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Black Women Should Beware of These 5 Symptoms -- They Could Be Signs of HIV

Black woman with doctor

An estimated 1.2 million people in the U.S. were living with HIV at the end of 2013, according to the U.S. Centers For Disease Control and Prevention. Although African Americans […]

Television Academy Gets First Black CEO In Its 70 Year History

Hayma Screech Washington, CEO of Television Academy

Hayma “Screech” Washington has been elected as chairman and CEO of The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, also known as the Television Academy. Washington is the first African-American to […]

Entrepreneur Leadership Award Will Honor Velma Trayham at the Annual Houston Power Professionals’ Holiday Soiree!

Velma Trayham, CEO of ThinkZILLA PR Group

— ThinkZilla’s CEO, Velma Trayham, is scheduled to be honored on December 8th by Houston Power Professionals at its annual Holiday Soiree. — Houston, TX — Velma Trayham is a […]

Black-Owned Detergent Maker Meets Consumer Demands with New "Fragrance Free and Dye Free" Laundry Detergent Line

Founders of True Products Laundry Detergent

Atlanta, GA — Consumers suffering from allergies need a hypoallergenic detergent to keep them clean and comfortable, and Black-owned, Atlanta-based detergent manufacturer The True Products LLC fulfills that demand with […]

The Real Reason Why Black Babies Die Twice As Often As White Babies

Black mother with baby

The Centers For Disease Control reports that African-American women and their babies are at a higher risk for pregnancy and birth complications, including pre-mature birth. Premature delivery is the most […]

HBCU Partners With Black-Owned Tech Firm to Unlock the Code of Monitoring and Managing Diabetes

Better Life Technologies Team

— New wireless technology may just be one of the best kept secrets to help people with not just diabetes, but also cancer, cardiac and other neurological diseases — Nationwide […]

Africans Speak Out Against the Mass Circumcision Campaign

VMCC Experience Project

“We respect science honestly, but we do not support what science brings to finish us, to defile our cultures, defile our rights.” — Prince Hillary Maloba — Since 2008, western […]

California's First African American Doctor is Still Practicing at Age 93!

Dr. James Hutchinson

Dr. James Hutchinson has been practicing medicine as a family doctor in San Mateo, California for more than 60 years. In fact, he was California’s first African American doctor. He […]

The First Black Woman in Space is Also a Successful Entrepreneur

Dr. Mae Jemison, entrepreneur and the first Black woman to go to space

You might say, ‘The sky is the limit’ when it comes to Dr. Mae C. Jemison. Not only was she the first woman of color in the world to go […]

"Chocolate Soufflé" - A Captivating Story of Seduction, Humor and Revelation Among Black Professionals in 1980’s and 1990’s NYC

Trish Ahjel

Atlanta, GA — Just like Terry McMillan’s Waiting to Exhale did in the 90’s, the spotlight on friendships and relationships for young black professionals has been catapulted to the forefront […]

The Legacy of 'Black Wall Street' Revitalized With Archer & Pine

Morgan R. Gantt and Marc Clarke, founders of Archer & Pine

— New Curated Online Marketplace Featuring Artisans to Empower ‘The Black Dollar’ — New York, NY — Archer & Pine is a curated interactive online marketplace featuring distinctive creators of […]

Alternative Financing Companies Provide a Much Needed Lending Solution For Minority Business Owners

Minority business lending

Nationwide — Minority business owners continue to face challenges when applying for loans from traditional banks and lenders, but entrepreneurs should consider alternative financing as a primary lending source. This […]

Black Author Empowering, Building Women and Showing Them How to "Be Still"

Be Still By Marilyn Randolph

Nationwide — Crystal City Publishing announces the release of Be Still the first work of Marilyn Randolph – a survivor of molestation, rape, and abuse. Her story serves as the […]

Black-Owned Hair & Skincare Company Launches New Innovative Smartphone App

Koils By Nature App

— The New App Is Now Accessible on the Apple App Store and the Android Market — Atlanta, GA — Koils By Nature, an all-natural hair and skin care products company, […]

Gun Store Owners Report That More African Americans Are Buying Guns Since Donald Trump's Win

African American Gun Club

Nationwide — Gun store owners are reporting that since the election on November 8th, up to four times as many Black and minority customers are buying guns. In addition, gun […]

Atlanta Teen’s Documentary on Ghana to Air on PBS Nationwide

Nzinga Anasa Braswell on the Tavis Smiley Show

— “A Queen’s Discovery” is a Story of A Transformational Journey to Africa — Atlanta, GA — A Queen’s Discovery follows a father and daughter’s mission trip to Africa. The […]

