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White Security Guard Accidentally Shoots Himself, Then Blames a Black Man to Cover It Up

Brent P. Ahlers

St. Paul, MN — Brent P. Ahlers, a white campus security officer at St. Catherine University in Minnesota accidentally shot himself in the shoulder, and then fabricated a story about […]

Malcolm X Scholarship for "Exceptional Courage" Now Open For African American Students

Malcolm X Scholarship program

The Malcolm X Scholarship for “Exceptional Courage” is directed towards undergraduate students, who are enrolled at one of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) institutions. The scholarship was developed by […]

New Website, MyAncestorsDidDat.com, Motivating Black Youth Towards Greatness


New York, NY — Black youth looking for a dose of inspiration now have a new ally following the recent launch of the website MyAncestorsDidDat.com.

Bill Gates Discontinues the Gates Millennium Scholars Program For Minority Students -- But There Are Other Options Available!

Bill Gates

Nationwide — Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft, has given away billions of dollars in scholarship money. But if you haven’t noticed already, since 2016, the Gates Millennium Scholars Program for […]

HBCU Technology Summit to be Held at Morehouse College

HBCU Technology Summit

— Black Higher Ed Tech Leaders, Key HBCU Leaders, Administrators and Alumni will meet in Atlanta to plan HBCU Sustainability; Registration and Call for Speakers is now open. — Atlanta, […]

Solar-Powered Food Carts Helping Poor Black Entrepreneurs to Become Street Vendors

Black street vendors in Uganda

Three social entrepreneurs, Manon Lavaud, Nataliey Bitature, and Keisuke Kubota, have founded Musana Carts, a San Francisco-based company, that provides urban street vendors with a cleaner, safer and more efficient […]

The Real Reason Why More Blacks and Other Minorities Have (and Die From) Asthma

Black child with asthma

According to The Asthma Center, thousands of people die of asthma each year in the United States. However, the risk of death among African-Americans is three times greater than that […]

Chase Bank to Invest -- Not $1 or $2 Million -- But $40 Million into Chicago's Low Income Neighborhoods

Chicago low income neighborhood

The world’s largest bank wants to help build affordable housing in Chicago, and they have committed to invest $40 million toward the effort. JPMorgan & Chase announced recently that they […]

Black Protesters Against "Black Genocide" of Abortion Win Case in Washington DC

National Museum of African American History & Culture

— Protesters win case filed against the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) — Washington, DC — Late yesterday, the American Freedom Law Center, a national public […]

kweliTV Officially Launches; Founder DeShuna Spencer Explains Why Authentic Media Representation Matters Now

Deshuna Spencer, founder of kweliTV

Nationwide — kweliTV (www.kweli.tv), a video streaming platform that curates independent content of the global black community, has officially launched out of beta. Today’s announcement comes with the unveiling of […]

Black Woman Proves Successful with Structured Writing Model for Low-Performing Students & Adult Learner Drop-Outs

Jacqueline T. Hill, founder of the Writing Your Best program

Arlington, TX — Another teacher exits the classroom. But, it’s not because of the stresses, classroom behaviors and loads of paperwork. Teachers have 50 minutes to teach your 8th grader […]

D.C. Summit by Prostate Health Education Network Marks National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

African American Prostate Cancer Disparity Summit

Quincy, MA — Prostate cancer touches lives of the famous like Ambassador Andrew Young and activist-artist Harry Belafonte. But there are tens of thousands of others impacted like Oakland minister, […]

This Eye-Opening Program is Boosting Test Scores For Low Income Students

Low income children helped by Vision to Learn

Researchers have discovered that poor school performance among low-income students can often be traced to poor eyesight. Because of this, a new program called Vision To Learn was formed to […]

Black Ownership in This Controversial Industry is Less Than 1% -- But These 3 Visionaries are Breaking Down the Barriers!

