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Black Grandma, Grandson From Mississippi Make History on 'Wheel of Fortune'

Retta and Julian on Wheel of Fortune

Nationwide — Retta Alexander and her grandson, Julian, who are from Moss Point, Mississippi, are celebrating having taken home the jackpot on Wheel of Fortune, the popular TV game show.

Black Woman Who Worked at KFC for 47 Years Finally Retiring

Loretta Neely

Nationwide — Loretta Neely, an African American woman from Memphis, Tennessee who worked at a local KFC restaurant for 47 years, is being recognized for her many years of service […]

Meet the Black Doulas Who Are Saving Lives and Bringing Joy to Birth

Shafia M. Monroe with other Black doulas

Nationwide — For more than 20 years now, Shafia M. Monroe, the founder of SMC Full Circle Doula Birth Companion Training, has been training and certifying doulas to help improve […]

Reggae Artist Who Named Almost 300 People in a Song About Violence Releases New Song Called “Crazy Love”

Lushy Banton

Nationwide — In today’s world, violence is becoming part of the norm. Kingston-born Reggae/Dancehall artist Lushy Banton recalls losing close friends and others in his community due to violence experienced […]

4 Black Women Graduate as Valedictorians This Year at Spelman College

Black women valedictorians

Nationwide — Spelman College, the prestigious all-women HBCU in Atlanta, Georgia, is making history once again at its graduation ceremony for the Class of 2023 as it honors four valedictorians […]

Group of Black Teen Moms From Georgia Make History, Graduate High School Together

Black teen moms

Nationwide — Seventeen young mothers who are mostly African American graduated from high school, defying stereotypes and challenges that they faced as teen moms. Their school, Georgia Chaffee TAPP School […]

Black Mom of 6 Welcomes Triplets Just a Few Years After Giving Birth to Twins

Monique Davaul

Nationwide — Monique Davaul, a 30-year-old African American mother from Newport News, Virginia, has given birth to fraternal triplets just a few years after giving birth to twin boys. She […]

Founders Launch New Podcast, “Untold Stories: Black and Missing,” to Shine Light on Missing People of Color

Founders and Derrica and Natalie Wilson

Nationwide — Derrica and Natalie Wilson, the founders of BAMFI Enterprises, the production company for the Black and Missing Foundation, have launched a compelling new true-crime podcast called Untold Stories: […]

Black Woman, Former NYPD Detective, Says Millions Misappropriated From Her Claims For 9/11 Compensation

Joanne Brown

Nationwide — Meet Joanne Brown, one of the many African American 9/11 victims whose legal attempts have failed to recover over $5 million dollars misappropriated from her Victim Compensation Claim. […]

Disabled Black Grandma Files $100 Million Lawsuit Against Landlords For Unlawful, Racist Eviction

Sandra Black

Nationwide — Sandra Black, a 62-year-old African American retired disabled grandmother from Marion, Indiana has sued what she calls “malicious racist landlords” for their attempted frivolous eviction in Indiana state […]

Black Mom, Daughter from Detroit Graduate Nursing College Together

Shalisa and Mishay Davis

Nationwide — Shalisa Davis and her daughter, Mishay, who are from Detroit, Michigan, shared a very special moment when they recently graduated together from the Hondros College of Nursing in […]

15-Year-Old Black Teen From Alabama to Graduate High School

Lexie Jones

Nationwide — At just 15 years old, Lexie Jones, an African American student from Alabaster, Alabama, is graduating from high school. She also makes history as the youngest to become […]

Black Author to Release 3rd Installment in Best-Selling, Award-Winning Picture Book Series

Sherikka Myers, author of Herbie's New Friend

Lil Herbie is back again by popular demand! Nationwide — African American author Sherrika Myers uses her past to inspire her books. She grew up stuttering and was constantly ridiculed […]

