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Why $15 An Hour Minimum Wage Will Destroy Black Entrepreneurship

Devin Robinson

By Professor Devin Robinson Nationwide — Black people have a bad habit of trying to find the most comfortable way to stay at the bottom. We got angry over President […]

Young Homeless Father Shares the Love After Getting $56K in Donations

James Moss and son

Denver, CO — James Moss, a Denver man who was formerly homeless, is now taking the time to give back to others. Moss, who last week received more than $54K […]

Retired Black Educator Releases New Book About Why Some Parents Are at Fault for Their Children's Behavior

Really? Apples Don't Fall Far From the Tree by Bea Lewis

– To understand a child all you have to do is meet their parents and when you do, sometimes all you can say is “Really? Apples Don’t Fall Far From […]

Finally, A Meditation Book Written For African Americans

Free Your Mind By Cortez R. Rainey

New York, NY — Free Your Mind: An African American Guide to Meditation and Freedom by Cortez R. Rainey is now available in bookstores for African Americans who want to […]

Black Male Educators Are an Endangered Species

Black Educators

By Stephen Jackson, Educational Consultant, Principals Panel Chair, and Community Activist Washington, DC — Over the past seven years, DCPS (DC Public Schools) stood as the epicenter of education reform. District […]

The Struggles and Triumphs of Four Black Brothers in the Early Decades of the 20th Century

Roberta's Boys By Ann Carlson

Nationwide — Roberta’s Boys by Ann Carlson tells the story of how a mother’s powerful love was the inspiration for four uncommonly successful African-American brothers. They were born in the […]

Donald Trump Harshly Criticizes Ben Carson -- Says, "Don't Fall For His Crap"

Donald Trump Vs. Ben Carson

Fort Dodge, IA — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump recently criticized his rival Ben Carson while speaking to an audience in Iowa, accusing him of embellishing stories about his troubled […]

One Month Old African American Owned Handbag and Jewelry Company in the Top 10

Teneasha Pierson

– Online Shop, Teespoon Boutique, is in the running to win a brick-and-mortar store – Washington, DC — Teespoon Boutique, an African-American owned company offering handcrafted handbags and accessories produced […]

Will Smith Announces First Real Tour With DJ Jazzy Jeff -- Plus "Bad Boys 3" is in Production

Will Smith and Jazzy Jeff

Nationwide — Rapper/actor Will Smith says he and DJ Jazzy Jeff are going on tour in the summer of 2016 because they never got a chance to do so back […]

Major Poll Shows African Americans Strongly Back Action on Climate and Believe a Shift to Clean Energy Will Create Jobs, Hold Down Electric Bills

Van Jones

Washington, DC — Two-thirds of African Americans believe global warming is a serious problem, they want action more than the population at large and they overwhelmingly support the Clean Power […]

Susan G. Komen® California Launches a Bold New Campaign to Empower African American Women to Practice Greater Breast Health Self Awareness and...

Susan G. Komen Circle of Promise

Los Angeles, CA — Advocates in seven California cities are expanding a year-long effort to keep African-American women from dying needlessly from breast cancer, with a new statewide campaign aimed […]

Atlanta Community Event to Inspire Black Teens to "Choose Peace Instead of Violence"

Orrin Hudson hosts a community event

Atlanta, GA — On Saturday, December 19th, master motivator and founder of Be Someone, Orrin C. Hudson, will host a community event for local Black teens in the Atlanta area […]

Viewers Want Raven Symoné Fired From ABC's "The View" For Not Being a "Strong Black Role Model"

Raven Symone

Nationwide — Actress Raven Symoné has made herself the center of attention again, and this time many viewers of ABC’s “The View” want her off the show.

Univ. of Tennessee Health Science Center Hosts "LIVE! Just As We Are" Photo Exhibit of African-American Women Breast Cancer Survivors

Loretta Hill, Cancer Survivor

Memphis, Tenn. — Loretta Hill, a five-year survivor of breast cancer, was the guest speaker recently at a University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) campus reception for the “Live! […]

Black Women Still Troubled by 2014 Taylor Swift Video -- "Do You Really Have to Act Black to Twerk?"

