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The Donny Hathaway Legacy Project Sponsors Tribute to Donny Hathaway Produced by Brother Let’s Talk in Partnership with Birmingham Cares

Donnita Hathaway

Event Celebrates the Music Icon’s Legacy and Highlights Mental Health Awareness Month Nationwide — Donnita Hathaway, daughter of music legend Donny Hathaway, and founder of the not-for-profit organization, The Donny […]

Doctor Makes History, Opens First Black Woman-Owned Sleep Clinic to Help Children and Families Sleep Better

Dr. Funke Afolabi-Brown

Nationwide — Dr. Funke Afolabi-Brown, the Founder and CEO of The Restful Sleep Place, the first Black woman-owned sleep clinic, provides holistic sleep care for children from infancy to 18 […]

Black Wellness Expert Known as “The Juice Guy” With 1.2 Million Followers Launches New Book, Five City Tour

Harold Leffall

Nationwide — Harold Leffall, celebrated author, entrepreneur, and wellness advocate, known to his 1.2 million followers as “The Juice Guy,” is thrilled to announce the launch of his latest book, […]

60-Year-Old Black CEO Fed Up With Night Sweats From Menopause Expands Family-Owned Bamboo Sleepwear Line

Donna and Deborah Taylor, the founders of Sleep Sassy bamboo sleepwear

Nationwide — 60-year-old Donna Taylor and her sister, Deborah, are now helping women address the issues of menopause with their stylish bamboo sleepwear brand, Sleep Sassy. After becoming fed up […]

Black Doctor Launches His Own Brand of Vitamin D3 Supplements to Address Deficiency in the Black Community

Dr. Geoffrey Mount Varner

Nationwide — Dr. Geoffrey Mount Varner, an African American physician who earned his doctorate in medicine from Harvard University, is also the founder and CEO of Shield Vitamins, a Black-owned […]

Black Police Officer From Louisiana Delivers Baby on the Side of the Road

Office Jason Lee

Nationwide — Officer Jason Lee, a police officer from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is being hailed as a local hero after delivering a baby on the side of the road during […]

Black-Owned Product Line For Men With ED Celebrates Another Year of Success

Black couple using ED products

Nationwide — JR Scroggins, the founder of Live Natural, a popular Black-owned line of products including an all-natural herbal formula to defeat Erectile Dysfunction (ED), is celebrating another year’s success. […]

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 […]

Meet the Host of a Podcast That Features Black Americans Over 60 Who Are Still Dating, Staying Fit, and Living Vibrantly

Photo credit: Derek Blanks with crowdMGMT

Sage Collective launches Sage Vibrant Living, The Podcast to highlight the stories of people who, at 60 and older, are still dating, adventuring, staying fit, and living vibrantly. Nationwide — […]

Experience the Empowering Transformation of Healing Through "Forgiveness: Triumph over Tragedy"

Dr. Tony Davis, author of 'Forgiveness Triumph Over Tragedy'

Nationwide — A life-changing literary experience is about to grace your bookshelves! Announcing the release of a groundbreaking new book, FORGIVENESS: Triumph over Tragedy, a compelling guide to mastering the […]

Pediatrician Opens First Black-Owned Clinic Offering No Wait Evaluations for Autism, ADHD

Dr. Hokehe Eko

Nationwide — Dr. Hokehe Eko, a Board-Certified Pediatrician, Integrative Medicine specialist, and mother of 3, is also the Founder and CEO of Glow Pediatrics, the first Black-owned virtual autism clinic […]

Black Doctor's Head-to-Toe Health Book Empowers African American Women to Live a Phenomenal Life

Melody T. McCloud

Nationwide — If anyone wonders why today’s Black women need a health book geared specifically to them, look no further than BLACK WOMEN’S WELLNESS: Your “I’ve Got This!” Guide to […]

Black Author/Creator's Coloring Book Series Addresses Mental Health Issues, Bullying and Suicide

Henderson Vaughn

Nationwide — Meet Henderson Vaughan, the mastermind behind The Real Adventures Of Captain85, a coloring book for Black children that has proven to be a powerful tool to raise awareness […]

Black Physician Creates Guide to Transform Postpartum Care for Mothers

Dr. Erika Chowa

Nationwide — Phindile Erika Chowa, MD has seen firsthand the challenges moms face after arriving home. As an emergency medicine physician and owner of EMCare2U, a medical concierge practice, she […]

OJ Simpson Dies at 76 After 2-Month Battle With Prostate Cancer

OJ Simpson

Nationwide — Orenthal James “O.J.” Simpson has sadly passed away after being diagnosed earlier this year with prostate cancer. He was 76 years old. The shocking news has been confirmed […]

1,000’s of Young Black Women to be Empowered by Former Victim of Childhood Molestation Who is Now an Author/ Activist

