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For those who love to bathe in the nostalgia of the 1970s, Chicago’s Soul Train reunion party this Labor Day weekend rolled in to meet those expectations. In celebration of the show’s 40th anniversary, fans were treated to a Soul Train party Friday night; a showing of the VH1 documentary, “The Hippest Trip in America,” […]

New data released today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that 1 in 4 (25.1 percent) African American households suffer from hunger. The stats are even higher for Black households with children–nearly 1 in 3 suffered from food insecurity in 2010. “High rates of unemployment have made it difficult for many U.S. households to put food […]

According to a recent study by the Brookings Institution and the Public Religion Research Institute, two-thirds of avid Fox News viewers believe discrimination against whites is as severe of a problem as discrimination against African Americans. The study, which examines “reverse discrimination,” a term used to describe anti-white discrimination, contrasts the opinions of Americans who […]

Despite planned “prom night” seating — where congressmen sit with members of the other party — a host of notable Republicans say they will skip President Obama’s job creation speech tonight. Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) and Senators David Vitter (R-La.) and Jim DeMint are just a few of the congressmen who are boycotting the president’s […]

Ever since Newark Mayor Cory Booker took office in 2006, he’s dazzled voters with his inspiring rhetoric, down-to-earth mingling with the masses on Twitter, and his ambitious ideals and goals for a city where progress seemed far out of reach. But as the mayor’s popularity has catapulted him into the national spotlight and instigated talk […]

In his latest and most interesting act of what I shall refer to as an “on-going masterpiece of unadulterated ignorance,” the rapper Soulja Boy wrote some lyrics that were clearly disrespectful of American troops risking their lives fighting overseas. In his song, “Let’s Be Real,” the rapper says: “[Bleep] the FBI and [bleep] all the […]

NEW YORK — A surveillance video shows that a Brooklyn mother may have been killed by police bullets five blocks from where the Labor Day parade took place this past Monday. Denise Gay, who was an innocent bystander, was killed in a crossfire of bullets between gang members and policemen. The video, which has not […]

More severe weather is on tap for the DC area today, bringing heavy rains and a chance of flooding throughout the region. Torrential rains forced the shutdown of many roadways after they were turned into virtual rivers yesterday. Source: Copyright © 2011 Metro Networks Inc.

NewsOne blogger Tamika Mallory recently submitted an open letter she wrote to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in which she implores him to confront the gun violence that marred New York City this past holiday weekend. She also speaks about the family members she’s lost to gun violence over the years. The Honorable Andrew M. […]

A group of Ohio teens is facing scrutiny by their peers and the local chapter of the NAACP after they hung a racially insensitive banner at a high school football game against a rival school. The sign, which read “You Mad Bro,”  played on the popular Internet meme “You mad?” Still, it sparked a controversy when Black attendees […]