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Black History Matters! Celebrate Black History With a Reflection on the 100 Years Leading Up to Barack Obama Winning the Presidency

A Reflection By Karen Sloan-Brown

Nationwide — At the end of the historic tenure of a black president and the recent resurgence of “white supremacy,” there is no better time to reflect and remember the […]

Alpha RX Plus, an All-Natural Product For Men With Erectile Dysfunction, Shares Results of Their 50 Man Product Test Trial

African American man with prescription

San Diego, CA — Alpha RX Plus LLC is thanking all participants in their recent product test trial of their all-natural product for erectile dysfunction. J.R. Scroggins, founder of the 5-year […]

President Obama Wants to Give $1 Billion to Low-Income Students

President Obama with Low Income Students

President Obama has created a $1 billion policy that will divert funds from more affluent schools to schools with large numbers of low-income students. The proposal was first formulated in […]

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 […]

24-Year Old Black Man Killed While Running Away From NYC Police Officer -- Death Without Due Process Prompts Family to File Suit

Kadeem Trotter Killed by a Police Officer in Queens, New York

Queens, NY — On Sunday, September 18, 2016, 24 year-old Kadeem Trotter was fatally shot. Immediately, multiple conflicting reports surfaced on local television news and across the internet, claims of […]

getTV to Air Rare 1967 Interview With Civil Rights Icon Martin Luther King, Jr. on the Merv Griffin Show on Jan. 16 at 8pm ET

Rare Martin Luther King Jr Interview on the Merv Griffin Show

— The Martin Luther King Day Block also includes Muhammad Ali on THE SONNY & CHER SHOW, Redd Foxx & LaBelle on CHER, and an IN THE HEAT OF THE […]

New Fact-Based, Thought-Provoking Book Reveals How The Legacy of Slavery Has Affected Black Students in the 21st Century

Black Lives Have Always Mattered By Dr. Patricia McQueen

San Bernardino, CA — According to Dr. Patricia McQueen, an educator and author from Southern California, there is a continuing and alarming gap between the academic achievement of white students […]

How One Utility Company Is Softening The Blow For Low Income Families

Low income residents

Rate increases in utilities is not welcomed by most customers, but imagine the impact on low income customers if prices triple. That is what is happening to about 3,500 Liberty […]

These 10 U.S. Cities Have the Highest Rates of HIV -- Nine of Them are in the South!

African American Patient With HIV

African Americans have the most severe burden of HIV of all racial/ethnic groups in the United States, according to the U.S. Centers For Disease Control. Close to half of all […]

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 […]

A Book By Descendants of African-American Civil War Soldier, David Carll, Chronicles His Battle on the Field and With Society's Fierce Racial Discord

Footsteps of a Forgotten Soldier by Francis S. Carl and Denice Evans

— Meticulously researched by Francis S. Carl and Denice Evans Sheppard, contributors to an episode of the hit TV show ‘Who Do You Think You Are?,’ featuring their cousin Vanessa […]

New Law Will Especially Benefit Low Income Working Parents After Welcoming a New Baby

DC Council passes Paid Family Leave Bill

A new bill in Washington D.C. was just passed that will offer welcomed benefits to low-wage workers. Many low-wage workers cannot afford to take time off to welcome a new […]

African Americans and Deadly Diabetes - 6 Symptoms That Should Never Be Ignored!

