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Author Says, "New Age Racism Requires a New Way of Thinking"

Leo Bashir Moor, author of Race: The Elephant in the Room Will Kill You!

Nationwide — Leo Bashir Moor has a path that has been both promising and destructive. In 2015, Mr. Moor arrived on the scene with his instant classic, Race: The Elephant […]

Most Low Income Families Waste 40% of Their Paychecks on This!

Low Income Family Shopping

One would expect people with a lot of money to spend a great deal of money on luxury items. But according to Deutsche Bank Research, even poor people spend up […]

It's Time For This Black Entrepreneur's Product to be Implemented into Every Elementary School Across the Country

Dyke Robinson, founder of Digibots

— Dyke Robinson M.Ed., creator of Digibots Classroom Adventures Series says, “It is time for the Digibots Classroom Adventures Program to be implemented in every (K-3rd) grade classroom in America.” […]

Tired of Bullying, Youth Suicide and Social Media Violence, an Assistant Superintendent Takes Action to Make a Difference for Students and Families

Sonia Leverette, author of BJ's Big Dream

Spartanburg, SC — On Wednesday, July 19, 2017, Dr. Sonia Cunningham Leverette hosts the virtual launch of her 5-star children’s story book, BJ’s Big Dream, written to help build confidence, discipline […]

Talk Show Guest, Asia Schmidt, Faces a Tarantula While She Teaches Over 2 Billion Viewers to Live Fearless on “The Tim and Brelyn Show”

Asia Schmidt on The Tim and Brelyn Show

Raleigh, NC — On the heels of her recently released memoir, Cry. Exhale. Heal: A Journey to Inner Healing, author Asia Schmidt, a highly sought expert in the field of […]

Black-Owned Law Firm Named One of the 10 Best Law Firms in California by the AIOLC

Law Office of Zulu Ali

Nationwide — The Law Office of Zulu Ali in Riverside, California has been named one of the 10 Best Law Firms in California for Client Satisfaction in the areas of […]

Supersizing Urban America -- Black Neighborhoods Continue to Be Targeted by Fast Food Chains, and It's the Government's Fault!

African Americans eating fast food

African Americans are 1.5 times more likely to be obese than white Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Yet thanks to the U.S. government, neighborhoods […]

Why This City's Decision to Increase Minimum Wage to $15 Was a Terrible Idea

Protestors in Seattle for a minimum wage increase

Raising the minimum wage on low-income jobs seems like a good idea. But Seattle’s decision to increase their minimum wage to $15/hour turned out to be a very bad idea. […]

Every.Black Releases "The Anatomy of a Black Economic Movement" Video

The Anatomy of a Black Economic Movement

Durham, NC — This press release announces the release of the video, “The Anatomy of a Black Economic Movement”. This video contains information outlining the financial dilemma of African Americans, […]

The Outright Fraud of the Breast Cancer Industry to be Exposed at Upcoming "Death By Medisin" Conference in Atlanta

Death by Medisin Conference

By Dr. Scott Whitaker, ND, CNHP Nationwide — Most cancer organizations are a total fraud! They refuse to teach women about the basics of cancer prevention and/or identify the root causes […]

New Book, "He Can't Make You Happy," By Life Coach Skip Bailey Tells Women Exactly What They Need to Hear

Skip Bailey, author of He Can't Make You Happy

Lawrenceville, NJ — Skip Bailey is a certified life coach and motivational speaker. He is author of You Are Outstanding and Unstoppable: Sixty Days of Inspiration and Affirmations, released in […]

Yes, Diabetes Discriminates! Why Black Patients Should Be More Concerned Than Whites

Black patient with Diabetes

The sad truth is that diseases do not affect all people the same way, and diabetes is one that discriminates. African Americans have higher blood sugar levels than whites with […]

President Trump Says He Wants at Least 6 Million People Off Welfare

President Donald Trump smiling

The message from the White House is clear: “If you’re on food stamps and able-bodied, we need you to go to work.” Trump and his aides make it sound so […]

Civil Rights Lawyer/ Professor Announces His Availability For Speaking Engagements and Lectures

Attorney Bryan Bullock

Nationwide — Attorney Bryan K. Bullock, a civil rights lawyer, adjunct professor, writer and frequent speaker, has announced his availability to speak at organizational, gathering and/or group events. He has […]

Two Sisters Launch New Sunscreen Product Line Specifically For Black Skin

Founders of Bolden USA skincare products

Many people believe that if you are Black, you are not susceptible to sun burn and skin damage. But the truth is that the sun affects Black skin as much […]

If Black Men Don't Do This Earlier Than White Men, They Are More Likely to Die

Black man with prostate cancer

According to the NIH’s U.S. National Library of Medicine, Black men have a higher risk of developing — and dying from — prostate cancer compared to white men, and some […]

Congressional Black Caucus Turns Down Meeting Request with President Donald Trump -- Omarosa Responds

