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86-Year Old Woman and Her 3 Sons From New Orleans Have All Died From Coronavirus

Antoinette Franklin, elderly Black woman who died from Coronavirus with 3 sons

New Orleans, LA — Antoinette Franklin, an elderly woman from New Orleans who was 86-years old, and her 3 sons, who were aged 58 to 71, have all died from […]

New Podcast Launched For and About African American Social Entrepreneurs

Kimberly Holmes, host and founder of The Nonprofit Showcase Podcast

Nationwide — Kimberly Holmes, founder of Black America Cares, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is dedicated to serving individuals and families that are less fortunate, has launched The Nonprofit Showcase […]

Black-Owned Tech Startup Helps You Send Real Greeting Cards in the Mail Without Leaving the House

Dionne Mahaffey, founder of Culture Greetings

In the wake of the Coronavirus, greeting cards can bridge the gap created by social distancing Nationwide — “The world is pretty bleak right now so it is critical that […]

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 […]

42-Year Old Mother of Four Dies From Coronavirus Complications

Laneeka Barksdale, Black mother who died from Coronavirus

Detroit, MI — Laneeka Barksdale, a 42-year old mother from Michigan with four children, has reportedly died from the coronavirus after being sick for two weeks and fighting for her […]

Mompreneur Launches "How to Start Your Own Vending Business" Online Training Courses

Jasmin Smith, founder of the new vending machine business online training series

Nationwide — Jasmin Smith, a talented African American mompreneur with two young children, is launching an online series of live trainings on “How to Start and Grow Your Vending Business” […]

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 […]

Closure of Hair Salons Triples Sales For Black Entrepreneur's Do-It-Yourself Hair Care Products

Angela Brown, founder and CEO of D'Serv Healthy Hair

Nationwide — Angela H. Brown, a hair care professional of 38 years, is now an entrepreneur and the founder of D’Serv Professional Hair Care Products for men, women, and children. […]

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, […]

New Book Encourages Women of Color to Pursue Careers in Technology

Women of Color in Tech bookcover

“Women of Color in Tech” will be available wherever books and ebooks are sold on April 14th; virtual panel discussion live at 6pm EST on the same day. New York, […]

Black Woman Entrepreneur Wins Major Contract to Develop California State Funded Web Project

Zhe Scott, founder of SEO Queen

Nationwide — Meet Zhe Scott, founder of the SEO Queen, who recently won a major contract from the state of California to design, develop and launch the state’s official web […]

New Program Helps Black-Owned Businesses Sustain Growth Through a Troubling Economy

HT Major, founder of Excellent Presence

Raleigh, NC — Esteemed African American business results strategist H.T. Major, founder of Excellent Presence since 2012, has launched the Marketing Twists Growth Acceleration System: Premium. MTG Premium is a […]

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 […]

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 […]

Self-Made Millionaire Gifting Her Most Proven Program to Black Women Entrepreneurs For Hope During Coronavirus Quarantine

Black women entrepreneurs

Nationwide — Dr. Venus Opal Reese is paying it forward by empowering Black women entrepreneurs to stop living in fear and start using this quarantine time to create a home-based […]

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 Woman Who Just Acquired Elijah Muhammad's Renowned Chicago Mansion

Wendy Muhammad, owner of Elijah Muhammad's Chicago mansion

The Wendy L. Muhammad Foundation is building a cultural center to exhibit the business and economic developmental impact of Elijah Muhammad, the Nation of Islam and iconic Black entrepreneurs at […]

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. […]

25-Year Old Entrepreneur Launches Vegan Hair and Skincare Brand Celebrating Self-Love

Love Atiya, founder of vegan hair and skincare product line

Nationwide — Meet Love Atiya, the first 25-year old unschooled Black woman to launch – not one, two or three – but four self-love inspired businesses; with her newest business […]

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 […]

Black Family-Owned Business That Launched 40 Products on Amazon Featured in New Commercial

Family owners of Darlyng and Co

Nationwide — Darlyng & Co., a lifestyle kids brand, has become the first Black-owned family business to be featured in a national advertising campaign launched by Amazon. The national campaign […]

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 […]

Big Brother Takes His 7-Year Old Sister to Father-Daughter Dance When Her Dad Fails to Show Up

Skylar and Christian, a brother and sister going to their school's father-daughter dance

