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Nine-Year Old CEO Raises $28,000 on Kickstarter to Manufacture Her New Hair Accessory Solution, GaBBY Bows

Gabrielle Goodwin, CEO of GaBBy Bows

Columbia, SC — Elementary entrepreneur Gabrielle Goodwin recently raised $28,000 on Kickstarter with the help of her mom Rozalynn. She will use the capital to manufacture new designs and colors […]

Loving Moments By Leading Lady Partners With Black Breastfeeding Week for the 4th Annual Celebration to Help Moms Share in the Joys of Breastfeeding

Black Woman Breastfeeding Baby

— Loving Moments supports breastfeeding groups nationwide in celebrating Black Breastfeeding Week to advocate health benefits, personal empowerment and the joy of breastfeeding success for families and communities by donating […]

Black Lives Matters Collaborates With Planned Parenthood -- The Zenith of Oxymorons

Black Lives Matter Plus Planned Parenthood

By Rev. Clenard H. Childress, Jr. Nationwide — The African American community was once viewed as the conscience of the nation but has now paid the Piper – wolves in […]

New Reality Fitness Show With a Soulful Perspective Called Battle of the Bulge L.A. (BOBLA)

Battle of The Bulge L.A. Coaches

Nationwide — BOBLA is a three-part mini-series that tells the story of how Elite Fitness Guru Cleon “CJ” Joseph assembled L.A.’s Top Fitness coaches to donate their time to provide […]

"2 Strong, 2 Real" -- Celebrate at the 22nd Annual International Locks Conference: Natural Hair, Wholistic Health, and Beauty Expo

International Locks Conference

Philadelphia, PA — With all the turmoil in the world, it sometimes gets difficult to see good things, to know what is real and what is propaganda, to remain strong in […]

Philippines President Slams U.S. For "Killing Black People, Shooting Them Down When They Are Already on the Ground"

President Duterte

Worldwide — Rodrigo Duterte, President of the Philippines, has responded to “concerns” from the United States and the United Nations about his war on drugs in his country which has […]

Black-Owned Software Company Earns Inc. 500 Ranking -- Recognized as One of the Fastest Growing Private Companies in the U.S.

Jibril Sulaiman, founder of Pay Sell Co.

Pensacola, FL — Pay Sell Co., a Black-owned software company based in Pensacola, Florida has earned the ranking of #484 on the prestigious Inc. 500. Published anually by Inc.com and […]

Class of 2020: Highest Number of Minority Medical Students Ever

MUSC Commencement

— COM recognized as national leader in recruitment, retention and graduation of African-American medical students — Charleston, SC — The Medical University of South Carolina’s College of Medicine (COM) has […]

"Dear Gabby: You Are Forever Our Champion" -- Campaign Launched to Uplift Gabby Douglas Despite Negative Media During Rio 2016 Olympics

Pretty Brown Girls 4Gabby

Sisters launch #PrettyBrownGirls4Gabby Campaign to uplift Gabby Douglas despite negative media during Rio 2016 Olympics By Lauren Bealore Nationwide — Every four years, the world of sports brings us a […]

3 Household Products Manufactured By African American Entrepreneurs -- Black-Owned Toilet Paper, Mouthwash and Laundry Detergent Brands

Freedom Bathroom Tissue

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, […]

Award-Winning African-American Playwright David Lamb’s New Novel Wins Pacific Book Awards Prize as 2016’s Best Fiction

David Lamb, author of On Top of the World

— New novel offers a perfect blend of humor, soul, and romance — Nationwide — David Lamb’s unique blend of laughs, love, politics and vibrant African-American culture has enchanted audiences […]

Jewish Community Holds Black Lives Matter Rally in New York City

Jewish community marching for Black Lives Matter

New York, NY — New York’s Jewish community are also concerned about the lives of African Americans. An organization called Jews for Racial and Economic Justice (JFREJ) recently marched and […]

The Average Black Family Would Need This Many Years to Build the Wealth of the Average White Family

Poor African American family

It’s called “the racial gap” and it seems to be taking a very long time for black Americans to close it. The gap refers to the huge difference in wealth […]

Black-Owned Vacation Rental Web Sites Help Counter Discrimination

African American woman traveling

Imagine trying to book a reservation at a Bed & Breakfast and being rejected, not because of credit issues, but because you are black. Sadly, this is happening often with […]

New Apparel Line Encourages Positive Self Awareness Within the Black Community

Unconfined Reality Clothing Brand

— New clothing brand aims to change the way African Americans think — Houston, TX — Ronisha Smith and Jamila Sandy have come up with a creative way to promote […]

Los Angeles Police Admit They Killed Innocent Unarmed Black Man In Compton Carjacking

