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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Jul 28, 2016, 12:20 ET Bounce TV to Air Baton Rouge Town Hall Meeting "Where Do We Go From Here?" Live and Commercial-Free Tues. Aug. 2 at 8:00 p.m. ET

 Bounce TV, the first and only over-the-air broadcast network for African Americans, will bring Where Do We...


Jul 28, 2016, 06:00 ET BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™ Presents The 2nd Annual BLACK GIRLS LEAD™ Conference To Empower Girls From Around The World To Lead, Innovate And Serve

BLACK GIRLS ROCK! has announced their 2nd annual BLACK GIRLS LEAD conference to take place July 28-July 31, 2016 at Barnard College of Columbia...


Jul 27, 2016, 18:47 ET Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by The Congressional Black Caucus

Chairman Rep. G.K. Butterfield: Fellow Democrats, I'm Congressman G.K. Butterfield from North Carolina. In my community, you judge a man's heart...


Jul 27, 2016, 16:08 ET Advertising Agency Advocates Cultural Cohesion

PIA Agency launched a social justice campaign today. The San Diego based agency has produced an emotional short film highlighting the recent and...


Jul 27, 2016, 11:46 ET Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated Takes an Active Stance Against the Escalating Violence in the African-American Community

Dr. Mary Breaux Wright, International President of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated issued a call-to-action today in response to the continued...


Jul 27, 2016, 10:33 ET Careers Changing Lives: After Career Summit Success, My Brother's Keeper Alliance to Expand National and Local Support for Boys and Men of Color

 For young men of color in the Bay Area, July 21st 2016 will be the day that new doors were opened and hope was renewed. Last week, My...


Jul 25, 2016, 20:24 ET Rival Gangs Declare Peace in South Los Angeles

 History was made as rival Southern California gang leaders met at the Church of Scientology Community Center in South Los...


Jul 24, 2016, 15:50 ET Airbnb to Release New Poll on Sharing Economy, Co-Host Panel Discussion with Bryan Cranston Honoring Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party

Airbnb Global Head of Policy and Public Affairs Chris Lehane, Uber Senior Advisor David Plouffe, and David Binder of David Binder Research will...


Jul 22, 2016, 11:07 ET Emanuel D. Jones II Wins First-Ever Cox Automotive and NAMAD Rising Star Award

 Cox Automotive™, in partnership with the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers (NAMAD), awarded its inaugural Rising Star...


Jul 21, 2016, 15:44 ET Female-owned digital firm moves in & supports businesswomen in Cambridge, MA

Today, Urban NYCHE, Inc., a female-owned and operated digital marketing firm for small business, announced its new offices in Cambridge, MA. After...


Jul 21, 2016, 14:35 ET W.K. Kellogg Foundation President And CEO La June Montgomery Tabron Calls For Racial Healing And Unity In Speech To National Council Of La Raza

 La June Montgomery Tabron, president and CEO of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF), will deliver a plenary address at the National Council of...


Jul 19, 2016, 16:19 ET Finn Partners' Helen C. Shelton Named 2016 ColorComm Circle Award Honoree

 Helen C. Shelton, M.S., senior partner at leading global PR agency Finn Partners will, receive the 2016 Circle Award from ColorComm, the...


Jul 19, 2016, 16:15 ET Wilberforce University Announces New President

Wilberforce University, the country's oldest private historically black college and university, today revealed that Dr. Herman J. Felton, Jr has...


Jul 19, 2016, 13:48 ET The Average U.S. Startup Launches with $17,500 in Funding; Women Report Needing Half as Much as Men

Options for funding entrepreneurial ventures are increasing in the U.S., particularly with the growth of crowdfunding and the prevalence of...


Jul 19, 2016, 08:47 ET OneUnited Bank Launches the National #BankBlack Challenge to Demonstrate Black Economic Power

OneUnited Bank, the largest Black owned bank in America and the first Black internet bank, is launching the national #BankBlack Challenge, designed...


Jul 19, 2016, 08:46 ET The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Issues Statement Honoring Justice Thurgood Marshall

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, by unanimous vote, today issued a statement celebrating the life and legal legacy of Justice Thurgood...


Jul 18, 2016, 14:06 ET Applications Now Open For Leadership Academy for Diversity in Digital Media

The Poynter Institute and the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) are now accepting applications for the Poynter-NABJ Leadership...


Jul 16, 2016, 17:02 ET OneUnited Bank Partners With #BlackMoneyMatters L.A. To Empower African-Americans To #BankBlack In Response To National Outcry

 OneUnited Bank, the nation's largest Black-owned bank, first black internet bank, and FDIC insured, announces its partnership with...


Jul 15, 2016, 08:11 ET National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) Hosts 40th Anniversary Training Conference in Washington, D.C., Featuring Former Mayor of Houston and Former NYC Police Commissioner Dr. Lee Brown

More than 2,000 NOBLE members and guests from throughout the United States are expected to attend the National Organization of Black Law...


Jul 14, 2016, 14:35 ET Sudanese-American Wife, Mother of Two and Creative Entrepreneur, Selma Idris, Unveils The Brown Crayon Project

 Selma Idris is proud to introduce The Brown Crayon Project, a carefully-curated collection of hair, scalp, skin and body cleansers,...


Jul 14, 2016, 09:00 ET Cox Automotive Experts to Speak at National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers Annual Meeting

Experts from Cox Automotive™ will present practical industry insights and best practices at the National Association of Minority Automobile...


Jul 14, 2016, 09:00 ET U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch to Present Eric Holder with Leadership Award at the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) 40th Anniversary Training Conference and Exhibition

The National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) announced today that Loretta E. Lynch, United States Attorney...


Jul 14, 2016, 07:00 ET ORS™ Olive Oil Launches New Empowerment Campaign And Ignites A #NoStereotypes Movement

 ORS™ Olive Oil has the world talking about No Stereotypes, its latest campaign designed to empower women and men of color to embrace...


Jul 13, 2016, 22:25 ET The Guess Corporation To Provide Development To Religious Institutions And Universities

 The Guess Corporation through its subsidiaries The Guess Development Company and The Guess Construction Company will provide joint venture...


Jul 13, 2016, 19:15 ET Police Brutality / Donald Trump are Focus of National Convention of the Oppressed - July 14-17 - Cleveland (OH)

WHEN: July 14, 15, 16 and 17 – Cleveland OH LOCATION: Second Ebenezer Baptist Church – 1881 East 71st Street – Cleveland,...