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Black-Owned Brand, AHOSI, Launches Non-Toxic Hair & Scalp Oils, Revolutionary Wig Sanitizer, and Leave-In Hair Dye With Safe and Natural Ingredients

AHOSI products

Nationwide — AHOSI LLC aka AHOSI Beauty has created new, innovative products, safe, and created with natural ingredients. A recent study revealed that nearly 80 percent of hair products used […]

Woman Serving 51 Years in Prison For Killing a Man Who Tried to Rape Her When She Was 16

Cyntoia Brown

Nationwide — Cyntoia Brown, a woman from Tennessee who was 16-years old when she killed a 43-year-old man who solicited her for sex, must serve at least 51 years in […]

Studying Black Identity in South Africa Transformed My Worldview

Chiagoziem Sylvester Agu

Of the more than 330,000 U.S. students studying abroad, only 6.1 percent are African American and 10 percent are Latino. This is one in a series of articles by students […]

New Black History Trivia Book Features 2,000 Questions and Answers About African American Heritage

Ultimate Black History Trivia Book by Curtis Claytor

Nationwide — The Ultimate Black History Trivia Book by Curtis Claytor has two thousand multiple choice questions and answers in four categories: History; Music; Sports; Television, Arts & Literature! Most of us […]

This Black-Owned Product Made 2018 a Very Active Year for Many Men Who Suffer From Erectile Dysfunction

Alpha RX Plus

Nationwide — The founder of Alpha RX Plus, the popular all-natural herbal formula to defeat Erectile Dysfunction (ED), is celebrating this year’s success with a newly designed website that is […]

Meet the African American Scholarship Coach Who Just Hosted a Free Bootcamp to Help 400 Families

Gwen Thomas, African American scholarship coach

Detroit, MI — Black Friday now takes a different spend for some families with college-bound students in Detroit, instead of going shopping and spending money, this year nearly 400 families […]

The Origins of Black Music Revealed in New Book, "Black American History, From Plantations to Rap Culture"

Black American History by Pascal Archime

Nationwide — The new book Black American History, from Plantations to Rap Culture is a must-read for readers who may have an avid interest in the origins of Black music in […]

Tyler Perry Drops Over $430K to Pay Off Customers' Layaway Items in Atlanta

Tyler Perry

Atlanta, GA — Filmmaker and actor Tyler Perry has shown his generosity once again. This time, he decided to write checks to two local Walmart stores to pay off outstanding […]

ICE Tried To Deport a Black American Citizen, and Now He's Suing!

Peter Sean Brown

Monroe County, FL — Peter Sean Brown, a 50-year old man from Florida, says he was detained for weeks at the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department and was almost deported to […]

Embrace the Cold Weather with These Winter Hydration Tips

African American with ashy and dry skin

Nationwide — It may sound strange, but it’s more common to experience dehydration during the winter months. Dr. Thomas Ball reports that, during the winter, your chances of dehydration can […]

5 Black Female Fashion Bloggers You Should Know About

Black Female Fashion Bloggers

Nationwide — Many women speak the language of shoes and handbags, but there are a select few who are talented enough to make a living doing it. Top black fashion […]

Black Entrepreneur Invents Hair Styling Tool For Women With Natural Hair

Michelle Johnson, founder of Amtu Hair and Art Tool

Nationwide — Michelle Johnson (Amtu) is the CEO & Founder of Amtu Hair Art & Tools, a product design company which specializes in hair accessories and styling tools. Their latest […]

This 31-Year Old Man Dates Older Women -- Mostly Grandmothers Who Are 80 and 90 Years Old!

Kyle Jones and Marjorie McCool

Nationwide — Kyle Jones, a 31-year old man from Pittsburgh, seems to be just like most men his age. But he actually has a very unusual taste for the women […]

Lawsuit Filed Against School For Banning 6-Year Old Student Because of His Hair

Clinton Stanley Jr.

Apopka, FL — A Book’s Christian Academy, a school in Florida, has received some serious backlash after reportedly prohibiting a 6-year old African American boy from attending class because of […]

PHEN and AARP Georgia Team Up to Bring “Daddy’s Boys” Stage Play to Riverside EpiCenter in Atlanta on January 12th

Daddy's Boys Stage Play

Two free performances will be offered at 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Nationwide — Building on the success and rave reviews of its 2018 performances, the Prostate Health Education Network […]

Black Mother and Her Teen Daughter Team Up to Launch Unique Service as Virtual Assistants

Essynce Moore and her mom, Starr Barrett

Nationwide — A 16-year old daughter and mother duo are taking the virtual assistant industry by storm. Naming the business after her daughter, Essynce Moore, Starr found it highly important […]

Billions of dollars in revenue were generated for small and large retailers this past Black Friday and Cyber Monday, making it the most profitable weekend after Thanksgiving ever. And this […]

Black Women Will Soon Have Their Very Own Spa That Offers "Sistah Self Care"

