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Myles Rowe Becomes First Black Driver to Win an Indycar Championship

Myles Rowe

Rowe Races into History Books with First INDYCAR-Sanctioned Championship Title Nationwide — On Saturday, September 2, 2023, Myles Rowe, #99 Pabst Racing with Force Indy, became the first Black driver […]

Black Millennials 4 Flint Honor 2023 Young, Gifted & Green 40 Under 40 Awardees

Black Millennials 4 Flint

Congressman Jamal Bowman and Tennessee Representative Justin J. Pearson deliver remarks to environmental activists during a recent awards ceremony in Washington, DC Washington, DC — A few blocks from this […]

Dr. Cornel West Backs Black Entrepreneur Who Alleges DOJ Covering Up Theft of Her Firm’s Multi-Million Dollar Contract

Jerroll Sander and Dr. Cornel West

Nationwide — It is telling that Presidential Candidate Dr. Cornel West, The MPM Group (MPM) independent investigative firm, and Simon Passante, LLC law firm have all been able to discern […]

Inspirational Story of National League’s First Black Umpire Highlighted in New Book and Mini Documentary

Art Williams, first Black umpire in National League

Nationwide — Whether you are a fan of history or sports, or you simply enjoy stories of courage and inspiration, Art Williams is a name you should know. More than […]

Entrepreneur Makes History, Launches First Black-Owned Credit Monitoring Company

Quintel Sumrall

Nationwide — In a historic milestone for the financial and technology sectors, Quintel Sumrall, the visionary entrepreneur behind ISeeCredit.com, has become the first African American to own a credit monitoring […]

Mo'Nique Wants CBS to Fairly Compensate Her and Actress Countess Vaughn For "The Parkers"

Mo'Nique and Countess Vaughn

Nationwide — Mo’Nique, known for her role in The Parkers, is urging CBS to provide fair compensation for herself and her co-star Countess Vaughn, as they seek recognition for their […]

Black Entrepreneur/ Motivational Speaker Creates Song About Change with Her Son and Two Mentees

Natalie Fikes with her son and mentees

Nationwide — In honor of Hip-Hop’s 50th Anniversary, Natalie Fikes, a successful speaker and businesswoman shared with more than 3,000 graduates during her commencement speech in June, how music inspired […]

White Woman Controversially Wins Miss Universe Zimbabwe Beauty Pageant Competition

Brooke-Bruk Jackson

Nationwide — The Miss Universe Zimbabwe Competition was recently held for the first time in 22 years this past week, but a 21-year-old white woman was declared the winner of […]

Black Entrepreneur's Travel Company Hosts Luxury Group Trips to Africa Several Times a Year

Jay Cameron, founder of Maximum Impact Travel

Nationwide — After a successful 12-year run organizing summer camps for children, Jay Cameron has now expanded his passion for fostering unforgettable travel experiences through his company, Maximum Impact Travel. […]

Founder of Black-Owned Startup Creates Mental Health Event Series to Empower Black and Brown Communities

TImothy M Jones, founder of Colorful Voices

Nationwide — Timothy M. Jones, the Founder of Colorful Voices, a startup that provides grief and trauma mitigation training for the military and other government agencies, is excited to present […]

Young Black Woman Quits Exciting Microsoft Job, Launches Groundbreaking Wooden Watch Collection

Shanayla Sweat, founder of A Few Wood Men

Nationwide — In a bold move that underscores the power of entrepreneurship and representation, Shanayla Sweat, a dynamic young Black woman, departed from her exciting role at Microsoft to establish […]

Introducing "Homeward," A Captivating Story of a Black Woman’s Transformation Amidst a Changing World

Homeward By Angela Jackson-Brown

Nationwide — Known for her exceptional contributions to literature, award-winning author Angela Jackson-Brown’s highly anticipated novel Homeward weaves a powerful and evocative tale of self-discovery against the backdrop of the […]

Black Entrepreneur to Make History Combining African and Hawaiian Culture in New Collection For Phoenix Fashion Week

Alexis Williams

Nationwide — Alexis William, Founder of Aloha Glamour, will showcase her 2024 Spring Collection “Married to The Culture” at Phoenix Fashion Week at Chateau Luxe on October 20-21, 2023. Her […]

