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Black Parents Whose 9-Month-Old Died at Florida Daycare Center Win $5M Settlement

Tayvon Tomlin

Nationwide — The parents of Tayvon Tomlin, a 9-month-old baby who died after he was found unresponsive at Lincoln-Marti daycare center in Miami, Florida, have reached a $5 million settlement […]

Founder of Annual Girlfriend Getaway Retreat to Empower Black Women For the Third Year in a Row

Jacqueline Glass and women who attended her retreat

Nationwide — 59-year-old Jacqueline Glass from Harlem, New York City, founder of the annual Sistahs at the Well: The Girlfriend Getaway, is empowering women to take better care of themselves […]

Disabled Black Teen With No Use of His Arms Uses His Mouth to Draw

Lucas Mapheto

Nationwide — Lucas Mapheto, a disabled teenage boy from South Africa, is gaining global attention for his extraordinary talent of being able to draw amazing portraits using only his mouth.

Black Dad Whose Daughter Died Unexpectedly Two Years Ago Pens Emotional Book About Grief

Author Lehman Riley

Nationwide — During his childhood, author Lehman Riley was fascinated by his grandfather Papa Lemon. Unfortunately, Papa Lemon passed away in 1973 when Lehman was 10 years old. Lehman’s love […]

Black Doctor Helps Women With Heavy Periods Gain Confidence with Leak-Resistant Period Panties

Dr, Amber Robins-Hickman

Nationwide — Dr. Amber Robins-Hickson, founder and creator of Sanxtuary MD, a company committed to supporting women during their menstrual cycles, is celebrating her company’s success in helping women and […]

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 […]

Sinbad's Family Says He is Recovering From Stroke, Learning to Walk, But Needs Help

Sinbad recovering from stroke

Nationwide — It has been two years now since comedian and actor Sinbad suffered from a stroke, but his family says that he is in fact recovering and is even […]

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 […]

Meet the Two Black Multi-Millionaire Plastic Surgeons Putting Ghana on the Map

Drs. Michael Obeng and Jude Opoku Agyeman

Nationwide — Drs. Michael Obeng and Jude Opoku-Agyeman were born in Ghana and have contributed and continue to their nation of birth through their philanthropy. Both surgeons had very humble […]

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 […]

Black Mental Health Therapist and Her 8-Year-Old Daughter Release New Book to Give Young Girls a Voice

Michelle and Laiya Davey, authors of My Voice Has Superpowers book

Nationwide — Michelle Davey and her 8-year-old daughter, Laiya, from Baltimore County, Maryland are the authors of My Voice Is My Superpower, an inspiring book that reminds young girls of […]

Black Woman Entrepreneur From Florida Selected as Leader of Impact in American Heart Association’s Heart Ball

Janay White

Nationwide — Every year across 150 cities, community leaders step up to join Leaders of Impact in an effort to bring the work of the American Heart Association into the […]

Black Family From North Carolina Mourns the Loss of 2-Month-Old Baby Girl to SIDS

Amora Lanae Hopkins

Nationwide — An African American family from Warrenton, North Carolina is mourning the early and unexpected death of 2-month-old Amora Lanae Hopkins. She was born healthy on August 9th but […]

Black Dermatologist Develops New Formula For Neuropathic Skin Discomfort and Burn Wounds

Dr. Milton D. Moore

Moore Relief Dermaceuticals contain natural cosmetic ingredients that do not require OTC or prescription regulation. The products have been launched and are available for purchase on MooreRelief.com Nationwide — Dr. […]

CDC Addresses Health Inequities Among Pregnant & Postpartum People with 'Hear Her' Campaign

Wanda Barfield

By Wanda Barfield, MD, MPH, Director, Division of Reproductive Health Nationwide — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s Hear Her campaign raises awareness of potentially life-threatening warning signs […]

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 […]

Dad Inspired By His Autistic Son is Educating African Americans About Hidden Talents Within the Autism Community

George D. Williams and his son

Nationwide — Meet George D. Williams, MS, an Adult Autism expert and author from Denver, Colorado, whose experience with his son, Nathan, has inspired him to educate others about the […]

Author Who Was Sexually Abused at 12 and Attempted Suicide at 13 is Now Inspiring Young Black Women