Founders of The Hood Incubators

One of the fastest-growing industries in America today is legal marijuana used for medicinal purposes, yet very few people of color can break into the business. In fact, Black ownership […]

Black-Themed School Supplies Company Pitches in to Help Hurricane Harvey Flood Victims

Black-themed school supplies

Columbus, GA — Georgia-based, Black-themed school supplies company, Innovative Supplies Worldwide, Inc., have embarked on a mission to help Hurricane Harvey flood victims.

20 Black International Entrepreneurs Join Forces to Launch the Onyx Wealth Summit to Aid Victims of Hurricane Harvey

Onyx Wealth Summit

Tampa, FL — While torn by the events causing havoc on Hurricane Harvey victims, entrepreneur Sam Bell III decided to do something. “I called up two of my closest friends, Ron […]

National HBCU Pre-Law Summit Presents Game-Changing Opportunity For HBCU Students And Alumni Interested In Law School

Black Pre Law Students

Greensboro, NC — The Fourth Annual National HBCU Pre-Law Summit & Law Expo 2017, sponsored by AccessLex Institute, is scheduled to take place on Friday, September 15, 2017 at Bennett […]

Entry-Level Career Program Launched to Benefit Graduating Black College Students

Black college graduate in a science lab

Columbus, OH — A partnership has been announced between Merck, a global biopharmaceutical company known as MSD outside of the United States and Canada, and HBCUConnect.com, the largest social network and […]

Civil Rights Lawyer Says This Major Company Discriminates Against Low Income Households

Daryl Parks, civil rights lawyer

AT&T is once again under fire for discrimination. This time, the charges are being filed by civil rights attorney Daryl Parks who filed a formal complaint with the Federal Communications […]

Tyler Perry Donates $1 Million to Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts -- Gives $250K to Joel Olsteen's Church

Tyler Perry and Joel Olsteen

Nationwide — Filmmaker and actor Tyler Perry has released a video on his Facebook page announcing that he will be donating $1 million to various organizations that are helping victims […]

The Los Angeles Grand Jury Has Been Requested to Investigate California Governor Jerry Brown for Corruption

California Governor Jerry Brown

— Special interest groups are partnering with state and federal government agencies to run innocent Black business owners out of business. — Nationwide — Billy Earley is a black Physician […]

Landmark Minority-Owned Business Provides Water Safety Classes for 232 Children

Eldon Ward Swimathon

— Eldon Ward Swim-A-Thon Raises Money for swim lessons for local youth — Columbus, OH — E.E. Ward Moving and Storage is pleased to announce its recent Laps For Learning […]

HOPE CEO, Bill Bynum, Recipient of the African-American Credit Union Coalition's 2017 Pete Crear Lifetime Achievement Award

Bill Bynum, founder and CEO of HOPE Credit Union

— Bynum Recognized for Contributions to Increase Strength of Global Credit Union Community and Promote Economic Equity and Justice in America’s Mid South — Jackson, MS — HOPE CEO Bill […]

New Book From Black Author Helps Build Confidence to Combat Childhood Bullying

Dr. Irene Okoronkwo, author of Chisom the Champ

Dallas, TX — Dr. Irene Okoronkwo-Obika is a children’s advocate and mental health professional. She is well aware of what it feels like to be a child, mistreated, taunted, and […]

The Number One Cause of Death in America -- Especially for African Americans!

Black man having a heart attack

It’s official; the number one cause of death in America is heart disease. Most Americans are at risk, and it’s not just an age-related disease. At any age, the heart […]

Low Income Residents From These 10 Cities Have More Housing Options

Low income housing in Boston

Low income housing is becoming more and more important to people who make less than 80 percent of the local median income level (that’s considered low income!). But as home […]

White Nationalists Who Marched in Charlottesville Are Being Identified -- And Are Getting Fired From Their Jobs!

