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Meet the First African-American Driver to Race in the Daytona 500 in Nearly 50 Years

Darrelll Bubba Wallace

Daytona Beach, FL — Last Sunday, Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. hit the tracks in Daytona as the ‘first black driver’ since 1969. But that is just one of the many records […]

NubianPoets.com Launches 2018 National Poetry Month Contest -- This Year's Theme is "Black Love"

Nubian Poets Contest

Nationwide — April is National Poetry Month and NubianPoets.com is proud to have Latorial Faison who has been featured along with Iyanla Vazant, Danny Glover, and Dr. Cornel West in […]

A Real-Life Black American Hero, and the Filipina Who Loved Him

Loida Lewis with a photo of her late husband, Reginald F. Lewis

— As Marvel’s Black Panther wows moviegoers and shatters box office records with a fictional tale of cinematic proportions, the real and moving story of Black American pioneer Reginald F. […]

Mother Comes Face-to-Face With Her Son’s Killer in Court -- And Brings Him to Tears!

Rukiye hugs her son's killer

Cincinnati, OH — Rukiye Abdul-Mutakallim, a 66-year old woman, says her heart was broken when she heard that her son was shot and killed by three robbers. But she does […]

TV Show Produced by Black-Owned Marketing and Media Company Provides Mainstream Advertising Opportunities to Multicultural Audiences

Chris Johnson, president of High Impact Media

— High Impact Media enables companies to market to multicultural audiences in America, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the U.S. Virgin Islands — Nationwide — Entertainment program “Positive Progression” is […]

New Nursery Rhymes for Today's Black Youth

Rhymes of the Times by Audrey Muhammad

— Learn More in 20 Pages Than Most Will in 20 Years! — Raleigh, NC — Do you remember the nursery rhymes “Humpty Dumpty” and “Mary Had a Little Lamb?” […]

Black Historian Slams NBC's Today Show for Fake Statue of Queen Nefertiti

Queen Nefertiti

The Truth About Nefertiti – Queen of Ancient Egypt By Legrand H. Clegg II, Esquire Nationwide — During the first week of February, Black History Month, NBC’s Today Show aired […]

City of Baltimore Launches Initiative To Keep Black Men Out of Prison

Black men in prison

Baltimore, NY — Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh has been making efforts to help reduce incarceration rate, especially in Black men. The Office of African-American Male Engagement was launched to hopefully […]

Black-Owned Production Company, Run&Shoot Filmworks, Announces New Partnership With American Film Institute's Silver Theatre and Cultural Center

Color of Conversation Film Series

Silver Spring, MD — Run&Shoot Filmworks, founders and producers of the Martha’s Vineyard African American Festival (MVAAFF), a Black-owned and operated company, announces a new partnership with the American Film […]

President Trump Wants to Stop Food Stamps and Deliver Food Boxes Instead to Low Income Families

Donald Trump speaking about food stamps

The Trump administration is once again making “innovative” changes in the president’s budget. This time, a proposed food delivery service would replace food stamps for most low-income families. While the […]

New Documentary Outlines the Assault and Incarceration of an Innocent Black Man at the Hands of the NYPD and U.S. Marshals

Oswald Lewis

— Oswald Lewis of Queens, NY was arrested in 2014 and is currently still incarcerated, but has never been charged with an actual crime. — New York, NY — The […]

NYPD Officer Who Shot and Killed Mentally Ill Woman Found Not Guilty

Deborah Danner

Bronx, NY — A judge has given a final verdict that the NYPD sergeant who fatally shot a schizophrenic woman is not guilty. The family and friends of the victim […]

African-American Entrepreneur Launches Innovative Mobile Tax Refund Loan App to Revolutionize the Tax Industry

Marshawn Gowan, founder of MKG Enterprises

— MKG Enterprises Corp. has launched a futuristic mobile tax refund loan app which will redefine tax industry for better and make tax returns simpler for American taxpayers. — Fresno, […]

New App Helps Unarmed African Americans Easily Facebook Live Their Encounters With Police Officers

Black man pulled over by white cop

— The app, Solomon’s Shield, developed by an African American attorney, also enables users to instantly send a quick text to up to 5 friends and relatives with their GPS […]

2018 Black CEO Conference Invites Orrin Hudson to Share "Winning Moves to Succeed in Business and Life"

Orrin Hudson

— Orrin, who has been heavily supported and endorsed over the years by the likes of Les Brown, Tyler Perry, Steve Harvey, and Tom Joyner, will address how to build […]

PHEN Launches Stage Play "Daddy's Boys" For Prostate Cancer Awareness Focusing on African American Families

Daddy's Boys stage play launched by PHEN

Nationwide — Building on its success in prostate cancer education, awareness and advocacy, the Prostate Health Education Network (PHEN) is enhancing its efforts with a Broadway-style stage play. “Daddy’s Boys” […]

