The "Straight Outta Compton" actor readies his next movie role after a controversial year.


The Amadou Diallo Foundation hosted its second annual benefit gala in Harlem on the 18th anniversary of his death.

The mother of Sean Bell, Valerie Bell, has penned a new book about her son, who was shot 50 times and killed by police in 2006. Valerie Bell worked on writing 'Just 23: Thoughts From a Mother' starting in 2007.

Jemal Earle, the husband of Nicole Paultre Bell, has filed a federal lawsuit against a police officer who allegedly attacked him.


If yesterday’s march in New York City is any indication, it appears there’s growing support nationwide for the Baltimore uprising ignited by the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, the unarmed Black man who died mysteriously in police custody nearly two weeks ago. The Baltimore crisis, which, depending on your perspective is either an “uprising” or a […]


While the nation witnessed countless protests, die-ins, and marches after the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, Garner’s widow, Esaw Snipes, was struggling to find the strength to live without her first love. The parents of Garner, Brown, and other victims of police killings spoke frankly about police brutality and their lives since losing their loved ones […]

Valerie Bell has called out Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the rest of the lawmakers in New York to issue independent investigations for police killings, the New York Daily News reports. The mother of Sean Bell, who was killed by police officers in 2006, sat before a dozen lawmakers on Wednesday to speak on the recent police […]

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The Justice League task force lead a multi-racial march from Harlem to the United Nations Monday afternoon, knowing that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream of racial equality has yet to be achieved. RELATED: New Yorker Magazine Cover Depicts MLK, Trayvon Martin & Michael Brown “My belief in God stems from the fact that in darkness, […]

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On Wednesday, a group of nine African American women, called the Delegation of Grieving Mothers, went before the House Judiciary committee to discuss how it felt to lose their sons to violence at the hands of police. Tressa Sherrod, mother of John Crawford; Wanda Johnson, mother of Oscar Grant; Valerie Bell, mother of Sean Bell and a number […]


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 […]


Former NYPD detective Gescard Isnora, who was recently fired for the 2006 shooting death of Sean Bell on the night before his wedding, is finally speaking to the media and his statements could easily be characterized as cruel and insensitive. LIKE NewsOne On Facebook To Stay Up On Black News Worldwide! The Huffington Post Black […]


Nicole Paultre Bell, the fiancée of Sean Bell, the Queens man who was killed by police in a hail of bullets outside of a strip club on the night before his wedding in 2006, has penned a letter to the parents of slain Florida teen, Trayvon Martin. Special from The Grio: Queens, NY – At […]