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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 […]

Actress Jackée Harry to Star in 3-Part Movie Series on LMN (Lifetime Movie Network)

Jackee Harry

Nationwide — LMN will debut the three-part movie series event, As Luck Would Have It, starring Jackée Harry (Days of Our Lives) as Gabbi Luck, a retired professor turned amateur […]

Celebrity Black Dentist, Dr. Catrise Austin, Unveils VIP Smiles Dentistry Relaunch in New York City

Dr. Catrise Austin

Nationwide — Celebrated dentist Dr. Catrise Austin announces the exciting relaunch of VIP Smiles Dentistry Practice, centrally located in Midtown New York City. Amidst the vibrant celebration of Black Business […]

Tupac’s Iconic Ring and Love Letter Make History at Sotheby’s Auction

Tupac's love letter and ring

Nationwide — Sotheby’s recent hip-hop artifacts auction achieved groundbreaking milestones with the sale of two deeply significant items from the legendary rapper Tupac Shakur. The iconic gold, ruby, and diamond […]

Afro-Funk Jazz Artist, Plunky, Branches Out in New Reggae Direction on His Latest Single, “I’ll Be There”

Plunky

Nationwide — Plunky, a musician who has been at the forefront of Afro-centric jazz, funk, and go-go for over 50 years, has released his group’s latest single, “I’ll Be There” […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Inaugural Humor Mill Comedy Awards Delivers a Celebration of Laughter and Recognizes the Best in Urban Comedy

Humor Mill Comedy Awards

A Night of Entertainment and Nostalgia, The Humor Mill Comedy Awards Honors Icons, Legends, and Pioneers in Urban Comedy Nationwide — The inaugural Humor Mill Comedy Awards premiered their electrifying, […]

The Los Angeles Lakers Have Signed Scotty Pippen Jr. and Shaq's Son, Shareef O'Neal

Shaq and Scottie Pippen with their sons

Nationwide — Shareef O’Neal and Scotty Pippen Jr., the sons of former NBA legends, have recently signed two-way contracts with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Janet Jackson and Charlie Wilson to Headline 2022 Cincinnati Music Festival

Janet Jackson and Charlie Wilson

Nationwide — Premier ticket and hotel reseller, Berrywise Enterprise is providing ticket and hotel packages for the 2022 Cincinnati Music Festival. The iconic event will happen from Thursday, July 21 […]

Magic Johnson & Mike Tyson to Address Black Business Owners at Recession Proof Convention May 27-28th in Las Vegas

Marcus Barnery, Magic Johnson and Mike Tyson

4th annual convention welcomes Recession Proof members forging a pathway toward wealth for upcoming generations Nationwide — Sharing their competitive fire and strategies for success, professional athletes Earvin “Magic” Johnson […]

Black Music Industry Icon Reveals How He Helped the Careers of Prince, Quincy Jones and Many Others

Teddy Astin

Nationwide — In his new memoir entitled A Golden Past -And- A Platinum Future, author Teddy Astin reveals his monumental journey from being a 6-year-old paperboy to the warehouse of […]

Open Letter to Will Smith: "Use Your Head and Heart Before Using Your Hand"

Will Smith

By Orrin “Checkmate” Hudson Nationwide — Will, you have long been a hero to me. Even heroes make bad moves but in their fall there is redemption and an ability […]

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.

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 […]

Actress Janet Hubert Applauds Will Smith's Performance in 'King Richard'

Janet Humbert and Will Smith

Nationwide — After a decades-long feud between Janet Hubert and her former The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air co-star Will Smith, she recently expressed her praises to Smith’s performance in the […]

Entrepreneur and Iconic Singer Jody Watley Releases Surprise New Dance/Club Remix Album on Her Record Label Imprint

Jody Watley's new album, Renderings Remixes

Nationwide — The new Jody Watley Dance/Remix EP has arrived, just in time for the holidays and a ‘must-have’ in your playlist!