South Carolina High School Graduates from Class of 1967 Celebrate Their 89% Graduation Rate, Despite the Segregated Turbulent Times of the 1960’s

Alston High School, class of 1967

By Dr. Charles L. Singleton and Mr. Isreal T. Singleton, editors and publisher of “The Family Journal USA” and the “Alston High School Garnet and Blue 1964 Journal” Nationwide — […]

20-Year Old Black Mom Brutally Attacked and Arrested by Undercover Police Officer Right In Front of Her Toddler Children

Diamond Rust

Washington, DC — Diamond Rust, a 20-year-old woman from Southeast Washington, DC, was slammed on the ground and brutally arrested by a Metro transit police for not paying to get […]

Black Mothers (and Grandmothers) Love This New Song From Singer Allen Watty -- It's Music You Can Feel!

Allen Watty

— New R&B/Pop song “Baby Brother” by Allen Watty tells a sad, often untold story about parents dealing with their children in prison — Nationwide — Indie artist Allen Watty […]

Black-Owned Mobile App, WebWed, Revolutionizes the Wedding/ Legal Tech Industry and Will Forever Change the Way People Get Married

Founders of Black-owned app, WebWed

Atlanta, GA — From its inception, WebWed Mobile and its owners have been dedicated to providing access to marriage and marriage equality to everyone all over the world. Now, it […]

The Tea®, A New Online Book Club Show Features Oprah's First Book Club Pick of 2018, "An American Marriage" by Tayari

The Tea online bookclub

See – www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGUNEY2LknM&t=33s Nationwide — In selecting An American Marriage, Oprah said: “It’s the perfect book to read along with a friend or a family member… you’ll want to talk […]

Include "Us" in the Movement -- African American Women Move to End Workplace Discrimination

Dr. Shirley Ann Johnson, founder of the Us Too Movement

Riverside, CA — Marine Corps veteran and long-time university adjunct professor, Dr. Shirley Ann Johnson, who stands in support of the worldwide call to action for the #MeToo Movement, seeks […]

Meet the First Black Woman on the U.S. Olympic Speedskating Team

Maame Biney, first Black woman on the US speedskating team

Nationwide — 18-year old Maame Biney is the first Black woman ever to join the U.S. speedskating team for the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. She has already advanced […]

Mother Whose Daughter Was Poisoned From the Lead in Their Apartment Wins $57 Million Verdict

Dakota Taylor and her mother, TIeisha Jones

Bronx, NY — The New York City Housing Authority has been ordered to pay a mother $57 million after the jury found that NYCHA is the one responsible for her […]

Father Files Lawsuit Against Foster Care Program After His 9-Month Old Daughter Dies

Chicago, IL — A 27-year old man has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the foster care provider who he claims ignored his rights as a parent which contributed to […]

Black Entrepreneur Finds Sweet Success Designing Luxury, Handcrafted Chocolate

Phillip Ashley Rix

Phillip Ashley Rix, an entrepreneur, a chef and one of the few African-American designer chocolatiers, has definitely found sweet, chocolatey success in his innovative chocolates. His chocolate brand, Phillip Ashley […]

Research Claims That Strongly Identifying With Your Race Can Have a Negative Impact on Your Mental Health

Black man with his hands behind his head

New research claims that feeling deeply valued by one’s own sexual, ethnic, or racial minority group could actually have a negative impact on one’s psychological health.

Hercy Miller Helps Calabasas High School Win First Open Division Playoffs

Hercy Miller

Calabasas, CA — Calabasas High School boys basketball team Open Division playoffs win their first-round game, Wednesday against the Kings. Freshman point guard Hercy Miller, the son of Hip Hop mogul Master […]

Charges Dropped Against Two Black Men Who Say Police Beat Them and Made Them Falsely Confess to a Murder

Corey Batchelor

Chicago, IL — Corey Batchelor and Kevin Bailey, both 48 years old, have been acquitted of murdering the wife of a retired Chicago police officer. They were claiming that they […]

Hip Hop Icons Will.i.am, The Beat Junkies, and More Honored at MojaMoja's 10th Anniversary of Music Discovery in Los Angeles

MojaMoja 10th anniversary

Los Angeles, CA — MojaMoja celebrated its 10th Anniversary of music discovery on February 10th at the Avalon Hollywood. The brunch benefit concert was attended by more than 250 cultural […]

7-Year Old Girl Courageously Saves Her Family From Fire

7-year old Tracy Durant

Escambia County, FL — Tracy Durant, a brave 7-year-old girl is being hailed a hero after her fast-thinking skills saved her family from a fire that broke out in their home […]

