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Innovative Company Releases New Line of Afro-Futuristic Hair Styling Products

Afro Futuristic Hair Styling Combs

Oakland, CA — Carbon-AR is a Black-owned product and media creator in Oakland, California that creates Afro-Futuristic Styling Combs. They are quickly expanding into becoming a producer of culturally relevant […]

Local Black-Owned Educational Game Company Bridging the Gap One Child at a Time

Black family playing Magnobrain game

Lexington, SC — Locally owned educational game company, Magnobrain, has announced the successful distribution of over 750 sets of their educational games to youth organizations in Miami Dade and Broward […]

Black Mermaid Wall Decals Give Parents Options For Decorating Their Children's Bedrooms

Black Mermaid Wall Decals

Nationwide — Cuties Like Me has recently launched a new product, Black Mermaid Wall Decals, exclusively on Amazon.com. This is the first time a young girl with dark skin can own […]

One of a Kind Children’s Adventure Book Series Helps Black Youth Understand Their Unique Roots

Quineka Ragsdale, author of the Demarcus Jones Book series

Nationwide — Haunted by headlines of slavery, Black on Black crime, and recent police shootings, the Demarcus Jones adventure book series is a breath of fresh air for Black youth. […]

Author and Illustrator, Wintrell Pittman, Releases the First of 10 Books in his "Children of the World" Series

Wintrell Pittman

Nationwide — Wintrell Pittman has published the first book in his series called Children of the World. Mr. Pittman is the author, illustrator and C.E.O. of W.R.P.’S Publications (2017). The […]

16-Year Old Rock & Soul Artist Nick Brodeur Signs With SoBe Entertainment -- Releases Debut Singles

Nick Brodeur

Nationwide — SoBe Entertainment, located in South Beach, Florida, recently signed Rock, Pop & Soul Artist, Nick Brodeur, to an entertainment and recording contract with the label.

Natural Hair the Movie is an Answer to Chris Rock's 'Good Hair'

Natural Hair the Movie

Dallas, TX — Grind Over Matter Films is currently in production on a new documentary film entitled Natural Hair the Movie. “People say to us, when we talk about our […]

Urban Professional Baseball League to Launch Four New Teams in the Spring of 2018

National Urban Professional Baseball League

Nationwide — The National Urban Professional Baseball League will be launching four new Urban Baseball League teams in the spring of 2018. The league is open to baseball players 17 […]

Muslims Make Wu Tang Movie in China to Get the World’s Attention

Cream Wu-Tang Movie in China

— Filmmaker Tsalta Baptiste Debuts Trailer for Film CREAM on YouTube — Shanghai, China — Widely known as “Chinese Tupac” or “The One Man BET in China” actor, screenplay writer […]

Dope All Black Orchestra Featured in New Migos and 2 Chainz Video "Deadz" to Perform at Center Stage Atlanta

Orchestra Noir

— Orchestra Noir puts on a highly exciting orchestra concert “Night at the Symphony” — Atlanta, GA — One of a kind all black orchestra, Orchestra Noir, is hosting a […]

"Misplaced Passion” Will Rock Your Heart and Soul with Poetry to Inspire Your Choices

Misplaced Passion by Ebony Brown

— Freele Spoken Poems Give Clever Anecdotes and Deep Metaphors, Creating a Unique Experience for Readers — Houston, TX — Ebony Brown will inspire readers to find their purpose with […]

Award-Winning Actress & Producer Tangi Miller Makes Her Directorial Debut at the Pan African Film Festival

Tangi Miller, Director of Diva Diaries film

Los Angeles, CA — Television, film actress and producer, Tangi Miller, makes her directorial debut with her new film, ‘Diva Diaries’, in which she also produces and co-stars, at the […]

Entertainment Industry Leaders Partner with MPAC to Cultivate Opportunities in Television in Houston

MPAC Daytime TV Panel

— MPAC welcomes representatives from WeTV, TVOne, Warner Bros. Worldwide Television, Will Packer Television, some of television’s most popular shows, along with local journalists and other major players for a […]

