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First Ever Cooking Competition With All Black Chefs to Premiere Online on Thanksgiving Day

Black chefs to compete on Bringing it to the Table web series

Nationwide — If you’re a fan of shows like Top Chef and Chopped, but wish they featured more Black chefs, you’re in luck! A brand new web series called Bringing […]

The First Ever Nigerian Women Bobsled Team is Heading to the 2018 Winter Olympic Games

Nigerian women Bobsled team

Nationwide — Visa has announced the addition of three athletes who make up the Nigerian Women’s Bobsled Team to Team Visa, currently training to become the first ever African representatives, […]

Jesse Jackson Not Giving Up Despite Having Parkinson's Disease -- Says, "I Will Need Your Prayers" and "Keep Hope Alive"

Jesse Jackson with MLK

Nationwide — Jesse Jackson, long-time civil rights activist and the founder of the Rainbow Push Coalition, has publicly announced that he is battling Parkinson’s Disease. He is currently 76 years […]

President Trump on Black UCLA Players: "I Should Have Left Them in Prison in China"

President Donald Trump with UCLA basketball players

Nationwide — President Donald Trump, who arrogantly boasted about helping free the three UCLA players who were detained in China for shoplifting, is now saying that he should have left […]

Actor Earle Hyman, Best Known as Grandpa Huxtable on "The Cosby Show," Dies at 91

Earle Hyman

Nationwide — Earle Hyman, the veteran stage, television and film actor best known for playing Bill Cosby’s father, Russell Huxtable on The Cosby Show has passed away. He was 91, […]

This Refugee-Turned-Entrepreneur Owns 2 IHOP Restaurants, Her Own Soul Food Restaurant, and a $250 Million Real Estate Portfolio

Adena Bayoh, owner of 2 IHOPs in New Jersey

At age 13, Adenah Bayoh escaped the civil war in her native country of Liberia, immigrated to the United States and is now one of the most successful entrepreneurs in […]

CarMarshal.com, Black-Owned Online Marketplace For New and Used Cars, Appoints New Chief Technology Officer

Terry Clark, Chief Technology Officer at CarMarshal.com

Dallas, TX — CarMarshal.com, a convenient new service that takes the hassle out of buying a car, has appointed Terry Clark as the company’s chief technology officer.

New Orleans Home Care Provider, De’Lisa Rowe-Tate, Diversifies With Reality Show Pilot, Book Release and 1st Annual Care Giver Expo

De'Lisa Rowe-Tate, author of The Caregivers Journey

Nationwide — De’Lisa Rowe-Tate, an in-home care provider from New Orleans since 1995 and the founder of Rejuvenating Concepts, Inc., has authored the newly released book for caregivers entitled, The […]

Isabis Candles Promote Pride and Prosperity of Black Culture

Mia Artson, founder of Isabis Candles

— Environmentally Friendly Candles Inspire and Motivate While Infusing Aromatic Stimulation — Woodbridge, VA — Isabis scented soy candles are lighting a path of empowerment and inspiration. Featuring nine unique […]

Black-Owned Marketing Firm Receives Rising Star Award from CVS Health

Angel Flight Marketing Service Honored by CVS Health

Nationwide — Angel Flight Marketing Service selected as a recipient of the CVS Health 2017 Rising Star Award! This award pays tribute to a diverse business (MBE) who reflects ongoing […]

President Trump Rescues Three UCLA Players in China -- Then Arrogantly Tweets About It!

UCLA basketball players who shoplifted in China

Nationwide — President Donald Trump was in Asia last week, and during his stop in China, he asked the country’s General Secretary to release three UCLA basketball players who had […]

High Blood Pressure Redefined For First Time in 14 Years: 130 is the New High

American Heart Association

Most African-American men and women will have high blood pressure under new American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Guidelines Highlights: * High blood pressure is now defined as readings of […]

Real Estate Mogul, Tiffany Curry, Named "Woman of the Year" at the 2017 Global Power Tour in Houston

Tiffany Curry

Houston, TX — Tiffany Curry has been named “Woman of the Year” at the 2017 Global Power Tour, a multi-city, multi-country, hands-on and engaging summit for women entrepreneurs focusing on […]

J.Crew Apologizes For Ad Featuring "All-Natural" Black Model With Uncombed Hair

Model Marihenny featured in a J Crew ad with uncombed hair

Nationwide — A recent ad from J. Crew that featured Black Dominican model, Marihenny Rivera, with unkempt hair was heavily criticized on Black Twitter. The comments were basically saying that […]

Alpha Phi Alpha Gamma Lambda Chapter Partners with Jackets for Jobs for Veteran’s Day to Support Men in Need

Jackets for Jobs and Alpha Phi Alpha

— Detroit area men seeking employment to benefit from the suits donated by the Detroit chapter fraternity. — Detroit, MI — Jackets for Jobs proudly partnered with Alpha Phi Alpha […]

