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Cissy Houston Says Bobbi Kristina Has "Irreversible Global Brain Damage"

Bobbi Kristina with Cissy Houston

Atlanta, GA — Cissy Houston, the grandmother of Bobbi Kristina and mother of the late Whitney Houston, says that 22-year old Bobbi is not doing well and that her comatose […]

"Good Times" Actor Ben Powers Dies at 64 Years Old

Ben Powers on Good Times

New Bedford, MA — Actor Alton “Ben” Powers, known for his role as Keith Anderson in the 1970’s CBS television series Good Times, has died at the age of 64. […]

Jackie Robinson Day -- Why This Baseball Legend is Still Being Celebrated 68 Years Later

Jackie Robinson Day

Nationwide — Wednesday, April 16, 2015, marks the 68th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the Major League Baseball color barrier. In commemoration of him, the world celebrated “Jackie Robinson Day” […]

Beverly Broadus Green, Snoop Dogg's Mom, Helps At-Risk Youth

Beverly Broadus Green

– With new Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign aimed at teaching youth entrepreneurship – Los Angeles, CA — Beverly Broadus Green, an African American ordained evangelist, published author, public speaker, and mother […]

Many People Outraged at Judge's Harsh 7-Year Sentencing For Educators Convicted in Atlanta Cheating Scandal

Atlanta Cheating Scandal

Atlanta, GA — Judge Jerry Baxter of Fulton County Superior Court has completed the sentencing of 10 former educators from Atlanta Public Schools, and three of them will serve at […]

Dear Black People: "Stop Running From the Police" -- An Open Letter To Unarmed African Americans

Black person running from police

By Orrin Hudson, former police officer-turned-community activist Nationwide — I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: In a situation with the police, it’s not immediately about who is […]

Beyonce's Mom, Tina Knowles Gets Married Again -- Ties the Knot With Actor Richard Lawson

Tina Knowles Marries Richard Lawson

Newport Beach, CA — Tina Knowles, the mother of Beyonce and Solange Knowles, recently married actor Richard Lawson on a yacht in Newport Beach, California.

Oklahoma Officer Says He Accidentally Killed His Black Suspect -- Charged With Manslaughter

Eric Harris Killed By White Police Officer

Tulsa, OK — Another video of a Black man being killed by a white police officer has been released, but this time in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Why Was This Cancer Patient Asked to Leave a Local Restaurant in Indiana?

Rachel Bruno

  Indianapolis, IN — Rachel Bruno, a woman from Indiana woman who was celebrating the end of a chemotherapy treatment, was recently turned away from a local restaurant called Latitude […]

Former Police Officer-Turned-Community Activist Launches New "How To Survive Police Brutality" Workshop For Urban Teens

Orrin Hudson

– “In a situation with the police, it’s not immediately about who is right or wrong, it’s about staying alive. If the police are making a wrongful arrest, this can […]

Walter Scott's Family Speaks Out After Police Officer Charged With His Murder - "What If There Was No Video?"

Walter Scott, unarmed black man killed

Charleston, SC — Michael Slager, a white police officer in North Charleston, South Carolina, has been charged with murder in the shooting death of Walter Scott, who was black and […]

4 Reasons Why Rosa Parks Should Be on the New $20 Dollar Bill

Rosa Parks on $20 Dollar Bill

Nationwide — Civil rights icon, Rosa Parks, is now in the finals in a grassroots campaign to put a woman on the $20 bill by the year 2020. She is […]

Elderly Black Couple Accuse Local Seattle BMW Dealership of Fraud and Identity Theft

Donald and Gloria White

Seattle, WA — Donald and Gloria White, two elderly and disabled African-Americans, say they have been the victims of fraud and identity theft for 8 long years by a local […]

All-Natural Product For Men With Erectile Dysfunction Reaches Out to the African American Community

Black seniors

San Diego, CA — Alpha RX Plus LLC today announced that it will soon partner with selected African American brick-and-mortar retailers around the country to offer its all natural product […]

Wrongly Convicted Man Released From Jail After Spending 30 Years on Death Row

Anthony Ray Hinton

Birmingham, AL — Anthony Ray Hinton, a 58-year-old Alabama man who spent half his life on death row, walked free this past Friday after prosecutors determined he did not shoot […]

Minneapolis Police Officer Tells Black Teen "I'm Going to Break Your Legs" (Video)

Minneapolis Police Arresting Somali Teen

Minneapolis, MN — A video has gone viral of a white police officer caught on a cell phone camera threatening to break the leg of a Somali teenager. Hamza Jeylani, […]

