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Over 500 Black Authors Attended This Conference -- And Now Many of Them are Bestsellers!

Red Ink Conference in Chicago

Chicago, IL — From sold-out audiences in Detroit three years in a row, to packed rooms in both Atlanta and Charlotte, The Red Ink Conference is taking the literary map […]

Grandma Missing For 5 Days Found Alive By Her Grandson Who Decided to Search One Last Time

Sandra Adams, grandmother found alive by grandson

Charlotte, NC — Sandra Adams, a 69-year old grandmother from North Carolina who was reported missing for five days, was found alive in the woods near her apartment complex. Her […]

Relationship Expert Reveals 7 Reasons Why Many Successful Black Women Are Still Single

T.L. Adams, author of Get Rid of Your Stupid List

In her new book, ‘Get Rid of Your Stupid List!,’ author T.L. Adams shares dating tips Grand Prairie, TX — “Have you ever wondered why you are successful in every […]

Black Entrepreneur Turns Down Medical School to Launch a Line of Toxin-Free, Herbal Hair and Body Products

Shanetta Wilkins, founder of Aari & Co.

Nationwide — Aari & Co., a natural hair and skin care line founded by Shanetta Wilkins that is dedicated to celebrating and nourishing all skin and hair types from crown […]

Black Doctor Says Airline Flight Attendant Harrassed Her About Her Summer Outfit

Latisha Rowe, Black doctor humilliated on American Airlines Flight

Houston, TX — Latisha “Tisha” Rowe, a Black doctor from Texas, said she was humiliated when a flight attendant from American Airlines ordered her to cover up her “romper” in […]

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 […]

More Than 100 Homeless Students in NYC Graduate From High School

Homeless students graduate high school in New York

New York, NY — More than 100 students recently graduated from high school in New York City despite the challenges of being homeless. They are now preparing to enroll in […]

Black Entrepreneur Launches Unique YouTube Channel to Solve Small Business Problems

Nina Ross

Nationwide — There is a new all-business YouTube channel that outlines how to deal with a host of everyday business-related scenarios. These short videos – 10 minutes or less in […]

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 […]

Black Hair Care Entrepreneur Releases Book to Educate Women Who Are Prisoners to Their Weaves

Angela Brown, founder of D'Serv Professional Haircare Products

African American author and hair care entrepreneur, Angela Brown, releases new book entitled “How to Get the Healthy Back in Your Hair” and a line of all-natural hair care products […]

Alelia Murphy, the Oldest Woman in the United States, Just Turned 114-Years Old

Alelia Murphy, oldest woman in the world

New York, NY — Alelia Murphy has been confirmed as the oldest living person in the United States. She just celebrated her 114th birthday on July 6th. She was honored […]

Black-Owned Family Brand Launches New Apparel Line That Promotes Wealth and Entrepreneurship

Black-owned Family Brand store apparel

Nationwide — The Family Brand Store™, started by Lavette Minn, aims to create stronger and productive families by encouraging them to build unique and productive family brands. Family brands created […]

Meet the Founder of the Newest Black-Owned Beauty Supply Company That is Redefining Industry Standards

Arlington, TX — BPolished Beauty Supply, an Arlington, Texas-based beauty supplies platform and brick-and-mortar-shop that covers everything from conditioner and shampoo to protective style items such as wigs, crochet hair, […]

Brianna Mason Becomes First Black Woman to be Crowned Miss Tennessee

Brianna Mason, Miss Tennessee

Knoxville, TN — Brianna Mason, a 23-year old Nashville native, has recently been crowned Miss Tennessee, making her the first ever Black woman to win the title since the competition […]

Meet the Bride Who Only Paid $3K for Her Wedding By Only Using Amazon

Ashley Hicks, Black bride spent $3K on her wedding

Raleigh, NC — Ashley Hicks got married this past June. While she wanted everything to be perfect on that special day, she and her husband knew they didn’t want to […]

Police Arrest Man Who Failed to Abduct 13-Year Old Girl After She Fought Back

Jarrod James, man arrested for trying to abduct teen girl

Hempstead, NY — Jarrod James, a man from New York who attempted to kidnap a 13-year old girl while she was walking home alone from school, has been arrested. 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 […]

