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Tom Joyner Announces Retirement -- But Rumors About Him Being Forced Out of the Company Are Not True!

Tom Joyner

Dallas, TX — Tom Joyner, founder and host of the syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show says that he will soon be retiring in 2019. His long-time co-host, Sybil Wilkes, will […]

Black Filmmaker, Shirah Dedman, Produces New Documentary Exposing the Truth About Gentrification

Shirah Dedman, filmmaker of You a Nomad

Oakland, CA — A new documentary exploring displacement of African-Americans out of major U.S. cities will release on YouTube on October 25, 2017. YOU A NOMAD is a short film […]

Black Woman Authorpreneur Solo Represents Black Community at Major International Book Conference in Frankfurt, Germany

Lindsey Bivens

Nationwide — Lindsy Bivens is a published author and empowerment speaker-turned publishing professional, who after learning difficult lessons through self-publishing, was fueled with a passion to solve problems for new […]

Cymphonique Sings Like Beyonce and Has Hands Like Laila Ali

Cymphonique boxing

Nationwide — Cymphonique is only 20, but has over 10 years of hard work blood sweat and tears into her music career. The Hip Hop R&B superstar sacrifices and dedicates […]

Toya Wright’s Brother, Walter Johnson, Releases New Book and Offers an Apology to Rapper Lil Wayne

Lions and Legends by Walter Johnson

New Orleans, LA — Walter “Trifelon” Johnson, BET Reality Star of Toya: A Family Affair, has released his memoir titled Lions and Legends: Murder, Music, Mayhem and A Family Secret […]

This 10-Year Old Black Entrepreneur Has Sold Her Patented Invention in All 50 States and Nine Countries

Gabrielle Goodwin, founder of Gabby's Bows

Columbia, SC — Elementary entrepreneur Gabrielle Goodwin has finally received the utility patent for her hair accessory invention GaBBY Bows. She and her mom, Rozalynn, applied for it when Gabrielle […]

Outspoken Black Author, Dr. Claud Anderson, Answers 101 Black History Questions You Never Thought to Ask in His New Book

A Black History Reader by Dr. Claud Anderson

Nationwide — A Black History Reader: 101 Questions You Never Thought to Ask is a stunning, behind-the-headlines account of how America arrived at the racial tipping point where it finds […]

R&B Star Barachi Still On Tour; Album Set to Drop Via GMUSIC in Spring 2018 With Tracks Featuring Rick Ross, Trick Daddy & Trina, and Zoey Dollaz

Barachi

New York, NY — For those who have not yet been seduced by the smooth modern sound of Barachi’s hit debut project “Therapy,” now is the chance for a formal […]

Study Shows That Gargling Listerine is Effective in Killing Certain STDs

African American man gargling

A study has shown that Listerine Cool Mint and Total Care are effective in killing certain sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the mouth and throat. Although the study revealed information […]

Billions Spent on Low Income College Students -- But Half of Them Don't Even Graduate!

Low income student at college

Low-income students have a more difficult time getting through college than other students due to cost. One would assume that by offering financial assistance such as the Pell grant, that […]

HBCU Tech Summit at Morehouse Inspires African-American Millennials to Pursue Entrepreneurship and High-Tech Careers

HBCU Tech Summit

— Students from over 70 HBCUs to attend Tech Summit at Morehouse alongside innovators, start-ups, and Silicon Valley’s finest. — Atlanta, GA — In just two weeks, innovators, silicon valley […]

African American Holistic Doctor Releases New Line of All-Natural Herbal Ointments

Dr. Nancy

— Dr. Nancy J. Williams has developed all-natural, chemical-free products that help with arthritis, back pain, migraines, sciatica, lupus, sinus congestion, menstrual cramps, and more — Nationwide — You shape […]

Forget 401k! These New Strategies Help African American Millennials Build an Endless Source of Self-Funding and Capital

Steven Labroi, founder and President of Millennial Banking Concept

— Millennial Banking Concept develops new strategies for a new generation via their trademark process Human Equity Line of Credit™ strategy! — Washington, DC — Having access to the education […]

Human Behavior Expert Provides Solution to Global Racism and Religious Conflict!

Edgar J. Ridley

New York, NY — Today’s domestic and global conflicts have continuing threads that underlie them, not the least of which are issues over religion and race. These issues are informed […]

National Black Business Owners Association Launches in Charlotte, NC

Cherie Shepherd, founder & CEO of NBBOA

Announces Three Programs Focusing on Access to Funding – Pathways to Funding, the NBBOA Loan Prep Academy, and NBBOA Loan Connections Charlotte, NC — The National Black Business Owners Association […]

Black Family-Owned Potato Chip Brand Expands to 41 States -- Plans to Launch New Smoked Barbecue Flavor!

Black family founders of Symphony Chips

Nationwide — Symphony Potato Chips, a Black-owned family business based in Atlanta, GA is quickly becoming a household name. Harmonious and flavorful are words that are used everyday, but try saying […]

Black Views Matter! First Internet Radio Network Focusing On Causes and Issues Relevant to People of Color Launches

CWR Talk Network Show Hosts

— The CWR Network, the first Internet talk radio network focusing on key issues and major causes affecting people of color, will launch on Monday, October 16th. The network will […]

Black-Owned Event Planning Firm Recognized as a Top 100 Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) in the Washington, DC Area

Carolyn Howell, founder of Events USA

— CRMSDC names Events USA as one of the best in the region — Lanham, MD — The Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council (CRMSDC) has named Carolyn E. Howell, […]

27th Annual NAACP Theatre Awards Announces Nominations

NAACP Theatre Awards

Beverly Hills, CA — The NAACP Beverly Hills/Hollywood Branch’s Theatre Viewing Committee announces nominations for the 27th Annual NAACP Theatre Awards. This year’s nominee roster is overwhelmingly filled with multiple […]

This City Wants to Give Low Income Residents a Break on Parking Tickets

Car with parking ticket

Parking tickets in large cities like San Francisco can add up to a hefty sum. In fact, the cost for an expired meter ticket in the city is $74, and […]

Landlords Hate This Young Black Entrepreneur's App (But Renters Love it!)

