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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 Jonesboro, 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 […]

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 […]

Meet the Black Educator Being Hired by HBCUs and Other Universities to Increase Graduation Rates

Dr. Ezella McPherson

Nationwide — Meet Dr. Ezella McPherson, an educator with over 20 years of experience who is on a mission to help education professionals at colleges and universities increase their Black […]

New Publication Helps Young Black Americans Explore Career Paths in the Forest and Conservation Sector

Black Faces in Green Spaces bookcover

Nationwide — A new first-of-its-kind resource, Black Faces in Green Spaces: The Journeys of Black Professionals in Green Careers, has just been released by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), Project […]

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 […]

Creator of the First Ethiopian Superhero Expands His Children’s Book to More Languages and Formats

Beserat Debebe, creator of Jember

Nationwide — Open Hearts Big Dreams (OHBD) is launching a special collaboration with Etan Comics, the creator of the character Jember, the first Ethiopian superhero. The partnership makes the children’s […]

Retired Black Police Chief Debuts Short Film to Teach Safety & Survival During Police Encounters

Beverly BJ Council

Available Online for Free to Parents, Students, and Residents; with an Updated Version of “The Talk” Nationwide — A new online short film (pronounced Hashtag, Humans) #Huemans: A Guide to […]

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 […]

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 […]

Trip to Africa Inspires Black Activist to Write a Reality Fiction Book on the Global Water Crisis

Papi Kymone

Nationwide — It’s so easy to take water for granted until it’s gone. For author and activist Papi Kymone Freeman, the best approach to explain the global water crisis was […]

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 […]

Black Entrepreneur Launches New Initiative to Support NYC High School Students as They Reach for Their Dreams

Kevin Benoit

Nationwide — Kevin Benoit, founder of Parlé Magazine, is proud to announce the launch of Parlé Endeavors, a New York city based 501(c)3 organization aiming to empower and support young […]

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 […]

Master’s Program for Black Scholars Invites Applicants for Inaugural Cohort

Booker T. Wade

WIT Offers Tuition-Free First Year for New Engineering Master’s Program for African American Students with Any Undergraduate Degree. Nationwide — Wade Institute of Technology (WIT), an experiential college that offers […]

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 […]

Private School Founded by HBCU Alumni Honors Black Boys and Men at Annual Community Awards Ceremony

Boys being honored Icon Prep

Nationwide — Icon Preparatory School (Icon Prep) is a Black-owned private school founded in Tampa, Florida in 2018 by FAMU alumni. After working in schools around the country, the founders […]

Black Journalist Launches Media Platform Named After Fredrick Douglass' Newspaper

Tay Lekyle

Online media platform 3D Northstar Freedom File was started by one passionate man, but is gaining traction and an ever-increasing following. Nationwide — Tay Lekyle has launched 3D Northstar Freedom […]

12-Year-Old Black Entrepreneur Awarded $25K Grant from Mayor of Tempe, Arizona

King Mauni, founder of We Kingz Bro

Nationwide — Meet King Mauni, the 12-year-old founder and CEO of We Kingz Bro, an inspirational apparel brand that empowers young men to build a life and future that they […]

Introducing the First Ever Encyclopedia Series For the African Diaspora in the New Millennium

The Melanoid Chronicles

Nationwide — Au’loni Media Group, LLC has launched The Melanoid Chronicles, the first-ever encyclopedia series for the African Diaspora in the New Millennium and the first to ever be created […]

One of the Food Industry’s Few Black CEOs Launches New Brand to Make Healthy Baking Easy and Raise Money For Underserved Communities

Mario West

Nationwide — Mario West, the founder and CEO of West Food Brands, is on a mission to cultivate sustainable food products, make nutritious desserts as delicious as possible, and diversify […]

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 […]

Black Poet Pens His 4th Book, "Perspective," That's Sure to Leave Readers Wanting More

Etrec J. White

Nationwide — After penning books boasting themes of love and life, Etrec J. White was inspired to write something bold, something edgy and urban, while staying true to the genre […]