Donnell Thompson's family

Los Angeles, CA — The LA Sheriff’s Department has admitted that an unarmed African American man killed by deputies in Compton, California on July 28th was not involved in a […]

Not Again! Another "Neighborhood Watch" Man Kills an Unarmed Black Man -- Says He Was a "Hoodlum"

Chad Copley and Kouren Thomas

Raleigh, NC — A man from North Carolina who claims to have been on “neighborhood watch” recently shot and killed Kouren-Rodney Bernard Thomas, a 20-year old unarmed African American man […]

8-Year Old Starts His Own Bakery -- Says He Wants To Buy His Mom a House

Jalen Bailey

Jalen Bailey, an 8-year-old boy from Fresno, California is running his very own home-based bakery called Jalen’s Bakery where he sells everything from cookies to bread to pastries. He says […]

Black Firefighter Received Racist Letter Just Before His Home Was Set on Fire

Kenneth Walker, firefighter whose home was burned down

Buffalo, NY — 28-year old Kenneth Walker, the only Black volunteer firefighter at the fire department in North Tonawanda (in upstate New York), received a racist letter that included the […]

The Harlem Business Alliance Announces The Lillian Project: Inspire, Empower & Eliminate Obstacles for African-American Harlem Women Entrepreneurs

Harlem Business Alliance

New York, NY — The Harlem Business Alliance (HBA) of Harlem, New York has always been on the forefront for leading community economic development. Harlem Business Alliance has launched, The […]

This State is Still the Worst Place For Black People to Live

African Americans in Wisconsin

According to the Milwaukee Business Journal, the state of Wisconsin remains the absolute worst place for black people to live. Yes, good old Wisconsin, the “cheese capital of the world,” […]

A Black Psychologist's Clinical View of Violence in Policing Matters

Black police stress

Philadelphia, PA — Norman Johnson, a black clinical psychologist in Philadelphia, says that he observes “the daily non-stop stress of police officers bumping heads with the stress of black citizens, […]

Founder of Afrocentric Boutique Says: “Mother Nature Will Never Apologize For Your Natural, and Neither Should You!”

Chocolatesister Boutique

Chattanooga, TN — Chocolatesister.com is an afrocentric neo-soul clothing boutique founded by fashion entrepreneur Dorothy Mitchell. Dorothy is also the owner of Jabo Model Management Modeling and Talent Agency, which […]

Black Entrepreneur Builds Multi-Million Dollar Low Rider Classic Car Empire -- Launches Tour to Help Other Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Thomas T.J. Loftin

— Thomas “T.J.” Loftin’s speaking tour teaches aspiring young and adult entrepreneurs everything they need to know about the low rider business, real estate development, and land development. — Los […]

Content Creator/ Actor/ Writer/ Director Mike Ray Is On The Move -- A Rising Star For Sure!

Mike Ray Awards

— His pilot “The Productive Lie” and written script “Letters to My Father” have already gained noteworthy respect. — Atlanta, GA — You may have heard him, voicing commercials for Home […]

African American Actress Reveals Secrets of Perfecting the Job Interview

Nan-Lynn Nelson, author of How To Get Paid: Interviwing With Style

— In her latest book, veteran actress Nan-Lynn Nelson offers practical information for Millennials preparing for their first or tenth job interview. — Poughkeepsie, NY — Veteran actress, teaching artist […]

Black-Owned Businesses Get New Boost With Latest Social Network Platform, RankTribe

Abu Akh, founder of RankTribe

Washington, DC — Great news for Black business owners and entrepreneurs looking for exclusive exposure and support online. Latest social networking platform RankTribe has arrived with a new Black-owned business locator and […]

Dr. Brenda T. Bradley Encourages Others to Take the 21-Day Vegan Challenge

Dr. Brenda T. Bradley

— Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and author, Brenda T. Bradley PhD, wants to help others live better, happier, and healthier lives. Last year she developed a new program, The […]

Urban Youth Coding Competition Garners Diverse, Unrivaled Supporters

We Are Code Hackathon

Ben Vereen, Oculus VR, Rainbow Push and Nipsey Hussle Among Supporters of Urban Students’ Labor Day Weekend Hackathon Competition! — The goal of the ‘We Are Code’ virtual reality hackathon […]

First Black Woman to Own National PR Firm Dies at 98

Inez Y. Kaiser

Inez Yeargan Kaiser stood just 5 feet tall, but she was a force to be reckoned with. The 98-year-old entrepreneur recently died, leaving behind an impressive record of accomplishments… and […]

5 Black Women That are Making the Biggest Impact on Health and Fitness

Oprah Winfrey and Michelle Obama

We all know the importance of staying fit, but where can we turn for good health advice? There are lots of people who claim to have good tips, but these […]

