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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. […]

Actor Bill Duke and Other Black Notables to Headline Soul Wealth Summit, March 7-9, 2020

Bill Duke to headline Soul Wealth Summit

Other Black scholars and speakers that will be part of the program include Dr. Germaine Willams, Keidi Awadu, Ona Brown, and Ann McNeil. Nationwide — When actor Bill Duke arrived […]

Janet Jackson, Charlie Wilson, Snoop Dogg to Headline 2020 Cincinnati Music Festival

Janet Jackson, Snoop Dogg and Charlie Wilso

Nationwide — Premier ticket and hotel reseller, Berrywise Enterprise is providing ticket and hotel packages for the 2020 Cincinnati Music Festival. The iconic event will happen Thursday, July 23 to […]

"Marriage Boot Camp" Star, Chef Stew, Releases New Comic Cookbook

Chef Stew, character from his comic cookbook

Nationwide — Chef Stew, star of We TV’s Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition and President of Transition Kitchen Foundation, has gone animated in an issue of Black Streak Kitchen […]

Innovative Leadership Program For Black Boys Continues at Princeton University

From the Fire Princeton Program for Black Boys

Actors Danny Glover and Delroy Lindo are keynote speaker and program chair, respectively New York, NY — In an effort to forge more Black male leaders in business, social justice […]

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 […]

Hollywood Typically Ignores Actresses With Disabilities, But This One Deserves an Oscar Nomination!

Disable actress, Lauren Lolo Spencer

Beverly Hills, CA – Actress Lauren “Lolo” Spencer is receiving rave reviews for her breakout role as the first African-American disabled lead female in the new film, Give Me Liberty. (Watch […]

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 […]

13-Year Old Actress Drew Olivia Tillman From “This is Us” Hosted This Year's Annual BHERC Youth Film Festival

Drew Olivia Tillman

Young filmmakers aged 11 thru 18 screened their diverse, poignant, funny and socially conscious stories in Los Angeles. Hollywood, CA — The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC) proudly […]

Chicago Native Since9ine6ix Brings Hip Hop and Lyricism to Life with New Album, ‘Blessed’


The hip-hop ‘lyricist genius’ is receiving major buzz from fans everywhere since dropping his highly anticipated 2019 new album! Nationwide — Since9ine6ix, formerly known as Sincerely Yours drops his dope […]

New Play Reveals Little Known Story of the Black Civil Rights Movement During World War II

Preston Butler III and Tara Strong Lyons in The Double V

Los Angeles, CA — The multi-award-winning team that brought you When Jazz Had the Blues returns with Playwright Carole Eglash-Kosoff’s new original play. The Double V, directed by Michael Arabian, […]

2019 FIFA World Cup Soccer Champion Jessica McDonald Signs with PR Agency, Lauderdale Media

Jessica McDonald

Nationwide — World Cup soccer has caught on fire all over the world and the women of the champion 2019 FIFA World Cup Soccer team are leading the way! In […]

At Just 22-Years Old, Simone Biles Has Set the Record for the Most Gymnastics Championship Medals

Simone Biles

Nationwide — Simone Biles, a 22-year old Olympic gymnast champion, made history in Stuttgart, Germany when she became the most decorated gymnast of all time.

“Written!” the New Book/Audiobook from Legendary MC Grandmaster Caz is Available Now From Wahida Clark Publishing

Written by Grandmaster Caz

In celebration of “Written,” Grandmaster Caz and Wahida Clark have launched the Caz Pass Thee Mic Challenge, giving Hip-Hop artists, rappers and fans the opportunity to showcase their skills #CazPassTheeMicChallenge […]

Art of Cool Festival 2019 is Just Around the Corner

Jill Scott to headline the Art of Cool Festival

Jill Scott, Run DMC, Ari Lennox, Whodini, Big Daddy Kane featuring The Symphony and more will perform at the 2019 AOCFEST September 27-29th; tickets available through Eventbrite Durham, NC — […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Late Jackie Wilson to Finally Receive a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

The Definitive Jackie Wilson

The Presentation of a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and release of a 50-song compilation album, “The Definitive Jackie Wilson,” coincides with the bereavement of Jackie Wilson’s Widow […]

‘Love & Listings’ Star Samantha Barretto Talks Real Estate, Being Successful and Giving Back

