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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13:47 ET The Advanced Leadership Initiative Announces New Managing Director Supported by The Heinz Endowments

Just four months after its launch, and following an intensive search, The Advanced Leadership Initiative is pleased to announce the selection of...


10:26 ET Marriott International lanza #LoveTravels Beyond Barriers para otorgar $500k a grupos e individuos que promueven la inclusion, igualdad, paz y los derechos humanos

BETHESDA, Md., 25 de septiembre, 2018 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – Marriott International anuncia la creación de Beyond Barriers, la siguiente...


10:16 ET Marriott International Launches #LoveTravels Beyond Barriers To Provide $500K To Groups And Individuals Advocating For Inclusion, Equality, Peace And Human Rights

Marriott International announces the creation of Beyond Barriers, the next phase of Marriott's groundbreaking #LoveTravels program. #LoveTravels...


09:55 ET Marriott International Launches #LoveTravels Beyond Barriers To Provide $500K To Groups And Individuals Advocating For Inclusion, Equality, Peace And Human Rights

Marriott International announces the creation of Beyond Barriers, the next phase of Marriott's groundbreaking #LoveTravels program. #LoveTravels...


09:30 ET Taliah Waajid Wins a 2018 Allure Best of Beauty Award

Taliah Waajid, an innovative brand in the world of natural hair care, is delighted to announce that Taliah Waajid Curly Curl "Gello" has won a...


06:00 ET U.S. News and the Aetna Foundation Examine the Link Between Race, Where You Live and Health in America

There are clear links between race, ethnicity, geography and drivers of health outcomes in the U.S., a special report from U.S. News & World Report...


Sep 24, 2018, 14:49 ET Black youth continue to be sent to adult courts and jails at alarmingly high rates

Juvenile arrest rates have fallen sharply in recent years, but black youth are disproportionately sent to adult court by judges at some of the...


Sep 21, 2018, 09:00 ET Spelman College Awarded $5.4 Million Grant from the Walton Family Foundation for Atlanta University Center Initiative to Increase Diversity in Museum Field

Spelman College announced today that it has received a $5.4 million grant from the Walton Family Foundation to establish the Atlanta University...


Sep 20, 2018, 08:45 ET The Medici Group Launches Experience Design Service to Bring The Medici Effect to Life at Corporate Events

The Medici Group®, the Diversity Drives Innovation firm, today announces Medici LIVESM, a new experience design service that brings the ideas of The...


Sep 20, 2018, 08:37 ET Before Wakanda, There Was Greenwood: Author KT Alozie Releases Books on "Black Wall Street"

Like many who watched Black Panther this year, you may have been equally amazed and impressed by its portrayals of black excellence. The film...


Sep 20, 2018, 08:36 ET The First Annual BedStuy Film Festival Comes to Brooklyn

The purpose of the BedStuy Film Festival ("BSFF") is to provide a platform through which films from diverse perspectives can be showcased. Founded by ...


Sep 19, 2018, 17:37 ET Celebrity Triple Threat Diggy Simmons To Appear At dfree® Homecoming Conference Young Money Day-- Building Billionaires Live October 26th In Somerset, New Jersey

dfree® "Young Money" is designed to awaken and educate young people about the importance of finances and incorporating financial freedom as a daily...


Sep 19, 2018, 14:29 ET La sexta entrega anual de los premios Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards celebra a los filántropos internacionales y el impacto mundial de Ali

La sexta entrega anual de los premios Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards se celebrará la noche del jueves en el Omni Louisville Hotel. La gala de...


Sep 19, 2018, 10:19 ET SEIA, HBCU Coalition Join in National Effort to Increase Diversity of Solar Industry's Workforce

With a goal of making the solar workforce and solar communities more diverse, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and the Historically...


Sep 19, 2018, 09:44 ET Sixth Annual Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards Showcases International Humanitarians and Ali's Worldwide Impact

The sixth annual Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards will take place Thursday evening at the Omni Louisville Hotel. The fundraising gala celebrates...


Sep 19, 2018, 08:52 ET Philadelphia OIC Announces Honorees for Community Leadership Recognition Reception

Philadelphia Opportunities Industrialization Center, Inc., a workforce development nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people living in...


Sep 19, 2018, 07:00 ET Catchings-Smith Installed as Chair of NPHC Council of Presidents

National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) announced Thursday the installation of Deborah Catchings-Smith, International President, Sigma Gamma Rho...


Sep 18, 2018, 12:57 ET Men Of Color In Communications lanza cumbre empresarial

ColorComm, Inc., la principal plataforma de la nación que aborda la diversidad e inclusión en los sectores de comunicaciones, marketing, medios y...


Sep 18, 2018, 10:00 ET Men Of Color In Communications Launches Business Summit

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


Sep 18, 2018, 08:45 ET Success for All Foundation Names Dr. Lynsey Seabrook CEO

Success for All Foundation, a national nonprofit focused on improving student learning by disseminating research-proven approaches to accelerating...


Sep 18, 2018, 08:35 ET Zaneilia Harris Introduces Financial Podcast Series "Heels of Success"

"Heels of Success," the new Finance 'n Stilettos podcast series, will promote pressing money matters to smart, savvy women. On a bimonthly basis,...


Sep 18, 2018, 07:37 ET Women of Color in Pharma (WOCIP) Conference To Feature Transformative Sessions On Innovation And Leadership

Women of Color in Pharma (WOCIP) will hold its second annual conference Nov. 2 and 3 at The Westin in Princeton, N.J. Women of color from every level ...


Sep 17, 2018, 13:49 ET Black Enterprise TechConneXt Returns To Silicon Valley Oct. 8-9 With A Powerhouse Lineup Of Speakers

Black Enterprise will present its annual TechConneXt on Monday, Oct. 8 through Tuesday, Oct. 9, at the San Francisco Marriott Waterfront Hotel....


Sep 17, 2018, 08:36 ET 'Lydia Cabrera and Édouard Glissant: Trembling Thinking' at Americas Society October 9, 2018 - January 12, 2019

Americas Society presents Lydia Cabrera and Édouard Glissant: Trembling Thinking, an exhibition that focuses on the ideas developed by the prominent...


Sep 14, 2018, 16:00 ET "I Am The Change:" The Black Women's Agenda, Inc. Hosts 41st Annual Symposium Town Hall & Awards Luncheon Highlighting Action, Activism & Civic Engagement

Fifty-three days away from one of the most hotly contested midterm elections on record, The Black Women's Agenda, Inc. (BWA) hosted its 41st Annual...