This week marked the one-year anniversary since protests erupted in Baltimore, Maryland following the death of Freddie Gray, who passed away from injuries sustained in police custody. Protesters, angry about the use of excessive force by police in communities of color, took to the streets after his funeral on April 27, 2015, some clashing with police and law […]
Virginia’s Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe is defending his decision to restore voting rights to more than 200,000 convicted felons who have served their time and paid their debt to society. McAuliffe says laws restricting felons’ rights were a burden for African-Americans, but many Republicans say McAuliffe’s actions are an effort to help support former Secretary of State […]
A Texas death row inmate has battled to get an appeal of his sentence over an expert witness who said Black people are dangerous. His problem is that his own lawyer retained the expert.
Three girls – 16-year-old Dominique Battle, 15-year-old Ashaunti Butler, and 15-year-old Laniya Miller – all drowned when the stolen car they were driving plunged into a cemetery’s retention pond in St. Petersburg, Florida on March 31st. Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri claims that, according to deputies’ reports, attempts were made to enter the water and save the girls from drowning. […]
In an effort to “keep up momentum against the Islamic State,” President Obama on Monday authorized the deployment of up to 250 extra military personnel to help train and assist local forces, reports USA Today. The move increases the number of U.S. special forces in Syria to 300. The president announced the news during a […]
Cleveland settles wrongful death lawsuit with Tamir Rice’s family for $6 million. But the city does not admit to wrongdoing.
Anthony Hamilton Reflects On The Life Of Prince Anthony Hamilton spoke with Roland Martin during the NewsOne Now Primetime Special: Prince Remembered. Hamilton discussed the influence Prince had on him, saying, “He allowed me to see that you don’t have to stay in anybody’s box or gate, you can blur the lines whenever you feel […]
The legendary singer’s body was found at his Paisley Park compound in Minnesota early Thursday morning.