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School Apologizes After Teacher Painted Fake Bullet Wound on Black Student's Forehead

Amonn Jackson, student whose teacher painted a fake bullet wound on his forehead

Birmingham, AL — The mother of Amonn Jackson, a 7-year old Black student from Alabama, is upset that her son came home with what appeared to be a gunshot wound […]

Black Scholar Releases New Book Entitled "Read Between the Lines"

Read Between the Lines by Dr. Charles Singleton

Nationwide — Author Dr. Charles L. Singleton is the recipient of this year’s Atlanta VA Health Care System (VAHCS) Research Volunteer of the Year Award. His new book, Read Between […]

Author Gets Green Light to Raise Funds to Make Movie Depicting an Alternative America

Adam L. Perkins, author and director of Looking Over Black Shoulders

Raleigh, NC — Author Adam L. Perkins has turned to a popular crowdfunding site to begin a campaign to help create a movie of his book, Looking Over Black Shoulders. […]

New Play Reveals Little Known Story of the Black Civil Rights Movement During World War II

Preston Butler III and Tara Strong Lyons in The Double V

Los Angeles, CA — The multi-award-winning team that brought you When Jazz Had the Blues returns with Playwright Carole Eglash-Kosoff’s new original play. The Double V, directed by Michael Arabian, […]

Man Facing Charges For Trafficking Up to 700 Black Women and Girls

Jason Roger Pope

Florence, SC — Jason Roger Pope, a 42-year old white man who was a local DJ and promoter in South Carolina also known as DJ Kid, is facing charges for […]

2019 FIFA World Cup Soccer Champion Jessica McDonald Signs with PR Agency, Lauderdale Media

Jessica McDonald

Nationwide — World Cup soccer has caught on fire all over the world and the women of the champion 2019 FIFA World Cup Soccer team are leading the way! In […]

African American Couple Creates New Social Media Platform For Students Worldwide

Dwight and Angelique Morrison, founders of PS Remember

Nationwide — Dwight & Angelique Morrison, are the co-founders of PS Remember, a new social media platform that connects students in over 100 countries. Through it’s unique and powerful search […]

Top African American Speakers and Communication Industry Professionals to be Honored at SpeakerCon

Cheryl Wood on the cover of Speakers Magazine

Event Visionary Cheryl Wood is featured on the cover of this month’s issue of Speakers Magazine Detroit, MI — The October issue of SPEAKERS Magazine is online and the printed […]

Apple's $40 Million HBCU Scholarship Program is Now Accepting Applications For 2019-2020

Recipients of Apple HBCU Scholarship program

Nationwide — The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) in partnership with Apple is proud to present the Apple HBCU Scholars Program. Applications are open to outstanding students attending HBCUs with […]

Wrongfully Convicted Man Who Spent 27 Years in Prison is Now Fighting For Prison Reform

Jimmie C. Garder, wrongfully imprisoned man

Charleston, WV — Jimmie C. Garder, an African American man who was imprisoned for nearly 3 decades for a crime he did not commit, is now a well-known motivational speaker […]

Hollywood and Community Icons to Be Honored By the Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC)

BHERC Honorees Black Hollywood Gala

Red Carpet Opening 25th Anniversary Gala Awards and Reception will also introduce the 2019 Class of S.E. Manly Short Film Festival and Youth Diversity Filmmakers. Los Angeles, CA — In […]

New Black Therapist Directory App Seeks to Bridge Mental Health Gap Between Clinician and Client

Tomina Ward, founder of the Black Therapy Love app

Nationwide — For some, arriving to a point in life where you can openly admit that you’re in need of mental health services is notable and commendable. Recognizing that exposing […]

Three Employees at an Assisted Living Facility Allegedly Ran a Fight Club With Dementia Patients

Women employees who ran a fight club for Dementia patients at Danby House

Winston-Salem, NC — Three female employees at Danby House, an assisted living facility in North Carolina, are facing assault charges for allegedly organizing and filming fights between elderly dementia patients.

