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"A Purse With a Purpose" Initiative Pays Tribute to Women Veterans

Purse With a Purpose

Nationwide — What do you get when you put the leading retail store TJ Maxx, an award-winning nonprofit organization Jackets for Jobs (JFJ), and Michigan women veterans together? You get […]

Magazine Publisher Launches New Lifestyle Blog that Inspires Women of Color to Engage In Self-Care

Ola Jackson, founder of Onyx Woman Magazine and YourStylishWays.com

Nationwide — After 26 years of operating a communications business where she created a local 8-page professional development newsletter that later blossomed into a full-blown business and financial magazine called […]

The First Ever Nigerian Women Bobsled Team is Heading to the 2018 Winter Olympic Games

Nigerian women Bobsled team

Nationwide — Visa has announced the addition of three athletes who make up the Nigerian Women’s Bobsled Team to Team Visa, currently training to become the first ever African representatives, […]

This Refugee-Turned-Entrepreneur Owns 2 IHOP Restaurants, Her Own Soul Food Restaurant, and a $250 Million Real Estate Portfolio

Adena Bayoh, owner of 2 IHOPs in New Jersey

At age 13, Adenah Bayoh escaped the civil war in her native country of Liberia, immigrated to the United States and is now one of the most successful entrepreneurs in […]

Isabis Candles Promote Pride and Prosperity of Black Culture

Mia Artson, founder of Isabis Candles

— Environmentally Friendly Candles Inspire and Motivate While Infusing Aromatic Stimulation — Woodbridge, VA — Isabis scented soy candles are lighting a path of empowerment and inspiration. Featuring nine unique […]

Real Estate Mogul, Tiffany Curry, Named "Woman of the Year" at the 2017 Global Power Tour in Houston

Tiffany Curry

Houston, TX — Tiffany Curry has been named “Woman of the Year” at the 2017 Global Power Tour, a multi-city, multi-country, hands-on and engaging summit for women entrepreneurs focusing on […]

J.Crew Apologizes For Ad Featuring "All-Natural" Black Model With Uncombed Hair

Model Marihenny featured in a J Crew ad with uncombed hair

Nationwide — A recent ad from J. Crew that featured Black Dominican model, Marihenny Rivera, with unkempt hair was heavily criticized on Black Twitter. The comments were basically saying that […]

Chrisette Michele, Who Sang For Donald Trump's Inauguration, Just Released a Song Called 'Black Lives Matter'

Chrisette Michele

Nationwide — R&B singer Chrisette Michele was heavily criticized when she sang for Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration, and now the criticism continues with the release of her new single “Black […]

Tiffany Haddish Makes History With SNL Debut -- Becomes First Black Woman Standup Comedian to Ever Host the Show!

Tiffany Haddish

Nationwide — Comedian Tiffany Haddish is making headlines for her hilarious debut appearance on Saturday Night Live. She is reportedly the first Black woman standup comedian to ever host the […]

Trailblazing Real Estate Expert Melanie Gamble’s New Book Reveals the Great Recession’s Impact on Communities of Color

Melanie Gamble, author of Unintended Consequences

Nationwide — Home is where the heart is, but you have to use your head. That’s the simple, but sound advice from trailblazing real estate expert and broker Melanie Gamble, […]

17-Year Old Black CEO Launches New Program and Workshop Series to Help High School Students Reach Their Potential

Zandra Cunningham

— Zandra Beauty’s STEAM-based immersion program prepares high school students for business and boosts their interest in science, technology, engineering, art and math. — Nationwide — Zandra A. Cunningham, teen […]

Mom Charged With Hitting Her Daughter's Teacher With a Brick After School

Daishonta Williams, Pittsburgh mom who attacked daughter's teacher with a brick

Nationwide — 29-year old Daishonta Williams from Pittsburgh is being charged after she allegedly followed her daughter’s 4th grade teacher, hit her with a brick, dragged her out of her […]

Former DJ-Turned-Entrepreneur Finds Success With Her Homemade Peanut Butter and Jams (Music Jams, That is!)

Megan Gibson, founder of PB&Jams

PB&Jams is a Black-owned company in West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania whose founder, Megan Gibson, took an American favorite — peanut butter — and grew the idea into a successful business. Her […]

City of Charlotte, NC Welcomes Its First Ever Black Female Mayor

Vi Lyles, first Black mayor of Charlotte

Nationwide — Vi Lyles has just made history as the first Black woman mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina. She ran an aggressive campaign, and her victory was confirmed by local […]

Black Millennial Launches App to Discover & Review Black-Owned Businesses

Mandy Bowman, founder of Official Black Wall Street

Nationwide — The next generation digital platform, Official Black Wall Street, is making it even easier to find and support Black-owned businesses with the launch of their highly anticipated new […]

Jill Scott Files For Divorce, Saying It's "Unsafe" to Stay Together; Her Husband Responds Calling Her an "Evil Woman"