Two-Day Event to Celebrate the 60th Year of Africa Day in Las Vegas

Attendees at Africa Day in Las Vegas

African Diaspora of Las Vegas highlights African culture through family-friendly festival and fundraising reception. Nationwide — The African Diaspora of Las Vegas is proud to present a two-day celebration and […]

Black Mom From South Carolina Celebrates All 4 of Her Kids Graduating This Year

Kanett Haynes with her children

Nationwide — Kanett Haynes, an African American mother of four from Spartanburg, South Carolina, is celebrating that all of her kids are simultaneously graduating from either high school or college […]

Black Student From Mississippi Awarded Almost $3M in College Scholarships

Taylor Herron

Nationwide — Taylor Herron, a Black student from Mississippi who studies art, has received nearly $3 million in college scholarship offers and accepted into 38 schools including several prestigious art […]

Black Reality-TV Star Rebrands Natural Hair Care Brand & Introduces New Beauty Accessories for Women of Color

Mushiya Tshikuka

MUSHIYA Beauty is now the new name for Runway Curls Nationwide — Mushiya Tshikuka, the founder and CEO of Runway Curls, the popular haircare brand that has been serving customers […]

11-Year-Old Black Girl With IQ Higher Than Einstein is Earning Masters Degree

Adhara Perez Sanchez

Nationwide — Adhara Pérez Sánchez, a 12-year-old brown skin girl from Mexico City, is making headlines for her exceptional intelligence, with an IQ score higher than that of Albert Einstein. […]

Former Teacher, Now Owner of 3 Black-Owned Childcare Centers, Launches Consulting Firm For Entrepreneurs

Joy Maxwell

Nationwide — Meet Joy Maxwell, a former K-12 public school teacher from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, who is now the owner of three childcare centers, and has also launched her own coaching […]

Speakers Magazine's May Issue Highlights Renowned Life Coach Dr. Stacia Pierce, The "Millionaire Maker"

Speakers Magazine with Stacia Pierce on the cover

Nationwide — The May 2023 issue of Speakers Magazine features an award-winning life coach, motivational speaker, and serial entrepreneur, Dr. Stacia Pierce, who inspires the masses with her provocative message […]

5 Black Women Make History as Winners of the State Queen Ms. California Beauty Pageant

Black women winners of the State Queen Ms California pageant

Nationwide — Five African-American women were crowned queen at this year’s State Queen, Ms. California HeartShine beauty pageant that happened during Black History Month. The women are Shlanda Breeden, Deirdre […]

Formerly Homeless Black Teen to Graduate as Valedictorian With 8.07 GPA

Nyla Covington

Natinonwide — Jasmine Mazard-Larry, a high school valedictorian from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has defied the odds to achieve an impressive 8.07 grade point average (GPA) out of 4.0, despite losing […]

Black Mental Health Professional Debuts Simply Lovable Self-Love Products to Support Mental Wellness

Lamora Pace, founder of Simply Lovable

Nationwide — As a Black mental health professional and entrepreneur, LaMora D. Pace, LCSW, CAP, from Hollywood, Florida, has unveiled her line of Simply Lovable self-love products to help women […]

High School Counselor Creates Program for College-Bound Black and Brown Students

Rockell Bartoli

Nationwide — The Scholar Budget program, founded by former high school counselor Rockell Bartoli, is proud to announce that it will provide 15 college-bound, first-generation, low-income minority students with the […]

Was Cleopatra Black?


By Legrand H. Clegg II Nationwide — Over 60,000 people have signed a petition calling for the cancellation of Queen Cleopatra, a new series produced by Jada Pinkett Smith. Egyptian […]

16-Year-Old Black Girl to Graduate From University of Alabama

Leanna Roberts

Nationwide — At only 16 years old, LeAnna Roberts is set to graduate summa cum laude from the University of Alabama, earning her bachelor’s degree in Biology.

