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Top 10 Back-To-School Scholarships For Black and Minority Students in 2015/16

Black student reading

Nationwide — It’s that time of the year again! School is back in session, and high school seniors are being advised to start looking for and applying for available scholarships […]

Laughing While Black? -- 11 Black Women Kicked Off California Wine Train Tour Receive Official Apology

Black Women Kicked Off Napa Valley Train

San Francisco, CA — A popular vintage wine train tour company that offers train rides through California’s famous Napa Valley has apologized profusely to a group of Black women that […]

Dr. Ben Carson: "The 'Black Lives Matter' Movement is Focused on the Wrong Targets"

Ben Carson

Nationwide — Dr. Ben Carson, a world-renowned neurosurgeon and one of the Republican candidates for president in 2016, recently wrote a column for USA Today called “#BlackLivesMatter Misfire”. The column […]

Black Women More Likely To Die From This Type of Breast Cancer -- Even If Caught Early

Black woman with breast cancer

Nationwide — New research published by JAMA Oncology has revealed that the chances of dying from very early breast cancer are small. However, DCIS breast cancer (even if caught early) […]

Journalist Roland Martin, Model Beverly Johnson and NY Times Best-Selling Author Lalita Tademy Headline 2015 National Black Book Festival

Roland Martin, Beverly Johnson and Lalita Tademy

Houston, TX — Journalist Roland Martin, nationally-renowned model Beverly Johnson and New York Times best-selling author Lalita Tademy will headline the 2015 National Black Book Festival (NBBF), held Oct. 22-24, […]

Black Families Nationwide to Stage First Ever Nationally-Coordinated Baby "Lift UP" on August 29th

Baby Lift Up Celebration During Black Breastfeeding Week

– Celebration marks 3rd annual Black Breastfeeding Week – New York, NY — On August 29th at 3pm EST, black families across America will meet in pre-determined locations in key […]

Hillary Clinton Has Controversial Closed-Door Meeting With "Black Lives Matter" Activists

Hillary Clinton Meeting With Black Lives Matter Activists

Washington, DC — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton recently met privately activists from the “Black Lives Matter” campaign, and during the meeting she suggested that the activists need to have […]

Black Women Millionaires Mentor, Dr. Venus Opal Reese, to Teach Insider Secrets of 7-Figure Success

Venus Opal Reese

– Dr. Venus Opal Reese will kick off a 6-city business training tour from August 18th to September 29th, traveling to New Jersey/NYC, Maryland/ DC area, Georgia, Dallas, Chicago, and […]

Morgan Freeman's 33-Year Old Step-Granddaughter Stabbed to Death -- The Same Woman He Had Once Been Accused of Dating

Morgan Freeman and Step Granddaughter

Manhattan, NY — E’Dena Hines, the 33-year old step granddaughter of actor Morgan Freeman was reportedly stabbed to death in Manhattan early Sunday morning. Police say they responded to a […]

"Inside Ferguson" Author Devin S. James Urges Leaders to Acknowledge Systemic Racism and Listen to the Voice of the Community

Inside Ferguson by Devin S. James

Ferguson, MO — Despite angry protests and national outcry after the police killing of unarmed Michael Brown, Jr., a year ago Aug. 9, the police shootings of Black citizens and […]

Prince: "Record Companies Are Like Slavery... But I Like What Jay-Z is Doing!"


Nationwide — Prince has announced that his new album, HitNRun, will be released on September 7th, but only on TIDAL – Jay-Z’s subscription-based music streaming service which reportedly provides more […]

Black Father of Five Jailed & Indicted For Child Murder Despite Police Testimony Stating No Eye Witness or Physical Evidence

Nick Hillary with his Family

Nationwide — New York resident & military veteran Nick Hillary (www.truthfornickhillary.com) is an African American father of five children who’s life has been turned upside down for a murder he […]

Statement by Robert L. Johnson Applauding the White House and Xerox Corporation For Adopting the RLJ Rule

Robert L. Johnson

Bethesda, MD — For the past four years, I have been urging the Congress and the White House to encourage corporate America to voluntarily implement and adopt the RLJ Rule1 […]

"America The Black Point of View" Wins Non-Fiction Book of the Year Award

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

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

"The Honorable Man" Campaign Launched to Encourage 20,000 Black Fathers to Represent at the Upcoming Million Man March

Fathers Incorporated Honorable Man Campaign

Atlanta, GA — It has been nearly 20 years since the historic Million Man March in October of 1995. Much has transpired over this time with the nation’s Black Men and Families. […]

Bobbi Kristina's Aunt: "The Brown Vs. Houston Family Feud is Just Getting Started"

Leolah Brown

Atlanta, GA — This past weekend, during Bobbi Kristina’s funeral, her aunt, Leolah Brown (the sister of Bobby Brown) was escorted out by security when she interrupted the eulogy speech […]

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.

