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National Fatherhood Organization Announces "National Real Dads Read Day"

Real Dads Read

— First National Real Dads Read Day set for June 9, 2017, with a Focus on Children of Color — Atlanta, GA — It wasn’t too long ago that Fathers […]

Celebrity Chef Ryan Rondeno Launches New Collection of Spices Entitled ‘Ryan Rondeno Spice Collection’

Chef Ryan Rondeno

— A zesty new spice rub that will feature 3 flavors: Nola Creole, Citrus Herb, & Ancho Chile Barbeque — Los Angeles, CA — Celebrity Chef Ryan Rondeno launched his […]

Two Black Female Tech Entrepreneurs Launch First Ever Peer-to-Peer Identity Verification and Background Check Platform

Patricia Wilson-Smith and Tavonia Evans, founders of Safe2Meet

— Patricia Wilson-Smith and Tavonia Evans raised $165K from angel investors to launch Safe2Meet.com – a unique service that protects consumers from online predators. — Atlanta, GA — Safe2Meet.com, a local […]

Strayer University Leadership Under Fire for Racial Discrimination and Abuse of Power

Bryan Jones, President of Strayer University

By Sandra Wyckoff Nationwide — In separate complaints filed in Virginia and Tennessee, employees at Strayer University, one of the largest for-profit college systems in the US, have alleged systematic […]

Young Black Inventor's Device Locates Lost Kids -- Innovative New 'Gotcha' GPS Tracking Device Ensures Nothing Will Ever Be Lost Again, Not Even a Kid

Taylor Baloney, inventor of the Gotcha tracking device

— Innovative New ‘Gotcha’ GPS Tracking Device Ensures Nothing Will Ever Be Lost Again, Not Even a Kid — San Jose, CA — Find My Everything Inc. is excited to […]

2x Grammy Winning Arrested Development Brings Balance to Hip-Hop with New Single & Video "In 1 Day"

Arrested Development

Nationwide — Arrested Development (AD) are true trailblazers within music. They first blew people’s minds in 1991, championing hip-hop from the south while spreading a unique mixture of consciousness and […]

Amazon and HBCU Connect Partner to Host a Special VIP Hiring Event for Black Professionals in the DC/Maryland/Virginia Area

Amazon and HBCU Connect VIP HIring Event

Nationwide — HBCUConnect.com, in partnership with popular online retailer Amazon, is offering Black professionals in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area, the opportunity to meet with representatives from Amazon to […]

Mental Health Expert, Dr. Sheila D. Williams, Uses Her Memoir, ‘My Mother’s Keeper’, to Inspire and Motivate Others to Live Unapologetically and Create the Future They Desire

Dr. Sheila D. Williams, author of My Mother's Keeper

Nationwide — Are you holding on to a family secret? Have you become stagnant due to a past that haunts you? Are you ashamed, embarrassed or afraid to expose something […]

8-Year Old Twin Siblings Launch New Bottled Water Company for Kids

Dowe Twins, founder of Kids 2 Water

You don’t have to be a grown-up to be an entrepreneur. These 8-year-old twins from Bronx NYC are only in the second grade, yet they have started their own company, […]

New Nationwide Cross-Cultural Training Program for Police Officers, Badges2Bridges, Aims to Ease Racial Tensions

Police officers

Nationwide — The Cross-Cultural Institute has launched Badges2Bridges, a new training program for police officers and law enforcement professionals. The program aims to equip law enforcement personnel to work effectively with […]

36th Annual Harlem Business Alliance Fundraising Awards Gala Celebrates 'Black Women Did That' -- Honoring the Brains, Grace & Power of Black Women

Harlem Business Alliance Fundraising Awards Honorees

Saluting: Sylvia Rhone, Jeanne Wardford, Vera Moore, Dyana Williams, Glynda C. Carr, Kimberly Peeler-Allen, Jodie Patterson, Dr. Aletha Maybank and La-Verna J. Fountain Event Sponsors: Airbnb, Harlem Community Development Corporation, […]

