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New App Helps Unarmed African Americans Easily Facebook Live Their Encounters With Police Officers

Black man pulled over by white cop

— The app, Solomon’s Shield, developed by an African American attorney, also enables users to instantly send a quick text to up to 5 friends and relatives with their GPS […]

PHEN Launches Stage Play "Daddy's Boys" For Prostate Cancer Awareness Focusing on African American Families

Daddy's Boys stage play launched by PHEN

Nationwide — Building on its success in prostate cancer education, awareness and advocacy, the Prostate Health Education Network (PHEN) is enhancing its efforts with a Broadway-style stage play. “Daddy’s Boys” […]

South Carolina High School Graduates from Class of 1967 Celebrate Their 89% Graduation Rate, Despite the Segregated Turbulent Times of the 1960’s

Alston High School, class of 1967

By Dr. Charles L. Singleton and Mr. Isreal T. Singleton, editors and publisher of “The Family Journal USA” and the “Alston High School Garnet and Blue 1964 Journal” Nationwide — […]

Charges Dropped Against Two Black Men Who Say Police Beat Them and Made Them Falsely Confess to a Murder

Corey Batchelor

Chicago, IL — Corey Batchelor and Kevin Bailey, both 48 years old, have been acquitted of murdering the wife of a retired Chicago police officer. They were claiming that they […]

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 […]

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 […]

Research Confirms That Low Income Black and Hispanic College Graduates Have Higher Health Risks

Low income college graduates

A recent study has found that disadvantaged minorities who graduated college in the United States are more likely to develop health risks compared to those graduates who are white and […]

Prisoners in NYC to Get Free Copies of "The New Jim Crow" Book

Prisoner reading New Jim Crow book

Prisoners in New York City will be receiving free copies of the book The New Jim Crow. The controversial book about the mass incarceration of African-Americans will be distributed as […]

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 […]

Hope Credit Union Promotes Financial Literacy to Underserved Markets Through an Innovative Social Media Contest

Hope Credit Union contest

— Hope Credit Union Presents the “Video Share Win” Contest — Jackson, MS — Hope Credit Union will launch its Facebook video contest “Video Share Win.” The goal of this […]

Man Convicted For Trying to Kill His Wife's Boyfriend

Jermaine Baker, man who tried to killed boyfriend's wife

Aurora, IL — Jermaine L. Baker, a 40-year old man, was found guilty of shooting his ex-wife’s boyfriend three times in the head in 2014. He was convicted of felony counts of […]

Podcast/Web Series Addressing African American Struggles Debuts in Black History Month

Kirk Nugent, creator of The Sound of Melanin

Fort Lauderdale, FL — A new web and podcast series addressing issues affecting African Americans is set to premier during Black History Month.

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 […]

50% of All School Cafeterias in This City Have Mice, Rats, or Roaches (or All Three!)

NYC school cafeteria

A recent study in 2017 discovered that almost half of the school cafeterias in New York City has had at least one dangerous health code violation which includes evidence of […]

This Homeless Man Has Been Arrested 344 Times... and Now He is Heading Back to Jail!

Richard Powell, homeless man who has been to jail 344 times

Miami Beach, FL — Richard Powell, a homeless man in Florida, was arrested 344 times in the past and now he goes back to jail. A serious case of repeat […]

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 […]

Prostate Cancer is the #1 Most Deadly Disease for Black Males -- 10th Annual Prostate Cancer Awareness Observance Day to Bring Awareness!

Black men observing prostate cancer awareness day

Nationwide — How far would you go to protect yourself and your family? What if it was a matter of life and death? And what if the answer was a […]

BlackEconomicsMatter.com Will Create 45 New Black Billionaires Through Collaboration, Strategic Partnerships, Mergers & Acquisitions

Black entrepreneurs raising hands

— Black History will be made this February 2018 — Nationwide — There are approximately 500 billionaires in America. There are approximately 5 Black billionaires in America. Blacks represent 10-15% […]

Baltimore Police Commissioner Fired After Record Number of Homicides in 2017

Baltimore police commissioner and mayor

Baltimore, MD — Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh fired Police Commissioner Kevin Davis after a surge of homicide rate and a lot more controversies during his term. He was replaced by […]

Black Doctor from Chicago Upset After Police Mistook Him for a Robbery Suspect

Dr. Gregory Hall

Evanston, IL — Dr. Gregory Hall, a Black American doctor in Evanston, became a victim of mistaken identity. He was walking home from a public library when he was suddenly […]

Study Confirms Black Women Are 3-4 Times More Likely to Die During Pregnancy

Black pregnant mom

The death of a woman during pregnancy or after delivery is indeed a tragedy for a family. Unfortunately, more and more pregnant women in the United States die each year […]

