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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 […]

2nd Grader Raises Money For Classmates Who Can't Afford School Lunch

EmauniJ Manley, girl who bought classmate

Charles County, MD — When EmauniJ Manley, a 7-year old girl, noticed that some of her classmates couldn’t afford school lunch, she immediately thought of a way to help them. […]

Woman Whose Father Was in Prison Her Entire Childhood is Now Empowering Others

Melissa A. Marshall, author of Mind Over Matter

Hampton, VA — When Melissa A. Marshall as just 7-years old, her dad was sentenced to prison for murder charges, and she essentially grew up fatherless. Now at 35-years old, […]

71-Year Old Black Actress Who Made Soap Opera History in the 1980's Refuses to Retire

Mariann Aalda, soap opera actress and pioneer

Nationwide — Meet Mariann Aalda, who in the early 1980’s made history as one of the first African American actresses to play a professional role as a criminal defense attorney […]

Meet the CEO Who Just Opened Her 4th Real Estate Company Within 6 Years

Tamairo Moutry

Nationwide — Tamairo Moutry, a very successful real estate broker, is celebrating the launch of her fourth real estate company. She now has real estate companies in four different states […]

Investigation Reveals That Black Families Are Still Living on the Plantations in Mississippi

Dr. Antoinette Harrell and her team investigating Black families who still live on plantations

New Orleans, LA — Dr. Antoinette Harrell, known as the “Slavery Detective of the South,” is on a mission to interview and document the oral histories of people who still […]

Author Says Its Okay to Be a Single Black Woman in New Book, "No Thanks"

Keturah Kendrick, author of No Thanks

Nationwide — Keturah Kendrick, the popular new author chronicling the lives of single Black women, is on a mission. Her debut book, No Thanks: Black, Female and Living in the […]

Grandmother Teaches Her 9-Month Old Grandson How to Wash Dishes

9-month old baby washing dishes

Baltimore, MD — A short video of a cute 9-month old baby who was washing the dishes has gone viral on social media. People all over the world are impressed […]

Author Recognizes the Need to Pass Down Family Recipes, Strengthen Families in New Cookbook

Introducing a Young Lady in Cooking For the Holidays Too By Michelle Marts-Shannon

Nationwide — Introducing a Young Lady to Cooking for the Holidays Too: Keeping the Family Legacy Alive by Michelle Marts-Shannon starts with an amazing introduction from the author discussing traditions, […]

Six Georgia State Lawmakers Introduce New Bill to Hold Police Officers Accountable For Shootings

Georgia state lawmakers

The bill was introduced after internationally recognized Atlanta attorney spotlighted several key cases on BET’s “Copwatch America” docuseries Atlanta, GA — Six female Georgia lawmakers have taken historic action by […]

From the Projects... to Becoming a Wealthy Real Estate Investor -- New Book "Poverty Curse Broken" Explains It All

Dr. Roberta Hoskie

Nationwide — “Nothing is Impossible.” That is what Dr. Roberta Hoskie wants everyone to understand. This isn’t just a commonly spoken platitude, but a mantra – a way of thinking […]

Make the Dash Count: MLK Day Event Focuses on the Blueprint to Create Impact by Crafting a Vision to Build Lasting Legacy

Dr. Geneva J. Williams on the cover of Speakers Magazine

Dr. Geneva J. Williams to Host Vision 2020 Conference to Show Women How to Find Their Purpose and Power Detroit, MI — Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King had a dash: […]

Black Women Win $20M Lawsuit Against Insurance Co. For Racial Discrimination

Black women who won lawsuit against Jackson Life Insurance

Denver, CO — 21 former employees of Jackson National Life Insurance in Denver and Nashville, mostly Black women, have recently won a $20.5 million lawsuit against the company after claiming […]

Meet the Founder of a Movement and Fashion Brand That Empowers Women

Chaya Kennedy, founder of Fab Maven

Nationwide — Fab Maven, a societal movement and women’s fashion brand, is helping to uplift and empower women across the country through shared experiences. By helping women overcome life’s many […]

Four Black Teens Racially Profiled and Locked Inside Beauty Supply Store

Black teens locked inside beauty supply store

Chesapeake, VA — A 16-year old girl and her 3 friends, who are all Black, were recently wrongfully detained and locked inside a beauty supply store in Virginia when the […]

Meet the Woman Helping Black Entrepreneurs Invest in Cannabis Stocks

Cimone Casson, founder Cash Out Cannabis seminars

Detroit, MI — Michigan’s Green Rush is getting a much-needed injection of diverse voices into the burgeoning industry. Cannabis Financial Planner, Cimone Casson, has teamed up with Minorities for Medical […]