Gladys Knight's Son Sentenced to Prison, Owes $1M in Taxes For Chicken & Waffles Restaurant

Gladys Knight with her son

Nationwide — Shanga Hankerson, the 45-year old son of legendary soul singer Gladys Knight, has been sentenced to two years in prison for unpaid taxes. He apparently used the owed […]

Taraji P. Henson’s Top 7 Black Business Gift Guide

Taraji P. Henson

Nationwide — Taraji P. Henson is showing support for black businesses this holiday season. Her scalp-first haircare brand, TPH BY TARAJI, has partnered with 6 black-founded companies to launch a […]

Rapper Rick Ross Finally Gets His License, Can Now Drive Collection of Over 100 Cars

Rick Ross

Nationwide — Rapper and entrepreneur Rick Ross, who owns more than 100 collectible cars, finally has his driver’s license for the first time at the age of 45.

MC Lyte, DJ Hollywood, Busy Bee and Grandmaster Caz Join NFT Project, Masterminds of Hip Hop

Masterminds of Hip Hop

All parties will be releasing their special NFT collectibles that will include never before heard stories. Nationwide — In an unprecedented move, Tokau is collaborating with Russell Simmons, aptly named […]

How Kim Kardashian Helps Innocent Black Prisoners is a Problem

Kim Kardashian helping inmates

By C. Beasley, founder of the Prison Reform Project Nationwide — Kim Kardashian has no doubt been a major asset in bringing national attention to prison reform and wrongful convictions […]

Director Makes History, Releases UK’s First Romance Comedy Film With Two Black Lead Actors

Fredi Nwaka, Director of 'Loves Spell'

Nationwide — Loves Spell released in the UK under She’s the One is the latest film by British award-winning writer and director Fredi Nwaka that is predicted to be a […]

Legendary Jazz Singer Freda Payne Releases New Star-Studded EP After a 6-Year Hiatus

Freda Payne

1st Single: Sexy Johnny Mathis Duet “They Can’t Take That Away from Me” Kurt Elling, Dee Dee Bridgewater & Kenny Latimore Grace Other Twosomes Nationwide — Triple-threat vocal wonder Freda […]

Rapper Warren G's Son Olaijah Griffin Signs With NFL's Buffalo Bills

Warren G and his son

Nationwide — Rapper Warren G is celebrating with his 22-year old son Olaijah Griffin who recently signed with the Buffalo Bills after initially being undrafted in the NFL.

Ms. Black Alabama USA, Brittnie Granville, Inspires as a Single Mom of an Autistic Daughter, an Entrepreneur and More

Brittnie Granville, Ms. Black Alabama USA 2021

By Arthia Nixon Nationwide — Brittnie Granville is far from your average beauty queen. The reigning 2021 Ms. Black Alabama USA might be preparing for her shot at the national […]

Award-Winning Singer Norm Lewis Joins the Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts Board of Directors

Norm Lewis

Nationwide — Celebrated singer and actor Norm Lewis has been named to the board of directors of the Coalition for African-Americans in the Performing Arts. Lewis’ extraordinary musical and gifts […]

Black People Are Not Sell Outs Just Because They've Sold Their Companies

Bob Johnson, Jay-Z, Timbaland and Swizz Beatz

By Dante Lee Nationwide — In 2001, Bob Johnson sold BET to Viacom for $3 billion. Earlier this year, Jay-Z sold his company, Tidal, to Square, a financial services company […]

Reality TV Star Launches Online Course on How to Use Persuasive Writing to Get on TV

Kimberly D. Worthy

Nationwide — Reality television personality, Kimberly D. Worthy, is known as the woman who infamously freaked at dismembering a whole chicken and who forgot to put sugar in her sugar […]

Vivica A. Fox Brings in the New Year with Five New "Wrong" Movies Premiering on LMN

Vivica A. Fox

Nationwide — Vivica A. Fox left the year 2020 behind and has kicked off 2021 with five new thriller movies on LMN which started on January 1st and includes the […]

NBA Star Chris Paul Partners With Black-Owned Sports Agency to Launch HBCU CON

Chris Paul and the founders of The TLS Agency

Chris Paul’s CP3 Basketball Academy and TLS Sports have launched HBCU CON, a week-long event for HBCU student-athletes that aspire to play professional basketball. Nationwide — HBCU CON, a weeklong […]

Tyler Perry Studios Feeds 5,000 Families As Thanksgiving Approaches

Tyler Perry's Thanksgiving food giveaway

Atlanta, GA — Tyler Perry is once again giving back to his community of Atlanta, Georgia. He has organized a food giveaway through his film production company, Tyler Perry Studios.

Bobby Brown Jr., the Son of Singer Bobby Brown, Dies at 28

Bobby Brown, Jr.

