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Black Grandmother Upset After White Therapist Allegedly Slapped Her 3-Year-Old Granddaughter

Lucretia Johnson and Haley Booker Shay

Nationwide — Lucretia Johnson, an African American grandmother from Dothan, Alabama, says that Haley Booker Shay, a speech therapist at a local clinic slapped her 3-year-old granddaughter during one of […]

Black Autistic Teen Charges at California Police With Gardening Tool, Fatally Shot

Ryan Gainer

Nationwide — Ryan Gainer, a 15-year-old Black teen with autism, was fatally shot by deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. The incident has once again brought attention to […]

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 […]

Opinion: 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 […]

Black Couple to File Lawsuit Against Chili's For Having to Pay Before Eating

Black couple suing Chili's

Nationwide — Markesha Futrell-Smith is filing a discrimination lawsuit after they were asked to pay upfront before placing an order at a Chili’s restaurant in Denver, Colorado. What’s more, the manager […]

Black Twin Brothers to Walk 600 Miles for Foster Care Awareness

Davon and Tavon Woods

Nationwide — Twin brothers Davon and Tavon Woods from Pennsylvania, who were adopted at the age of two, are embarking on a 600-mile walk from Sumter to Philadelphia for 31 […]

Black Veteran Arrested After Calling 911 Files $10 Million Lawsuit Against LAPD Officers and City of Los Angeles

Slade Douglas being arrested by LAPD

Nationwide — As ruled by a U.S. District Court judge, two LAPD officers and the City of Los Angeles are set to face trial early next year over the false […]

Black Author of 10 Books Explores the Domino Effect of Bullying in New Children's Book

Latifah A. Hameen, autho fo Aleem's New Challenge

Nationwide — Latifah A. Hameen, a published author of 10 books, has just released her first children’s book entitled Aleem’s New Challenge. It was written for the younger mind, ages […]

Black Woman Veteran, Confidence Coach Unveils "Inner Strength Journal" to Help Women Uncover Their Inner Warriors

Moniek Mo James

Blending Military Resilience with Confidence Coaching, this Revolutionary Journaling Approach is Designed to Empower Women of All Ages and Backgrounds Nationwide — Moniek “Mo” James, a Black woman veteran and […]

Dr. Cornel West Backs Black Entrepreneur Who Alleges DOJ Covering Up Theft of Her Firm’s Multi-Million Dollar Contract

Jerroll Sander and Dr. Cornel West

Nationwide — It is telling that Presidential Candidate Dr. Cornel West, The MPM Group (MPM) independent investigative firm, and Simon Passante, LLC law firm have all been able to discern […]

Two Black Professors Create Curriculum Guide for the Montgomery Riverboat Brawl

Drs. Linda JM Holloway and April T. Berry

Nationwide — Dr. Linda J.M. Holloway, along with her colleague Dr. April T. Berry, wanted to be creative in allowing students and others to have a meaningful conversation around the […]

Black Female Correctional Officer Speaks Out After Allegedly Being Sexually Harrassed and Assaulted By Deputy Warden

Kimberly Gray

Nationwide — Ms. Kimberly Gray, an African American female officer who allegedly was sexually harassed and assaulted by a Deputy Warden in Ypsilanti, Michigan, is speaking out about the coverup […]

HBCU Grad, Black Senior Engineer at IBM Says That AI Empowers and Deepens Systemic Racism

Calvin D Lawrence, author of Hidden in White Sight

Nationwide — Calvin D. Lawrence, a graduate of Clark Atlanta University, is a Distinguished Engineer who has been working at IBM for the past 25 years. In his new book, […]

Dad Upset After Michigan Police Handcuff 12-Year-Old Black Boy While Taking Out the Trash

Tashawn Bernard, Black boy being arrested while taking out trash

Nationwide — Tashawn Bernard, a 12-year-old African American boy from Lansing, Michigan, was reportedly handcuffed and put into a police car by mistake as he was taking out the trash […]

Black Professor Publishes a Book Refuting the U.S. Supreme Court on Affirmative Action

Rudolph Alexander Jr.