Donald Trump and Omarosa

Washington, DC — The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) has publicly declined an invitation to meet with President Donald Trump, and Omarosa Manigault, the director of the Office of Public Liaison […]

Black Women Who Drink 7 or More Alcoholic Beverages Per Week Have an Increased Risk of Developing This Disease

Black women drinking

New research shows that African-American women who drink seven or more alcoholic beverages per week have an increased risk of developing breast cancer. Their risk increases to 33 percent if […]

Another Pregnant Black Woman Shot and Killed By Police After She Called 911 For Help

Charleena Lyles, pregnant Black woman killed in Seattle

Seattle, WA — Seattle police officers have reportedly shot and killed Charleena Lyles, a 30-year old pregnant woman, in her home in front of her children. Charleena had called 911 and […]

Professor, Author and Empowerment Specialist Teaches Women How To Turn Their Pain into Purpose

Danielle Langford, founder of PinkEmpowers.com

Nationwide — Danielle Langford, professor, author, and empowerment specialist, knows a thing or two about pain. While doing hundreds of workshops and presentations with women and teens on self-esteem, emotional […]

Amazon Fighting Walmart For Low Income Customers -- Will Soon Start Accepting Food Stamps Online

AmazonFresh targeting low income customers

Amazon is fighting Walmart for business by making its Prime membership program more affordable for customers on government assistance programs, including food stamps. Walmart has long been known as one […]

Black Celebrities Challenged to Help At-Risk Youth -- Tyler Perry, Tom Joyner, and Monica Pearson Already on Board

Tom Joyner, Monica Pearson and Tyler Perry

Nationwide — Orrin “Checkmate” Hudson’s Be Someone Inc. organization (www.BeSomeone.org) is all about helping young people succeed by making the right moves in life. Need proof? Here is one testimonial […]

In His Best-Selling Book "Stop Falling For The Okeydoke," Maryland Author Stephen A. Tillett Says "Don't Believe the Lies About Race That Continue to Undermine Our Country"

Stop Falling for the Okeydoke by Stephen A. Tillett

Nationwide — Stephen A. Tillett, Anne Arundel County, Maryland NAACP Branch President, political activist, and interfaith clergy leader can now add national best-selling author to his list of credits. His […]

New Black-Owned Employment Portal Launches

CareerWebPages web site snapshot

Nationwide — CareerWebPages, LLC has announced the launch of its employment portal website that will allow the public to search for jobs.

Black Millionaires of Tomorrow Course Launched by America's Top Financial Scholar

Black Millionaires of Tomorrow

Philadelphia, PA — The Black Millionaires of Tomorrow, a set of online financial literary courses especially for children, has launched as a part of the Black Business School. The Black […]

Yale-Educated African American Attorney Shares the Truth About Being Black in the Corporate World

Invisible Ink by Stephen M. Graham

“Invisible Ink: Navigating Racism in Corporate America” Author Stephen M. Graham sums up bias in corporate America: “If you are white, your outstanding performance is applauded. If you are black, […]

Former Crack Addict of 16 Years Turned Therapist Explains the Substance Abuse Cycle -- From Childhood to Adulthood

ML Holly, author of Swimming in Addiction

Nationwide — If you are looking for a book about addiction and recovery that is different from the other books, Swimming in Addiction is the one. Author M. L. Holly […]

New School Supplies Empower Children About Their Afrikan Heritage and Black Culture

Kids of the Kosmos School Supplies

— Black family is raising money to design Pan-Afrikan school supplies. — Orange County, CA — A family of black entrepreneurs has embarked on a mission to inspire children with […]

Coalition Formed to Alert Black Leaders and Community Activists of the Golden State Warriors’ Plans to Relocate From Oakland to San Francisco

New Golden State Warriors Arena in San Francisco

— Coalition members are asking, “Why would elected officials of San Francisco covet the Golden State Warriors when San Francisco already has a $14 billion annual tourism industry, and Oakland […]

Local Black Youth to Represent the U.S. in Jamaica This July -- Will Perform in Front of Jamaican Dignitaries

What About Youth Initiative

— A GoFundMe page for the What About YOUth Initiative has been launched for those who want to help make a difference, and support their upcoming trip to Jamaica — […]

Black Homeschool Mother and Former Public School Teacher Creates Literacy Content that Reflects African American Children and Encourages Early Reading

Books by Naomi H. Bradley

Atlanta, GA — The late great Chicago educator, Marva Collins once said, “You can pay people to teach but you can’t pay them to care.” Naomi Bradley M.Ed has always […]

Low Income Students Have Increased 32% at This University

Low income student at Otterbein University

Since 2014, the number of freshmen from low-income families entering this university in Ohio has increased 32 percent. Their secret is no secret at all; they are simply giving more […]

Former NFL Player Turned Astronaut, Leland Melvin, Tells His Inspirational Story in New Book Entitled "Chasing Space"

Leland Melvin, author of Chasing Space

Nationwide — Retired pro football player Leland Melvin thought his road to the NFL was an incredible journey until he climbed aboard the shuttle Atlantis and traveled to outer space. […]

