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Creative Black Teens Encouraged to Submit Artwork, Writings, Music to Expressions by Walgreens Challenge

Black student winner of Walgreens Expressions Challenge

Nationwide — Research shows that teens today care about lots of issues, from navigating high school to the global environment. However, mental health, specifically anxiety and depression, ranks highest––especially among […]

Creator of the First Ethiopian Superhero Expands His Children’s Book to More Languages and Formats

Beserat Debebe, creator of Jember

Nationwide — Open Hearts Big Dreams (OHBD) is launching a special collaboration with Etan Comics, the creator of the character Jember, the first Ethiopian superhero. The partnership makes the children’s […]

Best-Selling Black Author Writes Children’s Book to Help Black Kids Set Boundaries

B.M. Hardin, author of The No-No Book

“No! You can’t touch my hair! No! You can’t put your hand down there!” Nationwide — Best-selling author B.M. Hardin has written and released The No-No Book to help kids […]

Trip to Africa Inspires Black Activist to Write a Reality Fiction Book on the Global Water Crisis

Papi Kymone

Nationwide — It’s so easy to take water for granted until it’s gone. For author and activist Papi Kymone Freeman, the best approach to explain the global water crisis was […]

Meet the Mom, Dad, and Two Daughters Providing Black Families With 6 and 7-Star Luxury Travel Experiences

Goring Family

Nationwide — Meet Glenn and Amanda Goring and their two daughters, Brooklyn and Lexington, the owners/operators of a successful luxury travel business called In-Style Travel. Mom and Dad book the […]

Black Mom Now Wows Fans, Officially as Pop Star Vallyre


Nationwide — The global pandemic has led many to consider creative endeavors, reevaluate their passions, and find new and different revenue sources. Valerie is a hardworking single mom of twin […]

Black Poet Pens His 4th Book, "Perspective," That's Sure to Leave Readers Wanting More

Etrec J. White

Nationwide — After penning books boasting themes of love and life, Etrec J. White was inspired to write something bold, something edgy and urban, while staying true to the genre […]

Niagara Falls Art Exhibit Showcases Black Artists From Western New York

Niagara Falls Black Artist Exhibit

Nationwide — The Niagara Arts & Cultural Center is hosting its annual “Artist of Color,” opening on February 10-March 25, 2023. This year, African American Contemporary Artists will merge with […]

New Book Tells the Story of the Rise and Fall of a Young Black Singer's Career

Glory's Gift by Lou Halt

Nationwide — African American author Lou Holt’s new book Glory’s Gift is the touching story of Glory, a young girl with an angelic singing voice and the rise and fall […]

Black Educator Records New Song Called "I Am a Teacher" Based on His Book

Vincent Taylor

Nationwide — When teacher shortages are at an all-time high and it feels like there’s a huge departure from the profession, Vincent Taylor, an educator of 27 years, proudly states, […]

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, […]

Founder of Financial Literacy Nonprofit Gives Young Black Children $40K in Stocks and Books

Prince Dykes

Prince Dykes, author and President of the Global Children Financial Literacy Foundation, introduces the only literacy program driven to incentivize children in becoming first-time shareholders of stocks. Nationwide — Global […]

Black Author Says 8-Year-Old Nephew Inspired Her New Book That Helps Kids with Basic Counting Skills

Jacqueline Renee and her nephew, Ethan

Nationwide — Meet Jacqueline Renee and her 8-year-old nephew, Ethan, who she says inspired her to write and release her second children’s book entitled Follow Me and Count to 10! […]

Autumn Lockwood Makes History as First Black Woman to Coach in the Super Bowl

Autumn Lockwood

Nationwide — Autumn Lockwood, a 29-year-old Sports Conditioning Coach with the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles, will make history as the first Black woman to ever coach in the Super Bowl.

