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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Feb 06, 2017, 10:02 ET Gateway Health Compliance Director Osato Chitou Receives Honor From Rutgers Law School

The Association of Black Law Students (ABLS) at Rutgers School of Law–Newark recently honored Osato Chitou, ESQ, MPH, Compliance Officer, Gateway...


Feb 06, 2017, 08:03 ET Despite Modest Gains, Women and Minorities See Little Change in Representation on Fortune 500 Boards

Boardroom diversity in Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies has increased for women and certain minority groups, according to the "Missing Pieces...


Feb 06, 2017, 07:58 ET WWII Tuskegee Airman Colonel Charles McGee Packs Them in at Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor to Commemorate African American History Month

Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor and 400 guests paid tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen and the vital role they played during World War II with a...


Feb 04, 2017, 00:01 ET U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for February 4: Rosa Parks

Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: ROSA PARKS Profile America — Saturday, February 4th. Adding...


Feb 03, 2017, 14:31 ET MEDIA ADVISORY - Rallies across Canada against Islamophobia and Deportations following Quebec shootings and Trump's Muslim Ban

CANADA, Feb. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ - Rallies will be taking place in 13 cities across the country on Feb 3rd and 4th in solidarity with six Muslims...


Feb 03, 2017, 13:25 ET KING OF THE DANCEHALL To Screen As Opening Night Film At The Pan African Film Festival 25th Year Anniversary, February 9

The Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) announced today that Ncredible Entertainment's KING OF THE DANCEHALL, written and directed by Nick Cannon,...


Feb 03, 2017, 09:00 ET CITY BUZZ LOCAL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Dr. Talia McClure-Moore launches unique Black Woman owned company to bridge the gap between law enforcement and the greater communities they serve.

In response to growing resentment of law enforcement present in many communities across the country, new approaches to resolve these issues must be...


Feb 02, 2017, 17:02 ET GRAMMY-Nominated Gospel Singer and Chicago-Based Artists to Perform at North Park University

North Park University (North Park), Chicago's urban, intercultural, Christian university, is hosting events centered around the ultimate question...


Feb 02, 2017, 16:15 ET Carver Bancorp, Inc. Celebrates Black History Month by Ringing The Nasdaq Stock Market Closing Bell

Carver Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq: CARV), the holding company for Carver Federal Savings Bank ("Carver"), announced today that in recognition of Black...


Feb 02, 2017, 13:19 ET Obama Sued in "La La Land" for Allegedly Inciting Violence in Defiance of Trump's So Called "Muslim Ban"

Today, Larry Klayman, the founder of Judicial Watch and now Freedom Watch and a former Justice Department prosecutor filed suit against former...


Feb 02, 2017, 12:23 ET Dominion Resources and the Library of Virginia Honor Seven African-American 'Strong Men & Women in Virginia History'

Dominion Resources and the Library of Virginia commemorated the leadership and accomplishments of seven outstanding African Americans during the...


Feb 02, 2017, 09:05 ET Scholastic To Publish Activism Book By Marley Dias, 12-Year-Old #1000BlackGirlBooks Founder, In Spring 2018

Scholastic (NASDAQ: SCHL), the global children's publishing, education, and media company, has acquired world rights to an activism book written by...


Feb 02, 2017, 05:05 ET Black History Month Feature Package

The following feature package is a roundup of feature stories dealing with Black History month and is appropriate for special sections and...


Feb 01, 2017, 11:57 ET Pennsylvania Department of General Services, PHMC Kick-Off Black History Month, Unveil Trailblazer's Exhibit in East Wing of Capitol

Pennsylvania Department of General Services (DGS) Secretary Curt Topper and Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) Director of...


Feb 01, 2017, 11:03 ET Smithsonian Adds Black American Racers Team Materials

The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History will receive a number of objects from Black American Racers Inc. (BAR) in a donation...


Feb 01, 2017, 10:23 ET Actor Morgan Freeman Receives AARP's Movies For Grownups® Career Achievement Award

At age 79, Morgan Freeman continues to draw the attention of audiences around the world with his radiant voice, gifted performances and...


Feb 01, 2017, 09:00 ET Scholarship Opportunities for African American Students Highlighted During Black History Month

Fastweb (www.fastweb.com), the leading website for scholarship and financial aid information and a member of the Monster network, is honoring...


Feb 01, 2017, 08:35 ET New Video Network Puts the Spotlight on the Global Black Experience

ONX, an online video network targeting Black millennials began delivering original video content that shines a light on the global Black...


Feb 01, 2017, 07:29 ET Northeast Ohio Resident Semanthie Brooks Appointed to AARP Ohio Executive Council

Northeast Ohio resident Semanthie Brooks, ACSW, LISW, has recently been appointed to the AARP Ohio Executive Council. Executive Council members are...


Feb 01, 2017, 00:01 ET U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for February 1: Black History Month

Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: BLACK HISTORY MONTH Profile America — Wednesday, February 1st....


Jan 31, 2017, 16:43 ET UniWorld Group, Inc. anuncia dos ascensos importantes a nivel directivo

UniWorld Group, Inc. (UWG), la agencia de mercadotecnia multicultural de servicio completo de más larga data del país, anunció dos nuevos ascensos...


Jan 31, 2017, 11:49 ET Mike Haynes Shares Prostate Cancer Story at Super Bowl LI

Pro Football Hall of Fame member and Know Your Stats® spokesperson, Mike Haynes will touch down in Houston the week leading up to Super Bowl LI to...


Jan 31, 2017, 11:37 ET Gabrielle Union Steps Into the Hair Care Business Flawlessly

When electrifying beauty and unsurpassable talent join forces, Flawless by Gabrielle Union is born. A hair care line designed specifically to cater...


Jan 31, 2017, 11:03 ET UniWorld Group, Inc. Announces Two Key Executive Promotions

UniWorld Group, Inc. (UWG), the country's longest-standing, full-service, multicultural marketing agency, has announced two new executive...


Jan 31, 2017, 10:47 ET Heather Foster Joins Widmeyer as Vice President

Widmeyer Communications, a Finn Partners company, has hired Heather Foster as a vice president in Widmeyer Education, the agency's PK- 12 Education...