This Program Will Give Low Income Residents Free Legal Help to Fight Evictions

Black family facing eviction

A Washington D.C. City Council committee has set aside $4.5 million for a new program that will help low-income residents in D.C. fight evictions. The new program offers qualifying low-income […]

Urban Economist and Futurist, Ida Byrd-Hill, to Keynote 2,000 Person Juneteenth Festival

Ida Byrd-Hill, author of Invisible Talent Market

Nationwide — Ida Byrd-Hill, known as an urban economist, futurist, radical transformer of 6 urban public schools and host of Automation Workz, an iSTEAM (invention, Science, Technology, Engineering, Artistic Design […]

Woman Makes History After Becoming Australia's First Ever Black Senator

Senator Lucy Gichuhi, the first Black senator in Australia

Canberra, Australia — Senator Lucy Gichuhi, a Kenyan-born lawyer, was warmly welcomed by colleagues when she recently became the first-ever person of black African descent in the Australian parliament. The […]

If You Make $100K a Year in This City, You Are Considered "Low Income"

San Francisco

“Low income” is a term that is often linked to the need for affordable housing. A low-income status means many people can receive help from the U.S. Department of Housing […]

PHEN To Hold 9th Annual Father’s Day Rally Against Prostate Cancer With Black Churches

Father's Day Rally Against Prostate Cancer

— Nationwide Events Will Recognize Survivors With Prayers and Support — Quincy, MA — In churches across the US, a portion of regular Father’s Day services will be devoted to […]

Black-Owned Construction Firm Awarded Contract to Replace Contaminated Water Lines in Flint, Michigan

Rhonda Grayer, Vice President of WT Construction

W.T. Stevens Construction, a Black-owned construction firm with about 25 employees, has been awarded a multi-million dollar service contract to replace more than 18,000 lead corroded pipes across the city […]

Mother and Teen Son Launch Movement to Help Black Families Create Generational Wealth Through Business Ownership and Personal Financial Success

Lavette and Yungche, mother/son founders of the Family Brand Movement

— In a nation where 49% of children are living in poverty, the family brand movement has been started to extract the true potential in family bonds — Nationwide — […]

Black Israelis Are Twice as Likely to Be Arrested for Crimes They Didn’t Commit -- Young Ethiopian Immigrant Sitting in Israeli Prison without Trial

Rivka Yeshayhu, a Black Ethiopian Israeli

Nationwide — Rivka Yeshayhu is a 21-year old Ethiopian-Israeli, a dedicated daughter and sister who works hard to support her family. Rivka lost her father at a young age and […]

"Scholarship Mom" Shares Money-Saving Secrets In Her Book -- How To Send Your Kids To College For Free

Gwen Thomas, author of The Parent's Guide to Sending Your Kids to College

— “The Parent’s Smart Guide to Sending Your Kids to College Without Going Broke” — Washington, DC — It’s that time of year when millions of college-bound students and their […]

Summit Aims to Correct Asian Beauty Supply Store Manager Beating and Choking a Female Black Customer

Beauty Supply Summit

Nationwide — Beauty Supply Institute, a training and consulting organization founded in 2007 by former business & economics professor and 3-time store owner Devin Robinson, is hosting its 1st Annual […]

Minority-Owned Firm Building Resilient Homes For New York Poospatuck Reservation Familiess Left Homeless by Superstorm Sandy


Nationwide — The New York Governors Office of Storm Recovery (GOSR) helped fund housing through the “New York Housing Recovery Program”. The Governors Office of Storm Recovery assists property owners […]

NYU Appoints Lisa M. Coleman as Chief Diversity Officer

Lisa M. Coleman, Chief Diversity Officer at NYU

As NYU’s Inaugural CDO, Coleman to Lead Efforts to Improve Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Hiring, Admissions, and Culture New York, NY — New York University President Andrew Hamilton today […]

White Reporter Resigns After Calling Herself the N-Word

Valerie Hoff, Atlanta reporter

Atlanta, GA — Valerie Hoff, an Atlanta TV reporter and frequent CNN contributor, has resigned after using the N-word in a recent Twitter exchange. But she didn’t use the derogative […]

Orrin Hudson to Be Interviewed by Monica Pearson - Atlanta’s First African-American TV News Anchor (Who Stayed On-Air For 37 Years)

Monica Pearson and Orrin Hudson

Nationwide — Orrin “Checkmate” Hudson, founder of the Be Someone mentoring program based in Atlanta, GA, will be a guest on “The Monica Pearson Show,” KISS 104.1 FM, on Sunday, […]

Black Relationship Expert (Who Has Been Married 3 Times) Says in New Book That "Marriage is a Trap in Disguise"

Papoo Outland, author of Marriage is a Trap in Disguise

— Author Papoo Outland challenges readers to think objectively and take pragmatic decisions and actions regarding marriage. — Nationwide — Author Papoo Outland announces the official launch and availability for […]