Black-Owned Film Production Studio Partners With Black-Owned Streaming Service to Release New Comedy Film Series

Founders of Kings Castle Ent and Tivid TV

Now Available On-Demand Through Tivid TV Nationwide — Two Florida-based film production companies, King Castle Ent based in Tampa and Tivid TV based in Orlando, have collaborated to produce, film […]

11-Year-Old Boy Creates and Produces a Family Friendly Sitcom About Smart Kids of Color

Nicholas Buamah

Nationwide — 11-year-old Nicholas Buamah noticed that there weren’t shows on television showcasing intellectual children of color like himself, so he created one. With the help of his mother Danielle, […]

67-Year-Old Black Author of 30 Books Releases New Trilogy Series to Pitch to Netflix and Other Streaming Services

Becky DeWitt

Nationwide — Meet Becky DeWitt, a veteran author from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, who has written over 30 books about trials and tribulations from the ordinary everyday perspective. Now at […]

7-Year-Old Black Boy Writes His First Book About a Superhero Who Loves Making the World a Safer Place

Eden Scott McLauchlin

Captain Clean-Up saves the world. He really cares about the land. Whether it’s fighting crime or picking up trash. He helps however he can. Nationwide — Meet Eden Scott McLauchlin, […]

Black Student Without Legs Makes His Middle School's Basketball Team

Josiah Johnson

Nationwide — Josiah Johnson, an 8th grader at Moore Middle School in Louisville, Kentucky who was born without legs, has become a part of the school’s basketball team.

Meet the Founder of Amour, the Newest Black-Owned Dating App For Singles

Jonathan Joseph, founder of AMOUR app

Nationwide — Meet Jonathan Joseph, Jr, the founder and CEO of Amour, a Black-owned innovative relationship-building app that highlights new matching and messaging features that increase your chances of finding […]

Entrepreneur Launches Online Marketplace for Black Artists and Crafters

Kumu Kalena

Nationwide — Meet Kumu Kalena, the founder and creator of HauteCoutureCrafts.com, an online marketplace for crafters and artists selling high-quality artwork and handmade crafts. It can also be used by […]

Creator of Super CJ, a New Black Superhero Animated Series, Reveals Beautiful Complexities of Black Boys

Yaba Baker, creator of Super CJ Black Superhero series

Nationwide — Yaba Baker, Founder and President of Just Like Me World, has launched a new animation studio producing half-hour cartoons and animated movies featuring Black characters as superheroes, princesses, […]

2022 Detroit Doll Show, the Largest Black Doll Show of Its Kind, Returns with Explosion of Empowerment and Fun

Detroit Doll Show 2022

Nationwide — Sandy’s Land LLC is an entertainment service where the mission is to “Party with a Purpose” to provide amusement and empowerment. Its 2022 Detroit Doll Show will include […]

90-Year-Old Black Woman From Michigan Has a 5th Degree Karate Black Belt

Thelma Jones

Nationwide — Thelma Jones, a 90-year-old Black woman from Southfield, Michigan, recently earned her 5th-degree black belt in Isshinryu karate and she’s not planning to just stop there.

Black Screenwriter Behind #1 Netflix Film "End of the Road" Starring Queen Latifah and Ludacris Releases New Novel

Christopher J. Moore

The Black Screenwriter who created the Netflix film “End of the Road,” starring Queen Latifah and Ludacris, releases a new novel.

Black Dad of 2 Makes History, Revives a Century-Old Nigerian Writing System Using Children’s Books

Chinua Mosley, author of Nsibiri Anatomy

The South Nigerian writing system, Nsibiri, can now be learned from a 43-page children’s book written by ed-tech educator Chinua Mosley. Nationwide — Chinua Mosley, a father of two children […]

New Docuseries Features Mostly HBCU Alumni Telling Black History Stories Not Found in Textbooks

BIPOC in America Docuseries

The web docuseries ‘BIPOC In America’ highlights modern African Diaspora & Latinx history makers in Central and South Florida. Nationwide — There are many hidden figures in American history, even […]

Former School Teacher of 30 Years Releases New Book to Help Children With Math Anxiety

Valerie D. Johnson

Nationwide — Author and local teacher, Valerie D. Johnson, is thrilled to announce the release of her new children’s book, 1 2 3 Count with Me on Granddad’s Farm, which […]

Book Reveals the Untold Stories of the World’s Top Black Pro Wrestling Champions

Pro Wrestling's Black World Champions

Nationwide — Their names are legendary in the world of professional wrestling: Bearcat Wright, Bobo Brazil, “The Big Cat” Ernie Ladd, Booker T, and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. From the […]

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 […]

Plus-Size Fashionista Writes a Body-Positive Book For Black Girls on Self-Esteem

Quaybella Rose

Nationwide — QuayBella Rose, an author, entrepreneur, and fashionista, has announced the release of her children’s book titled Chloe’s Big Self-Esteem. This book helps young Black girls build confidence and […]

