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From Badges to Business: Sonya Ofchus Shares Secrets to Thriving Amidst Recession and Career Transitions

Sonya Ofchus

Nationwide — In a compelling new interview, Sonya Ofchus, a trailblazing entrepreneur and former law enforcement officer, reveals her hard-won insights on navigating career transitions and thriving in economic uncertainty. […]

Meet the Black Woman From Detroit Making History in Heavy Demolition and Construction

Lauren Davis

Nationwide — Meet Lauren Davis, a proud African American woman from Detroit, Michigan, who’s defying stereotypes as a heavy equipment operator, making her the first woman in her company to […]

Black Physician Creates Guide to Transform Postpartum Care for Mothers

Dr. Erika Chowa

Nationwide — Phindile Erika Chowa, MD has seen firsthand the challenges moms face after arriving home. As an emergency medicine physician and owner of EMCare2U, a medical concierge practice, she […]

OJ Simpson Dies at 76 After 2-Month Battle With Prostate Cancer

OJ Simpson

Nationwide — Orenthal James “O.J.” Simpson has sadly passed away after being diagnosed earlier this year with prostate cancer. He was 76 years old. The shocking news has been confirmed […]

New Film Executive Produced by NBA Star Anthony Davis and Directed by Raven Magwood Goodson Set For Digital Release

Finding Tony film executive produced by Anthony Davis

Nationwide — The highly anticipated independent film Finding Tony, directed by Raven Magwood Goodson and executive produced by NBA star Anthony Davis, is set to make its debut premiere on […]

Founder of Black Woman-Owned Company Ranks No. 1 on Inc. Magazine's Fastest-Growing Companies in Illinois

Shayna Atkins

Nationwide — Inc. magazine has revealed that AtkCo, launched by Founder and CEO Shayna Atkins, is No. 3 on its fourth annual Inc. 5000 Regionals: Midwest list, the most prestigious […]

The BOSS Network & Sage Awards $250K in Grants to the Divine Nine Sororities

Sage Boss Network grant recipients

Nationwide — Announcing the recipients of the 2024 Invest in Progress Grant, a collaborative initiative by Sage and The BOSS Network. This partnership has seen Sage commit funding over three […]

Tyler Perry Confirms That 'Sister Act 3' is Still in the Works

Whoopi Goldberg and Tyler Perry

Nationwide — Tyler Perry recently confirmed that Sister Act 3 is still in the works and moving forward. He expressed his excitement about the project, acknowledging that it’s been a […]

MC Lyte, Maxwell, New Edition, Ne-Yo, Kem, Fantasia, and SWV to Headline 2024 Cincinnati Music Festival

MC Lyte, Maxwell, and New Edition

Prime seating and hotel accommodations are available and selling fast Nationwide — Premier ticket and hotel reseller, Berrywise Enterprise is providing ticket and hotel packages for the 2024 Cincinnati Music […]

Black Founder Launches New Line of Military Caps With Silk Liners in Retail Stores Nationwide

Natasha Hinds

Meet Natasha Hinds, a retired U.S. Army veteran who is also the founder and CEO of Keep Your Hair Headgear, a pioneering Black-owned brand dedicated to promoting hair and scalp […]

1,000’s of Young Black Women to be Empowered by Former Victim of Childhood Molestation Who is Now an Author/ Activist

Adeola Oladele

Nationwide — Adeola Oladele is a beacon of hope and a testament to the resilience of the human spirit. Born and raised in Nigeria, Adeola’s early life was fraught with […]

79-Year-Old Black Grandmother Celebrates Owning Her First Home

Mae Bailey

Nationwide — Mae Bailey, an African American mother of five from Little Rock, Arkansas, has fulfilled a lifelong dream at the age of 79 as she became a first-time homeowner.

Black-Owned School Created by HBCU Grad Launches New Curriculum Teaching Generational Wealth

Ruby Taylor

Nationwide — Financial Joy School, a free financial education platform devoted to closing the racial wealth gap, is proud to announce the launch of its groundbreaking initiative called the “We […]

Black Woman With Autism Makes History, Releases Her 30th Children’s Book

Ayanna Davis

Nationwide — Ayanna Davis, an African American woman known as “Phenomenally Autistic,” has recently illustrated her 30th children’s book. She is an award-winning artist and Autism Advocate. Via her books […]

Black Man From Alabama Who Fought in World War II Turns 106 Years Old

John Drake, Sr.