Ofo Ezeugwu, CEO and co-founder of Whose Your Landlord

23-year old Ofo Ezeugwu is the CEO and co-founder of Whose Your Landlord (WYL), a free service that provides renters with landlord reviews so that they can be better informed […]

No One Has Done More For Dark Skin Than Activist Rashida Strober -- 5 Books and an Upcoming One-Woman Play in Harlem on November 4th

Rashida Strober, queen of dark skin

Nationwide — Get to know Rashida Strober, the world’s first dark skin activist and the inventor of dark skin activism. No one else has done what she has done.  Millions […]

New Historical Fiction Adventure Book For Black Children is Now Available to Download For Free

Demarcus Jones and the Solar Calendar by Quineka Ragdale

Nationwide — In anticipation of the fourth book from the Demarcus Jones series, CJK Publishing is offering their first audio book, Demarcus Jones and the Solar Calendar, to the public […]

9 Black Women Share Their Painful Divorce Experiences in New Book, "How Divorce Became My Deliverance"

Divorced Black woman

— Because researchers estimate that marriages have a 50% chance of survival, these women have come together to share how they moved past the pain of divorce. While some chose […]

Contagious Video of 1970's Hit Song Spreads Awareness of Stroke Signs

YMCA parody song from the American Stroke Association

— American Stroke Association releases a Y.M.C.A parody song to educate about stroke — Dallas, TX — A new parody music video is teaching diverse populations and generations across the […]

UMC - Urban Movie Channel's October "Thrills & Chills" Features Exclusive Premiere of Hogtown, The Good Wifey; and Redrum

Hogtown

Los Angeles, CA — UMC – Urban Movie Channel’s “Thrills & Chills” collection features a nice crop of murder mystery and horror films to indulge in this October. Beginning on […]

Derek Jeter Becomes the First Black CEO of a Major League Baseball Team -- Says He's Fine With His Players Kneeling

Derek Jeter

A group headed by 14-time MLB All-Star Derek Jeter and Florida businessman Bruce Sherman has completed its purchase of the Miami Marlins, a Major League Baseball team. Jeter, now a […]

How She Overcame Her Husband's Tragic Death and Launched a $3 Million Staffing Company

Constance Moonzwe, Founder of ITH Staffing

Constance Moonzwe was devastated when her husband tragically died in 2014, leaving her to raise their 7-month old baby alone. She, however, decided to keep herself busy and start a […]

Why and How People Are Getting Puppy Poop Infections

African American child with puppy

Puppies are oh so cute, but recently these cute little canines are sending people in 12 states to the hospital. Why? Puppy poop is contaminating people with the potentially deadly […]

Join the Celebration -- October 30th is National Dashiki Day!

National Dashiki Day

Nationwide — Oct. 30 is National Dashiki Day, a day of cultural celebration to the colorful garment that was adopted by African-Americans in the 1960’s and 1970’s as a symbol […]

Woman Entrepreneur Makes History After Raising $1 Million For Her Legal Tech Startup

Kristina Jones, founder of Court Buddy

Kristina Jones has worked hard to overcome enormous odds to became the 14th African American female founder to ever raise $1 million for her tech startup. Her San Francisco-based company, […]

Last Black-Owned Bank in Chicago Gets $20 Million Deposit From the City

ISf Bank, Chicago's last Black-owned bank

Illinois Service Federal Savings & Loan Association (IsfBank) is the last Black-owned bank in Chicago, and the city wants it to stay afloat. That’s why the city of Chicago has […]

Master P's GMGB Co-Ed Professional Basketball League Makes History!

GMGB Basketball League

New Orleans, LA — Global Mixed Gender Basketball (GMGB) is the first league to put both male and female pro-athletes to compete on the basketball court simultaneously. Most people questioned […]

Even Oprah Had to Fight Depression -- Find Out How She Did It!

Oprah Winfrey

Many people have the misconception that depression is a white man’s disease. It is not. Black people also suffer from depression but are more reluctant to talk about it or […]

3 Reasons Why Low Income Families Actually Pay More for Groceries

Black woman grocery shopping

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Economic Research Service, in 2014, middle income households spent an average of 13.4% percent of their income on food, while low income […]

United Negro College Fund/ Michael Jackson Scholarship Now Open For African American Students

Michael Jackson Scholarship

The Michael Jackson scholarship provides financial assistance to communication arts and social science students attending a UNCF college/university during the current academic year. Candidates must have a minimum GPA of […]

This 17-Year Old Black Entrepreneur's Beauty Brand is Worth Almost $500K -- And She Has More Than 40 Different Products!

Zandra Cunningham, teen founder of Zandra's Beauty

Zandra Cunningham, the founder and CEO of Zandra’s Beauty, an all-natural skincare line, started her company when she was just 9-years old. Now, at age 17, her Buffalo, New York-based […]

Billions in New Funding to Create More Low Income Housing in California

Low income housing in Oxnard, California

California has a housing problem. There are just not enough affordable homes for low income families. That’s why the California State Senate just passed major legislation that will add billions […]

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 […]