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Shark Tank's Daymond John Invests $150K into Atlanta-Based Gourmet Fish Fry Brand

Daymond John congratulates Joe and Miranda Dowell, founders of Joe's Gourmet Fish Fry

Atlanta, GA — Husband and wife team Joseph “Joe” and Maranda Dowell, founders of Joe’s Gourmet Fish Fry based in Atlanta, recently landed a deal with Daymond John for $150,000 […]

Black-Owned Nursing Academy Offers Nursing Assistant Classes For Students Who Want to Build a Career in Health Care

Students at Excelling Nursing Academy in Farmington Hills, MI

Farmington Hills, MI — Nursing Assistant classes are available in the metro Detroit area. Excelling Nursing Academy offers a two week course, operating Monday through Saturday from 4pm to 10:30pm. […]

Random House Children's Books and Just Us Books Collaborate to Publish Multicultural Middle-Grade Anthology to Inspire Young Activists

Wade and Cheryl Hudson, founders of Just Us Books

— “We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices” will feature original works from such diverse authors and artists as Kwame Alexander, Sharon Draper, Ellen Oh, Andrea Pippins, Jason Reynolds, […]

Millennial Fusion Band, Got My Own Sound, Tosses Out Music's Rules in Latest Release

Got My Own Sound Band

— Got My Own Sound releases their second independent studio album, Welcome to Our World. — Washington, DC — Got My Own Sound is thrilled to announce the release of […]

Actors Danny Glover and Delroy Lindo to Address From the Fire Summer Leadership Academy for Minority Teen Males at Princeton University

Delroy Lindo, Danny Glover, and the From the Fire Leadership Academy logo

New York, NY — Personal development, empowerment, and accountability are the focuses of the new From the Fire: Leadership Academy for Young Men operated by At the Well Conferences, Inc. […]

Black Entrepreneur Couple Offer Award-Winning Cruise Planning Services For Travelers

Carlos and Renee Boozer

Nationwide — As Cruise Planners travel agents and franchise owners, Carlos and Renee Boozer operate a full-service land and cruise travel agency based in the North Las Vegas area and specialize […]

Marsha Thompson’s Novel, "Spoilers: The Rise & Fall," With an African American Super Hero Girl, Proves to be an Interesting Fantasy Read

Marsha Thompson, author of Spoilers

Orlando, FL — Today, author Marsha Thompson makes the headlines as her late release novel that features an African American super hero girl proves to be an interesting fantasy read.

Black-Owned Hair Care and Skin Care Brand, Launched By Celebrity Personal Groomer, Creating Opportunities For Young Entrepreneurs and Partners

Curtis Smith, founder of Xotics by Curtis Smith

— Xotics by Curtis Smith Hair and Skin Care Products is Creating Opportunities for Young Entrepreneurs and Affiliate Partners. — Middletown, NY — While the Xotics by Curtis Smith collection […]

Top 10 African American Scholarships For January 2018 and Black History Month

African American students

Nationwide — Every year, millions of dollars are given away to help students pay for college tuition, books and more. Many of these programs are specifically for Black and other […]

Entrepreneur Launches Affordable Services to Help Black-Owned Businesses Incorporate, Negotiate Contracts, and More

Angela Majette, founder and owner of Just Write Legal

— Legal research and writing company expands to provide business writing and management for busy entrepreneurs who wear many hats, and small businesses operating without a full-time staff. — Nationwide […]

Communities Across the U.S. Celebrate the Second Annual National Day of Racial Healing With Concerts, Proclamations and Programs

La June Montgomery Tabron, President and CEO of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Battle Creek, MI — On Jan. 16, communities across the country will celebrate the National Day of Racial Healing (#NDORH) with events and activities as distinct as their participants. High […]

Renowned Empowerment Strategist Has Written The Ultimate Guidebook to Transform Ordinary Lives

Harold Leffall, author of I Am Enough

— ‘I Am Enough: 90 Days of Spiritual Nuggets to Recognize and Embrace Your Authentic Self’ is a Book That Answers Everything — Benicia, CA — Seasoned entrepreneur, author and […]

13-Year Old Entrepreneur Turns Education About African Heritage into an Arts & Crafts Business

Kalimah McKeaver, founder of Dinkra Stylez

Nationwide — Thinking about starting a business as a youth these days reaches farther into the creative realm than a lemonade stand or mowing lawns. Children today are discovering ways […]

The 34th Annual National Black Memorabilia, Fine Art & Crafts Show to be Held in April 2018

Black memorabilia show

Gaithersburg, MD — The 34th annual National Black Memorabilia, Fine Art & Crafts Show will be April 14 & 15, 2018 at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 501 Perry Parkway, in […]

Mom Wants Teacher Fired For Telling Her Son He Might Be Lynched

Black mom and son from Ohio

Mason, OH — A white teacher in Ohio who told a black boy student that his classmates will form a mob and lynch him if he doesn’t “get on task” is […]