Samantha Barretto

Nationwide — ‘Love & Listings’ star Samantha Barretto is all about giving back! The top real estate star with Douglas Elliman in Beverly Hills is also a popular television personality, […]

Wendy Williams is Teaming Up With Lifetime to Produce Her Own Biopic

Wendy Williams

Nationwide — Wendy Williams, who just turned 55-years old, will be producing a movie about her own life and its ups and downs. It will be set to air on […]

Don Cheadle to Host Jazz Concert Commemorating South Africa's National Women's Day

Don Cheadle, host of Nonsemble jazz concert

The Nonsemble Presents [UP]Rising: An Afro-Future Her-Story Los Angeles, CA — On Sunday, August 11, 2019, Academy Award-winning actor Don Cheadle will take a step away from his prolific role […]

Mary J. Blige, Maxwell and More to Headline the 2019 Cincinnati Music Festival

Mary J. Blige and Maxwell at the Cincinnati Music Festival

Berrywise Enterprise Providing Competitive Pricing Prime seating and hotel accommodations are available and selling fast Cincinnati, OH — Premier ticket and hotel reseller, Berrywise Enterprise, is providing ticket and hotel […]

15-Year Old Cori Gauff, the Youngest Player to Ever Play in Wimbledon, Just Beat Venus Williams

Cori Gauff

Nationwide — 15-year old Cori Gauff made history as the youngest tennis player to ever qualify in Wimbledon. She competed against one of her idols in the sport, Venus Williams, […]

New Black-Owned Skincare Line For Women of Color Signs Supermodel Jessica White as Brand Ambassador

Supermodel Jessica White

Nationwide — Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and Skin Care Specialist, Dr. Myla Bennett, has officially signed Supermodel Jessica White, as the the official brand ambassador for her recently launched skincare […]

EchoSlim in Demand After Producing Hit Reggae Single With Jamaica’s Koffee


Nationwide — Miami / New York based DJ and producer, EchoSlim is reaping the rewards of hard work and persistence following Koffee’s “Rapture” EP shooting straight to number one on […]

Indie Film “Marvelous” Shines Big at the 2019 Charlotte Black Film Festival

Marvelous film

Nationwide — Atlanta-based father & daughter independent film directors, Khaeem Yisrael (Director) and Hadiya Yisrael (Director of Photography), took home 4 awards for Best Soundtrack, Best Feature film, Best Director […]

Celebrity Interior Designer, Nikki Chu, Creates Curriculum For Design Mecca – An Online Learning Platform For Students

Nikki Chu, interior designer

Nationwide — Celebrities including Nikki Chu, Serena Williams, Shonda Rhimes, Spike Lee, Annie Leibovitz and others are helping students fuel their passion through online learning platforms.

Personal Manager, Lindsay Guion Joins MIQ Magazine as Managing Partner

Lindsay Guion, managing partner of GIQ Magazine

As the CEO and Global Chairman of Guion Partners, Lindsay Guion brings a unique perspective to the music industry. With a sophisticated understanding of various social platforms, Lindsay provides established […]

Black Influence on the Music Industry Over the Decades

Aretha Franklin

Nationwide — There’s no denying that Black artists and musicians have contributed a lot to the music scene. Over the decades, numerous icons have come and gone, creating lasting impacts […]

Soul Singers Keke Wyatt & Avery* Sunshine Guest Star in "I've Cried the Blues" Musical at Warner Theatre on June 8th

I've Cried the Blues musical

The Musical Story of a Lifetime Washington, DC — Playwright Dennis Williams returns to Washington, DC with one of his most creative productions yet featuring Soul Singer KeKe Wyatt & […]

A Style of his Own: Howard Hewett Returns with New Music and a Signature Hat Line

Howard Hewett's new single, U R the One

Los Angeles, CA — Grammy award-winning recording artist Howard Hewett to release new single and debut signature hat line. Hewett’s new R&B/Soul single “U R The One,” produced by Leon […]

Literacy Program STAR Studded Celebrity Press Conference Finale with NFL, MLB, NBA Players and an R&B Artist will be at DIA

Tyrell Zimmerman with his NFL friends

The press conference will take place on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 5pm at the DuBois Integrity Academy at 6479 Church Street, Riverdale, GA 30274. Nationwide — DuBois Integrity Academy […]

Gayle King Offered Multi-Million Dollar Deal to Stay at 'CBS This Morning'

Gayle King, co-host of CBS This Morning

Nationwide — Gayle King, one of CBS News’ most prominent hosts, has been offered to sign a new multi-million dollar contract — aside from the $5.5 million annual deal she […]

Whoopi Goldberg Honors 7-Year Old Author From Atlanta, Georgia

Whoopi Goldberg and Nicholas Buamah

The Episode Aired on ABC’s “The View” on February 5, 2019 Atlanta, GA — This year has started off on an absolute high for Nicholas Buamah, a young author who […]

Dream Crazier with Serena Williams -- Tennis & Life Successes!

