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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12:14 ET National Action Network Calls On Intuit To Diversify Or Face Losing Federal Tax Filing Ability

Today, iconic civil rights activist, Reverend Al Sharpton called on the publicly traded company, Intuit to diversify its board and executive and...


11:54 ET Rev. Al Sharpton And National Action Network Hold Press Conference At National Press Club Announcing National Campaign Against Companies That Target Minorities While Excluding Them From Senior Positions

 Rev. Al Sharpton will urge U.S. Government Agencies against contracting with companies that have exclusionary boards and policies, as well as...


May 25, 2016, 13:50 ET 16th Annual Soul Beach Music Festival Hosted by Aruba

 It's time to elevate the soul with power-packed entertainment! The 16th Annual Soul Beach Music Festival Hosted by Aruba captures the hearts...


May 25, 2016, 10:30 ET Living Cities Launches New Multi-City Initiative To Improve Racial Equity

 Living Cities today launched Racial Equity Here, an initiative that will support five U.S. cities committed to improving racial equity and...


May 25, 2016, 09:08 ET Breast Health Matters: Sisters Network® Inc. To Host 15Th Annual National African American Breast Cancer Conference In The Motor City

Sisters Network® Inc. (SNI) is heading to Detroit, Michigan to host the 15th Annual National African American Breast Cancer...


May 25, 2016, 08:30 ET AffordableSchools.net Releases Its Student Population Size Ranking of Historically Black Colleges/ Universities

AffordableSchools.net (http://www.affordableschools.net) -- a college rankings site centering on unique and affordable academic programs --...


May 24, 2016, 13:07 ET Gifted Boy Inspires Subscription Box Boosting Accessibility of African-American Children's Literature

 Inspired by a young boy who taught himself how to read at the age of two, the Little Buzz Book Club is a monthly delivery of exciting new and...


May 24, 2016, 09:00 ET Study: 1 Percent of Black Men in US Are Registered Sex Offenders

One percent of all black men in the U.S. are registered sex offenders, and black men enter the sex offender registry at nearly twice the rate of...


May 24, 2016, 08:40 ET Accessible Archives and University of Delaware Complete Partnership

 An agreement between Accessible Archives and the University of Delaware's (UD) Colored Conventions Project (CCP) will allow the innovative use...


May 24, 2016, 08:00 ET HelloBeautiful.com Launches Annual List to Celebrate Inspiring Women of Color #HBWomenToKnow

HelloBeautiful.com, the premier online destination for African American women, today announces the release of their "Women to Know" feature,...


May 22, 2016, 18:51 ET EbonyLife TV's 'Hello Africa' Set to Premier June 11, 2016

 EbonyLife TV is thrilled to announce the launch of their brand new feature show, Hello Africa. Hello Africa is the latest addition to...


May 19, 2016, 15:02 ET Nelson Mandela Foundation, California NAACP and NorthStar Memorial Group Unite to Support Human Rights Memorial Honoring Nelson Mandela

 The Nelson Mandela Foundation, in partnership with NorthStar Memorial Group and the California chapter of the National Association for the...


May 19, 2016, 13:38 ET "Obamacare" Significantly Reduces Cost of Mental Health Care for Young Adults, Especially Minorities, Says University of Miami Study

 The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has significantly reduced out-of-pocket costs for adults aged 19 to 25 seeking behavioral health care, most...


May 18, 2016, 16:38 ET Lilly partners with Washington University School of Medicine and Meharry Medical College on unique summer research program

 Lilly USA, LLC will partner with Washington University School of Medicine and Meharry Medical College on a unique summer research program...


May 18, 2016, 09:36 ET Harlem Fine Arts Show debuts at Atlanta's Civil Rights Museum June 15 - 18

 The Harlem Fine Arts Show will return to Atlanta June 15 – 18, 2016 for its highly anticipated exhibition and sale at the Center for...


May 18, 2016, 08:30 ET College Choice Releases 2016 Ranking of the Best Historically Black Colleges and Universities

College Choice (http://www.collegechoice.net) has published its annual ranking of best historically black colleges and universities. The ranking...


May 17, 2016, 16:37 ET Radio One Names Jennifer Turec LaMontagne Regional Director of National and Corporate Sales

 Radio One hires Jennifer Turec LaMontagne as the new Regional Director of National and Corporate Sales.  Her appointment is...


May 17, 2016, 11:54 ET Travelers Insurance Accused by NFHA of Discrimination against Apartment Owners Renting to Tenants with Housing Choice Vouchers

Today, the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) announced the filing of a federal lawsuit alleging race, sex, and source of income discrimination...


May 17, 2016, 11:04 ET President Obiang Welcomes Reverend Jesse Jackson To Equatorial Guinea

Reverend Jesse L. Jackson visited the Republic of Equatorial Guinea between the 1st and 5th of May in order to experience for himself the political...


May 17, 2016, 11:00 ET Ben & Jerry's® Co-founders Unveil Newest Ice Cream Flavor in North Carolina to Kick Off "Democracy Is In Your Hands" Campaign

 I scream, you scream, we all scream... for voting rights. Ben & Jerry's, the ice cream maker known for its progressive values and fun as...


May 17, 2016, 08:40 ET MODEFA 2016: The ('Nic-Chic!® Mod-Ethnic Fashion Fête) San Francisco Modern Ethnic Fashion Show Gala & Mixer

For the third year running, Modern Ethnic Fashion Show Gala is bringing its exciting mélange of ethnically inspired haute couture from around...


May 17, 2016, 00:18 ET 16th Annual Wenger Awards Honors Those Making Extraordinary Contributions To Advancing Women's Heart Health

 Two individuals and an organization were honored tonight for their leadership in advancing women's heart health at the 16th annual Wenger...


May 17, 2016, 00:01 ET The U.S. News/Raytheon STEM Index Shows America Will Have to Depend on Foreign Workers to Fill STEM Jobs

The U.S. will be dependent on foreign workers to fill future STEM jobs, according to analysis of the third annual U.S. News/Raytheon STEM Index,...


May 17, 2016, 00:01 ET U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for May 17: The Crow Flies

Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: THE CROW FLIES Profile America — Tuesday, May 17th. On this...


May 16, 2016, 18:41 ET Heidrick & Struggles publica informe: "La brecha se ensancha: los hispanos están subrepresentados en las juntas directivas"

Un estudio realizado por Heidrick & Struggles (NASDAQ: HSII), un importante proveedor de búsqueda de ejecutivos, consultoría en...