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It’s True! MoviePass is Black-Owned -- And They Already Have Over 2 Million Subscribers!

MoviePass founders

MoviePass has recently been making a buzz, especially to avid moviegoers. Since the company lowered its subscription fee last August, they gained over a million subscribers. What’s more, the successful […]

Black Writers’ Conference Positions Authorpreneurs to Take Books From the Page to the Stage

Red Ink Conference in Detroit, MI

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 […]

Black Classic Press Announces Weekend of Events for 40th Anniversary Celebration

Walter Mosley

Baltimore, MD — When he turned forty, Black Classic Press Founder and Director Paul Coates did not celebrate. He went to work at the Baltimore-based publishing company just like on […]

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 […]

Black Doll Maker Teaches Other African Americans How to Make Handmade Dolls in Free YouTube Tutorials

Dr. Cassandra George Sturges holding her Maggy Rag doll

Dr. Cassandra George Sturges holding her Maggy Rag doll Ann Arbor, MI — Black doll maker, Dr. Cassandra George Sturges, shares her love for making handmade dolls by providing free […]

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 […]

Central State University to Build State-of-the-Art Residential/ Academic/ Wellness Complex

Central State University, new residence hall

Wilberforce, OH — Central State University, Ohio’s 1890 Land-Grant University, will build its first apartment-style residence hall to give students more on-campus housing options.

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 […]

Black Male Authors Rarely Do This, But Steven Wayne's New Book Tells a Story of Love, Heartbreak and Redemption

Temporary Demolishment By Steven Wayne

Nationwide — What does it mean to be spiritually awakened? How do we reconcile our earthly desires with God’s plan? How do we approach the journey of healing our brokenness? […]

Everybody Loves the Egyptian-Inspired Swimsuits Beyonce's Dancers Wore At Coachella -- And They're Only $100

Egyptian Swimsuits worn by Beyonce at Coachella

Nationwide — Every one is still talking about Beyonce’s historic performance at the 2018 Coachella Music Festival in Palm Springs. She was the first Black woman to ever headline the […]

Owner of Black Woman-Owned Publishing Firm Heads to London to Help Authors

Lindsy Bivens

Nationwide — Lindsy Bivens is a publisher, conference host and empowerment speaker, who after learning difficult lessons through self-publishing, was fueled with a passion to solve problems for new authors. […]

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 […]

Top 10 Most Beautiful Black-Owned Hotels and Resorts Around The World

Black-owned beach resort

When traveling, accommodation is one of the first things to consider. There are thousands of hotels to choose from in every destination for every type of experience. In a Black-owned […]

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 […]

CBS “Code Black” Star, William Allen Young, to Host Film Festival’s Opening Night Gala Honoring Revered ABC Executive Tim McNeal and More

African American Film Marketplace Honorees

The 24th Annual African-American Film Marketplace and S.E. Manly Short Film Showcase — One of the best short film festivals in the Country — opens April 27-29, 2018 celebrating the […]

Black-Owned Candle and Vegan Skincare Company Joins Subscription Box Industry

Tanaya Dane, founder of Wicked Flame

Wicked Flame, founded by entrepreneur Tenaya Dane, launches a luxury candle and spa subscription box service Nationwide — Wicked Flame, a Black-owned candle and vegan skincare company has announced the […]

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 […]

Speakers Magazine April Issue Out and Live and Onsite at Les Browns’ Power Voice Event

Speakers Magazine cover with Les Brown

Issue includes cover story on Les Brown – dubbed as the world’s leading motivational speaker Detroit, MI — The April issue of Speakers Magazine is out online and the printed […]

Renowned Chess Champion and Youth Coach to Hold Teen Empowerment Workshop in Chicago

Orrin Hudson and Dr. Ruben West

Orrin Hudson uses chess to provide teens with better decision-making skills, and Dr. Ruben West employs precise communication to help kids make smart choices. Chicago, IL — On Saturday, April 7, […]

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 […]

Wakanda Comes to Dallas For Highly Anticipated African American Family Festival

Ujamaa Family Festival

The Ujamaa Family Festival will showcase performers and businesses focused on serving families from Black communities. Dallas, TX — On April 7, 2018 the Ujamaa Family Festival, a free festival […]

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 […]

The 17th Annual Baltimore Natural Hair Care Expo -- Bigger, Better, Updated, and Upgraded!

