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Black Couple’s Debut Film Addresses Rarely Discussed Topic of Porn Addiction and Conveys a Powerful Message

Peter and Pamela McNeil

Nationwide — Peter and Pamela McNeil, an African American couple from Charlotte, North Carolina, have developed a new film being streamed on Amazon Prime Video called Urge about faith, love, […]

Black Artists Encouraged to Apply For Global Musicians Partnership Program

Black women musicians

Nationwide — Kansas City is the first and only UNESCO Creative City of Music in the United States. Established in 2017, Creative City KC, Inc. is a not-for-profit and the […]

Black Teen From Illinois With 4.54 GPA Breaks High School's 159-Year-Old Record

Nina Mitchell

Nationwide — In 2020, Nina Mitchell, a 17-year-old African American student from DeKalb, Illinois, made history when she became the first Black female valedictorian in her high school’s 159-year history. […]

21-Year-Old Black Entrepreneur With Autism Opens Nail School Just 8 Months After Opening a Beauty Bar

Aaliyah Alicia Thompson

Nationwide — Meet Aaliyah Alicia Thompson, a 21-year-old African American woman with autism from Hampton, Georgia, who has defied stereotypes and achieved incredible success as an entrepreneur in the beauty […]

Black Women Who Used Toxic Haircare Products Entitled to Financial Compensation

Black woman getting hair relaxers

Nationwide — Recent scientific evidence has pointed to a link between the use of chemical hair relaxers and the development of certain types of cancer. Product liability lawsuits have been […]

Entrepreneur to Host Leadership Development Conference For Black Women in Corporate America

Laura Knights, founder of Black Woman Live retreats

Nationwide — Laura Knights, Founder and CEO of Knights Consulting LLC, will host the Black Woman Leading LIVE! Retreat + Conference on May 18-21, 2023 in Clearwater Beach, FL at […]

Atlanta Black Teen Earns $1.3M in Scholarships, Accepted into More Than 50 Colleges

Daya Brown

Nationwide — Daya Brown, an 18-year-old African American student from Atlanta, Georgia has been accepted to more than 50 colleges and universities. She has also earned over $1.3 million in […]

Black Teens From New Orleans Solve Math Problem Believed to Be Impossible For 2,000 Years

Calcea Johnson and NeKiya Jackson

Nationwide — Calcea Johnson and Ne’Kiya Jackson, two high school students from New Orleans, Louisiana have reportedly solved an “impossible” math problem and presented it at a recent conference where […]

Program Helping Thousands of Black Moms, Other Minority Women in Financial Trouble

African American women consulting

Nationwide — A community-based program called Debt Help For Women has already helped thousands of single moms and women who are overwhelmed with their financial obligations in life. The program […]

Black Non-Profit’s Art and Jazz Gala Celebrates 12 Years of Service to Breast Cancer Survivors and Families

I Will Survive Inc Awards Ceremony

Tickets are available now for April 30 event benefitting local breast cancer patients, survivors, and their families. Nationwide — I Will Survive, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(3) based in Atlanta, Georgia […]

Creative Black Teens Encouraged to Submit Artwork, Writings, Music to Expressions by Walgreens Challenge

Black student winner of Walgreens Expressions Challenge

Nationwide — Research shows that teens today care about lots of issues, from navigating high school to the global environment. However, mental health, specifically anxiety and depression, ranks highest––especially among […]

Black Mom, Teen Daughter Make History With Cosmetic Products in 600 Stores and New Amazon Partnership

Danielle Pasha and Samiah

Nationwide — Danielle Pasha, and her 17-year-old daughter, Samiah, the founders of The Beat House Cosmetics, continue to make history. Over the past three years, they have signed a major […]

26-Year-Old Black Woman Builds $35K Tiny House in Her Backyard, Rents Out Main House

Precious C. Price

Nationwide — Precious Price, a 26-year-old African American woman from Atlanta, Georgia, went viral after she built a luxury tiny home in the backyard where she lives completely rent-free. To […]

Best-Selling Black Author Writes Children’s Book to Help Black Kids Set Boundaries

B.M. Hardin, author of The No-No Book

“No! You can’t touch my hair! No! You can’t put your hand down there!” Nationwide — Best-selling author B.M. Hardin has written and released The No-No Book to help kids […]

Nonprofit Gives Away Almost $20K in Scholarships to Black Students in STEM

Black scholarship recipients

Nationwide — Math with EEEs, Inc., a Black-owned non-profit dedicated to empowering African-American students through education and STEM scholarship opportunities, is sponsoring 10 students for the highly sought-after online coding […]

From $100 to $30 Million: Nigerian Immigrants Build Fastest Growing Black-Owned Creators Platform

Uyi and Faith Abraham

Nationwide — Uyi and Faith Abraham, a husband-and-wife team, are the founders of Vonza.com, a fast-growing software platform for creators and entrepreneurs to create and sell online courses. Uyi Abraham […]