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 […]

Black Author's Award-Winning Children's Book Supports Parents in Communicating With Their Kids

Ellie Meets the New Baby by Paula M. Karll

Nationwide — The Adventures of Ellie & Eve: Ellie Meets New Baby by Paula M. Karll is an award-winning children’s book that shows how important representation is when telling stories […]

Carlena Evans, Daughter of Late Actor/Writer From "Good Times" and "The Jeffersons," Gives Back to Kids in Uganda

Carlena Evans in Uganda

Nationwide — Philanthropist and Founder Carlena Evans, who is the daughter of late actor/writer Mike Evans from Good Times and The Jeffersons, is spreading “good times” on an international level […]

Black Attorney to Release New Film Based on His Novel About the 1800s Post Civil War Era

Scene from Edith Moon film

Nationwide — Attorney Roy Miller and Pop of Genius Films are already in the final stages of filming Edith Moon, an adaptation of Miller’s fictional novel by the same title. […]

Author's New Book "Jailed By Lust" Gives Black Teens a Fresh Perspective on Potential Real Life Situations

Gerard C. Cole

Nationwide — The concept of summer love has captivated the human psyche for centuries. While passion, romance, and throwing caution to the wind are certainly appealing in romantic comedies and […]

Black Teen From North Carolina Becomes Fastest 16-Year-Old in the Country

Antwan Hughes, Jr.

Nationwide — Antwan Hughes Jr., a 16-year-old African American teen from Winston Salem, North Carolina, now holds the title of the fastest 16-year-old in the United States after setting a […]

7-Year-Old Black Girl Makes History as the Fastest Kid in the Nation, Breaks Junior Olympics Record

Dakota White

Nationwide — Dakota White, a 7-year-old African American girl from Dallas, Texas, is making history as the fastest kid in the nation. She recently set a new national record for […]

Entrepreneur From Michigan Opens Africa's Newest Black-Owned Safari in Tanzania

Paul Allen Billings, founder of Tanzania4Less

Nationwide — Paul Allen Billings, an African American entrepreneur from Muskegon, Michigan, is the owner of his very own safari in the East African country of Tanzania called VisitTanzania4Less.com.

Althea Gibson Autobiography “I Always Wanted to Be Somebody” Re-Released

Althea Gibson: I Always Wanted to Be Somebody

Nationwide — I Always Wanted To Be Somebody, the autobiography of tennis legend Althea Gibson, has been re-released by New Chapter Press.

First Black-Owned Race Team to Win an IndyCar-Sanctioned Race Secures 2022 Detroit Grand Prix Sponsor

Force Indy

Indianapolis, IN — Force Indy race team is excited to be sponsored by Lear Corporation, sponsor of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix. The Indianapolis-based team headed to Detroit to compete […]

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.

Newest Issue of Speakers Magazine Helps to Debut First-Ever TV Network For Black Professional Speakers

Alycia Huston on the cover of Speakers Magazine

Nationwide — After five successful years of publishing Speakers Magazine, publisher Pam Perry is launching a multimedia platform. This breakout issue celebrates the new website, SpeakersMagazine.com, with extensions to the […]

59-Year-Old Mom Who Reversed Diabetes and High Blood Pressure Launches Health & Wellness Retreat For Black Women

Jacqueline Glass, founder of Girlfriend Getaway

Nationwide — After an early diagnosis with high blood pressure and diabetes, 59-year-old Jacqueline Glass from Harlem, New York City began her journey toward transformative health. Through diet and exercise, […]

Black-Led Race Team Makes History, Heads to 2nd Indy Lights Race at Birmingham’s Barber Motorsports Park

Force Indy Black race team

Nationwide — Force Indy race team, an African American-owned race team, made history again in Birmingham, Alabama when the team competed in the 2022 Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires […]

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 […]

Black Nurse Debuts New Children’s Book Called “Nurses Are Superheroes Too”

C.P. Mitchell, author of Nurses Are Superheroes Too

Nationwide — In celebration of National Nurse Week, author C.P. Mitchell will be highlighting nurses and the instrumental role that nurses play in our healthcare system. She is using her […]

Former NFL Player Reveals in New Documentary and Book How He Became a Successful Entrepreneur