When Celebrities Like Charles Barkley Talk About the N-Word, They Tend to Forget the Children

Charles Barkley

By Attorney Roy Miller Nationwide — It concerns me that everyone in support of n-word usage is publicized and treated as an expert. I don’t think they even care about […]

Top 15 Little-Known Scholarships For Women and Girls in 2015/2016

Top Women Scholarships

Nationwide — Every year, billions of dollars in scholarships are given away to students all over the world. These scholarships can be used to pay for college tuition, boarding, books, […]

Atlanta Teen Who Received Controversial Heart Transplant Dies After Police Chase

Anthony Stokes

Atlanta, GA — 17-year old Anthony Stokes, who received a much-needed heart transplant back in 2013, has died after he reportedly stole a car and crashed it while being chased […]

Black Attorney to Moderate Conference on Police and Prosecutor Misconduct

Attorney Zulu Ali

– Attorney Zulu Ali will moderate a conference in Los Angeles to discuss police and prosecutor accountability and the abuse crisis, and will call for United Nations involvement. – Los […]

Black History Is Back in Style With These Amazing Black History Bowties -- MLK, Rosa Parks and more!

Martin Luther King Bowtie

Nationwide — Black history is back in style, and it’s even making a fashion statement! BlackHistoryBowties.com has launched as the only online destination that sells printed bowties featuring African American […]

Are We Really Going To Put the Image of Racism on the $20 Dollar Bill?

Margaret Sanger on $20 Bill

By Rev. Dr. Clenard H. Childress, Jr.   Nationwide -– Can there be anything more insidiously proposed; is there anything more ironically insane then this narrative? Let us look at […]

Indiana Declares State of Emergency Over Recent HIV Outbreak

HIV Outbreak Press Conference

Indianapolis, IN — The state of Indiana has declared a state of emergency after a recent outbreak of HIV has infected more than 80 people. All of the cases are […]

White Parents Demand Apology For DC Area School’s Black History Month Event

White Parents Outraged

Washington, DC — Charles and Rebecca, two white parents from the Washington DC area, are outraged that their 8-year-old daughter’s school district held a Black History Month event that turned […]

Hip Hop Artist Drizzy D.R.O. Creates Freestyle Hotline and Draws Thousands of Fans Worldwide

Drizzy Dro

Birmingham, AL — Hip Hop artist and entrepreneur, Drizzy “Press/ Play” D.R.O. is more than just a rapper. He’s an innovator. He’s a birthday present. He’s a superhero. And he […]

Floyd Mayweather Sr. to Host Official Pre-Fight Party in Las Vegas, Nevada

Pre-Fight Party Floyd Mayweather Sr

– Sherry Gordy Presents, along with Rosemary McKnight of For The People Entertainment, will host an epic event with surprise guest performances Thursday night, April 30th in Las Vegas. – […]

First African American to Be Elected President of the Scottish Rite Class in the Orient of Maryland

Medgar Reid, Scottish Rite

Baltimore, MD — The Honorable Noble Sir Rev. Medgar L. Reid, ACIS, CCIF, DD, Chaplain for The Elite Provost Guard of The Boumi Temple Shriners International has been elected President […]

Denver Black Newspaper Celebrates 28th Anniversary With Launch of New Mobile App

Denver Urban Spectrum

– Community Newspaper in Denver, Colorado Launches New App About People of Color – Denver, CO — “There’s an app for that” is now more than just a popular catch […]

Author d. E. Rogers to Release "Dethroned: The Dark Side of Money II" -- The Second Book in the Series to Be Released on April 18, 2015

Dethroned: Dark Side of Money by d.E. Rogers

– Second Book in Series to Be Released on April 18, 2015 – New York, NY — Dethroned: The Dark Side of Money II, the second book in the d. […]

Poet and Author Ingrid Herndon Greene Reflects on Writing as Therapy in Her Essay "Why I Write"

Ingrid Herndon Greene

Poet and Author Ingrid Herndon Greene Reflects on Writing as Therapy in Her Essay “Why I Write” Red Lava Me Supernatural electricity I am poetry. Ages ago and forever the […]

New Stage Play "What God Joined Together" Slated To Run at the Historic Fox Theatre in Atlanta

What God Joined Together Stage Play

– 26-year old Edward Fernandez sets out to make history; From the Ferst to the Fox! – Atlanta, GA — Writer, director, producer, and actor, Edward Fernandez’s stage play What God […]