Los Angeles, CA — Bobby Brown Jr., the 28-year old son of singer Bobby Brown, was found dead in his home on Wednesday. He reportedly had been experiencing flu-like symptoms, […]

Comedian Sinbad is Recovering From a Recent Stroke

Sinbad

Nationwide — 64-year old stand-up comedian and entertainer Sinbad has reportedly suffered from a stroke. However, his family has confirmed that he is recovering in an official statement they released […]

Ludacris Partners With His Daughter to Produce Animated Netflix Series That Empowers Young Black Girls

Ludacris and daughter producing animated series

Nationwide — Rapper/actor Chris Bridges, more popularly known as Ludacris, is set to produce a new animated series called Karma’s World inspired by his eldest daughter Karma Bridges. The series […]

R. Kelly May Get New Trial Date in December Due to the Pandemic

R. Kelly in prison

Chicago, IL — R. Kelly is set to find out when he will stand trial on sexual assault charges by December, according to reports. It comes after delays that were […]

‘Millennials’: Kyle Massey, Keraun Harris, Philip Bolden, Aaron Grady, and Teresa Celeste to Star in New UMC Multi-Cam Comedy

Cast of 'Millenials' on UMC

Los Angeles, CA — Millennials, the multi-camera comedy series recently greenlit by the popular AMC Networks streaming service, UMC, has officially named its cast. Kyle Massey (That’s So Raven), Keraun […]

NBA Star Chris Paul Enrolls as an HBCU Student at Winston-Salem State

Chris Paul

Winston-Salem, NC — NBA player Chris Paul is reportedly taking classes at Winston-Salem State University, the same HBCU that his parents attended years ago.

Netflix Orders 10 Episodes of Animated ‘Good Times’ Series Co-Produced By Steph Curry

Netflix's Good Times animated series

Nationwide — Netflix has given a 10-episode, straight-to-series order to a new animated take on Norman Lear’s classic sitcom “Good Times.” Carl Jones, whose credits include animated series “The Boondocks” […]

Steve Harvey Served With a Restraining Order Filed By Civil Rights Activist, Essie Berry

Essie Berry and Steve Harvey

After three years of alleged stalking, cyberbullying, harassment, and threats, a judge has finally granted civil rights activist, Essie Berry, a restraining order against the popular comedian/ TV show host. […]

Chadwick Boseman Repeatedly Said "I'm Dead" During a 2019 Interview

Chadwick Boseman

Nationwide — An interesting video has surfaced of a 2019 interview with the late actor Chadwick Boseman repeatedly saying “I’m dead.” In fact, he said it more than 5 times […]

Singer Brandy Reveals She Once Contemplated Suicide

Brandy

Nationwide — R&B superstar Brandy has recently opened up about her years-long battle with depression. She said that she once contemplated taking her own life after being involved in a […]

Master P to Pay Funeral Costs for 3-Year Old Girl Shot and Killed in Louisville

Master P and Trinity Randolph

Louisville, KY — Rapper and entrepreneur Master P has reportedly extended financial help to the family of Trinity Randolph, a 3-year old girl from Kentucky who was shot and killed […]

Speakers Magazine Features Legendary Stephanie Mills on the Cover

Stephanie Mills on the cover of Speakers Magazine

Speaking Up on the Power of Love and Black Lives Matter Nationwide — When you hear the first few chords and lyrics of the Number 1 R&B hit song “Home,” […]

Renowned Celebrity Photographer Recreates Iconic Social and Racial Justice Leaders With Young Black and Brown Boys and Girls

Tricia Messeroux, photographer and founder of Toddlewood

New York, NY — Tricia Messeroux, creator of Toddlewood, a highly celebrated photography project, which has been featured by A-list media like Access Hollywood, The Today Show, Good Morning America, […]

New Black Comedy Podcast "Say What?" to Launch Live on ROKU

Camari Brown

The 45-minute podcast, produced by an African American owned streaming service called Applause Network TV, Inc., will be hosted by actor/comedian Camari Brown. New York, NY — Applause Network TV, […]

An Open Letter to Dave Chappelle: "846" and Use of the N-Word — Why?