President Trump Takes Credit For Black Unemployment Being the Lowest in 45 Years

Donald Trump with Barack Obama

Nationwide — “African American unemployment is the lowest ever recorded in our country,” President Donald Trump tweeted last Monday. It is true, according to the new report by the Bureau […]

Meet Zandra, Teen Beauty Entrepreneur and Girl’s Education Advocate, at the 2018 AmericasMart Atlanta Show

Zandra Cunningham, founder of Zandra Beauty

— Zandra Beauty, an award winning all-American brand of natural teen skin care, is proud to announce its participation and innovative DIY STEM learning at AmericasMart Atlanta, Booth 3 – […]

How Police Violence Kills Black Women Slowly Through Trauma, Pain and Loss

Erica Garner

Nationwide — When we think of police violence, what first comes to mind is the people that suffer and die directly from baton blows or by being hit by a […]

Corporate Counsel Men of Color Launches Inaugural Men of Color Career|Life and Power Networking Conference on June 15, 2018

Laurie N. Robinson-Hyden, founder of Corporate Counsel Women of Color (CCWC)

— Gathering Will Bring Together Men of Color from Multiple Industries, Including STEM, Law, Finance, Medical, Real Estate, Law Enforcement, and Government, for Progress in Diversity and Career Development — […]

Ironic Adult Coloring Book, "I am So Sick of White Guys," Tests the Alt-Right’s Sense of Humor

I Am So Sick of White Guys bookcover

Seattle, WA — The authors of I am So Sick of White Guys do not hate white guys. In fact, Jim Corbett and Tim Jones ARE white guys. But when […]

Museums and the Marathon Man: Do Black Museums Get the Recognition They Deserve?

Professor Bentley Whitfield

— In the first of a series of articles, Professor Bentley Whitfield focuses on the tremendous value and role of small American museums – educational institutions that outnumber all Starbucks […]

Black Girl Power, Celebrity Speakers, and Empowerment Lead Minority Teen Girls to Apply for At the Well’s Premiere Summer Programs at Princeton University

At the Well Conference 2017 minority teen girl

New York, NY — Comradery, a safe haven to share, celebrity speakers, and black girl empowerment are the reasons why each year hundreds of young minority girls vie for one […]

The World Famous VIP Sign That Anchored the Birthplace of G-Funk, Snoop Dogg, Warren G & Nate Dogg Becomes the First Hip Hop Landmark of its Kind!

World Famous VIP Record sign

Long Beach, CA — At the corner of PCH and Martin L. King Ave., in one of Long Beach’s most culturally rich black neighborhoods, sits the icon: and now historic […]

Young Black Author/ Youth Activist Releases New Book Helping Others to Follow Their Dreams

Tony Shavers, author of Is Your Dream Really Worth It

Oakland, CA — Author, youth activist, and dream go-getter, Tony Shavers III continues to be a defining voice in finding success within identity. His spirit, inspiration, and life experience has […]

City Employee Arrested for Stealing Over $10K from Black Scholarship Endowment

Danny Fugate, man accused of stealing Black scholarship funds

Paducah, KY — Danny W. Fugate, treasurer for the McCracken County Community Career Endowment, had been arrested for allegedly stealing more than $10,000 from a scholarship grant particularly intended for […]

Mike Tyson to Cash in on the Medical Marijuana Industry -- Plans to Build a 40-Acre Resort!

Mike Tyson, founder of Tyson Ranch

Mike Tyson has broken grounds for his new venture, Tyson Ranch, a multi-purpose farm resort in Southern California. But he will not be raising cattle or crops. Rather, he will […]

Hundreds of Amazon.com Employees Are Reportedly on Food Stamps

Amazon workers

As Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos became the richest person in the world with a net worth of over $100 billion in 2017, his company had some employees that […]

22-Year Old Man Last Seen Leaving to Meet Woman He Met Online Found Dead

Marty McMillan, man killed after meeting woman online

Washington, DC — A 22-year-old man who went missing after leaving for a date with a woman he met on PlentyofFish.com was finally found, but dead.

Meet the Black Woman Entrepreneur Who Created the First Ever Ride-Sharing App For People With Health Problems and Disabilities

Ja'Nese Jean, founder of the Safetrip Co ap

Ja’Nese Jean, a known international opera singer, is more than just a beautiful, fascinating voice. Jean, also a tech entrepreneur, recently launched the newest ride-sharing app specifically made for people […]

What’s Streaming on UMC - Urban Movie Channel in January 2018

Better Mus' Come film

Ava DuVernay’s ARRAY Film, BETTER MUS’ COME; David E. Talbert Classic HE SAY SHE SAY… BUT WHAT DOES GOD SAY; Fraternity Exposé, HE AIN’T HEAVY: PLEDGING UNDERGROUND; and More Los […]

This is What Many Low Income Families Do -- Even Though They Can’t Afford It!

