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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Oct 18, 2018, 17:43 ET La aplicación móvil HI-TAPO ofrece apoyo sin precedentes durante interacciones con las fuerzas policiales

El eterno paradigma del sistema judicial está por cambiar; una nueva aplicación gratuita llamada HI-TAPO para teléfonos Android, la cual se lanza hoy ...


Oct 18, 2018, 17:02 ET New HI-TAPO App Offers Unprecedented Support During Law Enforcement Stops

The centuries-old criminal justice paradigm has just shifted. HI-TAPO, a new free mobile app for Android phones, which launches today as a pilot...


Oct 18, 2018, 13:47 ET United Nations Chapter in Florida to Honor Give and Save 365 for Eradicating Poverty

The Broward County Chapter of the United Nations Association of the United States of America each year honors community leaders that exemplify the...


Oct 18, 2018, 12:00 ET The Apollo Theater Presents Apollo Uptown Hall: Say It Loud….With Your VOTE!, In Association with SiriusXM

The Apollo Theater and SiriusXM announced today that they will present Say It Loud…With Your VOTE!, a bi-partisan political special at the Apollo on...


Oct 17, 2018, 22:38 ET The Women's Sports Foundation Celebrates The Fearless Female Athletes Creating Change At The 39th Annual Salute To Women In Sports

The Women's Sports Foundation (WSF)—the leading authority on the participation of women and girls in athletics — celebrated barrier-breaking...


Oct 17, 2018, 16:02 ET American Evolution And Virginia Governor Ralph Northam Call On Public To Commemorate 400th Anniversary Of 1619 Events

Today Virginia Governor Ralph Northam joined Virginia House of Delegates Speaker M. Kirkland Cox, and President and CEO of Virginia Tourism...


Oct 17, 2018, 14:29 ET Thurgood Marshall College Fund Convenes Over 400 Students For 18th Annual Leadership Institute Conference Presented By Wells Fargo

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) continues its tradition of convening one of the largest, most exclusive, talent and development recruiting...


Oct 17, 2018, 13:30 ET 2018 ESSENCE Festival® Presented By Coca-Cola Announces Record-Breaking $280 Million Economic Impact For The State Of Louisiana And City Of New Orleans

Essence Communications, the leading media, technology and commerce company serving Black women, today announced a record-breaking economic impact of...


Oct 17, 2018, 12:36 ET Top-rated Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund Encourages Workers to "Save" Themselves During National Retirement Security Week

Look! Up in the sky, it's a bird, it's a plane, it's a leading pension plan, encouraging people to plan and save for retirement. The Illinois...


Oct 17, 2018, 08:37 ET Who is Protecting You? "The Club" Pepper Spray Helps Protect Against Assaults and Personal Attacks

Assaults, attacks, violence – all words that are heard too frequently in the news today. Victims vary in age, gender, orientation, race, geography –...


Oct 17, 2018, 08:00 ET World Renowned Chef Dominique Crenn signs with R&E Culinary Management

R&E Culinary Management, a division of R&E Entertainment Group that represents food media personalities and culinarians, announced today the signing...


Oct 16, 2018, 14:15 ET Great Huts Presents the 8th Annual Cinema Paradise Portie Film Festival

Port Antonio Festival Brings a Taste of Hollywood to Jamaica from November 1st – 4th, 2018 PORT ANTONIO, Jamaica, Oct. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ - The...


Oct 16, 2018, 13:36 ET Twelve Business Leaders Honored during National Minority Development Week

The U.S. Department of Commerce's Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) proudly announces the professional achievements of 12 leaders of...


Oct 16, 2018, 10:58 ET Grammy Nominated Recording Artist Kelly Price Joins BET's 'American Soul' Cast

Price will join the cast of American Soul, BET's newest scripted drama series. The drama series tells the story of the emergence and national rise of ...


Oct 16, 2018, 08:36 ET New Eldercare Book, "H.O.P.E for the Alzheimer's Journey" Prepares Alzheimer's Caregivers

Morgan James' new caregiving book release, H.O.P.E. for the Alzheimer's Journey: Help, Organization, Preparation, and Education for the Road Ahead by ...


Oct 15, 2018, 13:26 ET Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) Announces Honorees For 31st Anniversary Awards Gala

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) is proud to announce its 2018 award recipients, being honored for their commitment to Historically Black...


Oct 15, 2018, 09:00 ET Campaign for Black Male Achievement's 10th Anniversary Gala Honors George Soros, Tonya Allen, John W. Rogers

The Campaign for Black Male Achievement (CBMA) holds its 10th Anniversary Gala: Black Male Reimagined on October 18, 2018, honoring George Soros,...


Oct 15, 2018, 10:00 ET Trevor Noah Announces First Ever Arena Run With Loud & Clear Tour 2019

Trevor Noah is crossing North America on his first ever arena outing with the Loud & Clear Tour 2019. Kicking off January 11 in Toronto, the 28-city...


Oct 13, 2018, 08:18 ET MBC Connect empodera a la comunidad de cáncer de seno metastásico con una nueva aplicación para aprovechar los datos de los pacientes e impulsar la investigación

El día de hoy, la Metastatic Breast Cancer Alliance lanzó MBC Connect™, una herramienta gratuita en línea y para teléfonos celulares, para pacientes...


Oct 13, 2018, 08:00 ET MBC Connect Empowers Metastatic Breast Cancer Community with New Mobile App to Leverage Patient Data and Drive Research

Today, the Metastatic Breast Cancer Alliance launched MBC ConnectTM, a free mobile and web-based tool for patients with metastatic breast cancer...


Oct 12, 2018, 09:00 ET OZY Media Announces New Primetime Television Series, 'Take On America'

OZY Media, the daily information source for important stories told nowhere else, today announced their fourth primetime television show, Take On...


Oct 12, 2018, 06:55 ET Golden Star Supports the Return of Giants of Africa to Ghana

TORONTO, Oct. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ - Golden Star Resources Ltd. (NYSE American: GSS; TSX: GSC; GSE: GSR) ("Golden Star" or the "Company") is pleased ...


Oct 11, 2018, 08:35 ET Howard University College of Medicine Announces Commemorative Dinner to Celebrate its 150th Anniversary

The Howard University College of Medicine will host its 150th Anniversary Gala to Celebrate 150 Years of Excellence in Education, Service and...


Oct 11, 2018, 08:02 ET The New Shine 'n Jam® Black Castor and Flaxseed Oil Styler is Now Available in Variety Wholesale and Dollar General Stores Nationwide

Ampro Industries announced today that their DIY-inspired Shine 'n Jam® Black Castor & Flaxseed Oil Styler is now available at Variety Wholesale and...


Oct 11, 2018, 07:00 ET American Urban Radio Networks & The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce Support The Hetrick-Martin Institute

On October 1st, 2018, The American Urban Radio Networks (AURN) and The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce (GHCC) met with representatives from the...