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Former Cop Who Raped Woman During Traffic Stop Exposed Her to HIV

Martique Vanderpool, police officer who raped woman

Capitol Heights, MD — Martique Vanderpool, a 30-year old former police officer from Maryland, was arrested for allegedly raping a woman after conducting a traffic stop. He is facing additional […]

Team of 78 Black Doctors and Nurses Successfully Separate Conjoined Twins

Nigerian doctors and nurses who separated conjoined twins

Abuja, Nigeria — Mercy and Goodness Ede, twin sisters who were born conjoined at the chest and abdomen, were successfully separated after a surgery completed by a 78-member team at […]

Coach Michael Taylor Challenges Men to Make Emotional Health Their 2020 Resolution

Coach Michael Taylor, author of Cure For Onlyness

Take the pledge and unlock the 10 Keys To Cure Onlyness this New Year Stafford, TX — Coach Michael Taylor, author of The Cure for Onlyness, challenges men of color […]

Founder of Black-Owned Supplement Brand Breaks New Ground With Products That Cater to Black People Worldwide

Ernesto Sigmon, founder of Black Edged supplement products

Houston, TX — Ernesto Sigmon, founder and CEO of Black Edged, LLC, has launched an entirely new approach to the nutritional health supplement and wellness space. With his launch, Black […]

10-Year Old Grief Advocate and Author Helps Adults to Care For Grieving Children

Bryce Fields, 10-Year Old Grief Counselor

Lantana, TX — Author, children’s grief advocate, and fourth-grader Bryce Fields gives voice to grieving children with his new book, What This Kid Wants Adults to Know About Grief – a […]

Woman Wakes Up From 7-Month Coma After Doctors Told Her Family to Pull the Plug

Kertisha Brabson, woman who woke up from 7-month coma

Alliance, OH — Kertisha Brabson, a 31-year old woman from Ohio, would not be alive today if it wasn’t for her mother who never lost hope that she would wake […]

Retraining As a Nurse: The Benefits of Working in Healthcare

African American nurse training

Nationwide — Healthcare is an institution that lends itself to those who enjoy caring for others and giving their personal time to those who are in need. If you are […]

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 […]

2nd Annual Skin of Color Conference for Estheticians to be Held in Atlanta

Eunice Cofie-Obeng, Founder of Nuekie Skin of Color Conference

Hampton, VA — Nuekie, a leading provider of innovative skincare products specially formulated and designed for skin of color, will host the 2nd Annual Nuekie Skin of Color Conference to […]

Inspirational Teen Who Had Her Arm Amputated Returns to Competitive Swimming

Tyler Brown, teen swimmer with one arm

Atlanta, GA — Tyler Brown, a high school swimmer from Georgia who had her arm amputated due to a tumor, did not let her circumstances stop her from doing what […]

Meet Coco & Lala, the First Black Women to Ever Host a Vegan and Plant-Based Radio Show

Coco & Lala

Minneapolis, MN — Coco & Lala – one vegetarian, one vegan – are the on-air radio personalities of the hottest vegan, vegetarian and plant-based radio show in the country called […]

HIV Positive Woman Denied Massage at Popular Spa, Files Lawsuit

Alecia Tramel, HIV-positive woman denied massage

Aventura, FL — Alecia Tramel, an African American woman from Florida, has filed a discrimination lawsuit against massage parlor chain Massage Envy after they allegedly refused to give her a […]

Meet the Registered Nurse Who Says Every Hospital Employee Should Be Taking CBD Oil

Glennae Davis, founder of NAESVISION Health

Los Angeles, CA — Glennae E. Davis, a Registered Nurse, is pleased to announce the launch of NAESVISION Health. Davis specializes in workplace inequality and care of the African American […]

Mom Arrested After Alcohol Detected in Her 3-Month Old Baby's Blood

Davonna Reed, Ohio mother arrested

Springfield Township, OH — Davonna Reed, a 32-year old mother from Ohio, has been arrested and is facing multiple charges including felony child abuse after her 3-month old daughter was […]

Popular YouTuber Commits Suicide After Long Battle With Depression

Tai Couture

Nationwide — Tai Couture, a YouTube personality who was also a hairstylist and makeup artist, has sadly taken his own life after a long battle with depression. His family and […]

Former Victim of Domestic Violence For 17 Years Now Empowers Other Women Through Her Organization

T'sharin Moncrief, founder of Women of Refined Gold

Nationwide — T’sharin Moncrief, a domestic violence survivor and advocate whose abuse started at the young age of 16-years old, has launched an organization called Women of Refined Gold, Inc. […]

Does Your Doctor’s Race Matter? New York City Dermatologist Announces the Relaunch of a Black Doctor Search Engine

