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11-Year-Old Black Boy Who Called Police For Help Shot By Responding Officer

Aderrien Murry

Nationwide — Aderrien Murry, an 11-year-old African American boy from Indianola, Mississippi, was critically injured after being shot by a police officer in his own home when he called 911 […]

Black Grandma, Grandson From Mississippi Make History on 'Wheel of Fortune'

Retta and Julian on Wheel of Fortune

Nationwide — Retta Alexander and her grandson, Julian, who are from Moss Point, Mississippi, are celebrating having taken home the jackpot on Wheel of Fortune, the popular TV game show.

Black Woman Who Worked at KFC for 47 Years Finally Retiring

Loretta Neely

Nationwide — Loretta Neely, an African American woman from Memphis, Tennessee who worked at a local KFC restaurant for 47 years, is being recognized for her many years of service […]

28-Year-Old Makes History, Youngest Black Professor to Simultaneously Teach at Columbia, NYU and UCLA

Dr. Eli Joseph

Nationwide — Meet 28-year-old Dr. Eli Joseph, the youngest Black instructor to teach simultaneously at three prestigious universities – Columbia University, New York University, and UCLA (University of California, Los […]

Meet 4 Successful HBCU Grads Turned STEM Professionals, Products of a Black-Owned Non-Profit

HBCU grads from Project Still I Rise

Nationwide — As we know, the new millennium ushered in great advancements in technology and globalization. Countless scholars and analysts have said it over and over again — it is […]

Black Entrepreneurs Blocked from Buying 4.6 Acres of Land to Develop Modern Day Negro Baseball League

Cleo Arrington and Glenn Draughn

Nationwide — Meet Cleo Arrington & Glenn Draughn, two African American entrepreneurs who submitted a proposal to buy a local baseball field in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, but were blocked […]

Meet the Black Doulas Who Are Saving Lives and Bringing Joy to Birth

Shafia M. Monroe with other Black doulas

Nationwide — For more than 20 years now, Shafia M. Monroe, the founder of SMC Full Circle Doula Birth Companion Training, has been training and certifying doulas to help improve […]

Single Dad Earns Master's Degree While Working 3 Jobs to Care For His Son

Desmond Durham

Nationwide — Desmond Durham, a 36-year-old single father from Newark, New Jersey, is celebrating having earned his Master’s degree. He achieved the incredible feat while juggling three jobs and caring […]

Reggae Artist Who Named Almost 300 People in a Song About Violence Releases New Song Called “Crazy Love”

Lushy Banton

Nationwide — In today’s world, violence is becoming part of the norm. Kingston-born Reggae/Dancehall artist Lushy Banton recalls losing close friends and others in his community due to violence experienced […]

4 Black Women Graduate as Valedictorians This Year at Spelman College

Black women valedictorians

Nationwide — Spelman College, the prestigious all-women HBCU in Atlanta, Georgia, is making history once again at its graduation ceremony for the Class of 2023 as it honors four valedictorians […]

Black Mom of 6 Welcomes Triplets Just a Few Years After Giving Birth to Twins

Monique Davaul

Nationwide — Monique Davaul, a 30-year-old African American mother from Newport News, Virginia, has given birth to fraternal triplets just a few years after giving birth to twin boys. She […]

Founders Launch New Podcast, “Untold Stories: Black and Missing,” to Shine Light on Missing People of Color

Founders and Derrica and Natalie Wilson

Nationwide — Derrica and Natalie Wilson, the founders of BAMFI Enterprises, the production company for the Black and Missing Foundation, have launched a compelling new true-crime podcast called Untold Stories: […]

The Credit Bros Celebrate 5 Years of Making Homeownership Possible in the Black Community

Founders of The Credit Bros

Nationwide — Since their timely meeting in 2018, Christopher Watson and Aaron Steede, the founders of The Credit Bros, have been on a mission to help the underserved reach financial […]

Black Woman, Former NYPD Detective, Says Millions Misappropriated From Her Claims For 9/11 Compensation