Trailblazing Real Estate Expert Melanie Gamble’s New Book Reveals the Great Recession’s Impact on Communities of Color

Melanie Gamble, author of Unintended Consequences

Nationwide — Home is where the heart is, but you have to use your head. That’s the simple, but sound advice from trailblazing real estate expert and broker Melanie Gamble, […]

Black-Owned Sneaker Company Gearing Up For The Busiest Shopping Season of the Year

Nagast Footwear

— The company is planning to release new afrocentric jackets, sunglasses, and more shoe designs — Atlanta, GA — With 2017 quickly coming to a close, Atlanta-based sneaker company SneakersCustom.com […]

Here's What Really Cuts Black Lives Short!

Black man getting blood pressure checked

The American Heart Association just released new information that explains why black people do not live as long as white people. Their life expectancy is 3 years shorter than for […]

17-Year Old Black CEO Launches New Program and Workshop Series to Help High School Students Reach Their Potential

Zandra Cunningham

— Zandra Beauty’s STEAM-based immersion program prepares high school students for business and boosts their interest in science, technology, engineering, art and math. — Nationwide — Zandra A. Cunningham, teen […]

Overt Racism and Shaming Linked to Fear of “Not Being Enough,” Says Empowerment Strategist

Woman with black face at Staples

— Harold Leffall, the famous founder of the “You Are Enough” Empowerment Movement, believes that his racist attackers are themselves suffering from inferiority complex which gives birth to such discriminatory […]

Tyrese Apologizes For His Bizarre Behavior -- Says, "I Don't Have A Mental Illness... I Am in the Clear Now!"

Tyrese

Nationwide — Tyrese has an explanation for all the recent erractic posts on his Instagram account. The actor and singer says his weird behavior is to be blamed on a […]

Former DJ-Turned-Entrepreneur Finds Success With Her Homemade Peanut Butter and Jams (Music Jams, That is!)

Megan Gibson, founder of PB&Jams

PB&Jams is a Black-owned company in West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania whose founder, Megan Gibson, took an American favorite — peanut butter — and grew the idea into a successful business. Her […]

Morehouse Grad’s DVDs Tell Black Stories

History on Video

Nationwide — Morehouse College graduate, Rex Barnett, has produced one of the largest documentary catalogs in the nation featuring Black achievers. “We have to own our own media companies that […]

City of Charlotte, NC Welcomes Its First Ever Black Female Mayor

Vi Lyles, first Black mayor of Charlotte

Nationwide — Vi Lyles has just made history as the first Black woman mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina. She ran an aggressive campaign, and her victory was confirmed by local […]

Master P's New Premium Rum Brand, Sugar Skull Rum, Partners With NASCAR

Master P promotes his new Sugar Skull Rum at a NASCAR event

Nationwide — Sugar Skull Rum is rapidly growing nationally and is extremely excited to be in a new partnership with NASCAR. “There are plenty of opportunities for both companies. This […]

Meet the Black Entrepreneur Who Raised $7 Million For His Robots -- and Just Signed a Major Deal With Apple!

Silas Adekunle, founder of Reach Robotics

Silas Adekunle is the CEO and founder of Reach Robotics, a very innovative company that uses robots to intertwine gaming with education for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). He […]

Chrisette Michele, Who Sang For Donald Trump's Inauguration, Just Released a Song Called 'Black Lives Matter'

Chrisette Michele

Nationwide — R&B singer Chrisette Michele was heavily criticized when she sang for Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration, and now the criticism continues with the release of her new single “Black […]

Tiffany Haddish Makes History With SNL Debut -- Becomes First Black Woman Standup Comedian to Ever Host the Show!

Tiffany Haddish

Nationwide — Comedian Tiffany Haddish is making headlines for her hilarious debut appearance on Saturday Night Live. She is reportedly the first Black woman standup comedian to ever host the […]

Mom Charged With Hitting Her Daughter's Teacher With a Brick After School

Daishonta Williams, Pittsburgh mom who attacked daughter's teacher with a brick

Nationwide — 29-year old Daishonta Williams from Pittsburgh is being charged after she allegedly followed her daughter’s 4th grade teacher, hit her with a brick, dragged her out of her […]

Man Claims Janet Jackson Video Shoot Left His Home in a Wreck

Janet Jackson video shoot

Nationwide — A man named David Tate claims that a music video production company used his home in July 2015 to film the music video for Janet Jackson’s song, “No […]

MUSC and SCSU Team Up to Tackle Health Disparities

Marvella Ford of MUSC

— Dr. Marvella Ford, who knows exactly how health disparities can affect a family, helps lead an effort to end them. — Charleston, SC — Marvella Ford missed out on […]

From Executive Producer to Director -- She's Won 15 Emmys, and She's Not Even an Actress!

