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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May 22, 2020, 10:28 ET Business Strategist's Credit Architect Program Helps Small Business Owners Build "Big Business" Credit in 90 Days

Business Strategist, Kendra J. Lewis, aka The Boss Architect, is giving entrepreneurs a leg up on creditors with her Credit Architect Program. The...


May 22, 2020, 08:00 ET Our Turn Releases Report Illuminating Student Experience In The Wake Of COVID-19 Pandemic

In April 2020, Our Turn conducted a survey of high school and college-aged students to understand how the pandemic is affecting their personal and...


May 21, 2020, 15:12 ET Art Schools, Historically Black Colleges and Universities Are Over-Represented Among Schools Where Parents Borrow the Most

As parent student loan borrowing rates continue to rise to historic levels, an especially large portion of those funds are going to art schools and...


May 21, 2020, 13:27 ET African American And Latino Owned Media Company, MPM, Signs Historic Multi-Year Partnership With Universal Music

Universal Music Latin has inked a multi-year partnership with the Los Angeles based multicultural music and media company, MPM Productions. MPM will...


May 21, 2020, 10:00 ET Launching Worldwide on May 22, VumaTV Brings Inclusivity to On-Demand Content as First Streaming Service for Multicultural Audiences

The first streaming service to bridge the gap for a global, multicultural audience, VumaTV today announced it will launch worldwide on Friday, May 22 ...


May 21, 2020, 08:50 ET Black College Expo Joins The Los Angeles Urban League To Celebrate Black High School Graduates Around The Country

Black College Expo™ and the Los Angeles Urban League are joining forces to present "2020 Black High School Graduation: Rites of Passage," a positive...


May 21, 2020, 08:38 ET Harlem's Fashion Row Launching New Nonprofit (ICON 360) to Aid Designers in Rapid Response to Coronavirus Pandemic; Celebrity Stylists, Editors, and Influencers Unite to Benefit Designers of Color During a Global Virtual Fashion Event

On May 30, 2020 at 2:00PM, Harlem's Fashion Row (HFR) will launch a new non-profit, ICON 360, in response to the current Coronavirus pandemic...


May 21, 2020, 07:33 ET M.T.O. School of Islamic Sufism® Marks End of Ramadan by Honoring All Frontline Heroes on Memorial Day

WHEN: May 25, 2020 - 11:00 a.m. Memorial Day & End of Ramadan. WHERE: At M.T.O. centers in 35 cities and eleven countries, including Los Angeles...


May 20, 2020, 14:57 ET Leading Black Beauty Brands Partner to Launch Beauty & Barber Relief Fund

Today, The Bronner Bros Int'l Beauty Show (BB) announced the launch of the BB Beauty & Barber Fund to provide relief to licensed cosmetology...


May 20, 2020, 10:41 ET Toyota/Lexus Minority Owners Dealership Association to Sponsor National 'COVID-19 Day of Service' on May 22

The Toyota/Lexus Minority Owners Dealership Association (TLMODA) is working with The Salvation Army to fill the pantries of families in need during...


May 20, 2020, 09:30 ET PepsiCo lanza iniciativa de $7 millones para ayudar comunidades en los Estados Unidos mas impactadas por el COVID-19

En respuesta a la evidencia alarmante del continuo impacto negativo y desproporcionado a causa del COVID-19, PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ: PEP) y su ancla...


May 20, 2020, 09:30 ET PepsiCo Launches $7 Million Initiative To Help U.S. Communities Hardest Hit By COVID-19

In response to alarming evidence of the continued disparate, negative impact of COVID-19, PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ: PEP) and its philanthropic arm, The...


May 20, 2020, 09:18 ET Sanders Phillips Grossman: J&J Discontinues Talc-Based Baby Powder as Lawsuits Pile Up

Johnson & Johnson announced Tuesday that it will end North American sales of talc-based baby powder as it battles thousands of lawsuits claiming the...


May 20, 2020, 08:00 ET UMC Partners With American Black Film Festival (ABFF) To Host "Shoot Your Shot" Talent Search For "Partners In Rhyme"

UMC, the first and largest streaming service for Black TV and film from AMC Networks, is partnering with the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) to...


May 20, 2020, 05:30 ET Capital Impact Partners Launches Diversity in Development - Detroit Loan Fund to Support Emerging Developers of Color

In an effort to increase support for minority real estate developers spearheading rehabilitation or new construction of mixed-use, multifamily...


May 18, 2020, 19:31 ET Association of Black Cardiologists Creates COVID-19 FAQ Community Watch

Today, the Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC) issued patient-centered frequently asked questions (FAQ Community Watch) related to COVID-19 for...


May 18, 2020, 09:00 ET United Global Alliance Launches COVID-19 Relief Fund to Support Black Communities

United Global Alliance (UNITED) announced the launch of the United Impact Fund, an emergency fund that mobilizes philanthropists, foundations,...


May 15, 2020, 11:04 ET Spelman College Announces 2020 Valedictorian and Salutatorian

Through hard work, determination and balance, Kendra Grissom and Jasmine McClam have excelled and achieved high honors during their academic careers. ...


May 14, 2020, 18:09 ET Squire Technologies seleccionada para Black and Latinx Entrepreneur Cohort inaugural de Launch With GS de Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) seleccionó a Squire Technologies para participar en la primera Black and Latinx Entrepreneur Cohort (Cohorte de...


May 14, 2020, 16:28 ET Squire Technologies Selected for Inaugural Goldman Sachs Launch With GS Black and Latinx Entrepreneur Cohort

Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) has selected Squire Technologies to participate in the first Launch With GS Black and Latinx Entrepreneur Cohort. This...


May 14, 2020, 16:11 ET Squire Technologies Selected for Inaugural Goldman Sachs Launch With GS Black and Latinx Entrepreneur Cohort

Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) has selected Squire Technologies to participate in the first Launch With GS Black and Latinx Entrepreneur Cohort. This...


May 14, 2020, 15:34 ET Howard University Student Virgil Parker Selected as 2020 Rangel Summer Fellow

The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program has selected Howard University senior journalism student Virgil Parker as one...


May 14, 2020, 13:07 ET To Get Ahead in Your Career, Share the Credit, Says Career Coach and Award-Winning Author Tamara S. Raymond

To advance in your profession, you need to outshine others, win top prizes, and exceed expectations. "In addition to these things, you need to share...


May 14, 2020, 12:02 ET WCAPS Releases Report on 'Voices of Peace Corps COVID-19 Evacuees'

Women of Color Advancing Peace, Security & Conflict Transformation (WCAPS) teamed up with Peace Corps Volunteers and Trainees evacuated under...