Joanne Brown

Nationwide — Meet Joanne Brown, one of the many African American 9/11 victims whose legal attempts have failed to recover over $5 million dollars misappropriated from her Victim Compensation Claim. […]

Former Teen Mom and Her Son Graduate Together From Georgia State University

Indya Thomas and son, Kamau

Nationwide — Meet Indya Thomas, a former teen mom, and her 17-year-old son Kamau, who are celebrating having graduated from Georgia State University together. Indya was told for years that […]

School Custodian Goes Back to School at 45 to Earn Diploma

Elmo Desilva

Nationwide — Elmo Desilva, a 45-year-old African American man from Clarkston, Georgia, has recently earned his high school diploma after years of working as a school custodian.

Twin Brothers From Georgia Graduate High School as Valedictorian and Salutatorian

Mykel and Markel Rainey

Nationwide — Twin brothers Mykel and Markel Rainey, who are from Cuthbert, Georgia, graduate from their high school as the valedictorian and the salutatorian of their class.

Disabled Black Grandma Files $100 Million Lawsuit Against Landlords For Unlawful, Racist Eviction

Sandra Black

Nationwide — Sandra Black, a 62-year-old African American retired disabled grandmother from Marion, Indiana has sued what she calls “malicious racist landlords” for their attempted frivolous eviction in Indiana state […]

3 Black Medical Professionals to Host Clinicians of Color Conference to Address Black Male Mental Wellness

David Archer, Steven Kniffley, and Dr. Broderick Sawyer

Nationwide — Clinicians of Color® is proud to announce its upcoming online conference, No More Hiding Behind Masks: Embracing Authenticity in Black Male Mental Wellness, on June 4th at noon […]

15-Year-Old Black Teen From Alabama to Graduate High School

Lexie Jones

Nationwide — At just 15 years old, Lexie Jones, an African American student from Alabaster, Alabama, is graduating from high school. She also makes history as the youngest to become […]

Black Author to Release 3rd Installment in Best-Selling, Award-Winning Picture Book Series

Sherikka Myers, author of Herbie's New Friend

Lil Herbie is back again by popular demand! Nationwide — African American author Sherrika Myers uses her past to inspire her books. She grew up stuttering and was constantly ridiculed […]

Two-Day Event to Celebrate the 60th Year of Africa Day in Las Vegas

Attendees at Africa Day in Las Vegas

African Diaspora of Las Vegas highlights African culture through family-friendly festival and fundraising reception. Nationwide — The African Diaspora of Las Vegas is proud to present a two-day celebration and […]

Black Mom From South Carolina Celebrates All 4 of Her Kids Graduating This Year

Kanett Haynes with her children

Nationwide — Kanett Haynes, an African American mother of four from Spartanburg, South Carolina, is celebrating that all of her kids are simultaneously graduating from either high school or college […]

Black Reality-TV Star Rebrands Natural Hair Care Brand & Introduces New Beauty Accessories for Women of Color

Mushiya Tshikuka

MUSHIYA Beauty is now the new name for Runway Curls Nationwide — Mushiya Tshikuka, the founder and CEO of Runway Curls, the popular haircare brand that has been serving customers […]

Snoop Dogg, Jill Scott, Babyface to Headline 2023 Cincinnati Music Festival

Snoop Dogg, Jill Scott and Babyface

Berrywise Enterprise providing competitive pricing for the 2023 Cincinnati Music Festival. Prime seating and hotel accommodations are available and selling fast. Nationwide — Berrywise Enterprise, a Black-owned premier ticket and […]

Key Strategies for Single Mothers to Build Generational Wealth

Makeba White Chanay

By Makeba White Chanay Nationwide — Every parent has a single priority in their lives, and it is to find the best available opportunities to help their children have a […]

Black Ex-PulteGroup Employee Slams CEO Ryan Marshall for Downplaying Racist “Noose Meeting”

Pultegroup CEO and Black employees

Nationwide — “On Tuesday, May 9, 2023, Ryan Marshall acknowledged racism within PulteGroup, although he has fired just one of the players in the racist and discriminatory scheme our lawsuit […]

