650,000+ Fans and Followers:    
Advertise | Submit News

Entertainment & Lifestyle

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 — […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

BlackFacts.com Takes Black History & Black History Month to a New Level!

BlackFacts.com homepage snapshot

— The web site celebrates Black cultural contributions from the past and present — Boston, MA — Since it’s founding in 1997 by a pair of self-avowed “nerds” from MIT […]

Local Southern Christian Leadership Conference Chapter Partners With Powerful Law Firm to Help Black Children From a Low Income Community

Roanoake Valley Southern Christian Leadership Conference toy distribution

Nationwide — While the past year might have been dominated by politics, it’s important to remember what unites us all, and that’s family and our sense of community. Often times […]

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 […]

The Rockland Orange (NY) Chapter of Jack & Jill of America Hosts U.S. Tour of “An Adam Experiment” This Black History Month

An Adam Experiment

— Renowned Civic Organization Hosts New Play on the Life of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. at Rockland County Community College on February 25th to Benefit College Scholarship Fund — New […]

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 […]

Facebook Partners with the Alfred Street Baptist Church Foundation to Support Their 16th Annual HBCU College Festival on Saturday, February 10

Students at the ASBC Foundation HBCU College Festival

— Alfred Street Baptist Church Foundation Announces Facebook as the Title Sponsor of the Largest Free HBCU College Festival in the United States — Alexandria, VA — Facebook and The […]

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 […]

Soul Music Artist, Tom Chappell, Releases Music Video For His New Hit Song “Pray” Dedicated to His Wife Who Recently Died From Cancer

Tom Chappell with his wife and singing partner, Trish

— Tom’s wife, Trish, was once a part of their popular singing duo known as Trish N’ Tom — Nationwide — “Pray” is the new official music video from soul […]

New Collection Features Original Black Art -- Not Just on Canvases -- But Also on Pillows, Blankets, Apparel and More

Sofy Decor's Black art pillows and blankets

Nationwide — Sofy Decor LLC announces the release of their vibrant and afrocentric “Melanin Poppin” collection. Black culture bloggers and influencers are invited to preview the collection and artists are […]

Author Releases "The Book of Sunshine" as an Emotional Journey to Reconciling Spirituality and Sexuality

The Book of Sunshine by Ruby Taylor

— Ruby L. “Sunshine” Taylor invites readers on a personal and unforgettable journey of faith, hope and sexuality in her much-anticipated autobiography, “The Book of Sunshine” — New York, NY […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Two Black Inventors with Patents for Personal Care Products Working Together to Make Things Happen

Joshua Esnard, Founder/Inventor of The Cut Buddy, and Ceata Lash, Founder/Inventor of PuffCuff LLC

— “Shark Tank” Winner, Cut Buddy, and PuffCuff Collaborate to Cross-Promote Products in Beauty And Personal Care Industry — Nationwide — Ceata Lash, Founder and Inventor of PuffCuff LLC and […]

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 […]

New Author Scores Award with NFL Romance Inspired by Her Life

Bianca Williams, author of Sidelined The Draft

— “Sidelined: The Draft” written by Bianca Williams wins 2017 Best Book Awards – Fiction: African American — Nationwide — The sizzling contemporary romance, Sidelined: The Draft written by Bianca […]

Afrizar Marketplace: New Online Platform Offering Authentic African Goods

Afrizar

Los Angeles, CA — In March of this year, Afrizar.com launched its African marketplace. Merchants and artisans have been registering to the ecommerce platform since September, bringing an assortment of […]

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 […]

The Ghana Tourism Authority Signs New Deal With the Adinkra Group to Bring More African-Americans Home

Ghana Tourism Authority

— Back2Africa Tour February 2018 — Washington, DC — The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with The Adinkra Group (TAG) of the U.S.A to […]

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; […]

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 […]

Thought Provoking Advice For Young Athletes in New Book, "Don't Be a Dumb Jock" by Former College Athlete-Turned-Entrepreneur

Aaron Johnson, author of Don't Be a Dumb Jock

Nationwide — Don’t Be A Dumb Jock: Why Education, Social Responsibility and Financial Independence Go Hand and Ball by Aaron Johnson speaks through the lens of a former college football […]

Georgia Educator Goes from Homeless to Home Publishing with Her New Novel, "The Shade of Devotion"

Dawnell Jacobs, founder of Heal the Heart Publishing

Columbus, GA — Dawnell Jacobs, a local Georgia educator, has released her highest selling novel in bookstores, Amazon and on Kindle. Writer’s Digest has hailed her novel as “a classic […]

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 […]

At Just 15-Years Old, These Two Fun-Loving Entrepreneurs Have Proven That You Can Run a Successful Business... and Still Be a Kid!

Essynce Moore and Moziah Bridges

Nationwide — 15-year old entrepreneurs, Essynce Moore and Moziah Bridges, are disrupting the entrepreneur industry, leading by example after having started a business at a young age. Essynce started her […]