Jill Scott

Nationwide — After just one year of marriage, singer and actress Jill Scott has filed for divorce from her husband, Mike Dobson. According to TMZ, the 45-year old is citing […]

MUSC Cancer Researcher Elected into National Academy of Medicine

Chanita Hughes-Halbert

— Becomes first woman and first African-American from South Carolina selected for such an honor — Charleston, SC — Chanita A. Hughes-Halbert, Ph.D., has been elected into invited to join […]

African American Tech "Mompreneur" Launches Cryptocurrency $Guap to Grow Black-Owned Businesses

Tavonia Evans, founder of Guap

Nationwide — Technology veteran, visionnaire, and mompreneur Tavonia Evans has launched the very first ICO (Initial Coin Offering) for $Guap, a coin aimed at recycling wealth within the Black community. […]

From Executive Producer to Director -- She's Won 15 Emmys, and She's Not Even an Actress!

Fox 5 DC is making moves and Terri Tolliver is moving with them! This Washington, DC native is the station’s new Director of News Projects and Partnerships. Terri is a […]

New Book, Inspired By the Author’s 13-Year Old Granddaughter, Challenges One Million Black Men and Fathers to Make Sure Their Children “Know Our Story”

Jordyn Alexis Ash, the granddaughter of author Tyrone Ash, holds a copy of his book

Nationwide — A teenager is challenging a million fathers and a million black men to make sure their children “Know Our Story”. “What shall I tell my children who are […]

Media Personality Indy Smith Releases Controversial Relationship Guide About Cheating, Intimacy Issues, and Communication

Indy Smith, author of Why Ask

Nationwide — Indy Smith, the author of the motivating Why Ask… series, is dedicated to helping, & devoted to keeping it honest & real. In her new book, Why Ask… […]

New Book, "Mama's Girl," Tells the Story of a Single Mom Raising Her Daughter in All the Right (and Wrong) Ways

Mama's Girl by Daybreak Jones

Farmingdale, NY — Mama’s Girl by Daybreak Jones is an Black urban story about a single mom raising her daughter. It is also a story about a daughter who knows […]

Beyonce to Star in Disney's New "Lion King" Film -- Also Starring James Earl Jones, Alfre Woodard, Chiwetel Ejiofor and More!

Beyonce starring in Disney's Lion King film

Nationwide — Disney has announced the cast for the upcoming live-action Lion King film to be released in 2019. Megastar Beyoncé will be playing the role of Nala.

Veteran Entrepreneur Launches New Program to Help Aspiring and Seasoned Black Women Entrepreneurs

Demarra Gardner, founder of Black Women About Business (BWAB)

Nationwide — There’s no secret that black female entrepreneurs are on the rise. In fact, they are the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs in the world. According to the State […]

Her Photos Went Viral, and Now Every Modeling Agency Wants to Sign Her!

Anok Yai

Plymouth, NH — Several photos of Anok Yai, a New Hampshire college student, have gone viral on social media and now every model agency in the country wants to sign […]

Meet the Two Richest Black Women in the World (Yes, There are Two!)

Richest Black women in the world

Very few of the world’s wealthiest people are Black, and even fewer are Black women. Most of the richest tycoons tend to be white and Asian men, with very few […]

Black Entrepreneur Launches Slumber Party Specialist Company With Personalized Options For Kids, Ladies Nights, and More

Brittany Harry, Founder of Sleepover Envy

Montgomery, AL — The team at Sleepover Envy is thrilled to announce that their company is now open in Montgomery, Alabama. The new company is Alabama’s first slumber party specialist […]

Power Couple Develops Revolutionary App for Black Businesses & Consumers

Tanisha Johnson & Jamal Sutter, owners of Allonsy, Let's Go

Nationwide — Historically, the Black community has been its strongest when standing as one. With increasing media coverage of police brutality on unarmed Black men and the blurred line between […]

9th Annual Women's Entrepreneur Expo to Be Held in the Washington DC Area on November 4th

Women Entrepreneurs Expo

— The event offers a dynamic opportunity for women in business from various sectors to get educated, to share information, and to get renewed inspiration about the rewards of business […]

Michelle Obama Wants More African Americans to Talk About Mental Health

Michelle Obama

One in four people in the world will be affected by mental or neurological disorders at some point in their lives, according to the World Health Organization. Around 450 million […]

10 Things Every Low Income Family Should Know About Open Enrollment For the Affordable Care Act

Low income man receiving healthcare

Open enrollment for healthcare insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) runs from Nov. 1 through Dec. 15. There is good news this year — 31 states have expanded Medicaid […]

Entrepreneur Crushes the "Angry Black Woman" Stereotype With Her Smiling, Happy Products

Daveia Odoi, founder of Dynasmiles

Daveia Odoi is the creator of “The DynaSmiles by DNT,” an original collection of happy art sold in the US, UK and Ghana that has been highlighted by Essence, Black […]