Superstar Designer Tracy Reese to Keynote Jackets for Jobs Celebration

Tracy Reese

Detroit, MI — Mark your calendars fashionistas! The internationally heralded Tracy Reese, fashion designer to dignitaries and celebrities, will deliver the keynote address at Jackets for Jobs Inc’s brunch, “Celebrating […]

Bob "Butterbean" Love and Darryll King Join Gift of Hope to Bring Donation Awareness Message to Chicago's South Suburbs

Bob Love and Darryll King

– Former Chicago Bulls Forward and Radio/TV Personality Help Gift of Hope Observe and Celebrate National Donate Life Month – Chicago, IL — Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor […]

4 Tips To Planning Your Very Own Martha’s Vineyard Girlfriends Getaway to Relax

Martha's Vineyard Girlfriends Getaway

Martha’s Vineyard, MA — With times so tough and many women want to save and forgo vacations, a girlfriends retreat is a perfect way to experience a wonderful place and […]

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® Presents Its St. Jude Star Award to Celebrity Friends David and Tamela Mann

David and Tamela Mann Get St. Jude Star Award

– Stars of new Bounce TV series “Mann & Wife” launch PSA to help raise awareness for St. Jude – Memphis, TN — Celebrity entertainers David and Tamela Mann, noted […]

Web Site Reveals Top 60 Funding Programs For Women (Everything a Girl Needs!)

Women Funding Programs

Nationwide — GrantsForWomen.org, an online resource for women looking for funding, has published a listing of the top 60 programs for women in 2015. The programs help women get scholarships, […]

New Book "Are We There Yet?" Discusses Major Challenges Facing Black Community; Offers Inspiring Solutions

Are We There Yet? by Martin L. Davis

Chicago, IL — As a political activist and community organizer in Chicago, author Martin L. Davis helps hundreds of black Americans realize and harness the power of P.I.E.: political power, […]

Oops! 3 Reasons Why Jay-Z's Tidal Press Conference Backfired -- Causing Fans To Say "Huh?"

Jay-Z Press Conference for Tidal

Los Angeles, CA — Jay-Z has 99 problems, and a poorly planned press conference is one! The multi-platinum rapper and business mogul recently held a press conference for Tidal, his […]

JJ Smith To Host Historic Weight Loss Summit in Washington, DC -- Up to 1,000 Black Women Expected to Attend

Tameka Loses 120 Pounds!

Nationwide — Nutritionist, certified weight loss expert and the #1 New York Times best-selling author of the mega hit, 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse, JJ Smith, is hosting a major health […]

Amazing New High Heels Can Change Color With the Click of an App -- Invented By a Black Engineer

High Tech High Heels

Nationwide — There are smart phones, smart TVs, smart watches, and now smart high heels. That’s what you call high heels that can be controlled by an app. That’s right, […]

The Harlem Book Fair Launches 'My Book Selfie,' A Call to the African American Book Nation

My Book Selfie

– Uses Social Media to Promote African American Reading – Harlem, NY — The Harlem Book Fair has launched an innovative literacy-awareness initiative, My Book Selfie, that rewards readers who […]

Churches Nationwide Partner with PHEN to Raise Awareness of Prostate Cancer Within African American Communities

Father's Day Prostate Cancer Rally

Quincy, MA — The Prostate Health Education Network (PHEN) is partnering with churches nationwide to host Prostate Health Educational Symposiums and the 7th Annual Father’s Day Rally Against Prostate Cancer. […]

Bigger Than Hoops, L.A. Based Youth-Basketball Program Honors Over 40 Middle School Student-Athletes

Earl Watson Elite Middle School Basketball Team

By Nickey Woods, M.Ed. Los Angeles, CA — On Saturday, March 28, 2015, Ryan Silver, president of Earl Watson Elite, is doing something that is not common among youth travel […]

New Original Sitcom "Mann & Wife" Delivers Family Friendly Laughs to Primetime on Bounce TV This Spring

Mann and Wife on Bounce TV

– Series Premiere Set For Tuesday, April 7 at 9pm ET/8 CT – Los Angeles, CA — Real-life husband and wife team David Mann (“Madea’s Big Happy Family”) and Tamela Mann (“Sparkle”) are reuniting on screen as well as […]

Morehouse College Men Now Have A Distinguished Watch To Match Their Mystique

C. Howie Hodges and Gregory T. Burrell

– Hodges Watch Company [HWCo] donated a new watch at the Morehouse Candle in the Dark Gala to benefit general scholarship fund. – Washington, DC — Howie Hodges, class of […]