Nationwide — In his recently published book, The Myth of Affirmative Action, published by Ethics International Press, Dr. Rudolph Alexander, Jr says White society has long scapegoated Blacks for social […]

White Mom Suing Airline After Being Accused of Trafficking Her Black Daughter

Mary Maccarthy and her daughter

Nationwide — Mary MacCarthy, a white woman from Los Angeles, California, has filed a lawsuit against Southwest Airlines over what she claims was a case of “blatant racism” after an […]

Plaintiffs Suing PulteGroup CEO Ryan Marshall After Blowing Whistle on Racist “Noose Meeting” Exit Michigan Venue

Pultegroup CEO with Black plaintiffs

Nationwide — PulteGroup CEO Ryan Marshall is being sued for allegedly covering up an incident where Black employees were allegedly threatened with a noose.

Black Pain Relief Specialist Celebrates 40 Years in Business, Launches 2nd Edition of Reflexology Book

Njideka Olatunde, author of Reflexology Today

Nationwide — Njideka Olatunde, a renowned pain relief educator and specialist based in Washington, DC with 40 years’ experience in the healthcare industry, is celebrating a major milestone in her […]

Gas Station Owner Kills 14-Year-Old Black Boy For Shoplifting, But He Didn't Steal Anything

Cyrus Carmack-Belton, Black teen killed by gas station owner

Nationwide — Cyrus Carmack-Belton, a 14-year-old African American boy from Columbia, South Carolina, was shot and killed by a local store owner after being accused of shoplifting. However, authorities have […]

11-Year-Old Black Boy Who Called Police For Help Shot By Responding Officer

Aderrien Murry

Nationwide — Aderrien Murry, an 11-year-old African American boy from Indianola, Mississippi, was critically injured after being shot by a police officer in his own home when he called 911 […]

Black Entrepreneurs Blocked from Buying 4.6 Acres of Land to Develop Modern Day Negro Baseball League

Cleo Arrington and Glenn Draughn

Nationwide — Meet Cleo Arrington & Glenn Draughn, two African American entrepreneurs who submitted a proposal to buy a local baseball field in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, but were blocked […]

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: […]

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 Ex-PulteGroup Employee Slams CEO Ryan Marshall for Downplaying Racist “Noose Meeting”

Pultegroup CEO and Black employees

Nationwide — “On Tuesday, May 9, 2023, Ryan Marshall acknowledged racism within PulteGroup, although he has fired just one of the players in the racist and discriminatory scheme our lawsuit […]

PulteGroup's Jim Zeumer Responds to Black Employees' Lawsuit and "Noose Meeting"

Black employees for PulteGroup

Nationwide — Ryan Marshall, the CEO of PulteGroup is facing a damaging lawsuit after three former Black employees alleged unchecked racist behavior in the organization.

Grandson of Man Who Shot Black Teen Says His Grandpa is Racist

Grandson of Andrew Lester

Nationwide — The grandson of the 84-year-old white man, Andrew Lester, who shot a 16-year-old Black boy named Ralph Yarl when he mistakenly knocked on his door in Kansas City, […]

84-Year-Old Charged in Shooting of Black Teen Who Knocked on the Wrong Door

Ralph Yarl

Nationwide — Andrew D. Lester, the 84-year-old man who shot Ralph Yarl, a 16-year-old Black boy from Kansas City after he mistakenly went to his house, has been charged with […]

Black Teen Dies in School Shooting That Didn't Make National News

Ja'Shawn Poirier

Nationwide — Ja’Shawn Poirier, a 16-year-old Black student, was shot and killed in a school shooting in Arlington, Texas. However, this particular incident didn’t receive any national media attention.

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 […]

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 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, […]

Tyler Perry Donates $2.75M to Cover Rising Property Taxes For Low-Income Senior Citizens

Tyler Perry

Nationwide — Filmmaker and actor Tyler Perry is once again giving back to his local community with a $2.75 million donation to help low-income seniors in Atlanta cover their property […]

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 […]

Ghana and Other African Nations Who Enslaved and Sold Blacks to Europeans to Formally Apologize

Ghana slave trade site

Delegates from Ghana, Kenya, and other African countries will meet in Kansas City to have a long overdue conversation about the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. Nationwide — A cultural assemblage is […]

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 […]

Black Author Shocked, Book Publisher Prints a Photo of Hitler Inside His Memoir With Nazi Symbols on Every Page

