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First Black Teen Author Ever to Write 3 Books Being Used By School Districts Across the Country as Part of Their Teaching Curriculum

Essynce Moore

Hillside, NJ — 15-year old Essynce Moore is the only African American teen author that has written three books that are mandatory readings for several school district curriculums including Hillside, […]

Black-Owned Handbag Company Kicks Off National Black College Tour to Promote Their HBCU themed Custom Clutch Purses

Founders of Purse Paparazzi

— Husband and wife team, Quinn Conyers and Isa Abdul-Raheem, are going on a 6-city HBCU tour to promote their unique handbags to female students and alumni. — Baltimore, MD […]

"Beautiful Me Day" Premier Event to Celebrate, Empower and Uplift Black Girls and Women in Pennsylvania

Augusta Savage Day of Black Girl Beauty

The Lancaster – Augusta Savage Day of Black Girl Beauty Lancaster, PA –For Black Girls presents Beautiful Me Day: The Augusta Savage Day of Black Girl Beauty. This free event […]

Venus Williams is Investing Millions into This Startup to Empower Women Entrepreneurs

Venus Williams with Sallie Krawcheck

Venus Williams, a world-renowned tennis champion, is one of many investors investing millions of dollars into a unique woman-owned company called Ellevest – a digital investing platform and app that […]

Meet the Rejected Flight Attendant Turned Entrepreneur Who Decided to Start Her Own Airline!

Sibongile Sambo, founder of SRS Aviation

Sibongile Sambo, who is from South Africa, once applied for a job as a flight attendant but was told by South African Airways that she did not qualify for the […]

Miss USA 2016, Deshauna Barber, to Speak at the 16th Sister to Sister Fitness Festival

Deshauna Barber

— The 16th Annual Sister to Sister (5K) Fitness Festival will take place on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at the Alan E. Sims Cedar Hill Recreation Center, 310 East Parkerville […]

Black Girls Code Organization Receives $255K in Funding from General Motors

Black Girls Code

Detroit, MI — Black Girls Code, a non-profit organization that aims to increase the number of women of color in the digital space, has announced a partnership with General Motors, […]

11-Year Old Designer Becomes the Youngest Fashion Designer Ever to Present at New York Fashion Week

Kheris Rogers

Kheris Rogers, an 11-year-old entrepreneur from Los Angeles, has made history at New York Fashion Week as the youngest fashion designer ever to present. Kheris became an internet sensation earlier […]

kweliTV Officially Launches; Founder DeShuna Spencer Explains Why Authentic Media Representation Matters Now

Deshuna Spencer, founder of kweliTV

Nationwide — kweliTV (www.kweli.tv), a video streaming platform that curates independent content of the global black community, has officially launched out of beta. Today’s announcement comes with the unveiling of […]

Black Woman Proves Successful with Structured Writing Model for Low-Performing Students & Adult Learner Drop-Outs

Jacqueline T. Hill, founder of the Writing Your Best program

Arlington, TX — Another teacher exits the classroom. But, it’s not because of the stresses, classroom behaviors and loads of paperwork. Teachers have 50 minutes to teach your 8th grader […]

Major Black-Owned Hair Care Brand Launches New "Heavenly Halo" Collection

The Mane Choice Heavenly Halo Collection

New York, NY — Hydrated hair is soft! The Mane Choice launched their newest collection, Heavenly Halo, in partnership with Target Stores. Amongst many other benefits, Heavenly Halo makes hydrating […]

Chicago Mother Heartbroken After Her Teen Daughter Was Found Dead in a Hotel Freezer

Kenneka Jenkins, Chicago teen found dead in a hotel freezer

Chicago, IL — Kenneka Jenkins, a 19-year-old from Chicago was recently found dead inside the walk-in freezer of the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Rosemont. Her family and friends had reported […]

This Black Woman-Owned Construction Firm Has Defied the Odds -- Even Securing a $27 Million Contract With the FAA!

Nancy Underwood, founder of UGE-ECS

By Raja Moussaoui Los Angeles, CA — Nancy Espie-Underwood is a force. She is a force of positivity and perseverance who, for the past five decades, has defied the limits […]

200,000 People Downloaded Her App Within Two Weeks, and Forbes Magazine is Calling Her "The Next Steve Jobs"

Angel Rich, founder of the Wealth Factory

Angel Rich, from Washington, DC, has developed a very innovative app called Credit Stacker that teaches students about personal finance, credit management, and entrepreneurship in a fun and engaging way. […]

Former CEO and President of Sam's Club is Now the Highest Ranking Woman Executive Ever at Starbucks

Rosalind Brewer

Starbucks Corporation has announced the appointment of Rosalind Brewer as group president and chief operating officer. Brewer, former President and CEO of Sam’s Club and current Starbucks board member, has […]

Are You As Happy As You Think You Are? -- Black Couple Releases New Guide That Helps You To Identify, Achieve, Measure, and Optimize Your “Happiness Index”

Errol A. and Marjorie G. Gibbs, authors of Discovering Your Optimum ‘Happiness Index’ (OHI)

Ontario, Canada — Are you as happy as you think you are? What is happiness? What does happiness mean to you? What is Optimum Happiness (OH)? There are many books, […]

BP Appoints It's First Ever Black Female CEO

Priscillah Mabelane, BPO's first Black woman CEO

BP has announced the appointment of Priscillah Mabelane as its new CEO. She is the first Black woman in the history of the country’s oil industry to head a multi-national […]

They Tried For 10 Years, and Then Finally Gave Birth to 6 Babies -- Now The Kids Are Grown Up... and Famous!

