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Nick Gordon Begs to See Bobbi Kristina -- But the Brown and Houston Families Still Refuse

Nick Gordon and Bobbi Kristina

Nationwide — Nick Gordon, boyfriend of Bobbi Kristina, is not giving up yet on his attempts to visit his girlfriend who remains in a coma. Through his lawyer, Randall Kessler […]

Janet Jackson is Retiring From Retirement -- Planning a New Album, World Tour, and Movement!

Janet Jackson

Hollywood, CA — Multi-platinum singer Janet Jackson is officially coming out of retirement. For her 49th birthday, she not only announced plans to release her 11th studio album, but also […]

Producer, Rodeo Impresario Lu Vason Dies at 76

Lu Vason Dies

– “Innovator created African American Rodeo Circuit” – Denver, CO — Friends and family are mourning the loss of Lu Vason, President and Producer of the Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo […]

Tarsha L. Arrington-Brown's Book "If I Knew Then, What I Know Now… About College" Highlights Need for Readiness & Preparedness Programs

Tarsha Arrington Brown

– Author’s personal experience and determination to finish college underlined need for college readiness and preparedness information for high school students. – Chicago, IL — Author Tarsha Arrington-Brown’s book, If […]

"All Black Life Matters" Project Visits HSBC Fayetteville State College -- Educates Students About African American Abortion Rates

Fayetteville State Black Abortion Awareness Campaign

Fayetteville, NC — The Reverend Martin Luther King said in his book, Stride Toward Freedom, “If you will protest courageously and yet with dignity and Christian love, when the history books […]

Expert Says Blacks Still Gamble With Insurance Privilege

Thomas A. Crosby

South Holland, IL — After more than 40 years in the industry, insurance entrepreneur and expert Thomas E. Crosby says that too many blacks still take too many chances without […]

Baltimore's Youth Are Champions, Not Thugs (They Just Don't Know It Yet!) -- An Open Letter to President Obama

Orrin Hudson Community Chess Event

By Orrin Hudson, former police officer-turned-community activist Nationwide — Dear Mr. President, I need your help and together I know we can make a positive difference in the lives of […]

Black Attorney Sues IHOP After Manager Calls Him a “Darky” and Denies Him Dine In/Sit Down Service

Attorney Jimmy A. Bell

Prince George’s County, MD – Today, Monday, May 11, 2015, in the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County Maryland, the Plaintiff, Jimmy A. Bell, Esq., filed a lawsuit against Defendant International […]

Police Discover 8-Year-Old Boy Inside Luggage Going Through X-Ray Machine at Border Crossing

Boy Hidden Inside Luggage

Nationwide — A small 8-year old boy was found recently inside the luggage of a 19-year old woman’s bag as she crossed the border into Ceuta, a Spanish enclave on […]

Thousands of Moms March To Demand Justice For Their Children Killed by Police Brutality

Million Moms March

Washington, DC — Mothers of children who were killed by police officers convened in Washington, DC this past Saturday to march and bring attention to a nationwide epidemic of police […]

Magic Johnson and Friends Raise $1 Million Dollars For Local Scholarship Program

Magic Johnson Lansing Scholarship Program

Lansing, MI — NBA legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson and his friends recently helped raise about $1 million dollars for the Lansing Promise scholarship program, sponsored by the Lansing School District […]

Student Turns Down $80K Scholarship Because of Chicago Violence

Lander Braggs

Chicago, IL — Lander Braggs, a 17-year old African American high school senior, says he recently gave up a chance to attend a prestigious college in Chicago because of the […]

A Devoted Black Father is Denied the Right to Parent His Own Children -- Because He Is Blind

Christopher G. Roberts

– Defying sterotypes, then shot down by a biased judge. – New York, NY — The right of the natural parent to the care and custody of his or her […]

Dr. Ben Carson Says He Will Run For President in the 2016 Election -- Seeks GOP Nomination

Dr. Ben Carson

Nationwide — Dr. Ben Carson recently told a Florida TV station that he will be officially joining the 2016 presidential race to capture the GOP nomination. Carson, a 63-year old […]

