Ice cream anyone? Walmart thought they bagged a win with their Juneteenth inspired Ice Cream idea. . .but that idea did not last long at all! Yup they were ready set go on the red velvet and cheesecake swirl treat just in time for the holiday until social media caught wind and went in. “Share […]

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Aunt Viv said it best… As we embark on Black History Month, there are plenty of people, places, and things to explore and discover far…


Taye Diggs caused a social media firestorm when he revealed he didn’t want his biracial son to identify solely as African-American. But in reality, there are a host of mixed celebrities who are absolutely comfortable with their African-American identity, and proudly celebrate their melting pot backgrounds. As American continues to brown, here’s a gallery of […]

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“Our daughter is Caucasian” say parents of Spokane NAACP President Rachel Dolezal. pic.twitter.com/6VHxm9v4Wt — Taylor Viydo (@KREMTaylor) June 11, 2015 The President of the Spokane,…

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A McKinney, Texas police officer has been suspended from his regular duties after footage of him handcuffing and pulling out a weapon on a group…

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Via CNN: Authorities in rural Georgia are investigating the death of a black man found hanging in a tree Monday. While “nothing overt” points to foul play, authorities have not yet ruled it out, said Joe Wooten, special agent in charge with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. The man found hanging, identified as Roosevelt Champion, […]

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One young lady has inspired girls to love themselves and their hair with her award-winning comic book, BuzzFeed reports. Troubled by her natural tresses and skin tone,…

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Rihanna may be making fans wait on her latest album, but the singer has a great excuse — she’s busy making history as the first black woman to be…

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Two-thirds of Black male students who start at public colleges and universities do not graduate within six years, which is the lowest college completion rate among both sexes and all racial groups in U.S. higher education. Researchers in the past decade have called attention to these high attrition rates and other troubling trends concerning this […]


Despite a recent article on The Root (and aggregated here on NewsOne) suggesting that recent reports of very high levels of herpes infection among Black women were inaccurate, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) stands behind its findings. According to data gathered by the National Health and Nutrition Survey, 48% of African-American women are infected […]


  LONDON — It took tremendous courage for Gabby Douglas to move away from home at 14, leaving her beloved mother and siblings behind in Virginia Beach, to train with a world-class coach who would push her to excel. And it took untold practice, sacrifice and pain for Douglas and Liang Chow to transform this better-than-average gymnast with bigger-than-average […]

Women's Health

The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is an infection that typically shows up on one pap smear and is gone by the next without any threat to a woman’s health, but researchers are finding that the infection tends to last longer in college-aged black women and this lingering could lead to a higher risk of cervical cancer. […]