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Owner of Black-Owned Hair Salon in Metro Detroit Releases First Ever Natural Hair Dictionary

Natural Hair Dictionary

Nationwide — Mo Williams, founder of Such a Natural, a Black-owned hair salon in Metro Detroit, has authored and published the world’s first ever Natural Hair Dictionary®, a new book […]

28-Year-Old HBCU Medical School Grad Found Dead in Georgia, Family Demanding Answers

Diamond Clark

Nationwide — The family of Dr. Diamond Clarke, a recent graduate of Morehouse School of Medicine, is seeking justice after she was found dead in Georgia. Her family suspects foul […]

Brittany Chrishawn, Black Woman Who Survived Police Brutality Incident, to Launch New Documentary 'Unbroken Smile’

Brittany Chrishawn

Nationwide — Award-winning filmmaker and activist, Brittany Chrishawn, has launched a Kickstarter campaign for her poignant and inspiring documentary, Unbroken Smile. The film delves into her personal journey through adversity […]

Black Girlz Productions Presents Third Sold-Out Performance of “Love Letters to the Black Man” in Inglewood, California

Love Letters to the Black Man Inglewood performance

Nationwide — Black Girlz Productions presents “Love Letters to the Black Man” on August 3, 2024 at The Miracle Theater located in Inglewood, California. All are invited to attend this […]

Meet the Black Woman Entrepreneur Helping to Build a Shopping Center in Rhode Island

Maranda Walker

Nationwide — As an African American woman in real estate development, Maranda Walker Dowell is elevating the concept of ‘Buy the Block’ to remarkable new heights. She is the co-founder […]

Black Woman Entrepreneur Makes History with Her Line of Coffee That Combines the Power of Organic Mushrooms

Jessica Francois, Founder of Heavenz Shroomz Coffee

Nationwide — Jessica Francois, a 35-year-old Haitian American entrepreneur from West Palm Beach, Florida, has become the first Black woman in history to launch a line of mushroom coffee. Her […]

88-Year-Old Black Woman From Maryland Recognized For Three Decades of Foster Care

Emma Thompson

Nationwide — Emma Thompson, an 88-year-old African American woman from Montgomery County, Maryland, was honored for her 33 years of dedicated service as a foster parent. Having cared for over […]

Black Educator Inspires Healthy Relationships as the Author of Over 45 Captivating Books About Love

Kay Shanee

Nationwide — Meet Kay Shanee, a devoted African American mother, wife, and business education teacher, on a mission to create a positive narrative for Black love. With a passion for […]

Jacquelyn Price Ward, Vice President of the Chicago Teachers' Pension Fund Board of Trustees, Honored at NASP Chicago 2024 Trailblazing Women Luncheon

Jacquelyn Price Ward

Nationwide — Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund (CTPF) Vice President Jacquelyn Price Ward was chosen as one of 20 Trailblazing Illinois Women who are champions of diversity and inclusion in financial […]

Meet the Specialist Who Helps Black Women to Identify and Fight Narcissistic Relationship Abuse

Ina Johnson Myers

Nationwide — Ina Johnson Myers is a specialist and relationship coach who helps women understand the difference between healthy and narcissistic love and relationships. Over the past 20+ years, she […]

Black Nonprofit Leader to Receive Exemplary Service Luminary Award from the National Bar Association

Toni D. Newman

Toni D. Newman, Director of The Coalition for Justice and Equality Across Movements at NMAC (National Minority AIDS Council) in Washington DC, is being honored by the National Bar Association’s […]

Two Black Medical Professionals Launch New Magazine to Empower Nurses

Founders of The Nurses Magazine

Nationwide – Meet Dr. Donel J. Richemond and Dr. Carl F. Charlot, MD, MBA, PA, two African American medical professionals who have launched The Nurses Magazine, an online magazine and […]

79-Year-Old Black Woman From Alabama Graduates, Earns Bachelor's Degree

Angerline Day

Nationwide — Angerline Day, a 79-year-old woman from Montgomery, Alabama, recently proudly graduated from college after four years of hard work. “I don’t give myself any expiration dates on anything,” […]

Black Teen Designs Her Prom Dress Inspired by Prince and Frog Disney Movie

Layla Hildreth

Nationwide — Layla Hildreth, an African American high school senior from Irondale, Alabama, designed her own prom dress, drawing inspiration from Princess Tiana, the beloved character from Disney’s The Princess and […]

12-Year-Old Black Girl From Florida Makes History, Graduates High School

E'leese Shelton

Nationwide — E’leese Shelton, a 12-year-old African-American girl from Tallahassee, Florida, has made national headlines after graduating from high school at such a young age.

