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Black State of America Movement Provides Plan for Blacks to Mobilize for Reparations

Black State of America by Rs L.D.J.

Dover, DE — Reparations for Blacks in America is not a new concept, yet specific plans for how to acquire them without intervention from the government are scarce. In Black […]

New Podcast Launched For and About African American Social Entrepreneurs

Kimberly Holmes, host and founder of The Nonprofit Showcase Podcast

Nationwide — Kimberly Holmes, founder of Black America Cares, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is dedicated to serving individuals and families that are less fortunate, has launched The Nonprofit Showcase […]

Black Inmate Becomes 1st to Die in Federal Prison From COVID-19, Was Denied Early Release

Patrick Jones, first inmate to die from Coronavirus

Oakdale, LA — Patrick Jones, a 49-year old inmate from Louisiana, is reportedly the first person to die in a federal prison from COVID-19. He contracted the virus in prison […]

Tyler Perry Gives $21,000 Tip to Fired Workers at His Favorite Restaurant

Tyler Perry at Houston's Restaurant in Atlanta

Nationwide — Filmmaker and actor Tyler Perry is making headlines once again for his generosity. He reportedly ordered take-out and then left a $500 tip for all 42 workers at […]

Black-Owned Tech Startup Helps You Send Real Greeting Cards in the Mail Without Leaving the House

Dionne Mahaffey, founder of Culture Greetings

In the wake of the Coronavirus, greeting cards can bridge the gap created by social distancing Nationwide — “The world is pretty bleak right now so it is critical that […]

Angry Bus Driver Who Complained About Coughing Passenger Dies From COVID-19

Jason Hargrove, bus driver who died from COVID-19

Nationwide — Jason Hargrove, a city bus driver from Detroit who posted a video on social media angrily complaining about one of his passengers who was coughing without covering her […]

Black Entrepreneur Develops New 911 Alert App Thats Keeps Family Informed When There's an Emergency

Steven VanDyke, creator of 911 Alert app

Nationwide — Steven VanDyke, an entrepreneur from Atlanta, has developed a new app called 911 Alert that connects families together when an emergency occurs. Once downloaded, the app will automatically send […]

Luxury Wigs Company Donates Thousands of Masks and PPE Supplies to NYC Hospitals

Taylor Jones, Donation Coordinator with RPGSHOW

New York, NY — RPGSHOW, a leading provider of luxury wigs in partnership with sister company, MyFirstWig, is giving back to the community with a donation of vital PPE materials […]

20 People Test Positive For Coronavirus After Attending Funerals; Pastor Who Gave Eulogy Dies

Black-owned funeral home in Albany

Nationwide — A local Black-owned funeral home in Albany, Georgia, is shocked to learn they unknowingly hosted two funerals that reportedly infected at least 20 people with coronavirus including the […]

5-Year Old Boy and Mom Create Fun Learning YouTube Channel, Perfect For Quarantined Families

Andrea and Corban Stephenson

Washington, DC — Five-year old Corban and his mother, Andrea Stephenson, have launched a YouTube channel called Corban’s Fun Learning Adventures. This channel encourages children and their parents to bond […]

Senator Tells HBCU Podcast That New Bill Will Give HBCUs $1 Billion in Emergency Funding

HBCUbiquity Podcast

The funding is part of $2.2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES) Dallas, TX — U.S. Senator Doug Jones (D- Ala.) said the $1.05 billion in emergency […]

42-Year Old Mother of Four Dies From Coronavirus Complications

Laneeka Barksdale, Black mother who died from Coronavirus

Detroit, MI — Laneeka Barksdale, a 42-year old mother from Michigan with four children, has reportedly died from the coronavirus after being sick for two weeks and fighting for her […]

3 Reasons Why Up to 1 Million Black Families May Not Get a Stimulus Check

Black woman sad about stimulus check

Nationwide — The Trump Administration has approved a $2 trillion dollar stimulus bill that will send money to millions of families to help compensate them during the COVID-19 outbreak. Individuals […]

