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Black Chambers Across Florida Gather in Tallahassee For 3rd Annual Black Chamber Day

Florida Black Chambers

Nationwide — On February 5th, 2024, the Florida Association of Black Chambers of Commerce kicked off its third annual Black Chamber Day at the Capitol in Tallahassee. The attendees were […]

Beauty Industry Bids Farewell to a Legend: Dudley Hair Care Empire Co-Founder Dr. Joe L. Dudley, Sr. Dies At 86

Joe L. Dudley Sr.

Nationwide — Tributes from across the world continue to come in for the patriarch of the Dudley Hair Care empire, icon, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Dr. Joe L. Dudley, Sr. who […]

This Black Woman With a PhD in Nursing is Helping Other Nurses to Build a Career as Freelance Writers

Alexandria Jones-Patten

Nationwide — Alexandria Jones-Patten, an African American registered nurse has authored The Write Remedy: Revitalizing Nursing Careers Through Health Content Writing where she uses her experience in nursing to explore the […]

Black Siblings, Raised in the Projects, Release Their 8th Book About Thriving in Predominately White Industries

Nicole B. Simpson

Nationwide — Meet Dr. Nicole B. Simpson and Sonji K. Grandy, two African American siblings who are the authors of a new book entitled Out of the Woods, a riveting duet […]

27-Year-Old Makes History as First Black Female Pilot to Fly a Boeing 777 for Air Canada

Zoey Williams

Nationwide — Meet Zoey Williams, a 27-year-old from Ontario, Canada with four college degrees who has recently made history as Air Canada’s first Black female pilot to fly a Boeing […]

VH1 Reality Star Chrissy Monroe’s Dental Emergency Highlights Dangers of Seeking Cheaper Dental Work Abroad

Chrissy Monroe

Nationwide — Former reality television personality Chrissy Monroe has come forward with a cautionary tale about the perils of seeking dental treatment overseas. Her recent dental emergency has ignited a […]

1,000’s of HBCU Students to Benefit From Black Couple's Accredited AI Ed-Tech Company

Demario and Dawn Nicole McIlwain

Nationwide — DeMario and Dawn Nicole McIlwain, the founders of Skilldora, a Black-owned AI Ed-Tech company, have partnered with African American billionaire Dr. Michael V. Roberts, the founder and CEO […]

Grammy-Nominated Afrobeats Star, Ayra Starr, to Headline the Inaugural Midwest Cultural Fest

Ayra Starr

Nationwide — Ayra Starr, the Afrobeats diva nominated for a Grammy Award, will lead a star­ studded lineup of international and Haitian artists in celebration of the Midwest’s rich cultural […]

Black Couple Open 3 Child Development Centers in Kansas That Now Employ Over 60 Educators

Alicia and Abdul Yahaya, founder of Open Minds Development

Nationwide — Meet Alicia and Abdul Yahaya, the owners of Open Minds Child Development Center, a Kansas-based Black-owned enterprise that is making waves in early childhood education with its latest […]

Meet the Black Couple Who Have Traveled to 61 Cities in 32 States to Teach Mental Health Awareness

Lorenzo and Jordon Lewis

Nationwide — Lorenzo Lewis and his wife, Jordon, have traveled across the country teaching frontline workers how to care for the mental health of African Americans who are often in […]

Speakers Magazine Unveils Special Black History Month Issue Featuring Nkechi Taifa, Esq. and Celebrates Great Speakers and Authors

Nkechi Taifa on Speakers Magazine

Nationwide –– The esteemed publication for empowering speakers and communicators, Speakers Magazine, proudly announces the release of its special Black History Month issue. This edition places the spotlight on the […]

Bus Driver Saves the Day When Student Doesn't Have PJs For Pajama Day

Larry Farrish, Jr. and Levi

Nationwide — Larry Farrish Jr., an African American school bus driver, became the hero of the day for first-grader Levi who didn’t have pajamas for the school’s pajama day. Farrish […]

