As MTV News shuts down after 36 years, we remember 10 defining moments where it helped to progress Black pop culture.

Arts & Entertainment

Lil Kim, Diana Ross, Aaliyah, The Notorious B.I.G. and many other iconic moments at the MTV Video Music Awards.

Good News

Music visionary Missy Elliott will receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards.

Arts & Entertainment

Comedienne Tiffany Haddish will become the first Black woman to host the MTV Movie and TV Awards.

The 2016 VMA’s held Sunday night in New York City. #TeamBeautiful is on the scene. Check out all the fashion and style from your favorite celebs!

The 2016 VMA’s held Sunday night in New York City. #TeamBeautiful is on the scene. Check out all the fashion and style from your favorite celebs!


The attempt to get Black Lives Matter labeled a terrorist group has come to a halt. On July 6, a “We the People” petition was created on the White House website in efforts to have the federal government officially recognize the movement as an extremist group. “Terrorism is defined as ‘the use of violence and […]

NewsOne’s Top 5 takes a quick look at the trending stories you’re talking about: Rebel Wilson’s Cop Joke, Miley Cyrus’ Mammy — Just How Racist Were The 2015 MTV VMAs? “Straight Outta Compton” Makes History As Highest Grossing Musical Biopic Ever NewsOne Now Exclusive: Man Mistakenly Identified As WDBJ Shooter Speaks Out Black Man Jailed For […]

Rebel Wilson's police brutality joke? Miley Cyrus endorsing Donald Trump? Was MTV's VMAs 2015 racially charged?

Arts & Entertainment, Nation

Who’s Performing? This year’s Video Music Awards will be hosted by Miley Cyrus so we should expect plenty of inappropriate behavior, lots of cursing, cats in bathing suits and plenty of tongue wagging. Not to mention she’s been given “free reign” by VMA producers, which means we should all be very afraid. Nicki Minaj is […]

Cross Post Now, NewsOne Now

Jose Antonio Vargas, director of the MTV documentary White People, joined Roland Martin on News One Now to discuss how millennials view White privilege and race relations in America. Martin, host of NewsOne Now, described the conversations captured in the film as “kind of complicated” and extremely uncomfortable. Of the documentary White People from MTV: What […]

A series of tweets published by rapper Nicki Minaj that exposed MTV for upholding a certain standard of beauty were interpreted as an “attack” by American sweetheart Taylor Swift, launching mainstream media into a frenzy that perpetuated the racist trope that is the “angry Black woman.” On Tuesday evening, Nicki took to Twitter to call out […]