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 12, 2016, 08:40 ET Police Training: The Diversion Center Creates a De-escalation of Conflict Curriculum to Reduce Excessive Force and Police Shootings

 Police officers have a tough job. A job that is stressful, volatile and inherently dangerous. They must protect the safety and well-being...


Jul 12, 2016, 08:13 ET The Winters Group to Host Virtual Session that Addresses Race, Workplace Trauma during the age of #BlackLivesMatter

The Winters Group, a global diversity and inclusion consulting firm, announced today their plans to host a live, complimentary virtual learning lab...


Jul 11, 2016, 18:08 ET AFA Statement on Shootings: Break the Silence

The following is a statement from Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) International President Sara Nelson on the recent shootings in Baton...


Jul 11, 2016, 14:31 ET La Conferencia Nacional de Liderazgo Cristiano Hispano hace un llamado a las iglesias para liderar el camino hacia la paz tras una semana de horrorosos actos de violencia

Después de una semana sin precedentes de actos de violencia racial en todo Estados Unidos, la National Hispanic Christian Leadership...


Jul 11, 2016, 11:05 ET National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference Calls for Churches to Lead the Way to Peace Following a Week of Horrific Violence

Following an unprecedented week of racial violence across America, the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC) is today calling...


Jul 09, 2016, 14:51 ET Freedom Watch Founder Klayman Files Class Action Against Obama, Farrakhan, Holder, Sharpton, Black Lives Matter Over Incitement, Threats And Killings Of Law Enforcement And Others

Today, Larry Klayman, a former prosecutor for the U.S. Department of Justice, founder of Judicial Watch and now Freedom Watch, and a former U.S....


Jul 08, 2016, 21:40 ET Radio One Media Statement: There Must Be A Better Way

 Radio One, Inc. is deeply saddened and troubled by the recent events in our country.  There is no doubt, this is a critical moment in our...


Jul 08, 2016, 08:15 ET Heartfelt Condolences And An Undaunted Call To Action From Presiding Bishop Joseph W. Walker, III & The Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International

In view of this week's fatal acts of violence between police officers and American citizens Alton Sterling (Baton Rouge, LA) and Philando Castile...


Jul 07, 2016, 13:33 ET CAIR Calls for Congressional Hearings on Police Shootings in Louisiana, Minnesota

 The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called for...


Jul 07, 2016, 11:00 ET New Video Series From Greater Than AIDS Gives Voice To Trans Women About High Rates Of HIV Facing Their Community

At a time of growing dialogue about transgender people and issues, the impact of HIV on the community has been largely absent. Transgender women...


Jul 07, 2016, 10:56 ET Carolinas-Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council Presents: "The Experience" at Business Opportunity Conference in Charlotte, Aug. 8-9

Carolinas-Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council, in partnership with title sponsor Bank of America, will host its annual Business...


Jul 07, 2016, 08:40 ET Her Imports Makes Significant Sales Debut with Grand Opening of Lagos, Nigeria Retail Store

The leader of the quality virgin hair extension pack, Her Imports, (http://www.herimports.com/), opened their Lagos, Nigeria store less than 30...


Jul 07, 2016, 07:41 ET Instituto Defrisée celebra a beleza dos cabelos cacheados

­ Diferente da época em que o padrão de beleza decretava madeixas lisas e chapadas, o Instituto de Beleza Defrisée, inova ao...


Jul 07, 2016, 06:00 ET Black Americans Pay Over $1,300 More for Auto Insurance, Reports 4AutoInsuranceQuote.com

4AutoInsuranceQuote.com, a car insurance quote provider based in Manhattan, has just released a thought-provoking report that takes a close and...


Jul 06, 2016, 15:45 ET Study Reveals a Roadmap to the Top for Black Women Executives

There is a way for black women executives to increase their numbers in business leadership positions if conscientious and intentional steps are...


Jul 06, 2016, 12:01 ET Pennsylvania Wolf Administration Announces New Loan Program Dedicated to Diversity

 Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin today announced the creation of a new loan program to be administered...


Jul 06, 2016, 09:00 ET Northwestern Mutual Vice President, Kimberley Goode, Receives Profiles in Diversity Journal's Women Worth Watching Award®

 Profiles in Diversity Journal has announced the winners of the 15th Annual Women Worth Watching...


Jul 03, 2016, 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: LIBERTY AND JUSTICE Profile America — Sunday, July 3rd....


Jul 02, 2016, 03:52 ET Anniversary of the C.H.P. Freeway Beating of Marlene Pinnock

The first of July came and went with relatively little fanfare. Nothing special on the news, traffic before the holiday is flowing as expected,...


Jul 01, 2016, 13:41 ET Dark And Lovely Partners With CurlyNikki To Reveal What Happens When Good Hair Goes Bad

 Dark and Lovely, the brand that has catered to the beauty needs of African American women for over 40 years, has partnered with natural hair...


Jul 01, 2016, 10:33 ET Harlem Fine Arts Show returns to Martha's Vineyard, August 11 - 14

 The Harlem Fine Arts Show (HFAS) will return to the Harbour View Hotel in Martha's Vineyard August 11-14, for its highly anticipated 2016...


Jun 30, 2016, 17:28 ET Large Scale Rally Against Terrorism, Hate, Gun Violence Announced

 A large-scale Rally for "Americans Against Terrorism, Hate and Gun Violence" was announced by prominent leaders of America's interfaith...


Jun 30, 2016, 16:53 ET WNET Adds Two New "New York Parenting Minutes" For a Total of 10 Videos

 WNET, America's flagship PBS station, is adding two new videos to its well-received roster of eight one-minute pieces entitled New York...


Jun 30, 2016, 16:49 ET Kellita Smith (The Bernie Mac Show) Joins the Cast of In The Cut, Hit Bounce TV Comedy Series Returns for Season Two Tues. July 5 @ 9PM (ET)

 Bounce TV, the nation's fastest-growing broadcast television network designed for African-American audiences and the only emerging network...


Jun 30, 2016, 16:44 ET Civil Rights Icon, Dr. Joseph E. Lowery, Will Be Honored During DNC Watch Party Celebrating the Black Vote

 Organized labor, elected officials and Black leaders from across the country will come together to lift up champions of the Black vote and...