17th Annual Baltimore Natural Hair Care Expo

Baltimore, MD — The Baltimore Natural Hair Care Expo kicks off the 17th annual event with a new look, new location, and updated vibes. The Expo, presented by Dreadz N’ […]

Best Selling Author Desiree Peterkin Bell Announces Release of New Co-Authored Book 'Women Who Influence' and "Chat and Chew" Series Around the World

Desiree Peterkin-Bell, co-author of Women Who Influence

New York, NY — Desiree Peterkin Bell, founder and CEO of Public Affairs Firm DPBell & Associates, announces the publication of Women Who Influence. The new book is part of […]

First Professional Baseball Team to Be Named After an African American Woman

Illinois Governor, Bruce Rauner

Chicago, IL — The National Urban Baseball League is pleased to announce that it will be the first professional baseball league to have a team named after an African American […]

Black-Owned Hair Accessory Company Convenes Atlanta Naturals at The Gathering Spot for #DitchTheBand LIVE -- A Must-See Hair & Beauty Extravaganza on April 7th!

Ceata Lash, founder of Puffcuff and the Ditch the Band campaign

— The PuffCuff® hair accessory line hosts a naturally curly extravaganza to encourage people to ditch damaging hair accessories in exchange for those that preserve hair while offering great style. […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

American Legacy Looks to Raise $500K to Launch Network Dedicated to African American History, Culture and Education

Rodney J. Reynolds, founder of American Legacy

American Legacy Launches Crowdfunding Campaign On GoFundMe Mount Vernon, NY — American Legacy Founder, Rodney J. Reynolds, announced the kickoff of the crowdfunding campaign to launch American Legacy Network (ALN), […]

651 Arts and MoCADA (The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts) Join Forces and Announce Depelsha McGruder as New CEO

Depelsha McGruder, CEO of newly formed arts institution

Brooklyn, NY — 651 ARTS and MoCADA (the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts) today announce that the two organizations are joining forces to create a new contemporary arts institution. […]

Black PhD Releases Six New Children’s Books Featuring African American Characters… And School Districts Absolutely Love Them!

Grace LaJoy Henderson, PhD, Author-Illustrator of The Gracie Series

“The Gracie Series” by Dr. Grace LaJoy will inspire a new generation of brown children by instilling values and polishing comprehensive skills. Kansas City, MO — With the divide caused […]

Black Entrepreneur Develops New Hip-Hop and R&B Game Where Players Battle Song Vs. Song

Michael Rousseau, founder of AuxGod Music Battle Card Game

Toronto, ON — If you were told to “Play A Song About Your Ex”, you could definitely think of more than a few songs to play that relate to your […]

Brothers Launch Streaming Service That Teaches Cooking With Comics and Animation

Justin and Terry L. Raimey

Black Streak Kitchen turns the recipes of celebrity chefs into fun comic cookbooks and comic book style cooking class videos. Youngstown, OH — Brothers Justin and Terry L. Raimey have recently […]

Emerging Indie Artist Erica L. James Releases Her Debut Album, "Always In Love"

Always in Love by Erica L James

Atlanta, GA — Erica L. James, the newcomer with an old-school sound, is thrilled to announce the release of her debut album, “Always In Love”. After an eleven-year hiatus from […]

New Children’s Book Embraces Diversity and Empathy

The We Belong Bunch: Pookie J's School Day by Samuel and Angela Johnson

Nationwide — The We Belong Bunch: Pookie J.’s School Day by Dr. Samuel and Angela Johnson is a children’s story about understanding and embracing each other’s differences to foster healthy […]

'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 […]

This 13-Year Old Entrepreneur Has Sold 500 Paintings -- And Now She Has a New Book!

