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"A Purse With a Purpose" Initiative Pays Tribute to Women Veterans

Purse With a Purpose

Nationwide — What do you get when you put the leading retail store TJ Maxx, an award-winning nonprofit organization Jackets for Jobs (JFJ), and Michigan women veterans together? You get […]

Magazine Publisher Launches New Lifestyle Blog that Inspires Women of Color to Engage In Self-Care

Ola Jackson, founder of Onyx Woman Magazine and YourStylishWays.com

Nationwide — After 26 years of operating a communications business where she created a local 8-page professional development newsletter that later blossomed into a full-blown business and financial magazine called […]

First Ever Cooking Competition With All Black Chefs to Premiere Online on Thanksgiving Day

Black chefs to compete on Bringing it to the Table web series

Nationwide — If you’re a fan of shows like Top Chef and Chopped, but wish they featured more Black chefs, you’re in luck! A brand new web series called Bringing […]

The First Ever Nigerian Women Bobsled Team is Heading to the 2018 Winter Olympic Games

Nigerian women Bobsled team

Nationwide — Visa has announced the addition of three athletes who make up the Nigerian Women’s Bobsled Team to Team Visa, currently training to become the first ever African representatives, […]

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 […]

President Trump on Black UCLA Players: "I Should Have Left Them in Prison in China"

President Donald Trump with UCLA basketball players

Nationwide — President Donald Trump, who arrogantly boasted about helping free the three UCLA players who were detained in China for shoplifting, is now saying that he should have left […]

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, […]

New Orleans Home Care Provider, De’Lisa Rowe-Tate, Diversifies With Reality Show Pilot, Book Release and 1st Annual Care Giver Expo

De'Lisa Rowe-Tate, author of The Caregivers Journey

Nationwide — De’Lisa Rowe-Tate, an in-home care provider from New Orleans since 1995 and the founder of Rejuvenating Concepts, Inc., has authored the newly released book for caregivers entitled, The […]

Isabis Candles Promote Pride and Prosperity of Black Culture

Mia Artson, founder of Isabis Candles

— Environmentally Friendly Candles Inspire and Motivate While Infusing Aromatic Stimulation — Woodbridge, VA — Isabis scented soy candles are lighting a path of empowerment and inspiration. Featuring nine unique […]

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 […]

Following the Success of "The New Edition Story," BET is Now Planning to Air "The Bobby Brown Story" in Fall 2018

The Bobby Brown Story

Nationwide — BET is planning to air a TV biopics about the life and career of singer Bobby Brown. It will be a follow-up to the network’s record-breaking hit series, […]

After New Jazz Sitcom Goes Live, White College Students Rant Saying "Jazz Was Saved By White People" and "Black People Don't Listen to it Anymore"

Giant Steps TV Show

New York, NY — A controversy arose on social media following a recent BlackNews.com story entitled, “Giant Steps TV Show — America’s First Jazz Sitcom Launches on Amazon” which was […]

World Premiere of "Sharecrop Delta Cotton" Documentary and Sharecroppers' Portraits to Feature in Joint Exhibit at Equity Investment in the Cotton Kingdom Symposium Nov. 9 & 10, 2017

Sharecrop documentary

Rocky Point, NC — Stack Stories LLC announces the world premiere of Claudia Stack’s short film Sharecrop Delta Cotton (2017), made possible by a grant from the Middle Road Foundation. […]

Media Personality Indy Smith Releases Controversial Relationship Guide About Cheating, Intimacy Issues, and Communication

Indy Smith, author of Why Ask

Nationwide — Indy Smith, the author of the motivating Why Ask… series, is dedicated to helping, & devoted to keeping it honest & real. In her new book, Why Ask… […]

Award-Winning Author Launches Campaign to Bring Popular Cable Series to Baltimore, MD to Stimulate the Local Black Economy

Haki Ammi

— Elite author and readers favorite, Haki Ammi, is thrilled to announce the launch of his campaign, “Bring Homeland Television Series to Baltimore” — Nationwide — It’s no news that […]

New Book, "Mama's Girl," Tells the Story of a Single Mom Raising Her Daughter in All the Right (and Wrong) Ways

Mama's Girl by Daybreak Jones

Farmingdale, NY — Mama’s Girl by Daybreak Jones is an Black urban story about a single mom raising her daughter. It is also a story about a daughter who knows […]

Tyrese Says Will Smith and Jada Gave Him $5 Million and Asked Him to Stay Off the Internet

Tyrese and Will Smith

Nationwide — After posting a series of frustrating and disappointing messages posted on social media by Tyrese, the actor and singer finally has some good news. He says that Will […]

The Black History Bowties Are Back -- Just in Time For the #BuyBlack Movement!

