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Howard University Honors Radio One, Inc. Founder and Chairperson Cathy Hughes as New Namesake For Its School of Communications With Star-Studded Unveiling Ceremony and Celebration

Cathy Hughes School of Communication at Howard University

— Hosted by Anthony Anderson, Celebratory Program Featured Newsmakers and Entertainers Rev. Al Sharpton, Debbie Allen, Joe, Donald Lawrence, Vashawn Mitchell, Richard Smallwood, Russ Parr, Denise Boutte, Chrystee Pharris and […]

Woman Entrepreneur Makes $1.5 Million a Year Selling Chicken Wings

Tina D. Howell, entrepreneur and Wingstop franchisee

Tina D. Howell, a mother of three and a former school teacher, realized that you don’t have to reinvent the wheel to be a successful entrepreneur. So in 2003, she […]

"Buy Black" Movement Grabs International Attention

France news program covers Buy Black movement

Atlanta, GA — The “Buy Black” movement, a form of economic protest among African-Americans, is gaining steam at home and drawing attention abroad. In a recent news package, major French […]

Why Low Income Students on Food Stamps Do Better in School

Low income child eating lunch

A recent study by The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities showed that low-income children who are receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, also known as food stamps, actually […]

Are Breast Cancer Deaths Declining Among Black Women? Yes, and Here's Why!

Black women with breast cancer

Although Black women have a higher rate of getting breast cancer before age 45 and are more likely to die from breast cancer at every age, a study from the […]

Childhood Trips To Prison Gave This Entrepreneur a Very Profitable Idea!

Kristal Bush, founder of Bridging the Gap Transportation

Entrepreneurs often start businesses in order to fill a need or to solve a problem. That was the case with Kristal Bush from Philadelphia, PA. Her idea came from a […]

Women’s Entrepreneur Expo in the Washington, DC Area to Connect and Empower Black Business Women Leaders

Women Entrepreneurs Expo

— Free event offers a dynamic opportunity for women in business from various sectors to get educated, to share information, and to get renewed inspiration about the rewards of business […]

Legendary Comedian Michael Colyar Brings His Funny to Radio

Michael Colyar, host of The Afternoon Rush

— Replaces the Late, Great Doug Banks on Fresh, New Nationally Syndicated Drive Time Radio Show “The Afternoon Rush” — Hollywood, CA — With a natural gift for gab with […]

Donald Trump Confirms He is Bringing President Obama’s Half-Brother to the Next Presidential Debate

Donald Trump Endorsed By President Obama's Brother, Malik

Nationwide — Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trump’s campaign has confirmed that President Barack Obama’s 58-year old half-brother, Malik Obama, will be in attendance at the third presential debate to show […]

Two Seasoned Animators of the Original Soul Train, Scooby Doo and Fat Albert Team Up to Bring Life to AfroKids.com

Floyd Norman and Leo Sullivan

— Leo Sullivan and Floyd Norman have teamed up to bring to produce AfroKids.com, an interactive website that empowers families in building children’s self-esteem and cultural heritage  — Los Angeles, […]

Orrin Hudson, Chess Champion and Founder of Be Someone, Appears on “The Tom Joyner Morning Show”

Orrin Hudson on the Tom Joyner Morning Show

— Hudson announced to 8 million listeners that he is on a national tour to motivate and train at-risk youth to make better life decisions by teaching them the game […]

African-American Math Tutor Publishes New Book Series Entitled, "Family Math LLC" -- Written For the Entire Family!

Johnny Bowens, author of the Familly Math LLC book series

— The books are centered on two of the main ingredients for learning — family involvement together with a tutoring experience — Manteca, CA — Johnny Bowens, an African-American math […]

Two Sister Entrepreneurs Took a Leap on Faith With Their Amazing Gourmet Sauces and Landed in the "Shark Tank"

Sister owners of Lulu Bang Sauces on ABC's Shark Tank

— The episode on ABC’s hit reality show “Shark Tank” featuring savvy sisters, Jorrae and Kelly Beard, airs on October 28th — Philadelphia, PA — Four and a half years […]

Advocate For Black Women and Teen Girls Releases Two Powerful Novels With Life Lessons For All

Felecia Poole, author of the They Call Me Stormi series

Los Angeles, CA — Acclaimed author Felecia Poolé has released her thought-provoking Stormi Girl book series. These powerful coming of age novels that have everything you could ask for – thrills, […]

"Know Your Worth" Movement to Educate Black Women (and Men) on the Power They Behold in Dating, Overcoming Domestic Violence, and Self-Worth

Aaron Jordan, founder of the Know Your Worth Movement

Nationwide — Aaron Jordan Jr. is the brainchild, creator/CEO of the nationally renowned “Know Your Worth” (KYW) movement. The movement empowers African American women and men, helping them to realize […]

18-Year Old Howard University Student Was the Youngest Chosen By Black Enterprise to Compete in Silicon Valley

David Hill, Jr., a student at Howard University

Nationwide — Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have played a critical role in developing talent. Mr. Earl Graves Jr, CEO of Black Enterprise Magazine, has also provided significant leadership […]

FDA Approves "Artificial Pancreas" To Help Manage Diabetes

MiniMed device by Metronics that manages Diabetes

More than 29 million Americans have diabetes. Of these, 5 percent are those with Type 1 diabetes. This type of diabetes is when patients’ own pancreas doesn’t make insulin, a […]

First Ever Black Woman-Owned Full-Service Security Firm Was Launched With Just $500 -- But Is Now A Multi-Million Dollar Enterprise!