McGhee Family with 6 children

Mia and Rozonno McGhee from Columbus, Ohio, are the proud parents of six children – all born at the same time! After trying for 10 years, the couple finally gave […]

Returning to NYC, Powerful One-Woman Show Tells the Story About the Original Black Panther Party From a Female’s Perspective

Qurell Amani, star of Panther Woman - the one woman show

New York, NY — sKribble sKratch Productions will present Panther Woman, performed by Qurell-Amani, for a six-day run October 16th -21st at the Playroom Theater, 151 W 46th St, 8th […]

From Janitor to Millionaire -- How One Teen Mom Proved Everybody Wrong!

Ronne Brown

Ronne Brown is a wife, mother, coach, author, speaker, entrepreneur and overcomer. She has influenced thousands of entrepreneurs by teaching them to achieve success on their own terms. Hailing from […]

How One Nigerian Business Woman Accidentally Got into the Food Industry

Tutu Adekunle, founder of Bibi's GrillHouse in Lagos, Nigeria

Adetutu Adekunle from Nigeria, who goes by the name of Tutu, always enjoyed food and cooking, but initially did not think about making this a career. She had already earned […]

Black Inventor Creates Amazing Hair Dryer That Dries Your Hair in Half the Time

Martin McCurtis, founder of Momentum Upflow Hair Dryer

Martin McCurtis from Jackson, Mississsippi has built a machine that reduces the time to dry women’s hair by more than 50% of the time. It’s called the Momentum UpFlow hair […]

Mother of Four Launches Multi-Million Dollar Curly Wig Empire

Tiffini Gatlin, founder of Latched and Hooked

When you’re a mother of four, you have no time to waste. Tiffini Gatlin, a native of Atlanta, is an entrepreneur that left her job as a corporate banking executive […]

Well-Respected African-American Psychotherapist Celebrates 11 Years as Owner of Her Own Private Practice

Mary Lisa Moore

Charlotte, NC — African-American psychotherapist, Mary Lisa Moore, is celebrating 11 years as a minority woman-owned business since establishing her private practice in 2006.

Brooklyn Mom Inventor Wins $20K on Steve Harvey's Funderdome Competition

Tara Darnley on Steve Harvey's Funderdome

Mom inventor and co-founder of Darlyng & Co, Tara Darnley is still in celebratory mode after winning $20,000 for her invention the Yummy Mitt Teething Mitten on Steve Harvey’s brand […]

This Lawyer Turned Real Estate Mogul Has Flipped More Than 20 Properties Making More Than $2 Million in Revenue

Christie Stancil Matthews

Christie Stancil Matthews is an attorney/law professor turned real estate investor and designer. She is the CEO of Stancil Investments & Design, and has been in business since 2014, going […]

Master P's New Orleans Gators Sign WNBA Basketball Hall of Famer Lisa Leslie to Coach

Lisa Leslie signed to GMGB Basketball League

New Orleans, LA — Basketball Hall of Famer Lisa Leslie, three-time WNBA MVP and a four-time Olympic gold medal winner, has signed on as head coach of The New Orleans […]

Black Woman Says She Was Fired From Her Job Because of Experiencing an Onset of Heavy Periods

Alisha Coleman, Black woman fired for having heavy period

Nationwide — Alisha Coleman, an African American woman from Fort Benning, Georgia, has filed a lawsuit against her employer saying that she was subjected to unlawful workplace discrimination when she […]

National Black Breastfeeding Week Celebrates 5th Anniversary with 2017 Theme: Bet On Black! Nourishing Our Families, Communities and Futures

Black mothers breastfeeding

New York, NY — Black Breastfeeding Week, the national awareness campaign that runs from August 25th -31st, celebrates its fifth year with the theme, #BetOnBlack. The week-long celebration was created […]

African American Personality, Tracy Moore, to Host "Cityline" Syndicated Talk Show Premiering on September 11, 2017

Tracy Moore, host of CityLine

Nationwide — CityLine, the lifestyle talk series featuring Tracy Moore, makes its broadcast debut on local TV stations on Monday, September 11. CityLine engages, entertains and informs consumers in a […]

How This Mompreneur and Her Two Daughters Came to Own -- Not 1 or 2 -- But 13 McDonald’s Franchises!

Patricia Williams and her daughters

Entrepreneur Patricia Williams and her daughters, Nicole Enearu and Kerri Harper-Howie, have created a legacy for themselves as the owners of 13 McDonald’s franchises in the Los Angeles, California area. […]

Founder of 20-Year Old Black-Owned Construction Company Shifts Gears and Launches an All-Natural Skin Care Line

Katonya Breaux, founder of Unsun Cosmetics

After owning a construction company for over 20 years, Katonya Breaux has turned to cosmetics. She was disappointed that sunscreens were not made for African-American skin, and many cosmetics contained […]

Beyoncé Reportedly Planning to Buy the Houston Rockets -- Here's What She Will Gain If She Does!

