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71-Year Old Black Actress Who Made Soap Opera History in the 1980's Refuses to Retire

Mariann Aalda, soap opera actress and pioneer

Nationwide — Meet Mariann Aalda, who in the early 1980’s made history as one of the first African American actresses to play a professional role as a criminal defense attorney […]

The Beauty of Africa — 6 Reasons to Visit 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 […]

Stage Play Inspired By Black Lawyer and Undocumented Immigrant to Benefit Youth Mentoring Program

Youth program to benefit from stage play

Nationwide — The inspiring story of an illegal immigrant from Mexico, Aracely Morales, and an African American lawyer, Attorney Zulu Ali, is both inspiring and very emotional. Mexican officials brutally […]

Why Do Men Go to Brazil For Love? Highlights Love, Lust, and Life-Threatening Danger

Keith Lane, author of Why Do Men Go to Brazil For Love

Phoenix, AZ — Why Do Men Go to Brazil for Love? by Keith Lane is a thriller, romance, and thought-provoking, daring read that challenges readers to look beyond the prism of their […]

Jazz Musician Christian McBride Presents Musical Portrait to Commemorate MLK and Other Black History Icons

Christian McBride, composer of A Movement Revisited

A Magnum Opus – 20 Years in the Making Explores Relevant Themes of Social Justice from Past to Present, Lauding Key Figures of the Civil Rights Movement including Rev. Dr. […]

2020 Denton Black Film Festival to Screen More Than 90 Films By African American Filmmakers

Attendees at the Denton Black Film Festival

Grammy-nominated jazz vocalist Jazzmeia Horn will kick off festival with concert, first-time DBFF Tech Expo to showcase latest tech and Grammy-winner Kirk Whalum’s film will be screened. Denton, TX — […]

Author Says Its Okay to Be a Single Black Woman in New Book, "No Thanks"

Keturah Kendrick, author of No Thanks

Nationwide — Keturah Kendrick, the popular new author chronicling the lives of single Black women, is on a mission. Her debut book, No Thanks: Black, Female and Living in the […]

Author Recognizes the Need to Pass Down Family Recipes, Strengthen Families in New Cookbook

Introducing a Young Lady in Cooking For the Holidays Too By Michelle Marts-Shannon

Nationwide — Introducing a Young Lady to Cooking for the Holidays Too: Keeping the Family Legacy Alive by Michelle Marts-Shannon starts with an amazing introduction from the author discussing traditions, […]

Lindsay Guion Wins Award for Best Producer from New York, Los Angeles, Canadian, and European Cinematography Awards

Lindsay Guion, founder Guion Partners

Lindsay Guion has been recognized by the New York, Los Angeles, Canadian, and European Cinematography Awards for his work as executive producer of “Therapy,” an award-winning film + soundtrack. New […]

The Human iPod -- Coming to a City Near You in 2020!

Jammin Jay Lamont

Nationwide — The Human iPod, also known as Jammin Jay Lamont who got his name from radio, has been dazzling his audiences for years from start to finish. Born and […]

New 2020 Calendar Celebrates Black Women Trailblazers

Black Goals 2020 calendar

Portsmouth, VA — The Crowned Academy (TCA), a nonprofit organization and mentorship academy for girls of color in urban communities, has released the first edition of their 2020 Black G.O.A.L.S. (Girls […]

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 […]

Meet the 7-Year Old Smashing Records as the Fastest Boy in the Country

Rudolph Ingram Jr.

Tampa Bay, FL — At the age of 7, Rudolph Ingram Jr. also known as “Blaze the Great” has already broken several records and has became the fastest boy in […]

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 […]

Black Entrepreneur Releases First Ever Shoppable and 100% Customizable Cookbook

Shaun Chavis, founder of LVNG book

LVNGbook helps you cook, eat, and build lasting habits to manage your health Atlanta, GA — When doctors tell patients to change the way they eat for health, 7 times […]

Miss Jamaica Crowned 2019 Miss World, Becomes the 5th Black Woman This Year to Win a Major Pageant

