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NYC High School Teacher Beats Up Student Who Owed Him Drug Money

Kevin Pope, teacher who beat up student

Bronx, NY — Kevin Pope, a 48-year old high school science teacher at John V. Lindsay Wildcat Academy in the South Bronx, was recently arrested for beating a teen student […]

Orrin Hudson, Founder of Be Someone, Partners With Lupita Nyong'o to Promote New Disney Film, "Queen of Katwe"

Orrin Hudson and Lupita Nyong'o

Nationwide — Chess champion Orrin “Checkmate” Hudson from Stone Mountain, GA, has been chosen by Disney Studios to help promote their new film Queen of Katwe starring Oscar award-winning actress […]

Black Activists Rally For Unarmed White Man Shot and Killed by Police Officers

Najee Ali, founder of Project Islamic Hope

Los Angeles, CA — Project Islamic Hope, a group of mostly African-American civil rights leaders, are rallying after an unarmed white man was recently shot by police officers in Los […]

Man Finally Admits To Murder That Kept His Twin Brother in Prison For 13 Years

Twin brothers, Karl Smith and Kevin Dugar

Chicago, IL — Karl Smith, a 38-year old man from Chicago, has recently come forth to make a shocking courtroom confession admitting that he was the one who committed a […]

Ceremony Honors Baltimore Police Officers Charged in Freddie Gray’s Death

Baltimore police officers aquitted of killing Freddie Gray

Baltimore, MD — During a recent right-wing Virginia-based Media Research Center’s annual black tie gala, the six Baltimore police officers that were previously charged in the death of Freddie Gray […]

Young Girl Cries While Giving an Emotional Speech About Police Brutality That Will Move You To Tears

Zianna Oliphant

Charlotte, NC — Zianna Oliphant, a young girl from North Carolina, has won national attention after she recently delivered an emotional speech at a Charlotte City Council meeting about the […]

Georgia Police Officer Shot Herself and Said a Black Man Did It!

Officer Sherry Hall

Jackson, GA — Officer Sherry Hall from a local Georgia police department is currently being investigated after she reportedly lied and claimed that a Black man shot her before fleeing […]

U.S. Court Says It's Legal For Employers To Discriminate Against Job Applicants With Dreadlocks (or Locks)

Black man with dreadlocks

Nationwide — The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled against a lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) against a company called Catastrophe Management Solutions. The […]

Three Amazing Books That Educate, Empower and Connect Black Business Women (and Black Women in General!)

Empowering Books for Black Business Women

Nationwide — There are tons of books available that target African American women readers. Many are street fiction or romance novels, but few actually have the purpose of uplifting and […]

Meet Robert F. Smith -- The Little-Known Black Billionaire Who Made a $20 Million Donation to the African American Smithsonian Museum

Robert F. Smith, founder of Vista Equity Partners

Back in 2013, when the founders of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture were seeking donors, they were encouraged to reach out to a man named […]

Supporting Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses Must be a National Priority

TV Producer Nely Gal and Super Model Beverly Johnson

By Connie Evans Washington, DC — After Noemi Prado had devoted 29 years to working for Southwest Moulding in Grand Prairie, TX, the owners decided to close the business. But […]

Men With Erectile Dysfunction Can Also Have This Problem...

African American man with Erectile Dysfunction

Three million cases of erectile dysfunction (ED) are diagnosed in men every year in the U.S. Ed is the inability to maintain an erection. The percent of ED is higher […]

Top 6 Black-Owned Construction Firms in the United States

Black-Owned Construction Firm

According to Forbes, the construction industry is showing continued strong growth across the country. In fact, as of 2016, construction is the fastest growing small-business sector, generating double-digit growth (10.6 […]

Popular 'Gumbo For The Soul' Anthologies Publisher Pens Her Riveting Truth In Biography

A Wretch Like Me By Beverly A. Black

“A Wretch Like Me: From Crack Addict to Change Agent” By Beverly Black Johnson San Francisco Bay Area, CA — Popular on the literary scene, Beverly Black Johnson, founder of […]

Michael Baisden Makes Epic Return To Radio

Michael Baisden Returns to Radio

Atlanta, GA — Renowned radio personality Michael Baisden announced to his 4 million fans on his Facebook page this morning that he will return to radio soon.

Entrepreneur and PhD Student Releases One of the Most Essential Books for African American Women This Century

Systematic Female Ratchet by Troy Gathers

Atlanta, GA — The perception of African American women over the past 50 years has taken a peculiar turn. Today, while we watch reality TV shows even local news interviews; […]

Family of Black Man Killed By White Pastor Demands the FBI to Investigate "One of North Carolina’s Most Corrupt Prosecutors and His Cover Ups!"

