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10-Year Old Entrepreneur Using Her Profits to Give Back and Inspire Other Girls

Gianni Graham

Almost every little girl wants a Barbie doll, but not all little girls can afford them. It took one creative and inspired little girl to solve this problem by donating […]

Philadelphia Poet Brings the Issue of Black Women and Depression to the Stage in Karen Moore’s Choreopoem "Poetik Blues: A Sistah’s Story"

Karen Moore

Nationwide — Karen Moore Enterprises with the Sistah Talk session sponsored by Urban Poetik Ministries Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of the Empowering Black Women Beyond the Blues […]

Nearly 50% of U.S. Children Now Live in Poverty -- And Trump Wants to Cut These Programs!

American child living in poverty

The National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) reports that 43 percent of all children in the U.S. now live in low-income families. This includes 30.6 million children, including 5.2 […]

Traci Otey Blunt Named President of RLJ Entertainment’s Urban Movie Channel

Traci Otey Blunt, president of Urban Movie Channel

Silver Spring, MD — Robert L. Johnson, Chairman of RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) today announced the appointment of Traci Otey Blunt as President of Urban Movie Channel (UMC). UMC is […]

Highly-Anticipated Documentary Explores Women, Trauma and Success

No More Chains Documentary

— “No More Chains: Succeeding Against The Odds” documentary set for red carpet premiere and national screening tour to help women thrive post-trauma — Fredericksburg, VA — No More Chains: […]

Minority Report Featured Black Owned Businesses Announces the Ultimate Black Love Gift Guide and Exclusive Interview with Black Love Day creator

Acts of Kindness Awards

The Ultimate Black Love Gift Guide and Exclusive Interview with Black Love Day creator, Ayo Handy-Kendi Nationwide — Black Love Day is celebrated on February 13th and has been every year […]

25% of African Americans With This Serious Health Condition Won't Find Out Until It's Too Late!

African American HIV Awareness program

Developing HIV does not have to be a death sentence. With proper treatment, HIV does not have to progress to full blown AIDS. The problem is that 25 percent of […]

Meet Annie Malone - The First Ever Black Woman Millionaire (Before Madam CJ Walker and Oprah Winfrey)

There are millions of women entrepreneurs in the United Statess that are running successful businesses, and many of them have even reached millionaire status. In fact, according a study by The American College, up to 45 percent of American millionaires are women. Few of these, however, are African American. But success runs in our race. Meet Annie Malone, the first Black woman millionaire

There are millions of women entrepreneurs in the United Statess that are running successful businesses, and many of them have even reached millionaire status. In fact, according a study by […]

Commanding Documentary About Workplace Discrimination To Screen At Hollywood Black Film Festival

Invisible Women Documentary

— “Invisible Women: Being a Black Woman in Corporate America” — Oakland, CA — Head Not The Tail Productions (HNTT Productions) is delighted to announce that its powerful and inspiring […]

Healthcare Solutions Company Introduces the EZ Lift™ Vest -- A Transfer Lift Device for Mobility-Challenged Patients of all Ages

Founders of EZ Lift Vest

— The company is on a mission to enhance dignity, independence and the quality of life for patients and loved ones who are at risk for unintentional falls. — Bradenton, […]

"Mommy, Please Help Me Get My Baby Back" -- The New, Captivating Novel By Shaquana Jackson Is Now Available

Shaquana Jackson, author of Mommy Please Help Me Get My Baby Back

— Author Shaquana Jackson announces the launch of her latest, breathtaking novel ‘Mommy, Please Help Me Get My Baby Back’. This amazing book is now available to order at Amazon.com […]

Founder of Denver's First Black Woman-Owned Coffeehouse to Host Art & Soul Music Showcase to Benefit Children in Sierra Leone, West Africa

Entrepreneur Lynn Baker and Artist Donte Jana

— Denver-based Good Mornings Coffeehouse, owned and founded by African American entrepreneur Lynn Baker, is taking services to the next level with the “Passion4Arts Project” initiative event on Thursday, August […]

Great Granddaughter of First President of Cote D’Ivoire, West Africa, Set to Share His Legacy For Peace During Black History Month

Stephanie Gregoire-McKinney, granddaughter of the first President of Cote D'voire (West Africa)

Nationwide — African-born linguist, global liaison and cultural connector, Stephanie Gregoire-McKinney, is on a mission to continue in the legacy of her great grandfather, Feu Felix Houphouet Boigny, the First […]