Harlem Renaissance and Black Cowboy Bowties

Nationwide — Following a huge success of their re-launch this year, the founders of BlackHistoryBowties.com have announced two new additions to their collection – The Harlem Renaissance design and the […]

Beyonce to Star in Disney's New "Lion King" Film -- Also Starring James Earl Jones, Alfre Woodard, Chiwetel Ejiofor and More!

Beyonce starring in Disney's Lion King film

Nationwide — Disney has announced the cast for the upcoming live-action Lion King film to be released in 2019. Megastar Beyoncé will be playing the role of Nala.

Florida A&M University National Alumni Association Announces Partnership with Plair Sports and Apparel

FAMU Plair Sports and Apparel

Atlanta, GA — Florida A&M University National Alumni Association, Inc. (FAMU NAA) is pleased to announce a partnership with Plair Sports and Apparel (PSA), a licensed provider of collegiate sports […]

Her Photos Went Viral, and Now Every Modeling Agency Wants to Sign Her!

Anok Yai

Plymouth, NH — Several photos of Anok Yai, a New Hampshire college student, have gone viral on social media and now every model agency in the country wants to sign […]

Giant Steps TV Show -- America’s First Jazz Sitcom Launches on Amazon

Giant Steps

New York, NY — Giant Steps, a new sitcom starring three very accomplished Black jazz musicians, has just been released on Amazon Prime.

UMC – Urban Movie Channel Announces New Fall Comedy Series “Minimum Wage”

Minimum Wage on UMC

From the Winners of the “New Normal Writing Contest” Through ColorCreative and Adaptive Studios — UMC Also Adds Popular Canadian Drama Series 19-2 — Los Angeles, CA — Following its […]

Black Entrepreneur Launches Slumber Party Specialist Company With Personalized Options For Kids, Ladies Nights, and More

Brittany Harry, Founder of Sleepover Envy

Montgomery, AL — The team at Sleepover Envy is thrilled to announce that their company is now open in Montgomery, Alabama. The new company is Alabama’s first slumber party specialist […]

Colin Kaepernick Has Reportedly Signed a $1 Million Book Deal -- And He's Selling His Own Line of Merchandise Online

Colin Kaepernick

NFL quarterback turned civil rights activist, Colin Kaepernick, is not playing professional football right now, but he has found another way to generate revenue. He reportedly has been offered $1 […]

From Ray Charles to Morehouse to Bebe Winans and Beyond -- A Mother and Son's Musical Love Story

Philip Brandong with his mother, Brenda Davis

Nationwide — One good listen to bass singer supreme Los Angeles native Phillip Brandon’s impressive just-released CD The Story Begins reveals influences from a range of artists stretching from Sammy […]

"For Only a Season" Author Returns With New Offering

Charles Butts, author of Running in Plain Sight & Other Short Stories

— “Running In Plain Sight” by Charles R. Butts, Jr. is a collection of short stories. — Norcross, GA — Last year, author Charles R. Butts, Jr. caught the attention […]

Entrepreneur Crushes the "Angry Black Woman" Stereotype With Her Smiling, Happy Products

Daveia Odoi, founder of Dynasmiles

Daveia Odoi is the creator of “The DynaSmiles by DNT,” an original collection of happy art sold in the US, UK and Ghana that has been highlighted by Essence, Black […]

Master P Says, "The Only Way to Have a Voice, A Freedom of Expression, is Through Ownership!"

Global Mixed Gender Basketball

Nationwide — Professional athletes are trying to exercise their First Amendment rights by kneeling or standing to the national anthem during NFL and NBA games. Master P says, “What makes […]

Tom Joyner Announces Retirement -- But Rumors About Him Being Forced Out of the Company Are Not True!

