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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Mar 23, 2017, 14:58 ET New Book Explains the Power of Personal Branding and Marketing Yourself

In this age of social media, there's never been a more critical time to understand the power of personal branding. The newly-released Make Your...


Mar 23, 2017, 14:53 ET Bechtel Executive Honored with Prestigious Black Women in Business Award

Bechtel, a global leader in engineering, procurement, and construction, today announced that Charlene Wheeless, principal vice president for Global...


Mar 23, 2017, 12:09 ET Taking it to Church: Enhancing Myeloma Knowledge and Access to Latest Treatments To Address Health Disparities in African American Communities

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) together with the National Black Church Initiative (NBCI) announce the launch of a church-based...


Mar 22, 2017, 14:33 ET 'Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary' to have its Alabama Premiere at The University of Alabama, Birmingham

The City of Birmingham will be the site of an advance Alabama screening of the critically acclaimed Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary,...


Mar 22, 2017, 14:11 ET Principal Ballet Dancer Misty Copeland to Discuss New Book, Activism at National Press Club on Apr. 17

Misty Copeland, the first African-American Female Principal Dancer with the American Ballet Theatre, will discuss her first health and fitness...


Mar 22, 2017, 10:09 ET In 13 U.S. States, a Woman Born Today Will Not See Equal Pay During Her Working Life

According to a new state analysis released today by the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR), there are 13 states where progress on closing...


Mar 21, 2017, 18:25 ET Thirty-Five National Music Artists Perform In Dallas first annual Riverfront Jazz Festival

Dallas' first annual Riverfront Jazz Festival, presented and produced by The Black Academy of Arts and Letters (TBAAL), will host national music...


Mar 21, 2017, 15:58 ET El 28o. Desafío Anual de las Estrellas del Campus de Honda celebra la destreza académica de Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU)

Luego de meses de rigurosa preparación y múltiples competencias entre 89 universidades, los estudiantes de 48 equipos de Colegios y...


Mar 21, 2017, 12:00 ET Johnson & Johnson, DoSomething.org and Be The Match partner with comedian Hannibal Buress to Give A Spit About Cancer

Every three minutes, someone in the United States is diagnosed with a blood cancer like leukemia. For many of these people, their only hope for a...


Mar 21, 2017, 08:00 ET 28th Annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge Celebrates Academic Prowess of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)

After months of rigorous preparation and multiple competitions among 89 schools, students from 48 Historically Black College and University (HBCU)...


Mar 20, 2017, 17:09 ET Open Society Foundations Announces 2017 Soros Equality Fellows

The Open Society Foundations is pleased to announce the recipients of the Soros Equality Fellowship, a new initiative to help emerging mid-career...


Mar 20, 2017, 15:00 ET Parlay: An Urban Think Tank On Civic Engagement

Join the conversation on Thursday, March 23, 2017 with Founder & Political Strategist Kenya T. Parham, alongside known Rapper, Actor, and...


Mar 20, 2017, 13:34 ET The University of Texas at Austin and Richards/Lerma release second wave of comprehensive research findings on ethnic Millennials

In a unique collaboration within the advertising industry, Richards/Lerma joined forces with The University of Texas at Austin, Stan Richards...


Mar 20, 2017, 13:29 ET Fish & Richardson Announces 2017 1L Diversity Fellows

Fish & Richardson today announced that six first-year law school students – Adam Pan, Tracea Rice, James Riddle, Ismael Sarmiento, Veena...


Mar 20, 2017, 13:08 ET U.S. Army Partners with National Society of Black Engineers for 43rd Annual Convention - "Engineering Your Foundation"

Recognizing the vital importance of developing our nation's next generation of engineers, scientists and technical professionals, the U.S. Army...


Mar 20, 2017, 12:16 ET Mann & Wife Season Three Premieres Tues. March 28 at 9:00 pm (ET) With Two All-New Episodes Back-to-Back on Bounce

David Mann, Tamela Mann and company bring a new assortment of hysterical family situations and laughs in the third season of their hit Bounce...


Mar 20, 2017, 10:00 ET NIOXIN Announces Naya Rivera As New Celebrity Brand Ambassador

NIOXIN®, the #1 Globally Selling Salon Brand for Thicker, Fuller-Looking Hair, today announced actress, singer and author Naya Rivera as the...


Mar 20, 2017, 10:00 ET NIOXIN anuncia a Naya Rivera como nueva celebridad embajadora de la marca

NIOXIN®, la marca de salón de más ventas en todo el mundo para tener un cabello más grueso y con más volumen, anunció hoy a la actriz,...


Mar 20, 2017, 09:00 ET Zandre Campos Discusses Global Entrepreneur Lessons

ABO Capital announced today that its CEO Zandre Campos was featured in Money Inc. discussing lessons you can learn from a global entrepreneur. The...


Mar 20, 2017, 08:03 ET Association For Enterprise Opportunity Releases New Report On Black Business Ownership And Its Untapped Potential For Exponential Growth

The Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO), a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering microbusinesses, today...


Mar 17, 2017, 16:01 ET Jermaine Dupri Presents SoSoSUMMER 17 Tour

Grammy-winning producer, songwriter, recording artist, and reality tv star Jermaine Dupri in association with Scream Nation and Live Nation, will...


Mar 16, 2017, 12:11 ET Brown Sugar Adds Google Chromecast Capabilities

Consumers of the new subscription-video-on-demand service Brown Sugar will be able to watch the biggest collection of the baddest African-American...


Mar 16, 2017, 08:00 ET Northwestern Mutual Vice President Kamilah Williams-Kemp Recognized as one of BLACK ENTERPRISE's 2017 Most Powerful Women in Business

BLACK ENTERPRISE, the leading business, investing, and wealth-building magazine for African Americans, has selected Kamilah Williams-Kemp, vice...


Mar 15, 2017, 16:00 ET BBVA Compass' Rosilyn Houston recognized as a powerful business force by Black Enterprise

BBVA Compass Talent & Culture Executive Rosilyn Houston is among a group of corporate female heavyweights named by Black Enterprise as 2017's...


Mar 15, 2017, 14:05 ET Radio One plugs in to support St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®

Celebrity radio hosts and Radio One's national network of praise stations, lent their voices to help in the fight against childhood cancer, sickle...


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