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 […]

Niagara Falls Art Exhibit Showcases Black Artists From Western New York

Niagara Falls Black Artist Exhibit

Nationwide — The Niagara Arts & Cultural Center is hosting its annual “Artist of Color,” opening on February 10-March 25, 2023. This year, African American Contemporary Artists will merge with […]

New Movement, Brothahood of Kings, Empowers Black Men to Assume their Royal Role

Coach Michael Taylor

The new movement was founded by Coach Michael Taylor and friends to provide support and motivation to all men of color to achieve greatness and take their rightful place in […]

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 […]

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 Educator Records New Song Called "I Am a Teacher" Based on His Book

Vincent Taylor

Nationwide — When teacher shortages are at an all-time high and it feels like there’s a huge departure from the profession, Vincent Taylor, an educator of 27 years, proudly states, […]

Inaugural Humor Mill Comedy Awards Delivers a Celebration of Laughter and Recognizes the Best in Urban Comedy

Humor Mill Comedy Awards

A Night of Entertainment and Nostalgia, The Humor Mill Comedy Awards Honors Icons, Legends, and Pioneers in Urban Comedy Nationwide — The inaugural Humor Mill Comedy Awards premiered their electrifying, […]

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 […]

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. […]

Founder to Engage NYC Black Entrepreneurs at the 2nd Annual Full Circle Business Brunch Experience

Anita Pierce, founder of Eleven3seven5

Nationwide — Anita Pierce, the CEO and founder of Eleven3seven5, is ready to host her second annual Full Circle Business Brunch Experience dedicated to sharing business resources and expanding networks […]

Single Black Dad Battling Depression Launches Podcast, Clothing Line Promoting Self-Love

Umar Clark

Nationwide — Umar Clark, an entrepreneur who also happens to be a single Black father, has created a podcast, clothing line, and online platform to help people suffering from depression […]

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 […]

Founder of Financial Literacy Nonprofit Gives Young Black Children $40K in Stocks and Books

Prince Dykes

Prince Dykes, author and President of the Global Children Financial Literacy Foundation, introduces the only literacy program driven to incentivize children in becoming first-time shareholders of stocks. Nationwide — Global […]

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 […]

17-Year-Old Makes History, Becomes Youngest Black Pilot in His State

Gabriel Carothers

Nationwide — Gabriel Carothers, a 17-year-old student from Albuquerque, New Mexico, makes history as the youngest pilot in the state after completing his private pilot check ride.

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 […]

Harlem Fine Arts Show Celebrates 15-Year Anniversary With 3 Days of 100 Featured Black Artists

Founder and organizers of the Harlem Fine Arts Show

The title sponsor of this year’s event is none other than Lexus of Manhattan, which is committed to culture, community, and commerce in New York City. New York, NY — […]

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, […]

9-Year-Old Boy From Pennsylvania Finishes High School with a 4.0 GPA

David Balogun

Nationwide — Meet David Balogun, a 9-year-old African American child prodigy from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania who has already graduated high school. He is now looking to enroll in a college where […]

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 […]

HBCU Grad, Founder of Largest Black-Owned Payroll Company, Celebrates 6 Years in Business

Byron Jennings

Nationwide — Meet Byron Jennings, a graduate of Prairie View A&M University who is now the founder and CEO of Next Generation Payroll, the largest Black-owned payroll, HR, and benefits […]

Black-Owned Film Production Studio Partners With Black-Owned Streaming Service to Release New Comedy Film Series

Founders of Kings Castle Ent and Tivid TV

Now Available On-Demand Through Tivid TV Nationwide — Two Florida-based film production companies, King Castle Ent based in Tampa and Tivid TV based in Orlando, have collaborated to produce, film […]

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 Educator Launches Training Series to Teach Activists How to Make Reparations Happen

J. Mase III

Nationwide — Author, public speaker, and consultant J Mase III has been spending his days as of late, teaching Reparations Frameworks to organizations, community members, faith spaces and schools. As […]