Black doctor in his office

FindaBlackDoctor.com provides a platform to find practicing Black doctors and dentists New York, NY — FindaBlackDoctor.com is a free internet service that allows the public to locate U.S. based African-American […]

Medicare's Open Enrollment Period Especially Important For Seniors

Nichelle Jones, founder of Jones Health and Benefits

Nationwide — Changes in Medicare that begin January 1, 2020 add special significance to this year’s Medicare Open Enrollment for area seniors. Open Enrollment begins on Tuesday, October 15 and […]

California Deputy Attorney General Threatens Retaliation at Black Patients Matter for Filing Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit

Harriet Tubman mural

Nationwide — In a landmark federal civil rights lawsuit filed April 2019 by Black Patients Matter (BPM), CA Deputy Attorney General Amy Lo of San Francisco bullies BPM to withdraw […]

How a Stage 3 Breast Cancer Diagnosis Inspired This Author and Speaker to Launch a Movement

Dr. Missy Johnson

Detroit, MI — After three near-death experiences and a three percent chance of living, Dr. Missy Johnson faced another fight. She was diagnosed with Stage 3C Breast Cancer going into […]

Program Helps African American Parents and Grandparents Get Enrolled For Federal Health Coverage

Black parents and grandparents

Children over the age of 30 are encouraged to help their parents and grandparents get enrolled for Medicare, a federal health insurance program. Nationwide — Open healthcare enrollment started on […]

New Black Therapist Directory App Seeks to Bridge Mental Health Gap Between Clinician and Client

Tomina Ward, founder of the Black Therapy Love app

Nationwide — For some, arriving to a point in life where you can openly admit that you’re in need of mental health services is notable and commendable. Recognizing that exposing […]

Charges Dropped Against Mother Seen Blowing Cigarette Smoke in 1-Month Old Baby's Face

Tybresha Sexton, mother who blew smoke in baby's face

Chattanooga, TN — Tybresha Sexton, a 24-year old mother who filmed herself exhaling cigarette smoke while holding her newborn baby, has had the charges against her dismissed.

Three Employees at an Assisted Living Facility Allegedly Ran a Fight Club With Dementia Patients

Women employees who ran a fight club for Dementia patients at Danby House

Winston-Salem, NC — Three female employees at Danby House, an assisted living facility in North Carolina, are facing assault charges for allegedly organizing and filming fights between elderly dementia patients.

Young Black Patient Dies After More Than 12 Hours of Torture in a North Carolina Hospital ER

Curtis Newbern III

Nationwide – Dorothy Newbern, a distraught mother from North Carolina, continues her six year battle revealing the details of her only child’s cruel 12 plus hour hospital ER visit. Shortly […]

New Children’s Book Series Encourages Black Boys to Become Doctors

Dr. Dale Okorodudu, author of Doc 2 Doc

Nationwide — Dr. Dale Okorodudu is on a mission to inspire a generation of Black boys and girls to consider Medicine as a career option. It’s likely you’ve heard about […]

Man Shot His Girlfriend in the Head, But She Had No Idea Until She Went to the Doctor

Jerrontae Cain, man who shot his girlfriend in the head

Atlanta, GA — Nicole Gordon, a 42-year old woman from Atlanta, had no idea that she had a bullet in her head for a month since her then-boyfriend shot her. […]

Black Naturopathic Doctor Launches International Association for Aspiring Healthcare Entrepreneurs

Dr. Sue Neesy Croft

Dr. Sue “Neesy” Croft, founder of a holistic health care clinic in Central Texas, will be launching the first-ever International Healthcare Entrepreneurs Day to be celebrated during the second Saturday […]

Founder of Black-Owned Health Clinic Celebrates 20 Years of Helping Patients Deal With Pain

Teresa Bristol, owner of PT Works Clinic

PT Works, an Atlanta-based clinic owned by HBCU graduate Teresa Bristol, offers holistic physical therapy to help patients manage chronic pain. Atlanta, GA — Offering a unique diversity of care […]

California Becomes First State Sued by Black Patients Matter (BPM)

California State Government

BPM safehouse joins underground railway saving Black lives Washington, DC — A federal civil rights lawsuit has been filed against multiple members of the MBC Medical Board of California and […]

New App to Help Save Pregnant Black Women and Their Babies Gets $200K in Funding

Kimberly Seals Allers, creator of the Irth app

Black women are 243% more likely to die from pregnancy and childbirth-related complications. Irth, an app created by Kimberly Seals Allers, holds doctors accountable for high Black maternal and infant […]

Unique Black Woman-Owned Therapy Practice Helps Busy Professionals Prioritize Self-Care

Lequita Brooks, MSW, LCSW CEO, Founder of Therapy Topia

Therapy Topia promotes solution-based therapy practices for wellness and balance Jacksonville, FL — Feeling stressed and overwhelmed? It’s totally understandable! Professionals juggle many roles and typically neglect self-care. Established in […]