1,000's of Black Women Who Took Tylenol While Pregnant May Be Entitled to Compensation

Black mom with baby

Nationwide — Thousands of African American women who took Tylenol or generic acetaminophen during pregnancy at a high dose or for an extended period may be entitled to substantial compensation […]

New Book By Black Market Researcher Shakes Up Marketing Industry

Let Me Explain Black Again by Pepper Miller

“Let Me Explain Black Again” by Pepper Miller Delivers Powerful Insights and Proven Strategies on Engaging Black Consumers Nationwide — “Pepper, I didn’t know.” This admission is an all-too-common response […]

Twin Sisters From Ohio Named Valedictorian and Salutatorian at Their High School

Mya and Madison Glover

Nationwide — Meet identical twin sisters, Mya and Madison Glover from Toledo, Ohio who are celebrating having been named their high school’s valedictorian and salutatorian this year. Both of them […]

Toni Braxton Nearly Died 7 Months Ago, Underwent Emergency Heart Surgery

Toni Braxton

Nationwide — Grammy Award-winning singer Toni Braxton has revealed that she is lucky to be alive seven months after undergoing emergency heart surgery for a blocked coronary artery. Braxton, who […]

Black CEO Who Has Secured More Than $600M in Business Deals to Host Luxury Retreat For Women

Amber Batchelor

Nationwide — Amber Batchelor, the first Black President of the Sumter County Chamber of Commerce who has led the regional team to ensure access to $600 million in funding to […]

Founder of Black-Owned Fintech App, CreditRich, Wins Best in Diversity Award at SXSW Pitch Competition

Angel Rich-Jones and her staff at SXSW

Nationwide — Last week, Angel Rich-Jones, founder of CreditRich, the AI FinTech app that rounds up users’ spare change to pay their bills intelligently, made history as the winner of […]

Black Newspaper in Denver Launches Podcast Network to Expand the Narrative With the BIPOC Voice in Colorado

Brittany Winkfield

Nationwide — Denver Urban Spectrum (DUS) has launched a podcast network to share the voice of BIPOC Coloradoans through critical conversations on social justice, politics, lifestyle, and more. Expanding the […]

35-Year Old Black Mom Dies After Childbirth, Grandma Left to Raise 12 Grandchildren

Patricia Pouncey and her daughter Nikita

Nationwide — Nikita Washington, a 35-year-old African American woman from Detroit, tragically died at Harper University Hospital a day after she gave birth to her 12th child, Nathaniel. Now, her […]

No Charges in Death of Black Woman Killed in Mexico By Her Friends

Shanquella Robinson

Nationwide — Federal prosecutors have announced that they will not be pressing charges in the death of Shanquella Robinson, a 25-year-old Black American woman who was found dead in Mexico […]

Jay-Z and Mom, Gloria, Celebrate 20 Years of Giving Back With 2023 Scholarship Fund

Jay-Z and mom, Gloria

Nationwide — The Shawn Carter Scholarship Fund (SCSF), founded by rapper turned business mogul Jay-Z and his philanthropist mother Gloria, has been helping low-income students achieve their dreams of higher […]

HBCU Grad Makes History as First Black CEO of 100-Year-Old Chamber of Commerce in Georgia

Amber Batchelor

Nationwide — Amber Batchelor, a veteran CEO, strategic alignment expert, and proud HBCU graduate of Saint Augustine’s University in Raleigh, North Carolina, has been named President and CEO of the […]

Meet the Street Librarian Giving Away 1,000's of Free Books to Black Children

Araba Maze

Nationwide — Araba Maze, a mobile librarian from Baltimore, Maryland, is on a mission to increase access to books in underserved areas by giving free books to local Black children […]

9-Year-Old Black Girl Bullied For Her Afro is Now a Bestselling Author

Tiana Akoh Arrey

Nationwide — Tiana Akoh-Arrey, a 9-year-old girl from London, England who was bullied for her natural hair, turned her sad experience into a success through a book she wrote called […]

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. […]

Young Entrepreneur With Autism Opens Black-Owned 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, […]