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Actor Christian Keyes to Host the Heart & Soul Music Festival in Orlando, Florida

Actor Christian Keyes

Orlando, FL — On March 21, 2020 at the fabulous Apopka Amphitheatre, actor Christian Keyes will be hosting the Heart & Soul Music Festival, a fundraiser to help children travel […]

121 Thought-Provoking Concepts Featured in Justin Ellis' New Book "Thinking Outside The Boombox" — With Accompanying Audiobook/ Album

Justin Ellis, author of Thinking Outside the Boombox

Nationwide — There is no better example of being innovative and inspirational than this powerful project of a modern philosophy book and accompanying audiobook/album. From the wisdom, to the book […]

Distraught Mom Suing Funeral Home For Not Preserving Her 11-Year Old Daughter's Body

Re'Asia Washington, 11-year old who died from asthma attack

Miami, FL — Ebony Morgan, a mother from Florida who is still mourning the sudden death of her 11-year old daughter, says she was shocked when she saw that her […]

One of the Largest Black-Owned Law Firms in California Names Black Female as Partner

Zulu Ali and Whitney Ali

Nationwide — The Law Offices of Zulu Ali & Associates, one of the largest Black-owned law firms in California’s Inland Empire, names Attorney Whitney Ali as Partner. Attorney Whitney Ali […]

Single Mom Dodges Homelessness -- Tells Story in New Book "The Art of Rock Bottom"

Art of Rock Bottom by Janvieve Naemani Fogle

New York, NY — Gifted author Janvieve Naemani has crafted a raw, transparent, passionate call to action for anyone experiencing adversity or setback. With heartfelt honesty and faith, Janvieve inspires […]

300 National Slots Open For Black College Women to Build Life-Changing Businesses

Nationwide — The Ladies of Elegance Charm Academy (@loeacademy), an innovative online charm school for current and aspiring minority business women, has expanded its digital doors toward college students for […]

Meet the Sibling Authors Who Help Kids Manage Money and Invest in Real Estate

Andrea Stephenson and Linsey MIlls, authors of Teach Your Child Money Through Play

Washington, DC — Siblings Andrea Stephenson and Linsey Mills have over 40 years of combined experience in teaching youth financial literacy and have made it their mission to expose children […]

Program Allows Inmates to Earn College Degrees While Behind Bars

Prisoners graduating from college through the Hudson Link program

New York, NY — Hudson Link, a New York-based non-profit organization, has a program for inmates that allows them to earn college degrees even though they’re still behind bars. Upon […]

Father Helps Teen Son Start Business Versus Suing School District over Racial Bullying Case

Father and son, JeNoah and Ya'hawquah Lee

Alliance, OH — 14-year old JeNoah Lee and his father, Ya’Hawkquah Lee, have started a clothing business called URBAN Stereotype that focuses on empowerment, and positive cultural diversity. JeNoah asked […]

Former Substitute Teacher Shows Educators How to Make $100K or More Teaching Court Mandated Classes

Derek Collins, founder of the Diversion Center

Atlanta, GA — With dismal financial status of many teachers and lack of opportunities in the education sector, Derek Collins, CEO of the Diversion Center shows educators how to make […]

HBCU Grad Creates a Hip-Hop Anthem About the Importance of HBCUs

Tara Lynn

Sacramento, CA — As a higher education professional, author, motivational speaker and artist, Tara Lynn Crawford is not a stranger to hard work. In fact, the Sacramento native is very […]

New Book Explores the Pivotal Role of Black Beauty Queens During the Civil Rights Movement and Beyond

Black Beauties by Dr. Kimberly Pellum

Kimberly Brown Pellum, PhD releases “Black Beauties: African American Pageant Queens in the Segregated South” Tallahassee, FL — Four global pageant titles are currently held by women of African descent. […]

National Coalition of Black Meeting Professionals Forms Historic Partnership

Jason Dunn, Sr., Chairman of NCBMP

Bold partnership strengthens diversity & educational strategy Dallas, TX — Meeting Professionals International (MPI), the largest meeting and event industry association worldwide, is proud to announce a partnership with the […]

Melanated Campout, Organized Group of Black Campers, Plans Fun Weekend of Outdoor Adventures

