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Meet Tia Norfleet -- NASCAR’s First Ever African American Female Driver

Tia Norfleet

Nationwide — The road success of being a professional race car driver is not easy. Much more if you’re considered a minority. But Shauntia Latrice Norfleet, better known as Tia Norfleet, […]

Actor Columbus Short Released From Prison After Serving 34 Days For Beating Wife

Columbus Short

Los Angeles, CA — Columbus Short, a former Scandal actor, has been released from jail after serving only 34 days of his one-year sentence for beating his wife. The LA […]

Video Released Showing Sacramento Police Officers Shooting Unarmed Black Man 20 Times

Stephon Clark

Sacramento, CA— The Sacramento Police Department has finally released the audio and video footage that shows officers pursuing and then shooting an unarmed African American man to death Sunday night. […]

First Teens Ever to Take Their Youth Empowerment Tour on the Road to Empower, Inspire and Educate

AJ Carr and Essynce Moore

Nationwide — Teen entrepreneurs Essynce Moore and AJ Carr, both just 15-years old, are dedicated and determined to inspire, empower, and educate thousands of elementary, middle, and high school students […]

Backlash Erupts Over Diddy and Jay-Z’s New "Buy Black" App

Diddy and Jay-Z

Atlanta, GA — A huge social media backlash has erupted over comments by P Diddy that he and Jay-Z are looking into developing a ‘Buy Black’ app.

Top 10 Scholarship Programs That Every Black Woman Should Know About

African American women students

Nationwide — Every year, thousands of scholarship programs around the world help students obtain much-needed financial aid. Many of these programs, however, are specifically for women. And some of them […]

WNBA Player Talks Relationships and Unrealistic Expectations in Her New Book Of Poetry, "Notes in the Key of Heart Break"

Imani McGee Stafford, author of Notes in the Key of Heartbreak

Austin, TX — WNBA star, poet, writer and mental health advocate, Imani McGee-Stafford, adds published author to her burgeoning brand. Notes in The Key of Heartbreak, a book of poems […]

Meet the Black Entrepreneur Who Has Sold More Than 200,000 Coffee Table Books

C. Sunny Martin, founder of Who's Who Publishing

Described by many as a gifted visionary and entrepreneur, C. Sunny Martin is one of America’s foremost experts in publishing and multicultural marketing. Mr. Martin has successfully published over sixty […]

Waitress at Waffle House Awarded $16K Scholarship After Her Act of Kindness Was Caught on Camera

Evoni Williams, a waitress of Waffle House, who was rewarded for her act of kindness

La Marque, TX — Waitress Evoni Williams was working as usual at the Waffle House to save up for college. And when an older customer needed help cutting his food, […]

American Legacy Looks to Raise $500K to Launch Network Dedicated to African American History, Culture and Education

Rodney J. Reynolds, founder of American Legacy

American Legacy Launches Crowdfunding Campaign On GoFundMe Mount Vernon, NY — American Legacy Founder, Rodney J. Reynolds, announced the kickoff of the crowdfunding campaign to launch American Legacy Network (ALN), […]

Atlanta-Based Black Entrepreneur Offers One-Stop Online Store to Purchase Top-Named Antivirus Software

Joel Udotong, founder of Blue Jade Services

Blue Jade Services offers customers an easy and affordable way to keep their computers safe. Atlanta, GA — An Atlanta businessman is offering customers a one-stop online store to purchase […]

Reparations for 40 Million African Americans Finally Possible Thanks to a New Cryptocurrency Called Sankofa Black Gold

African American woman trading cryptocurrency online

Sankofa Black Gold cryptocurrency is poised to enrich and empower 1.25 billion African people worldwide by 2020. Menlo Park, CA — After centuries of reckless disregard for the continent of […]

Why Black Women in New York City Are 12 Times More Likely to Die From Childbirth

Black pregnant woman

The number of deaths caused by pregnancy and childbirth in the United States is increasing at an alarming rate, according to statistics. It is said that Black women are more […]

10 Billion Reasons Why Small Business Owners Should Attend the 4th Quarter Readiness Small Business Conference

African Americans networking

Joint Collaboration to Promote Federal Contracting Opportunities to Small and Small Disadvantaged Businesses Washington, DC — The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization […]

651 Arts and MoCADA (The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts) Join Forces and Announce Depelsha McGruder as New CEO

