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Award-Winning Natural Hair Comedy Series, "Working Out the Kinks," Launches at Red Carpet Event

Working Out the Kinks

Webisodic comedy puts twist on black culture in fun and educational way. New York, NY — What happens when you combine Girlfriends with Black-ish with kinky hair? You get the […]

National Trauma Expert Resmaa Menakem Co-Produces "Dismembered & Unarmed" Album, Delving Into Our Current State of Pain and Rebirth In America

Dismembered & Unarmed album

The album is a sonic imagining of body, love, sorrow, trauma, history, pain, rebirth. Nationwide — “Dismembered & Unarmed” is a collaborative album executive produced by Chaka Mkali and Resmaa […]

37th Annual Harlem Business Alliance Fundraising Awards Gala Celebrates ‘The Art of Success’ Honoring the Intellect, Swagger & Power of Black Creatives

Harlem Business Alliance Honorees

The event, to be held on May 2, 2018, will honor Sean “Diddy” Combs, Vy Higginsen, Karen Hunter, Robin Williams & Ericka Pittman. Sponsors include Airbnb, Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone […]

Beyonce Makes History at Coachella Festival; Launches Homecoming Scholars Award Program

Beyonce's Homecoming Scholars Award Program

Beyoncé, through her BeyGOOD initiative, has established the Homecoming Scholars Award Program for students attending Xavier University, Wilberforce University, Tuskegee University and Bethune-Cookman University – all Historically Black Colleges and […]

Actress, Producer Tangi Miller’s Makes Her Directorial Debut of the Miniseries "Diva Diaries"

Tangi Miller, creator of 'Diva Diaries'

Set to Premiere on the Urban Movie Channel in April 2018 Los Angeles, CA — The Urban Movie Channel (UMC) presents a four-part miniseries of Diva Diaries, created by award-winning […]

Jay-Z Told David Letterman That Some Good Has Come from Donald Trump Being President

Jay-Z talks about Trump

Nationwide — Hip-hop icon and entrepreneur Jay-Z addressed different topics, including his opinion on President Trump, in the latest episode of David Letterman’s Netflix show My Next Guest Needs No […]

Daudreanna Baker Wins Tom Joyner Foundation® 'Full Ride' Scholarship to Historically Black University

Tom Joyner with scholarship winner, Daudreanna Kimbrough

Dallas, TX — Daudreanna Baker of Hazlehurst, Miss. is the winner of the 2018 Tom Joyner Foundation® “Full Ride Scholarship” that will cover full tuition, room and board (on campus […]

Reality Star Momma Dee and Southern Soul Blues Artist Pokey Bear Star in New Movie, "My Side Piece Hit the Lotto"

The Side Piece

Baton Rouge, LA — Esteemed African-American producers Dewey Allen and Mando Allen, The Allen Brotherz bring together Momma Dee, a Georgia native, and Pokey Bear for this hilarious southern comedy, […]

2018 Over-The-Rhine International Film Festival Team Announced and Receives A Million-Dollar Challenge Grant

Over-The-Rhine International Film Festival

Formerly the ReelAbilities Film Festival, Greater Cincinnati’s Largest Film Festival Works to Celebrate Diversity, Disability, and Difference on Screen and Behind-The-Scenes Cincinnati, OH — LADD (Living Arrangements for the Developmentally […]

Rapper Jay-Z and His Mom, Gloria Carter, Announce New 2017 Scholarship Program via the Shawn Carter Foundation

Rapper Jay-Z and His Mom

Scholarship awards range from $1,500 to $2,500, and the application deadline is April 30th Nationwide — The Shawn Carter Foundation Scholarship provides financial support to high school students as well as […]

Another Woman Accuses Russell Simmons of Rape -- Files $10 Million Lawsuit

Russell Simmons

Nationwide — Russell Simmons is once again facing a lawsuit after another woman has accused him of rape. This woman claims that Simmons threatened her and her son in order […]

Black Excellence: Philadelphia Fashion Designer Celebrates Five Years of Success With High Stakes Fashion Show

Fashion designer Milano di Rouge

Philadelphia, PA — In the past five years, Milano di Rouge has transformed from an online boutique to a fashion powerhouse worn by celebrities such as Cardi B, Rick Ross, […]

Young Black Stylist, Alonzo Arnold, is a Breakout Star Among Celebrities and Beyond

Alonzo Arnold, celebrity hair stylist

Atlanta, GA — At the age of 25, Alonzo Arnold is building an empire that his peers could only dream of. As a stylist in the hair capital of the […]

The Weather Channel is Now Black-Owned -- Comedian Byron Allen Just Bought it for $300 Million!