Founder of Black-Owned Tech Startup Introduces Second 5G Smartphone Release

Chaymeriyia Moncrief

Nationwide — In a remarkable display of innovation, 29-year-old Chaymeriyia Moncrief, the founder of NSPRE, has introduced her second smartphone, 4 years after the first one. Moncrief, a tech founder […]

Black Trauma Specialist With 20 Years of Experience Working For Fortune 500 Companies to Deliver Groundbreaking Webcast

Tiffany Mensah

Nationwide — Tiffany Mensah, Certified Trauma Support Specialist and Executive Director of D.O.V.E.S. Network®, is set to deliver a groundbreaking webcast titled “Trauma-Informed HR: The Key to Unlocking Your Team’s […]

Black Female Pilot Retires From United Airlines After 34 Years

Theresa Claiborne

Nationwide — Theresa Claiborne, who once made history as the first African American female pilot in the United States Air Force, is making history again as she retires from United […]

Black Filipino Woman Makes History, Crowned Miss Universe Philippines For First Time Ever

Chelsea Manalo, Black woman who won Miss Universe Philippines

Nationwide — Chelsea Manalo, whose father is African American and mother is Filipina, has made history as the first Black woman ever to win the Miss Universe Philippines title. Her […]

Meet the Black Woman Making History as a Nurse Despite Being Wheelchair Bound

Andrea Dalzell

Nationwide — Meet Andrea Dalzell, an African American woman from New York City who became a Registered Nurse despite being wheelchair-bound since childhood. Andrea, also known as The Seated Nurse, […]

94-Year-Old Grandmother Fulfills Her Dream of Wearing a Wedding Dress

Martha Mae Ophelia Moon Tucker

Nationwide — At 94 years old, Martha Mae Ophelia Moon Tucker finally fulfilled her lifelong dream of wearing a wedding dress. This comes nearly 7 decades after her wedding in […]

Meet the Black Designer Whose Vibrant Decor Collection is Now Available at Macy’s, Wayfair, Target, and other Major Retailers

Rochelle Porter

Nationwide — Rochelle Porter Design, a leading Black woman-owned home decor brand, is excited to announce the availability of its new decor collection at major retailers nationwide, just in time […]

Two Black Teens Create Children's Book Exposing Secret FBI Tactics Used to Neutralize Civil Rights Activists

Autumn Kendall and Aurora Morgan

Teenagers Autumn Kendall, 14, and Aurora Morgan, 15, gear up for their book signing event debuting a children’s book that sheds light on historical events, featuring characters inspired by civil […]

Black Woman Who Survived a Plane Crash Earns Masters Degree in Business

Kechi Okwuchi

Nationwide — Meet Kechi Okwuchi, a survivor of a devastating plane crash in Nigeria, who years later, successfully earned her Master of Business Administration (MBA) with distinction. Despite enduring severe […]

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 […]

Founder Launches New Social Media App Called 'BlackListed' to Empower Black Community Through Networking

Channing Bell, Founder of BlackListed app

Nationwide — Channing Bell, a visionary African American woman with over a decade of experience in product management across the technology and oil and gas sectors, has launched a new […]

102-Year-Old Black Woman From Virginia Makes History, Finally Earns College Degree

Sarah Simpkins

Nationwide — At 102 years old, Sarah Simpkins has achieved her dream of earning a college degree as she recently graduated from Brightpoint Community College’s Early Childhood Education program in […]

Triplets From Colorado Graduate From High School at the Top of Their Class

Black triplets graduate

Nationwide — Triplets Mariah, Mercy, and Samuel Addai-Opoku, who are from Aurora, Colorado, have simultaneously graduated from high school at the top of their class. Their parents, Kwasi and Margaret […]

Houston Area Black Entrepreneur Whose Banana Pudding Spot Was Reviewed By Keith Lee Expands Menu

Janel Prator with Keith and wife at The Puddery in Pearland, Texas

Nationwide — Janel Prator is the Founder and CEO of The Puddery, a Black-owned dessert spot in Pearland, Texas, that according to Keith Lee sells the best banana pudding in […]

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 Mom and Daughter Make History, Graduate Together from Rutgers University

Latonya Johnson and daughter, Laila

Nationwide — In a touching moment, Latonya Johnson, who is 43 years old, and her daughter, Laila, who is 21 years old, are proudly celebrating their simultaneous graduation from Rutgers […]

Black Teen From Louisiana Named Valedictorian and Receives Nearly $1M in Scholarships From 13 Colleges

