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Atlanta Teen Who Received Controversial Heart Transplant Dies After Police Chase

Anthony Stokes

Atlanta, GA — 17-year old Anthony Stokes, who received a much-needed heart transplant back in 2013, has died after he reportedly stole a car and crashed it while being chased […]

Black Attorney to Moderate Conference on Police and Prosecutor Misconduct

Attorney Zulu Ali

– Attorney Zulu Ali will moderate a conference in Los Angeles to discuss police and prosecutor accountability and the abuse crisis, and will call for United Nations involvement. – Los […]

Black History Is Back in Style With These Amazing Black History Bowties -- MLK, Rosa Parks and more!

Martin Luther King Bowtie

Nationwide — Black history is back in style, and it’s even making a fashion statement! BlackHistoryBowties.com has launched as the only online destination that sells printed bowties featuring African American […]

Are We Really Going To Put the Image of Racism on the $20 Dollar Bill?

Margaret Sanger on $20 Bill

By Rev. Dr. Clenard H. Childress, Jr.   Nationwide -– Can there be anything more insidiously proposed; is there anything more ironically insane then this narrative? Let us look at […]

Indiana Declares State of Emergency Over Recent HIV Outbreak

HIV Outbreak Press Conference

Indianapolis, IN — The state of Indiana has declared a state of emergency after a recent outbreak of HIV has infected more than 80 people. All of the cases are […]

White Parents Demand Apology For DC Area School’s Black History Month Event

White Parents Outraged

Washington, DC — Charles and Rebecca, two white parents from the Washington DC area, are outraged that their 8-year-old daughter’s school district held a Black History Month event that turned […]

New Information Confirms Corruption and Cover Up in Case Where White Pastor Killed His Black Son In-Law

Christian Griggs

– The family is now alleging massive corruption and a cover up by Harnett County District Attorney Vernon Stewart. – Angier, NC — On October 12, 2013, white local Pastor […]

T.I. to Marvin Gaye's Family: "Open Your Ears... and Stay Out of My Pockets"

TI Speaks Out To Gaye Family

Nationwide — TMZ recently spoke with rapper T.I., who said, “Marvin Gaye’s family just needs to open their ears — instead of worrying about their pockets — and they’ll realize […]

Brutal and Bloody Arrest of African American Honors Student in Virginia Leads To Investigation

Martese Johnson

Charlottesville, VA — More than 1,000 students recently gathered at the University of Virginia (U.Va.) to protest and demand justice for 20-year old Martese Johnson, a Black student who was […]

Hundreds of Student Volunteers Travel to Ferguson For Spring Break to Help Rebuild the Community

Ferguson Student Volunteers

Ferguson, MO — College students from all over the country are using their Spring Breaks to help rebuild the community and promote civic engagement in Ferguson. Students are coming from […]

How One Black Man Stood Up Against The FBI, Refusing To Entrap Fellow Muslims, Blacks and Latinos In His Community...

Ayyub Abdul-Alim

Springfield, MA — Ayyub Abdul-Alim, the son of Qasim Abdul-Alim (Robert Smith, deceased) and Nasiba AbdulAlim (Brunilda Rivera), was born in Harlem, New York. In 1988, Ayyub moved with his […]

$45 Million Lawsuit Filed Against Former Vice President of NBA Players Association and Southern Film EB5 Regional Center

Theo Ratliff

Atlanta, GA — Open Rivers Media Group, Inc. d/b/a Open Rivers Pictures (“ORP”), has filed a civil lawsuit 1:15-cv-00724-SCJ under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) as well […]

Atlanta Mega Church Pastor Creflo Dollar Wants $60 Million in Donations For a New Jet

Creflo Dollar

Atlanta, CA — Creflo Dollar, a well-known pastor of the Atlanta-area World Changers Church International, is asking for at least $60 million in donations so that he can purchase a […]

Do Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke Really Have to Pay $7 Million to Marvin Gaye's Family?

Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams

Hollywood, CA — If you haven’t heard by now, both Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams have been ordered to pay $7 million to Marvin Gaye’s family for copyright infringement for a […]

Singer Angie Stone Arrested For Knocking Out Her 30-Year Old Daughter's Teeth

Angie Stone

Atlanta, GA — R&B singer Angie Stone (whose real name is Angela Brown) has reportedly been arrested and released after getting into a fight with her daughter in Lithonia, Georgia. […]

President Obama, First Family Successfully Lead Historic March in Selma Commemoration

Obama Leads March in Selma

Selma, AL — President Obama and his family led the way across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, this past Saturday as they commemorated and re-traced the path of […]

Police Confirm 19-Year-Old Black Man Shot Dead by Wisconsin Officer Was Unarmed

Family upset after killing of unarmed Black man

Madison, WI — The Madison Police Department has officially admitted that Tony Robinson, an African American man that was recently killed by a Wisconsin police officer, was in fact unarmed.

