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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 […]

LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson Becomes the First African American Elected as President of the Board for Certification of Genealogists

LaBrenda Garrett Nelson

Nationwide — The Board for Certification of Genealogists is a nonprofit organization founded in 1964 as a professional credentialing body for genealogists. LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson is the first African American elected […]

Black Couple Wins $11 Million Discrimination Lawsuit Against the State of Michigan

Lisa and Cedric Griffey

Lansing, MI — Lisa and Cedric Griffey, who sued their former employer Michigan Department of Corrections for alleged racial discrimination, recently won the lawsuit. The jury ruled in favor of […]

Ghanaian Princess Launches Historic Traditional African Return of the Royals Wedding in Denver, Colorado

Princess Asie Ocansey

Princess Asie Ocansey Honors the “Year of Return 2019” with Mass Traditional Homecoming Experience to Ghana Denver, CO — On September 28, 2018, His Excellency Ghana President Nana Addo Danquah […]

South Florida Pastor Accused of Raping Two 9 and 10-Year Old Girls

Yunior Beltres, South Florida pastor

Miami-Dade County, FL — Yunior Beltres, a 54-year old South Florida pastor who is orginally from the Dominican Republic, has been arrested after being accused of raping 2 girls aged […]

Mother Charged After Two Young Sons Drown in Apartment Complex Pool

Wildine Joseph

Lauderhill, FL — Wildline Joseph, a 23-year old woman from Florida, has been arrested on manslaughter charges for the death of her two young sons who drowned in a swimming […]

Black Mom Who Adopted White Baby Says the Police Have Been Called on Her Twice

Keia Baldwin, Black mom who adopted white 2-year old son

Kernersville, NC — Keia Jones-Baldwin and her husband Richardro, an African American couple, have recently adopted their fourth child, 2-year old Princeton who is white. Keia recently shared her experiences as a […]

Announcing TV Special Premiere of "Let's Talk Hair"

Talk show special engages Black women in their hair journeys, sharing stories, tips and news Los Angeles, CA — On the heels of film festival exposure and wins, indie production […]

Driver Arrested After 2-Year Old Found Dead in Day Care Van

Engrid Thurston, daycare van driver arrested in Florida

Oakland Park, FL — Engrid Thurston, a 46-year old day care van driver, has been arrested on a manslaughter charge after Noah Sneed, a 2-year old boy, was found dead […]

University of Cincinnati's College of Law Appoints First Ever Black Female Dean

Cassandra B. Peter Bailey

Cincinnati, OH — Cassandra B. Jeter-Bailey is making history as the first African American and also the first woman to ever be appointed as the assistant dean for the Admission & […]

Essence Magazine Started on Gloria Hendry’s Living Room Floor!

Glorida Hendry

Nationwide — Gloria Hendry is an American film and theatre actress, singer, producer, and writer. And yes Essence Magazine started on Gloria’s living room floor with Ed Bernard and Walter […]

Rosa Parks to Be Honored With Her Very Own Barbie Doll

New Rosa Parks Barbie doll

Nationwide — Rosa Parks, known as the Mother of the Modern Civil Rights Movement, is being honored with a Barbie doll that resembles her. Children can now play with a […]

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 […]

Luxury Women’s Wear Designer Beverley Olivacce to Showcase New Collection During NYFW 2019

Beverley Olivacce models

New York, NY — Beverley Olivacce will be presenting her luxurious brand of women’s wear for women of all cultures in a can’t-miss runway fashion presentation. A champagne reception will […]

African American Marketing Agency Founders to Host VIP Event to Promote Tourism in Long Island, New York

Donyshia Boston-Hill and Shanoy Skeete

Le Diner En Blanc Long Island, The most sought-after dinner at a secret location returns for their 3rd edition September 15th Member Registration & Waitlist Open Now Long Island, NY […]

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 […]

Longest Running Natural Hair Show to Host it's 25th Annual Conference in Philly

25th Annual Locks Conference

The 25th Annual International Locks Conference is loc’d on celebrating natural hair, cultural heritage, health, and family connections, and loaded with valuable information, resources, and goods and services. Nationwide — […]

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 […]

Mayor of Atlanta Raises $50 Million in Funding to Provide Homes for the Homeless

Keisha Lance Bottoms, Mayor of Atlanta

Atlanta, GA — Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms says that her city has successfully raised the $50 million funding goal initiated almost 2 years ago to provide 550 homes for its homeless residents.

