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One-of-a-Kind Hair Accessory Created Through Inspiration From a Car Charger -- One African American Woman Inventor's Story

Charmin Edwards, founder of Rocyalox

— “Wrap-N-Twist – That’s It!” — Chicago, IL — Entrepreneur Charmin Edwards (Damron Health and Beauty) was unable to find anything on the market to properly hold and adorn her […]

Michael Colyar Hits the State with the World Debut of His Dramatic One Man Show "Michael Colyar's Momma" Fri., Feb 4 to Sat., Feb 4 in Hollywood

Michael Colyar

And Colyar Gets Poetic With New Book “Miss Innocent Goes to Kool Skool and Other Silly Stuff” Hollywood, CA — Michael Colyar (The Princess and the Frog, Mi Casa, Mi […]

AfroGanix Champions the Reemergence of Black Wall Street with the Launch of Its Mobile Marketplace

Afroganix

— Minority Business Owners Sought for Robust Mobile Marketplace — Tampa, FL — For decades, communities across the U.S. have tried to replicate the pocket of prosperity in Tulsa, Oklahoma […]

President Obama Wants to Give $1 Billion to Low-Income Students

President Obama with Low Income Students

President Obama has created a $1 billion policy that will divert funds from more affluent schools to schools with large numbers of low-income students. The proposal was first formulated in […]

Grandmother Writes Novel about Nazi Atrocities and Heroic Black Soldiers in WWII

Lebensborn Experiment by Joyce Yvette Davis

— A blend of fact, fiction and scientific fantasy — Upland, CA — The Lebensborn Experiment: Book I, by Joyce Yvette Davis, deals with two little-known subjects of the Second […]

This 22-Year Old Woman Wants to Be the Mayor of Detroit -- And She's Running for Office!

Myya D. Jones

Detroit, MI — Myya D. Jones is just 22-years old, but she believes that she can be the next mayor of the city of Detroit. She was born and raised […]

Despite Meeting With Trump, Steve Harvey Says: "I Won't Be At Anybody's Inauguration"

Donald Trump With Steve Harvey

Nationwide — Steve Harvey is getting a lot of heat from the Black community regarding his recent meeting with Donald Trump, but he recently told reporters that he will not […]

The “Houston Comedy Bowl Explosion” is a “Must Attend” on Wednesday, February 1st, 2017, During “Big Game Week” in Houston!

Rickey Smiley Show

— Rickey Smiley is hosting the “Comedy Bowl” which will benefit the Mack Performing Arts Collective (MPAC) and Texas Southern University for student scholarships. The event will feature the best-of-the-best […]

At the Well Summer Leadership Academy Equips Girls of Color at Princeton and Swarthmore College

At the Well Summer Leadership Academy at Princeton

New York, NY — For the seventh straight year, the At the Well Young Women’s Leadership Academy (ATW) will offer its two week summer enrichment program for minority girls entering […]

Music Industry Veteran Shanti Das Teams Up With the American Heart Association to Recruit Volunteer Ambassadors to Drive Healthy Living in Urban Communities

Shanti Das, American Heart Association volunteer ambassador

Dallas, TX — Music industry mogul Shanti Das and the American Heart Association are teaming up to bring awareness to heart disease and stroke, the social determinants of health and opportunities […]

Atlanta-Based Black-Owned Sneaker Company Launches New Program To Help Other Black Entrepreneurs

Nagast Footwear Warehouse

Nationwide — Atlanta has become the epicenter of the new African American business trend, with its’ vibrant black middle class and countless black owned businesses starting up every day. The […]

Veteran R&B/ Quiet Storm Artist Michael Henderson Announces 2017 Tour Dates

Michael Henderson

— Henderson will perform at the Fenix in San Rafael, CA on February 4th, at the Promontory in Chicago, IL on February 11th, and at the New Red Rooster in […]

Writer Krystal M. Harris to Pen New Graphic Novel/Comic Book Series Featuring Five Black Female Martial Arts Warriors

Krystal M. Harris, writer of the Venomous Five

— Harris, who is also a talented actress, is co-starring in the highly anticipated “New Edition Story” biopic on BET — Nationwide — Between acting, heading a production company, and […]

13-Year Old Entrepreneur Making $100K a Year Doing This -- And She's Training Others Girls to Do the Same!