Byron Allen

Most people know Byron Allen as a funny comedian, but he is also a successful entrepreneur and media mogul as the CEO/owner of Entertainment Studios, Inc., one of the largest […]

Meet Tia Norfleet -- NASCAR’s First Ever African American Female Driver

Tia Norfleet

Nationwide — The road success of being a professional race car driver is not easy. Much more if you’re considered a minority. But Shauntia Latrice Norfleet, better known as Tia Norfleet, […]

Actor Columbus Short Released From Prison After Serving 34 Days For Beating Wife

Columbus Short

Los Angeles, CA — Columbus Short, a former Scandal actor, has been released from jail after serving only 34 days of his one-year sentence for beating his wife. The LA […]

Backlash Erupts Over Diddy and Jay-Z’s New "Buy Black" App

Diddy and Jay-Z

Atlanta, GA — A huge social media backlash has erupted over comments by P Diddy that he and Jay-Z are looking into developing a ‘Buy Black’ app.

WNBA Player Talks Relationships and Unrealistic Expectations in Her New Book Of Poetry, "Notes in the Key of Heart Break"

Imani McGee Stafford, author of Notes in the Key of Heartbreak

Austin, TX — WNBA star, poet, writer and mental health advocate, Imani McGee-Stafford, adds published author to her burgeoning brand. Notes in The Key of Heartbreak, a book of poems […]

'Black Panther' Becomes First Movie Ever With a Majority Black Cast to Reach $1 Billion in Global Ticket Sales -- In Just 26 Days!

Black Panther

Hollywood, CA — After being released in China this past weekend, Disney’s mega hit Black Panther has surpassed the $1 billion mark at the global box office. The film has […]

Homeless Mom of Four Releases Book to Empower the Youth -- Says She Was Impacted By Marcus Mosiah Garvey

Bookcover and author, Latoya Barnett

Homestead, FL — Some may say speaking of the dead is creepy but, not this once homeless mother of four. Latoya Barnett’s story has inspired many lives; She grew up […]

New Documentary Highlights Music’s Impact on Corruption and Politics in Uganda

The Confused African documentary

Nationwide — On March 6, Netflix award-winning director Jonny Von Wallström is premiering his new documentary series The Confused African exclusively on YouTube. It is a story about identity, music […]

African American Golf Champion, Avis Brown-Riley, Tells Her Inspirational and Triumphant Story in New Book

Avis Brown-Riley, golf champion

Her new book, “Building of a Champion,” is a heartwarming narrative about the author’s journey towards being a golf champion, and being a champion in her personal life. Nationwide — […]

Sculptor Ed Dwight Release Limited Edition Obama Bronze Sculptures First Couple of United States Honored For Black History and Women’s History

Obama Bronze Sculptures

— First Couple of United States Honored For Black History and Women’s History — Denver, CO — Nationally recognized sculpture Ed Dwight, one of the most prolific and insightful sculptors […]

"Wakanda" Girls From Across the Country will Join Nicole Ari Parker as Program Chair of the At the Well Summer Leadership Academy at Princeton University

Nicole Ari Parker

New York, NY — Actress Nicole Ari Parker will serve as the Program Chair of the At the Well Young Women’s Leadership Academy to be held at Princeton University on […]

Jennifer Holliday and Frenchie Davis to Headline Star-Studded Gala to Raise Money for Underprivileged People of Color Living With Advanced AIDS

Jennifer Holliday and Frenchie Davis

Celebrating 31 Years Of Service, Bliss 2018 Will Feature The Grammy & Tony Award Winning Singer/Actress Jennifer Holliday With Appearances by Frenchie Davis, Jason Stuart, Jonny Zywiciel and hosted by […]

Meet the First African-American Driver to Race in the Daytona 500 in Nearly 50 Years

Darrelll Bubba Wallace

Daytona Beach, FL — Last Sunday, Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. hit the tracks in Daytona as the ‘first black driver’ since 1969. But that is just one of the many records […]

Hercy Miller Helps Calabasas High School Win First Open Division Playoffs

Hercy Miller

Calabasas, CA — Calabasas High School boys basketball team Open Division playoffs win their first-round game, Wednesday against the Kings. Freshman point guard Hercy Miller, the son of Hip Hop mogul Master […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

How Rapper 50 Cent Made Millions of Dollars from Bitcoin

50 Cent

The fluctuating and declining rates of bitcoin may be really frustrating for those who just recently invested. But rapper 50 Cent is already reaping the fruits of his early bitcoin […]

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 […]

UMC - Urban Movie Channel Nabs Exclusive SVOD Rights for OWN's "Black Love" Docuseries

Black Love now on Urban Movie Channel

— Episodes Begin Streaming February 2, 2018 — — UMC Also Exclusively Premieres New Romantic Comedy, “Couple’s Night” on February 9, 2018 — Los Angeles, CA — Following its record […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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-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 […]

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 […]

Wendy Raquel Robinson to Host the 27th Annual NAACP Theatre Awards Honoring Legendary Thespians Jenifer Lewis, Anika Noni Rose, Brandon Victor Dixon

NAACP Theatre Awards Host and Honorees

Beverly Hills, CA — The Beverly Hills/ Hollywood NAACP Branch announces this year’s host and extraordinary honorees for the 27th Annual NAACP Theatre awards being held on Monday, February 26, […]

UMC - Urban Movie Channel Now Available For Download On Android Devices

Urban Movie Channel app

Los Angeles, CA — Urban Movie Channel (UMC), the first subscription video on demand (SVOD) service created for African American and urban audiences in North America, today announced the arrival […]

Tamba Hali and Masterkraft's Latest Release SAMBA Pulls at the Soul of Your Body to Dance, Keep Moving and Live the Beat

Tamba Hali and Masterkraft

New York, NY — National Football League’s (NFL) Tamba Hali, an All American Liberian born football outside linebacker for the Kansas City Chiefs, has arrived with the “BEST NEW DANCE […]

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 […]

Did Steve Harvey Rip Off His Own Charity? -- And Then Blame It on Oprah and Tyler Perry?

