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National Fatherhood Organization Announces "National Real Dads Read Day"

Real Dads Read

— First National Real Dads Read Day set for June 9, 2017, with a Focus on Children of Color — Atlanta, GA — It wasn’t too long ago that Fathers […]

Strayer University Leadership Under Fire for Racial Discrimination and Abuse of Power

Bryan Jones, President of Strayer University

By Sandra Wyckoff Nationwide — In separate complaints filed in Virginia and Tennessee, employees at Strayer University, one of the largest for-profit college systems in the US, have alleged systematic […]

Mental Health Expert, Dr. Sheila D. Williams, Uses Her Memoir, ‘My Mother’s Keeper’, to Inspire and Motivate Others to Live Unapologetically and Create the Future They Desire

Dr. Sheila D. Williams, author of My Mother's Keeper

Nationwide — Are you holding on to a family secret? Have you become stagnant due to a past that haunts you? Are you ashamed, embarrassed or afraid to expose something […]

New Nationwide Cross-Cultural Training Program for Police Officers, Badges2Bridges, Aims to Ease Racial Tensions

Police officers

Nationwide — The Cross-Cultural Institute has launched Badges2Bridges, a new training program for police officers and law enforcement professionals. The program aims to equip law enforcement personnel to work effectively with […]

Washington DC Elected Officials Out of Step with African American Leaders Attempts at Progress

DC Board of Elections

Washington, DC — DC’s Mayor Bowser, Council Member Anita Bonds, and DC’s Attorney General Racine, have not shown support for the proposed Recovery Act for Living Descendants of American Slaves, […]

Tech Entrepreneur Launches "Spendwith" -- A Mobile App That Encourages African Americans (and Latinos) to Buy, Sell & Trade in Their Own Communities

Jibril Sulaiman, founder of Spendwith app

— “Spendwith” is a culture-based, buy & sell app that is now available on the iTunes and Google Play app stores — Atlanta, GA — Spendwith, a new mobile marketplace […]

African-American Nurse Overtakes Psychiatric Industry -- Mental Health Care Options Just Got Better!

Glennae E. Davis, founder of NaesVision

Los Angeles, CA — African-American professionals facing discrimination, looking to hire attorneys, been referred to mental health services, or expecting to be ‘made whole’ hoping equality will come through administration […]

Author and Social Worker Releases New Book, “When I Grow Up,” to Educate Children About Extraordinary Career Opportunities

When I Grow Up by Jessica McEachern

Nationwide — Who’s ready for a great new book! When I Grow Up by author Jessica McEachern, MA, MSW, emboldens young readers, ages two to ten, to imagine a multitude […]

"Silence No More," a Liberating Memoir by Dr. Kenisha Burke, Encourages Individuals to Break Their Silence and Talk About Their Pain

Kenisha Burke, author of Silence No More

Nashville, TN — Dr. Kenisha Burke empowers individuals to tell their stories, however painful they may be. Many victims of abuse, infertility, eating disorders, and other hurtful pasts are afraid […]

The American Heart Association Recognizes National Minority Health Month with Key Survey Findings on Hands-Only CPR Beliefs among Minority Populations

American Heart Association CPR

— American Heart Association and Anthem Foundation Join Forces to “Change Perceptions” about Performing CPR — Dallas, TX — New survey findings from the American Heart Association (AHA) – the […]

White Girl, Black Doll -- 2-Year Old Shuts Down Cashier Who Questioned Her Choice

2-year old girl Sophia who prefers a Black doll

Nationwide — While in a Target store recently in South Carolina, Brandi Benner told her 2-year old daughter Sophia to pick out a prize for finishing her potty training. After […]

Spring Break Leadership Chess Camp Helping Atlanta Inner City Youth to "Be Someone"

Orrin Hudson and Dr. Erik Fisher with students

Atlanta, GA — Orrin Checkmate Hudson, “Master Motivator Teacher and Mentor”, is holding his annual Spring Break Leadership Chess Camp from Monday, April 3 through Friday, April 7, 2017 in Stone […]

The Black Economic Challenge -- $20 a Month Can Solve the Problems in the Black Community

Terrance Amen, founder of 3ufirst

Nationwide — Terrance Amen, founder and CEO of 3ufirst.com, asks, “Does the Black community really want to solve its problems?” He continues, “We’re not working together enough to really solve […]

More Black Children Developing Diabetes -- Three Ways Parents Can Help Stop This Epidemic

Black childhood diabetes and obesity

Obesity, high blood pressure, and diabetes are diseases normally associated with adults. But the truth is that obesity among children has doubled in the past 20 years. Researchers predict that […]

This Private College (and Many Others) Are Allowing Low Income Students to Attend For Free

Student enrolled in low income program at Washington College

Many private colleges across the country are experimenting with new programs that will allow more low income students to attend their institutions. One of those is Washington College, a private […]

"No Love, No Charity: The Success of the 19th Child" Among the Most Highly-Covered Positive Non-Celeb Stories! -- Why No Movie Deal?

