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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 Florida, reached a $5 million settlement with the […]

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 […]

Black Mom of 3, Airline Worker From Alabama Killed After Being Sucked into Engine

Courtney Edwards

Nationwide — Courtney Edwards, a 34-year-old mother of three from Montgomery, Alabama, reportedly died after being sucked into the engine of a passenger plane while working at Montgomery Regional Airport.

40-Year-Old Woman Graduates From Same College Where She Cleaned For 14 Years

Sthembile Mngwengwe

Nationwide — Sthembile Mngwengwe, a 40-year-old woman from South Africa, has earned her Bachelor’s degree in Social Science from the same university where she worked as a cleaner for 14 […]

Black Designer's Visit to a Museum Inspired Her to Launch an Original Shawl Collection

Tenaria Drummond-Smith

Nationwide — When Queens New York designer Dr. Tenaria Drummond-Smith visited the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC, she had no idea that she was […]

Hundreds of Black Teen Girls Invited to Apply for 2023 Summer Program on Princeton Campus

Black teen girls from the At The Well Conference at Princeton

Nationwide — Black excellence and effective leadership are essential for a thriving African American community to survive any world crisis. Jacqueline Glass CEO of At The Well Conferences, Inc. (ATW) […]

Single Black Mom Recovers After 7-Year-Old Son with Autism Wiped Out Her Bank Account

Kayla Howard with her sons

Nationwide — When Kayla Howard, a single mom of four sons from Phoenix, Arizona, found her bank account emptied after her 7-year-old son mistakenly made purchases on Roblox, people from […]

Black Woman Arrested for Shoplifting in Texas Had Never Been to Texas

Julie Hudson

Nationwide — Julie Hudson, a 31-year-old African American woman from Philadelphia who is currently a Ph.D. candidate, was arrested and jailed for a week after being mistakenly identified as a […]

Black Mom Quits Six Figure Job, Partners With 11-Year-Old Daughter to Launch Self-Care Retreat

Toscha Dickerson and Kaleigh

Nationwide — Meet Dr. Toscha L. Dickerson and her 11-year-old daughter, Kaleigh, the mom and daughter duo that will be hosting a self-care retreat in New Orleans during the Essence […]

First Ever HBCU Business-Themed Conference in Washington, DC to Gather Successful Black Entrepreneurs

Attendees at the Black Entrepreneurs Homecoming Experience

30-year-old Jalynn Jones, who graduated from Fayetteville State University, says that her live event will focus on creating more millionaires in our communities. Nationwide — The highly anticipated 3rd annual […]

Black Educator Creates New Spin on Traditional Nursery Rhymes For Elementary School Kids

Audrey Muhammad

Nationwide — Meet Audrey Muhammad, an African American teacher from Raleigh, North Carolina, who is helping Black and Brown children to see more images that look like them in textbooks […]

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 […]

Entrepreneur Launches Professional Development Program For Black Women Leaders

Laura Knights, founder of Black Woman Leading program

Nationwide — Laura Knights, Founder and CEO of Knights Consulting LLC, has launched the research-based Black Woman Leading® professional development program to address the unique needs of Black women leaders.

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 […]

This Black Entrepreneur Has Helped 100 Families Secure More Than $75K in Unclaimed Money

Felicia Jeffries

Nationwide — Felicia Jeffries, a veteran entrepreneur and the author of more than six books, says that in 2022, she was able to help 100 Black families secure more than […]

Houston Woman, Mother of 6, Celebrates 54 Years as a Public School Teacher

Sharon Lemond

Nationwide — Sharon Lemond, a 77-year-old woman from Houston, Texas, is being recognized for her over five decades of service as a teacher in the Houston Independent School District.

