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Two Childhood Best Friends Graduate Together From Law School

Ashlee M. Davis and Tianna Williams

Nationwide — Meet Ashlee M. Davis and Tianna Williams, childhood best friends for over two decades who celebrated a milestone together when they recently graduated from American University Washington College […]

Black Medical Doctor Releases New STEM Book For Children of Color

Dr. Robert W. Sessoms, author of Uncle Julius and the Science Gang

Nationwide — Robert W. Sessoms, M.D., has released a new 32-page paperback STEM book for children of color entitled Uncle Julius and the Science Gang. He says that he wrote […]

Black Mom of 3, DC Public School Teacher, Launches Online Art Classes For Young People, Ages 5-12

Jennaye Fennell

Nationwide — Jennaye Fennell, an African American mother of three and a DC public school teacher, is also the founder and CEO of Manifesting Masterpiece which offers online art classes […]

Pastor From Brooklyn Sentenced to 9 Years in Prison For Stealing From His Church Members

Bishop Lamar Whitehead

Nationwide — Bishop Lamor Whitehead, who is a Brooklyn pastor known for his flashy lifestyle, has been sentenced to nine years in prison for fraud and extortion charges. He reportedly […]

Black Woman Who Once Catered a Dinner for President Franklin D. Roosevelt Turns 110 Years Old

Louise Thompson

Nationwide — Meet Louise Thompson, an African American woman from Fairbanks, Alaska who was born in 1914 before World War I and once catered for President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s family. […]

Black Entrepreneur Whose All-Natural, Organic Body Scrubs Are Sold in Target Launches Nationwide 20-City Tour

Tiffany Nicole Cartwright, Founder of GLAM Body Scrub

Nationwide — Tiffany Nicole Cartwright, Founder and CEO of G.L.A.M. Body Scrubs is on a mission to retain her company’s position on Target store shelves so she can help others […]

Black Woman Gives Birth at Restaurant, Didn't Even Know She Was Pregnant

Tayvia Woodfork

Nationwide — Tayvia Woodfork, an African American woman from Mississippi who had no idea she was pregnant, unexpectedly gave birth to a baby boy in a Golden Corral buffet restaurant […]

Former Flight Attendant Becomes First Black Female Pilot For a Commercial Airline in Her Country

Aya Gertrude Konan

Nationwide — Aya Gertrude Konan has made history as the Ivory Coast’s first ever Black female pilot for a commercial airline. Formerly a flight attendant, she currently serves as a […]

Black Woman From Ohio Who Killed 3-Year-Old Boy Shows No Remorse in Court

Bionca Ellis

Nationwide — A tragic incident unfolded when a 3-year-old African American boy from Cleveland, Ohio, was murdered, allegedly by 32-year-old Bionca Ellis, who showed no remorse during her court appearance. […]

5 People Convicted, 2 Acquitted in Minnesota $40 Million Food Fraud Scheme

People convicted for food fraud scam in Minnesota

Nationwide — A Minnesota jury has found four men and one woman guilty in a scheme to steal over $40 million meant for feeding hungry children during the pandemic. The […]

Chris Brown Shows Extreme Frustration After Getting Stuck in the Air During Concert

Chris Brown stuck hanging in the air at a concert

Nationwide — During a recent concert, Chris Brown found himself in an unexpected predicament when a stage malfunction left him suspended in mid-air. The incident occurred during his performance of […]

Young Black Mom Says Her Car Was Repossessed With Her Newborn Baby Inside

Sabriya Miles and her baby daughter

Nationwide — Sabriya Miles, a young African American mother from Evansville, Indiana, experienced a terrifying ordeal when her car was unexpectedly repossessed with her newborn baby still inside. The incident […]

Owner of Black-Owned Hair Salon in Metro Detroit Releases First Ever Natural Hair Dictionary

Natural Hair Dictionary

Nationwide — Mo Williams, founder of Such a Natural, a Black-owned hair salon in Metro Detroit, has authored and published the world’s first ever Natural Hair Dictionary®, a new book […]

LeBron James Congratulates First Student From His I Promise School to Graduate College

Anthony Claytor

Nationwide — LeBron James took to social media to congratulate Anthony Claytor, a 21-year-old from Akron, Ohio who recently graduated early from Kent State University. Claytor is the first student […]

28-Year-Old HBCU Medical School Grad Found Dead in Georgia, Family Demanding Answers

Diamond Clark

Nationwide — The family of Dr. Diamond Clarke, a recent graduate of Morehouse School of Medicine, is seeking justice after she was found dead in Georgia. Her family suspects foul […]

Former Inmate Keidrain Brewster Honored with Chaplaincy Department Award

Keidrain Brewster

Nationwide — Keidrain Brewster, a former inmate turned success story from Dallas, Texas, was awarded the prestigious Chaplaincy Department Award during the 29th Annual Governor’s Criminal Justice Volunteer Service Awards […]

Brittany Chrishawn, Black Woman Who Survived Police Brutality Incident, to Launch New Documentary 'Unbroken Smile’