Beyonce as owner of the Houston Rockets

Superstar Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, who is originally from Houston, Texas, is reportedly interested in buying a minority stake in the Houston Rockets NBA franchise. Reportedly, the current owner, Les Alexander, wants […]

Entrepreneur/ Graphic Designer Creates the Coolest Black-to-School Supplies Ever!

Makeba Griffin, founder of Makeba Designs

Entrepreneur and graphic designer Makeba Griffin is the founder of a fashionable lifestyle brand of clothing and accessories designed for women, girls and boys. Her designs and prints are attractive, […]

Single Mom Turns a $32 Bank Balance into an International Hair Care Brand -- Ships Over 3,000 Orders Each Month!

Gwen Jimmere, founder of Naturalicious

Just 30 days before her grueling divorce was final, Gwen Jimmere from Detroit, Michigan, found herself being laid off from her job. As the breadwinner in the marriage, she was […]

New Book From Black Author Helps Build Confidence to Combat Childhood Bullying

Dr. Irene Okoronkwo, author of Chisom the Champ

Dallas, TX — Dr. Irene Okoronkwo-Obika is a children’s advocate and mental health professional. She is well aware of what it feels like to be a child, mistreated, taunted, and […]

Black Inventor and Hair Stylist Debuts New Website to Launch Brand New SnapWeave Product

Jennifer King, founder and inventor of SnapWeave

Nationwide — Jennifer King, an in-demand Atlanta hair stylist, has clients from all backgrounds using hair extensions for protection, convenience, and versatility. But when they come to her, a lot […]

Why Kandi Burruss is a Much Smarter Business Woman Than You May Have Thought -- And Her Bank Account Proves It!

Kandi Burruss

Kandi Burruss was known in the 90’s as a member of the popular R&B group, Xscape, and as an award-winning songwriter for acts like TLC, Pink, and Destiny’s Child. But […]

Business Women and Entrepreneurs Invited to Submit Their Stories to BusinessWomen.org

Diverse business women and entrepreneurs

— Open invitation for women to submit a short write-up about why they are an “Amazing Business Woman”. — Nationwide — There are millions of successful woman-owned businesses all around […]

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Expands Partnership With USA Swimming

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Partners With USA Swimming

Historic, Exclusive Sponsorship Agreement for FINA World Junior Swimming Championships/i> Cary, NC — Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. and USA Swimming to sponsor the 2017 Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA) […]

TV Producer/ Screenwriter Shonda Rhimes Signs Major Deal With Netflix

Shonda Rhimes

47-year old Shonda Rhimes has just signed a multi-year production deal with Netflix, making her production company, ShondaLand, one of the most powerful woman-owned companies in the television industry!

Celebrating the 23rd Annual International Locks Conference: Natural Hair, Wholistic Health, and Beauty Expo

International Locks Conference

Nationwide — Much is said about the convenience of the digital age which is full of advanced, ever evolving technology, yet with all the computers, digital gadgets, and electronic means […]

Formerly Homeless Hair Salon Owner Gives Free Makeovers to Homeless Women and Girls

Vanessa Howard, founder of Giving Hands Hair Salon

Vanessa Howard from Tampa, Florida was once a homeless single mother with three children. But she has long recovered, started her own business called Giving Hands Hair Salon, and now […]

Diverse Community Coverage Comes to the Gulf Coast and Baltimore Areas

Founder and editors of Denver, Baltimore and Gulf Coast Urban Spectrums

— In age of shrinking media options, diversity is celebrated with launch of Urban Spectrum monthly news magazines in two metro areas — Denver, CO — Communities of color in […]

Meet the Jamaican Woman Who is the Oldest Person in the World at Age 117 -- And Her 97-Year Old Son!

Violet Mosses Brown, the oldest person in the world

Violet Mosses Brown from Jamaica eats whatever she wants. It seems to have worked well for her because she is now the oldest living human in the world and has […]

8-Year Old Entrepreneur Writes Best Selling Book -- About Her "Annoying Little Brother"

Nia Mya Reese, 8-year old best-selling author

Most 8-years old are in the third grade, and many of them are struggling to read and write. But 8-year old Nia Mya Reese from Birmingham, Alabama has already written […]

10-Year-Old Entrepreneur, Bullied for Her Dark Skin, Launches "Flexin' in My Complexion" Apparel Line

Kheris Roger, founder of Flexin' in My Complexion

Kheris Rogers, a 10-year old girl who was being bullied for her darker skin, has turned the opportunity into a smart and successful business idea. Based in Los Angeles, CA, […]

Online Retailer Criticized For Using White Models to Sell "Black Girl Magic" and Other Black Empowerment T-Shirts

Black empowerment T-shirts with White Models on Zazzle

Nationwide — Zazzle.com, a popular web site that allows customers to upload images and design their own personalized T-shirts, is under fire after several Black empowerment T-shirts (short-sleeve and long-sleeve) […]