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 […]

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 — […]

Facebook Partners with the Alfred Street Baptist Church Foundation to Support Their 16th Annual HBCU College Festival on Saturday, February 10

Students at the ASBC Foundation HBCU College Festival

— Alfred Street Baptist Church Foundation Announces Facebook as the Title Sponsor of the Largest Free HBCU College Festival in the United States — Alexandria, VA — Facebook and The […]

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 […]

Black-Owned Line of Premium Hair Care Products, Already Available in 600 Beauty Supply Stores, Signs New Deal With Major National Retailer

Pamela Booker, founder of Koils By Nature

— Koils By Nature coming to a Target store near you on January 28th — Atlanta, GA — Koils By Nature, a hair and skincare brand that blends the essence […]

Black Teen Killed In NYC After Clash Over His iPhone

Trevor Rhudd, teen killed over his iPhone

Queens, NY — 15-year-old Trevor Rhudd was found dead inside a Queens public housing development. His mother claims that the reason behind the killing was his iPhone and that he was […]

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 […]

City Employee Arrested for Stealing Over $10K from Black Scholarship Endowment

Danny Fugate, man accused of stealing Black scholarship funds

Paducah, KY — Danny W. Fugate, treasurer for the McCracken County Community Career Endowment, had been arrested for allegedly stealing more than $10,000 from a scholarship grant particularly intended for […]

Hundreds of Amazon.com Employees Are Reportedly on Food Stamps

Amazon workers

As Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos became the richest person in the world with a net worth of over $100 billion in 2017, his company had some employees that […]

22-Year Old Man Last Seen Leaving to Meet Woman He Met Online Found Dead

Marty McMillan, man killed after meeting woman online

Washington, DC — A 22-year-old man who went missing after leaving for a date with a woman he met on PlentyofFish.com was finally found, but dead.

Actors Danny Glover and Delroy Lindo to Address From the Fire Summer Leadership Academy for Minority Teen Males at Princeton University

Delroy Lindo, Danny Glover, and the From the Fire Leadership Academy logo

New York, NY — Personal development, empowerment, and accountability are the focuses of the new From the Fire: Leadership Academy for Young Men operated by At the Well Conferences, Inc. […]

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 […]

Renowned Empowerment Strategist Has Written The Ultimate Guidebook to Transform Ordinary Lives

Harold Leffall, author of I Am Enough

— ‘I Am Enough: 90 Days of Spiritual Nuggets to Recognize and Embrace Your Authentic Self’ is a Book That Answers Everything — Benicia, CA — Seasoned entrepreneur, author and […]

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 […]

President Trump Takes Credit For Black Unemployment Being the Lowest in 45 Years

Donald Trump with Barack Obama

Nationwide — “African American unemployment is the lowest ever recorded in our country,” President Donald Trump tweeted last Monday. It is true, according to the new report by the Bureau […]

This is What Many Low Income Families Do -- Even Though They Can’t Afford It!

Low income shoppers

Many people are guilty of spending money on luxuries and think of it as treating themselves when they have extra money to do so. Those on a low income might […]

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 — […]

Ironic Adult Coloring Book, "I am So Sick of White Guys," Tests the Alt-Right’s Sense of Humor

I Am So Sick of White Guys bookcover

Seattle, WA — The authors of I am So Sick of White Guys do not hate white guys. In fact, Jim Corbett and Tim Jones ARE white guys. But when […]

Museums and the Marathon Man: Do Black Museums Get the Recognition They Deserve?

Professor Bentley Whitfield

— In the first of a series of articles, Professor Bentley Whitfield focuses on the tremendous value and role of small American museums – educational institutions that outnumber all Starbucks […]

Clothing Giant H&M Apologizes For Featuring Black Boy in a "Coolest Monkey in the Jungle" Hoodie

Black boy featured in controversial HM ad

Nationwide — Multi-national clothing retail company, H&M, has received sharp criticism from the public following a “racist” photo of a young black boy wearing a “coolest monkey in the jungle” […]

New Book "No Justice," the Story of Robbie Tolan, Who Was Shot By the Police... Survived and Won a 10-Year Battle in Supreme Court

Author Robbie Tolan and his bookcover

Nationwide — In the early morning hours of December 31, 2008, in a quiet Houston, TX suburb, Robbie Tolan’s life was changed forever. Mistakenly accused of stealing his own car, […]

Black-Owned Tech Firm Sues Kaiser Permanente Over Patent Infringement

Wireless wearable technology

Nationwide — Better Life Technologies Group, Inc., a small African-American technology company focusing on wireless wearable technologies, has sued Kaiser Permanente for $50 million, claiming the medical giant stole its […]