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Police Officer Indicted After Video Shows Him Killing Unarmed Black Man During Calm Exchange

Samuel Dubose and police officer indicted

Cincinnati, OH — Officer Ray Tensing of the University of Cincinnati Police Department has been indicted after recently released video from his body camera shows that he shot and killed […]

12-Year Old Boy Jailed For Murder Now Free at 29-Years Old

Curtis Jones Released

Melbourne, FL — Curtis Fairchild Jones went to prison sixteen years ago as 12-year old boy, but has now been released as a 29-year old man. Back in 1999, Jones […]

Bobbi Kristina Brown Dies at 22 Years Old -- Oprah Says, "Peace at Last!"

Bobbi Kristina

Atlanta, GA — Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of late superstar Whitney Houston and singer Bobby Brown, has died at the age of 22. She had been hospitalized and remained […]

Hulk Hogan Apologizes For Making Racist Remarks -- Gets Fired From WWE

Hulk Hogan

Nationwide — World renowned wrestler and reality TV star Hulk Hogan has issued an official apology to the media for racial remarks that he made that included the n-word. The […]

Bill Cosby's New Lawyer, Monique Pressley, Speaks Out: "Offering Drugs Isn't a Crime"

Bill Cosby's New Lawyer

Nationwide — After months of keeping mostly quiet, actor, comedian, and philanthropist Bill Cosby speaking out through his new attorney and public spokeswoman, Monique Pressley. Not only is she making […]

Tyrese: "I'm Only Played on Black Radio... But If White Artists Sing R&B, They Get Played on Mainstream Radio"


Nationwide — Tyrese Gibson, who has the No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, has a lot to say about what seems to be racism and double standards in […]

Earvin "Magic" Johnson's ASPiRE, Tracy McGrady and 2 Chainz Connect to Launch New Black College Tour

Magic Johnson, Tracy McGrady and 2 Chainz

– Power Collaboration Focuses on Building Awareness and Increasing Enrollment at Historically Black Colleges & Universities – Atlanta, GA — HBCU Direct, LLC (HD), a marketing collective specializing in HBCU […]

Did Sandra Bland Commit Suicide? Or Was She Murdered While in Police Custody? -- The Facts

Sandra Bland

Waller County, TX — Police say she committed suicide, but 28-year old Sandra Bland’s family say she was murdered by the police while in their custody.

Man Who Infected Other Men With HIV Gets 30 Years In Prison

Michael L. Johnson

Nationwide — 23-year old Michael L. Johnson has been sentenced to serve three decades in prison for intentionally infecting other men with the HIV virus. He reportedly concealed his HIV-positive […]

Cosby Show Co-star Turns on Bill Cosby -- Says, "Of Course He is Guilty"

Joseph C. Phillips

Nationwide — Actor Joseph C. Phillips, who played Martin Kendall (Denise’s husband) on “The Cosby Show” from 1989 to 1991 says he loves and has long admired Bill Cosby, but […]

Coroner Says, "B.B. King Was Not Poisoned to Death" -- Plus, Family Still Denied to His Estate

BB King Not Poisoned

Nationwide — Medical examiners say that they have found no evidence to prove that blues legend B.B. King was poisoned before he died of natural causes back in May 2015. […]

NYC to Pay Eric Garner's Family $5.9 Million Settlement -- But Family Says "Money is Not Justice"

Eric Garner's Family

Nationwide — Almost a year after a Staten Island police officer killed Eric Garner, an unarmed African American man who was allegedly selling untaxed cigarettes, the city of New York […]

50 Cent: "Yes, I Filed For Bankruptcy... But So Did Donald Trump and Walt Disney"

50 Cent

Nationwide — Rapper, actor and entrepreneur 50 Cent recently set social media on fire when he confirmed that he did indeed file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. But the outspoken New […]

2005 Documents Show That Bill Cosby Admitted to Giving Women Drugs For Sex

Bill Cosby

Philadelphia, PA — Newly released court documents show that actor/comedian Bill Cosby did in fact admit in 2005 that he got quaaludes with the intent of giving them to young […]

Rainbow PUSH Coalition, in Partnership with Google, Gathers Entertainment and Technology Influencers for "Dream Makers, Risk Takers and Money Makers: Diversity and Inclusion in Tech Forum"

Rainbow Push Google Partnership

– Rev. Jesse Jackson Joins Google Executives, Business and Technology Professionals at Google Offices in Los Angeles, CA – Los Angeles, CA — The Rainbow PUSH Coalition partnered with Google to present the “Dream Makers, Risk Takers […]

