- Local News

via News5/Camryn Justice: Legislation has passed that would honor Lorain native and author Toni Morrison by designating her birthday, Feb. 18, as “Toni Morrison Day” in Ohio, according to the Ohio House of Representatives. State Reps. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) and Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland) announced the bill was passed by the House Thursday afternoon. CLICK HERE […]


via nbcnews; Breaking News…Toni Morrison Internationall Acclaimed Author has passed away…this is coming in from her publisher that annonced her death. She Passed away at the Montefiore Medical center in New York at the age of 88. Morrison’s first novel was published in 1970.  In 1993, Morrison was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, making […]


Toni Morrison has received a lifetime achievement award from the PEN American Center. Hundreds of people gathered Thursday night at the New School auditorium in Manhattan to recognize Morrison. The Nobel laureate received a prize named for a previous Nobel winner, the PEN/Saul Bellow Award. The 90-minute event featured music from mezzo-soprano Alicia Hall Moran […]


Nobel laureate Toni Morrison has received an honorary prize named for another Nobel winner, the late Saul Bellow. PEN America, the literary and human rights organization, told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Morrison has been given the $25,000 PEN/Saul Bellow Award for Achievement in American fiction. Morrison, 85, is known for such novels as […]

News One Exclusives

Joy Ann Reid recently spoke with Roland Martin about her new book, "Fracture: Barack Obama, the Clintons, and the Racial Divide."

- Discussion

Age hasn’t dimmed the fire in Toni Morrison, 84. The unwavering voice of black America talks about her latest novel and what it will take for racism to be a thing of the past Toni Morrison is, without a doubt, a world-class novelist. Her work as an editor, however, has received much less attention. Morrison […]

Chipotle is using something other than overstuffed burritos and chips and gauc to get our attention. They are now using their words. The Mexican-food-in-a-flash restaurant…

Mass Mutual and NewsOne join together to present 28 dynamic people that make up the diverse tapestry of Black History. For the entire month of…


  President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will honor a diverse cross-section of political and cultural icons — including former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, astronaut John Glenn, basketball coach Pat Summitt and rock legend Bob Dylan — with the Medal of Freedom at a White House ceremony Tuesday. The Medal of Freedom […]


The Hudson River extends like the sun from the back of Toni Morrison’s house, illuminated and infinite, undimmed by an unseasonably drab spring afternoon. “It’s interesting and soothing, and it changes constantly,” she says from the comfort of a white armchair in her living room. “And at night, with the stars and the moon …” […]


  The first female secretary of state, a former astronaut, and a musical pioneer are among this year’s recipients of the Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor. President Barack Obama will award the medals at the White House later this spring. Among this year’s recipients are former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, the […]