Steve Harvey

Nationwide — TV/ radio host and personality Steve Harvey is being sued by Vincent Dimmock, a man who claims that he ripped him off in a deal to raise millions […]

Charles Barkley Pledges $1 Million For Black Women-Owned Startups, But Says "No Hair Salons!"

Charles Barkeley

Former NBA player and ESPN sports commentator Charles Barkley has pledged $1 million in funding to help Black women in Alabama to start a business. He said his pledge was […]

Is 50 Cent the New Tyler Perry? -- His New "Power" Deal with Starz Has Him Producing 3 TV Shows!

50 Cent

Starz has announced its commitment to Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson by extending his existing exclusive premium overall deal into September 2019. Jackson, an executive producer for the hit series “Power,” […]

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; […]

Did She Resign or Was She Fired From the White House? -- Omarosa Explains

Omarosa

Nationwide — Omarosa Manigault Newman, President Donald Trump’s aide who resigned earlier this week, says that she was not terminated or escorted off White House premises, but simply “resigned to […]

Russell Simmons in Big Trouble After More Than 10 of His Accusers Say #MeToo

Russell Simmons

Nationwide — Russell Simmons, known as the grandfather of Hip-Hop and the founder of Def Jam Records, is the latest male celebrity under fire as more than 10 women now […]

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 […]

Oprah Signs New $70 Million Deal With Discovery Networks -- Will Continue as CEO of OWN Until 2025

Oprah Winfrey

Discovery Communications has completed an agreement with Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo, Inc. to increase its ownership stake in its successful OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network joint venture.

30th Anniversary Honoring the 1st Black $Billion Dealmaker, Reginald F. Lewis, Titan of Business, Humanitarian, Civil Rights Activist and Loving Family Man

The late Reginald F. Lewis

— Millennials know who P. Diddy, Jay-Z, Daymond John, Bethenny Frankel, and many other new moguls are. Learn about the man that paved the way for entrepreneurs to elevate their […]

Congrats to Miss South Africa, But Here's Why Miss Jamaica Should Have Won the Miss Universe Title!

Miss Jamaica

Nationwide — Miss South Africa, 22-year old Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, was the winner of this year’s Miss Universe pageant, but many people feel that Miss Jamaica, 23-year old Davina Bennett, was […]

Master P's New Premium Rum Brand, Sugar Skull Rum, Partners With NASCAR

Master P promotes his new Sugar Skull Rum at a NASCAR event

Nationwide — Sugar Skull Rum is rapidly growing nationally and is extremely excited to be in a new partnership with NASCAR. “There are plenty of opportunities for both companies. This […]

Actor Earle Hyman, Best Known as Grandpa Huxtable on "The Cosby Show," Dies at 91

Earle Hyman

Nationwide — Earle Hyman, the veteran stage, television and film actor best known for playing Bill Cosby’s father, Russell Huxtable on The Cosby Show has passed away. He was 91, […]

Chrisette Michele, Who Sang For Donald Trump's Inauguration, Just Released a Song Called 'Black Lives Matter'

Chrisette Michele

Nationwide — R&B singer Chrisette Michele was heavily criticized when she sang for Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration, and now the criticism continues with the release of her new single “Black […]

Tiffany Haddish Makes History With SNL Debut -- Becomes First Black Woman Standup Comedian to Ever Host the Show!

Tiffany Haddish

Nationwide — Comedian Tiffany Haddish is making headlines for her hilarious debut appearance on Saturday Night Live. She is reportedly the first Black woman standup comedian to ever host the […]

Tyrese Apologizes For His Bizarre Behavior -- Says, "I Don't Have A Mental Illness... I Am in the Clear Now!"

Tyrese

Nationwide — Tyrese has an explanation for all the recent erractic posts on his Instagram account. The actor and singer says his weird behavior is to be blamed on a […]

Morehouse Grad’s DVDs Tell Black Stories

History on Video

Nationwide — Morehouse College graduate, Rex Barnett, has produced one of the largest documentary catalogs in the nation featuring Black achievers. “We have to own our own media companies that […]

Man Claims Janet Jackson Video Shoot Left His Home in a Wreck

Janet Jackson video shoot

Nationwide — A man named David Tate claims that a music video production company used his home in July 2015 to film the music video for Janet Jackson’s song, “No […]

Jill Scott Files For Divorce, Saying It's "Unsafe" to Stay Together; Her Husband Responds Calling Her an "Evil Woman"

Jill Scott

Nationwide — After just one year of marriage, singer and actress Jill Scott has filed for divorce from her husband, Mike Dobson. According to TMZ, the 45-year old is citing […]