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 […]

BOSS Network Launches Summit Honoring LL Cool J's Wife, Simone I. Smith

Simone I. Smith

Nationwide — On Saturday, December 3, 2022, The BOSS Network presents “The Launch Summit” sponsored by JPMorgan Chase. This annual event series aims to educate, empower, and promote minority women […]

Shooter Sentenced to 45 Years for 9-Year-Old Black Girl Killed by Stray Bullet

Brandoniya Bennett

Nationwide — Brandoniya Bennett, a 9-year-old African American girl from Dallas, Texas, was shot and killed inside her home in 2019. The shooter, Davonte Benton, has been convicted of murder […]

Milwaukee Father of 3 Makes Half Court Shot at NBA Game, Wins $10K

Germelle Scott

Nationwide — Germelle Scott Sr., a father of 3 from Milwaukee, Wisconsin has brought home $10,000 for his family after making a half-court shot during a Milwaukee Bucks game.

Kyra Harris Bolden Becomes 1st Black Woman Judge to Serve on Michigan Supreme Court

Kyra Harris Bolden

Nationwide — Kyra Harris Bolden has been appointed to the Michigan Supreme Court, making history as the first Black woman to serve on the state’s high court.

Founder of Black-Owned Natural Beauty Brand Makes History, Opens First New Distribution Center in Delaware

Joceylne Firmin, founder of Kiyamel

Nationwide — Jocelyne Firmin, founder and CEO of Kiyamel, a Black-owned company that creates natural bath and body products for babies and adults, has opened its first new distribution center […]

Designer of Luxury Africa-Shaped Bag Releases United States of Africa Passport Holder to Spark Conversation

United States of Africa passport holder

Nationwide — Known for designing the luxury Africa-shaped bag as a symbol to connect all African descendants, Afro-luxe label Orijin Culture has just released the new United States of Africa […]

Police Confront 9-Year-Old Black Girl Spraying Lanternflies, White Neighbor Says He Was Scared

Bobbi Wilson and her mom

Nationwide — Bobbi Wilson, a 9-year-old Black girl from Caldwell, New Jersey, says she was traumatized after her neighbor, Gordon Lawshe, who is a former City Council member, called the […]

Founder of Largest Black Business Discovery App Honored By PayPal, Featured in Mastercard Commercial

Mandy Bowman

Nationwide — Mandy Bowman, founder and CEO of Official Black Wall Street, the largest discovery app for Black-owned businesses, has been making waves in the media. Not only has she […]

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.

Author Honors Her Late Mom in Self-Narrated Audiobook, “Her Last Breath,” Which Features Her Mother's Voice Singing

Her Last Breath by Veda Williams

Nationwide — Self-published author, Veda Williams, celebrates her 60th birthday by releasing her first ebook and audiobook dedicated to her mother Ruth C. Baker. Williams captures the attention of listeners […]

Meet the Black Woman Entrepreneur Whose Afrocentric Gift-Wrapping Paper Brand is Truly Making an Impression

Lorna D. Cheatham, founder of a Black-owned gift wrapping paper brand

Nationwide — Lorna D. Cheatham is the founder and CEO of Clera’s Creative Gifts, a Black-owned gift-wrapping paper and gift bag brand that is known for its unique Afrocentric-themed designs. […]

Meet the Founder of the Fastest-Growing Black Woman-Owned Line of Luxury Leather Designer Handbags

Elena Holtzclaw, founder of Theugi

Nationwide — Elena Holtzclaw, a talented entrepreneur and designer from Albany, New York, knows her leathers. She is the owner of Theugi – New York, a Black-owned line of premium-quality […]

Black Woman, Former NYPD Detective, Says Lawyers Misappropriated Millions of Dollars From 9/11 Victims

Joanne Brown

Nationwide — In the wake of the September 11 terrorist attack, Congress created a $20 billion Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) to provide compensation for any individual killed or who suffered […]

Entrepreneur Launches Affordable Jewelry Collection That Honors Black Women

Wanda Jackson, founder of Mare Sheree Collection

Nationwide — Wanda Jackson, having dutifully contributed 19 years of service to the Social Security Administration, has launched her Maré Sheree Jewelry Collection with the intention of creating an impact. She […]

Meet the Career Coach Helping Black Women Transition to Well-Paying Tech Jobs

Shimeka Williams

Nationwide — Shimeka Williams, career coach and founder of Liberated Living LLC, has announced the official launch of her highly anticipated new book, The Confident Switch: How to Change Careers […]

