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Meet LaDonna N. Smith, the Entrepreneur Empowering Youth With Her Award-Winning Financial Literacy Program

LaDonna N. Smith

Nationwide — LaDonna N. Smith knows what it’s like to enter adulthood with no financial know-how. After many years of being tied down by debt and poor financial management, LaDonna […]

Black Households Are Saving Money By Streaming Their TV Channels

Black family watching streaming TV

Nationwide — USAstreamsTV, a Black-owned company, is using technology to help break barriers that have limited many African Americans from having affordable access to live network channels. USA Today reports that […]

Black Mom Got 5 Years in Prison -- Not 14 Days -- For Lying to Get Her Son in a Better School

Tanya McDowell

Bridgeport, CT — In 2012, Tanya McDowell, a homeless Black mother who lied about her son’s residence so he could attend a better school, was sentenced to 5 years in […]

Vick Allen's Hot New Album "Untouchable" Hits Urban AC Airwaves

Untouchable by Vick Allen

Nationwide — Fresh off winning the 2019 National CD of the Year Award at the Jackson Music Awards, Vick Allen is back with a soulful new album that is already […]

Founder of Black-Owned Health Clinic Celebrates 20 Years of Helping Patients Deal With Pain

Teresa Bristol, owner of PT Works Clinic

PT Works, an Atlanta-based clinic owned by HBCU graduate Teresa Bristol, offers holistic physical therapy to help patients manage chronic pain. Atlanta, GA — Offering a unique diversity of care […]

John Hall and J.D. Smith Announce New Book, "100 Questions Black People Should Ask Themselves"

Book cover, and the authors, John Hall and J.D. Smith

African Americans have a number of challenges that threaten their existence. With this new book, people can begin to ask serious questions that will usher in a new age of […]

LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson Becomes the First African American Elected as President of the Board for Certification of Genealogists

LaBrenda Garrett Nelson

Nationwide — The Board for Certification of Genealogists is a nonprofit organization founded in 1964 as a professional credentialing body for genealogists. LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson is the first African American elected […]

14-Year Old Student Starts Freshman Year at George Washington University

Curtis Lawrence, 14-year old freshman at George Washington University

Washington, DC — At only 14-years old, Curtis Lawrence has just started his freshman year not as a high school student, but as a freshman college student at the prestigious […]

Black Couple Wins $11 Million Discrimination Lawsuit Against the State of Michigan

Lisa and Cedric Griffey

Lansing, MI — Lisa and Cedric Griffey, who sued their former employer Michigan Department of Corrections for alleged racial discrimination, recently won the lawsuit. The jury ruled in favor of […]

Ghanaian Princess Launches Historic Traditional African Return of the Royals Wedding in Denver, Colorado

Princess Asie Ocansey

Princess Asie Ocansey Honors the “Year of Return 2019” with Mass Traditional Homecoming Experience to Ghana Denver, CO — On September 28, 2018, His Excellency Ghana President Nana Addo Danquah […]

Law Firm for Don Lemon Accused of Racism and ‘Potential Perjury’

Don Lemon

The Pierce Bainbridge lawyer for CNN’s Don Lemon is facing accusations that he “lied in a sworn affidavit” to smear his whistleblowing former partner. Nationwide — The law firm that […]

WBEZ Chicago and Comedy Central Collaborate on Groundbreaking New Podcast, ‘South Side Stories’

Southside Stories

Hosted by Bashir Salahuddin and Diallo Riddle, South Side Stories marks the first podcast collaboration between a public media organization and a cable television partner On the heels of Comedy […]

Orrin Hudson Inspired Students at This Year's Tom Joyner Family Reunion

Orrin Hudson and Tom Joyner

America’s favorite chess champion and youth motivator was a huge hit at this year’s event! Orlando, FL — One of the highlights at this year’s Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion […]

Mother Charged After Two Young Sons Drown in Apartment Complex Pool

Wildine Joseph

Lauderhill, FL — Wildline Joseph, a 23-year old woman from Florida, has been arrested on manslaughter charges for the death of her two young sons who drowned in a swimming […]

Man Who Burned Cross Outside Black Family's Home Gets 11 Years in Prison

Louie Revette, man who burned cross in front of Black family's house

Seminary, MS — Louie Revette, a 38-year old white man, has pleaded guilty to the racist act of burning a cross outside the home of an African-American family on October […]

Why Athletes and Entertainers Like Jay-Z Can’t Solve Our Problems


By Terrence Amen Nationwide — The big controversy about Jay Z and the NFL is a perfect example of why we can’t rely on our athletes and entertainers to solve […]

California Becomes First State Sued by Black Patients Matter (BPM)

California State Government

BPM safehouse joins underground railway saving Black lives Washington, DC — A federal civil rights lawsuit has been filed against multiple members of the MBC Medical Board of California and […]

Announcing TV Special Premiere of "Let's Talk Hair"

Talk show special engages Black women in their hair journeys, sharing stories, tips and news Los Angeles, CA — On the heels of film festival exposure and wins, indie production […]

Lewis T. Powell Featured on September Cover of The Boss Mann Magazine

Lewis T. Powell on the cover of Boss Man Magazine

Nationwide — Lewis T. Powell, the multifaceted actor, filmmaker, screenwriter and musician graces the September cover of The Boss Mann Magazine.