Nationwide — John Drake Sr., an African American man from Harvest, Alabama, has recently turned 106 years old. His life holds many secrets to longevity, and he shares some insights […]

Former Black Walmart Exec Turned Author and Advocate Shares Insights on "Human-ing Well"

Amber Cabral

Amber Cabral Unveils Three Practical Approaches to Building Supportive Workplaces & Spaces by Being Good Humans Nationwide — Amber Cabral, an award-winning inclusion and equity strategist, certified coach, and author […]

Black Entrepreneur Partners With Major Hospital, Selling Her Hair Care Products in the Gift Shop

Cindy Tawiah, Founder of Diva By Cindy

Nationwide — Cindy Tawiah, the founder of Diva By Cindy, has partnered with St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland to market her hair care brand in their gift shop. The […]

Black Mom of 5 Introduces Patent-Pending Products to Help Moms Navigate Postpartum

Britnee Wheeler

Nationwide — Meet Britnee Wheeler, a military spouse and mother of five, who wears many hats, including being the founder and CEO of Rose Maternity Co. She’s over the moon […]

Black Homeschooling Mom of 9 Continues to Inspire with Her Unique Bilingual Books for Children

Shy Santiago

Nationwide — Shylene Santiago, a visionary mother of nine children and a dedicated advocate for children’s literacy, persists in her mission to create one-of-a-kind beginner bilingual books for children across […]

Meet the Black Fashion Stylist/ Clothing Designer Whose Collection Reflects Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)

Anita Davenport

Nationwide — Anita Davenport, the visionary founder of SingleTree Lane, is redefining the fashion industry’s approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) through her innovative and culturally rich collections. With […]

First Black Woman Skateboard Artist Makes History, Takes Center Stage at First Solo Museum Exhibit

Latosha Stone-Keagy

Nationwide — The Richmond Art Museum is proud to host an inspiring exhibition by Latosha Stone-Keagy, also known as ToshaIsGnarly, celebrating women’s empowerment, skateboarding, diversity, and the influence of anime […]

Meet the Black Mom Turned Food Justice Advocate Championing for Healthier Communities

Tambra Raye Stevenson

Nationwide — Tambra Raye Stevenson, a determined mother in Washington, DC, has emerged as a champion for fighting for healthier communities with the Food Bill of Rights. Inspired by the […]

12-Year-Old Former Pre-Teen Beauty Queen Makes History, Releases Fitness Planner

Janae Madison

Nationwide — Janae Madison, a 12-year-old multi-talented actress, model, and fitness advocate from Georgia, is making waves with her latest fitness endeavor. Despite her young age, Janae is proving that […]

Black Grandmother, Retired Educator Launches New Book Fair for Children of Color

Valerie J. Lewis Coleman

Nationwide — On Saturday, July 27th, Valerie J. Lewis Coleman, a 60-year-old African American grandmother and former teacher, will host the When I See Me™ BIPOC Children’s Book Fair as […]

Black Patient Who Has Received Two Kidney Transplants Reveals Strategies for Those Living with Chronic Illness

Gregory S. Works, author of 'Triumph'

Nationwide — From shock and struggle to success, the book Triumph: Life on the Other Side of Trials, Transplants, Transition and Transformation by author and two-time kidney transplant recipient Gregory […]

Meet the Black Woman Whose Movement Supports Hundreds of Small Businesses in Detroit

Jennyfer Crawford-Williams

Jennyfer Crawford-Williams to celebrate 10 years of All Things Detroit on April 7th Nationwide — Meet Jennyfer Crawford-Williams, the Founder of All Things Detroit Day, an annual event she created […]

Black Woman Podcaster Makes History with More Than 400 Episodes Produced in Two Years