African American woman with diabetes

More than 29 million people in the U.S., or 9.3 percent of the population, have diabetes. African Americans have some of the highest incidence rates for diabetes, along with more […]

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 […]

Popular Web Site PurchaseBlack.com Announces That It Has Closed -- Reveals The Truth About Black-Owned Businesses

Brian AM Williams, founder of PurchaseBlack

Nationwide — PurchaseBlack.com, a curated online marketplace and mobile app selling products from exceptional Black owned businesses, has decided to stop operations and close. Founder Brian AM Williams has a […]

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 […]

3 Often-Overlooked Tax Tips For African Americans For the 2017 Tax Season

African American couple tax planning

By Randy Hughes, founder of Counting Pennies, LLC Nationwide — Sadly, many African Americans don’t think about taxes until the days and weeks leading up to April 15. However, there […]

3-Year Old Boy Celebrates Being Adopted After Spending Two Years in Foster Care

Michael Brown, 3-Year Old Celebrates Adoption

Nationwide — Michael Brown, a 3-year old boy who spent more than two years in foster care, is an internet sensation after photos of him celebrating his recent adoption went […]

3 Young Children Killed in Apartment Fire on Christmas Eve

3 Children Killed in Gary Indiana Apartment Fire

Gary, IN — Three small children, ages 2-5, were killed in a deadly fire at Oak Knoll Renaissance Apartments in Gary, Indiana on the day before Christmas. Their names were […]

At Least 27 Shot and 12 Killed in Chicago Over the Christmas Weekend

Chicago Police Superintendent

Chicago, IL — The gun violence continues in Chicago as more than 27 people were and shot and 12 people killed during this past Christmas weekend alone. According to The […]

Orrin Hudson's Annual Christmas Break Leadership Chess Camp Helps Atlanta Inner City Youth to "Be Someone"

Orrin Hudson teaching chess camp

— The camp will take place at the Be Someone, Inc headquarters in Stone Mountain, Georgia from Monday, December 26 to Friday, December 30, 2016 — Atlanta, GA — Orrin […]

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 […]

Genius 11-Year Old Entrepreneur in NYC Selling 5 Minutes of Emotional Advice for $2

Ciro Ortiz, 11-year old NYC entrepreneur

Ciro Ortiz, a sixth-grader from New York City, has found business success helping stressed-out New York subway-goers. For just $2, passerbyers in need of some advice or encouragement can stop […]

More Than 50,000 Low Income Students to Be Accepted at Yale, Princeton, and 28 More Top Colleges

Low income college students sponsored by American Talent Initiative

No one should be denied an education due to lack of money. Yet every year about 12,500 lower-income high school graduates with outstanding academic credentials do not attend a college […]

61-Year Old Man Gets $75 After Being Wrongly Imprisoned For More Than 30 Years

Lawrence McKinney wrongfully imprisoned

Nationwide — Lawrence McKinney from Memphis, Tennessee served 31 years in jail for a crime he didn’t commit, and so far he has only received $75. At the young age […]

These Two Black Entrepreneurs Are Fighting Gentrification -- One House at a Time!

Founders of Century Partners

What does a real estate developer in Mississippi and a banker in New York City have in common? On the surface, nothing, but inside, both are gentrification fighters, having a […]

Amazing Scholarship Program For Low Income Women Now Open

Jeannette Rankin Scholarship Awardees

The Jeannette Rankin Women’s Scholarship Fund awards scholarships every year to low-income women who are 35 years of age or older. Named after Jeannette Rankin, the first woman elected to […]

Race and Risk -- The Truth About African Americans Dying From High Blood Pressure and Strokes

African American man with high blood pressure

High blood pressure is a health risk for anyone. It can lead to stroke by damaging and weakening your brain’s blood vessels, causing them to narrow, rupture or leak, and […]

What Really Kills Thousands of Low Income Americans

Low Income Americans

Everyone talks about how Americans are living longer, and they are correct. A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that the number of Americans older […]

African American Hedge Fund Controller Leaves World of Mega Rich to Bring Financial Education to MLK Street

Kyle Strozier, Founder of Wealth Matters Co.

Nationwide — Based in New Rochelle, New York, WealthMatters.co is a financial literacy and advisory firm with a national mission: Shatter the veil which obscures wealth thereby making its benefits […]

Should Colleges Be Fined For Not Admitting More Low Income Students?

