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Chris Redding Makes Waves In Music Advocating for Mental Health and Neurodiversity

Chris Redding

Nationwide — Chris Redding, a recording artist and dedicated neurodiversity advocate, is making waves in the music industry and beyond with his latest album, “Visions of Sounds.” As a neurodivergent […]

Newly Revised Book Teaches Black Students How to Create Generational Wealth in Racist America

Get Rich While Black by Chuck Starks

Nationwide — The recently revised version of Get Rich While Black… Without Being an Athlete, Entertainer or Drug Dealer by Chuck Starks is a must-read for anyone who aspires to live […]

Black Author/ Workshop Facilitator Releases 2 New Books For Parents, Educators, and Students

Ellen R. (Graham) Yates

Nationwide — Ellen R. (Graham) Yates, an insightful and engaging keynote speaker, workshop facilitator, author, and educator, brings expertise and enthusiasm to the world of education and personal development. She […]

Three Black Scholars Launch the Black AI Consortium – A Historic Artificial Intelligence Experience

Founders of the Black AI Consortium

Nationwide — The Black AI Consortium has been launched to encourage dialogue and collaboration among members from diverse backgrounds within the African diaspora. Efforts include curating relevant content, hosting educational […]

Judge Carolyn Thompson Making History as the Highest Ranking Black Female in North Carolina's State Judicial System

Judge Carolyn Thompson

Nationwide — Last year, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper recognized and understood the 27 years of judicial experience and commitment to fairness and equitable justice that Judge Carolyn Thompson exudes. […]

Owner of Apartment Complex in Mississippi Owes $400K to the City for Water

Tony Little

Nationwide — Tony Little, an African American entrepreneur who owns the Blossom Apartments in South Jackson, Mississippi, is facing a financial nightmare as his complex owes over $470,000 in water […]

More Black Women Are Choosing to Be Single Moms By Choice With Assisted Reproductive Technology

Ashley Hunt with daughter

Nationwide — More African American women are reportedly making the empowering decision to become single moms by choice. Ashley Hunt, for example, is a Black woman from Chicago who is […]

Black Mom Fired For Hiring Her Son and His Friends at Burger King

Mom, her son, and his friends working at Burger King

Nationwide — Shakayla Dixon, an African American manager at a local Burger King restaurant in Clinton, Mississippi, has been fired along with her son and his friends after hiring them […]

Emmy Winners Sheryl Lee Ralph and Tabitha Brown Helping to Destigmatize Menstruation in the Groundbreaking Film, “Me Period”

Sheryl Lee Ralph and Tabitha Brown

New documentary bridges generational gaps, fosters vital conversations about Black women’s bodies Nationwide — Black Women’s Health Imperative (BWHI) announces Me Period, a documentary highlighting critical intergenerational discussions on puberty, […]

Ebony Alert Issued For 12-Year-Old Girl Last Seen With Her Mom's Boyfriend

Teriana Mahomes

Nationwide — Teriana Mahomes, a 12-year-old African American girl from Long Beach, California, who was reportedly abducted by her mother’s boyfriend, has been found safe after an Ebony Alert and […]

Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center Announces 80th Anniversary Commemoration of Port Chicago Disaster

Port Chicago Disaster

Nationwide — On Wednesday, July 17th, the Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC) will commemorate the 80th Anniversary of the tragic blast in Port Chicago, California in 1944. The […]

Former Black School Teacher Launches Her Own Academy and YouTube Channel, Already Has 1.5M Views

Dr. Taylor Dee

Nationwide — Dr. Taylor Dee is an innovative educator, song-singing children’s author, and dynamic entrepreneur. As a former school teacher, she has now launched her own academy and has also […]

18-Year-Old Black High School Graduate Launches Podcast and Book About Becoming a CEO

Mychal Connolly Jr, author of Realistic CEO book

Nationwide — Mychal Connolly Jr., known affectionately as Mikey, embarked on his entrepreneurial journey with a powerful message: Dreams come true. And dreams are meant to be pursued. During his […]

Black School Principal From NJ Killed in Crash With Her Son While Visiting South Africa

Principal Daniela Small-Bailey and son, Sidanii Bell

Nationwide — A tragic car accident in South Africa claimed the lives of an elementary school principal from Bergen County, New Jersey and her adult son, along with a police […]

William Harvey Goines, First Black Navy SEAL, Gone At 87, a Descendant of Two Civil War Union Soldiers

William Harvey Goines

Nationwide — Last month, Master Chief William Harvey Goines, the first African American Navy SEAL sadly passed away. He was an original inaugural member of the Navy SEAL team when […]

40-Year-Old Alexis Williams Makes History, Crowned Ms. Black Mississippi USA 2024