Depelsha McGruder, CEO of newly formed arts institution

Brooklyn, NY — 651 ARTS and MoCADA (the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts) today announce that the two organizations are joining forces to create a new contemporary arts institution. […]

C. E. Hutton, a Minority-Focused Cannabis Business Development and Management Firm, Acquired MIPR Holdings

A group of minority professionals working with C.E. Hutton

Denver, CO — Marijuana is the fastest growing industry in the United States since 2014. According to the Marijuana Business Daily, only 19% of business ownership is represented by minorities. […]

Black PhD Releases Six New Children’s Books Featuring African American Characters… And School Districts Absolutely Love Them!

Grace LaJoy Henderson, PhD, Author-Illustrator of The Gracie Series

“The Gracie Series” by Dr. Grace LaJoy will inspire a new generation of brown children by instilling values and polishing comprehensive skills. Kansas City, MO — With the divide caused […]

Parents Upset After Their Daughter Was Kicked Off the School Bus For Wearing "Inappropriate Clothing"

Makhigha Davis

Raeford, NC — Hoke County High School has been under fire since one of its administrators reportedly kicked off a Black student from the school bus, saying she has inappropriate […]

NYC Grandmother in Shock After Coming Home to Find Her Entire Family Dead From a Murder-Suicide

Terrance Briggs, his daughter Laylay, stepfather Loyed Drain Jr., and stepbrother Loyed Drain III

Brooklyn, NY — A grandmother went home to be shocked seeing her family dead, including her 1-year-old granddaughter. Her son allegedly killed her husband, her stepson, and her granddaughter before […]

Black Entrepreneur and Branding Expert Re-Launches Power Networking Event For Women Business Owners and Professionals in the New York City Area

Debra Dixon, Founder of Light of Gold PR

Light of Gold PR hosts the upcoming Gold Business Connect Women’s Event in partnership with The New York State Veteran’s Chamber & NY Life Insurance for Women’s History Month Gold […]

Man Allegedly Pretends to Be Black While Robbing a Casino in Las Vegas

Cameron James Kennedy, disguised as a black man while robbing a Las Vegas casino

Las Vegas, NV — Cameron James Kennedy, an ex-convict who just got out of prison for bank robbery, is accused of armed robbery yet again after stealing $23,000 from a […]

Black Entrepreneur Develops New Hip-Hop and R&B Game Where Players Battle Song Vs. Song

Michael Rousseau, founder of AuxGod Music Battle Card Game

Toronto, ON — If you were told to “Play A Song About Your Ex”, you could definitely think of more than a few songs to play that relate to your […]

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Music Departments Benefit from NEA Funded Arts Program

CAAPA Master Class Series

Nationwide — Uniquely positioned as possibly the first and only nationwide Master Class Series, a program featuring African American classical music masters and designed to partner with HBCUs, is on […]

Brothers Launch Streaming Service That Teaches Cooking With Comics and Animation

Justin and Terry L. Raimey

Black Streak Kitchen turns the recipes of celebrity chefs into fun comic cookbooks and comic book style cooking class videos. Youngstown, OH — Brothers Justin and Terry L. Raimey have recently […]

The Weather Channel is Now Black-Owned -- Comedian Byron Allen Just Bought it for $300 Million!

Byron Allen

Most people know Byron Allen as a funny comedian, but he is also a successful entrepreneur and media mogul as the CEO/owner of Entertainment Studios, Inc., one of the largest […]

Why What Amazon Just Did For Medicaid and Low-Income Families is Such a Big Deal

Amazon Prime boxes

Amazon is once again taking initiative in the healthcare industry. In their latest efforts to alleviate healthcare costs, the online retail giant will now be selling Prime memberships at a […]

Oprah Winfrey Cashes in on Weight Watchers Stock For a Profit of About $22 Million

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey, the billionaire media mogul, has yet again snagged a huge profit from her investments. This time, it was from the diet and nutrition company, Weight Watchers International. Her […]

IHOP Waitress Tells Group of Black Teenagers to Pay First Before Eating

IHOP Restaurant

Auburn, ME — A waitress at an IHOP restaurant in Auburn, Maine reportedly asked a group of black teenagers to pay upfront for their meal. The manager of the restaurant […]