Best-selling Author Rodney Flowers to Host His Inspiring 9-week Video Conference Program, "Get Up and Achieve More"

Rodney Flowers

– “Develop an unbreakable spirit and become empowered to overcome life’s greatest challenges” – Leonardtown, MD — Rodney Flowers, African-American author of the bestselling book, Get Up! I Can’t. I […]

Acclaimed Author Releases Softcover Edition of "A Defining Moment" -- A Pictorial Book That Chronicles President Obama’s Historic 2008 Campaign

A Defining Moment By Patricia Duncan

Denver, CO — Denver-based awarding-winning photographer and author Patricia Duncan announces the release her highly acclaimed book, A Defining Moment: Barack Obama – The Historic Journey to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave […]

CurlKit Launches "CurlSTAR Favorites Box" -- Offering Consumers Instant Access to Brands Coveted By Superstars

Kim Coles, CurlKit

New York, NY — EXCLUSIVE, LUXURIOUS, SULTRY, LUSCIOUS, OPULENT. These are all words that describe the brand new “CurlSTAR Favorites Box by CurlKit” on sale 8/8/15. Curated by vloggers, bloggers […]

Prudential Financial and Who’s Who Publishing Company Partner to Launch Titans of Industry: A Wealth and Wisdom Speakers Series

Who's Who Publishing Presents Titans of Industry presented by Prudential Financial

– Six-city tour to highlight African-American business powerhouses – Columbus, OH — Real Times Media subsidiary, Who’s Who Publishing Company, the premier platform for celebrating African American achievement, today announced […]

Weight Loss Expert, J.J. Smith: "Join Me for a Free 10-Day Green Smoothie Challenge on Sept. 14th"

JJ Smith and Steve Harvey

Nationwide — New York Times best-selling author, nutritionist and certified weight loss expert, JJ Smith, wants you to join her for the 10-Day Green Smoothie Challenge beginning Monday, 9/14/15. This […]

Community Activist/ Master Motivator Orrin Hudson Launches New "Lunch & Learn" Workshop Series at Urban Schools

Orrin Hudson teaching chess

– Life-sized chess game to bring important message – “Pants Up, Grades Up, Positive Thought and Purpose!” – Dekalb County, GA — Orrin Hudson, founder of non-profit organization Be Someone, […]

12-Year Old Hip-Hop Sensation Frankie V Kicks off Back-to-School Season With New Late Summer Release, "Say Something!"

Frankie V Say Something Single

– Apple Music, Google Play Music and Amazon Music are all on board for the new Frankie V single – New York City, NY — Hip-Hop Recording Artist, Frankie V […]

Author Sheds Light on Mental Illness Problem in the Virgin Islands -- Turns Childhood Tragedy into Triumph

Yassin Hall, author of Journey Untold

Orlando, FL — Yassin Hall is on a mission to end the stigma of mental illness among disenfranchised families in urban communities in the United States and in the United […]

Fathers Incorporated Partners with Omega Psi Phi Fraternity to Encourage 20,000 Black Fathers to Join "The Honorable Man" Campaign

Kenneth Braswell

– The effort seeks to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the upcoming Million Man March by focusing on the importance of Responsible Fatherhood – Atlanta, GA — Current trends are […]

Official 2015 HBCU Homecoming & Football Classics Schedules Now Available Online

HBCU marching band

Columbus, OH — HBCUConnect.com has once again published a complete listing of Homecoming dates and Football classics for the nation’s 105 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

Black Honor Student's Plight Is Among the Reasons Why President Obama Has Secondary Education Costs Near the Top of His Domestic Agenda

LaRae Adams

Honor Student Seeks Public Donations to Complete 2015/16 School Term “The President is calling on Congress to advance new reforms to give more hard working students a fair shot at […]

Celebrate Black Beauty at the 21st Annual International Locks Conference: Natural Hair, Wholistic Health, and Beauty Expo

21st International Locks Conference

– This year’s theme is: “Black is Still Beautiful: Say it Loud and Wear it Proud” – Philadelphia, PA — Many people may say and believe that when James Brown […]

Author Gary Hill Tells a Hard Charging Tale of Love, Greed and Death in New Book, "Baker's Will"

Baker's Will by Gary Hill

Nationwide — Baker’s Will by Gary Hill is a hard charging tale of love, greed and death. It was conceived in the minds of two old men; one black, one […]

African American Dean to Receive Honors of the Association Award from The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Noma Anderson

Memphis, TN — Noma Anderson, PhD, dean of the College of Health Professions at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), will receive the Honors of the Association Award […]

Riveting New Family Drama Fills A Void In Literature With Its Unrelenting Depiction of the African­-American Family

Blue Sky by D. Bryant Simmons

Chicago, IL — The Morrow Girls Series as penned by D. Bryant Simmons, winner of the 2014 Independent Publisher Gold Medal Book Award for multicultural fiction, follows three generations of […]

Multimedia Personality Angela Stribling Brings New Level of "Midnight Love" To D.C. Area Radio Waves with Provocative Talk and Music Program

Angela Stribling, Pillow Talk

– “Pillow Talk with Angela” airs Monday to Friday on 96.3 WHUR FM in Washington, D.C. and Sirius/XM HUR Voices Channel 141 with streaming online at WHUR.com – – The […]

New Novel, "The Family Business," Tells a Story About a Black Family Trying to Get Rich in All the Wrong Ways

Omari Crump, Family Business novel

– Omari Crump Sr.’s latest novel is the first of a trilogy, and tells the story of a criminal family earning its reputation in the underworld while battling enemies from […]

"Act Like a Lady, Think Like A... Wife" -- New Kindle Novel Brings a Romantic Twist and Dramedy

Act Like A Lady, Think Like a Wife

– When a Man Finds a Wife, He Finds a Good Thing – Burbank, CA — With healthy relationships declining every day, author Stephanie D. Singleton brings a new concept and perspective […]

Popular Herbal Product Used By African Americans With Erectile Dysfunction Subsidizes Cost For Senior Citizens

Black Senior Couple

Nationwide — Alpha RX Plus LLC announced today that due to the recent interest of African American males 62+ in their all-natural product to defeat erectile dysfunction, the company has […]

"Birthright" Event in Washington, DC to Celebrate African Diasporic Culture in High Style on August 15th


Washington, DC — The Adinkra Group is proud to present BIRTHRIGHT, an exquisite indoor event that celebrates African Diasporic Culture in high style with superior performance by four of the […]

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 […]