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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Mar 15, 2017, 13:30 ET Yale Study Published in JNCCN Uncovers Racial Disparities in Treatment of Women with Breast Cancer

In a simple definition, cancer is a disease of the cells, which is caused by gene mutations. For a proportion of patients, including women with...


Mar 14, 2017, 14:32 ET Minority Business Development Agency Seeking Nominations for 2017 National MED Week Awards

The U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) is seeking nominations for the 2017 National Minority Enterprise...


Mar 14, 2017, 08:00 ET The Power Behind The African American Dollar

Digitally empowered, social media savvy, and with a higher consciousness about the type of businesses their money supports, millennial consumers...


Mar 14, 2017, 08:00 ET Tanya Armstrong Releases Self-Help, Empowerment Memoir - the Moment I Decided to "Own It"

Tanya Armstrong of Tanya's Purpose is proud to announce the release of her debut novel: The Moment I Decided to "Own It." In her book, which can...


Mar 13, 2017, 14:08 ET National League of Cities Honors Six Cities for Promoting Cultural Diversity

The National League of Cities (NLC) today recognized six cities for implementing programs that enhance and promote cultural diversity in their...


Mar 13, 2017, 10:00 ET Marian Wright Edelman, advocate for children's rights and the disadvantaged, chosen for 2017 Inamori Ethics Prize

A Washington Post profile of Marian Wright Edelman describes a scene from 1967 in which she, as a 27-year-old civil rights attorney, leads Sen....


Mar 13, 2017, 09:00 ET ADCOLOR Heads to Los Angeles to Honor Diversity and Creativity

ADCOLOR, the premier organization celebrating and promoting professionals of color and diversity in the creative industries, has opened nominations...


Mar 13, 2017, 08:36 ET African Americans Less Likely To Get Flu Vaccine Than White Americans

Fewer than half of American adults get vaccinated despite strong recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and...


Mar 13, 2017, 08:00 ET The Leadership Conference Education Fund, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law & Nine Partner Organizations Launch Communities Against Hate National Initiative

Today, The Leadership Conference Education Fund and the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law announced the launch of Communities Against...


Mar 10, 2017, 12:39 ET AT&T Celebrates the Power of Sisterhood with Luvvie Ajayi at the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit

Best-selling author and digital strategist Luvvie Ajayi joins AT&T* at the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit in Phoenix March 9-12. Best...


Mar 10, 2017, 10:04 ET New report outlines growing cost and impact of Alzheimer's disease

The national cost of caring for those with Alzheimer's and dementia is estimated to be $259 billion this year, according to a new report...


Mar 10, 2017, 08:00 ET 3 Aflac Executives Honored by BLACK ENTERPRISE Magazine

Aflac, the leading provider of voluntary insurance at the worksite in the United States, announced today that Aflac U.S. President Teresa White,...


Mar 09, 2017, 10:01 ET The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Announces its Briefing: Targeted Fines and Fees against Low-Income People of Color: Civil Rights and Constitutional Implications

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights will hold a public briefing to examine the Department of Justice's (DOJ's) enforcement efforts in the area of...


Mar 09, 2017, 08:30 ET Autobiography of Dallas Cowboys #1 Fan to Be Released on March 24th

Carolyn M. Price, known simply as Ms. Price to most, is The Dallas Cowboys #1 Fan, and it is more than just a title. She counts owner Jerry Jones...


Mar 09, 2017, 08:01 ET The PBWC's 28th Annual Conference 'Inclusion Now' Will Explore How to Ensure Equal Opportunity for All

The Professional BusinessWomen of California (PBWC) is excited to announce that its 28th annual conference will be held on March 28th, 2017 at...


Mar 08, 2017, 17:30 ET Marshall County Schools hit with $500,000 racial discrimination verdict

Late Monday evening (March 6), a jury ruled in favor of a former Marshall County Schools administrator, Dr. Patsey Thomas, in her employment...


Mar 08, 2017, 17:15 ET Embassy of Haiti in Washington DC launches new exhibit "Pearls of Excellence: An Exploration of Haitian Contributions to American Society"

The Embassy of Haiti has embarked on a mission to share Haiti's culture and history with a diverse audience in the United States. A new key vehicle...


Mar 08, 2017, 16:53 ET Sodexo's Aster Angagaw Named One of Black Enterprise Magazine's Most Powerful Women in Business

Aster Angagaw, Sodexo's CEO of Healthcare, North America, was selected by Black Enterprise Magazine as one of the "Most Powerful Women in...


Mar 08, 2017, 15:45 ET Saints & Sinners Season Two Premiere Reaches 1.4 Million Viewers, New Episodes Sunday Nights @ 9PM ET/PT on Bounce

The much-anticipated second season premiere of Bounce's breakout hit original drama series Saints & Sinners reached 1.4 million unduplicated...


Mar 08, 2017, 08:30 ET WellCare Sponsors the 2017 World Famous Hip-Hop Family Day in Columbia, South Carolina

WellCare of South Carolina, a subsidiary of WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), will serve as a presenting sponsor of World Famous Hip-Hop...


Mar 07, 2017, 13:40 ET New York Advisory Committee to the U. S. Commission on Civil Rights Announces Public Briefing on Policies and Practices of the New York Police Department

The New York Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights will hold a public briefing to examine whether the policies and practices of...


Mar 07, 2017, 13:33 ET BLACK ENTERPRISE Announces The Most Powerful Women In Business

BLACK ENTERPRISE has released its listing of The Most Powerful Women in Business as featured in the publication's January/February 2017 issue. The...


Mar 07, 2017, 10:00 ET Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey Teams With Rocsi Diaz For The "Key to VIP" Sweepstakes In Collaboration With BET

Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey announces a collaboration with Emmy-award winning TV host, Rocsi Diaz, for the "Key to VIP" sweepstakes. Fans ages...


Mar 07, 2017, 08:00 ET Global Marketing Director Breaks Ground With Formation of Multicultural Marketing Collective - The Montage Agency

Marketing executive Charlene Dance, with over 15 years of expertise spanning various industries including beauty and public health, announces her...