UPDATE 3:18 EST: “It was a historic gathering of over sixty leaders from civil rights, faith-based, academic, social,  and youth organizations, to put together the framework of an agenda for African Americans to present before the President and the Congress for the next four years. We must move beyond rhetoric to create results and from […]

The legendary father of Go-Go music, Chuck Brown has passed away at the age of 75, confirmed his manager Tom Goldfogle. As previously reported by NewsOne, the master, affectionately known as “Chuck Baby” had been suffering with pneumonia since being admitted to John Hopkins University Hospital back on April 18. SEE ALSO: Chicago Cops Seek Groom […]

WASHINGTON — Music legend Smokey Robinson reached out to a new generation of performing artists Friday, telling them they were starting out as he did: “with a love for doing something creative.” Robinson, 72, visited Duke Ellington School of the Arts, named for the jazz great whose music Robinson said was the first he heard […]

In cities all across the country, there are a number of special events scheduled during this year’s observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. RELATED: How To Talk With Your Kids About Dr. King’s Death Of course, you can attend a local parade today. However, there are also concerts, special movie screenings, prayer services and […]

Two-year-old Romanieo Golphin Jr. of Washington D.C. is an amazing scientist with knowledge of chemistry and physics. Romanieo’s father, Romanieo Sr., is a composer who has developed a series of learning programs he uses for his son called BabytechiOS and Novus. Romanieo Sr. believes his son’s advanced knowledge of science is simply a process of […]

WASHINGTON — District of Columbia officials say the city is on course to record the lowest homicide rate in nearly half a century. The decline mirrors a nationwide trend of falling rates in major American cities. But it’s startling in a city that was ravaged by the crack epidemic two decades ago and where homicides […]

WASHINGTON-The ATF and the Washington D.C. police had an operation in which officers posed as hip-hop music industry insiders and pretended to be a fake hip-hop label that confiscated $7.2 million in drugs and 161 weapons. The ATF and D.C. police created a fictional rapper “Richie Valdez” and used a studio they called “Manic Enterprises” […]

A D.C. woman says she was unlawfully accused of indecent exposure after breastfeeding her infant in a public building. SEE ALSO: Can You Guess Merriam-Webster’s Word Of The Year?

Holiday cheer has hindered medical marijuana from finally becoming more than just a pipe dream for patients in the nation’s capital. According to DCist.com, the D.C. Department of Health has been telling applicants that “changes in personnel and the holiday schedule” delayed license-granting decision-making for the five dispensaries approved to open in the city. Emmy-winning […]

WASHINGTON-Barbara Arnwine, the Executive Director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, claims that her house in Prince George’s County in Maryland was raided by a SWAT Team for no apparent reason. Arnwine is a well known Civil Rights lawyer who fights against voter suppression and voter I.D. laws. Voting Rights “Map Of […]

WASHINGTON-Evangeline Cole-Thompson, also known as “Mama Cole” has died at age 58 after struggling with pancreatic cancer. Cole opened Cole’s Cafe in 2002, which served as one of the few sit down soul food eateries in South East D.C. and her dishes were popular with the community and critics alike. The Washington Post reports: In […]

Washington D.C. ranks atop a newly released National Urban League Policy Institute study that lists the top metropolitan areas for Black-owned businesses. Los Angeles and Chicago came in at number two and three respectively when it comes to cities best suited for Black business. See also: Rick Perry Jeopardizes Campaign With ‘The Stumble’ See also: Weekend Getaway […]