Camryn Green

Camryn Green, a 13-year old girl from Raleigh, North Carolina, hasn’t even started high school yet, but she has already sold more than 500 paintings… and released her own book. […]

Black Entrepreneur Launches 3rd Annual Event to Honor Good Deeds with Acts of Kindness Awards

Wanda Adams, founder of the Acts of Kindness awards

Washington, DC Area — “No good deed goes unpunished.” This age-old adage can mislead the kindhearted into believing good deeds backfire. The reality is good deeds often go unnoticed. ACCOLADE […]

Ghana Tourism Authority and the Adinkra Group Announce U.S. East Coast Tourism Visit

Ghana Tourism Authority

An organized effort to promote Ghana as a prime tourist, business and alternative/joint living destination for African Americans in 2019 and beyond Washington, DC — Brought to you by the […]

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 — […]

Husband and Wife Team, the Owners of a Black-Owned Cruise Planning Agency, Announce Upcoming Quilting Cruise Through the Panama Canal

Carlos and Renee Boozer, founders of Cruise Planners

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 […]

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 […]

New T-Shirt Line Says “Thank You” To Black History Makers, Pledges #NoMoreHiddenFigures

Thank You Tees

Boston, MA — How often have you learned about a historic accomplishment made by a Black person in America and wondered, why am I just now hearing about this? The […]

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 […]

Black Soap Club Makes it Easy to Buy Black

Black Soap Club

— New Service Launches Monthly Subscription Box for Black-owned Bath, Body, Beauty, and Household Goods — Atlanta, GA — This Black History Month, DN Group, LLC, an Atlanta-based company with […]

Black Cosmetic Chemist Launches New Online Skin Directory Aimed at Giving Women of Color Access to Quality Skin Care

Eunice Cofie-Obeng, Founder, Cosmetic Chemist and Esthetician of Nuekie

Newport News, VA — Nuekie, a skin care company for people of color, is delighted to announce the launch of the Nuekie Skin of Color Directory. The aim of the […]

Watch Out "Black Panther" -- There Is Another Super Hero on the Loose!

The Rise of Dark Whisper by DJ Alexander

Tuscaloosa, AL — African-American independent film maker, clothing designer, and author D.J. Alexander has a new super hero that the world needs to see from his new book on Amazon […]

Disney Donates $1 Million to Youth STEM Program in Celebration of 'Black Panther'

Black Panther

Nationwide — In celebration of the record-breaking success of Marvel Studios’ Black Panther, The Walt Disney Company is donating $1 million to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA). […]

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 […]

NubianPoets.com Launches 2018 National Poetry Month Contest -- This Year's Theme is "Black Love"

Nubian Poets Contest

Nationwide — April is National Poetry Month and NubianPoets.com is proud to have Latorial Faison who has been featured along with Iyanla Vazant, Danny Glover, and Dr. Cornel West in […]

TV Show Produced by Black-Owned Marketing and Media Company Provides Mainstream Advertising Opportunities to Multicultural Audiences

Chris Johnson, president of High Impact Media

— High Impact Media enables companies to market to multicultural audiences in America, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the U.S. Virgin Islands — Nationwide — Entertainment program “Positive Progression” is […]

New Nursery Rhymes for Today's Black Youth

Rhymes of the Times by Audrey Muhammad

— Learn More in 20 Pages Than Most Will in 20 Years! — Raleigh, NC — Do you remember the nursery rhymes “Humpty Dumpty” and “Mary Had a Little Lamb?” […]

Black-Owned Production Company, Run&Shoot Filmworks, Announces New Partnership With American Film Institute's Silver Theatre and Cultural Center

Color of Conversation Film Series

Silver Spring, MD — Run&Shoot Filmworks, founders and producers of the Martha’s Vineyard African American Festival (MVAAFF), a Black-owned and operated company, announces a new partnership with the American Film […]

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 […]

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 […]