Thurgood Marshall

Thurgood Marshall’s confirmation was a giant step forward in Supreme Court and U.S. history, but along the way he faced Senate Judiciary Committee questions that were race-baiting, arrogant, irrelevant and picayune. Ketanji Brown Jackson’s historic hearings have unfolded in a similar way.

The road to confirmation for a Black woman will not be easy.

Thurgood Marshall, the first Black justice to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, was confirmed to the nation's highest legal body on Aug. 30, 1967. Fifty-four years later, his legacy lives on through these life-changing quotes he spoke in life.

He has a long history against Black people, women and LGBTQ folks.

'Marshall,' which chronicles life of Thurgood Marshall, opens in theaters Friday, October 13.

Roger Wilkins, who articulated the Black struggle from elite circles, dies at age 85.

Innis, once known as a fiery Black Power nationalist shifted ideology in his later years to become a conservative Republican.

Attorney Jack Greenberg, a protege of and successor to Thurgood Marshall at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, and the last lawyer to have argued Brown v. Board of Education, has died at 91.

Historically Black Colleges are great institutions that have served as safe havens for our favorite actors, singers, and moguls (looking at you, Puff Daddy) where they have received the inspiration and education to dominate the stage, and our hearts. While everyone loves a good story about a celebrity and their HBCU experience, many of America’s politicians […]

When you’re courtside at a basketball game, anything can happen. And last night, Ellie Day, wife of PGA Tour golfer Jason Day, learned that the hard way. While the Cleveland Cavaliers took on the Oklahoma City Thunder, LeBron James fell into the crowd and knocked over Day’s chair. His 250 pound, 6 foot 8 frame landed on her […]

Just months after the release of their record-breaking biopic Straight Outta Compton, it was recently announced that the legendary rap group N.W.A. will be inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year.

Here at NewsOne we decided to create a series where we focus on firsts in the African American community. Today, we ask our audience who the first African American Supreme Court Justice was as many in our community aren’t educated on our history. The answer to our question is: Thurgood Marshall. Marshall was the court’s 96th […]