Meet Kescha Wilson, the HBCU Grad Who Mentored FBI Agents, Law Enforcement Officers and High Powered Career Women

Kescha Wilson

By Arthia Nixon, The Ambassador Agency Nationwide — Kescha Wilson, the mom who mentored both FBI agents and members of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, and whose […]

Largest Network of Black Women Professionals and Entrepreneurs Celebrates 13 Years With 2022 "Ladies That Lead" Conference

Cameka Smith, founder of the Ladies That Lead Conference

Nationwide — The BOSS Network, an online community of professional and entrepreneurial women who support each other through digital content, programs, and event-based networking, will continue its 13th-anniversary celebration with […]

Diana Lynch, the First Black Woman CEO to Develop an International Resort in the Dominican Republic

Diana Lynch

Nationwide — Diana Lynch, the only African American female CEO of an international development company, is constructing Samaná Bay Resort, the first Black-owned international golf resort in the Dominican Republic. […]

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 […]

DC-Based Black Entrepreneur to Appear on New Reality Show on the BLKGTV App

Kinyatta E. Gray, founder of Flights in Stilettos

Nationwide — Entrepreneur Kinyatta E. Gray has joined the cast of the newest business reality show, I’m the Entrepreneurs Social Connect. The show can now be previewed on the BLKGTV […]

Woman Makes History as the First Black Female Designer to Partner With Kohl's

Barbara Clarke Ruiz

Nationwide — Design expert Barbara Clarke Ruiz, best known for her bold and versatile athletic apparel and sportswear designs has teamed up with Kohl’s to design the company’s latest Tek […]

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 […]

Black Woman Entrepreneur Known For Her Fleet of Trucks to Host 2022 Conference in Houston to Inspire Other Women

Kristi Jackson, founder of the Woman CEO Project

Nationwide — Kristi Jackson-Muhammad’s Global Power Tour, a collective of leadership workshops and entrepreneurial networking events to uplift Black women in business, will take place at The Post Oak Hotel […]

Oldest Black Woman in South Carolina Turns 105 Years Old

Luttie Bell Hamm

Nationwide — Luttie Bell Hamm, an African American woman from St. Stephen, South Carolina, has recently turned 105 years old.

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 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 Cosmetologist Reinvents Herself After Near Death Experience, Launches Online Course For Entrepreneurs

Angie Ravenel

Nationwide — Angie Ravenel, a 30-year veteran hairstylist from South Carolina, never thought that she wouldn’t retire happily from working in her salon of 25 years. However, a life-changing experience […]

Blind Woman From Nigeria Beats 18 Others to Win Beauty Pageant

Favour Rufus

Nationwide — Favour Rufus, a woman from Nigeria who has been blind since her childhood, recently won the 2022 Miss Port Harcourt City Beauty Pageant, defeating 18 other women.

Black Woman Entrepreneur Makes History, Secures Licensing Deal to Make Shoes for 7 Major Universities

Kam Ballard, founder and CEO of b.c.e. Shoes

Nationwide — Kam Ballard, founder and CEO of b.c.e. Custom Shoes, a Black-owned multi-million-dollar shoe company that is breaking barriers to become a household name. Her company has been approved […]

Daughter of the Late NFL Great, Sam Davis of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Tonya R. Davis Pens Her First Memoir

Tonya R. Davis

Nationwide — The daughter of the late NFL great, Sam Davis of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Tonya R. Davis has released her first memoir entitled Other Side of the COIN: My […]

Meet the Founder Whose Program Prepares Black Scholars to Become Doctors

Dr. Lisa K. Brown

Nationwide — Dr. Lisa K. Brown is the founder of Perfected Papers Plus, specializing in helping doctoral candidates complete the dissertation process. In November of 2022, Perfected Papers Plus will […]

Founder of Black-Owned Day Spa Celebrates 10+ Years of Healing For Domestic Abuse Survivors

