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Judge Offers to Hold Lawyer's 1-Year Old Baby While Swearing Her In

Judge holding baby while swearing in lawyer

Knoxville, TN — Judge Richard Dinkins, a Tennessee State judge, is being applauded for a now-viral video that shows him swearing in a new lawyer, Juliana Lamar, while holding and […]

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 […]

Mother Facing Charges For Improper Car Seat After 5-Year Old Dies in Car Accident

Costina Bullock, mother facing charges for improper car seat

Fayetteville, NC — Costina Bullock, a 28-year old woman from North Carolina, was arrested for child abuse charges after her 5-year old daughter died in a car accident because she […]

Film Stopped, Black Women Racially Profiled at Movie Theater During "Harriet" Screening

Movie theater

New Orleans, LA — A group of women who are members of an African-American women’s empowerment group called 504 Queens are disappointed after reportedly being racially profiled while watching Harriet […]

From the Smithsonian to the Kitchen: African American Art is Transforming the Home Decor Business

Shades of Color home decor collection

Carson, CA — Just a few decades ago, Black art was hard to come by in mainstream markets. Artists were largely only viewed at African American museums and at niche […]

Meet the 16-Year Old Pilot Who Doesn't Even Have Her Driver's License Yet

Sydney Marie Flowers, 16-year old pilot

Cleveland, OH — At the age of 16, Sydney-Marie Flowers from Cleveland is already set to be a licensed private pilot this year. She already has her student pilot certificate, and […]

What to Do When You Are Dealing With Anxiety

African American woman suffering from anxiety

Nationwide — Having and dealing with a lot of anxiety on a regular basis can be debilitating. It may cause you to perform poorly at work and make you struggle […]

First Annual Millionaire Mastermind Entrepreneur Summit to Empower Black Business Women

Entrepreneur Summit Awards

Summit to Honor Leading Entrepreneurs and Highlight Innovative Approaches and Best Practices for Aspiring Business Owners on December 16th Atlanta, GA — The Millionaire Mastermind Academy, a leading 501(c)(3) nonprofit […]

Florida Sheriff Fired For Yanking 14-Year Old Black Girl's Head During Arrest

Sheriff Harry Reid who yaned Black girl's head

Orange County, FL — Harry Reid, a school police officer from Florida, has been fired for using excessive force while trying to arrest a student at Westridge Middle School. A […]

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 […]

Meet the First Black Woman to Ever Win the Miss Mississippi USA Pageant in 67 Years

Asya Branch

Nationwide — Asya Branch (@AsyaDanielle), the winner of Miss Mississippi 2018, has most recently won the Miss Mississippi USA pageant to become the first Black woman to ever win the […]

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. […]

Black Mom/ Teacher Releases Children's Book About the HBCU Homecoming Experience

La-Donia Alford-Jefferies, author of Homecoming children's book

Greensboro, NC — La-Donia Alford-Jefferies, a North Carolina A&T graduate, has written a children’s book about the HBCU homecoming experience. She enjoyed her previous homecoming experiences so much that so she decided […]

Once Homeless Herself, Entrepreneur Launches Credit Repair Program That Has Helped 600+ Families Become Homeowners

Princess Butler, founder of Financial Advantage Solutions

Nationwide — 8 years ago, Princess Butler was homeless and struggling with debt, but now she is the CEO & founder of Financial Advantage Solutions which has helped more than […]

2nd Annual Photography Conference Exclusively Celebrates Black Photographers

Black Photographers Conference

Tomayia Colvin, a Texas woman on a mission to empower and celebrate Black photographers recently hosted the second one-of-its-kind photography conference. It was met with resounding success. Houston, TX — […]

13-Year Old Actress Drew Olivia Tillman From “This is Us” Hosted This Year's Annual BHERC Youth Film Festival

Drew Olivia Tillman

Young filmmakers aged 11 thru 18 screened their diverse, poignant, funny and socially conscious stories in Los Angeles. Hollywood, CA — The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC) proudly […]