Mompreneur Launches "How to Start Your Own Vending Business" Online Training Courses

Jasmin Smith, founder of the new vending machine business online training series

Nationwide — Jasmin Smith, a talented African American mompreneur with two young children, is launching an online series of live trainings on “How to Start and Grow Your Vending Business” […]

Hospital Worker From Queens NYC Dies From Coronavirus

Priscilla Carrow, hospital worker who died from Coronavirus

New York, NY — The coronavirus has caused the death of another beloved health worker, Priscilla Carrow from New York City. She was a Coordinating Manager at Elmhurst Hospital Center where […]

Michigan College Student Dies From Coronavirus Weeks Before Graduation

Bassey Offiong, student dies from Coronavirus

Kalamazoo, MI — Bassey Offiong, a 25-year old student at Western Michigan University, was one of the first 3 confirmed cases of Coronavirus on the university’s campus after he was […]

Closure of Hair Salons Triples Sales For Black Entrepreneur's Do-It-Yourself Hair Care Products

Angela Brown, founder and CEO of D'Serv Healthy Hair

Nationwide — Angela H. Brown, a hair care professional of 38 years, is now an entrepreneur and the founder of D’Serv Professional Hair Care Products for men, women, and children. […]

Entrepreneur Giving Away $1 Million to Those Who Lost Their Jobs Due to the Coronavirus Outbreak

Willie Wilson

Chicago, IL — Willie Wilson, a philanthropist and entrepreneur from Chicago, has announced that he will donate $1 million to people who have lost their jobs because of the coronavirus […]

Two Sisters From Illinois Died Just 9 Days Apart From Coronavirus

Two sisters died from Coronavirus

Chicago, IL — Patricia Frieson, a 61-year old retired nurse from Illinois, was the first reported death from the coronavirus in the state. Just 9 days later, her older sister, […]

29-Year Old California Mayor to Give His City's Residents $500 a Month to Help With COVID-19 Lockdown

Mayor Michael Tubbs

Stockton, CA — Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, Michael Tubbs, the 29-year old mayor of Stockton, Califonia, plans to give all the residents in his city $500 a month in hopes to […]

Unsolved Murders of Black Family Re-Examined in New Film Streaming on Amazon Prime

American Wisper artwork and scene

Nationwide — American Wisper (now streaming on Amazon Prime) is the true story of the unsolved murders of an upper-class African American family. In the summer of 2016, three children […]

Author Pays Tribute to His Brother Who Died From Cancer in New Poetry Book

For Eddie Cancer Survivor By James Gery Welch

Nationwide — For Eddie: Cancer Survivor Poems Blossomed From My Soul by James Welch features poetry blossomed from his soul. The book is written in honor of his brother Eddie […]

New Book Encourages Women of Color to Pursue Careers in Technology

Women of Color in Tech bookcover

“Women of Color in Tech” will be available wherever books and ebooks are sold on April 14th; virtual panel discussion live at 6pm EST on the same day. New York, […]

Black Woman Entrepreneur Wins Major Contract to Develop California State Funded Web Project

Zhe Scott, founder of SEO Queen

Nationwide — Meet Zhe Scott, founder of the SEO Queen, who recently won a major contract from the state of California to design, develop and launch the state’s official web […]

New Program Helps Black-Owned Businesses Sustain Growth Through a Troubling Economy

HT Major, founder of Excellent Presence

Raleigh, NC — Esteemed African American business results strategist H.T. Major, founder of Excellent Presence since 2012, has launched the Marketing Twists Growth Acceleration System: Premium. MTG Premium is a […]

African American Sorority Supports Members, Public With 6-Part Webinar Series

Deborah Catchings-Smith, International President of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Hosts “We Are Sigma Strong” During COVID-19 Outbreak Cary, NC — “We Are Sigma Strong” is the theme of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority’s 6-part webinar series […]