Two Black Professors Create Curriculum Guide for the Montgomery Riverboat Brawl

Drs. Linda JM Holloway and April T. Berry

Nationwide — Dr. Linda J.M. Holloway, along with her colleague Dr. April T. Berry, wanted to be creative in allowing students and others to have a meaningful conversation around the […]

Black Sibling Entrepreneurs Making History with All-Natural, Plant-Based Haircare Products

Glynnis and Shelly Smith

Nationwide — Meet Glynnis and Shelly Smith, the dynamic sister duo behind Meme Natural You, a Black-owned line of all-natural, plant-based products that are making waves in the world of […]

Meet the Black Woman Whose AI No-Code Tools are Helping Black and Brown Entrepreneurs

Angel Heath

Nationwide — Angela Heath, founder and CEO of TKC Incorporated, proudly introduces the launch of AI Biz Generators and SmartBots. These cutting-edge, intuitive artificial intelligence tools along with business training […]

The Price We Pay: Black Teen's Story Underscores Systemic Impact of Racial Prejudice

Nikki T. Anthony, author of The Price We Pay

Nationwide — Author Nikki T. Anthony invites readers into the world and mind of a modern-day Black teenager in her new book, The Price We Pay — the title a […]

Mom of 4 Launches First Black Female Owned Plant-Based Infant Formula Startup

April Kelly, founder of Sure!

Nationwide — Meet April Kelly, an African American mompreneur with four children who is also the Founder and CEO of Sure!, an innovative, plant-based infant formula alternative that is set […]

National HBCU Pre-Law Summit Celebrates 10 Years of Empowering HBCU Students to Become Lawyers

Students at HBCU Pre-Law Summit

Nationwide — Attorney Evangeline M. Mitchell, founder of the event, is celebrating a decade of empowering HBCU students who aspire to be lawyers. Her 10th Annual National HBCU Pre-Law Summit […]

Whitewashed Black History Inspires Author's New Book That Reveals 100 Hidden Narratives

100 Unsung Black History Facts by Gabriel Scott

Nationwide –- Gabriel Scott has released a new book entitled 100 Unsung Black History Facts presents readers with 100 remarkable facts that have been overshadowed, obscured, or concealed from mainstream […]

Meet the Founder Whose Platform Uses AI to Support Black Women Mentally and Emotionally

Nijiama Smalls

Nationwide — Nijiama Smalls, Founder and CEO of The Black Girl’s Guide to Healing Emotional Wounds, has launched a virtual platform that innovatively uses an AI wellness coach named Rashida […]

6th Annual Ujamaa Fest on Long Island, NY to Celebrate Black Excellence, Entrepreneurship, and Community Empowerment

Ujamaa Fest

Nationwide — Get ready for an extraordinary showcase of Black excellence as the 6th Annual Ujamaa Fest takes center stage on Saturday, September 16, 2023. Hosted at the Delano Stewart […]

Leading Black-Owned Tour Company & New Orleans' Only Black-Owned Historic Jazz Club to Present an Evening of Live Jazz & Creole Dining

Billie Holiday photo by Jerry Dantzic 1954

Nationwide — New Orleans five-star rated tour company All Bout Dat Tours LLC and The Historic Sweet Lorraine’s Jazz Club are partnering to present an evening of world-class jazz performed […]

Black Non-Profit Uses Mobile Mentoring Bus and New Apparel Line to Inspire Black and Brown Youth

EMIY mobile mentoring bus

Nationwide — Calvin T. Mann, President and Founder of Encourage Me I’m Young (EMIY) Inc., a Detroit-based non-profit organization has launched both a mobile mentoring bus and an apparel line […]

Black Woman Celebrates Having Been a Teacher For Almost 70 Years

Everlene Davis

Nationwide — Meet Everlene Davis, a remarkable educator from Columbus County, North Carolina, who has dedicated nearly seven decades of her life to teaching. What’s more, she has no plans […]

Artwork of 1960s Black Artist/ Activist Marzette Watts to be Auctioned October 9th in Beacon, NY

Marzette Watts artwork

Nationwide — After the sit-in at the lunch counter at the Montgomery, Alabama courthouse in 1960, Marzette Watts and eight others were expelled from Alabama State College. Enduring intimidation from […]