Elgin Davis

Nationwide — Elgin Davis, a former NFL player for the New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers, is now a successful entrepreneur, top sales trainer, speaker, and community leader who seeks […]

Author Releases New Children’s Book Featuring Black Princess From the Caribbean

Eldonie Mason, author of Adventures of Princess Anyah of Antibarba

Every Little Girl Deserves To Feel Like A Princess Nationwide — Entertainment, business and fashion attorney, and entrepreneur, Eldonie Mason has released her first children’s book featuring a Black princess […]

Las Vegas’ Newest Black-Owned Restaurant, Sin City Seafood Kitchen + Lounge, Set to Open

Sin City Seafood Restaurant in Las Vegas

Nationwide — The wait is over. Sin City Seafood Kitchen + Lounge is set to open its doors on Friday, May 14th, 2022 by popular demand. More than just another […]

Festival in Arizona to Celebrate Black and Multicultural Music and Dance From the Islands

West Valley Island Culture Festival

Nationwide — The 8th Annual West Valley Island Cultural Festival is a free multi-cultural event celebrating music and dance that will take place in Surprise, Arizona on November 5, 2022. […]

4 Black Students From HBCUs Have Been Drafted to Play in the NFL

HBCU students in 2022 NFL Draft

Nationwide — Four college football players from HBCUs have been selected in the 2022 NFL Draft. This is a big deal because, in 2021, not even one HBCU student was […]

Black Female Filmmaker Tackles Mental Health Stigma in Debut Psychological Thriller

Briana Cole

Atlanta, GA — Sigma Square Media, in association with JD Harvill, has announced the release of “Pseudo,” an independent film from writer-producer Briana Cole, directed by Herschel Grangent Jr.

Black Culture Meets Asian Culture in New Book By Cameroonian Wife, Mom of 3

Africa Yoon, author of The Korean, with her family

Nationwide — What does Black Asian solidarity mean? Africa Yoon, the Cameroonian American author of a memoir entitled The Korean, says it looks like telling stories of when we get […]

Once Controversial Black-Owned Clothing Brand, Personal Advisory, Premieres It’s Spring/Summer Line at Agenda Show 2022

N'Namdi Arinze, founder of Personal Advisory

Nationwide — Years ago, clothing brand Personal Advisory was contentiously requested to discontinue a design that seemed to depict Muslims bowing to a deejay. The design has since been discontinued […]

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 […]

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 Therapist Releases Interactive Journal That Encourages Boys and Men to Be More Expressive

James Harris, author of 'Man Just Express Yourself'

Nationwide — Meet James Harris, an African American father, veteran, author, entrepreneur, and mental health therapist, who has created an interactive journal for men and boys entitled Man Just Express […]

Black Tech Founder Gives Rec Basketball Players $1.6 Million League

Jamar Johnson, founder and CEO of CBLHoopCity Challenge app

Nationwide — In communities across the country, recreational basketball is more than a way to pass the time while staying in shape; it’s a lifestyle filled with passion for the […]

Black Teens Compete For a Chance to Win $2K From This Year's Walgreens Expressions Competition

Black teens competing in Walgreens Expressions Challenge

The competition, which encourages self-expression through art, awards monetary prizes for 12 winners, including $2,000 for first place. Entries are still being accepted. The deadline is March 31st. Nationwide — […]

Black TV Personality Makes History, Acquires 100% of the Rights to His Local TV Show

Aaron Jordan Jr, host of Cafe Conversations With Mr. Know Your Worth

Nationwide — Aaron Jordan, Jr., the host of a local TV program called Cafe Conversations with Mr. Know Your Worth, didn’t always own the rights to his show but has […]

Woman Becomes Most Decorated Black Athlete in Winter Olympics History

Elena Meyers Taylor

Nationwide — After winning her 5th medal, Elena Meyers Taylor has officially become the most decorated Black athlete in the nearly 100-year history of the Winter Olympics. Even more impressive […]

Young Daughter Inspires Her Dad to Publish New Children's Book About African Culture and Royalty

Dorsey Spencer's daughter holding a copy of Queen Cara book

Nationwide — Author Dorsey Spencer Jr. has announced the launch of his new book, Queen Cara and the Kingdom of Jama’a, which he says was inspired by his young daughter, […]