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Award Winning Couple and Best-Selling Authors Slated to Write, Produce and Direct Black Muslim Farmer Documentary

Rufus and Jenny Triplett

Nationwide — As the Black Farmer crisis looms and many farmers facing bankruptcy due to the government reneging on debt relief specifically for Black farmers passed as part of the […]

Police Confront 9-Year-Old Black Girl Spraying Lanternflies, White Neighbor Says He Was Scared

Bobbi Wilson and her mom

Nationwide — Bobbi Wilson, a 9-year-old Black girl from Caldwell, New Jersey, says she was traumatized after her neighbor, Gordon Lawshe, who is a former City Council member, called the […]

10-Year-Old Girl Name Miracle Helped Her Mom Deliver Baby at Home

Miracle Moore

Nationwide — Miracle Moore, a 10-year-old girl from Jennings, Missouri, is being hailed a hero for bravely helping her pregnant mother give birth to her baby sister at home.

Three Black American Friends Found Dead in Their Mexico City Airbnb

Three black friends who died in an Mexico City Airbnb

Nationwide — A Black male and two females who traveled to Mexico to celebrate the Day of the Dead were reportedly found dead in an Airbnb they rented. Authorities believe […]

Black Family Demands Answers After 8-Year-Old Boy Severely Burned at White Friend’s House

Jayceon Charles

Nationwide — The parents of Jayceon Charles, an 8-year-old boy who was severely burned at a friend’s house in Warren, Arkansas, are demanding answers as they claim that the investigation […]

Oldest Black Woman in South Carolina Turns 105 Years Old

Luttie Bell Hamm

Nationwide — Luttie Bell Hamm, an African American woman from St. Stephen, South Carolina, has recently turned 105 years old.

Schenita Stewart Makes History as the First Ever Black Woman Police Chief of Evanston, Illinois

Schenita Stewart

Nationwide — Schenita Stewart has been sworn in as the Police Chief in Evanston, Illinois, making her the first Black woman to permanently lead the police force in the city’s […]

Howard University College of Medicine Appoints First Ever Black Woman Dean in 154 Years

Dr. Andrea A. Hayes

Nationwide — Andrea A. Hayes Dixon, M.D., FACS, FAAP has made history as the first Black woman dean of the Howard University College of Medicine in the institution’s 154-year history.

Black Professor Awarded the ‘Genius Grant’ with $800K Stipend For His Literary Work

Kiese Laymon

Nationwide — Kiese Laymon, an award-winning author and English professor at Rice University in Houston, Texas, has been awarded the MacArthur Fellowship, the prestigious honor commonly known as the “genius […]

Mickey Joseph Becomes First Ever Black Head Coach of University of Nebraska's Football Team

Mickey Joseph

Nationwide — Mickey Joseph, who once played football for the Nebraska Cornhuskers in the past, has been named the interim head coach of the team, making history as the first […]

17-Year Old Black Teen Ordered to Pay $150K to the Family of Man Who She Says Raped Her

Pieper Lewis

Nationwide — Pieper Lewis, a Black teen from Des Moines, Iowa who killed her accused rapist in 2020, was recently sentenced to pay $150,000 in restitution to his family. A […]

24-Year Old HBCU Grad Makes History as the Youngest Principal Ever at Middle School in Charlotte

Kenneth Gorham

Nationwide — Kenneth Gorham, a graduate of North Carolina A&T State University, has been appointed as the principal at Movement Middle School, in Charlotte, North Carolina. At 24 years old, […]

Homeless Black Teen From California Earns Spot on HBCU Basketball Team

Jeremiah Armstead

Nationwide — Jeremiah Armstead, a 19-year-old teen from Los Angeles who was homeless while in high school, has been accepted at Fisk University, an HBCU in Nashville, Tennessee, and will […]

70-Year Old Man Earns PhD, Graduates With Honors from HBCU

Joseph M. Grant

Nationwide — In 2021, at the age of 70, Joseph M. Grant earned his Ph.D. in Political Science with a focus on American government and Black politics from Howard University, […]

Meet the First Black Deaf Person to Receive a Ph.D. in Canada

Jenelle Rouse

Nationwide — In 2020, Jenelle Rouse made history as the first Black deaf person to receive a Ph.D. in the country of Canada. She earned her Doctor of Philosophy from […]

Famous Black Gamer CoryxKenshin Blasts YouTube for Racism and Favoritism

CoryxKenshin

Nationwide — Cory “CoryxKenshin” Williams, a famous gamer and online personality, is calling out YouTube’s policies in his latest video where he claims that the platform has unfair practices toward […]

