On this day in 1990, the city of Selma, Ala. once again became the epicenter of racial tensions after a city-wide school boycott. Students were angered at the firing of the city’s first Black school superintendent, Dr. Norwand Rousell, who lost his job after dismantling what he felt was a discriminatory policy. In 1987, Dr. […]

On Monday, Roland Martin and NewsOne Now discussed the Top 10 Stories of 2015, all of which had and will continue to have a longstanding impact on our lives as we move forward into 2016.


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Nicki Minaj and Chris Brown presence was felt all over the Billboard Music Awards the other evening and now they are the top contenders at the upcoming BET Awards with six nominations each. Chris will be up twice for video of the year with the hits ‘Loyal and ‘New Flame’  and Nicki is up for […]

Ava DuVernay has become a superhero as a director after the success of her film ‘Selma,’ that being said Marvel is coming after her to direct one of their upcoming films and to help them glow in the diversity department. According to sources Marvel wants her to ‘direct one of its diverse superhero movies which […]

That “Selma” reign just won’t let up! In celebration of the DVD release of Ava DuVernay’s inspirational and Academy Award-winning epic film “Selma,” Paramount Home…


Ever since she stepped into the White House, First Lady Michelle Obama has emerged as a fashion icon. Although she’s surrounded by stylish celebrities at star-studded…

  Common, hip-hop artist coming off his Academy Award for composing the song ‘Glory’ for the 2014 film ‘Selma.  New Jersey’s Kean University has cancelled Common as commencement speaker after police voiced concerns over a song about a woman convicted of killing a police officer who fled to Cuba. ‘The students expressed interest in Common […]

‘Selma,’ director Ava DuVernay delivered a keynote speech at the 2015 SXSW Music, Film and Interactive Festival, during her speech she got a chance to discuss her Oscar experience  when she went to the 87th Academy Awards ceremony recently. Although Ava’s film was shut out by the academy’s voting pane for directing and acting, ‘Variety,’ […]

  Jacque Reid talks to Congresswoman Terri Sewell about the 50th celebration of Bloody Sunday in Selma, AL. “As a daughter of Selma, we are so…