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National Organization to Recognize the Class of 2020 and Front Line Workers with Virtual Celebration

Big Hookz, Max Mazzim, and Andra Day

National Stop the Violence Alliance, Inc. kicks off virtual extravaganza on Saturday, May 30, 2020. Camden, NJ — National Stop the Violence Alliance, Inc., a national nonprofit organization, presents its […]

"American Wisper," the Film Hollywood Hoped Would Never Get Released, is Now Streaming

American Wisper

New York, NY — American Wisper is the true story of the unsolved murders of an African American family. In the summer of 2016, three children and their mother were […]

Soul Singer Randy Hall is on a Hot Streak with New Solo Single “A New Way of Love” Following Vault Hit with Late Jazz Legend Miles Davis

Randy Hall

Las Vegas, NV — After years spent in lucrative retreat from the spotlight, multi-faceted musician/singer Randy Hall is in the midst of a hot streak as a recording artist as […]

Black Women CEOs Launch Online Singing Competition With $5K Cash Prizes to Help Boost the Economy

A. Cookie Williams and Beth Noisette, founders of Sing2Bling

Nationwide — Meet A. Cookie Williams and Beth Noisette, two U.S. Army veterans that are also the co-founders of Sing2Bling.tv, an online platform that allows at-home users to submit their […]

New Song Calls Out Doctors Who Send Black Patients Home to Die

The Undiscovered Artist playing Coronavirus Song

Nationwide — A new song about the Coronavirus is infecting Black America with some very powerful, hard-hitting lyrics. The song, written and sung by a father whose own son was […]

Screenwriter With a Black Animation Screenplay That Rivals the Movie “Sing” is Seeking Representation

Leon Fowler, screenwriter

Nationwide — Leon Fowler, who has been writing for over 30 years, has come up with a screenplay for a major motion picture animation for children of color (something rarely seen […]

Black Couple Celebrates 15th Wedding Anniversary With Their 11 Children

Kaymo, Black husband and wife celebrate 15-year anniversary with their 11 kids

Nationwide — An African-American family has gone viral after sharing their photos on Instagram in celebration of their 15th wedding anniversary with their 11 children.

Indie Artist Jacques Johnson Drops a Song For Pharrell's Partnership With SoundCloud

Jacques Johnson

Nationwide — Melodic Hip Hop artist, Jacques Johnson (pronounced: Jock Johnson) is reminding us to think positive and enjoy one thing – “Quality Time”. The suburban Atlanta native is blowing […]

73-Year Old Entrepreneur Selling Oven-Ready Pies, Cookies, and Even Seafood Gumbo!

Mozell Devereaux, founder and CEO of Queen of Creole

Meet Mozell Devereaux, the 73-year old founder and CEO of Queen of Creole, who bakes made-from-scratch, oven-ready fresh pies, brownies, cookies and even seafood gumbo. Her innovative company guarantees the […]

Author Michael Stradford Pens First Book to Examine the Personal Style of Legendary Jazz Musician Miles Davis

Miles Style by Michael Stradford

“MilesStyle: The Fashion of Miles Davis” explores a different look at the iconic musician though exclusive observations from his friends, colleagues, admirers and family. Los Angeles, CA — Author and […]

Edwin Freeman’s Film ‘Modern Day Slavery’ Shows How the U.S. Justice System Perpetuates Slavery

Modern Day Slavery Film by Edwin Freeman

Actor Edwin Freeman makes his directorial debut with the impactful documentary “Modern Day Slavery” Nationwide — Actor Edwin Freeman, best known for his roles in the 2009 Fox Searchlight biopic […]

Rock 'n' Roll Music Pioneer, Little Richard, Has Died at 87-Years Old

Little Richard

Nationwide — Little Richard, the singer/musician known as an original pioneer for his contributions to the popularity of Rock and Roll music, has died. CNN confirms that he was 87-years […]

‘A House Divided’: UMC’s Popular Original Drama Series Returns For 2nd Season

A House Divided orginal series on UMC

New Season of Series from ISA Award nominee and prolific Producer, Dan Garcia, Features LisaRaye McCoy (The Players Club) and Parker McKenna Posey (My Wife and Kids) Los Angeles, CA […]

Top 10 R&B, Hip Hop and Reggae Songs About the Coronavirus Pandemic

R&B and Hip-Hop artists with Coronavirus Songs

Alicia Keys, Cardi B, Doug E. Fresh, and more Nationwide — During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, some of the world’s biggest Black musicians are utilizing their talents to create anthems […]

Trucking Entrepreneur Debuts New Book During Global Pandemic to Uplift and Encourage Others

Joseph McGill, author of My Little Miracle

Life-altering tale of hope, love, perseverance and unconditional friendship Washington, DC — Inspirational visionary and budding author Joseph S. McGill officially launches My Little Miracle: Pursuing The Dream as the […]

James C. Rollins Announces Release of ‘From the Curse of Willie Lynch to the New African American Generation’

From the Curse of Willie Lynch to the New African American Generation by James C. Rollins

New book in series shows readers how to create a future for themselves, their family and their community Fort Washington, MD — In author James C. Rollins’ third installment in […]

