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Black Family-Owned Business Celebrates Getting Their Fish Fry Products into 2,500+ Grocery Stores -- Within Just 3 Years!

Founders of Joe's Gourmet Fish Fry

Atlanta, GA — Atlanta-based Joe’s Gourmet, a food-products company has embarked on a national expansion following its appearances on ABC’s Shark Tank and Good Morning America. The family-owned business was […]

12th Annual Sisters and Friends Getaway to Martha’s Vineyard Gives Black Women an Opportunity to Network, Bond, Relax and Rejuvenate

12th Annual Sisters and Friends Getaway in Martha's Vineyard

Nationwide — Looking for a way to extend the summer? Join Sisters and Friends Getaway to Martha’s Vineyard for a last minute vacation. After 12 years of hosting women for […]

New Partnership to Take One of the Fastest Growing Black Woman-Owned Consulting Firms to the Next Level

Angela Moody and Lavern Chatman

Nationwide — Angela Moody and Lavern Chatman have been friends for over 10 years. They met when Lavern was Chairing the Annual Gala for the Northern Virginia Urban League and […]

Baltimore Police Officer Charged for Brutal Beating Caught on Video

Arthur Williams, police caught on video beating Dashawn McGrier

Baltimore, MD — A Baltimore police officer, identified as Arthur Williams, will face several charges after he was caught brutally attacking a man in a viral video. The incident has […]

Black Entrepreneur Takes College Care Packages to the Next Level With a New Freshman Fun Box

The Freshman Fun Box and founder of the company, Peachi Williams

Aventura, FL — While care packages are no stranger to the college market, Florida-based Freshman Fun Box is the first Black woman-owned care package and subscription box service specifically geared […]

Black Festival Ranks Among the Five "Top Theatre Festivals to Visit Around the World"

Atlanta Black Theatre Festival

Atlanta, GA — The Atlanta Black Theatre Festival (ABTF), which is commonly referred to as the festival of “40 plays in four days,” provides attendees with access to the largest […]

African American Registered Nurse/ Entrepreneur Creates Online Nursing Program to Help More Students Pass the NCLEX Exam

Chioma Okeke, founder of the Choose Nursing online program

The online course, called “Choosing Nursing,” offers cheat sheets and readiness assessments for NCLEX exam preparation. Atlanta, GA — Choosing Nursing, an online program that prepares nurses in the U.S. […]

New Book, "Not All Superheroes Wear Capes," Encourages Black Children to Pursue Careers in STEM

Not All Superheroes Wear Capes by Alecia Heffner

Coming soon to a book store near you. Dallas, TX — Melanin Origins, LLC announces the publication this summer of Not All Superheroes Wear Capes (available for pre-order on Amazon.com […]

Black Woman Publisher Releases New Book With 31 Professional Women Sharing Inspiring Stories in the "Women of Purpose" Anthology

Women of Purpose Bookcover and Authors

Duncanville, TX — Everyday, people have walked the face of the earth holding dear to the question of why they exist. Higgins Publishing announces the release of the Women of […]

PHEN Expands Partnership With Black Churches in the Fight Against Prostate Cancer to Launch New Social Media Initiative at 14th Annual Summit

Thomas Farrington, founder of the Prostate Health Education Network (PHEN)

Nationwide — The Prostate Health Education Network (PHEN) has partnered with more than 1,000 African American churches to raise prostate cancer education and awareness within their communities since 2009.

Black-Owned Gourmet Burger Company Releases New Line of Turkey Burgers -- Perfect For People Who Don't Eat Red Meat!

Founders of Charleston Gourmet Burgers

The family-owned burger brand has also been named “Juiciest Hamburger in the Country” by Better Homes and Gardens magazine Charleston, SC — Chevalo & Monique Wilsondebriano and their children recently […]

New Children's Book Series Features a Strong Black Family With Happy Faces... and a Committed Father!

Lotus and Lily Go to the Park

In what they are calling a movement to build strong, happy, confident children, authors Malcolm and Denise M. Johnson are releasing a series of books that portray positive Black households […]

Yet Another Black Man Fatally Shot in the Back by a White Police Officer as He Ran Away!

