Appearing in public for the first time since allegedly being slammed through a window by a New York City police officer, 14-year-old Javier Payne and his family joined Rev. Al Sharpton on Saturday for a National Action Network rally and demanded justice, reports the New York Post. According to Payne’s family, the eighth-grader needed 50 stitches on his side and […]

The dehumanization of African American children has long been an issue in our country. The similarities between stories like Emmett Till’s and Trayvon Martin’s illustrate that racism in America is still alive and well. How can we uplift young African American children when the world is constantly trying to knock them down? This was a topic discussed […]

The media undoubtedly has a huge influence on how many people perceive what goes on in the world. Often times the voice and tone used by different media outlets to convey information leave people misinformed about stories and, in the case of African Americans, an entire race. The Role of Media in Crafting the Social Narrative […]

If you missed the second day of the National Action Network 2014 Convention, catch some of the highlights of what might have been the day’s hottest panel in NewsOne’s exclusive video recap. ALSO WATCH: “NAN Convention Day 1: What You Missed [VIDEO]“ Stay tuned to NewsOne for more coverage of the 2014 NAN Convention.

Al Sharpton’s National Action Network organization will host its annual convention April 9-12 in New York City. It’s slated to be big with tons of panels and President Obama delivering the convention’s keynote speech on the last day. But we can’t help but wonder: with all the conventions put on by civil rights organizations every year, are […]

Al Sharpton and the National Action Network  led a march Monday from the Tallahassee Leon Country Civic Center to the State Capitol to address “stand your ground” laws. The parents of Trayvon Martin, their attorneys Benjamin Crump and Daryl Parks,  the parents of Jordan Davis, as well as the family of Emmett Till  joined in […]

Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network has been largely silent on the raging controversy surrounding Quentin Tarantino‘s ‘Django Unchained’ — until now. RELATED: Slaves For Sale: “Django Unchained” Action Figures Released In the wake of the release of action figures in the cast’s likeness, Rev. K.W. Tulloss, NAN’s president in Los Angeles, the progressive, civil rights organization […]

President Obama speech at the National Action Network’s Keepers of the Dream Gala. WATCH: