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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 […]

Great Granddaughter of First President of Cote D’Ivoire, West Africa, Set to Share His Legacy For Peace During Black History Month

Stephanie Gregoire-McKinney, granddaughter of the first President of Cote D'voire (West Africa)

Nationwide — African-born linguist, global liaison and cultural connector, Stephanie Gregoire-McKinney, is on a mission to continue in the legacy of her great grandfather, Feu Felix Houphouet Boigny, the First […]

Blacks in Poorer Neighborhoods Have a Higher Risk of Getting This!

Black woman in hospital

Where you live can have a significant impact on your overall health. According to a new government-funded study, Blacks who live in poor neighborhoods are at greater risk for heart […]

Russell Simmons Closes $167 Million Deal For His RushCard Debit Card Business

Russell Simmons, founder of RushCard

Green Dot and RushCard are two of the oldest prepaid debit cards in the marketplace. Russell Simmons’ RushCard increased popularity for prepaid cards while Green Dot pioneered the reloadable prepaid […]

440 Historical Documents Including a Recently Discovered Letter of George Washington Selling Off 90 Slaves to Be Auctioned in New York

George Washington

Yonkers, NY — A long-lost letter of George Washington, reporting on an auction he held of ninety Virginia slaves, will appear in a New York sale on his birthday, February […]

MAYNARD, the Documentary Film About the Life and Times of Maynard Jackson, the First Black Mayor of Atlanta, Moves into Final Production

Maynard Documentary Film

Atlanta, GA — MAYNARD, the much-anticipated documentary film, which is being made about the life and times of former Atlanta Mayor Maynard H. Jackson, is turning the power on and […]

Top Black History Month Scholarship Programs For African-American Students

Black History Month Scholarships

Nationwide — Every year, many companies and organizations give away scholarships to African American students as a way of celebrating and honoring Black History month. Some of these programs have […]

Join the Fight Against Prostate Cancer by Honoring the 9th Annual Prostate Cancer Awareness Observance Day

Brown Byrd Foundation Prostate Cancer Awareness

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 […]

Study Reveals Shocking Reasons Why Puberty Is More Difficult For Low Income Teen Girls

Teenage Low Income Girl

What happens to children when they are young often affects them for the rest of their lives. This includes that awful growing up stage called puberty. Recent research published in […]

Black Attorney Launches New Program to Encourage Entrepreneurs and Help Them Turn Their Ideas into Products

Start Pursuing Your Passion Today By Darcell Walker

— “Urban Brilliance” Program Helps Individuals Start the Process of Developing Their Ideas — Nationwide — According to Attorney Darcell Walker, TV shows like ABC’s “Shark Tank” and CNBC’s “Make […]



Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Comes to Life in New Play, "An Adam Experiment," This Black History Month

An Adam Experiment One-Man Play Starring Michael Chenevert

— U.S. Tour of Beloved Civil Rights Crusader and Prince of Harlem Kicks-Off in New York This February — New York, NY — In celebration of Black History Month, a […]

Atlanta Community Activist Encourages the NFL to Open up the Georgia Dome for the Super Bowl to Unite Football Fans of All Races and Cultures

Orrin Hudson

— Orrin C. Hudson, founder of Be Someone, believes that sports is a powerful element that can dissolve a lot of the racial tension that exists in the United States […]

Children’s Book Company Joins Forces to Combat Sickle Cell Disease -- Releases New Book, “Breaking The Sickle”

Breaking the Sickle book

Fort Worth, TX — Melanin Origins LLC, a children’s book company that writes biographies of African-American leaders, has partnered with Sickle Cell Disease Association of North Texas (SCDANT) in effort […]

14-Year Old Girl, Naika Venant, Hangs Herself Live On Facebook

Naika Venant

Naika Venant from Miami, Florida, was only 14 years old when she methodically planned and carried out her suicide for two hours, and the whole event was live on Facebook. […]

The Real Reason Why Asthma Can Be More Serious (and Deadly) for African Americans

African American boy with asthma

According to The U.S. Centers For Disease Control, black adults are more likely to have asthma than white adults. The National Institutes of Health reports that African Americans have more […]

United Negro College Fund (UNCF) STEM Scholars Program Now Open

United Negro College Fund STEM Scholarship

The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) has partnered with The Fund II Foundation to establish a scholarship program to help African American students seeking careers in STEM fields – science, […]

African American Smokers Vs. White Smokers -- Who is More Likely to Get Diabetes?

African American and white smoker

The risk of diabetes is 77 percent higher among African Americans than among non-Hispanic white Americans, according to the U.S. Centers For Disease Control. But that risk can be even […]

This State Offers Free Tax Preparation For Low Income Families

Low income family getting a free tax preparation

The state of Illinois is now offering free tax preparation to low-income families. The announcement was made recently through the state’s Department of Human Services. Families with incomes up to […]

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 […]