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Meet Angela Dean, Celebrity Designer & Creator of the Revolutionary Shapewear ‘Shaped By An Angel’

Angela Dean, Celebrity Fashion Designer

Nationwide — Celebrity designer Angela Dean is synonymous to fashion design and creativity on its highest level. She is iconic and one of the most respected designers in the industry. […]

Entrepreneur Creates Digital Eco-System For Black Businesses and Non-Profits to Connect, Communicate & Collaborate

David Cole, founder and CEO of Uhai

Nationwide — Uhai, a Black-owned SaaS (Software as a Service), is launching an permission-based messaging & collaboration solution in 2020 for the modern organization.

Founder of Non-Profit Academy Lived Homeless For Two Years to Keep Performing Arts in the Community

Tyra Hawthorne, founder of Heartbeat Music Academy

San Diego, CA — Heartbeat Music & Performing Arts Academy is not just a non-profit organization to Founder & Executive Director, Tyra Hawthorne; it is a way of life to […]

New Book Teaches Inmates How to Build Credit While Incarcerated

African American inmate thinking

Oakland, CA — Platinum Publications has announced the release of The Inmates Step-by-Step Guide: How to Build Your Personal Credit While Incarcerated (paperback – 247 pages ISBN:1645506746 – 9781645506744 available […]

George Zimmerman Files Lawsuit Against Trayvon Martin's Parents For $100 Million

George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin's parents

Sanford, FL — George Zimmerman, the man who shot Trayvon Martin almost 8 years ago but was acquitted of murder charges, is filing a lawsuit against Martin’s family. Zimmerman is […]

Project Launches to Create High School Curriculum for Youth Gun Violence Prevention Leadership

Janice Samuels, director of the National Youth Art Movement Against Gun Violence

Chicago, IL — Dr. Janice Tisha Samuels, Founding Executive Director of the National Youth Art Movement Against Gun Violence, along with her partners, the Great Books Foundation, and Robert Fritz, […]

African American Tax Strategist to Release New Book Revealing Little-Known Tax-Saving Secrets

Michel Valbrun, author of Prolific Profit

Nationwide — Few small businesses know a tragic secret: their accountant could be killing their business, slowly and steadily. But help is on the way. Releasing on January 20, 2020, […]

2nd Annual Skin of Color Conference for Estheticians to be Held in Atlanta

Eunice Cofie-Obeng, Founder of Nuekie Skin of Color Conference

Hampton, VA — Nuekie, a leading provider of innovative skincare products specially formulated and designed for skin of color, will host the 2nd Annual Nuekie Skin of Color Conference to […]

International Black Women’s Public Policy Institute Activates Boots on the Ground-Bahamas Hurricane Dorian Response

International Black Women Public Policy Institute Members

Atlanta, GA — In response to the Bahamas’ continued need after Hurricane Dorian, The International Black Women’s Public Policy Institute (IBWPPI) has activated its “IBWPPI Boots on the Ground-Bahamas Hurricane […]

Baseball’s Annual Winter Meetings Include Programs Aimed to Continue Growth of the Culture of Diversity & Inclusion Throughout Baseball

Corey Smith, Senior Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Major League Baseball

Efforts Include “Take The Field,” Third Annual “Katy Feeney Leadership Symposium,” A Robust Diversity Business Summit, and More Nationwide — Major League Baseball announced today that once again this year, […]

Jason Dunn Sr. Elected Chairman of National Coalition of Black Meeting Professionals

Jason Dunn, Sr.

Organization takes bold step into the future with name change and new leadership Alexandra, VA — For the first time, the National Coalition of Black Meeting Professionals, formally National Coalition […]

New Financial Literacy Curriculum Teaches Black Youth How to Invest in the Stock Market

Kamari Chisolm discussing how to calculate gains/losses from stock purchases.

