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 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...


Aug 03, 2016, 12:13 ET Mary Kay Entrepreneur And Harvard MBA Reaches Pinnacle Of Success As Number One U.S. Independent National Sales Director

What started as a small goal to make $200 extra dollars a month turned into a record-setting accomplishment and extraordinary success story for...


Aug 02, 2016, 12:49 ET Toyota Supports Community Empowerment at the 2016 National Urban League Conference

All roads will lead to Baltimore tomorrow for the 2016 National Urban League's Annual Conference featuring numerous business and community...


Aug 01, 2016, 10:55 ET Research Study Reveals Black Consumer Attitudes on Treatment For Cholesterol

 The Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC) conducted a primary research study designed to investigate attitudes among Black consumers...


Jul 28, 2016, 12:20 ET Bounce TV to Air Baton Rouge Town Hall Meeting "Where Do We Go From Here?" Live and Commercial-Free Tues. Aug. 2 at 8:00 p.m. ET

 Bounce TV, the first and only over-the-air broadcast network for African Americans, will bring Where Do We...


Jul 28, 2016, 06:00 ET BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™ Presents The 2nd Annual BLACK GIRLS LEAD™ Conference To Empower Girls From Around The World To Lead, Innovate And Serve

BLACK GIRLS ROCK! has announced their 2nd annual BLACK GIRLS LEAD conference to take place July 28-July 31, 2016 at Barnard College of Columbia...


Jul 27, 2016, 18:47 ET Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by The Congressional Black Caucus

Chairman Rep. G.K. Butterfield: Fellow Democrats, I'm Congressman G.K. Butterfield from North Carolina. In my community, you judge a man's heart...


Jul 27, 2016, 16:08 ET Advertising Agency Advocates Cultural Cohesion

PIA Agency launched a social justice campaign today. The San Diego based agency has produced an emotional short film highlighting the recent and...


Jul 27, 2016, 11:46 ET Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated Takes an Active Stance Against the Escalating Violence in the African-American Community

Dr. Mary Breaux Wright, International President of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated issued a call-to-action today in response to the continued...


Jul 27, 2016, 10:33 ET Careers Changing Lives: After Career Summit Success, My Brother's Keeper Alliance to Expand National and Local Support for Boys and Men of Color

 For young men of color in the Bay Area, July 21st 2016 will be the day that new doors were opened and hope was renewed. Last week, My...


Jul 25, 2016, 20:24 ET Rival Gangs Declare Peace in South Los Angeles

 History was made as rival Southern California gang leaders met at the Church of Scientology Community Center in South Los...


Jul 24, 2016, 15:50 ET Airbnb to Release New Poll on Sharing Economy, Co-Host Panel Discussion with Bryan Cranston Honoring Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party

Airbnb Global Head of Policy and Public Affairs Chris Lehane, Uber Senior Advisor David Plouffe, and David Binder of David Binder Research will...


Jul 22, 2016, 11:07 ET Emanuel D. Jones II Wins First-Ever Cox Automotive and NAMAD Rising Star Award

 Cox Automotive™, in partnership with the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers (NAMAD), awarded its inaugural Rising Star...


Jul 21, 2016, 15:44 ET Female-owned digital firm moves in & supports businesswomen in Cambridge, MA

Today, Urban NYCHE, Inc., a female-owned and operated digital marketing firm for small business, announced its new offices in Cambridge, MA. After...


Jul 21, 2016, 14:35 ET W.K. Kellogg Foundation President And CEO La June Montgomery Tabron Calls For Racial Healing And Unity In Speech To National Council Of La Raza

 La June Montgomery Tabron, president and CEO of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF), will deliver a plenary address at the National Council of...


Jul 19, 2016, 16:19 ET Finn Partners' Helen C. Shelton Named 2016 ColorComm Circle Award Honoree

 Helen C. Shelton, M.S., senior partner at leading global PR agency Finn Partners will, receive the 2016 Circle Award from ColorComm, the...


Jul 19, 2016, 16:15 ET Wilberforce University Announces New President

Wilberforce University, the country's oldest private historically black college and university, today revealed that Dr. Herman J. Felton, Jr has...


Jul 19, 2016, 13:48 ET The Average U.S. Startup Launches with $17,500 in Funding; Women Report Needing Half as Much as Men

Options for funding entrepreneurial ventures are increasing in the U.S., particularly with the growth of crowdfunding and the prevalence of...


Jul 19, 2016, 08:47 ET OneUnited Bank Launches the National #BankBlack Challenge to Demonstrate Black Economic Power

OneUnited Bank, the largest Black owned bank in America and the first Black internet bank, is launching the national #BankBlack Challenge, designed...


Jul 19, 2016, 08:46 ET The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Issues Statement Honoring Justice Thurgood Marshall

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, by unanimous vote, today issued a statement celebrating the life and legal legacy of Justice Thurgood...