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Attorney Zulu Ali and J.J.R.I. Committee Issues a Nationwide Call For Jury Reform to Stop Police Brutality and Wrongful Convictions Against Blacks

Attorney Zulu Ali

Nationwide — Attorney Zulu Ali, founder of the Law Offices of Zulu Ali in Riverside, California and the Justice by Jury Reform Initiative Committee (JJRI Committee), will be hosting a […]

Did She Resign or Was She Fired From the White House? -- Omarosa Explains

Omarosa

Nationwide — Omarosa Manigault Newman, President Donald Trump’s aide who resigned earlier this week, says that she was not terminated or escorted off White House premises, but simply “resigned to […]

Russell Simmons in Big Trouble After More Than 10 of His Accusers Say #MeToo

Russell Simmons

Nationwide — Russell Simmons, known as the grandfather of Hip-Hop and the founder of Def Jam Records, is the latest male celebrity under fire as more than 10 women now […]

Tarana Burke Created the #MeToo Slogan -- But Time Magazine Excluded Her From It's "Person of the Year" Cover!

Tarana Burke, founder of the MeToo movement

Nationwide — Time magazine is under fire for their latest “Person of the Year” issue which addresses the #MeToo social movement on it’s cover, but excludes Tarana Burke, the Black […]

Police Caught On Video Wrongfully Handcuffing 11-Year Old Black Girl at Gunpoint

Honestie Hodges, 11-year old girl handcuffed by police

Grand Rapids, MI — Local police in Grand Rapids, Michigan recently handcuffed Honestie Hodges, an 11-year old Black girl who had just walked out of her home. She was reportedly […]

New Fatherhood Program Encourages Women to Also Enroll

Black father with son

— Fathers involved in custody, visitation, and child support cases need support! — Nationwide — “‘Mr. Legette, can you help my boyfriend? He’s being kept away from his daughter! Mr. […]

Thought Provoking Advice For Young Athletes in New Book, "Don't Be a Dumb Jock" by Former College Athlete-Turned-Entrepreneur

Aaron Johnson, author of Don't Be a Dumb Jock

Nationwide — Don’t Be A Dumb Jock: Why Education, Social Responsibility and Financial Independence Go Hand and Ball by Aaron Johnson speaks through the lens of a former college football […]

Georgia Educator Goes from Homeless to Home Publishing with Her New Novel, "The Shade of Devotion"

Dawnell Jacobs, founder of Heal the Heart Publishing

Columbus, GA — Dawnell Jacobs, a local Georgia educator, has released her highest selling novel in bookstores, Amazon and on Kindle. Writer’s Digest has hailed her novel as “a classic […]

4-Year Old Boy From Chicago Reads 100 Books in One Day -- And His Parents Live Streamed it on Facebook!

Caleb Green

Nationwide — Caleb Green, a 4-year old boy from Chicago, has read 100 books in just one day. The books reportedly included his favorites about Ninja turtles and dogs, and […]

Colin Kaepernick Protest Inspires Author to Launch Book and Empowerment Summit For Black Men

Coach Michael Taylor and his bookcover

Stafford, TX — Entrepreneur, author, radio and TV host, Coach Michael Taylor, will unveil his newest book, Shattering Black Male Stereotypes, at a free online empowerment summit scheduled for January […]

At Just 15-Years Old, These Two Fun-Loving Entrepreneurs Have Proven That You Can Run a Successful Business... and Still Be a Kid!

Essynce Moore and Moziah Bridges

Nationwide — 15-year old entrepreneurs, Essynce Moore and Moziah Bridges, are disrupting the entrepreneur industry, leading by example after having started a business at a young age. Essynce started her […]

Deadline for The Tom Joyner Foundation Full Ride Scholarship Program Approaching

Tom Joyner

— Only one student will win a scholarship to cover all expenses to an HBCU of their choice, joining an impressive group of previous “Full Ride” Scholars — Dallas, TX […]

Speech at the Grand Opening of the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