New App Celebrates Black Fraternity and Sorority Life -- Divine 9 Emojis, a 300+ Sticker Pack

Divine Emojis

Atlanta, GA — Sometimes words are not enough, and that’s why there are stickers. The Divine 9 Emojis app, released this week for iMessage, is a 300+ sticker pack capturing […]

Civil Rights Activist Essie Berry Says She Wants an Apology From Steve Harvey For Lying

Essie Berry and Steve Harvey

Nationwide — Essie Berry, civil rights activist and widow of Fred “ReRun” Berry from the 1970’s sitcom “What’s Happening”, is breaking her silence after nearly 3 years. Berry has been […]

Rising Stars and Icons to be Recognized at the American Black Film Institute’s 2017 Oscar Week Gala!

Angela Bassett

Hollywood, CA — Academy Award nominated actress, Angela Bassett, breakout HBO creator/executive producer and star of “Insecure” Issa Rae, will join Oscar-nominated director Barry Jenkins at The American Black Film […]

Iconic Television Actress T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh Joins Cast of Seeso's "There's... Johnny!"

T'Keyah Crystal Kemah

Los Angeles, CA — After making us laugh for so many years, iconic television actress T’Keyah Crystal Keymáh is gracing the small screen again in a starring role on Seeso’s […]

Philadelphia Poet Brings the Issue of Black Women and Depression to the Stage in Karen Moore’s Choreopoem "Poetik Blues: A Sistah’s Story"

Karen Moore

Nationwide — Karen Moore Enterprises with the Sistah Talk session sponsored by Urban Poetik Ministries Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of the Empowering Black Women Beyond the Blues […]

Dayton's Premier Book Expo Connects Authors and Book Lovers!

Dayton Book Expo

Dayton, OH — Authors from all across the nation will meet and greet hundreds of book lovers at the Eighth Annual Dayton Book Expo on Saturday, April 29, 2017. The […]

Larger Than Ever -- The 2017 Black Writers On Tour Conference & Southern California Black Business Expo to Take Place Under One Roof

Black Writers on Tour Conference

Los Angeles, CA — Dr. Rosie Milligan brings the largest black cultural event for Southern California – the Black Writers On Tour Conference & Southern California Black Business Expo under […]

Traci Otey Blunt Named President of RLJ Entertainment’s Urban Movie Channel

Traci Otey Blunt, president of Urban Movie Channel

Silver Spring, MD — Robert L. Johnson, Chairman of RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) today announced the appointment of Traci Otey Blunt as President of Urban Movie Channel (UMC). UMC is […]

Writers Conference to Train Black Authorpreneurs How to Save Time and Money in Self-Publishing

Red Ink Conference

Nationwide — The Red Ink Conference: The Premier Conference for Authors & Editors will empower attendees to write, edit and market their next bestseller – at a fraction of the […]

Monthly Subscription Box Teaches Children About Black History Year Round -- Not Just in February!

Heritage Box

— Heritage Box celebrates one year of delivering culture, history, and pride! — Nationwide — What if year round we could impart our history to our children? We would raise a […]

Founder of Denver's First Black Woman-Owned Coffeehouse to Host Art & Soul Music Showcase to Benefit Children in Sierra Leone, West Africa

Entrepreneur Lynn Baker and Artist Donte Jana

— Denver-based Good Mornings Coffeehouse, owned and founded by African American entrepreneur Lynn Baker, is taking services to the next level with the “Passion4Arts Project” initiative event on Thursday, August […]



Black-Owned E-Commerce Site, Perfect Tux, Hits Six Figures in Less Than a Year!