Kimberly Cloud

Nationwide — Kimberly Cloud has been working diligently at creating and producing her podcast, The Kimberly Cloud Show, and has already produced more than 400 episodes. With this show, she […]

Black Student Finally Earns Degree After Becoming a Plumber to Pay for College

Gabriel Eze

Nationwide — Meet Gabriel Eze, a 23-year-old from Nigeria who recently graduated with honors in Petroleum Engineering from the Federal University of Technology, Owerri. He is going viral for having […]

6-Year-Old Black Boy, 1st Grader With Super High IQ Accepted into Mensa

Taurian Collins

Nationwide — Meet Taurian Collins, a 6-year-old boy from Monroe, Louisiana, who is making history after achieving acceptance into Mensa after overcoming early hearing challenges.

Black Scholar Who Wrote "Negro Question" Book Series to Launch 7-Month Course in History and Ancient Aramaic Hebrew

Lee Cummings

Nationwide — Lee Cummings, a respected Black scholar and the author of the popular Negro Question book series is excited to announce the launch of two new revolutionary courses that […]

Mom Partners with Her HBCU Grad Daughter to Create a Holiday That Celebrates Black Women

Dr. Audrey Muhammad and her daughter, Hasana

Nationwide — When Dr. Audrey Muhammad came up with the idea to create a holiday that specifically celebrates Black women in a way different from Mother’s Day, she turned to […]

Meet the Black Educator of 32 Years Who Has Revitalized Hundreds of Underperforming School Districts

Akil Marshall

Nationwide — Akil Marshall is a vibrant, energetic 76-year-old African American industry pioneer who has been an educator for more than three decades. As the founder of a program called […]

Black Woman From Kentucky Quit Her Job After Winning $90K Lottery

Reshawn Toliver

Nationwide — Reshawn Toliver, who is from Hopkinsville, Kentucky, couldn’t contain her excitement when she scratched off the winning numbers on five $5 Wild Cash Multiplier scratch-off tickets she bought […]

University of Michigan Names Its First Ever Black Woman Police Chief

Crystal James

Nationwide — Meet Crystal James, who was appointed as the new police chief at the University of Michigan. She steps into the role as the first Black person to lead […]

Black Autistic Teen Charges at California Police With Gardening Tool, Fatally Shot

Ryan Gainer

Nationwide — Ryan Gainer, a 15-year-old Black teen with autism, was fatally shot by deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. The incident has once again brought attention to […]

Singer Bobby Brown and His Wife Receive Honorary Doctorate Degrees

Bobby Brown and wife

Nationwide — R&B icon Bobby Brown and his wife, Alicia, recently received honorary doctorates in humanity from Leaders Esteem Christian Bible University. The honor recognizes their impactful charity work, especially […]

Woman Makes History as First Ever Black Female Captain in St. Paul Minnesota Fire Dept History

Brittney Baker

Nationwide — Brittney Baker, who was born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota, has made history as the first African American woman to achieve the rank of captain in the […]

Black Woman From St. Louis Officially Adopts 5 Siblings She Used to Babysit

La Tonya Ruff with her siblings and the judge

Nationwide — La Tonya Ruff, a African American woman from St. Louis, finally brought back together a family of five siblings after she tried for seven years to adopt or […]

Meet NASCAR's Youngest Black Driver, He's Currently an HBCU Student

Rajah Caruth, Youngest Black NASCAR driver

Nationwide — Meet Rajah Caruth, the youngest of the only four African American drivers in NASCAR. At just 21 years old, he is balancing his professional racing career while also […]

Black Woman From Mississippi, Last of 16 Siblings, Turns 100 Years Old

Arleaner Washington

Nationwide — Arleaner Washington, an African American woman from Biloxi, Mississippi, has turned 100 years old. Born on February 6, 1924, she marked this significant milestone with a heartfelt proclamation […]

10-Year-Old Black Girl From Indiana Honored For Saving Two People's Lives

Aneres Bellefont

Nationwide — Aneres Bellefont, a 10-year-old African American girl from Indiana, has been hailed as a hero for saving two people’s lives. She was honored with an award by Henry […]