Charmayne Thompson, owner of Body Soul and Spirit Spa

While black women breakthrough barriers every day when it comes to employment and other kinds of success, studies show general health is an area where many are lacking. Inspired by […]

Black Woman Entrepreneur Launches New Internet Radio Station That Plays All Types of Genres of Music

Black-owned Radio Station

New York, NY — J. Reid, an African American entrepreneur and producer, has launched WGLR-DB Get Live Radio – a brand new Internet radio station intent on bringing nothing but […]

People Are Really Upset That Dwayne Wade Kisses His Daughter on the Lips

Dwyane Wade kiss daughter Kaavia's lips

Nationwide — Gabrielle Union, 46, recently shared a photo of her husband Dwyane Wade, 36, and their newborn daughter Kaavia on her Instagram account. While it’s intended to be a […]

African American Father Uses Psychological Trick to Make His Children Successful

Maceo Smedly, author of Why Are You So Smart?

Nationwide — Maceo Smedley, the father of Maceo Smedley III, a young actor who has stared in hit show such as Underground and Netflix’s All About the Washingtons, reveals his […]

Christian Reggae Rapper Releases Heart-Wrenching Book for Sexual Abuse Survivors

Speak Up Child by Tyrone Short

For young girls who lose their innocence in violation, this book is designed to encourage victims to speak up. Nationwide — Within the pages of Tyrone Short’s book, Speak Up […]

Innocent Black Man Acquitted of False Police Charges Just in Time to Meet His Newborn Baby

Ainsley Johson with his newborn baby and fiancee

Brooklyn, NY — Ainsley Johnson, a 34-year old Black man from New York City who was accused of assaulting an officer and resisting arrest when he bit off and swallow […]

White Police Officer Says He Was Fired for Not Shooting Black Male Suspect

Officer Stephen Mader

Weirton, VA — Stephen Mader, a white police officer from the Weirton Police Department who was fired after deciding not to shoot a Black male suspect, has filed a federal […]

Despite having a few issues with his daytime talk show, Forbes reports that Steve Harvey still earned approximately $44 million and secured the 5th spot in the magazine’s list of […]

5 New & Emerging Black Artists to Watch in 2019

New and Emerging Black Artists

Nationwide — Social media has redefined the art world by making it easier than ever for artists to share and sell their work. However, many new black artists still go […]

6 Black-Owned Fashion Brands to Shop

Black-owned fashion brands

Nationwide — Black-owned fashion brands are an up-and-coming enterprise. With the help of social media, more and more unique clothing lines are popping up on famous individuals. Plenty of stars […]'s New Membership Features Allow Members to Help Create Black History

Black History Figures has enabled crowdsourcing of content from its members. Visit to join now and help create our own history! Boston, MA —, the Internet’s longest running data-driven website […]

Abandoned in a Dumpster At Birth, This 29-Year Old Black Entrepreneur Now Owns a $62 Million Telecommunications Firm

Freddie Figgers

Nationwide — 29-year old Freddie Figgers was abandoned in a dumpster at birth and was adopted when he was just two days old by two loving parents. He is now […]

12-Year Old Black CEO Micro-Franchising Her Company to Help Other Young Girls Start Businesses

Gabrielle Goodwin, founder of Mommy and Me Entrepreneur Academy

Columbia, SC — Award-winning GaBBY Bows CEO Gabrielle Goodwin and her mom Rozalynn are sharing their international brand with other girls and their moms through the Mommy and Me Entrepreneurship […]

Award-Winning Author Releases New Children’s Book About the Fun in Learning

Jermiko Thomas, author of An Adventure With STEM

Utica, NY — A new children’s book will be launching this month titled, An Adventure With STEM, and will be available for purchase through Amazon and Kindle. The book is […]

J.I.V.E. Juice Becomes First Black-Owned Juice Brand to Be Sold in Whole Foods

Tamala Austin, founder of J.I.V.E. Juice

Houston, TX — Just in time for the busiest shopping season of the year, J.I.V.E. Juice is now available at Whole Foods 365. J.I.V.E Juice (Juice Is Very Essential) is […]

Ohio Woman Poured Hot Grease on Victim During Heated Argument

Charlene Thompson

Cincinnati, OH — Charlene Thompson, a 61-year old woman from Ohio, was arrested after she allegedly poured hot grease on another woman during a heated argument. She also has several […]

Woman Stabbed to Death in Baltimore After She Stopped to Give Someone Money

Jacquelyn Smith

Baltimore, MD — Jacquelyn Smith, a 52-year old woman from Baltimore who stopped her car to give some money to a homeless woman and her baby, was stabbed to death […]

2 Women Charged for Selling Cocaine While Posing as Uber Drivers

Lateka Delaney and Nicole Cathey

Chicago, IL — Two women from Milwaukee were arrested for allegedly driving a fake Uber vehicle to offer rides and attempting to sell cocaine in River North neighborhood in Near […]

Meet the Black Father Pushing Congress to Save More Black Moms Who Die While Giving Birth