Black Woman-Owned Beauty Brand Raises $1 Million in Funding Despite Major Industry Competition and Saturation

Founders of Mented Cosmetics

The beauty industry is very competitive, and already saturated with hundreds of companies that offer various makeup products. Despite this, however, two Black female Harvard Business School grads were able […]

Why People Call Her "Mama Biscuit" -- And How She Recovered After Getting Cut From a Popular Reality Show

Lesley Riley, founder of Mama Biscuit's Gourmet Biscuit Company

Lesley Riley, founder of Mama Biscuit’s Gourmet Biscuit Company, is so successful that people are now referring to her as “Mama Biscuit” – even though that’s not really the name […]

Black Filmmaker, Shirah Dedman, Produces New Documentary Exposing the Truth About Gentrification

Shirah Dedman, filmmaker of You a Nomad

Oakland, CA — A new documentary exploring displacement of African-Americans out of major U.S. cities will release on YouTube on October 25, 2017. YOU A NOMAD is a short film […]

Black Woman Authorpreneur Solo Represents Black Community at Major International Book Conference in Frankfurt, Germany

Lindsey Bivens

Nationwide — Lindsy Bivens is a published author and empowerment speaker-turned publishing professional, who after learning difficult lessons through self-publishing, was fueled with a passion to solve problems for new […]

Cymphonique Sings Like Beyonce and Has Hands Like Laila Ali

Cymphonique boxing

Nationwide — Cymphonique is only 20, but has over 10 years of hard work blood sweat and tears into her music career. The Hip Hop R&B superstar sacrifices and dedicates […]

This 10-Year Old Black Entrepreneur Has Sold Her Patented Invention in All 50 States and Nine Countries

Gabrielle Goodwin, founder of Gabby's Bows

Columbia, SC — Elementary entrepreneur Gabrielle Goodwin has finally received the utility patent for her hair accessory invention GaBBY Bows. She and her mom, Rozalynn, applied for it when Gabrielle […]

African American Holistic Doctor Releases New Line of All-Natural Herbal Ointments

Dr. Nancy

— Dr. Nancy J. Williams has developed all-natural, chemical-free products that help with arthritis, back pain, migraines, sciatica, lupus, sinus congestion, menstrual cramps, and more — Nationwide — You shape […]

National Black Business Owners Association Launches in Charlotte, NC

Cherie Shepherd, founder & CEO of NBBOA

Announces Three Programs Focusing on Access to Funding – Pathways to Funding, the NBBOA Loan Prep Academy, and NBBOA Loan Connections Charlotte, NC — The National Black Business Owners Association […]

Black Family-Owned Potato Chip Brand Expands to 41 States -- Plans to Launch New Smoked Barbecue Flavor!

Black family founders of Symphony Chips

Nationwide — Symphony Potato Chips, a Black-owned family business based in Atlanta, GA is quickly becoming a household name. Harmonious and flavorful are words that are used everyday, but try saying […]

How She Overcame Her Husband's Tragic Death and Launched a $3 Million Staffing Company

Constance Moonzwe, Founder of ITH Staffing

Constance Moonzwe was devastated when her husband tragically died in 2014, leaving her to raise their 7-month old baby alone. She, however, decided to keep herself busy and start a […]

Black-Owned Event Planning Firm Recognized as a Top 100 Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) in the Washington, DC Area

Carolyn Howell, founder of Events USA

— CRMSDC names Events USA as one of the best in the region — Lanham, MD — The Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council (CRMSDC) has named Carolyn E. Howell, […]

No One Has Done More For Dark Skin Than Activist Rashida Strober -- 5 Books and an Upcoming One-Woman Play in Harlem on November 4th

Rashida Strober, queen of dark skin

Nationwide — Get to know Rashida Strober, the world’s first dark skin activist and the inventor of dark skin activism. No one else has done what she has done.  Millions […]

9 Black Women Share Their Painful Divorce Experiences in New Book, "How Divorce Became My Deliverance"

Divorced Black woman

— Because researchers estimate that marriages have a 50% chance of survival, these women have come together to share how they moved past the pain of divorce. While some chose […]

Black Millionaire's New Book Reveals How to Conquer Real Estate and Never Be Broke Again

Ella's Golden Egg by Ella Coney

Denver, CO — Ella’s Golden Eggs: How to Conquer Real Estate and Never Be Broke Again is real estate expert Ella M. Coney’s latest release. “No matter where you start, […]

Woman Entrepreneur Makes History After Raising $1 Million For Her Legal Tech Startup

Kristina Jones, founder of Court Buddy

Kristina Jones has worked hard to overcome enormous odds to became the 14th African American female founder to ever raise $1 million for her tech startup. Her San Francisco-based company, […]

Perms, Chemical Relaxers and Other Reasons Why Black Women Suffer the Most From Uterine Fibroids

Black woman suffering from fibroids

Black women are three times more likely to have fibroids and tumors, according to recent research. The cause is believed to be linked to perms and chemicals relaxers.