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Award-Winning Natural Hair Comedy Series, "Working Out the Kinks," Launches at Red Carpet Event

Working Out the Kinks

Webisodic comedy puts twist on black culture in fun and educational way. New York, NY — What happens when you combine Girlfriends with Black-ish with kinky hair? You get the […]

Black Doll Maker Teaches Other African Americans How to Make Handmade Dolls in Free YouTube Tutorials

Dr. Cassandra George Sturges holding her Maggy Rag doll

Dr. Cassandra George Sturges holding her Maggy Rag doll Ann Arbor, MI — Black doll maker, Dr. Cassandra George Sturges, shares her love for making handmade dolls by providing free […]

National Trauma Expert Resmaa Menakem Co-Produces "Dismembered & Unarmed" Album, Delving Into Our Current State of Pain and Rebirth In America

Dismembered & Unarmed album

The album is a sonic imagining of body, love, sorrow, trauma, history, pain, rebirth. Nationwide — “Dismembered & Unarmed” is a collaborative album executive produced by Chaka Mkali and Resmaa […]

Central State University to Build State-of-the-Art Residential/ Academic/ Wellness Complex

Central State University, new residence hall

Wilberforce, OH — Central State University, Ohio’s 1890 Land-Grant University, will build its first apartment-style residence hall to give students more on-campus housing options.

Mother of Three Brutally Murdered by Ex-Boyfriend in Facebook Live Video

Rannita Williams and Johnathan Robinson

Shreveport, LA — Rannita Williams, a mother of three, was reportedly held hostage and killed by her ex-boyfriend. The whole horrifying episode was broadcasted real-time via Facebook Live.

10-Year Old Entrepreneur “Bosses on Em” With Her New Footwear Company

Amiya Steed, founder of Amiya footwear

Nationwide — Tween CEO and entertainer Amiya Steed founded her business, AMAK by Amiya footwear, in 2016 as a way of self-expression and to help combat bullying. She quickly realized […]

37th Annual Harlem Business Alliance Fundraising Awards Gala Celebrates ‘The Art of Success’ Honoring the Intellect, Swagger & Power of Black Creatives

Harlem Business Alliance Honorees

The event, to be held on May 2, 2018, will honor Sean “Diddy” Combs, Vy Higginsen, Karen Hunter, Robin Williams & Ericka Pittman. Sponsors include Airbnb, Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone […]

71-Year Old White Woman Arrested for Attacking a Black Pregnant Soldier

Judy James Tucker

Macon, GA — Judy James Tucker, a 71-year old white woman, has been arrested and charged with battery after she and her son harassed and tried to attack two black […]

Meet the Entrepreneur Behind the First Ever Black-Owned Toothpaste and Mouthwash Brand

Philip Garner, founder of Garner's Garden oral care products

Philip Garner, founder of Garner’s Garden based in the Washington, DC area, is the first African American entrepreneur to manufacture and produce his own line of toothpaste and antibacterial mouthwash. […]

Remember the Firefighter Who Was Charged for Spitting on a Black Toddler and Using the N-word? -- Well, He Just Got His Job Back!

Terrence Jeremy Skeen, white firefighter who spit on Black toddler

Kansas City, KS — Terrence Jeremy Skeen, a firefighter who spat and used a racial slur on a 3-year old Black boy, has reportedly got his job back after his […]

DC Area Black Women Entrepreneurs to be Honored and Celebrated at Annual Luncheon

Bold Brave Beautiful Women in Business Luncheon

Nationwide — On Saturday, April 28, 2018, EPNET will host its 9th Annual Bold, Brave & Beautiful Women in Business Luncheon in Washington, DC. The 2018 Luncheon theme is “Celebrating Unbreakable […]

Black Entrepreneur Develops Innovative Health, Fitness and Well-Being App For Women Called SHEapp (Social Health Empowerment App)

Tam Williams, founder and creator of SHEapp

Tam Williams, founder of the company, She’s It, says it’s like having up to 10 apps integrated all in one. Philadelphia, PA — West Chester, PA based Lifestyle Technology Company, She’s […]

Three LA Fitness Employees in New Jersey Reportedly Fired for Racial Profiling

Black men racially profiled at LA Fitness

Nationwide — Three employees at a Secaucus, New Jersey-based LA Fitness gym have reportedly been fired for racially profiling against at least two of their Black customers. In several Facebook […]

The Two Black Men Arrested at Philadelphia Starbucks Finally Speak Out -- And the Police Chief Apologizes!

Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson, Black men arrested at Starbucks

Philadelphia, PA — Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson, both 23-year old entrepreneurs, are the two men that were recently arreted at a Starbucks in Philadelphia. The manager reportedly called police […]

Mesa Police Department Unfairly Denies Diversity Motorcycle Benefit

Diversity Motorcycle Benefit in Mesa, Arizona

The Mesa Police Department in Mesa, Arizona denies Forty-Eight Foundation’s liquor license without valid reason. Event organizers claim diversity issues really are race related. Mesa, AZ — Ernest Hickman of […]

Woman Known as the 'Hamburglar' for Breaking into a McDonald's Drive-Thru Window Pleads Guilty

Jessica Marie Cross, known as the hamburglar

Columbia, MD — Last November, an African American woman was caught on camera fearlessly climbing and breaking into a McDonald’s drive-thru window near Baltimore, Maryland. Police identified her as 27-year […]

The Unfair Shooting and Brutalization of Oswald Jay Lewis

Oswald Jay Lewis

Nationwide — On August 26, 2014, U.S. Marshals and NYPD executed a late-night arrest in Queens, NY on a 24-year old warrant from Virgina. Inside the Queens apartment was Oswald […]

Black Male Authors Rarely Do This, But Steven Wayne's New Book Tells a Story of Love, Heartbreak and Redemption

Temporary Demolishment By Steven Wayne

Nationwide — What does it mean to be spiritually awakened? How do we reconcile our earthly desires with God’s plan? How do we approach the journey of healing our brokenness? […]

Everybody Loves the Egyptian-Inspired Swimsuits Beyonce's Dancers Wore At Coachella -- And They're Only $100

Egyptian Swimsuits worn by Beyonce at Coachella

Nationwide — Every one is still talking about Beyonce’s historic performance at the 2018 Coachella Music Festival in Palm Springs. She was the first Black woman to ever headline the […]

Starbucks to Close All of Its 8,000 Stores Nationwide to Conduct a Seminar With Employees on Racism and Discrimination

Black men being arrested at Starbucks

Seattle, WA — Starbucks Coffee Company has announced it will be closing its more than 8,000 company-owned stores in the United States on the afternoon of May 29 to conduct […]

Owner of Black Woman-Owned Publishing Firm Heads to London to Help Authors

Lindsy Bivens

Nationwide — Lindsy Bivens is a publisher, conference host and empowerment speaker, who after learning difficult lessons through self-publishing, was fueled with a passion to solve problems for new authors. […]

Actress, Producer Tangi Miller’s Makes Her Directorial Debut of the Miniseries "Diva Diaries"

Tangi Miller, creator of 'Diva Diaries'

Set to Premiere on the Urban Movie Channel in April 2018 Los Angeles, CA — The Urban Movie Channel (UMC) presents a four-part miniseries of Diva Diaries, created by award-winning […]

Single Mom With 5 Children Graduates from Law School; Inspires Millions

Iesha Champs and her children

Houston, TX — Inspiring graduation photos of a single mother with her five children have been going viral on social media. Iesha Champs, who will receive her law degree in […]

Top 10 Most Beautiful Black-Owned Hotels and Resorts Around The World

Black-owned beach resort

When traveling, accommodation is one of the first things to consider. There are thousands of hotels to choose from in every destination for every type of experience. In a Black-owned […]

Jay-Z Told David Letterman That Some Good Has Come from Donald Trump Being President

Jay-Z talks about Trump

Nationwide — Hip-hop icon and entrepreneur Jay-Z addressed different topics, including his opinion on President Trump, in the latest episode of David Letterman’s Netflix show My Next Guest Needs No […]

Black Teen Misses the Bus, Then Gets Shot at By White Man After Asking For Directions to School

Brennan Walker

Oakland, CA — Brennan Walker, a 14-year old Black student, had a near-death experience last Thursday merely because of asking a question. He was shot by a white man after […]

New Yorkers Warned About Synthetic Marijuana Laced With Rat Poison -- Causing Bleeding in Eyes and Noses!

