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20-Year Old Black Mom Brutally Attacked and Arrested by Undercover Police Officer Right In Front of Her Toddler Children

Diamond Rust

Washington, DC — Diamond Rust, a 20-year-old woman from Southeast Washington, DC, was slammed on the ground and brutally arrested by a Metro transit police for not paying to get […]

7-Year Old Girl Courageously Saves Her Family From Fire

7-year old Tracy Durant

Escambia County, FL — Tracy Durant, a brave 7-year-old girl is being hailed a hero after her fast-thinking skills saved her family from a fire that broke out in their home […]

Black-Owned Mobile App, WebWed, Revolutionizes the Wedding/ Legal Tech Industry and Will Forever Change the Way People Get Married

Founders of Black-owned app, WebWed

Atlanta, GA — From its inception, WebWed Mobile and its owners have been dedicated to providing access to marriage and marriage equality to everyone all over the world. Now, it […]

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 […]

Include "Us" in the Movement -- African American Women Move to End Workplace Discrimination

Dr. Shirley Ann Johnson, founder of the Us Too Movement

Riverside, CA — Marine Corps veteran and long-time university adjunct professor, Dr. Shirley Ann Johnson, who stands in support of the worldwide call to action for the #MeToo Movement, seeks […]

Mother Whose Daughter Was Poisoned From the Lead in Their Apartment Wins $57 Million Verdict

Dakota Taylor and her mother, TIeisha Jones

Bronx, NY — The New York City Housing Authority has been ordered to pay a mother $57 million after the jury found that NYCHA is the one responsible for her […]

New Film "Blink" Highlights the Dramatic Story of a Black Woman's Struggle With Domestic Violence

Blink Film

— Houston-based filmmaker and director, Courtney JáPaul Glaudé, partners with AMC Theaters to expand his work by exploring genres with controversial subject matter. — Nationwide — JáPaul Glaudé’ recently created […]

World Record Holder Oldest Bodybuilder in the World Meets Largest Senior Fitness Class in America

Ernestine Shepherd

Atlanta, GA — The oldest female bodybuilder record holder in the world, Ernestine Shepherd, will visit with QLS largest senior fitness class in America, dominated by a female population ages […]

Teen Author and Entrepreneur Rallies African American Youth Authors for Black History Month News Series

17-year old Gabrielle Jordan

Washington, DC — Teen author and co-founder of the ExCEL Youth Mentoring Institute, Gabrielle Jordan teams up with WJLA, a Washington D.C. affiliate of ABC, to showcase a month long […]

30 Publishing Houses Said No, Black Women Said Yes -- Making a #1 Best Seller

Black Woman Millionaire By Dr. Venus Opal Reese

Nationwide — On January 24, 2018, Dr. Venus Opal Reese became an Amazon #1 Best-Selling Author in under 4 hours. Her book, The Black Woman Millionaire: A Revolutionary Act That […]

NYC Teacher Says She Bit Her 5-Year Old Student in Self-Defense

Shavonne Johnson

Brooklyn, NY — Shavonne Johnson, a 37-year-old substitute teacher at Public School 66 in Canarsie, Brooklyn, got arrested after chomping down on a kindergarten student’s hand. Her lawyer claims that […]

African American Investment Club Launches Women's Empowerment Initiative to Celebrate 20th Anniversary

20 20 Investment Club

— 20/20 Investment Club Recognized as One of Nation’s Longest Running is Setting Out to Inspire Others — Los Angeles, CA — Celebrating its 20th anniversary, 20/20 Investment Club has […]

New Documentary Released About a Women’s Rights Activist Freed From a Corrupt and Abusive Immigration and Legal System by an African American Lawyer

Purpose and Freedom Documentary

Nationwide — Purpose and Freedom is a documentary film of an African American attorney, Zulu Ali, seeking his purpose as a lawyer. Born and raised in the south and raised […]

Parents Arrested For Beating Their 4-Year Old Son to Death... Over Spilled Cereal!

Keiff King and Lisa Smith killed their 4-year old daughter

Willow Grove, PA — A mother and her boyfriend were arrested after beating her 4-year-old son to death for spilling cereal. Lisa Smith, 19 years old, and Keiff King, 26 […]

Woman Burns Her Face With Acid -- and Then Tells Police That a Black Woman Did It!

Lizzie Dunn, white woman who burned her face and then blamed a Black woman

Woodrow, NY — Lizzie Dunn, a 52-year-old white woman from Staten Island, suffers from second-degree burns after fabricating a story that a black woman sprayed acid on her face. Turns […]

What Every American Should Know About the 2018 Child Tax Credit Changes

American children in a classroom

The recently amended GOP tax bill has brought about a lot of major changes in the United States’ individual tax laws in the 2018 tax year. One of the significant […]

Alicia Boler Davis Selected 2018 Black Engineer of the Year

— General Motors executive will be the sixth woman in the 32-year history of the scientific and technical awards to be named Black Engineer of the Year — Baltimore, MD […]

Down But Not Out -- Single Mom Fatima Alexander Launches New Lifestyle Magazine Inspiring Others to Never Give Up

Fatima Alexander

She battled through depression, an abusive relationship and a suicide attempt. Now inspirational mom Fatima Alexander launches “I Am Unashamed” – a lifestyle magazine with a difference. Washington, DC — […]

Is Mo'Nique Really Worth $20 Million Like Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock?