Miss Jamaica as Miss World

Nationwide — Yet another Black woman has won a prestigious international beauty pageant. Miss Jamaica Toni-Ann Singh was recently crowned Miss World 2019 becoming the fifth Black woman this year […]

R&B Duo DM Visits Chicago and Interviews With Power 92

R&B Artist DM Twins

Nationwide — Los Angeles R&B recording artist DM veered to the Windy City of Chicago for a live on air interview with Power 92. The station premiered their new single […]

Award-Winning Author Helps Teens Get Published While Increasing Their Literacy Scores

Shaytee Gadson, author helping teens

Nationwide — Empath. Visionary. Trailblazer. Paradigm Shifter. Hollywood, South Carolina’s native son, Shaytee Gadson, author of Hallelujah! In Hollywood: A True Hollywood Story, is doing what no other African American […]

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 […]

Father-Son Duo Offer Black Man’s Perspective in New Podcast About Sexuality, Mental Health, Race, and More

Black Talk: Conversations With My Son Podcast

Detroit, MI — With the prevalence of social media creating opportunities for diverse voices to be heard, Black mens’ voice is growing stronger and stronger, especially in the podcasting space. […]

Award-Winning Producer Lindsay Guion Establishes Campaign in Support of the American Heart Association (AHA)

Lindsay Guion

Entertainment professional and entrepreneur, Lindsay Guion, aims to educate individuals on the importance of cardiovascular health New York, NY — Founder and CEO of GUION PARTNERS INC, Lindsay Guion, is […]

5-Year Old Drummer Awarded Full College Scholarship For After He Graduates in 2032

Jeremiah Travis, 5-year old drummer

Greensburg, LA — Jeremiah Travis, a talented 5-year old drummer from Louisiana, has already been awarded a full scholarship to Alcorn University that he can take advantage of when he […]

Black Author Releases 20th Anniversary Edition of His Best-Selling Book, "One Dead Preacher"

Tony Lindsay, author of One Dead Preacher

Nationwide — The original release of One Dead Preacher brought national acclaim to then neophyte author Tony Lindsay. The book became a Black Expression’s choice, achieved the ranking of number […]

Meet Angela Dean, Celebrity Designer & Creator of the Revolutionary Shapewear ‘Shaped By An Angel’

Angela Dean, Celebrity Fashion Designer

Nationwide — Celebrity designer Angela Dean is synonymous to fashion design and creativity on its highest level. She is iconic and one of the most respected designers in the industry. […]

Newspaper Promoted "Black Friday" Soccer Game With Photos of Two Black Players

Controversial Black Friday headline about Black soccer players

Nationwide — An Italian newspaper called the Corriere dello Sport is under fire for using the headline “Black Friday” alongside the photos of Romelu Lukaku and Chris Smalling, two professional soccer […]

Founder of Non-Profit Academy Lived Homeless For Two Years to Keep Performing Arts in the Community

Tyra Hawthorne, founder of Heartbeat Music Academy

San Diego, CA — Heartbeat Music & Performing Arts Academy is not just a non-profit organization to Founder & Executive Director, Tyra Hawthorne; it is a way of life to […]

Baseball’s Annual Winter Meetings Include Programs Aimed to Continue Growth of the Culture of Diversity & Inclusion Throughout Baseball

Corey Smith, Senior Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Major League Baseball

Efforts Include “Take The Field,” Third Annual “Katy Feeney Leadership Symposium,” A Robust Diversity Business Summit, and More Nationwide — Major League Baseball announced today that once again this year, […]

Black Hollywood Organization Hosts 1,000 High School Students For “Harriet” Screening

BHERC hosting high school students at Harriet film screening

Dorsey High School screening culminates effort to host over 1,000 students from Los Angeles, Compton and Inglewood Schools to see “Harriet” during November 2019. Los Angeles, CA — On November […]

Black Author and Attorney Releases New Book, "Failure To Protect," About Bullying and Child Suicide

Failure to Protect by Pamela Samuels Young

Award-winning legal thriller author and attorney Pamela Samuels Young has released her new book, ‘Failure To Protect,’ about bullying and child suicide. Nationwide — After learning about the suicide deaths […]