Steven Burton, Owner, Perfect Tux

— Founder Steven Burton combines knowledge, demand and excellent service to create quick success. — Los Angeles, CA — “Quality Above Anything Else” is the motto behind the e-commerce site, […]

Artist Launches New Web Site to Celebrate the Beauty of Black Women

Lashonda Scott Robinson art

LaShonda Scott Robinson’s New Website Features Watercolors Celebrating Women of Color Tuscaloosa, AL — Artist LaShonda Scott Robinson launched her new website (www.lashondascottrobinson.com) to celebrate the beauty and complexity of […]

Annual Acts of Kindness Awards Gala Scheduled For Sat, April 29 to Celebrate People Who Serve Communities in the MD, DC and VA Metro Areas

Acts of Kindness Awards

Nationwide — There is something truly wrong when the bad stuff is more what you hear about than the good stuff. You’ll start to believe that’s all there is. It […]

MAYNARD, the Documentary Film About the Life and Times of Maynard Jackson, the First Black Mayor of Atlanta, Moves into Final Production

Maynard Documentary Film

Atlanta, GA — MAYNARD, the much-anticipated documentary film, which is being made about the life and times of former Atlanta Mayor Maynard H. Jackson, is turning the power on and […]

UMC – Urban Movie Channel’s February Slate Features Exclusive Streaming Premieres of Star-Studded Romantic Comedy and Inner-City Youth Documentary

No Regrets movie

— Romantic comedy, “No Regrets,” premieres February 10, 2017; Inner-city youth documentary, “Hatching Shakespeare,” to follow on February 17, 2017 — Los Angeles, CA — A celebration of black history […]

Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Comes to Life in New Play, "An Adam Experiment," This Black History Month

An Adam Experiment One-Man Play Starring Michael Chenevert

— U.S. Tour of Beloved Civil Rights Crusader and Prince of Harlem Kicks-Off in New York This February — New York, NY — In celebration of Black History Month, a […]

Atlanta Community Activist Encourages the NFL to Open up the Georgia Dome for the Super Bowl to Unite Football Fans of All Races and Cultures

Orrin Hudson

— Orrin C. Hudson, founder of Be Someone, believes that sports is a powerful element that can dissolve a lot of the racial tension that exists in the United States […]

Black Entrepreneur/ Fashionista Launches Joyfulheads -- A Stylish Line of Versatile Afrocentric Hair Jewelry

Joyful Heads Afrocentric Hair Jewelry

A Fashionable Multi-Purpose Accessory in One: Headband, Necklace, Anklet and Bun Wrap Queens, NY — Meet Caren Dawkins. She is a MTA conductor and also the creator/founder of Joyfulheads (www.joyfulheads.com) […]

12-Year-Old Artist Launches Inspirational "Art for Kids" Business

Leon Moss, founder of Arts For Kids Business

Atlanta, GA — Leon Moss is a 12-year-old artist in Atlanta, Georgia. Leon has illustrated a book and created an art collection to inspire children. He began his career at […]

Arlette Thomas-Fletcher Becomes the First African American, Female Writer, Director and Executive Producer of a Western Film

The Lonesome Trail

— “The Lonesome Trail” Feature Christian Western Finishing Funds Campaign! — Nationwide (BlackNews.com) — Arlette Thomas-Fletcher, a resident of Reisterstown, Maryland has been writing, producing and directing award winning Christian-based […]

Entrepreneur Launches Unique Party Supply Company That Caters to Black and Hispanic Children

Linda Kiedi, founder of KIESSE LLC

Silver Spring, MD — KIESSE LLC, founded by entrepreneur Linda Kiedi, is a company dedicated to the provision of unique party supplies to African American and Hispanic kids. The company, […]

NFL, American Heart Association and Discovery Education Host Virtual Field Trip Live From Super Bowl LI

Whitney Mercilus and Mercedes Carnethon, Ph.D. NFL Play 60 Challenge Virtual Field

— Free Virtual Class to be Live-Streamed in Classrooms Nationwide — Dallas, TX — The NFL and American Heart Association, together with Discovery Education, will host the first-ever AHA-NFL PLAY […]

New Web Site Encourages and Helps African Americans to Create and Make Money From Their Own Afrocentric Mobile Apps

Black couple using computer

Columbia, MD — Savvier Health, LLC has been granted a license to offer the same easy–to-use subscription-based app creation platform that has been used by tens of thousands of people […]

Playwright of Marcus Garvey Drama Produces List of Accused Who Were Pardoned Posthumously

Garvey Lives

Silver Spring, MD — The author of the first play ever written about Marcus Garvey found that pardoning convicted citizens posthumously is not so uncommon a practice.

