UPDATED: OCTOBER 2, 2016 6 PM EST After The New York Times broke a story Saturday alleging that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump avoided paying federal income taxes for nearly two decades, NewsOne dug through its archives for stories about Black leaders and celebrities who were punished for failing to pay taxes. Two years ago, The Times reviewed records that show […]
Apparently the family of Akai Gurley, the New York man who was shot dead in a dark public housing stairwell in Brooklyn, N.Y. by a rookie cop, is divided over whether Rev. Al Sharpton should play a part in the man’s funeral on Saturday, spurring the activist to pull out the ceremony. As reported, Gurley was […]
Young Money Record’s self-proclaimed baddest b**** Nicki Minaj apologized for using an iconic image of revolutionary human rights leader El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (Malcolm X) to promote her new single “Lookin A** N***a” after outrage swept across social media. In a post on Instagram, the Trinidadian barbie, who clearly has no concept of appropriate context, said […]
R. Kelly has been dealing with an avalanche of negative media that began with the release of his latest studio album, “Black Panties,” and an ill-advised “#AskRKelly” Twitter chat. Now, BK Nation, a non-profit organization founded by activist Kevin Powell, has created a petition calling for an end of support for the Chicago singer’s career. […]
On the eve of the “Realize The Dream” march in Washington, the families of Emmett Till and Trayvon Martin joined together at Shiloh Baptist Church in Washington for a panel discussion and also the screening of filmmaker Keith Beauchamp‘s film, “The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till.” RELATED: March On Washington Commemoration Stamp Unveiled Will […]
Everybody has a story — at least that’s what they say. I was recently discussing the latest in books with tireless blogger and journalist, Jessica Ann Mitchell of http://www.blackbloggersconnect.com, and she told me how many of her bloggers and followers consistently voice an interest in writing, publishing and marketing a book concept; and they are […]
I first want to say thank you to God for giving me an incredible opportunity to run as a Democrat for Congress in 2010. I am so profoundly in love with Brooklyn, New York, with the residents of Brooklyn, because I truly believe in one Brooklyn, and I believe that Brooklyn is America with its […]
For far too long, Brooklyn has been under the thumb of the lazy leadership of Congressman Ed Towns.
“And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” —John 8:32 When I was a child, my mother would regularly quote that line from the book of John in the Bible about the truth setting us free. For ours was a very harsh life, as my grade school-educated mother was forced […]
Edolphus Towns stepped into the Kings County Supreme Court yesterday in what is either a brilliant stall tactic or a sincere attempt to stem election fraud.
by Kevin Powell Yesterday was our first day in New York State Supreme Court in the case of Congressman Edolphus “Ed” Towns versus Kevin Powell. In court instead of on the streets where two Democratic Congressional candidates and their staffers belong just six weeks from the Tuesday, September 14th Democratic Primary Election. In court instead […]
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