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Civil Rights Activist Amelia Boynton Robinson Dies At 104

Civil Rights Activist Amelia Boynton Robinson Dies At 104

Source: Phillip Lucas / AP / ABC News Amelia Boynton Robinson, a civil rights activist who helped lead the 1965 “Bloody Sunday” voting rights march and was the first black woman to run for Congress in Alabama, died early Wednesday at age 104, her son Bruce Boynton said. Boynton Robinson was among those beaten during […]

Man Suspected Of Killing Two WDBJ7 Employees Dies From Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound

Man Suspected Of Killing Two WDBJ7 Employees Dies From Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound

Source: WDBJ7 MONETA, Va. — The suspect accused of killing two WDBJ7 employees died at a hospital in Northern Virginia, according to Franklin County Sheriff Bill Overton. Vester Flanagan died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound at a Fairfax hospital around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. He is a former WDBJ7 employee. Officials believe he shot and killed […]

WDBJ7 Reporter And Photographer Shot And Killed During A Live Broadcast

WDBJ7 Reporter And Photographer Shot And Killed During A Live Broadcast

A WDBJ7 reporter and photographer were killed by a shooter dur… A #WDBJ7 reporter and photographer were killed by a shooter during a live news broadcast. Stay tuned to NewsOne Now and NewsOne.com for coverage of this tragic event. Posted by Roland Martin on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 A WDBJ7 reporter and photographer were killed […]

Robert McKinley Beavers Jr., McDonald’s First African American Senior Executive And Board Member, Passes Away

Robert McKinley Beavers Jr., McDonald’s First African American Senior Executive And Board Member, Passes Away

WOODRIDGE, ILLINOIS — Beavers Holdings LLC is deeply saddened to report that Robert M. Beavers Jr., 71, long-time McDonald’s officer, board member, McDonald’s supplier and entrepreneur, passed away on Tuesday, August 18, 2015. Bob, as he was known to friends and family, had been on a vacation trip in China with his wife of 50+ […]

Own Remembers Civil Rights Leader Julian Bond With Special Encore Presentation Of ‘Oprah Winfrey Presents: Legends Who Paved The Way’ Saturday, August 22 At 1PM ET/PT

Own Remembers Civil Rights Leader Julian Bond With Special Encore Presentation Of ‘Oprah Winfrey Presents: Legends Who Paved The Way’ Saturday, August 22 At 1PM ET/PT

Los Angeles – In memory of civil rights leader Julian Bond, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network will present a special encore presentation of the star-studded television event “Oprah Winfrey Presents: Legends Who Paved The Way” on Saturday, August 22 at 1 p.m. ET/PT. In addition to Bond, the legends that were honored include Ambassador Andrew Young, Berry Gordy, […]

TV One’s “NewsOne Now” Moves To New 7 A.M. ET Time Slot Beginning Monday, September 14

TV One’s “NewsOne Now” Moves To New 7 A.M. ET Time Slot Beginning Monday, September 14

WASHINGTON, D.C. – AUG. 18, 2015 – News One Now, the first morning news program in history to focus on news and analysis of politics, entertainment, sports, and culture from an explicitly African American perspective, will move to the new time slot of 7 a.m. ET beginning Monday, September 14. The one-hour program, hosted by […]

TV One’s NewsOne Now Devotes Entire Show To Passing Of Civil Rights Leader Julian Bond

TV One’s NewsOne Now Devotes Entire Show To Passing Of Civil Rights Leader Julian Bond

Leaders of National Civil Rights Organizations Join Managing Editor and Host Roland S. Martin In Celebration and Tribute to Icon’s Life   WASHINGTON, D.C. – AUG. 16, 2015 – TV One’sNew One Now, the only daily news program targeting Black viewers, is dedicating its entire show on Monday, Aug. 17 (9-10 a.m. ET), to the […]

Alabama Police Officer Threatens To Kill Black Resident, Then Cover It Up

Alabama Police Officer Threatens To Kill Black Resident, Then Cover It Up

In newly released audio, Alabama police officer Troy Middlebrooks allegedly threatens to kill black Alexander City resident Vincent Bias and cover up the murder evidence. The audio – secretly recorded in May 2013 – was first obtained by the Guardian. Source: AJ+

LIVE VIDEO: President Obama Speaks At The NAACP’s 106th National Convention

LIVE VIDEO: President Obama Speaks At The NAACP’s 106th National Convention

The President will outline the unfairness in much of our criminal justice system, highlight bipartisan ideas for reform, and lay out his own ideas to make our justice system fairer, smarter, and more cost-effective while keeping the American people safe and secure.

LIVE: Confederate Flag Removed from South Carolina Capitol

LIVE: Confederate Flag Removed from South Carolina Capitol

The Confederate battle flag is being removed from the South Carolina Capitol, ending a decades-long fight that was reignited after the murders of nine members of a historically black Charleston church.