Nationwide — Besides being a comedienne on-cam, Mo’Nique has been known for her strong-willed personality. In her latest issue, she asks her fans and supporters to boycott Netflix as she […]

NAACP Files Lawsuit Against U.S. Department of Homeland Security For Denying Haitian Immigrants Their Rights

NAACP lawsuit Haitian Deportation

Baltimore, MD — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s decision to rescind the Temporary Protective Status (TPS) designation for Haitian immigrants discriminates against immigrants of color, in violation of the […]

Business Building Conference to Inspire and Educate Black Entrepreneurs in Upstate New York

Ultimate Biz Conference in Upstate New York

White Plains, NY — Ultimate Biz Conference (UBC) is coming to Westchester County. UBC is bringing its business building conference to White Plains, New York on Thursday, April 19, 2018 […]

Award-Winning Marketing Expert Velma Trayham Launches Free Mastermind Program to Help Entrepreneurs Overcome Adversity and Propel Them to Success

Velma Trayham

Atlanta, GA — Award-winning business and marketing expert Velma Trayham of groundbreaking faith-based marketing and public relations company ThinkZILLA PR & Consulting Group, recently launched a free program helping entrepreneurs […]

Soul Music Artist, Tom Chappell, Releases Music Video For His New Hit Song “Pray” Dedicated to His Wife Who Recently Died From Cancer

Tom Chappell with his wife and singing partner, Trish

— Tom’s wife, Trish, was once a part of their popular singing duo known as Trish N’ Tom — Nationwide — “Pray” is the new official music video from soul […]

Former Black Woman Rocket Scientist Comes Forward to Reveal Her Untold Story... and Encourage Others to Pursue a Career in STEM

Jacqueline Mims, former rocket scientist

— Jacqueline Mims, co-author of “Flawed Flesh, Perfect Purpose,” was the first African-American civil servant to be certified as a spacecraft ground controller for NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s unmanned […]

Former Black Panther Member Awarded $4 Million Dollars After Being Attacked

Elaine Brown, former Black Panther member

Oakland, CA — Elaine Brown was awarded more than $4 million in penal damages after a Northern California jury decided in her favor. Brown won the case against Oakland Councilwoman […]

African-American Student Attending Spelman College Wins $25K Scholarship to Study For a Semester at the University of Oxford in England

Kyana Washington

Kyana Washington, Spelman College, Named 2018-2019 Luard Morse Scholarship Recipient New York, NY — Kyana Washington of Manvel, TX, an English major from Spelman College, Atlanta, GA, has been selected […]

Detroit-Based Inner City Program, Jackets For Jobs, Gives Away Hundreds of Free Winter Coats to Children in Need

Free winter coats for Detroit children

— Post-holiday giving! Children in Metro Detroit receive the give of warmth from a Black organization that has collaborated with UAW-Ford Local 600! — Detroit, MI — People are quick […]

Women Thriving Fearlessly (WTF) Expo to Debut in Chicago in April 2018

Women Thriving Fearlessly Expo

— Women’s Expo Finally Answers the Cry in the South Suburbs of Chicago — Palos Hills, IL — Though she grew up in the city of Chicago proper, entrepreneur Erika […]

New Collection Features Original Black Art -- Not Just on Canvases -- But Also on Pillows, Blankets, Apparel and More

Sofy Decor's Black art pillows and blankets

Nationwide — Sofy Decor LLC announces the release of their vibrant and afrocentric “Melanin Poppin” collection. Black culture bloggers and influencers are invited to preview the collection and artists are […]

Author Releases "The Book of Sunshine" as an Emotional Journey to Reconciling Spirituality and Sexuality

The Book of Sunshine by Ruby Taylor

— Ruby L. “Sunshine” Taylor invites readers on a personal and unforgettable journey of faith, hope and sexuality in her much-anticipated autobiography, “The Book of Sunshine” — New York, NY […]

Woman Inmate Says This Prison Guard Repeatedly Raped Her During Her 3-Year Sentence

Carlos Martinez, the prison guard who allegedly raped a woman for 3 years

Brooklyn, NY — A woman claiming that she had been raped repeatedly by a guard at a federal jail in Brooklyn where she was detained broke down in tears as […]

More Black Infants Die in This State Than Any Other -- and Here’s Why!