Daniel Hambrick

Nashville, TN — Daniel Hambrick, a 25-year old African-American man, was killed after being shot in the back by a white cop while he was fleeing from a traffic stop […]

Black Entrepreneur Launches "Millionaire Mentorship Show" Podcast That Changes Lives

Herbert Harris, host of the Millionaire Mentorship Show podcast

Nationwide — Ladies and gentleman, life is a series of events that creates memories which increase the value of happiness, success and wealth we experience. Today, you are meeting a […]

Disabled Black Plumber Releases Memoir About Discrimination That He Faced for Hiring Minorities

Unforgettable Memoir: God Remember Me By Sherman L. Turner

Buffalo, NY — Sherman Turner’s gripping memoir, Unforgettable ‘Memoir’: God Remember Me, describes his experience as an African American plumber who faced discrimination for hiring minorities. Upset by Turner’s actions, […]

Black Entrepreneurial Couple to Teach New "Couples in Business" Webinar

Randy and Renee Hughes

Nationwide — The Couples In Business™ Webinar, created by business and finance coaches Randy & Renee Hughes, is a game changer for couples who are entrepreneurs. Even if only one […]

Top 11 Black-to-School Scholarships For African American Students in 2018/ 2019

African American students at graduation

Nationwide — Back to school season is here, and thousands of high school graduates will be starting college this fall. All students typically need some form of financial aid, but […]

City of Boston Appoints First Ever Black Police Commissioner

William Gross, Boston's first Black Police Commissioner

Boston, MA — Mayor Martin J. Walsh has announced the appointment of William Gross as the City of Boston’s first African American Commissioner of the Boston Police Department (BPD), who […]

The First Black-Owned Vocational Training School in the Country Will be Auctioned Off on August 29th

OW Dillon

The Tangipahoa Parish desegregation lawsuit, filed over 51 years ago in the federal courts in New Orleans, has still not been resolved. Nationwide — In 1911, the first Black training […]

Celebrating the 24th Annual International Locks Conference: Natural Hair, Wholistic Health, and Beauty Expo

Locks Conference

Contrary to Advertisements, Beauty is More Than Skin Deep Philadelphia, PA — Many philosophers and writers have written about what beauty is and/or is not. The more common sayings related […]

7th Annual International Film Festival "ChangeFest" to Feature a Live Performance From Leon & The Peoples

Leon

The film festival will be hosted by Social Change, a national non-profit committed to liberation and disrupting systems via community empowerment, direct assistance, advocacy and culture. Chicago, IL — Social […]

New App Introduces an "All Black Everything” City Guide That Takes the Hassle Out of “Traveling While Black”

EMichelle Paul, founder and creator of Melanin Enterprise

Melanin Enterprise, a Black-owned social network, has recently launched a mobile app that conveniently connects conscious consumers to local Black-owned businesses. Charlotte, NC — Melanin Enterprise is the Black professional […]

Black-Owned Distributor of High-End Sports Products Expands Internationally -- Introduces New Sports Technology to China and India!

Dr. Tony Serna and Cyril White

Houston, TX — To God Be The Glory Sports (TGBTG), a Houston-based Black-owned distributor of high-end sports equipment, is continuing to diversify their business operations in China and India.

American Legacy Network Corp Launches African-American Streaming Service

American Legacy Streaming Service

New Streaming Service Offers Access to Classic Black Films, Documentaries and Original Programming Celebrating Black History and Culture Mount Vernon, NY — Rodney J. Reynolds, Founder of American Legacy Network […]

Creator of Unique Black Hair Care Product Wins Major Distribution Deal With Sally Beauty to End Natural Hair Woes

Ceata Lash, creator of The PuffCuff

The PuffCuff Hair Clamp for curly and kinky hair textures is the recipient of the Sally Beauty President’s Innovation Award Marietta, GA — Congratulations are in order for PuffCuff inventor […]

13-Year Old Black Girl Needed a Heart Transplant After Being Brutally Attacked by a White Man

Dorika Uwimana, attacked by Terry Wayne King II

Fort Worth, TX — Dorika Uwimana has been in the hospital for the past 4 months due to severe injuries after being brutally assaulted by Terry Wayne King II, a white […]

Black Customer Says a Utility Company Gave Her the N-Word to Use As Her Online Password

Erica Conway

Seattle, WA — Erica Conway, an African-American woman from Seattle, says she was shocked and disgusted when her utility company, Puget Sound Energy, sent her a racial slur as a […]