Black History Matters! Celebrate Black History With a Reflection on the 100 Years Leading Up to Barack Obama Winning the Presidency

A Reflection By Karen Sloan-Brown

Nationwide — At the end of the historic tenure of a black president and the recent resurgence of “white supremacy,” there is no better time to reflect and remember the […]

Michael Colyar Hits the State with the World Debut of His Dramatic One Man Show "Michael Colyar's Momma" Fri., Feb 3 to Sat., Feb 4 in Hollywood

Michael Colyar

And Colyar Gets Poetic With New Book “Miss Innocent Goes to Kool Skool and Other Silly Stuff” Hollywood, CA — Michael Colyar (The Princess and the Frog, Mi Casa, Mi […]

Despite Meeting With Trump, Steve Harvey Says: "I Won't Be At Anybody's Inauguration"

Donald Trump With Steve Harvey

Nationwide — Steve Harvey is getting a lot of heat from the Black community regarding his recent meeting with Donald Trump, but he recently told reporters that he will not […]

The “Houston Comedy Bowl Explosion” is a “Must Attend” on Wednesday, February 1st, 2017, During “Big Game Week” in Houston!

Rickey Smiley Show

— Rickey Smiley is hosting the “Comedy Bowl” which will benefit the Mack Performing Arts Collective (MPAC) and Texas Southern University for student scholarships. The event will feature the best-of-the-best […]

Music Industry Veteran Shanti Das Teams Up With the American Heart Association to Recruit Volunteer Ambassadors to Drive Healthy Living in Urban Communities

Shanti Das, American Heart Association volunteer ambassador

Dallas, TX — Music industry mogul Shanti Das and the American Heart Association are teaming up to bring awareness to heart disease and stroke, the social determinants of health and opportunities […]

Veteran R&B/ Quiet Storm Artist Michael Henderson Announces 2017 Tour Dates

Michael Henderson

— Henderson will perform at the Fenix in San Rafael, CA on February 4th, at the Promontory in Chicago, IL on February 11th, and at the New Red Rooster in […]

Writer Krystal M. Harris to Pen New Graphic Novel/Comic Book Series Featuring Five Black Female Martial Arts Warriors

Krystal M. Harris, writer of the Venomous Five

— Harris, who is also a talented actress, is co-starring in the highly anticipated “New Edition Story” biopic on BET — Nationwide — Between acting, heading a production company, and […]

getTV to Air Rare 1967 Interview With Civil Rights Icon Martin Luther King, Jr. on the Merv Griffin Show on Jan. 16 at 8pm ET

Rare Martin Luther King Jr Interview on the Merv Griffin Show

— The Martin Luther King Day Block also includes Muhammad Ali on THE SONNY & CHER SHOW, Redd Foxx & LaBelle on CHER, and an IN THE HEAT OF THE […]

$85 Dollar African American Dolls -- Can They Really Sell?

Founder of Naturally Perfect Dolls

Jason and Angelica Sweeting, who live in Miami, Florida with their two young daughters, are the founders of Naturally Perfect Dolls, which sells high-end baby dolls with multicultural skintones and […]

Entrepreneur Inspired By Her Daughter Creates First Ever Patois-Talking Jamaican Doll

Saffron Jackson, founder of Zuree Dolls

Saffron Jackson, a 38-year old Jamaican entrepreneur, is making headlines for creating Zuree Dolls – unique baby dolls that look Jamaican and speak the language of Jamaican Patois. She says […]