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Meet the Woman Entrepreneur Making 7-Figures With Her New Tampon Alternative, Leak-Free Clothing Line

Crystal Etienne, founder of PantyProp

Crystal Etienne, an African American businesswoman, founder, and CEO of PantyProp, is a self-confessed perfectionist when it comes to designing her product line of tampon alternative leak-proof underwear and swimwear. […]

Award-Winning Natural Hair Comedy Series, "Working Out the Kinks," Launches at Red Carpet Event

Working Out the Kinks

Webisodic comedy puts twist on black culture in fun and educational way. New York, NY — What happens when you combine Girlfriends with Black-ish with kinky hair? You get the […]

Black Doll Maker Teaches Other African Americans How to Make Handmade Dolls in Free YouTube Tutorials

Dr. Cassandra George Sturges holding her Maggy Rag doll

Dr. Cassandra George Sturges holding her Maggy Rag doll Ann Arbor, MI — Black doll maker, Dr. Cassandra George Sturges, shares her love for making handmade dolls by providing free […]

White Police Officer Throws Black Woman to the Floor in Violent Arrest; Tells Her "I'll Break Your Arm"

Chikesia Clemons being arrested

Saraland, AL — Yet another video of a violent arrest by a White police officer of an unarmed Black person has surfaced and gone viral on the internet. This time, […]

Mother of Three Brutally Murdered by Ex-Boyfriend in Facebook Live Video

Rannita Williams and Johnathan Robinson

Shreveport, LA — Rannita Williams, a mother of three, was reportedly held hostage and killed by her ex-boyfriend. The whole horrifying episode was broadcasted real-time via Facebook Live.

10-Year Old Entrepreneur “Bosses on Em” With Her New Footwear Company

Amiya Steed, founder of Amiya footwear

Nationwide — Tween CEO and entertainer Amiya Steed founded her business, AMAK by Amiya footwear, in 2016 as a way of self-expression and to help combat bullying. She quickly realized […]

71-Year Old White Woman Arrested for Attacking a Black Pregnant Soldier

Judy James Tucker

Macon, GA — Judy James Tucker, a 71-year old white woman, has been arrested and charged with battery after she and her son harassed and tried to attack two black […]

Black Woman Who Lost Her Job Because of Her Locks Has Petitioned the Supreme Court to Look at Her Case

Traci Vance, owner of the Loc Nesst natural hair salon in Chattanooga, TN

Mobile, AL — Chastity Jones is an African American woman who lost her job offer after refusing to cut her locks. The racial discrimination lawsuit she filed against the company was dismissed […]

DC Area Black Women Entrepreneurs to be Honored and Celebrated at Annual Luncheon

Bold Brave Beautiful Women in Business Luncheon

Nationwide — On Saturday, April 28, 2018, EPNET will host its 9th Annual Bold, Brave & Beautiful Women in Business Luncheon in Washington, DC. The 2018 Luncheon theme is “Celebrating Unbreakable […]

Black Entrepreneur Develops Innovative Health, Fitness and Well-Being App For Women Called SHEapp (Social Health Empowerment App)

Tam Williams, founder and creator of SHEapp

Tam Williams, founder of the company, She’s It, says it’s like having up to 10 apps integrated all in one. Philadelphia, PA — West Chester, PA based Lifestyle Technology Company, She’s […]

Black-Owned Restaurant in Dallas Reserves Mondays to Serve the Homeless

Paulette Johnson, founder of Truckers Cafe

Aside from her love for cooking, Paulette Johnson, an entrepreneur and the owner of Trucker’s Café, also loves helping people. Her café has been known not only for its “biggest […]

The Tobacco Industry is Targeting Women Despite Alarming Lung and Breast Cancer Rates, and One Group of Black Women Has Had Enough!