Police Still Searching For 10-Year Old Girl Who Disappeared in Baltimore Months Ago

Ailea Brown, missing girl from Baltimore

Reisterstown, MD — Ailea Brown, a 10-year old girl from Baltimore County, Maryland, suddenly went missing from her family’s home back in May. Sadly, five months have passed and police […]

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 […]

How to Improve Your Nursing Career Through Specialization

African American nurse

Nationwide — To help you pass the boards, attend Valley Anesthesia so that you may better prepare for the exam and improve studying.

Black Student Violently Arrested By Police For Riding Her Bike on the Wrong Side of the Street

Genesis Hansen, Black student from Oregon arrested

Corvallis, OR — Genesis Hansen, a 21-year old Black student from Oregon State University, was brutally arrested by two white police officers for allegedly riding her bike on the wrong […]

Police Officer Resigns After Slamming 11-Year Old Black Girl Over Spilled Milk

Police Officer Zach Christensen slamming an 11-year old Black girl

Farmington, NM — Zach Christensen, a white police officer from New Mexico, can be seen on body camera footage assaulting an 11-year old Black girl and slamming her to the […]

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 […]

New Debt Relief Program For Women Launches

Man helping woman in debt

Nationwide — A new program has been launched to assist women in the United States who are overwhelmed with debt. The program, Debt Help 4 Women, aims to help millions […]

Program Giving Away Free Makeup Samples to Women in Exchange For Honest Reviews

Black woman with free makeup samples

Nationwide — A new program has launched that is giving away thousands of free makeup samples to African American women all over the country. To receive the free samples, those […]

Missing 3-Year Old Alabama Girl Found Dead in a Trash Bin

Kamille McKinney, missing toddler found dead

Birmingham, AL — The body of 3-year old Kamille “Cupcake” McKinney has been found by Birmingham Police in a trash bin that had been taken at a local landfill 10 […]

Once Homeless Teacher Whose Mom Died From AIDS Wins Teacher of the Year Award

Lakeisha Brown, DC Teacher of the Year

Washington, DC — Meet Lakeisha Brown, a teacher at Lafayette Elementary School in the nation’s capital, who has been named D.C. Public Schools Teacher of the Year. She proved that […]

This 102-Year Old Woman Still Goes to the Gym Three Times a Week

Ida Wheeler, 102-year old Black woman at the gym

Sacramento, CA — At 102-years old, Ida Wheeler is still a very healthy, strong woman. Her secret? Going to the gym and pumping iron at least three times a week.

Man Facing Charges For Trafficking Up to 700 Black Women and Girls

Jason Roger Pope

Florence, SC — Jason Roger Pope, a 42-year old white man who was a local DJ and promoter in South Carolina also known as DJ Kid, is facing charges for […]

2019 FIFA World Cup Soccer Champion Jessica McDonald Signs with PR Agency, Lauderdale Media

Jessica McDonald

Nationwide — World Cup soccer has caught on fire all over the world and the women of the champion 2019 FIFA World Cup Soccer team are leading the way! In […]

African American Couple Creates New Social Media Platform For Students Worldwide

Dwight and Angelique Morrison, founders of PS Remember

Nationwide — Dwight & Angelique Morrison, are the co-founders of PS Remember, a new social media platform that connects students in over 100 countries. Through it’s unique and powerful search […]

Top African American Speakers and Communication Industry Professionals to be Honored at SpeakerCon

Cheryl Wood on the cover of Speakers Magazine

Event Visionary Cheryl Wood is featured on the cover of this month’s issue of Speakers Magazine Detroit, MI — The October issue of SPEAKERS Magazine is online and the printed […]

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.