Brown Super Hero Girl Aims to Help Save Lung Patients Everywhere

Lung Girl

Nationwide — Thousands of people receive lung transplants every year, but only around 50% of them survive over 5 years due to lack of research and technology. The Sid Foundation […]

Black Scientist/ Entrepreneur Develops New Sensual Health Supplement For Women

L. Renee Williams

Spotlights inequalities and challenges faced by women; identifies gaps in women health and opportunities empowering women during every phase as their body changes. Oakland, CA — The internet has benefited […]

Meet the 9-Year Old Boy Who Helped His Mom Deliver His New Baby Sister

Lindell Lyons and his newborn sister

Tampa, FL — Lindell Lyons, a 9-year old from Florida, is being praised for stepping up to help his mother deliver his baby sister. Lindell is proud of himself and […]

Stress, Depression & Anxiety: An Escalating Epidemic For Professional Black Woman

Cultivating Inner Peace by Dr. Adwoa Akhu

Nationwide — Half of black American women report that they experience severe stress, while only a quarter of Caucasian women in the US report extreme stress. Research indicates that black […]

Racial & Low-Income Family Healthcare Disparities Remain

African American man with no health insurance

By Louise Norris Nationwide — Although the percentage of Americans without health insurance is far below what it was a decade ago, it’s been rising since the end of 2016. […]

Chicago-Based Organization, The Suga Project, to Bring Education and Awareness About Type 2 Diabetes to the Black Community

The Suga Project

Chicago, IL — According to the American Diabetes Association, 13 percent of all African Americans aged 20 years or older have been diagnosed with diabetes. African Americans are also twice […]

Mother of Two Lost Her Hands and Feet After Getting an Illegal Butt Injection

April Brown, woman whose feet and and hands were amputated

Los Angeles, CA — Apryl Brown, a 47-year old mother of two, almost died back in 2014 after a silicone filter procedure on her buttocks went terribly wrong. She had […]

Founder and CEO of Black-Owned Heathcare Company Wins EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Tommy Duncan, founder and CEO of Trusted Health Plan

Trusted Health Plan, District of Columbia is transforming healthcare through proven innovative, holistic and affordable member-focused approaches that get results Washington, DC — Tommy Duncan, founder and CEO of Trusted […]

Founder of Black-Owned Organic Hemp-Derived CBD Brand Launches Startup Academy for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Cory Holmes, founder of Holmes Organics CBD products

Nationwide — It’s not often that an emerging industry arises which is why Holmes Organics Founder and CEO Cory Holmes decided to launch his cannabis business. The Farm Bill of […]

Best of Both Curls Event to Address Common Stereotypes and Misconceptions About Natural Hair

Best of Both Curls event

The event, to be held in Orlando, Florida, will feature a natural hair show, a skate party, and an opportunity to connect with vendors who sell Black-owned natural hair care […]

Man With HIV Wins $75K Lawsuit After Barbershop Refuses to Cut His Hair

Man with HIV wins lawsuit against barbershop

Los Angeles, CA — King of Kuts, a barbershop in Los Angeles, California, has been slapped with a court order to pay more than $75,000 to Nikko Briteramos after refusing […]

Unique Hearing Aids Match the Skin Tones of Black People -- Making Them Less Noticeable

Black man wearing Vanish hearing aid

Nationwide — Hearing industry analysts claim that there are 34 million Americans who need hearing aids but don’t wear them. Why not? One of the biggest reasons is stigma. There […]

Mom Who Dropped Her 3-Month Old Son While Fighting Charged With Murder

Karen Harrison, mother who dropped her 3-month old baby during fight

Moultrie, GA — Karen Harrison, a 26-year old mother from Georgia who accidentally dropped her 3-month old son during a fight, has been officially charged with murder. The baby, who […]

Mental Health Awareness Tour For Black Women is Coming to Philadelphia on July 14th

Melony Hill, founder of the Crazy Like a Fox Tour

Philadelphia, PA — During Mental Health Awareness Month (May), newly awarded 2019 Literary Trailblazer of the Year Melony Hill kicked off the Crazy Like A Fox Tour in Atlanta, GA […]

Mother of 8 Killed in Tragic Car Accident Caused by Drunk Driver

Anne Johnson, mother of 8 children killed in drunk driving accident

Chicago, IL — Anne Johnson, a 51-year old mother of 8 children, died last weekend after being hit by a car driven by 21-year old Dereknesha Brown, who was then […]

Parents File Lawsuit After 6-Year Old Boy Drowns in Community Pool; Lifeguards Blamed

Ga Ram Kang, boy drowned in community pool

Katy, TX — The family of 6-year old Ga Ram Kang, who died after drowning in a community pool in Texas two months ago, has filed a lawsuit against the […]