Carol McGruder, co-chair of AATCLC

San Francico, CA — This year, Women’s History Month came at a pivotal time when women’s voices and stories are being heard and lifted up in a way they never […]

Meet Leslie Hale -- The First Black Woman CEO to Ever Run a $1.2 Billion Real Estate Investment Trust

Leslie Hale, first Black woman CEO of a real estate investment trust

Leslie Hale will soon be the next CEO of RLJ Lodging Trust, becoming the first African-American woman to lead a real estate investment trust. With an impressive work background in […]

Woman Known as the 'Hamburglar' for Breaking into a McDonald's Drive-Thru Window Pleads Guilty

Jessica Marie Cross, known as the hamburglar

Columbia, MD — Last November, an African American woman was caught on camera fearlessly climbing and breaking into a McDonald’s drive-thru window near Baltimore, Maryland. Police identified her as 27-year […]

Black Male Authors Rarely Do This, But Steven Wayne's New Book Tells a Story of Love, Heartbreak and Redemption

Temporary Demolishment By Steven Wayne

Nationwide — What does it mean to be spiritually awakened? How do we reconcile our earthly desires with God’s plan? How do we approach the journey of healing our brokenness? […]

Everybody Loves the Egyptian-Inspired Swimsuits Beyonce's Dancers Wore At Coachella -- And They're Only $100

Egyptian Swimsuits worn by Beyonce at Coachella

Nationwide — Every one is still talking about Beyonce’s historic performance at the 2018 Coachella Music Festival in Palm Springs. She was the first Black woman to ever headline the […]

Beyonce Makes History at Coachella Festival; Launches Homecoming Scholars Award Program

Beyonce's Homecoming Scholars Award Program

Beyoncé, through her BeyGOOD initiative, has established the Homecoming Scholars Award Program for students attending Xavier University, Wilberforce University, Tuskegee University and Bethune-Cookman University – all Historically Black Colleges and […]

Owner of Black Woman-Owned Publishing Firm Heads to London to Help Authors

Lindsy Bivens

Nationwide — Lindsy Bivens is a publisher, conference host and empowerment speaker, who after learning difficult lessons through self-publishing, was fueled with a passion to solve problems for new authors. […]

Actress, Producer Tangi Miller’s Makes Her Directorial Debut of the Miniseries "Diva Diaries"

Tangi Miller, creator of 'Diva Diaries'

Set to Premiere on the Urban Movie Channel in April 2018 Los Angeles, CA — The Urban Movie Channel (UMC) presents a four-part miniseries of Diva Diaries, created by award-winning […]

Single Mom With 5 Children Graduates from Law School; Inspires Millions

Iesha Champs and her children

Houston, TX — Inspiring graduation photos of a single mother with her five children have been going viral on social media. Iesha Champs, who will receive her law degree in […]

Senior Citizen Forced to Pay Large Gas Bill After Years of Incorrect Meter Readings

Minerva Roman, senior citizen from Philadelphia

Minerva Roman, a 71-year old senior citizen woman from Philadelphia was shocked when she received her gas bill last month. She was being charged with a huge amount of money […]

NYC Mom Indicted for Decapitating Her 7-Year Old Son with a Knife

Hanane Mouhib and her son, Abraham Cardenas

Sweden, NY — Hanane Mouhib, a 36-year old former nurse, was arrested for allegedly decapitating her own 7-year old son just 10 days after being released from a hospital psych […]

Meet CEO & Founder Velma Trayham of the Largest Multi-Cultural Marketing Consulting Strategy Firm, "Thinkzilla"

Velma Trayham

Nationwide — If only being called a “nobody” stopped the now award-winning entrepreneur, CEO, investor, humanitarian, speaker and author, Velma Trayham. Velma’s story of transformation, passion, focus, drive, determination and […]

Black-Owned Candle and Vegan Skincare Company Joins Subscription Box Industry

Tanaya Dane, founder of Wicked Flame

Wicked Flame, founded by entrepreneur Tenaya Dane, launches a luxury candle and spa subscription box service Nationwide — Wicked Flame, a Black-owned candle and vegan skincare company has announced the […]

Black Mom, After Dealing With Her Son Being Bullied and Then Becoming a Bully Himself, Addresses the Topic in her New Children's Book!