3 Officers Charged in Freddie Gray's Death Are Black -- So Is This Still a Racial Case?

Baltimore Police Officers Charged

Baltimore, MD — After about 10 days of peaceful and violent protesting in the streets of Baltimore, the state’s attorney finally announced that six police officers will be charged in […]

TSA Agrees to Stop Singling Out Black Women For Hair Searches

Black Women TSA Agreement

Nationwide — TSA, the nation’s Transportation Security Administration, has agreed to stop searching through the hair of African American women who wear all natural hairstyles. The agency said, “TSA has […]

Why That Mom Was Right When She Publicly Disciplined Her Son For Violently Protesting -- and Why Other Parents Should Do The Same!

Mother Disciplines Son For Protesting

By Orrin Hudson, founder of Be Someone Nationwide — As I watched the video of rioters in the streets of Baltimore, I wanted to cry… For my country, for the […]

200 Nigerian Girls and 93 Women Rescued From Boko Haram Camps

Nigerian Women and Girls Rescued

Hotoro, Kano, Nigeria — The Nigerian Army says that they have rescued nearly 300 kidnapped women and girls who were being held hostage by Boko Haram terrorists in Northern Nigeria, […]

Baltimore Gang Members Say, "We Did Not Make Truce to Harm Cops" (Watch)

Baltimore Gang Members

Baltimore, MD — During a recent interview with Channel 11 News in Baltimore, several members of area gangs including the Bloods and the Crips say they did not make a […]

Is Baltimore the New Ferguson? 15 Officers Injured, One Died, Stores Looted, and Fires Set as Violent Riots Continue

Baltimore Riots About the Death of Freddie Gray

Baltimore, MD — It’s happening again, but this time it’s not in Ferguson, Missouri. It’s in Baltimore, Maryland.

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 […]

Chuck D of Public Enemy Becomes Regular Cast Member on 'Heights Girl' Series

Chuck D Appears in Heights Girl

– Hip-hop icon, Chuck D of the legendary rap group Public Enemy, shows off his acting skills as Dr. Steve in the new YouTube series, “Heights Girl.” – Cleveland, OH […]

New Black Invention Aims To Protect Children From Lawn Care Injuries

Sherwin Boyce

– With a solution to protecting children and others during lawn maintenance, Safe Cut can be used in both home and commercial applications. – Bridgetown, Barbados — It is difficult […]

Black Woman Entrepreneur Opens New Bed & Breakfast in Durham, North Carolina

E. Clement Swan, founder of TheLRoomBNB

TheLRoomBNB (The “L” Stands for Ladies) — “Every Woman Deserves A Mini Break” – Not Your Ordinary B & B; For Every Woman Who Has Ever Been Stressed – Durham, […]

SIAC Football Fan Attendance Once Again Leads the Country

SIAC Football Game

Atlanta, GA — The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (S-I-A-C) once again led the NCAA Division II in football attendance last season. The SIAC has now led all NCAA DII conferences […]

Daisy Mae Byrd's Black Novel Series Tells The Remarkable True Life Story of a "Southern Girl"

Southern Girl by Daisy Mobley

Nationwide — From growing up without a mother among the cotton fields of South Georgia, through over forty years of struggle and abuse on all fronts, author Daisy Mae Byrd […]

CurlKit Presents "Let Me School You" Event at the College of NJ

CurlKit Let Me School You

– Class is in session for Mercer County Residents – Ewing Township, NJ — CurlKit, the most sought after beauty subscription company on the market, is pleased to announce the […]

BEAN, a New Social Network Developed to Create and Allocate Wealth Within African American Communities

BEAN logo

– Free Network Connects U.S. Black Population with Resources for Economic Growth – In February, 2014 a Neilson Company report predicted that African American buying power would reach $1.1 trillion […]

Harlem Book Fair Authors to Discuss Race Perceptions on C-Span's Book TV

Pamela Newkirk

Harlem, NY — Coinciding with the surge of awareness around the killings of unarmed black men, Pamela Newkirk (pictured), author of Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga, and author […]

Five Steps To Buying a Business: What Every Entrepreneur Should Know

Marvin Wilcher

by Marvin Wilcher Nationwide — Buying an existing business can be a fast way to move your entrepreneurial future along. Some of the benefits of existing businesses include having a […]

The 2015 Go DJ Awards Announced for NRG Center July 20th in Houston Texas!

