Roland Martin extols virtues of HBCUs at Founders Day breakfast
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Roland Martin extols virtues of HBCUs at Founders Day breakfast

by Tiana K. Allen, editor in chief On Sept. 14, host and managing editor of TV One’s News One Now Roland S. Martin spoke as the keynote speaker at Norfolk State’s 2016 Founders Day breakfast. During the breakfast, he touched on the subjects of the importance of HBCUs, black unity and alumni giving back to … Continue reading

Three-day festival to celebrate black history museum opening
Art / Arts & Entertainment / Music / Theater & Dance

Three-day festival to celebrate black history museum opening

WASHINGTON (AP) — A festival featuring workshops, storytelling and performances including concerts with bands such as Public Enemy and The Roots will celebrate the opening of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture this month. The Smithsonian announced Wednesday that the three-day festival, “Freedom Sounds: A Community Celebration,” on the Washington Monument … Continue reading

Local / Politics / U.S. News / Virginia

Veterans Affairs restates policy banning Confederate flags

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has restated a policy that bans the raising of Confederate flags on permanent poles in federal cemeteries, affecting dozens of burial grounds across the nation — especially in the Deep South — and further contributing to the slow death of the 19th century symbols in modern American life. The … Continue reading

Blacks question Trump outreach delivered to white audiences
National / Politics

Blacks question Trump outreach delivered to white audiences

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Black Republicans cheer Donald Trump for a newfound outreach to African-Americans, but say the GOP presidential nominee must take his message beyond arenas filled with white supporters and venture into the inner cities. Many rank-and-file black voters, meanwhile, dismiss the overtures as another racially charged pitch from a campaign aimed exclusively … Continue reading

Norfolk State University commemorates Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Norfolk State University commemorates Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

by Michael L. Grantham Every year, the public, students, organizations, and faculty members are welcome to participate in the Martin Luther King, Jr. walk. This year at Norfolk State was no different. During this walk, students had the chance to bond with one another by coming together and walking to show respect for the accomplishments … Continue reading

If BET won’t support black America, then black America won’t support BET
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If BET won’t support black America, then black America won’t support BET

An Editorial by Meleah Holmes On Oct. 10, the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March was held in Washington, D.C. at the National Mall. Thousands of African-Americans joined together to march and spread awareness about the injustice that blacks have faced…and still face in America. The Million Man March demands “Justice or Else!”: justice in … Continue reading

2015 Million Man March proclaims “Justice or Else”; transportation available through NSU
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2015 Million Man March proclaims “Justice or Else”; transportation available through NSU

by Meleah Holmes “28 hours from now police will have murdered someone black” according to Justiceorelse.com, the official website of the 2015 Million Man March. 20 years ago, police brutality towards African-Americans was an ongoing issue in America and, 20 years late, police brutality towards African-Americans is still an issue. In 1995, Minister Louis Farrakhan … Continue reading

National / Opinion & Editorial / Politics

Young African American men more likely to be imprisoned than employed

by T’ney Stallings The United States has the highest rate of incarcerated juveniles verses other nations. According to the U.S. Dept. of Justice, about 70,000 juvenile criminal offenders live in detention facilities and about 68 percent are racial minorities. For every 100,000 African American juveniles in the United States, 521 are in a residential facility, compared … Continue reading

Celebrities / Politics / TV

TV networks make unequal progress toward on-screen diversity

Kenya Barris, creator of ABC’s “black-ish,” was motivated to write the comedy about an African-American family’s efforts to honor its heritage in part by the unreality of what he grew up watching on television. “I saw ‘Friends’ and ‘Seinfeld’ and thought, ‘What part of New York is this?’” recalled Barris, who is black. “It’s not … Continue reading