Ash Cash's book with Hitler teachings inside

Nationwide — Ash Cash Exantus, an African American author from Harlem, New York City, and one of the top financial educators in the country, was completely caught off guard when […]

Famous Black Gamer CoryxKenshin Blasts YouTube for Racism and Favoritism

CoryxKenshin

Nationwide — Cory “CoryxKenshin” Williams, a famous gamer and online personality, is calling out YouTube’s policies in his latest video where he claims that the platform has unfair practices toward […]

Founder of Black-Owned Real Estate Academy Expands, Now Offers Real Estate Investing Classes

Lanessa Pettigrew, founder of Apex Real Estate Academy

Nationwide — Meet Lanessa Pettigrew, the founder and CEO of Apex Real Estate Academy based in Powder Springs, Georgia. She first opened the academy four years ago but has been […]

Black Author's Book "What's Your Zip Code Story?" Tackles Racism and Class in the Workplace

CJ Gross, author of 'Whats Your Zip Code Story'

Nationwide — Conversations centering on social class belong in any organization’s DEI initiatives, according to inclusion consultant Christopher “CJ” Gross.

Retired Black Deputy Police Chief to Host Free Webinar to Increase Safety and Survival During Encounters With Law Enforcement

Beverly BJ Council

Invitations Sent to HBCUs Across the Country as Part of Orientation for Students Heading Back to School Nationwide — On Thursday, Aug. 11 at 6 p.m. (Eastern), presenters from You […]

White Dad Sentenced to Death For Killing His Black Daughter

Joshua Lee Burgess

Nationwide — Joshua Lee Burgess, a 35-year-old man from Union County, North Carolina, has been sentenced to death after he was convicted of murder and other charges for brutally raping […]

Concerned Dad Creates App, Enables Students to Livestream School Shootings to Alert Their Parents Faster

James A. Samuel, founder of Anjel Tech

Nationwide — Meet James A. Samuel, Jr., a father of two, and a fighter pilot turned tech innovator who has developed a cloud-based app called ANJEL Tech that enables students […]

One Million Moms Partner With Black-Owned Bodycam App to Protect Their Kids From Police Misconduct

Black moms

Nationwide — ANJEL Tech, a Black-owned cloud-based application that turns any smartphone into your own personal body cam, has announced a historic partnership with 1 Million Madly Motivated Moms (1M4). […]

Texas Mom Sentenced For Allowing Teen Daughter to Marry 47-Year Old Man

Cherry Payton

Nationwide — Cherry Payton, a mother from Richmond, Texas, who let her 13-year old daughter marry and suffer from sexual abuse by a 47-year old man, has been sentenced to […]

Florida Woman Charged With Child Abuse After Spanking Someone Else's Child With Her Belt

Kady Ann Sewell

Nationwide — Kady Ann Sewell, a 33-year old mother from Florida City, Florida, is facing child abuse charges after she allegedly spanked a 13-year-old boy at school who had defended […]

Jacksonville Officer Involved in Black Woman Police Brutality Case Arrested For Sending Nude Photos to Minors

Alejandro Carmono

Jacksonville, Florida police officer Alejandro Carmona, charged with 2 child sex crimes, is the same officer that parked in Brittany Chrishawn Williams’ driveway resulting in her broken teeth in 2020. […]

3-Year Old Black Boy From Louisiana Killed by Stray Bullet While Lying in Bed

Devin Paige Jr., Black boy killed stray bullet

Nationwide — Devin Page Jr., a 3-year-old boy from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was reportedly struck and killed by a stray bullet that flew through his window during a gunfight nearby.

Black DoorDash Driver Tased By Police After Asking For a Supervisor. He Was Unarmed

Delane Gordon

Nationwide — Delane Gordon, a DoorDash driver from Collegedale, Tennessee, was reportedly tased with a stun gun by a white police officer during a traffic stop after he “politely” asked […]

Artist Believes His 'Critical Race Theory' Graphic Should Be in Every Classroom in America

Lawrence D. Jones with Rise to History graphic

Nationwide — Artist Lawrence D. Jones, with his depiction of “Rise to History” a black and white, computer-generated graphic, uniquely depicting a compilation of African American role models, that may […]

From Prison to Purpose: Genarlow Wilson Finally 'Speaking' His Truth After Risqué Teen Case in Georgia