Christian Griggs, unarmed Black man killed by white pastor

— The family of Christian Griggs, who was killed in 2013 by a white pastor who was also his father-in-law, is calling for an immediate investigation of the District Attorney’s […]

Melanie Dotson, Beautiful and Talented 22-Year Old News Reporter From Mississippi, Suddenly Dies

Melanie Dotson, WJTV reporter

Jackson, MS — The state of Mississippi and a local newsroom are grieving after the sudden death of one of their beloved reporters. Melanie Dotson, who was just 22-years old, reportedly […]

In a Special New York Times Report, Jay-Z Explains Why "The War on Drugs Is an Epic Fail"

Jay-Z War on Drugs

Nationwide — In a New York Times short film narrated by rapper/ entrepreneur Jay Z (Shawn Carter), a very important history lesson is taught about the war on drugs. The […]

Black-Owned Herbal Products Company Conducting 50 Man Proof-of-Performance Trial Test For Men With Erectile Dysfunction

Black couple

Nationwide — African American owned herbal products company Alpha RX Plus, which offers a popular all natural product for men with erectile dysfunction called Alpha RX Plus, is conducting a […]

Black-Owned PR Firm Helps Businesses Grow by Tapping into Buying Power

Velma Trayham, CEO of ThinkZILLA PR Group

— ThinkZILLA PR & Consulting Group Welcomes Churches, Luxury Brands and Major Organizations Seeking High Growth and Exposure Across Multiple Demographics. — Atlanta, GA — According to Velma Trayham, founder […]

Official Black Wall Street Mobile App Launched By Young Female Entrepreneur To Make "Buying Black" Easier

Mandy Bowman

New York, NY — Following the success of Official Black Wall Street’s web-based platform featuring over 1,900 listings by Black-owned businesses, the social enterprise, known as the “black yelp” is […]

Donald Trump Says, "Low Income Americans Will Not Pay Taxes At All"

Donald Trump

Presidential candidates promise many things when they are running for the office of President of the United States, but this one has caught the attention of millions, especially low-income Americans. […]

30-Year Old Jamaican Woman Opens Her Own Hotel With No Money -- How She Did It!

Kalisa Martin

A dream became a reality for 30-year-old Kalisa Martin who believes that “If you’re scrappy and resourceful, you can change your life with less than you might think.” So she […]

Cookie Johnson, Wife of Magic Johnson, Admits It Was Difficult at First When She Learned Her Son is Gay

Oprah Winfrey interview with Cookie Johnson

Nationwide — During a recent interview with Oprah Winfrey on her Super Soul Sunday series, Cookie Johnson, the wife of NBA Legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson revealed her inner struggle after […]

This State Just Approved Free Tablets for Low Income Residents with Disabilities

Low income family with tablet

In 1997, Maryland was the first state to offer free telecommunications equipment to residents who were unable to use an ordinary telephone. The equipment included amplified phones, captioned telephones, ring […]

First Ever Program to Harvest Rainwater for Low Income Families

Low income water conservation

Most people take water for granted, but the truth is that good drinking water is not free. It’s even more expensive to conserve water through methods such as a cistern. […]

Chicago's Only Black-Owned Comedy Club Forced to Shut Down

Mary Lindsey

There are many Black-owned comedy clubs across the country, but quite a bit of them are closing down. Earlier this year, Chicago’s only Black-owned comedy club, Jokes and Notes, was […]

SIAC Announces Partnership with Walker & Company

SIAC Partnership With Bevel Group

Nationwide — The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) is pleased to announce a new corporate partnership with Walker & Company and its flagship brand Bevel as it becomes the official […]

International Statehood Recognition & Right of Self-Defense of New Negro/Afro Desencendants Nation

Rechayahu Ben Harvey

By Rechayahu Ben Harvey Atlanta, GA — There will be a movement. There will be change. There will be no stopping us. The emerging indigenous Negro/Afro descendants of the North […]

UrbanEbooks.com is One of Few Web Sites Selling African American Books to Partner With Apple

Dante Lee, founder of Urban Ebooks

Nationwide — UrbanEbooks.com, a popular online web site that sells electronic books for African American readers has just partnered with Apple Pay, to enable iPad, iPhone, and Mac users to […]

College Prep Program For Teen Girls Receives $50,000 Grant From the Coca-Cola Foundation

Teenshop Inc. receives grant from Coca-Cola

— Single largest foundation grant received by the non-profit in its 30+ year history — Philadelphia, PA — The Coca-Cola Foundation has awarded a $50,000 grant to Teenshop, Inc., a […]

First Black Woman Director Ever of a $100 Million Film

Ava Duvernay

Filmmaking, like many other fields, is dominated by men. It’s not that women have no interest in filmmaking or film directing. In fact, half of all graduates of film schools […]

Black Men Already Have a High Risk for Prostate Cancer -- But Even Higher, If This Happens!