Brooklyn Teacher Denied Coronavirus Test 3 Times is Now on Life Support

Rana Zoe Mungin, teacher with Coronavirus

Brooklyn, NY — Rana Zoe Mungin, a 30-year old social studies teacher at Ascend Academy in Brooklyn, New York, is now on life support after she was reportedly repeatedly denied […]

Black Mom with Coronavirus Told She Wasn’t Priority, Dies the Next Day

Kayla Williams, woman from London who died from Coronavirus

London, England — Kayla Williams, a 36-year old mother of 3 from London who was reportedly infected with the coronavirus, has died a day after she called emergency services and […]

Self-Made Millionaire Gifting Her Most Proven Program to Black Women Entrepreneurs For Hope During Coronavirus Quarantine

Black women entrepreneurs

Nationwide — Dr. Venus Opal Reese is paying it forward by empowering Black women entrepreneurs to stop living in fear and start using this quarantine time to create a home-based […]

43-Year Old Black Entrepreneur Sadly Dies From Coronavirus

Marlowe Stoudamire, Black entrepreneur dies from Coronavirus

Nationwide — Marlowe Stoudamire, a well-known entrepreneur from Detroit, has reportedly died from complications related to coronavirus at the age of 43. His colleagues and people across the city are […]

36-Year Old School Principal From Brooklyn Dies From Coronavirus

Dez-Ann Romain, Brooklyn principal

Nationwide — Dez-Ann Romain, the 36-year old principal of the Brooklyn Democracy Academy in New York City has died from coronavirus complications. Reportedly, she is the first city public school […]

Black Mom Living in Taiwan Offers Tips on How to Find Peace Over Panic While Being Quarantined

Juanita Ingram, Black woman living in Taiwan

Nationwide — Juanita Ingram, a wife and mother of two, is also an attorney, author, and media personality who is currently living in Taiwan as an expat. She has a […]

NYC Hospital Worker Says He Survived Coronavirus and is Now Back to Work

Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn

New York, NY — Raeburn Fairweather, a 47-year old hospital worker who was infected with COVID-19, has shared his experience in how he was able to survive the virus for […]

At Least 848 African Americans in the State of Illinois have COVID-19

Lori Lightfoot, Mayor of Chicago

Chicago, IL — The coronavirus has reportedly infected at least 848 African Americans in the state of Illinois, sadly making this demographic the second-highest ethnic group infected with the virus […]

Former NFL Player is Now a Medical Doctor Fighting the Coronavirus Pandemic

Dr. Myron Rolle

Nationwide — Dr. Myron Rolle is a Rhodes Scholar and college football player who was drafted by the NFL to play for the Tennessee Titans in 2010. But nowadays at […]

13 People Died at This NYC Hospital Within 24 Hours

Elmhurst Hospital in New York City

New York, NY — In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Elmhurst Hospital in New York City is reportedly at a breaking point after 13 people died there within a […]

Legendary Jazz Artist, Manu Dibango, Dies from Coronavirus at Age 86

Manu Dibango

France — Manu Dibango, a saxophone legend and jazz icon known for his 1972 hit Soul Makossa, has died from complications of the coronavirus, according to a statement on his […]

Baltimore Mayor: Gunshot Victims Occupying Needed Hospital Beds For Coronavirus Patients

Baltimore Mayor Jack Young

Baltimore, MD — During this time of the coronavirus pandemic, senseless violence has continued to increase in Baltimore, Maryland. Mayor Jack Young is appealing to the residents to stop the […]

Erykah Badu to Charge Fans $1 to Live Stream a Concert at Her House

Erykah Badu

Dallas, TX — Singer-songwriter Erykah Badu has announced that she is planning to perform a concert through a live stream from her bedroom in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. […]

Man in Prison For Killing Michael Jordan's Dad Up for Parole

Larry Demery, man who killed Michael Jordan's father

Raleigh, NC — Larry Demery, one of the two men who were convicted for the 1993 murder of basketball icon Michael Jordan’s father, is reportedly being considered for parole even […]