Top African American Speakers to Be Honored at NYC Event Hosted By Dr. Stacie NC Grant

Dr. Stacie NC Grant

Speakers Magazine will interview the honorees at the Legacy Gala in Manhattan at the famed Marriott Marquis New York, NY — Faith, destiny and purpose are the key pillars of […]

Campus Police Called on Black Woman For Looking Suspicious While Eating Her Lunch and Relaxing

Oumou Kanoute

Northampton, MA — Oumou Kanoute, an African American student attending Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, was “terrified” when the police were called on her while she was just eating lunch […]

This Family Owns the First Ever Black-Owned Furniture Brokerage -- With Access to $200 Million in Factory Direct High-End Custom Furniture!

Townsend Family, founders of Texas Wholesale Furniture Co.

Houston, TX — Texas Wholesale Furniture Co., based in Houston, Texas, is owned and operated by Prairie View A&M Alum, husband and wife team, Brandon and Naima Townsend. Their company […]

New Social Network, BEAN, Expects to Facilitate $26 Billion Back into Urban Communities

Darren Walker, founder of BEAN

Louisiana — Building Economic Advancement Network (BEAN) is aligning strategic investments, incentivized business transactions and cutting-edge technology to increase economic power in urban communities.

Maxine Waters and the Truth About White Obsession With Black Intelligence

Maxine Waters

By Legrand H. Clegg II Nationwide — On July 19, 2018, a large crowd of Black people gathered at the south central Los Angeles office of Congresswoman Maxine Waters to […]

Employer Tells Black Woman Her Job Application Was Denied Because Her Name Is "Ghetto"

Hermeisha Robinson

Chesterfield, MO — Hermeisha Robinson, an African-American woman who recently applied for a job at a clinic in Chesterfield, Missouri says that the company emailed her saying she did not […]

Meet the 26-Year Old Black Woman Who Owns Her Own Accredited International College

Caroline Esinam Adzogble, founder of Potters International College

Caroline Esinam Adzogble, a 26-year old Black woman, is already a successful entrepreneur, educationist, business coach, diversity maverick, and an advocate for women and girls in technology. In 2016 at […]

Denny’s Restaurant Refused to Serve Black Church Group Because They Were “Understaffed”

Elijah Henderson

Lake City, FL — A Denny’s restaurant in Lake City, Florida is under fire after an African-American man exposed apparent racial discrimination that he and his companions experienced from one […]

Meet the 26-Year Old Black Woman Who Owns Her Own Accredited International College

Caroline Esinam Adzogble, founder of Potters International College

Caroline Esinam Adzogble, a 26-year old Black woman, is already a successful entrepreneur, educationist, business coach, diversity maverick, and an advocate for women and girls in technology. In 2016 at […]

11-Year Old Becomes Youngest Female Rapper to Get Empire Record Deal

Lay Lay, 11-year old female rapper

Atlanta, GA — Alyana High, an 11-year old girl most popularly known as ‘Lay Lay,’ became the youngest female rapper to sign with a major record label. She announced the […]

Dying Man Wins $289 Million Lawsuit After Getting Terminal Cancer From Roundup Weedkiller

DeWayne Johnson

San Francisco, CA — DeWayne Johnson, a former groundskeeper who is now terminally ill, recently won $289 million after jurors concluded that his cancer was caused by Monsanto’s popular weedkiller […]

These Four Black Women Just Made History at Harvard University

Claudine Gay, Bridget Terry-Long, Michelle A. Williams, and Tomiko Brown-Nagin

Cambridge, MA — For the first time in Harvard’s 382-year history, four of the university’s academic departments will be led by African-American women. Professor Claudine Gay, the latest appointee, will […]

Ohio Cop Used Taser on 11-Year Old Black Girl in a Grocery Store Because She Was Allegedly Shoplifting

11-Year old Black girl tased

Cincinnati, OH — An 11-year old girl who was allegedly shoplifting at a local grocery store had a taser gun deployed on her by a Cincinnati police officer. The girl […]

Magic Johnson to Invest in the City of Baltimore to Create More Jobs and Economic Growth

Magic Johnson

Former NBA star Earvin “Magic” Johnson continues to make a name for himself in the business world. Not only does he aim to make his investments grow, but most importantly, […]

Meet the First Black Woman to Earn a Ph.D. Degree in Nuclear Engineering From MIT

Mareena Robinson Snowden, graduate of Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering from MIT

Cambridge, MA — In the field of STEM where African-American women are still underrepresented, Mareena Robinson Snowden became the first American-born woman of color to earn a Ph.D. in nuclear […]

Confirmed: The Most Beautiful Girl in the World -- And She is Only 5 Years Old!

