There are still parallels with Frederick Douglass' speech to white America on July 5, 1852.

Independence Day, in the midst of attacks on democracy, highlights the hypocrisy of America.


Black children are not killed because police fail to recognize them as children. They are killed because they are Black. 

From airports in 1775 to another mention of Frederick Douglass, Trump shows he has no intellectual capacity to be president.


In keeping with Frederick Douglass' question of what the Fourth of July meant to slaves, NewsOne hit the streets to ask everyday people what Independence Day means to them.


Bernie Sanders kicked off the new year with a misguided tweet likely intended to shore up support among Black voters but seemed to push many away.

When it comes to anything Black, 45 always fails.

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Entrepreneurs Derrick and Ramunda Young opened MahoganyBooks; the first Black bookstore in Anacostia in 20 years.


The President tried his hand at praising the historical figure during a roundtable with Black leaders.


President Obama has announced plans to visit a mosque for the first time in his presidency.

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. […]

Every idiot likes to speculate on what the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King Jr. would be thinking or doing if he were alive today so I figured, why should I be any different? So here’s what I think: Dr. King would be married to a white woman and living in Africa if he were alive […]