On the Corner

In keeping with Frederick Douglass' question of what the Fourth of July meant to slaves, NewsOne hit the streets to ask everyday people what Independence Day means to them.

September 23 is National Voter Registration Day. Of course, the black community – perhaps more than any other in the United States – understand the significance of the vote. But, in this day and age, when electoral politics is so fraught with corruption, some people feel as though their vote doesn’t count. We at NewsOne […]

At NewsOne, we believe that the child who reads is the child who leads. In keeping with that idea, we decided this summer to take a look at the state of reading for black youth. Research has found that the proportion of young people who are daily readers drops has dropped dramatically in recent years. According to some studies, […]

In the wake of several killings of young black men at the hands of police officers, NewsOne hit the streets to talk to everyday people about their thoughts on the police and incidents of police brutality. We also asked for their reactions to the protests in Ferguson and if they think we can end police […]

  Alright, so we’ve all been there: you’re scrolling down your Facebook timeline, Twitter or Instagram feeds and you come across content that you just can’t believe someone posted. If you haven’t had that moment then you’re probably the one over-sharing. In our highly-connected and uber-social world, it’s important to ask the questions: How much […]

American activist, teacher and writer Maya Angelou is gone from us but certainly not forgotten. Wednesday, on the day she passed, NewsOne hit the streets of Harlem to talk to people about what the phenomenal woman meant to them. We even stopped by the Apollo Theater and spoke with Grandmaster Caz and Apollo historian Billy […]

This month marked the birthday of one of Black America’s greatest leaders, Malcolm X, and the appointment of a new president to one of its oldest organizations, the NAACP. NewsOne seized the moment to head out into the streets of Harlem on Malcolm X’s birthday to ask everyday folks for their thoughts on the state […]

So much is said about black men in popular media. It seems like every time you look up there’s another study with a bleak outlook being released, or there’s some talking head telling black men what their problem is. Well, NewsOne set out to talk to everyday black men about their concerns and goals. Here’s what black […]

One in 68 U.S. children has an autism spectrum disorder, according to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And, according to the CDC, the average age of diagnosis is 4-5 years, but a reliable autism diagnosis can be made as early as 18-24 months. Experts say that early detection is critical. Research shows, however, […]

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 […]

Brooklyn was recently found to be the second most expensive place to live in the U.S., right after Manhattan. It is, in a sense, ground zero for gentrification. The issue has been a hot topic in recent years. It reached critical mass weeks ago when Spike Lee, a Brooklyn native, spoke out against gentrification in […]

Sunday’s Academy Awards was championed by many for its diversity. The program had big wins for people of color. Quite a few also presented awards. The NewsOne team hit the streets of New York City for the latest in our “On the Corner” series to ask people how they felt about the show and the […]