Atlanta, GA — An 11-year old boy named Christian who took his little sister Skylar to the father-daughter dance at their school in Atlanta is being applauded for saving the […]

Millennial Couple Launches $100 Million Dollar Affordable Housing Initiative

Majesty and Elize, founders of INTL Realty Partners

Atlanta, GA — Majesty and Elize are two career driven individuals who happened to match on a popular dating app. The pair quickly utilized Majesty’s entrepreneurial prowess and Elize’s marketing […]

Best Friends of 17 Years Just Found Out They Are Actually Fleshly Sisters

Ashley and Latoya, two best friends and sisters

Philadelphia, PA — 31-year old Ashley Thomas and 29-year old Latoya Wimberly from Philadelphia have been best friends for 17 years. They had a lot in common, but were completely […]

Charges Dropped Against Grandmother 'Slammed' to the Ground By Maryland Police

Rena Mellerson, grandmother arrested and slammed by police

Pikesville, MD — Rena Mellerson, a 76-year old grandmother from Maryland who was violently arrested by police, is no longer facing any charges. All charges against her including second-degree assault, […]

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 […]

Meet the Black Woman Now Running DC's Fastest Growing Digital Ad Agency

Liz Ott, President at Threespot

Washington, DC — Premiere digital agency Threespot, headquartered in the nation’s capital, continues to push the industry’s boundaries of ethical and social responsibility forward. Today they elevated Liz Ott to […]

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 […]

Author Releases New Book About How Domestic Violence Affects Children

Tiffany Mensah, author of Forgotten a Memoir

Phoenix, AZ — Author and advocate, Tiffany Mensah has written and released her first book titled, Forgotten: Living in the Shadows of Domestic Violence. It is estimated that globally one […]

24th Annual Black Writers on Tour Conference & Southern California Black Business and Tech Expo — All Under One Roof

Dr. Rosie Milligan, founder of Black Writers on Tour

Nationwide — Dr. Rosie Milligan brings the largest Black cultural event for Southern California — the Black Writers On Tour Conference & Southern California Black Business and Tech Expo under […]

District Attorney Leading Efforts to Dismiss 66,000 Marijuana Convictions in California

LA County District Attorney Jackie Lacey

Los Angeles, CA — California courts have been ordered to dismiss around 66,000 marijuana convictions, even those going back decades. The move initiated by Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie […]

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 […]

Missing Milwaukee Woman and Two Daughters Found Dead in a Garage

Amarah Jerica Banks, daughters found dead in garage

Milwaukee, WI — Amarah “Jerica” Banks, a 26-year old mother from Milwaukee, has been found dead in a garage with her two daughters Zaniya Ivery and Camaria Banks, who were […]

Couple Turned Marriage Mentor Coaches Launch Free Seminar on Finding Self Worth and Success for Children

Paul and Kisha Houston, founders of Relationships Matter International

Baltimore, MD — Paul and Kisha Houston, founders of Relationship Matters International, have launched free seminars and workshops on building potential, purpose and success geared toward ages 10 to 18 […]

Couple Whose Burger Products Are Sold in Grocery Stores Nationwide Launch New Online Course

Chevalo and Monique Wilsondebriano

Husband & wife team, QVC Customer Choice Food Award winners with products in Walmart, Kroger, Costco & Whole Foods, offer online course for chefs, home cooks, and caterers Charleston, SC […]

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 […]

Seeking Black Teen Girls to Participate in Leadership Academy at Princeton University

At The Well Conference at Princeton University

This summer program celebrates 10 years of empowering minority youth to be global leaders Princeton, NJ — Jacqueline Glass-Campbell, CEO of At the Well Conferences, Inc. (ATW), celebrates molding the […]

Meet the Entrepreneur Who is Helping Detroit’s Black-Owned Businesses to Survive and Thrive

Jennyfer Crawford, founder of All Things Detroit

Detroit, MI — Small Business Advocate Jennyfer Crawford, founder of Ask Jennyfer, has devoted her career to increasing exposure for makers and entrepreneurs. Her clients are among those who take […]

Black-Owned Hair Extension Company Rebrands & Launches Free Wig Customization Service for 2020

Mayvenn Free Wig Customization

Nationwide — Continuing the brand’s mission to provide high quality beauty products with an unparalleled shopping experience, Diishan Imira, founder and CEO of Mayvenn, is starting out 2020 with a […]

