NBL and NBCC come together to form the National Alliance for Black Business

On Sept. 27, 2022, at the State of Black Business Luncheon in Washington, D.C., the National Business League (NBL) and the National Black Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) came together as the nation’s two oldest and largest Black trade associations to announce their formation of the National Alliance for Black Business (NABB). NABB is a nonprofit, […]

US Dream Academy partners with Master P to inspire and empower the youth

The U.S. Dream Academy, a national youth development, nonprofit organization partners with Monarch Magazine publisher and content producer, Will Walters; and businessman, philanthropist and music mogul Percy “Master P” Miller to help young people become financially savvy entrepreneurs in an initiative called Dream Builders. DREAM BUILDERS was formed to provide youth early exposure to professionals […]

Metro Detroit students deliver spoken word at Detroit Auto Show

With a long-awaited return for the North American International Detroit Auto Show to be live, on Saturday, Sept. 17, the InsideOut Literary Arts Performance Troupe delivered powerful spoken word thoughts in the Toyota Exhibit Area in Detroit, MI.  Toyota and InsideOut Literary Arts, an award-winning organization headquartered in Detroit, showcased the 2022 Youth Performance Troupe […]

Operation HOPE and SBA announce collaboration to empower small Black businesses

On Sept. 14, administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration and the voice for America’s 33 million small businesses in President Biden’s cabinet, joined John Hope Bryant, founder, chairman and CEO of Operation HOPE Inc., the nation’s largest nonprofit dedicated to financial empowerment for underserved communities in Los Angeles to highlight […]

Stellantis and National Business League launch inaugural collective of the National Black Supplier Development Program

Stellantis and the National Business League (NBL) launched the inaugural collective of the National Black Supplier Development Program, a group of 15 Black-owned businesses representing geographic diversity and a range of disciplines and commodities. The program also announced the addition of a diverse group of corporate partners that will enhance the development and business opportunities […]

Why Anthony Anderson is ‘running wild’ with Bear Grylls on National Geographic

On “Running Wild with Bear Grylls: The Challenge,” Bear Grylls is taking it up a level by teaching his celebrity guests essential survival skills that they’ll have to master and then prove they can use in a high-stress situation. With more daring, epic challenges that span from the snowy peaks of the Canadian Rockies to […]

Jack Daniels commits $40K to Black business owners through annual grant program

Jack Daniel’s announced the return of their Black business investment program, New Beginnings, Make It Count, in the Philadelphia, Washington, D.C. and Richmond, Virginia areas. Jack Daniel’s whiskey brands Tennessee Honey, Tennessee Apple and Tennessee Fire will award $40,000 in cash to five selected grant recipients who meet the competition’s eligibility and requirements. By elevating […]

Toyota supports Detroit students via InsideOut Literary Arts Performance Troupe

Detroit, MI — InsideOut Literary Arts, an award-winning organization headquartered in Detroit, announced the winners of its 2022 Performance Troupe supported by Toyota Motor North America.  The Performance Troupe is part of the organization’s nationally-recognized Citywide Poets afterschool program, which provides teens with weekly creative writing workshops, publications and performance opportunities. For over two decades, […]

Black Excellence Brunch honored Ashanti, Pinky Cole and Dee-1 during Essence

The ESSENCE Festival edition of the iconic Black Excellence Brunch was held on Sunday, July 3rd, 2022, and was sponsored by Hallmark Mahogany and Cantu at the historic Treme Market Branch in New Orleans, LA. The brunch honored the princess of Hip Hop & R&B, Ashanti and is one of the most anticipated and exclusive […]

Buick and GMC host advertising workshop for Detroit-based high school students

Last month, Buick and GMC hosted over 150 high school students from across metro Detroit at the College for Creative Studies for a holistic workshop focused on advertising, marketing and communications at the first-ever “FutureCraft: Fueling the Next Generation of Detroit Marketers.” High school students took part in sessions focused on both product and purpose-driven […]

Leaders of Black diaspora gather in Los Angeles for 2nd annual AFRICON

Over the past few days, leaders from the global Black diaspora gathered in Los Angeles for AFRICON – one of the country’s biggest celebrations of the African continent and the diaspora, presented by Amplify Africa.  The second annual event brought together music, innovation, business, activism, education, and more, to uplift, acknowledge, and celebrate the diversity […]

Check out 5 action-packed, family-friendly projects streaming this summer

Whether it’s an action-packed adventure, or a trip to outer space, we got you covered. Check out these titles coming to a screen near you. For more information see the descriptions below. National Streaming Day Round Up – Family Friendly Titles (May 20) Chip n’ Dale Rescue Rangers (Disney+) Doubling Down With The Derricos S4 […]

Maverick City Music and Kirk Franklin collaborate on ‘KINGDOM Book 1’ album

On Friday, June 17, GRAMMY award-winning music collective Maverick City Music and 16-time GRAMMY winner Kirk Franklin will bring the injustices around mass incarceration – and the voices of 1,300 inmates – to center stage with the release of their collaborative album KINGDOM Book 1, out June 17th via Tribl Records and Fo Yo Soul […]

Usher makes surprise visit to students and staff at ‘Powered by Service Youth Volunteer Workshop,’ presented by Usher’s New Look Foundation

Usher made a surprise visit to a volunteer training workshop hosted by Usher’s New Look (UNL), the youth development foundation he launched 23 years ago to provide access, training, mentorship, and support of Black youth. Since then, UNL has evolved into one of the nation’s leading charitable organizations, having helped transform the lives of 50,000 […]

Detroit Filmmaker Awards return to celebrate cinematic excellence

The Detroit Filmmaker Awards return on May 22, after a two-year pandemic-induced hiatus. The second annual installment of the event will be held at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, in Detroit, Michigan. This black-tie event, hosted by Ron Dance, will bring together Detroit’s most talented cinematographers, directors, actors and more, to […]

Detroit’s ‘Day Party is King’ to take place on city’s most musical boulevard

On the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend (arguably the biggest music weekend in Detroit), the Detroit Diaspora: Day Party is King event will occur at the Irwin House Gallery, on West Grand Boulevard (inarguably the city’s most musical avenue). It will highlight a line-up of exquisite music selectors and will feature electronic music that fits […]

Diddy launches new R&B label; inks exclusive album deal with Motown Records

Making history again, Sean “Diddy” Combs, aka Love, announced on May 10 the launch of his new R&B record label ‘LOVE RECORDS‘ and simultaneously signed a one time album deal with Motown Records. The new label will be dedicated to R&B music and will release singles and collaborative projects from a collective of world-class artists, producers […]

Pepsi shows support by restocking donation-based closet for women in need

On May 6, Pepsi Stronger Together – the brand’s series of grassroots initiatives bringing tailored programming support to communities across the country – returned to Atlanta to support and uplift local women in need. As part of its footprint in the Mary J. Blige and Pepsi “Strength of a Woman Festival and Summit,” Pepsi Stronger […]

Ansley school launches campaign to keep students from experiencing homelessness

The Ansley School, a tuition-free private school, and Love Beyond Walls launched a fundraising campaign on April 29 at the Georgia State Capitol Room to purchase school buses alleviating transportation and financial burdens for families experiencing homelessness who travel more than an hour just to get to school. The bus campaign launched during the Ansley […]