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First Black Teen Author Ever to Write 3 Books Being Used By School Districts Across the Country as Part of Their Teaching Curriculum

Essynce Moore

Hillside, NJ — 15-year old Essynce Moore is the only African American teen author that has written three books that are mandatory readings for several school district curriculums including Hillside, […]

White Security Guard Accidentally Shoots Himself, Then Blames a Black Man to Cover It Up

Brent P. Ahlers

St. Paul, MN — Brent P. Ahlers, a white campus security officer at St. Catherine University in Minnesota accidentally shot himself in the shoulder, and then fabricated a story about […]

Black-Owned Handbag Company Kicks Off National Black College Tour to Promote Their HBCU themed Custom Clutch Purses

Founders of Purse Paparazzi

— Husband and wife team, Quinn Conyers and Isa Abdul-Raheem, are going on a 6-city HBCU tour to promote their unique handbags to female students and alumni. — Baltimore, MD […]

"Beautiful Me Day" Premier Event to Celebrate, Empower and Uplift Black Girls and Women in Pennsylvania

Augusta Savage Day of Black Girl Beauty

The Lancaster – Augusta Savage Day of Black Girl Beauty Lancaster, PA –For Black Girls presents Beautiful Me Day: The Augusta Savage Day of Black Girl Beauty. This free event […]

Venus Williams is Investing Millions into This Startup to Empower Women Entrepreneurs

Venus Williams with Sallie Krawcheck

Venus Williams, a world-renowned tennis champion, is one of many investors investing millions of dollars into a unique woman-owned company called Ellevest – a digital investing platform and app that […]

New Website, MyAncestorsDidDat.com, Motivating Black Youth Towards Greatness

Myancestorsdiddat

New York, NY — Black youth looking for a dose of inspiration now have a new ally following the recent launch of the website MyAncestorsDidDat.com.

Miss USA 2016, Deshauna Barber, to Speak at the 16th Sister to Sister Fitness Festival

Deshauna Barber

— The 16th Annual Sister to Sister (5K) Fitness Festival will take place on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at the Alan E. Sims Cedar Hill Recreation Center, 310 East Parkerville […]

HBCU Technology Summit to be Held at Morehouse College

HBCU Technology Summit

— Black Higher Ed Tech Leaders, Key HBCU Leaders, Administrators and Alumni will meet in Atlanta to plan HBCU Sustainability; Registration and Call for Speakers is now open. — Atlanta, […]

Black Girls Code Organization Receives $255K in Funding from General Motors

Black Girls Code

Detroit, MI — Black Girls Code, a non-profit organization that aims to increase the number of women of color in the digital space, has announced a partnership with General Motors, […]

Dennis Williams' Original Stage Play, "Love & Therapy Gone Wrong," Coming to Howard University

Dennis Williams' Love and Therapy Gone Wrong

— The hit stage play will be showing on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 7pm — Washington, DC — Dennis Williams’ 4-time sold out hit stage play, Love & Therapy […]

8th Annual African American Authors & Empowerment Expo to Be Held on Saturday, October 7th

African American Authors & Empowerment Expo

— One of the largest expos for African American authors is coming to Morgan State University — Nationwide — The African American Authors & Empowerment Expo (AAAEE) is holding its 8th […]

Solar-Powered Food Carts Helping Poor Black Entrepreneurs to Become Street Vendors

Black street vendors in Uganda

Three social entrepreneurs, Manon Lavaud, Nataliey Bitature, and Keisuke Kubota, have founded Musana Carts, a San Francisco-based company, that provides urban street vendors with a cleaner, safer and more efficient […]

The Real Reason Why More Blacks and Other Minorities Have (and Die From) Asthma

Black child with asthma

According to The Asthma Center, thousands of people die of asthma each year in the United States. However, the risk of death among African-Americans is three times greater than that […]

Black Protesters Against "Black Genocide" of Abortion Win Case in Washington DC

National Museum of African American History & Culture

— Protesters win case filed against the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) — Washington, DC — Late yesterday, the American Freedom Law Center, a national public […]

Black Actor, Singer, Songwriter Barachi Electrifies Las Vegas

Barachi

— GMUSIC Brings Black Artist’s Live Performances to Area’s Hottest Venues Ahead of 2018 Album Release. — Las Vegas, NV — Miami-based singer/ songwriter/ actor/ producer Barachi sparked electricity and […]

kweliTV Officially Launches; Founder DeShuna Spencer Explains Why Authentic Media Representation Matters Now

Deshuna Spencer, founder of kweliTV

Nationwide — kweliTV (www.kweli.tv), a video streaming platform that curates independent content of the global black community, has officially launched out of beta. Today’s announcement comes with the unveiling of […]

Black Woman Proves Successful with Structured Writing Model for Low-Performing Students & Adult Learner Drop-Outs

