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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 […]

Woman Fatally Shot Neighbor Who Sprayed Her with Dog Repellant

Taquana Washington

Miami-Dade County, FL — Taquana Washington, a 34-year old woman from Florida, has been arrested on several charges including murder after she allegedly shot and killed her neighbor, who sprayed […]

Fired Black Partner's Claim of $1 Billion Deceit by Major Law Firm Supported by Federal Judge

Don Lewis

Nationwide — Don Lewis is a double Harvard graduate and a former partner at Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht LLP. He says he blew the whistle on financial misconduct, […]

The Largest Black Doll Show of It's Kind to Provide Culture, Fun and Empowerment

Detroit Doll Show attendees

Detroit, MI — Sandy’s Land LLC is an entertainment service where the mission is to “Party with a Purpose” to provide amusement and empowerment. Its 2019 Detroit Doll Show will […]

Wrongfully Convicted Man Who Spent 27 Years in Prison Wins $27 Million Lawsuit

Mark Schand

Springfield, MA — Mark Schand, a Black man from Connecticut who spent 27 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted of a crime he did not commit, was recently awarded […]

Florida Man Gets 10 Days In Jail Because He Overslept For Jury Duty

Deandre Somerville, man who overslept during jury duty

West Palm Beach, FL — Deandre Somerville, a 21-year old man from Florida who was selected to serve for a civil jury, has been sentenced to 10 days in jail […]

MUSC Diversity and Inclusion Office to Host 3rd Annual Inclusion to Innovation Summit November 7-8 in Charleston, South Carolina

Keynote Speakers at MUSC Inclusion to Innovation Summit

Keynote speakers are social justice advocate and thought leader Howard Ross, and global health consultant and educator Dr. Lisa Moreno, President-Elect of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Charleston, SC […]

Family of Missing Black Teen Says Police Are More Concerned About a Missing Dog

Jonathan Bandabaila, missing Black teen from Oakland

Oakland, CA — Jonathan Bandabaila, a 19-year old Black teen from Oakland, has been missing since May, and his family is expressing their disappointment with the Oakland Police Department. They […]

Meet Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, the Fastest Woman in the World Who Just Broke Usain Bolt's Record

Shelly Ann Fraser Pryce, the fastest woman in the world

Nationwide — Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, a Jamaican sprinter, has been named the fastest woman in the world after her recent victory in the 100-meter final at the World Championships in Doha, […]

Black Entrepreneur Develops First Ever Hybrid Beauty Product For Women With Darker Skin

Dibawsette

Is this the ultimate beauty brand for Black queens? Queendom Cushion Foundation celebrates Black beauty with wide range and eco-friendly product. Nationwide — Dibawssette is expanding the reach of its […]

Black Filmmakers Academy (BFA) Celebrates Its 2nd Annual Black Filmmakers Summit

Black Filmmakers Academy

BFA Assembles Top Filmmaking Executives and Creatives for Online Conference Columbia, MD — Black Filmmakers Academy has announced the launch of its second annual Black Filmmakers Summit. The digital conference […]

26-Year Old Entrepreneur Went From Being Homeless to Owning a Subway Franchise in 12 Months

Chris Williams, Subway Franchise owner

Chris Williams is beating the odds as a man from the southside of Chicago. East Cobb County, GA — Chris Williams has gone from being homeless to making history as […]

Black Employee Files Lawsuit After His Manager Said His Hair and Skin Color Should Be the Same

Anthony Merriweather

Anthony Merriweather has filed a lawsuit against his employer Oakley, a multi-billion dollar retailer of sunglasses, after his manager at a retail location in downtown San Diego made controversial remarks […]

New Children’s Book Series Encourages Black Boys to Become Doctors

Dr. Dale Okorodudu, author of Doc 2 Doc

Nationwide — Dr. Dale Okorodudu is on a mission to inspire a generation of Black boys and girls to consider Medicine as a career option. It’s likely you’ve heard about […]

Man Shot His Girlfriend in the Head, But She Had No Idea Until She Went to the Doctor

Jerrontae Cain, man who shot his girlfriend in the head

Atlanta, GA — Nicole Gordon, a 42-year old woman from Atlanta, had no idea that she had a bullet in her head for a month since her then-boyfriend shot her. […]

Black Organization to Hold Bahamas Hurricane Relief Fundraiser

UNESCO Bahamas Relief Fundraiser

Kansas City, MO — The UNESCO Creative City of Music in Kansas City will be holding a fundraising benefit on Sunday, October 6th, 2019 from 2pm to 6pm at the […]

10 and 11-Year Old Girls Charged For 'Racist' Assault on Black Girl on School Bus

New York School Bus

New York, NY — Two white girls from New York, 10 and 11-years old, have been charged with a hate crime for allegedly attacking a 10-year old Black girl on […]

12-Year Old Girl Attacked by Classmates Who Cut Her Locks Calling Them "Ugly" and "Nappy"

Amari Allen, Black girl attacked by white classmates who cut her locks

Fairfax, VA — Amari Allen, a 12-year old Black girl from Virginia, said her three white male classmates attacked her on the playground at their school, and then pinned her […]

“Written!” the New Book/Audiobook from Legendary MC Grandmaster Caz is Available Now From Wahida Clark Publishing

Written by Grandmaster Caz

In celebration of “Written,” Grandmaster Caz and Wahida Clark have launched the Caz Pass Thee Mic Challenge, giving Hip-Hop artists, rappers and fans the opportunity to showcase their skills #CazPassTheeMicChallenge […]

Black Naturopathic Doctor Launches International Association for Aspiring Healthcare Entrepreneurs

Dr. Sue Neesy Croft

Dr. Sue “Neesy” Croft, founder of a holistic health care clinic in Central Texas, will be launching the first-ever International Healthcare Entrepreneurs Day to be celebrated during the second Saturday […]

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 […]

Mayor of Atlanta Raises $50 Million in Funding to Provide Homes for the Homeless

Keisha Lance Bottoms, Mayor of Atlanta

Atlanta, GA — Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms says that her city has successfully raised the $50 million funding goal initiated almost 2 years ago to provide 550 homes for its homeless residents.

Man Charged With Murder After His Dogs Mauled a 9-Year Old Girl to Death

Pierre Cleveland

Detroit, MI — Pierre Cleveland, the owner of three pit bulls who fatally mauled 9-year old Emma Hernandez, is facing several charges including murder in connection to the attack that […]

How Black Entrepreneurs Can Boost Their Online Business

Black entrepreneur boosting his business online

Nationwide — Running an online business is difficult; it involves a lot of work, and it can feel as though you are getting nowhere at times. However, when that hard […]

Award-Winning News Anchor Killed in a Plane Crash While on the Job

Nancy Parker

New Orleans, LA — Nancy Parker, a 53-year old reporter and anchor at FOX 8 New Orleans, tragically died while aboard a small plane that crashed. She was on her […]

6 Restaurant Design Tips for Black Restaurateurs

Black restaurant owner

Nationwide — It’s time to optimize your restaurant’s design—you can reach a new level of excellence and impress the patrons of your establishment. We provide six simple restaurant design tips […]