Femeca Grant

Nationwide — Femeca Grant, an author and family counselor who has successfully overcome her own traumas that she experienced as a young person, has released two new self-help books, Her […]

Author Empowers Black Women in New Book That Addresses Infidelity, Alcoholism and Abortion

Lauren Wilson, author of Bougie Down Blues book

Nationwide — Lauren Wilson’s new book, Afro-Bougie Blues: A Collection of Short Fiction, a collection of twelve short stories about ordinary Black women and men meeting life’s challenges. Each story […]

HBCU Grad Celebrates 3rd Season of TV Talk Show About Caregiving for People with Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Dr. Macie P Smith

Nationwide — Dr. Macie P. Smith, a graduate with two degrees from South Carolina State University, a Historically Black College/University (HBCU) in Orangeburg, South Carolina, is celebrating the third season […]

Black Entrepreneur Launches E-Commerce Marketplace and Uncensored Social Network App for the Cannabis Community

.Travis Stocking, founder of Herbpon

Nationwide — Meet 30-year-old Travis Stocking, a cannabis media entrepreneur that is the CEO and founder of HERBPON, a brand-new e-commerce-based mobile app company promoting cannabis products and services through […]

Meet the Black Doctor Reshaping the Industry With Virtual Prosthetic Clinics to Help Amputee Patients

Dr. Hassan Akinbiyi, founder of Virtual Prosthetic Clinics

Nationwide — Dr. Hassan Akinbiyi, a leader in physiatry and rehabilitative medicine from Scottsdale, Arizona, is pleased to announce his partnership with Hanger Clinic, to provide Virtual Prosthetic Clinics.

Black Physician Launches New TV Series to Give Teen Girls of Color a Voice

Dr. Kela with two Black teen girls

Nationwide — Dr. Kela Henry, a Board Certified Family Medicine Physician, award-winning author, and speaker from Gwinnett County, Georgia, is helping to transform the way the world looks at teenage […]

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, […]

Couple Launches Books, Company to Help Black Families & Educators to Understand Mental Health Disorders

Arthur and Shanita Hairston

By Arthia Nixon, The Ambassador Agency Nationwide — After working with children with autism, mental health, and behavior-related disorders as a teacher, Arthur Hairston and his wife Shanita have officially […]

Black-Owned Tech Firm Receives Patent For Wristband and Smart Watch Used For Non-Invasive Detection of Glucose and Pathogens

Smartwatch patented by Better Life Technologies

Nationwide — Better Life Technologies Group, Inc., a Black-owned biotech firm based in San Diego, California, has been granted a patent for technology that will be used for the non-invasive […]

"State of the Air" Report Finds People of Color Are 61% More Likely to Live in Areas With Poor Air Quality

Black mom and daughter impacted by pollution

Chicago, IL — The 2022 “State of the Air” report, released earlier this month by the American Lung Association, finds that despite progress, an unacceptable number of Americans are still […]

African American Holistic Physician and Author Launches New Platform to Combat Racism

Dr. Elaine Ferguson, founder of One Health

Nationwide — Elaine R. Ferguson, MD, a noted pioneering holistic physician, author, and the founder of One Health, LLC, has launched Rise & Thrive™: Healing Hate’s Invisible Harm, a groundbreaking […]

Both HBCU Grads, These Two Black Doctor Siblings Are Empowering Patients to Be More “Medically Literate”

Drs. Shamolie Wyckoff and Elita Wyckoff Jones

Nationwide — Drs. Shamolie Wyckoff and Elita Wyckoff Jones, both Spelman College alumna and also fleshly sisters, have collaborated to write With Ease, Navigating the Medical Office Visit to respond […]

White Professor/ Psychiatrist Condemned For Racist Tweet After Calling Dark-Skinned Model “A Freak of Nature”

Jeffrey Lieberman and Nyakim Gatwech

Group says racism in mental health industry is rife and needs accountability Nationwide — Rev. Frederick Shaw, founder of CCHR’s Task Force Against Racism and Modern-Day Eugenics and President of […]

Black Athlete, Mom of 2, Whose Leg Was Amputated After a Cancer Diagnosis is Now Empowering People With Disabilities

Erin Brown

Nationwide — After losing her mother and her closest cousin to cancer, then being told she too had cancer and would need her leg amputated, Erin Brown went from worrier […]

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 Doctor-Owned Vitamin & Wellness Company, 50% of Profits to Help Eradicate Health Disparities in Black Communities

