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Hospital Worker From Queens NYC Dies From Coronavirus

Priscilla Carrow, hospital worker who died from Coronavirus

New York, NY — The coronavirus has caused the death of another beloved health worker, Priscilla Carrow from New York City. She was a Coordinating Manager at Elmhurst Hospital Center where […]

Michigan College Student Dies From Coronavirus Weeks Before Graduation

Bassey Offiong, student dies from Coronavirus

Kalamazoo, MI — Bassey Offiong, a 25-year old student at Western Michigan University, was one of the first 3 confirmed cases of Coronavirus on the university’s campus after he was […]

Two Sisters From Illinois Died Just 9 Days Apart From Coronavirus

Two sisters died from Coronavirus

Chicago, IL — Patricia Frieson, a 61-year old retired nurse from Illinois, was the first reported death from the coronavirus in the state. Just 9 days later, her older sister, […]

Author Pays Tribute to His Brother Who Died From Cancer in New Poetry Book

For Eddie Cancer Survivor By James Gery Welch

Nationwide — For Eddie: Cancer Survivor Poems Blossomed From My Soul by James Welch features poetry blossomed from his soul. The book is written in honor of his brother Eddie […]

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 […]

Brooklyn Teacher Denied Coronavirus Test 3 Times is Now on Life Support

Rana Zoe Mungin, teacher with Coronavirus

Brooklyn, NY — Rana Zoe Mungin, a 30-year old social studies teacher at Ascend Academy in Brooklyn, New York, is now on life support after she was reportedly repeatedly denied […]

Black Mom with Coronavirus Told She Wasn’t Priority, Dies the Next Day

Kayla Williams, woman from London who died from Coronavirus

London, England — Kayla Williams, a 36-year old mother of 3 from London who was reportedly infected with the coronavirus, has died a day after she called emergency services and […]

13 People Died at This NYC Hospital Within 24 Hours

Elmhurst Hospital in New York City

New York, NY — In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Elmhurst Hospital in New York City is reportedly at a breaking point after 13 people died there within a […]

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 […]

36-Year Old School Principal From Brooklyn Dies From Coronavirus

Dez-Ann Romain, Brooklyn principal

Nationwide — Dez-Ann Romain, the 36-year old principal of the Brooklyn Democracy Academy in New York City has died from coronavirus complications. Reportedly, she is the first city public school […]

Black Mom Living in Taiwan Offers Tips on How to Find Peace Over Panic While Being Quarantined

Juanita Ingram, Black woman living in Taiwan

Nationwide — Juanita Ingram, a wife and mother of two, is also an attorney, author, and media personality who is currently living in Taiwan as an expat. She has a […]

Meet the 7-Year Old Boy Making Coronavirus Care Packages For Seniors

Cavanaugh Bell

Gaithersburg, MD – Cavanaugh Bell, a 7-year old boy from Maryland, is getting national attention for giving senior citizens “COVID-19 Carepacks” that he bought using his own savings.

5 Confirmed Cases of African Americans Who Died from Coronavirus

African Americans who have died from Coronavirus

Nationwide — Many from urban communities initially believed that Black people were immune to the coronavirus. This was obviously false information partly due to the media’s bias in their reporting. […]

Baltimore Mayor: Gunshot Victims Occupying Needed Hospital Beds For Coronavirus Patients

Baltimore Mayor Jack Young

Baltimore, MD — During this time of the coronavirus pandemic, senseless violence has continued to increase in Baltimore, Maryland. Mayor Jack Young is appealing to the residents to stop the […]

55-Year Old Man Battling Coronavirus Was Told He Had the Flu

Kevin Harris, man with Coronavirus

Warren, OH — Kevin Harris, a 55-year old man from Ohio, has posted a video on Facebook sharing his experience of battling the coronavirus. He said he wanted to really be […]

Black Entrepreneurs File Federal Lawsuit Against U.S. Attorney General For Discrimination in the Cannabis Industry

Plaintiffs: Aaron Barfield left & Peter Manning Right. Members of Black Excellence In Cannabis

Seattle, WA — Members of a group called Black Excellence In Cannabis filed a federal lawsuit earlier this month against Washington State Governor Jay Inslee and Washington State Liquor and […]

Top 11 Misconceptions Many African Americans Have About Coronavirus

Black nurse ready for coronavirus patients

Nationwide — Coronavirus, also known scientifically as COVID-19, has been a global nightmare. One by one, the virus has infiltrated nearly every country and about 10% of those who have […]

Black Physician Releases New Book Teaching Other Doctors How to Launch a Profitable Practice

Profitable Practice by Dr. Hassan Akinbiyi

Most physicians earn six-figures annually; yet, many still lack the business acumen needed to truly achieve financial independence. Therefore, to aid new attendees in building a lucrative, independent practice while […]

This Black-Owned Line of Natural Oil Fragrances Helps Women "Spice" Up the Bedroom

Oslyn Cummings-Cave, founder of FllowerBox

Nationwide — Meet Oslyn Cummings-Cave, founder of the newest line of intimate and sexy natural oils for women that can literally heat up the bedroom. The brand is called FllowerBox, the […]

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 […]

21 Authors Collaborate on New Book to Heal Broken Relationships Within Black Families

Monica D. Reed, author and publisher of I Am the Voice

Publisher and lead collaborator Monica D. Reed has released “I Am The Voice: Advocacy for the Voiceless,” a well-written collaboration of stories to bring awareness to breaking the barriers within […]

Women Seek to Reclaim Health and Wholeness During Wellness Summit With Brandi Harvey

Brandi Harvey speaking

Nationwide — At the Well Conferences, Inc. and The City of Newark, Ras J. Baraka, Mayor, have teamed together to provide a stellar Women’s Wellness Summit to begin the New […]

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 […]