Tyler Perry Sending Relief Supplies to the Bahamas Via His Private Jet

Tyler Perry with private jet

Nationwide — Filmmaker Tyler Perry is reportedly using his own private jet to transport relief supplies to the Abaco Islands in the Bahamas to help the residents who were devastated […]

American Tax Geeks is Giving $112 Million to African Americans to Start Thousands of Franchises

American Tax Greeks

Nationwide — American Tax Geeks is known as the franchise company that pays all of the startup costs for it’s franchise owners. But now they’re specifically giving $112 million to […]

Man Charged with Hate Crime After Biting Black Woman During Road Rage Dispute

Jeffrey Calhoun

North Buffalo, NY — Jeffrey Calhoun, a 62-year old white man, is facing several charges of hate crime after he allegedly harassed Jeanneie Muhammad, a Black woman, during a recent […]

Innocent California Prison Nurse Found Guilty of Workers Compensation Fraud After Prison Guard Changes Testimony

Ndiawar Diop, prison nurse found guilty

Nationwide — Ndiawar Diop, a former nurse employed with the California State Prison in Chino, California, has been falsely accused of workers compensation fraud and perjury during a deposition after […]

How to Choose Between a Black Cruise and a Traditional Cruise

African American couple on vacation cruise

Nationwide — If you search online, you’ll find a lot of black cruises to consider for your next vacation. Black cruises have been around for a long time and have […]

NYC Program Launches 54th Year of Teaching "How to Build a Growing Profitable Business" Workshops

Fall 2018 WIBO Graduates

New York, NY — Beginning the week of September 16th in New York, Workshop in Business Opportunities (WIBO) will launch their 54th year of workshops teaching new and existing entrepreneurs […]

13-Year Old Student Creates Community Closet For Kids In Need

Chase Neyland Square, founder of a student community closet for kids in need

Port Allen, LA — Chase Neyland-Square, an 8th grade student at Port Allen Middle School in Louisiana, is giving back through a community-focused closet he created to provide clothes and […]

What Is Your Life in the Mirror? First-Time Author Releases Novel Based on Realistic Life Experiences

Mirrors of Life by Neal Owens

Nationwide — Within the pages of Neal Owen’s debut novel, Mirrors of Life ($14.95, paperback, 9781733150309; $4.99, ebook, 9781733150323), the author uses conversation, drama, family structure, romance, suspense and philosophy […]

Essence Magazine Started on Gloria Hendry’s Living Room Floor!

Glorida Hendry

Nationwide — Gloria Hendry is an American film and theatre actress, singer, producer, and writer. And yes Essence Magazine started on Gloria’s living room floor with Ed Bernard and Walter […]

Barber-Comedian Turned Entrepreneur Launches New Line of Black Men's Hair Grooming Products

Garrick Dixon's Hair Grooming Products For Men

Nationwide — Garrick Dixon just recently launched his Dixon’s 1737 Men’s Hair Grooming Products, and it has already taken Hollywood by storm. Notables such as Sean Kingston, David Banner, Tony […]

New App to Help Save Pregnant Black Women and Their Babies Gets $200K in Funding

Kimberly Seals Allers, creator of the Irth app

Black women are 243% more likely to die from pregnancy and childbirth-related complications. Irth, an app created by Kimberly Seals Allers, holds doctors accountable for high Black maternal and infant […]

70-Year Old Granny Who Pulled a Gun on Black Couple Will Not Go to Jail

Ruby Howell, white granny who pulled her gun on Black couple

Starkville, MS — Ruby Howell, a 70-year old white woman who was convicted of a misdemeanor charge for threatening and pointing a gun at a Black couple last May, was […]

Luxury Women’s Wear Designer Beverley Olivacce to Showcase New Collection During NYFW 2019

Beverley Olivacce models

New York, NY — Beverley Olivacce will be presenting her luxurious brand of women’s wear for women of all cultures in a can’t-miss runway fashion presentation. A champagne reception will […]

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 […]

Meet the 9-Year Old Boy Who Helped His Mom Deliver His New Baby Sister

Lindell Lyons and his newborn sister

Tampa, FL — Lindell Lyons, a 9-year old from Florida, is being praised for stepping up to help his mother deliver his baby sister. Lindell is proud of himself and […]

White Woman Calls Police on Black Man Because He Looked "Suspicious"

Devin Meyers

Royal Oak, MI — A white woman in Michigan reportedly called the police on Devin Meyers, a 20-year old Black man for allegedly “looking suspiciously” at her. A Facebook live […]

This 61-Year Old Single Dad Has Helped More Than 50 Foster Children in the Last 12 Years

Guy Bryant, single dad and foster parent

New York, NY — Guy Bryant, a 61-year old man who has been working in the foster system for decades, decided to help further and foster young men who have […]

12-Year Old Black Boy Shot in the Knee By SWAT Even Though His Hands Were Up

Amir Worship, boy shot in the knee by SWAT

Country Club Hills, IL — Amir Worship, a 12-year old unarmed Black boy from Illinois, will never walk normally again after SWAT officers suddenly entered his home and bedroom shot […]

Amazon is Looking to Hire More Than 700 Employees For Work-At-Home Job Openings

Amazon employee working at home

Nationwide — BlackJobs.com, created by the founders of BlackNews.com and BlackBusiness.com, has partnered with Amazon to promote their virtual (or “work-from-home”) positions available to qualified individuals who live in certain […]

High School Golf Team of All Black Players Become the First to Win State Championship

Charles R. Drew Varsity golf team

Atlanta, GA — The Charles R. Drew Public Charter School’s Varsity Boys Golf Team in Atlanta, which has all Black players and an all Black coaching staff, has recently won […]

7 Bounty Hunters Acquitted After Killing Unarmed Black Man They Thought Was Someone Else

Jalen Johnson Milan, Black man killed by bounty hunters

Clarksville, TN — Several bounty hunters in Tennessee who were facing murder charges for shooting and killing Jalen Johnson-Milan, a 24-year old Black man they had mistaken for someone else, […]