Artist Launches New Web Site to Celebrate the Beauty of Black Women

Lashonda Scott Robinson art

LaShonda Scott Robinson’s New Website Features Watercolors Celebrating Women of Color Tuscaloosa, AL — Artist LaShonda Scott Robinson launched her new website (www.lashondascottrobinson.com) to celebrate the beauty and complexity of […]

New Social Media Platform Promotes Group Economics Through Bridge Building Efforts

Jackie Hoskie, founder of Debridge2GE

Nationwide — Jackie Hoskie and her business partner Kyle McIver want to bridge the gap to collectively strengthen the black community through group economics. That’s one reason why she launched […]

National Hook-up of Black Women Scholarship Program Now Open Until February 21st

National Black Women Hookup Organization

National Hook-up of Black Women (NHBW) Scholarships are available to graduating high school seniors who plan to enroll in an accredited college or university in the fall after graduation. Two […]

Study Reveals Shocking Reasons Why Puberty Is More Difficult For Low Income Teen Girls

Teenage Low Income Girl

What happens to children when they are young often affects them for the rest of their lives. This includes that awful growing up stage called puberty. Recent research published in […]

Dr. Florence Alexander Receives the President's Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Florence Alexander

Nationwide — On January 28, 2017, Dr. Florence Alexander of Longwood, Florida received the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award provided by the 44th President of the United States, President Barack Obama […]

Black Entrepreneur/ Fashionista Launches Joyfulheads -- A Stylish Line of Versatile Afrocentric Hair Jewelry

Joyful Heads Afrocentric Hair Jewelry

A Fashionable Multi-Purpose Accessory in One: Headband, Necklace, Anklet and Bun Wrap Queens, NY — Meet Caren Dawkins. She is a MTA conductor and also the creator/founder of Joyfulheads (www.joyfulheads.com) […]

14-Year Old Girl, Naika Venant, Hangs Herself Live On Facebook

Naika Venant

Naika Venant from Miami, Florida, was only 14 years old when she methodically planned and carried out her suicide for two hours, and the whole event was live on Facebook. […]

Young Black Entrepreneur Making Sparkling Profits as a Diamond Dealer and Custom Jewelry Designer

Zenobia Morrow

Surely, you’ve heard before that “diamonds are a girl’s best friend,” but diamonds can also become a lucrative business. Just ask gemologist and custom jewelry designer, Zenobia Morrow, who is […]

Arlette Thomas-Fletcher Becomes the First African American, Female Writer, Director and Executive Producer of a Western Film

The Lonesome Trail

— “The Lonesome Trail” Feature Christian Western Finishing Funds Campaign! — Nationwide (BlackNews.com) — Arlette Thomas-Fletcher, a resident of Reisterstown, Maryland has been writing, producing and directing award winning Christian-based […]

Desiree Peterkin Bell Joins Faculty at University of Pennsylvania as Guest Lecturer This Spring

Desiree Peterkin Bell

Philadelphia, PA — Desiree Peterkin Bell, President and CEO of DPBell & Associates, joins the distinguished faculty of the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication this spring. Bell complements the […]

Could These Little-Known Mistakes Be Keeping You Broke?

Monique Caradine, the Overflow Coach

— Certified Money Coach identifies 4 common but rarely discussed money missteps women make and how to stop them in their tracks for good. — Nationwide — By now, most […]



One-of-a-Kind Hair Accessory Created Through Inspiration From a Car Charger -- One African American Woman Inventor's Story

Charmin Edwards, founder of Rocyalox

— “Wrap-N-Twist – That’s It!” — Chicago, IL — Entrepreneur Charmin Edwards (Damron Health and Beauty) was unable to find anything on the market to properly hold and adorn her […]

Grandmother Writes Novel about Nazi Atrocities and Heroic Black Soldiers in WWII

Lebensborn Experiment by Joyce Yvette Davis

— A blend of fact, fiction and scientific fantasy — Upland, CA — The Lebensborn Experiment: Book I, by Joyce Yvette Davis, deals with two little-known subjects of the Second […]

This 22-Year Old Woman Wants to Be the Mayor of Detroit -- And She's Running for Office!

Myya D. Jones

Detroit, MI — Myya D. Jones is just 22-years old, but she believes that she can be the next mayor of the city of Detroit. She was born and raised […]

At the Well Summer Leadership Academy Equips Girls of Color at Princeton and Swarthmore College

At the Well Summer Leadership Academy at Princeton

New York, NY — For the seventh straight year, the At the Well Young Women’s Leadership Academy (ATW) will offer its two week summer enrichment program for minority girls entering […]

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 […]

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 […]

13-Year Old Entrepreneur Making $100K a Year Doing This -- And She's Training Others Girls to Do the Same!