Washington DC Elected Officials Out of Step with African American Leaders Attempts at Progress

DC Board of Elections

Washington, DC — DC’s Mayor Bowser, Council Member Anita Bonds, and DC’s Attorney General Racine, have not shown support for the proposed Recovery Act for Living Descendants of American Slaves, […]

NIH Study Shows Exercise May Lower Risk of High Blood Pressure In African Americans

African Americans exercising

Nationwide — Researchers who study cardiovascular health have long known that exercise is one way to keep high blood pressure at bay. But studies confirming this protective effect have mainly […]

Tech Entrepreneur Launches "Spendwith" -- A Mobile App That Encourages African Americans (and Latinos) to Buy, Sell & Trade in Their Own Communities

Jibril Sulaiman, founder of Spendwith app

— “Spendwith” is a culture-based, buy & sell app that is now available on the iTunes and Google Play app stores — Atlanta, GA — Spendwith, a new mobile marketplace […]

Black, Married, and... Entrepreneurs -- Baltimore-based Power Couple Launches Custom Purse Line for Black Sororities & HBCUs!

Husband and wife team, Quinn Conyers and Isa Abdul-Raheem

Baltimore, MD — Black Sorority members and graduates of HBCUs will soon have a sophisticated alternative to showcase their college spirit after custom clutch company, Purse Paparazzi, announced a plan […]

African-American Nurse Overtakes Psychiatric Industry -- Mental Health Care Options Just Got Better!

Glennae E. Davis, founder of NaesVision

Los Angeles, CA — African-American professionals facing discrimination, looking to hire attorneys, been referred to mental health services, or expecting to be ‘made whole’ hoping equality will come through administration […]

Author and Social Worker Releases New Book, “When I Grow Up,” to Educate Children About Extraordinary Career Opportunities

When I Grow Up by Jessica McEachern

Nationwide — Who’s ready for a great new book! When I Grow Up by author Jessica McEachern, MA, MSW, emboldens young readers, ages two to ten, to imagine a multitude […]

Black Entrepreneur Launches Woody Wipes -- Personal Hygiene Wipes for Men

Derek Collins, founder of Woody Wipes

Atlanta, GA — Ladies, are you tired of your man’s poor personal hygiene “down there”? Are you tired of endlessly battling this issue with your man and “taking one for […]

Black-Owned Coffee Chain Owned By These Two Brothers Now Has 10 Locations -- How Did They Do It?

Founders of Cafe Neo in Nigera

Café Neo opened in 2012 in Lagos, Nigeria, and was an overnight success. All it took was two very keen entrepreneurs (who are also brothers) to recognize the potential and […]

Black-Owned Family Wellness Center Gives Houston Area Families Affordable Basic Health Services

Kimberly Barrow, founder of Kimberly Cares LLC

Houston, TX — Kimberly Cares is a Houston-based family wellness center created by Kimberly Barrow, Family Nurse Practitioner, because of her personal experiences with being uninsured. This full service primary […]

Denver Community Newspaper Celebrates 30 Years of Publishing

Denver Urban Spectrum Publisher Rosalind J. Harris

— Denver Urban Spectrum’s “Power 30…More Today Than Yesterday” Honors Community — Denver, CO — Denver Urban Spectrum, an award-winning monthly publication, has been spreading the news about people of […]

The First Ever Black-Owned Gym For Women in This Country is About More Than Just Fitness!

