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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 […]

Southern Black Law Makers Approve Jim Crow Segregation

Looking Over Black Shoulders by Adam L. Perkins

Raleigh, NC — Across the Southern states in the deep South, black law makers moved with haste to pass Jim Crow legislation to insure legal and enforceable separation of the […]

New Film "Blink" Highlights the Dramatic Story of a Black Woman's Struggle With Domestic Violence

Blink Film

— Houston-based filmmaker and director, Courtney JáPaul Glaudé, partners with AMC Theaters to expand his work by exploring genres with controversial subject matter. — Nationwide — JáPaul Glaudé’ recently created […]

World Record Holder Oldest Bodybuilder in the World Meets Largest Senior Fitness Class in America

Ernestine Shepherd

Atlanta, GA — The oldest female bodybuilder record holder in the world, Ernestine Shepherd, will visit with QLS largest senior fitness class in America, dominated by a female population ages […]

Teen Author and Entrepreneur Rallies African American Youth Authors for Black History Month News Series

17-year old Gabrielle Jordan

Washington, DC — Teen author and co-founder of the ExCEL Youth Mentoring Institute, Gabrielle Jordan teams up with WJLA, a Washington D.C. affiliate of ABC, to showcase a month long […]

Hope Credit Union Promotes Financial Literacy to Underserved Markets Through an Innovative Social Media Contest

Hope Credit Union contest

— Hope Credit Union Presents the “Video Share Win” Contest — Jackson, MS — Hope Credit Union will launch its Facebook video contest “Video Share Win.” The goal of this […]

Podcast/Web Series Addressing African American Struggles Debuts in Black History Month

Kirk Nugent, creator of The Sound of Melanin

Fort Lauderdale, FL — A new web and podcast series addressing issues affecting African Americans is set to premier during Black History Month.

30 Publishing Houses Said No, Black Women Said Yes -- Making a #1 Best Seller

Black Woman Millionaire By Dr. Venus Opal Reese

Nationwide — On January 24, 2018, Dr. Venus Opal Reese became an Amazon #1 Best-Selling Author in under 4 hours. Her book, The Black Woman Millionaire: A Revolutionary Act That […]

4th Annual Denton Black Film Festival, the Largest Ever, Announces Award-Winning Films

Denton Black Film Festival

— More than 5,000 attendees participated in the weekend-long cultural celebration, featuring “Steps,” with Rob Morgan, leading actor in “Mudbound,” the Oscar-nominated movie — Denton, TX — Celebrating its largest […]

New African American Clothing Line Aims to Change Lifestyles like Ralph Lauren’s Polo Did

Bobby West, founder of Abju Wear

— Abdju Wear launches new web site featuring high-end African American sneaker and clothing line with affordable prices. — Dacula, GA — In the late 1960’s, Ralph Lauren released its […]

African American Investment Club Launches Women's Empowerment Initiative to Celebrate 20th Anniversary

20 20 Investment Club

— 20/20 Investment Club Recognized as One of Nation’s Longest Running is Setting Out to Inspire Others — Los Angeles, CA — Celebrating its 20th anniversary, 20/20 Investment Club has […]

50% of All School Cafeterias in This City Have Mice, Rats, or Roaches (or All Three!)

NYC school cafeteria

A recent study in 2017 discovered that almost half of the school cafeterias in New York City has had at least one dangerous health code violation which includes evidence of […]

Facebook and Airbnb Add Some Color to Their Board of Directors

Kenneth Chenault

Kenneth Chenault, the outgoing chief executive of American Express, is joining the board of directors at Facebook and Airbnb. Chenault is making history as he is the first black American […]

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 […]

Woman Inmate Says This Prison Guard Repeatedly Raped Her During Her 3-Year Sentence

Carlos Martinez, the prison guard who allegedly raped a woman for 3 years

Brooklyn, NY — A woman claiming that she had been raped repeatedly by a guard at a federal jail in Brooklyn where she was detained broke down in tears as […]

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 […]