Taylor Swift Twerking

Nationwide — The video is more than one year old, but the issue has never really died when superstar music icon Taylor Swift was seen ‘twerking’ and dressed up like […]

Teen Mogul Opens Spa & Boutique Exclusively for Children, Tweens, and Teens

Essynce Moore

Passaic, NJ — Youth entrepreneur Essynce Moore began her career at just 6 years old. Now, as a teenager, she is currently the owner of Essynce Couture, LLC, Essynce Couture […]

Mike Tyson Endorses Donald Trump For President -- Says, "He's Not a Racist"

Mike Tyson and Donald Trump

Nationwide — Former champion boxer Mike Tyson has officially endorsed billionaire Donald Trump for the next president of the United States. He made the announcement recently during an interview with […]

Black Church Faces $3,500 Fine From City Officials Because White Residents Are Complaining About Loud Singing

Black Church Choir

Oakland, CA — Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, mostly attended by African Americans, has been receiving warnings from city officials after local residents have started complaining about loud gospel music singing.

Racist 'Star Wars' Fans Upset About Leading Black Character -- 5 Reasons Why That's Silly!

Star Wars VII Featuring Black Lead Character

Nationwide — If you haven’t heard by now, there are some racist “Star Wars” fans that are trying to organize an online boycott of the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII […]

Latest Ebony Magazine Cover Shatters "The Cosby Show" -- Some Agree, Some Don't

Cosby Show Family Shattered on Ebony Magazine

Nationwide — Ebony Magazine, one of the oldest and most respected African American publications, has shattered America’s favorite Black family. The November 2015 issue features a 20-year old picture of […]

More Than 50 Years of Promoting Fast Food and Cigarettes to Black People

African American Fast Food and Cigarette Ads

Nationwide — In addition to drugs and alcool, fast food and cigarettes are some of the most harmful elements to minority communities. Because of this, African American families in particular, […]

USA Today Recommends Black Author's "When We Were One" As a Must-Read

When We Were One By Zaji

New York, NY — Freelance journalist, author and poet Zaji, pens her first novel, When We Were One: The Story of an Ancient Race (Peace in the Storm Publishing), an […]

Former NBA Star Lamar Odom Found Unconscious; Reportedly Fighting for His Life

Lamar Odom Unconcious

Las Vegas, NV — Former NBA star Lamar Odom was recently found unconscious and currently remains unconscious at a Nevada hospital. According to TMZ, he was found unresponsive at the […]

Ex-Chicago Schools Chief Pleads Guilty to $23 Million in Corruption and Fraud

Barbara Byrd-Bennett

Chicago, IL — 66-year old Barbara Byrd-Bennett, the former chief executive of Chicago’s public school system, has plead guilty in federal court to her crimes of corruption. She admitted to […]

New Relationship Book Says For African American Women, the Rules for Love and Marriage Are Different!

The Black Manual by Dr. Shane Perrault

Nationwide — In his new book entitled, The Black Manual – Less Drama, More Love: A Single Woman’s Guide to Choosing Mr. Right, Dr. Shane Perrault, PhD, Marital Psychologist, makes […]

New App to Allow Users to Preserve African American History in World War I

African American World War II Soldiers

– WVU College of Media faculty, students launch Kickstarter campaign for virtual and augmented reality app that shares stories of African American WWI veterans – Morgantown, WV — In an […]

New Kids' Book Series Encourages Black Children to Be More Health Conscious

Cornbread Healthy Food Challenge

Nationwide — The country is becoming health conscience and so is the children’s book character Cornbread! Author Vincent Taylor, who’s also an elementary school teacher of 19 years, will release […]

"America The Black Point of View" By Tony Rose Continues to Educate and Inspire Black Communities and Leaders

Tony Rose, author of America The Black Point of View

Nationwide — Released earlier this year, America The Black Point of View by Tony Rose continues to spark the minds of black communities and leaders across the country. The book […]

New Book Has the Formula for "Eradicating Racism" and "Debunking White Supremacy"

Formula For Eradicating Racism

Nationwide — In their new book, A Formula for Eradicating Racism: Debunking White Supremacy, Professors Tim McGettigan and Earl Smith spell out a practical plan to end racism. The authors […]

New Lifestyle Blog Coaches Black Men on Style, Grooming and Personal Improvement

Letroy Woods, founder of Man Become Style Blog

Nationwide — Fuse Billy D. Williams, Sammy Davis Jr., Gordan Parks, Marvin Gaye, Malcolm X and the countless black men who have pioneered a unique and exquisite sense of style […]

Tiannia Barnes, African American Owner & Designer of Luxury Women's Shoes Brand, Prepares to Debut Fall/Winter 2015 Line

Tianna Barnes' Shoes

– Midwest Born Designer Adds a Transitional Comfort Twist to High-End Feminine Footwear – New York, NY — Luxury women’s shoe designer Tiannia Barnes is implementing a new take on […]