Adeola Oladele

Nationwide — Adeola Oladele is a beacon of hope and a testament to the resilience of the human spirit. Born and raised in Nigeria, Adeola’s early life was fraught with […]

Black Woman With Autism Makes History, Releases Her 30th Children’s Book

Ayanna Davis

Nationwide — Ayanna Davis, an African American woman known as “Phenomenally Autistic,” has recently illustrated her 30th children’s book. She is an award-winning artist and Autism Advocate. Via her books […]

Black Mom of 5 Introduces Patent-Pending Products to Help Moms Navigate Postpartum

Britnee Wheeler

Nationwide — Meet Britnee Wheeler, a military spouse and mother of five, who wears many hats, including being the founder and CEO of Rose Maternity Co. She’s over the moon […]

Meet the Black Mom Turned Food Justice Advocate Championing for Healthier Communities

Tambra Raye Stevenson

Nationwide — Tambra Raye Stevenson, a determined mother in Washington, DC, has emerged as a champion for fighting for healthier communities with the Food Bill of Rights. Inspired by the […]

Black Patient Who Has Received Two Kidney Transplants Reveals Strategies for Those Living with Chronic Illness

Gregory S. Works, author of 'Triumph'

Nationwide — From shock and struggle to success, the book Triumph: Life on the Other Side of Trials, Transplants, Transition and Transformation by author and two-time kidney transplant recipient Gregory […]

70-Year-Old Black Grandpa With 11 Grandchildren, "I Saved My Life Without Surgery"

Willie Bill Davis

Nationwide — Willie “Bill” Davis, a 70-year-old African American grandpa, author, and speaker, is on a mission to transform lives through his debut book, Saving Grandpa Bill. In the book, […]

5 Black Friends Who Became Doctors Share Their Stories, From Middle School to Medical School

Black women doctors, authors of 'The Game Plan'

Nationwide — Drs. Diane Boykin, M.D.; Leah Matthews, M.D., MPH; Sylvia E. Morris, M.D., MPH; Jessica Osborn, M.D.; and Angela C.B. Walker, M.D. – all Black women – first came […]

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 […]

Woman Makes History as NYPD's First Ever Black Female Colorectal Surgeon

Dr. Lynn M. O'Connor

Nationwide — Meet Lynn M. O’Connor, who was appointed as the first-ever Black female colorectal surgeon to join the New York Police Department’s medical division, marking a significant milestone in […]

New Initiative That Pays Tribute to Shirley Chisholm Launched to Help Reduce Health Disparities in Black America

Shirley Chisholm

Nationwide — Black America suffers from high disparities in the affliction and treatment of hypertension, diabetes, asthma and stroke. The higher rates have been attributed to a lack of medical […]

Beauty Industry Bids Farewell to a Legend: Dudley Hair Care Empire Co-Founder Dr. Joe L. Dudley, Sr. Dies At 86

Joe L. Dudley Sr.

Nationwide — Tributes from across the world continue to come in for the patriarch of the Dudley Hair Care empire, icon, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Dr. Joe L. Dudley, Sr. who […]

VH1 Reality Star Chrissy Monroe’s Dental Emergency Highlights Dangers of Seeking Cheaper Dental Work Abroad

Chrissy Monroe

Nationwide — Former reality television personality Chrissy Monroe has come forward with a cautionary tale about the perils of seeking dental treatment overseas. Her recent dental emergency has ignited a […]

Meet the Black Couple Who Have Traveled to 61 Cities in 32 States to Teach Mental Health Awareness

Lorenzo and Jordon Lewis

Nationwide — Lorenzo Lewis and his wife, Jordon, have traveled across the country teaching frontline workers how to care for the mental health of African Americans who are often in […]

Black Entrepreneur, Once Paralyzed With 5 Days to Live, Creates Afro Puff Doll For Boys and Girls

Eve Lynne Robinson, founder of Afro Puff Doll

Nationwide — Meet Eve Lynne Robinson, an African American entrepreneur from Oakland, California, who has created a gender-neutral Black doll named Ella B. Jenkins with afro puffs and an accompanying […]

Black Woman From Mississippi, Last of 16 Siblings, Turns 100 Years Old

Arleaner Washington

Nationwide — Arleaner Washington, an African American woman from Biloxi, Mississippi, has turned 100 years old. Born on February 6, 1924, she marked this significant milestone with a heartfelt proclamation […]

Black Author’s New Book Empowers Childhood Trauma Victims to Find Healing and Live Purposeful Lives

Shyra Smith

Nationwide — Author Shyra Smith has thrown a lifeline to individuals struggling to move past childhood trauma with her new book, Anew: Living Life As a Better You, set to […]