Serena Williams

Nationwide — Serena Williams is constantly redefining what it means to be a female athlete. Since her first court appearance, she developed a presence within many worlds – she’s an […]

R. Kelly Explodes During Interview With Gayle King -- Says, "I Need Help! I've Been Assassinated"

R. Kelly interview with Gayle King on CBS This Morning

Nationwide — In an explosive interview, R. Kelly is breaking his silence about the sexual abuse charges that landed him in jail last month. The embattled R&B singer spoke with […]

No, Solange Knowles Did Not Buy BlackPlanet -- But She Did Launch a New Page!


Nationwide — After a brief social media hiatus since October 2018, singer-songwriter Solange Knowles is back with a bang. On February 27, she announced through her Instagram and Twitter posts […]

Grammy-Nominated Saxophonist Tia Fuller Reunited Beyoncé’s All-Girl Band for Berklee Class

Tia Fuller

Professor’s Ensemble Classes Highlight Pop Stars’ Production, Performance Techniques New York, NY — Just a few short years ago, saxophonist Tia Fuller was rocking heels, skirts, and sequins as she […]

Not Just Will Smith -- His Family Members Are Also Very Successful in the Entertainment Industry

Will Smith with his daughter, Willow

Nationwide — Will Smith is one of the world’s most successful and popular actors with a long history starring in some of our favorite films and television shows. However, he […]

R. Kelly Released From Prison Just 3 Days After Turning Himself in to the Police

Chicago, IL — R. Kelly, who has officially been charged with sexual assault, was released from prison after spending no more than 3 days behind bars. He was released from […]

Grammys’ Best Rap Album — Cardi B and Invasion of Privacy!

Cardi B

Nationwide — Cardi B made history at the 2019 Grammys after winning the best rap album for her album, Invasion of Privacy – she is the first solo woman to win […]

Actress Lunden De’Leon Joins Police Drama Series

Lunden De'Leon

Los Angeles, CA — It was recently announced that actress Lunden De’Leon (We’re the Millers, The Lakehouse) has been cast in the television police drama The Carson Brothers filming in […]

Actor Alfonso Ribeiro Denied Copyright For the "Carlton Dance" He Invented

Carlton Dance

Nationwide — Alfonso Ribeiro, the comical actor who created the “Carlton Dance” in the 1991 episode of Fresh Prince of Bel-Air where he played Will Smith’s cousin Carlton, has been […]

Lindsay Guion, Album Producer + Contender for the 61st Grammy Awards, Launches Film + Soundtrack, "Therapy"

Barachi, the lead actor in Therapy

Nationwide — Therapy represents the point in the horizon where the future soul kisses the past. The project brings the sweet sincerity of classic soul to the swag-branded strains of […]

Hollywood Actor and Filmmaker Lewis T. Powell Shows Off His Culinary Skills in the Kitchen

Lewis T. Powell

Nationwide — Hollywood actor and filmmaker Lewis T. Powell is a man of many talents. Among those is cooking, which he does exceptionally well. When he is not acting, ‘hitting’ […]

Tangi Miller's Indie Film, "Last Night a DJ Saved My Life," to Premiere in LA at Pan African Film Festival on February 9th

Tangi Miller's film, Last Night a DJ Saved My Life

Actress/ Producer and Director, Tangi Miller’s Latest Project “Last Night A DJ Saved My Life” Stars Cisco Reyes and Jasmine Burke and Co-Stars Omar Gooding and Grammy Nominated Actress/ Songstress […]

5 of the Most Charitable NBA Players in 2018

Kevin Durant giving back to local children

Nationwide — Each month, The NBA rewards its players across the league with the Community Assist Award. This honor recognizes players for their generosity and determination to make their communities […]

Walter Payton: The Man Behind the NFL Man of the Year Award

Walter Payton

Nationwide — Every year before the Super Bowl, the NFL rewards one player with the Walter Payton Man of the Year award. Named after the Chicago Bears legend, Walter Payton, […]

Philly’s Highly Anticipated Crime Drama, "The Probe," Set To Begin Filming!