Dr. Doresa A. Jennings Launches 2nd Book in “The STEAM Chasers” Series on Kickstarter

Dr. Doresa Jennings, author of STEAM Chasers book series

The Kickstarter campaign is live now and will be available through Tuesday, December 31st at 6am Central Standard Time. Nationwide — Dr. Doresa A. Jennings has launched a campaign on […]

Hollywood Theatre to Debut Shakespeare’s "Julius Caesar" with a Majority Black Cast

WFP Theatre's Julius Caesar with a Black cast

Nationwide — An African-American male Calpurnia. An African female Mark Antony. An African-American male Cassius. At a time when “diversity” can feel like a catchphrase for the nouveau woke, Warriors […]

AfricanAncestry.com Test Kits Now Available For As Low As $25 Per Month

Gina Paige, co-founder of African Ancestry

Black-Owned DNA Pioneers Partners with Affirm to Empower More Affordable Payment Options for Consumers; Holiday Deals Kick-off on Black Friday Washington, DC — African Ancestry, Inc. has announced its partnership […]

5-Star Rated New Orleans Black-Owned Tour Company Gets Busy!

Black history tour in New Orleans with All About Dat Tours

The months of July and August are known to be hot and slow for tourism. However, for the Black Heritage & Jazz Tour of New Orleans, this has become the […]

New Mobile Gaming App is One of the First Dedicated to Black Movie Trivia Nostalgia

Lamar Harris, founder of Black Movie Guess Quiz

Ohio Tech entrepreneur, Lamar Harris, creates Black Movie Guess Quiz app to celebrate Black success in film Cincinnati, OH — An Ohio tech entrepreneur has launched a new mobile gaming […]

New Book, “Urban Xcellence,” Celebrates Extraordinay Stories of Successful African Americans

Malcom X Bowser, author of Urban Xcellence

Nationwide — In his new book, Urban Xcellence: Unveiling Extraordinary Stories by Every People, author Malcom Bowser introduces a concept called “Urban Xcellence” that he and his father coined on […]

17-Year Old Makes History, Becomes Licensed Pilot Before Graduating High School

William Moore, Jr. - Black teen pilot

Clinton, MD — At the age of 17, William Moore, Jr. is a licensed private pilot. Even though he hasn’t graduated from high school yet, he is already ready to […]

Financial Empowerment Advocate, Rahkim Sabree, Releases New Book That Challenges Being “Financially Irresponsible”

Rahkim Sabree, author of Financially Irresponsible

Rahkim Sabree announces his new book on financial empowerment due for release on Amazon on December 2nd but available for pre-order now, where he discusses personal strategies, the mental and […]

From the Smithsonian to the Kitchen: African American Art is Transforming the Home Decor Business

Shades of Color home decor collection

Carson, CA — Just a few decades ago, Black art was hard to come by in mainstream markets. Artists were largely only viewed at African American museums and at niche […]

College Football Star Suspended For Accepting a Loan

Chase Young

Columbus, OH — Chase Young, Ohio State University’s star defensive end, has been suspended from playing because he allegedly violated an NCAA rule when he accepted a loan before last […]

Meet the First Black Woman to Ever Win the Miss Mississippi USA Pageant in 67 Years

Asya Branch

Nationwide — Asya Branch (@AsyaDanielle), the winner of Miss Mississippi 2018, has most recently won the Miss Mississippi USA pageant to become the first Black woman to ever win the […]

Sadie Grice Funny Scholarship Foundation to Host Annual Gala

Sadie Grice Funny Scholarship Foundation Gala

Award-winning actress Lynn Whitfield, along with Atlanta leaders, to be honored at Black-Tie social event. Atlanta, GA — The Sadie Grice Funny Scholarship Foundation (“SGFSF”) will host its Annual Black-Tie […]

Black Mom/ Teacher Releases Children's Book About the HBCU Homecoming Experience

La-Donia Alford-Jefferies, author of Homecoming children's book

Greensboro, NC — La-Donia Alford-Jefferies, a North Carolina A&T graduate, has written a children’s book about the HBCU homecoming experience. She enjoyed her previous homecoming experiences so much that so she decided […]

