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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Jan 19, 2017, 14:15 ET Martin Luther King III, Vanessa Bell Calloway, David Mann, Lou Gossett, Jr., Bill Withers, Ed Gordon, Willie Moore, Jr., Gary Owen & More Added To 25th Annual Trumpet Awards

Bounce will world premiere the 25th Annual Trumpet Awards, the prestigious annual event celebrating African-American achievements and...


Jan 18, 2017, 17:51 ET Harlem Fine Arts Show returns to Riverside Church

The Harlem Fine Arts Show (HFAS) returns to the historic Riverside Church, 91 Claremont Ave., Feb. 16-19, 2017. The four-day traveling exhibition...


Jan 18, 2017, 12:43 ET THIRTEEN's "The Talk - Race in America" Tackles the Issue of Young People of Color and Their Uneasy Encounters With Law Enforcement Monday, February 20, 9 p.m. on PBS

The Talk – Race in America is a two-hour documentary about the increasingly common conversation taking place in homes and communities across the...


Jan 18, 2017, 12:08 ET African American Health Alliance Urges President-elect Trump to Meet with U.S. Surgeons General

In a letter to President-elect Donald Trump, the African American Health Alliance has called on him to meet jointly with the nation's surgeons...


Jan 18, 2017, 10:33 ET Minority Business Development Agency Releases Report on Contracting Barriers Impacting Minority Firms

The U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency today released a new report, Contracting Barriers and Factors Affecting...


Jan 18, 2017, 08:01 ET The Multiplier Effect: Nielsen Unveils First Comprehensive Study on The Purchasing Power and Influence of the Multicultural Millennial

The multicultural Millennial population consists of almost half of the Millennial generation (42%) and represents local markets that drive 47% of...


Jan 17, 2017, 18:30 ET The 32nd Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards Nominees Announced Today

Central City Productions announced today the nominees in 26 categories for the 2017 Stellar Awards. Hailed as an "epic night in gospel music," this...


Jan 17, 2017, 11:35 ET Phylicia Rashad, Ursula Burns And Bernard Tyson To Speak At The 2017 Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit

Black Enterprise hosts its 12th annual Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit on Thursday, March 9th to Sunday, March 12th at the Arizona Grand...


Jan 17, 2017, 09:00 ET Providing Health Sciences Graduates Critical to the Future of the Nation's Health and Wellness

Report: Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) are Imperative in Providing Health Sciences Graduates Critical to the Future of the...


Jan 16, 2017, 16:40 ET A Martin Luther King Jr. Day message from Greenlining Realty USA founder, Lamell McMorris

In March of 1968, Dr. Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. gave a powerful speech on "the other America" describing 2 separate and distinct American...


Jan 16, 2017, 12:37 ET Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated Honors The Legacy Of Its Founders And Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. With Global Day Of Service

On the observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated celebrates Founders' Day by completing hundreds of...


Jan 15, 2017, 18:00 ET La Asociación Nacional de Concesionarios Automotrices de Minorías y IHS Markit redefinen el poder de los compradores multiculturales de automóviles con la segunda edición anual de los Premios al Liderazgo de Ventas de Diversidad

La ceremonia de los Segundos Premios Anuales al Liderazgo de Ventas de Diversidad (Premios DVL) mostró el tremendo impacto que los compradores de...


Jan 15, 2017, 12:00 ET THIRTEEN's American Masters Presents Exclusive U.S. Broadcast Premiere of Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise, February 21 on PBS During Black History Month

Distinctly referred to as "a redwood tree, with deep roots in American culture," Dr. Maya Angelou (April 4, 1928-May 28, 2014) led a prolific life....


Jan 14, 2017, 15:10 ET Statement By Robert L. Johnson Urging Congress To Adopt A Resolution By Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) To Increase Minority Hiring And Minority Business Opportunities

Robert L. Johnson, founder and chairman of The RLJ Companies and founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET) today issued the following...


Jan 14, 2017, 10:48 ET National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers and IHS Markit Redefine the Power of Multicultural Automotive Buyers with the Second Annual Diversity Volume Leadership Awards

The Second Annual Diversity Volume Leadership Awards (DVL Awards) ceremony showed the tremendous impact that ethnic car buyers have on the economy...


Jan 13, 2017, 15:17 ET Five Historically Black Colleges and Universities and The Tom Joyner Foundation to Each Receive $10,000 from Toyota Financial Services in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

In honor of the life and vision of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Toyota Financial Services (TFS) is continuing its support of Historically Black...


Jan 13, 2017, 11:12 ET Glaucoma: The Sight Thief

Most Americans do not realize that glaucoma typically has no early warning signs or symptoms. Glaucoma affects 2.7 million people in the United...


Jan 13, 2017, 08:41 ET OneUnited Bank se asocia con la Asociación de Críticos de Cine Afroamericanos y BMe Community para lanzar la serie de videos de alfabetización financiera #BankBlack

OneUnited Bank, el mayor banco perteneciente a propietarios negros en Estados Unidos, se ha asociado con la African American Film Critics...


Jan 13, 2017, 08:41 ET OneUnited Bank Partners With African American Film Critics Association & BMe Community To Launch The #BankBlack Financial Literacy Video Series

OneUnited Bank, the largest Black owned bank in America, has partnered with the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) and BMe Community...


Jan 12, 2017, 15:42 ET Deon Cole And Nicole Ari Parker To Co-Host The 25th Annual Trumpet Awards

Bounce will present the 25th Annual Trumpet Awards, the prestigious annual event celebrating African-American achievements and contributions, on...


Jan 12, 2017, 11:27 ET Communities coast-to-coast plan events for National Day of Racial Healing in United States on Jan. 17

Communities across the country are planning a wide-range of events to highlight the National Day of Racial Healing on Tuesday, Jan. 17. The day's...


Jan 12, 2017, 11:19 ET The Word Network Goes To DC With A Coalition Of Ministers

The Word Network, the largest African American religious network in the world, was in Washington, DC yesterday with a coalition of Ministers...


Jan 12, 2017, 11:03 ET Thurgood Marshall College Fund Launches New Center With Support Of $26 Million Gift From Charles Koch Foundation And Koch Industries

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) today launched a new center committed to expanding educational, social, and economic opportunities in...


Jan 12, 2017, 10:30 ET The Impact Network Launches On Comcast Xfinity's Northeast And Western Regions!

The Impact Network, The only African American owned and operated Christian television network in the U.S., is available today on Comcast cable's...


Jan 12, 2017, 09:13 ET Ministers Urge Congress to Save The Word Network

Yesterday, a delegation of prominent, Christian ministers visited Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., to appeal to Members of Congress...