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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 […]

Black History Now 2017 -- Celebrations of Today's Changemakers at the Portmouth Museums and Portsmouth Public Library

Black History Now 2017

Portsmouth, VA — The Portsmouth Museums and Portsmouth Public Library are proud to host the second Annual Black History Now – Celebrating Today’s Changemakers. The museums and library branches will host […]

New Book Reveals President Obama’s 101 Best Magazine Covers

Obama 101 Best Covers

Nationwide — As President Barack Obama prepares for his farewell speech in Chicago today, thoughts turn to his legacy. A new photography book captures his story by compiling eight years […]

Coming to Inner Cities in 2017 -- The National Urban Professional Baseball League

National Urban Professional Baseball League

— Locations under consideration include Mississippi, Arkansas, Alabama, and Texas — Nationwide — The National Urban Professional Baseball League “NUPBL” is a replica of Negro League Baseball. Baseball in inner-cities is […]

"For Black Girls" Movement Re-Launches in 2017 to Empower Women By Celebrating Black Beauty and Achievements

For Black Girls

Lancaster, PA — For Black Girls celebrates the beauty of Black girls and women as they relaunch this month. Ruby L. Taylor, M.S.W., founder of of the movement and alumna of […]

Composer of "The Cosby Show" Theme Song Launches Conference to Help Other Black Songwriters Get Their Music on TV

Composer Stu Gardner receiving award

Virginia, Beach, VA — Stu Gardner is the award-winning songwriter and composer of the theme songs for several popular television shows and films including “Point Break”, “The Cosby Show”, “Living […]

Community Activist Launches Two New African American History Tours in Washington, DC

Donald Folden, founder of Capital Buddy Tours

Washington, DC — “Breaking into the tour market of DC is not easy when you’re trying to get people to #seemoreofdc and truly enjoy what we have to offer here, […]

Orrin Hudson's Annual Christmas Break Leadership Chess Camp Helps Atlanta Inner City Youth to "Be Someone"

Orrin Hudson teaching chess camp

— The camp will take place at the Be Someone, Inc headquarters in Stone Mountain, Georgia from Monday, December 26 to Friday, December 30, 2016 — Atlanta, GA — Orrin […]

New Book Documents the Undeniable Story of the Most Famed HBCU Marching Band in the Country

Bookcover and author, Curtis Inabinett

— Featuring More Than 100 Pictures Dating Back to the 1940’s — Nationwide — Author Curtis Inabinett, Jr. dedicated himself for a seven-year period and delivers the undeniable story of […]

Michael McCant a.k.a. “Billionaire Catt” Finally Breaks His Silence and Reveals the Messy Truth: Full Interview

Michael McCant aka Billionaire Catt

Nationwide — The following is a transcript of Michael “Billionaire Catt” McCant’s interview with reporters, editors and an opinion columnist.

Television Academy Gets First Black CEO In Its 70 Year History

Hayma Screech Washington, CEO of Television Academy

Hayma “Screech” Washington has been elected as chairman and CEO of The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, also known as the Television Academy. Washington is the first African-American to […]

HBCU Partners With Black-Owned Tech Firm to Unlock the Code of Monitoring and Managing Diabetes

Better Life Technologies Team

— New wireless technology may just be one of the best kept secrets to help people with not just diabetes, but also cancer, cardiac and other neurological diseases — Nationwide […]

"Chocolate Soufflé" - A Captivating Story of Seduction, Humor and Revelation Among Black Professionals in 1980’s and 1990’s NYC

Trish Ahjel

Atlanta, GA — Just like Terry McMillan’s Waiting to Exhale did in the 90’s, the spotlight on friendships and relationships for young black professionals has been catapulted to the forefront […]

Civil Rights Icon Dorothy Height Becomes 15th Black Woman to Be Honored With U.S. Postage Stamp

USPS stamp honors Dorothy Height

Washington, DC — Every year, the United States Postal Service (USPS) releases a new series of Forever stamps. This amazing collection of stamps features beautiful art, distinguished Americans and historic […]

Business and Media Pioneer, Robert L. Johnson, Announces Launch of New iOS App For Subscription Streaming Service Urban Movie Channel (UMC)

Robert L. Johnson

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 […]

Black Author Empowering, Building Women and Showing Them How to "Be Still"

Be Still By Marilyn Randolph

Nationwide — Crystal City Publishing announces the release of Be Still the first work of Marilyn Randolph – a survivor of molestation, rape, and abuse. Her story serves as the […]

Atlanta Teen’s Documentary on Ghana to Air on PBS Nationwide

Nzinga Anasa Braswell on the Tavis Smiley Show

— “A Queen’s Discovery” is a Story of A Transformational Journey to Africa — Atlanta, GA — A Queen’s Discovery follows a father and daughter’s mission trip to Africa. The […]

African-American "Graffiti Superstar," Known For His Murals Around the World, Releases New Book Entitled "Say Word"

Daniel Hopkins aka Maxx Moses

— Daniel Hopkins’ amazing street art can be seen all over the world from Los Angeles to Washington, DC to London to Abu Dhabi to Bulawayo, Zimbabwe — Nationwide — Hailing […]