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2023 Detroit Doll Show to Provide Empowerment and Fun With the Help of American Girl as a Corporate Sponsor

Detroit Doll Show

Coined as the largest black doll show of its kind the Detroit Doll Show is set to wow the entire family with a Black Dolls, Book Festival & Art Exhibit […]

Myles Rowe Becomes First Black Driver to Win an Indycar Championship

Myles Rowe

Rowe Races into History Books with First INDYCAR-Sanctioned Championship Title Nationwide — On Saturday, September 2, 2023, Myles Rowe, #99 Pabst Racing with Force Indy, became the first Black driver […]

Black Millennials 4 Flint Honor 2023 Young, Gifted & Green 40 Under 40 Awardees

Black Millennials 4 Flint

Congressman Jamal Bowman and Tennessee Representative Justin J. Pearson deliver remarks to environmental activists during a recent awards ceremony in Washington, DC Washington, DC — A few blocks from this […]

Inspirational Story of National League’s First Black Umpire Highlighted in New Book and Mini Documentary

Art Williams, first Black umpire in National League

Nationwide — Whether you are a fan of history or sports, or you simply enjoy stories of courage and inspiration, Art Williams is a name you should know. More than […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

Author Releases New Novel About Being Black in Amerikkka

Jeh Allen, author of Black Bear on Our Back

Nationwide — Author Jeh Allen has announced the launch of BLACK: The Bear on Our Backs, the first book in his Black Novel Series. The book addresses issues and concerns […]

Award-Winning Author Releases Anthology of Poetry for Black Women, "Women: The Story of She"

Travis Peagler, author of The Story of She

Nationwide — Author Travis Peagler has once again demonstrated his exceptional talent and literary prowess with his latest poetry book, Women: The Story of She. This captivating collection explores women’s […]

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 […]

Actress Noniece Williams and Blac Chyna Both Receive Doctorates from Sacramento Theological Seminary & Bible College

Noniece Williams and Blac Chyna

Nationwide — It is almost unheard of to find people who are heavily invested in the entertainment industry excelling in academic pursuits. This is what makes Noniece Williams and Blac […]

Black Author Aims to End Corporate Bullying With Her Children’s Representational Books

Alvarys Santana, author of children's books

Nationwide — Alvarys Santana, a corporate mid-level management leader, is also the founder and CEO of ASC Books, changing the educational landscape with her children’s books that focus on representation, […]

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 […]

Meet the Formerly Incarcerated Filmmaker Who is Now on His 9th Film for Amazon Prime and Tubi

Kwende Ried

Nationwide — Kwende Ried is an African American independent filmmaker and also the founder of Cheddaboy Films. Based in Detroit, Michigan, he has already released nine different films that can […]

Black Author Re-Releases Fictional Novel About a Mentally Ill Black Man’s Encounter With Racism and Police Brutality

James E. Cherry

Nationwide — James E. Cherry’s latest novel, Edge of the Wind, from Stephen F Austin University Press, centers around protagonist Alexander van der Pool, a 25-year-old Black man who is […]

Black Filmmaker Who Has Released 8 Films on Tubi Celebrates Over 100 Awards, Countless Masterpieces Redefining Cinema

Kenya Cagle

Nationwide — Kenya Cagle, a visionary filmmaker, writer, and instructor from Harlem, NYC, has been making waves in the entertainment industry with a remarkable portfolio of accomplishments via his film […]

DJ Casper, Creator of Popular "Cha Cha Slide" Song and Dance, Dies at 58

DJ Casper

Nationwide — DJ Casper, whose real name is William Perry Jr. and the creator of the popular dance anthem “Cha Cha Slide,” has sadly passed away at the age of […]

Black Author Says Her New Novel is “Dreamgirls” Meets “Waiting to Exhale” with a Nostalgic 90s Twist

Phyllis R. Dixon, author of Intermission

Nationwide — Kensington Publishing announces the release of its new novel Intermission by Phyllis R. Dixon. As glittering as their name, The Diamonds were on the brink of 1990s pop […]

Children’s Book Available in Five African Languages Wins Prestigious International Award

African children holding Letters From a Plow Nation book

Nationwide — Letter From a Plow Nation, a popular children’s book written by Dr. Worku L. Mulat and illustrated by Daniel Getahun, was honored by Gourmand Awards 2023. It was […]

Amber Corbett Makes History, First Black Woman to Represent the US in Miss Intercontinental Pageant

Amber Corbett

Nationwide — Amber Corbett, a native New Yorker from the Bronx, was recently crowned Miss Intercontinental USA, making history as the first Black woman to represent the United States in the […]

