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Nationally Acclaimed Visual Artist Shanequa Gay Brings the Plight of Black Men to Canvas

Shanequa Gay's Plight of Black Men Exhibit

— Upcoming Shanequa Gay exhibit portrays the contemporary African-American experience. — Spartanburg, SC — In celebration of Black History Month and Women’s History Month, Wofford College presents a solo exhibition […]

Award-Winning Actress & Producer Tangi Miller Makes Her Directorial Debut at the Pan African Film Festival

Tangi Miller, Director of Diva Diaries film

Los Angeles, CA — Television, film actress and producer, Tangi Miller, makes her directorial debut with her new film, ‘Diva Diaries’, in which she also produces and co-stars, at the […]

Entertainment Industry Leaders Partner with MPAC to Cultivate Opportunities in Television in Houston

MPAC Daytime TV Panel

— MPAC welcomes representatives from WeTV, TVOne, Warner Bros. Worldwide Television, Will Packer Television, some of television’s most popular shows, along with local journalists and other major players for a […]

Black Entrepreneur's Weight Loss Company Helped Her to Lose 74 Pounds Without Exercise -- Now She is Focused on Helping Others!

Chandra Harris, before and after

Philadelphia, PA — Chandra Harris is the co-founder of Fit, Firm, and Fabulous which produces the Extreme Weight Loss Protocol system. She started the company out of necessity. She knew […]

New App Celebrates Black Fraternity and Sorority Life -- Divine 9 Emojis, a 300+ Sticker Pack

Divine Emojis

Atlanta, GA — Sometimes words are not enough, and that’s why there are stickers. The Divine 9 Emojis app, released this week for iMessage, is a 300+ sticker pack capturing […]

Civil Rights Activist Essie Berry Says She Wants an Apology From Steve Harvey For Lying

Essie Berry and Steve Harvey

Nationwide — Essie Berry, civil rights activist and widow of Fred “ReRun” Berry from the 1970’s sitcom “What’s Happening”, is breaking her silence after nearly 3 years. Berry has been […]

Black Economic Empowerment Expo Expanding to a Three-Day Event in 2017

Orlando Black Expo

Orlando, FL — Save the date! The second annual Orlando Black Expo will kick off at 5pm on Thursday, November 16 at the Rosen Plaza Hotel, 9700 International Drive, Orlando. […]

Program is Showing the Black Community How to ‘Buy Back The Block’ -- One Investment at a Time

Lynn P., founder of Buy the Block

Denver, CO — Following the successful creation of ‘Buy The Block’ (www.BuyTheBlock.org) as well as the passionate contribution of the community towards ensuring that the movement’s goal of raising the […]

Physicians Medical Forum Hosts Conference to Increase Pipeline of African American/Black Students to Attend Medical School

Physicians Medical Forum

— High School, Community College, University/College, Pre-med, and Post-Baccalaureate Students Invited to Attend at NO COST | Sat., March 18, 2017 — Bay Area, CA — Physicians Medical Forum (PMF) […]

Real Men Charities Ushers in a New Generation of Leadership with New Executive Director and Expanded Board of Directors

Ayinde Cartman, Executive Director of Real Men Charities

Chicago, IL — As part of an overarching mission to build on its legacy for decades to come, Real Men Charities, Inc.’s co-founders, Kofi and Yvette Moyo, have appointed 27-year-old […]

Rising Stars and Icons to be Recognized at the American Black Film Institute’s 2017 Oscar Week Gala!

Angela Bassett

Hollywood, CA — Academy Award nominated actress, Angela Bassett, breakout HBO creator/executive producer and star of “Insecure” Issa Rae, will join Oscar-nominated director Barry Jenkins at The American Black Film […]

"Pay What You Can" Says Milwaukee Restaurant Owner to Low Income Residents

Trickle Bee Cafe in Milwaukee

As a nation, Americans eat out frequently. According to the U.S. Healthful Food Council, Americans buy a meal or snack from a restaurant 5.8 times a week. This, however, is […]

The True Meaning of "Bruh-therly" Love: One Black Man's Story - Part Two

Jeff Hayes, True Meaning of Bruh-therly Love

By Jeff Hayes Nationwide — Any one will tell you that a prostate exam is right up there with having your taxes audited; somewhat evasive and not very flattering. And […]

New Black-Owned Smart Shoe Line Has Bluetooth Capabilities That Can Connect to Smart Phones and Tablets

Entrepreneur Jide Ipaye, founder of the Keexs smart shoe

Move over Nike and make room for Keexs, an Africa-inspired brand and the first smart shoe in Africa with a Bluetooth connection to your smartphone and mobile devices. Even more […]

Iconic Television Actress T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh Joins Cast of Seeso's "There's... Johnny!"