5-year-old Jare, the most beautiful girl in the world

Nigeria — At just five years old, Jare Ijalana from Lagos, Nigeria has been hailed by many as ‘the most beautiful girl in the world.’ Her photos are widely spreading on the […]

Program Aims to Increase the Number Of Black and Latino Male Teachers In Chicago

Call Me Mister Program in Chicago

Educators have a great influence on their students, and that influence is even greater when the students can relate to them. Because of this, the University of Illinois in Chicago […]

Entrepreneur Creates Doll Collection to Help Black Girls Overcome Depression

TiffanyJ

TiffanyJ, an artist and entrepreneur, suffered from depression and suicidal thoughts when she was young. So, in hopes of helping young Black girls that are battling depression, she has created […]

Man From New Jersey Charged With Brutally Beating His 3-Week Old Child to Death

Tiray Summers

Plainfield, NJ — Tiray Summers, a 38-year old man from Plainfield, New Jersey, has been arrested for charges including the first-degree murder in connection with the death of his 3-week-old […]

Police Called on Elderly Black Woman Who Tried to Cash a Check at Wells Fargo Bank

Barbara Carroll, elderly woman discrminated against at Wells Fargo

Fort Lauderdale, FL — Barbara Carroll, a 78-year old Black woman, was just trying to cash a $140 check at Wells Fargo when she was racially profiled by a teller […]

Black Teen Denied Scholarship Money a Week Before Graduation... For Being Homeless!

Zaviona Woodruff

Kalamazoo, MI — Zaviona Woodruff, a brilliant high school student, worked hard for the Kalamazoo Promise – a scholarship guaranteed to every student in Michigan who studied in a Kalamazoo Public […]

Police Restrain 10-Year Old Black Boy While His Dad Was Getting Arrested

Police restrain 10-year-old boy to the ground

Athens, GA — Athens-Clarke County Police are under fire after a video of an officer restraining an emotional 10-year old Black boy to the ground while his father was being […]

Rapper T.I. Invests $3 Million into Revitalizing the Atlanta Neighborhood Where He Grew Up

Rapper T.I.

Rapper T.I. is making moves in hopes of bringing back the Center Hill section of Atlanta, the neighborhood where he grew up, to what it was like before. He has […]

City of Minneapolis Responds to Complaint About Young Black Entrepreneur's Hot Dog Stand By Helping Him Get a Permit

Jaequan Faulkner, owner of Mr. Faulkner's Old Fashioned Hot Dogs

Minneapolis, MN — Jaequan Faulkner, a 13-year-old Black entrepreneur, was reported to the health department of the city of Minneapolis for running a small hot dog stand business without a license. […]

Black Firefighter Dies From Work-Related Illness, But the City of Houston Refuses to Compensate Her Family!

Margaret Roberts, a Houston firefighter who died of multiple myeloma

Houston, TX — The family of Margaret Roberts, a Black firefighter with the Houston Fire Department who died battling cancer directly caused by her work as confirmed by the fire department […]

Unarmed Black Barber Killed By Police in Chicago — And Protesters Aren’t Having It!

A Black man was fatally shot by Chicago police which sparked outrage among protesters

Chicago, IL — Protesters in Chicago gathered and confronted the police as a response to the recent fatal police shooting of a Black man who officers say appeared to be armed […]

Travel Agency Ripped Off Several Black Women Who Planned to Attend Essence Music Festival

Essence Music Festival

New Orleans, LA — The most recent Essence Music Festival was enjoyable for those who attended. But two Black women who planned to attend the event are very disappointed because […]

Woman Calls 911 on 12-Year Old Black Boy Delivering Newspapers in Upscale Neighborhood

Uriah Sharp, boy delivering newspapers when police called

Upper Arlington, OH — Uriah Sharp, a 12-year old Black boy from Ohio, was diligently doing his job on his first day of delivering newspapers in an Upper Arlington neighborhood […]