Why Low Income Families Should Expect Tax Refund Delays in 2017

Low income tax preparation

Every year, nearly eight out of 10 U.S. tax filers get a federal tax refund. The average amount paid over the past few years was roughly $2,800, according to the […]

Women Entrepreneurs: Create a Six-Figure Business by Cashing-In on Your Passions While Living a Life You Love

Six Figure Mastermind Retreat Speakers

— Metro Detroit Two-Day Mastermind Retreat is The Ultimate Experience for Women in Business to Strategically Map Out Super Success in 2017. — Detroit, MI — The impact of the […]

African-American "Graffiti Superstar," Known For His Murals Around the World, Releases New Book Entitled "Say Word"

Daniel Hopkins aka Maxx Moses

— Daniel Hopkins’ amazing street art can be seen all over the world from Los Angeles to Washington, DC to London to Abu Dhabi to Bulawayo, Zimbabwe — Nationwide — Hailing […]

First in History Black Beauty Supply Training Center That Teaches Store Ownership Opens in Atlanta Metro Area

Beauty Supply Institute Training Team in Retail Store

Nationwide — Beauty Supply Institute, a training and consulting organization founded in 2007 by former business & economics professor and 3-time store owner Devin Robinson, began with offices and rented […]

Son of NBA Star Derrick Rose Inspires New Children’s Book

PJ's Shy Town by Kim Dulaney

Chicago, IL — A new rhyming, character-building children’s book co-written by renowned children’s author Kim L. Dulaney features the family history of NBA superstar Derrick Rose and his young son, […]

Black Author Releases New Novel to Benefit His HBCU's Alumni Association -- Encourages Other Authors to Do the Same!

Revenge Has No Expiration Date by Wilson Baker, Jr.

Baltimore, MD — B-Square Publishing Company has announced that it is donating one dollar from the sale of each copy of author Wilson Baker, Jr.’s new novel, Revenge Has No Expiration […]

Black Business Women Rock! to Host 5th Annual Conference & Expo in Los Angeles on December 10th

Black Business Women Rock Conference and Expo

Los Angeles, CA — The 5th Annual Black Business Women Rock! Conference & Expo is set to take over L.A. on Saturday, December 10th, 2016 from 9am-4pm. This year’s event, […]

Popular Female Comedian, Heather Hatton, Named As One of the Sexiest Women in Comedy

Heather Hatton

— Talented, beautiful and famous standup comedian, Heather Hatton, breaks into the list of the top sexiest comedians in the world. — Nationwide — Popular for her hilarious stunts and […]



2017 Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Program Now Open to Students!

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

The Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship is for minority high school students in the United States. In addition to a financial grant, the foundation also provides its scholars with mentoring and […]

New Government Ban For All Low Income Housing

HUD Public Housing Smoking Ban

More than 940,000 low-income homes that are subsidized by the federal government will be effected by President Obama’s recent ban on smoking in all low-income housing. The ban was just […]

Many Low Income Students Are Graduating From This Top University

Drew University low income student

This college comes in a strong second in graduation rate for low-income students among four-year private and public colleges in New Jersey. The only other college ahead of them is […]

22-Year Old Entrepreneur From Madagascar Wins $25K in Business Competition

Heritiana Randriamananatahina wins business competition

Meet Heritiaina Randriamananatahina, a 22-year-old agriculture entrepreneur from Madagascar, who had to drop out of school in the 6th grade but went on to become a successful entrepreneur. Randriamananatahina was […]

Atlanta Community Activist to Host Free Workshop Teaching the Power of Giving by "Checkmating" Violence & Crime

Orrin Hudson Community Chess Event

Atlanta, GA — On Thursday, December 15, noted youth mentor and anti-violence activist Orrin “Checkmate” Hudson will use a life-size chessboard to bring life lessons to students in metro Atlanta […]

Program Proves Low Income Children Can Learn a 2nd Language (Even at Just 3-Years Old!)

Bi-Lingual Elementary School Students

According to The Dana Foundation, a private philanthropic organization that supports brain research, researchers have shown that the bilingual brain can have better attention and task-switching capacities than the monolingual […]

Civil Rights Icon Dorothy Height Becomes 15th Black Woman to Be Honored With U.S. Postage Stamp

USPS stamp honors Dorothy Height

Washington, DC — Every year, the United States Postal Service (USPS) releases a new series of Forever stamps. This amazing collection of stamps features beautiful art, distinguished Americans and historic […]

Business and Media Pioneer, Robert L. Johnson, Announces Launch of New iOS App For Subscription Streaming Service Urban Movie Channel (UMC)