Black CPA to Host 3-Day Summit Event to Help Accounting Professionals to Build and Grow Their Own 6-Figure Business

Randy Hughes

Nationwide — Randy Hughes CPA, founder and CEO of Counting Pennies, LLC, one of the fastest-growing Black-owned accounting firms in the country will host The Well-Rounded Accountant Summit to help […]

Nigerian American Author Chinedu Achebe Nationally Recognized, Wins 2023 Independent Press Award

Miseducation of Obi Ifeanyi by Chinedu Achebe

Nationwide — The Independent Press Award has recognized The Miseducation of Obi Ifeanyi by Chinedu Achebe in the category of African American Fiction as the winner. Experts judge the competition […]

Dallas-Non Profit Provides Black Youth with Seed Funding Valued at Over $25K in Stock and Roth IRA Investment

Black Youth in Project Still I Rise program

Nationwide — Dallas-based non-profit organization Project Still I Rise aims to close the generational wealth gap amongst African Americans by gifting 500 students with Roth IRAs and stock as first-time […]

Entrepreneur Operates Premier Black-Owned Fine Art Publishing Company in the US

Dexter Merritt, Founder and Positive Black Images

Nationwide — Dexter R. Merritt Sr. is the founder and CEO of Positive Black Images, a fine art publishing and distribution company in Gaithersburg, Maryland. After graduating from college in […]

11-Year-Old Black Girl With IQ Higher Than Einstein is Earning Masters Degree

Adhara Perez Sanchez

Nationwide — Adhara Pérez Sánchez, a 12-year-old brown skin girl from Mexico City, is making headlines for her exceptional intelligence, with an IQ score higher than that of Albert Einstein. […]

Group of Black Teen Moms From Georgia Make History, Graduate High School Together

Black teen moms

Nationwide — Seventeen young mothers who are mostly African American graduated from high school, defying stereotypes and challenges that they faced as teen moms. Their school, Georgia Chaffee TAPP School […]

13-Year-Old Black Boy, Youngest to Graduate College With Two Degrees in Cybersecurity and Computer Science

Elijah Muhammad

Nationwide — Elijah Muhammad, a 13-year-old African American student from Oklahoma City, once again makes history as the youngest Black student to graduate college. This year alone, he earned not […]

Black Mom, Daughter from Detroit Graduate Nursing College Together

Shalisa and Mishay Davis

Nationwide — Shalisa Davis and her daughter, Mishay, who are from Detroit, Michigan, shared a very special moment when they recently graduated together from the Hondros College of Nursing in […]

Black Student From Mississippi Awarded Almost $3M in College Scholarships

Taylor Herron

Nationwide — Taylor Herron, a Black student from Mississippi who studies art, has received nearly $3 million in college scholarship offers and accepted into 38 schools including several prestigious art […]

1,000's of Black Women Who Took Tylenol While Pregnant May Be Entitled to Compensation

Black mom with baby

Nationwide — Thousands of African American women who took Tylenol or generic acetaminophen during pregnancy at a high dose or for an extended period may be entitled to substantial compensation […]

Toni Braxton Nearly Died 7 Months Ago, Underwent Emergency Heart Surgery

Toni Braxton

Nationwide — Grammy Award-winning singer Toni Braxton has revealed that she is lucky to be alive seven months after undergoing emergency heart surgery for a blocked coronary artery. Braxton, who […]

Black Student From New Orleans Accepted to 125 Colleges and $9M in Scholarships

Dennis Barnes

Nationwide — Dennis Barnes, an African American high school student from New Orleans, Louisiana, has been awarded a whopping $9 million in scholarship offers from 125 colleges and universities, reportedly setting […]

35-Year Old Black Mom Dies After Childbirth, Grandma Left to Raise 12 Grandchildren

Patricia Pouncey and her daughter Nikita

Nationwide — Nikita Washington, a 35-year-old African American woman from Detroit, tragically died at Harper University Hospital a day after she gave birth to her 12th child, Nathaniel. Now, her […]