Hospitals in New York are being alerted about a new form of synthetic marijuana mixed with rat poison. It is believed that the said substance is linked to some cases […]

Meet CEO & Founder Velma Trayham of the Largest Multi-Cultural Marketing Consulting Strategy Firm, "Thinkzilla"

Velma Trayham

Nationwide — If only being called a “nobody” stopped the now award-winning entrepreneur, CEO, investor, humanitarian, speaker and author, Velma Trayham. Velma’s story of transformation, passion, focus, drive, determination and […]

Black Engineers and Technology Professionals to Convene in the Washington, DC Area

HBCU Professional Networking Reception

HBCUConnect.com to host another professional networking reception for HBCU grads in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. Washington, DC — HBCU Connect is offering black engineers and technology professionals in D.C. Maryland, and […]

New Program Helps African American and Low Income Students With the College Admissions and Enrollment Process

Cheryl Hudson, co-founder of Xcel Scholastic

Corona, CA — Xcel Scholastic, an independent academic resource for families of college-bound high school students, offers academic advising for what many students and parents have come to realize is […]

Chicago Sees Drop in Violence After All-Time High Last Year, But is Still A Very Deadly City

Chicago violence aftermath

Chicago, IL — In the past two years, Chicago has experienced a surge in violence rate with 650 homicides in 2017 and 762 homicides in 2016 where the majority of […]

CBS “Code Black” Star, William Allen Young, to Host Film Festival’s Opening Night Gala Honoring Revered ABC Executive Tim McNeal and More

African American Film Marketplace Honorees

The 24th Annual African-American Film Marketplace and S.E. Manly Short Film Showcase — One of the best short film festivals in the Country — opens April 27-29, 2018 celebrating the […]

White Police Officer Throws Black Woman to the Floor in Violent Arrest; Tells Her "I'll Break Your Arm"

Chikesia Clemons being arrested

Saraland, AL — Yet another video of a violent arrest by a White police officer of an unarmed Black person has surfaced and gone viral on the internet. This time, […]

Black Woman Who Lost Her Job Because of Her Locks Has Petitioned the Supreme Court to Look at Her Case

Traci Vance, owner of the Loc Nesst natural hair salon in Chattanooga, TN

Mobile, AL — Chastity Jones is an African American woman who lost her job offer after refusing to cut her locks. The racial discrimination lawsuit she filed against the company was dismissed […]

Black-Owned Restaurant in Dallas Reserves Mondays to Serve the Homeless

Paulette Johnson, founder of Truckers Cafe

Aside from her love for cooking, Paulette Johnson, an entrepreneur and the owner of Trucker’s Café, also loves helping people. Her café has been known not only for its “biggest […]

The Tobacco Industry is Targeting Women Despite Alarming Lung and Breast Cancer Rates, and One Group of Black Women Has Had Enough!

Carol McGruder, co-chair of AATCLC

San Francico, CA — This year, Women’s History Month came at a pivotal time when women’s voices and stories are being heard and lifted up in a way they never […]

Meet Leslie Hale -- The First Black Woman CEO to Ever Run a $1.2 Billion Real Estate Investment Trust

Leslie Hale, first Black woman CEO of a real estate investment trust

Leslie Hale will soon be the next CEO of RLJ Lodging Trust, becoming the first African-American woman to lead a real estate investment trust. With an impressive work background in […]

Beyonce Makes History at Coachella Festival; Launches Homecoming Scholars Award Program

Beyonce's Homecoming Scholars Award Program

Beyoncé, through her BeyGOOD initiative, has established the Homecoming Scholars Award Program for students attending Xavier University, Wilberforce University, Tuskegee University and Bethune-Cookman University – all Historically Black Colleges and […]

Very Few Welfare Beneficiaries Test Positive for Drugs, But Trump Wants Them Tested Anyways!