Police Chief Resigns After Video of Officer Breaking Black Man's Leg Goes Viral

Pasadena Police Chief Phillip Sanchez

Los Angeles, CA — Last week, Pasadena Police Chief Phillip Sanchez announced his retirement in the midst of controversies related to the police department he served for in eight years. […]

Two Black High School Students Suspended for Posting a Video Online of Their White Classmate Using the N-Word

N-word used on Snapchat

Concord, NC — A North Carolina high school has suspended two Black students after they posted a Snapchat video of their white schoolmate who used the N-word. The suspension was […]

Meet the 29-Year Old Woman Who is Running the Largest Black-Owned Airline in the Bahamas

Sherrexcia Rolle, Vice President of Western Air Bahamas

The aviation sector is known to be generally dominated by men, but women in recent years have been slowly rising up as pilots, managers, and owners. Sherrexcia ‘Rexy’ Rolle, the […]

College Enrollment For Low-Income Students is Now at an All-Time High

Low income college students in college

For low-income students, getting into college might seem to be harder. However, recent statistics show that low-income students now actually enroll in college at a higher rate than their middle-income […]

Meet the First Ever African American Woman Vice President of CBS News

Kimberly Godwin, Vice President of CBS News

Many people say that good things come to those who wait. But Kimberly Godwin, the new Vice President of the news division at CBS News, does not just wait. She […]

For the First Time Ever, A Black Woman is the New Face of the $10 Bill in Canada

Viola Desmond featured on the new Canadian bill

Canada — More than 70 years ago, Viola Desmond stood up for civil rights in Canada when she refused to leave a whites-only section of a theater. Last week, she […]

President Trump Reportedly Thought Mostly Black People Are on Welfare, But Statistics Show Otherwise!

President Donald Trump

President Donald Trump was surprised to know that welfare beneficiaries are not mostly Black. Recent statistics actually prove that more whites are actually benefiting from welfare instead.

Black Nurse to Receive $3.8 Million After Her Co-Workers Put a Noose and Several Racist Messages on Her Work Locker

Ellen Harris

Honolulu, HI — Five years ago, Ellen Harris filed a lawsuit after receiving a picture of a hangman’s noose and other racial messages in her locker at work. Last week, […]

Meet the Public School Teacher Who Was Fired For Hosting a White Supremacist Podcast

Dayanna Volitich, a teacher who secretly hosts a white supremacist podcast under the name Tiana Dalichov

Crystal River, FL — Dayanna Volitich is a 25-year-old social studies teacher at a public school in Florida. Online, she is also known as Tiana Dalichov, the host of a white supremacist […]

Florida Man Nabbed at Airport For Traveling with 500 Fake Credit Cards and Gift Cards

Robert Smith-Merced

Orlando, FL — Robert Smith-Merced, a 46-year-old man from Kissimmee, Florida, has been arrested after airport authorities discovered a stash of about 500 fake credit cards and gift cards in […]

Bail Reform Much Needed to Help Low Income Defendants (Who By the Way Are Mostly Black and Hispanic!)

Black man in prison

Bail reform proposals are being discussed, mainly by upstate district attorneys, to eliminate bail for misdeamenor and non-violent felony defendants. It will be beneficial particularly for low-income defendants, in which […]

NAACP Files Lawsuit Against Myrtle Beach for Racially Discriminatory Practices During Black Bike Week

Black Bike Week

City and Police Accused of Separate and Unequal Treatment of Black Bikers versus White Bikers Nationwide — The National NAACP, the Myrtle Beach Branch of the NAACP and three individuals […]

Disney Donates $1 Million to Youth STEM Program in Celebration of 'Black Panther'

Black Panther

Nationwide — In celebration of the record-breaking success of Marvel Studios’ Black Panther, The Walt Disney Company is donating $1 million to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA). […]

Meet The First Black Woman to Own a NASCAR Team

Melissa Harville-Lebron, first Black woman NASCAR owner

Diversity in sports racing is lacking as only a few people of color are part of racing organizations such as the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR). But […]

Corrine Brown, Congresswoman Convicted of Scamming Low Income Students, Has Started Her Prison Sentence

Corrine Brown

Corrine Brown, the former representative of Florida’s 5th Congressional District, has been found guilty of mail, wire, and tax fraud involving a bogus charity for low-income students. She started 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 […]