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Actor, activist, and film director Nate Parker recently sat down with NewsOne Now Host Roland Martin to discuss his new film, The Birth of a Nation. The controversial movie chronicles the legacy of Nat Turner and the slave rebellion of 1831. Parker also discussed his transition into directing, his history in Hollywood, and the importance of showcasing films that […]

The Chicago area teen banned from her high school prom is finally getting her big day at the dance. Taiylar Ball was banned from her prom at Homewood-Flossmoor High School in suburban Chicago for using the n-word in a spoken word poem during a school talent show a few weeks ago. Ball was, however, allowed to […]

For many African-American men, basketball is more than a game — it’s a way of life. A new book claims that basketball is even a religious experience for many Black men. The spiritual relationship between Black men and basketball — specifically streetball — is detailed in the new book, Black Gods of the Asphalt: Religion, Hip-Hop, and […]

Two of the six Baltimore City police officers charged in connection with the death of Freddie Gray are now suing Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby for defamation and invasion of privacy. The officers filing suit are Sergeant Alicia White and Officer William Porter — both are facing charges of involuntary manslaughter for Gray’s death last April. White […]

The Okmulgee High School senior suffers from cerebral palsy and is wheelchair-bound, but months ago, he made the decision that he wanted to walk across the stage to accept his diploma.

Many U.S. soldiers survived the battlefields in Afghanistan and Iraq, only to face internal battles with post-traumatic stress disorder and thoughts of suicide once they return home. According to statistics, 22 veterans take their lives each day, totaling over 8,000 individuals a year. Award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien follows a few of these soldiers as they grapple […]

Watch Roland Martin, Rep. G.K. Butterfield, Rev. William Barber, Edith Bartley, and the NewsOne Now panel discuss the battle against SB 873 in the video clip above.

Sound the alarm -- Historically Black Colleges and Universities are under attack in North Carolina.

During Friday's edition on NewsOne Now, Jerrold Winter, Ph.D, Professor of Pharmacology and Therapeutics at the University of New York at Buffalo spoke with Roland Martin about pain management, opioid dependence and the true meaning of addition.

Dyson joined guest host Derek McGinty on NewsOne Now to talk about his new book and discuss how Mr. Obama has acted on behalf of the nation's African-American community by way of improving things for all.