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 28, 2017, 08:45 ET 2nd Annual Law Firm 500 Award

The Application deadline to apply for the 2nd Annual Law Firm 500 Award closes at 11:55 am Friday, June 30, 2017. The Award is...


Jun 28, 2017, 07:00 ET W.K. Kellogg Foundation announces 14 Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation engagements throughout the United States

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) today announced grant support to 14 places throughout the country where its co-designed, trailblazing...


Jun 27, 2017, 16:30 ET 2017 ADCOLOR Honorees, Nominees and Futures Announced at ADCOLOR Live!

ADCOLOR, the premier organization celebrating and promoting professionals of color and diversity in the creative industries, announced their 2017...


Jun 27, 2017, 14:34 ET Jussie Smollett Puts His Money Where His Activism Is; Raises $40,000 To Fight HIV/AIDS In Black Communities

When you ask Jussie Smollett—one of the breakthrough stars from Fox's uber-successful TV show Empire—how he wants to be introduced, he always leads...


Jun 27, 2017, 13:33 ET Done Vida, Haga ECO 2017 hace énfasis en la importancia de la donación y el trasplante en comunidades multiculturales.

Las comunidades multiculturales necesitan trasplantes de órganos para salvar vidas en números desproporcionados, especialmente riñones....


Jun 27, 2017, 12:39 ET 2017 Donate Life ECHO Focuses on the Importance of Donation and Transplantation in Multicultural Communities

Multicultural communities are disproportionately in need of lifesaving organ transplants – especially kidneys. Currently, 58 percent...


Jun 27, 2017, 12:00 ET New Study: Milwaukee Residents Who Could Benefit Most from Biking and Walking Facilities Disproportionately Lack Access

A new study released today by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) found that neighborhoods experiencing inequality in Milwaukee—those where a...


Jun 27, 2017, 08:30 ET "A Fishing Story" Selected as Multiple Winner in The 38th Annual Telly Awards

The 38th annual Telly Awards has named "A Fishing Story" with Ronnie Green as winner of 8 Telly Awards for Television Sports Programming,...


Jun 27, 2017, 07:00 ET A Searing Exploration Into an Unlikely Obsession

Author Rhonda Eason's critically-acclaimed debut memoir challenges the popular tune "I Am Not My Hair" by posing the question: If I am not...


Jun 26, 2017, 12:50 ET American College of Physicians and National Minority Quality Forum Partner to Improve Quality of Care for African Americans with Heart Failure

The National Minority Quality Forum (NMQF) and the American College of Physicians (ACP) today announce that the CMS-approved ACP Genesis...


Jun 26, 2017, 11:28 ET Marian Wright Edelman Issues Moral Call to Action to Protect Medicaid

After sending out an urgent SOS to save Medicaid, Marian Wright Edelman, president of Children's Defense Fund, has issued a moral call to action to...


Jun 26, 2017, 10:46 ET Presentando The Cultural Mosaic™ de Culturati

El crecimiento de la tendencia dominante multicultural en los Estados Unidos está cambiando el espectro de los consumidores. Así, hoy más que...


Jun 26, 2017, 09:30 ET Introducing The Cultural Mosaic™ by Culturati

The growth of the poly-cultural mainstream in the U.S. is changing the consumer spectrum. As such, today more than ever, marketers need an...


Jun 26, 2017, 08:55 ET Phil Mickelson And KPMG Future Leaders Program Team To Inspire Young Women: Scholarship Recipients Increase 25 Percent

The KPMG Future Leaders Program, a charitable initiative to inspire and develop talented young women, is growing in its second year with the help...


Jun 23, 2017, 16:15 ET More Breast Cancers Were Diagnosed At Early Stage After Affordable Care Act Took Effect

A Loyola University Chicago study published this month has found an increase in the percentage of breast cancer patients who were...


Jun 22, 2017, 18:11 ET getTV Celebrates 100th Anniversary Of The Birth Of Legendary Entertainer And Civil Rights Activist Lena Horne With An Evening Of 1960s Television Appearances On Monday, June 26 From 9PM To Midnight ET

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of legendary star of music, stage, and screen Lena Horne (June 30, 1917 – May 9, 2010), one of...


Jun 22, 2017, 09:00 ET City Accelerator Expands To Five More U.S. Cities With A Focus On Strengthening Local Procurement Practices To Promote Economic Opportunity

The Citi Foundation and Living Cities today announced the expansion of the City Accelerator program to five additional U.S. cities –...


Jun 22, 2017, 08:30 ET Carver Bancorp, Inc. appoints John J. Fitzpatrick as First Senior Vice President And Chief Operating Officer

Carver Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq: CARV) (the "Company"), the holding company for Carver Federal Savings Bank ("Carver"), announced that John J....


Jun 21, 2017, 09:07 ET A$AP Rocky Honors His Code with Ambition, Growth and Cognac

Born on the streets of Paris, Courvoisier® lives by a code—one of dedication, vision and respect for tradition, cultivated over 200 years...


Jun 21, 2017, 08:45 ET Rick Barfield Joins Tiger Group as Director of Business Development for Midwest Region

Rick L. Barfield, a veteran of the asset-based lending field, has joined Tiger Group as Director of Business Development for the asset valuation,...


Jun 19, 2017, 16:38 ET Marian Wright Edelman Issues an Urgent SOS to Protect Medicaid

Marian Wright Edelman, president of the Children's Defense Fund, has sent out an urgent SOS to protect Medicaid and the 37 million children it...


Jun 19, 2017, 13:30 ET Native Son Awards Returns Celebrating Black Gay Men

In celebration of Pride month and continuing the movement to uplift and empower Black Gay men, on Wednesday, June 21st, journalist, content creator...


Jun 19, 2017, 11:21 ET Be The Match® To Rally Black And African American Marrow Donors

MINNEAPOLIS, June 19, 2017 Be The Match®, the organization that operates the world's largest and most diverse donor registry, and Memphis...


Jun 17, 2017, 16:51 ET In Wake Of Castile Verdict, Sybrina Fulton, Mother Of Trayvon Martin Joins #BlackLivesMatter Melina Abdullah And Teri Williams, Owner, OneUnited Bank

In the wake of the Philando Castile verdict, OneUnited Bank invites America to join a FacebookLIVE discussion with Sybrina Fulton, mother of...


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