Chicago Teachers' Pension Fund Chief Investment Officer Testifies Before U.S. House Subcommittee on Diversity and Inclusion

Angela Miller May of the Chicago Teachers' Pension

Testimony highlighted the approach Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund (CTPF) has used to increase opportunities for diverse investment managers over the last 20 years Chicago, IL — The Chicago Teachers’ Pension […]

Criminal Defense Attorney Turned Entrepreneur's New Board Game Keeps Teens Out of Prison

April D. Preyar, creator of JustUs Junkie's Trials & Trump boardgame

April D. Preyar, creator of the game, says that 35 minutes of play can save teens from having to serve 3 to 5 years in jail. Nationwide — Chicago native, […]

Black Entrepreneur to Open Luxe Beauty Brow and Spa to Keep Brows Envious and Waterproof this Summer

Luxe Beauty Brow and Spa in Baldwin, NY

Krystal Smith, MAC Cosmetics Expert, Opens Luxe Beauty Brow and Spa; Grand Opening Scheduled for July 7th Baldwin, NY — A new Black-owned business called Luxe Beauty Brow and Spa is set […]

11 Black Transgender Women Have Been Murdered So Far This Year

Chynal Lindsey, Black transgender woman killed

Dallas, TX — 11 Black transgender women have been killed this year, and three in the city of Dallas. The latest was Chynal Lindsey, a 26-year old who was recently […]

15-Year Old Cori Gauff, the Youngest Player to Ever Play in Wimbledon, Just Beat Venus Williams

Cori Gauff

Nationwide — 15-year old Cori Gauff made history as the youngest tennis player to ever qualify in Wimbledon. She competed against one of her idols in the sport, Venus Williams, […]

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, […]

International Author, Alyce Holmes, Releases New Black Romance Novel Collection

Alyce Holmes

Nationwide — International best-selling author and playwright, Alyce Holmes writes both mainstream and Afro-American novels of romance, mystery, betrayal, lust, greed and suspense. Ms. Holmes is a native New Yorker […]

Young Siblings Sharing Emotional Moment at Kindergarten Graduation Warms Our Hearts

Derek and Charlee Smith hug during Kindergarten graduation

Fairfield County, CT — A photo showing a young boy embracing his little sister at a graduation has been recently making rounds on social media. The siblings’ parents, Aundrea and […]

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.

Cathy Cash to Interview OJ Simpson’s Ex Manager, Norman Pardo

Cathy Cash interview with Norman Pardo

Nationwide — On Saturday, June 29th 2019 at 6pm PST and 9pm EST, Norman Pardo, OJ Simpson’s Ex Manager and Vegas Talk Show personality Cathy Cash will go head to […]

Black-Owned Company Finds Success Selling Natural Products For Men and Women With Bedroom Issues

Black couple

Nationwide — Live Natural, the company formally known as Alpha RX Plus which has successfully helped men control erectile dysfunction for 7 years, now has a new product on the […]

12-Year Old CEO and Her Mom Launch Subscription Box That Instills Confidence in Young Girls!

Alex and Patrice Hopkins, founders of Confident Girls

Kidpreneur Alex Hopkins and her mom, Patrice, have curated a box that delivers self love and serves as a launch pad for self-awareness and self-esteem programming for girls across the […]

Black Educator Launches STEAM Book Series For Middle Grade Students

Steam Chasers by Doresa A. Jennings

The STEAM Chasers, a powerful book series by Dr. Doresa A. Jennings, follows six characters as they discover contributions that Black Americans have made to our everyday lives through Science, Technology, […]

Black-Owned Hair Care Product Line Grows Beards and Thinning Hair

Angela Brown, founder of D’Serv Professional Hair Care Products

D’Serv Products Has Helped So Many People Who Gave Up on Healthy Hair Nationwide — D’Serv Professional Hair Care Products was manufactured, invented by Angela Brown and launched in 2016. […]

5 Famous Black Chefs You Should Know About

Black Chef

Nationwide — These famous black chefs are carving out a name for themselves in the hyper-competitive food world. They represent a wide variety of cooking and food styles.