Asia Newson, Super Business Girl

Being a successful entrepreneur is not dependent on age, as shown by this 13-year-old from Detroit, Michigan. Her name is Asia Newson, and she is known locally and nationally as […]

24-Year Old Black Man Killed While Running Away From NYC Police Officer -- Death Without Due Process Prompts Family to File Suit

Kadeem Trotter Killed by a Police Officer in Queens, New York

Queens, NY — On Sunday, September 18, 2016, 24 year-old Kadeem Trotter was fatally shot. Immediately, multiple conflicting reports surfaced on local television news and across the internet, claims of […]

getTV to Air Rare 1967 Interview With Civil Rights Icon Martin Luther King, Jr. on the Merv Griffin Show on Jan. 16 at 8pm ET

Rare Martin Luther King Jr Interview on the Merv Griffin Show

— The Martin Luther King Day Block also includes Muhammad Ali on THE SONNY & CHER SHOW, Redd Foxx & LaBelle on CHER, and an IN THE HEAT OF THE […]

New Book Shares Business Startup Secrets, Ideas for Entrepreneurs

Startup Pro by Ramona Clay

— ‘Startup Pro’ Designed to Free People from Dead-End Jobs — Wilmington, DE — A new book by a staffing firm owner providing tools designed to help people free themselves […]

New Fact-Based, Thought-Provoking Book Reveals How The Legacy of Slavery Has Affected Black Students in the 21st Century

Black Lives Have Always Mattered By Dr. Patricia McQueen

San Bernardino, CA — According to Dr. Patricia McQueen, an educator and author from Southern California, there is a continuing and alarming gap between the academic achievement of white students […]

Entrepreneur Inspired By Her Daughter Creates First Ever Patois-Talking Jamaican Doll

Saffron Jackson, founder of Zuree Dolls

Saffron Jackson, a 38-year old Jamaican entrepreneur, is making headlines for creating Zuree Dolls – unique baby dolls that look Jamaican and speak the language of Jamaican Patois. She says […]

African American Fashion Blogger Launches Fashion-Forward Luxury Travel Accessory

Natasha Bernard, founder of Fashion Fab Boutique

A leather passport cover and luggage tag set designed with jet-setting fashionistas in mind. Tampa, FL — Fashionista and award-winning blogger, Natasha Bernard of the increasingly popular fashion and lifestyle […]

Be Unstoppable in 2017 -- "Marketing and Branding Your Business to Success" Workshop For Black Entrepreneurs

Be Unstoppable Workshop

Baltimore, MD — African American entrepreneurs and business owners are invited to join A’nary Bellamy, Your Simple Mommie Marketer and Leroy Mckenzie Jr., the Authorpreneur Consultant for a one-day workshop […]

A National Day of Racial Healing on January 17th Will Help Americans Heal and Overcome Deep Racial Divisions

Dr. Gail Christopher

Dr. Gail C. Christopher America’s Wire Writers Group Washington, DC — Just five days before inauguration of Donald Trump as the country’s 45th President, millions of Americans on January 15 […]

New Book Reveals President Obama’s 101 Best Magazine Covers

Obama 101 Best Covers

Nationwide — As President Barack Obama prepares for his farewell speech in Chicago today, thoughts turn to his legacy. A new photography book captures his story by compiling eight years […]

21-Year Old Black Entrepreneur Creates Healthy Drinkable Lightbulbs

Sorrel Drinkable Lightbulb by Clovesz

Alaila-Lee Lawrence, a genius young entrepreneur, has created Sorrel Drinkable Lightbulbs – an all-natural, refreshing drink that comes in a bottle that is literally shaped like a lightbulb. Sold exclusively […]



Black-Owned Laundrymats Making Big Profits Off Your Dirty Laundry

Black-owned laundrymat

Currently, there are about 35,000 coin laundries in the United States, generating nearly $5 billion in gross revenue annually. This 70-year old business concept is especially popular in the country’s […]

African Americans Can Fight Diabetes With These 6 Drinks -- The Last One Will Totally Surprise You!

African American diabetic drinking apple cidar vinegar

It’s important for people with diabetes to control their blood sugar. African Americans, in particular, have a 77 percent higher risk of diabetes than non-Hispanic white Americans. A healthy diet […]

$85 Dollar African American Dolls -- Can They Really Sell?

Founder of Naturally Perfect Dolls

Jason and Angelica Sweeting, who live in Miami, Florida with their two young daughters, are the founders of Naturally Perfect Dolls, which sells high-end baby dolls with multicultural skintones and […]

How One Utility Company Is Softening The Blow For Low Income Families

Low income residents

Rate increases in utilities is not welcomed by most customers, but imagine the impact on low income customers if prices triple. That is what is happening to about 3,500 Liberty […]

These 10 U.S. Cities Have the Highest Rates of HIV -- Nine of Them are in the South!