President Donald Trump

The Trump administration is reportedly considering a plan that would allow states to force food stamp recipients to undergo drug testing. That is even after evidence from previous tests already […]

Senior Citizen Forced to Pay Large Gas Bill After Years of Incorrect Meter Readings

Minerva Roman, senior citizen from Philadelphia

Minerva Roman, a 71-year old senior citizen woman from Philadelphia was shocked when she received her gas bill last month. She was being charged with a huge amount of money […]

NYC Mom Indicted for Decapitating Her 7-Year Old Son with a Knife

Hanane Mouhib and her son, Abraham Cardenas

Sweden, NY — Hanane Mouhib, a 36-year old former nurse, was arrested for allegedly decapitating her own 7-year old son just 10 days after being released from a hospital psych […]

Black-Owned Toilet Paper, Mouthwash and Laundry Detergent Brands

Kamose Muhammad, founder of Black-owned toilet paper brand

Typically, we don’t give much thought to who is the owner of the companies that produce the products we use. From toothpaste to mouthwash, soap to laundry detergent, bathroom products, […]

Meet the Three Black Women Who Started Their Law Firm Through Twitter

Black women founders of KMR Law Group

Women pursuing a career in the legal sector often face challenges involving poor work-life balance and discrimination in the workplace, and that is one of the reasons why it is […]

President Trump Wants to End Yet Another Program That Helps Low Income Families

Donald Trump speaking

President Trump is once again under fire for seeking to eliminate a heating assistance program that helps keep low-income families’ homes warm. The Trump administration claims that the program is […]

Houston Mega Church Pastor Indicted For Wire Fraud & Money Laundering

Pastor Kirbyjon Caldwell

Houston, TX — Kirbyjon Caldwell, senior pastor at Windsor Village United Methodist Church, a Houston-based mega church, is facing charges of wire fraud and money laundering. Federal prosecutors have accused him […]

Meet the Owner of the Largest Black-Owned Newspaper in the South

Karen Carter Richards, CEO and Publisher of the Houston Forward Times

Karen Carter Richards currently serves as the CEO and Publisher of the Houston Forward Times, the largest Black-owned and independently published newspaper in the South. She is continuing the legacy […]

NYPD Sergeant Blames Failing a Drug Test on Her Hair Weave

Tracy Gittens

New York, NY — Tracy Gittens, an NYPD sergeant, is facing dismissal from duty as she recently tested positive for marijuana. However, she claims that the hair sample that was […]

Chrissy Teigen, Model and Wife of Singer John Legend, Inks Lucrative Deal With Pampers

Chrissy Teigen, ambassador of Pampers all-natural products

Chrissy Teigen, a model and celebrity, has just signed a lucrative deal with Procter & Gamble Co. Teigen is the first ambassador for their newest line of products, Pampers Pure […]

Another Woman Accuses Russell Simmons of Rape -- Files $10 Million Lawsuit

Russell Simmons

Nationwide — Russell Simmons is once again facing a lawsuit after another woman has accused him of rape. This woman claims that Simmons threatened her and her son in order […]

16-Year Old Girl Found Dead Before She Could Testify in Sexual Assault Case

Mujey Dumbuya

Kalamazoo, MI — Mujey Dumbuya, a 16-year-old girl, was about to testify against her rapist but she was found dead on the side of the road half-naked. Officials say she […]

Fake Women’s Health Centers Reportedly Target Black Women

Jessica Estes

Fake women’s health centers have been recently emerging in different states trying to mislead women and give false information about reproductive health care options. Apparently, these fake health centers are […]

Mother Arrested After Video of Her 1-Year Old Baby Smoking Marijuana Goes Viral

Brianna Ashanti Lofton

Raleigh, NC — Brianna Ashanti Lofton, a 20-year old mother from Raleigh, North Carolina, was arrested and charged with two counts of felony child abuse and possession of marijuana. She was […]

The Weather Channel is Now Black-Owned -- Comedian Byron Allen Just Bought it for $300 Million!

Byron Allen

Most people know Byron Allen as a funny comedian, but he is also a successful entrepreneur and media mogul as the CEO/owner of Entertainment Studios, Inc., one of the largest […]

Why What Amazon Just Did For Medicaid and Low-Income Families is Such a Big Deal

Amazon Prime boxes

Amazon is once again taking initiative in the healthcare industry. In their latest efforts to alleviate healthcare costs, the online retail giant will now be selling Prime memberships at a […]

Oprah Winfrey Cashes in on Weight Watchers Stock For a Profit of About $22 Million

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey, the billionaire media mogul, has yet again snagged a huge profit from her investments. This time, it was from the diet and nutrition company, Weight Watchers International. Her […]