Family Mourning 28-Year Old Successful Realtor Abducted and Killed in Minneapolis

Monique Baugh

Minneapolis, MN — Monique Baugh, a 28-year old successful realtor and mother of two from Minnesota, was reportedly found dead in an alley after being abducted and then shot three […]

Chicago Mom Mourns 23-Year Old Son Killed by Terrorists in Kenya

Henry Mitch Mayfield and his mom

Chicago, IL — Henry “Mitch” Mayfield Jr., a 23-year old United States Army specialist, was one of the three people killed in a terrorist attack in Kenya. His mother, Carmoneta […]

NYPD Cop Who Broke into Black Woman's Home Resigns From Police Force

Michael Reynolds, NYPD cop

Nashville, TN — Michael Reynolds, the 26-year old NYPD police officer who broke into the home of a Black woman in Tennessee and attacked her and her two children with […]

New 2020 Calendar Celebrates Black Women Trailblazers

Black Goals 2020 calendar

Portsmouth, VA — The Crowned Academy (TCA), a nonprofit organization and mentorship academy for girls of color in urban communities, has released the first edition of their 2020 Black G.O.A.L.S. (Girls […]

Doorbell Camera Caught Man Admitting He Killed His Pregnant Sister

Michael Egwiagi, man who killed pregnant sister

Austin, TX — Michael Egwuagu, a 25-year old man from Texas, has been accused of stabbing and killing his pregnant sister, 32-year old Jennifer Chioma Ebichi. And police say they […]

7-Year Old Releases Catchy Song Teaching Financial Responsibility, Raps About Not Owing Rapper 50 Cent Money

Kennedy O'Neal, 7-year old rapper of Piggy Bank song

Nope, she doesn’t rap about sipping on Patrón or “partying in da club” – you know, the typical rapper stuff. Kennedy O’Neal raps about something more important – financial responsibility. […]

Hollywood Typically Ignores Actresses With Disabilities, But This One Deserves an Oscar Nomination!

Disable actress, Lauren Lolo Spencer

Beverly Hills, CA – Actress Lauren “Lolo” Spencer is receiving rave reviews for her breakout role as the first African-American disabled lead female in the new film, Give Me Liberty. (Watch […]

First Black Woman in History Hired to Lead Philadelphia Police Dept

Danielle Outlaw

Philadelphia, PA — Danielle Outlaw is the first Black woman ever to become Philadelphia’s police commissioner. Her recent appointment came just a few months after the department started dealing with […]

70-Year Old Grandmother Tased 3 Times By Florida Police Officers

Barbara Pinkney, grandmother tased by Florida police

Manatee County, FL — Barbara Pinkney, a 70-year old grandmother from Florida, was repeatedly tased during a violent arrest by police who were searching for her grandson who violated probation. […]

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 […]

19-Year Old Woman Facing Life in Prison For Killing Man Who She Says Abused Her

Chrystul Kizer, Black teen killed by her abuser

Kenosha, WI — Chrystul Kizer, a young African American woman from Wisconsin, was only 17-years old when she shot and killed Randall Volar in self-defense. She says he was abusing […]

Restaurant Waitress “Blessed” With $1,200 Tip From Happy Customers

Janet Ballard, waitressed bless with $1,200 tip

Dublin, GA — Janet Ballard, a 53-year old mother of two who works as a restaurant waitress in Georgia, says she was recently “blessed” by a group of 12 generous […]

14-Year Old College Student at Spelman Makes the Dean's List During 1st Semester

Sydney Wilson

Atlanta, GA — Sydney Wilson, the youngest student admitted to Spelman College, has recently achieved another milestone as she ended the first semester as a college student with a 3.76 […]

95-Year Old Actress Cicely Tyson Says She Refuses to Retire

Cicely Tyson on Time Magazine

Nationwide — Cicely Tyson, one of the most iconic actresses of our time, has just turned 95-years old. But despite her age, she says she will never ever retire from […]

80-Year Old Woman Makes History, Graduates from College with a 3.69 GPA

Donzella Washington, 80-year old college graduate

Normal, AL — Donzella Washington, an 80-year old woman from Alabama, is celebrating being the oldest person to ever graduate from Alabama A&M University. Even more, she graduated Magna Cum […]

New York City to Pay $625K Settlement to Black Woman After Cops Ripped Her Baby Away