New Book, “Kingdom Vision for Audacious Women,” Empowers Black Women

Kindom Vision for Audacious Women bookcover

St. Louis, MO — Years ago, women of different generations lived in tight-knit communities where they naturally received the wisdom needed to encourage, support or cradle each other through the […]

Black Artist Releases the World's First Sustainability Mixtape

Florida St. Devin

New mixtape by “the Diverters” (Devin “Florida St. Devin” James and Nathan “the ReUse Guy” Savage) is Public Education and Theme Music for the 50th Anniversary Earth Day Celebration Memphis, […]

Detroit Chefs Make 20,000 Meals for Homeless Families Affected by COVID-19 Pandemic

Black chefs feeding homeless in Detroit

Detroit, MI — Celebrity chef Maxcel Hardy has joined forces with several other chefs in Detroit to help feed families living in shelters amidst the coronavirus pandemic. They have so […]

Angry Dad Writes Controversial "Rona" Song After His Son Was Denied a Test For Coronavirus

Nationwide — An African American father who is calling himself The Undiscovered Artist has penned a powerful, but controversial tune about the Coronavirus after his son was denied a test. […]

Black Organization Hosts Virtual Graduation Party For Hundreds of Students

IGNITE Alabama live stream virtual graduation

Encouraging remarks were given by Randall Woodfin, Mayor of the City of Birmingham Nationwide — On April 26, 2020, a virtual graduation party was hosted by IGNITE! Alabama, a supportive […]

“On The Verge of Sex” By Terrie Lynn is Here to Give Young Ladies the Talk

Terrie Lynn, author of On the Verge of Sex

Author Terrie Lynn says that when she was a teen, her appointment to get on birth control pills turned into one for a pregnancy test. Nationwide — On The Verge […]

Black Couple Inspire Their Children to Launch Book Series With Life Lessons For Young Readers

Clark Family

South Orange, NJ — Actor Dwayne Clark, his 8-year old son DJ, and his 11-year old daughter Jada have launched a series of children’s books that portrays life lessons from […]

8-Year Old Rapper, Super Kennedy, Catches the Attention of Cardi B

Super Kennedy

After dropping her latest single, which promotes financial responsibility, Kennedy O’Neal, a.k.a. Super Kennedy, receives the “Bodak Yellow” rapper’s seal of approval. Fredericksburg, VA — Chart-topper Cardi B is taking […]

Judge Denies R. Kelly's 2nd Attempt to Get Released From Prison Because of COVID-19 Risk

R. Kelly in Prison

Nationwide — For the second time, a judge has ordered that R. Kelly should remain in prison despite his requests to be released on bail due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Entertainer Returns to College to Further His Education in Business

Vernon Wiggins

Nationwide — One thing you’re told often as a child is that education is key. If you want to make it to the next level in life and succeed you […]

New Orleans Mourns Gospel Singer and Community Leader Who Died From COVID-19

Edward West, gospel singer who died from COVID-19

New Orleans, LA — Officials from the District 2 Community Enhancement Corporation (CEC) have confirmed the loss of Edward James West, Sr., who died from complications caused by the Coronavirus. […]

5-Year Old Boy and Mom Create Fun Learning YouTube Channel, Perfect For Quarantined Families

Andrea and Corban Stephenson

Washington, DC — Five-year old Corban and his mother, Andrea Stephenson, have launched a YouTube channel called Corban’s Fun Learning Adventures. This channel encourages children and their parents to bond […]

Unsolved Murders of Black Family Re-Examined in New Film Streaming on Amazon Prime

American Wisper artwork and scene

Nationwide — American Wisper (now streaming on Amazon Prime) is the true story of the unsolved murders of an upper-class African American family. In the summer of 2016, three children […]

African American Sorority Supports Members, Public With 6-Part Webinar Series

Deborah Catchings-Smith, International President of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Hosts “We Are Sigma Strong” During COVID-19 Outbreak Cary, NC — “We Are Sigma Strong” is the theme of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority’s 6-part webinar series […]

Former NFL Player is Now a Medical Doctor Fighting the Coronavirus Pandemic

Dr. Myron Rolle

Nationwide — Dr. Myron Rolle is a Rhodes Scholar and college football player who was drafted by the NFL to play for the Tennessee Titans in 2010. But nowadays at […]

Legendary Jazz Artist, Manu Dibango, Dies from Coronavirus at Age 86

Manu Dibango

France — Manu Dibango, a saxophone legend and jazz icon known for his 1972 hit Soul Makossa, has died from complications of the coronavirus, according to a statement on his […]

Hip-Hop Artist Releases New Music About Black Wealth and Ownership

Lou Anthony

Philadelphia, PA — The first single from Lou Anthony’s debut studio album SELF: Something Everyone Looks For was released in September, and the music video came early this March. In […]

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. […]

Harlem's Most Anticipated Crime Biography Tells the Story of Richard 'Fritz' Simmons

Harlem Plug: Richard 'Fritz' Simmons Story by Harlem Holiday

Harlem, NY — The Harlem Plug is the 266-page biography of Richard ‘Fritz’ Simmons written by author Harlem Holiday and released during Women’s History Month through her imprint, Harlem Westside […]

French Singer-Songwriter Inspired By Nina Simone Releases New Music That Pays Homage to Civil Rights and Freedom

Estelle California

Grateful for the freedom she found in becoming a US citizen, activist, singer and moving songwriter Estelle California has released her latest song and video “The Land of Freedom” delivering […]

Web Site Helps Parents Discover & Purchase Children’s Books With Black Characters

Black Baby Books

Nationwide — Children’s books with Black representation are now easier to find thanks to author and serial entrepreneur Veronica N. Chapman, founder of BlackBabyBooks.com.