Andrea Lockhart Nixon, author of Two Muffins

Nationwide — Andrea Lockhart-Nixon is a new author in the Raleigh, NC area. She has written and published a great book titled, Two Muffins. This is the first in the […]

Black Leadership Needs to Acknowledge that Margaret Sanger, Founder of Planned Parenthood, Was a White Supremacist and Should Be Denounced

Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood White Supremicist

By Rev. Clenard H. Childress, Jr. Nationwide — Aqunda Okeyo, who while serving as the Communications Chair for the March for Racial Justice, made an incendiary and thought-provoking observation when […]

Meet the Three Black Women Who Started Their Law Firm Through Twitter

Black women founders of KMR Law Group

Women pursuing a career in the legal sector often face challenges involving poor work-life balance and discrimination in the workplace, and that is one of the reasons why it is […]

Dee C. Marshall's "Win Rock & Rule" Women Empowerment Inspires Action

Dee C. Marshall speaking

Event Raises Monies and Connects BlackFem, Inc. with Partners to Adopt Ten Schools to Teach Girls About Financial Literacy in Newark Newark, NJ (BlackNews.com) — With an official welcome to […]

Daudreanna Baker Wins Tom Joyner Foundation® 'Full Ride' Scholarship to Historically Black University

Tom Joyner with scholarship winner, Daudreanna Kimbrough

Dallas, TX — Daudreanna Baker of Hazlehurst, Miss. is the winner of the 2018 Tom Joyner Foundation® “Full Ride Scholarship” that will cover full tuition, room and board (on campus […]

Authorpreneur and Publisher Launches "Black Authors Rock" to Equip, Empower and Edify Writers

Black Authors Rock

Selma, AL — Black Authors Rock (BAR) launches at an upcoming Write Your Way To Healing Masterclass. BAR is focused on enhancing professional development through mentorship, networking, and customized support […]

2018 Over-The-Rhine International Film Festival Team Announced and Receives A Million-Dollar Challenge Grant

Over-The-Rhine International Film Festival

Formerly the ReelAbilities Film Festival, Greater Cincinnati’s Largest Film Festival Works to Celebrate Diversity, Disability, and Difference on Screen and Behind-The-Scenes Cincinnati, OH — LADD (Living Arrangements for the Developmentally […]

African-American Transgender Author Toni Newman Appointed Executive Director of St. James Infirmary in San Francisco

Toni Newman, Executive Director at St. James Infirmary

San Francisco Peer Based Healthcare Provider Appoints New Member To Its Executive Team Nationwide — Effective May 9th, 2018, Toni Newman will be taking over as the Executive Director for […]

African American Award-Winning Event Planner Launches "Are You Ready For Primetime?" Master Class

Carolyn Howell, CEO and Founder of Events USA

Washington, DC — On Thursday, April 12, 2018, Carolyn E. Howell, CEO of Events USA will host a powerful Master Class in Washington, DC designed especially for established entrepreneurs and […]

Meet the Owner of the Largest Black-Owned Newspaper in the South

Karen Carter Richards, CEO and Publisher of the Houston Forward Times

Karen Carter Richards currently serves as the CEO and Publisher of the Houston Forward Times, the largest Black-owned and independently published newspaper in the South. She is continuing the legacy […]

NYPD Sergeant Blames Failing a Drug Test on Her Hair Weave

Tracy Gittens

New York, NY — Tracy Gittens, an NYPD sergeant, is facing dismissal from duty as she recently tested positive for marijuana. However, she claims that the hair sample that was […]

Women’s Fashion Brand, I Am Kreyol, Launched by Haitian Entrepreneur Seeks to Raise $30,000 for Production and to Create Empowerment and Sustainability in Haiti

Model wearing a dress from the I Am Kreyol clothing line

Boston, MA — High fashion womenswear label, I Am Kreyol (Kreyol), recently launched a crowdfunding campaign that embodies its core purpose – creating a movement and giving back. Utilizing Indiegogo, […]

Chrissy Teigen, Model and Wife of Singer John Legend, Inks Lucrative Deal With Pampers

Chrissy Teigen, ambassador of Pampers all-natural products

Chrissy Teigen, a model and celebrity, has just signed a lucrative deal with Procter & Gamble Co. Teigen is the first ambassador for their newest line of products, Pampers Pure […]

Another Woman Accuses Russell Simmons of Rape -- Files $10 Million Lawsuit

Russell Simmons

Nationwide — Russell Simmons is once again facing a lawsuit after another woman has accused him of rape. This woman claims that Simmons threatened her and her son in order […]

The 17th Annual Baltimore Natural Hair Care Expo -- Bigger, Better, Updated, and Upgraded!

