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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Jul 21, 2017, 14:00 ET National Black Chamber of Commerce Opens Doors to Federal Procurement During Business MatchMaker

National Black Chamber of Commerce opens the doors to federal procurement during its 25th Annual Conference, Investing in America's Diversity, July...


Jul 20, 2017, 14:23 ET African Development Center receives $300,000 grant from Wells Fargo

African Development Center of Minnesota announced its $300,000 Wells Fargo grant today which will help expand Minnesota diverse-owned small...


Jul 20, 2017, 11:55 ET Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Aged Whiskey Debuts

Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Whiskey, a national whiskey brand inspired by the best whiskey maker the world never knew, Nathan "Nearest" Green,...


Jul 20, 2017, 11:55 ET Nearest Green Foundation Honors Former Slave's Contribution To The Tennessee Whiskey Industry

A New York Times best-selling author, captivated by the story of a former Tennessee slave's involvement in the most successful whiskey brand in the...


Jul 20, 2017, 11:11 ET Mario Moore's work featured in Detroit Institute of Arts '1967 Detroit Rebellion' exhibition

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Detroit Rebellion. The entire city has set aside commemorative events, including the Detroit...


Jul 20, 2017, 00:01 ET International Conference® 2017 Focus On Lifestyle, Risk Reduction, Improved Diagnosis And Early Detection

New research results presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2017 (AAIC 2017) deepen our understanding of the risk...


Jul 20, 2017, 00:01 ET International Conference® 2017 est axée sur le mode de vie, la réduction des risques, le diagnostic amélioré et la détection précoce

Des résultats d'une nouvelle recherche présentés lors de la conférence internationale de l'Association de la maladie d'Alzheimer 2017 (AAIC 2017)...


Jul 20, 2017, 00:01 ET Congreso® internacional 2017 se centrará en estilos de vida, reducir el riesgo, mejorar los diagnósticos y la detección precoz

Los resultados de un nuevo estudio sobre el Alzheimer fueron presentados en el Congreso Internacional de la Asociación para el Alzheimer 2017 (AAIC...


Jul 20, 2017, 00:01 ET International Conference® 2017 legt Schwerpunkt auf Lebensstil, Risikominderung, bessere Diagnose und Früherkennung

Neue Forschungsergebnisse, die auf der Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2017 (AAIC 2017) präsentiert wurden, vertiefen unser...


Jul 19, 2017, 20:02 ET BLACK ENTERPRISE publica las clasificaciones de los mayores negocios de propiedad negra de la nación

BLACK ENTERPRISE marca sus 45 años de enumerar las mayores compañías de propiedad negra de Estados Unidos con la publicación de la lista BE 100s en...


Jul 19, 2017, 15:00 ET International Literacy Association (ILA) Forum Primes Educators to Discuss Race Issues in the Classroom

With the increased number and visibility of tragedies triggered by race issues, many educators are finding themselves unprepared for discussions...


Jul 19, 2017, 13:06 ET BLACK ENTERPRISE Publishes Rankings Of The Nation's Largest Black-Owned Businesses

BLACK ENTERPRISE marks 45 years of listing America's largest black companies with the publication's May/June 2017 issue of the BE 100s, universally...


Jul 19, 2017, 06:00 ET Elisabeth Omilami as Pivotal Matriarch in New Atlanta Play

Elisabeth Omilami, who has been in more than 40 films including "We Are Marshall," "The List," "Comeback Dad," and "A Time to Kill," is taking on...


Jul 18, 2017, 15:51 ET Spelman Professor Beverly Guy-Sheftall Creates Scholarship in Honor of Dr. Levi Watkins Jr.

Spelman College alumna and professor, Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Ph.D., has established the Dr. Levi Watkins Jr. Scholars Program as well as a companion...


Jul 18, 2017, 10:35 ET Desiree Peterkin Bell Featured Co-Author of New Book, "Women Who Inspire"

Desiree Peterkin Bell announces the publication of Women Who Inspire, co-authored with Kate Butler. It will be available for purchase on September...


Jul 18, 2017, 10:34 ET Grammy ® Nominee Sings About The Importance Of Good Mental Health

On Monday, July 17, 2017, Grammy nominated songwriter and singer Tracy Randall, in addition to battling cancer for the second time openly speaks...


Jul 18, 2017, 07:30 ET Sarah Kunst Joins Michigan State University Foundation Board of Directors

The Michigan State University Foundation (MSU Foundation) is pleased to announce today it has appointed Sarah Kunst, CEO and Founder of Proday, to...


Jul 17, 2017, 11:41 ET Dr. Tashni-Ann Dubroy Named Female President Of the Year by the HBCU Digest

Fresh from her victory as the recently appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Howard University, Dr. Tashni-Ann Dubroy,...


Jul 16, 2017, 04:11 ET Stressful Life Experiences Age the Brain by Four Years, African Americans Most at Risk

A series of studies reported at the 2017 Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC 2017) in London confirm racial inequities in...


Jul 14, 2017, 14:14 ET Rebuilding America's Infrastructure: MBDA Bringing Minority Firms to the Table for Eco-Rapid Transit Light Rail Project

The U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) and the Eco-Rapid Transit signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)...


Jul 13, 2017, 13:10 ET Number of Minority-Owned Employer Firms Increased in 2015

Minority-owned employer firms in the United States increased by approximately 4.9 percent in 2015 to 996,248 from 949,318 in 2014, according to...


Jul 13, 2017, 12:20 ET Star-Studded Ed Gordon Special Features Omari Hardwick, Queen Latifah, Michael Strahan, Jada Pinkett Smith, Cedric The Entertainer, D.L. Hughley & More

Ed Gordon hosts a star-packed special featuring interviews with the biggest African-Americans in movies, television and comedy world premiering on...


Jul 12, 2017, 12:41 ET Children in Low-Income Families Exhibit Poorer Cognitive Development as Early as Age One

By age one, infants in low-socioeconomic families have already been exposed to greater environmental disadvantages that contribute to...


Jul 12, 2017, 09:45 ET Big Business in the Bayou: MBDA and Essence Celebrate Successful Launch of Path to Power Conference in New Orleans

The U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) partnered with Essence Communications Inc. to launch the first-ever...


Jul 12, 2017, 08:57 ET My Shining Moment: Vanessa Williams Shines In TV Spot From Clear Eyes® To Launch New Campaign

Clear Eyes® (www.cleareyes.com), the #1 selling brand of eye drops, launches My Shining Moment, its first-ever brand equity and integrated...