When President Obama came out in support of LGBTQ lives and in favor of marriage equality in a May 2012 interview, he became the first president to connect his policy to his Christian faith in a way that substantively benefitted the LGBTQ community.

Confronting the stigma that millennial artists are less inclined to marry their craft with social issues, the 2015 BET Awards stood out as not only a safe place to honor and recognize Black art, but a space to discuss Black issues amid what seems to be an increase in state violence against our communities. Whether […]

It’s been quite the year in politics with some advances for certain causes and a litany of failures in the other. Boo hiss to the Republicans and to the state of Florida — feel free to fall through a trap door — then join me in wishing for a much more fruitful 2014. 1. The […]


In the midst of a tidal-wave of  criticism, the GOP’s latest minority darling, Dr. Ben Carson, has apologized for homophobic remarks made during an interview with FOX’s Sean Hannity, reports TheHill.com. During the controversial interview, the famed John Hopkins’ neurosurgeon compared consenting homosexual relationships with pedophilia and bestiality: “My thoughts are that marriage is between […]

This morning it was brought to my attention that a Chicago mega-church pastor is launching an anti-gay marriage campaign. Apparently, Chicago doesn’t have more pressing matters to attend to, say rampant violence, growing economic disparities, and troubles within the public schools, resulting in a teachers’ strike not even a year ago. Nope, gotta stop the […]

It’s been an eventful year in politics, one that will go down in history for several different reasons. Here’s NewsOne‘s list for the top 10 political moments of 2012. Some will make you smile, others will make you wince, and a few bear a nice sigh of relief because you’re unlikely to see similar events […]

Could gay marriage keep Black people from the polls? It was the subject of a segment this week on NPR, largely fueled by an article published by the Associated Press, entitled, “Some Black Christians Waver Over Vote.”  To save you time, the pieces basically argue that since clergymen of color can’t decide if they dislike […]

In the wake of a public relations disaster set into motion by Chick-fil-A president, Dan Cathy, the vice president of corporate public relations for the company, Donald A. Perry, has died of a heart attack, reports the Huffington Post. He was 60-years-old. “Don was a member of our Chick-fil-A family for nearly 29 years,” a […]

Kameron Slade, a fifth-grader at PS 195 in Queens, New York, was told by the principal that he could not deliver a speech on marriage equality because it would be “inappropriate,” reports ThinkProgress.com. SEE ALSO: Top Celebs Who Raise Money For Obama Read excerpts of Slade’s speech below: Some people are for same-gender marriage, while […]

In honor of President Barack Obama‘s historical public support for marriage equality, Brooklyn-based actor Justin Brow plays “Obama Boy” in a video written by John Duarte, reports Politico.com. RELATED: Americans React To Obama’s Gay Marriage Announcement The lyrics include the following: Cuz I gotta a crush on Obama I cannot wait for my soul mate […]

In response to President Barack Obama‘s announcement that he supports marriage equality for the LGBT community, Mississippi state Rep. Andy Gipson (R) said that the “only opinion that matters is God’s.” He then invokes the Christian biblical passage, Leviticus 20:13, which states that gay men should be “put to death.” Want to Keep Up With […]


Hip-Hop mogul, co-owner of the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets, lyricist extraordinaire and Blue Ivy’s poppa, Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter, says that he agrees with President Barack Obama‘s decision to come out in support of same-sex marriage because it’s the “right thing to do,” reports CNN. LIKE NewsOne On Facebook To Stay Up On Black News Worldwide! “I’ve […]