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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rihanna Donates $700K Worth of Ventilators to Help Coronavirus Patients in Barbados

Rihanna

Nationwide — Singer-songwriter Rihanna reportedly pledged $1.2 million Barbadian dollars (or $700,000 USD) to purchase ventilators for those affected by the coronavirus pandemic in her home country of Barbados.

Hip-Hop Artist Releases New Music About Black Wealth and Ownership

Lou Anthony

Philadelphia, PA — The first single from Lou Anthony’s debut studio album SELF: Something Everyone Looks For was released in September, and the music video came early this March. In […]

Meet the 7-Year Old Boy Making Coronavirus Care Packages For Seniors

Cavanaugh Bell

Gaithersburg, MD – Cavanaugh Bell, a 7-year old boy from Maryland, is getting national attention for giving senior citizens “COVID-19 Carepacks” that he bought using his own savings.

Meet the Woman Who Just Acquired Elijah Muhammad's Renowned Chicago Mansion

Wendy Muhammad, owner of Elijah Muhammad's Chicago mansion

The Wendy L. Muhammad Foundation is building a cultural center to exhibit the business and economic developmental impact of Elijah Muhammad, the Nation of Islam and iconic Black entrepreneurs at […]

5 Confirmed Cases of African Americans Who Died from Coronavirus

African Americans who have died from Coronavirus

Nationwide — Many from urban communities initially believed that Black people were immune to the coronavirus. This was obviously false information partly due to the media’s bias in their reporting. […]

Man Creates Portable Hand Washing Stations for Homeless People

Terence Lester, creator of portable hand washing stations for the homeless

Atlanta, GA — Terence Lester, the executive director of Love Beyond Walls, a non-profit organization that offers support to homeless people, is creating hand-washing stations that are being assembled and […]

Family Wants Justice For African American World War II Veteran Who Was Beaten, Murdered in 1956

Family of Hammondee Gree, a Black World War II veteran who was murdered

St. Helena, LA — Hammondee Green was a World War II veteran who put his life on the line for his country. After he was honorably discharged in 1946, he […]

25-Year Old Entrepreneur Launches Vegan Hair and Skincare Brand Celebrating Self-Love

Love Atiya, founder of vegan hair and skincare product line

Nationwide — Meet Love Atiya, the first 25-year old unschooled Black woman to launch – not one, two or three – but four self-love inspired businesses; with her newest business […]

Harlem's Most Anticipated Crime Biography Tells the Story of Richard 'Fritz' Simmons

Harlem Plug: Richard 'Fritz' Simmons Story by Harlem Holiday

Harlem, NY — The Harlem Plug is the 266-page biography of Richard ‘Fritz’ Simmons written by author Harlem Holiday and released during Women’s History Month through her imprint, Harlem Westside […]

55-Year Old Man Battling Coronavirus Was Told He Had the Flu

Kevin Harris, man with Coronavirus

Warren, OH — Kevin Harris, a 55-year old man from Ohio, has posted a video on Facebook sharing his experience of battling the coronavirus. He said he wanted to really be […]

French Singer-Songwriter Inspired By Nina Simone Releases New Music That Pays Homage to Civil Rights and Freedom

Estelle California

Grateful for the freedom she found in becoming a US citizen, activist, singer and moving songwriter Estelle California has released her latest song and video “The Land of Freedom” delivering […]

Black Entrepreneurs File Federal Lawsuit Against U.S. Attorney General For Discrimination in the Cannabis Industry

Plaintiffs: Aaron Barfield left & Peter Manning Right. Members of Black Excellence In Cannabis

Seattle, WA — Members of a group called Black Excellence In Cannabis filed a federal lawsuit earlier this month against Washington State Governor Jay Inslee and Washington State Liquor and […]

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 […]

Man Sentenced to 12 Years For Having His Cell Phone in Jail

Willie Nash, man sentenced to 12 years prison for having a cell phone

Newton County, MS — Willie Nash, a 39-year old African American man who was caught in possession of a cell phone while he was held at a county jail in […]

The Beauty of Africa — 6 Reasons to Visit Morocco

Morocco

Nationwide — Africa is a stunning continent with hundreds of wonderful places to visit and explore. One particularly tourist friendly place is Morocco, a diverse country that is filled with […]

Grandmother Teaches Her 9-Month Old Grandson How to Wash Dishes

9-month old baby washing dishes

Baltimore, MD — A short video of a cute 9-month old baby who was washing the dishes has gone viral on social media. People all over the world are impressed […]