to know about the Supreme Court’s recent decision that will allow unlimited money to be poured into elections and what we can do to address it. File this in the category of “under the radar.”  There’s a lot that gets covered in the news and with the news cycle running all […]

Radio One Baltimore WOLB 1010 AM’s Talk Host Larry Young & The Larry Young Morning Show announced on his program that Gubernatorial candidates, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, Del. Heather Mizeur, and Attorney Gen. Doug Gansler have agreed to a Gubernatorial debate on WOLB. It will be broadcast live on WOLB 1010 AM and live on WOLB Baltimore from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. […]

Data journalist Nate Silver predicted the 2012 Presidential outcomes in every state. Now he says the Republican Party has a good chance to take back the Senate in 2014. Silver’s FiveThirtyEight reports: Republicans have great opportunities in a number of states, but only in West Virginia, South Dakota, Montana and Arkansas do we rate the […]

How do New Yorkers feel about the election of Bill de Blasio? NewsOne took to the streets of Manhattan to find out what the voters expect from the Mayor Elect. Some New Yorkers express relief at the end of a long era of Republican rule, others hope that de Blasio will shift focus to their […]

Roland Martin talks with Ohio State Representative Alicia Reece (D-Cincinnati) about the importance of voting in local elections and how strong personalities impact voter turnout.

For nearly five decades, South Africa’s apartheid system proved to be an ugly reminder that racism and segregation was an issue worthy of the protests and outcry from within the country and around the globe. After years of political machinations, demands for reforms and opposition from within, apartheid would be dissolved in 1994 by way […]

Senegalese singer Youssou N’Dour announced on Jan. 2 that he’d be running for the presidency of his native country in elections on Feb. 26. Known as Africa’s most famous living singer, N’Dour is hoping that he can turn his popularity into votes. SEE ALSO: Will New Hampshire Have An Impact? Best known among international audiences […]

Netherlands— The International Criminal Court’s prosecutor named a former Kenyan Cabinet minister and five others on Wednesday as the alleged orchestrators of postelection violence in 2007 that left more than 1,000 people dead. Luis Moreno Ocampo wants judges to charge six Kenyan leaders, including the son of the country’s founding father, with crimes against humanity […]

CHICAGO — An Illinois gubernatorial candidate’s name was mistakenly listed as “Rich Whitey” instead of Rich Whitney on thousands of Chicago electronic-voting machines and will be corrected, elections officials said Thursday. Chicago elections board Chairman Langdon Neal said crews will work overtime to reprogram and retest 530 machines being used for early voting and an […]