Tom Joyner

Dallas, TX — Tom Joyner, founder and host of the syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show says that he will soon be retiring in 2019. His long-time co-host, Sybil Wilkes, will […]

Black Woman Authorpreneur Solo Represents Black Community at Major International Book Conference in Frankfurt, Germany

Lindsey Bivens

Nationwide — Lindsy Bivens is a published author and empowerment speaker-turned publishing professional, who after learning difficult lessons through self-publishing, was fueled with a passion to solve problems for new […]

Cymphonique Sings Like Beyonce and Has Hands Like Laila Ali

Cymphonique boxing

Nationwide — Cymphonique is only 20, but has over 10 years of hard work blood sweat and tears into her music career. The Hip Hop R&B superstar sacrifices and dedicates […]

Toya Wright’s Brother, Walter Johnson, Releases New Book and Offers an Apology to Rapper Lil Wayne

Lions and Legends by Walter Johnson

New Orleans, LA — Walter “Trifelon” Johnson, BET Reality Star of Toya: A Family Affair, has released his memoir titled Lions and Legends: Murder, Music, Mayhem and A Family Secret […]

UMC - Urban Movie Channel's October "Thrills & Chills" Features Exclusive Premiere of Hogtown, The Good Wifey; and Redrum

Hogtown

Los Angeles, CA — UMC – Urban Movie Channel’s “Thrills & Chills” collection features a nice crop of murder mystery and horror films to indulge in this October. Beginning on […]

Outspoken Black Author, Dr. Claud Anderson, Answers 101 Black History Questions You Never Thought to Ask in His New Book

A Black History Reader by Dr. Claud Anderson

Nationwide — A Black History Reader: 101 Questions You Never Thought to Ask is a stunning, behind-the-headlines account of how America arrived at the racial tipping point where it finds […]

R&B Star Barachi Still On Tour; Album Set to Drop Via GMUSIC in Spring 2018 With Tracks Featuring Rick Ross, Trick Daddy & Trina, and Zoey Dollaz

Barachi

New York, NY — For those who have not yet been seduced by the smooth modern sound of Barachi’s hit debut project “Therapy,” now is the chance for a formal […]

27th Annual NAACP Theatre Awards Announces Nominations

NAACP Theatre Awards

Beverly Hills, CA — The NAACP Beverly Hills/Hollywood Branch’s Theatre Viewing Committee announces nominations for the 27th Annual NAACP Theatre Awards. This year’s nominee roster is overwhelmingly filled with multiple […]

No One Has Done More For Dark Skin Than Activist Rashida Strober -- 5 Books and an Upcoming One-Woman Play in Harlem on November 4th

Rashida Strober, queen of dark skin

Nationwide — Get to know Rashida Strober, the world’s first dark skin activist and the inventor of dark skin activism. No one else has done what she has done.  Millions […]

Join the Celebration -- October 30th is National Dashiki Day!

National Dashiki Day

Nationwide — Oct. 30 is National Dashiki Day, a day of cultural celebration to the colorful garment that was adopted by African-Americans in the 1960’s and 1970’s as a symbol […]

New Historical Fiction Adventure Book For Black Children is Now Available to Download For Free

Demarcus Jones and the Solar Calendar by Quineka Ragdale

Nationwide — In anticipation of the fourth book from the Demarcus Jones series, CJK Publishing is offering their first audio book, Demarcus Jones and the Solar Calendar, to the public […]

NBA Issues Memo Urging All Teams to Stand for the National Anthem -- So Will Black NBA Players #TakeAKneel?

NBA Commissioner

Nationwide — The NBA pre-season has already started, and the league office has issued a memo to all 30 teams about the countries national anthem. The memo included the restatement […]

New Book "Debunking Myths Around African Talent" is Based on the Assertion that Blacks are an Inferior Race and Have Never Invented Anything!

Rudy Massamba, author of Debunking Myths Around African Talent

Nationwide — Black people tend to think that their “present” is chaotic, because their “past” was not glorious. Without, supposedly, a bright past, as well as a bright present, most […]

Percy Miller aka Master P -- From The Projects to Forbes

Master P

New Orleans, LA — Percy Miller also known as Master P is a money, power and business tycoon. Regarding his success, he comments, “I couldn’t just be a street guy. […]