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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 […]

14-Year-Old Black Author of 8 Books Partners With Ethiopian Literacy Expert Who Has Been Honored with a Prestigious International Award

Leyla Marie Angelidis and Jane Kurtz

Nationwide — Meet Leyla Marie Fasika Angelidis, a 14-year-old young Black author from Seattle, Washington, who has co-authored 8 bilingual books featuring stories about life in Ethiopia. Her books are […]

At 23 Years Old, She Became the Youngest Person in Africa to Earn a PhD

Musawenkosi Donia Saurombe

Nationwide — Musawenkosi Donia Saurombe, a Zimbabwe native, made history in 2017 when she became the youngest person on the African continent to earn a PhD at 23 years old. […]

Former School Teacher of 30 Years Releases New Book to Help Children With Math Anxiety

Valerie D. Johnson

Nationwide — Author and local teacher, Valerie D. Johnson, is thrilled to announce the release of her new children’s book, 1 2 3 Count with Me on Granddad’s Farm, which […]

Meet the Black Woman Lawyer to Represent Alabama Pastor Who Was Wrongfully Arrested

Attorney Bethaney Embry Jones

Nationwide — Atlanta-based attorney Bethaney Embry Jones is one of the lawyers representing Alabama pastor Michael Jennings after he was wrongfully arrested by Childersburg police. Jones is an exceptional lawyer […]

Black Women of All Ages Making Gray Hair Wigs a Growing Trend, and Buying From Black-Owned Vendors

Black women wearing gray hair wigs

Nationwide — African American women who are still in their 30s and 40s are successfully setting the trend of intentionally graying their hair. Some are dyeing their hair gray and […]

Black Mom & Daughter Duo Write a Children’s Book Focusing on the Beauty of Growing Food

Stacey and Paige Woodson

Nationwide — Stacey Woodson, a registered dietitian, food activist, and HBCU graduate from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania has partnered with her 10-year-old daughter, Paige, to write and release Grow. Eat. Repeat. A […]

17-Year Old Black Teen Ordered to Pay $150K to the Family of Man Who She Says Raped Her

Pieper Lewis

Nationwide — Pieper Lewis, a Black teen from Des Moines, Iowa who killed her accused rapist in 2020, was recently sentenced to pay $150,000 in restitution to his family. A […]

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 […]

Entrepreneur Launches Florida's First Ever Black-Owned Selfie Museum and Showroom

Carissa Glanton

Nationwide — Meet Carissa Glanton, curator of the first Black-owned Selfie Showroom in the state of Florida. With more than a decade of experience as a professional photographer, Carissa, a.k.a. […]

Black Author's Award-Winning Children's Book Supports Parents in Communicating With Their Kids

Ellie Meets the New Baby by Paula M. Karll

Nationwide — The Adventures of Ellie & Eve: Ellie Meets New Baby by Paula M. Karll is an award-winning children’s book that shows how important representation is when telling stories […]

Carlena Evans, Daughter of Late Actor/Writer From "Good Times" and "The Jeffersons," Gives Back to Kids in Uganda

Carlena Evans in Uganda

Nationwide — Philanthropist and Founder Carlena Evans, who is the daughter of late actor/writer Mike Evans from Good Times and The Jeffersons, is spreading “good times” on an international level […]

Single Mom From New Jersey Celebrates Her Daughter's Doctorate Degree with a Billboard

Kristine Smalls

Nationwide — Kendra Busbee, an African American single mom of two from Camden, New Jersey, is very proud of her daughter, Kristine, who has earned her doctorate. In fact, she is […]

Black Doctor From Fort Worth Texas Opens Telemedicine and Walk-In Clinic to Address Healthcare Disparities

Dr. Patricia Harris, founder of Extra Care Concerns

Nationwide — Dr. Patricia Harris, a Primary Care Physician and the founder and CEO of ExtraCare Concerns, a Black-owned healthcare facility in Fort Worth, Texas, is helping local residents to […]

Mom Whose Son Inspired Her to Write Books For Black Kids Has Secured Government Contracts After Losing Corporate Job

B. Jane Turnquest with son

By Arthia Nixon, The Ambassador Agency Nationwide — When B. Jane Turnquest’s 20-year corporate career came to an abrupt halt during the pandemic, she unleashed her inner author and began […]

Middle School Teacher Turned Self-Made Millionaire Helping Black Authors Become Six-Figure Storytellers

Jasmine Womack, Middle School Teacher turned entrepreneur

By Arthia Nixon, The Ambassador Agency Nationwide — Jasmine Womack, an Atlanta-area mom and former middle school teacher, has earned over a million dollars on a single platform by coaching […]

Black Author Says That Everyone is Fighting an Ugly Battle Behind Their Beautiful Smiles

Tanya White

Devastating Loss Led to a Dynamic Birthing of Authors Under Tanya White’s Obedience to Persevere Through It All Nationwide — Visionary author Tanya White from Louisville, Kentucky always writes from […]