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 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...


Jul 12, 2017, 07:47 ET Black Enterprise presentará la cumbre inaugural del Black Men XCEL Summit, "Una celebración de lo mejor de lo que somos", desde el 30 de agosto hasta el 3 de septiembre

Black Enterprise presentará su cumbre inaugural Black Men XCEL Summit, que se celebrará desde el miércoles 30 de agosto, hasta el domingo 3 de...


Jul 12, 2017, 07:12 ET Victor Edozien Named to the Michigan Chronicle's "Men of Excellence" for 2017

Victor Edozien, CEO and President of SET Enterprises, Inc. (an Asaba Group Holdings Company) has been selected by the Michigan Chronicle to its...


Jul 11, 2017, 13:30 ET The Mars Agency Joins The AA490 Challenge To Bring Justice For Sexual Assault Victims In Detroit Area

The Mars Agency has taken its community involvement and local improvement efforts to a new level by teaming up with the African American 490...


Jul 11, 2017, 11:01 ET Black Enterprise Presents The Inaugural Black Men XCEL Summit, "A Celebration Of The Best Of Who We Are," Aug. 30-Sept. 3

Black Enterprise will host its inaugural Black Men XCEL Summit Wednesday, Aug. 30 through Sunday, Sept. 3, at the PGA National Resort and...


Jul 11, 2017, 10:06 ET The Impact Network Will Air The Rainbow Push Coalition LIVE, On Saturday At 11am EDT With Reverend Jesse Jackson

The Impact Network, Founder and President Bishop Wayne T. Jackson is pleased to announce to the diverse Impact Network programming line up the...


Jul 11, 2017, 10:00 ET Taking on Kidney Disease in the Nation's Capital: American Kidney Fund Launches Know Your Kidneys™ Initiative to Foster Early Identification and Prevention of Kidney Disease

The District of Columbia has been called "ground zero" for kidney disease, with neighborhoods that have some of the highest rates of kidney...


Jul 11, 2017, 09:52 ET OneUnited Bank's Controversial Mural Foreshadows the #BankBlack Movement- 2 Year Anniversary

In the summer of 2015, OneUnited Bank unveiled its revolutionary 550 square foot mural Thunder & Enlightening on the façade of the Bank's...


Jul 11, 2017, 08:13 ET Comedy Dynamics to Release Nick Cannon's New Comedy Album Stand Up, Don't Shoot on July 28, 2017

Comedy Dynamics announced today it will release Nick Cannon's latest comedy album Stand Up, Don't Shoot on all digital audio retailers on July 28,...


Jul 07, 2017, 15:57 ET The U.S. Food & Drug Administration Approves Endari™ (L-glutamine oral powder), the First and Only Treatment for Sickle Cell Disease in Pediatric Patients and First in Nearly 20 Years for Adults

Emmaus Life Sciences Inc. announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Endari™ (L-glutamine oral powder) to reduce the...


Jul 07, 2017, 12:03 ET Bounce Sets Tues. July 11 for Season Premiere of In The Cut With Two All-New Episodes Back-to-Back at 9:00 pm (ET)

Bounce will double the laughs by kicking off season three of its hit sitcom In The Cut starring Dorien Wilson and Kellita Smith with two new...


Jul 06, 2017, 15:27 ET Brown Sugar Launches on Amazon Fire TV Today

Brown Sugar, the new subscription-video-on-demand service featuring the biggest collection of the baddest African-American movies of all-time, is...


Jul 05, 2017, 14:46 ET UMC - Urban Movie Channel Set to Debut New Original Series THE RICH AND THE RUTHLESS

UMC – Urban Movie Channel's summer lineup returns with a fresh slate of titles, including brand new original series, for its annual "Fall Out...


Jul 05, 2017, 12:00 ET Tashni Dubroy Resigns As President And CEO Of Shaw University

The Shaw University Board of Trustees has announced that President Tashni-Ann Dubroy is resigning to assume the position of Executive Vice...


Jul 05, 2017, 09:01 ET Tochukwu Mbiamnozie, owner of TucciPolo, Breaks Through Luxury Shoe Industry, Generating Global Sales as Black Entrepreneur

Tochukwu Mbiamnozie, owner of Tucci Polo, is breaking new ground in generating global sales as one of the nation's few black manufacturers of...


Jul 03, 2017, 00:01 ET U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for July 3: Liberty and Justice

Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: JULY 3: LIBERTY AND JUSTICE Profile America — Monday, July 3rd....


Jun 30, 2017, 14:44 ET Events DC Discontinues Annual Nation's Football Classic® Game at RFK Stadium

Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, announced today the discontinuation of its annual Nation's...


Jun 30, 2017, 09:32 ET Rev Run and Justine Simmons Headline AT&T 'Be The Glow' Experience at ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans

AT&T* celebrates Black Music Month by bringing one of the biggest names in hip hop to the largest festival for black music in the...


Jun 29, 2017, 06:00 ET McDonald's® Recognizes 55 High School Graduates In Greater Philadelphia With College Scholarships

Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®) of the Philadelphia Region and McDonald's Owner/Operators of the Greater Philadelphia Region, Inc., are...


Jun 28, 2017, 15:16 ET Race Forward y Center for Social Inclusion se fusionan en una sola organización

Dos organizaciones de justicia racial sin fines de lucro, Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation y el Center for Social Inclusion...


Jun 28, 2017, 11:03 ET Programa Multifamiliar RENEW usa la eficiencia en el consumo de electricidad y agua para ayudar a preservar las viviendas asequibles en Seattle

El innovador Programa Multifamiliar RENEW de Emerald Cities Collaborative (ECC; www.emeraldcities.org) ayuda a preservar el suministro de viviendas...


Jun 28, 2017, 10:23 ET RENEW Multi-family Program Uses Energy & Water Efficiency to Help Preserve Affordable Housing In Seattle

Emerald Cities Collaborative's (ECC; www.emeraldcities.org) innovative RENEW Multi-family program helps preserve the supply of affordable housing...