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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 […]

Son of NBA Star Derrick Rose Inspires New Children’s Book

PJ's Shy Town by Kim Dulaney

Chicago, IL — A new rhyming, character-building children’s book co-written by renowned children’s author Kim L. Dulaney features the family history of NBA superstar Derrick Rose and his young son, […]

Black Author Releases New Novel to Benefit His HBCU's Alumni Association -- Encourages Other Authors to Do the Same!

Revenge Has No Expiration Date by Wilson Baker, Jr.

Baltimore, MD — B-Square Publishing Company has announced that it is donating one dollar from the sale of each copy of author Wilson Baker, Jr.’s new novel, Revenge Has No Expiration […]

Popular Female Comedian, Heather Hatton, Named As One of the Sexiest Women in Comedy

Heather Hatton

— Talented, beautiful and famous standup comedian, Heather Hatton, breaks into the list of the top sexiest comedians in the world. — Nationwide — Popular for her hilarious stunts and […]

African-American Brothers Launch Free Mobile App That Teaches Cooking and Nutrition Through Comics and Animation

Black Streak Kitchen App Founders

— The Black Streak Kitchen mobile app teaches cooking, health, wellness and nutrition through comic recipes, animated nutrition fact videos, and animated music videos. — Nationwide — African-American brothers and […]

Outstanding Youth of Color Needed to Star in Upcoming Radio Commercial Series

Powerful Teen Summit NOLA

Greater New Orleans, LA — Many youth of color who live in the Greater New Orleans community continue to excel in school, church, business and community. Some exhibit outstanding leadership […]

“Real Dads Read” Book Drive in Atlanta Barbershops to Engage Men/Fathers in Reading with Their Children

Dr. Jeff Gardere

— Launched by Fathers Incorporated, the leading national non-profit for the promotion of Responsible Fatherhood — Atlanta, GA — Fathers Incorporated, the leading national non-profit for the promotion of Responsible […]

"Kunta Kinteh Island" Documentary to Premiere on Georgia Public Broadcasting/PBS

Kunta Kinteh Island

Nationwide — Elvin Ross, an award-winning composer, makes his directorial debut with a compelling and inspirational documentary called Kunta Kinteh Island: Coming Home Without Shackles. It will will air on […]

Louisiana Purchase Auction to Offer Rare Objects From "The Battle of New Orleans Drummer" Jordan B. Noble

Jordan B. Noble Infantry Snare Drum and Flag of the Battle of New Orleans

New Orleans, LA — From the Gaspar Cusachs Collection of Important Historic Louisiana Cultural Material, “The Jordan B. Noble Infantry Snare Drum” and “The Andrew Jackson Presentation Flag Celebrating the […]

Seven Best-Friends-For-Life Launch The Force of Friendship and Pen Book of 100 Powerful Inspirations

Force of Frendship: 100 Powerful Inspirations

— Girlfriends Dispel Myths That Women Can’t Have True Long-Lasting Friendships by Sharing Tips on How They Did It — Chicago, IL — Who’s your BFF – best friend for […]

Black Entrepreneur/ Fashion Designer Launches Luxury, Handmade Shoe Collection

Tochukwu Mbiamnozie, founder of TucciPolo Shoes

— TucciPolo’s new made-to-order handmade luxury shoes deliver comfort and style for celebrities, NBA players & athletes, and others with big feet — Nationwide — Finding the perfect fit in […]

When Love Hurts! Atlanta Pastor's Wife Opens Up About Husband Leaving Her For A Man... After 30 Years Of Marriage

The Gay Preachers Wife By Lydia Meredith

Atlanta, GA — Nothing could prepare Lydia M. Meredith, a preacher’s wife and mother of three sons, for the shocking news that her husband of nearly 30 years would leave […]

Wendy Raquel Robinson, Miguel Nunez Jr. Host the 26th Annual NAACP Theatre Awards

NAACP Theatre Awards

— Honoring Joe Morton, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Ledisi, Rory Pullens with legendary presenters Debbie Allen, Loretta Devine, Kenny Leon — Beverly Hills, CA — The Beverly Hills/Hollywood NAACP Branch announces […]

Young Artist/ Entrepreneur Finds Success Transforming School Backpacks Into Art Masterpieces

Preston Mitchell, founder of Tatpacks

Preston Mitchell, a young entrepreneur based in Nashville, Tennessee, has found huge success with his company Tatpack™, which offers a new innovative way of capturing creativity and artistic expression on […]

Steve Harvey Chats With Tyler Perry At His Los Angeles Home

Steve Harvey Show interview with Tyler Perry

Nationwide — During a recent episode of Steve Harvey’s daytime talk show, filmmaker and playwright Tyler Perry opened up his home in Los Angeles and the two had an intimate […]

Howard University Honors Cathy Hughes as New Namesake For Its School of Communications With Star-Studded Unveiling Ceremony and Celebration

Cathy Hughes School of Communication at Howard University

— Hosted by Anthony Anderson, Celebratory Program Featured Newsmakers and Entertainers Rev. Al Sharpton, Debbie Allen, Joe, Donald Lawrence, Vashawn Mitchell, Richard Smallwood, Russ Parr, Denise Boutte, Chrystee Pharris and […]

'Heelusions™ Heels by Design' Partners with Susan G. Komen to Connect Women’s Health with Fashion

Heelusions

— “A Mile in Her Heels” Breast Cancer Benefit Campaign — Nationwide — In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Missouri-based shoe fashion accessory company, “Heelusions” Heels by Design, has […]

Legendary Comedian Michael Colyar Brings His Funny to Radio

Michael Colyar, host of The Afternoon Rush

— Replaces the Late, Great Doug Banks on Fresh, New Nationally Syndicated Drive Time Radio Show “The Afternoon Rush” — Hollywood, CA — With a natural gift for gab with […]

Two Seasoned Animators of the Original Soul Train, Scooby Doo and Fat Albert Team Up to Bring Life to AfroKids.com

Floyd Norman and Leo Sullivan

— Leo Sullivan and Floyd Norman have teamed up to bring to produce AfroKids.com, an interactive website that empowers families in building children’s self-esteem and cultural heritage  — Los Angeles, […]

Orrin Hudson, Chess Champion and Founder of Be Someone, Appears on “The Tom Joyner Morning Show”

Orrin Hudson on the Tom Joyner Morning Show

— Hudson announced to 8 million listeners that he is on a national tour to motivate and train at-risk youth to make better life decisions by teaching them the game […]

RLJ Entertainment and AMC Networks Form Strategic Partnership For Streaming Services

Robert L. Johnson

— Bob Johnson, Founder and Chairman of RLJ Entertainment, and Josh Sapan, President and CEO of AMC Networks, Strongly Commit to Bringing Consumers More Diverse, High-Quality Content to SVOD Streaming […]