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Two Black Teens Create Children's Book Exposing Secret FBI Tactics Used to Neutralize Civil Rights Activists

Autumn Kendall and Aurora Morgan

Teenagers Autumn Kendall, 14, and Aurora Morgan, 15, gear up for their book signing event debuting a children’s book that sheds light on historical events, featuring characters inspired by civil […]

Black Woman Who Survived a Plane Crash Earns Masters Degree in Business

Kechi Okwuchi

Nationwide — Meet Kechi Okwuchi, a survivor of a devastating plane crash in Nigeria, who years later, successfully earned her Master of Business Administration (MBA) with distinction. Despite enduring severe […]

The Donny Hathaway Legacy Project Sponsors Tribute to Donny Hathaway Produced by Brother Let’s Talk in Partnership with Birmingham Cares

Donnita Hathaway

Event Celebrates the Music Icon’s Legacy and Highlights Mental Health Awareness Month Nationwide — Donnita Hathaway, daughter of music legend Donny Hathaway, and founder of the not-for-profit organization, The Donny […]

Founder Launches New Social Media App Called 'BlackListed' to Empower Black Community Through Networking

Channing Bell, Founder of BlackListed app

Nationwide — Channing Bell, a visionary African American woman with over a decade of experience in product management across the technology and oil and gas sectors, has launched a new […]

102-Year-Old Black Woman From Virginia Makes History, Finally Earns College Degree

Sarah Simpkins

Nationwide — At 102 years old, Sarah Simpkins has achieved her dream of earning a college degree as she recently graduated from Brightpoint Community College’s Early Childhood Education program in […]

Triplets From Colorado Graduate From High School at the Top of Their Class

Black triplets graduate

Nationwide — Triplets Mariah, Mercy, and Samuel Addai-Opoku, who are from Aurora, Colorado, have simultaneously graduated from high school at the top of their class. Their parents, Kwasi and Margaret […]

The 2024 Annual UNCF Student Leadership Conference is Coming!

UNCF Student Leadership Conference

Nationwide — Nearly 1,330 undergraduate students from across the U.S. will convene in Washington, DC, for the 14th annual UNCF (United Negro College Fund) Student Leadership Conference (SLC).

Houston Area Black Entrepreneur Whose Banana Pudding Spot Was Reviewed By Keith Lee Expands Menu

Janel Prator with Keith and wife at The Puddery in Pearland, Texas

Nationwide — Janel Prator is the Founder and CEO of The Puddery, a Black-owned dessert spot in Pearland, Texas, that according to Keith Lee sells the best banana pudding in […]

Doctor Makes History, Opens First Black Woman-Owned Sleep Clinic to Help Children and Families Sleep Better

Dr. Funke Afolabi-Brown

Nationwide — Dr. Funke Afolabi-Brown, the Founder and CEO of The Restful Sleep Place, the first Black woman-owned sleep clinic, provides holistic sleep care for children from infancy to 18 […]

Black Mom and Daughter Make History, Graduate Together from Rutgers University

Latonya Johnson and daughter, Laila

Nationwide — In a touching moment, Latonya Johnson, who is 43 years old, and her daughter, Laila, who is 21 years old, are proudly celebrating their simultaneous graduation from Rutgers […]

Black Teen From Louisiana Named Valedictorian and Receives Nearly $1M in Scholarships From 13 Colleges

Cur'Dericka Rice

Nationwide — Cur’Dericka Rice, a 17-year-old African American girl from Monroe, Louisiana, graduated valedictorian with a perfect 4.0 GPA and a remarkable 33 on her ACT. What’s more, she earned […]

Five Black Students, Ages 14-16, Just Earned Their First College Degree

Former Black students of Icon Prepatory School

Nationwide — Five young African American students who formerly attended Icon Preparatory School in Tampa, Florida are now college graduates as well. All five of them — 14-year-old Keniah Washington, […]

Black Entrepreneur Who Repeated the 9th Grade Twice With a 1.3 GPA Just Earned His Ph.D.

Ron Lewis Jr.