Black baby and mother holding hands

In Wisconsin, more African-American babies die before turning 1 year old than in any other state in the United States, according to a recent study from the Centers for Disease […]

Shark Tank's Daymond John Invests $150K into Atlanta-Based Gourmet Fish Fry Brand

Daymond John congratulates Joe and Miranda Dowell, founders of Joe's Gourmet Fish Fry

Atlanta, GA — Husband and wife team Joseph “Joe” and Maranda Dowell, founders of Joe’s Gourmet Fish Fry based in Atlanta, recently landed a deal with Daymond John for $150,000 […]

Black-Owned Nursing Academy Offers Nursing Assistant Classes For Students Who Want to Build a Career in Health Care

Students at Excelling Nursing Academy in Farmington Hills, MI

Farmington Hills, MI — Nursing Assistant classes are available in the metro Detroit area. Excelling Nursing Academy offers a two week course, operating Monday through Saturday from 4pm to 10:30pm. […]

Black Entrepreneur Couple Offer Award-Winning Cruise Planning Services For Travelers

Carlos and Renee Boozer

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 specialize […]

Marsha Thompson’s Novel, "Spoilers: The Rise & Fall," With an African American Super Hero Girl, Proves to be an Interesting Fantasy Read

Marsha Thompson, author of Spoilers

Orlando, FL — Today, author Marsha Thompson makes the headlines as her late release novel that features an African American super hero girl proves to be an interesting fantasy read.

Entrepreneur Launches Affordable Services to Help Black-Owned Businesses Incorporate, Negotiate Contracts, and More

Angela Majette, founder and owner of Just Write Legal

— Legal research and writing company expands to provide business writing and management for busy entrepreneurs who wear many hats, and small businesses operating without a full-time staff. — Nationwide […]

Meet the Black Woman Entrepreneur Who Created the First Ever Ride-Sharing App For People With Health Problems and Disabilities

Ja'Nese Jean, founder of the Safetrip Co ap

Ja’Nese Jean, a known international opera singer, is more than just a beautiful, fascinating voice. Jean, also a tech entrepreneur, recently launched the newest ride-sharing app specifically made for people […]

Communities Across the U.S. Celebrate the Second Annual National Day of Racial Healing With Concerts, Proclamations and Programs

La June Montgomery Tabron, President and CEO of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Battle Creek, MI — On Jan. 16, communities across the country will celebrate the National Day of Racial Healing (#NDORH) with events and activities as distinct as their participants. High […]

13-Year Old Entrepreneur Turns Education About African Heritage into an Arts & Crafts Business

Kalimah McKeaver, founder of Dinkra Stylez

Nationwide — Thinking about starting a business as a youth these days reaches farther into the creative realm than a lemonade stand or mowing lawns. Children today are discovering ways […]

What’s Streaming on UMC - Urban Movie Channel in January 2018

Better Mus' Come film

Ava DuVernay’s ARRAY Film, BETTER MUS’ COME; David E. Talbert Classic HE SAY SHE SAY… BUT WHAT DOES GOD SAY; Fraternity Exposé, HE AIN’T HEAVY: PLEDGING UNDERGROUND; and More Los […]

Mom Wants Teacher Fired For Telling Her Son He Might Be Lynched

Black mom and son from Ohio

Mason, OH — A white teacher in Ohio who told a black boy student that his classmates will form a mob and lynch him if he doesn’t “get on task” is […]

Meet Zandra, Teen Beauty Entrepreneur and Girl’s Education Advocate, at the 2018 AmericasMart Atlanta Show

Zandra Cunningham, founder of Zandra Beauty

— Zandra Beauty, an award winning all-American brand of natural teen skin care, is proud to announce its participation and innovative DIY STEM learning at AmericasMart Atlanta, Booth 3 – […]

How Police Violence Kills Black Women Slowly Through Trauma, Pain and Loss

Erica Garner

Nationwide — When we think of police violence, what first comes to mind is the people that suffer and die directly from baton blows or by being hit by a […]

Corporate Counsel Men of Color Launches Inaugural Men of Color Career|Life and Power Networking Conference on June 15, 2018

Laurie N. Robinson-Hyden, founder of Corporate Counsel Women of Color (CCWC)

— Gathering Will Bring Together Men of Color from Multiple Industries, Including STEM, Law, Finance, Medical, Real Estate, Law Enforcement, and Government, for Progress in Diversity and Career Development — […]

Black Girl Power, Celebrity Speakers, and Empowerment Lead Minority Teen Girls to Apply for At the Well’s Premiere Summer Programs at Princeton University

At the Well Conference 2017 minority teen girl

New York, NY — Comradery, a safe haven to share, celebrity speakers, and black girl empowerment are the reasons why each year hundreds of young minority girls vie for one […]

Wendy Raquel Robinson to Host the 27th Annual NAACP Theatre Awards Honoring Legendary Thespians Jenifer Lewis, Anika Noni Rose, Brandon Victor Dixon

NAACP Theatre Awards Host and Honorees

Beverly Hills, CA — The Beverly Hills/ Hollywood NAACP Branch announces this year’s host and extraordinary honorees for the 27th Annual NAACP Theatre awards being held on Monday, February 26, […]

Revolutionary Black-Owned Swimming Cap Brand Fits Women With Braids, Locks, and Afros

Nomvuya Trefers, founder of Swimma Caps

Do you have braids, locks, weaves, or an all-natural afro? Have you ever been frustrated finding a swimming cap that would perfectly cover your hair, that is not too tight […]