Google Apologizes For Tagging Photos of Black People As "Gorillas"

Google Photos Labels Black People as Gorillas

Nationwide — The Google Photos app has apparently been labeling some pictures of African Americans as “gorillas”, and Google has officially apologized for what they say was an error in […]

Elite Black Dating App “MELD” Hosts Event in Manhattan, New York City

MELD Manhattan Event

– MELD dating App, an app geared towards dating discovery for black professionals, is available on both iOS and Android – Nationwide — MELD, the Elite Black dating App focused […]

America the Racist? Why the Cancer of Racism Continues to Destroy the Soul of America!

America the Racist? book

– A New Book By H. J. Harris – Nationwide — America the Racist? by author H. J. Harris is a must-read for white and black Americans as current events […]

New York City to Pay Wrongfully Imprisoned Man $6.25 Million -- And He Wants the State to Pay Too!

Jonathan Fleming

New York, NY — The city of New York will pay $6.25 million to 53-year old Jonathan Fleming, a man wrongfully imprisoned for nearly 25 years for a murder he […]

The Rise of a 15-Year Old Entrepreneur and the Legacy-Building Mom That Is Making it Happen!

Gabrielle Jordan and mom, Marcella Mollon-Williams

– Both Gabrielle Jordan and her mom, Marcella Mollon-Williams, will be guest speakers at the upcoming Sterling Women of Washington DC powerful networking luncheon on July 8th. – Washington, DC […]

Retail Panel on Racial Profiling Convenes at John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Retail Symposium Shopping Equity

The Retail Symposium on Shopping Equity Brings Retailers, Community Leaders, and Law Enforcement Officials Together at Forum about Race and Retail. By Kristin Vaughan New York, NY — The Retail […]

Gunman Who Killed 9 People at Historic Black Church in SC Shouted Racial Epithets, "You Rape Our Women and You’re Taking Over Our Country"

Charleston Historic Black Church Shooting

Charleston, SC — Police have captured and arrested Dylann Roof, a 21-year-old white male from Eastover, S.C. who reportedly went into Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. and […]

Unique Kickstarter Campaign To Publish Phenomenal Black Heritage

Finding America: 57 Million Dollar Freedman

– How newly freed slaves amassed 57 million dollars in nine years after emancipation – Bronx, NY — Velma McKenzie-Orr, director of The Bookstore At Grace and former director of […]

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Says, "The Black Community Is Better Off" Because of Rachel Dolezal

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Rachel Dolezal

Nationwide — Former NBA star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has weighed in on the bizarre story of Rachel Dolezal, the white woman who pretended to be Black to become president of a […]

Dynamic Duo Provide Blueprint For Building Strong Black Men

Facing Our Future

– Must-Read Book Poised To Alter The Narrative On Black Males – Atlanta, GA — A licensed professional counselor and a veteran educator and life coach have come together to […]

Microsoft and HBCU Connect Target Black Tech Professionals in the Washington, DC Area for VIP Event on Sept. 17th

Microsoft and HBCU Connect Event

Washington, DC — In partnership with Microsoft’s IT and Information Security & Risk Management Business, HBCU Connect is offering black technical professionals the opportunity to meet with representatives from Microsoft […]

Denver-Based Black Newspaper Plans to Expand to Atlanta -- Seeks Freelance Contributors and Community Support

DUS and AUS logos

– Atlanta Urban Spectrum Seeks Freelance Contributors and Community Support – Denver, CO — At a time when many newspapers and print publications are closing their doors, the 28-year old […]

Famed Comedienne, Alycia Cooper, To Appear Every Week on Season 9 of NBC's "Last Comic Standing"

Alycia Cooper

– The series airs every Wednesday at 9pm on NBC – Nationwide — Beginning Wednesday, famed African-American comedian, Alycia Cooper, will compete as a contestant on season 9 of NBC’s Last […]

Author Shares Her Story in "The Little Girl Inside: Owning My Role in My Own Pain"

Little Girl Inside by Tonya Barbee

Bowie, MD — A uniquely designed transparent jewel every woman should own in her jewelry box, The Little Girl Inside by Tonya Barbee is a ministry resource tool for women in […]

Re-Introducing The Jakki Price Show: From the Streets to the Airwaves

Jakki Price

– Dealing with topics that Mainstream Media refuses to discuss! – Nationwide — The Jakki Price Show engages listeners with topics and issues that mainstream media refuse to talk about. […]

The President Should Not Stand Alone in the Call for Criminal Justice Reform

Fulton County Jail

It’s time for Sheriffs also to use their executive authority to address criminal justice reform where it begins, at the county level. By Charles Rambo Atlanta, GA — In a […]

1960's Icon Bobby Seale Speaks Out on the "Black Lives Matter" Movement, The New Black Panthers, and more

Bobby Seale

Oakland, CA (BlackNews.com) — Bobby Seale’s mantra for almost 50 years has been: “All power to all the people!”