Jazmine Headley

New York, NY — Jazmine Headley, a Black mother whose 1-year old son was forcibly pulled from her arms by NYPD police officers during an arrest, will be awarded $625,000 […]

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 […]

Miss Jamaica Crowned 2019 Miss World, Becomes the 5th Black Woman This Year to Win a Major Pageant

Miss Jamaica as Miss World

Nationwide — Yet another Black woman has won a prestigious international beauty pageant. Miss Jamaica Toni-Ann Singh was recently crowned Miss World 2019 becoming the fifth Black woman this year […]

R&B Duo DM Visits Chicago and Interviews With Power 92

R&B Artist DM Twins

Nationwide — Los Angeles R&B recording artist DM veered to the Windy City of Chicago for a live on air interview with Power 92. The station premiered their new single […]

Why More Women are Needed in Engineering

Black woman engineer

Nationwide — Despite the fact that we’ve made considerably more significant strides towards gender equality in the past few years than ever before, there are still a number of industries […]

Miss USA, Miss America, Miss Teen USA and Miss Universe Are All Black Women For the First Time Ever

All Black Pageant Winners

Nationwide — The year 2019 has definitely been one for the books for Black women in beauty pageants. With South Africa’s Zozibini Tunzi being crowned Miss Universe 2019, now all […]

Black-Owned Hair Care Enterprise Releases Revolutionary New Edge Control Device

Toja Cawley, founder of Hairocracy Edge Control device

Nationwide — Hairocracy is a Black-owned venture founded by entrepreneur Toja Cawley that offers a collection of high-quality hair and facial products. The company sells hair extensions, male wigs and […]

Meet the Founder of One of the Fastest Growing Black Woman-Owned Travel Agencies in the Country

Shironica Roberts Jack, founder and CEO of Four Corners Travel and Cruises, with her staff

Dallas, TX — Four Corners Travel and Cruises is a Black woman-owned premier travel agency that trains, equips, and teaches people how to travel while making an extra stream of […]

Entrepreneur Launches Online Fashion Marketplace to Connect Black Designers with Consumers — Promises "No Blackface" Designs

Nia Noceta, founder of BlackHaute.com

Nationwide — Digital marketing expert and serial entrepreneur, Nia Noceta, has launched BlackHaute.com… “The Black fashion marketplace.” The site is dedicated to making it easier than ever to support Black […]

Entrepreneur Creates Interactive Calendar Empowering Black Girls to Explore Different Career Fields

Martinique Brown, founder of the Today I Want to Be calendar

Nationwide — If you are like the millions of individuals who go to work on Monday and say, “I can’t wait until Friday,” then you can definitely relate to Martinique […]

Black Woman Creates First Interactive Computer Science Education Doll

Bukola Somide, creator of the Somi STEM doll

And She’s Giving Away $500 to Celebrate! Phoenix, AZ — Bukola Somide, creator of 14-inch Somi, the first ever Computer Science Interactive Doll, is on a mission to make playtime […]

Introducing the Litty Board, a Black-Owned Invention That Helps You ‘Level Up Your Vision Board’

Alyse Howard, founder of The Litty Board

Alyse Howard’s new product combines the science of visualization, power of action and art of design. Nationwide — The average do-it-yourself vision board only has pictures of things you want; […]

Genius 18-Year Old Who Graduated From College is Now Enrolled in Law School

Brittany Reaves

Fayetteville, NC — At just 18-years old, Brittany Reaves graduated not from high school, but from college! She received her Bachelor’s degree in History at Fayetteville State University and graduated […]

The Only Black Woman-Owned Beef Jerky Brand Continues to Make History

Michelle Timberlake, founder of Marjorie's Beef Jerky

Nationwide — Michelle Timberlake, founder of Marjorie’s Beef Jerky, continues to make history as founder of the only Black woman-owned company in the country that manufactures, distributes and sells it’s […]

Struggling Single Mom Transforms From Convicted Felon to Successful Entrepreneur

Sharon Steele

Nationwide — Sharon Steele was once a struggling single mom who suffered from abuse, depression, and she even went to prison. But now she is a successful entrepreneur, motivational speaker, […]

Wellness Expert Teaching Black Women How to Re-Energize, RePurpose and ReTool in 10 Days

Tonya Kinlow, author of The 10 Days

Chief Transformation Officer, Tonya Kinlow, shares methodology for personal transformation. Nationwide — Feeling overwhelmed about entering a new decade? Not sure where and how to shift your energy to ensure […]

Meet Angela Dean, Celebrity Designer & Creator of the Revolutionary Shapewear ‘Shaped By An Angel’

