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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 […]

Black Entrepreneur/ Motivational Speaker Creates Song About Change with Her Son and Two Mentees

Natalie Fikes with her son and mentees

Nationwide — In honor of Hip-Hop’s 50th Anniversary, Natalie Fikes, a successful speaker and businesswoman shared with more than 3,000 graduates during her commencement speech in June, how music inspired […]

White Woman Controversially Wins Miss Universe Zimbabwe Beauty Pageant Competition

Brooke-Bruk Jackson

Nationwide — The Miss Universe Zimbabwe Competition was recently held for the first time in 22 years this past week, but a 21-year-old white woman was declared the winner of […]

Black Entrepreneur's Travel Company Hosts Luxury Group Trips to Africa Several Times a Year

Jay Cameron, founder of Maximum Impact Travel

Nationwide — After a successful 12-year run organizing summer camps for children, Jay Cameron has now expanded his passion for fostering unforgettable travel experiences through his company, Maximum Impact Travel. […]

Founder of Black-Owned Startup Creates Mental Health Event Series to Empower Black and Brown Communities

TImothy M Jones, founder of Colorful Voices

Nationwide — Timothy M. Jones, the Founder of Colorful Voices, a startup that provides grief and trauma mitigation training for the military and other government agencies, is excited to present […]

Young Black Woman Quits Exciting Microsoft Job, Launches Groundbreaking Wooden Watch Collection

Shanayla Sweat, founder of A Few Wood Men

Nationwide — In a bold move that underscores the power of entrepreneurship and representation, Shanayla Sweat, a dynamic young Black woman, departed from her exciting role at Microsoft to establish […]

Introducing "Homeward," A Captivating Story of a Black Woman’s Transformation Amidst a Changing World

Homeward By Angela Jackson-Brown

Nationwide — Known for her exceptional contributions to literature, award-winning author Angela Jackson-Brown’s highly anticipated novel Homeward weaves a powerful and evocative tale of self-discovery against the backdrop of the […]

Black Entrepreneur to Make History Combining African and Hawaiian Culture in New Collection For Phoenix Fashion Week

Alexis Williams

Nationwide — Alexis William, Founder of Aloha Glamour, will showcase her 2024 Spring Collection “Married to The Culture” at Phoenix Fashion Week at Chateau Luxe on October 20-21, 2023. Her […]

Two Black Professors Create Curriculum Guide for the Montgomery Riverboat Brawl

Drs. Linda JM Holloway and April T. Berry

Nationwide — Dr. Linda J.M. Holloway, along with her colleague Dr. April T. Berry, wanted to be creative in allowing students and others to have a meaningful conversation around the […]

Black Sibling Entrepreneurs Making History with All-Natural, Plant-Based Haircare Products

Glynnis and Shelly Smith

Nationwide — Meet Glynnis and Shelly Smith, the dynamic sister duo behind Meme Natural You, a Black-owned line of all-natural, plant-based products that are making waves in the world of […]

Meet the Black Woman Whose AI No-Code Tools are Helping Black and Brown Entrepreneurs

Angel Heath

Nationwide — Angela Heath, founder and CEO of TKC Incorporated, proudly introduces the launch of AI Biz Generators and SmartBots. These cutting-edge, intuitive artificial intelligence tools along with business training […]

The Price We Pay: Black Teen's Story Underscores Systemic Impact of Racial Prejudice

Nikki T. Anthony, author of The Price We Pay

Nationwide — Author Nikki T. Anthony invites readers into the world and mind of a modern-day Black teenager in her new book, The Price We Pay — the title a […]

Mom of 4 Launches First Black Female Owned Plant-Based Infant Formula Startup

April Kelly, founder of Sure!

Nationwide — Meet April Kelly, an African American mompreneur with four children who is also the Founder and CEO of Sure!, an innovative, plant-based infant formula alternative that is set […]

National HBCU Pre-Law Summit Celebrates 10 Years of Empowering HBCU Students to Become Lawyers

Students at HBCU Pre-Law Summit

Nationwide — Attorney Evangeline M. Mitchell, founder of the event, is celebrating a decade of empowering HBCU students who aspire to be lawyers. Her 10th Annual National HBCU Pre-Law Summit […]

Whitewashed Black History Inspires Author's New Book That Reveals 100 Hidden Narratives

100 Unsung Black History Facts by Gabriel Scott

Nationwide –- Gabriel Scott has released a new book entitled 100 Unsung Black History Facts presents readers with 100 remarkable facts that have been overshadowed, obscured, or concealed from mainstream […]

Meet the Founder Whose Platform Uses AI to Support Black Women Mentally and Emotionally

Nijiama Smalls

Nationwide — Nijiama Smalls, Founder and CEO of The Black Girl’s Guide to Healing Emotional Wounds, has launched a virtual platform that innovatively uses an AI wellness coach named Rashida […]

6th Annual Ujamaa Fest on Long Island, NY to Celebrate Black Excellence, Entrepreneurship, and Community Empowerment