T'Keyah Crystal Kemah

Los Angeles, CA — After making us laugh for so many years, iconic television actress T’Keyah Crystal Keymáh is gracing the small screen again in a starring role on Seeso’s […]

Philadelphia Poet Brings the Issue of Black Women and Depression to the Stage in Karen Moore’s Choreopoem "Poetik Blues: A Sistah’s Story"

Karen Moore

Nationwide — Karen Moore Enterprises with the Sistah Talk session sponsored by Urban Poetik Ministries Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of the Empowering Black Women Beyond the Blues […]

Innovative New Toolkit for Black Church Leaders Designed to Help Reduce Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy

Black pregnant teen

Washington, DC — For many in the African-American community, the Black church has historically been a place where tough community issues are addressed, and that is why The National Campaign […]

CopCritic Mobile Application May Be the Solution to Police Violence on Unarmed Minorities

Cop Critic Mobile App

Nationwide — Victor Holman, creator of a new mobile app called CopCritic, comments, “Our brothers and sisters’ freedom is at great risk. Our president is contemplating instating stop and frisk […]

Larger Than Ever -- The 2017 Black Writers On Tour Conference & Southern California Black Business Expo to Take Place Under One Roof

Black Writers on Tour Conference

Los Angeles, CA — Dr. Rosie Milligan brings the largest black cultural event for Southern California – the Black Writers On Tour Conference & Southern California Black Business Expo under […]

Traci Otey Blunt Named President of RLJ Entertainment’s Urban Movie Channel

Traci Otey Blunt, president of Urban Movie Channel

Silver Spring, MD — Robert L. Johnson, Chairman of RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) today announced the appointment of Traci Otey Blunt as President of Urban Movie Channel (UMC). UMC is […]

Highly-Anticipated Documentary Explores Women, Trauma and Success

No More Chains Documentary

— “No More Chains: Succeeding Against The Odds” documentary set for red carpet premiere and national screening tour to help women thrive post-trauma — Fredericksburg, VA — No More Chains: […]

Unprecedented Proposed Law Provides African Americans Reparations and Opportunities to Better Their Lives

John Cheeks submits proposed legislation to DC Board of Elections

Washington, DC — On February 10, 2017, proposed legislation was submitted to the DC Board of Elections. It is a model for legislators to provide opportunities for previous slave owners, […]

The Success Doesn’t Sleep 2017 Tour to Inspire, Empower Black Entrepreneurs and Business Professionals Across 10 U.S. Cities

Success Doesn't Sleep Tour Speakers

Nationwide — Despite what most think, the main obstacle to achieving one’s dreams are personal inhibitions, which often make success and personal fulfillment appear utopic. The Success Doesn’t Sleep Tour […]

Writers Conference to Train Black Authorpreneurs How to Save Time and Money in Self-Publishing

Red Ink Conference

Nationwide — The Red Ink Conference: The Premier Conference for Authors & Editors will empower attendees to write, edit and market their next bestseller – at a fraction of the […]



Black College Student From Chicago Discovers A Breakthrough For Colon Cancer Cure

Keven Stonewall, Black college student studying colon cancer

When Keven Stonewall was in the fifth grade, he received four microscopes for Christmas from his parents. They did not realize then that his interest in biology would eventually lead […]

10-Year Old Entrepreneur Using Her Profits to Give Back and Inspire Other Girls

Gianni Graham

Almost every little girl wants a Barbie doll, but not all little girls can afford them. It took one creative and inspired little girl to solve this problem by donating […]

Dayton's Premier Book Expo Connects Authors and Book Lovers!

Dayton Book Expo

Dayton, OH — Authors from all across the nation will meet and greet hundreds of book lovers at the Eighth Annual Dayton Book Expo on Saturday, April 29, 2017. The […]

Black-Owned Tech Company Creates Faster (and Safer) Way for People to Buy and Sell Used Electronics

Founders of Stopoint.com

Technology moves so fast that consumer products are outdated just as quickly as they are purchased. So, what do you do with your outdated electronics? Three young Black entrepreneurs have […]

Nearly 50% of U.S. Children Now Live in Poverty -- And Trump Wants to Cut These Programs!

