Black History Month

Madonna has made headlines and been the topic of water cooler conversations around the country in the last few days.  Last week, when she wanted…

During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against…

Millions will gather in Washington today to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. As this happens I am both honored to be…

  When comedian Joe Torry hosted Def Comedy Jam in the ’90s he punctuated his intros of each comic with the call out, “Damn, is he…

This weekend the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial came back. He was found not guilty.  For many the not guilty verdict is not shocking,…

Yesterday a request spread through social media like wildfire – blackout your profile pictures on each of your social media sites until a verdict is…

For many African Americans ozone and air pollution aren’t on our radar – but it should be. Why? Because it has serious health impacts for…

New Orleans rapper Sess 45 stands in the lobby of the Kellogg Conference Center on the campus of Gallaudet University in Washington, DC among a group of suited individuals.  At first glance Sess 45’s dreds, gold caps and hip hop stance would lead you to believe he was a fish out of water – but […]

On some positions cowardice asks the question is it expedient? And then expedience comes along and asks the question is it politic? Vanity asks the questions, is it popular? Conscience asks the question is it right? There comes a time when one must take the position that is neither safe nor politic nor popular, but […]

Black History Month

With 2013’s Black History Month in our rearview, it’s always good to reflect on some of the moments created during the 28-day celebration of Blackness.…

Oprah Winfrey chose President Obama being elected to office as the biggest moment in black history of the last 10 years. “There’s nothing more profound,…

This Black History Month, NewsOne takes a look back at the top African-American moments from 2000 to 2012. Some will make you happy while others…