Nationwide — 37-year-old Ron Lewis, Jr. was once a two-time high school freshman with a 1.3 grade point average, but now he holds three college degrees. In June 2024, he […]

Black Wellness Expert Known as “The Juice Guy” With 1.2 Million Followers Launches New Book, Five City Tour

Harold Leffall

Nationwide — Harold Leffall, celebrated author, entrepreneur, and wellness advocate, known to his 1.2 million followers as “The Juice Guy,” is thrilled to announce the launch of his latest book, […]

60-Year-Old Black CEO Fed Up With Night Sweats From Menopause Expands Family-Owned Bamboo Sleepwear Line

Donna and Deborah Taylor, the founders of Sleep Sassy bamboo sleepwear

Nationwide — 60-year-old Donna Taylor and her sister, Deborah, are now helping women address the issues of menopause with their stylish bamboo sleepwear brand, Sleep Sassy. After becoming fed up […]

Entrepreneur Launches Black-Owned Mental Health Insurance Credentialing Business to Address Mental Health Disparities

Frances Latimar

Nationwide — Meet Frances Latimer, Founder and CEO of Open Door Billing LLC, an MBE-certified, Black-owned company that aims to address the systemic credentialing disparities that disproportionately affect minority mental […]

Black Mom From Georgia Upset After Teacher Combs Out Her Daughter's Locs

Londyn Varlack

Nationwide — Micaela Varlack, an African American mom from Columbus, Georgia, is upset after discovering her 4-year-old daughter Londyn’s locs were combed out by her teacher without asking for her […]

18-Year-Old Black Teen Makes History, Graduates With Doctorate Degree

Dorothy Jean Tillman

Nationwide — Meet Dorothy Jean Tillman, an 18-year-old African American teen from Chicago, who has graduated with a Doctorate Degree in Behavioral Health from Arizona State University. This is the […]

Nigerian Author, Chinedu Achebe, Releases His Third Book “When It All Falls Down”

When It All Falls Down By Chinedu Acheb

Nationwide — Chinedu Achebe, the acclaimed Nigerian American author, is set to release his highly anticipated third book, When It All Falls Down. Following the success of his previous works, […]

Celebrity Car Builder TJ Loftin to Host Inaugural GITME Expo in Compton, CA, Revitalizing Black Innovation and Entrepreneurship

TJ Loftin, founder of GITME Expo

Nationwide — TJ Loftin, an esteemed figure in the automotive industry and an advocate for economic empowerment within the Black community, announces the launch of the inaugural Global Innovation Transportation […]

Nearly 100 Black Boys Dressed as Kings Attend Special Awards Ceremony in Tampa, Florida

100 Black boys from Icon Prepatory School

Nationwide — In a heartwarming display of elegance and empowerment, nearly 100 African American boys from Icon Preparatory School recently attended the annual 2024 Brothers United Building Brothers Alliance’s (B.U.B.B.A.) […]

Pharrell Williams' Black Ambition Announces 4th Annual Prize Competition, Application Portal Open Now

Pharell Williams presents Black Ambition Prize

This year’s Black Ambition Prize Competition is sponsored by Adidas, Comcast NBCUniversal, Heineken, Lennar Foundation, Louis Vuitton, and others. Nationwide — Today, Black Ambition, an organization dedicated to fostering the […]

Black and Hispanic Tech Professionals Gather in New Orleans for The Third Annual Dreamin' In Color Conference, June 19-21, 2024

Attendees at the Dreamin in Color Conference

Focused on Strengthening Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Efforts, Dreamin In Color Strives to Cultivate a Thriving Pipeline of Diverse Tech Talent Nationwide — As the tech and corporate sectors grapple […]

University's First Black Graduate Hands His Granddaughter Her Diploma 59 Years Later

Ronald and Deana Yancy

Nationwide — On a momentous graduation day at Georgia Tech, history came full circle as Ronald Yancey, the university’s first Black graduate, proudly handed his granddaughter, Deanna Yancey, her diploma […]

Black Woman Founder Shares Insider Tips to Buying Homes Starting at $500 Bucks

Danielle Nicole

Nationwide — Danielle Nicole, the Founder and CEO of Danielle Nicole Consulting, is a real estate professional headed into her 16th consecutive year as a full-time entrepreneur. On Wednesday, May […]

Tech Executive Traci S. Campbell Grows Streaming Network BeSpire TV with Original Programs

