A brand new infographic highlights just how white and male the Academy Awards really are. According to research by book publisher Lee & Low, since the…


Farryn Johnson (pictured) has filed a racial discrimination complaint with the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights against the popular eatery chain, Hooters. The former waitress, who worked…


Roland Martin talks with Dream Hampton about the ongoing inter-generational beef between Harry Belafonte and Jay Z.  Plus, Hampton gives her opinion on whether celebrities…


African Americans should be concerned about heart disease. Combined, heart disease and stroke are the leading cause of death for African Americans, says Laxmi Mehta,…


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 Black […]

Barbie is more than a doll, she’s an attitude and now she’s an unofficial Drag Queen. The new Barbie named The Blonds Blond Diamond Barbie Doll is  so popular with collectors it’s already on back order. To view more fabulous Barbies from designers and iconic celebrities click here.

Doc McStuffins, the African-American title character of an animated TV series for children, dreams of becoming an M.D. and, for now, runs a cheerful home clinic for stuffed animals and dolls. “I haven’t lost a toy yet!” Doc exclaims as she hugs a blue dinosaur in need of attention. For Dr. Myiesha Taylor, who watches […]

There are 65 known white supremacist groups in the state of Georgia – racist organizations that believe a black man, President Barack Obama, has no place in the White House. And the hating is getting worse. Take Georgia bar owner Patrick Lanzo, a hate-filled resident who claims that he’s not a racist but insists on […]

ABC’s long-running show “The Bachelor” will, for the first time in its history, present an African American bachelor. If you’ve never watched the show, basically it’s about a single man who gets to go on date with a whole bunch of women who are competing for his love and undying affection … for life. It […]

In the 1980s, crack cocaine flowed through America’s inner cities in a rampant rush of enterprise and despair. As this lucrative drug trade exploded, addicts and authorities alike sought out dealers ready to capitalize. RELATED: Zuckerberg Has Grown-Up Plans For Facebook Suddenly the pager — a device developed nearly 40 years ago to quiet the […]

Men tend to get all of the credit for everything, especially the Civil Rights Movement. While Dr. Martin L. King Jr. and Malcolm X are known as the faces of the movement, black history is brimming with women whose contributions are equally noteworthy. Here’s our list of black women who helped to advance the race […]

Popular black news website “The Root” recently released its “The Root 100 Honorees for 2011 list.” Using a unique measure which combines each honorees’ reach and substance, the list highlights the most influential African Americans between 25 and 45. We checked news, blogs, critical reviews, awards and our own sharp editorial instincts to nail down […]