Black Woman Who Secured $5M in Affordable Housing For 250 Families Now Fighting Aggressive Breast Cancer

Dr. Sarah Michelle Washington

Nationwide — Meet Dr. Sarah Michelle Washington, a mother and visionary leader whose DC-based non-profit organization is responsible for securing and negotiating stabilized housing in excess of $5 million for […]

Black Non-Profit Founder Celebrates 29 Years of Inspiring Underserved Youth in Boston

Shaumba-Yandje Dibinga

Nationwide — Prepare to be mesmerized by an evening of unparalleled talent and inspiration as Boston-based OrigiNation Cultural Arts Center proudly presents its 29th-anniversary celebration, Twist & Shout! An Evening […]

HBCU Bobblehead Series Expanded to Include Mascots From 29 Black Colleges

HBCU bobbleheads

Nationwide — The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum has unveiled the second HBCU Bobblehead Series, which features 16 officially licensed bobbleheads for Historically Black Colleges and Universities. In […]

Black Theatre Day, September 17th, Aims to Increase Visibility and Funding For Black Theatres Nationwide

Black Theatre Day

Nationwide — On September 17th, the third annual Black Theatre Day will be celebrated by the enduring legacy of the African Grove Theatre (AGT) and contemporary Black theatre institutions and […]

Introducing the First Animated Series For Black Children That Addresses Mental Health

Super CJ

Nationwide — An exciting new animated series called Super CJ: The Animated Series has been launched on YouTube to bring much-needed awareness to the critical mental health crisis facing Black […]

Meet the Founder Whose Platform Has Helped Black Moms Raise $1M For Their Baby's Needs

Kimberly Jolasun, founder of Villie

Nationwide — Kimberly Jolasun, the founder of Villie.com, is celebrating that her trailblazing platform has helped countless Black moms create their own online fundraisers to raise money for their baby […]

Family of Black Woman Killed by Friends in Mexico Sends Cease-And-Desist Letter to Tubi Series

Family of Shanquella Robinson

Nationwide — The family of Shanquella Robinson, the young woman from Charlotte who tragically passed away during a trip to Mexico with her friends last October, is taking legal action […]

Texas High School Suspends Black Student For His Hair Style, Denies Discrimination

Darryl George

Nationwide — Darryl George, a junior at Barbers Hill High School in Texas, has faced suspension twice in a row due to his hairstyle. Despite the state’s recent anti-discrimination legislation, […]

Black Mom Gets All Three Daughters Enrolled into College Before They Turned 15

Melissa Williams

Nationwide — Melissa Williams, a 42-year-old African American mother from San Antonio, Texas, has successfully enrolled her three daughters as college students before they even turned 15 years old. They […]

Black Parents and Their Newly Born Twins All Share the Same Birthday

Jose and Scierra Blair with newborn twins

Nationwide — Scierra Blair, an African American mom from Mayfield Heights, Ohio, welcomed her newborn twins, Jose Ervin III and A-ria, into the world on the very same day that […]

17-Year-Old Black Student Could Earn Her Teaching Degree By Age 19

Hannah Pearson

Nationwide — Hannah Pearson, a 17-year-old college student from Robeson County, North Carolina, is on track to become a licensed teacher before turning 19. She finished high school early, and […]

Meet the Black Teen From Memphis Who Gives Free Haircuts to the Homeless

Darnell Wells

Nationwide — Meet Darnell Wells, a 19-year-old barber who works at “The Shop” in Memphis, Tennessee. This summer, he took his skills to the streets, providing free haircuts for those […]

114-Year-Old Black Woman From Texas is Now the 2nd-Oldest Person in the United States

Elizabeth Francis

Nationwide — Elizabeth Francis, an African American woman from Houston, Texas, who has just turned 114 years old, has now become not just the oldest person in her state, but […]

Dad Upset After Michigan Police Handcuff 12-Year-Old Black Boy While Taking Out the Trash

Tashawn Bernard, Black boy being arrested while taking out trash

Nationwide — Tashawn Bernard, a 12-year-old African American boy from Lansing, Michigan, was reportedly handcuffed and put into a police car by mistake as he was taking out the trash […]