Awarded Football Player Turned Coach Pens Motivational Book for Student Athletes

Equipped For LIfe by Ronnie Mason

Nationwide — With a tremendous amount of experience and a die-hard passion for the game, Coach Ronnie Mason is making an impact beyond the football field. In his debut book, […]

Meet the Young Black Female Writer, Creator Behind Netflix's First Ever Original African Animation Series

Melanga Mulendema, creator of Supa Team 4

Nationwide — Netflix has finally premiered its first original African animation series titled “Supa Team 4.” The show, created by Zambian writer Malenga Mulendema, is part of the streaming giant’s […]

Filmmaker Makes History as First Black Woman to Produce a Cinematic Hip-Hop Musical, Debuts Film at Red Carpet Gala

Deborah Jane

Nationwide — Deborah Jane, the screenwriter and Executive Producer of Strange Fruit: The Hip-Hopera, is the first Black woman filmmaker to ever produce a cinematic Hip-Hop-musical. Her groundbreaking film recently […]

Struggles and Triumphs of a Black Soldier During World War II Revealed in New Book, "Foreign Son"

Foreign Son by Lewis Kelley

Nationwide — Author Lewis Kelley has announced the re-release of Foreign Son, a riveting, historical page-turner with a message of grit and resilience for today. The story follows the son […]

14th Annual Original Collard Greens Festival to Celebrate Culture, History & Traditional African-American Food

Original Collard Greens Festival

The event is free to attend, and will be held just 30 minutes outside of Atlanta. Natiownide — The organizers of the 14th annual Original Collard Greens Cultural Festival have […]

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, […]

Meet the Black Woman Whose Nonprofit Gives HBCU Students Dorm Room Makeovers

TeeJ Mercer, founder of Move In Day Mafia

Transforming Lives, One Dorm Room At A Time: Move-In Day Mafia Prepares for College Move-In Season at HBCUs Nationwide — Hollywood veteran & Howard University grad, TeeJ Mercer, is the […]

Black Screenwriter Announces Film Music Contest to Identify Potential Score Talent

Glenford Noble

Nationwide — Screenwriter Glenford Noble and a team of independent producers seeking to develop the film, “Florence,” have launched a film music contest to help discover talent for the movie’s […]

12-Year-Old Black Entrepreneur Launches Line of School Supplies to Help Fund His TV Show

Nicholas Buamah

He Also Plans to Raise Funds to Purchase Healthcare Insurance For 5,000 Children in Ghana Nationwide — Nicholas Buamah, a 12-year-old philanthropist and bestselling author from Metro Atlanta, has taken […]

6-Year-Old Black Girl Makes History, Represents State of Mississippi in Beauty Pageant

Alijah-Joye Major

Nationwide — Meet Alijah-Joye Major, a 6-year-old African American girl from Jackson, Mississippi, who has represented her state to compete against representatives from all 50 states for the title of […]

Black Writer Leaves Job of 31 Years to Become a Filmmaker and Lands a Spot at the Black Comedy Fest on Martha’s Vineyard

Jil Ross

Nationwide — Stepping out on faith, Jil Ross, a Chicago-based writer left her job of 31 years to begin a new career as filmmaker, and now, her family comedy, B.A.D.D. […]

11-Year-Old Black Culinary Prodigy Releases New Cookbook, “Gourmet Meals With Grade School Skills”

Kid Troy

Nationwide — Kid Troy LLC is thrilled to announce the release of a remarkable cookbook, Gourmet Meals with Grade School Skills, authored by the exceptionally talented 10-year-old culinary sensation, Kid […]

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” […]

10-Year-Old From Maryland Becomes First Black Deaf Boy to Earn Emmy Nomination

Keivonn Woodard

Nationwide — Keivonn Woodard, a 10-year-old boy from Bowie, Maryland, has made history as the first Black deaf actor to be nominated for an Emmy Award. He received a nomination […]

Black Chef, Founder of Black-Owned All-Natural Soul Food Seasoning Mix, Releases 42-Page Cookbook

Chef Darren Cambell

Nationwide — Meet Darren Campbell, the founder and CEO of Palmetto Blend, a Black-owned soul food seasoning product that offers an authentic taste to food with no artificial preservatives. He […]

Black Choreographer/ Founder of Leading Dance Company in New York Launches Annual Fundraiser

Ronald K. Brown

New York, NY — Artistic Director Ronald K. Brown and EVIDENCE, A Dance Company continue pursuing their decades-long exploration and understanding of the human experience in the African diaspora this […]