Ujamaa Fest

Nationwide — Get ready for an extraordinary showcase of Black excellence as the 6th Annual Ujamaa Fest takes center stage on Saturday, September 16, 2023. Hosted at the Delano Stewart […]

Leading Black-Owned Tour Company & New Orleans' Only Black-Owned Historic Jazz Club to Present an Evening of Live Jazz & Creole Dining

Billie Holiday photo by Jerry Dantzic 1954

Nationwide — New Orleans five-star rated tour company All Bout Dat Tours LLC and The Historic Sweet Lorraine’s Jazz Club are partnering to present an evening of world-class jazz performed […]

Black Non-Profit Uses Mobile Mentoring Bus and New Apparel Line to Inspire Black and Brown Youth

EMIY mobile mentoring bus

Nationwide — Calvin T. Mann, President and Founder of Encourage Me I’m Young (EMIY) Inc., a Detroit-based non-profit organization has launched both a mobile mentoring bus and an apparel line […]

Black Woman Celebrates Having Been a Teacher For Almost 70 Years

Everlene Davis

Nationwide — Meet Everlene Davis, a remarkable educator from Columbus County, North Carolina, who has dedicated nearly seven decades of her life to teaching. What’s more, she has no plans […]

Artwork of 1960s Black Artist/ Activist Marzette Watts to be Auctioned October 9th in Beacon, NY

Marzette Watts artwork

Nationwide — After the sit-in at the lunch counter at the Montgomery, Alabama courthouse in 1960, Marzette Watts and eight others were expelled from Alabama State College. Enduring intimidation from […]

Black Woman Who Secured $5M in Affordable Housing For 250 Families Now Fighting Aggressive Breast Cancer

Dr. Sarah Michelle Washington

Nationwide — Meet Dr. Sarah Michelle Washington, a mother and visionary leader whose DC-based non-profit organization is responsible for securing and negotiating stabilized housing in excess of $5 million for […]

Black Non-Profit Founder Celebrates 29 Years of Inspiring Underserved Youth in Boston

Shaumba-Yandje Dibinga

Nationwide — Prepare to be mesmerized by an evening of unparalleled talent and inspiration as Boston-based OrigiNation Cultural Arts Center proudly presents its 29th-anniversary celebration, Twist & Shout! An Evening […]

HBCU Bobblehead Series Expanded to Include Mascots From 29 Black Colleges

HBCU bobbleheads

Nationwide — The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum has unveiled the second HBCU Bobblehead Series, which features 16 officially licensed bobbleheads for Historically Black Colleges and Universities. In […]

Black Theatre Day, September 17th, Aims to Increase Visibility and Funding For Black Theatres Nationwide

Black Theatre Day

Nationwide — On September 17th, the third annual Black Theatre Day will be celebrated by the enduring legacy of the African Grove Theatre (AGT) and contemporary Black theatre institutions and […]

Introducing the First Animated Series For Black Children That Addresses Mental Health

Super CJ

Nationwide — An exciting new animated series called Super CJ: The Animated Series has been launched on YouTube to bring much-needed awareness to the critical mental health crisis facing Black […]

Meet the Founder Whose Platform Has Helped Black Moms Raise $1M For Their Baby's Needs

Kimberly Jolasun, founder of Villie

Nationwide — Kimberly Jolasun, the founder of Villie.com, is celebrating that her trailblazing platform has helped countless Black moms create their own online fundraisers to raise money for their baby […]

Black Non-Profit Organization Alleges Systemic Financial Discrimination by PNC Bank

PNC Bank

Nationwide — In a shocking turn of events, questions arise about potential systemic financial discrimination within the banking sector as Prodigal Sons and Daughters (PSD), a longstanding black non-profit organization, […]

Male Success Summit with Keynote Speaker Les Brown Looking for 5,000 Black Men to Make the World Better

Robert J. Watkins and Les Brown

An Unforgettable Gathering of Kings, Visionaries, and Inspirational Leaders Coming to Atlanta Nationwide — Dr. Robert J. Watkins, Founder and Chairman of the highly anticipated Kings & Priests event, and […]

Black Author Releases Inspirational “ABC Book of Affirmative Words” For Children

Rashaan Peek, author of ABC Book of Affirmative Words

Nationwide — Entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker Rashaan Peek is thrilled to announce the release of the highly anticipated ABC Book of Affirmative Words. This remarkable publication is set to […]

Founder of Black-Owned Tech Startup Launches Online Service For Mentoring and Therapy

Emery McClendon

Nationwide — Meet Emery M. McClendon, Esq., a successful inventor, attorney, and the founder of The Odd Pro (T.O.P.), a pioneering Black-owned tech startup that provides individuals with an all-encompassing support […]

Black Female Correctional Officer Speaks Out After Allegedly Being Sexually Harrassed and Assaulted By Deputy Warden

Kimberly Gray

Nationwide — Ms. Kimberly Gray, an African American female officer who allegedly was sexually harassed and assaulted by a Deputy Warden in Ypsilanti, Michigan, is speaking out about the coverup […]