Author's 24th Book Reveals Plan on Why and How Black People Should Unite

Time For Revenge by Richard Jeanty

Nationwide — RJ Publications is thrilled to announce the upcoming release of A Time For Revenge 2: The Black Revolution by national bestselling author Richard Jeanty. Renowned for his compelling […]

Black Entrepreneur, Once Paralyzed With 5 Days to Live, Creates Afro Puff Doll For Boys and Girls

Eve Lynne Robinson, founder of Afro Puff Doll

Nationwide — Meet Eve Lynne Robinson, an African American entrepreneur from Oakland, California, who has created a gender-neutral Black doll named Ella B. Jenkins with afro puffs and an accompanying […]

Publisher of Popular Ethiopian Children’s Books Continues to Garner International Recognition

Ethiopian children reading OHBD books

Nationwide — Open Hearts Big Dreams (OHBD) and the Ethiopian Section of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY Ethiopia) are elated to announce that two of the […]

Black Mom, Owner of Grocery Store Chain Faces Setback After City of Chicago Denies Her Small Business Funding

Ena Jones, owner of Roots and Vine Inc.

Nationwide — Meet Ena Jones, an African American mom who is also the CEO and Owner of Roots & Vine Produce and Cafe, an innovative and community-oriented grocery chain that […]

12-Year-Old Black Author Gets 4th Book Published in the Library of Congress

Nicholas Buamah

Nationwide — At 12 years old, Nicholas Buamah is a young African American author, producer and philanthropist who continues to defy expectations in the literary world with the release of […]

The Sistah Shop Presents the 2024 #ShopWithSistahs Black History Month Market at Atlantic Station

Attendees at The Sistah Shop

Nationwide — The Sistah Shop, a dynamic retail store by the Sistahs in Business Expo, is excited to announce the 2024 #ShopWithSistahs Black History Month Market, set to take place […]

Black Children’s Books Are Being Banned, But This Black Author Launched a Global Movement to Celebrate Them

Veronica N. Chapman

Nationwide — Black children’s book bans are rising, but no ban can stop the power of the people. The third annual celebration of Black Children’s Book Week starts on February […]

Black Author Writes New Book About His Late Mom Whom He Says Was His Superhero

Waldo Theus, author of Mother's Touch

Nationwide — An amateur writer writes an inspiring and passionate book. To his mother, family, the Black community and the world to enjoy. Waldo Theus, is seen in this photo […]

Meet the First Black Woman to Discover an Element on the Periodic Table

Clarice Phelps

Nationwide — Meet Clarice Phelps, an HBCU graduate of Tennessee State University who, in 2022, made history as the first Black woman to contribute to the discovery of an element […]

Black Stock Trading Experts to Teach 300 Beginners How to Trade Options Through Their Game and Mentorship Program

JR Fenwick and Eric Johnson, Founders of Flip That Option

Nationwide — Last year, J.R. Fenwick, founder and CEO of FLip That Stock, a stock market education and technology company and Eric V. Johnson, an options trading expert joined forces […]

Group of Black Investors Who Bought a $3.8M Hotel Last Year Set to Acquire Second Hotel

Black hotel investors

Nationwide — Just over a year after acquiring a hotel in Memphis, Tennessee, making them the only Black hotel owners in Memphis, power couple Norland and Dr. Amina James are […]

Founder of Trademarked Black History Brand Saddened By JCPenney’s Copyright Infringement

Freddie Taylor

Nationwide — Freddie Taylor, the CEO and Founder of Urban Intellectuals, a leading voice in the celebration and education of Black history and culture, has publicly called out retail giant […]

24-Year-Old Black CEO Revolutionizing Old-Fashioned Backpack Designs Opens New Headquarters in Cleveland

Chad J. Porter, founder of CHVD JUSTIN

The 1500 square foot space will be the new home to the WEARPACK and evolve into a full-service production & distribution facility in the coming years. Nationwide — Chad J. […]

New Podcast Features Angela Davis & Black Changemakers Ending Domestic Violence in California

Host of Lets End Domestic Violence podcast

A new limited podcast series called “Let’s End Domestic Violence: Heal, Restore, Prevent” features conversations with today’s leading domestic violence prevention experts about how we can break the cycle and […]