Charlottesville white nationalists

Nationwide — Thanks to NY Daily News writer Shaun King, a very popular Twitter account called @YesYoureRacist, and other hard-working Twitter users, many of the white nationalists who recently participated […]

Why This Black Non-Profit Organization Refuses to Give At-Risk Youth Free Backpacks and School Supplies

Orrin Hudson

Atlanta, GA — Orrin C. Hudson, founder of Be Someone (www.BeSomeone.org), does a lot for inner city children. But during back-to-school season, he refuses to donate free backpacks and school […]

Allstate and the Tom Joyner Foundation Support Black Colleges with Quotes for Education Program

Tom Joyner

— Annual Quotes for Education Program Raises Scholarship Funds for Current and Future HBCU Students — Dallas, TX — Allstate Insurance Company and the Tom Joyner Foundation are kicking off […]

This Program Empowers Low Income Young Adults to Go From Poverty to Professional Careers... in Just One Year!

Year Up graduates

Year Up is a program that helps low income young adults go from poverty to a professional career within just one year. It consists of six months of training, prep […]

Black Men Who Were Used As Modern Day Slaves, Abused, and Raped At Arthur G. Dozier Reform School Want Compensations and Reparations

Antoinette Harrell & Johnny Lee Gaddy Researching at the Florida State Archives

Kentwood, LA — Peonage Researcher and Peonage Detective Antoinette Harrell has spent the past five years researching peonage that took place at the infamous Arthur G. Dozier Reform School in […]

Founder of "Buy Black" Shopping App, Spendwith, Has Already Raised $20K+ In Committed Funding -- But His Goal is $500K

Jibril Sulaiman, founder of Spendwith

Atlanta, GA — Jibril Sulaiman, an Atlanta-based African American techpreneur and web developer, has created Spendwith – the first ever shopping app for smartphones that aims to increase commerce within […]

New Dermatology App Helps Minorities With Skin Problems and Bridges the Racial Health Disparity Gap

People of different skin color

— First Derm is an app that addresses the issue that only 47% of dermatologists have adequate training to help darker skinned people with skin conditions like razor bumps, skin […]

USDA Loan Program Helping Low Income Families Who Need Flood Repairs

Low income homes flooded

Around the country, flooding has affected homeowners in states across the South, Midwest and others. The damage is particularly devastating to low-income families who don’t have the money for repairs. […]

Online Retailer Criticized For Using White Models to Sell "Black Girl Magic" and Other Black Empowerment T-Shirts

Black empowerment T-shirts with White Models on Zazzle

Nationwide — Zazzle.com, a popular web site that allows customers to upload images and design their own personalized T-shirts, is under fire after several Black empowerment T-shirts (short-sleeve and long-sleeve) […]

Dallas, The 9th Largest City in the U.S., Hires It's First Ever Female Police Chief

Dallas Police Chief Ulyshia Renee Hall

Dallas, TX — Ulysha Renee Hall will make history in Dallas in September, when she becomes the city’s first ever female police chief in the city’s entire 176 year history. […]

3-Time Emmy Award Winning Broadcaster, CBS Sports/NFL Today Host, James “JB” Brown to Headline Men’s One-Day Conference

Jamess Brown, host of NFL Today

With Alfred Street Baptist Church’s Rev. Dr. Howard-John Wesley, DJ Quick Silva of WKYS’ “The Fam In The Morning” Show — Alfred Street Baptist Church in Alexandria, Virginia to host […]

Other Races Can Survive 2-3 Heart Attacks, But Here's Why Black People Often Die From the First

African American having heart attack

When it comes to heart attacks, it is best to prevent them in the first place. But it is especially important for blacks because studies show that black men and […]

For Low Income Residents Facing Eviction, This City Guarantees Them Legal Representation

Homeless man recently evicted

New York City has until October 2017 to implement a program that will guarantee free legal services to all tenants of New York City Housing Authority buildings who are facing […]

More Black Lives Can Be Saved From This Serious Health Problem... If Only We Followed These 7 Simple Steps

Black man in hospital with high blood pressure

The American Heart Association (AHA) reports that 45 percent of Black men and 46 percent of Black women have high blood pressure, and are more likely to die from this […]

Low Income Dad Returns $1,200 Sent To Him By Mistake -- And Than This Happened!

Gerrell McAllister, low income dad who returned money

If it’s too good to be true, it usually is. That’s what 28-year-old Gerrell McAllister discovered when he mistakenly received $1,200 from PayPal that he knew did not belong to […]

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 […]