Nationwide — Black Wallstreeter Consultation Services is now offering a financial literacy curriculum for youth. The primary purpose of the curriculum is to provide financial education and discipline at an […]

Nearly 1,000 People Gather to Increase the Number of Black Lawyers at the National Black Pre-Law Conference

Black Pre-Law Conference at Columbia Law School

New York, NY — Hundreds of people from across the country came together from November 8th to November 9th, 2019 for the 15th Annual National Black Pre-Law Conference and Law […]

Black Entrepreneur Becomes One of the First to Launch Cruelty-Free Skin and Hair Care Products

Ayanna Henderson, founder of Mademoiselle Beauty Products

Nationwide — Ayanna Henderson, CEO and founder of Mademoiselle Ayanna and Ayanna Beauty, (www.ayannabeauty.com) is one of the first African American entrepreneurs to launch a line of cruelty-free beauty products. The […]

Woman Calls Police on Black UPS Driver Delivering Packages Because She Felt "Nervous"

White woman who called police on UPS driver

Atlanta, GA — A video of a white woman who called the police on Nedrick Peters II, a UPS seasonal worker who is Black, because he apparently made her nervous […]

9-Year Old Boy Buys 100 Sleeping Bags, Socks and Food For the Homeless

Ethan Hill, boy from Birmingham helping homeless people

Birmingham, AL — Ethan Hill, a 9-year old boy from Alabama, is being applauded for his efforts of giving back to the community by helping the homeless. He recently purchased […]

School Principal to Use $300K Grant to Recruit More Black Educators

Sharif El Mekki, school principal

Philadelphia, PA — Sharif El-Mekki, the principal at the Mastery Charter School in Philadelphia and founder of The Center for Black Educator Development, has been awarded a $300,000 grant that […]

Black Hollywood Organization Hosts 1,000 High School Students For “Harriet” Screening

BHERC hosting high school students at Harriet film screening

Dorsey High School screening culminates effort to host over 1,000 students from Los Angeles, Compton and Inglewood Schools to see “Harriet” during November 2019. Los Angeles, CA — On November […]

Alabama Cop Who Killed Unarmed Black Man Convicted of Manslaughter

Aaron Cody Smith, white cop convicted

Montgomery, AL — Aaron Cody Smith, a white police officer from Alabama who shot and killed Greg Gunn, a 58-year old unarmed Black man in 2016, has finally been convicted of […]

Maryland Teacher Who Assaulted Student Released After 3 Days in Jail

Vivian Noirie, Maryland teacher arrested for assaulting student

Prince George County, MD — Vivian Noirie, a 36-year old public school teacher from Maryland, was recently arrested for charges of physical child abuse and second-degree assault after being involved […]

Atlanta’s First Black Owned LGBT “Blogazine” Launches Kickstarter Campaign, Seeks to Raise $10K

Founders of Gaye Magazine

Nationwide — Gaye Magazine is the first Black-owned LGBT publication in Atlanta, GA to structure their business model as a blogazine, which is a unique fusion of a blog and […]

BET Docuseries “Copwatch America” Investigates Police Killing of Unarmed Black Teen, Veltavious Griggs

Veltavious Griggs, unarmed Black teen killed

Family Demands Answers After Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office Releases Autopsy Results in the Shooting Death of Veltavious Griggs by Union City Police Officer Nationwide — In the latest episode […]

Byron Allen’s Court Case and the Mis-Education of Our Community

Byron Allen, media mogul

By Terrance Amen Nationwide — For those of you who haven’t heard about this case, Byron Allen, CEO of Entertainment Studios is suing Comcast for $20 billion, for not fairly […]

Black-Owned Consulting Firm in Houston Celebrates 10 Years of Sparking Small Business Success

Nicole Michelle, Managing Partner of Madison Brothers

Nicole Michelle, Managing Principal of Madison Brothers Consulting, has helped more than 250 women achieve six-figure incomes. Houston, TX — With its focus on financial freedom and offering tax and […]

Cleveland to Pay $1.3 Million Settlement to Innocent Man Who Spent 23 Years in Prison

Evin King, innocent Black man who one settlement

Cleveland, OH — Evin King, a Black man who spent 23 years behind bars after being accused of a murder he did not commit, has been awarded a $1.3 million […]

Black Author and Attorney Releases New Book, "Failure To Protect," About Bullying and Child Suicide

Failure to Protect by Pamela Samuels Young

Award-winning legal thriller author and attorney Pamela Samuels Young has released her new book, ‘Failure To Protect,’ about bullying and child suicide. Nationwide — After learning about the suicide deaths […]