Black Couple, Owners of Million-Dollar Burger Brand, Now Helping Chefs, Home Cooks, Caterers, and Bakers

Chevalo and Monique Wilsondebriano

QVC Food Award Winners are helping anyone with a tasty dish or drink achieve financial freedom by getting their recipes ready to sell in grocery stores, online, and on TV. […]

Chicago’s Larry Taylor Moves to Reunite Blues with Community

Larry Taylor

Nationwide — Blues singer and bandleader Larry Taylor intends to share his Chicago West Side legacy everywhere in 2024—by recording, film and live shows in your community. Originally a drummer, […]

Meet the First Black Supply Chain Executive to Successfully Execute International Expansion of a Restaurant Chain into the U.S.

April Williams

During a time where corporate diversity is being threatened daily, April Williams remains business centered while dismantling obstacles. Nationwide — More than 20 years ago, before DEI was a term, […]

Artist Yung Musa Lifts His Voice For His Latest Single "Black & Proud" With Accompanying Video/PSA

Yung Musa

Nationwide — Yung Musa’s new single “Black and Proud” (released through Soul Gemz Entertainment) is a black history tribute that is an introspective soul stirring look at the African American […]

Entrepreneur Hosts Leadership Development Conference and Retreat to Address the Unique Needs of Black Women in Corporate America

Laura Knights, Founder of Black Woman Leading Live Retreat

Nationwide — Laura Knights, Founder and CEO of Knights Consulting LLC, will host the 2nd Annual Black Woman Leading LIVE! Conference + Retreat, May 13-16, 2024 in Virginia Beach, VA […]

The Boss Network to Award $250K in Funding to Benefit Divine Nine Sororities and the Chicago Urban League

BOSS Network

The BOSS Network’s Investment Will Provide Each Organization With $50,000 to Benefit Efforts to Impact African American Women Nationwide — The BOSS Network, an online community of professional and entrepreneurial […]

Meet the Highest-Ranking Black Woman in the U.S. Coast Guard’s 233-Year History

Captain Zeita Merchant

Nationwide — Meet Captain Zeita Merchant, who is leading The Port of New York and has recently been promoted to rear admiral, making history as the highest-ranking Black woman in […]

CEO of Black-Owned Beauty Brand Now in 460 Stores Announces Campaign to Attract Investors

Kim Lewis, CEO of CurlMix

Nationwide — CurlMix, the pioneering Black-owned beauty brand renowned for its premium natural hair care products, proudly announces the launch of a groundbreaking crowdfunding campaign on WeFunder.com. This strategic move […]

Black Father-Daughter Legal Duo Listed as Most Influential People of African Descent (MIPAD) in Law & Justice

Attorneys Zulu Ali and Whitney Ali

Nationwide — Attorney Zulu Ali and his daughter, Attorney Whitney Ali, have been listed as two of the Most Influential People of African Descent (MIPAD), Law and Justice Edition. MIPAD […]

Black Author of 15 Books Says Hip-Hop is Worth $30 Billion But Rappers Only See 5% of That

Ash Cash

Nationwide — Recent Nielsen data has revealed a significant shift in the music landscape, with rap dethroning rock as the dominant music genre in the United States. Hip-hop’s ever-strengthening hold on […]

Master P Addresses 800+ Black Entrepreneurs at TSP Conference in Atlanta, Magic Johnson's Got Next!

Master P at the 2024 TSP Game Plan conference

First, Jermaine Dupri, Magic Johnson, Cathy Hughes, and others, but this time the headliner for the 2024 TSP Game Plan conference event held in January for more than 800 Black […]

Black People Are Sick & Tired of Discussing the Same Eight People Every Black History Month

Freddie Taylor

By Freddie Taylor, CEO of Urban Intellectuals Nationwide — Not sure who controls your Black History programming, but Urban Intellectuals is looking to shake things up. The company that specializes […]

Alabama State University Professor Writes "B.A.D. Girls of Montgomery" Children's Book

Linda JM Holloway, author of Bad Girls of Montgomery

Nationwide — Often when people think of the Montgomery Bus Boycott Movement names such as Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rev. Ralph Abernathy, and Rosa Parks come to mind, […]

