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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May 05, 2016, 00:29 ET U.S. Representative John Lewis Receives U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum's Elie Wiesel Award

 The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum presented the 2016 Elie Wiesel Award, the institution's highest honor, to United States...


May 04, 2016, 16:46 ET UMC - Urban Movie Channel Presents SECOND COMING Exclusive Streaming Premiere Friday, May 6, 2016

 RLJ Entertainment's Urban Movie Channel (UMC) presents the gripping psychodrama, Second Coming, premiering on May 6, 2016. Written and...


May 04, 2016, 09:30 ET Cricket Wireless Gives One Lucky Sweepstakes Winner a Chance to Experience the 2016 BET Awards Live and In-Person

For the third straight year, Cricket returns as presenting sponsor of the 2016 BET Awards Afterparty Live Post Show. We're again giving music fans...


May 04, 2016, 08:00 ET StandUp: We can't gamble with our children's future, gambling has better odds

 If you sat at a roulette table today and placed a five-dollar bill on red, you would have a 47.37 percent chance of winning that bet. ...


May 03, 2016, 09:00 ET First Republic Bank Executive Honored By San Francisco Housing Development Corporation

 First Republic Bank (NYSE:FRC), a leading private bank and wealth management company, today announced that Senior Vice President Rosana Han,...


May 03, 2016, 08:35 ET Zeph Farmby Aims to Ignite Conversations about Projected Imagery with New Solo Exhibition

 On May 6th, Zeph Farmby will return to The Bishop Gallery in Brooklyn NY, for the second time, in less than a year, with "Colored Me Bad". The...


May 02, 2016, 10:00 ET The Coalition to Transform Advanced Care and Johns Hopkins Medicine Receive PCORI Award to Address Health Disparities Gap

 The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) awarded the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC) and Johns Hopkins Medicine...


May 02, 2016, 09:28 ET An Open Letter to Secretary Clinton from American Small Business League President Lloyd Chapman

 The American Small Business League (ASBL) is asking all Presidential candidates to celebrate Federal Small Business Week by pledging to keep a...


May 02, 2016, 08:00 ET ORS™ Delivers Quality Care For Hair And Scalp With Launch Of New Wellness Oils

 Hair styling has taken precedence over health within the last few years as everyone aims to remain on hair trend. According to industry...


May 02, 2016, 06:07 ET Willie Williams LAPD's First Political Police Chief (1943-2016)

 In commemoration of the passing of former LAPD Chief Willie Williams the Full Disclosure Network (FDN) known as "The News Behind the News"(TM)...


Apr 28, 2016, 15:26 ET Philadelphia African American Leadership Forum Unveils Research on African American-Led Nonprofits

The Philadelphia African American Leadership Forum (PAALF) has released a research report entitled How African American-Led Organizations Differ...


Apr 28, 2016, 13:00 ET Teen birth rates fall nearly 50 percent among Hispanic and black teens, dropping national teen birth rate to an all-time low

Births among Hispanic and black teens have dropped by almost half since 2006, according to a new analysis published by CDC. This mirrors a...


Apr 28, 2016, 11:46 ET National Black Chamber of Commerce launches registration for its 4-day National Conference focused on Entrepreneurship & Business Engagement Strategies & Success tactics convening in New Orleans, Louisiana, July 20-23

 One of the nation's preeminent business advocacy organization, the National Black Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) announces its 24th Annual...


Apr 28, 2016, 00:25 ET Byron Allen's Entertainment Studios And NAAAOM Demand The New Jersey Board Of Public Utilities Immediately Stay Their Order Granting The Time Warner Cable Transfer To Charter

Entertainment Studios, Inc. and The National Association of African American-Owned Media (NAAAOM) on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, sent a letter to...


Apr 27, 2016, 12:00 ET MGM Resorts International Named Among Nation's Top Companies for Diversity by DiversityInc

 MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is ranked 5th on the "Top 10 Regional Companies" list for diversity best practices, according to...


Apr 27, 2016, 08:50 ET First Pool Dedicated to Adult-Learn-to-Swim Opens May 1 in Florida

 A non-profit organization will open the first-ever pool dedicated to teaching adults to be safe in deep water: The Miracle Swimming for Adults...


Apr 27, 2016, 08:35 ET Her Imports Teams Up with iHeartMedia and The Breakfast Club's Angela Yee to Give High School and College Grads Lovely Locks for Prom & Graduation Season

 Her Imports, the largest retailer for the finest in virgin hair extensions, has joined forces with The Breakfast Club to giveaway 100 free...


Apr 27, 2016, 08:00 ET Toyota returns to the eco-infused Broccoli City Festival featuring an all-star line-up of music artists and sustainability inspiration

 The Toyota Green Initiative returns to the Broccoli City Festival in Washington, D.C. for its second year in honor of Earth Day. The...


Apr 27, 2016, 05:00 ET Legal-Bay Reports $6MM Settlement for Family of Tamir Rice

 Legal-Bay LLC, The Lawsuit Settlement Funding Company which operates lawsuitssettlementfunding.com, reported today that a $6 million...


Apr 26, 2016, 13:00 ET Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) and Warner Bros. Partner with Young Filmmakers to Create Anti-Smoking PSAs

Today, the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), a 501(c)(3) organization, and Warner Bros. Entertainment announced the release of four...


Apr 26, 2016, 11:00 ET Hundreds of Middle School Boys Will Head to College This Summer for Hands-On Lessons in Coding, 3D Design and Entrepreneurship

Verizon is sending hundreds of minority middle school boys across the U.S. to college campuses this summer for technology education as part of its...


Apr 26, 2016, 09:15 ET Made Beautiful es el patrocinador oficial de la edición 2016 del International Natural Hair Meetup Day y lanza sus NUEVAS líneas, la gama détox PURE y el régimen infantil INSPIRE

 Todas las texturas de cabello recibirán más formas de "hacerse hermosas" con el patrocinio oficial de Made Beautiful y su cuidado...


Apr 26, 2016, 09:15 ET Made Beautiful Title Sponsor of 2016 International Natural Hair Meetup Day & Launch of NEW PURE Detox, INSPIRE Children's Lines

 All textures will receive more ways to be "made beautiful" through natural hair care Made Beautiful title sponsorship of the 5th Annual...


Apr 25, 2016, 16:00 ET WGN America Renews Standout Series 'Underground' For A Second Season

 WGN America's Underground Railroad thriller "Underground," among the most widely praised series of the year and the network's most-watched...


Apr 25, 2016, 13:09 ET Congressman Fattah Mourns the Passing of Two Philadelphia Icons

 "On Sunday, Philadelphia lost two iconic personalities; community activist Barbara Daniel Cox and recording artist Billy Paul.  My good...