The World’s Most Comprehensive African American History Collection is in Crisis Mode

Most comprehensive Black history collection

Elizabeth Meaders, an 87-year old teacher who spent more than 50 years collecting over 20,000 valuable Black history items to create this collection says she is disappointed about the lack […]

Award-Winning Black Entrepreneur to Be Honored With a Doctorate Degree

Velma Trayham, founder and CEO of ThinkZilla Consulting Group

Velma Trayham, founder and CEO of Thinkzilla Consulting Group, is being honored with a Doctorate Degree from Higher Place Christian University Alpharetta, GA — Velma Trayham, founder and CEO of […]

2nd Annual Gold Women’s Wellness Business Breakfast at the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce

Gold Women's Wellness Business Breakfast

Light of Gold PR Hosts the Upcoming 2nd Annual Gold Women’s Wellness Business Breakfast at the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month Panel of Experts […]

Florida Children Praised For Using Their CPR Training to Save Their Stepfather's Life

Florida Black children who saved their stepdad's life

River Beach, FL — Two brothers, Isaiah and Corey Walker from Florida, who are 11 and 12-years old, are being called heroes for saving the life of their stepfather through […]

Introducing the Newest Black-Owned Graphic Design Firm in the Midwest

Andra Taylor, founder of TaylorMade Media

TaylorMade Media, LLC has launched a new on demand, unlimited graphic design service. Nationwide — While most unlimited graphic design companies offer on demand service; they stop at helping companies […]

Supercharged Summit to Kick Off Black-Owned App That Helps Professionals and Entrepreneurs Boost Productivity

Supercharged Summit by Kwanza Jones

Los Angeles, CA — SUPERCHARGED® by Kwanza Jones announces the 2nd Annual SUPERCHARGED Summit which will be held on Saturday, October 19th at City Market Social House in downtown Los […]

Award-Winning Author Neale Sourna Celebrates Her Growing Catalog of Intriguing African American Books

Neale Sourna

Novels, game narratives, short stories, nonfiction, and more. Contemporary, historical, , etc. Cleveland, OH — Award-winning author Neale Sourna has been writing, editing, and publishing quality fiction and nonfiction since […]

Concerned Neighbor Regrets Calling Police Who Killed 28-Year Old Black Woman

Atatiana Jefferson, Black woman killed by Dallas Police

Fort Worth, TX — James Smith, a man from Dallas who called the police because he was worried about his neighbor, Atatiana Jefferson, now says he regrets doing so. Sadly, when […]

Black Entrepreneur Celebrates Selling 50,000 Pairs of Shoes With Newly Released Designs

Tarik Edmonson, founder of Nagast Footwear

Nationwide — It is time to invest in some new Black-owned footwear to show off, and Atlanta-based Nagast Footwear has just released two of their newest African inspired sneakers. “The U.N.I.T.Y.’s” […]

Seminar to Teach Black Youth the Economics of the $50 Billion U.S. Horse Industry

Abdelkebir Ouaddar (Morocco) aboard Quickly de Kreisker at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Nationwide — Economics of the $50 billion U.S. Horse industry offer opportunities to minority youth and entrepreneurs. But, there are significant hurdles to overcome. For this reason, the 2019 Tom […]

Young Black Patient Dies After More Than 12 Hours of Torture in a North Carolina Hospital ER

Curtis Newbern III

Nationwide – Dorothy Newbern, a distraught mother from North Carolina, continues her six year battle revealing the details of her only child’s cruel 12 plus hour hospital ER visit. Shortly […]

School Principal Says She Called a 4th Grader the N-Word to Teach a Lesson

Javon Jarett

Sanford, ME — The parents of Javon Jarett, a 9-year old biracial student, are outraged after an assistant principal at his school called their son the n-word. The assistant principal […]

Black Girl Takeover Weekend with Screenings of “PUSHOUT: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools” Documentary in New York City on October 11-13

New York, NY — On October 11 from 4 to 8 pm in New York City, “Black Girl Takeover Weekend” kicks off with a screening of PUSHOUT: The Criminalization of […]

Black Woman-Owned Foundation Exposing Widespread Corruption in the State of Oklahoma

