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Caleb Kennedy was about as close as you can get to taking it all on the latest season of American Idol, but says he’s decided step away from the show after video of him wearing a white hood surfaced online. The 16-year-old contestant said the video was made when he was younger and that it […]

I don’t have to tell you that Martin Luther King Jr. was many things. He was a leader, a teacher, a preacher, and an example to us all of someone who believed in justice. The legacy of King is evident in many sites of American history; his position is solidified as the great, non-violent civil […]

“I tend to wonder what that movie [Get Out] would have been with an American brother who really feels that,” Jackson said. The satirical horror film Get Out, which in its second week held box-office success, prompted a controversial response from one of Hollywood’s most respected actors, Samuel L. Jackson, The Guardian reports. Jackson used a Tuesday interview […]

Jackson argued that African-American actors should have a stake in portraying the Black experience in America on film.

This is deep… Have you ever thought about the first time your color mattered?  How about the first time you realized you were black?  Have you always known or did something life altering happen to bring you to that realization?  CNN produced a video compiled of 20 celebrities that discussed the subject, first time they […]

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One issue both candidates failed to properly address deals with the existence of racism, implicit bias, and policing.

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Roland Martin and NewsOne Now discuss Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump's remarks regarding race, policing, and healing the racial divide.

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KENT, Ohio – Senator Bernie Sanders campaigned in Northeast Ohio on Friday to help build support for Hillary Clinton in Ohio. The independent senator from Vermont spoke at the University of Akron and at Kent State University in two morning rallies. https://twitter.com/MikeCardew/status/777190980441300993 Sanders was to speak on Clinton’s “New College Compact” plan, which would allow […]

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Social media blasted Wendy Williams for her comments about Jesse Williams‘ BET Black Lives Matter speech, HBCUs, and the NAACP after a clip from her show went viral this week. During Thursday’s edition of NewsOne Now, Roland Martin decided to educate the talk show host on the topics that have caused so many to raise […]

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Last month, six former Black contestants of Donald Trump’s reality show The Apprentice denounced the presidential hopeful for running a campaign of “sexism, xenophobia, racism, violence and hate.” Season 4 winner Randal Pinkett said that based on his experience working on the show, he does not believe Trump “is worthy of becoming president of the United States.” […]

There’s no denying how huge Black History Month was this year. In fact, the cosmos even treated us to the gift of a leap year, giving us one more day for celebration. While looking back on February, there were moments that shifted the conversation surrounding Black Pride among Hollywood, politics, and television. From Beyonce’s Black […]