Single Mother Creates School Supplies That Celebrate Black Culture

Nneka, founder of Innovative School Supplies

Remember how exciting it was as a kid to go shopping for school supplies — boxes of crayons, pencils, notebooks? But every one’s stuff looked the same — until now. […]

58-Year Old Nurse, Wife, Mother, and Grandmother Writes Her First Heart Moving Novel, “The Blood Factor – Book 1: A Multigenerational Saga”

The Blood Factor by Valerie Horton Quick

Nationwide — In The Blood Factor, the saga starts in 1861 in the small town of Plymouth, North Carolina. In this novel, the civil war ends and the no longer […]

Entrepreneur Launches New Black-Owned Ride App For Both Passengers and Drivers

Michael Dewalt, founder of Ride App

Nationwide — Michael DeWalt has announced the launch of the new black-owned ‘RideBe a Passenger’ app which allows users to book all kinds of rides through their mobile screens, and the […]

3 Reasons Why New Yorkers Live Longer Than Others

New Yorkers

If you live in New York, that’s a good thing. Why? People in New York live longer, according to the New York City Department of Health. It seems hard to […]

PHEN’s 12th Annual African American Prostate Cancer Disparity Summit to Take Place September 15-16, 2016 on Capitol Hill and at the Washington Convention Center

PHEN 12th Annual Summit

— The summit will focus on the next chapter in prostate cancer screening, increasing participation in clinical trials, challenges of educating and mobilizing Black communities on prostate cancer issues — […]

The Return of “Fall Out Fridays” Continues on UMC – Urban Movie Channel

UMC Fall Out Fridays

— Every Friday through September 2nd, UMC Will Add a New Comedy Title; Comedy Line-up Features Include Trevor Noah (“The Daily Show”), Gary Owen (“Think Like a Man”) and many […]

Unique Program Helps Disadvantaged African Americans Reduce Their Bills Significantly During Economic Hardship

Tiffany Glasper-Polk

Nationwide — Tiffany Glasper-Polk is the CEO of My New Beginning Health, Wealth, and Wellness. She is a global leader expanding locally and globally, and she is committed to helping […]

Top 10 Black Business Expos Across the Country -- And Minority Business Expos Too!

Black Business expo attendees

Business expos are conventions or trade shows that provide local small businesses an opportunity to showcase their products and services. For many Black and mininority-owned businesses, these events are very […]

When This Happens, Black Women Are at a Much Greater Risk for Heart Disease!

Black woman with menopause

Black women have a greater risk for heart disease than white women. Some of the reasons for this are that more black women are obese, have high blood pressure and […]

$1 Million Dollar Loan Fund Launched to Help Caribbean Women Start Businesses

Women launch Fundrisher Loan Fund

Business women in the Caribbean are all about helping each other. It’s not easy for them to get funding, so two successful business women have decided to “pay it forward” […]

If Only More African Americans Knew This About Cholesterol and Heart Disease!

Woman talking to doctor about cholesterol

What is the number one killer of all Americans? Heart disease. But Blacks have a 30 percent greater chance of dying from heart disease than whites. Heart diseases can include […]

New Book Reveals Top 50+ African American Fashion Designers -- And Their Latest Styles and Trends

Fashion Divas E-Book

Nationwide — Every year single, women spend billions of dollars on apparel, wedding dresses, handbags, shoes and accessories. But where do you go if you want to support Black fashion […]

Skip the Plastic Surgery -- 4 Ways to Exercise Your Face Muscles to Start Looking Younger

Black woman doing face yoga

Everyone wants to look younger, or at least age gracefully. But not everyone is willing to undergo surgery in order to look younger. If you are one of those people, […]

First Ever Black Woman-Owned Lexus Dealership

Black Woman-Owned Lexus Dealership

Women are a dominate force when it comes to purchasing automobiles; 85 percent of auto purchases are made by women, according to several sources like Auto Trends. Yet, less than […]

The Racist History of Low Income Housing in Portland, Oregon -- The Whitest City In America

Racist history in Portland, Oregon

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) reports that nearly half of all hate crimes committed in America today have to do with race. According to FBI statistics, 47% of hate […]

A Novel Way to Create Conversation Around Race in the Workplace

Listen In by Allison Manswell

Ellicott City, MD — Many books on diversity rely on statistics to illuminate the issues of race in America. Others list pros and cons of diversity or defend the current […]

August 13, 2016 Begins the 96th Year of Red, Black and Green AKA World Melanin Day

Nnamdi Azikiwe, founder of Mhotep Corporation

— The colors Red, Black and Green are approaching 100 years since being designated the symbol of all Black people. The Mhotep Corporation encourages celebration of the 96th year of […]