Black Woman Creates First Ever 100% Dye and Fragrance-Free Products for Curly Hair

Angela Fields

Nationwide — Introducing CurlyCoilyTresses®, a new hair care line developed by Angela Fields, a woman who was inspired to research and create her own products after a painful chemical burn […]

Meet the Mom, Dad, and Two Daughters Providing Black Families With 6 and 7-Star Luxury Travel Experiences

Goring Family

Nationwide — Meet Glenn and Amanda Goring and their two daughters, Brooklyn and Lexington, the owners/operators of a successful luxury travel business called In-Style Travel. Mom and Dad book the […]

Toni Newman Hired to Direct NMAC's Coalition For Justice and Equality

Toni Newman

Nationwide — NMAC is launching the Coalition for Justice & Equality, a new division within the agency. The Coalition will build partnerships with other progressive-focused organizations in and out of […]

ABC Ventures Salutes the Late Shirley Chisholm For Over 30 Years of Service as the National Spokesperson of America's Black Colleges

Shirley Chisholm

Nationwide — In addition to Education, Health, Wellness and the Environment are major concerns because of the many health disparities in Black America. Black America suffers from high disparities in […]

8-Year-Old Partners With Her Grandmother to Launch Black-Owned Skincare Brand for Kids

Cheryl Brown and her granddaughter, Skye

Nationwide — Meet Cheryl Brown and her 8-year-old granddaughter, Skye, the founders of Skye Monroe Skincare, a Black-owned brand that has been described as “the best natural skincare for kids […]

Black Mom Now Wows Fans, Officially as Pop Star Vallyre


Nationwide — The global pandemic has led many to consider creative endeavors, reevaluate their passions, and find new and different revenue sources. Valerie is a hardworking single mom of twin […]

28-Year-Old Makes History as the Third Black Female Captain For PSA Airlines

Antoinette Paris Hudson

Nationwide — Antoinette Paris-Hudson, a 28-year-old African American pilot, made history as the third Black female to become a Captain for PSA Airline. Most recently, she received a job offer […]

Civil Rights Activist Essie Berry Calls Out CVS Pharmacy For Sexual Harassment and Assault

Essie Berry

Nationwide — Civil Rights Activist Essie Berry, the widow of the late Fred “ReRun” Berry from the 1970’s sitcom What’s Happening is stepping into the ring with CVS Pharmacy. She […]

Black Mom Furious at Daycare For Painting Children in Blackface

Courtney Politis

Nationwide — A daycare in Miami, Florida is being criticized for reportedly painting children in Blackface apparently in celebration of Black History Month. Courtney Politis, a local African American mom, […]

Founder of Largest Black-Owned Cause Marketing Agency Proves Diversity is Good For Business

Jacqueline Moore, founder of CMRignite

Nationally recognized firm, CMRignite, has developed innovative campaigns for government, corporate and nonprofit clients for more than two decades. Nationwide — Diversity, equity and inclusion are good for business at […]

43-Year-Old Black Mom With 4 Kids Starts Medical School

Shamone Gore Panter

Nationwide — Shamone Gore Panter, a 43-year-old Black mother of four kids from Cleveland, Ohio, has started medical school, proving that it’s never too late to reach one’s goals.

New Book Tells the Story of the Rise and Fall of a Young Black Singer's Career

Glory's Gift by Lou Halt

Nationwide — African American author Lou Holt’s new book Glory’s Gift is the touching story of Glory, a young girl with an angelic singing voice and the rise and fall […]

Black Entrepreneur and Real Estate Investor Launches Hedge Fund to Help Lower-Income Families Start Investing

Marlo Richardson

Business Bullish Investments was created to give the average individual knowledge and access to create generational wealth. Nationwide — Serial entrepreneur Marlo Richardson is seeking to educate and help individuals […]

Apparel Brand For Black Women Celebrates 25 Years With New Pants Suit Collection and More

Black women wearing pant suits

Nationwide — WomenSuits, an apparel company that has been dressing professional Black woman for more than two decades is celebrating its 25th year in business with a new active wear […]

Black Entrepreneur Makes History With Her Big Sister Sisterhood Clothing Brand That Empowers Women

Kieaira Francis

Nationwide — Kieaira Francis, founder and CEO of Big Sisters/Sisterhood, an online women’s clothing store centered on female empowerment and giving back, has now officially been certified by the U.S. […]

27-Year-Old Former Ramp Agent Makes History, Becomes Pilot For Delta Airlines

Justin Mutawassim

Nationwide — Justin Mutawassim, a 27-year-old African American pilot at Delta Air Lines, achieved his childhood dream of becoming a pilot at the same airline where he previously worked as […]

Black Author Says 8-Year-Old Nephew Inspired Her New Book That Helps Kids with Basic Counting Skills

