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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Nov 16, 2017, 13:12 ET Two Webster Board Members Honored

Webster Financial Corporation (NYSE: WBS), is pleased to announce that Laurence C. Morse, Ph.D., and Lauren C. States, both members of the Webster...


Nov 16, 2017, 12:42 ET Kelly Price Finds Love After Divorce, Expands Her Entertainment Enterprise and Joins Sunni Gyrl Management Under the Leadership of MC Lyte, Lynn Richardson and Ingrid Morris

On the eve of her 25th year in the business, renown songstress, songwriter and actress Kelly Price ended a two decade stint of independent...


Nov 16, 2017, 10:16 ET Weber Shandwick Introduces New Offering to Counsel Organizations on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Strategy

Weber Shandwick, one of the world's leading global communications and engagement firms, announced the creation of a new offering today to advise...


Nov 15, 2017, 18:44 ET National Healthcare Access Coalition Launches 17 City National Black Healthcare Access Tour

A national healthcare coalition comprised of fifteen (15) national organizations and networks launches a 17 city Demand Access: Black Healthcare...


Nov 15, 2017, 11:52 ET National Preservation and Philanthropic Groups Partner for $25 Million Funding Initiative Aimed at Transforming the Nation's Cultural Landscape to Fully Reflect the American Story

The National Trust for Historic Preservation, in partnership with lead funders, the Ford Foundation, The JPB Foundation, and the Open Society...


Nov 15, 2017, 08:30 ET Women of Color Are Fastest-Growing Group of Business Owners

According to the most recent figures contained in the 2016 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report, the number of women-owned firms increased by 45...


Nov 14, 2017, 11:30 ET Amsterdam & Partners LLP Supports NAACP Resolution on Gülen Charter Schools

The California chapter of the the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has passed a new resolution urging federal,...


Nov 14, 2017, 08:35 ET New Career Book From Executive and Leadership Development Coach Tamara S. Raymond Helps Young Adults Find Their Way

Executive and Leadership Development Coach Tamara S. Raymond's new book, Careering: The Pocket Guide to Exploring Your Future Career, aims to help...


Nov 13, 2017, 11:56 ET Ropes & Gray Names Recipients of 2018 Roscoe Trimmier Jr. Diversity Scholarship

Ropes & Gray today announced the five recipients of the 2018 Ropes & Gray Roscoe Trimmier Jr. Diversity Scholarship. The scholarship honors...


Nov 13, 2017, 10:00 ET Poynter, NABJ Announce the 2017 Diversity Leadership Class

The Poynter Institute and the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) are pleased to announce the 2017 class for the Poynter-NABJ...


Nov 09, 2017, 08:30 ET THE QUAD Internship Program Prepares HBCU Students for TV Careers

The producers of the groundbreaking BET drama The Quad have selected 8 students from historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) to...


Nov 09, 2017, 08:00 ET The Steve Fund and JED Launch Equity in Mental Health Framework to Support College Students of Color

The Jed Foundation (JED), a nonprofit that exists to protect emotional health and prevent suicide for teens and young adults, and The Steve Fund, a...


Nov 08, 2017, 11:00 ET SiriusXM's Urban View Channel Adds New, Inspiring Sunday Programming to its Line-up

SiriusXM announced today a new line-up of exclusive programming for its Urban View channel on Sunday mornings. SiriusXM's new Sunday line-up...


Nov 08, 2017, 08:47 ET Andra Day and Academy Award Winner Common to Perform "Stand Up for Something" on the Girl Scout Float in 91st Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Today, Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) is excited to confirm that its "Building a Better World" float will return to the annual Macy's Thanksgiving...


Nov 08, 2017, 08:40 ET Kaleidoscope Reviews Launches to Promote Film Critics of Color

Gil Robertson, the President of the African American Film Critics Association, today announced the launch of Kaleidoscope Reviews, a project to...


Nov 08, 2017, 08:40 ET Two-Time Emmy® Winner Rushion McDonald of 3815 Media to Deliver Marketing and Branding Services for Civil Rights Attorney Ben Crump's New Firm, Ben Crump Law

Two-time EMMY® winning producer, entertainment mogul, entrepreneur and branding architect Rushion McDonald, has garnered a contract to deliver...


Nov 07, 2017, 08:40 ET New Women's Empowerment Book Reveals 10 Steps to Quitting Your Day Job

It is shocking to discover that 43% of professional women with children want to leave corporate America, but have no clue how to "Embrace the...


Nov 07, 2017, 07:00 ET Compañías de Catalyst CEO Champions For Change superan a las de la lista S&P 500 en el avance de las mujeres hacia puestos de liderazgo

NUEVA YORK, 7 de noviembre de 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- Catalyst, una organización internacional sin fines de lucro que ayuda a...


Nov 07, 2017, 07:00 ET Catalyst CEO Champions For Change Companies Outperform The S&P 500 In Advancing Women Into Leadership

Catalyst, a global nonprofit that helps build workplaces that work for women, today released data showing that as a group Catalyst CEO Champions...


Nov 06, 2017, 13:02 ET Larenz Tate ("Power") and Erica Ash ("Survivor's Remorse") To Host 2018 Bounce Trumpet Awards

Larenz Tate and Erica Ash will host the 2018 Bounce Trumpet Awards, an exciting night of inspiration, history and crowd-rousing performances...


Nov 03, 2017, 09:52 ET Southwestern Christian College Named Grand Prize Winner of First Ford HBCU Drive2Greatness National Contest

Culminating eight weeks of a nationwide competition where students, alumni and supporters of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)...


Nov 03, 2017, 08:15 ET What's New on UMC - Urban Movie Channel: November 2017

Kicking off UMC – Urban Movie Channel's November slate on Friday, November 3, 2017 is BIG WORDS, "an engrossing, coming-of-middle-age drama that...


Nov 03, 2017, 03:00 ET ManpowerGroup Director Ulice Payne Jr. Named One of 2017's Most Influential Black Corporate Directors

ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN) today congratulates Board Director Ulice Payne Jr. who has been named one of 2017's Most Influential Black Corporate...


Nov 02, 2017, 11:19 ET La gira IN THE BLACK de Odyssey Media les ofrece entrada gratuita a pequeñas empresarias y aspirantes a empresarias de Houston luego del huracán Harvey

Odyssey Media, una marca líder en el empoderamiento de las mujeres multiculturales, organiza IN THE BLACK ("EN NEGRO"), el evento de gran dinamismo...


Nov 02, 2017, 10:39 ET U.S. Boardrooms are Changing, 2017 Spencer Stuart U.S. Board Index Finds

S&P 500 boards appointed 397 new independent directors in the 2017 proxy year, the highest number since 2004, and for the first time, just over...


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