Robert L. Johnson

Los Angeles, CA — Urban Movie Channel (UMC), the first subscription video on demand (SVOD) service created for African American and urban audiences in North America, today announced the arrival […]

Nigerian Entrepreneurs Find Sweet Success Selling Bottled 100% Raw Sugarcane Juice

Sugarcane Island Founders

Three Nigerian entrepreneurs, based in New York City, have created a new, healthy 100% raw sugarcane juice beverage that they say is better for you than coconut juice. The unique […]

African Billionaire Launches $100 Million Dollar Program for Black Entrepreneurs

Tony Elumelu with other Black entrepreneurs

Tony Elumelu, a Nigerian billionaire and philanthropist, has designed an entrepreneurship program that will disburse $100 million dollars in financial assistance to African and African-American entrepreneurs throughout the U.S and […]

Former NBA Star Jamal Mashburn Now Owns More Than 80 Franchises

Jamal Mashburn

Success on the court doesn’t always lead to success off the court for many professional NBA players who retire from the sport. But for this former NBA player, it lead […]

Black Community Upset Because NBA Star Derrick Rose Won't Sell His Trump Tower Condo

Derrick Rose in his Trump Tower Condo

Nationwide — Many African Americans are reportedly upset that NBA star Derrick Rose refuses to sell his luxury condo that he owns at the 98-story Trump Tower in downtown Chicago. […]

Study Confirms This Nutrient Can Give Black Women Higher Breast Cancer Survival Rates

Black woman getting Vitamin D from sunshine

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among African American women. Although breast cancer occurs more among white women, the mortality rate is 39 percent higher in African Americans […]

Outstanding Youth of Color Needed to Star in Upcoming Radio Commercial Series

Powerful Teen Summit NOLA

Greater New Orleans, LA — Many youth of color who live in the Greater New Orleans community continue to excel in school, church, business and community. Some exhibit outstanding leadership […]

Entrepreneurs Create Mobile App That Pays Students for Getting Good Grades -- Already Has 500,000 Downloads

Kudzoo App Developers

Based in Pennsylvania, African American entrepreneurs Trevor Wilkins and Logan Cohen have created an amazing app called Kudzoo that motivates students to do well in school. The app, which is […]

Non-Profit to Provide Discounted Grant Writing Services to Non-Profits and Faith-Based Organizations

Humanitas Community Development Corporation

Nationwide — One non-profit organization is dedicated to aiding those less fortunate. Established in the heart of Fort Worth and Dallas Texas, they’ve aided the less fortunate for over 19 […]

New Book From "The Negro Question" Series Says that the Original 13 British Colonies Were Founded by Black Kings

The Negro Question Part 6 By Lee Cummings

— Author Lee Cummings says his history book is based on factual information and proves that the original 13 British colonies were founded by 5 black kings from Europe, 4 […]

4 More States Have Raise the Minimum Wage for Low Income Workers

Protesting low income wages

The U.S. Presidency wasn’t the only issue on ballots across the U.S. last week. Increases in minimum wages for low income workers was successfully passed by four more states: Maine, […]

Louisiana Purchase Auction to Offer Rare Objects From "The Battle of New Orleans Drummer" Jordan B. Noble

Jordan B. Noble Infantry Snare Drum and Flag of the Battle of New Orleans

New Orleans, LA — From the Gaspar Cusachs Collection of Important Historic Louisiana Cultural Material, “The Jordan B. Noble Infantry Snare Drum” and “The Andrew Jackson Presentation Flag Celebrating the […]

African American Men Are 70% More Likely to Get This Disease!

Chronic liver disease patient

This disease not only afflicts African-American men far greater than white men, but it was also the 8th leading cause of death among black men in 2013. Even black women […]

10 Scholarships Still Available From the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) For 2016

United Negro College Fund

United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Scholarships provide an extraordinary amount of scholarship opportunities for minority students with financial need. Scholarships include educational assistance for students attending participating Historically Black Colleges […]

The Newest Black-Owned Grocery Store on the Block -- Owned By a Former NFL Player

Tyrone Legett, former NFL player and founder of Black-owned grocery store

Former NFL superstar, Tyrone Legette, played for the New Orleans Saints and several other teams before retiring in 1998. Now he is another kind of superstar — he is an […]

What Really Causes Migraines?

Black woman with migraine

Migraines are not just ordinary headaches. They are headaches that involve severe pain in the head, sometimes lasting hours or even days. They are often accompanied by nausea and vomiting […]

This Big Merger Could Hurt Millions of Low Income Americans

AT&T and Time Warner Merger

Company mergers happen all the time. The latest is a whopper of a deal, involving the nation’s largest phone, Internet and pay-TV provider and a mega entertainment, news and media […]