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Black Employee From Georgia Retires After 65 Years Working at the Same Restaurant

Jimmie Scott

Nationwide — Jimmie Scott, at the age of 85, officially retires after an impressive 65 years of dedicated service at S&S Cafeteria in Macon, Georgia, starting from a dishwasher to […]

7-Year-Old Makes History, First Black Girl to Win Tiny Miss Princess of America Pageant

Paris Epps

Nationwide — Meet Paris Epps, a 7-year-old African American girl from Tulsa, Oklahoma, who made history by becoming the first Black girl to win the national title of Tiny Miss […]

1,000's of Black Women Invited to Rediscover Joy at Transformative 3-Day Retreat in Maryland

Julian B. Kiganda

Nationwide — EMERGE Live!, a groundbreaking 3-day immersive retreat, will bring together visionary Black women from April 19 – 21, 2024 at the luxurious Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center […]

Black Teen With Size 23 Feet Thanks Shaq for Super-Sized Shoe Donation

Jo'rel Bolden

Nationwide — Jor’el Bolden, a 16-year-old teen from Kansas City, Missouri who struggled to find shoes that fit his size 23 feet, recently found unexpected relief and support from his […]

21-Year-Old Black Pilot From Georgia to Earn His Third College Degree

Kegan Martindale Hernandez

Nationwide — Meet Kegan Martindale-Hernandez, a 21-year-old African American pilot who got his first college degree right before graduating high school and is now set to earn his third college […]

Founder Launches Line of Afrocentric Trophies and Recognition Awards for Colleges, Corporate, and Organizations of Color

Julius K Aboagye, Founder of African Heritage Collection

Nationwide — Meet Julius K. Aboagye, the Founder and Creative Director of African Heritage Collection, which produces stunning pieces of artwork that are also designed to celebrate and honor the […]

Can One Mother’s Journey Spark a Revolution in Diabetes Advocacy?

Constantine Alleyne

Nationwide — In a world where diabetes disproportionately impacts communities of color, one woman’s journey is poised to change the game. Constantine Alleyne, a visionary leader with a diverse background […]

Renowned Environmental Attorney Raya Salter, aka the "Climate Auntie," Launches Empowering Podcast for Climate Justice

Raya Salter

Nationwide — Environmental attorney and acclaimed advocate Raya Salter, widely known as the Climate Auntie, has officially launched her groundbreaking podcast, Tea with Climate Auntie. The podcast educates and empowers […]

Black Chambers Across Florida Gather in Tallahassee For 3rd Annual Black Chamber Day

Florida Black Chambers

Nationwide — On February 5th, 2024, the Florida Association of Black Chambers of Commerce kicked off its third annual Black Chamber Day at the Capitol in Tallahassee. The attendees were […]

Beauty Industry Bids Farewell to a Legend: Dudley Hair Care Empire Co-Founder Dr. Joe L. Dudley, Sr. Dies At 86

Joe L. Dudley Sr.

Nationwide — Tributes from across the world continue to come in for the patriarch of the Dudley Hair Care empire, icon, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Dr. Joe L. Dudley, Sr. who […]

This Black Woman With a PhD in Nursing is Helping Other Nurses to Build a Career as Freelance Writers

Alexandria Jones-Patten

Nationwide — Alexandria Jones-Patten, an African American registered nurse has authored The Write Remedy: Revitalizing Nursing Careers Through Health Content Writing where she uses her experience in nursing to explore the […]

Black Siblings, Raised in the Projects, Release Their 8th Book About Thriving in Predominately White Industries

Nicole B. Simpson

Nationwide — Meet Dr. Nicole B. Simpson and Sonji K. Grandy, two African American siblings who are the authors of a new book entitled Out of the Woods, a riveting duet […]

27-Year-Old Makes History as First Black Female Pilot to Fly a Boeing 777 for Air Canada

Zoey Williams

Nationwide — Meet Zoey Williams, a 27-year-old from Ontario, Canada with four college degrees who has recently made history as Air Canada’s first Black female pilot to fly a Boeing […]

VH1 Reality Star Chrissy Monroe’s Dental Emergency Highlights Dangers of Seeking Cheaper Dental Work Abroad

Chrissy Monroe

Nationwide — Former reality television personality Chrissy Monroe has come forward with a cautionary tale about the perils of seeking dental treatment overseas. Her recent dental emergency has ignited a […]

1,000’s of HBCU Students to Benefit From Black Couple's Accredited AI Ed-Tech Company

