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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Aug 21, 2020, 12:00 ET Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Donates $50,000 to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Funding the James Weldon Johnson Scholarship

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. will donate $50,000 to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People's (NAACP) to fund the new James ...


Aug 21, 2020, 08:00 ET SistersUnited4Reform Release Statement on Biden's Selection of Harris

On August 20, 2020, SistersUnited4Reform released the following statement in support of former Vice President Joe Biden's selection of Sen. Kamala...


Aug 20, 2020, 15:26 ET Thrive Causemetics Launches Hand Sanitizer with 100% of Profits Donated to the Black Women's Health Imperative

Recognizing the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 global pandemic and how it has altered our everyday routines, Thrive Causemetics, a conscious beauty...


Aug 20, 2020, 10:15 ET Thor Industries Appoints Chandria Harris as Chief People and Inclusion Consultant

Thor Industries, Inc. (NYSE: THO) today announced that it has engaged Chandria Harris to serve as Thor's Chief People and Inclusion Consultant. In...


Aug 20, 2020, 10:00 ET Black Health Matters Launches Breast Cancer Initiative In research Clinical Study

Black Health Matters, the leading health and chronic disease management platform for African Americans will launch a social media campaign to raise...


Aug 20, 2020, 09:30 ET Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Book Donation Amplifies Black Voices Through Books for Equity Initiative

Learning Company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) reinforced its commitment to racial justice with a major book donation aimed at amplifying Black...


Aug 20, 2020, 08:48 ET The International Association of Black Professional Firefighters Announces First Female President

The International Association of Black Professional Firefighters (IABPFF) announces its new President Carrie Edwards-Clemons. The IABPFF works to...


Aug 19, 2020, 17:28 ET Wayne State University enrollment up; Black graduation rate soars

Officials at Wayne State University announced today that as of Aug. 19, Fall 2020 undergraduate enrollment is up 2.3 percent compared to Fall 2019,...


Aug 19, 2020, 13:00 ET Udacity To Provide 1,000 Scholarships To America's Black Community

Udacity, the global online learning platform that trains the world's workforce for the careers of the future, today launched its Pledge to Equality...


Aug 19, 2020, 12:22 ET Lynn Houston Moore Promoted to CEO of HJI Supply Chain Solutions

Louisville-based HJI Supply Chain Solutions (HJI) is pleased to announce that Lynn Houston Moore has been promoted to be the company's CEO effective...


Aug 19, 2020, 11:55 ET Sprayground Commits To Empowering Black Female Creators With African Intelligence Collection

Sprayground – the New-York born rebellious and artistically designed backpack and influential streetwear brand, has launched a very special edition...


Aug 19, 2020, 09:01 ET Viola Davis, Simone Biles, Questlove among celebrities starring in "You Will See Me" PSA campaign to encourage Black Americans to wear face masks to help stop the spread of the Coronavirus

To support Black Americans who have been disproportionately impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Ad Council, the Centers for Disease Control...


Aug 19, 2020, 08:43 ET The Holiday Firm Announces Strategic Partnership with Black-Owned The Green Toad Hemp Farm

The Holiday Firm is proud to announce our strategic partnership with black-owned, The Green Toad Hemp Farm. With this partnership, Manisha Holiday of ...


Aug 19, 2020, 08:36 ET Dorm Doctors Helps College Students Navigate Challenges of On-Campus Living During COVID-19

Dorm Doctors, a Miami-based collegiate concierge service, has been making life easier for parents and students with laundry, cleaning and storage...


Aug 19, 2020, 08:30 ET Invest in Others Launches Grants For Change Program

The Invest in Others Charitable Foundation ("Invest in Others"), a nonprofit dedicated to furthering and amplifying the charitable work of financial...


Aug 18, 2020, 16:30 ET Hurley Announces Long-Term Partnership with Black Girls Surf

Hurley is proud to announce its new multi-year global partnership with Black Girls Surf, a Performance Training Program and organization that...


Aug 18, 2020, 15:01 ET COOP Careers Launches Free Los Angeles Program, Uplifts Local Graduates Pursuing Careers in Marketing and Technology

Today COOP Careers, a nonprofit focused on overcoming underemployment through digital skills and peer connections, announced the launch of its first...


Aug 18, 2020, 09:01 ET The BPTN North American Pandemic and Anti-Racism Task Force Share Findings and Action Plan

TORONTO, Aug. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ - On Tuesday Aug 18th, at 6:30 pm EST, BPTN will release data collected from almost 1,300 Black Professionals in...


Aug 18, 2020, 09:00 ET Brazen, WayUp Partner to Elevate, Diversify Modern Campus Recruitment

Today, Brazen, the leading virtual event and recruitment platform, and WayUp, the leading hiring platform for early-career professionals, jointly...


Aug 18, 2020, 08:50 ET KDM Engineering receives $10,000 WeWork Grant; donates funds to support more diversity in engineering

KDM Engineering is the proud recipient of a 2020 WeWork Black-owned business grant. A fierce supporter of women and minorities in STEM, KDM's...


Aug 18, 2020, 08:36 ET Stand-up 2 Racism: Take the Black Talent Challenge! We're Looking for the Next Beyonce and Kayne West

Economic conditions for people of color have reached its lowest point since the Great Recession of 2010. Enduring a long-standing history of...


Aug 18, 2020, 08:35 ET MoCaFi's Rent Relief Program Presents New Standard for Social Impact Among Corporations and Fintechs

MoCaFi ["Mobility Capital Finance"], a Harlem and Newark (NJ) based African American-owned fintech, has partnered with African American-led,...


Aug 18, 2020, 08:00 ET BDO Survey: 58% of African Americans Say They Won't Take COVID-19 Vaccine

A recent survey on Blackdoctor.org (BDO) revealed a staggering 58% of the respondents wouldn't take a COVID-19 vaccination as soon as it's available. ...


Aug 18, 2020, 08:00 ET YMCA Of Greensboro And The NCCJ Of The Piedmont Triad Launch The 8:46 Series, Educating The Community About Systemic Racism

Inspired by the tragic events that launched a worldwide movement, the YMCA of Greensboro and the NCCJ of the Piedmont Triad have launched The 8:46...


Aug 17, 2020, 12:51 ET Community Leaders Come Together Against Racism and Discrimination Protesting Senate Bill 793

Neighborhood FORWARD was joined by hundreds of Californians, including local faith leaders, retired law enforcement, and civil rights activists, to...