Charles Johnson IV sitting before Congress

Los Angeles, CA — Charles Johnson IV, the husband of Kira Johnson, a Black mother who died of childbirth complications in a hospital, has since been advocating for pregnant Black […]

Yes, it’s true. Reynell “Supa” Steward, founder and CEO of The Crayon Case, really did generate $1 million in sales in less than 2 hours on Cyber Monday. In fact, […]

No Charges for Black FedEx Driver Who Fatally Punched Man Calling Him Racial Slurs

Portland, OR — Timothy Warren, an African-American FedEx driver from Oregon who punched Joseph Magnuson, a man who later died, has been freed of any charges because his actions were […]

President Trump Fires Up White Nationalists in South Africa

President Donald Trump smiling

Nationwide — Three months ago, U.S. President Donald Trump decided to bring national attention to a domestic issue in South Africa. In a tweet last August 22, he instructed Secretary […]

Name of Officer Who Killed Innocent Black Security Guard Will Not Be Released

Jemel Roberson, Black security guard killed by police

Midlothian, IL — A U.S. District judge has denied the motion requesting to release the name of the Midlothian police officer who shot and killed security guard Jemel Roberson. The […]

‘Becoming’: An Honest Telling of Michelle Obama’s Story

Michelle Obama book signing

Nationwide — On November 13, in the wake of Michelle Obama’s book release, Barack Obama tweeted these kind words: “Of course, Michelle Obama is my wife, so I’m a little […]

Support Black-Owned Toy Companies

Black-owned toys and dolls

Nationwide — Encourage your child’s imagination while boosting self-esteem, rousing self-awareness, and celebrating African heritage and culture with toys from these top Black-owned toy companies. From EthiDolls to Paddlefoot Dolls […]

Man's Runny Nose Turned Out to be Leaking Brain Fluid

Greg Phillpotts

Johnston County, NC — Greg Phillpotts, a man from North Carolina who suffered from a runny nose for five years, was shocked when he found out that it was actually […]

Texas Professor Called the Police on a Black Student for Putting Her Feet Up in Class

Anita Moss

San Antonio, TX — Anita Moss, a white professor at the University of Texas at San Antonio, is now under fire after allegedly kicking a Black student out of her […]

Black Entrepreneur, Founder of Inflownomics & Inflow IQ, is Dedicated to Helping People Achieve Success

Stephen Lee, founder of Inflownomics

Raleigh, NC — Stephen Lee, founder of Inflownomics & Inflow IQ, asks questions and gives new details. His company’s mission is to help individuals quickly and accurately get access to […]

Support Creates Successful Black Female Entrepreneurs

Black Business women

Becoming a successful black entrepreneur isn’t easy, but with support & inspiration, more successful black female entrepreneurs are making their mark every day. Nationwide — Over the years, many entrepreneurs […]

Texas Teacher Commits Suicide in His Classroom -- Students and Faculty Mourn His Loss!

Jordan Halane, teacher who committed suicide

Houston, TX — Jordan Halane, a Fine Arts teacher at Wessendorf Middle School in the Houston suburb of Rosenberg, died from an apparent suicide inside his classroom. He was found […]

First Black NHL Player Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame

Willie O'Ree, first Black NHL player

Nationwide — William O’Bree, the first African-American player to play in the National Hockey League, was recently inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame, nearly six decades since he joined […]

19 Black Judges Elected in Texas -- and All of Them are Women!

19 Black female judges in Harris County, Texas

Houston, TX — 19 Black women have made history after their sweep victory to judgeships in Harris County, the largest county in the state of Texas. A photo of them […]

The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) STEM Scholars Program is a 10-year initiative designed to identify and provide scholarship and academic support for a total of 500 talented African American […]

Alabama’s Largest County Now Has a Black Sheriff and District Attorney -- For the First Time Ever!

Danny Carr and Mark Pettway

Birmingham, AL — Voters in Alabama’s most populated county have elected two Black Democrats for two of the top law enforcement positions. Mark Pettway, who won the Jefferson County sheriff’s […]

Black-Owned Toy Company Introduces First Ever Series of African American Mermaid Princess Dolls

African American mermaid princess dolls

Nationwide — Just in time for #BlackGirlsRock, #BlackGirlMagic, and every other hashtag that celebrates Black women, one Black-owned toy company has just released what they are calling the first ever […]

Black Girl Whose White Classmates Put Rope Around Her Neck Awarded $68,000

Rope burns a Black girl suffered because of apparent bullying

Austin, TX — The family of a Black girl who claims her white classmates violently put a rope around her neck has been awarded $68,000. A jury in Austin, Texas […]

Ethiopia Makes History by Electing Its First Ever Female President

President Sahle-Work Zewde of Ethiopia

Worldwide — For the first time ever, the President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia is a woman. Her name is Sahle-Work Zewde, she is 68-years old, and she […]

The Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) Scholarship program addresses the financial needs of college students and provides extensive, hands-on mentoring and support services. Once chosen from a national, selective application process, […]