La June Montgomery Tabron

Nationwide — W.K. Kellogg Foundation President and CEO La June Montgomery Tabron delivered the following speech for the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum openings on […]

New Adult Novel Explores Betrayal, Whether Love Is Worth A Second Look

Ex-Ray by Cheryl Robinson

— Is there ever a good reason to take back your ex? — Detroit, MI — A first anniversary, plans for a surprise romantic Hawaii vacation – and a spouse […]

3UFirst Calls on Black Leaders to Unite to Finally Solve the Major Problems in the Black Community

Terrance Amen, founder of 3ufirst

Nationwide — Terrance Amen, founder and CEO of 3UFirst, is making a call to Black leaders to come together to finally solve the major problems in the Black community. For […]

Police Officer Indicted For Shooting Black Man Suspected of Trying to Steal His Own Truck

Black man shot by police in his own truck

Dallas, TX — Derick Wiley, the former police officer who fired his weapon at Lyndo Jones last month in Texas after he suspected that he was stealing a truck, has […]

NAACP Warns President Trump to Stay Away From Civil Rights Museum Opening

Donald Trump

Baltimore, MD — In a statement recently released, the NAACP has criticized President Trump’s proposed visit to this weekend’s opening of the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil […]

Two Major Organizations For Black Professionals to Host 30th Anniversary of the Ebony Winter Gala With a Sell-Out Crowd of More Than 4,000 Attendees

Ebony Winter Gala

Nationwide — The National Association of Black Accountants (NABA-Boston Chapter) and the United Minority Professionals (UMP) are marking the 30th anniversary of the Ebony Winter Gala with a sell out […]

"Addicted to White: The Oppressed In League With The Oppressor" -- The Controversial Self-Help Book They Don't Want You To Read!

Addicted to White By Jerome E. Fox

Philadelphia, PA — Is racial oppression addictive? If so, how does one recover? Announcing a new and proven self-help strategy, Addicted to White: The Oppressed in League with the Oppressor […]

Atlanta-Based Community Activist to Host End of the Year Event to Empower Black Youth

Orrin Hudson, founder of Be Someone

Nationwide — On Thursday, December 21, 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 at […]

Toddler Sisters, Entrepreneurs Launch Clothing Line Targeted at Kids

Chicago, IL — Kid sisters Stephanie and Samantha Smith have set out to show the world their concept of high fashion. Their company, SASS-E Todds, is a unique clothing line […]

Are We Really "Woke?" -- Author Challenges Aspiring Black Entrepreneurs to Examine What's Really Holding Them Back

Jacqueline Stokes

Nationwide — “Woke” and “Stay Woke” are catch phrases that were coined in the Black community to indicate that we as Black people are keenly aware of what is going […]

12-Year Old Who Died From Prevotella Oris Inspires Black-Owned Fragrance Line, 6Tween

Chakiya and the 6Tween fragrance

Los Angeles, CA — Belinda Baker, star of the day time talk show, “Changing Steps,” has announced the launch of her new fragrance line, “Kiya 12.” Earlier this year Ms. […]

Her Neighbors Thought She Was a Friendly Church-Going Woman; But Police Say She Killed and Tortured Children

Anna Elizabeth Young

Nationwide — 76-year old Anna Elizabeth Young, a former cult leader from Florida, has been finally located and arrested at her home in the Atlanta metro area. Police say that […]

LoveUnityEquality.com Kicks Off Nationwide Movement to End Police Brutality, Racism, and More

Ed Hudson, founder of LoveUnityEquality.com, with members of the community

Nationwide — Fighting racism and police brutality and improving neglected and impoverished areas, Ed Hudson AKA EdLove the founder of Love Unity Equality Inc., believes the only way to have […]

Tiffany Haddish Didn't Get Nominated For a Golden Globe -- and Jada Pinkett-Smith is Not Happy About It!