Mildred Apenyo, founder of Fit Clique in Uganda

Mixed gyms are common in the U.S. but not in other countries, like Uganda. Men in Uganda do not welcome women exercising with them and also object to their wearing […]

"Silence No More," a Liberating Memoir by Dr. Kenisha Burke, Encourages Individuals to Break Their Silence and Talk About Their Pain

Kenisha Burke, author of Silence No More

Nashville, TN — Dr. Kenisha Burke empowers individuals to tell their stories, however painful they may be. Many victims of abuse, infertility, eating disorders, and other hurtful pasts are afraid […]

New Book, "The ABC's of African American Inventions," Helps Educate Children About Black History

The ABC's of African American Inventions

Nationwide — The ABC’s of African American Inventions is a recently released children’s book by Kenneth R. McClelland. This fun and informative book can be used for home schooling; in […]



Rolling Out Partners With Ad-Tech Partner, Digital Remedy, to Build Leading Digital Media Platform

Munson Steed, founder and CEO of Rolling Out

Atlanta, GA — Leading cross-platform media property, Rolling Out today announced a partnership with Digital Remedy to create Rolling Out Extend. The new Rolling Out Extend will add reach, enhanced […]

Woman From Mississippi Loses 230 Pounds By Simply Doing This!

Theresa S. Thames

Theresa S. Thames from Southern Mississippi weighed 280 pounds by the time she was 14 years old. By the time she was 33, she weighed 447 pounds. Yet she was […]

Black Writers Conference Promises To Help Authorpreneurs Write, Edit and Market Their Next Bestselling Book

Red Ink Conference

Nationwide — The Red Ink Conference: The Premier Conference for Authors & Editors will empower attendees to write, edit and market their next bestseller—at a fraction of the cost. Many […]

10-Year Old Raises $20K for His Invention That Prevents Child Hot Car Deaths

Bishop Curry, 11-year old inventor of Oasis

Bishop Curry is a 10-year old 5th grader from McKinney, Texas, and he’s also the inventor of a prototype device that is designed to prevent children from dying in hot […]

Author and Holistic Health Champion, Debra Peek-Haynes, Launches "First Ladies Healthy Cooking Contest" as Part of Her Heart2Heart Detroit Tour

Debra Peek-Haynes

— Sponsored by Meijer (Detroit) — Detroit, MI — Debra Peek-Haynes, author and holistic health champion, returns to Detroit’s faith-based community May 6, 2017 with a message of wellness and […]

“We’ve Got Stories” is the Theme for the 2017 Girlfriends Getaway to Martha's Vineyard

Sister & Friends shopping

Nationwide — Sisters & Friends Getaway to Martha’s Vineyard’s 2017 theme is “We’ve Got Stories.” In addition to a fun week to relax, rejuvenate, laugh and reflect, storytelling sessions focus […]

Spike Lee Rocks Personal Advisory on CNN

Spike Lee on CNN wearing Personal Advisory

Atlanta, GA — Film sensation, Spike Lee, was seen on CNN wearing Personal Advisory’s Nina Simone t-shirt while weighing in on Colin Kaepernick, Muhammad Ali, and urging African American voters […]

Quinton Aaron and Marcus Henderson Star in "Halfway" -- Exclusively Premiering on UMC on Friday, April 21st

Halfway film to premiere on UMC

— April features also include romantic stage play “Ladies Book Club” and entertainment documentary “This is for Toronto” — Los Angeles, CA — An involving and smartly observed drama that […]

Black People and Flu Shots -- Why Many Are Saying "No Way!"

Black woman rejecting flu shot

Public campaigns circulate heavily before and during the flu season, reminding people to get their annual flu shots. Yet, more than half of all adult Americans do not get them. […]

Walmart Planning to Do More Business With Women Entrepreneurs

Walmart working with woman entrepreneurs

Women-owned businesses that have contracts with Walmart Retail giant Walmart is taking another big step forward to include more women-owned businesses in its sourcing, and this time they are being […]

The American Heart Association Recognizes National Minority Health Month with Key Survey Findings on Hands-Only CPR Beliefs among Minority Populations

American Heart Association CPR

— American Heart Association and Anthem Foundation Join Forces to “Change Perceptions” about Performing CPR — Dallas, TX — New survey findings from the American Heart Association (AHA) – the […]