Nick Gordon Tells His Side of the Story To Dr. Phil -- Falls Apart During Interview

Nick Gordon on Dr. Phil

Nationwide — In a national television exclusive, Dr. Phil conducts an emotionally-charged intervention with 25-year-old Nick Gordon, boyfriend of Bobbi Kristina Brown, the 22-year-old daughter of singer Bobby Brown and […]

Remember Him? BET Announces Vanilla Ice Will Perform at Selma Anniversary Concert

Vanilla Ice

Nationwide — Many people are reacting negatively to BET’s recent announcement that rapper Vanilla Ice, who is white, will perform at the upcoming Selma Anniversary concert.

Phoenix Man Left to Raise Newborn Quadruplets After His Wife Dies During Delivery

Carlos Morales with quadruplets

Phoenix, AZ — When Carlos Morales kissed his pregnant wife Erica in the hospital and told her he loved her, he had no idea that he would never see her […]

25-Year Old Brooklyn Man Accused of Trying To Pimp 13-Year Old Girls

Marcus Melo Sumpter

Brooklyn, NY — Marcus “Melo” Sumpter, a 25-year old man from Brooklyn, and three others were recently arrested for allegedly trying to prostitute two 13-year old girls. Sumpter reportedly met […]

Michael Jordan Joins Forbes' Billionaire List -- Becomes 513th Most Richest Man in the World

Michael Jordan, newest billionaire

Nationwide — Forbes Magazine is calling 52-year old Michael Jordan the most famous new billionaire out of the 290 newcomers to the Forbes billionaires list. The former NBA basketball champion […]

Actress Phylica Rashad May Be Coming Back to Prime Time TV

Phylicia Rashad

Hollywood, CA — Phylicia Rashad, best known for her role as Clair Huxtable on the The Cosby Show, may be coming back to television.

Nick Gordon To Bobby Brown: "Bobbi Kristina Will HATE YOU When She Wakes Up!"

Nick Gordon and Bobbi Kristina

Nationwide — Nick Gordon, the boyfriend of Bobbi Kristina, continues his virtual rants on social media, and lately they’ve been directed to her father, Bobby Brown. Bobbi Kristina remains in […]

Oops! 3 Reasons Why Jay-Z's Tidal Press Conference Backfired -- Causing Fans To Say "Huh?"

Jay-Z Press Conference for Tidal

Los Angeles, CA — Jay-Z has 99 problems, and a poorly planned press conference is one! The multi-platinum rapper and business mogul recently held a press conference for Tidal, his […]

JJ Smith To Host Historic Weight Loss Summit in Washington, DC -- Up to 1,000 Black Women Expected to Attend

Tameka Loses 120 Pounds!

Nationwide — Nutritionist, certified weight loss expert and the #1 New York Times best-selling author of the mega hit, 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse, JJ Smith, is hosting a major health […]

Amazing New High Heels Can Change Color With the Click of an App -- Invented By a Black Engineer

High Tech High Heels

Nationwide — There are smart phones, smart TVs, smart watches, and now smart high heels. That’s what you call high heels that can be controlled by an app. That’s right, […]

The Harlem Book Fair Launches 'My Book Selfie,' A Call to the African American Book Nation

My Book Selfie

– Uses Social Media to Promote African American Reading – Harlem, NY — The Harlem Book Fair has launched an innovative literacy-awareness initiative, My Book Selfie, that rewards readers who […]

Churches Nationwide Partner with PHEN to Raise Awareness of Prostate Cancer Within African American Communities

Father's Day Prostate Cancer Rally

Quincy, MA — The Prostate Health Education Network (PHEN) is partnering with churches nationwide to host Prostate Health Educational Symposiums and the 7th Annual Father’s Day Rally Against Prostate Cancer. […]

Bigger Than Hoops, L.A. Based Youth-Basketball Program Honors Over 40 Middle School Student-Athletes

Earl Watson Elite Middle School Basketball Team

By Nickey Woods, M.Ed. Los Angeles, CA — On Saturday, March 28, 2015, Ryan Silver, president of Earl Watson Elite, is doing something that is not common among youth travel […]

