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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Jun 14, 2016, 09:00 ET Race and Heart Health Take Center Stage

 There is no question that African-Americans have been – and continue to be – greatly impacted by cardiovascular diseases.1 In the...


Jun 14, 2016, 09:00 ET Opportunity Finance Network Announces Clinton Global Initiative Commitment To Support 250,000 Small Business Owners

 The Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) launched today at the 2016 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) America meeting a CGI Commitment to Action to...


Jun 14, 2016, 06:00 ET 3 Black Cats Café and Cakery and Dream Big Innovation Center Launches in Brownsville, Brooklyn

 The Dream Big Foundation ("Dream Big") is excited to announce the grand opening of the 3 Black Cats Café and Cakery and the Dream Big...


Jun 13, 2016, 15:56 ET Celebrity Hairstylist Mezei Jefferson and Dark and Lovely Reveal the Hottest Summer Looks and Hairstyles on The Wendy Williams Show

 Dark and Lovely, the brand with a full portfolio of products that help women express their individual style whether naturally curly,...


Jun 13, 2016, 09:46 ET The Africa Channel Launches Ubuntu Awards to Recognize Individuals and Organizations Who Exemplify Human Kindness

 The Africa Channel (TAC) announced today the launch of the Ubuntu Awards.  Inspired by the legacy of Nelson Mandela, the awards...


Jun 12, 2016, 17:45 ET Lifestyle Intervention Achieves Increased Reduction in A1C After Six Months for African Americans with Type 2 Diabetes

 A study designed to test the impact of an intensive lifestyle intervention program on lowering blood glucose levels in low-income, African...


Jun 10, 2016, 11:30 ET 900 guests gathered in Washington, DC to celebrate African unity

For two days, the African Ambassador Group hosted the 2016 African Day Celebrations in Washington, DC. This year's event, themed "African Year of...


Jun 10, 2016, 10:07 ET Muhammad Ali's Untold Secret Mission to Vietnam: Operation "Let Freedom Ring"

Attorney Arnold Beizer, President of Let Freedom Ring Inc., will be present for the Muhammad Ali memorial service in Louisville, Kentucky to pay...


Jun 09, 2016, 15:15 ET History is Served: Dinner-Fundraiser for the James Hemings Foundation, James Beard House, June 21, 2016

 American culinary history will be recognized at the James Beard House in New York City on June 21, 2016 at 7 PM. In collaboration with the...


Jun 09, 2016, 08:35 ET Israeli Charity Saves the Life of 4000th Child from a Developing Country

 Sanusay, a 4-year-old boy from Gambia, is recovering from open heart surgery at the Wolfson Medical Center in Holon, Israel. Sanusay was...


Jun 09, 2016, 07:55 ET Steve & Marjorie Harvey Foundation's 8th Annual Mentorship Program Draws Continued Support From Choice Hotels And Other Supporters For Fatherless Young Men

Three-time Daytime Emmy Award winner and television host, two-time best-selling author and celebrated radio host Steve Harvey kicks off his 8th...


Jun 08, 2016, 14:00 ET Bounce TV to Air Muhammad Ali Procession and Memorial Service Live, Uninterrupted and Commercial-Free on Friday

Bounce TV will carry Muhammad Ali's farewell procession through the streets of Louisville and his memorial service live, uninterrupted and...


Jun 07, 2016, 14:45 ET Energy jobs key to addressing poverty, wage stagnation

 API Executive Vice President Louis Finkel today welcomed a report from Speaker Ryan's Task Force on Poverty, Opportunity and Upward Mobility...


Jun 07, 2016, 14:23 ET BTAN Los Angeles and Bienestar "Black, Brown and Beyond: Building Our Future"

 In recognition of the 35th anniversary of the first reported HIV/AIDS cases in the United States and LGBT Pride Month in Los Angeles, the...


Jun 07, 2016, 10:00 ET Clear + Brilliant pélo™, The Game Changer in Laser Hair Removal

 Solta Medical's novel addition to its aesthetic device solutions, the Clear + Brilliant pélo™ laser, offers personalized results...


Jun 07, 2016, 09:26 ET The Most Notorious Black and Indian Outlaws of the Old West - Rufus Buck Gang - Brought to Life in Leonce Gaiter's Novel

July 6th, 2016 marks the 120th anniversary of the hanging of the Rufus Buck Gang—four black and Indian teens who tried to singlehandedly,...


Jun 07, 2016, 09:07 ET Tuskegee Author Bridging the Gap on Race and Diversity in Children's Literature

 Author C. Raymond Gray joins parents, teachers, and librarians nationwide in addressing the lack of diversity in children's literature....


Jun 07, 2016, 07:30 ET BB&T names Coley to lead South Florida Region

BB&T today announced Tony Coley has been named president of its South Florida Region. Coley, who currently serves as president of the Central...


Jun 06, 2016, 16:43 ET NASA Awards Grants to Two Universities for STEM Education Programs

NASA's Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) has selected two minority serving institutions for cooperative agreement...


Jun 06, 2016, 11:03 ET National Black Chamber of Commerce Announces Lineup of 30 National Speakers and Salute to Veterans at Its 24th Annual Entrepreneur Conference

Thirty prolific speakers are slated to bring their savvy and innovative business practices to the National Black Chamber of Commerce 24th Annual...


Jun 04, 2016, 19:52 ET Bounce TV to Pay Tribute to Muhammad Ali with The Greatest (1977) Monday, June 6 at 10:00 P.M. (ET), 9:00 P.M. (CT)

 Bounce TV will celebrate the incredible life of Muhammad Ali, the global icon who passed away Friday at the age of 74, with a special...


Jun 02, 2016, 12:07 ET BLACK ENTERPRISE "BE Modern Man": A Movement Honoring Everyday Diverse Men of Color

 BLACK ENTERPRISE is recognizing and honoring the accomplishments of today's men of color across the globe through the annual BE Modern...


Jun 02, 2016, 10:00 ET Inaugural Cohort of Africa Business Fellowship Announced

The inaugural class of 14 has been selected for the highly competitive Africa Business Fellowship (ABF), a joint-initiative of Econet, Management...


Jun 01, 2016, 14:27 ET NOBLE National President Gregory A. Thomas Featured Panelist at the 2nd Annual Bridge Forum in Phoenix

 National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives' (NOBLE) National President, Gregory A. Thomas, is set to be a featured panelist at...


Jun 01, 2016, 10:12 ET 'RENEW' Program provides solution for property owners struggling to meet need for affordable housing

Affordable, multi-family rental housing is becoming increasingly scarce nationwide, as property owners struggle to stay in business in the face of...