No Love, No Charity by Paul Lamar Hunter

Nationwide — Late in 2013, San Francisco Bay Area-based PR, et Cetera, Inc. president Toni Beckham issued a press release to introduce author Paul Lamar Hunter and his riveting and […]

Jay-Z and His Mom's Shawn Carter Foundation Scholarship Program Now Open For Students

Rapper Jay-Z and His Mom

The Shawn Carter Foundation Scholarship provides financial support to high school students as well as undergraduate students entering college for the first time. The purpose of the scholarship is to […]

Is This Fortune 500 Company Discriminating Against Low Income Neighborhoods?

Low income family

AT&T is again under fire, this time for discriminating against low-income neighborhoods in Cleveland, Ohio. How? By not upgrading home Internet and video technologies in poor neighborhoods. The accusations come […]

Former NAACP Leader Who Lied About Her Race Says in New Book, "I was ‘Too Black’ for My Husband"

Rachel Dolezal, author of In Full Color

Nationwide — Rachel Dolezal, the former NAACP leader from Spokane, Washington who pretended to be Black although she is really white, says in her new book that her first marriage […]

Bad News for Low Income College Students in Trump's 2017 Budget

Donald Trump making budget cuts

As President Donald Trump continues to make changes to the nation’s budget, his most recent cut to the U.S. Department of Education is bad news to millions of low-income students […]

Jesse Jackson's 2017 PUSH Excel Scholarship Program Now Open to African American Students

Jesse Jackson

PUSH Excel Scholarship Program awards a number of scholarships each year to deserving students who plan to attend college but do not have the resources to pay for tuition. Each […]

2017 NBNA Scholarship Program For Black Nurses Now Open

NBNA Black Nurse Scholarship Program

The NBNA Scholarship Program offers 14 scholarships each year to students pursuing a career in nursing who are members of the National Black Nurses Association, Inc. The scholarships are based […]

The Danger of Drinking Alcohol While Your Skin is Exposed to the Sun -- Many Blacks Still in Denial

African American drinking alcohol outside

Most skin cancers are caused by direct exposure to the UV rays in sunlight, according to the American Cancer Society. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun can damage DNA in […]

Civil Rights Leaders Confront Korean Store Owner Who Choked Black Woman Because He Thought She Was Stealing

Korean Beauty Supply Owner Attacks Black Woman

Charlotte, NC — Members of the NAACP and the Nation of Islam (NOI) recently confronted Sung Ho Lim, a Korean beauty supply store owner, after a cell phone video of […]



How President Trump's Tax Cuts Will Affect Low Income Housing in a Really Bad Way

Donald Trump in a low income housing area

The National Low Income Housing Coalition reports that there is now a shortage of affordable homes in every state and major metropolitan area in the country. It is considered a […]

Book Review: "Having Her Say" -- The 21st Published Book by Dr. Rosie Milligan, Described By Many as a Modern-Day Harriet Tubman

Having Her Say By Dr. Rosie Milligan

Reviewed by Dr. Maxine Thompson Nationwide — Having Her Say: A Compilation of Articles by and About Dr. Rosie – Time Keeper, Almanac and Score Keeper for Black America is […]

The #1 Killer of Black People in America is Not Black on Black Crime -- It's This!

African American patient with high blood pressure

About 75 million American adults (29 percent) have high blood pressure, or 1 in every 3 American adults, according to the U.S. Centers For Disease Control. It greatly increases the […]

Social Worker Turned Author Shares Powerful Lifelong Insights in New 3-Part Book Series

Jo-Lynn's Written Expressions by Jo-Lynn Herbert

Nationwide — Jo-Lynn’s Written Expressions, a 3-book series written by social worker turned author Jo-Lynn Herbert, is a journey that has been guided on life terms that continues a bond […]

This Non-Profit Leader and Educator Has Authored More Than 10 Books That Empower African Americans

Olive Peart

Nationwide — Olive Peart is an established lecturer, educator and radiographer, and the author of more than 10 young adult novels and professional text books. She gives motivational lectures to […]

African American Author, Family Strategist, and Mother of 7 Releases Powerful New Book to Help People Communicate Effectively

Charlotte Avery, family strategist and mother of 7 children

— The Family Strategist™, entrepreneur and author Charlotte Avery, mom of 7 and married for 14 years transparently shares her personal journey of learning how to communicate in love and […]

Poor Women With Breast Cancer Are 4 Times More Likely To Lose Their Jobs -- But Why?