Pastor Apologizes For Criticizing His 'Broke' Congregation For Not Buying Him a Luxury Watch

Carlton Funderburke

Nationwide — Carlton Funderburke, a local pastor at Church at the Well in Kansas City, Missouri has apologized nearly a week after calling his congregation “cheap, busted, and disgusted” for […]

Black Woman Catches White Passenger Sending a Racist Text Message About Her on a Flight

Riah Elese, Black woman with braids on flight with racist white passengers

Nationwide — Riah Elese, an African American woman from Texas who was traveling on a flight, recorded and posted a video on TikTok of a white passenger that she caught […]

19-Year-Old Black Teen Makes History, Beats Over 50,000 Applicants to Win UK and Ireland Scholarships

Oluwafunmilayo Oni

Nationwide — Oluwafunmilayo Oni, a 19-year-old student from Nigeria, has won both the UK Government Chevening Scholarship and a scholarship from the government of Ireland on the same day. All […]

Black Twin Brothers Make History as First Officer Pilots For Alaska Airlines

Alex and Alan, twin brothers pilots

Nationwide — Identical twin brothers Alex and Alan have been hired as first officer pilots for Alaska Airlines in the US. Originally from Kenya, they are making history as the […]

$125K in Scholarships Awarded to Black Male Students in Chicago Affected by Gun Violence

Ezekiel Taylor Scholars

Nationwide— Dozens of African-American males received college scholarships from the Ezekiel Taylor Scholarship Foundation (ETSF) this year during its 6th annual scholarship fundraiser, gala, and silent auction. To date, the […]

15-Year-Old Makes History as Youngest Person to Graduate From Sam Houston State University

Nehemiah Juniel

Nationwide — Nehemiah Juniel, a 15-year-old African American student from Huntsville, Texas, is set to graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences, making history as the youngest person ever […]

23-Year-Old Makes History, Earns Bachelors and Masters Degree in Civil Engineering on the Same Day

Nneka Praise Okoro

Nationwide — Nneka Praise Okoro, a 23-year-old woman from Nigeria, is celebrating her extraordinary achievement of earning a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Edinburgh […]

Mom, Two Young Daughters Hold a Garage Sale to Send Their Brother to an HBCU

Mother and daughters at their garage sale

Nationwide — Stephanie Lewis, and her two daughters, Stefani and Dasia, from Robbinsdale, Minnesota, are selling their personal items at a garage sale to help raise funds to send their older […]

Creflo Dollar, Wealthy Pastor With a Private Jet, Finally Admits That "Tithing is Not Biblical"

Creflo Dollar

Nationwide — Creflo Dollar, a well-known pastor from Atlanta whose megachurch has received tens of millions of dollars in donations over the years from teaching the prosperity gospel, is now […]

Francia Márquez Makes History as Colombia’s First Ever Black Vice President

Francia Marquez

History has been made in the South American country of Colombia as 40-year-old Francia Márquez has been elected as the nation’s first-ever Black vice president. She was elected into office […]

77-Year Old Man From South Carolina Graduates From College

Timothy Brown

Nationwide — Timothy Brown, a 77-year-old man from Orangeburg County, South Carolina, has graduated from South Carolina State University decades after he had to drop out of college to serve […]

Father, Son and Daughter From Mississippi Graduate College Together With Teaching Degrees

Commondre Cole, his son, and daughter graduating together

Nationwide — Commondre Cole, a 45-year-old father from Meridian, Mississippi, has graduated from college at the same time as his daughter and his son. All of them simultaneously earned master’s […]

21-Year Old Makes History as Youngest Black Female Graduate of Medicine

Zindzi Thompson

Zindzi Thompson, a 21-year-old Black woman from South Carolina, has made history as the youngest person to graduate from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. She is also the youngest […]

14-Year Old Girl From Oklahoma Graduates From College With Two Degrees

Shania Muhammad

Meet Shania Muhammad, a 14-year-old African American student from Oklahoma who has graduated with two associate degrees from both Oklahoma City Community College and Langston University, making history as the […]

HBCU Student Gives Birth on Graduation Day, Receives Degree in Hospital

Jada Sayles

Nationwide — Jada Sayles, a student from New Orleans, Louisiana, received her degree from Dillard University with a surprise graduation ceremony inside her hospital room just hours after giving birth […]

Texas Mom Sentenced For Allowing Teen Daughter to Marry 47-Year Old Man

Cherry Payton

Nationwide — Cherry Payton, a mother from Richmond, Texas, who let her 13-year old daughter marry and suffer from sexual abuse by a 47-year old man, has been sentenced to […]