Will.i.am Scholarship Foundation Program Now Open -- Helping High School Students Attend College

Will.i.am Foundation Scholarship

The Will.i.am Scholarship Foundation is open to high school seniors who plan to attend a four-year college and pursue degrees in the STEM and arts fields. The scholarship covers all […]

White Girl, Black Doll -- 2-Year Old Shuts Down Cashier Who Questioned Her Choice

2-year old girl Sophia who prefers a Black doll

Nationwide — While in a Target store recently in South Carolina, Brandi Benner told her 2-year old daughter Sophia to pick out a prize for finishing her potty training. After […]

12-Year Old Chef Tavia Wins $10K on Food Network Show

Chef Tavia Isaac

12-year old Tavia Isaac from Chester, Pennsylvania, had a big secret that she had to keep for four months. The secret was that she was chosen as the top winner […]

This Private College (and Many Others) Are Allowing Low Income Students to Attend For Free

Student enrolled in low income program at Washington College

Many private colleges across the country are experimenting with new programs that will allow more low income students to attend their institutions. One of those is Washington College, a private […]

This Black-Owned Tech Company Signed Up 2 Million Customers in Less Than 2 Months

Pesalink founders in Kenya

A Black-owned tech company in Kenya, Integrated Payment Services Limited (IPSL), has recently launched a new money transfer service called PesaLink that has grown tremendously in just a short period […]

Jay-Z and His Mom's Shawn Carter Foundation Scholarship Program Now Open For Students

Rapper Jay-Z and His Mom

The Shawn Carter Foundation Scholarship provides financial support to high school students as well as undergraduate students entering college for the first time. The purpose of the scholarship is to […]

From NFL To Neurosurgeon: Former Football Player Will Soon Be a Doctor

Myron Rolle, former NFL player and soon-to-be doctor

When Myron Rolle started his football career in the NFL, sports was not his ultimate goal. He has always wanted to be a doctor, and now he has his chance. […]

Black Entrepreneur Launches Madagascar's First Ever Pizza Joint -- Now the Country's Largest Fast Food Restaurant Chain

Chef Mbinina, founder of Gastronomie Pizza

La Gastronomie Pizza is Madagascar’s first ever pizza joint. Now it is also the country’s largest fast food outlet. Owner Chef Mbinina worked hard to build his brand in a […]

Black-Owned 24-Hour Donut Cafe Shaking Up the Industry -- But Why Donuts?

Edose Ohen, founder of Glazed Donut Shop in Houston

Edose Ohen, a Nigerian-American entrepreneur from Houston, Texas, has been shaking up the pastry industry ever since he opened Glazed The Doughnut Cafe – the area’s first Black-owned 24 hour […]

Bad News for Low Income College Students in Trump's 2017 Budget

Donald Trump making budget cuts

As President Donald Trump continues to make changes to the nation’s budget, his most recent cut to the U.S. Department of Education is bad news to millions of low-income students […]

Started out as a Makeup Artist, and Then Launched Her Own Makeup Line Now Worth $1 Million

Suzie Wokabi, founder of Suzie Beauty

Suzie Beauty was created by entrepreneur Suzie Wokabi, a US-trained makeup artist who runs her business in Kenya and initially found it hard to source quality makeup for her work. […]

2017 NBNA Scholarship Program For Black Nurses Now Open

NBNA Black Nurse Scholarship Program

The NBNA Scholarship Program offers 14 scholarships each year to students pursuing a career in nursing who are members of the National Black Nurses Association, Inc. The scholarships are based […]

Black College Student Finds Sweet Success Selling Dessert-Like Candles

Dominique Norwood, founder of Dom's Dessert Candles

Dominique Shawn Norwood from South Orange-Maplewood, New Jersey, is a college student at William Paterson University, but she is also the CEO and Founder of Dom’s Dessert Candles. Her company […]