Happiness Expert Takes Black Americans to Africa For Soul-Healing Retreat

Trish Ahjel Roberts

Nationwide — Transformational coach, bestselling author, and happiness expert, Trish Ahjel Roberts is taking African Americans back to Africa. But it’s not what you might think. Trained in yoga, meditation, […]

Groundbreaking Documentary on Black Women’s Health, “Sistahs Getting Well”

Sistahs Getting Well documentary

Nationwide — In 2010, the life of Jacqueline Glass took an unexpected turn. During a routine doctor’s visit, she was diagnosed with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and hypothyroidism. […]

Actress Raven-Symoné Mourns the Loss of Her Younger 31-Year-Old Brother

Raven-Symone and her brother, Blaize

Nationwide — Raven-Symoné is going through a tough time as she mourns the loss of her younger brother, Blaize Pearman, who passed away at the age of 31. The actress […]

70-Year-Old Black Woman From Uganda Gives Birth to Healthy Twins

Safina Namukwaya

Nationwide — Safina Namukwaya, a 70-year-old woman from Uganda, is making headlines as one of the oldest mothers as she recently gave birth to twins via cesarean at a fertility […]

Black Entrepreneur to Open Drug and Alcohol Rehab Facility in His Hometown of East St. Louis

Reggie D, founder of Pure Living Recovery Rehab Facility

Nationwide — Many may know Reggie D. for his tasty, delicious sauce line Pure Heat Gourmet Sauce, but he is now turning the dial a little bit and using his […]

Author's New "Let's Eat" Book Series Teaches Black Children About Healthy Eating Habits

Emunah Ysrael, author of Let's Eat book series

Nationwide — The Let’s Eat Book Series by Emunah Y’srael is the perfect tool to introduce young children to the benefits of healthy eating. Emunah is an accomplished author, devoted […]

Black Psychologist, Creator of Groundbreaking Therapy Cards, Launches New Edition to Improve Relationships

Dr. Ebony Butler, Founder of My Therapy Cards

Nationwide — Renowned Black psychologist, Dr. Ebony Butler, the creator of the revolutionary mental health tool, My Therapy Cards, the first card deck for Black communities and communities of color, […]

Award-Winning Group Take 6 and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Partner to Impact Children and Families

Take 6

Nationwide — St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital is proud to announce the addition of 10x Grammy-winning group TAKE 6 to its Music Gives to St. Jude’s Kids, which provides a […]

34-Year-Old Black Mom of 5 Dying From Cancer is Writing a Book For Her Kids

Kourtni Smith

Nationwide — Kourtni Smith, a 34-year-old mother of five from St Mary’s County, Maryland, is currently battling terminal cancer with remarkable courage, aiming to inspire others and raise awareness about […]

Black Doctor, Owner of Period Panty Brand Launches Empowering Puberty Course for Girls

Dr. Amber Robin, Founder of Sanxtuary MD

Nationwide — Dr. Amber Robins, Founder and CEO of Sanxtuary MD, a Black-owned period panty brand that offers women maximum protection from leakage during their periods, has now also launched […]

Meet the Black Woman Using Her Story and Platform to Empower Victims of Domestic Violence

Fallon MK

Nationwide — Domestic violence survivor Fallon MK is using her story and platform to illuminate the realities of domestic abuse. Her mission is to offer not only expert insights but […]

Black Author Tells Her Late Mother's Story in Powerful First-Person Narrative Book

Rosalind Bee Harris with her mom and their bookcover

Powerful first-person narrative chronicles the life and journey of an African American woman and her American Dream Nationwide — Rosalind “Bee” Harris has announced the release of The Story of […]

Black Woman Founder of Nonprofit Launches Magazine to Support Minorities Affected by Breast Cancer

Jasmine Souers, founder of More Life Magazine

The publication features diverse patient stories and 300+ resources for care and survivorship Nationwide — Jasmine Dionne Souers, President and CEO of The Missing Pink Breast Cancer Alliance and a […]

Award-Winning Black Author Releases Gripping Memoir on Surviving the Loss of a Loved One Due to Liver Cancer

Patricia A. Saunders

Nationwide — Award-winning author Patricia A. Saunders shares her poignant journey in Saying Goodbye, a memoir that prompts critical conversations on cancer awareness. Patricia’s message is intensified by the heart-wrenching […]

Single Black Mom Creates All-Natural Skin Care Line After Her 6-Week-Old Daughter Developed Eczema

Jocelyn Firmin, Founder of Kiyamel

Nationwide — Meet Jocelyne Firmin, the Founder and CEO of Kiyamel, a Black-owned all-natural skincare brand that has quickly become the become the top choice for people battling with eczema, […]