Demario and Dawn Nicole McIlwain

Nationwide — DeMario and Dawn Nicole McIlwain, the founders of Skilldora, a Black-owned AI Ed-Tech company, have partnered with African American billionaire Dr. Michael V. Roberts, the founder and CEO […]

Grammy-Nominated Afrobeats Star, Ayra Starr, to Headline the Inaugural Midwest Cultural Fest

Ayra Starr

Nationwide — Ayra Starr, the Afrobeats diva nominated for a Grammy Award, will lead a star­ studded lineup of international and Haitian artists in celebration of the Midwest’s rich cultural […]

Black Couple Open 3 Child Development Centers in Kansas That Now Employ Over 60 Educators

Alicia and Abdul Yahaya, founder of Open Minds Development

Nationwide — Meet Alicia and Abdul Yahaya, the owners of Open Minds Child Development Center, a Kansas-based Black-owned enterprise that is making waves in early childhood education with its latest […]

Meet the Black Couple Who Have Traveled to 61 Cities in 32 States to Teach Mental Health Awareness

Lorenzo and Jordon Lewis

Nationwide — Lorenzo Lewis and his wife, Jordon, have traveled across the country teaching frontline workers how to care for the mental health of African Americans who are often in […]

Speakers Magazine Unveils Special Black History Month Issue Featuring Nkechi Taifa, Esq. and Celebrates Great Speakers and Authors

Nkechi Taifa on Speakers Magazine

Nationwide –– The esteemed publication for empowering speakers and communicators, Speakers Magazine, proudly announces the release of its special Black History Month issue. This edition places the spotlight on the […]

Bus Driver Saves the Day When Student Doesn't Have PJs For Pajama Day

Larry Farrish, Jr. and Levi

Nationwide — Larry Farrish Jr., an African American school bus driver, became the hero of the day for first-grader Levi who didn’t have pajamas for the school’s pajama day. Farrish […]

Author's 24th Book Reveals Plan on Why and How Black People Should Unite

Time For Revenge by Richard Jeanty

Nationwide — RJ Publications is thrilled to announce the upcoming release of A Time For Revenge 2: The Black Revolution by national bestselling author Richard Jeanty. Renowned for his compelling […]

Black Entrepreneur, Once Paralyzed With 5 Days to Live, Creates Afro Puff Doll For Boys and Girls

Eve Lynne Robinson, founder of Afro Puff Doll

Nationwide — Meet Eve Lynne Robinson, an African American entrepreneur from Oakland, California, who has created a gender-neutral Black doll named Ella B. Jenkins with afro puffs and an accompanying […]

Publisher of Popular Ethiopian Children’s Books Continues to Garner International Recognition

Ethiopian children reading OHBD books

Nationwide — Open Hearts Big Dreams (OHBD) and the Ethiopian Section of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY Ethiopia) are elated to announce that two of the […]

Black Mom, Owner of Grocery Store Chain Faces Setback After City of Chicago Denies Her Small Business Funding

Ena Jones, owner of Roots and Vine Inc.

Nationwide — Meet Ena Jones, an African American mom who is also the CEO and Owner of Roots & Vine Produce and Cafe, an innovative and community-oriented grocery chain that […]

12-Year-Old Black Author Gets 4th Book Published in the Library of Congress

Nicholas Buamah

Nationwide — At 12 years old, Nicholas Buamah is a young African American author, producer and philanthropist who continues to defy expectations in the literary world with the release of […]

The Sistah Shop Presents the 2024 #ShopWithSistahs Black History Month Market at Atlantic Station

Attendees at The Sistah Shop

Nationwide — The Sistah Shop, a dynamic retail store by the Sistahs in Business Expo, is excited to announce the 2024 #ShopWithSistahs Black History Month Market, set to take place […]

Black Children’s Books Are Being Banned, But This Black Author Launched a Global Movement to Celebrate Them

Veronica N. Chapman

Nationwide — Black children’s book bans are rising, but no ban can stop the power of the people. The third annual celebration of Black Children’s Book Week starts on February […]

Black Author Writes New Book About His Late Mom Whom He Says Was His Superhero

Waldo Theus, author of Mother's Touch

Nationwide — An amateur writer writes an inspiring and passionate book. To his mother, family, the Black community and the world to enjoy. Waldo Theus, is seen in this photo […]

Meet the First Black Woman to Discover an Element on the Periodic Table

Clarice Phelps

Nationwide — Meet Clarice Phelps, an HBCU graduate of Tennessee State University who, in 2022, made history as the first Black woman to contribute to the discovery of an element […]