Mother of 5 Killed By a Man Falsely Claiming to be a Cop For Allegedly Shoplifting -- Family Wants Justice!

Sircie Varnado, Black mom killed by Walgreens manager

Chicago, IL — Sircie Varnado, a 46-year old mother of five, was shot and killed by a man who pretended to be a police officer inside of a Walgreen’s store […]

Support Black Women Business Owners and Earn Rewards at BlackGirlsAllowed.net

Leigh Langston, founder of Black Girls Allowed

Nationwide — Supporting Black women-owned businesses and finding engaging quality content for, by, and about Black women just became profitable and a lot more fun! Launched in 2017, BlackGirlsAllowed.net is […]

African American Debut Novelist Agnes Gomillion Confronts Racism in Visceral and Thrilling Near-Future Dystopia – the Record Keeper

The Record Keeper by Agenes Gomillion

Atlanta, GA, New York, NY, London, UK — Agnes Gomillion’s debut, The Record Keeper [Titan Books, June 18, 2019] is the first of a series of Afro-futuristic novels that trace […]

13 Arrested in Record Welfare Fraud Sweep — None of Them Were Black

Women arrested from welfare fraud sweep

St. Lawrence County, NY — Thirteen people were recently arrested for defrauding the Department of Social Services out of more than $104,000, which is considered the largest welfare fraud sweep […]

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 […]

Twin Brother and Sister Co-Author Book on Love

Michael and Michelle Caple Taylor

Nationwide — Best selling author Michelle Caple Taylor and her twin brother Michael Caple announce the release of BitterSweet Love Chronicles Men’s Edition: The Good, Bad and uhm of Love. […]

Family Suing Phoenix Police Dept for $10 Million Over Excessive Force After 4-Year Old Stole a Doll

Black family suing Phoenix Police Dept

Phoenix, AZ — A family is suing the Phoenix Police Department for $10 million over claims of police brutality after they were accused of shoplifting. Dravon Ames and Iesha Harper […]

Teacher Accused of Choking Students and Hitting Them on Their Heads

Ava Williams, teacher accused of choking a student

Pembroke Park, FL — Ava Williams, a third-grade teacher at Watkins Elementary School in South Florida, was fired last week after being accused of choking a student. Throughout her two-decade […]

Black Inventor Launches “Pick My Brain” Flash Cards & Tour to Help Entrepreneurs

Tara Darnley

Greensboro, NC — Starting on June 22, 2019, Dreams Inspire Reality Consulting will take their “Pick My Brain” flash cards on a national tour. The tour is inspired by Tara […]

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 […]

Twin Sisters to Graduate as Co-Valedictorians with Matching 4.0 GPAs

Tia and Tyra Smith

West Englewood, IL — Twin sisters Tia and Tyra Smith recently shared the honor of being the valedictorians at Lindblom Math and Science Academy right outside of Chicago after they […]

Jazz Vocalist Ellen Cooper Releases Beautiful Romantic Ballad, "So Much Joy"

Ellen Cooper's new single, So Much Joy

Los Angeles, CA — There is nothing sweeter than an artist and a debut song that’s time has come. Now, after years of building fervent followings in the U.S., Asia, […]

Meet the Founder of the First Black-Owned Beauty School to Open in Horry County

Shaneka Hammond Brown, owner of SHB International Hair Academy

Conway, SC — The SHB International Hair Academy School of Cosmetology is open and accepting students who are interested in getting the training required to embark on a lucrative career in […]

80-Year Old Grandmother From Houston Earns College Degree

Beatrice Lillie, 80-year old grandmother who just graduated college

Houston, TX — Mrs. Beatrice Lillie, an 80-year old grandmother, has graduated college with an Associate’s degree in business management from Houston Community College’s Business Center of Excellence. She has […]

Teaching Black Women How to Turn Their Purpose into Their Paycheck

Nicole Roberts Jones on the cover of Speakers Magazine

Nicole Roberts Jones, CEO of the Fierce Factor Lab, is the Cover Story of Speakers Magazine Nationwide — The June issue of Speakers Magazine is online and extra printed copies […]