Fox 5 DC is making moves and Terri Tolliver is moving with them! This Washington, DC native is the station’s new Director of News Projects and Partnerships. Terri is a […]

Get in Shape With These 7 Black-Owned Fitness Companies

Black couple jogging

When it comes to supporting black-owned businesses, we often think of all the retail industries, restaurants, hair care, financial services and other types of industries that are owned by blacks. […]

The Black History Bowties Are Back -- Just in Time For the #BuyBlack Movement!

Harlem Renaissance and Black Cowboy Bowties

Nationwide — Following a huge success of their re-launch this year, the founders of BlackHistoryBowties.com have announced two new additions to their collection – The Harlem Renaissance design and the […]

Man Admits to Putting Bleach in His Pregnant Girlfriend's Water

Theo Washington

Millersville, PA — 21-year old Theophilous Washington, a man that was accused of putting bleach in his girlfriend’s water in attempt to abort their baby, has pleaded guilty to the […]

UMC – Urban Movie Channel Announces New Fall Comedy Series “Minimum Wage”

Minimum Wage on UMC

From the Winners of the “New Normal Writing Contest” Through ColorCreative and Adaptive Studios — UMC Also Adds Popular Canadian Drama Series 19-2 — Los Angeles, CA — Following its […]

Young Black Entrepreneur Finds Success Making Affordable Wheelchairs

Rwanda entrepreneur making affordable wheelchairs

Daniel Habanabakize, a 24-year old entrepreneur from Rwanda, has found success making affordable high-quality wheelchairs that he sells to the locals in his community. Typically, wheelchairs are imported into the […]

Black and Low-Income Residents in This City Are Being Overcharged For Water -- But Why?

Black resident in Chicago

It doesn’t make any sense, but a recent Chicago Tribune investigation revealed that Chicago residents who are poor and black are paying more for water than others. According to the […]

9th Annual Women's Entrepreneur Expo to Be Held in the Washington DC Area on November 4th

Women Entrepreneurs Expo

— The event offers a dynamic opportunity for women in business from various sectors to get educated, to share information, and to get renewed inspiration about the rewards of business […]

Michelle Obama Wants More African Americans to Talk About Mental Health

Michelle Obama

One in four people in the world will be affected by mental or neurological disorders at some point in their lives, according to the World Health Organization. Around 450 million […]

Black Woman-Owned Beauty Brand Raises $1 Million in Funding Despite Major Industry Competition and Saturation

Founders of Mented Cosmetics

The beauty industry is very competitive, and already saturated with hundreds of companies that offer various makeup products. Despite this, however, two Black female Harvard Business School grads were able […]

Why People Call Her "Mama Biscuit" -- And How She Recovered After Getting Cut From a Popular Reality Show

Lesley Riley, founder of Mama Biscuit's Gourmet Biscuit Company

Lesley Riley, founder of Mama Biscuit’s Gourmet Biscuit Company, is so successful that people are now referring to her as “Mama Biscuit” – even though that’s not really the name […]

Contagious Video of 1970's Hit Song Spreads Awareness of Stroke Signs

YMCA parody song from the American Stroke Association

— American Stroke Association releases a Y.M.C.A parody song to educate about stroke — Dallas, TX — A new parody music video is teaching diverse populations and generations across the […]

UMC - Urban Movie Channel's October "Thrills & Chills" Features Exclusive Premiere of Hogtown, The Good Wifey; and Redrum

Hogtown

Los Angeles, CA — UMC – Urban Movie Channel’s “Thrills & Chills” collection features a nice crop of murder mystery and horror films to indulge in this October. Beginning on […]

Derek Jeter Becomes the First Black CEO of a Major League Baseball Team -- Says He's Fine With His Players Kneeling

Derek Jeter

A group headed by 14-time MLB All-Star Derek Jeter and Florida businessman Bruce Sherman has completed its purchase of the Miami Marlins, a Major League Baseball team. Jeter, now a […]

How She Overcame Her Husband's Tragic Death and Launched a $3 Million Staffing Company

Constance Moonzwe, Founder of ITH Staffing

Constance Moonzwe was devastated when her husband tragically died in 2014, leaving her to raise their 7-month old baby alone. She, however, decided to keep herself busy and start a […]

Why and How People Are Getting Puppy Poop Infections

African American child with puppy

Puppies are oh so cute, but recently these cute little canines are sending people in 12 states to the hospital. Why? Puppy poop is contaminating people with the potentially deadly […]

Join the Celebration -- October 30th is National Dashiki Day!

National Dashiki Day

Nationwide — Oct. 30 is National Dashiki Day, a day of cultural celebration to the colorful garment that was adopted by African-Americans in the 1960’s and 1970’s as a symbol […]