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It is 2018, Right? Jess Blakeney,19, was requested to change her multi-colored hair after a year of employment because it was said to be a distraction. She was also shown the employee handbook in which the policy stated refrain from ” outrageous Hairstyles”. Jess decided to choose her and refused to change her hair color which resulted […]

Gladys Knight says being married to a western North Carolina native has turned her into a country girl at heart, and she’s hoping to turn that new affection into possibly the best thing that’s ever happened to Canton. The Asheville Citizen-Times reports Knight and William “Billy” McDowell, a Canton native, have launched a fundraising campaign […]

Gospel singer Tasha Cobbs chats with Erica Campbell about being a pastor and counseling young people.

Kirk Franklin and Bishop Hezekiah Walker came through to the Get Up! studio to talk about everything gospel with Erica Campbell & GRIFF. They talked about the challenges the face as gospel artists in 2016, and how hard it is to watch the genre struggle in some aspects. Plus, Kirk explains why he thinks young […]

Kobe Bryant just wrapped up his brilliant 20-year NBA career, but he obviously intends to continue to influence the game beyond selling his latest Black Mamba sneakers personally designed by Nike CEO Mark Parker. Perhaps in an effort to solidify his legacy, and probably out of sheer love for the game, Kobe has become a leadership […]

At NewsOne, we believe that the child who reads is the child who leads. In keeping with that idea, we decided this summer to take…