Pamela Smith, founder of the Pamela Smith Foundation

Pamela Smith, founder of the Pamela Smith Foundation, is taking her 22 year civil rights violations battle to the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals exposing widespread corruption in the state […]

8-Year Old Black Girl Was Not Allowed to Take School Pictures Because of Her Hair

Marian Scott, Black girl denied on school picture day because of her red braids

Jackson, MI — The parents of Marian Scott, an 8-year old Black girl from Michigan, say she was denied to have her school picture taken because she had red braids […]

Police Officer Acquitted After Killing Unarmed Black Man Who Was Running Away

Zechariah Presley, white cop who was acquitted

Camden County, GA — Zechariah Presley, a former police officer from Georgia who killed Tony Green, a 33-year old unarmed Black man, after shooting him multiple times while he was […]

Entrepreneur Creates Coupon Program For Black-Owned Businesses to Compete With Groupon

Danielle McGee, CEO of Black Business Boom

Nashville, TN — While many startups and small businesses struggle with building customer loyalty, Black-owned businesses must work even harder because of negative stereotypes. One common misconception is that all […]

Tina Knowles Joins the Boss Network For Its All-Black Awards Gala Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Ladies That Lead Conference

Ladies That Lead Conference

Chicago, IL — On Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, The BOSS Network will host its 10th annual Ladies that Lead Conference, presented by Prudential Financial. Opening night will kick off with […]

Compelling African Novel Harnesses the Power of Childhood Memories

Adventures of Bamo by Keleti Sanon

“Let no one be fooled by the fact that we may write in English, for we intend to do unheard of things with it.” — Award-winning, Nigerian author, Chinua Achebe […]

Once Homeless Teacher Whose Mom Died From AIDS Wins Teacher of the Year Award

Lakeisha Brown, DC Teacher of the Year

Washington, DC — Meet Lakeisha Brown, a teacher at Lafayette Elementary School in the nation’s capital, who has been named D.C. Public Schools Teacher of the Year. She proved that […]

This 102-Year Old Woman Still Goes to the Gym Three Times a Week

Ida Wheeler, 102-year old Black woman at the gym

Sacramento, CA — At 102-years old, Ida Wheeler is still a very healthy, strong woman. Her secret? Going to the gym and pumping iron at least three times a week.

Charges Dropped Against Mother Seen Blowing Cigarette Smoke in 1-Month Old Baby's Face

Tybresha Sexton, mother who blew smoke in baby's face

Chattanooga, TN — Tybresha Sexton, a 24-year old mother who filmed herself exhaling cigarette smoke while holding her newborn baby, has had the charges against her dismissed.

Woman Who Falsely Stated Her Son Was Black on College Application Gets Three Weeks in Jail

Marjorie Klapper

Menlo Park, CA — Marjorie Klapper, a 51-year old mother from California who falsely claimed her son was Black to increase his chances of getting into a top college, was sentenced […]

At Just 22-Years Old, Simone Biles Has Set the Record for the Most Gymnastics Championship Medals

Simone Biles

Nationwide — Simone Biles, a 22-year old Olympic gymnast champion, made history in Stuttgart, Germany when she became the most decorated gymnast of all time.

Atlanta Man Becomes One of Georgia's First Black Male Teacher of the Year

Johnathon Hines, Pre-K teacher of the Year in Georgia

Atlanta, GA — Johnathon Hines, a teacher at Barack Obama Elementary School in Atlanta, has been recognized as Georgia’s Pre-K Teacher of the Year. He is the first Black man […]

Texas School Bus Driver Praised For Mowing the Lawn at His Students' Bus Stop

Jerry Martin, Jr

Copperas Cove, TX — Jerry Martin Jr., a local bus driver for a school district in Texas, is being applauded for mowing the tall grass and weeds at his young […]

Why Starting an LLC in the US is a Great Idea in 2019

Black business woman starting LLC

Nationwide — The American limited liability corporation deserves credit for being an incredible innovation. It is a way for people to limit their legal liability. It is also an option […]