Campers at the Melanated Campout in Georgia

A fun-filled weekend specializing in “CPR” – Camping, Partying and Relaxation If an escape from the demands of life’s everyday sprawl piques your interest, then this thrilling open-air adventure with […]

Gayle King Blames CBS For Her Questions About Kobe Bryant’s Rape Case

Gayle King

Nationwide — Journalist Gayle King is reportedly upset at her long-time employer, CBS News, for resurfacing and sharing a video clip of her provocative line of questions about Kobe Bryant’s […]

Hollywood Exec Releases New Book, “Dirty Lil Secrets: Nobody Wants to Tell You About the Entertainment Industry”

Cheryl Cobb, author of Dirty Lil Secrets Nobody Wants to Tell You About the Entertainment Industry

Nationwide — The Hollywood industry is buzzing about Cheryl Cobb, author of the groundbreaking book Dirty Lil Secrets: Nobody Wants to Tell You About the Entertainment Industry. Cobb is one […]

Black-Owned Leadership Program Extends Its Agreement With Ohio State University For a 2nd Year

Carter D. Womack, founder of Leadership at its Best

Columbus, OH — Dr. Carter D. Womack, President of Leadership At Its Best, has announced that The Ohio State University’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s Trio Upward Bound program has […]

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated Marks Centennial Week with Commemoration, Celebration and Community Service

Members of Zeta Phi Beta celebrating 100 years

Last week, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, the esteemed African American women’s service organization celebrated its Centennial with celebrity guest speakers, a fashion show, community service project at Martha’s Table, an […]

63-Year Old Black Author Publishes New Children's Book

Neil Williams, author of Little Bear Sam and Greeley Square

Nationwide — In his new children’s book, Little Bear Sam from Greeley Square in New York, Neil Williams is on a mission at age 63 to encourage and inspire children […]

Black-Owned Line of Herbal Products Now Sold in Giant Supermarket Chain

Roger Gore, founder of G'Natural Herbal products

Roger Gore, CEO and founder of G’Natural Herbal Products, has announced that his award-winning company’s new line of hair care products, Alpha Club for Men, is now available at over […]

Quincy Jones Quote and Global Racism Inspires Historic Trilingual Black History Calendar

Nathaniel Biko, creator of trilingual Black history calendar

Nationwide — Nathaniel Biko marveled at his friend Tshalinu Kala, who whenever they would get together would give him some powerful information out of Black history, either about an event […]

Black Cultural Events Expands Online Calendar to Northern California

Black Cultural Events

Nationwide — BCE Media Inc., parent company of online events calendar BlackCulturalEvents.com and led by CEO Pamela Ashe-Thomas, has announced the expansion of the web site into the Northern California […]

Black Stanford Student Cracks "Magic Code" to Building Long Term Economic Wealth Across Black America and Worldwide

James Mason, Black Stanford University student

Nationwide — Stanford University block chain student, James Mason, says that he has cracked the ‘Magic Code’ to transforming the economic trajectory of Black people in America.

8-Year Old Boy Banned From Private Schools in London Because of His Hair

Farouk James

Nationwide — Farouk James, an 8-year old boy from London, is not being allowed to attend several schools in the city because of his long, natural hair. His mother, Bonnie […]

West African Author’s Debut Book Hits Amazon #1 Bestseller in U.S.

Cecile Correa, author of A Truth About

Singapore — Cécile Correa, a French-born member of the Manjaco tribe, whose lands span Senegal, Guinea-Bissau and the Gambia, channels her learnings from 18 years of career and travel into […]

American Board of Trial Advocates Appoints First Ever African American National President

Luther J. Battiste, first Black president of the American Board of Trial Advocates

Charleston, SC — Luther J. Battiste, III has been installed as National President of the American Board of Trial Advocates at the organization’s National Board Meeting at the Hotel Bennett. […]

From Extreme Poverty to Becoming One of America's Top Mentors For Black Business Coaches

Muria Nisbett, business coach

Nationwide — Meet Muria Nisbett, who grew up in extreme poverty on the Caribbean island of Tortola. She was raised by her grandfather who was a struggling farmer, and her […]

