African American This category contains the latest news of special relevance to the African American community, including cultural and historical events, awards, scholarships and educational initiatives along with announcements of African American entertainment network events and premieres. Find releases regarding interviews with Black artists, athletes, and business and community leaders. Read reports based on studies about diversity in the workplace, multicultural achievement and issues in education. Also included are results of studies and research devoted to minority health concerns.

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08:30 ET Ghanaian Drama Nakom Nominated for Film Independent Spirit Award; Opens Theatrically in New York on March 3rd

On March 3rd, Corinth Films will release Nakom, directed by the female team of TW Pittman and Daniela Norris, whose storytelling ability further...


Feb 17, 2017, 19:50 ET NewsOne To Host Inaugural "Barack Obama Day"

iOne Digital's leading online platform for news and information for and about Blacks in American, NewsOne will host its inaugural "Barack Obama...


Feb 17, 2017, 18:39 ET Dark And Lovely Celebrates 45 Years Of Catering To The Beauty Needs Of African American Women

Dark and Lovely, the brand that caters to the hair care and styling needs of women of color, celebrated the kick-off of its 45th Anniversary with a...


Feb 17, 2017, 09:00 ET Foundation for Ethnic Understanding Announces Thousands To Rally In Times Square This Sunday In Solidarity With Muslims

New Yorkers of all faiths and ethnic backgrounds will join hip-hop pioneer Russell Simmons, and Chairman of the Foundation for Ethnic...


Feb 17, 2017, 08:30 ET Salon Meyerland, One of the Largest Black Hair Care Salons in Houston, Texas, Announces New Name

Bonner and Jenny Brinson, the owners of Salon Meyerland, a salon in Houston, TX that is devoted to healthy Black hair care, are pleased to announce...


Feb 17, 2017, 08:00 ET MegaFest Returns to Dallas in Summer 2017

MegaFest – the internationally acclaimed four-day faith, film and family festival hosted by best-selling author, entrepreneur and pastor, Bishop...


Feb 16, 2017, 20:15 ET Dr. Cornel West and Attorney Malik Z. Shabazz News Conference

On Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, a critical national town hall meeting and historic debate will take...


Feb 16, 2017, 15:08 ET The TD Charitable Foundation and the International African American Museum (IAAM) Help Families Discover Their Roots

The TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank® has provided $250,000 to the...


Feb 16, 2017, 12:05 ET The Cordish Companies' Live! Casino & Hotel and The Md. Washington Minority Companies Association (MWMCA) Announce Honorees of The 4th Annual Black History Heroes Awards

The Cordish Companies' Live! Casino & Hotel and the Md. Washington Minority Companies Association (MWMCA) today announced the honorees of the...


Feb 16, 2017, 10:01 ET Nielsen Releases New Report Highlighting The Multicultural Influence Across Grocery's Fast-Growing, Perimeter Categories

With the rapid growth of multicultural households in America and their unparalleled influence on the marketplace, there is a strong need for...


Feb 16, 2017, 09:49 ET The King of Pop Keeps Making History & Breaking Records!

Michael Jackson's Thriller has become the first album in RIAA Gold & Platinum Program history to be certified 33x Diamond for United States...


Feb 16, 2017, 08:00 ET Serena Williams And Muhammad Ali To Receive Jesse Owens Awards

The International Athletic Association (IAA) today announced that iconic tennis star Serena Williams and legendary boxer Muhammad Ali are the...


Feb 15, 2017, 14:23 ET UHLC observes Black History Month with a lecture on race and the law by noted legal scholar and author, Paul Butler

Paul Butler, a Georgetown Law professor, author, and frequent commentator on race and the law, will speak Feb. 16 at the University of Houston Law...


Feb 15, 2017, 08:30 ET Traci Otey Blunt Named President Of RLJ Entertainment's Urban Movie Channel

Robert L. Johnson, Chairman of RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) today announced the appointment of Traci Otey Blunt as President of Urban Movie...


Feb 13, 2017, 14:45 ET Dominion's Edward Baine Receives a Black Engineer of the Year Award for STEM and Community Service

As a result of his leadership and influence in the community, Edward H. Baine, senior vice president-Distribution for Dominion Virginia Power,...


Feb 13, 2017, 09:05 ET Celebrating Diversity and Achievements in STEM, Lockheed Martin Employees Honored at 31st Annual Black Engineer Awards Gala

The men and women of Lockheed Martin congratulate 35 of their colleagues who were recognized at the annual Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA)...


Feb 13, 2017, 08:35 ET Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi Asked to Investigate The City of Orlando Over Alleged Racial Discrimination

African Americans have filed a civil rights complaint against the City of Orlando with Republican Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, which allege...


Feb 13, 2017, 07:00 ET Hidden Figures Student Free Ticket Offer Taken Nationwide, with Expansion into Chicago and San Francisco

The New York African American Business Leaders Fund, in partnership with Google, is providing more than 4,000 free tickets to the Oscar-nominated...


Feb 12, 2017, 00:01 ET U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for February 12: NAACP

Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: NAACP Profile America — Sunday, February 12th. One of the nation's...


Feb 10, 2017, 10:16 ET Denny's Proudly Sponsors TV One's Telecast Of The 48th NAACP Image Awards Red Carpet Live Show

Denny's is pleased to announce its support of TV One's 48th NAACP Image Awards Red Carpet Live on Saturday, Feb. 11 at 7.30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. CT....


Feb 09, 2017, 20:15 ET Uptown Magazine to Honor Charles D. King, Founder & CEO of MACRO, at Its Annual "Uptown Honors Hollywood" Pre-Oscar Gala Hosted by Chris Spencer

Uptown Ventures Group, the parent company of UPTOWN Magazine, today announced that they will honor MACRO Founder & CEO, Charles D. King at its...


Feb 09, 2017, 11:58 ET Holland America Line and O, The Oprah Magazine Embark on Exclusive Partnership

Oprah Winfrey, Gayle King and more to join launch cruise to Alaska in July 2017 Holland America Line and O, The Oprah Magazine announce an...


Feb 08, 2017, 15:41 ET iOne Digital Launches REVOLUTION, A Virtual Reality Experience

OneX, the branded content studio of iOne Digital launched REVOLUTION, a new virtual reality capability, making OneX the first branded content...


Feb 08, 2017, 12:00 ET March of Dimes Appoints Kevin McDowell As Los Angeles Market Board Chair

March of Dimes is pleased to announce the appointment of Kevin McDowell, Executive Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer at AEG – the...


Feb 08, 2017, 09:18 ET In Celebration Of Black History Month OneUnited Bank Partners With #BlackLivesMatter To Organize Black America's Spending Power And Launch The "Amir" Card

A historic partnership has been born between OneUnited Bank, the largest Black owned bank in the country, and #BlackLivesMatter to organize the...