College Professor Teaches 3-Hour Class While Caring For Student's Baby

Ramata Cisse, Black professor caring for her student's baby

Lawrenceville, GA — Ramata Cissé, a professor at Georgia Gwinnett College in Atlanta, is being heavily praised after she went viral for caring for a student’s baby while teaching a 3-hour class. […]

14-Year Old Black Teen Killed Over a Pair of Nike Air Jordans

Treaujalaune Lornes, Black teen killed over Air Jordans

Denver, CO — Treaujalaune Lornes, a 14-year old boy from Denver who dreamed of playing in the NBA someday, was shot dead by his friend during an argument apparently over a […]

Teacher Fired After Writing Note Saying That Black Children Are Devils

Substitute teacher's letter saying Black students are devils

Atlanta, GA — A substitute teacher at Bernard Awtrey Middle School in Atlanta has been fired after allegedly writing a note describing Black children as devils and white children as […]

Teacher Found Guilty of Selling Drugs to Kids at School

Teacher arrested after selling drugs to students

Clewiston, FL — Maria Otilia Rivera, a 37-year old teacher from Florida, has been found guilty of selling illegal drugs to two students at the middle school where she was […]

Texas Man Tried to Divorce His Wife Without Telling Her

Paul Nixon, man who divorced his wife without telling her

Houston, TX — Paul Nixon, a 51-year old man from Texas, attempted to divorce his wife without informing her about it by allegedly forging the signature of his wife and […]

Creating A Safe Workspace: A Guide For African Americans

African American worker in construction

Nationwide — Health and safety in the workplace is not just about legal compliance or box-ticking. Putting the safety and health of your employees first will have a knock-on effect […]

6 Ways to Advance Your Nursing Career

African American nurses

Nationwide — Knowing what that the next best move is for you and your nursing career can be tricky. It can often be wise to have a mentor that can […]

Black Transgender Woman Found Burned to Death in a Car

Bee Love Slater, transgender woman found burned to death in a car

Harlem, FL — Bee Love Slater, a 23-year old transgender woman from Florida, was found dead inside a burning car on September 4th. Her death is just one of the […]

Michigan Police Officer With KKK Memorabilia in His Home Has Been Fired

Police Officer Charles Anderson

Muskegon, MI — Charles Anderson, a Michigan police officer, was discovered to have kept and displayed a KKK memorabilia in his home. He has been fired since it went public […]

South Florida Pastor Accused of Raping Two 9 and 10-Year Old Girls

Yunior Beltres, South Florida pastor

Miami-Dade County, FL — Yunior Beltres, a 54-year old South Florida pastor who is orginally from the Dominican Republic, has been arrested after being accused of raping 2 girls aged […]

Black Mom Who Adopted White Baby Says the Police Have Been Called on Her Twice

Keia Baldwin, Black mom who adopted white 2-year old son

Kernersville, NC — Keia Jones-Baldwin and her husband Richardro, an African American couple, have recently adopted their fourth child, 2-year old Princeton who is white. Keia recently shared her experiences as a […]

Driver Arrested After 2-Year Old Found Dead in Day Care Van

Engrid Thurston, daycare van driver arrested in Florida

Oakland Park, FL — Engrid Thurston, a 46-year old day care van driver, has been arrested on a manslaughter charge after Noah Sneed, a 2-year old boy, was found dead […]

University of Cincinnati's College of Law Appoints First Ever Black Female Dean

Cassandra B. Peter Bailey

Cincinnati, OH — Cassandra B. Jeter-Bailey is making history as the first African American and also the first woman to ever be appointed as the assistant dean for the Admission & […]

Rosa Parks to Be Honored With Her Very Own Barbie Doll

New Rosa Parks Barbie doll

Nationwide — Rosa Parks, known as the Mother of the Modern Civil Rights Movement, is being honored with a Barbie doll that resembles her. Children can now play with a […]

14-Year Old Boy Facing Murder Charges After Killing Toddler He Was Babysitting

Jonathan Godwin

Jacksonville, FL — Jonathan Godwin, a 14-year old boy from Florida, has been arrested for the alleged murder of a 3-year old girl that he had been babysitting. Godwin was […]