Black America may have its gripes with President Obama, but with Black unemployment  soaring and the wealth gap at an all-time high, can Black people not  re-elect Obama? And with most of the 2012 Republican candidates trumpeting the economic policies that placed America in its current hole, a more poignant question is whether Black America can […]

Fourty-eight years after the March on Washington became the crowning achievement of the Civil Rights Movement, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is being remembered with his own memorial on the National Mall. At the same time, civil rights veterans are taking time to remember Bayard Rustin, the march’s chief organizer. The Washington Post reports: […]

BOONTON, N.J-Kashif Parvaiz admitted to orchestrating the killing of his wife, Nazish Noorani, with his mistress, Antoinette Stephen. Noorani and Parvaiz were both shot in the Boonton, New Jersey but police began to suspect he was involved after they discovered flaws in his story. Parvais’s original story had police suspicious of a hate crime after […]

Frustrated with Black unemployment, Congressional Black caucus members say that they will carry the fight to Tea Party Republicans, who they blame for blame for President Obama’s latest lurch to the right. During the latest Black Caucus’ stop in Atlanta, Rep. Maxine Waters said that 43  African-American lawmakers have vowed to take matters into their […]

A Black college student who suffered numerous injuries after an attack by 3 white men Sunday, says that he was targeted because he talked to a white girl. Christopher Phillips, 19, says he was confronted by Thomas Randich, 19, at a late-night house party in suburban West Chicago, then attacked as he walked away from […]

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, we remember and celebrate the women who walked beside him in order to make our world a better place. Check out more of our MLK Memorial coverage here

Radio One is excited to share the dream. A memorial celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will be erected on the National Mall on August 28th. President Barack Obama will give an address at the Aug. 28 Memorial Dedication. Below are a full listing of public events: Wednesday, August 24 Honoring Global […]

NEW YORK–The lawyer of the hotel maid who accused former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault denied claims on Friday that he demanded money to secure her silence. “The allegation against me is absolutely false,” Kenneth Thompson, lawyer for Nafissatou Diallo, told the New York Daily News. The attacks against Diallo are […]

JARRATT, Va. (AP) — A man who raped and suffocated an 88-year-old woman was executed, becoming Virginia’s first inmate to be given a lethal injection using a revised three-drug cocktail. Jerry Terrell Jackson, 30, was pronounced dead at 9:14 p.m. Thursday at Greensville Correctional Center. Asked if he had any final words, Jackson shook his […]

Twenty years ago today, rioting in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn shed light on state of black-Jewish relations in a city where both communities vie for influential shares of everything from political influence to real estate. A once power alliance that helped institute dramatic change during the Civil Right Era took an abrupt turn […]