17th Annual Baltimore Natural Hair Care Expo

Baltimore, MD — The Baltimore Natural Hair Care Expo kicks off the 17th annual event with a new look, new location, and updated vibes. The Expo, presented by Dreadz N’ […]

Nearly Homeless Single Mom Strikes It Big With Products Launching in Sally Beauty Stores

Gwen Jimmere, founder of Naturalicious

Determination and an amazing product can overcome even the most challenging odds. Naturalicious beauty company is living proof. Nationwide — Insiders and experts agree that the interest in natural hair […]

Best Selling Author Desiree Peterkin Bell Announces Release of New Co-Authored Book 'Women Who Influence' and "Chat and Chew" Series Around the World

Desiree Peterkin-Bell, co-author of Women Who Influence

New York, NY — Desiree Peterkin Bell, founder and CEO of Public Affairs Firm DPBell & Associates, announces the publication of Women Who Influence. The new book is part of […]

17-Year Old Black CEO Launches Nationwide Search For Other Young Entrepreneurs to Collaborate as Co-Authors For Her New Book

Zandra Cunningham, teen CEO of Zandra Beauty

Zandra Cunningham’s book, “The Science Behind It,” will reveal the business success of young entrepreneurs in a one-of-a-kind book collaboration. Entrants can apply now at http://imready.thesciencebehinditcollab.com Nationwide — Zandra Cunningham, […]

African American Author and Education Advocate to Host Scholarship Bootcamp on "How to Send Your Kids to College Without Going Broke"

Gwen Thomas teaching parents at her scholarship bootcamps

Washington, DC — In just a few months, nervous parents of high school seniors will be making the final decisions of how they will pay for college for their students. […]

16-Year Old Girl Found Dead Before She Could Testify in Sexual Assault Case

Mujey Dumbuya

Kalamazoo, MI — Mujey Dumbuya, a 16-year-old girl, was about to testify against her rapist but she was found dead on the side of the road half-naked. Officials say she […]

Kansas City Woman Reunites With Her Long Lost Mother After 50 Years

Author Grace LaJoy Henderson with her long lost mother

Author Grace LaJoy Henderson lost her mother when she was 2-years old, and she has finally found her after a lifelong search comprising of five painful decades. Kansas City, MO […]

Fake Women’s Health Centers Reportedly Target Black Women

Jessica Estes

Fake women’s health centers have been recently emerging in different states trying to mislead women and give false information about reproductive health care options. Apparently, these fake health centers are […]

Black-Owned Hair Accessory Company Convenes Atlanta Naturals at The Gathering Spot for #DitchTheBand LIVE -- A Must-See Hair & Beauty Extravaganza on April 7th!

Ceata Lash, founder of Puffcuff and the Ditch the Band campaign

— The PuffCuff® hair accessory line hosts a naturally curly extravaganza to encourage people to ditch damaging hair accessories in exchange for those that preserve hair while offering great style. […]

Black Excellence: Philadelphia Fashion Designer Celebrates Five Years of Success With High Stakes Fashion Show

Fashion designer Milano di Rouge

Philadelphia, PA — In the past five years, Milano di Rouge has transformed from an online boutique to a fashion powerhouse worn by celebrities such as Cardi B, Rick Ross, […]

Atlanta Mompreneur Covers Clients in Luxury With Line of Mink Blankets

Shivolli DaSilva, founder of S&S Luxury

Atlanta, GA — As one of the newest additions to the prestigious Phipps Plaza in Atlanta, GA, S&S Luxury brings new meaning to the words Home Décor. Touting a feeling […]

Young Black Stylist, Alonzo Arnold, is a Breakout Star Among Celebrities and Beyond

Alonzo Arnold, celebrity hair stylist

Atlanta, GA — At the age of 25, Alonzo Arnold is building an empire that his peers could only dream of. As a stylist in the hair capital of the […]

Mother Arrested After Video of Her 1-Year Old Baby Smoking Marijuana Goes Viral

Brianna Ashanti Lofton

Raleigh, NC — Brianna Ashanti Lofton, a 20-year old mother from Raleigh, North Carolina, was arrested and charged with two counts of felony child abuse and possession of marijuana. She was […]