Asia Newson, Super Business Girl

Being a successful entrepreneur is not dependent on age, as shown by this 13-year-old from Detroit, Michigan. Her name is Asia Newson, and she is known locally and nationally as […]

$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 […]

African American Fashion Blogger Launches Fashion-Forward Luxury Travel Accessory

Natasha Bernard, founder of Fashion Fab Boutique

A leather passport cover and luggage tag set designed with jet-setting fashionistas in mind. Tampa, FL — Fashionista and award-winning blogger, Natasha Bernard of the increasingly popular fashion and lifestyle […]

A National Day of Racial Healing on January 17th Will Help Americans Heal and Overcome Deep Racial Divisions

Dr. Gail Christopher

Dr. Gail C. Christopher America’s Wire Writers Group Washington, DC — Just five days before inauguration of Donald Trump as the country’s 45th President, millions of Americans on January 15 […]

New Black-Owned Lingerie Line Heats Up the Market

Sadia Sisay, founder of BeingU Lingerie line

Black British entrepreneur Sadia Sisay has created a beautiful line of lingerie called BeingU that women of color everywhere will love. Not only are her creations sexy and comfortable, but […]

Black Women Business Moguls to Compete on "Queen Boss" Reality TV Show Hosted by Tracey Edmonds

Queen Boss Reality Show on Centric

Over 500,000 new businesses start up each month in the United States, and African-American women represent the fasting-growing group of entrepreneurs. But how do these women know if they have […]

First Ever Black Woman-Owned Comic Book Store on the East Coast Gets National Attention

Ariell Johnson, owner of Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse

Philadelphia, PA — When entrepreneur Ariell Johnson opened her comic book store and coffee shop in Kensington, Pennsylvania back in December 2015, it became an instant hit both locally and nationally. […]

Black Hairstylist Turned Entrepreneur Creates Snap Weave, an Innovative Patent-Pending Hair Extension System

Snap Weave

— Snap Weave allows women to create a full hairstyle of any length or texture in minutes – with no glue, needles, or installation tools! — Atlanta, GA — Leave […]

"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 […]

Compton's First Ever Black-Owned Business Celebrates 60 Years

Katherine Banks, founder of Naka's Broiler in Compton

More than 100 local residents recently gathered together to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Naka’s Broiler, a Black-owned restaurant which also happens to be the first ever Black-owned business in […]

Black Married Couple Releases New Book About Infertility Entitled, "Why Not Us?" -- On How Love Helped Them Overcome Their 12-Year Journey

Why Not Us By Sandra and Octavian Braxton

New York, NY — Sandra & Octavian Braxton have been married for 18 years and met while serving in the U.S. Air Force. Like most married couples, they wanted to start […]

Black Author/Thinker Reveals the Truth About 18 Controversial Subjects in Her New Book, "Psst: Please Somebody Speak The Truth"

Pssst Please Somebody Speak Truth by Dr. Karen Sloan-Brown

Nationwide — Dr. Karen Sloan-Brown says, “Stop the Lies! The 2016 Presidential election was built on a foundation of lies. Hillary Clinton was the victim of so many. Donald Trump […]

More Than 6,000 Low Income Families in D.C. Will Lose Their Welfare Benefits in 2017

Low Income DC Residents

Most people welcome a new year with promises of better things to come. But for thousands of welfare recipients in Washington, D.C., it’s a different story. For them, 2017 may […]

Super Mom Disrupts $121 Billion Dollar Skin Care Industry From Her Kitchen

Funlayo Alabi, founder of Shea Radiance

Funlayo Alabi grew up in West Africa where shea butter was considered a cure for everything. Many years later after immigrating to the United States, her son began to suffer […]

L’Oréal Sued By Black Women Who Say the Company's Hair Relaxer Product Burned Their Scalp and Left Them Bald

Black women suing L'Oreal after product burned their scalps

Nationwide — Several African American women who used L’Oréal’s SoftSheen-Carson Hair Relaxer product are now suing the brand for $5 million dollars after their usage of the product resulted in […]

Black Mom Gets Arrested After Calling Police After a White Man Choked Her Son

Jacqueline Craig, woman arrested after man choked her son

Nationwide — Jacqueline Craig, an African American mother from Fort Worth, Texas, called the police when her 7-year-old son said that a man choked him, but she was the one […]

After 30 Years of Research, Black Physician Releases New Innovative, Customized Weight Loss Program

Dr. O.Bey

— EAT One/Half brings to light for the first time, successful strategies for healthy weight loss. Newly uncovered, this versatile approach reveals technical and universal sources of support. Innovative, it […]