TruUnity Organization Inspires Black and Brown Students to See Themselves in a New Light

Ruby Taylor, founder of TruUnity

Baltimore, MD — The numbers are startling. Research indicates that by 2053, the net worth of African Americans – now valued at $95,261 – will completely dissolve down to $0. […]

Black Nurse Tells Her Personal Story in New Book About Her Lucrative Career at the Head of the Bed

Crystal Grant, author of Acceptance Granted

Springfield, MA — In recent years, the National Center for Health Statistics estimated upwards of 48 million inpatient surgical procedures performed per year in the United States. Safely administering anesthetics […]

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 […]

Author Launches GoFundMe Campaign For New African American Female Superhero

Carla J. Lawson

Nationwide — Visual artist and author, Carla J. Lawson, has launched a GoFundMe campaign for the next African American female superhero, she announced through her publicist announced today.

Award-Winning News Anchor Killed in a Plane Crash While on the Job

Nancy Parker

New Orleans, LA — Nancy Parker, a 53-year old reporter and anchor at FOX 8 New Orleans, tragically died while aboard a small plane that crashed. She was on her […]

‘Love & Listings’ Star Samantha Barretto Talks Real Estate, Being Successful and Giving Back

Samantha Barretto

Nationwide — ‘Love & Listings’ star Samantha Barretto is all about giving back! The top real estate star with Douglas Elliman in Beverly Hills is also a popular television personality, […]

African American Best-Selling Author to Reveal Her Secrets During Upcoming Writer’s Retreat

Valerie J. Coleman speaking at one of her workshops

Campton, KY — 97% percent of writers have an unfinished manuscript or unwritten idea. Fortunately, Dayton-based best-selling author and award-winning publisher, Valerie J. Lewis Coleman, is working to change this […]

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 […]

Mom Who Taught Her 3-Year Old Son How to Read and Write Launches Course For Other Parents

Andrea Stephenson, founder of the Simply Outrageous Youth course

Washington, DC — Andrea Stephenson was a full-time working mom who thought her son would learn the alphabet by the age of 3 or 4. However, by utilizing fun and […]

Meet the 11-Year Old Genius Who Just Started High School

Dionn Megginson

Houston, TX — Dionn Megginson, an 11-year old girl from Texas, is making her way to excellence. At such an early age, she has just recently started classes as a […]

Actor to Launch International Black Book in 2020 -- Creating a Cyber Wakanda!

Kay Benjamin, founder of the International Black Book

Leimert Park, CA — International Black Book (IBB) is developing a directory of businesses and non-profits (NGOs) for the African diaspora. Not since the ambitions of Marcus Garvey to connect […]

Do You Miss Obama? Author Tells Stories of Women Inspired By Obama And His Legacy to Women

Pamela M. Jasper, author of The Obama Chicks

New York, NY — The Obama Chicks is a fresh cutting-edge anthology of sorts, soon to be released by author Pamela M. Jasper. Through 44 stories, the book highlights inspirational […]

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 […]

Founder of Black Male-Owned Bridal Boutique Makes History in a Female-Dominated Market

Steve Larkin, founder of Remi Raine Bridal

Remi Raine Bridal was founded and created by Steve Larkin in Chandler, Arizona. Perhaps the only African American male boutique owner in the United States, Steve has made his business […]

Armed Man Gets Hot Grease Thrown in His Face While Breaking Into a Woman's House

Larondrick Macklin

Decatur, AL — A woman from Alabama was able to defend herself when she reportedly poured a pot of hot grease on Larondrick Macklin, a 31-year old man, who broke […]

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 […]

Black Entrepreneur Who Opened Three Real Estate Firms in 5 Years Speaks at NAREB National Convention

Tamairo Moutry, Black real estate mastermind and entrepreneur

Tamairo Moutry, a successful entrepreneur and real estate mastermind, has opened three real estate companies in less than 5 years, and is opening her next one in Illinois before the […]

PG County, Maryland Hires Its First Black Female Fire Chief

Tiffany D. Green, PG County Fire Dept Chief

Prince George County, MD — Chief Deputy Tiffany Green has recently been assigned as the fire chief in PG County, Maryland, making her the first African-American woman to lead the […]

Award-Winning Actress, Producer and Director Tangi Miller Hosts “Diva Talk” Premiering August 8th - Streaming on Fuzion Digital Media

Diva Talk With Tangi Miller

Atlanta, GA — Award-winning actress Tangi Miller has created a fresh new talk show, “Diva Talk,” powered by Fuzion Digital Media. Hosted by Miller, the weekly one-hour show includes celebrity […]

Award-Winning Author, Erica Pullen, Releases New Book to Empower Black Children

America's Most Wanted by Erica Pullen

Nationwide — Erica Pullen, award-winning and international children’s author, captivated fans with her first book Believing in Myself and has launched the release of her new book I Am America’s […]

Two Moms From Chicago Who Fought to End Gun Violence Have Been Shot to Death

Chantel Grant and Andrea Stoudemire

Chicago, IL — Chantell Grant and her friend Andrea Stoudemire, two mothers who were active members of a group called Mothers Against Senseless Killings (MASK), have died after being shot […]