American child living in poverty

The National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) reports that 43 percent of all children in the U.S. now live in low-income families. This includes 30.6 million children, including 5.2 […]

The Complete Biography of Jan Earnst Matzeliger, the African American Inventor of the Automated Shoe Lasting Machine

Jan Earnst Matzeliger: A Lasting Invention by Peggy Plet

Ontario, Canada — Writer Peggy Plet has published the first ever biography on African American inventor Jan Earnst Matzeliger, the man who invented the automated shoe lasting machine.

25% of African Americans With This Serious Health Condition Won't Find Out Until It's Too Late!

African American HIV Awareness program

Developing HIV does not have to be a death sentence. With proper treatment, HIV does not have to progress to full blown AIDS. The problem is that 25 percent of […]

Black-Owned Coffee and Tea Shop Going Strong With Three Locations in Chicago

Trez Pugh, founder of Sip & Savor

Ever since 1970 when Starbucks opened their first coffee shop in Seattle, Washington, coffee shops have been springing up everywhere across the nation. But there are also many Black-owned coffee […]

Blacks in Poorer Neighborhoods Have a Higher Risk of Getting This!

Black woman in hospital

Where you live can have a significant impact on your overall health. According to a new government-funded study, Blacks who live in poor neighborhoods are at greater risk for heart […]

Russell Simmons Closes $167 Million Deal For His RushCard Debit Card Business

Russell Simmons, founder of RushCard

Green Dot and RushCard are two of the oldest prepaid debit cards in the marketplace. Russell Simmons’ RushCard increased popularity for prepaid cards while Green Dot pioneered the reloadable prepaid […]

440 Historical Documents Including a Recently Discovered Letter of George Washington Selling Off 90 Slaves to Be Auctioned in New York

George Washington

Yonkers, NY — A long-lost letter of George Washington, reporting on an auction he held of ninety Virginia slaves, will appear in a New York sale on his birthday, February […]

Study Reveals Shocking Reasons Why Puberty Is More Difficult For Low Income Teen Girls

Teenage Low Income Girl

What happens to children when they are young often affects them for the rest of their lives. This includes that awful growing up stage called puberty. Recent research published in […]

Black-Owned Consulting Firm, Enterprise NOW!, Opens New Doors of Growth for Entrepreneurs and Business Owners

Elzie Flenard, founder of Enterprise NOW

Waukesha, WI — Business coaching & consulting firm, Enterprise NOW!, is accepting new clients. Enterprise NOW! is a business development firm that specializes in providing business training, seminars, on-line training […]

Revolutionary Weight Loss Device Gets Rid of Belly Fat -- Never Touches the Skin!

Whoopi Goldberg

A Czech-made device called Vanquish, manufacturered by BTL Aesthetics of Framingham, Massachusetts, gets rid of belly fat without even touching the skin. The product was featured on ABC’s The View […]

The Real Reason Why Asthma Can Be More Serious (and Deadly) for African Americans

African American boy with asthma

According to The U.S. Centers For Disease Control, black adults are more likely to have asthma than white adults. The National Institutes of Health reports that African Americans have more […]

United Negro College Fund (UNCF) STEM Scholars Program Now Open

United Negro College Fund STEM Scholarship

The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) has partnered with The Fund II Foundation to establish a scholarship program to help African American students seeking careers in STEM fields – science, […]

This State Offers Free Tax Preparation For Low Income Families

Low income family getting a free tax preparation

The state of Illinois is now offering free tax preparation to low-income families. The announcement was made recently through the state’s Department of Human Services. Families with incomes up to […]

Desiree Peterkin Bell Joins Faculty at University of Pennsylvania as Guest Lecturer This Spring

Desiree Peterkin Bell

Philadelphia, PA — Desiree Peterkin Bell, President and CEO of DPBell & Associates, joins the distinguished faculty of the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication this spring. Bell complements the […]

Entrepreneur Launches Unique Party Supply Company That Caters to Black and Hispanic Children

Linda Kiedi, founder of KIESSE LLC

Silver Spring, MD — KIESSE LLC, founded by entrepreneur Linda Kiedi, is a company dedicated to the provision of unique party supplies to African American and Hispanic kids. The company, […]

Alpha RX Plus, an All-Natural Product For Men With Erectile Dysfunction, Shares Results of Their 50 Man Product Test Trial

African American man with prescription

San Diego, CA — Alpha RX Plus LLC is thanking all participants in their recent product test trial of their all-natural product for erectile dysfunction. J.R. Scroggins, founder of the 5-year […]

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 […]