Mary Parker, founder of All-N-One Security

Mary Parker is the genius entrepreneur that founded All-N-One Security – a thriving, multi-million dollar security enterprise with a workforce of more than 200 employees. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, her […]

TV One Celebrates the 100th Episode of Viewer Favorite, "Fatal Attraction," on Monday Oct. 17 at 9pm ET

TV One's Fatal Attraction 100th Celebration

— Milestone Episode Features Tragic Murder in The Transgender Community: Lover’s Quarrel or Hate Crime? — Silver Spring, MD — TV One’s hit crime and justice series Fatal Attraction turns […]

The Hiring Demand for Black Tech Professionals Continues -- Next Up, the Washington DC Area!

Will Moss, founder of HBCU Connect, networking with attendees to his company's event

— Special VIP Hiring Event for Black Sales Executives and IT Professionals in D.C., Maryland and Northern Virgnia — Nationwide — HBCU Connect has hosted several events (in Dallas, Charlotte, […]

Two Female Authors Expose the Shocking Behaviors of "Selfish Baby Mamas" From Multiple Perspectives

What is a Selfish Baby Mama?

Nationwide — Many mothers, consciously or unconsciously, may not feel their behaviors exhibit forms of selfishness. However, a new book, entitled What is a Selfish Baby Mama? by Ablyss Gillespie & […]

It's True! Tommy Ford From the Hit 1990's "Martin" Sitcom Has Died at Age 52

Actors Tommy Ford and Martin Lawrence

Nationwide — TMZ and other credible sources have now confirmed that actor and comedian Tommy Ford, born Thomas Mikal Ford, has died. Ford was best known for his character on […]

African American Woman Doctor Pioneers a Different Way to Treat Stress in Children

Dr. Nadine Burke Harris

San Francisco, CA — A pioneer in the field of medicine, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris is a leader in the movement to transform how we respond to early childhood adversity […]

Tom Joyner Foundation Now Accepting Applications Full Ride Scholarship Program for Graduating HS Seniors

Tom Joyner Foundation

— One student will win a scholarship to cover all expenses to an HBCU of their choice, joining an impressive group of previous “Full Ride” Scholars — Dallas, TX — […]

This State Just Launched a $100 Million Program to Help Low Income Children

New Hampshire Tomorrow Program

A New Hampshire charitable foundation has joined forces with hundreds of businesses and organizations to create a fund that will help low-income children in New Hampshire. The fund is called […]

Actress Keke Palmer Releases Two New Shoe Collections

Keke Palmer's shoe collection with Shoe Dazzle

Actress, singer, songwriter, and television personality Keke Palmer is up to her heels in style. In addition to all her other accomplishments, she has just unveiled her new shoe collection […]

The Real Reason Behind African Americans With Eating Disorders

African American with eating disorder

Eating disorders include anorexia nervosa (anorexia), bulimia nervosa (bulimia), and binge eating disorder. Anyone can develop eating disorders. It’s not just a white person’s disease — African Americans struggle with […]

'Heelusions™ Heels by Design' Partners with Susan G. Komen to Connect Women’s Health with Fashion


— “A Mile in Her Heels” Breast Cancer Benefit Campaign — Nationwide — In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Missouri-based shoe fashion accessory company, “Heelusions” Heels by Design, has […]

This Program Is Giving Away $75 Million in Capital to Women, Minority and Veteran-Owned Small Businesses

Chase Small Business Program

In spite of the fact that many banks will not lend to small businesses, some large banks are coming forward to make capital more accessible to women-, minority-, and veteran-owned […]

RLJ Entertainment and AMC Networks Form Strategic Partnership For Streaming Services

Robert L. Johnson

— Bob Johnson, Founder and Chairman of RLJ Entertainment, and Josh Sapan, President and CEO of AMC Networks, Strongly Commit to Bringing Consumers More Diverse, High-Quality Content to SVOD Streaming […]

National Black Public Relations Society Honors PR Excellence on Friday, 10/28 at Its #PowerPR Playing to Win! Conference in Chicago


Los Angeles, CA — The National Black Public Relations Society (NBPRS) Inc. is honoring leaders in PR excellence as a part of its 2016 #PowerPR Playing to Win! National Conference, […]

This City is Giving Away Free Water Filters to Local Low-Income Families

Low income boy drinking water

The city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin is receiving much-need help from several non-profit organizations that are concerned about lead in the city’s water. Low income families in the city that include […]

$62 Million Dollars Gone -- Another NBA Player Files For Bankruptcy

Darius Miles, former player of the LA Clippers

It’s no secret that professional sports stars make a lot of money. Millions! It’s hard to believe that some of them go broke. But that is what has happened to […]

Joan Early’s Novel, "The Other Two-Fifths," Depicting a Generational Struggle for Equal Rights, is Now Available!

