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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Jan 08, 2021, 16:26 ET Artists, Advocates & Thought Leaders to Convene for W.K. Kellogg Foundation's Fifth Annual National Day of Racial Healing

On Tues., Jan. 19, 2021, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation will virtually host the fifth annual National Day of Racial Healing, an afternoon of essential...


Jan 07, 2021, 12:00 ET California Black Health Network Names New Executive Director

The California Black Health Network (CBHN) announces the appointment of Rhonda M. Smith as its new Executive Director, effective Jan. 4, 2021. Smith...


Jan 07, 2021, 09:00 ET Black-Woman Owned Online Shoe Boutique Celebrates First Anniversary With All Items on Sale

Shannon Ashmore-McMath founded Low Heel No Heel in 2019. Low Heel No Heel is a Black Woman-owned online shoe boutique that specializes in offering...


Jan 07, 2021, 08:52 ET Urban One, Inc. Announces Launch of $825 Million Senior Secured Notes Offering

Urban One, Inc. ("Urban One" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: UONEK and UONE) today announced that it has launched an offering of $825 million in aggregate ...


Jan 07, 2021, 08:39 ET Happiness Expert Tells How to Achieve Exceptional Joy, Purpose, and Fulfillment after a Disastrous 2020

What happened to Trish Ahjel Roberts two years ago may very well help people who are coping with the lingering effects of 2020. When Roberts' VW was...


Jan 07, 2021, 08:15 ET Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities Launches Hybrid Special Event

The 32nd annual Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities (ZORA!? Festival) will continue its time-honored tradition of presenting...


Jan 06, 2021, 13:43 ET United Way of Illinois Launches '21 Week Equity Challenge'

United Way of Illinois is launching a '21 Week Equity Challenge' this week. Following a year of unrest and strife, this free, online learning program ...


Jan 06, 2021, 12:18 ET Black Health Matters presents The Close Gap Community Health Challenge

Black Health Matters will host The Close the Gap Community Health Challenge, a free, virtual health fair aimed at raising awareness of heart health...


Jan 06, 2021, 12:00 ET Diverse Students Encouraged to Apply for New Scholarship Program by Dominion Energy

Dominion Energy is awarding $500,000 in scholarships in 2021 to assist African American and other underrepresented minority students who reside in...


Jan 06, 2021, 10:00 ET Diverse Students Encouraged to Apply for New Scholarship Program by Dominion Energy

Dominion Energy is awarding $500,000 in scholarships in 2021 to assist African American and other underrepresented minority students who reside in...


Jan 06, 2021, 08:31 ET Subversive Capital Acquisition Corp., The Largest Cannabis SPAC In History, Issues Open Letter To Shareholders Highlighting Operational Strength And Investment Proposition

Subversive Capital Acquisition Corp. (NEO: SVC.A.U, SVC.WT.U; OTCQX: SBVCF) ("SCAC"), a special purpose acquisition company, today issued an open...


Jan 06, 2021, 08:03 ET New American Funding Hosting Unique Event: Bridging the Gap in Black Homeownership

New American Funding believes that everyone should have the opportunity to achieve the American Dream, buying a home. The mortgage lender is...


Jan 05, 2021, 13:44 ET National Program Discusses Importance of Black People and Mental Health & Wellness Amid COVID

In October, RER was awarded a grant for the COVID-19 Mental Health & Wellness Program? to assist Miami-Dade County residents to navigate the myriad...


Jan 05, 2021, 11:00 ET Zane Hubbard Making Diversity in the Film Industry the New Norm

Zane Hubbard is a Filmmaker, Actor, Scriptwriter, Writer, and the CEO of Ironbeard Films. Everyone enjoys a feel-good story, and Zane has one that he ...


Jan 05, 2021, 08:55 ET Committee for Children Names First Black Vice President

Committee for Children, the global leader in research-based social-emotional learning (SEL), has appointed Shauna McBride as the organization's new...


Jan 05, 2021, 08:00 ET Home Value Disparities Between Races Are Still Pronounced, but Shrinking

Typical values for Black- and Latinx-owned homes still lag behind overall U.S. home values, but the gap is narrowing. A new Zillow? analysis shows...


Jan 05, 2021, 08:00 ET Swervnation Signs Chicago Rapper Lil Rap

We're very pleased to announce that Chicago rapper Lil Rap will be joining us from now on. Lil Rap signs with Swervnation Johnny Taylor, better known ...


Jan 04, 2021, 10:22 ET Emerge Announces its Vision for the Future

For far too long, the American government has not reflected the nation, with women being under represented at all levels of government. For 15 years, ...


Jan 04, 2021, 09:00 ET Pepsi Invites Everyone to "Dig In" and Champion Black-Owned Restaurants with Goal to Generate $100 Million in Sales for Local Businesses

Recognizing the diverse range of delicious food, rich history and culture that Black-owned restaurants contribute to the American experience, Pepsi...


Jan 04, 2021, 09:00 ET TEDx Orator Courtland Warren Uplifts Nation with Healing 'Tulsa Elevator Speech'

Just as President Barack Obama's stirring 16-minute, 11-second keynote address, "The Audacity of Hope," supercharged the career trajectory of a young ...


Jan 01, 2021, 07:07 ET Meet the Exquisite Perfume Collection by Benigna Parfums - the Extraordinary Luxury Niche Fragrances Captivating the World with Their Fusion of Artistry and Compelling Storytelling - Premiering Soon in a Cinema!

Benigna Parfums, whose heart and focus has been dedicated to using the rarest and most expensive ingredients combined with superior craftsmanship,...


Dec 31, 2020, 08:30 ET Urban One, Inc. Chairwoman Receives Congressional Recognition And NABJ Hall Of Fame Accolades For 40 Years Of Service To The African American Community

Urban One, Inc. Executive Vice President and Chief Adminstrative Office Karen Wishart announced today Founder and Chairwoman, Cathy Hughes and CEO...


Dec 31, 2020, 08:00 ET Dreadrock Releases New Video "You Can Be Whatever"

Dreadrock has been teasing the release of the music video for the song "You Can Be Whatever" off his latest album Rocket Power 2 for the past couple...


Dec 30, 2020, 14:22 ET Growing Marketing Agency Offering Up to $250,000 in Partnership Opportunities for Women and Minority Partners

The Artist Evolution (TAE), a growing strategic marketing & campaign management operation with locations in Atlanta, Northwest Arkansas, and New York ...


Dec 30, 2020, 08:36 ET Rap Song Comments on the Silent Self-Destruction of Black Males in America

Launching Wednesday, December 30th, 2020 – SpoeYah, a socially conscious hip-hop group releases their latest video called "It was a Brotha". The song ...