New Original Sitcom "Mann & Wife" Delivers Family Friendly Laughs to Primetime on Bounce TV This Spring

Mann and Wife on Bounce TV

– Series Premiere Set For Tuesday, April 7 at 9pm ET/8 CT – Los Angeles, CA — Real-life husband and wife team David Mann (“Madea’s Big Happy Family”) and Tamela Mann (“Sparkle”) are reuniting on screen as well as […]

Morehouse College Men Now Have A Distinguished Watch To Match Their Mystique

C. Howie Hodges and Gregory T. Burrell

– Hodges Watch Company [HWCo] donated a new watch at the Morehouse Candle in the Dark Gala to benefit general scholarship fund. – Washington, DC — Howie Hodges, class of […]

Ona Brown's "Own Your Dream" Tour Takes Winning Message On The Road

Ona Brown

Atlanta, GA — Acclaimed motivational speaker and author, Ona Brown, is taking her wildly successful message of resilience, strength and forgiveness across the country with her new Own Your Dream […]

New Street Fiction Novel "King of the Streets" Gives Readers An Up Close and Personal Experience of Inner City Street Life

King of the Streets by Maurice Hughes

St. Louis, MO — Novice African-American author Maurice Hughes, who has been writing fiction since 2005, is releasing his debut novel King of the Streets for the young and middle […]

Unity Care Youth and Family Development Center Hosts 4th Annual Youthlive! Fundraising Gala Benefiting At-Risk and Foster Youth

Unity Care and Youth Live

— HIGHLIGHTS: Keynote Speaker: Leigh Anne Tuohy, Inspirational foster mom portrayed in “The Blind Side;” youth talent art and fashion shows; foster care youth speaker. – San Jose, CA — […]

Legendary Achievement Award Presented to Rose Harper - Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Lecturer, Adjunct Professor and Passionate Golfer

Rose Harper Achievement Award

– The distinguished award, presented by “Sterling Women of Washington DC,” honored Harper for pioneering the way for women and minorities in the golf and sports industry. – Washington, DC — Rose […]

Final Book in Detective Trilogy Wraps Up Intriguing Mystery

Norman Edelen

Nationwide — Reflection, revelations, intrigue, and enduring love make all three books by Norman E. Edelen a winning combination.

National Society Of Black Engineers Convention Showcases Community Impact

NSBE Annual Convention in Anaheim

– More than 8,000 to Attend the Event, in Anaheim, Calif. – Alexandria, VA — The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), an organization that seeks to increase the number […]

"Playing While Hurt" By Author Terri V. Steward Brings Much-Needed Awareness to Domestic Violence

Terri V. Stewart's book Playing While Hurt

– “Generational Curse and Domestic Violence: The Twain Shall Meet Over and Over Again” – Valdosta, GA — Terri V. Steward, author of the new exclusive Playing While Hurt, brings […]

Beyond Selma: Black and White Military Families Bond for Honor

Wyley and Ouida Wright being laid to rest

San Francisco, CA -– In the wake of 50th Anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery March and commemoration of the Civil Rights movement, with the help of White families, one […]

National Black Doll Museum of History & Culture Obtains Support from Retired White House Chef

National Black Doll Museum

Mansfield, MA — For more than 50 years Debra Britt, founder and executive director of the National Black Doll Museum has collected black dolls. The purpose primarily was her own […]

Mother Launches First Book, "Finally in Love With Myself," to Support Victims and Survivors of Abuse

Angela Lee with book, Finally in Love With Myself

-– Just In Time For Women’s International Day Celebrations – London, UK (BlackNews.com) – Mother of four, Angela Lee Rahman, launches her first book, Finally In Love With Myself, in […]

The Mis-Evaluation of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

Andrew Cuomo

7 Ways To Fix the Public Education Problems in the State of New York By Bernard Gassaway New York, NY — Over the course of his tenure, Governor Cuomo will affect […]

Former Urban High School Principal, Baruti Kafele, Writes Book for Today's Principals Toward Inspiring Schoolwide Excellence

Baruti Kafele new's book for principals

Jersey City, NJ — Being a school principal is tough, and if one is a current or aspiring principal who occasionally questions why he / she took on this career […]

Grammy-Award Winning Performance Poet and Author J. Ivy Announces His New Book "Dear Father: Breaking the Cycle of Pain" and the Dear Father Movement

J. Ivy Book, Dear Father

Chicago, IL — A Grammy Award-winning performance poet and author, J. Ivy is best known for his hip-hop verses, motivational speaking and contributions in the music industry. His support throughout […]