African American Patient With HIV

African Americans have the most severe burden of HIV of all racial/ethnic groups in the United States, according to the U.S. Centers For Disease Control. Close to half of all […]

Black History Now 2017 -- Celebrations of Today's Changemakers at the Portmouth Museums and Portsmouth Public Library

Black History Now 2017

Portsmouth, VA — The Portsmouth Museums and Portsmouth Public Library are proud to host the second Annual Black History Now – Celebrating Today’s Changemakers. The museums and library branches will host […]

New Black-Owned Lingerie Line Heats Up the Market

Sadia Sisay, founder of BeingU Lingerie line

Black British entrepreneur Sadia Sisay has created a beautiful line of lingerie called BeingU that women of color everywhere will love. Not only are her creations sexy and comfortable, but […]

Black Women Business Moguls to Compete on "Queen Boss" Reality TV Show Hosted by Tracey Edmonds

Queen Boss Reality Show on Centric

Over 500,000 new businesses start up each month in the United States, and African-American women represent the fasting-growing group of entrepreneurs. But how do these women know if they have […]

African American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida Announces Its Signature 2017 Eagle Awards Gala

African American Chamber of Commerce in Central Florida

Orlando, FL — The African American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida (AACCCF) proudly presents the 2017 Eagle Awards. In partnership with title sponsor, Walt Disney World Resort, the AACCCF […]

Compton's First Ever Black-Owned Business Celebrates 60 Years

Katherine Banks, founder of Naka's Broiler in Compton

More than 100 local residents recently gathered together to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Naka’s Broiler, a Black-owned restaurant which also happens to be the first ever Black-owned business in […]

New Law Will Especially Benefit Low Income Working Parents After Welcoming a New Baby

DC Council passes Paid Family Leave Bill

A new bill in Washington D.C. was just passed that will offer welcomed benefits to low-wage workers. Many low-wage workers cannot afford to take time off to welcome a new […]

More Than 6,000 Low Income Families in D.C. Will Lose Their Welfare Benefits in 2017

Low Income DC Residents

Most people welcome a new year with promises of better things to come. But for thousands of welfare recipients in Washington, D.C., it’s a different story. For them, 2017 may […]

3 Often-Overlooked Tax Tips For African Americans For the 2017 Tax Season

African American couple tax planning

By Randy Hughes, founder of Counting Pennies, LLC Nationwide — Sadly, many African Americans don’t think about taxes until the days and weeks leading up to April 15. However, there […]

Entrepreneurs Launch New Service to Help More African Business Owners Accept Online Payments

Founders of Paystack

Online retail is a booming industry in the U.S. with sales expected to increase by 45 percent this year, but in Africa only about 1% of all transactions happen online. […]

These Two Black Entrepreneurs Are Fighting Gentrification -- One House at a Time!

Founders of Century Partners

What does a real estate developer in Mississippi and a banker in New York City have in common? On the surface, nothing, but inside, both are gentrification fighters, having a […]

What Really Kills Thousands of Low Income Americans

Low Income Americans

Everyone talks about how Americans are living longer, and they are correct. A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that the number of Americans older […]

First Black Female-Owned Beef Jerky Company Earns Major Respect in Hollywood!

Marjorie's Beef Jerky

— Marjorie’s Beef Jerky Was on Fire Being Loved by Over 200 VIP Celebrities at The American Music Awards Gift Exchange in Hollywood on November 19th 2016! — Hollywood, CA […]

The Truth About Chronic Constipation -- and What You Can Do About It!

Man With Chronic Constipation

Normal bowel movements are different among people, but constipation is considered a health issue. Constipation is when bowel movements are infrequent or difficult to pass. It’s considered a health issue […]

How This Blogger Secured $50K in Sponsorship Deals in 120 Days

Michiel Perry, founder of Black Southern Belle

Black Southern Belle launched over a year ago. Founder Michiel Perry created the web site to fill a need for more black vendors in the area of good food, black […]

2017 Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Program Now Open to Students!

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

The Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship is for minority high school students in the United States. In addition to a financial grant, the foundation also provides its scholars with mentoring and […]

New Government Ban For All Low Income Housing

HUD Public Housing Smoking Ban

More than 940,000 low-income homes that are subsidized by the federal government will be effected by President Obama’s recent ban on smoking in all low-income housing. The ban was just […]

Many Low Income Students Are Graduating From This Top University

Drew University low income student

This college comes in a strong second in graduation rate for low-income students among four-year private and public colleges in New Jersey. The only other college ahead of them is […]

22-Year Old Entrepreneur From Madagascar Wins $25K in Business Competition

Heritiana Randriamananatahina wins business competition

Meet Heritiaina Randriamananatahina, a 22-year-old agriculture entrepreneur from Madagascar, who had to drop out of school in the 6th grade but went on to become a successful entrepreneur. Randriamananatahina was […]

Atlanta Community Activist to Host Free Workshop Teaching the Power of Giving by "Checkmating" Violence & Crime

Orrin Hudson Community Chess Event

Atlanta, GA — On Thursday, December 15, 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 […]