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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Feb 24, 2017, 09:59 ET Overlooked African Female Ruler Gets Her Due

Queen Njinga of Angola is one of the most powerful and brave figures in African history. Her story is often overlooked in history books, but she...


Feb 23, 2017, 20:01 ET Newly Installed Mayor Ronald G. Dumas Develops Winning Strategies

Listening to the Honorable Mayor Ronald G. Dumas, recently installed for Meridian, OK, he receives the final audit on a very steamy matter. His...


Feb 23, 2017, 18:54 ET 12 Canadians You Need to Know

TORONTO, Feb. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ - The Black Arts and Innovation Expo (BAIE) is an event hosted by Excelovate and First Book Canada that ushers...


Feb 23, 2017, 15:21 ET West Hollywood City Council Approves Steps to Prohibit the City from Providing Financial or Other Benefits to the President of the United States

The City Council of the City of West Hollywood, at its regular meeting on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, approved an item that directs City of West...


Feb 23, 2017, 10:00 ET Urban Movie Channel (UMC) Now Available On 4th Generation Apple TV

RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) announces the availability of Urban Movie Channel (UMC) on Apple TV (4th Gen), following the recent launch of the...


Feb 22, 2017, 18:18 ET 24th Annual NAMIC Vision Awards Nominations Announced

The National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) has announced nominees for the 2017 NAMIC Vision Awards. Presented in...


Feb 22, 2017, 14:06 ET Alaska Airlines and UNCF partner to expand college access nationwide

Alaska Airlines today named UNCF (United Negro College Fund) its newest Charity Miles partner, launching the partnership with a gift of one...


Feb 22, 2017, 13:45 ET THIRTEEN To Stream "Take This Hammer," Historic Documentary About Author And Activist James Baldwin

WNET, home to tri-state-area PBS Stations THIRTEEN, WLIW21 and NJTV, is making the groundbreaking 1963 documentary, Take This Hammer, available via...


Feb 22, 2017, 10:13 ET Jackie Robinson Foundation to Honor Alex Gorsky, Chairman and CEO of Johnson & Johnson, Claire Smith, Pioneering Sports Journalist, at the Foundation's Annual ROBIE Awards Dinner

The Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) announced that it will honor Chairman and CEO of Johnson & Johnson, Alex Gorsky, with the ROBIE...


Feb 22, 2017, 08:00 ET 'Finding Your Roots' Host Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Joins AT&T to Talk Black History on Top Radio Shows

Noted scholar and Emmy® award winner Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. will take to the radio airwaves this week to talk black history in support of the...


Feb 21, 2017, 09:00 ET The Power of Engagement: New FCA US Supplier Diversity Initiative Strengthens Ties With Minority Business Associations

- 'Inaugural Black Supplier Engagement Forum' launches program by hosting the Michigan Black Chamber of Commerce during Black History...


Feb 20, 2017, 08:30 ET Ghanaian Drama Nakom Nominated for Film Independent Spirit Award; Opens Theatrically in New York on March 3rd

On March 3rd, Corinth Films will release Nakom, directed by the female team of TW Pittman and Daniela Norris, whose storytelling ability further...


Feb 17, 2017, 19:50 ET NewsOne To Host Inaugural "Barack Obama Day"

iOne Digital's leading online platform for news and information for and about Blacks in American, NewsOne will host its inaugural "Barack Obama...


Feb 17, 2017, 18:39 ET Dark And Lovely Celebrates 45 Years Of Catering To The Beauty Needs Of African American Women

Dark and Lovely, the brand that caters to the hair care and styling needs of women of color, celebrated the kick-off of its 45th Anniversary with a...


Feb 17, 2017, 09:00 ET Foundation for Ethnic Understanding Announces Thousands To Rally In Times Square This Sunday In Solidarity With Muslims

New Yorkers of all faiths and ethnic backgrounds will join hip-hop pioneer Russell Simmons, and Chairman of the Foundation for Ethnic...


Feb 17, 2017, 08:30 ET Salon Meyerland, One of the Largest Black Hair Care Salons in Houston, Texas, Announces New Name

Bonner and Jenny Brinson, the owners of Salon Meyerland, a salon in Houston, TX that is devoted to healthy Black hair care, are pleased to announce...


Feb 17, 2017, 08:00 ET MegaFest Returns to Dallas in Summer 2017

MegaFest – the internationally acclaimed four-day faith, film and family festival hosted by best-selling author, entrepreneur and pastor, Bishop...


Feb 16, 2017, 20:15 ET Dr. Cornel West and Attorney Malik Z. Shabazz News Conference

On Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, a critical national town hall meeting and historic debate will take...


Feb 16, 2017, 15:08 ET The TD Charitable Foundation and the International African American Museum (IAAM) Help Families Discover Their Roots

The TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank® has provided $250,000 to the...


Feb 16, 2017, 12:05 ET The Cordish Companies' Live! Casino & Hotel and The Md. Washington Minority Companies Association (MWMCA) Announce Honorees of The 4th Annual Black History Heroes Awards

The Cordish Companies' Live! Casino & Hotel and the Md. Washington Minority Companies Association (MWMCA) today announced the honorees of the...


Feb 16, 2017, 10:01 ET Nielsen Releases New Report Highlighting The Multicultural Influence Across Grocery's Fast-Growing, Perimeter Categories

With the rapid growth of multicultural households in America and their unparalleled influence on the marketplace, there is a strong need for...


Feb 16, 2017, 09:49 ET The King of Pop Keeps Making History & Breaking Records!

Michael Jackson's Thriller has become the first album in RIAA Gold & Platinum Program history to be certified 33x Diamond for United States...


Feb 16, 2017, 08:00 ET Serena Williams And Muhammad Ali To Receive Jesse Owens Awards

The International Athletic Association (IAA) today announced that iconic tennis star Serena Williams and legendary boxer Muhammad Ali are the...


Feb 15, 2017, 14:23 ET UHLC observes Black History Month with a lecture on race and the law by noted legal scholar and author, Paul Butler

Paul Butler, a Georgetown Law professor, author, and frequent commentator on race and the law, will speak Feb. 16 at the University of Houston Law...


Feb 15, 2017, 08:30 ET Traci Otey Blunt Named President Of RLJ Entertainment's Urban Movie Channel

Robert L. Johnson, Chairman of RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) today announced the appointment of Traci Otey Blunt as President of Urban Movie...