Dave Chappelle

Dear Mr. Chappelle: I write to you as a Black man who is nearly 30 years your senior. I have admired your social and political commentary over the years. I […]

Internationally Acclaimed Jazzman Delfeayo Marsalis Leads Urgent Appeal To Support New Orleans Music Community

Trumpeter Jazz Henry receives check for Knoma Grant

New non-profit, Keep NOLA Music Alive, inspired by the legacy of his late father, pianist Ellis Marsalis Nationwide — Understanding both the professional and financial uncertainty facing native New Orleans […]

Entrepreneur Says Black Plus Size Talent Should Be "Living Like Lizzo"

Plus size models

Nationwide —  Via her web sites JamilaJayPlusSizeCasting.com and JamilaJayFashions.com, entrepreneur Jamila Jay offers plus size women an opportunity to start “Living Life Like Lizzo” which means that they should beam […]

Is Lizzo and the Image of Black Women a Cause For Alarm?

Lizzo

By Legrand H. Clegg II Nationwide — On June 28, of this year, Melissa Johnson, known professionally as “Lizzo,” won BET’s Best Female R&B/Pop Artist Award for 2020. This is […]

Tyler Perry to Pay for Funeral of 8-Year Old Girl Killed Near Site of Rayshard Brooks’ Death

Secoriea Turner and Tyler Perry

Nationwide — Filmmaker Tyler Perry is back with more generosity. He will reportedly be paying for the funeral expenses of Secoriea Turner, an 8-year old girl who was fatally shot […]

Lil Baby's "The Bigger Picture" and 5 Other Popular Songs About George Floyd and Black Lives Matter

Lil Baby, H.E.R., and LL Cool J

Nationwide — The murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers has sparked a worldwide movement that includes protesting in nearly every city across the globe, and also a lot […]

Actor Chadwick Boseman Rushed to Emergency Room in a Wheelchair With Noticeable Weight Loss

Chadman Bosewick

Nationwide — Photos of Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman being rushed to the hospital obviously much skinnier than before have surfaced on the Internet and his fans are getting worried.

Soul Singer Randy Hall is on a Hot Streak with New Solo Single “A New Way of Love” Following Vault Hit with Late Jazz Legend Miles Davis

Randy Hall

Las Vegas, NV — After years spent in lucrative retreat from the spotlight, multi-faceted musician/singer Randy Hall is in the midst of a hot streak as a recording artist as […]

Screenwriter With a Black Animation Screenplay That Rivals the Movie “Sing” is Seeking Representation

Leon Fowler, screenwriter

Nationwide — Leon Fowler, who has been writing for over 30 years, has come up with a screenplay for a major motion picture animation for children of color (something rarely seen […]

Indie Artist Jacques Johnson Drops a Song For Pharrell's Partnership With SoundCloud

Jacques Johnson

Nationwide — Melodic Hip Hop artist, Jacques Johnson (pronounced: Jock Johnson) is reminding us to think positive and enjoy one thing – “Quality Time”. The suburban Atlanta native is blowing […]

Author Michael Stradford Pens First Book to Examine the Personal Style of Legendary Jazz Musician Miles Davis

Miles Style by Michael Stradford

“MilesStyle: The Fashion of Miles Davis” explores a different look at the iconic musician though exclusive observations from his friends, colleagues, admirers and family. Los Angeles, CA — Author and […]

Black Artist Releases the World's First Sustainability Mixtape

Florida St. Devin

New mixtape by “the Diverters” (Devin “Florida St. Devin” James and Nathan “the ReUse Guy” Savage) is Public Education and Theme Music for the 50th Anniversary Earth Day Celebration Memphis, […]

Judge Denies R. Kelly's 2nd Attempt to Get Released From Prison Because of COVID-19 Risk

R. Kelly in Prison

Nationwide — For the second time, a judge has ordered that R. Kelly should remain in prison despite his requests to be released on bail due to the coronavirus pandemic.

When Rihanna's Dad Thought He Was Dying From COVID-19, She Sent Him a Ventilator

Rihanna's Dad, Ronald Fenty

Nationwide — Rihanna’s dad, Ronald Fenty, reportedly tested positive for the coronavirus and feared for his life. He called his celebrity daughter, and she immediately purchased him a ventilator and […]

Tyler Perry Pays Grocery Bills For Senior Citizens at More Than 70 Supermarkets

Tyler Perry pays grocery bills for seniors

Atlanta, GA — Filmmaker, actor, and playwright Tyler Perry is once again making headlines for helping those who are largely affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Under the name “Atlanta Angel,” […]