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As biometric technology continues to make its way to the forefront of everyday life, it will now be made available to middle and high schoolers in Florida. Pinellas Florida school system will be the first in the nation to use palm scanning technology to pay for lunch. Rutenbeck says, “This gives children more time to eat lunch […]

A joint panel of the Maryland legislature approved on Valentines’s Day a bill to legalize same-sex marriage, adding to national momentum for gay nuptials following advances in California, New Jersey and Washington state over the last week. Committee approval of Governor Martin O’Malley’s bill on Tuesday moves Maryland closer to becoming the eighth state to legalize […]

Bishop Vashti McKenzie, a Baltimore native and former pastor of Payne Memorial AME Church in Baltimore, Md. has released a mixtape of inspirational messages centered around love.  The mixtape is called The Greatest of These is Love. The mixtape contains ten mini-messages to inspire, inform and instruct. The love notes will challenge you to open your […]

As we mourn the passing of Whitney Houston, I had to search within me why I have spent so much time weeping and not really being able to process why a life of such rich giftings was haunted in such a way. We all struggle with demons and some of them are so overwhelming and […]

Whitney Houston will be laid to rest privately near her childhood church in Newark, NJ and will not have a public memorial according to NBC New York. The 18,000-seat Prudential Center had been planned as a setting for a public memorial, but the family decided overnight to keep services private, a source confirmed. Read more […]

The white bricklayer from Virginia defied stereotypes and centuries of racist laws when he married Mildred Jeter, who was black and Native American. Convicted of violating a law against interracial marriage, the Lovings fought for their rights and won a landmark 1967 Supreme Court case that struck down such bans nationwide. Read:Black Love Their lives […]

Black love is passionate and inspiring.  Iconic writer Zora Neale Hurston once said, “Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.”  Here are the couples NewsOne has chosen that demonstrate the true essence of what Black love is all about. Happy Valentine’s Day! 1)Barack and Michelle Obama:  Their love is authentic, and they […]

Love is a word that is tossed around like germs in the air and without regard to what we are really saying.  When we speak the words that are implanted with the word Love in it…..we are committing ourselves to an act, a belief and a standard of friendship that forces us to raise the bar. There […]

A student at Brigham Young conducted a survey as to what was the number of educated student that were familiar with the black culture. The funny thing is he is white and was made up as a black man. Though the video is hilarious it is also disturbing at how ignorant we all really are […]

Happy Monday! I thought I would post this video to bless. Perhaps it will encourage you and remind you of the God that we serve. Enjoy! Introducing Jesus Christ – Steve Harvey from Risen Magazine on Vimeo.

Wallace Best, a professor of religion at Princeton University compiled a list of the 10 best gospel songs. He says that gospel is the most “American” of American music. It is the roots of R&B and rock and perhaps the most influential genre of music there is. Coming up with a list of the best […]

Last night, the 54th annual Grammy Awards aired. Unfortunately there is a large portion of the show that goes unaired. However gospel recording artist Le’Andria Johnson did win her first Grammy for Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance for her single “Jesus.” She also performed at the Pre-Telecast Ceremony with Trin-i-tee 5:7, Kim Burrell and Kelly […]