National Action Network

During the last day of the National Action Network’s conference in Washington, D.C., audience members, youth activists and victims of violence told stories of gun violence at the hands of police, and brainstormed solutions to the perennial problem. The roundtable discussion, entitled “Measuring the Movement,” was hosted by Rev. Al Sharpton and taped live for TV […]

NewsOne correspondent Elon James White is covering the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network convention this week in Washington, DC. In this daily recap, Elon wonders why more folks don’t come to this important event. [ooyala code=”9kN2dnNDrYJ8j5nzz8CSfUYRLSMQG837″] SEE ALSO: Inside Jail With Zimmerman: Jolly Ranchers, No TV Newark Mayor Rescues Woman From Fire

People sometimes think that change happens overnight.  They believe progress is something natural, that it occurs on its own just because it makes sense.  While things like desegregation and voting rights may seem logical to reasonable folks, they didn’t simply become law on their own.  There was a plan, a focus and deliberate action that […]

Eric Holder and a cadre of heavy-hitting Obama Administration officials will kick off the annual National Action Network’s (NAN) national convention next week in Washington, D.C. Most of the panel discussions will focus on issues that voters, especially African-Americans, will have in mind when they step into ballot box come November. The four-day convention, beginning […]

Every parent’s worst nightmare is having to bury one of their own children.  Losing a son or daughter is undeniably one of the toughest things a person has to go through — especially if that son or daughter is very young.  But imagine for a second if this death is sudden; if it’s the result […]

Last week I had the opportunity to cover the #SELMA2012 march. This I found interesting because many people I spoke to was unaware of the historic retread of the Selma to Montgomery march of 1965. Outside of a small select group of media outlets the march went largely ignored by mainstream media. While you can […]

It’s not too late to join Rev. Al Sharpton and the National Action Network on the historic march from Selma, Alabama to Montgomery, Alabama to protest voter suppression and anti-immigration laws. Be a part of history and the future. For more detailed information please visit Watch live streaming video from officialnationalactionnetwork at ‘LIKE’ […]

Spearheaded by Civil Rights activist and host of MSNBC’s PoliticsNation, Rev. Al Sharpton, the recreation of the historic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama to protest voter suppression laws begins today. RELATED: Rev. Al Sharpton To Appear In April Issue of Vanity Fair The march was organized by the National Action Network, who partnered with […]

While folks like Cicely Tyson, Phylicia Rashad, Maya Angelou, Voncile Mallory (my mother) and others are gracefully aging, we younger folks aren’t doing as well. Following the untimely passing of legendary singer and actress Whitney Houston, many seem fixated on her cause of death, alleged troubles and pretty much anything negative they can latch on […]

When the world heard of the tragic passing of Don Cornelius, we had different reactions. Some were in disbelief, others paid homage to the legend with a “Soul Train line” in Times Square, while many reflected on his immense impact on society. SEE ALSO: Is Black History Month Hard On Black Folks? BLACK HISTORY MONTH […]

When we think of a First Lady, any First Lady, we often reflect on how distinct, prestigious or significant her role is. As the virtual Ambassador for the President, the First Lady usually provides a more human side for the highest office in the land. She is an extension of the Commander-in-Chief, while still carving […]

This week I had a rare moment of downtime. While flipping through TV channels I caught a preview of a show that will air this weekend: Oprah Winfrey interviewing Sean Penn in Haiti for “Oprah’s Next Chapter” on OWN. I couldn’t help but wonder what their interview will depict, and whether it will show what […]