Dr. Karleena Tuggle-McDaniel, co-founder of Pro Blk Health

Nationwide — Co-Founders Darian McDaniel and Dr. Karleena Tuggle-McDaniel started Problk Health Vitamins for two main reasons – first, to act as a vehicle spotlighting health awareness by encouraging and […]

Black Psychotherapist Makes History, Opens New Therapy and Wellness Practice in Montgomery, Alabama

Candyce Anderson, founder of Revita Therapy and Wellness

Nationwide — Meet Candyce “Ce” Anderson, LPC, the founder and CEO of Revita Therapy & Wellness, a Black-owned therapy practice in Montgomery, Alabama. She is also the only African American […]

Meet the Founder Helping Black Women Through Virtual Holistic Wellness Coaching and Digital Courses

Cassandra Hill, founder of Holistic Living Consulting

Nationwide — In an effort to guide Black women on the journey of life, Cassandra Hill, the founder and CEO of Holistic Living Consulting LLC based in Osceola, Arkansas, is […]

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 […]

Actress Jeryl Prescott of AMC's "The Walking Dead" Joins Sarcoidosis Awareness Campaign

Actress Jeryl Prescott

Critical Campaign Raises Awareness of Prevalence & Severity of Sarcoidosis in Black Women Chicago, IL — The Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research (FSR), the leading international nonprofit organization dedicated to improving […]

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 […]

Woman Makes History, Launches 1st Black-Owned Accredited School That Teaches How to Start a Holistic Practice

Renee Hughes, founder and CEO of Holistic Champions

Nationwide — Meet Renee Hughes, the founder and CEO of Holistic Champions, the first-ever Black-owned internationally accredited school of Aromatherapy that virtually teaches entrepreneurial-minded students how to start their very […]

Black Doctor Creates "My First Period Kit" and Leak-Proof Panties to Inspire Confidence During Menstrual Cycles

Dr. Amber Robins, founder of Sanxtuary MD

Nationwide — Meet Dr. Amber Robins, a medical doctor turned entrepreneur who is now the founder of Sanxtuary MD, a Black-owned brand committed to helping women learn about their bodies […]

Clinical Trial For Eating Disorders Seeks More Black Volunteers For Important Research

Clinical trial

Philadelphia, PA — Drexel University’s Center for Weight, Eating, and Lifestyle Science is now recruiting volunteers to participate in a clinical trial testing the effectiveness of Mindfulness and Acceptance-Based Behavioral […]

10-Year Old Black Girl Dies From Online TikTok Challenge, Family Warns Others

Nyla Anderson

Nationwide — Nyla Anderson, a 10-year old girl from Chester, Pennsylvania, has sadly died after reportedly trying the “blackout challenge” that tells participants to hold their breath until they faint. […]

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 […]

This Plant-Based Entrepreneur Makes Almost $1M a Year Selling Authentic Sea Moss

Plant-Based Jeff

Nationwide — Meet Jeff Austin, founder of Plant-Based Jeff, one of the fastest-growing Black-owned retailers of plant-based education & sea moss products. In 2020, he started his company to specifically […]

Politicians Push For Late-Term Abortion Laws to Increase Profits of the Industry’s Black Baby Parts Business

Black fetus

By Rev. Clenard H. Childress, Jr. Nationwide — Governor Murphy of New Jersey has relentlessly pushed to have the Reproductive Freedom Act into state law. In June, he stated that […]

Black Mompreneur Creates Card Game That Changes the Way Parents Talk to Their Kids

Chelsea Elliott, founder of the EQ Kids Crew card game

Nationwide — Chelsea Elliott, founder of Somocom Lab and Macro Social Worker, has developed an interactive social-emotional learning kids’ card game called the EQ Kids Crew. The card game employs […]

50-Year Old First-Time Mom Welcomes Baby Girl; The Father is 61

Susie Troxler with husband and newborn baby

Nationwide — Susie Troxler, a 50-year old woman from Greensboro, North Carolina, recently gave birth to a baby for the first time. She and her 61-year old husband Tony are […]

Pregnant Woman Shot, Killed Returning Home From Her Own Baby Shower

Jessica Covington

Nationwide — Jessica Covington, a 32-year old woman from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, who was 7 months pregnant, was killed after being shot in the head and stomach as she returned home from […]

