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July 4 Parade Features ‘Obama Presidential Library’ Outhouse Float An Independence Day parade in Norfolk, Nebraska included a float depicting President Obama’s presidential library as an outhouse, sparking outcry from residents as well as the state’s Democratic Party. The float, which did not identify its sponsor, featured an overall-clad dummy standing in front of an outhouse. Nailed to the […]

President Obama gets a lot of flak for how he’s performed over the years but, when you look back at the major issues he said he’d tackle in his 2009 inauguration speech, it’s clear that he’s a man of his word. New York magazine’s Jonathan Chait has the story: On January 20, 2009, when Obama delivered his inaugural address as […]

“The right to vote is threatened today in a way that it has not been since the Voting Rights Act was passed in to law nearly five decades ago…The real voter fraud is people trying to deny our rights by making voting harder in the first place.” President Barack Obama, 2014 National Action Network Convention […]

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/02/obama-figure-hanging-overpass_n_5432541.html The Secret Service has joined the investigation after an effigy of President Barack Obama was found hanging from a highway bridge. Jackson County Sheriff Mike Sharp said sheriff’s deputies handled the initial call after someone hung a dummy wearing a full suit and a mask of the president off the highway bridge. Read more. GA […]

“NewsOne Now” with Roland Martin has been following for you the case of President Obama’s controversial, and downright confusing, judicial nominees. The nominees have been called out by members of the Congressional Black Caucus, NAACP and others in the progressive community for their positions on everything from reproductive rights to the confederate flag. This week, hearings […]

There’s an expectation that any federal judicial nominee President Barack Obama seeks to place on the bench would get opposition from Congressional Republicans, but lately that hasn’t been the case. Instead, liberal groups are targeting an Obama nominee, and some of them are finding themselves in stark opposition to a White House they normally would have supported […]

North Korean State Media Publishes Racist Screed Against Obama Most articles published by North Korea’s state-run news agency are translated into English, but not this one. This week, blogger Josh Stanton uncovered a racist screed posted on May 2 by the Korea Central News Agency that uses a wide variety of viciously racist terms to describe President Barack Obama, […]

The federal government recently changed their requirements to secure grants for organizations that help at-risk youth of color. With the new rule, the only organizations eligible for the $20 mil grants are those with a presence in 45 states. Before, it was just 30. Thursday, regular “NewsOne Now” panelist Lauren Victoria Burke stopped by to discuss her report on […]

Kidnapped Boy Sings Gospel Song To Save His Life A young boy’s love of gospel music may have saved his life. Earlier this month, police say a man kidnapped then nine-year-old Willie Myrick from his southwest Atlanta driveway.He allegedly drove the boy around for some time before dropping him off unharmed in East Point.But Willie’s […]

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 […]

The Obama administration reported last week that 5 million people had signed up for the Affordable Care Act’s exchange plans — still short of their 6 million goal. With just a few days before the March 31 deadline to enroll in the Affordable Care Act’s healthcare exchange, NewsOne hit the streets of New York City to ask […]