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Fred Hammond and Felonious Munk to Appear at the 2017 Capital City Black Film Festival

Fred Hammond

Austin, TX — The Capital City Black Film Festival (CCBFF) today announced that writer, director, producer and Grammy-winning gospel music legend Fred Hammond; and Felonious Munk, comedian, actor, writer and […]

Black Media Company Returns With Second Installment of its Award Winning Animated Series That is Changing the Self-Perception of African American Children

Meltrek DVD. second episode

— Baltimore-based company, EdAnime Productions, produces “Meltrek” and creates worldwide buzz with this educational hip hop animated series which fosters self-awareness and self-esteem — Nationwide — Baltimore-based company, EdAnime Productions, […]

Master P's Team Hope NOLA Celebrity Basketball Game Gives Back to the Community

Master P's NOLA Celebrity Basketball Game

New Orleans, LA — Percy Miller’s annual charity basketball game at Xavier University of Louisiana was more than just hoops; It was basketball with a purpose. Ten scholarships were donated […]

Black Princess Comes to Life Again in Second Book to Inspire Girls of Color

Tony Samuel, author of the Princess Nadia books

— Princess Nadia continues her adventure on the high seas by searching for the treasure of Captain James Joker Jib. One surprise leads to another as Princess Nadia and her […]

Talk Show Guest, Asia Schmidt, Faces a Tarantula While She Teaches Over 2 Billion Viewers to Live Fearless on “The Tim and Brelyn Show”

Asia Schmidt on The Tim and Brelyn Show

Raleigh, NC — On the heels of her recently released memoir, Cry. Exhale. Heal: A Journey to Inner Healing, author Asia Schmidt, a highly sought expert in the field of […]

Award-Winning Marketing Consultant, Speaker & Author; Velma Trayham, Releases New Book "When God Says Go"

Velma Trayham, author of When God Says Go

— The new book will be available at Amazon.com on Kindle, at Barnes & Noble, and across all national & international digital retail outlets July 17, 2017. — Nationwide — […]

African American Independent Filmmaker, Devin Haqq, Wins "Best Narrative Feature" Award at This Year’s American Black Film Festival (ABFF)

Devin Haqq

Miami, FL — Devin Haqq, an independent filmmaker, won the 2017 Grand Jury Award for Best Narrative Feature Film at the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) held in Miami on […]

Black Owned Wine & Spirits Festival Announces 2017 Festival and Call For Sponsors and Vendors

Black Owned Wine Spirits Festival

— The 2nd Annual Event is set to Exceed Last Year’s Attendance and Feature more than 40 Minority-Owned Vendors in the Wine, Beer, and Spirit Industries — Washington, DC — […]

Music Mogul Master P Gives Back In A Major Way to Help the Elderly in New Orleans

Master P Gives Back to Elderly

New Orleans, LA— Businessman and entrepreneur Percy Miller aka Master P recently took time to visit Guste Homes, a residency complex for elderly and low income people in the city of […]

UMC - Urban Movie Channel Set to Debut New Original Series "The Rich and the Ruthless"

The Rich and the Ruthless on UMC

From Emmy Nominated and NAACP Award-winning Actress Victoria Rowell (The Young and the Restless) — Six Episode Scripted Comedy Premieres Friday, July 28, 2017 — Los Angeles, CA — UMC […]

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Set to Host Its Largest Conclave in Detroit, Michigan

Jonathan A. Mason, Sr., International President, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and other members

— Thousands of men of Sigma and their families will have an opportunity to enjoy a festive atmosphere, which includes an impressive list of events featuring major recording artists, political […]

Capital City Black Film Festival to Honor Actor Louis Gossett, Jr. at the Festival’s 2017 Opening Night Gala

Louis Gossett, Jr.

