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In 2001, at the age of 19, Serena Williams took the court at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California under a rain of boos and alleged racist slurs from some crowd members. Spectators were upset Williams’ sister, Venus, pulled out of the tournament 20 minutes before her scheduled match, while others accused Williams’ […]


Madonna, in efforts to promote her 13th album, “Rebel Heart,” has taken to using images of black Civil Rights leaders and musicians and likened them to her album cover. In her cover, she has rope tied around her face, and she does the same thing in images of Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, Jr., and […]

Nelson Mandela was considered a man of courage and character, but did you know that he was also considered a terrorist in the United States until 2008? Yes, the heroic civil rights leader unfortunately did not have the best relationship with the United States and remained on the U.S. terrorism watch list until 2008. During […]

The 45th Annual NAACP Image Awards was definitely a night to remember.  The best and the brightest in Black Hollywood converged at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium to celebrate their accomplishments both on the small and big screen. RELATED: Brandy Celebrates NAACP Image Award Win On Instagram TV One, the new broadcast partner for the NAACP […]

Rev. Jesse Jackson has lived an extraordinary life. Through his civil service, he’s met some of the world’s biggest leaders including Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela. Rev. Jackson stopped by TUD’s studio and shared some fond memories of two of the biggest civil rights leaders the world will ever know. The best part about […]

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RELATED:  HBCU Alums Tell How MLK & Nelson Mandela Inspired Them [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO] For the next part of our “Martin & Mandela” Black History Month tribute we go to Philadelphia, PA and Washington, D.C. to  speak with visitors at the MLK Memorial in Washington, D.C. and have them explain why it’s important to keep his legacy, […]

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…

As we reflect on today’s King holiday and the upcoming Black History Month, it’s important not only to remember what our civil rights heroes did for the world, but also how each of us can take their philosophies even further. For Spelman alum Chelsea Williams, that means using her background in financial services to mentor […]

Rakim joins the lists of rappers and singers who have paid homage to the late South African leader Nelson Mandela since his passing on December 5th. While R. Kelly paid tribute in song, The Game had ‘Madiba’ tattooed on his body. However, The God MC took the more traditional route like rapper Jasiri X, recording […]

Nelson Mandela’s death has sparked an inspirational movement amongst many and the latest recording artist to join this movement is King Charles. The London-based recently released “Lov Madiba” as a tribute to the late social activist. “Lov Madiba” features Katie Melua and Shingai Shoniwa of the Noisettes.   King Charles is the son of a […]

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The late visionary and revolutionary Nelson Mandela shook the world and also shook up music. On Sunday, Dec. 15, TV One will re-air, “Song Cuts Through Race,” and we’ll see how Mandela, and those who supported him during his long imprisonment, understood that music, more than words, could unite the world. Watch the sneak peek […]

The world has been going nuts since a photo of President Obama was captured taking a selfie with two other world leaders at Nelson Mandela‘s memorial service. Many have called the action disrespectful and classless. However, the photographer who took the photo says to back off because it’s not that serious.   The photographer named […]