Traci S. Campbell

Free Ad-Supported Television Service Available on ROKU and Amazon TV Partners with Content Producers Nationwide — Traci S. Campbell, founder and CEO of BeSpire TV, a Free Ad-Supported Television network, […]

Black Founder's Academy Helps Unexperienced Entrepreneurs to Launch Successful Staffing Agencies

Quera Lee, Founder of Opulent Life Academy

Nationwide — Meet Quera Lee, the Founder and CEO of Opulent Life Academy, a Black-owned entrepreneurial education platform that has a new program aimed at guiding individuals with no prior […]

Black Doctor Launches His Own Brand of Vitamin D3 Supplements to Address Deficiency in the Black Community

Dr. Geoffrey Mount Varner

Nationwide — Dr. Geoffrey Mount Varner, an African American physician who earned his doctorate in medicine from Harvard University, is also the founder and CEO of Shield Vitamins, a Black-owned […]

Black Police Officer From Louisiana Delivers Baby on the Side of the Road

Office Jason Lee

Nationwide — Officer Jason Lee, a police officer from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is being hailed as a local hero after delivering a baby on the side of the road during […]

Black Student Accuses Liberty University of Purposely Allowing Her to Flunk Out of School

Alexis Reason, student at Liberty University

Nationwide — Civil Rights Activist Essie Berry is asking for a state and federal investigation against Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, for allegedly allowing Alexis Reason, an African American student, […]

Author Aims to Empower 10,000 Black Women to Embrace and Embody Self Love

Avalaura Gaither

Nationwide — With a vision to inspire 10,000 women to embody self-love, Avalaura Gaither, MSW, is proud to unveil the Girl Live Your … Life Guided Self Love Journal. In […]

Black Family-Owned Production Studio Launches Historic Partnership With Ebony Magazine to Produce Video Segments

Chris and McKenzy Bowers

Nationwide — Chris and McKenzy Bowers, the founders of Tivid TV Studios, a Black-owned all-inclusive production enterprise, have embarked on a pivotal partnership with EBONY Magazine, a leading voice in […]

83-Year-Old Black Woman Becomes Oldest Person to Earn a Doctorate at Howard University

Marie Fowler

Nationwide — At 83 years old, Marie Fowler has made history at Howard University, an HBCU in Washington, DC, by becoming its oldest person ever to earn a doctorate.

Black Grandmother From Georgia Makes History, Becomes a Registered Nurse at Age 69

Loretta Mack

Nationwide — Loretta Mack, a 69-year-old African American grandmother from Albany, Georgia, has achieved her lifelong dream of becoming a registered nurse, defying age barriers and inspiring others with her […]

12-Year-Old Black Student From Florida Makes History, Earns Associate Degree

Cameron Robinson

Nationwide — Meet Cameron Robinson, a 12-year-old student who has graduated with an Associate of Arts degree from Florida State College Jacksonville. He began college at the age of 7 […]

16-Year-Old Black Teen From Louisiana Gets Accepted into 60 Colleges

Alanah Poullard

Nationwide — Alanah Poullard, an African American teenager from Jennings, Louisiana, is graduating high school at just 16 years old. What’s more, she has been accepted into 60 colleges in […]

Meet the Black Mom Who Works With Her Two Daughters as Flight Attendants

Denise, Charnel, and Chantel, Black mom and daughters

Nationwide — Denise Campbell and her two daughters, Chantel and Charnel, are all seasoned Southwest Airlines flight attendants with over 30 years of combined experience. Recently, they had the chance […]

9-Year-Old Black Boy Rewarded After Giving Money to a Man He Thought Was Homeless

Kelvin Ellis

Nationwide — In a touching encounter in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Kelvin Ellis Jr., a 9-year-old boy, approached a man outside a coffee shop and handed him a dollar, believing him […]

8th Grader Black Teen From Wisconsin Saves School Bus From Crashing After Driver Passes Out

Acie Holland

Nationwide — Acie Holland III, an eighth-grader from Glen Hills Middle School in Glendale, Wisconsin, became a local hero when he took control of his school bus after the driver […]

Black Twin Sisters From Florida Named Valedictorian and Salutatorian at High School Graduation

Llayna and Saniah Maul

Nationwide — Llayna and Saniah Maul, twin sisters from Tallahassee, Florida, are not just close sisters; they’re also academic achievers. The pair is set to graduate as Valedictorian and Salutatorian […]