Respected Black Historian Invites African Americans Who've Traveled to Africa to Submit Their Stories For His New Book

James White, author of Roots Recovered

Nationwide — James White, a respected Black historian, Pan Africanist, and the best-selling author of Roots Recovered: The How-To Guide For Tracing African-American and West Indian Roots Back to Africa…, […]

Emerging Indie Artist to Release 5 New Love Songs Everyday During Valentine's Day Week

Jimmy Sol

Nationwide — They say that artists produce their best work from pain, and emerging artist Jimmy Sol Young knows that all too well. His new 5-song EP was born from […]

Inspirational Gospel and Soul Recording Artist Aspires to Awaken a Sense of Hope in New Book "In A Perfect World"

Perfect World book by Reggie Boone

Nationwide — Gospel Choice and Black Music Awards recording artist Reggie Boone’s raw memoir In a Perfect World: The Reggie Boone Story reveals a powerful true story of resilience. Boone […]

Black History Month Special: How AfroFuturism Benefits All of Us

Afrofuturism

By Stafford L. Battle, AfroFuturist Nationwide — AfroFuturism, a well-liked catchphrase, advocates that Black people will be important contributors to the future of humankind. People of color will be flamboyant […]

Black Founder Launches Platform to Showcase and Promote Up to 200,000 Black Women-Owned Businesses

Jacqueline King, Founder of Black Women Empowered

Nationwide — Dr. Jacqueline King, Founder and CEO of Black Women Empowered, is thrilled to announce the launch of the Black Women Empowered Business Directory, a groundbreaking initiative aimed at […]

Black Women Founders of Eyewear Company Make History, Major Distribution Deal in 900+ Retail Stores

Founders of Vontelle

Nationwide — National Vision, Inc. the nation’s second-largest optical retailer and provider of quality, affordable eye care and eyewear, has announced its collaboration with women and Black-owned eyewear company, Vontélle […]

Black Entrepreneur, Owner of 6-Figure Business Launches Free Webinar to Help 1,000 Black-Owned Startups

Kevin D. Williams

Nationwide — Kevin D. Williams, a distinguished Black author, speaker, accomplished entrepreneur, and the visionary behind the bestselling book Unlocking Opportunities: The Ultimate Guide to Excelling at Networking Events and […]

Fastest-Growing Black-Owned Wine Tour Expands to Over 16 Cities in 2024

Black women at Wine Crawl event

Nationwide — Wine Crawl, known for curating unique Food, Wine, and Spirits experiences, is thrilled to announce its expansion to over 16 cities across the United States. This exciting growth […]

Fashion Designer Therez Fleetwood Pays Tribute to Artists of the Harlem Renaissance With Museum-Inspired Fashion-Art Collection

Therez Fleetwood's Harlem Renaissance Tribute Collection

Nationwide — Black fashion phenomenon Therez Fleetwood who gained great notoriety with her world couture bridal and ready-to-wear collections, designing custom fashions for celebrities such as Queen Latifah, Angela Bassett […]

Founder of Black-Owned Travel Company Celebrates 10 Years of Creating Over 600 Travel Experiences to 108 Countries

Ashley N. Company, founder of Jelani Travel

Nationwide — As Jelani Travel marks its 10th year of operation, the company has curated over 600 travel experiences, visited 108 countries, explored 6 continents, and ventured into 35 states. […]

Boston’s Premiere Performing Arts Center Celebrates the African American Experience With a Compilation of Poetry, Dance, Music and Scenes

Performers of Our Story

Nationwide — OrigiNation Cultural Arts Center – pioneers of innovative and dynamic performing arts programs that motivate, challenge, and inspire youth to be the best they can be – will […]

Meet the Black Author Who is Introducing Financial Literacy to Kids in a Fun and Engaging Way

Tanisha Adjokatcher

Nationwide — A groundbreaking new book, The ABCs of Wealth Building by Tanisha Adjokatcher, a coach, MWBE-certified entrepreneur, and DOE vendor/contractor, is shaping tomorrow’s financially savvy generation.