Houston to Shine at Celebrity-Filled Award Show This Upcoming Monday!

Go-DJ Hip Hop Awards

– The 2nd annual GO- DJ Hip Hop Awards will take place on Monday, July 20th, at the NRG Center. The award show honors Houston’s entertainment and music culture. – […]

President Obama Vs. Bill Cosby: "He Raped Those Women"

Bill Cosby and President Obama

Nationwide — Well, maybe those weren’t his exact words. But President Obama did speak on the issue of Bill Cosby’s allegations, and said that the claims against the actor/comedian would, […]

Black Community Leader's Book on How To Help At-Risk Children Hits #1 on Amazon.com

One Move at a Time by Orrin Hudson

Atlanta, GA — Orrin Hudson, author of One Move At A Time: How To Play And Win At Chess and Life, has achieved “best-seller” status on several Amazon.com charts. The […]

Woman Who Survived Three Heart Attacks Tells Her Story in New Book, "A Killer Within: Down But Not Out"

Killer Within by Dr. Sarah Ferguson

– Dr. Sarah Ferguson Releases a Memoir About Her Personal Triumph Over Heart Disease, and Her New Life With a Mechanical Heart – Atlanta, GA — After three heart attacks, […]

Cancer Doctor Made $17 Million Dollars Giving Chemotherapy to People Who Didn't Even Have Cancer

Dr. Farid Fata

Nationwide — Dr. Farid Fata has been sentenced to 45 years in federal prison without parole for violating more than 550 patients’ trust in Oakland County, Michigan. Fata, who owned […]

New Book Tells the Story of a Fictional Town Where African Americans Live With Zero Tolerance of Crime


Nationwide — Living on the Edge in Freedomtown, released this month, by author Jacqueline T. Small is a story set in Freedomtown, a fictional town created that brags of a utopia […]

Legendary Singer-Songwriter and Producer Bunny Sigler Releases New Single "Buttermilk and Cornbread" Featuring Instant Funk Out July 7th

Buttermilk and Cornbread

– Remix Produced by Joe Gallagher, Saint Man, Bunny Sigler, and Instant Funk – Los Angeles, CA — Four-time Grammy winning producer-singer-songwriter Bunny Sigler releases his second single, “Buttermilk and […]

NAACP Image Award Winner Tony Rose Pens "America The Black Point of View"

Tony Rose, author of America: The Black Point of View

– “America The Black Point of View: An Investigation and Study of The White People of America and Western Europe & The Autobiography of an American Ghetto Boy – The […]

SCurl -- Not Just For The Men In Your Life

Natural Hair Woman

Nationwide — Luster® Products, Inc. SCurl® brand has a new message for women! This well-known men’s brand, has a phenomenonal product that enables “fashion conscious” women to reduce the time […]

New Orleans Novelists Launch Contest/ Rewrite Challenge to Would-be Writers

Dianna Riley

New Orleans, LA — The authors of a novel based on a black family’s struggle through three generations of slavery and racism have launched a special contest/rewrite challenge to would-be […]

International Council Request President Obama to Place Wreath at Historic Gravesite on Visit to Ethiopia

President Obama

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia — Yahoshuah Israel, Chairman of the International Council for the Commemoration of Col. John C. Robinson, an organization comprised of members from several countries including Ethiopia, United […]

Girls Learn Social Skills at Tea Party at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis

GEMS Tea Party

Memphis, Tenn. — When the girls enrolled in a mentoring group sponsored by the Shelby County Relative Caregiver Program heard they would be the hostesses at a tea party, they […]

Quality Press, the Nation's #1 African American Self-Publishing Book Packaging Service, Celebrates 15 Years

Yvonne Rose

Nationwide — In January 2001, Tony Rose, Publisher/CEO, Amber Communications Group, Inc. established Quality Press, a special service-book packaging imprint for authors who wanted to self-publish their books instead of […]