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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 […]

Formerly Incarcerated, Jason Sole is Now a Criminal Justice Professor at a Prestigious University

Jason Sole

Nationwide — Jason Sole, who was formerly incarcerated on drug charges, is now a professor teaching Criminal Justice at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota. After all that he has […]

Black Scholar Releases Revised Canadian Black Empowerment Manifesto/ Blueprint 2.0

Errol A. Gibbs, writer of Black Empowerment Manifesto

Toronto, ON — Errol A. Gibbs’ inspiration to re-visit his original work, A Black Empowerment Manifesto (BEM), published in August 2020 (70 pages), came from Ryan O’Neil Knight, Executive Director, […]

Black Woman's Dead Body Found in Rarely Used Police Van in Alabama

Christina Nance, woman found dead in police van

Nationwide — Christina Nance, a 29-year old Black woman from Huntsville, Alabama, was found lifeless inside a prisoner-transport van parked in a police parking lot nearly a week after she […]

Bodycam Video Shows Police Officer Stomping Black Homeless Man's Head

Homeless Black man being stomped by police

Nationwide — A police officer from Indianapolis, Indiana is facing felony charges after bodycam footage appears to show him forcefully stomping a homeless Black man in the head during an […]

Shatter the Stereotypes Summit Helps Black Men Create Extraordinary Lives

Coach Michael Taylor

Cut through race and discrimination to find the keys to success Nationwide — Entrepreneur, author, and motivational speaker Coach Michael Taylor has announced he will be hosting the Shatter the […]

Elderly Woman Bodyslammed by Laughing Cops Gets $3 Million

Karen Garner

Nationwide — Karen Garner, a 73-year old woman with dementia from Loveland, Colorado, has been awarded a $3 million settlement a year after local police officers brutally arrested her for […]

Woman Jailed at 14 for Allegedly Shoving White Teacher’s Aide Releases Memoir Detailing Life in the Aftermath

Shaquanda Cotton

ShaQuanda Cotton, who in 2006 was sentenced to up to 7 years confinement at a Texas juvenile detention facility as a black teen following accusations that she pushed a white […]

New Book Equips Black Men to be Family Builders and Financially Independent

Alan B. Benson, author of 'Stand Up'

Nationwide — Alan D. Benson, author and entrepreneur, is excited about the release of his book, Stand Up! A Message to the Black Man! This book offers a message of […]

Black Author Pens New Memoir on How She Overcame Racism, Sexism, and the Loss of Her Close Family Members

La-Doris McClaney, author of 'God I Listened Too'

Nationwide — God, I Listened Too, a triumphant memoir by Dr. La-Doris McClaney, chronicles her life as a real estate mogul who, against all odds, grew her family legacy from […]

Troy J. Walker's "I'm Not Your Enemy" Explores the Violence Among Black and Brown Communities and Urges For Unity

Troy J. Walker, author of I'm Not Your Enemy

New Orleans, LA — In the existing sociopolitical climate, Troy J. Walker, an activist, poet, and entrepreneur, has released I’m Not Your Enemy, an impactful narrative that explores the violence […]

Man Gets Only 4 to 10 Years in Prison for Attacking Black Family's Home

Michael Frederick

Nationwide — Michael Frederick Jr., a man from Warren, Michigan, who attacked and shot at the home of a Black family last year because of a Black Lives Matter sign […]

The Earthquake in Haiti Was Worse Than What You See on TV — How You Can Help!

Earthquake in Haiti in 2021

Nationwide — A magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck the country of Haiti on August 14, 2021, killing nearly 2,000 people and leaving tens of thousands homeless. The catastrophe was followed by […]

African American Salesman Says That Charter Communications Wrongfully Investigated and Terminated Him

Terrance Walker

By Harry Walker Nationwide — Though this last year has brought racial reckoning to the forefront of American consciousness, in a recent legal case a major company has shown how […]

Video Shows Texas Police Officer on Top of Black Teen During Arrest

Officer Conner Martin on top of Nekia Trigg

Nationwide — A police officer in Forney, Texas is being heavily criticized after he was seen on video on top of a Black teenage girl while she can repeatedly be heard […]

Dad Killed After Confronting Teenage Boy Who Snuck in His Home to See His Underage Daughter

Dezmon Hamilton. father killed by teenage boy

Nationwide — Dezmon Hamilton, a 34-year old father from Zachary, Louisiana, was shot and killed in his own home by a teenage boy after he was caught trying to sneak […]

Elderly Black Woman Files Lawsuit After Police Dragged Her By Her Hair During Traffic Stop

Stephanie Bottom, Black woman dragged by hair by police

Nationwide — Stephanie Bottom, a 68-year old Black woman from Raleigh, North Carolina, has filed a lawsuit claiming that police officers used excessive force on her during a traffic stop […]