Boy From NYC Slashed in the Throat By His Mom Dies at School

Shanice Martin and her 6-year old son

New York, NY — A 6-year old boy who suddenly collapsed while standing in line for lunch at school appears to have died because of an injury he suffered when […]

Black Hospital Patient Recovering from Pneumonia Handcuffed, Accused of Trying to Steal IV

Shaquille Dukes, Black man arrested at hospital, accused of stealing IV

Freeport, IL — Shaquille Dukes, a 24-year old Black man trying to recover from pneumonia at a hospital in Illinois, was shocked when a security officer approached him and accused […]

11-Year Old Boy Shot in Brooklyn Keeps Asking Grandmother Why He Can’t Feel His Legs

Jayden Grant and his grandmother

New York, NY — Jayden Grant, an 11-year old boy from Brooklyn, was struck by a stray bullet fired by a gang member, injuring his spine. His grandmother, Bessie Watson-Grant, […]

Epilepsy Foundation to Offer Free Epilepsy & Seizure First Aid Education During 25th ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans

Dr. Steven Owens, vice president of Programs & Services at the Epilepsy Foundation

This will be the first time that a national foundation will participate in the festival. Landover, MD — Epilepsy Foundation will offer free seizure first aid education during the 25th […]

Man Kicked Off Flight For Being Too Sick While Trying To Leave The Dominican Republic Has Died

Khalid Adkins, man who died in Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo, D.R. — Khalid Adkins, a 46-year old man from Denver, Colorado, was not allowed to board his flight home from the Dominican Republic for being too ill and eventually […]

Research Reveals That Black Children Were Fed to Hogs and Used as Alligator Bait in the Early 1900s

Black children fed to hogs and alligators as bait

A man named Johnny Lee Gaddy recently shared with peonage researcher, Dr. Antoinette Harrell, that in 1957 he witnessed African American children being literally fed to the hogs that were […]

Founder of Black-Owned Hair Care Brand Creates Chemical-Free, Unique Formula For All Hair Types

Josie Castor, founder of Odyssey Hair Care Products

McDonough, GA — Josie Castor, creator and founder of Odyssey Hair Care Products, has launched her new hair care line for all different hair types made with organic plant-derived ingredients.

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Kicks Off Summer With Swim Clinic to Teach African Americans Water Safety, Prevent Drownings

Deborah Catchins Smith with Senator Kevin Parker

New York State Senator Kevin Parker, Olympian Maritza McClendon Play Major Role Brooklyn, NY — To promote water safety and help reduce incidents of drowning in his district, New York […]

Florida Man Throws Feces at the Judge During Trial, But Misses

Dorleans Philidor

Miami, FL — Dorleans Philidor, a 33-year old man who was on trial for a burglary charge, defecated on his seat while in the courtroom and tried to throw his […]

Black Woman Who Couldn’t Afford $500 Bail Found Dead in Her Jail Cell

Layleen Polanco, transgender woman found dead in jail

New York, NY — Layleen Polanco, a 27-year old transgender woman, was found dead in her cell on Rikers Island in New York a week before she was due to […]

Woman Pretending to be a Social Worker Tried to Kidnap a Newborn Baby

Mayella Ortega, woman who pretended to be social work to kidnap baby

Santa Ana, CA — A woman in California allegedly posed as a social worker and tried to kidnap a newborn baby from the mother. She reportedly surrendered to police after […]

America’s Challenge: Moving Toward Racial Healing and Transformation

Dr. Gail C. Christopher

By Gail C. Christopher Nationwide — Months after Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam came under fire for the racist images on his yearbook page from Eastern Virginia Medical School in 1984, […]

Son Launches GoFundMe For Mother Who Had Been Living the American Dream Despite Having a Debilitating Mental Illness

Blanche J. Moore with her 2 sons

Family hangs on to hope and long-term medical care as the best medical option Dayton, OH — There was no more highly esteemed than the Moore family matriarch Blanche J. […]

The Wellness Coach Who Beat Lupus is Now on a Mission to Help Other Women

Cassandra Hill, certified wellness coach

Nationwide — Certified Wellness Coach and Aging Expert, Cassandra Hill, recently discussed reversing your health on The Studio with Damon Davis.

Black Teen Commits Suicide After Being Bullied -- Now the Parents are Suing the School!

Mya Vizcarrondo, Black teen who committed suicide

Bronx, NY — Mya Vizcarrondo-Rios, a 16-year old high school student at Harry S. Truman High School in New York, committed suicide by jumping off a roof after allegedly being […]

Missing High School Teacher Found Dead in Miami, Florida

Kameelah Russell, missing teacher found dead

Miami, FL — Kameela Russell, a 41-year old high school teacher who was reported missing on May 15, has been found dead 10 days later. Her death was ruled a […]