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 […]

114-Year-Old Black Woman From Texas is Now the 2nd-Oldest Person in the United States

Elizabeth Francis

Nationwide — Elizabeth Francis, an African American woman from Houston, Texas, who has just turned 114 years old, has now become not just the oldest person in her state, but […]

Dad Upset After Michigan Police Handcuff 12-Year-Old Black Boy While Taking Out the Trash

Tashawn Bernard, Black boy being arrested while taking out trash

Nationwide — Tashawn Bernard, a 12-year-old African American boy from Lansing, Michigan, was reportedly handcuffed and put into a police car by mistake as he was taking out the trash […]

79-Year-Old Man From Florida Who Spent Years in Prison Earns Bachelor's Degree

Willie Ryals

Nationwide — At the age of 79, Reverend Willie Ryals from Tallahassee, Florida, has defied the odds by achieving his lifelong dream of earning a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice […]

Black Female Employee at Costco Says Manager Body-Shamed Her Over Work Attire

Isha Mason, woman bodyshamed at Costco

Nationwide — Isha Mason, an African American woman who works at a Costco store in New Jersey, recently shared her experience at the workplace, saying she was called into the […]

Singer Monica Jumps Off Stage in Detroit After Fan Punches Woman, "You Don't Hit No Lady Like That"

Monica performing in Detroit

Nationwide — R&B singer Monica stopped her performance at the Detroit Riverfront Music Festival on July 22 after witnessing a man who punched a female concertgoer during her crowded show, […]

Black Barber From Ohio Goes Viral for Giving Free Haircuts on the Streets to People in Need

Jayon Hughes AKA Jay Da Barber

Nationwide — Jayon Hughes, an African American barber from Toledo, Ohio also known as Jay Da Barber, has gained widespread attention after providing free haircuts to people in need. Even […]

Black Student Born With Heart Defect Earns $2.5M in Scholarships, Accepted to 61 Colleges

Kyanna Woods

Nationwide — Kyanna Woods, an African American student from Concord, North Carolina who was born with a heart defect that required open heart surgery as an infant, has graduated at […]

Black Employee Who Rode His Bike 30 Miles a Day to Work Gifted a Car

Samson Adams

Nationwide — Samson Adams, who works as a server at a Texas Roadhouse restaurant in Paducah, Kentucky, used to endure a 3-hour bike ride under the scorching sun to get […]

Seven Inmates Makes History, the First to Earn College Degree From Yale Prison Education Initiative

Graduates From the Yale Prison Initiative

Nationwide — Seven inmates in New Haven, Connecticut have earned an Associate Degree in General Studies, making them the first graduates from the Yale Prison Education Initiative, a joint initiative […]

News Anchor Removes Wig, Reveals Locs on Live TV to Celebrate Juneteenth

Akilah Davis

Nationwide — Akilah Davis, a local TV news anchor at WTVD in Raleigh, North Carolina, made a powerful statement on Juneteenth by embracing her natural hair after appearing without her […]

Meet the Family of 5 Nigerian Sisters Who All Became Medical Doctors

Aliu Sisters

Nationwide — Five siblings from Nigeria — Salamat, Halima, Khadijah, Raliat, and Medinah Aliu — are all medical doctors. These women, each specializing in different fields, truly proved Black excellence […]

17-Year-Old Black Twin Sisters From Pennsylvania Headed to Harvard University

Gianna and Tianna

Nationwide — Twin sisters Gianna and Tianna Tout-Puissant, both 17 years old from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, have been accepted at Harvard University where they will play basketball and pursue careers as […]

UPS Driver From Arizona Retires After 50 Years on the Job

Mark Woolston

Nationwide — Mark Woolston, who is the longest-serving UPS driver in Arizona, has recently retired after 50 years on the job delivering packages.

100-Year-Old Man From California Celebrates 79 Years of Marriage With His Wife

Oree and Lena McRae

Nationwide — Oree and Lena McRae, an African American couple from Union City, California, have celebrated their 79th wedding anniversary. Oree is almost 100 years old and his wife, Lena, […]

High School Star Football Player Graduates With 4.1 GPA, Chooses HBCU Over Princeton and Duke

Joshua Jones

Nationwide — Joshua Jones, a high school student-athlete from Fayetteville, North Carolina, has been awarded over $3 million in scholarships while maintaining a 4.1 GPA and playing as a quarterback […]

Former Refugee From Uganda Graduates as Valedictorian, Earns $240K in Scholarships

Julianne Lukambo

Nationwide — Julianne Lukambo, a high school student from Columbus, Ohio who was a former refugee in Uganda, graduates as valedictorian of her class with an impressive $240,000 in college […]

Black Woman Makes History as the First Deaf Person to Earn a Doctorate Degree in STEM

Amie Fornah Sankoh

Nationwide — Amie Fornah Sankoh, a student from Knoxville, Tennessee, who lost her hearing at the age of 3, has made history as the first deaf Black woman to earn […]