Low income shoppers

Many people are guilty of spending money on luxuries and think of it as treating themselves when they have extra money to do so. Those on a low income might […]

Revolutionary Black-Owned Swimming Cap Brand Fits Women With Braids, Locks, and Afros

Nomvuya Trefers, founder of Swimma Caps

Do you have braids, locks, weaves, or an all-natural afro? Have you ever been frustrated finding a swimming cap that would perfectly cover your hair, that is not too tight […]

What Every Black Woman Should Know About Hair Loss and Fibroids

Black woman with long hair

A recent study shows that black women with a relatively similar type of hair loss may also be at a high risk of developing fibroids. What are fibroids? Fibroids are […]

“Nigerian Prince” Email Scammer Turned Out to be a White Guy From Louisiana

Nigerian prince, white man from Louisiana

Slidell, LA — A Louisiana man was arrested in relation to the “Nigerian Prince” scam that has stolen thousands of dollars from people. The 67-year-old man, Michael Neu, now faces 269 […]

Well-Known Chef, Author and Motivational Speaker Kills His Family on Christmas Day

Anthony Milan Ross

Phoenix, AZ — 45-year old Anthony Milan Ross has been charged with three counts of murder after killing his own family on Christmas day. It is said that he had shot […]

Meet the 29-Year Old Entrepreneur Who Spike Lee Wants to Work With

Chad Sanders and Spike Lee

Chad Sanders, a 29-year old tech entrepreneur and rising star, is partnering up with Spike Lee for a new TV series inspired by no other than himself. The series entitled […]

Man With Visible Genetic Disorder Says Uber Driver Cancelled His Ride Request Because of His Appearance

Reggie Bibbs

Houston, TX — Reggie Bibbs, a 52-year old man from Houston who suffers from an extreme case of a genetic disorder, wants an apology from Uber after one its drivers […]

For the First Time Ever, More Than 50% of This Ivy League University's Freshmen Are Minorities

Harvard minority students

For the first time in history, more than 50 percent of incoming freshmen at Harvard University are minorities. If all graduate in the year 2021, it could also mean the […]

Entrepreneur Develops App to Help Incarcerated Blacks Get Bail Relief

Kortney Ziegler, creator of the Appolition app

Kortney Ziegler, an entrepreneur and a techie from California, came up with a genius idea to help provide bail money for Black people who are incarcerated. The new app, called […]

UMC - Urban Movie Channel Premieres New Original Travel Series, "World Wide Nate: African Adventures"

World Wide Nate African Adventures

— Travel Expert Nathan Fluellen Takes Viewers on 13-Eps Adventure Across the African Continent — December Slate Also Features: * BP Oil Spill Documentary, VANISHING PEARLS, from Ava DuVernay’s ARRAY; […]

LoveUnityEquality.com Kicks Off Nationwide Movement to End Police Brutality, Racism, and More

Ed Hudson, founder of LoveUnityEquality.com, with members of the community

Nationwide — Fighting racism and police brutality and improving neglected and impoverished areas, Ed Hudson AKA EdLove the founder of Love Unity Equality Inc., believes the only way to have […]

Tiffany Haddish Didn't Get Nominated For a Golden Globe -- and Jada Pinkett-Smith is Not Happy About It!

Tiffany Haddish and Jada Pinkett Smith

Nationwide — The 2018 Golden Globe nominations have been announced, and as usual there are some very talented minority actors who aren’t on the list. One of those is the […]

Entrepreneur Scores $50 Million in Funding For Robotic Pizza Delivery Service That Bakes Your Order While En Route to Your House

Julia Collins, founder of Zume Pizza

Julia Collins, the co-founder and CEO of Zume Pizza, and her partner Alex Garden, have just scored a $50 million investment for their innovative company which uses robots to make […]

African American Death Rate Drops 25 Percent

African American men carrying casket at funeral

— Progress reducing leading causes of death, still more are likely to die at a younger age — Nationwide — The death rate for African Americans (blacks) declined 25 percent […]

Photo of Talented Black Entrepreneur Seen Knitting on an NYC Subway Train Goes Viral -- Now His Business is Booming!

Louis Boria, founder of Brooklyn Boy Knits

An African-American man was recently spotted knitting on an NYC subway train. Seeing this was so impressive and unusual that one woman took a photo of him and shared it […]

This State Wants All Food Stamp Users to Take a Drug Test

People in line to receive food stamps

Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin is planning to move forward with his plan to drug test food stamp applicants, even though it has not been approved by the federal government. […]

3 Scholarship Programs That All Single Moms and Low-Income Women Should Know About

Black women college graduates

Nationwide — Women are leaders in business and technology, and their careers usually start with college education. Because of this, more and more programs are being created to help single […]

Teenage Girl With a Bright Future Dies After Being Shot In Her Bedroom

Jewell Jefferson, Atlanta teen shot and killed in bed

Atlanta, GA — 16-year old Jewell Jefferson from DeKalb County, Georgia was recently found shot in her bed. Police say she was rushed to the hospital, but later died.