Cur'Dericka Rice

Nationwide — Cur’Dericka Rice, a 17-year-old African American girl from Monroe, Louisiana, graduated valedictorian with a perfect 4.0 GPA and a remarkable 33 on her ACT. What’s more, she earned […]

Five Black Students, Ages 14-16, Just Earned Their First College Degree

Former Black students of Icon Prepatory School

Nationwide — Five young African American students who formerly attended Icon Preparatory School in Tampa, Florida are now college graduates as well. All five of them — 14-year-old Keniah Washington, […]

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 […]

Entrepreneur Launches Black-Owned Mental Health Insurance Credentialing Business to Address Mental Health Disparities

Frances Latimar

Nationwide — Meet Frances Latimer, Founder and CEO of Open Door Billing LLC, an MBE-certified, Black-owned company that aims to address the systemic credentialing disparities that disproportionately affect minority mental […]

83-Year-Old Black Woman Becomes Oldest Person to Earn a Doctorate at Howard University

Marie Fowler

Nationwide — At 83 years old, Marie Fowler has made history at Howard University, an HBCU in Washington, DC, by becoming its oldest person ever to earn a doctorate.

Black Mom From Georgia Upset After Teacher Combs Out Her Daughter's Locs

Londyn Varlack

Nationwide — Micaela Varlack, an African American mom from Columbus, Georgia, is upset after discovering her 4-year-old daughter Londyn’s locs were combed out by her teacher without asking for her […]

18-Year-Old Black Teen Makes History, Graduates With Doctorate Degree

Dorothy Jean Tillman

Nationwide — Meet Dorothy Jean Tillman, an 18-year-old African American teen from Chicago, who has graduated with a Doctorate Degree in Behavioral Health from Arizona State University. This is the […]

Black Grandmother From Georgia Makes History, Becomes a Registered Nurse at Age 69

Loretta Mack

Nationwide — Loretta Mack, a 69-year-old African American grandmother from Albany, Georgia, has achieved her lifelong dream of becoming a registered nurse, defying age barriers and inspiring others with her […]

University's First Black Graduate Hands His Granddaughter Her Diploma 59 Years Later

Ronald and Deana Yancy

Nationwide — On a momentous graduation day at Georgia Tech, history came full circle as Ronald Yancey, the university’s first Black graduate, proudly handed his granddaughter, Deanna Yancey, her diploma […]

16-Year-Old Black Teen From Louisiana Gets Accepted into 60 Colleges

Alanah Poullard

Nationwide — Alanah Poullard, an African American teenager from Jennings, Louisiana, is graduating high school at just 16 years old. What’s more, she has been accepted into 60 colleges in […]

Black Woman Founder Shares Insider Tips to Buying Homes Starting at $500 Bucks

Danielle Nicole

Nationwide — Danielle Nicole, the Founder and CEO of Danielle Nicole Consulting, is a real estate professional headed into her 16th consecutive year as a full-time entrepreneur. On Wednesday, May […]

Meet the Black Mom Who Works With Her Two Daughters as Flight Attendants

Denise, Charnel, and Chantel, Black mom and daughters

Nationwide — Denise Campbell and her two daughters, Chantel and Charnel, are all seasoned Southwest Airlines flight attendants with over 30 years of combined experience. Recently, they had the chance […]

Tech Executive Traci S. Campbell Grows Streaming Network BeSpire TV with Original Programs

Traci S. Campbell

Free Ad-Supported Television Service Available on ROKU and Amazon TV Partners with Content Producers Nationwide — Traci S. Campbell, founder and CEO of BeSpire TV, a Free Ad-Supported Television network, […]

Black Founder's Academy Helps Unexperienced Entrepreneurs to Launch Successful Staffing Agencies

Quera Lee, Founder of Opulent Life Academy

Nationwide — Meet Quera Lee, the Founder and CEO of Opulent Life Academy, a Black-owned entrepreneurial education platform that has a new program aimed at guiding individuals with no prior […]

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 Student Accuses Liberty University of Purposely Allowing Her to Flunk Out of School

Alexis Reason, student at Liberty University

Nationwide — Civil Rights Activist Essie Berry is asking for a state and federal investigation against Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, for allegedly allowing Alexis Reason, an African American student, […]

Black Twin Sisters From Florida Named Valedictorian and Salutatorian at High School Graduation

Llayna and Saniah Maul

Nationwide — Llayna and Saniah Maul, twin sisters from Tallahassee, Florida, are not just close sisters; they’re also academic achievers. The pair is set to graduate as Valedictorian and Salutatorian […]

