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Leila Williams, founder of the historic Atlanta restaurant Leila's Dinette, recently celebrated her 107th birthday.

Rep. John Lewis reflects on the lives of civil rights giants and implores the next generation of activists to pick up the baton.


The death of legendary civil rights leader Julian Bond on August 15th left a community bereft, yet grateful for a life well-lived and legacy that will inspire and inform generations of activists to come. RELATED:  “NewsOne Now” Honors The Life & Legacy Of Civil Rights Icon Julian Bond Julian Bond: Legendary Civil Rights Leader Passes Away At 75 […]

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Ambassador Andrew Young spoke with Roland Martin Tuesday on NewsOne Now about his good friend Julian Bond. Young told Martin: “Julian was a person who was impossible not to love — everybody loved Julian, ’cause he was very pleasant, he respected everybody, he had a very wry sense of humor. I never ever saw him angry and […]

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Aviva Kempner, director of the new documentary "Rosenwald," discuss the movie and Julian Bond's involvement in the film.

Director of the NAACP Washington Bureau, joined NewsOne Now to share their thoughts and reflections on civil rights icon Julian Bond.

NewsOne’s Top 5 takes a quick look at the trending stories you’re talking about: He’s Back! Tracy Morgan To Host “Saturday Night Live” In October NewsOne Now Honors The Life And Legacy Of Civil Rights Icon Julian Bond From A $1 Billion Library To Criminal Justice Reform, Here Are Some Of Obama’s Post-Presidential Plans Boyfriend Charged […]


Civil rights legend Julian Bond died last night in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, according to a statement released by the Southern Poverty Law Center. He was 75 years old. The statement reads as follows: From his days as the co-founder and communications director of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in the 1960s to his chairmanship […]

For Black History Month, NewsOne honors GAME CHANGERS: Everyday heroes whose actions make life better for the people around them. SEE ALL OUR GAME CHANGERS HERE. Phillip Agnew Place of Residence: Florida Why He’s a Game Changer: Agnew is one of the founders of Dream Defenders, along with Gabriel Pendas and Ahmad Abuznaid. The group […]

In true GOP revisionist fashion, right-wing extremist Glenn Beck called the NAACP a “joke” and claims that the organization is an “affront” to civil rights leaders Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Booker T. Washington, and Frederick Douglass, reports Beck was responding to the NAACP’s chairman emeritus, Julian Bond, who said that when the IRS […]

In an interesting twist, President Barack Obama‘s former press secretary, Robert Gibbs, criticized his friend and former boss’ “exceedingly passive” response to the revelation that the IRS placed extra scrutiny on conservative groups: “The problem is this – the tenor of this briefing would be different if the president had spoken about this on Saturday […]