15-Year-Old Black Teen Killed, 4 Others Injured After Shooting at Prom Party

Chyell Paul

Nationwide — Chyell Paulk, a 15-year-old African American student at Irwin County High School in Ocilla, Georgia, tragically lost her life in a shooting incident at a prom party. Alongside […]

Mom and Daughter Sentenced to Prison After Stealing $1.7M Intended For Their Community

Alicia and Andrea Ayers

Nationwide — 37-year-old Alicia Ayers and her mom, 57-year-old Andrea of Mount Vernon, New York, have been sentenced to two years in prison followed by six months of home confinement […]

HBCU Basketball Team Visits the White House More Than 60 Years After Winning Championship

Tennessee A&I Tigers

Nationwide — More than 60 years after their historic championship victories, the Tennessee A&I Tigers, the first HBCU team to claim a national basketball title, were finally honored at the […]

Georgia Pastor and Car Dealer Accused of Stealing Identities, Defrauding Customers Now in Custody

Pastor Reveckeyo R.A. Hill

Nationwide — Reveckeyo “R.A.” Hill, a pastor from Georgia who also runs a car dealership, was reportedly arrested following warrants for theft by deception and identity fraud at his car […]

Meet the Black Woman From Detroit Making History in Heavy Demolition and Construction

Lauren Davis

Nationwide — Meet Lauren Davis, a proud African American woman from Detroit, Michigan, who’s defying stereotypes as a heavy equipment operator, making her the first woman in her company to […]

Black Woman From Kentucky Quit Her Job After Winning $90K Lottery

Reshawn Toliver

Nationwide — Reshawn Toliver, who is from Hopkinsville, Kentucky, couldn’t contain her excitement when she scratched off the winning numbers on five $5 Wild Cash Multiplier scratch-off tickets she bought […]

University of Michigan Names Its First Ever Black Woman Police Chief

Crystal James

Nationwide — Meet Crystal James, who was appointed as the new police chief at the University of Michigan. She steps into the role as the first Black person to lead […]

Black Autistic Teen Charges at California Police With Gardening Tool, Fatally Shot

Ryan Gainer

Nationwide — Ryan Gainer, a 15-year-old Black teen with autism, was fatally shot by deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. The incident has once again brought attention to […]

Singer Bobby Brown and His Wife Receive Honorary Doctorate Degrees

Bobby Brown and wife

Nationwide — R&B icon Bobby Brown and his wife, Alicia, recently received honorary doctorates in humanity from Leaders Esteem Christian Bible University. The honor recognizes their impactful charity work, especially […]

Woman Makes History as First Ever Black Female Captain in St. Paul Minnesota Fire Dept History

Brittney Baker

Nationwide — Brittney Baker, who was born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota, has made history as the first African American woman to achieve the rank of captain in the […]

Black Woman From St. Louis Officially Adopts 5 Siblings She Used to Babysit

La Tonya Ruff with her siblings and the judge

Nationwide — La Tonya Ruff, a African American woman from St. Louis, finally brought back together a family of five siblings after she tried for seven years to adopt or […]

Meet NASCAR's Youngest Black Driver, He's Currently an HBCU Student

Rajah Caruth, Youngest Black NASCAR driver

Nationwide — Meet Rajah Caruth, the youngest of the only four African American drivers in NASCAR. At just 21 years old, he is balancing his professional racing career while also […]

Black Woman From Mississippi, Last of 16 Siblings, Turns 100 Years Old

Arleaner Washington

Nationwide — Arleaner Washington, an African American woman from Biloxi, Mississippi, has turned 100 years old. Born on February 6, 1924, she marked this significant milestone with a heartfelt proclamation […]

10-Year-Old Black Girl From Indiana Honored For Saving Two People's Lives

Aneres Bellefont

Nationwide — Aneres Bellefont, a 10-year-old African American girl from Indiana, has been hailed as a hero for saving two people’s lives. She was honored with an award by Henry […]

Black Couple to File Lawsuit Against Chili's For Having to Pay Before Eating

Black couple suing Chili's

Nationwide — Markesha Futrell-Smith is filing a discrimination lawsuit after they were asked to pay upfront before placing an order at a Chili’s restaurant in Denver, Colorado. What’s more, the manager […]