Wrongly Convicted Black Man Wins $10.5M Lawsuit After 24 Years in Prison

Shawn Williams

Nationwide — Shawn Williams, an African American man from New York City who served 24 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit, has finally been awarded a $10.5 […]

Florida Woman Charged With Child Abuse After Spanking Someone Else's Child With Her Belt

Kady Ann Sewell

Nationwide — Kady Ann Sewell, a 33-year old mother from Florida City, Florida, is facing child abuse charges after she allegedly spanked a 13-year-old boy at school who had defended […]

17-Year Old Student With 4.3 GPA Awarded $2M in Scholarships, Accepted into 38 Colleges

Amia Jackson

Nationwide — Amia Jackson, a student at Willowbrook High School in Villa Park, IL, has been accepted into 38 colleges (and counting) and has received almost $2 million in scholarship […]

Saint Augustine's Univ. Introduces the First Ever HBCU Women's Rowing Team

HBCU women rowing team

Nationwide — Saint Augustine’s University, an HBCU in Raleigh, North Carolina, has announced the formation of a women’s rowing team. This is the first-ever HBCU women’s rowing team in the […]

Darren Goodman Named First Black Police Chief in San Bernardino, California

Darren Goodman, first Black Police Chief in San Bernadino

Nationwide — Darren Goodman has been appointed as Police Chief in the city of San Bernardino in California, becoming the first African American to lead the San Bernardino Police Department […]

Meet the Former NFL Player Who Quit Playing Pro Football to Become a Farmer

Jason Brown

Nationwide — Jason Brown, who was once a prominent NFL player, chose to leave the spotlight to become a farmer. What’s more, he always gives back to local families in […]

Black DoorDash Driver Tased By Police After Asking For a Supervisor. He Was Unarmed

Delane Gordon

Nationwide — Delane Gordon, a DoorDash driver from Collegedale, Tennessee, was reportedly tased with a stun gun by a white police officer during a traffic stop after he “politely” asked […]

Meet the First Black Male to Ever Become Dean of Students at Harvard Law School

Stephen L. Ball

Nationwide — Stephen L. Ball, who is from Detroit, has been chosen to be Harvard Law School’s Dean of Students, making history as the first Black male to hold the […]

Black Teen Still Missing From South Carolina One Year Later

Semaj Goodwine

Nationwide — The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is asking for the public’s help to find Semaj Goodwine, a missing 16-year-old boy on the one-year anniversary of his […]

Racism at iHeartMedia? Program Director at Phoenix Radio Station Refuses to Run Black Ads On-Air

Aaron Trimmer, Program Director at iHeartMedia

Nationwide — The largest media company in the nation is in hot water after Aaron Trimmer, the Program Director at KFYI 550 AM News Talk, a commercial radio station owned […]

Black Student From Louisiana Accepted to 106 Colleges, Earns $4.5M in Scholarships

Kassidy Parnell

Nationwide — Kassidy Parnell, a high school student from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has been accepted to 106 colleges and awarded a total of $4.5 million in scholarships.

Jeezy Gives Up His First Class Seat to Young Boy Fighting Stage 3 Cancer

Young Jeezy with young cancer patient

Nationwide — Rapper Young Jeezy has once again touched the hearts of many as he shared in a now-viral Instagram post about a brave young boy fighting stage 3 cancer […]

Bobby Brown Visits Grave Site of Daughter, Bobbi Kristina and Ex-Wife Whitney Houston

Bobby Brown visit daughter and ex-wife's grave site

Nationwide — 90’s pop singer Bobby Brown recently went to visit the grave of his late ex-wife Whitney Houston and their daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown. His emotional visit was followed […]

LeBron James Partners With Crypto.com to Teach Children About Blockchain

Lebron James teaching kids

Nationwide — NBA superstar LeBron James has teamed up with one of the fastest-growing trading platforms, Crypto.com, to teach underserved children about blockchain technology.

17-Year Old Black Teen Makes History, Earns Nursing Degree While Still in High School

Imunique Triplett

Nationwide — Imunique Triplett, a 17-year old high school student from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, achieved an outstanding feat after earning her practical nursing diploma while still in high school.