Baltimore Schools Providing Free Meals for Students While Schools are Closed

African American students eating school lunch

Baltimore, MD — As school closures have been in effect in efforts to slow the spread of the new coronavirus, Baltimore City Public Schools has decided to continue providing free meals […]

Charges Dropped Against Grandmother 'Slammed' to the Ground By Maryland Police

Rena Mellerson, grandmother arrested and slammed by police

Pikesville, MD — Rena Mellerson, a 76-year old grandmother from Maryland who was violently arrested by police, is no longer facing any charges. All charges against her including second-degree assault, […]

5 Teens Facing Capital Murder Charges For Killing 16-Year Old Classmate

Black teens who killed classmate

Biloxi, MS — Five teens, ages 15 to 17, are facing charges of capital murder for allegedly killing 16-year old Madison Harris in her grandparent’s house in Missisissippi. The suspects, […]

Why is Smiling so Good for You?

African American man smiling

Nationwide — A smile is something everyone should be proud of as it can do so much. One smile can start a friendship, or ignite a deeper relationship. It can […]

Who’s Involved in Buying or Selling a Property?

African American family in front of new house

Nationwide — Getting involved in the sale or purchase of a property can be an exciting experience as you take your next step in this defining point in your life. […]

Ohio Taking a 2nd Look at 83 Cases of Wrongfully Convicted Inmates

Wrongfully convicted man in prison

Columbus, OH — The state of Ohio is making a move to review the cases of 83 people who have been wrongfully convicted in the state since 1989. The state […]

What is a Working Capital Loan?

African American man applying for working capital loan

Nationwide — If you are a business owner, you’ll know how difficult it can be to cover your day to day expenses and ensure a steady cash flow. At times, […]

District Attorney Leading Efforts to Dismiss 66,000 Marijuana Convictions in California

LA County District Attorney Jackie Lacey

Los Angeles, CA — California courts have been ordered to dismiss around 66,000 marijuana convictions, even those going back decades. The move initiated by Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie […]

Woman Allegedly Stole $500K From Her Church to Pay For Her Wedding

Taisha Smith-DeJoseph

Florence Township, NJ — Taisha D. Smith-DeJoseph, a volunteer secretary at a New Jersey church, is facing embezzlement charges after she allegedly stole hundreds of thousands of dollars and used […]

The Truth About Valentine's Day -- Why Some People Choose Not To Celebrate It

Truth About Valentine's Day

Nationwide — Every year on February 14th, millions of people around the world celebrate Valentine’s Day. It is usually celebrated in the form of a man buying flowers, candy and/or […]

HBCU President Resigns After Being Arrested For Prostitution and Drug Scandal

William Bynum, Jr.

Clinton, MS — William Bynum Jr., who was the president of Jackson State University in Mississippi, has submitted his resignation following a recent arrest in connection with prostitution and drug […]

Sports Illustrated Honors Kobe Bryant with 100-Page Special Tribute Edition

Kobe Bryant Sports Illustrated special edition

Nationwide — Sports Illustrated will release a 100-page special tribute issue in honor of basketball legend Kobe Bryant, a week after his tragic death from a helicopter crash.

17-Year Old High School Football Star Committed Suicide Days Before Starting College

Bryce Gowdy

Deerfield Beach, FL — Bryce Gowdy, a 17-year old high school football star from Florida, has died after being hit by a train a few days before he was set […]

Rapper Gets 99 Years in Prison For Hiring His Friends to Kill His Mother

Qaw'mane Wilson, rapper who hired friends to kill his mom

Chicago, IL — Qaw’mane Wilson, a rapper from Chicago known as Young QC, who reportedly hired his friends to kill his own mother has been sentenced to 99 years in prison. He […]

New Owner of Home Sold at Auction Finds Dead Body of Previous Resident Inside

Maryland home where new owner found dead body

District Heights, MD — The new owner of a home in PG County, Maryland that was sold at auction was shocked to discover the body of the woman who previously […]