Research Confirms That Low Income Black and Hispanic College Graduates Have Higher Health Risks

Low income college graduates

A recent study has found that disadvantaged minorities who graduated college in the United States are more likely to develop health risks compared to those graduates who are white and […]

Prisoners in NYC to Get Free Copies of "The New Jim Crow" Book

Prisoner reading New Jim Crow book

Prisoners in New York City will be receiving free copies of the book The New Jim Crow. The controversial book about the mass incarceration of African-Americans will be distributed as […]

Rappers Jay-Z, Nas and Snoop Invest In Free Cryptocurrency & Stock-Trading App

Nas, Jay-Z and Snoop Dogg

What do Jay-Z, Nasir Jones (also known as Nas), and Snoop Dogg have in common? Aside from being Black Americans, being successful music stars, and having big bank accounts, they […]

Meet the First Ever African-American Hockey Player to Play in the Winter Olympics

Jordan Greenway, first African American player on US Hockey team

Nationwide — Jordan Greenway, a 20-year-old ice hockey player, joins the Team USA at the Winter Olympics 2018 in Pyeongchang, South Korea. He is making history as the first-ever African […]

Man Convicted For Trying to Kill His Wife's Boyfriend

Jermaine Baker, man who tried to killed boyfriend's wife

Aurora, IL — Jermaine L. Baker, a 40-year old man, was found guilty of shooting his ex-wife’s boyfriend three times in the head in 2014. He was convicted of felony counts of […]

NYC Teacher Says She Bit Her 5-Year Old Student in Self-Defense

Shavonne Johnson

Brooklyn, NY — Shavonne Johnson, a 37-year-old substitute teacher at Public School 66 in Canarsie, Brooklyn, got arrested after chomping down on a kindergarten student’s hand. Her lawyer claims that […]

6 Well-Known Companies That You Probably Didn't Know Have Black CEOs

Black CEOs of Fortune 500 companies

50 years ago, it was unthinkable for an African American to be the CEO of a major Fortune 500 company. But nowadays, thanks to several diversity initiatives, there are quite […]

This Homeless Man Has Been Arrested 344 Times... and Now He is Heading Back to Jail!

Richard Powell, homeless man who has been to jail 344 times

Miami Beach, FL — Richard Powell, a homeless man in Florida, was arrested 344 times in the past and now he goes back to jail. A serious case of repeat […]

Parents Arrested For Beating Their 4-Year Old Son to Death... Over Spilled Cereal!

Keiff King and Lisa Smith killed their 4-year old daughter

Willow Grove, PA — A mother and her boyfriend were arrested after beating her 4-year-old son to death for spilling cereal. Lisa Smith, 19 years old, and Keiff King, 26 […]

Baltimore Police Commissioner Fired After Record Number of Homicides in 2017

Baltimore police commissioner and mayor

Baltimore, MD — Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh fired Police Commissioner Kevin Davis after a surge of homicide rate and a lot more controversies during his term. He was replaced by […]

The Black History Bowties Are Back -- Just in Time For Black History Month!

Black History bowties

Nationwide — Following a huge success of their re-launch last year, the founders of BlackHistoryBowties.com have announced two new additions to their collection – The Harlem Renaissance design and the […]

What Every American Should Know About the 2018 Child Tax Credit Changes

American children in a classroom

The recently amended GOP tax bill has brought about a lot of major changes in the United States’ individual tax laws in the 2018 tax year. One of the significant […]

Is Mo'Nique Really Worth $20 Million Like Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock?

Mo'Nique

Nationwide — Besides being a comedienne on-cam, Mo’Nique has been known for her strong-willed personality. In her latest issue, she asks her fans and supporters to boycott Netflix as she […]

Former “That’s So Raven” Actor, Orlando Brown, Arrested... Again!

Orlando Brown mugshot

Barstow, CA — Ex-Disney actor and former That’s So Raven star Orlando Brown has always been in trouble with the law for DUI, drug possession, and several other cases. Recently, the […]

Former Black Panther Member Awarded $4 Million Dollars After Being Attacked

Elaine Brown, former Black Panther member

Oakland, CA — Elaine Brown was awarded more than $4 million in penal damages after a Northern California jury decided in her favor. Brown won the case against Oakland Councilwoman […]

Black Teen Killed In NYC After Clash Over His iPhone

Trevor Rhudd, teen killed over his iPhone

Queens, NY — 15-year-old Trevor Rhudd was found dead inside a Queens public housing development. His mother claims that the reason behind the killing was his iPhone and that he was […]

Jay-Z Will Be the First Guest on CNN's New "The Van Jones Show"

Jay-Z and Van Jones

Nationwide — The Van Jones Show is off to a great start. With Jay-Z as the first guest on its debut episode on January 27, it would surely be a show […]