Low Income College Student

About 5 percent of all institutions of higher education are known to enroll few low-income students. In an effort to improve graduation rates among low-income students, two U.S. senators are […]

W.K. Kellogg Foundation and Broad Coalition Announce National Day of Healing on January 17, 2017

WKKF CEO and President, La June Montgomery Tabron

— Working with more than 130 partners in its Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation enterprise, WKKF seeks to advance racial healing in communities across the country to create environments where […]

Black Male Celebrities Support "I'm A Brilliant Little Black Boy" Children's Book -- Inspiring Black Boys to Be Brilliant

I'm a Brilliant Little Black Boy

Nationwide — When Denzel Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, Vin Diesel, Blair Underwood and more top name celebrities show up and participate in a launch video for one cause, you know […]

2017 Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Program Now Open to Students!

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

The Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship is for minority high school students in the United States. In addition to a financial grant, the foundation also provides its scholars with mentoring and […]

New Government Ban For All Low Income Housing

HUD Public Housing Smoking Ban

More than 940,000 low-income homes that are subsidized by the federal government will be effected by President Obama’s recent ban on smoking in all low-income housing. The ban was just […]

Television Academy Gets First Black CEO In Its 70 Year History

Hayma Screech Washington, CEO of Television Academy

Hayma “Screech” Washington has been elected as chairman and CEO of The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, also known as the Television Academy. Washington is the first African-American to […]

Many Low Income Students Are Graduating From This Top University

Drew University low income student

This college comes in a strong second in graduation rate for low-income students among four-year private and public colleges in New Jersey. The only other college ahead of them is […]

Atlanta Community Activist to Host Free Workshop Teaching the Power of Giving by "Checkmating" Violence & Crime

Orrin Hudson Community Chess Event

Atlanta, GA — On Thursday, December 15, noted youth mentor and anti-violence activist Orrin “Checkmate” Hudson will use a life-size chessboard to bring life lessons to students in metro Atlanta […]

Africans Speak Out Against the Mass Circumcision Campaign

VMCC Experience Project

“We respect science honestly, but we do not support what science brings to finish us, to defile our cultures, defile our rights.” — Prince Hillary Maloba — Since 2008, western […]

Program Proves Low Income Children Can Learn a 2nd Language (Even at Just 3-Years Old!)

Bi-Lingual Elementary School Students

According to The Dana Foundation, a private philanthropic organization that supports brain research, researchers have shown that the bilingual brain can have better attention and task-switching capacities than the monolingual […]

Gun Store Owners Report That More African Americans Are Buying Guns Since Donald Trump's Win

African American Gun Club

Nationwide — Gun store owners are reporting that since the election on November 8th, up to four times as many Black and minority customers are buying guns. In addition, gun […]

Why Low Income Families Should Expect Tax Refund Delays in 2017

Low income tax preparation

Every year, nearly eight out of 10 U.S. tax filers get a federal tax refund. The average amount paid over the past few years was roughly $2,800, according to the […]

African Billionaire Launches $100 Million Dollar Program for Black Entrepreneurs

Tony Elumelu with other Black entrepreneurs

Tony Elumelu, a Nigerian billionaire and philanthropist, has designed an entrepreneurship program that will disburse $100 million dollars in financial assistance to African and African-American entrepreneurs throughout the U.S and […]

Black Community Upset Because NBA Star Derrick Rose Won't Sell His Trump Tower Condo

Derrick Rose in his Trump Tower Condo

Nationwide — Many African Americans are reportedly upset that NBA star Derrick Rose refuses to sell his luxury condo that he owns at the 98-story Trump Tower in downtown Chicago. […]

Black Author Releases New Novel to Benefit His HBCU's Alumni Association -- Encourages Other Authors to Do the Same!

Revenge Has No Expiration Date by Wilson Baker, Jr.

Baltimore, MD — B-Square Publishing Company has announced that it is donating one dollar from the sale of each copy of author Wilson Baker, Jr.’s new novel, Revenge Has No Expiration […]