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Black Teen Designs Her Prom Dress Inspired by Prince and Frog Disney Movie

Layla Hildreth

Nationwide — Layla Hildreth, an African American high school senior from Irondale, Alabama, designed her own prom dress, drawing inspiration from Princess Tiana, the beloved character from Disney’s The Princess and […]

12-Year-Old Black Girl From Florida Makes History, Graduates High School

E'leese Shelton

Nationwide — E’leese Shelton, a 12-year-old African-American girl from Tallahassee, Florida, has made national headlines after graduating from high school at such a young age.

Founder of Black-Owned Tech Startup Introduces Second 5G Smartphone Release

Chaymeriyia Moncrief

Nationwide — In a remarkable display of innovation, 29-year-old Chaymeriyia Moncrief, the founder of NSPRE, has introduced her second smartphone, 4 years after the first one. Moncrief, a tech founder […]

All 134 Graduates at Predominantly Black High School Accepted to College, Offered $50M in Scholarships

Black student graduates of Southland College Prep Charter School

Nationwide — Southland College Prep Charter High School in Richton Park, Illinois is celebrating for the eleventh consecutive year that all members of the senior class have been accepted to […]

Black Trauma Specialist With 20 Years of Experience Working For Fortune 500 Companies to Deliver Groundbreaking Webcast

Tiffany Mensah

Nationwide — Tiffany Mensah, Certified Trauma Support Specialist and Executive Director of D.O.V.E.S. Network®, is set to deliver a groundbreaking webcast titled “Trauma-Informed HR: The Key to Unlocking Your Team’s […]

Entrepreneur and His Nephew Open First Black-Owned Textile Factory in the Philippines

Umar Clark and Nephew, founders of textile factory in Philippines

Nationwide — Umar Clark, a visionary entrepreneur dedicated to advancing Black empowerment, has partnered with his nephew, Nasiym Blackwell, to launch Clark Textile Trading, the first Black-owned textile enterprise in […]

Black Female Pilot Retires From United Airlines After 34 Years

Theresa Claiborne

Nationwide — Theresa Claiborne, who once made history as the first African American female pilot in the United States Air Force, is making history again as she retires from United […]

Black Filipino Woman Makes History, Crowned Miss Universe Philippines For First Time Ever

Chelsea Manalo, Black woman who won Miss Universe Philippines

Nationwide — Chelsea Manalo, whose father is African American and mother is Filipina, has made history as the first Black woman ever to win the Miss Universe Philippines title. Her […]

Founder to Host the First National Black AI Literacy Week Featuring Over 30 AI Industry Leaders

Stefan Youngblood

Nationwide — From June 9-15, over 30 AI industry leaders and innovators will converge online to deliver knowledge and insights through free workshops, seminars, and meetings. Spanning from 9am to […]

Black Dad and Son Launch 5th Annual Online Summer Camp Program to Teach Financial Literacy, Investing and More

Kevon and Kamari Chisolm

Nationwide — Kevon Chisolm and his 17-year-old son, Kamari, are the founders of Junior Wallstreeters, Inc., a Black-owned non-profit that is very excited to offer online summer camps for young […]

LA Mayor Karen Bass, Norm Lewis, Stokley, Myles Frost, Councilwoman Heather Hutt Set to Shine as Honorees at the 30th NAACP Theatre Awards

Honorees for 30th NAACP Theatre Awards

BMF star Michole Briana White to Host, Debbie Allen, Jonathan Majors, LisaRaye, Margaret Avery, Richard Lawson, Kenny Lattimore, Tabitha Brown, cast members of THE CHI, Dorian Missick scheduled to praise […]

First Person to Teach 100,000 Black and Brown Kids to Play Chess Announces Two Training Events in Atlanta

Orrin Hudson, Founder of Be Someone, teaching Black kid how to play chess

Nationwide — Orrin “Checkmate” Hudson, Founder of Be Someone, is the first person to have taught 100,000 Black and Brown kids to play chess. To further his mission, this summer, […]

Meet the Self-Taught Black Data Scientist Building Robot AI Smart Homes

Anade Davis

Nationwide — Anade Davis is a 37-year-old African American Data Scientist with over 15 years of real estate experience. He started his career in AI working with Robots & Data […]

Meet the Black Designer Whose Vibrant Decor Collection is Now Available at Macy’s, Wayfair, Target, and other Major Retailers

Rochelle Porter

Nationwide — Rochelle Porter Design, a leading Black woman-owned home decor brand, is excited to announce the availability of its new decor collection at major retailers nationwide, just in time […]

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 […]

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, […]

Meet the Black Woman Making History as a Nurse Despite Being Wheelchair Bound

Andrea Dalzell

Nationwide — Meet Andrea Dalzell, an African American woman from New York City who became a Registered Nurse despite being wheelchair-bound since childhood. Andrea, also known as The Seated Nurse, […]

94-Year-Old Grandmother Fulfills Her Dream of Wearing a Wedding Dress

Martha Mae Ophelia Moon Tucker

Nationwide — At 94 years old, Martha Mae Ophelia Moon Tucker finally fulfilled her lifelong dream of wearing a wedding dress. This comes nearly 7 decades after her wedding in […]

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 […]

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 […]