Author Aims to Empower 10,000 Black Women to Embrace and Embody Self Love

Avalaura Gaither

Nationwide — With a vision to inspire 10,000 women to embody self-love, Avalaura Gaither, MSW, is proud to unveil the Girl Live Your … Life Guided Self Love Journal. In […]

Black Family-Owned Production Studio Launches Historic Partnership With Ebony Magazine to Produce Video Segments

Chris and McKenzy Bowers

Nationwide — Chris and McKenzy Bowers, the founders of Tivid TV Studios, a Black-owned all-inclusive production enterprise, have embarked on a pivotal partnership with EBONY Magazine, a leading voice in […]

17-Year-Old Black Teen Earns Masters Degree, Her Third Degree in 2 Years

LeAnna Roberts

Nationwide — At only 17 years old, LeAnna Roberts, who is from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, has earned her Master’s degree from the University of Alabama. She received her first college degree […]

Black Woman From NYC, Previously Incarcerated, Passes Bar Exam on First Try

Afrika Owes

Nationwide — Afrika Owes, an African American woman from New York City who was previously incarcerated, has turned her life around and even recently passed the New York Bar Exam […]

Meet the Career Coach Helping Black and Brown People Navigate to Employment and Entrepreneurship

Katherine Castro

Nationwide — Katherine Castro is the owner of Castro Career n’ Cafécito, the fastest-growing career coaching service for Blacks and Latinos. Over the past 11 years, this highly energetic mom […]

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 […]

Single Mom Shines Light on the Incredible Power of Singler Mothers Raising Black (Gentle) Men

Sanya Simmons and her sons

Nationwide — With data showing that 70% of African American children are raised by single mothers, and a significant portion of them being male, author and single mom advocate Sanya […]

Black Social Worker and Originator of "Microlocs" Turns Her Passion into Business Funding and Opportunities for Empowerment

Jessyca Marshall

Nationwide — Jessyca Marshall, a dedicated mompreneur, licensed social worker, and the innovative mind behind Naturally Beautiful Hair Care and Microloc Mastery, is making waves in the hair and beauty […]

Mom of 3, Author Releases 2nd Book Series That Celebrates Black Love and Sisterhood

Lauren Lacey

Nationwide — Author Lauren Lacey releases her vacation romance series Black Summer Island, a heartfelt celebration of Black love and sisterhood amongst black women. With a backdrop as fascinating as […]

Black Social Worker: "I Was Wrongfully Arrested by White Airport Police Officers"

Makeda Charles

By Makeda Charles Nationwide — I was traveling while black and chasing the next cheap ticket when I landed in Breonna Taylor’s Kentucky. Prior to my travels, I had posted […]

Siblings Make History With First Black Woman-Owned Manufacturer of Art Supplies in the US

LM Flowers and Skie Harris

Nationwide — LM Flowers and her sister, Skie Harris have made history as the founders of Sis Art, the first woman-owned and artist-owned manufacturer of art supplies in the United […]

Mom and Daughter Sentenced to Prison After Stealing $1.7M Intended For Their Community

Alicia and Andrea Ayers

Nationwide — 37-year-old Alicia Ayers and her mom, 57-year-old Andrea of Mount Vernon, New York, have been sentenced to two years in prison followed by six months of home confinement […]

3 Black Siblings Make History as Possibly the Youngest CEOs Ever in the State of Maryland

Tatiyana, Danyelle, and Jyniah Smith

Meet the Smith sisters — 5-year-old Tatiyana, 8-year-old Danyelle, and 10-year-old Jyniah — three African American siblings who are the youngest rising stars in Maryland, bringing a new energy of […]

"The Morning Roast" With Cast of Professional Black Men Launches Season 2 in Major TV Markets

Hosts of the 'Live From the Cave: Morning Roast'

Nationwide — Live from the Cave: The Morning Roast is back for its highly anticipated second season, premiering on WGN TV Chicago on April 6th. Created by the dynamic production […]

Founder of Black Woman-Owned Streaming Service Launches Platform to Fund Stories Told by Black Creators

Deshuna Spencer, Founder of Kweli TV and Kweli Fund

Nationwide — kweliTV, the premier streaming service celebrating Black culture from around the globe, announces the launch of kweliFUND, a groundbreaking crowdfunding platform designed exclusively for its nearly 500 creators. […]

Newly Released Book “Would Jesus Date A Woman Like Me?” Offers Black Women a New Perspective

Brian Bolden, author of 'Would Jesus Date a Woman Like Me'

Brian Bolden’s new book answers numerous questions with which Black women continue to struggle regarding their relationships with Black men. Nationwide — According to author Brian Bolden, there are two […]