Black man with obesity problem

Black men have the highest rate of getting prostate cancer, followed by white, Hispanic, American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN), and Asian/Pacific Islander, according to the U.S. Centers For Disease Control. Black […]

This Woman is Investing $25 Million into Black and Latino-Owned Businesses

Monique Woodard

Small businesses need three things to survive and grow: capital, networks, and expertise. That is exactly what Monique Woodard is providing as a venture partner through 500 Startups — a […]

Eating This Vegetable Will Maximize It's Cancer-Fighting Potential -- But Only If You Cook it This Way!

African American Girl With Broccoli

You’ve probably heard the expression, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” What they are really talking about is eating healthy. Every day. This includes lots of fresh fruit […]

7 Amazing Black-Owned Businesses in Paris, France

Miriam Maxo, Black business owner in Paris

Paris is the capital and the most populous city of France. It is also one of the most romantic cities to visit. It has the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, museums, […]

4 Reasons Why Experts Say This Amazing Diet Can Help Beat (and Prevent) Cancer

African Americans eating Ketogenic Diet

Wouldn’t it be great if someone created a diet that would not only help you lose weight, but also keep you healthy and even help prevent cancer? Well, someone has. […]

Microsoft and HBCUConnect.com Target Black Tech Professionals in Dallas for VIP Event on Sept. 22, 2016

HBCU Connect Black Tech Professionals

Nationwide — In partnership with Microsoft’s IT Business, HBCUConnect.com is offering black technical professionals in Dallas, Texas (and surrounding areas) the opportunity to meet with representatives from Microsoft to learn […]

Black Haircare Experts Team Up to Host a Unique Natural Hair Event Called "Tea And Hair Stories"

Founders of Tea and Hair Stories

— The event, to be held in Beaumont, California, is packed with sound advice on how to care for and style your own natural hair! — Nationwide — Regina’s Beauty […]

Top 5 Black-Owned Necktie and Bowtie Companies

Mo's Bows

Neckwear is a multi-billion dollar industry around the world. Since the early 1800’s, in many countries wearing a necktie or bowtie has been considered the proper attire for a formal […]

What Every Pregnant Woman Should Know About Unnecessary Medical Procedures

African American Pregnant Woman

For years, an episiotomy was believed to help prevent more extensive vaginal tears during childbirth. An episiotomy is an incision made by the doctor in the tissue between the vaginal […]

Author Mike Jordan, in His New Novel, “The Freedom Song,” Tells Story of Lakeport Plantation, Escaped Slaves and Underground Railroad

The Freedom Song by Mike Jordan

— The book can be purchased on MikeJordanBooks.com, at Amazon.com, or at any book outlet around the world. — Nationwide — On Feb. 7, 1989, writer Mike Jordan’s 92-year-old great-grandmother […]

Stream Energy Executive Director, Charles Key, Signs Publishing Deal With CelebrityPress® To Co-Author New Book

Charles Key

— Charles Key will team up with several leading experts from various industries to release the new book, “Success Manifesto: The World’s Leading Entrepreneurs and Professionals Reveal Their Secrets For […]

National HBCU Pre-Law Summit Presents Unique And Game-Changing Opportunity To Aspiring Lawyers

HBCU Pre Law Summit

Atlanta, GA — The Third Annual National HBCU Pre-Law Summit & Law Expo is scheduled to take place on Friday, September 23rd, 2016 and Saturday, September 24th, 2016 at Georgia […]

African-American Realtors Create iPhone App to Showcase Luxury Real Estate in South Florida

Live Exclusively Founders

Aventura, FL — As two of few African Americans working in a very specialized real estate niche, the co-founders of Live Exclusively Miami are excited about the possibilities for both […]

Smokey Robinson and Wife Launch New Skincare Line Called Skinphonic

Smokey Robinson and wife, Frances

The song “My Girl” recorded by The Temptations was a number one hit in 1965. It was written by Smokey Robinson who followed with several solo hits of his own, […]

6 Companies That Are Paying Low Income Workers More Money

McDonald's Low Income Workers

There is good news for low-income wage earners! Not only are major companies giving minimum-wage increases to their lowest-paid employees, the amount of the raises is higher than what median-income […]