Black Author Flips the Script in New Book, "Make America Hate Again"

Make America Hate Again By Sean XLG Mitchell

Nationwide — Make America Hate Again by Sean XLG Mitchell is a crash course on African American history, past and present. It is in direct response to the slogan that […]

Man Graduates With Doctorate Degree Despite Being Bullied, Suspended and Having Learning Disabilities

Isaiah White, author of 'In a Class Called Special'

Nationwide — The life of Dr. Isaiah L. White, Sr. is a remarkable story of grit, determination, and perseverance. As a young student, he was bullied and had to deal […]

Dr. Doresa A. Jennings Launches 2nd Book in “The STEAM Chasers” Series on Kickstarter

Dr. Doresa Jennings, author of STEAM Chasers book series

The Kickstarter campaign is live now and will be available through Tuesday, December 31st at 6am Central Standard Time. Nationwide — Dr. Doresa A. Jennings has launched a campaign on […]

Hollywood Theatre to Debut Shakespeare’s "Julius Caesar" with a Majority Black Cast

WFP Theatre's Julius Caesar with a Black cast

Nationwide — An African-American male Calpurnia. An African female Mark Antony. An African-American male Cassius. At a time when “diversity” can feel like a catchphrase for the nouveau woke, Warriors […]

AfricanAncestry.com Test Kits Now Available For As Low As $25 Per Month

Gina Paige, co-founder of African Ancestry

Black-Owned DNA Pioneers Partners with Affirm to Empower More Affordable Payment Options for Consumers; Holiday Deals Kick-off on Black Friday Washington, DC — African Ancestry, Inc. has announced its partnership […]

Police in Alabama Set Up and Falsely Arrested Over 1,000 Innocent Black Men

Innocent Black man in prison

Dothan, AL — 12 police officers in Dothan, Alabama, who were apparently members of a domestic hate group, have been found to have set up and falsely accused over 1,000 […]

Newspaper Promoted "Black Friday" Soccer Game With Photos of Two Black Players

Controversial Black Friday headline about Black soccer players

Nationwide — An Italian newspaper called the Corriere dello Sport is under fire for using the headline “Black Friday” alongside the photos of Romelu Lukaku and Chris Smalling, two professional soccer […]

Serena Williams is Building Schools in Jamaica and Various African Nations

Serena Williams with students

Nationwide — More than just a tennis champion, Serena Williams has always been a champion for a cause. Through the Serena Williams Fund, new schools are being built in Jamaica […]

Inspirational Teen Who Had Her Arm Amputated Returns to Competitive Swimming

Tyler Brown, teen swimmer with one arm

Atlanta, GA — Tyler Brown, a high school swimmer from Georgia who had her arm amputated due to a tumor, did not let her circumstances stop her from doing what […]

Meet the 101-Year Old Woman Who is Still Working as a Hair Stylist

Callie Terrell, 101-year old woman who is a hairstylist

Memphis, TN — At the age of 101, Callie Terrell is still far from retiring from her work as a hair stylist, making her the oldest working beautician in Tennessee […]

82-Year Old Bodybuilder Embarrasses Man Who Broke into Her Home

Willie Murphy, 82-year old bodybuilder

Rochester, NY — Willie Murphy, an 82-year old grandmother from Rochester, New York, said the man who broke into her home “picked the wrong house” as she easily took him […]

Single Mom Charged After 3-Year Old Son Falls From Airport Escalator and Dies

Jiterria Lightner, woman charged after her son fell from escalator at airport

Charlotte, NC — Jiterria Lightner, a mother whose 3-year old son, Jaiden, died after falling from an escalator, is facing charges of child abuse and neglect two months after the incident. […]

Teen Arrested After Plan to Attack Black Church Members Discovered

Black church that white teen planned to attack

Gainesville, GA — A 16-year old white girl in Georgia has been arrested after her plans to launch an attack to kill Black churchgoers were discovered. Her classmates at Gainesville […]

