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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Aug 11, 2016, 16:30 ET Meritor Directors Named to Savoy Magazine's List of Most Influential Black Corporate Leaders

Two members of the Meritor, Inc. (NYSE: MTOR) Board of Directors are among Savoy Magazine's 2016 Most Influential Black Corporate...


Aug 11, 2016, 13:59 ET Media Strategist Ju-Don Marshall Roberts, USA TODAY Network VP Mizell Stewart to Lead Leadership Academy for Diversity in Digital Media

 Prominent leaders in the startup, tech, media and academic fields will headline the Poynter-NABJ Leadership Academy for Diversity in Digital...


Aug 11, 2016, 11:05 ET A Presidential Pardon for Civil Rights Pioneer Marcus Garvey - The Time Has Come

The following is being released by Julius Garvey: One of the most prominent leaders of the civil rights movements in the first half of the 20th...


Aug 11, 2016, 06:50 ET Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit to host healthy breast tissue collection event Saturday, Sept. 24, to help advance cancer research

Women can help contribute to cancer research by donating a sample of healthy breast tissue during a collection event at the Barbara Ann Karmanos...


Aug 10, 2016, 17:35 ET Arianna Huffington, oradora principal de la Conferencia ColorComm 2016

ColorComm, Inc., principal organización del país dedicada a impulsar la visibilidad de las mujeres de color en las comunicaciones,...


Aug 10, 2016, 15:58 ET Minority students make their case and win

The following is being released by the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty: Low-income African-American and Latino students seeking higher education...


Aug 10, 2016, 13:20 ET Arianna Huffington Keynoted ColorComm's Conference 2016

ColorComm, Inc., the nation's premier membership organization dedicated to advancing the visibility of women of color in communications, recently...


Aug 10, 2016, 07:00 ET Lear Congratulates Conrad L. Mallett, Jr. For Being Named As One Of Savoy Magazine's Most Influential Black Corporate Directors

Lear Corporation (NYSE: LEA), a leading global supplier of automotive seating and electrical systems, today announced that Lear Board member Conrad...


Aug 09, 2016, 12:32 ET The African Festival of the Arts: Using Culture to Span Continents

 For 27 years, Africa International House (AIH) has brought the African Diaspora to the U.S. with their unique cultural celebration, the...


Aug 09, 2016, 12:12 ET Rainbow PUSH Global Automotive Summit to Refocus Diversity on Ethnic Minority Growth

The Rainbow PUSH Automotive Project, an initiative of the Citizenship Education Fund, proudly announces the 17th Annual Rainbow PUSH Global...


Aug 09, 2016, 11:03 ET New American Funding Launches New American Dream Initiative

New American Funding, a national mortgage banker, today announces the formation of a new program, New American Dream. The initiative seeks to raise...


Aug 09, 2016, 09:17 ET Management Concepts Announces Scholarships and Sponsorship of Blacks In Government 38th Annual National Training Institute

 Management Concepts Inc., the nation's premier provider of professional development, performance improvement, and human capital solutions for...


Aug 08, 2016, 17:00 ET Cathy Hughes Receives Double Honor at 4th Annual Rhythm & Blues Music Hall of Fame

 The Rhythm & Blues Music Hall of Fame announces Cathy Hughes, the Founder and Chairperson of Radio One, Inc., as one of its 2016 Hall of...


Aug 08, 2016, 11:00 ET The Executive Leadership Council Celebrates 30 Years with One Million Dollar Gift to Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

The Executive Leadership Council (ELC), the pre-eminent organization of current and former black CEOs, senior executives, top-tier entrepreneurs,...


Aug 06, 2016, 16:27 ET The NBMBAA® Entrepreneurial Institute Offers Business Leaders A Chance To Compete For $10,000

 Innovative entrepreneurs with cutting-edge ideas and superb pitching skills will have the opportunity to win $10,000 in business funding by...


Aug 06, 2016, 08:20 ET AJC: Movement for Black Lives Disparages Jews, Israel

 AJC, the global Jewish advocacy organization, strongly condemns the anti-Semitic and anti-Israel views expressed in the platform issued this...


Aug 04, 2016, 16:44 ET La legendaria estación de radio de hip hop de Los Ángeles KDAY 93.5 FM presenta extraordinario desempeño durante el Libro de Julio de Nielsen

 KDAY 93.5 FM, la principal elección del Sur de California para el hip hop original y el R&B, anunció un desempeño...


Aug 04, 2016, 14:33 ET La FM 93.5 KDAY y los poderosos Raiders de la NFL anuncian exclusiva asociación de radio FM en Los Ángeles

Los Raiders y KDAY anunciaron hoy un acuerdo que hace de KDAY 93.5 FM la estación de radio FM insignia del Plata y Negro en el Sur de...


Aug 04, 2016, 14:00 ET Mother's Parental Rights Terminated for Smoking Marijuana

 In a case that challenges racial disparities in the child welfare system, the Family Defense Center filed a petition asking the Illinois...


Aug 04, 2016, 12:19 ET KDAY 93.5 FM And NFL Powerhouse Raiders Announce Exclusive FM Radio Affiliation In Los Angeles!

The Raiders and KDAY announced today an agreement that makes KDAY 93.5 FM the exclusive Silver and Black FM flagship radio station in SOCAL. ...


Aug 04, 2016, 11:49 ET TMCF's President & CEO, Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. Comments on Reverend Jesse Jackson's Response On Apple's Diversity and Inclusion Data

 The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) is proud to partner with Apple on the first-of-its-kind HBCU Initiative to build a pipeline of...


Aug 04, 2016, 11:11 ET Los Angeles Legendary Hip Hop Radio Station KDAY 93.5 FM Delivers Extraordinary Performance During The Nielsen July Book!

 KDAY 93.5 FM, Southern California's leading choice for original hip-hop and R&B, announced historic performance in the highly contested...


Aug 04, 2016, 09:30 ET 10 Worst States for Black Americans

In an article out today, financial news and opinion website 24/7 Wall St. reports that Wisconsin is the worst state in the country for black...


Aug 04, 2016, 08:27 ET America Aligns On Possible Solutions For Improving Relations Between Black Americans And Police, And Neither Presidential Candidate Is One

 Radio One, Inc., the largest black owned multi-media company in America and parent company of TV One, Interactive One, Reach Media and One...


Aug 03, 2016, 15:51 ET Minorities less likely to have knee replacement surgery, more likely to suffer post-surgical complications when they do

Minority populations have lower rates of total knee replacement (TKR)  utilization but higher rates of adverse health outcomes associated with...