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 […]

MUSC Earns 2019 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award; Named Diversity Champion For 2nd Consecutive Year

First BRIHTE Scholars at MUSC

Charleston, SC — Recently, the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) was recognized with two prestigious national diversity honors. MUSC was one of only 43 institutions across the United States […]

Program Giving Away Free Makeup Samples to Women in Exchange For Honest Reviews

Black woman with free makeup samples

Nationwide — A new program has launched that is giving away thousands of free makeup samples to African American women all over the country. To receive the free samples, those […]

Black Scholar Releases New Book Entitled "Read Between the Lines"

Read Between the Lines by Dr. Charles Singleton

Nationwide — Author Dr. Charles L. Singleton is the recipient of this year’s Atlanta VA Health Care System (VAHCS) Research Volunteer of the Year Award. His new book, Read Between […]

Author Gets Green Light to Raise Funds to Make Movie Depicting an Alternative America

Adam L. Perkins, author and director of Looking Over Black Shoulders

Raleigh, NC — Author Adam L. Perkins has turned to a popular crowdfunding site to begin a campaign to help create a movie of his book, Looking Over Black Shoulders. […]

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, […]

Hollywood and Community Icons to Be Honored By the Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC)

BHERC Honorees Black Hollywood Gala

Red Carpet Opening 25th Anniversary Gala Awards and Reception will also introduce the 2019 Class of S.E. Manly Short Film Festival and Youth Diversity Filmmakers. Los Angeles, CA — 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.

Award-Winning Author Neale Sourna Celebrates Her Growing Catalog of Intriguing African American Books

Neale Sourna

Novels, game narratives, short stories, nonfiction, and more. Contemporary, historical, , etc. Cleveland, OH — Award-winning author Neale Sourna has been writing, editing, and publishing quality fiction and nonfiction since […]

Black Entrepreneur Celebrates Selling 50,000 Pairs of Shoes With Newly Released Designs

Tarik Edmonson, founder of Nagast Footwear

Nationwide — It is time to invest in some new Black-owned footwear to show off, and Atlanta-based Nagast Footwear has just released two of their newest African inspired sneakers. “The U.N.I.T.Y.’s” […]

Compelling African Novel Harnesses the Power of Childhood Memories

Adventures of Bamo by Keleti Sanon

“Let no one be fooled by the fact that we may write in English, for we intend to do unheard of things with it.” — Award-winning, Nigerian author, Chinua Achebe […]

The Largest Black Doll Show of It's Kind to Provide Culture, Fun and Empowerment

Detroit Doll Show attendees

Detroit, MI — Sandy’s Land LLC is an entertainment service where the mission is to “Party with a Purpose” to provide amusement and empowerment. Its 2019 Detroit Doll Show will […]

Black Entrepreneur Develops First Ever Hybrid Beauty Product For Women With Darker Skin


Is this the ultimate beauty brand for Black queens? Queendom Cushion Foundation celebrates Black beauty with wide range and eco-friendly product. Nationwide — Dibawssette is expanding the reach of its […]

Black Filmmakers Academy (BFA) Celebrates Its 2nd Annual Black Filmmakers Summit

Black Filmmakers Academy

BFA Assembles Top Filmmaking Executives and Creatives for Online Conference Columbia, MD — Black Filmmakers Academy has announced the launch of its second annual Black Filmmakers Summit. The digital conference […]

“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 […]

8th Annual Black Natural Hair and Health Expo to Feature Woman With the Largest Afro in the World

Aevin Dugas

The 2019 Armed Forces Natural Hair and Health Expo in Killeen, Texas will feature Aevin Dugas, Guinness World record holder of the world’s largest afro. Killeen, TX — The 8th […]

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 — […]

Founder of Black-Owned Cultural Center/ Book Store in Atlanta to Launch Free Festival

Kazemde Ajamu, founder of the Black Dot Culture and Art Festival

Event Brings Together Food, Art, Live Music and More for a Culturally Immersive Experience Atlanta, GA — Kazemde Ajamu has always had his eye – and heart – on bringing […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]