Alexis Williams, Ms. Black Mississippi USA

Nationwide — In a groundbreaking moment for Mississippi and the nation, Alexis Williams has been crowned Ms. Black Mississippi USA 2024, marking a significant milestone in the pageant’s history and […]

Two Black Women Superintendents Now Leading Oklahoma's Largest School Districts

Jamie Polk and Ebony Johnson

Nationwide — Jamie Polk and Ebony Johnson are making history in Oklahoma as the first Black women to lead the state’s two largest school districts. Polk is the Superitendent of […]

Beloved Black Teacher of the Year From Mississippi Killed in Wrong Way Crash

Tyra Small-Jackson

Nationwide — Tyra Small-Jackson, a 48-year-old teacher from Canton, Mississippi, who was named Teacher of the Year at the middle school where she taught, has tragically died in a wrong-way […]

Khyree Jackson, 24-Year-Old NFL Rookie From Maryland, Killed in Terrible Car Crash

Khyree Jackson

Nationwide — Minnesota Vikings rookie cornerback Khyree Jackson and two others tragically lost their lives in a car accident on Saturday morning in Prince George’s County, Maryland, as confirmed by […]

14-Year-Old Black Entrepreneur Who Designs Custom Jewelry Honored with a Prestigious Community Leadership Award

Jasmine Bledsoe

Nationwide — Jasmine Bledsoe, a 14-year-old African American entrepreneur who is also a scholar athlete from Fort Worth, Texas, has been honored with a prestigious leadership award in recognition of […]

Black Attorney, Zulu Ali, Renames Youth Mentoring Program in Memory of His Mother

Attorney Zulu Ali

Nationwide — Attorney Zulu Ali, founder and principal of the Law Offices of Zulu Ali & Associates, LLP, the largest Black-owned law firm in California’s Inland Empire, honors his mother […]

Restaurant Manager Harrasses Black Woman Who Left Her Waiter a $150 Tip

Dawn Montgomery

Nationwide — Dawn Montgomery, an African American woman from Laurel, Mississippi, says that a restaurant manager questioned her about a $150 tip that she left for a waiter at a […]

Black UPS Driver From Houston Makes History, Celebrates 50 Years of Delivering Packages

Cal Murray

Nationwide — Cal Murray, a dedicated UPS driver from Houston, Texas, has spent the last 50 years delivering packages and has driven a remarkable 4 million miles without a single […]

Keith Lee Explains Why He Dropped Taraji P. Henson’s Rose on the Floor at the BET Awards

Keith Lee and Taraji P. Henson

Nationwide — At the 2024 BET Awards, host Taraji P. Henson made the mistake of misidentifying Keith Lee in the audience. Afterwards, she gave him a rose and he was […]

Jamie Foxx Explains His Mysterious Hospitalization, "I Was Unconscious For 20 Days"

Jamie Foxx

Nationwide — Jamie Foxx recently shared a shocking experience that left him hospitalized and unconscious for 20 days last year. At a Phoenix restaurant, the 56-year-old Academy Award-winning actor talked […]

Police Brutality Film 'Illville’ Joins Tubi Amid Producer Brittany Chrishawn's Real-Life Encounter With Police

Illville

Illville, a film that unexpectedly predicted its creators’ own struggles with police violence, is now streaming on Tubi Nationwide — Production company, Moore Flicks, is thrilled to announce that the […]

18-Year-Old Black Teen Crochets Her Own Prom Dress With Matching Handbag

Sarah Akinbuwa

Nationwide — Meet Sarah Akinbuwa, an 18-year-old African American teenager from Somerville, Massachusetts who took the spotlight with her handmade prom dress. A video of herself on social media crocheting […]

13-Year-Old Boy Makes History, Publishes First Ever Book About Skincare for Black Children

Bron Echols, author of Wash Your T, Close Your Eyes

Nationwide — 13-year-old Bron Echols has made history as the first author to publish a book about skincare for Black children. Wash Your “T” and Close Your Eyes, which he […]

Will Smith Performs New Song 'You Can Make It' With Kirk Franklin at BET Awards

Will Smith performing at the BET Awards

Nationwide — Will Smith made a triumphant return to the stage at the 2024 BET Awards, debuting his new song “You Can Make It” and thrilling fans with an energetic […]

Texas Teen Paralyzed After Jumping into a Pool to Escape a Wasp

Semyon Williams

Nationwide — Semyon Williams Jr., a 13-year-old African American teen from Little Elm, Texas, has suffered a life-changing injury after diving into a shallow community pool to escape a wasp. […]

Woman Charged for Purposely Running Over Her Boyfriend and Toddler Son

Aaliyah Ross

Nationwide — Aaliyah Ross, a 27-year-old woman from Tampa, Florida, has been arrested for allegedly intentionally driving over her boyfriend, who was holding a 16-month-old baby, during a heated confrontation.