Shaq's Mom Officiates Wedding in Detroit For Prestigious Non-Profit Black Founder and Motown Photojournalist

Alison Vaughn and Andre Smith wedding

Nationwide — The union of Alison Vaughn and Andre Smith became an extraordinary affair on Sunday, June 25, 2023, as they exchanged vows at the picturesque Meadowbrook Estate in Rochester, […]

Black Author and Motivational Poet Releases New Visual Album Called "Grown Folk Business” to Elevate the Culture

Marcus Parker's new visual album

Nationwide — “Grown Folks Business” is a powerful visual album by Marcus Parker that combines music and introspective storytelling to address the struggles and triumphs of adulthood. Through a series […]

Black Athlete, First Blind Paralympian to Win 5 Medals, Releases New Book About Vision

Lex Gillette

Nationwide — Lex Gillette became blind when he was just 8 years old, but that didn’t stop him from going on to be successful in life. In his newest book, […]

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 […]

New Book by Walter the Educator Uses Poetry to Discuss Life Lessons

Do You Play Football? by Walter the Educator

Nationwide — Helping people with life lessons via unique poems is the subject of a new book by Walter the Educator entitled Do You Play Football: Poems about Life Lessons […]

South Carolina State Representative Deon Tedder and Every 1 Voice Matters Join Forces to Promote Summer Reading Initiative

Deon Tedder

Nationwide — South Carolina State Representative Deon Tedder and Every 1 Voice Matters are thrilled to announce their collaboration in promoting summer reading. As part of this partnership, 800 copies […]

Black Filmmaker Kareem Mortimer Makes History, Lands US Distribution Deal For Caribbean TV Show

Kareem Mortimer

By Arthia Nixon, The Ambassador Agency Nationwide — This is Paradise, the first Bahamian television series to secure a distribution deal with a major American streaming service, is officially on […]

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 […]

Author Cassandra Hill to Grace Essence Festival with Book Signing Event and Empowering Message

Nationwide — Cassandra Hill, esteemed author of the transformative book He Restoreth My Soul: Triumph through Adversity, and CEO & Founder of Holistic Living Consulting, is set to make a […]

Author Celebrates Black Dads and the City of Detroit With New Children's Book

Dr. Kelli M. Felder, author of Day in the D With Dad

Nationwide — A Day in the D With Dad by native Detroiter Dr. Kelli M. Felder is a feel-good story celebrating quality daddy-daughter time, outdoor activities, and the City of […]

Black Author Releases New Collection of Poetry to Celebrate and Motivate Single Moms

Evette Fergerson

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to women & children’s shelters. Nationwide — Author, speaker, and entrepreneur, Evette T. Fergerson, has released a saucy collection of poetic stories […]

Black Woman Who Worked at KFC for 47 Years Finally Retiring

Loretta Neely

Nationwide — Loretta Neely, an African American woman from Memphis, Tennessee who worked at a local KFC restaurant for 47 years, is being recognized for her many years of service […]

Black Entrepreneurs Blocked from Buying 4.6 Acres of Land to Develop Modern Day Negro Baseball League

Cleo Arrington and Glenn Draughn

Nationwide — Meet Cleo Arrington & Glenn Draughn, two African American entrepreneurs who submitted a proposal to buy a local baseball field in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, but were blocked […]

Reggae Artist Who Named Almost 300 People in a Song About Violence Releases New Song Called “Crazy Love”

Lushy Banton

Nationwide — In today’s world, violence is becoming part of the norm. Kingston-born Reggae/Dancehall artist Lushy Banton recalls losing close friends and others in his community due to violence experienced […]

Black Author to Release 3rd Installment in Best-Selling, Award-Winning Picture Book Series

Sherikka Myers, author of Herbie's New Friend

Lil Herbie is back again by popular demand! Nationwide — African American author Sherrika Myers uses her past to inspire her books. She grew up stuttering and was constantly ridiculed […]

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 […]

Nigerian American Author Chinedu Achebe Nationally Recognized, Wins 2023 Independent Press Award

Miseducation of Obi Ifeanyi by Chinedu Achebe

Nationwide — The Independent Press Award has recognized The Miseducation of Obi Ifeanyi by Chinedu Achebe in the category of African American Fiction as the winner. Experts judge the competition […]

Founders of 'Hey There' Series Reimagine Black Characters by Challenging Stigmas and Reclaiming Mental Health in Kids Stories

Adryan Moorefield and TJ Perry

Nationwide — Meet Adryan Moorefield and TJ Perry, the co-founders of the popular Hey There series. These seasoned educators are reimagining the genre by inserting characters of color in real-life […]