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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Mar 21, 2019, 08:00 ET Statement by the Prime Minister on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

OTTAWA, March 21, 2019 /CNW/ - The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the International Day for the Elimination...


Mar 18, 2019, 13:00 ET Black and antiracist groups join city councillors in calling for mayor Plante to set up external investigation into metro beating

MONTRÉAL, March 18, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - In the light of a recent incident at the Villa-Maria metro station that saw STM inspectors repeatedly hit...


Mar 14, 2019, 14:43 ET Holland America Line Bestows Shared Humanity Award to Oprah Winfrey

At a special gathering on board Nieuw Statendam following the special Girls' Getaway sailing in partnership with O, The Oprah Magazine, Holland...


Mar 06, 2019, 08:00 ET Bobbi Brown Cosmetics Launches Confident Beauty Campaign

Bobbi Brown Cosmetics is proud to partner with three multi-dimensional women to magnify its original ethos of celebrating individual beauty and...


Feb 22, 2019, 07:00 ET /R E M I N D E R -- Media Advisory - Itinerary for Friday, February 22, 2019/

OTTAWA, Feb. 21, 2019 /CNW/ - Note: All times local St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador 10:30 a.m. The Prime Minister will visit the new Core...


Feb 21, 2019, 16:17 ET Media Advisory - Itinerary for Friday, February 22, 2019

OTTAWA, Feb. 21, 2019 /CNW/ - Note: All times local St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador 10:30 a.m. The Prime Minister will visit the new Core...


Feb 21, 2019, 07:00 ET /R E M I N D E R -- Media Advisory - Itinerary for Thursday, February 21, 2019/

OTTAWA, Feb. 20, 2019 /CNW/ - Note: All times local Dartmouth, Nova Scotia 10:30 a.m. The Prime Minister will make a roadway infrastructure...


Feb 20, 2019, 17:37 ET Media Advisory - Itinerary for Thursday, February 21, 2019

OTTAWA, Feb. 20, 2019 /CNW/ - Note: All times local Dartmouth, Nova Scotia 10:30 a.m. The Prime Minister will make a roadway infrastructure...


Feb 05, 2019, 09:00 ET Royal Canadian Mint dedicates its first Black History Month coin to Viola Desmond

OTTAWA, Feb. 5, 2019 /CNW/ - In celebration of Black History Month, the Royal Canadian Mint is proud to announce that its very first Black History...


Feb 04, 2019, 20:30 ET Minister Rodriguez Celebrates Start of Black History Month at Commemoration Event

This year's Black History Month campaign theme is: Black Canadian Youth: Boundless, Rooted and Proud. OTTAWA, Feb. 4, 2019 /CNW/ - The Honourable...


Feb 01, 2019, 10:50 ET Statement - Ministers of Veterans Affairs and National Defence mark Black History Month

OTTAWA, Feb. 1, 2019 /CNW/ - The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, and the...


Feb 01, 2019, 10:31 ET Statement by Minister Rodriguez on Black History Month

This theme of this year's Black History Month is Black Canadian Youth: Boundless, Rooted and Proud OTTAWA, Feb. 1, 2019 /CNW/ - Every February we...


Feb 01, 2019, 08:00 ET Statement by the Prime Minister on Black History Month

OTTAWA, Feb. 1, 2019 /CNW/ - The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Black History Month: "Today marks the...


Jan 24, 2019, 18:00 ET Canada Post issues stamp honouring postal pioneer

Albert Jackson regarded as the first Black letter carrier in Canada TORONTO, Jan. 24, 2019 /CNW/ - Tomorrow, Canada Post will issue a stamp honouring ...


Jan 24, 2019, 09:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Canada Post to unveil stamp honoring Albert Jackson/

OTTAWA, Jan. 21, 2019 /CNW/ - Canada Post invites you to celebrate Black History Month by attending the stamp launch honoring Albert Jackson, thought ...


Jan 23, 2019, 13:30 ET Tribute to MeToo founder Tarana Burke at 7th Toronto Black Film Festival + 70 films from 26 countries

Program starring Danny Glover, Djimon Hounsou, Toni Morrison, Bakari Sellers, Edwidge Danticat, Garcelle Beauvais, Jimmy Jean-Louis… for an even more ...


Jan 22, 2019, 06:00 ET Big Dreamers: An essential new children's activity book about Canadian Black History

MONTREAL, Jan. 22, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Canadian authors Akilah Newton of Montreal, Quebec and Tami Gabay of Vancouver, British Columbia have created...


Jan 21, 2019, 14:00 ET Media Advisory - Canada Post to unveil stamp honoring Albert Jackson

OTTAWA, Jan. 21, 2019 /CNW/ - Canada Post invites you to celebrate Black History Month by attending the stamp launch honoring Albert Jackson, thought ...


Jan 15, 2019, 16:15 ET Robert Half Selected For Forbes' 2019 List Of America's Best Employers For Diversity

Staffing firm Robert Half (NYSE: RHI) announced today that it was selected as one of Forbes' Best Employers for Diversity 2019. The 500 companies on...


Jan 15, 2019, 07:00 ET 1st Afro Urban Festival - Traces and Presence

Celebrations between Afro Urban artists and montrealers of all origines. Friday 25 until Sunday 27, January 2019 at Centre des Arts de la Maison...


Nov 21, 2018, 12:18 ET Hong Shing and Emile Wickham Resolve Racial Discrimination Incident

Hong Shing's new owner ensures profiling will never again occur TORONTO, Nov. 21, 2018 /CNW/ - After heartfelt and frank discussions, Emile Wickham...


Nov 09, 2018, 09:00 ET Young Living Executive Honored at IMPACT Magazine's 2018 Women of IMPACT Honorary Black Tie Affair

Lauren Walker, Chief Supply Chain Officer at Young Living Essential Oils—the world leader in essential oils—was named Guest of Honor at IMPACT...


Oct 23, 2018, 03:04 ET Groundbreaking Partnership to Forge a Blockchain Powerhouse, Fund and Empower Millions of Entrepreneurs in Africa

A consortium of international bankers, Papersoft Africa, and Digital Transformation company iVEDiX have teamed up to launch a transformative...


Oct 16, 2018, 14:15 ET Great Huts Presents the 8th Annual Cinema Paradise Portie Film Festival

Port Antonio Festival Brings a Taste of Hollywood to Jamaica from November 1st – 4th, 2018 PORT ANTONIO, Jamaica, Oct. 16, 2018 /CNW/ - The 8th...


Oct 15, 2018, 06:00 ET RBC launches 10th Annual Black History Month Student Essay Competition

30 scholarships up for grabs for grade 12 students across Canada TORONTO, Oct. 15, 2018 /CNW/ - As part of the celebrations for next February's Black ...