Woman Who Falsely Stated Her Son Was Black on College Application Gets Three Weeks in Jail

Marjorie Klapper

Menlo Park, CA — Marjorie Klapper, a 51-year old mother from California who falsely claimed her son was Black to increase his chances of getting into a top college, was sentenced […]

Award-Winning Black Entrepreneur to Be Honored With a Doctorate Degree

Velma Trayham, founder and CEO of ThinkZilla Consulting Group

Velma Trayham, founder and CEO of Thinkzilla Consulting Group, is being honored with a Doctorate Degree from Higher Place Christian University Alpharetta, GA — Velma Trayham, founder and CEO of […]

2nd Annual Gold Women’s Wellness Business Breakfast at the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce

Gold Women's Wellness Business Breakfast

Light of Gold PR Hosts the Upcoming 2nd Annual Gold Women’s Wellness Business Breakfast at the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month Panel of Experts […]

At Just 22-Years Old, Simone Biles Has Set the Record for the Most Gymnastics Championship Medals

Simone Biles

Nationwide — Simone Biles, a 22-year old Olympic gymnast champion, made history in Stuttgart, Germany when she became the most decorated gymnast of all time.

Award-Winning Author Neale Sourna Celebrates Her Growing Catalog of Intriguing African American Books

Neale Sourna

Novels, game narratives, short stories, nonfiction, and more. Contemporary, historical, , etc. Cleveland, OH — Award-winning author Neale Sourna has been writing, editing, and publishing quality fiction and nonfiction since […]

Concerned Neighbor Regrets Calling Police Who Killed 28-Year Old Black Woman

Atatiana Jefferson, Black woman killed by Dallas Police

Fort Worth, TX — James Smith, a man from Dallas who called the police because he was worried about his neighbor, Atatiana Jefferson, now says he regrets doing so. Sadly, when […]

Black Girl Takeover Weekend with Screenings of “PUSHOUT: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools” Documentary in New York City on October 11-13

New York, NY — On October 11 from 4 to 8 pm in New York City, “Black Girl Takeover Weekend” kicks off with a screening of PUSHOUT: The Criminalization of […]

Black Woman-Owned Foundation Exposing Widespread Corruption in the State of Oklahoma

Pamela Smith, founder of the Pamela Smith Foundation

Pamela Smith, founder of the Pamela Smith Foundation, is taking her 22 year civil rights violations battle to the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals exposing widespread corruption in the state […]

8-Year Old Black Girl Was Not Allowed to Take School Pictures Because of Her Hair

Marian Scott, Black girl denied on school picture day because of her red braids

Jackson, MI — The parents of Marian Scott, an 8-year old Black girl from Michigan, say she was denied to have her school picture taken because she had red braids […]

Tina Knowles Joins the Boss Network For Its All-Black Awards Gala Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Ladies That Lead Conference

Ladies That Lead Conference

Chicago, IL — On Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, The BOSS Network will host its 10th annual Ladies that Lead Conference, presented by Prudential Financial. Opening night will kick off with […]

Woman Fatally Shot Neighbor Who Sprayed Her with Dog Repellant

Taquana Washington

Miami-Dade County, FL — Taquana Washington, a 34-year old woman from Florida, has been arrested on several charges including murder after she allegedly shot and killed her neighbor, who sprayed […]

The Largest Black Doll Show of It's Kind to Provide Culture, Fun and Empowerment

Detroit Doll Show attendees

Detroit, MI — Sandy’s Land LLC is an entertainment service where the mission is to “Party with a Purpose” to provide amusement and empowerment. Its 2019 Detroit Doll Show will […]

Meet Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, the Fastest Woman in the World Who Just Broke Usain Bolt's Record

Shelly Ann Fraser Pryce, the fastest woman in the world

Nationwide — Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, a Jamaican sprinter, has been named the fastest woman in the world after her recent victory in the 100-meter final at the World Championships in Doha, […]

Black Entrepreneur Develops First Ever Hybrid Beauty Product For Women With Darker Skin