Jacqueline Renee and her nephew, Ethan

Nationwide — Meet Jacqueline Renee and her 8-year-old nephew, Ethan, who she says inspired her to write and release her second children’s book entitled Follow Me and Count to 10! […]

Host of Podcast That Addresses Black Maternal Health Launches New Hotline to Bring Joy to Expecting Parents

Kimberly Seals Allers

Nationwide — Kimberly Seals Allers, the host and creator of Birthright, a podcast about joy and healing in Black birth, is marking the end of her second season with the […]

Malik Yoba Partners with Black-Owned Digital Platform Designed to Securely Store Important Documents for Wealth Transfer

Martha Underwood and Malik Yoba

Nationwide — Award-winning actor, philanthropist and founder of Yoba Development, Dr. Malik Yoba, has partnered with Martha Underwood, the founder and CEO of a Black-owned technology company called Prismm to […]

Black Author Fighting Poverty and Homelessness Donates 1,000’s of Books to Jamaica and Ghana to Teach Life Skills to Kids

Renaee Smith

Nationwide — Meet Renaee Smith, an award-winning educator and children’s book author who lives in Union County, New Jersey. Via her own non-profit, Independent Authors Book Experience, she has donated […]

Founder of Black Children's Book Week Takes This Year's Celebration to the Metaverse

Veronica Chapman

Nationwide — The second celebration of Black Children’s Book Week starts on February 26th, and people around the world are gearing up to participate. Founded in 2022 by social entrepreneur […]

19-Year-Old HBCU Student Receives $25K From Pharrell Williams For Gun Safety Technology

Kayla Austin

Nationwide — Kayla Austin, a 19-year-old sophomore at Howard University, pitched and won $25,000 at Pharrell Williams’ Mighty Dream Forum and Black Ambition in Norfolk, Virginia, last year. Her patent-pending […]

Mom-Daughter Duo Make History With Fastest-Growing Black-Owned Virtual Assistant Company

Founders of Essynce Virtual Assistants

Nationwide — Meet Starr Barrett and her 20-year-old daughter, Essynce, the founders of Essynce Virtual Assistants (EVA), a Black-owned virtual administrative support service designed to help other small businesses. Starr […]

Nonprofit Founder Opens New Center to Help Black Girls in Chicago Fight "Period Poverty"

Chez Smith

Nationwide — Meet Chez Smith, the founder of the Gyrls in the H.O.O.D. (Healthy Optimistic Outstanding Determined) Foundation, which addresses “period poverty” which is the lack of feminine hygiene products […]

Black Educator’s Book, “Come Get These Kids,” Hits #9 on Amazon’s National Bestsellers List

Dr. Josiah Jackson

Dr. Josiah Jackson is bringing attention to the school-to-prison pipeline to encourage more black parents to take action to protect their children from the American education system. Nationwide — Dr. […]

Black Entrepreneur Releases Newly Developed System to Regrow Stubborn Hair Back

Angela Brown, founder of D'Serv Professional Hair Care Products

Nationwide — Meet Angela Brown, an African American hair coach and product developer who is on a mission to stop the fast growth of hair loss. Her hair loss product […]

The Best Thing About Stealing $50 Million From a Black Woman Real Estate Mogul

Anne Kihagi

By Anne Kihagi Nationwide — These are complicated times and theft is more than robbing a bank. When a person is deprived of their hard-earned monies through illegality or scam, […]

Autumn Lockwood Makes History as First Black Woman to Coach in the Super Bowl

Autumn Lockwood

Nationwide — Autumn Lockwood, a 29-year-old Sports Conditioning Coach with the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles, will make history as the first Black woman to ever coach in the Super Bowl.

Black Woman Makes History, Wins First Place in Ms. Wheelchair 2023 Pageant

Chandra Smith

Nationwide — Chandra Smith, a disabled African American woman from PG County, Maryland, has been crowned Ms. Wheelchair Maryland 2023, a pageant that focuses on advocacy and leadership rather than […]

Meet the Young Black Nurse Whose Platform Gives 1,000’s of Nursing Students a New Interactive Way to Study

Samantha Cepeda

Nationwide — Meet Samantha Cepeda, a licensed practical nurse, artist, and educator from Atlanta, who is also the founder and CEO of The Nurse Sam, a leading resource for visual […]

67-Year-Old Black Woman Makes History, Finally Earns High School Diploma

Rene Carroll

Nationwide — Renee Carroll, a 67-year-old Black woman from Washington, DC, is celebrating having finally graduated high school. She graduated as the oldest person in her class from Goodwill Excel […]

Black Woman Awarded $1M After Oregon Gas Station Refused Her Service

Rose Wakefield

Nationwide — Rose Wakefield, a 63-year-old African American woman from Portland, Oregon, has been awarded $1 million after the jury found a gas station employee discriminated against her when he […]

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 […]

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.