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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00:01 ET U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for August 30: Judgment Call

Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: JUDGMENT CALL Profile America — Tuesday, August 30th....


Aug 29, 2016, 18:33 ET Community Advocates, Inc.: In Memoriam - Joe R. Hicks: 1941 - 2016

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- It is with profound sadness that Community Advocates, Inc. (CAI) announces the passing of CAI...


Aug 29, 2016, 18:23 ET Celebrating an Advertising Pioneer

 Advertising legend Patricia Martin was a force to be reckoned with. Anyone in the industry will tell you that – with a smile and a nod...


Aug 29, 2016, 08:30 ET Author Terry E. Hill Says Vote "The Committee" With a New Book Trailer & Twitter Election Campaign To Relaunch Novel about The First Black Female President

When bestselling author Terry E. Hill initially released his political stunner "The Committee" on Urban Renaissance, an imprint of Kensington...


Aug 26, 2016, 08:00 ET Aflac Directors Named Most Influential Black Corporate Directors

 Aflac, the leading provider of voluntary insurance at the worksite in the United States, announced today that two members of the company's...


Aug 25, 2016, 20:16 ET President Obama to Deliver Final Keynote at 46th ALC Phoenix Awards Dinner

 The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) today announced that President Barack Obama will deliver his seventh and final...


Aug 25, 2016, 14:55 ET CBCF To Honor Cicely Tyson, Richard Roundtree and Dionne Warwick with Lifetime Achievement Awards at 20th Annual Celebration of Leadership in the Fine Arts

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) announced that legendary actors Cicely Tyson, Richard Roundtree, and music icon...


Aug 25, 2016, 12:15 ET The Urbanworld® Film Festival Presented By REVOLT With Founding Sponsor HBO Announces 2016 Festival Slate

 The 20th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival (www.urbanworld.org), presented by REVOLT with founding sponsor HBO, announced its 2016 film slate...


Aug 25, 2016, 10:30 ET BET Networks Chairman And CEO Debra Lee To Serve As Honorary Co-Chair For The 30th Annual NAMIC Conference

 Debra Lee, chairman and chief executive officer, BET Networks has been named honorary co-chair for the 30th Annual NAMIC Conference. Held...


Aug 25, 2016, 09:00 ET What These NAACP Law Fellows Say They Learned & Surprised Them about Kellogg

  Tweetable Highlights: @KelloggCompany sponsors NAACP Law Fellows program, continues focus on integrity and respect for all...


Aug 25, 2016, 07:00 ET Interactive One Taps Cultural Critic Jamilah Lemieux, as Vice President of News and Men's Programming for Interactive One

 Interactive One, the definitive digital destination for African American and Millennial audiences, today announced the hiring of Jamilah...


Aug 25, 2016, 06:00 ET American Girl® Debuts 1960s Melody Ellison To Its BeForever Lineup

On August 25, 2016, American Girl's newest historical character Melody Ellison—civil rights believer, chorus leader, and daughter of...


Aug 24, 2016, 15:11 ET National Football League Alumni Association and Cancer Treatment Centers of America® Team Up for "Prostate Pep Talk"

The National Football League Alumni Association (NFLA) and Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) will feature legendary NFL coaches Herm...


Aug 24, 2016, 08:30 ET Public Health Experts Address Health Inequality in America at NACCHO's 2016 Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ

On July 19–21, more than 1,300 attendees convened in Phoenix for the 2016 NACCHO Annual Conference, making it the largest gathering of local...


Aug 24, 2016, 08:30 ET Wilson Cruz and Tai Beauchamp to host 10th Annual ADCOLOR Conference & Awards

 Ahead of the organization's annual award conference and awards, ADCOLOR, the premier organization celebrating and promoting professionals of...


Aug 24, 2016, 08:05 ET American Graduate Day 2016 Focuses On Importance Of Mentorship September 17, 2016

 Broadcast live from Tisch WNET Studios in NYC on public television stations across the country, and streaming on Facebook Live and...


Aug 22, 2016, 17:02 ET Hon. Barbara A. Sykes Named State Director of AARP Ohio

AARP Regional Vice President Rawle Andrews Jr., today announced that Barbara A. Sykes–former distinguished legislator, community leader and...


Aug 22, 2016, 16:25 ET Thurgood Marshall College Fund Launches New Student Loan Repayment Advocacy Campaign #intheblack

Today, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) announced a new advocacy campaign, #intheblack, to introduce tools and resources to support the...


Aug 22, 2016, 12:15 ET Urbanworld® Film Festival Announces Filmmaker Ava DuVernay And Acclaimed Actor David Oyelowo As Its 20th Anniversary Festival Ambassadors

 Urbanworld Film Festival announced today that critically-acclaimed filmmaker Ava DuVernay and one of Hollywood's most sought after actors,...


Aug 19, 2016, 12:48 ET TIAA Institute Report Finds Slight Gains in African American and Latino Faculty Over Past Two Decades

A new report released by the TIAA Institute finds that diversity amongst faculty in higher education institutions in America has made only small...


Aug 18, 2016, 17:40 ET BronzeLens Hosts Atlanta Premiere of Issa Rae's HBO Series INSECURE, Ava DuVernay and Oprah Winfrey's OWN Series Queen Sugar and Olympic Pride, American Prejudice

 The seventh annual BronzeLens Film Festival (BronzeLens) will take place over the course of four days, August 25-28 in Atlanta,...


Aug 18, 2016, 10:55 ET Today's Photo ID Laws Are Yesterday's Beans in a Jar [VIDEO]

 The following is a post by Augusta Y. Thomas, the National Vice President for Women and Fair Practices at the American Federation of...


Aug 18, 2016, 09:15 ET 13th Annual McDonald's 365Black Awards set to premiere on BET Networks September 1

 McDonald's USA will televise its 13th annual 365Black Awards ceremony for the fourth consecutive year on the national cable television network...


Aug 18, 2016, 08:00 ET 6th Annual Central Ohio NAACP Champions Of Diversity Awards Announces 2016 Nominees

 The Central Ohio Champions of Diversity Awards, hosted by The Columbus NAACP, has announced today the names of Central...


Aug 17, 2016, 15:02 ET Colgate realiza prominente encuesta multicultural en los EE.UU. sobre salud, la cual revela que diversos grupos tienen un gran sentido de responsabilidad cuando se trata de mejorar y mantener una salud bucal óptima

NEW YORK, 17 de agosto, 2016 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – Colgate® dio a conocer hoy los resultados de una encuesta1 nacional de...