Not Your Mother's Mammy: The Black Domestic Worker in Transatlantic Women’s Media

Not Your Mother's Mammy book by Tracey L. Walters

Nationwide — Not Your Mother’s Mammy by Tracey L. Walters examines how black artists of the African diaspora, many of them former domestics, reconstruct the black female subjectivities of domestics […]

Ex-Con Turned Entrepreneur Pens 2nd Book Inspiring Readers on His Journey to the Suite Life

Keidrain Brewster

A Story of Lessons on the Path to Greatness Dallas, TX — A motivational book from Keidrain Brewster, a two-time author and ex-con turned business owner, takes readers on an […]

Wrongfully Convicted Man Who Exonerated Himself While in Prison Launches Non-Profit to Help Others

Clyde Beasley, Founder and Director of the Prison Reform Project

Nationwide — 55-year old Clyde Beasley was wrongfully incarcerated for many years in the state of California. However, while behind bars, he was able to skillfully exonerate himself and get […]

How Kim Kardashian Helps Innocent Black Prisoners is a Problem

Kim Kardashian helping inmates

By C. Beasley, founder of the Prison Reform Project Nationwide — Kim Kardashian has no doubt been a major asset in bringing national attention to prison reform and wrongful convictions […]

NYC Mother Throws Newborn and Toddler Out of Apartment Window

Dejhanay Jarrell

Nationwide — Dejhanay Jarrell, a 24-year old mother from Brooklyn, is facing multiple charges after allegedly throwing her two children — a newborn and a toddler — out of their […]

82-Year Old Black Woman Losing Her Home, Owes $38K in HOA Fees

Marie Riggins

Inglewood, CA — Marie Riggins, an 82-year old African American woman who has lived in her home in Inglewood, California for decades, is at risk of losing her home. Her […]

Two Wrongfully Convicted Brothers Awarded $75M After Spending 40 Years in Prison

Henry McCollum and Leon Brown

Nationwide — Henry McCollum and Leon Brown, two brothers from Red Springs, North Carolina who spent decades in prison for a crime they did not commit, have finally received a […]

Black Police Officer Reprimanded For Having Braided Hair While on Duty

Officer Dakari Davis

Nationwide — Dakari Davis, an African American police officer with the DART Police Department in Dallas, Texas, says he is upset and confused after being told that his braided hairstyle […]

Black Scholar Alleges Racist Behavior at Oklahoma State University

Dr. Khalid el-Hakim

Tulsa, OK — Last month, Dr. Khalid el-Hakim, founder, CEO, curator, and lecturer of the Black History 101 Mobile Museum, was invited to Oklahoma State University (OSU) Stillwater and was […]

Man Sentenced to Only 4 Years in Prison for Setting Police Station on Fire

Dylan Shakespeare Robinson

Nationwide — Dylan Shakespeare Robinson, a 23-year old man from Minneapolis who was caught starting a fire at a police station during a Black Lives Matter protest after the death […]

Author Tells His Story About Growing Up in Extreme Poverty With a Schizophrenic Mom

Harold Phifer, author of 'Surviving Chaos'

New York, NY — Harold Phifer has announced the publication of his second book, a collection of autobiographical short stories exploring his sad and often appalling upbringing in Columbus, Mississippi. […]

Recording Artist Creates Viral Anthem to Keep Spotlight on Police Brutality

Reggie Boone, recording artist

Video has already garnered over 75k views across social media Atlanta, GA — Emerging artist Reggie Boone says that he wrote ‘No More’ after he sat in his living room […]

Black Couple Releases New "Driving While Black" Safety Guide For People of Color

'Driving While Black' by Chris and Alicia Wilson

Nationwide — Now more than ever there is a tremendous need for police reform, especially when it comes to people of color. While politicians debate the issue and law enforcement […]

Black Man Shot and Paralyzed by Iowa Police Officer to Get $8M Settlement

Jerime Mitchell, Black man from Iowa paralyzed by police

Nationwide — Jerime Mitchell, an unarmed Black man from Iowa who was left paralyzed after being shot by a Cedar Rapids police officer during a traffic stop in 2016, will […]

“Black and Blue” New Children’s Graphic Novel Deepens Conversations About Social Injustices and Racism

'Black and Blue' book by Jared Sams

The new book encourages the community and the police to come together to ensure we don’t repeat the past. Because the world continues to experience trauma, the book encourages healing […]

Birmingham Mayor to Pardon 1,000's of African Americans With Marijuana Convictions

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin

Nationwide — Randall Woodfin, the mayor of Birmingham, Alabama, has announced that he will issue blanket pardons to over 15,000 people, which includes many Black men and women who have […]