Go DJ Awards

– The second annual Go DJ Awards will be held on Monday, July 20th at The NRG Center in Houston, Texas. The event is expected to exceed the celebrity and media […]

Dr. John Hamilton Releases "The Little Black Man's Book" to Assist African American Boys

Little Black Man's Book

Carson, CA (BlackNews.com) — In 2006, Dr. John Hamilton released The Little Black Man’s Book: 10 Strategies To Help, To Discipline, and To Uplift the African American Man-child. This monumental […]

U.C. Berkeley/ Stanford University Grad Shares Finding Inspiration in African American Studies

Institutional Freedom by Joy Elan

In new book “INSTITUTIONAL FREEDOM: A Collection of African American Studies Essays” Having been hard of hearing for her entire life, author Joy Elan is a vibrant and outgoing single […]

Conscious Humanity Inc. Presents Brother Ishmael Tetteh, the Mystic of West Africa

Brother Ishmael Tettah

Nationwide — “Imagine 25 years from now we have a world filled with adults who were raised without fear or anger, who enjoy their uniqueness and differences. This is a […]

Scientific Discovery Reverses Gray Hair to its Natural Color -- Restores African American Hair To Its True Color With No Harmful Chemicals

African American Gray Hair Reversed

– Restores African American Hair To Its True Color With No Harmful Chemicals – Sausalito, CA — The Nature of Hair, LLC (dba Hairprint) announces the commercial availability of Hairprint®, a revolutionary […]

New African American Holistic Practice "Ka-Maat" Teaches the Power of Positive Thinking and Healthy Lifestyle

Sean XLG Mitchell

Nationwide — There is a new holistic practice for African Americans called “Ka-Maat”. The word Ka (pronounced Kah) is of Egyptian origin and means the vital energy that creates and […]

New Radio Talk Show Keeps Black Seniors and Working Adults Informed -- And Provides Advertising Opportunities For Small Businesses

DMG Radio Consumer Talk Show

– After 10 years, the DMG Consumer Info Radio Show hosted by Debby Thomas, has returned and will broadcast in eight syndicated markets. – Chicago, IL — DMG Consumer Info […]

New Herbal Product For Erectile Dysfunction Seeks African American Retailers

Happy Black Couple

San Diego, CA — Alpha RX Plus has announced they are open to consignment partnering with African American retail stores to offer its all natural herbal product for erectile dysfunction, […]

MRBES Success Summit Announces 10-Year Anniversary Celebration

MRBES logo

Denver, CO — The Mountain Region Black Economic Summit (MRBES) is celebrating its 10th Annual MRBES Success Summit & Expo on May 29 at the Denver Marriott Tech Center.

25th Annual Umoja Festival Brings African Culture to Portsmouth, Virginia

Umoja Festival in Portsmouth, Virginia

– Award-winning national artists Peabo Bryson, Jazmine Sullivan, and Vickie Winans to perform – Portsmouth, VA — The City of Portsmouth is proud to host the 25th Annual Umoja Festival […]

Alabama State University (ASU) to Launch Amazing Black Genealogy Series on June 21-26, 2015

Alabama State Black Geneology Series

Montgomery, AL — Researching family history requires education, patience, time-consuming research, and careful documentation. Although genealogy can be defined as the study involving tracing family roots, it requires more than […]

Beautiful New Barack Obama Presidential Library and Museum to be Located in Chicago

Obama Presidential Library and Museum in Chicago

Chicago, IL — The city of Chicago has been chosen as the official location of the soon-to-be developed Barack Obama Presidential Library and Museum, and the proposed designs are stunning! […]