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New York City to Pay Wrongfully Imprisoned Man $6.25 Million -- And He Wants the State to Pay Too!

Jonathan Fleming

New York, NY — The city of New York will pay $6.25 million to 53-year old Jonathan Fleming, a man wrongfully imprisoned for nearly 25 years for a murder he […]

The Rise of a 15-Year Old Entrepreneur and the Legacy-Building Mom That Is Making it Happen!

Gabrielle Jordan and mom, Marcella Mollon-Williams

– Both Gabrielle Jordan and her mom, Marcella Mollon-Williams, will be guest speakers at the upcoming Sterling Women of Washington DC powerful networking luncheon on July 8th. – Washington, DC […]

Retail Panel on Racial Profiling Convenes at John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Retail Symposium Shopping Equity

The Retail Symposium on Shopping Equity Brings Retailers, Community Leaders, and Law Enforcement Officials Together at Forum about Race and Retail. By Kristin Vaughan New York, NY — The Retail […]

Gunman Who Killed 9 People at Historic Black Church in SC Shouted Racial Epithets, "You Rape Our Women and You’re Taking Over Our Country"

Charleston Historic Black Church Shooting

Charleston, SC — Police have captured and arrested Dylann Roof, a 21-year-old white male from Eastover, S.C. who reportedly went into Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. and […]

Unique Kickstarter Campaign To Publish Phenomenal Black Heritage

Finding America: 57 Million Dollar Freedman

– How newly freed slaves amassed 57 million dollars in nine years after emancipation – Bronx, NY — Velma McKenzie-Orr, director of The Bookstore At Grace and former director of […]

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Says, "The Black Community Is Better Off" Because of Rachel Dolezal

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Rachel Dolezal

Nationwide — Former NBA star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has weighed in on the bizarre story of Rachel Dolezal, the white woman who pretended to be Black to become president of a […]

Why Did Rachel Dolezal Pretend to be Black to Become a Local NAACP President?

Rachel Dolezal, NAACP President Discovered to Be White

Spokane, WA — 37-year old Rachel Dolezal, a local NAACP leader in Spokane, Washington, is under fire for reportedly disguising herself as an African American women. Her mother, Ruthanne Dolezal, […]

What Is a 102-Year Life Worth in a Hospital Kill Zone? -- Black History Icon Victim of False Cancer Diagnosis

Dr. Valarie Omega Justiss Vance

By Samuel J. Vance Orange County, CA — In the pre-World War II 1940’s, Dr. Tomlinson Todd and Dr. Valarie Omega Justiss Vance launched AMERICANS ALL as America’s first Black radio […]

McKinney, TX Police Officer Once Forced an African American Driver to Pull Down His Pants

Mckinny Police Officer at Pool Party

Nationwide — Officer David Eric Casebolt, the officer seen in a viral video slamming a teenage black girl to the ground and putting his knee on her neck to hold […]

Is It a Crime to Video Record the Police on Your Cell Phone?

Video Taping Police

Nationwide — In recent months, many acts of police brutality have been captured on video from people using their cellphones. But there’s a big question circulating across the country of […]

Tom Hanks' Son on the N-Word, "I Use It All The Time... Who Says Only Black People Can Use It?"

Chet Hanks with Dad, Tom Hanks

Hollywood, CA — Chet Hanks, son of Tom Hanks and an aspiring rapper, says that he can use the n-word whenever he wants. On his Instagram account, he says in […]

Police Have Shot and Killed 385 People This Year -- And 2/3 of the Unarmed Victims Were Black or Hispanic

Police Brutality

Nationwide — According to the Washington Post, as of June 1, 2015, police officers in the United States have shot and fatally wounded 385 people. That’s an average of two […]

Homeless Teen Mom Becomes High School Valedictorian -- And Gets More Than $600K in Scholarships

Trameka Pope

Chicago, IL — Trameka Pope, an 18-year student from Chicago, has overcome many obstacles. While in elementary school, her and her mom became homeless. By 8th grade, she was pregnant. […]

Black Non-Profit Launches Fundraiser to Host "Police Brutality Survival" Summer Camps for Teens in Baltimore, Ferguson and Atlanta

Orrin Hudson teaching teens

Nationwide — Orrin Hudson, founder of Atlanta-based non-profit organization Be Someone, says he is on a mission to teach teens how to survive police brutality and how to best interact […]

9 Killed in Baltimore Over the Memorial Day Weekend -- But Why No Protesting?

Baltimore Violence

Baltimore, MD — According to the local police department, 35 people have been killed during the month of May in the city of Baltimore, Maryland. 9 of those murders and […]

Mom Accepts Diploma on Behalf of Son Who Died in Car Crash on Prom Night

Katherine Jackson Accepts Diploma on Behalf of Her Son

Calumet City, IL — Katherine Jackson, the mother of Aaron Dunigan, recently accepted a diploma from Thornton Fractional North High School on behalf of her son who was killed in […]

Are B.B. King's Daughters Right? Was the King of the Blues Poisoned?