Tiffany Haddish and Jada Pinkett Smith

Nationwide — The 2018 Golden Globe nominations have been announced, and as usual there are some very talented minority actors who aren’t on the list. One of those is the […]

Entrepreneur Scores $50 Million in Funding For Robotic Pizza Delivery Service That Bakes Your Order While En Route to Your House

Julia Collins, founder of Zume Pizza

Julia Collins, the co-founder and CEO of Zume Pizza, and her partner Alex Garden, have just scored a $50 million investment for their innovative company which uses robots to make […]

African American Death Rate Drops 25 Percent

African American men carrying casket at funeral

— Progress reducing leading causes of death, still more are likely to die at a younger age — Nationwide — The death rate for African Americans (blacks) declined 25 percent […]

Photo of Talented Black Entrepreneur Seen Knitting on an NYC Subway Train Goes Viral -- Now His Business is Booming!

Louis Boria, founder of Brooklyn Boy Knits

An African-American man was recently spotted knitting on an NYC subway train. Seeing this was so impressive and unusual that one woman took a photo of him and shared it […]

This State Wants All Food Stamp Users to Take a Drug Test

People in line to receive food stamps

Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin is planning to move forward with his plan to drug test food stamp applicants, even though it has not been approved by the federal government. […]

3 Scholarship Programs That All Single Moms and Low-Income Women Should Know About

Black women college graduates

Nationwide — Women are leaders in business and technology, and their careers usually start with college education. Because of this, more and more programs are being created to help single […]

Teenage Girl With a Bright Future Dies After Being Shot In Her Bedroom

Jewell Jefferson, Atlanta teen shot and killed in bed

Atlanta, GA — 16-year old Jewell Jefferson from DeKalb County, Georgia was recently found shot in her bed. Police say she was rushed to the hospital, but later died.

Teacher Found Dead in NYC High School Bathroom From Apparent Overdose

Teacher overdosed at school

Nationwide — A 36-year old teacher was found dead of an apparent drug overdose in Public School X811, a public special education school in the Bronx. He was found in […]

35 Amazing Black-Owned Restaurants You Should Have Tried By Now

Black-owned restaurant

There are thousands of Black-owned restaurants across the country. Some of them serve soul food, while others serve barbecue. And others are just diners or cafes. What ever the case, […]

Aspiring Model and Film Director From NYC Found Brutally Murdered in the Caribbean

Desiree Gibbon, woman found murdered in Jamaica

Nationwide — Desiree Gibbon, a 26-year old woman from Queens, New York, was recently found dead in a small town right outside of Montego Bay, Jamaica. Local residents say they […]

Newly-Engaged Couple Killed In Wrong-Way Car Crash on Thanksgiving Day

Engaged couple killed in car accident in Tampa, Florida

Nationwide — Yvette Alexandre, 21, and her fiancé, 24-year-old LaShay Waiter sadly were killed in a tragic car accident on Thanksgiving day. The couple had only been engaged for one […]

Woman Loses 105 Pounds With "No Pills, No Surgeries, No Crazy Diets, No Shortcuts"

Woman who lost 105 pounds

Olivia Patrice lost almost half her entire body weight (105 pounds) without using any crazy diets, pills or surgeries. She did it the hard way — by eating healthy and […]

3 Ohio Pastors Get Charged With Child Sex Trafficking

Three pastors from Ohio charged

Nationwide — Three pastors from Toledo, Ohio have officially been indicted on federal sex trafficking charges. Prosecutors say that they all worked together to entice underage girls with money in […]

Lavar Ball is Not "An Ungrateful Fool" -- He's a Business Mastermind Worth Millions!

Lavar Ball, founder of Big Ball Brand

President Trump tweeted that Lavar Ball is “an ungrateful fool” after he refused to thank him for helping to release his son from prison in China, and initially a lot […]

It Has Finally Happened -- Some States Have No More Places For Low Income People to Live!

Homeless people

They call it the housing crisis, and with good reason. Providing affordable housing to low income families has become so severe that in some states, there is no longer a […]

Black-Owned IT Firm Expands Their Services to the Baltimore Area

Black professionals

Washington, DC — DC Area Tech Solutions, a Black-owned tech firm in the immediate Washington DC area, has announced that they are expanding their services to the Baltimore, MD area.

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 […]