Poor woman with breast cancer

Statistics show that about one in eight American women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. But only one-fourth of low-income women are as likely to keep their […]

Justice, Anyone? -- Book Explores How the American Judicial System Perpetuates Discrimination

Race Justice book by Roger Hicks

“The likelihood of incarceration for minorities is twice as high as that of similarly situated whites, and sentences up to five times as severe, inevitably leading to correctional institutions populated […]

Underground Railroad History Project to Host Liberty Con 2017 - "Americans@Risk: Race, Denial, Privilege, and Who Matters"

Liberty Con 2017

Nationwide — Liberty Con 2017 – Americans@Risk: Race, Denial, Privilege, and Who Matters, the 16th annual public history convention organized by Underground Railroad History Project of the Capital Region, is […]

Nationally Acclaimed Visual Artist Shanequa Gay Brings the Plight of Black Men to Canvas

Shanequa Gay's Plight of Black Men Exhibit

— Upcoming Shanequa Gay exhibit portrays the contemporary African-American experience. — Spartanburg, SC — In celebration of Black History Month and Women’s History Month, Wofford College presents a solo exhibition […]

Physicians Medical Forum Hosts Conference to Increase Pipeline of African American/Black Students to Attend Medical School

Physicians Medical Forum

— High School, Community College, University/College, Pre-med, and Post-Baccalaureate Students Invited to Attend at NO COST | Sat., March 18, 2017 — Bay Area, CA — Physicians Medical Forum (PMF) […]

Real Men Charities Ushers in a New Generation of Leadership with New Executive Director and Expanded Board of Directors

Ayinde Cartman, Executive Director of Real Men Charities

Chicago, IL — As part of an overarching mission to build on its legacy for decades to come, Real Men Charities, Inc.’s co-founders, Kofi and Yvette Moyo, have appointed 27-year-old […]

"Pay What You Can" Says Milwaukee Restaurant Owner to Low Income Residents

Trickle Bee Cafe in Milwaukee

As a nation, Americans eat out frequently. According to the U.S. Healthful Food Council, Americans buy a meal or snack from a restaurant 5.8 times a week. This, however, is […]

The True Meaning of "Bruh-therly" Love: One Black Man's Story - Part Two

Jeff Hayes, True Meaning of Bruh-therly Love

By Jeff Hayes Nationwide — Any one will tell you that a prostate exam is right up there with having your taxes audited; somewhat evasive and not very flattering. And […]

Black College Student From Chicago Discovers A Breakthrough For Colon Cancer Cure

Keven Stonewall, Black college student studying colon cancer

When Keven Stonewall was in the fifth grade, he received four microscopes for Christmas from his parents. They did not realize then that his interest in biology would eventually lead […]

Innovative New Toolkit for Black Church Leaders Designed to Help Reduce Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy

Black pregnant teen

Washington, DC — For many in the African-American community, the Black church has historically been a place where tough community issues are addressed, and that is why The National Campaign […]

CopCritic Mobile Application May Be the Solution to Police Violence on Unarmed Minorities

Cop Critic Mobile App

Nationwide — Victor Holman, creator of a new mobile app called CopCritic, comments, “Our brothers and sisters’ freedom is at great risk. Our president is contemplating instating stop and frisk […]

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 […]

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: […]

Unprecedented Proposed Law Provides African Americans Reparations and Opportunities to Better Their Lives

John Cheeks submits proposed legislation to DC Board of Elections

Washington, DC — On February 10, 2017, proposed legislation was submitted to the DC Board of Elections. It is a model for legislators to provide opportunities for previous slave owners, […]

The True Meaning of "Bruh-therly" Love: One Black Man's Story - Part One

George Hughes, True Meaning of Bruh-therly Love

By George M. Hughes, Jr. Nationwide — There’s nothing more private than discussing health issues related to your “man- parts”. But there’s also nothing more healing than connecting over a […]

Top 2017 African-American, Minority and Diversity Summer Internship Programs

Minority Interns

Nationwide — Many companies and organizations are already announcing that they are accepting applications for their upcoming internship programs. Here’s a list of the top 2017 summer internship programs for […]

Monthly Subscription Box Teaches Children About Black History Year Round -- Not Just in February!

Heritage Box

— Heritage Box celebrates one year of delivering culture, history, and pride! — Nationwide — What if year round we could impart our history to our children? We would raise a […]

"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 […]