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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Jun 22, 2018, 16:45 ET 1968 Civil Rights Movement Comes To Ben & Jerry's Vermont Factory

Ben & Jerry's factory in Waterbury, VT is marking the 50th anniversary of the 1968 Poor People's Campaign with a special display from the...


Jun 21, 2018, 10:30 ET Young African leaders arrive in U.S., fostering connections with Americans

The U.S. Department of State and IREX are pleased to welcome the 2018 cohort of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders to the...


Jun 20, 2018, 14:59 ET RLJ Entertainment's UMC - Urban Movie Channel Launches on Xfinity TV

Urban Movie Channel (UMC), the first subscription video on demand service (SVOD) created for African American and urban audiences, is now available...


Jun 20, 2018, 09:24 ET Carnival Corporation Presents The 2018 Sports & Music Reunion Hosted By Chris Spencer And Andre Farr

Carnival Corporation, the world's largest travel leisure company, will present The Sports & Music Reunion on Sunday July 8, 2018 at the...


Jun 20, 2018, 09:13 ET ESSENCE Exclusive: Global Music Icon Janet Jackson Pens "Letter From My Heart": Her Intimate Message To Black Women Revealing Her Journey To Finding Joy For ESSENCE's July/August "Happiness" Issue

In an ESSENCE cover story exclusive, music icon Janet Jackson pens a deeply intimate message to Black women for the magazine's first-ever...


Jun 19, 2018, 14:00 ET Marvel Music Set To Release Marvel's Luke Cage Season 2 Original Soundtrack Album On June 22

Marvel is set to release the digital soundtrack for the second season of the Netflix original series "Marvel's Luke Cage" on June 22, 2018. The...


Jun 19, 2018, 12:29 ET Season Four of Bounce's Hit Comedy In The Cut Set to Premiere Mon. July 2 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT

Bounce is set to kick off Season Four of its hit original comedy series In The Cut on Monday, July 2 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT, with new episodes every...


Jun 19, 2018, 11:00 ET Carver Federal Savings Bank Donates $30,000 To Crown Heights Community Organizations

Carver Federal Savings Bank ("Carver" or the "Bank"), which marks its 70th anniversary this year, recently hosted an event at its newly renovated...


Jun 19, 2018, 09:00 ET AT&T Hello Lab Reprises Inclusive Filmmaker Mentorship Program; Emmy® Award Winner Lena Waithe Joins Common and More

AT&T* announced the 2018 lineup of mentors and mentees for its diversity-focused Hello Lab Mentorship Program. In its second year, the...


Jun 19, 2018, 08:41 ET Nikki Fortune Announces the Release of Fiction Book … Hustle

Mynd Matters Publishing is proud to offer the fresh new work from Nikki Fortune, HUSTLE hitting bookstores everywhere on June 20, 2018. Nikki...


Jun 19, 2018, 08:00 ET TargetSpot expands its MultiCultural Platform with new office in Los Angeles

Targetspot announces an expansion of its MultiCultural Platform with a new office in Los Angeles and appoints Rudy Balderrama as West Coast Senior...


Jun 19, 2018, 08:00 ET TargetSpot expande su plataforma multicultural con nueva oficina en Los Ángeles

Targetspot anuncia la expansión de su plataforma multicultural con la inauguración de una nueva oficina en Los Ángeles y nombra a Rudy Balderrama...


Jun 18, 2018, 16:47 ET The District, Akridge, COPT, and Argos Celebrate Joint Groundbreaking of Stevens School and Stevens Place

A number of corporate executives and District officials gathered at 2100 L Street, NW to celebrate the start of construction of Stevens School and...


Jun 18, 2018, 11:41 ET Boston Food Industry Entrepreneurs Graduate from Santander's Small Business Accelerator Program

Santander Bank will join its partners - CommonWealth Kitchen, Babson College and the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) – and 20...


Jun 18, 2018, 10:00 ET Universal Music Group And All Def Media Expand Content Agreement

Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, and All Def Media (ADM), one of the fastest-growing...


Jun 18, 2018, 09:00 ET Chronicled and OCEASOFT Strategic Partnership to Deliver Blockchain-Integrated Bluetooth Temperature Monitoring Solution in Life Science Industry

Chronicled, Inc. a smart supply chain solutions company based in San Francisco, CA, and OCEASOFT, a data logging company based in Montpellier,...


Jun 18, 2018, 09:00 ET La sociedad estratégica entre Chronicled y OCEASOFT ofrecerá una solución Bluetooth de control de la temperatura con cadena de bloques integrada para la industria de las ciencias de la vida

Chronicled, Inc., una compañía de soluciones inteligentes para la cadena de abastecimiento con sede en San Francisco, California,...


Jun 18, 2018, 08:36 ET Distance Teaching and Mobile Learning Releases Season Two Report on Community Outreach Computer Program Highlighting Program's Strengths

Distance Teaching and Mobile Learning, a Redmond-based educational organization that works to provide kids worldwide with access to free...


Jun 17, 2018, 20:00 ET A diabetes diagnosis later in life may signal early pancreatic cancer in African Americans and Latinos

Each year, more than one million Americans are diagnosed with adult-onset diabetes mellitus, also known as type 2 diabetes. The new diagnosis comes...


Jun 15, 2018, 14:12 ET El St. Ives Mixing Bar regresa a la ciudad de Nueva York este verano

Justo a tiempo para traer un poco más de color veraniego a la ciudad de Nueva York, St. Ives, la marca de exfoliantes número uno de los Estados...


Jun 15, 2018, 11:15 ET Just Announced: Queen Latifah Presents "Ladies First" With Special Guests Missy Elliott, Remy Ma, Mc Lyte, Nikki D and More During Her First-Ever Louisiana Superdome Mainstage Performance at the 2018 Essence Festival® On Saturday, July 7th

The ESSENCE Festival® is excited to announce that Queen Latifah will feature special guest multi-GRAMMY Award-winning rapper, singer, songwriter...


Jun 15, 2018, 09:23 ET The St. Ives Mixing Bar Returns To NYC This Summer

Right on time to bring a little extra summer glow to New York City, St. Ives, America's #1 scrub brand, announced the return of the St. Ives Mixing...


Jun 14, 2018, 10:00 ET Northwestern Mutual's Raymone Jackson Named Top Corporate Diversity Executive

Raymone Jackson, director of Diversity and Inclusion at Northwestern Mutual, has been named to the Black Enterprise 2018 list of Top Corporate...


Jun 13, 2018, 08:00 ET New report: Philanthropy must invest in the South to have a true national impact

Grantmakers and donors across the country are looking for ways to improve opportunities, outcomes and wellbeing of communities of color, the poor,...


Jun 12, 2018, 08:00 ET Gail Moaney, Finn Partners' Founding Managing Partner And Head Of Global Travel & Lifestyle Practice Receives Prestigious Award From Caribbean Tourism Organization

Finn Partners today announced that Gail Moaney, founding managing partner and head of its global Travel & Lifestyle practice, with staff...