The doors to Charleston’s Mother Emanuel AME Church reopened Sunday to an exodus of people undeterred by the murderous efforts of a gunman fueled by anti-Black rhetoric — faith and strength, even when splinted with broken hearts, proved more durable than hate. It’s what Rev. DePayne Middleton Doctor would have wanted. It’s what she stood […]

America has long condoned violence against Black women, which is why the viral video of a Texas police officer grabbing an unarmed, bikini-clad teenage girl by the hair and slamming her to the ground during a call to a pool party was to many, sickening, but not exactly shocking. It took little time for the […]

Two weeks ago when Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne announced that no charges would be brought against the Wisconsin police officer who shot and killed an unarmed Tony Robinson, he did something that many elected officials do to quell the community — invoked Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It’s a common tactic used to remind […]

In a country that prides itself on being the apex of liberty and freedom of expression, the notion of domestic terrorism never crosses the mind of most Americans. In the eyes of many, however, this notion is all too real. On May 13th, 1985, the Move organization’s headquarters in Philadelphia, Pa. were firebombed by local […]

Political leaders, athletes, and musicians headed to the city of Baltimore this past week, making headlines for their kind words, ideas, and inspiration after peaceful demonstrations turned violent following the funeral of Freddie Gray on Monday. Gray, 25, died from a spinal injury while in police custody. While the chaos of arson and looting took over […]

Protests following the funeral of Freddie Gray — the 25-year-old Baltimore man who died in police custody after sustaining a spinal cord injury — have largely remained peaceful in the city, but police officers recalling a small bout of unrest Monday are on guard, a police spokesperson confirms to NewsOne. “It hurts to see people […]

Editor’s note: This story first ran two years ago: For the second day in a row, NewsOne traveled to Baltimore to get a deeper sense of the happenings on the ground in the aftermath of Monday’s explosive protests across the city. In comparison, there was calm in the streets and a general feeling of goodwill […]

The family of Freddie Gray held a peaceful and moving memorial service for the 25-year-old Baltimore man at New Shiloh Baptist Church on Monday morning. Few would have expected that after such an affair, just blocks away, would be a scene of unrest that the city hasn’t seen since the tail-end of the Civil Rights Movement. As the […]

A day after the Clinton Foundation acknowledged mistakes in how it disclosed its donors, a representative with the Republican National Committee (RNC) on Monday accused the Clintons of playing by their own rules. Maura Pally, the acting CEO for the foundation started by former President Clinton and current 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, admitted […]

For years, the nation’s wobbly economy has been the Achilles’ heel of the Obama administration, drawing fire from the right and left about the president’s decision-making and policies throughout his two terms. Voters also were dismayed, causing President Barack Obama’s approval ratings to plummet to 42.6 percent during the year that spanned from January 20, […]

The father of Jordan Davis, the unarmed 17-year-old who was gunned down by Michael Dunn in 2012 during a dispute about loud music, is hoping the new documentary about his son’s slaying will provoke more than outrage. Ron Davis told NewsOne in a recent interview he sees 3 and 1/2 Minutes, which HBO is set to air, as a “call […]

“You’re our hero!” Support for the now-suspended New Jersey teacher who allowed her third-graders to write get-well letters to former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal was undeniable at an Orange Public School Board meeting Tuesday. Individuals flanking both sides of Marilyn Zuniga called for her reinstatement while she appealed to the board to allow her to continue […]