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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16:24 ET La NAIC emite una declaración sobre el informe de la GAO acerca de las disparidades en la gestión de activos

Robert L. Greene, Presidente y CEO de la National Association of Investment Companies (Asociación Nacional de Sociedades de Inversión, o NAIC, por...


08:14 ET NAIC Issues Statement on GAO Report on Disparities in Asset Management

Robert L. Greene, President & CEO of the National Association of Investment Companies (NAIC), today commended Congresswoman Maxine Waters...


Sep 22, 2017, 15:25 ET Proud And Persistent: The Black Women's Agenda, Inc. Celebrates 40th Anniversary At Annual Symposium Workshop & Awards Luncheon

The Black Women's Agenda, Inc. (BWA) celebrated its 40th anniversary today, hosting its Annual Symposium Workshop & Awards Luncheon in...


Sep 22, 2017, 13:57 ET Colgate-Palmolive and Black Girls CODE to Host Second Hackathon in San Francisco

Colgate and Black Girls CODE (BGC), a non-profit on a mission to teach one million girls of color computer programming by 2040, will culminate its...


Sep 22, 2017, 13:30 ET Pulitzer Prize-winning author Douglas Blackmon to speak about his new documentary "The Harvest"

September 28, 2017, at 5:30 p.m., Pulitzer Prize-winning author Douglas Blackmon and Rose Scott, WABE's host of "A Closer Look," will be at the...


Sep 22, 2017, 11:05 ET SAP Hudson Yards hosts the Largest Gathering of Black Venture Capitalists November 3-4 to increase Access to Capital. Sponsors include Royal Bank of Canada, GE Ventures and Google.

Andrea Hoffman, strategist, dealmaker and authority on inclusion-driven revenue growth and innovation, stated, "We're pleased to produce this...


Sep 21, 2017, 17:19 ET Bounce Sets Fall Premieres for Mon. Oct. 2: Family Time Season Five Debuts @ 9:00 p.m., World Premiere of New Comedy Grown Folks @ 9:30 p.m., All-New Episode of Ed Gordon @ 10:00 p.m.

Bounce, the nation's fastest-growing television network designed for African-American audiences, today announced the biggest primetime line-up in...


Sep 21, 2017, 10:00 ET National Sickle Cell Disease Poll of African Americans Dispels Long-Held Views

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE), the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), and scholars from Howard University today announced results from a...


Sep 21, 2017, 08:45 ET DDF Scientific and Medical Advisory Board Vice Chair Named 2017 ASTRO Honorary Member

Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer (DDF) congratulates its Scientific and Medical Advisory Board (SMAB) Vice Chair Edith P. Mitchell,...


Sep 21, 2017, 06:00 ET Chronicled and The LinkLab Announce The MediLedger Project, a Revolutionary Blockchain-backed System to Safeguard the Pharmaceutical Industry

Chronicled, Inc. and The LinkLab LLC today announced The MediLedger Project, a joint venture that will explore and develop blockchain solutions for...


Sep 21, 2017, 06:00 ET Chronicled y The LinkLab anuncian The MediLedger Project, un sistema revolucionario respaldado en la cadena de bloques para proteger a la industria farmacéutica

Chronicled, Inc. y The LinkLab LLC anunciaron hoy The MediLedger Project, un emprendimiento conjunto que explorará y desarrollará soluciones...


Sep 20, 2017, 11:19 ET Rapper Offset Launches $500K Fundraising Campaign for the American Cancer Society

Rapper Offset, of the chart-topping hip-hop trio Migos, is teaming up with the American Cancer Society and mobilizing his fellow artists, corporate...


Sep 20, 2017, 10:55 ET 2017 Black Home Ownership Report Issued With Cautious Optimism

African Americans are returning to the homebuying marketplace in numbers greater than projected a year ago by the National Association of Real...


Sep 20, 2017, 10:44 ET AARP launches Faith-Based Initiative Tool Kit for African-American Clergy and Lay Leaders

AARP announced today the release of their first African-American/Black Faith-Based Initiative Tool Kit. This self-service tool kit was created by...


Sep 20, 2017, 09:00 ET Casio's September Artist Spotlight: Aaron Todd

This September, Casio America, Inc., a leading innovator of electronic musical instruments, is thrilled to highlight multi-instrumentalist,...


Sep 20, 2017, 09:00 ET LendUp Names Jotaka Eaddy VP of Policy, Strategic Engagement & Impact; Reinforces Commitment to Improving Borrowers' Financial Health

LendUp, a socially responsible financial services firm for the emerging middle class, today announced it has appointed Jotaka Eaddy Vice President...


Sep 20, 2017, 08:40 ET TheBestSchools.org Announces Finalists for $20,000 2017 Educator Excellence Award

Recognizing America's elite leaders in education, TheBestSchools.org announces the five finalists for its 2017 $20,000 Escalante–Gradillas Prize...


Sep 20, 2017, 08:00 ET Financial Services Pipeline Initiative Appoints Two New CEO Leadership Council Co-Chairs

The Financial Services Pipeline (FSP) Initiative is ushering in two new co-chairs to help steer the direction of the program, carry out the...


Sep 19, 2017, 15:09 ET International Sorority Honors USA Swimming: Partnership Decreases Drowning Deaths Amongst African Americans

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. will award its Community Service Partnership Award to USA Swimming, the governing body for competitive swimming in...


Sep 19, 2017, 12:19 ET Black haircare regimens boost shampoo sales in the US to reach $473 million in 2017

While the natural hair movement has driven sales of styling products in the Black haircare market in recent years, today, consumers are getting...


Sep 19, 2017, 08:40 ET New Book Helps Mothers Have a Two-Way Conversation With Their Infants

Squeals, coos and babbling are part of the conversations mothers are having with their infants. And, as delightful as that is, this conversation—if...


Sep 18, 2017, 21:00 ET Entertale Inks Deal With LA Distribution Company for 200 Hours of Movies

On a beautiful Monday morning, Entertale inks a deal with Leomark Studios for access to the LA-based film distributor's entire catalog of more than...


Sep 18, 2017, 10:00 ET New Book Offers Tips On How To Survive Encounters With Police

ER doctor Geoffrey Mount Varner MD, MPH, has seen the aftermath of what goes wrong when the police have altercations with civilians. In fact,...


Sep 18, 2017, 08:30 ET NAIC Addresses Lack of Diversity Among Fund Managers at Institutional Investment Summit

The National Association of Investment Companies (NAIC), the industry association for diverse-owned and emerging investment managers, will share...


Sep 16, 2017, 10:41 ET Anti-Racism Demonstrators Offered Free Bail By Nexus Services' National Initiative

Nexus Services, Inc. is offering bail assistance to anyone joining the anti-racism demonstrations against neo-Nazis, neo-Confederates, and racists...