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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06:10 ET Great Immigrants--The Pride of America: July Fourth Tribute Honors 42 Distinguished Immigrants

As Americans prepare to celebrate the most patriotic of their holidays on July Fourth, Carnegie Corporation of New York pays tribute to the role...


Jun 29, 2016, 11:18 ET Ed Gordon Begins Production, Bounce TV's First-Ever Primetime News Magazine Show to Debut Sept. 13

 Bounce TV announced today that production has commenced on Ed Gordon, the network's first entry into the primetime news magazine format,...


Jun 28, 2016, 06:00 ET BMe Issues $60,000 July 4th Challenge

Honestly, would you support a yoga studio in Baltimore or a Safe Brave Space for LGBT youth in Detroit if those projects were posted on Kickstarter...


Jun 27, 2016, 11:30 ET Simon Greenstone's Erin Nowell of Dallas Named Among Top Young Litigators

Litigation associate Erin Nowell from the Dallas office of Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett, PC, has earned a spot on the 2016 National Bar...


Jun 24, 2016, 14:20 ET The Cordish Companies' Maryland Live! Casino And The Md. Washington Minority Companies Association (MWMCA) Unite Minority-Owned Businesses With Leading Prime Companies And State Of Maryland Agencies

 The Cordish Companies' Maryland Live! Casino continued its tradition of educating and bringing awareness of the opportunities that exist to...


Jun 24, 2016, 13:51 ET Historic Honoring Of African American White House Cabinet Secretaries To Be Held June 28, 2016, In Washington, D.C.

 The nation's oldest African American Greek-letter fraternity, will host the first-ever fete of U.S. presidential cabinet secretaries in its...


Jun 24, 2016, 12:41 ET NASA Brings Journey to Mars and Beyond to ESSENCE Festival

Visitors to the 2016 ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans will have a chance to explore the universe through a range of activities, including first-ever...


Jun 24, 2016, 10:00 ET Society for Clinical Research Sites Announces Partnership with the Association of Black Cardiologists

 A strategic partnership aimed at increasing diversity at the clinical research investigator level has been formed between the Association of...


Jun 24, 2016, 09:01 ET Tuskegee Author Asks Can Diversity in Children's Books Improve Race Relations?

 Author C. Raymond Gray sheds light on race relations and diversity in children's literature. Parents, teachers, and librarians nationwide...


Jun 23, 2016, 12:27 ET Sodexo Employee Groups Award $45,000 in Community Grants

 Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life Services, announced that its nine Employee Business Resource Groups have each awarded a $5,000...


Jun 23, 2016, 08:06 ET The Bridge Forum Releases First Edition 'Bridge Book' 'A Bridge in a Box' for Police & Communities

 The Second Annual Bridge Forum, presented by the Black Chamber of Arizona and the Checkered Flag Run Foundation, released The Bridge Book...


Jun 22, 2016, 14:30 ET The 10th Annual ADCOLOR ® Awards Announces Honorees, Nominees & Futures

ADCOLOR announced today 2016 Honorees and Nominees for the 10th Annual ADCOLOR Awards as well as the 2016 Class of ADCOLOR FUTURES. The 10th Annual...


Jun 22, 2016, 10:46 ET Northwestern Mutual Director of Diversity and Inclusion Receives The Network Journal's "40 Under Forty" Award

The Network Journal, the premier magazine for Black professionals, corporate executives and small business owners, has named Raymone Jackson,...


Jun 22, 2016, 08:00 ET Oregon Community Foundation Isn't Supporting Enough Groups Led by People of Color, LGBTQ, says new Philamplify report

 Across the country, many individuals and families use their local community foundations to support nonprofits and causes they care about. Most...


Jun 21, 2016, 16:47 ET The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Issues Statement Requesting Pardon of Jack Johnson

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights ("Commission"), by unanimous vote, issued a statement urging that President Obama posthumously pardon John...


Jun 21, 2016, 14:59 ET Russell Simmons' All Def Digital Hosts Town Hall As First Forum Focuses On Criminal Justice And Police Reform

Russell Simmons' All Def Digital (ADD) moves into social justice programming by launching ADD's first ever Town Hall.  The event will be held...


Jun 21, 2016, 09:08 ET Generation Z Breaks Records in Education and Health Despite Growing Economic Instability of Their Families

The teenagers of Generation Z – the rising cohort born after 1995 that follows the Millennials –broke records in education and health...


Jun 21, 2016, 08:45 ET Her Imports Gifts $40K in Hair and Services for 100 Graduating Class of 2016 Students Across the US

 Leading US hair extension brand, Her Imports, (http://www.herimports.com/), teamed up with iHeart Radio and The Breakfast Club for the...


Jun 21, 2016, 08:35 ET RLM Communications, Inc. Expands its R&D Enterprise with the Appointment of Dr. Curtis Charles

  RLM Communications, Inc., (RLM) a successful federal defense contractor, recently made the strategic decision to strengthen its research and...


Jun 21, 2016, 08:30 ET Emmy Award-winning Journalist, TV Host, Producer, Author and Actress Shaun Robinson Announces Formation of S.H.A.U.N. Foundation for Girls - a Multi-level, Innovative New Charity to Empower Girls and Young Women

 "I'm so excited to announce the launch of a dream come true!" says veteran journalist Shaun Robinson. The S.H.A.U.N. Foundation for Girls was...


Jun 21, 2016, 08:30 ET BLACK IS BACK: The Incredible Story Behind the Relaunch of the First Parenting Magazine for Black Parents

 Successful Black Parenting magazine, originally founded in 1993 and launched in 1995 with 35,000 issues, debuted as the first national print...


Jun 21, 2016, 08:02 ET Kellogg's New Team USA-Themed Cereal Boxes Fill Store Aisles Nationwide

 As the U.S. Olympic Trials heat up, potential Olympic and Paralympic athletes are digging deep to unlock their full potential and fulfill...


Jun 20, 2016, 08:40 ET From the Poor Country of Congo to American Author: One Immigrant's Story of Family, Culture and Betrayal

When Victorine Ngangu discovered that a photographer and one of her friends had forged her signature so that they could sell Ngangu's photographs...


Jun 17, 2016, 16:38 ET Citizens Trust Bank anuncia junta de asesores de próxima generación

 Citizens Trust Bank, líder reconocido en el sector de los servicios financieros, anuncia hoy su Junta de Asesores...


Jun 17, 2016, 10:00 ET Citizens Trust Bank Announces Next Generation Advisory Board

Citizens Trust Bank, a recognized leader in the financial services industry, today announces its Next Generation Advisory Board (NGAB).  The...