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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07:00 ET 2018 Catalyst Award Winners: The Boston Consulting Group, IBM, Nationwide And Northrop Grumman Corporation

Catalyst announced today that innovative corporate initiatives from The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), IBM, Nationwide and Northrop Grumman...


Jan 17, 2018, 14:39 ET Chronicled anuncia la incorporación de ejecutivos de LinkLab a su equipo de liderazgo ejecutivo

Chronicled, Inc. anunció hoy la incorporación de Susanne Somerville y Eric Garvin a su equipo ejecutivo. Ambos se suman para respaldar el...


Jan 17, 2018, 11:42 ET Jermaine Dupri, Cameo, Richelieu Dennis, Tamika Mallory, Marley Dias, Dr. Lonnie Johnson, Rhyon Brown Announced as Recipients of 2018 Bounce Trumpet Awards

The 2018 Bounce Trumpet Awards, the prestigious annual event celebrating African-American achievements and contributions, will air exclusively on...


Jan 17, 2018, 09:00 ET Chronicled Announces LinkLab Executives to Join Executive Leadership Team

Chronicled, Inc. today announced the addition of Susanne Somerville and Eric Garvin to its executive team. Both are joining to support the...


Jan 17, 2018, 08:45 ET CommunicationsMatch Partners with National Black Public Relations Society to Help Companies Find Diverse PR & Communications Agencies

CommunicationsMatch, a PR and communications agency and freelancer search and engagement platform, has established a partnership with the National...


Jan 16, 2018, 15:00 ET Eglon E. Simons Retires as President, CEO of NAMIC After Three-year Success Story

The National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) today announced that president and CEO, Eglon E. Simons, is retiring from...


Jan 16, 2018, 10:00 ET ColorComm lanza la comunidad Men of Color in Communications

ColorComm, Inc., la plataforma de mujeres líder en el país dedicada a abordar temas de diversidad e inclusión en las industrias de las...


Jan 16, 2018, 10:00 ET ColorComm Launches Men of Color in Communications Community

ColorComm, Inc., the nation's leading women's platform addressing diversity and inclusion from across the communications, marketing, media, and...


Jan 15, 2018, 23:52 ET Black History Now 2018 Celebrating Today's Change Makers

The City of Portsmouth, Virginia, along with The Portsmouth Museums and Portsmouth Public Library are proud to present the third annual Black...


Jan 15, 2018, 13:12 ET "I'm Going to Disney World!'' Teens Surprised Live on "Good Morning America'' with Mentoring Trip to Disney Dreamers Academy

Five high school students were surprised live on "Good Morning America'' today with the announcement that they were selected to be part of the...


Jan 14, 2018, 15:00 ET $2.5 Million Gift from Robert Frederick Smith to the Prostate Cancer Foundation is the Largest Donation Ever Dedicated to Advancing Prostate Cancer Research in African-American Men

Helping to advance revolutionary research in prostate cancer, Robert F. Smith, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Vista Equity Partners, has donated $2.5...


Jan 12, 2018, 18:26 ET Martin Luther King III and Family Release King Holiday Message and Plans for Commemoration

Martin Luther King III, son of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King, today released a message marking the 89th anniversary of his...


Jan 12, 2018, 15:50 ET New Exhibit "1968: Civil Rights at 50" Opens Today

Today, the Newseum opened "1968: Civil Rights at 50," a new exhibit that explores the tumultuous events that shaped the civil rights movement in...


Jan 12, 2018, 14:18 ET North Park University Hosts MLK Jr. Celebration featuring Gospel Recording Artist Corey Barksdale and Chicago Activist Sherida Morrison

On January 15th, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, North Park University's Black Student Union Group will present an inspirational presentation...


Jan 12, 2018, 14:02 ET Global Financial Freedom Movement dfree® Continues To Raise The Bar For Economic Empowerment In The African American Community

dfree® (www.mydfree.org) the global Financial Freedom Movement that is empowering organizations and individuals to lead richer lives by improving...


Jan 12, 2018, 11:21 ET BLACK ENTERPRISE Announces The 50 Best Companies For Diversity

BLACK ENTERPRISE, in collaboration with The Executive Leadership Council, the leading organization of black senior managers, has released its...


Jan 12, 2018, 10:49 ET Thomson Reuters Partners with Workforce Opportunity Services to Launch Internship Program for African American and Latino Youth in Texas

Workforce Opportunity Services (WOS)—the leading non-profit organization geared towards aligning individuals from underrepresented groups with...


Jan 11, 2018, 18:45 ET Art Gallery 21 in Wilton Manors Presents "The Quilts of Gee's Bend: The Fabric of Their Lives" February 3 - March 10, 2018

In honor of Black History Month, Art Gallery 21 and the City of Wilton Manors are proud to present "The Quilts of Gee's Bend: The Fabric of Their...


Jan 11, 2018, 17:22 ET From Universal 1440 Entertainment: Honey: Rise Up and Dance

An avid street dancer goes against the odds and pursues her dreams in Honey: Rise Up and Dance, the exciting all-new installment in the cherished...


Jan 11, 2018, 12:00 ET Toyota Honors Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with Annual $60,000 Donation to Historically Black Colleges and Universities and the Tom Joyner Foundation

In honor of the life and vision of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Toyota Financial Services (TFS) announced its continued support of...


Jan 11, 2018, 11:00 ET HBCU Students Compete for $50,000+ Scholarships at the 2018 HBCU Battle of the Brains™ "hackathon" - March 9-10, 2018

The National Black MBA Association – Austin Chapter announces Friday, March 9 – Saturday, March 10, 2018, as the 2nd Annual HBCU Battle of the...


Jan 11, 2018, 10:07 ET Cable TV host Joy-Ann Reid will give keynote address at Eastern Michigan University's Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration

Joy-Ann Reid, a political analyst for MSNBC and host of "AM Joy," is the keynote speaker for Eastern Michigan University's 32nd annual Martin...


Jan 11, 2018, 10:02 ET SiriusXM Launches 'Last Mile, Second Chances,' Groundbreaking New Show on Prison Reform and New Beginnings

SiriusXM today announced the launch of "Last Mile, Second Chances," an exclusive new show about formerly incarcerated women moving back into...


Jan 10, 2018, 23:14 ET Byron Allen's Entertainment Studios Announces Two More Seasons Of Comedy Game Show "Funny You Should Ask"

Entertainment Studios, Inc., (www.es.tv) one of the largest independent producers and distributors of first-run syndicated television programming...


Jan 09, 2018, 11:03 ET The Indefensible and Unjust State of America's Children Demands Action to End Child Poverty NOW!

It is a national disgrace that children are the poorest Americans. The Children's Defense Fund's The State of America's Children® 2017 details the...