BB King Poisoned

Las Vegas, NV — Karen Williams and Patty King, two daughters of Blues icon B.B. King, are accusing King’s two closest aides of poisoning him. They say that family members […]

Nick Gordon Begs to See Bobbi Kristina -- But the Brown and Houston Families Still Refuse

Nick Gordon and Bobbi Kristina

Nationwide — Nick Gordon, boyfriend of Bobbi Kristina, is not giving up yet on his attempts to visit his girlfriend who remains in a coma. Through his lawyer, Randall Kessler […]

Janet Jackson is Retiring From Retirement -- Planning a New Album, World Tour, and Movement!

Janet Jackson

Hollywood, CA — Multi-platinum singer Janet Jackson is officially coming out of retirement. For her 49th birthday, she not only announced plans to release her 11th studio album, but also […]

Producer, Rodeo Impresario Lu Vason Dies at 76

Lu Vason Dies

– “Innovator created African American Rodeo Circuit” – Denver, CO — Friends and family are mourning the loss of Lu Vason, President and Producer of the Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo […]

Tarsha L. Arrington-Brown's Book "If I Knew Then, What I Know Now… About College" Highlights Need for Readiness & Preparedness Programs

Tarsha Arrington Brown

– Author’s personal experience and determination to finish college underlined need for college readiness and preparedness information for high school students. – Chicago, IL — Author Tarsha Arrington-Brown’s book, If […]

"All Black Life Matters" Project Visits HSBC Fayetteville State College -- Educates Students About African American Abortion Rates

Fayetteville State Black Abortion Awareness Campaign

Fayetteville, NC — The Reverend Martin Luther King said in his book, Stride Toward Freedom, “If you will protest courageously and yet with dignity and Christian love, when the history books […]

Expert Says Blacks Still Gamble With Insurance Privilege

Thomas A. Crosby

South Holland, IL — After more than 40 years in the industry, insurance entrepreneur and expert Thomas E. Crosby says that too many blacks still take too many chances without […]

Baltimore's Youth Are Champions, Not Thugs (They Just Don't Know It Yet!) -- An Open Letter to President Obama

Orrin Hudson Community Chess Event

By Orrin Hudson, former police officer-turned-community activist Nationwide — Dear Mr. President, I need your help and together I know we can make a positive difference in the lives of […]

Unprecedented National HBCU Pre-Law Summit & Law Expo to Be Held in Atlanta

HBCU Pre Law Summit

– The Second Annual National HBCU Pre-Law Summit will be held on Friday, September 25th and Saturday, September 26th, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. This is the only national conference in […]

"The Broke Man's Survival Guide" -- Single Mom Shares No-Nonsense Survival Skills for Making Ends Meet

Broke Man's Survival Guide by AM Harris

Chicago, IL — Helping thousands of unemployed, underemployed and people struggling to make ends meet survive and ultimately thrive in a tough economy is the focus of a new book, […]

Virgo Girl Media Partners with Strebor Books to Increase Online Visibility for Authors of Color

Missy B. Salick

Nationwide — Virgo Girl Media, a digital media firm, located in New Rochelle, NY, has announced a partnership with Strebor Books to enhance the online visibility for authors of color. […]

African Americans Urged to Take Advantage of Recommended Preventive Sexual Health Services Now Available at No to Low Cost

National Coalition of Sexual Health

There’s Nothing Sexier than Being Sexually Healthy/ #MakeBlackHealthMatter Washington, DC — Today, the National Coalition for Sexual Health (NCSH), which consists of over 50 leading health and medical organizations, issued […]

Girl's Advocacy Group Celebrates 30 Years With Debutante Cotillion

Teenshop Debutante Cotillion Waltz

Philadelphia, PA — On Saturday, June 13, 2015, Teenshop Inc. celebrated its 30th Anniversary with a Debutante Cotillion. The formal gala mirrored traditional African American cotillions that place an emphasis […]

Black-Owned Travel Agency Offering $1,000 in Savings For Travel to South Africa

Capetown, South Africa

Columbus, OH — How do you reduce the cost of traveling 7,000 miles for a vacation? Roger Madison, founder and CEO of iZania, LLC, has found the formula for reducing […]

Be The Match® Urges African Americans to Step Up: "We Need You to Help Save Lives"

Be The Match

– July is African American Bone Marrow Awareness Month – Minneapolis, MN — Judah Wilks was 11 months old when he was adopted by a family in the United States […]

Just in Time For Summer Break... New Health Awareness Guide Recommends Teens to WAIT!