Distraught Mom Suing Funeral Home For Not Preserving Her 11-Year Old Daughter's Body

Re'Asia Washington, 11-year old who died from asthma attack

Miami, FL — Ebony Morgan, a mother from Florida who is still mourning the sudden death of her 11-year old daughter, says she was shocked when she saw that her […]

One of the Largest Black-Owned Law Firms in California Names Black Female as Partner

Zulu Ali and Whitney Ali

Nationwide — The Law Offices of Zulu Ali & Associates, one of the largest Black-owned law firms in California’s Inland Empire, names Attorney Whitney Ali as Partner. Attorney Whitney Ali […]

Single Mom Dodges Homelessness -- Tells Story in New Book "The Art of Rock Bottom"

Art of Rock Bottom by Janvieve Naemani Fogle

New York, NY — Gifted author Janvieve Naemani has crafted a raw, transparent, passionate call to action for anyone experiencing adversity or setback. With heartfelt honesty and faith, Janvieve inspires […]

Woman Allegedly Stole $500K From Her Church to Pay For Her Wedding

Taisha Smith-DeJoseph

Florence Township, NJ — Taisha D. Smith-DeJoseph, a volunteer secretary at a New Jersey church, is facing embezzlement charges after she allegedly stole hundreds of thousands of dollars and used […]

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 […]

300 National Slots Open For Black College Women to Build Life-Changing Businesses

Nationwide — The Ladies of Elegance Charm Academy (@loeacademy), an innovative online charm school for current and aspiring minority business women, has expanded its digital doors toward college students for […]

Meet the Sibling Authors Who Help Kids Manage Money and Invest in Real Estate

Andrea Stephenson and Linsey MIlls, authors of Teach Your Child Money Through Play

Washington, DC — Siblings Andrea Stephenson and Linsey Mills have over 40 years of combined experience in teaching youth financial literacy and have made it their mission to expose children […]

HBCU President Resigns After Being Arrested For Prostitution and Drug Scandal

William Bynum, Jr.

Clinton, MS — William Bynum Jr., who was the president of Jackson State University in Mississippi, has submitted his resignation following a recent arrest in connection with prostitution and drug […]

HBCU Grad Creates a Hip-Hop Anthem About the Importance of HBCUs

Tara Lynn

Sacramento, CA — As a higher education professional, author, motivational speaker and artist, Tara Lynn Crawford is not a stranger to hard work. In fact, the Sacramento native is very […]

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. […]

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 […]

Hollywood Exec Releases New Book, “Dirty Lil Secrets: Nobody Wants to Tell You About the Entertainment Industry”

Nationwide — The Hollywood industry is buzzing about Cheryl Cobb, author of the groundbreaking book Dirty Lil Secrets: Nobody Wants to Tell You About the Entertainment Industry. Cobb is one […]

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated Marks Centennial Week with Commemoration, Celebration and Community Service

Members of Zeta Phi Beta celebrating 100 years

Last week, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, the esteemed African American women’s service organization celebrated its Centennial with celebrity guest speakers, a fashion show, community service project at Martha’s Table, an […]

West African Author’s Debut Book Hits Amazon #1 Bestseller in U.S.

Cecile Correa, author of A Truth About

Singapore — Cécile Correa, a French-born member of the Manjaco tribe, whose lands span Senegal, Guinea-Bissau and the Gambia, channels her learnings from 18 years of career and travel into […]

From Extreme Poverty to Becoming One of America's Top Mentors For Black Business Coaches

Muria Nisbett, business coach

Nationwide — Meet Muria Nisbett, who grew up in extreme poverty on the Caribbean island of Tortola. She was raised by her grandfather who was a struggling farmer, and her […]

Meet the First Female African American Police Captain in Louisiana State History

Treone Larvadain, first Black female police captain

Baton Rouge, LA — Captain Treone Larvadain has been promoted to lead the Protective Services Unit for the Louisiana State Police Dept, making her the first African-American woman to be a […]

High School Senior Promised Scholarship Now Told She Doesn't Qualify

Ynette Lopez, student denied promised scholarship

Broward County, FL — Ynette Lopez, a 17-year old high school senior from Florida, is greatly disappointed after recently being told that she no longer qualifies to receive the college […]

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 […]