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 13, 2017, 14:45 ET Dominion's Edward Baine Receives a Black Engineer of the Year Award for STEM and Community Service

As a result of his leadership and influence in the community, Edward H. Baine, senior vice president-Distribution for Dominion Virginia Power,...


Feb 13, 2017, 09:05 ET Celebrating Diversity and Achievements in STEM, Lockheed Martin Employees Honored at 31st Annual Black Engineer Awards Gala

The men and women of Lockheed Martin congratulate 35 of their colleagues who were recognized at the annual Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA)...


Feb 13, 2017, 08:35 ET Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi Asked to Investigate The City of Orlando Over Alleged Racial Discrimination

African Americans have filed a civil rights complaint against the City of Orlando with Republican Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, which allege...


Feb 13, 2017, 07:00 ET Hidden Figures Student Free Ticket Offer Taken Nationwide, with Expansion into Chicago and San Francisco

The New York African American Business Leaders Fund, in partnership with Google, is providing more than 4,000 free tickets to the Oscar-nominated...


Feb 12, 2017, 00:01 ET U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for February 12: NAACP

Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: NAACP Profile America — Sunday, February 12th. One of the nation's...


Feb 10, 2017, 10:16 ET Denny's Proudly Sponsors TV One's Telecast Of The 48th NAACP Image Awards Red Carpet Live Show

Denny's is pleased to announce its support of TV One's 48th NAACP Image Awards Red Carpet Live on Saturday, Feb. 11 at 7.30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. CT....


Feb 09, 2017, 20:15 ET Uptown Magazine to Honor Charles D. King, Founder & CEO of MACRO, at Its Annual "Uptown Honors Hollywood" Pre-Oscar Gala Hosted by Chris Spencer

Uptown Ventures Group, the parent company of UPTOWN Magazine, today announced that they will honor MACRO Founder & CEO, Charles D. King at its...


Feb 09, 2017, 11:58 ET Holland America Line and O, The Oprah Magazine Embark on Exclusive Partnership

Oprah Winfrey, Gayle King and more to join launch cruise to Alaska in July 2017 Holland America Line and O, The Oprah Magazine announce an...


Feb 08, 2017, 15:41 ET iOne Digital Launches REVOLUTION, A Virtual Reality Experience

OneX, the branded content studio of iOne Digital launched REVOLUTION, a new virtual reality capability, making OneX the first branded content...


Feb 08, 2017, 12:00 ET March of Dimes Appoints Kevin McDowell As Los Angeles Market Board Chair

March of Dimes is pleased to announce the appointment of Kevin McDowell, Executive Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer at AEG – the...


Feb 08, 2017, 09:18 ET In Celebration Of Black History Month OneUnited Bank Partners With #BlackLivesMatter To Organize Black America's Spending Power And Launch The "Amir" Card

A historic partnership has been born between OneUnited Bank, the largest Black owned bank in the country, and #BlackLivesMatter to organize the...


Feb 08, 2017, 09:00 ET Limited Edition Collection Honoring The Tuskegee Airmen Released In Time For Black History Month

Known for his uncanny ability for bringing the dignity and honor of his subjects to life, all while challenging societal norms, Thomas Blackshear...


Feb 08, 2017, 09:00 ET Colección de Edición Limitada en homenaje a los Aviadores de Tuskegee lanzada a tiempo para el Mes de la Historia Afroestadounidense

Thomas Blackshear, conocido por su asombrosa capacidad para dar vida a la dignidad y el honor de sus temas desafiando las normas sociales,...


Feb 08, 2017, 08:35 ET M.S. WOODS' Scholarship Winner Shares Inspiring Immigration Experience: "Home Is Where Your Family Is"

M.S. WOODS REAL ESTATE, LLC has announced the winner of its spring scholarship essay competition: Nice Loufoua of Boise, Idaho. Entrants were asked...


Feb 07, 2017, 14:03 ET NAMIC And Charter Communications Partner To Advance Diversity And Inclusion With Executive Appointments To Trade Association Governance Roles

The National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) today announced the appointment of two Charter Communications, Inc....


Feb 07, 2017, 11:56 ET BLACK ENTERPRISE Presents "Be The Code"

BLACK ENTERPRISE, the premiere multimedia business resource for African Americans, continues its evolution as a powerful voice in tech, with the...


Feb 07, 2017, 09:00 ET 56-Year-Old Hollywood Publicist, Makeda Smith Featured for Remarkable Pole Dancing Skills

Over the past three decades, the careers of hundreds of clients have been enhanced by the magic touch of Makeda Smith and her boutique styled...


Feb 07, 2017, 06:50 ET Leidos Employees To Be Honored at 31st Annual Black Engineer of the Year Awards Conference

Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), a global science and technology company, announced that eight employees will be recognized at the 31st Annual Black Engineer...


Feb 06, 2017, 15:07 ET Alzheimer's Association - NYC Chapter And Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Delta Rho Omega Chapter Collaborate To Educate And Advocate In The Fight Against Alzheimer's

The Alzheimer's Association –NYC chapter is proud to announce a new partnership with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. ® Delta Rho Omega chapter to...


Feb 06, 2017, 11:20 ET Statement By Robert L. Johnson Applauding U.S. Representatives Tom Rooney (R-FL-17) And Alcee Hastings (D-FL-20) For Introducing H. Res 77 To Increase Minority Hiring And Business Opportunities

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


Feb 06, 2017, 10:02 ET Gateway Health Compliance Director Osato Chitou Receives Honor From Rutgers Law School

The Association of Black Law Students (ABLS) at Rutgers School of Law–Newark recently honored Osato Chitou, ESQ, MPH, Compliance Officer, Gateway...


Feb 06, 2017, 08:03 ET Despite Modest Gains, Women and Minorities See Little Change in Representation on Fortune 500 Boards

Boardroom diversity in Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies has increased for women and certain minority groups, according to the "Missing Pieces...


Feb 06, 2017, 07:58 ET WWII Tuskegee Airman Colonel Charles McGee Packs Them in at Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor to Commemorate African American History Month

Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor and 400 guests paid tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen and the vital role they played during World War II with a...


Feb 04, 2017, 00:01 ET U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for February 4: Rosa Parks

Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: ROSA PARKS Profile America — Saturday, February 4th. Adding...


Feb 03, 2017, 14:31 ET MEDIA ADVISORY - Rallies across Canada against Islamophobia and Deportations following Quebec shootings and Trump's Muslim Ban

CANADA, Feb. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ - Rallies will be taking place in 13 cities across the country on Feb 3rd and 4th in solidarity with six Muslims...