Genarlow Wilson

Nationwide — Back in 2005, Genarlow Wilson was a 17-year old high school football and track star, homecoming king, and B student enjoying his senior year in Douglasville, Georgia, until […]

Black Teen from St. Louis Shot and Killed While on FaceTime With His Mom

Jadun Byrd, teen killed while on Facetime with his mother

Nationwide — Jadun Byrd, a 19-year old Black teen from St. Louis, Missouri, was reportedly shot and killed in a parking lot while he was talking to his mother on […]

Black Teen Still Missing From South Carolina One Year Later

Semaj Goodwine

Nationwide — The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is asking for the public’s help to find Semaj Goodwine, a missing 16-year-old boy on the one-year anniversary of his […]

Wrongfully Arrested Black Man Gets $900K, Apology in Settlement with Police

Tyree Bell

Nationwide — Tyree Bell, from Kansas City, Missouri, was just 15-years old when he was arrested and held in jail for 3 weeks for a crime he did not commit. […]

Racism at iHeartMedia? Program Director at Phoenix Radio Station Refuses to Run Black Ads On-Air

Aaron Trimmer, Program Director at iHeartMedia

Nationwide — The largest media company in the nation is in hot water after Aaron Trimmer, the Program Director at KFYI 550 AM News Talk, a commercial radio station owned […]

Mom Says Her 8-Year Old Son Asking About Police Brutality Inspired Her Book Series For Kids

Crystel Patterson and her son

Nationwide — Crystel Patterson, a full-time technology consultant and busy mom of two energetic boys from Sacramento, California, says that she didn’t expect that she would become the author of […]

Here are the Names of the 200+ Black People Police Killed in 2021. This Guy's App Could Have Saved Them

James A. Samuel, founder of Anjel Tech

James A. Samuel, founder of an app that turns your smartphone into a personal bodycam that also alerts family members, strongly believes that his technology can save lives. Nationwide — […]

Gentrification Expert and Developer Reveals How to Protect Communities from Corporate Expansion

TJ Loftin, Gentrification Expert

Nationwide — T.J. Loftin is today’s most prolific expert on gentrification and economics. Threatened by gentrification and corporate expansion across the United States, small business owners, and long-time residents are […]

Louisiana Judge Apologizes, Resigns After Caught Using N-Word in Video

Judge Michelle Odinet

Nationwide — Judge Michelle Odinet from Lafeyette, Louisiana, was caught on video using a racial slur at her home. She has since apologized and resigned from her seat on the […]

School Teacher From Kentucky Fired For Attacking Black Student During Class

William Bennett, school teacher caught on video fighting student

Nationwide — William Bennett, a science teacher from Louisville, Kentucky, has been fired months after he was caught on video attacking Jamir Strane, a 16-year old Black student. In the […]

Advocate For Human Trafficking Awareness Pleads For More Support to End Modern Day Slavery

Venita Benitez

Nationwide — In 2010, by presidential proclamation, January was declared National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Since then, twelve presidential proclamations have followed. These proclamations not only raise the […]

Black Family With Newborn Baby to Sue Airline After Being Kicked Off Flight

Black family with newborn baby kicked off flight

Nationwide — A family from Philadelphia that was forced to deboard their American Airlines flight with their 7-month old baby says they are planning to pursue legal actions against the […]

Mom Fatally Shot in the Same Spot Where Her 14-Year Old Son Had Been Killed Just 3 Days Prior

Kevin and Delisa Tinker, mother and son killed in Chicago

Nationwide — Delisa Tucker, a mother from Chicago, Illinois who was mourning the death of her teenage son, Kevin, has also been shot and killed in the very same spot […]

Black Surgeon Gets 7 Years in Prison in $28M Health Care Fraud Case

Moses DeGraft-Johnson, Black surgeon guilty of healthcare fraud

Nationwide — Dr. Moses DeGraft-Johnson, a heart surgeon from Tallahassee, Florida, who was guilty of healthcare fraud after bilking health insurers with millions of dollars, has been sentenced to 7 […]

Woman Who Thought She Paid Off Her Home is Now Facing Eviction

Elderly woman evicted

Nationwide — June Walker, a 65-year old woman from Detroit, Michigan, finished paying off a rent-to-own house in more than 2 years believing it would be her forever home. But she […]