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 […]

Black-Owned Herbal Brand Enhances Long Time Product, Alpha RX Plus, to Overcome ED

Black man taking ED herbal supplement

Nationwide — Live Natural, formally Alpha RX Plus, the Black-owned herbal products company providing solutions that keep harmony in the bedroom since 2012 has enhanced the efficacy of their long-time […]

Black Mom Pens Book to Raise Awareness About Childhood Disabilities

Issata Oluwadare, author of Mighty Manny

“The Adventures of Mighty Manny” is a book published by author Issata Oluwadare that introduces the world to an uncommon superhero; a toddler with special needs. Nationwide — The Adventures […]

Meet the Founder of a Black-Owned Self-Driving Vehicle Startup That Mobilizes Healthcare Services

Frederick Akpoghene, founder Jego Technologies

JéGO Pods connect on-the-go consumers to personal care and nearby business services via driverless technology. Miami, FL — Frederick Akpoghene is the founder of JéGO Technologies, Inc., a Black-owned designer […]

10-Year Old Black Girl From Utah Takes Her Own Life After Being Racially Bullied

Izzy Tichenor, 10-year old who committed suicide

Nationwide — Isabella “Izzy” Faith Tichenor, a 10-year old Black girl from Salt Lake City, Utah, was found dead after hanging herself. Her grieving family said she had been bullied […]

Black IT Consultant Leaves His Job, Creates Powerful Mental Technology That Helps Veterans With PTSD

Gerard Nguedi, founder of Faith S Magnet

Nationwide — Gerard Nguedi is a highly educated African American man from Cameroon who was diagnosed with PTSD in 2016 after being repeatedly assaulted by the police for no reason.

Children’s Book Series Reintroduces Social Skills to Young People Post-Pandemic

Greedy Thom by Tracy L. Thompson

Nationwide — According to UNICEF, 188 countries have imposed school closings worldwide, affecting more than 1.6 billion children. While curriculum continues virtually, the lack of social interaction during global lockdowns […]

Women of Color With Breast Cancer Launch New Brand Photography Campaign to Build Awareness

Breast of Us campaign

Nationwide — For the Breast of Us, the first-ever blog and online community for all women of color affected by breast cancer, is excited to announce the launch of its […]

Father Won’t Face Charges For Accidentally Leaving Twin Sons in Car

Twin boys who died in hot car

Nationwide — A father whose 20-month old twins tragically died after he forgot to drop them off at daycare and unintentionally left them in his car will not face charges.

Married Couple Die of COVID Hours Apart, Leaving Behind 7 Children

Troy and Charletta Green

Nationwide — Troy and Charletta Green, a married couple from Detroit, Michigan, sadly died of COVID-19 within hours after the other. Their 7 children are grieving their tragic loss.

Breakthrough Alzheimer’s Clinical Trial Seeks to Include More Black and Diverse Volunteers

Alzheimers Clinical Trial

Washington, DC — Research sites in Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Texas, and New York are now recruiting participants for The Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation® (GAP)’s Bio-Hermes Study – a breakthrough Alzheimer’s […]

HBCU-Bound Student Athlete Dies in Tragic Elevator Accident

Jaumarcus McFarland

Correction: This article previously misreported that the incident occurred on an HBCU campus. That information has now been clarified in the revised article below. Nationwide — Jaumarcus McFarland, a student-athlete […]

Black Therapist Creates Unique Self-Help Therapy Tool That Helps You Manage Mental Health on Your Own

Marci Gray, creator of Empowerment Tool

Nationwide — Marci Gray, MSW, RSW, a Black mental health therapist, consultant and speaker, has created a powerful tool called The Empowerment Planner that helps people with self-improvement and mental […]

Aunt Arrested After Her Niece and Nephew's Bodies Were Found in Her Car

Nicole Michelle Johnson

Baltimore, MD — Nicole Michelle Johnson, a 33-year old woman from Baltimore, is facing multiple charges for the horrific deaths of her niece and nephew whose remains were found by […]

Black Nurse of 30 Years Releases New Book For Aspiring Caregivers

Dr. Cynthia J. Hickman

Missouri City, TX — The author of From the Lens of Daughter, Nurse, and Caregiver: A Journey of Duty and Honor launches her 2nd book entitled The Black Book of […]