Black Engineer Develops Patented Solar Power Technology Being Used By HBCUs

Matthew N. Portis, founder of SolGreen solar power table workstations

Solar-powered workstations developed by Matthew N. Portis are already being used by several HBCUs across the country including Bowie State University and the University of the District of Columbia (UDC). […]

Meet the First Female African American Police Captain in Louisiana State History

Treone Larvadain, first Black female police captain

Baton Rouge, LA — Captain Treone Larvadain has been promoted to lead the Protective Services Unit for the Louisiana State Police Dept, making her the first African-American woman to be a […]

The Kobe Bryant Star: Why Its Brilliance Will Radiate Forever!

Kobe Bryant

By Tolson Banner Nationwide — The “hush” always descends upon us unannounced. Like the King of Pop. Like the Queen of Soul. Just like Prince. It transforms time into a […]

High School Senior Promised Scholarship Now Told She Doesn't Qualify

Ynette Lopez, student denied promised scholarship

Broward County, FL — Ynette Lopez, a 17-year old high school senior from Florida, is greatly disappointed after recently being told that she no longer qualifies to receive the college […]

New Book By 4 Georgia Inmates Features a Unique Collection of Writings

Incarcerated Sacrifices book

Nationwide — Spearheaded by best-selling urban author Sa’id Salaam, Incarcerated Scarfaces is a collection of writings penned by four Georgia inmates. The book has life jewels and lessons that the average […]

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 […]

Team of 78 Black Doctors and Nurses Successfully Separate Conjoined Twins

Nigerian doctors and nurses who separated conjoined twins

Abuja, Nigeria — Mercy and Goodness Ede, twin sisters who were born conjoined at the chest and abdomen, were successfully separated after a surgery completed by a 78-member team at […]

Four Black Teens Racially Profiled and Locked Inside Beauty Supply Store

Black teens locked inside beauty supply store

Chesapeake, VA — A 16-year old girl and her 3 friends, who are all Black, were recently wrongfully detained and locked inside a beauty supply store in Virginia when the […]

Family Mourning 28-Year Old Successful Realtor Abducted and Killed in Minneapolis

Monique Baugh

Minneapolis, MN — Monique Baugh, a 28-year old successful realtor and mother of two from Minnesota, was reportedly found dead in an alley after being abducted and then shot three […]

1-Year Old Boy From Texas Sadly Shot to Death in His Home

1-year old Rory Norman killed

Dallas, TX — Rory Norman, a 1-year old boy from Texas, was reportedly shot and killed while he was asleep in his home. The little boy died just a few weeks […]

Doorbell Camera Caught Man Admitting He Killed His Pregnant Sister

Michael Egwiagi, man who killed pregnant sister

Austin, TX — Michael Egwuagu, a 25-year old man from Texas, has been accused of stabbing and killing his pregnant sister, 32-year old Jennifer Chioma Ebichi. And police say they […]

How to Become a Tradesman

African American woman tradesman

Nationwide — Learning and perfecting a trade is a respectable career goal, and it’s one that will always be in demand. Households and businesses alike will always need the assistance […]

8 Ways a Business Administration Degree Can Help Aspiring Entrepreneurs

African American college student

Nationwide — Anyone who wants to become a successful entrepreneur will need to start thinking about the educational efforts that will be encountered during the process of developing the business […]

Retraining As a Nurse: The Benefits of Working in Healthcare

African American nurse training

Nationwide — Healthcare is an institution that lends itself to those who enjoy caring for others and giving their personal time to those who are in need. If you are […]

95-Year Old Actress Cicely Tyson Says She Refuses to Retire

Cicely Tyson on Time Magazine

Nationwide — Cicely Tyson, one of the most iconic actresses of our time, has just turned 95-years old. But despite her age, she says she will never ever retire from […]

Man Who Stole $88K from Bank Caught After He Posted a Photo of Himself With the Money on Social Media

Arlando Henderson, man caught after robbing bank

Charlotte, NC — Arlando Henderson, a 29-year old employee at a Wells Fargo bank in North Carolina, has been arrested after allegedly stealing $88,000 from the bank’s vault. One of […]

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 […]