Author Releases New Book That Explores Black History Like Never Before

Emancipation Proclamation by James C. Rollins

Nationwide — Outskirts Press, Inc. has published Emancipation Proclamation 2nd Edition: the True Black History by James C. Rollins, which is the author’s most recent book to date. The 6 […]

Mom Recruits 13-Year Old Daughter to Be CEO of Their Inspirational Cosmetic Brand

Miah Pasha, 13-year old CEO of The Beat House Cosmetics

Augusta, GA — Danielle and Miah Pasha are a mother-daughter duo who are taking the cosmetic world by storm with their new company, The Beat House Cosmetics. Teasing customers with […]

Black Inventor Creates 3 New STEM Certified Board Games That Teach Entrepreneurship

Elliott Eddie, inventor of the STEM certified board game

Nationwide — Meet Elliott Eddie, an entrepreneur who has created four different STEM certified board games that teach entrepreneurship to both children and adults. His newest board games include a […]

2020 Conference For Black Authors Expands to Two Days

Black authors attending the Red Ink Conference

Detroit, MI — From sold-out audiences in Detroit three years in a row to packed rooms in Atlanta, Charlotte and Chicago, The Red Ink Conference is the nation’s premier conference […]

Program Celebrates 4 Years of Teaching Black Children How to Speak Different Languages

Shylene Santiago and her family

Cleveland, OH — Shylene Santiago and her children, founders of Learn A Language 4 Fun, LLC, have dedicated over 4 years to creating songs, educational YouTube videos and designing study […]

National Black Doll Museum to Feature Barbie & Ebony Fashion Fair in New Exhibit

Black barbie doll

Mansfield, MA — The National Black Doll Museum of History & Culture – the only museum in the country whose mission is to preserve the history of African Americans through […]

These 10 and 12-Year Old Sisters Have Just Written and Released Their 3rd Book

Gabby and Gigi, young sister authors of three books

Nationwide — Gabby and Gigi, two young sisters from Southern California, have proven that you can never underestimate the imagination and vision of children. The sisters convinced their mother, Phnesha […]

Inspirational Black Musical “Veils” Comes to Los Angeles in Commemoration of the 55th Anniversary of Selma’s Bloody Sunday

Veils musical stage play

Nationwide — The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC) has teamed with Restoration Stage to bring the popular musical “Veils” to the Los Angeles area for a short run […]

African American Dadpreneur and His Son Create Innovative Basketball Training Tool

Chad Briscoe and Jamir, founders of Ball By Yourself

Nationwide — Chad Briscoe and his 9-year old son, Jamir, have created a basketball training tool called Ball By Yourself® Strap, the world’s first and only basketball training tool that […]

Grammy-Winning Jazz Artist, Delfeayo Marsalis, Celebrates New Orleans Funk With New Album Release

Delfeayo Marsalis with album cover for Jazz Party

New Orleans, LA — Delfeayo Marsalis, a favorite son of New Orleans’ decorated music royalty, serves up his latest decadent offering entitled Jazz Party with the Uptown Jazz Orchestra (UJO).

Black Woman-Owned Radio Network Celebrates 7 Years On-Air; Launches New Real Estate Talk Show

Sonny and Jazzie Jones-Smith, the co-hosts and founders of Louddmouth Radio

LouddMouthRadio.com is a rapidly growing internet radio media platform that has connected local, regional and national exposure of content to individuals & families with engaging business, social, cultural and lifestyle […]

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 […]

Black Author Reveals the Hidden Answers to Meaningful Intimacy That Every Couple Needs to Know About

Troya Bishop, author of Answers to Intimacy

Atlanta Researcher, Troya Bishop, Pens a Savvy Guide to Help Adults Have Deeper Intimate Connections Atlanta, GA  – Married? Single? It’s complicated? Are you tired of drama and ready to […]

English Teacher Who Taught Abroad Reveals Why Men Go to Brazil For Love

Keith Lane, author of Why Do Men Go to Brazil?

Nationwide — Why Do Men Go to Brazil for Love? is a historical work of fiction by Keith Lane that explores the power of education and chronicles the journey of […]

Actor Jaleel White and Premiere Black Celebrities Share Spotlight With Exceptional Youth in PBS Special "Not All Lost"

Not All Lost PBS special

Oscar-nominated producer teams with PBS KVIE, KVIE2 Sacramento, non-profit organizations The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC) and Films With a Purpose to debut celebrity driven reality-based stories of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]