Black Stock Trading Experts to Teach 300 Beginners How to Trade Options Through Their Game and Mentorship Program

JR Fenwick and Eric Johnson, Founders of Flip That Option

Nationwide — Last year, J.R. Fenwick, founder and CEO of FLip That Stock, a stock market education and technology company and Eric V. Johnson, an options trading expert joined forces […]

Group of Black Investors Who Bought a $3.8M Hotel Last Year Set to Acquire Second Hotel

Black hotel investors

Nationwide — Just over a year after acquiring a hotel in Memphis, Tennessee, making them the only Black hotel owners in Memphis, power couple Norland and Dr. Amina James are […]

Founder of Trademarked Black History Brand Saddened By JCPenney’s Copyright Infringement

Freddie Taylor

Nationwide — Freddie Taylor, the CEO and Founder of Urban Intellectuals, a leading voice in the celebration and education of Black history and culture, has publicly called out retail giant […]

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 […]

Actress Raven-Symoné Mourns the Loss of Her Younger 31-Year-Old Brother

Raven-Symone and her brother, Blaize

Nationwide — Raven-Symoné is going through a tough time as she mourns the loss of her younger brother, Blaize Pearman, who passed away at the age of 31. The actress […]

Beyonce’s Backup Singer Who is Also an Uber Driver Serenades Her Passengers

Deanna Dixon, Rideshare Queen

Nationwide — Meet Deanna Dixon, a former backup singer for Beyoncé on her concert tours who is now known as “The Rideshare Queen” on TikTok for serenading her Uber passengers […]

Black Woman, Virginia Crossing Guard Retires After 56 Years on the Job

Elizabeth Stanton

Nationwide — Meet Elizabeth Stanton, an 83-year-old African American woman from Norfolk, Virginia who dedicated 56 years of her life to safeguarding local elementary school children. For more than five decades, […]

70-Year-Old Black Woman From Uganda Gives Birth to Healthy Twins

Safina Namukwaya

Nationwide — Safina Namukwaya, a 70-year-old woman from Uganda, is making headlines as one of the oldest mothers as she recently gave birth to twins via cesarean at a fertility […]

11-Year-Old Black Boy Makes History, Raises $233K For Charity

Murhaf Hamid

Nationwide — Meet Murhaf Hamid, an 11-year-old Black boy from Sweden who made history by collecting an astonishing $233,000 for the Majblomman (Mayflower) children’s charity. He went viral on social […]

13-Year-Old Black Teen Solves 34 Math Problems in 172 Seconds, Earns Full Scholarship

Nasara James Dabo

Nationwide — Meet Nasara James Dabo, a 13-year-old girl from Nigeria who has caught attention with her incredible feat. At the International Mathematical Olympiad, she solved 34 math problems in […]

34-Year-Old Black Mom of 5 Dying From Cancer is Writing a Book For Her Kids

Kourtni Smith

Nationwide — Kourtni Smith, a 34-year-old mother of five from St Mary’s County, Maryland, is currently battling terminal cancer with remarkable courage, aiming to inspire others and raise awareness about […]

21-Year Old Black Woman Makes History, Opens Homeless Shelter in Los Angeles

Miriam Haregot

Nationwide — Miriam Haregot, an African American woman from Los Angeles, who just turned 21 years old, has successfully an abandoned church into a homeless shelter. She is possibly the […]

6 Formerly Homeless Black Siblings From NYC Are All Now Becoming Nurses

Lawrence sisters

Nationwide — Six sisters, the Lawrence siblings from New York City, are now on their journey to fulfill their dreams of becoming nurses together after facing nearly a decade of […]

Black Woman Who Wanted to Get Pregnant Accidentally Given Abortion Pill

Tamika Thomas

Nationwide — Tamika Thomas, an African American woman from Las Vegas, Nevada undergoing IVF treatment, tragically lost her baby after her local pharmacy mistakenly provided her with abortion medication instead […]

Meet the 60-Year-Old Black Barber with Only One Functioning Arm

Harold Brown, one arm functioning barber

Nationwide — Harold Brown, a 60-year-old barber from New York City, proudly claims the title of “the best one-armed barber in the world.” With only his right arm skillfully working […]

White Student Becomes First Ever Female HBCU Football Player

Leilani Armenta

Nationwide — Leilani Armenta has become the first female football player for an HBCU team after she recently kicked off the game for Jackson State against Bethune-Cookman. Her historic feat […]

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 […]

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 […]