Corporate Counsel Men of Color Returns For 2nd Men of Color Life, Strategies and Power Networking Conference

Corporate Counsel Men of Color

The gathering, held on June 6th and June 7th at the Marriott Marquis Convention Center in Washington, DC, brought together men of color from multiple industries, including STEM, Law, Finance, […]

Largest Black-Owned Hair Company Launches New All-Inclusive Service That Changes the Way You Buy and Install Hair

Woman receiving Mayvenn Install

Mayvenn Install pays for your next hair appointment by offering customers the hair of their choice and a service for the price of one (hair, shampoo, condition, braid down, sew-in […]

Best-Selling African American Author, K.C. Mills, to Launch Seminar on How to Be a Successful Writer

Author K.C. Mills

Atlanta, GA — On Saturday, June 15th, 2019 international bestselling author KC Mills will present “The Journey To Number Ones” Seminar. The event will be held at Courtyard Atlanta Cumberland/Galleria, […]

Astonishing Theft of $10 Million from Black Businesswoman Anne Kihagi – Here’s Her Plight

Anne Kihagi

Nationwide — Anne Kihagi, an African American businesswoman and real estate investor, has been the victim of judicial injustice in San Francisco. Judge Angela Bradstreet has perpetrated many injustices against […]

First the Sister Graduated as Valedictorian, Then Two Years Later, Her Brother Did the Same!

Anthony and Chyna Mays

Conyers, GA — Two siblings in Georgia have once again proven Black excellence. Anthony Mays II just recently graduated as the valedictorian with a 4.93 GPA at Rockdale Magnet School […]

Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation Elects First Female Board President and Relocates to Philly from NYC

Taneshia Nash Laird, first woman board president of Rush Arts

Taneshia Nash Laird is the first woman to be board president for Rush Arts since it was founded 24 years ago Philadelphia, PA — Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation (Rush Arts) […]

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. […]

3 People Arrested After Foster Child Beaten For Not Finishing Homework

Child abuse suspects

Fort Lauderdale, FL — Three people have been arrested in Florida for reportedly brutally beating a child with several things such as jump rope, belt, clothes hanger, and even a […]

Woman Who Called Michelle Obama an Ape is Going to Prison for FEMA Fraud

Pamela Taylor and Michelle Obama

Charleston, VA — Pamela Taylor, the 57-year old white woman who made a racist comment about former first lady Michelle Obama on Facebook two years ago, is now going to […]

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 […]

Employee Fired For Pointing a Gun at a Black Couple Over Picnic Reservations

White campground employee points gun at Black couple in Starksville, Mississippi

Starkville, MS — A white female campground employee has been fired after she reportedly threatened and pointed a gun at a Black couple who were just looking for a nice […]

Meet 24-Year Old Dr. Ashley Roxanne, the Youngest Black Osteopathic Doctor Ever

Dr. Ashley Roxanne Peterson

Atlanta, GA — Yes you read that right, Dr. Ashley Roxanne Peterson is just 24-years old and a medical doctor after starting medical school at 19-years old. She is one […]

Women of Color Are Ready to Lead More Organizations

Della Mack, author of Confident is She

Nationwide — Women of color in leadership roles often ask for support on how to be successful in the work environment and haven’t always found the answer. Della Mack is […]

Teen Mom Graduates High School as Valedictorian With More Than $1M in Scholarships

Lamyrical Harris, teen mom named Valedictorian

Memphis, TN — Lamyrical Harris, a teenage mother and a high school senior student in Tennessee, has recently graduated as the valedictorian of her class. She was also offered over […]

Mom of a Teen Millionaire to Host Summit Teaching Other Parent Managers How to Do the Same

Tamara Zantell, CEO of Raising A Mogul, with her daughter Zandra

The Raising a Mogul Family Business Summit is all set to take place in Atlanta this June, welcoming parent managers nationwide. Atlanta, GA — Raising a Mogul Brand Management & […]