Brittany Chrishawn

Nationwide — Award-winning filmmaker and activist, Brittany Chrishawn, has launched a Kickstarter campaign for her poignant and inspiring documentary, Unbroken Smile. The film delves into her personal journey through adversity […]

Black Girlz Productions Presents Third Sold-Out Performance of “Love Letters to the Black Man” in Inglewood, California

Love Letters to the Black Man Inglewood performance

Nationwide — Black Girlz Productions presents “Love Letters to the Black Man” on August 3, 2024 at The Miracle Theater located in Inglewood, California. All are invited to attend this […]

Black Students Make Ghana Proud After Winning 2024 World Robotics Competition

Prempeh College World Robotics Champions

Nationwide — Prempeh College, a renowned high school in Kumasi, the capital city of the Ashanti Region in Ghana, has made the country proud by winning the prestigious World Robotics […]

Meet the Black Woman Entrepreneur Helping to Build a Shopping Center in Rhode Island

Maranda Walker

Nationwide — As an African American woman in real estate development, Maranda Walker Dowell is elevating the concept of ‘Buy the Block’ to remarkable new heights. She is the co-founder […]

Black Woman Entrepreneur Makes History with Her Line of Coffee That Combines the Power of Organic Mushrooms

Jessica Francois, Founder of Heavenz Shroomz Coffee

Nationwide — Jessica Francois, a 35-year-old Haitian American entrepreneur from West Palm Beach, Florida, has become the first Black woman in history to launch a line of mushroom coffee. Her […]

Black Entrepreneur/ Holistic Health Coach Launches 3 New Apps to Help Beat Diabetes Naturally

David Hebb, Founder of the Healisticly apps

Pilot Program Offers Coaching For $0 Out of Pocket Utilizing New Revolutionary Apps Nationwide — Meet David Hebb, an African American Holistic Health & Wellness Practitioner and the founder of […]

88-Year-Old Black Woman From Maryland Recognized For Three Decades of Foster Care

Emma Thompson

Nationwide — Emma Thompson, an 88-year-old African American woman from Montgomery County, Maryland, was honored for her 33 years of dedicated service as a foster parent. Having cared for over […]

Charles Reese Continues Celebration of James Baldwin Legacy with Release of First-Ever Spoken Word Album

Charles Reese Album tribute to James Baldwin

The commemorative project will release during Black Music Month joining the centennial celebration of Baldwins’ art and cultural impact as a great literary icon. Nationwide — During his year-long celebration […]

Black Educator Inspires Healthy Relationships as the Author of Over 45 Captivating Books About Love

Kay Shanee

Nationwide — Meet Kay Shanee, a devoted African American mother, wife, and business education teacher, on a mission to create a positive narrative for Black love. With a passion for […]

Jacquelyn Price Ward, Vice President of the Chicago Teachers' Pension Fund Board of Trustees, Honored at NASP Chicago 2024 Trailblazing Women Luncheon

Jacquelyn Price Ward

Nationwide — Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund (CTPF) Vice President Jacquelyn Price Ward was chosen as one of 20 Trailblazing Illinois Women who are champions of diversity and inclusion in financial […]

Meet the Specialist Who Helps Black Women to Identify and Fight Narcissistic Relationship Abuse

Ina Johnson Myers

Nationwide — Ina Johnson Myers is a specialist and relationship coach who helps women understand the difference between healthy and narcissistic love and relationships. Over the past 20+ years, she […]

17-Year-Old Black Teen From New Jersey Graduates High School and College in the Same Year

Adrian Ottah

Nationwide — Adrian Ottah, a 17-year-old African American student at University High School in Newark, New Jersey, is graduating with both a high school diploma and a college degree this […]

Nation’s Largest Non-Profit Youth Organization Tied to Law Enforcement Appoints New Black CEO and President

Black President and CEO of National PAL

Nationwide — The National Association of Police Athletic Activities Leagues ushered in new leadership at its recently concluded annual training conference, celebrating a new era for the nation’s largest non-profit […]

1-Year-Old Painter Makes History as Youngest Artist to Be Recognized by Guinness World Records

Ace LIam Nana Sam Ankrah

Nationwide — Meet Ace-Liam Nana Sam Ankrah, who at just one year and 152 days old, breaks records as the youngest male artist ever recognized by Guinness World Records. His […]

Black Nonprofit Leader to Receive Exemplary Service Luminary Award from the National Bar Association

Toni D. Newman

Toni D. Newman, Director of The Coalition for Justice and Equality Across Movements at NMAC (National Minority AIDS Council) in Washington DC, is being honored by the National Bar Association’s […]

Two Black Medical Professionals Launch New Magazine to Empower Nurses

Founders of The Nurses Magazine

Nationwide – Meet Dr. Donel J. Richemond and Dr. Carl F. Charlot, MD, MBA, PA, two African American medical professionals who have launched The Nurses Magazine, an online magazine and […]

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 […]

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 […]