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 01, 2018, 09:00 ET Sean "Diddy" Combs And The Makers Of CÎROC Ultra Premium Vodka Launch CÎROC Studios

On the heels of music's biggest weekend, Sean "Diddy" Combs, and the makers of CÎROC Ultra Premium Vodka announce the official launch of...


Feb 01, 2018, 09:00 ET Fastweb commemorates Black History Month by highlighting scholarship opportunities for African Americans

While celebrating the many achievements of African Americans during Black History Month, Fastweb (www.fastweb.com), the leading website for...


Jan 31, 2018, 08:42 ET OneUnited Bank Presents Plan To Create Real, Unparalleled Economic Power In Black America

OneUnited Bank, the largest Black owned bank in the country, presents Make Black History Now, a plan for 30 million Black Americans to use the...


Jan 31, 2018, 08:00 ET Celebrate Black History Month In Annapolis & Anne Arundel County, Maryland

Visit Annapolis & Anne Arundel County (VAAAC) invites visitors and area residents to rediscover Annapolis and Anne Arundel County, Maryland's...


Jan 31, 2018, 08:00 ET The Winters Group announces Live Inclusively Actualized, Grant Opportunity to Fund Programs that Foster Equity & Inclusion

The Winters Group, Inc., a leading global diversity and inclusion consulting firm, is pleased to announce Live Inclusively Actualized (LIA), the...


Jan 30, 2018, 16:04 ET Documentary Premiere of Pioneers: Reginald F. Lewis and the Making of a Billion Dollar Empire

Today marks the announcement of the television premier of Pioneers: Reginald F. Lewis and the Making of a Billion Dollar Empire. The documentary...


Jan 30, 2018, 14:30 ET Kroger Names Steve McKinney Senior Vice President of Retail Divisions, Monica Garnes President of Fry's Division

The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today announced leadership promotions to support Restock Kroger. Steve McKinney, currently president of the Fry's Food...


Jan 30, 2018, 10:00 ET Mike Haynes Brings Prostate Cancer Awareness to Super Bowl LII

Mike Haynes was known for impressive stats during his illustrious 14-year, Hall of Fame career in the NFL. His nine Pro Bowls, 46 interceptions and...


Jan 30, 2018, 09:27 ET AJC Presents American Liberties Medallion to Congressman John Lewis

AJC, the premier global Jewish advocacy organization, presented its prestigious American Liberties Medallion to Representative John Lewis. The...


Jan 29, 2018, 18:46 ET Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene Announces Rebuild Day in Independence Heights Partnering with Rebuilding Together Houston

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene ("Gary Greene") today announced its continued partnership with Rebuilding Together Houston...


Jan 29, 2018, 10:19 ET MSM Remembers Veteran Journalist Amanda Davis at Annual Women With Heart Luncheon

Morehouse School of Medicine will remember longtime Atlanta journalist Amanda Davis at this year's Women With Heart Luncheon. Davis, who was a...


Jan 29, 2018, 06:00 ET Bronner Bros. Showcases The Best Of Multicultural Beauty Trends At 71st Annual Show February 10-12, 2018 In Atlanta

Bronner Bros., Inc. (BB) is proud to welcome one of the nation's largest gatherings of stylists, exhibitors and beauty enthusiasts to its annual...


Jan 28, 2018, 07:00 ET 16th Annual Honda Battle of the Bands Celebrates HBCU Culture and Marching Band Tradition

A crowd of 62,000 fans, students and alumni took part in the 16th annual Honda Battle of the Bands Invitational Showcase (HBOB) on Saturday, where...


Jan 26, 2018, 14:06 ET The Town Lake Chapter of The Links, Incorporated Announces Annual Mardi Gras Magic Gala

The Town Lake Chapter of The Links, Incorporated welcomes the Greater Austin community to its annual Mardi Gras Magic Gala, to be held at the J.W....


Jan 25, 2018, 14:45 ET The National Urban League and One Solution Launch an Academic Excellence Campaign - No Ceilings on Success

The nation's premiere civil rights and social services organization has partnered with One Solution, the cross-platform branded content agency of...


Jan 25, 2018, 12:43 ET 2018 ESSENCE Festival Initial Line-Up Announced July 5-8 In New Orleans

ESSENCE wants you to grab your squad and plan your trip as it announces its exhilarating initial talent line-up for the 2018 ESSENCE Festival,...


Jan 25, 2018, 08:40 ET Chicago Theological Seminary Selects Leader For The Next

Chicago Theological Seminary (CTS) today named Rev. Dr. Stephen G. Ray Jr. as its new president, succeeding Rev. Dr. Alice Hunt, who announced her...


Jan 25, 2018, 08:18 ET IMB Development Corporation Invests in LaFata Contract Services to Accelerate the Growth of a Unique Utility Service Provider

IMB Development Corporation, a leading private investment firm, announced today it has made a partnership investment in LaFata Contract...


Jan 24, 2018, 16:34 ET Ludacris, CeeLo Green, Cameo, Doug E. Fresh, Xscape, Bow Wow, Keke Wyatt, Arrested Development, Anthony Hamilton, V. Bozeman, Michel'le & Many More Take Part in 26th Annual Bounce Trumpet Awards in Atlanta

The 2018 Bounce Trumpet Awards were held on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta. The prestigious annual...


Jan 24, 2018, 16:31 ET Facebook Partners with the Alfred Street Baptist Church Foundation to Support Their 16th Annual HBCU College Festival on Saturday, February 10

Facebook and The Alfred Street Baptist Church Foundation have partnered to support the 16th Annual Alfred Street Baptist Church's Historically...


Jan 24, 2018, 15:53 ET NAMIC Announces Chapter Officers For 2018 Term

The National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) has announced its 2018 roster of newly elected and incumbent Chapter Board...


Jan 24, 2018, 14:15 ET Nation's Leading African American Entrepreneurs And Corporate Executives To Gather In Charlotte At The 23rd Annual BLACK ENTERPRISE Entrepreneurs Summit

BLACK ENTERPRISE will return to Charlotte, North Carolina, to hold the 23rd annual Entrepreneurs Summit hosted by Nationwide on Wednesday, June 6,...


Jan 24, 2018, 10:25 ET Who Advanced the Cause of Education for African Americans in the Jim Crow South in Collaboration with Booker T. Washington?

Influenced by the writings of the educator Booker T. Washington, Julius Rosenwald was a Jewish philanthropist who joined forces with African...


Jan 24, 2018, 10:00 ET NY's Communities of Color Have Less Access to Retirement Savings, Banks, Pay More for Caregiving, Housing; AARP, Partners Launch Policy Solutions Agenda

AARP and top advocacy organizations for New York's communities of color joined today to launch an unprecedented policy solutions agenda aimed at...