11-Year-Old Black Entrepreneur Launches STEM Toy Line in Whole Foods Market Stores

Ava N. Simmons, founder of Team Genius Squad

Nationwide — Team Genius Squad, a toy brand created by 11-year-old entrepreneur and author Ava. N. Simmons, specializes in creating American-made toys centered on S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). […]

Local Chapter of Black Sorority Celebrates 93 Years of Supporting Black Entrepreneurs and Professionals in the DC Area

Washington DC Chapter of Iota Phi Lambda sorority

Nationwide — Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Incorporated’s mission is “to unite in a sisterhood qualified business and professional women who are encouraging, inspiring, nurturing, and assisting persons engaged in business […]

Black Business Owners Urged to Capitalize on Final Days of African Collective Global Business Month

African Collective Global Business

Nationwide — As the inaugural year of African Collective Global Business Month enters its final week, Black business owners are encouraged to take advantage of the special offer to have […]

Entrepreneur Releases New 2024 Collector's Edition African American History Calendar

Kim D. Yarber, creator of 2024 African American History Calendar

Nationwide — Entrepreneur Kim D. Yarber via his company K.D. Yarber Publishing has released the 2024 Collector’s Edition African American History Calendar with champion names including:

Big Daddy Kane and Glenn Plummer Featured in Provoking New Film 'ElemenTory' From Vision Films and Directed by Terrence Arlyn

Elementory Movie

A High-tension Thriller That Stokes Fear And Awareness of the Flawed Systems Created to Serve and Protect Nationwide — Vision Films, Inc. (“Vision”) announces the Transactional VOD release of the […]

Renowned Hairstylist, Sonia Carr, Launches Newest Black-Owned Line of Holistic Hair Care Products

Sonia Carr

Nationwide — Sonia Carr, the visionary owner and stylist at Hair By Sonia Salon, announces the launch of the Hair by Sonia Preventative Line, a groundbreaking collection of hair care […]

Black Author’s New Book Empowers Childhood Trauma Victims to Find Healing and Live Purposeful Lives

Shyra Smith

Nationwide — Author Shyra Smith has thrown a lifeline to individuals struggling to move past childhood trauma with her new book, Anew: Living Life As a Better You, set to […]

First Person to Teach 100,000 Black and Brown Kids How to Play Chess

Orrin C. Hudson teaching chess

Nationwide — Orrin C. Hudson, a world renowned chess champion, a motivational speaker, and the founder of Be Someone, a non-profit organization based in Atlanta, has become the first person […]

Happiness Expert Takes Black Americans to Africa For Soul-Healing Retreat

Trish Ahjel Roberts

Nationwide — Transformational coach, bestselling author, and happiness expert, Trish Ahjel Roberts is taking African Americans back to Africa. But it’s not what you might think. Trained in yoga, meditation, […]

Founder of Fastest-Growing Black Woman-Owned Publishing Company on Track to Release 28 Books in One Year

Shawanda Williams

Nationwide — Founded by author, independent film producer, and former literary agent, Shawanda “N’Tyse” Williams, Black Odyssey Media is preparing to celebrate the first anniversary of her nationally distributed publishing […]

Black Entrepreneur's New Book and Workshop to Teach How to Earn Six-Figures with a Notary Signing Business

Shayna Bell

Nationwide — Shayna Bell, the Founder and CEO of Mobile Notary Dispatch Services, has now launched book entitled There’s Power in Your Stamp and also a live workshop on January […]

Groundbreaking Documentary on Black Women’s Health, “Sistahs Getting Well”

Sistahs Getting Well documentary

Nationwide — In 2010, the life of Jacqueline Glass took an unexpected turn. During a routine doctor’s visit, she was diagnosed with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and hypothyroidism. […]

Black Author Releases Report to Help Homeowners Pay Off Their Mortgages Fast

Mujiba Salaam Parker

Nationwide — Author Mujiba Salaam Parker, “The Empowerment Queen,” has released a new report called How I Paid Off My 30-Year Mortgage in Less Than 3 Years! that teaches homeowners […]