City in Wealthiest Black County Elects First Ever African American Mayor

Timothy Adams, first Black mayor of Bowie Maryland

Bowie, MD — Timothy Adams is making history as the first-ever Black mayor to be elected in Bowie, Maryland, a city in Prince George’s County, the wealthiest Black county in […]

HIV Positive Woman Denied Massage at Popular Spa, Files Lawsuit

Alecia Tramel, HIV-positive woman denied massage

Aventura, FL — Alecia Tramel, an African American woman from Florida, has filed a discrimination lawsuit against massage parlor chain Massage Envy after they allegedly refused to give her a […]

Mother Facing Charges For Improper Car Seat After 5-Year Old Dies in Car Accident

Costina Bullock, mother facing charges for improper car seat

Fayetteville, NC — Costina Bullock, a 28-year old woman from North Carolina, was arrested for child abuse charges after her 5-year old daughter died in a car accident because she […]

Film Stopped, Black Women Racially Profiled at Movie Theater During "Harriet" Screening

Movie theater

New Orleans, LA — A group of women who are members of an African-American women’s empowerment group called 504 Queens are disappointed after reportedly being racially profiled while watching Harriet […]

Meet the 16-Year Old Pilot Who Doesn't Even Have Her Driver's License Yet

Sydney Marie Flowers, 16-year old pilot

Cleveland, OH — At the age of 16, Sydney-Marie Flowers from Cleveland is already set to be a licensed private pilot this year. She already has her student pilot certificate, and […]

College Football Star Suspended For Accepting a Loan

Chase Young

Columbus, OH — Chase Young, Ohio State University’s star defensive end, has been suspended from playing because he allegedly violated an NCAA rule when he accepted a loan before last […]

What to Do When You Are Dealing With Anxiety

African American woman suffering from anxiety

Nationwide — Having and dealing with a lot of anxiety on a regular basis can be debilitating. It may cause you to perform poorly at work and make you struggle […]

Mom Arrested After Alcohol Detected in Her 3-Month Old Baby's Blood

Davonna Reed, Ohio mother arrested

Springfield Township, OH — Davonna Reed, a 32-year old mother from Ohio, has been arrested and is facing multiple charges including felony child abuse after her 3-month old daughter was […]

Man Who Burned Cross to Intimidate Black Family Gets 3 Years In Prison

Graham Williamson, man who burned cross to intimidate Black family

Seminary, MS — Graham Williamson, a 38-year old white man who was convicted of hate crime charges after burning a cross outside the home of an African-American family to intimidate […]

Family of Antwon Rose, Black Teen Killed By Pittsburgh Police, Settle Lawsuit For $2 Million

Antwon Rose, Black teen killed by Pittsburgh Police

East Pittsburgh, PA — The family of Antwon Rose II, the 17-year old Black teen who was shot and killed by former police officer Michael Rosfeld in June 2018, has received […]

Popular YouTuber Commits Suicide After Long Battle With Depression

Tai Couture

Nationwide — Tai Couture, a YouTube personality who was also a hairstylist and makeup artist, has sadly taken his own life after a long battle with depression. His family and […]

Florida High School Principal Arrested For Domestic Violence

Richard Jean, high school principal arrested

Southwest Ranches, FL — Richard Jean, a principal at Archbishop McCarthy High School in Florida, is facing a charge of domestic violence after he was involved in an alleged incident at […]

How to Seek Compensation in 2019

African American judge in a courtroom

Nationwide — If you have suffered injuries or loss as a result of someone’s negligence, you should pursue a claim to get compensation. To get compensation, you will have to […]

Police Still Searching For 10-Year Old Girl Who Disappeared in Baltimore Months Ago

Ailea Brown, missing girl from Baltimore

Reisterstown, MD — Ailea Brown, a 10-year old girl from Baltimore County, Maryland, suddenly went missing from her family’s home back in May. Sadly, five months have passed and police […]

How to Improve Your Nursing Career Through Specialization

African American nurse

Nationwide — To help you pass the boards, attend Valley Anesthesia so that you may better prepare for the exam and improve studying.

A Rewarding Occupation: The Best Careers for Helping Others

African American personal trainer

Nationwide — If you want a job that provides a great sense of satisfaction every working day, you might be best suited to a career helping others. Thankfully, there are […]