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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30 Mar, 2017, 18:54 ET Los jóvenes que viven en la pobreza tienen seis veces más probabilidades de experimentar niveles dañinos de adversidad que sus pares de mayores ingresos

Más de una cuarta parte de los niños que viven en la pobreza (28 por ciento) experimentan tres o más adversidades informadas en su...


30 Mar, 2017, 16:11 ET Mann & Wife Season Premiere on Bounce Reaches One Million Viewers, Episode 302 Becomes Bounce's Highest-Rated Original Sitcom Telecast Ever

Bounce kicked off season three of its hit original comedy series Mann & Wife with two all-new episodes back-to-back on Tuesday, March 28 and...


30 Mar, 2017, 15:20 ET Koch Industries CEO Charles Koch To Address Creating A New Generation Of Entrepreneurship At The 22nd Annual Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit

The BLACKENTERPRISE 2017 Entrepreneurs Summit, Where Innovation Meets Funding, hosted by Nationwide convenes on Wednesday, May 17 through Saturday,...


30 Mar, 2017, 15:06 ET Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee And NFL Encourage Local And Diverse Business Owners To Apply For Business Connect Program Before April 1 Deadline

The Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee (MNSBHC) and the National Football League are encouraging local and diverse business owners to register for...


30 Mar, 2017, 11:00 ET Freedom House Church Is Now One Church In Two Locations!

This Sunday, April 2nd, Freedom House Church will be opening its second location right in the heart of Historic South End Charlotte. With...


30 Mar, 2017, 09:36 ET Youth In Poverty Six Times More Likely To Experience Detrimental Levels Of Adversity Than Higher-Income Peers

Center for Promise researchers at Boston University examine adversity's effects on adolescents to support development of interventions leading to...


30 Mar, 2017, 09:36 ET Youth In Poverty Six Times More Likely To Experience Detrimental Levels Of Adversity Than Higher-Income Peers

More than one-quarter of children living in poverty (28 percent) experience three or more reported adversities in their adolescence, a rate nearly...


30 Mar, 2017, 06:10 ET Five Nonprofits Receive National Award for Driving Positive Change in Underserved Communities from The Atlantic and Allstate

At a social innovation summit in the nation's capital today, The Atlantic and Allstate will honor five nonprofits with Renewal Awards for their...


30 Mar, 2017, 05:15 ET R&B Soulful Singer, Fantasia, Returns To Her Gospel Roots To Sing At McDonald's Gospelfest 2017

The 35th Annual McDonald's Gospelfest returns to the Prudential Center (25 Lafayette Street, Newark, NJ) on Saturday, May 13th for the gospel event...


30 Mar, 2017, 00:10 ET Elephant In The Room And Shapiro|Walker Design Join Forces

Two leading southeastern graphic design firms, each with decades of award-winning work, have joined. Located in Winston-Salem, NC, the design and...


29 Mar, 2017, 10:00 ET African Development Center Announces Jambo! Kitchen Opening

African Development Center announces the April 5th opening of Jambo! Kitchen, an exciting social venture that will weave together business with...


29 Mar, 2017, 08:01 ET Get Konnected! Celebrates its 9th Anniversary, Honors Greater Boston's 15 Companies with the Most Racial and Gender Diverse Boards

When it comes to gender and racial diversity on corporate boards, 15 Massachusetts- based companies are outpacing the national statistics by almost...


28 Mar, 2017, 08:30 ET PSEG Spends Record Level in 2016 with Diverse Suppliers

Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) today hosted its 11th annual Supplier Diversity Procurement Fair at the Robert Treat Hotel in Newark,...


28 Mar, 2017, 08:30 ET "Black Heritage Auction" to Feature Songs, Notes and Jewelry of Tupac Shakur

On April 7th rap legend Tupac Shakur will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Brooklyn, New York. On the same day and only a few...


28 Mar, 2017, 08:00 ET Learn Your Risk for Type 2 Diabetes on American Diabetes Association's 29th Annual Alert Day®

More than 29 million Americans have diabetes; of those, nearly 8 million don't know they have the disease. Today marks the American Diabetes...


27 Mar, 2017, 22:30 ET California Civil Rights Law Group files lawsuit against Tesla Motors Inc. after Oakland man endured months of racial discrimination, sexual harassment and violent threats from co-workers

Forty four year-old DeWitt Lambert came from Alabama to start a new life at a dream job in California at Tesla's Fremont Factory. Instead, he...


23 Mar, 2017, 14:58 ET New Book Explains the Power of Personal Branding and Marketing Yourself

In this age of social media, there's never been a more critical time to understand the power of personal branding. The newly-released Make Your...


23 Mar, 2017, 14:53 ET Bechtel Executive Honored with Prestigious Black Women in Business Award

Bechtel, a global leader in engineering, procurement, and construction, today announced that Charlene Wheeless, principal vice president for Global...


23 Mar, 2017, 12:09 ET Taking it to Church: Enhancing Myeloma Knowledge and Access to Latest Treatments To Address Health Disparities in African American Communities

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) together with the National Black Church Initiative (NBCI) announce the launch of a church-based...


22 Mar, 2017, 14:33 ET 'Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary' to have its Alabama Premiere at The University of Alabama, Birmingham

The City of Birmingham will be the site of an advance Alabama screening of the critically acclaimed Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary,...


22 Mar, 2017, 14:11 ET Principal Ballet Dancer Misty Copeland to Discuss New Book, Activism at National Press Club on Apr. 17

Misty Copeland, the first African-American Female Principal Dancer with the American Ballet Theatre, will discuss her first health and fitness...


22 Mar, 2017, 10:09 ET In 13 U.S. States, a Woman Born Today Will Not See Equal Pay During Her Working Life

According to a new state analysis released today by the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR), there are 13 states where progress on closing...


21 Mar, 2017, 18:25 ET Thirty-Five National Music Artists Perform In Dallas first annual Riverfront Jazz Festival

Dallas' first annual Riverfront Jazz Festival, presented and produced by The Black Academy of Arts and Letters (TBAAL), will host national music...


21 Mar, 2017, 15:58 ET El 28o. Desafío Anual de las Estrellas del Campus de Honda celebra la destreza académica de Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU)

Luego de meses de rigurosa preparación y múltiples competencias entre 89 universidades, los estudiantes de 48 equipos de Colegios y...


21 Mar, 2017, 12:00 ET Johnson & Johnson, DoSomething.org and Be The Match partner with comedian Hannibal Buress to Give A Spit About Cancer

Every three minutes, someone in the United States is diagnosed with a blood cancer like leukemia. For many of these people, their only hope for a...