Although African Americans make up just 13 percent of the U.S. population, we account for 33 percent of the missing in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s database. Cases involving African Americans also tend to receive less media coverage than missing Whites, with missing men of color getting even less attention. NewsOne has partnered with the […]

With the Oscar’s taking place this Sunday, and “The Help” receiving 3  nominations, we take a look back at black female Oscar winners and nominees in Academy history. Viola Davis & More Stun At The NAACP Awards [Red Carpet PHOTOS] 2012 Oscar Nominations Are In: “The Help” Snags 3 Noms Including “Best Picture”

Ester Dean The Firework Culture Katy Perry, Rihanna, Usher, Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, Ciara, and R. Kelly can all thank Ester Dean for their chart topping success.  The Oklahoma native’s song writing resume reads like a who’s who of music’s A-list.  After relocating to Atlanta, Dean teamed up with producer Polow da Don, Zone4Inc., and […]

We all love Jay-Z and Kanye’s “N*ggas in Paris” even though most of us can only dream of the opulence they boast about in the catchy lyrics. Mos Def’s adopted an alter ago–Yasiin Bey and has released his version of the Watch The Throne hit, “N*ggas in Poorest.” I love the fact that Mos Def […]

Tempestt Bledsoe, best known for her role as Vanessa Huxtable on The Cosby Show has been happily unmarried for 19 years to live-in boyfriend, Darryl M. Bell, remembered as Ron Johnson, Jr. from A Different World. Both Chicago natives, Bledsoe and Bell began their courtship five years after meeting during Beldsoe’s guest appearance on A […]

Racism should be the least of our worries these days, but it’s not. It seems as if people are taking their personal opinions on black people and churning out their corniest racist insults. This is when sh*ts and giggles goes really wrong. Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, especially within the comforts of their […]

The ladies of The View engaged in a contentious debate over the Susan G. Komen Foundation‘s controversial decision to halt funding to Planned Parenthood. Komen has implemented criteria that bars them from providing grants to organizations that are under investigation by local, state or federal authorities, according to spokesperson, Leslie Aun. Since Planned Parenthood is […]

By: Mikki Brunner Back in my day, politics were strictly forbidden to speak of around our holiday dinner table. Mom didn’t want me (lifelong left-of-liberal humanist) to catch a case for bashing my sister (lifelong bordering-on-‘birther’ conservative) upside the head with a turkey leg (blunt force trauma). So we played it safe sticking to topics […]

By: Saida Grundy It can still be a boys’ club in academia, but social media is changing how and where Black women scholars can be heard. Long gone are the days when public scholarship was only available in the form of op-eds guest spots on cable news. An entire cohort of young Black women are […]

Perhaps you are tired of hearing about the Penn State scandal, and if so, I don’t quite blame you. But let me tell you why we can’t stop talking about it…yet. Not only should we not stop talking about the Penn State scandal because a new report of child abuse is made every ten seconds […]