Angela Dean, Celebrity Fashion Designer

Nationwide — Celebrity designer Angela Dean is synonymous to fashion design and creativity on its highest level. She is iconic and one of the most respected designers in the industry. […]

Founder of Non-Profit Academy Lived Homeless For Two Years to Keep Performing Arts in the Community

Tyra Hawthorne, founder of Heartbeat Music Academy

San Diego, CA — Heartbeat Music & Performing Arts Academy is not just a non-profit organization to Founder & Executive Director, Tyra Hawthorne; it is a way of life to […]

Serena Williams is Building Schools in Jamaica and Various African Nations

Serena Williams with students

Nationwide — More than just a tennis champion, Serena Williams has always been a champion for a cause. Through the Serena Williams Fund, new schools are being built in Jamaica […]

Project Launches to Create High School Curriculum for Youth Gun Violence Prevention Leadership

Janice Samuels, director of the National Youth Art Movement Against Gun Violence

Chicago, IL — Dr. Janice Tisha Samuels, Founding Executive Director of the National Youth Art Movement Against Gun Violence, along with her partners, the Great Books Foundation, and Robert Fritz, […]

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 […]

International Black Women’s Public Policy Institute Activates Boots on the Ground-Bahamas Hurricane Dorian Response

International Black Women Public Policy Institute Members

Atlanta, GA — In response to the Bahamas’ continued need after Hurricane Dorian, The International Black Women’s Public Policy Institute (IBWPPI) has activated its “IBWPPI Boots on the Ground-Bahamas Hurricane […]

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 the 101-Year Old Woman Who is Still Working as a Hair Stylist

Callie Terrell, 101-year old woman who is a hairstylist

Memphis, TN — At the age of 101, Callie Terrell is still far from retiring from her work as a hair stylist, making her the oldest working beautician in Tennessee […]

Black Entrepreneur Becomes One of the First to Launch Cruelty-Free Skin and Hair Care Products

Ayanna Henderson, founder of Mademoiselle Beauty Products

Nationwide — Ayanna Henderson, CEO and founder of Mademoiselle Ayanna and Ayanna Beauty, (www.ayannabeauty.com) is one of the first African American entrepreneurs to launch a line of cruelty-free beauty products. The […]

Maryland Teacher Who Assaulted Student Released After 3 Days in Jail

Vivian Noirie, Maryland teacher arrested for assaulting student

Prince George County, MD — Vivian Noirie, a 36-year old public school teacher from Maryland, was recently arrested for charges of physical child abuse and second-degree assault after being involved […]

82-Year Old Bodybuilder Embarrasses Man Who Broke into Her Home

Willie Murphy, 82-year old bodybuilder

Rochester, NY — Willie Murphy, an 82-year old grandmother from Rochester, New York, said the man who broke into her home “picked the wrong house” as she easily took him […]

Black Author and Attorney Releases New Book, "Failure To Protect," About Bullying and Child Suicide

Failure to Protect by Pamela Samuels Young

Award-winning legal thriller author and attorney Pamela Samuels Young has released her new book, ‘Failure To Protect,’ about bullying and child suicide. Nationwide — After learning about the suicide deaths […]

Single Mom Charged After 3-Year Old Son Falls From Airport Escalator and Dies

Jiterria Lightner, woman charged after her son fell from escalator at airport

Charlotte, NC — Jiterria Lightner, a mother whose 3-year old son, Jaiden, died after falling from an escalator, is facing charges of child abuse and neglect two months after the incident. […]

Dr. Doresa A. Jennings Launches 2nd Book in “The STEAM Chasers” Series on Kickstarter

Dr. Doresa Jennings, author of STEAM Chasers book series

The Kickstarter campaign is live now and will be available through Tuesday, December 31st at 6am Central Standard Time. Nationwide — Dr. Doresa A. Jennings has launched a campaign on […]

5-Star Rated New Orleans Black-Owned Tour Company Gets Busy!

Black history tour in New Orleans with All About Dat Tours

The months of July and August are known to be hot and slow for tourism. However, for the Black Heritage & Jazz Tour of New Orleans, this has become the […]

Arkansas Police Arrest Black Mother Who Was Grieving Her 4-Year Old Daughter’s Death

Shawnda Brookshire, grieving Black mother arrested by Arkansas police

West Memphis, AR — Police in Arkansas are being accused of violently arrested Shawnda Brookshire, a grieving African American mother whose 4-year old daughter had just died. Brookshire was outside […]