Black Woman Who Wanted to Get Pregnant Accidentally Given Abortion Pill

Tamika Thomas

Nationwide — Tamika Thomas, an African American woman from Las Vegas, Nevada undergoing IVF treatment, tragically lost her baby after her local pharmacy mistakenly provided her with abortion medication instead […]

Autism Study Launches New Video Campaign to Attract More African Americans

Autism video shoot

Videos Focus on Personal Stories from Parents and Participants in SPARK Nationwide — SPARK, the largest study of autism families across the United States, hopes a new video campaign helps […]

High-Performance Coach Launches Sacred Journal Empowering Black Men Against Loneliness, Stress, Anxiety, and Depression

Bertrand Ngampa

Nationwide — In a groundbreaking step toward addressing the unique mental health challenges faced by men, particularly Black men, Bertrand Ngampa is proud to introduce The 1% Man: The Ascension […]

Civil Rights Attorneys to Represent Elderly Black Woman Given Wrong Medication at Rehab Center

Rosezena Jackson, patient at Capitol City Rehab Center

Nationwide — Kim Parker and Governor Jackson, III have been retained to represent Rosezena Jackson, a resident of the District of Columbia, regarding the egregious medical treatment received, while she […]

Founder of Black-Owned Startup Creates Mental Health Event Series to Empower Black and Brown Communities

TImothy M Jones, founder of Colorful Voices

Nationwide — Timothy M. Jones, the Founder of Colorful Voices, a startup that provides grief and trauma mitigation training for the military and other government agencies, is excited to present […]

Texas High School Suspends Black Student For His Hair Style, Denies Discrimination

Darryl George

Nationwide — Darryl George, a junior at Barbers Hill High School in Texas, has faced suspension twice in a row due to his hairstyle. Despite the state’s recent anti-discrimination legislation, […]

Mom of 4 Launches First Black Female Owned Plant-Based Infant Formula Startup

April Kelly, founder of Sure!

Nationwide — Meet April Kelly, an African American mompreneur with four children who is also the Founder and CEO of Sure!, an innovative, plant-based infant formula alternative that is set […]

Meet the Founder Whose Platform Uses AI to Support Black Women Mentally and Emotionally

Nijiama Smalls

Nationwide — Nijiama Smalls, Founder and CEO of The Black Girl’s Guide to Healing Emotional Wounds, has launched a virtual platform that innovatively uses an AI wellness coach named Rashida […]

Black Woman Who Secured $5M in Affordable Housing For 250 Families Now Fighting Aggressive Breast Cancer

Dr. Sarah Michelle Washington

Nationwide — Meet Dr. Sarah Michelle Washington, a mother and visionary leader whose DC-based non-profit organization is responsible for securing and negotiating stabilized housing in excess of $5 million for […]

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 […]

8th Annual Black Sustainability Summit to Be Held in Metro Atlanta, October 6-8th

Black Sustainability Summit

Nationwide — Black Sustainability, Inc. proudly unveils the upcoming 8th Annual Black Sustainability Summit, set to take place from October 6th to October 8th, 2023, throughout the Metro Atlanta area. […]

Black Parents and Their Newly Born Twins All Share the Same Birthday

Jose and Scierra Blair with newborn twins

Nationwide — Scierra Blair, an African American mom from Mayfield Heights, Ohio, welcomed her newborn twins, Jose Ervin III and A-ria, into the world on the very same day that […]

Black Gynecologist Releases Comprehensive Guide, "Endometriosis: The Name of the Pain and How to Repress It"

Dr. Leonard Weather

Nationwide — Dr. Leonard Weather Jr., a distinguished gynecologist and esteemed author, has released his latest book, Endometriosis: The Name of the Pain and How to Repress It. This comprehensive […]

114-Year-Old Black Woman From Texas is Now the 2nd-Oldest Person in the United States

Elizabeth Francis

Nationwide — Elizabeth Francis, an African American woman from Houston, Texas, who has just turned 114 years old, has now become not just the oldest person in her state, but […]

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 Woman From Maryland, Born in 1914, Turns 109 Years Old

Sally Washington

Nationwide — Sally Washington, who is from Laurel, Maryland, is now 109 years old. She was born on July 31, 1914 in Danville, Virginia. In the 1930s, she moved to […]

Black Female Employee at Costco Says Manager Body-Shamed Her Over Work Attire

Isha Mason, woman bodyshamed at Costco

Nationwide — Isha Mason, an African American woman who works at a Costco store in New Jersey, recently shared her experience at the workplace, saying she was called into the […]

Black Woman Entrepreneur Launches Organic Tea Products Inspired By Her Great-Grandmother

Michelle Watson

Nationwide — Meet Michelle Watson, the founder and CEO of IngenuiTea, a Black-owned line of organic tea products. When her phone kept ringing, she was sure there was a problem. […]