Black Teen Accepted into Over 21 Universities With More Than $1.3 Million in Scholarship Awards

Omarion Ikaika Calloway

Nationwide — 17-year old Omarion Ikaika Calloway, a senior at Park Crossing High School in Montgomery, Alabama, has been accepted into over 21 universities, including New York University, Howard University, […]

6-Year Old Boy Hit by Car Recognized For Saving His Little Sister's Life

Kayden Reid

Nationwide — Kayden Reid, a 6-year old boy from Mobile, Alabama who got hit by a car while saving his 2-year old sister, is being called a hero for his […]

HBCU Grad Turned Marketing Genius Makes Promise to Help 1,000 Black Entrepreneurs Go Viral in 2022

Dante Lee, founder and CEO of BlackAds and BlackPR

Nationwide — Dante Lee, an alumnus of Bowie State University, a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) in PG County, Maryland, is on a mission to help at least 1,000 […]

Dr. Mautra Jones Makes History as the 1st Black Female President of Oklahoma City Community College

Dr. Mautra Jones, President of Oklahoma City Community College

Nationwide — Dr. Mautra Jones makes history as the first Black woman to become president of Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC). She is also the first woman ever to lead […]

17-Year Old From Georgia Accepted into 48 Colleges, Earns $600K in Scholarships

Kenyari Sawyer

Nationwide — Kenyari Sawyer, a 17-year old high school student from Albany, Georgia, has been accepted into 48 colleges and offered more than $600,000 in scholarships. All in all, she […]

Grandson of Jersey City's First Black Firefighter Makes History, Promoted to Battalion Chief

Dwayne Taylor, Black Firefighter promoted as Jersey City Battalion Chief

Jersey City, NJ — Dwayne Taylor, a third-generation firefighter in Jersey City, is continuing the legacy of his grandfather who became the first Black man to join the Jersey City […]

Kwame Kilpatrick, Ex-Detroit Mayor, Opens New Business Venture Despite Owing Millions to the City

Kwame Kilpatrick

Nationwide — Kwame Kilpatrick, the former Detroit mayor who was convicted and sentenced to years in prison for federal corruption, has started a new business. Despite having been released from […]

Louisiana Judge Apologizes, Resigns After Caught Using N-Word in Video

Judge Michelle Odinet

Nationwide — Judge Michelle Odinet from Lafeyette, Louisiana, was caught on video using a racial slur at her home. She has since apologized and resigned from her seat on the […]

School Teacher From Kentucky Fired For Attacking Black Student During Class

William Bennett, school teacher caught on video fighting student

Nationwide — William Bennett, a science teacher from Louisville, Kentucky, has been fired months after he was caught on video attacking Jamir Strane, a 16-year old Black student. In the […]

Former Special Ed Student Earns Masters Degree, Becomes International Motivational Speaker

Brad Butler II

Nationwide — Meet Brad Butler II, a 33-year old man from Union, New Jersey, who went from being a special ed student for more than 10 years to now having […]

Keechant Sewell Makes History as 1st Black Woman to Lead NYPD as Commissioner

Keechant Sewell, first Black female commissioner of the NYPD

Nationwide — Keechant Sewell has made history as the first African American woman to be sworn in as NYPD’s police commissioner. This is also the first time a woman of […]

Baltimore Police Officer, Mom of 4, Shot and Killed While Sitting in Patrol Car

Keona Holley

Baltimore, MD — Keona Holley, a 39-year old Baltimore Police Officer who was shot while sitting in a patrol car has reportedly died in the hospital a week after the […]

Houston Man Who Used PPP Loan Funds at Strip Clubs Gets 9 Years In Prison

Lee Price III

Nationwide — Lee Price III, a 30-year old man from Houston, Texas who was convicted of fraudulently acquiring over $1.6 million in funds through the government’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), […]

Mom Prays That HBO's 'Black & Missing' Series Will Bring Her Daughter Home 5 Years After Disappearing

HBO's Black and Missing

Nationwide — Toni Jacobs, a mother from Richmond, Virginia whose daughter has been missing for five years, is hoping that she can finally find answers with the help of HBO’s […]

Miss Kentucky, Elle Smith, Becomes 3rd Black Woman in a Row to Win Miss USA Competition

Elle Smith, Miss Kentucky and Miss USA

Nationwide — Elle Smith has made history as yet another African American woman to win the 2021 Miss USA competition. The winners for the past three years have been Black […]

Mom Fatally Shot in the Same Spot Where Her 14-Year Old Son Had Been Killed Just 3 Days Prior

Kevin and Delisa Tinker, mother and son killed in Chicago

Nationwide — Delisa Tucker, a mother from Chicago, Illinois who was mourning the death of her teenage son, Kevin, has also been shot and killed in the very same spot […]

Black Surgeon Gets 7 Years in Prison in $28M Health Care Fraud Case

Moses DeGraft-Johnson, Black surgeon guilty of healthcare fraud

Nationwide — Dr. Moses DeGraft-Johnson, a heart surgeon from Tallahassee, Florida, who was guilty of healthcare fraud after bilking health insurers with millions of dollars, has been sentenced to 7 […]