Jacqueline T. Hill, founder of the Writing Your Best program

Arlington, TX — Another teacher exits the classroom. But, it’s not because of the stresses, classroom behaviors and loads of paperwork. Teachers have 50 minutes to teach your 8th grader […]

D.C. Summit by Prostate Health Education Network Marks National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

African American Prostate Cancer Disparity Summit

Quincy, MA — Prostate cancer touches lives of the famous like Ambassador Andrew Young and activist-artist Harry Belafonte. But there are tens of thousands of others impacted like Oakland minister, […]

Chicago Mother Heartbroken After Her Teen Daughter Was Found Dead in a Hotel Freezer

Kenneka Jenkins, Chicago teen found dead in a hotel freezer

Chicago, IL — Kenneka Jenkins, a 19-year-old from Chicago was recently found dead inside the walk-in freezer of the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Rosemont. Her family and friends had reported […]

Master P's New "Day Runner" App is Ready For Wall Street -- Has the Potential to be Bigger Than Uber!

Master P's new Day Runner app

Nationwide — Businessman Percy “Master P” Miller, Marvin Walker, and the Day Runner Technology Team have created an app that’s a game changer for the fast-paced courier and delivery service […]

This Black Woman-Owned Construction Firm Has Defied the Odds -- Even Securing a $27 Million Contract With the FAA!

Nancy Underwood, founder of UGE-ECS

By Raja Moussaoui Los Angeles, CA — Nancy Espie-Underwood is a force. She is a force of positivity and perseverance who, for the past five decades, has defied the limits […]

20-Year Entertainment Executive, Lindsay Guion, Appointed CEO of Major Supported Boutique Music and Technology Company

Lindsay Guion, CEO of GMUSIC

— CEO Lindsay Guion helm of GMUSIC comes with a resume tailored to create global, multi-platform solutions. — New York, NY — Music executive Lindsay Guion, recently appointed CEO of […]

Mary J. Blige Opens Up About Depression, Alcohol Abuse, and Other Bad Choices That Nearly Killed Her

Mary J. Blige

Superstar Mary J. Blige appears to have it all together. She is a singer, songwriter, model, record producer and actress who started her career in music by singing background on […]

This Eye-Opening Program is Boosting Test Scores For Low Income Students

Low income children helped by Vision to Learn

Researchers have discovered that poor school performance among low-income students can often be traced to poor eyesight. Because of this, a new program called Vision To Learn was formed to […]

Star-Studded Film Directed by the Late Tommy Ford, "Switching Lanes," Now Available on UMC - Urban Movie Channel

Switching Lanes

— Also Coming to UMC this Month: “Light Girls,” Counterpart to the Compelling Bill Duke Documentary “Dark Girls” and more — Los Angeles, CA — A star-studded portrayal of racism […]

Malcolm X Scholarship for "Exceptional Courage" Now Open For African American Students

Malcolm X Scholarship program

The Malcolm X Scholarship for “Exceptional Courage” is directed towards undergraduate students, who are enrolled at one of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) institutions. The scholarship was developed by […]

Meet the Rejected Flight Attendant Turned Entrepreneur Who Decided to Start Her Own Airline!

Sibongile Sambo, founder of SRS Aviation

Sibongile Sambo, who is from South Africa, once applied for a job as a flight attendant but was told by South African Airways that she did not qualify for the […]

Bill Gates Discontinues the Gates Millennium Scholars Program For Minority Students -- But There Are Other Options Available!

Bill Gates

Nationwide — Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft, has given away billions of dollars in scholarship money. But if you haven’t noticed already, since 2016, the Gates Millennium Scholars Program for […]

Black-Owned Construction Firm Scores $27 Million Convention Center Contract in a City That is Only 6% Black

Hermann Colas, founder of Colas Construction, with his executive team

Colas Construction, a Black-owned construction firm based in Portland, Oregon, has just scored the largest contract ever awarded to a minority-owned business by the city. Their contract is worth $27 […]

Chase Bank to Invest -- Not $1 or $2 Million -- But $40 Million into Chicago's Low Income Neighborhoods

Chicago low income neighborhood

The world’s largest bank wants to help build affordable housing in Chicago, and they have committed to invest $40 million toward the effort. JPMorgan & Chase announced recently that they […]

11-Year Old Designer Becomes the Youngest Fashion Designer Ever to Present at New York Fashion Week

Kheris Rogers

Kheris Rogers, an 11-year-old entrepreneur from Los Angeles, has made history at New York Fashion Week as the youngest fashion designer ever to present. Kheris became an internet sensation earlier […]

Major Black-Owned Hair Care Brand Launches New "Heavenly Halo" Collection

The Mane Choice Heavenly Halo Collection

New York, NY — Hydrated hair is soft! The Mane Choice launched their newest collection, Heavenly Halo, in partnership with Target Stores. Amongst many other benefits, Heavenly Halo makes hydrating […]

What Oprah Winfrey Taught Steve Harvey About Business -- She Told Him, "Steve, the Key To Your Success is..."

