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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’

Since9ine6ix

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

Dibawsette

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

Jay-Z

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

African American Marketing Agency Founders to Host VIP Event to Promote Tourism in Long Island, New York

Donyshia Boston-Hill and Shanoy Skeete

Le Diner En Blanc Long Island, The most sought-after dinner at a secret location returns for their 3rd edition September 15th Member Registration & Waitlist Open Now Long Island, NY […]

Longest Running Natural Hair Show to Host it's 25th Annual Conference in Philly

25th Annual Locks Conference

The 25th Annual International Locks Conference is loc’d on celebrating natural hair, cultural heritage, health, and family connections, and loaded with valuable information, resources, and goods and services. Nationwide — […]

9-Year Old and 6-Year Old Brothers Release Parenting Book Entitled “How To Deal With Kids: A Guide For Adults By A Kid”

Jojo and Miles Yawson, authors of How to Deal With Kids

Freeport, NY — “How should we deal with kids?” It is the million-dollar question that many parents, teachers, and other adults are asking. For generations and generations, we have had […]

Author Launches GoFundMe Campaign For New African American Female Superhero

Carla J. Lawson

Nationwide — Visual artist and author, Carla J. Lawson, has launched a GoFundMe campaign for the next African American female superhero, she announced through her publicist announced today.

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 […]

New Novel Depicts How a 10-Year Old Boy Uses His Writing Skills to Escape the Ghetto

Jacob's Ghetto by Travis Peagler

Nationwide — In his new book Jacob’s Ghetto, author Travis Peagler tells the story of a young artistic African American boy who sets his sights on winning a lucrative writing […]

‘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, […]

Denny's to Serve as Presenting Sponsor of the 2019 NCNW Hungry For Education HBCU Tour

Denny's Hungry For Education Tour

Denny’s to award $200,000 in scholarships to high school and college students throughout the United States Spartanburg, SC — As part of a national campaign to raise awareness about hunger […]

15-Year Old Teen Releases His 3rd Book to Motivate Children

Adom Appiah, teen author

Nationwide — Adom Appiah, a fifteen-year old student athlete and former Scripps National Spelling Bee participant, has written a third book to motivate children. The book, Kids Can Change the […]

Tito Jackson Steps Out on Vocals with New Single “One Way Street”

Tito Jackson, One Way Street

Continuing The Jackson Legacy Los Angeles, CA — Legendary guitarist, Tito Jackson, considered the quieter member of perhaps the greatest musical family in the history of music – The Jacksons, […]

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 […]

Do You Miss Obama? Author Tells Stories of Women Inspired By Obama And His Legacy to Women

Pamela M. Jasper, author of The Obama Chicks

New York, NY — The Obama Chicks is a fresh cutting-edge anthology of sorts, soon to be released by author Pamela M. Jasper. Through 44 stories, the book highlights inspirational […]

Phillip Brandon Releases Powerful Affirmation Song/Video For Black Youth: “Chocolate Child”

Phillip Brandon

Los Angeles, CA — Times of arduous turmoil require songs of tremendous inspiration…especially for the young. Singer/ Songwriter/ Actor Phillip Brandon has written just such a much-needed work entitled “Chocolate […]

Single Black Seniors Network is Coming to a City Near You

Single Black Seniors

Nationwide — Single Black Seniors Network (SBSN) is proud to announce that it is expanding their network beyond the Chicagoland region. SBSN is a socialization network of like-minded seniors who […]

Hundreds of Black Designers and Innovators Are Applying For These 7 Job Openings

African AmerAfrican American creative designers and innovatorsican creative designers

Nationwide — African American designers and innovators have been excelling for years in fashion, art and software development. Many have been successful as entrepreneurs with their own business enterprises, while […]

Award-Winning Actress, Producer and Director Tangi Miller Hosts “Diva Talk” Premiering August 8th - Streaming on Fuzion Digital Media

Diva Talk With Tangi Miller

Atlanta, GA — Award-winning actress Tangi Miller has created a fresh new talk show, “Diva Talk,” powered by Fuzion Digital Media. Hosted by Miller, the weekly one-hour show includes celebrity […]

Award-Winning Author, Erica Pullen, Releases New Book to Empower Black Children

America's Most Wanted by Erica Pullen

Nationwide — Erica Pullen, award-winning and international children’s author, captivated fans with her first book Believing in Myself and has launched the release of her new book I Am America’s […]

This Year's Black Women in Music Festival Will Be a 5-Day Celebration of Culture and Empowerment During Labor Day Weekend

Black Women in Music Festival

Seattle, WA — Your wish is granted. Opportunity Network and Connect Fundraising Extravaganza. DuBerry Enterprises rolls out their grand opening, Labor Day Weekend, home of the Black Women in Music […]

Ford Fund Announces Two Finalists in the Men of Courage Cincinnati Barbershop Challenge

Men of Courage Cincinnati Barbershop Challenge

• Finalists selected to compete in the Men of Courage Cincinnati Barbershop Challenge • One winning barbershop will receive a grant of $10,000 • An additional $5,000 grant will be […]

First Black-Owned and Operated Marketplace is Coming to Miami

Overtown Marketplace Miami

Overtown Marketplace, the country’s first Black-owned and operated marketplace, is coming to one of Miami, Florida’s oldest and most historically significant neighborhoods. A soft launch event on August 17th is […]

HBCU Culture Weekend & Battle of the Bands to Kick Off August 23-24 at Sirrine Stadium in Greenville, SC

Frank Johnson, founder/ CEO of Kingdom Plug

The inaugural event, hosted by Kingdom Plug, will showcase the majesty, pride and artistry of some of the top collegiate marching bands in the southeast region. Greenville, SC — An […]

The Truth About Black People and Country Music — We Created It!

African Americans playing and dancing to country music

The global success of rapper Nas X’s hip hop country song “Old Town Road” should not be a surprise to anyone. According to “The True Origins of Country Music,” a […]

Shamiar Spann and the Dance Talk Network to Present “A Night Under the Stars” Charity Dance Competition

Shamia Spann and the Dance Talk Network

Atlanta, GA — On July 28, Shamiar Spann, Founder of the Dance Talk Network, will present the annual “A Night Under The Stars” charity dance competition. Taking place at The […]

The Ugly History of America's Racist Soft Drink Brands

Pepsi and Coca-Cola African American ads

The truth about the history of America’s favorite soft drinks, Coca-Cola and Pepsi, may shock you. Coca-Cola, for example, founded in the year 1892, was originally a product only intended […]