Dibawsette

Is this the ultimate beauty brand for Black queens? Queendom Cushion Foundation celebrates Black beauty with wide range and eco-friendly product. Nationwide — Dibawssette is expanding the reach of its […]

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. […]

10 and 11-Year Old Girls Charged For 'Racist' Assault on Black Girl on School Bus

New York School Bus

New York, NY — Two white girls from New York, 10 and 11-years old, have been charged with a hate crime for allegedly attacking a 10-year old Black girl on […]

12-Year Old Girl Attacked by Classmates Who Cut Her Locks Calling Them "Ugly" and "Nappy"

Amari Allen, Black girl attacked by white classmates who cut her locks

Fairfax, VA — Amari Allen, a 12-year old Black girl from Virginia, said her three white male classmates attacked her on the playground at their school, and then pinned her […]

College Professor Teaches 3-Hour Class While Caring For Student's Baby

Ramata Cisse, Black professor caring for her student's baby

Lawrenceville, GA — Ramata Cissé, a professor at Georgia Gwinnett College in Atlanta, is being heavily praised after she went viral for caring for a student’s baby while teaching a 3-hour class. […]

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 […]

8th Annual Black Natural Hair and Health Expo to Feature Woman With the Largest Afro in the World

Aevin Dugas

The 2019 Armed Forces Natural Hair and Health Expo in Killeen, Texas will feature Aevin Dugas, Guinness World record holder of the world’s largest afro. Killeen, TX — The 8th […]

Art of Cool Festival 2019 is Just Around the Corner

Jill Scott to headline the Art of Cool Festival

Jill Scott, Run DMC, Ari Lennox, Whodini, Big Daddy Kane featuring The Symphony and more will perform at the 2019 AOCFEST September 27-29th; tickets available through Eventbrite Durham, NC — […]

Teacher Found Guilty of Selling Drugs to Kids at School

Teacher arrested after selling drugs to students

Clewiston, FL — Maria Otilia Rivera, a 37-year old teacher from Florida, has been found guilty of selling illegal drugs to two students at the middle school where she was […]

People Are Really Upset About This Black Girl's Hair in This H&M Ad

Black girl in controversial H&M ad

Nationwide — Retail giant H&M is once again under fire for using a young Black girl model in one of their ads, but not styling her hair before the photoshoot. […]

Florida Mom Left Her 3-Year Old Daughter in the Car While She Worked at a Strip Club

Manouchika Daniels, mom who left daughter in her car

Lauderhill, FL — Manouchika Daniels, a 23-year old mother from Florida, was arrested after she allegedly left her 3-year old daughter alone in a car for about 3 hours while she […]

Meet LaDonna N. Smith, the Entrepreneur Empowering Youth With Her Award-Winning Financial Literacy Program

LaDonna N. Smith

Nationwide — LaDonna N. Smith knows what it’s like to enter adulthood with no financial know-how. After many years of being tied down by debt and poor financial management, LaDonna […]

Black Mom Got 5 Years in Prison -- Not 14 Days -- For Lying to Get Her Son in a Better School

Tanya McDowell

Bridgeport, CT — In 2012, Tanya McDowell, a homeless Black mother who lied about her son’s residence so he could attend a better school, was sentenced to 5 years in […]

Texas Man Tried to Divorce His Wife Without Telling Her

Paul Nixon, man who divorced his wife without telling her

Houston, TX — Paul Nixon, a 51-year old man from Texas, attempted to divorce his wife without informing her about it by allegedly forging the signature of his wife and […]

6 Ways to Advance Your Nursing Career

African American nurses

Nationwide — Knowing what that the next best move is for you and your nursing career can be tricky. It can often be wise to have a mentor that can […]

Black Transgender Woman Found Burned to Death in a Car

Bee Love Slater, transgender woman found burned to death in a car

Harlem, FL — Bee Love Slater, a 23-year old transgender woman from Florida, was found dead inside a burning car on September 4th. Her death is just one of the […]

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 […]