The Other Two Fifths by Joan Early

Nationwide — In The Other Two-Fifths by Joan Early, the shadow of Abe Lincoln disappears in the catastrophic race riot shattering the Springfield, Illinois community in 1908. Despite the model […]

NAACP Theatre Awards Modifies Nominee Announcement

NAACP Theatre Awards

Beverly Hills, CA — The NAACP Beverly Hills/Hollywood Branch Theatre Viewing Committee updates their announcements of nominees for the 26th Annual NAACP Theatre Awards. The awards include 32 categories, which encompass […]

Black-Owned Start-Up Called "Airfordable" Offers Layaway Plans For Expensive Plane Tickets

Founders of Airfordable

Airfordable, launched by a group of Chicago-based Black entrepreneurs, allows users to create a payment plan when buying airline tickets. Users can secure a plane ticket with a deposit upfront, […]

Bridging the World Language Divide: Morgan State University Philosopher Publishes New Groundbreaking Multilingual Glossary

Polygot Pocket Dictionary By Dr. Zekeh S. Gbotokuma

Nationwide — A Polyglot Pocket Dictionary of Lingála, English, French and Italian by Dr. Zekeh S. Gbotokuma is a glossary that allows readers to appreciate positive diversity and interculturalism through […]

Local Police Officers and High School Students Partner to Create a Multimedia Theatrical Production on Issues of Social Justice

Elizabeth Youth Theater Ensemble

Elizabeth, NJ — Elizabeth Youth Theater Ensemble, The Office of Youth, and HBO’s Corporate Social Responsibility will implement Walking the Beat: REmixing the Ritual — an on-going arts-in-education residency with […]

This Stuff is Worse Than Marijuana, But Doctors Give it Out Like It's Candy

African American with pain killer

About half of all U.S. states have now legalized the medical use of marijuana, while other states have removed marijuana possession as a criminal offense. The federal government, however, still […]

How Kevin Hart Made $87.5 Million Last Year -- Making Him the Highest Paid Comedian (More Than Jerry Seinfield!)

Kevin Hart

For the very first time in several years, Forbes’ annual list of celebrity money-makers has a new comedian topping the list. For years, Jerry Seinfeld topped the list. But for […]

NYC Mompreneur is Red Hot With Her New Black Haircare Line Called "Dope Hair"

Iasia Smith, founder of Dope Hair

Iasia Smith, a New York City-based Master Hair Stylist with more than 11 years dedicated to superior styling and innovation, has recently launched “Dope Hair” – a unique Black hair […]

The Rumors are True -- Janet Jackson is Pregnant At 50! -- But Is it Safe For Women to Give Birth at This Age?

Janet Jackson is pregnant at 50

News is travelling fast all around the world about Janet Jackson’s pregnancy. Not only is Jackson a famous singer, songwriter, actress and dancer, she is also having her very first […]

4th Annual Faith Awards Announces Honorees

Faith Awards Honorees

— Faith, Hope and Love Unlimited produces awards show to spotlight ordinary people doing extraordinary works in the community — Los Angeles, CA — Since its inception over 20 years […]

RLJ Entertainment Announces Acquisition of Urbanworld Film Festival Titles “Like Cotton Twines” and “Knucklehead”

Alfre Woodard and Gbenga Akinnabe star in Knucklehead

— Both films set to premiere on RLJE’s subscription VOD service, Urban Movie Channel — Los Angeles, CA — Following the 20th anniversary of the Urbanworld Film Festival, RLJ Entertainment […]

Actor Edwin Freeman Stars In Marvel’s Series Luke Cage Streaming Now On Netflix

Edwin Freeman as Young Pop in the Luke Cage Netflix series

— Edwin Freeman is Young Pop in Marvel’s new “Luke Cage” series airing on Netflix — Nationwide — Edwin Freeman stars as Young Pop in Marvel’s series Luke Cage. Young […]

Meet Henry T. Sampson -- The Man Who Created the First Cell Phone Back in 1971

Henry T. Sampson

What do Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Henry T. Sampson all have in common? They are all geniuses who pushed technology into the next century. We all know that Bill […]

Clear Evidence That Preschool Teachers Really Do Treat Black And White Children Differently

Preschool Discrimination by Teachers

A recent study took a good look at children in preschool to determine if black and white students are treated differently. The results were very revealing, especially to the mother […]

Black-Owned Spa/Salon For Men Raises $200K After Being Turned Down on "Shark Tank"

Michael Eliot, Founder of Hammer and Nails Salon For Men

Many people know Michael Elliot as the Hollywood screenwriter behind films like Brown Sugar, Like Mike and Just Wright. But he is also a successful entrepreneur who, you might say, […]