The Probe TV series

Philadelphia, PA — After a successful wrap up of break-through worthy actor auditions, TTW Productions in association with 20/20 Vizion Presents and 1st Dibz Productions, brings you The Probe – […]

Bringing Back Hip-Hop — A Profile on Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar

Nationwide — Many know of the award-winning rapper and songwriter, Kendrick Lamar. Whether you’re a fan yourself or know of him through his association with the producer Dr. Dre, the […]

NFL Super Bowl, Gladys Knight, and Colin Kaepernick: It Ain’t What You Think It Is!

Gladys Knight and Colin Kaepernick

By Tolson Banner Nationwide — This isn’t about Gladys Knight’s right to perform at the Super Bowl; it surely isn’t about the singing of the National Anthem and you can […]

From Silent Film to Blaxploitation: The Film Detective Celebrates Black History Month with 70 Years of African-American Cinema History

Cicely Tyson in Sounder

Witness 28 films in cinematic history that led to the iconic Oscar-winners and blockbusters we see today. Rockport, MA — The Film Detective, a classic film and television company that […]

What You Should Know About Lebron James' I Promise School

Lebron James, founder of the I Promise Foundation

Nationwide — One of the most celebrated basketball players of all time opened a school this past year. LeBron James’ I Promise School is a public elementary school for at-risk […]

6 Black Celebrities Who Give Back to the Community

Lebron James giving back to the community

Nationwide — To regular people, celebrities seem like they have it all. They get paid big, get amazing opportunities, and can travel the world. That’s all fun and good, but […]

Founded By Master P, Moneyatti Luxury Sneakers Has Already Earned Street Cred From the Culture of Sneaker Heads

Master P's new shoe brand, MoneYatti

Nationwide — MoneYatti luxury sneakers are handcrafted in Italy with the finest premium leathers, high quality kicks worth spending your money on. Founded by Percy Miller AKA Master P himself, […]

8 of the Most Influential Black Film Directors in America

Tyler Perry and Ava Duvernay

Nationwide — As challenging as it is to become a successful filmmaker, it’s even more challenging to become a famous Black filmmaker. Many of these legendary directors make incredible movies […]

Alicia Keys to Host This Year's 61st Grammy Awards

Alicia Keys

Nationwide — 15-time Grammy winner R&B singer Alicia Keys is definitely a girl on fire as she has recently been named the host of the upcoming Grammy Awards ceremony. This […]

Actors Danny Glover & Delroy Lindo Return to Leadership Academy for Black Teen Males at Princeton University

Young Black men at the From the Fire Academy with Danny Glover

New York, NY — Personal development, empowerment, and accountability are primary focus areas of From the Fire: Leadership Academy for Young Men, operated by At the Well Conferences, Inc., a […]

Meet the Founder of the Black-Owned Wig Line That Designs Wigs For Tyler Perry's Characters

Charles Gregory

Nationwide — The hair genius behind the wig of Tyler Perry’s portrayal of Collin Powell in the Annapurna Pictures film Vice, Charles Gregory aka ‘The Renowned,’ is set to launch […]

Things to Know About the Singer H.E.R. Before the 2019 Grammys

Singer H.E.R.

Nationwide — Gabriella (Gabi) Wilson, also known by her stage name H.E.R., is a singer from California. The 21-year old artist has shaken the world with her powerful lyrics and […]

How Chance the Rapper Gives Back to Chicago

Chance the Rapper

Nationwide — Chancellor Bennet (better knowns as Chance the Rapper) is a Chicago native who has used his success within the music industry to help the city he calls home. […]

Los Angeles' Most Popular Black-Owned Radio Station, KJLH, Launches New Syndicated Radio Show

Dr. J Counselor

Nationwide — Over the course of a career that has seen him interview multiple entertainers in Hollywood to notable community leaders, authors and news makers on his radio and television […]

Martha’s Vineyard African-American Film Festival Accepted as an OSCAR® Qualifying Festival in the Short Film Category

Martha's Vineyard African American Film Festival

Aurora, CO — Run&Shoot Filmworks’ Martha’s Vineyard African-American Film Festival (MVAAFF) is excited to announce that it has been approved by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as […]