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 17, 2019, 14:42 ET Study finds racial disparities in treatment of multiple myeloma patients

Among patients with multiple myeloma, African Americans and Hispanics start treatment with a novel therapy significantly later than white patients,...


Oct 17, 2019, 11:36 ET Statement of Donald C. Fry, President and CEO, Greater Baltimore Committee, on the Passing of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings

"The Greater Baltimore Committee's Board of Directors and I are deeply saddened by the passing of Congressman Cummings. I had the great pleasure and...


Oct 17, 2019, 07:00 ET Miles College Partners With Shaquille O'Neal To Launch His HBCU Initiative

Miles College Partners with Shaquille O'Neal to launch his HBCU (Historically Black College & University) Initiative. O'Neal will join Miles...


Oct 15, 2019, 17:00 ET Redfin Report: The Typical African American Family Could Afford Just 25% of Homes for Sale Last Year, Down from 39% in 2012

(NASDAQ: RDFN) — Less than 1 percent of homes for sale in San Francisco in 2018 were affordable to African American families, according to a new...


Oct 15, 2019, 16:00 ET Study Reveals Alarming Percentage of Minority Businesses Are Underfunded, Despite Comparable Growth Rate and Higher Profitability

Today, Growth Warrior released the 2019 Warrior Report: State of the Underdog, which examines the current state of the investment landscape. The...


Oct 15, 2019, 12:39 ET As US Demographics Evolve, New Guidance Highlights the Need for Culturally Competent, Individualized Care in People with Diabetes

The American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) today released new guidance and supporting resources to help healthcare professionals engage in ...


Oct 15, 2019, 10:46 ET Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware Lauds Broad Coalition of Multi-Cultural Lawyer-Member Organizations for Joining the Call for Racial Diversity in the State's Courts

In response to a letter written and signed by the Multicultural Judges & Lawyers Section of the Delaware State Bar Association, the South Asian Bar...


Oct 15, 2019, 09:29 ET An Interactive Conversation Focused on Black Men and Vulnerability Kicks off National Tour

Last month, filmmaker Brian Ellison, anthropologist Marlon Hall, and sculptor Anthony Suber launched a series of conversations focused on the black...


Oct 15, 2019, 08:47 ET Efforts to Save Local Businesses and Increase Local Wealth Expand in Indiana

The Indiana Center for Employee Ownership (INCEO) is expanding work to preserve critical local businesses by engaging minority-owned business owners...


Oct 15, 2019, 08:33 ET John Mason Announces Candidacy for United States Congress, 5th District of Minnesota In Primary Challenging Rep. Ilhan Omar

Today John Mason, an accomplished Diversity & Inclusion Executive, community organizer/activist, entrepreneur, and civic leader announced he is a...


Oct 14, 2019, 16:00 ET Rev. Jesse Jackson and Rainbow PUSH convene the 20th Global Automotive Summit

Global automotive industry stakeholders will gather in Detroit on October 31-November 1, 2019 for the 20th Annual Rainbow PUSH Global Automotive...


Oct 14, 2019, 08:39 ET Celebrated Author Highlights Renewed Interest in Origins of African American West Coast Music Scene: Legendary 'Dolphin's Of Hollywood' Music Store

Author Jamelle Dolphin, grandson of legendary businessman and record label owner John Dolphin, recently noted the renewed interest in his...


Oct 11, 2019, 14:29 ET African American Neuroscience Research Initiative Awarded Grant From Abell Foundation for Critical Program Support

The African American Neuroscience Research Initiative (AANRI) announced today the receipt of a $275,000 grant from the Abell Foundation, which will...


Oct 11, 2019, 12:35 ET 'Behind Her Faith': UMC (Urban Movie Channel) Greenlights New Docuseries from Paula Bryant-Ellis

UMC (Urban Movie Channel) – the first streaming service for Black TV and film from AMC Networks – announced today that it has commissioned a new...


Oct 11, 2019, 09:45 ET First-Ever Global Coworking Space Designed For Women Of Color Opens In Culver City, CA

Blackbird House of Coworking, the first-ever private global coworking space designed by and for women of color, opens its first location...


Oct 10, 2019, 14:50 ET Georgia Power receives Chairman's Circle Corporate Responsibility Award from 100 Black Men of Atlanta, Inc.

Georgia Power was honored Saturday night with the 2019 Chairman's Circle Corporate Responsibility Award for its commitment in making a difference in...


Oct 10, 2019, 13:30 ET Wanda Sykes to Host 28th Annual Bounce Trumpet Awards, Prestigious Event Celebrating African-American Achievement Moves to The Dolby Theatre in Hollywood

EMMY® Award-winning comedian, actress and writer Wanda Sykes will host the 28th Annual Bounce Trumpet Awards, an exciting night of inspiration,...


Oct 10, 2019, 13:27 ET OneUnited Bank Introduces Revolutionary BankBlack X Campaign

OneUnited Bank, the largest Black-owned bank in America announces BankBlack X, a nationwide plan to close the racial wealth gap. The goal of...


Oct 10, 2019, 13:03 ET Women Of Color In Pharma Expands Reach With Annual Conference In Atlantic City, N.J.

Women of Color in Pharma (WOCIP) today announced its third annual conference, The Power of You: Own Your Story, Live in Your Power at Hard Rock Hotel ...


Oct 10, 2019, 08:40 ET Celebrated Pastor Bishop J. Drew Sheard Continues Community-Service Outreach Efforts and Spiritual Work in Greater Detroit Area

Senior pastor of the Greater Emmanuel Institutional Church of God in Christ (GEI — http://www.geicogic.org/), Bishop J. Drew Sheard recently...


Oct 10, 2019, 08:30 ET James McDonald Launches Hercules Investments

Award-winning derivatives investment management executive James A. McDonald, Jr. today announced that he has launched Hercules Investments LLC, a Los ...


Oct 10, 2019, 08:00 ET Cox Enterprises Announces New Chief Information Officer

Today, Cox Enterprises announced that Richard Cox, Jr. has been appointed as senior vice president and chief information officer. In this role, he...


Oct 09, 2019, 15:49 ET Members of Congress, Corporate Executives and Leaders in Higher Ed Are Coming Together to Address Faulty Pipelines in Promoting Women of Color to the C-Suite

The Civic Engagement Leadership Institute for Everyone (CELIE) will convene a one-day event named, Leaky Pipes: Influencer Solutions Forum, where...


Oct 09, 2019, 11:30 ET Meredith Corporation Names Shona Pinnock Diversity And Inclusion Director

Meredith Corporation (NYSE: MDP; www.meredith.com), the leading media and marketing company reaching approximately 180 million American consumers –...


Oct 09, 2019, 10:09 ET Black Girl Takeover Weekend with screenings of "PUSHOUT: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools" Documentary in New York City on October 11-13

On October 11 from 4 – 8 pm in New York City, "Black Girl Takeover Weekend" kicks off with a screening of "PUSHOUT: The Criminalization of Black...