Wait Bookcover

East Orange, NJ — The WAIT project consisted of focus groups, surveys and interviews which produced curriculum designed to promote a healthy lifestyle for youth. WAIT: A Health Awareness Source […]

Texas Dentist, Monica "Dr. Moe" Anderson, Says Success Is A Side Effect

Monica Anderson, author of Success is a Side Effect

Austin, TX — Almost everyone wants to be successful, but most people are not sure exactly what that means. Monica “Dr. Moe” Anderson has written a prescription for achievement and […]

Feature Film “Angola 3” About Three African American Men Held For Decades in Solitary Confinement Heads to Pre-Production

Robert King With Philippe Diaz

– One of the men, Albert Woodfox, having served 43 years in solitary, is still being denied freedom from the state of Louisiana. – Los Angeles, CA — Albert Woodfox, one […]

Houston Dermatologist Developed a Skin Care Line That is Now Easily Accessible For All

Dr. Milton D. Moore

Houston, TX — Moore Unique Skin Care, a Houston based, African American owned company is now carrying three of its products through the Walmart “Made in the USA” program. Made […]

R&B/ Soul Band GJS Prepares For the 41st Annual Jackson Music Awards -- Nominated in 5 Categories

GFS Roll It Roll It

Nationwide — The careers of GJS (Tony Gentry, Nil Jones, Sam Fallie) is an open book filled with producing, writing, playing, and performing with many well-known artist in the music […]

3UFirst.com Challenges Black Athletes, Entertainers, and Community

Terrance Amen

Nationwide — Terrance Amen, founder and CEO of 3UFirst FPC, a company created specifically to solve the major problems in the Black community, makes a bold challenge to athletes, entertainers, […]

Graphic Novella By African American Comic Artist Justin Raimey Makes Commercial Debut

Justin Raimey and bookcover

– Black Streak Entertainment’s latest graphic novel is entitled “Fiji Random: The Garage Maid Special 01 ­- Preparation” – Nationwide — Fiji Random Garage Maid Special 01 – Preparation is […]

African-American Author Jo Gates Allen Presents New Picture Book of Diversity -- Just in Time For Father's Day!

Jo Gates Allen

Nationwide — Does it end with Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or Grandparent’s Day? Not likely. With a new day on the horizon is confirmation that closeness is to be celebrated. […]

A Father's Day Story: One Day I Looked in the Mirror and Much to My Surprise!

Dr. Charles L. Singleton (left) and his father, Clement A. Singleton, Sr.

By Dr. Charles L. Singleton Nationwide — Absolutely, overpowering and spiritual thoughts of complete wonderment and curiosity prevailed. Yes, a few years ago at age 55, I was alone in […]

Annual Beauty Supply Store Owner Conference Has Black Beauty Supply Ownership Trending Up

Black Star Beauty Supply Ribbon Cutting

Atlanta, GA — Since 2010, Beauty Supply Institute has held a beauty supply store ownership conference annually that has resulted in over 70 new black-owned stores to hit the U.S., […]

Harlem Book Fair Announces Wheatley Legacy Award Recipients Poet Nikki Giovanni and Children’s Book Illustrator Jerry Pinkney

Nikki Giovanni and Jerry Pinkney

New York, NY — The QBR Wheatley Book Awards recognizes the best African American books and writers in Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Children’s books. The Wheatley Legacy Award is given to […]

New Book Depicts True Story About African American NYC Police Officer

Where The Sun Didn't Shine

New York, NY — Author Bennett Hinds hopes to inspire social consciousness with the nationwide release of his new book, Where the Sun Didn’t Shine.

New Audio Book Details First Fictional & Most Probable Legal Battle For African-American Reparations

Reparations I: The Attorneys By K. Anderson Yancy

– Free copies are now available of “Reparations I: The Attorneys” – a full cast audio drama by a veteran XM/ Sirius producing partner – Los Angeles, CA — In […]

Artist Markus Prime Wins Big With Viral "Black Woman and Police Brutality" Depiction

Markus Prime Art of Black Woman and Police Brutality

Nationwide — Just like millions of others, 29-year-old artist Markus Prime saw the recent viral footage of the police officer attacking and arresting a 15-year-old black girl at a pool […]