— Two World Premieres – “Breaking Brooklyn” and “The Reason” – Featuring Louis Gossett, Jr., Will Be Screened at the Festival — Austin, TX — The Capital City Black Film […]

AFRO, a Polycultural Black Television Network, Debuts on Sling TV

The Lowdown With James Yon on AFRO

New York, NY — Sling TV, the provider of live and on-demand streaming television services, has expanded its programming with the addition of AFRO, a polycultural Black television network, to […]

DC Young Fly and Emmanuel Hudson Star in Hilarious New Social Media Comedy #DigitalLivesMatter

DC Young Fly and Emmanuel Hudson star in #DigitalLivesMatter

— Premieres Exclusively on UMC – Urban Movie Channel Saturday, July 1, 2017 — Los Angeles, CA — UMC – Urban Movie Channel presents the exclusive premiere of #DigitalLivesMatter, a […]

This Black-Owned Resort in Barbados Will Absolutely Blow Your Mind

Villa La Maison Michelle, Black-owned resort in Barbados

It took six years for African American husband and wife entrepreneurs Michelle and Guy Jenkins to open their luxury resort in the Caribbean. Located on the west coast of Barbados, […]

Powerful Children’s Book “I Know I Can!” Celebrates Black Girl Brilliance

Veronica N. Chapman, author of I Know I Can

Boston, MA — Entrepreneur and author Veronica N. Chapman has published an inspirational and empowering children’s book titled I Know I Can! whose captivating text and illustrations encourage global awareness, […]

Revolutionary Black News and Entertainment Portal Gives Black Business Owners a Free New Platform to Increase Their Online Visibility

Neil Foote, a Newstoter user

Tallahassee, FL — The world of news and entertainment is about to witness another revolutionary channel as Newstoter comes on stream. The focus of this medium is to connect with […]

Anthony Anderson Among Celebrities and Business Executives Becoming Huge Fans of Tucci Polo, A Global Luxury Shoe Retailer

Anthony Anderson with a pair of Tuccipolo Shoes

Bridgeport, CT — Anthony Anderson, star of the hit TV show Black-ish, is among the growing number of celebrities and business executives, who have become huge fans of TucciPolo, a […]

Black Women Get Healed When They Get Involved With This Powerful "Lemonade" Movement

Dr. Yetta Young, author of Butterfly Confessions

Nationwide — Dr. Yetta Young, executive producer, director and author, transforms her national stage play, Butterfly Confessions into a teaching tool to raise awareness about violence against women and sexual […]

New School Supplies Empower Children About Their Afrikan Heritage and Black Culture

Kids of the Kosmos School Supplies

— Black family is raising money to design Pan-Afrikan school supplies. — Orange County, CA — A family of black entrepreneurs has embarked on a mission to inspire children with […]

Coalition Formed to Alert Black Leaders and Community Activists of the Golden State Warriors’ Plans to Relocate From Oakland to San Francisco

New Golden State Warriors Arena in San Francisco

— Coalition members are asking, “Why would elected officials of San Francisco covet the Golden State Warriors when San Francisco already has a $14 billion annual tourism industry, and Oakland […]

Local Black Youth to Represent the U.S. in Jamaica This July -- Will Perform in Front of Jamaican Dignitaries

What About Youth Initiative

— A GoFundMe page for the What About YOUth Initiative has been launched for those who want to help make a difference, and support their upcoming trip to Jamaica — […]

UMC – Urban Movie Channel’s Black Music Month Collection Features Notorious B.I.G., Jimi Hendrix, Earth Wind & Fire, and a Special Retrospective on Tupac Shakur

UMC Black Music Month

June Highlights Also Include: * UMC All Access Facebook Live Interview with Leila Steinberg, Tupac Shakur’s First Manager; * Award-winning Feature Documentary American Beat Boxer; * #ThrowbackThursday continues with Season […]

Denver Urban Spectrum Releases Theme Song and Video Benefiting Youth

Denver Urban Spectrum Power 30

— Denver Community Newspaper Celebrates 30 Years of Publishing — Denver, CO — Denver musician-producer and national recording artist Bobby Wells brought together a group of musicians to arrange and […]

Nigerian American Artist Launches One of the First Ever African Art Galleries in Los Angeles

Olufemi Oyewole, founder of Afr-i-can contemporary art gallery in Los Angeles

— Afr-i-can Contemporary Art Opens Loft Gallery Space in Los Angeles’ Iconic American Cement Building — Los Angeles, CA — Afr-i-can Contemporary Art gallery, an informal and unconventional viewing experience, […]

Exciting Afro-Beat Music Video is Released By International Artist, Mezonic!