Steve Havey With Oprah Winfrey

Steve Harvey admits that he wants to be a mogul like Oprah. “I’d love to build one of the greatest media empires of all time. Oprah’s done it,” he said […]

Black Ownership in This Controversial Industry is Less Than 1% -- But These 3 Visionaries are Breaking Down the Barriers!

Founders of The Hood Incubators

One of the fastest-growing industries in America today is legal marijuana used for medicinal purposes, yet very few people of color can break into the business. In fact, Black ownership […]

8 Black Celebrities That Own Restaurants, Fast Food Chains, and Sports Bars

Unless a restaurant bears the celebrity’s name, most people would never know that it is owned by a celebrity. Here are 8 well-known black celebrities and the restaurants, fast food […]

They Tried For 10 Years, and Then Finally Gave Birth to 6 Babies -- Now The Kids Are Grown Up... and Famous!

McGhee Family with 6 children

Mia and Rozonno McGhee from Columbus, Ohio, are the proud parents of six children – all born at the same time! After trying for 10 years, the couple finally gave […]

10 Black-Owned Online Art Galleries and Collections

Artist Corey Barksdale

You don’t have to travel far to visit some of the finest art galleries. These 10 Black-owned online art galleries and collections represent some of the finest art works from […]

Mother of Four Launches Multi-Million Dollar Curly Wig Empire

Tiffini Gatlin, founder of Latched and Hooked

When you’re a mother of four, you have no time to waste. Tiffini Gatlin, a native of Atlanta, is an entrepreneur that left her job as a corporate banking executive […]

Master P's New Orleans Gators Just Got Bigger -- Signing Big Baby Glen Davis, Stromile Swift, and Tyrus Thomas

New Orleans Gators

Nationwide — The New Orleans Gators have signed the Louisiana Connection, all former LSU Tigers and ex-NBA stars with plenty more pro-basketball left in their game: Big Baby Glen Davis, […]

Master P's New Orleans Gators Sign WNBA Basketball Hall of Famer Lisa Leslie to Coach

Lisa Leslie signed to GMGB Basketball League

New Orleans, LA — Basketball Hall of Famer Lisa Leslie, three-time WNBA MVP and a four-time Olympic gold medal winner, has signed on as head coach of The New Orleans […]

Global Mixed Gender Basketball League Has Named Christopher 2X Ambassador of Public Relations

Christopher 2X

New York, NY — GMGB Professional Basketball League is about equality and giving back to the community. “Balling For A Cause” is GMGB’s motto. The GMGB HELPS Organization is about […]

Michael Jordan and 9 Other Black NBA Players With Multi-Million Dollar Shoe Deals

Michael Jordan with Nike shoes

Michael Jordan retired from basketball in 2003, but he remains busy with endorsements especially for his Nike shoes. In fact, his $110 million endorsement deal with Nike is what still […]

How This Mompreneur and Her Two Daughters Came to Own -- Not 1 or 2 -- But 13 McDonald’s Franchises!

Patricia Williams and her daughters

Entrepreneur Patricia Williams and her daughters, Nicole Enearu and Kerri Harper-Howie, have created a legacy for themselves as the owners of 13 McDonald’s franchises in the Los Angeles, California area. […]

Entrepreneur/ Graphic Designer Creates the Coolest Black-to-School Supplies Ever!

Makeba Griffin, founder of Makeba Designs

Entrepreneur and graphic designer Makeba Griffin is the founder of a fashionable lifestyle brand of clothing and accessories designed for women, girls and boys. Her designs and prints are attractive, […]

Landmark Minority-Owned Business Provides Water Safety Classes for 232 Children

Eldon Ward Swimathon

— Eldon Ward Swim-A-Thon Raises Money for swim lessons for local youth — Columbus, OH — E.E. Ward Moving and Storage is pleased to announce its recent Laps For Learning […]

Single Mom Turns a $32 Bank Balance into an International Hair Care Brand -- Ships Over 3,000 Orders Each Month!

Gwen Jimmere, founder of Naturalicious

Just 30 days before her grueling divorce was final, Gwen Jimmere from Detroit, Michigan, found herself being laid off from her job. As the breadwinner in the marriage, she was […]

The American Heart Association to Offer Financial Awards to Innovative Business Solutions for Urban Community Health Issues Through Competition

School gardens

— EmPOWERED To Serve™ business storytelling competition: enter now thru September 5 — Dallas, TX — The American Heart Association, the world’s leading voluntary organization dedicated to building healthier lives, […]

The Number One Cause of Death in America -- Especially for African Americans!

Black man having a heart attack

It’s official; the number one cause of death in America is heart disease. Most Americans are at risk, and it’s not just an age-related disease. At any age, the heart […]