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  via Joy105: Since it was founded over 104 years ago, Beverly Hills has never elected an African American to any public office. Marvin Winans Jr. is hopeful to finally break racial barriers and bring more diversity to this iconic city by running for a seat on the Beverly Hills School Board. If voted in, […]

via BlackDoctor: Although it’s considered a rare cancer, African Americans are twice as likely to be diagnosed with multiple myeloma. Multiple myeloma is a cancer which forms as the result of an overgrowth of malignant plasma cells in the bone marrow. While no one knows for sure what causes multiple myeloma, you’re more likely to get it if: You […]

“I think that being African American has definitely been a huge obstacle for me,” Misty Copeland explained in a conversation with President Barrack Obama and Time reporter Maya Rhodan earlier this year. “But it’s also allowed me to have this fire inside of me that I don’t know if I would have or have had if […]

Diabetes is a huge issue in the African-American community. Out of all adults 20 years or older,  over 13 percent have diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association. Not only is the risk almost double than that of whites, but it’s also more likely that life-threatening complications occur. So, proper education on diabetes is not […]

Alabama DMV Closings Limiting Access To Photo ID, Affects Ballot Via Voter ID Laws Alabama state officials’ decision to close 31 driver’s license offices in what is known as the “Black Belt” has raised the eyebrows of many, with some calling it an attempt to suppress the African-American vote through limiting access to state IDs and […]

Cheryl Pearson-McNeil, joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now to discuss the findings of the Nielsen 2015 African American Consumer Report.

Cornell Belcher discusses polling data showing that 72 percent of Black parents favor charter schools.

Aviva Kempner, director of the new documentary "Rosenwald," discuss the movie and Julian Bond's involvement in the film.

Summer has officially graced us with her long-awaited presence, a season that means longer days of fun at amusement parks, days at the beach, and swimming pools for…

Barbie is finally bringing the many shades and beautiful features of women from all backgrounds to its brand with the introduction of 23 new dolls. Mattel made…

Comic book creator Jeremy Whitley joins Roland Martin on the set of NewsOne Now to discuss creating a young, African American lead female character on Friday, May…

After years of talk, delays, a lack of money and lots of wheel-spinning, the African-American Cultural Garden project in Rockefeller Park is finally underway. Mayor Frank Jackson joined a host of civic and community leaders in a ceremonial groundbreaking for phase one of the more than $2 million project. The garden will join those of […]