Cindy Tawiah

Nationwide — Cindy Tawiah, founder of The Diva Project based in Baltimore County, Maryland, is celebrating her organization’s 15th anniversary of transforming the lives of women who have suffered from […]

Black Mental Health Therapist Launches Newest Book on How to Make Progress Toward Discovering Your Life Purpose

Marcia Blane

Nationwide — Marcia Blane, a Licensed Professional Counselor and the founder of Peculiar One Counseling & Consulting, is making a positive impact for disadvantaged families nationwide simply by fundamentally changing […]

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 […]

Schenita Stewart Makes History as the First Ever Black Woman Police Chief of Evanston, Illinois

Schenita Stewart

Nationwide — Schenita Stewart has been sworn in as the Police Chief in Evanston, Illinois, making her the first Black woman to permanently lead the police force in the city’s […]

5 Black Middle School Kids From Florida Make History, Complete Their First Year of College

Black middle school kids from Icon Preparatory School

Nationwide — Meet Miracle Butler, 14, Keniah Washington, 13, Keyanna Grant, 13, Tyreek Nash, 14, and Kaitlyn Archie-McDonald, 14 (absent from photo). This bright young cohort started as the 1st […]

Howard University College of Medicine Appoints First Ever Black Woman Dean in 154 Years

Dr. Andrea A. Hayes

Nationwide — Andrea A. Hayes Dixon, M.D., FACS, FAAP has made history as the first Black woman dean of the Howard University College of Medicine in the institution’s 154-year history.

Founder Makes History, Launches First Ever Black Woman-Owned Investing Mobile App

Sabrina Lamb, founder of Wekeza

Free investing and financial education for the culture Nationwide — Meet Sabrina Lamb, the Founder and CEO of Wekeza, the first Black-owned and Black woman-led trading and investing mobile app. […]

Black Mom of 2 Builds Over $600K College Portfolio and Now Teaches Other Mothers How To Build Wealth

Tanya Taylor

Nationwide — Tanya Taylor is a Certified Public Accountant and holds an MBA in Strategic Management. She has spent her 24+ year career on Wall Street in the banking and […]

Black Author Releases New Harriet Tubman Book to Teach Girls About Self-Love

Karol V. Brown, author of The Harriet Tubman Way

Nationwide — The Harriet Tubman Way, An Inspirational Guide to Self-Love, Empowerment, and Legendary Leadership for Girls, published by Authority Publishing, is a new book by author Karol V. Brown […]

Black Couple, Real Estate Investors File Lawsuit After Being Denied Property Near Houston

James and Misty Ra-Amari

Nationwide — James and Misty Ra-Amari, an African American couple who are real estate investors from Houston, Texas have filed a federal discrimination lawsuit claiming that a local real estate […]

250,000 Black Women Invited to Attend Powerful 'Psychology of Success' Event

Cameka Smith, Beverly Johnson, and Joseph McClendon

Nationwide — Have you ever wondered what it really takes to make someone successful? Why do some people seem to have the Midas touch and consistently create abundance and success […]

Black Couple Makes History, Partners with D-ID, Launches First e-Learning Platform to Use A.I. Instructors in the U.S.

Demario and Dawn McIlwain

60-minute A.I. Instructed Courses™, collaborative interactive features, and a premier partnership with D-ID, an Israel-based company known for its Creative Reality™ technology, helps Skilldora to accelerate the evolution of next […]

Dad and Daughter From South Side Chicago, Owners of Black-Owned Frozen Pudding Line Now in Walgreens

Lorenzo and Genesis Bencivenga, founders of Lorenzos Frozen Pudding

Lorenzo’s Frozen Pudding has gone from making 200 units a day to 2,700 units in half a day. Nationwide — Meet Lorenzo and Genesis Bencivenga, the father-daughter founders of Lorenzo’s […]

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 […]

Woman From Mississippi Makes History, Earns GED at 90 Years Old

Ellouise Lewis

Nationwide — 90-year-old Ellouise Lewis from Gulfport, Mississippi has finally received her GED certificate after seven decades have passed since she had to drop out of school. A graduation ceremony […]