79-Year-Old Man From Florida Who Spent Years in Prison Earns Bachelor's Degree

Willie Ryals

Nationwide — At the age of 79, Reverend Willie Ryals from Tallahassee, Florida, has defied the odds by achieving his lifelong dream of earning a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice […]

Black Female Employee at Costco Says Manager Body-Shamed Her Over Work Attire

Isha Mason, woman bodyshamed at Costco

Nationwide — Isha Mason, an African American woman who works at a Costco store in New Jersey, recently shared her experience at the workplace, saying she was called into the […]

Singer Monica Jumps Off Stage in Detroit After Fan Punches Woman, "You Don't Hit No Lady Like That"

Monica performing in Detroit

Nationwide — R&B singer Monica stopped her performance at the Detroit Riverfront Music Festival on July 22 after witnessing a man who punched a female concertgoer during her crowded show, […]

Black Barber From Ohio Goes Viral for Giving Free Haircuts on the Streets to People in Need

Jayon Hughes AKA Jay Da Barber

Nationwide — Jayon Hughes, an African American barber from Toledo, Ohio also known as Jay Da Barber, has gained widespread attention after providing free haircuts to people in need. Even […]

Black Student Born With Heart Defect Earns $2.5M in Scholarships, Accepted to 61 Colleges

Kyanna Woods

Nationwide — Kyanna Woods, an African American student from Concord, North Carolina who was born with a heart defect that required open heart surgery as an infant, has graduated at […]

Black Employee Who Rode His Bike 30 Miles a Day to Work Gifted a Car

Samson Adams

Nationwide — Samson Adams, who works as a server at a Texas Roadhouse restaurant in Paducah, Kentucky, used to endure a 3-hour bike ride under the scorching sun to get […]

Seven Inmates Makes History, the First to Earn College Degree From Yale Prison Education Initiative

Graduates From the Yale Prison Initiative

Nationwide — Seven inmates in New Haven, Connecticut have earned an Associate Degree in General Studies, making them the first graduates from the Yale Prison Education Initiative, a joint initiative […]

News Anchor Removes Wig, Reveals Locs on Live TV to Celebrate Juneteenth

Akilah Davis

Nationwide — Akilah Davis, a local TV news anchor at WTVD in Raleigh, North Carolina, made a powerful statement on Juneteenth by embracing her natural hair after appearing without her […]

Meet the Family of 5 Nigerian Sisters Who All Became Medical Doctors

Aliu Sisters

Nationwide — Five siblings from Nigeria — Salamat, Halima, Khadijah, Raliat, and Medinah Aliu — are all medical doctors. These women, each specializing in different fields, truly proved Black excellence […]

17-Year-Old Black Twin Sisters From Pennsylvania Headed to Harvard University

Gianna and Tianna

Nationwide — Twin sisters Gianna and Tianna Tout-Puissant, both 17 years old from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, have been accepted at Harvard University where they will play basketball and pursue careers as […]

UPS Driver From Arizona Retires After 50 Years on the Job

Mark Woolston

Nationwide — Mark Woolston, who is the longest-serving UPS driver in Arizona, has recently retired after 50 years on the job delivering packages.

100-Year-Old Man From California Celebrates 79 Years of Marriage With His Wife

Oree and Lena McRae

Nationwide — Oree and Lena McRae, an African American couple from Union City, California, have celebrated their 79th wedding anniversary. Oree is almost 100 years old and his wife, Lena, […]

High School Star Football Player Graduates With 4.1 GPA, Chooses HBCU Over Princeton and Duke

Joshua Jones

Nationwide — Joshua Jones, a high school student-athlete from Fayetteville, North Carolina, has been awarded over $3 million in scholarships while maintaining a 4.1 GPA and playing as a quarterback […]

Former Refugee From Uganda Graduates as Valedictorian, Earns $240K in Scholarships

Julianne Lukambo

Nationwide — Julianne Lukambo, a high school student from Columbus, Ohio who was a former refugee in Uganda, graduates as valedictorian of her class with an impressive $240,000 in college […]

Black Woman Makes History as the First Deaf Person to Earn a Doctorate Degree in STEM

Amie Fornah Sankoh

Nationwide — Amie Fornah Sankoh, a student from Knoxville, Tennessee, who lost her hearing at the age of 3, has made history as the first deaf Black woman to earn […]