Black Educator of 22 Years to Launch Diversity Book Fair For Children of Color

Valerie J. Lewis Coleman

Nationwide — Valerie J. Lewis Coleman, a passionate advocate for diversity in children’s literature and a former educator of more than 20 years, will host the highly anticipated When I […]

Rapper Lil Durk’s 10-Year-Old Son Shoots His Stepfather in Defense of His Mom

Lil Durk son shoots his stepfather

Nationwide — Last week, a 10-year-old boy, the biological son of rapper Lil Durk, shot his stepfather to protect his mother during a domestic dispute, possibly related to custody issues. […]

Black Woman With Sickle Cell Disease Defies Odds, Turns 80 Years Old

Patricia McGill

Nationwide — Meet Patricia McGill, an African American woman from Houston, Texas, who recently celebrated her 80th birthday despite living with sickle cell disease. She is one of the oldest people […]

Philly Woman Stole $184K Check From Her City to Pay for a Butt Lift and Vacations

Ashley Stibbins-Parker

Nationwide — Ashley Stibbins-Parker, a 30-year-old woman from Philadelphia, is accused of stealing a $184,000 pandemic relief check meant for the city of Weston. She reportedly used the stolen funds […]

Actor Columbus Short Apologizes For Saying That Black Women Are ‘Untrainable’

Columbus Short

Nationwide — Actor Columbus Short has issued an apology after he strongly insinuated in a clip on

Black Barber Says Donald Trump Misled Him to Use His Shop

Rocky Jones, barbershop owner

Nationwide — Rocky Jones, owner of Rocky’s Barbershop in Buckhead, Atlanta, says he felt shocked and deceived after unknowingly hosting a political event for former President Donald Trump. He said […]

Florida Karen Gets Instant Karma After She Punched a Man in a Parking Lot

Karen from Florida punched

Nationwide — A Florida woman’s attempt at violence backfired spectacularly when she punched a YouTuber and found herself flat on the ground — all captured on camera.

Nude Man in Florida Beats Elderly Neighbor, Robs Her Apartment

Marco Tulio Russi

Nationwide — A 76-year-old woman in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, was brutally attacked over the weekend by a fellow resident in her building. Marco Tulio Russi, a 43-year-old man, allegedly […]

90-Year-Old Crossing Guard in Brooklyn Retires After Almost 50 Years on Duty

Maggie Poston

Nationwide — Meet Maggie Poston, a 90-year-old African American female crossing guard in Brooklyn, New York City, has decided to retire after nearly five decades on duty. Poston, who started […]

Arm of Missing Black Teen Murdered and Dismembered Found on Beach

Sade Robinson

Nationwide — Sade Robinson, a 19-year-old African American teen woman from Vicksburg, Mississippi, was brutally murdered and dismembered after going on a first date. Her remains have been found in […]

Ohio Cop Fired After Slamming Black Teen's Face to Ground, Dragging Him By Locs

Officer Donovan Bever

Nationwide — Officer Donovan Bever has been fired from the Columbus police force after a bodycam video revealed his violent arrest of a 14-year-old boy, including slamming the teen’s face […]

Black Woman, Employee at Law Firm Told She Can't Use the Bathroom Where She Works

White Karen and Black woman at Buffalo law firm office

Nationwide — An unidentified African American woman who works at a law firm in Buffalo, New York faced discrimination when a fellow office worker, who is a white woman, questioned […]

22-Year-Old Fast Food Worker Arrested For Shooting at Drive-Thru Customers (Video)

Chassidy Gardner

Nationwide — Chassidy Gardner, a 22-year-old employee at a McDonald’s restaurant in Lakeland, Florida has been arrested following a violent altercation at the drive-thru on Friday at around 1am. The […]

14-Year-Old Black Girl From Florida Graduates From College

Keniah Washington

Nationwide — Keniah Washington, a 14-year-old African American girl from Tampa, Florida, recently made headlines by graduating from Saint Leo University with a 3.0 GPA. She earned her associate’s degree […]

Black Teen From Louisiana Graduates With 3.9 GPA Despite Being Homeless

Elijah Hogan

Nationwide — Meet Elijah Hogan, a 19-year-old African American student from New Orleans, Louisiana, who has graduated as valedictorian while facing homelessness. Living in a shelter didn’t stop him from […]

Martin Lawrence Responds to Rumors of Health Problems

Martin Lawrence

Nationwide — Martin Lawrence, known for his roles in movies like Bad Boys, recently reassured fans about his health. During an appearance on Hot 97’s Ebro in the Morning, the […]

Dollar General Removes Self-Checkout in 12,000 of Its Stores Nationwide

Dollar General store

Nationwide — In a surprising move, Dollar General has decided to shut down self-checkout services at a staggering 12,000 of its stores. This decision comes amidst rising concerns over the […]

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 […]