This Year's Black Women in Music Festival Will Be a 5-Day Celebration of Culture and Empowerment During Labor Day Weekend

Black Women in Music Festival

Seattle, WA — Your wish is granted. Opportunity Network and Connect Fundraising Extravaganza. DuBerry Enterprises rolls out their grand opening, Labor Day Weekend, home of the Black Women in Music […]

10-Year Old Black Student Facing Assault Charges Over a Game of Dodgeball

Cameishi Lindley and son Bryce facing assault charges

Canton, MI — Cameishi Lindley, a mother from Michigan, says she was shocked and disappointed when she learned that her 10-year old son, Bryce, is facing assault charges for allegedly […]

Security Guards Falsely Accuse Black Couple of Stealing a T-Shirt While They Were Getting Engaged

Dr. Cathy-Marie Hamlet and her fiance

Walden, NY — Dr. Cathy-Marie Hamlet says that Angry Orchard, a cidery in Walden, New York, falsely accused her and her fiance of stealing a T-shirt from their store in […]

Introducing the First Ever Black Woman-Owned Rideshare Service for Kids

Shan Cureton, founder and CEO of Kiddie Commute

San Diego, CA — You don’t have to be a parent to know that parenting is a full-time job with barely any breaks in between; and ensuring your child is […]

White Woman Calls Two Black Women the N-Word For Being "Too Loud" in a Restaurant

Nancy Goodman

Raleigh, NC — Nancy Goodman is showing no remorse for using the n-word towards Chanda Stewart and Lakesha Shaw, two Black women, because she said they were rude and “too […]

Pregnant Mother Shot and Killed While Shielding Her 3-Year Old Son During Argument

Auriel Callaway, pregnant mother killed

Athens, GA — Auriel Callaway, a 24-year old mother who was 4 months pregnant, died after being hit by a stray bullet while trying to move her 3-year old son […]

Shamiar Spann and the Dance Talk Network to Present “A Night Under the Stars” Charity Dance Competition

Shamia Spann and the Dance Talk Network

Atlanta, GA — On July 28, Shamiar Spann, Founder of the Dance Talk Network, will present the annual “A Night Under The Stars” charity dance competition. Taking place at The […]

Wendy Williams is Teaming Up With Lifetime to Produce Her Own Biopic

Wendy Williams

Nationwide — Wendy Williams, who just turned 55-years old, will be producing a movie about her own life and its ups and downs. It will be set to air on […]

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 […]

Man Explains How He Climbed 15 Floors to Save His Mom From a Burning Apartment Building

Jermaine, man who climbed 15 stories to save his mom

Philadelphia, PA — A 35-year old man only identified as Jermaine said he would do anything to save his mother, even if that means he has to climb a 19-story […]

Don Cheadle to Host Jazz Concert Commemorating South Africa's National Women's Day

Don Cheadle, host of Nonsemble jazz concert

The Nonsemble Presents [UP]Rising: An Afro-Future Her-Story Los Angeles, CA — On Sunday, August 11, 2019, Academy Award-winning actor Don Cheadle will take a step away from his prolific role […]

Mom Who Dropped Her 3-Month Old Son While Fighting Charged With Murder

Karen Harrison, mother who dropped her 3-month old baby during fight

Moultrie, GA — Karen Harrison, a 26-year old mother from Georgia who accidentally dropped her 3-month old son during a fight, has been officially charged with murder. The baby, who […]

Father Criticized For Spanking 12-Year Old Daughter After Learning She is Sexually Active

Father beats 12-year old daughter

Nationwide — A video of a father beating his 12-year old daughter after he allegedly caught her having sex has gone viral after it was posted on Twitter and Instagram […]

Store Employee Called the Police on Black Woman Because She Didn't Like Her Tone

CVS store employee calling the police on a Black woman

Tulsa, OK — Kendriana Washington, a Black woman who was trying to pick up her prescription at a CVS Pharmacy in Tulsa, Oklahoma, said she received poor customer service from […]

Another Black Woman-Owned Startup Makes History — Raises $1 Million in Funding!

Caroline Wilson, CEO/founder of AfroAvenue

Tech entrepreneur Caroline Wilson has launched AfroAvenue, a hybrid social media e-commerce platform, with 7 figures first round funds raised to join internet giants. London, UK — AfroAvenue is pleased […]

Woman Represents Herself in Court and Wins $1 Million Discrimination Lawsuit

Talonya Adams

Phoenix, AZ — Talonya Adams, a lawyer who used to work as a policy adviser in the Senate’s Democratic Caucus in Arizona, filed a racial and gender discrimination lawsuit against […]

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 […]