First Teens Ever to Take Their Youth Empowerment Tour on the Road to Empower, Inspire and Educate

AJ Carr and Essynce Moore

Nationwide — Teen entrepreneurs Essynce Moore and AJ Carr, both just 15-years old, are dedicated and determined to inspire, empower, and educate thousands of elementary, middle, and high school students […]

Top 10 Scholarship Programs That Every Black Woman Should Know About

African American women students

Nationwide — Every year, thousands of scholarship programs around the world help students obtain much-needed financial aid. Many of these programs, however, are specifically for women. And some of them […]

Why What Amazon Just Did For Medicaid and Low-Income Families is Such a Big Deal

Amazon Prime boxes

Amazon is once again taking initiative in the healthcare industry. In their latest efforts to alleviate healthcare costs, the online retail giant will now be selling Prime memberships at a […]

Oprah Winfrey Cashes in on Weight Watchers Stock For a Profit of About $22 Million

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey, the billionaire media mogul, has yet again snagged a huge profit from her investments. This time, it was from the diet and nutrition company, Weight Watchers International. Her […]

WNBA Player Talks Relationships and Unrealistic Expectations in Her New Book Of Poetry, "Notes in the Key of Heart Break"

Imani McGee Stafford, author of Notes in the Key of Heartbreak

Austin, TX — WNBA star, poet, writer and mental health advocate, Imani McGee-Stafford, adds published author to her burgeoning brand. Notes in The Key of Heartbreak, a book of poems […]

Waitress at Waffle House Awarded $16K Scholarship After Her Act of Kindness Was Caught on Camera

Evoni Williams, a waitress of Waffle House, who was rewarded for her act of kindness

La Marque, TX — Waitress Evoni Williams was working as usual at the Waffle House to save up for college. And when an older customer needed help cutting his food, […]

Reparations for 40 Million African Americans Finally Possible Thanks to a New Cryptocurrency Called Sankofa Black Gold

African American woman trading cryptocurrency online

Sankofa Black Gold cryptocurrency is poised to enrich and empower 1.25 billion African people worldwide by 2020. Menlo Park, CA — After centuries of reckless disregard for the continent of […]

Why Black Women in New York City Are 12 Times More Likely to Die From Childbirth

Black pregnant woman

The number of deaths caused by pregnancy and childbirth in the United States is increasing at an alarming rate, according to statistics. It is said that Black women are more […]

651 Arts and MoCADA (The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts) Join Forces and Announce Depelsha McGruder as New CEO

Depelsha McGruder, CEO of newly formed arts institution

Brooklyn, NY — 651 ARTS and MoCADA (the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts) today announce that the two organizations are joining forces to create a new contemporary arts institution. […]

Black PhD Releases Six New Children’s Books Featuring African American Characters… And School Districts Absolutely Love Them!

Grace LaJoy Henderson, PhD, Author-Illustrator of The Gracie Series

“The Gracie Series” by Dr. Grace LaJoy will inspire a new generation of brown children by instilling values and polishing comprehensive skills. Kansas City, MO — With the divide caused […]

Parents Upset After Their Daughter Was Kicked Off the School Bus For Wearing "Inappropriate Clothing"

Makhigha Davis

Raeford, NC — Hoke County High School has been under fire since one of its administrators reportedly kicked off a Black student from the school bus, saying she has inappropriate […]

NYC Grandmother in Shock After Coming Home to Find Her Entire Family Dead From a Murder-Suicide

Terrance Briggs, his daughter Laylay, stepfather Loyed Drain Jr., and stepbrother Loyed Drain III

Brooklyn, NY — A grandmother went home to be shocked seeing her family dead, including her 1-year-old granddaughter. Her son allegedly killed her husband, her stepson, and her granddaughter before […]

Two Black High School Students Suspended for Posting a Video Online of Their White Classmate Using the N-Word

N-word used on Snapchat

Concord, NC — A North Carolina high school has suspended two Black students after they posted a Snapchat video of their white schoolmate who used the N-word. The suspension was […]