Dah Lehvo Girls

— Get ready to dance and feel good by the time you hit the play button on Mezonic’s “Dah LehVo”! — Charlotte, NC — The music video for the hit […]

Exclusive Collection of African-American Party Invitations and Stationery Products Launches

Yolanda N. Ingram, CEO/Founder of Sweet Berry Lane

— Sweet Berry Lane is a cool online destination for African-American invitations and stationery products with unique designs and trends. — Holly Springs, NC — It is obvious how special […]

UMC - Urban Movie Channel Presents the Poignant and Powerful International Documentary, "The Man Who Mends Women"

The Man Who Mends Women

— Exclusive Premiere Friday, May 19, 2017 — May Highlights Also Include: #ThrowbackThursdays with Season 1 of Braxton Family Values; Military Drama Stand Down Soldier starring Jeryl Scott (The Walking […]

Tony Nominated Broadway Actress Brenda Braxton Releases "The Little Black Book of Back Stage Etiquette"

Brenda Braxton, author of Little Black Book of Back Stage Etiquette

New York, NY — Tony nominated Broadway actress and entrepreneur Brenda Braxton, will celebrate the release of her first self-published title, The Little Black Book of Back Stage Etiquette with […]

15-Year Old Black Teen Entrepreneur Signs Licensing Deal With the NBA

Moziah Bridges, founder of Mo's Bows

Young entrepreneur Moziah “Mo” Bridges was just 12 years old when he appeared on ABC’s Shark Tank to promote his Memphis based company, Mo’s Bows, which manufactures handmade bow and […]

Best-Selling Novel, "Tryin' to Sleep in the Bed You Made," Celebrates 20th Anniversary in Grand Style at 25th National Conference of Go on Girl! Book Club

Books by Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant

— New York Times Best-Selling Authors, Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant, Will Lead All-Star Anniversary Performance in Chicago on June 3, 2017. — New York, NY — In celebration of […]

Independent Documentary "Black White & Blue" Critically Examines Race, Police Brutality and America's 2016 Presidential Election

Black White and Blue Documentary

Nationwide — Set for release in early 2018, independent documentary BLACK WHITE & BLUE is a critical examination of the role race and police violence played in the 2016 presidential […]

Rolling Out the Red Carpet For African American Women, and Building Something Massive Together (For Us and By Us!)

Black Girl Powerhouse

Nationwide — The Black Girl Powerhouse campaign is the brainchild of national best-selling author and successful entrepreneur, Brenda Hampton. The resort-style commercial property is designed as a meeting place for […]

Desiree Peterkin Bell Announced as Featured Co-Author of New Book, "Women Who Inspire"

Desiree Peterkin Bell

— Contribution to focus on core belief “Purpose, Not Position” — Nationwide — Desiree Peterkin Bell, President and CEO of DPBell & Associates, is collaborating on a ground-breaking book, Women […]

What Happens When "12 Years a Slave" Meets "The Wizard of Oz?" -- You Get "Mulatto Girl Aggie, 13: Name on the Ledger"

Mulatto Girl Aggie 13 by Lakesa Cox

Nationwide — Imagine a teen from present day being transported back to the year 1816. Then imagine if that teen finds out she’s not only in the year 1816, but […]

14-Year Old Releases Her Third Book -- Aims to Inspire Other Youth to Read, and Be Successful in School, Life & Business

Esssynce Moore, teen author

Hillside, NJ — 8th Grade Middle School Chronicles: The Year That Changed Everything… is written by teen author, Essynce Moore.

