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Award-Winning Author Helps Teens Become Published Authors While Increasing Their Literacy Scores

Shaytee Gadson, author helping teens

Nationwide — Empath. Visionary. Trailblazer. Paradigm Shifter. Hollywood, South Carolina’s native son, Shaytee Gadson, author of Hallelujah! In Hollywood: A True Hollywood Story, is doing what no other African American […]

Miss USA, Miss America, Miss Teen USA and Miss Universe Are All Black Women For the First Time Ever

All Black Pageant Winners

Nationwide — The year 2019 has definitely been one for the books for Black women in beauty pageants. With South Africa’s Zozibini Tunzi being crowned Miss Universe 2019, now all […]

Black-Owned Hair Care Enterprise Releases Revolutionary New Edge Control Device

Toja Cawley, founder of Hairocracy Edge Control device

Nationwide — Hairocracy is a Black-owned venture founded by entrepreneur Toja Cawley that offers a collection of high-quality hair and facial products. The company sells hair extensions, male wigs and […]

From Section 8 to Owning Multiple Homes -- Meet the TEDx Speaker Who Flipped the Script

Rahkim Sabree, TEDx speaker and author

Nationwide — On the heels of his new book entitled Financially Irresponsible, author Rahkim Sabree says that closing the financial literacy gap can be done with the establishment of a […]

Meet the Founder of One of the Fastest Growing Black Woman-Owned Travel Agencies in the Country

Shironica Roberts Jack, founder and CEO of Four Corners Travel and Cruises, with her staff

Dallas, TX — Four Corners Travel and Cruises is a Black woman-owned premier travel agency that trains, equips, and teaches people how to travel while making an extra stream of […]

Entrepreneur Launches Online Fashion Marketplace to Connect Black Designers with Consumers — Promises "No Blackface" Designs

Nia Noceta, founder of BlackHaute.com

Nationwide — Digital marketing expert and serial entrepreneur, Nia Noceta, has launched BlackHaute.com… “The Black fashion marketplace.” The site is dedicated to making it easier than ever to support Black […]

Entrepreneur Creates Interactive Calendar Empowering Black Girls to Explore Different Career Fields

Martinique Brown, founder of the Today I Want to Be calendar

Nationwide — If you are like the millions of individuals who go to work on Monday and say, “I can’t wait until Friday,” then you can definitely relate to Martinique […]

Black Woman Creates First Interactive Computer Science Education Doll

Bukola Somide, creator of the Somi STEM doll

And She’s Giving Away $500 to Celebrate! Phoenix, AZ — Bukola Somide, creator of 14-inch Somi, the first ever Computer Science Interactive Doll, is on a mission to make playtime […]

Father-Son Duo Offer Black Man’s Perspective in New Podcast About Sexuality, Mental Health, Race, and More

Black Talk: Conversations With My Son Podcast

Detroit, MI — With the prevalence of social media creating opportunities for diverse voices to be heard, Black mens’ voice is growing stronger and stronger, especially in the podcasting space. […]

Meet the Credit Bros, Two Entrepreneurs Who Have Helped 50 Families in 6 Months Become Homeowners!

Christopher Watson and Aaron Steede, founders of The Credit Bros

Nationwide — When it comes to building credit, these two names are highly sought-after in the African-American community – Christopher Watson (who resides in Nashville, TN) and Aaron Steede (who […]

5-Year Old Boy Sadly Killed in Crossfire Between Family Members

Tanarius TJ Moore, 5-year old boy killed in Alabama crossfire

Birmingham, AL — Ta’Narius “TJ” Moore Jr., a 5-year old boy from Alabama, was killed after two family members fired shots at each other and accidentally struck the little child […]

Introducing the Litty Board, a Black-Owned Invention That Helps You ‘Level Up Your Vision Board’

Alyse Howard, founder of The Litty Board

Alyse Howard’s new product combines the science of visualization, power of action and art of design. Nationwide — The average do-it-yourself vision board only has pictures of things you want; […]

Award-Winning Producer Lindsay Guion Establishes Campaign in Support of the American Heart Association (AHA)

Lindsay Guion

Entertainment professional and entrepreneur, Lindsay Guion, aims to educate individuals on the importance of cardiovascular health New York, NY — Founder and CEO of GUION PARTNERS INC, Lindsay Guion, is […]

The Only Black Woman-Owned Beef Jerky Brand Continues to Make History

Michelle Timberlake, founder of Marjorie's Beef Jerky

Nationwide — Michelle Timberlake, founder of Marjorie’s Beef Jerky, continues to make history as founder of the only Black woman-owned company in the country that manufactures, distributes and sells it’s […]

Black Author Releases 20th Anniversary Edition of His Best-Selling Book, "One Dead Preacher"

Tony Lindsay, author of One Dead Preacher

Nationwide — The original release of One Dead Preacher brought national acclaim to then neophyte author Tony Lindsay. The book became a Black Expression’s choice, achieved the ranking of number […]

Struggling Single Mom Transforms From Convicted Felon to Successful Entrepreneur

Sharon Steele

Nationwide — Sharon Steele was once a struggling single mom who suffered from abuse, depression, and she even went to prison. But now she is a successful entrepreneur, motivational speaker, […]

Wellness Expert Teaching Black Women How to Re-Energize, RePurpose and ReTool in 10 Days

Tonya Kinlow, author of The 10 Days

Chief Transformation Officer, Tonya Kinlow, shares methodology for personal transformation. Nationwide — Feeling overwhelmed about entering a new decade? Not sure where and how to shift your energy to ensure […]

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 […]

Why More Women are Needed in Engineering

Black woman engineer

Nationwide — Despite the fact that we’ve made considerably more significant strides towards gender equality in the past few years than ever before, there are still a number of industries […]

Steve Harvey to Premiere New Talk Show Exclusively on Facebook

Steve Harvey

Nationwide — There’s just no stopping Steve Harvey from providing entertaining content to his millions of fans. He recently signed a deal for a new daytime talk show called Steve […]

Five Methods to Try When You Need Money Quickly

African American man getting cash

Nationwide — There can be many reasons why you may need money quickly. It could be that you’ve had an unexpected bill, or it may be that your cash flow […]

A Guide to Managing Your Debt

African American man concerned about debt

Nationwide — Debt of any size can cause stress and easily get out of control. A small credit card bill can expand into something exponential, and soon enough, you’ve got […]

Genius 18-Year Old Who Graduated From College is Now Enrolled in Law School

Brittany Reaves

Fayetteville, NC — At just 18-years old, Brittany Reaves graduated not from high school, but from college! She received her Bachelor’s degree in History at Fayetteville State University and graduated […]

5-Year Old Drummer Awarded Full College Scholarship For After He Graduates in 2032

Jeremiah Travis, 5-year old drummer

Greensburg, LA — Jeremiah Travis, a talented 5-year old drummer from Louisiana, has already been awarded a full scholarship to Alcorn University that he can take advantage of when he […]

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 […]