National Action Network

The Mississippi Chapter of the National Action Network (NAN), community leaders and local clergy in Natchez, Mississippi have joined forces to protest the vicious Tasering…

Debra Simmons, vice-president of the Mississippi Chapter of the National Action Network (NAN), the civil rights organization founded by Rev. Al Sharpton, was violently pushed…

The economy may be showing some signs of improvement but finding employment is still very difficult for many Americans–especially recent college graduates. That obstacle only…

Wednesday marks the opening day for the 15th Annual National Action Network Convention, a gathering of civil rights, religious, and LGBT rights leaders headed by…

National Action Network, a leading civil right organization founded by Reverend Al Sharpton will hold its 14th Annual Convention on April 11-14th in Washington, D.C. As a leading voice championing justice for Trayvon Martin, supporting this organization is important. Founded in 1991, NAN works within the spirit and tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. […]

While folks like Cicely Tyson, Phylicia Rashad, Maya Angelou, Voncile Mallory (my mother) and others are gracefully aging, we younger folks aren’t doing as well.…

When the world heard of the tragic passing of Don Cornelius, we had different reactions. Some were in disbelief, others paid homage to the legend with a “Soul Train line” in Times Square, while many reflected on his immense impact on society. SEE ALSO: Is Black History Month Hard On Black Folks? BLACK HISTORY MONTH […]

This week I had a rare moment of downtime. While flipping through TV channels I caught a preview of a show that will air this weekend: Oprah Winfrey interviewing Sean Penn in Haiti for “Oprah’s Next Chapter” on OWN. I couldn’t help but wonder what their interview will depict, and whether it will show what […]

The Rev. Al Sharpton and his organization, the National Action Network, will be leading a number of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day festivities in New York City this weekend. RELATED: NewsOne’s MLK Day Brotherhood Awards! SEE ALSO: Black Latinos Talk Struggles On Monday morning, January 16, Sharpton will be joined by Motown Records founder Berry […]

While watching the Iowa caucus this past Tuesday and all the analysis that ensued, I had a random thought:  I wonder how many Black women live in that state? SEE ALSO: Did Romney Have 20 Incorrect Votes? College Kids Boo Santorum In a vastly conservative part of the country, how many Black women are Republicans […]

NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK (NAN), ALONG WITH LABOR & CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS TO ATTACK JOBLESSNESS & VOTER ID LAWS THAT ARE THREATENING PEOPLE’S VOTER RIGHTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY ON DECEMBER 9TH AS PART OF 25-CITY RALLY FOR JOBS & JUSTICE NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK & REV. AL SHARPTON, ALONG WITH LABOR LEADERS & COMMUNITY ACTIVISTS TO LEAD […]

There’s an old saying that goes:  it takes a village to raise a child.  But how many of us really understand what this means?  Based on the continuing ridiculous debate over Plan B contraception and young girls, apparently not too many of us.  If we actually realized that our youth need the input and guidance […]