Graphic Novel Hero Revives Forlorn History and Rescues Forgotten Peoples

Badin and the Secret of the Saami

Evanston, IL — Author and illustrator Eric C. M. Basir releases a graphic novel project that is also a historical fiction masterpiece. Badin and the Secret of the Saami is […]

Rolling Out Partners With Ad-Tech Partner, Digital Remedy, to Build Leading Digital Media Platform

Munson Steed, founder and CEO of Rolling Out

Atlanta, GA — Leading cross-platform media property, Rolling Out today announced a partnership with Digital Remedy to create Rolling Out Extend. The new Rolling Out Extend will add reach, enhanced […]

Celebrity Chef Ryan Rondeno Launches New Collection of Spices Entitled ‘Ryan Rondeno Spice Collection’

Chef Ryan Rondeno

— A zesty new spice rub that will feature 3 flavors: Nola Creole, Citrus Herb, & Ancho Chile Barbeque — Los Angeles, CA — Celebrity Chef Ryan Rondeno launched his […]

2x Grammy Winning Arrested Development Brings Balance to Hip-Hop with New Single & Video "In 1 Day"

Arrested Development

Nationwide — Arrested Development (AD) are true trailblazers within music. They first blew people’s minds in 1991, championing hip-hop from the south while spreading a unique mixture of consciousness and […]

“We’ve Got Stories” is the Theme for the 2017 Girlfriends Getaway to Martha's Vineyard

Sister & Friends shopping

Nationwide — Sisters & Friends Getaway to Martha’s Vineyard’s 2017 theme is “We’ve Got Stories.” In addition to a fun week to relax, rejuvenate, laugh and reflect, storytelling sessions focus […]

Spike Lee Rocks Personal Advisory on CNN

Spike Lee on CNN wearing Personal Advisory

Atlanta, GA — Film sensation, Spike Lee, was seen on CNN wearing Personal Advisory’s Nina Simone t-shirt while weighing in on Colin Kaepernick, Muhammad Ali, and urging African American voters […]

Quinton Aaron and Marcus Henderson Star in "Halfway" -- Exclusively Premiering on UMC on Friday, April 21st

Halfway film to premiere on UMC

— April features also include romantic stage play “Ladies Book Club” and entertainment documentary “This is for Toronto” — Los Angeles, CA — An involving and smartly observed drama that […]

New Book, "The ABC's of African American Inventions," Helps Educate Children About Black History

The ABC's of African American Inventions

Nationwide — The ABC’s of African American Inventions is a recently released children’s book by Kenneth R. McClelland. This fun and informative book can be used for home schooling; in […]

Afrocentric Smart Phone Cases Combine Dashiki Prints and Traditional African Culture With Modern Technlogy

Derrick Iloenyosi, founder/CEO of Phonefit Collections

— Introducing Phonefit Collections – A Great Fit For Your Phone! — Lancaster, CA — A new fashion phone line called Phonefit Collections is excited to announce the launch of […]

Aspiring Music Producers Can Win $15K and Mentorship from Industry Expert DJ/ Producer Don Cannon

Don Cannon

— The Craft Syndicate by Dutch Masters program is hosting their 2nd annual competition. searching for innovators and encouraging creative entrepreneurship. — Nationwide — Craft Syndicate by Dutch Masters wants to give […]

White Girl, Black Doll -- 2-Year Old Shuts Down Cashier Who Questioned Her Choice

2-year old girl Sophia who prefers a Black doll

Nationwide — While in a Target store recently in South Carolina, Brandi Benner told her 2-year old daughter Sophia to pick out a prize for finishing her potty training. After […]

Tony Faine Presents "Scandalous Hair Tour" -- An All New 'Hair-larious' Stage Play Drama Coming to Theatres Near You!

Tony Faine Presents Scandalous Hair Tour

— Written by Lena Clayborn, co-produced & directed by Willie Latimore, and produced by Christian Dior Smith — Atlanta, GA — This all new hit stage ‘hair-larious’ drama features soul […]