Black Couple to File Lawsuit Against Chili's For Having to Pay Before Eating

Black couple suing Chili's

Nationwide — Markesha Futrell-Smith is filing a discrimination lawsuit after they were asked to pay upfront before placing an order at a Chili’s restaurant in Denver, Colorado. What’s more, the manager […]

Actress Raven-Symoné Mourns the Loss of Her Younger 31-Year-Old Brother

Raven-Symone and her brother, Blaize

Nationwide — Raven-Symoné is going through a tough time as she mourns the loss of her younger brother, Blaize Pearman, who passed away at the age of 31. The actress […]

Beyonce’s Backup Singer Who is Also an Uber Driver Serenades Her Passengers

Deanna Dixon, Rideshare Queen

Nationwide — Meet Deanna Dixon, a former backup singer for Beyoncé on her concert tours who is now known as “The Rideshare Queen” on TikTok for serenading her Uber passengers […]

Black Woman, Virginia Crossing Guard Retires After 56 Years on the Job

Elizabeth Stanton

Nationwide — Meet Elizabeth Stanton, an 83-year-old African American woman from Norfolk, Virginia who dedicated 56 years of her life to safeguarding local elementary school children. For more than five decades, […]

70-Year-Old Black Woman From Uganda Gives Birth to Healthy Twins

Safina Namukwaya

Nationwide — Safina Namukwaya, a 70-year-old woman from Uganda, is making headlines as one of the oldest mothers as she recently gave birth to twins via cesarean at a fertility […]

11-Year-Old Black Boy Makes History, Raises $233K For Charity

Murhaf Hamid

Nationwide — Meet Murhaf Hamid, an 11-year-old Black boy from Sweden who made history by collecting an astonishing $233,000 for the Majblomman (Mayflower) children’s charity. He went viral on social […]

13-Year-Old Black Teen Solves 34 Math Problems in 172 Seconds, Earns Full Scholarship

Nasara James Dabo

Nationwide — Meet Nasara James Dabo, a 13-year-old girl from Nigeria who has caught attention with her incredible feat. At the International Mathematical Olympiad, she solved 34 math problems in […]

34-Year-Old Black Mom of 5 Dying From Cancer is Writing a Book For Her Kids

Kourtni Smith

Nationwide — Kourtni Smith, a 34-year-old mother of five from St Mary’s County, Maryland, is currently battling terminal cancer with remarkable courage, aiming to inspire others and raise awareness about […]

21-Year Old Black Woman Makes History, Opens Homeless Shelter in Los Angeles

Miriam Haregot

Nationwide — Miriam Haregot, an African American woman from Los Angeles, who just turned 21 years old, has successfully an abandoned church into a homeless shelter. She is possibly the […]

6 Formerly Homeless Black Siblings From NYC Are All Now Becoming Nurses

Lawrence sisters

Nationwide — Six sisters, the Lawrence siblings from New York City, are now on their journey to fulfill their dreams of becoming nurses together after facing nearly a decade of […]

Black Woman Who Wanted to Get Pregnant Accidentally Given Abortion Pill

Tamika Thomas

Nationwide — Tamika Thomas, an African American woman from Las Vegas, Nevada undergoing IVF treatment, tragically lost her baby after her local pharmacy mistakenly provided her with abortion medication instead […]

Meet the 60-Year-Old Black Barber with Only One Functioning Arm

Harold Brown, one arm functioning barber

Nationwide — Harold Brown, a 60-year-old barber from New York City, proudly claims the title of “the best one-armed barber in the world.” With only his right arm skillfully working […]

White Student Becomes First Ever Female HBCU Football Player

Leilani Armenta

Nationwide — Leilani Armenta has become the first female football player for an HBCU team after she recently kicked off the game for Jackson State against Bethune-Cookman. Her historic feat […]

Mo'Nique Wants CBS to Fairly Compensate Her and Actress Countess Vaughn For "The Parkers"

Mo'Nique and Countess Vaughn

Nationwide — Mo’Nique, known for her role in The Parkers, is urging CBS to provide fair compensation for herself and her co-star Countess Vaughn, as they seek recognition for their […]