PR Expert and Brand Mom to Teach Black Entrepreneurs How To Grow Their Brand in 30 Days

30 Day Reset By Karen Taylor Bass

– Karen Taylor Bass Takes Popular 30-Day Reset Show To Primetime – New York, NY — Real Talk: Many entrepreneurs will fail at launching a business in less than 12 […]

African-American Skincare Line Opens Washington D.C. Office in the Heart of H Street NE

Rahama Wright, CEO of Shea Yeleen

– Fair trade shea butter brand opens flagship office in D.C. to meet rapid growth demands – Washington, DC — Shea Yeleen International (SYI), Inc., a social enterprise dedicated to […]

Tom Joyner Foundation Announces Full Ride Scholarship Program for Graduating HS Seniors Now Accepting Applications

Tom Joyner Foundation

– One student will win a scholarship to cover all expenses as an HBCU of their choice, joining an impressive group of previous “Full Ride” Scholars – Dallas, TX — […]

11-Year Old Hip Hop Sensation Frankie V. Vaults into Grammy Nomination Consideration For His Attention-Grabbing Single 'Say Something!'

Frankie V Say Something

New York, NY — Who’s the youngest eligible recording artist throwing his cap into the ring for Grammy consideration in 2015? Let’s spell it out for you: F-R-A-N-K-I-E – Frankie V. […]

Author Peter Jones Releases New Book, "Out of the Crutches of Poverty"

Out of the Crutches of Poverty By Peter Jones

– Helps readers of all professions attain their goal in life – Las Vegas, NV — Author Peter Jones from Demopolis, Alabama has worked his way from the bottom to […]

Man Cashes in $5K Worth of Pennies He's Been Saving For Almost 50 Years

Otha Anders

Monroe, LA — Otha Anders, a 73-year old man, who started saving pennies more than 45 years ago, recently cashed in more than 500,000 pennies he had stored in 15 […]

Black-Owned Company Selling Herbal Solution For Erectile Dysfunction Now Has A Product For Women

Black Couple

Nationwide — Alpha RX Plus LLC, an African American owned company that sells a popular all-natural product for men with erectile dysfunction, has also launched a new product for women […]

New E-Learning Collaboration Helps Restaurants Increase Business With Multicultural Guests

MFHA African American eLearning Module

– MFHA and DiscoverLink Deliver Joint Diversity Training Solution that Builds Customer Loyalty and Improves Employee Retention – West Chicago, IL — DiscoverLink, Inc. and the Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality […]

Slippin’ Sippin’ Saints: Scandalous Peek Inside Fictitious Flawed Mega Church

Slippin Sippin Saints by Faye Thompson

– Retired Federal Government Worker, Faye Thompson, Pens 4th Novel – – Book Discussions & Workshops Scheduled at Queens Library in November – “We have just enough religion to make […]

National Afrikan Amerikan Family Reunion Association (NAAFRA) Launches Campaign to End Poverty in Black Communities

Dr. Donald Evans, founder of NAAFRA

Mound Bayou, MS — Whenever the Afrikan born in Amerika sets out to accomplish anything significant, it becomes historic. This announcement to the public that “NAAFRA’s Unity Sunday Operational Plan […]

New Book Addresses Systemic Myths About Africans That are Wrongly Perceived as Facts

Living in the Shadows of Love and Happiness By HDS

Nationwide — Living in the Shadows of Love and Happiness by author HDS challenges all European nations to fully accept the responsibility for centuries of oppression and persecution against Africans, […]

Shropshire University Makes Impact With Master's In Multicultural Relations, Business Admin, and Other Concentrations

Shropshire University

Los Angeles, CA (BlackNews.com) — With the demand for quality affordable education increasing, Shropshire University, with more than 120 courses – 12 Bachelor’s and 6 Master’s programs online, sets the […]

National Council of Negro Women Celebrates 80 Years During Upcoming Uncommon Height Gala

National Council of Negro Women

– Former Secretary of Labor Alexis M. Herman and NCNW Vice Chair Dr. Thelma Daley to co-chair November 13th black-tie gala in Washington, DC – Washington, DC (BlackNews.com) — The […]

Paid, Federal Diversity Internship Opportunities For Spring and Summer 2016 -- Students Can Apply Now!

Federal Diversity Internship Initiative

Washington, DC — Via the Washington Center’s Federal Diversity Internship Initiative, the Washington Center and HBCU Connect are working with selected government agencies to provide African American students with fully-funded, […]