James Brown's heirs have ended a 15-year-battle after the legendary soul singer set aside the majority of his assets to create scholarships for underprivileged children in South Carolina and Georgia. The $90 million sale gets the scholarship fund closer to becoming reality.

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According to the Department of Justice, the woman used her SUV as her weapon of choice in two separate incidents where she tried to run over a Black boy and another girl, claiming they "didn't belong."


A series of events lead to action from an Atlanta prosecutor.

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A family is working to restore a historic Black-owned motel whose patrons included Louis Armstrong, Lena Horne, and Ray Charles.

The 62-year-old pundit cut a rug on the set of PoliticsNation, his talk show on MSNBC.

Team Trump wants to hold an event on the campus of Howard University, but the university has not invited the presidential candidate.

Martin and Everybody Hates Chris star Tichina Arnold sports a 'do and jumpsuit to pay homage to James Brown in this electric opening number.

It’s been eight years since the “Godfather of Soul,” James Brown (pictured) passed away at age 73.  Now after an uphill six-year effort by historian Jacob Morris, along with the National Black Theatre, a street behind the famed Harlem Apollo Theatre is finally being renamed James Brown Way to honor the musical icon, according to the […]

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Chadwick Boseman Talks ‘Get On Up’ [VIDEO] Chadwick Boseman talks about playing the role of the “God Father of Soul,” James Brown in the biopic “Get On Up.” Octavia Spencer Discusses Her Role In ‘Get On Up’ [VIDEO] Academy Award  winner Octavia Spencer talks “Get On Up” and dishes on her role as “Aunt Honey” […]

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Academy Award  winner Octavia Spencer talks “Get On Up” on “NewsOne Now” with Roland Martin. Be sure to listen to “NewsOne Now” with Roland Martin, weekdays at 7 a.m. EST and watch at 9 a.m. EST on TV One.   

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Podcast: Download Roland Martin talks with the stars and producers of the James Brown biopic, “Get On Up.” This special extended edition of the “NewsOne Now” Audio Podcasts features Tate Taylor (Director of “Get on Up”) Aloe Blacc, Octavia Spencer, Mick Jagger, Dan Aykroyd and the man playing the Godfather of Soul, Chadwick Boseman. All that and […]

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Tate Taylor, director of the James Brown biopic, “Get On Up” shares how he was inspired to tell the story of the “Godfather of Soul.” on “NewsOne Now” with Roland Martin.