No Charges in Death of Black Woman Killed in Mexico By Her Friends

Shanquella Robinson

Nationwide — Federal prosecutors have announced that they will not be pressing charges in the death of Shanquella Robinson, a 25-year-old Black American woman who was found dead in Mexico […]

Jay-Z and Mom, Gloria, Celebrate 20 Years of Giving Back With 2023 Scholarship Fund

Jay-Z and mom, Gloria

Nationwide — The Shawn Carter Scholarship Fund (SCSF), founded by rapper turned business mogul Jay-Z and his philanthropist mother Gloria, has been helping low-income students achieve their dreams of higher […]

Black Teen Dies in School Shooting That Didn't Make National News

Ja'Shawn Poirier

Nationwide — Ja’Shawn Poirier, a 16-year-old Black student, was shot and killed in a school shooting in Arlington, Texas. However, this particular incident didn’t receive any national media attention.

Oldest Living Black World War II Veteran Turns 100 Years Old

Thomas Taylor

Nationwide — Thomas Taylor, a World War II veteran from Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, has turned 100 years old and is now one of the oldest living African American survivors.

Black Teen From Illinois With 4.54 GPA Breaks High School's 159-Year-Old Record

Nina Mitchell

Nationwide — In 2020, Nina Mitchell, a 17-year-old African American student from DeKalb, Illinois, made history when she became the first Black female valedictorian in her high school’s 159-year history. […]

Atlanta Black Teen Earns $1.3M in Scholarships, Accepted into More Than 50 Colleges

Daya Brown

Nationwide — Daya Brown, an 18-year-old African American student from Atlanta, Georgia has been accepted to more than 50 colleges and universities. She has also earned over $1.3 million in […]

Colorado's Teacher of the Year is a Black Male Educator For the First Time Ever

Jimmy Lee Day

Nationwide — Jimmy Lee Day II, an African American educator from Aurora, Colorado who has been teaching for over 13 years, has made history as the first Black male to […]

26-Year-Old Black Woman Builds $35K Tiny House in Her Backyard, Rents Out Main House

Precious C. Price

Nationwide — Precious Price, a 26-year-old African American woman from Atlanta, Georgia, went viral after she built a luxury tiny home in the backyard where she lives completely rent-free. To […]

Black Mom Furious at Daycare For Painting Children in Blackface

Courtney Politis

Nationwide — A daycare in Miami, Florida is being criticized for reportedly painting children in Blackface apparently in celebration of Black History Month. Courtney Politis, a local African American mom, […]

43-Year-Old Black Mom With 4 Kids Starts Medical School

Shamone Gore Panter

Nationwide — Shamone Gore Panter, a 43-year-old Black mother of four kids from Cleveland, Ohio, has started medical school, proving that it’s never too late to reach one’s goals.

37-Year-Old Makes History as the Youngest Ever Black Professor at University of Cambridge

Jason Arday

Nationwide — Jason Arday, a 37-year-old sociologist who was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and global development delay when he was a child, becomes the youngest Black professor at the […]

Apparel Brand For Black Women Celebrates 25 Years With New Pants Suit Collection and More

Black women wearing pant suits

Nationwide — WomenSuits, an apparel company that has been dressing professional Black woman for more than two decades is celebrating its 25th year in business with a new active wear […]

Tyler Perry Donates $2.75M to Cover Rising Property Taxes For Low-Income Senior Citizens

Tyler Perry

Nationwide — Filmmaker and actor Tyler Perry is once again giving back to his local community with a $2.75 million donation to help low-income seniors in Atlanta cover their property […]

Autumn Lockwood Makes History as First Black Woman to Coach in the Super Bowl

Autumn Lockwood

Nationwide — Autumn Lockwood, a 29-year-old Sports Conditioning Coach with the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles, will make history as the first Black woman to ever coach in the Super Bowl.

Proud Dad Celebrates Son Who Became a Pilot After 11 Years of Studying

Delante Sykes

Nationwide — Delante Sykes, who wanted to become a pilot since he was 2 years old, has achieved his childhood dream after studying for 11 years. His proud dad is […]