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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Jul 02, 2020, 14:35 ET Media Advisory - Ringside legal clinic: Ali et les Prince.sse.s de la rue and Justice Pro Bono join forces

MONTRÉAL, July 2, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - Justice Pro Bono and Ali et les Prince.sse.s de la rue will be hosting a legal clinic to empower with...


Jul 02, 2020, 13:48 ET 2019 review of the three-year Action plan for diversity in the workplace - Saint-Laurent Continues to Be a Model of Diversity and Inclusion

SAINT-LAURENT, QC, July 2, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - Within the global mobilization in the fight against racism, Saint-Laurent is pleased with the...


Jul 01, 2020, 06:00 ET Governor General Unveils List of 123 Remarkable Canadians

OTTAWA, ON, July 1, 2020 /CNW/ - Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, today issued a list of 123 new...


Jun 30, 2020, 14:49 ET BIPOC TV & FILM and Bell Media Partner to Increase More BIPOC in Canadian Media Industry

– HireBIPOC to become industry-wide website for roster of BIPOC crew and creatives – To tweet this release: https://thelede.ca/OR7fkZ TORONTO, June...


Jun 30, 2020, 08:54 ET Carpenters' Union Appalled by Racist Acts on Construction Sites - Industry Must Do More to Fight Hate in All its Forms

TORONTO, June 30, 2020 /CNW/ - The Carpenters' District Council of Ontario, United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (the...


Jun 27, 2020, 09:00 ET Statement by the Prime Minister on Canadian Multiculturalism Day

OTTAWA, ON, June 27, 2020 /CNW/ - The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Canadian Multiculturalism Day: "Today...


Jun 25, 2020, 13:17 ET Statement - First Ministers' statement on anti-racism

OTTAWA, ON, June 25, 2020 /CNW/ - "Events at home and abroad have underscored that Black and racialized communities and Indigenous peoples continue...


Jun 25, 2020, 11:00 ET Manulife makes $3.5 million investment in diversity, equity and inclusion

Two-year plan focuses on employment opportunities, training and community support C$ unless otherwise stated TSX/NYSE/PSE: MFC SEHK: 945 TORONTO,...


Jun 23, 2020, 19:53 ET Freshslice Cares Will Donate $1 From Every Pizza Sold on Canada Day to Support The Black Lives Matter, BLM Movement

VANCOUVER, BC, June 23, 2020 /CNW/ - Freshslice Cares will be working in concert with all Freshslice restaurants to help continue to build awareness...


Jun 23, 2020, 08:00 ET Ryerson's DMZ to expand programming for Black entrepreneurs with announcement of additional financial support from prominent tech leaders

With support from leading Canadian innovators, the DMZ Black Innovation Fellowship program will pave pathways to success for Black-led startups in...


Jun 18, 2020, 07:00 ET World's Largest Online Art Auction To Include Black, Asian And Minority Ethnic Charity

Art&Co. to Include Race on the Agenda (ROTA) as Seventh Charity LONDON, June 18, 2020 /CNW/ - Art&Co., the world's largest online art auction to...


Jun 16, 2020, 08:30 ET 50 Best Launches 'Bid for Recovery' Auction of Out-of-this-world Gastronomic Experiences With the World's Top Chefs

The organisation behind The World's 50 Best Restaurants announces that its 'Bid for Recovery' Auction will debut on 3 July, offering food and travel...


Jun 16, 2020, 07:00 ET Canadian Commission for UNESCO and UNESCO Chair on the Prevention of Radicalization and Violent Extremism Join Forces to Combat Social and Racial Profiling

OTTAWA, ON, June 16, 2020 /CNW/ - The events of recent weeks have strongly reiterated the need to redouble efforts to combat racism and...


Jun 15, 2020, 06:00 ET Montréal Consultation on Systemic Racism and Discrimination: Report Released

MONTRÉAL, June 15, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - The Office de consultation publique de Montréal (OCPM) makes public today the report on the public...


Jun 12, 2020, 12:15 ET Canadian Artists, Activists, and Leaders Announced to Join New Special CHANGE & ACTION: RACISM IN CANADA this Saturday on CTV

– Guests include Black Lives Matter Toronto founder, Sandy Hudson; author Desmond Cole; singer-songwriter Jessie Reyez; TIFF Artistic Director...


Jun 11, 2020, 09:32 ET Mayor's Statement - The Importance of Respect for Others

BEACONSFIELD, QC, June 11, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - Beaconsfield is a community where respect and basic fundamental rights are at the heart of our core...


Jun 11, 2020, 08:23 ET truLOCAL donates $10,000 to Grants for Black Entrepreneurs & Donates $5 from each of its Popular Father's Steak Boxes to Black Health Alliance

TORONTO, June 11, 2020 /CNW/ - Today, truLOCAL, a Canadian meat subscription company that delivers high quality meats produced on small farms...


Jun 10, 2020, 16:30 ET RBC Trade for the Kids charity event goes virtual

Virtual celebrations held by RBC Capital Markets employees in Canada, U.S., U.K. and Europe, Japan, Hong Kong, Australia, Barbados and Bahamas...


Jun 08, 2020, 14:29 ET Global News Continues the Conversation with Living in Colour: Being Black in Canada

Special Presentation, Hosted by Global News Anchor Farah Nasser, Airs Friday, June 12 at 7 p.m. ET For additional photography please visit the Corus...


Jun 08, 2020, 13:24 ET Victims of Anti-Black Violence: Let's not remember them by how they DIED, but how they LIVED

TORONTO, June 8, 2020 /CNW/ - As the disturbing trend continues of Black people dying due to the colour of their skin in a system rife with inequity...


Jun 06, 2020, 09:00 ET Scotiabank commits $500,000 in support of North American organizations dedicated to eliminating racial discrimination

TORONTO, June 6, 2020 /CNW/ - Scotiabank today announced a $500,000 commitment to several organizations recognized for their leadership in the fight...


Jun 05, 2020, 14:10 ET RBC commits $1.5 million to provide direct support to Black communities

Donations will support Black youth, the economic development of Black communities and social and racial justice reform TORONTO, June 5, 2020 /CNW/ -...


Jun 04, 2020, 11:17 ET CIBC contributes $700,000 to local organizations supporting Black communities

TORONTO and CHICAGO, June 4, 2020 /CNW/ - CIBC today announced that it is contributing $700,000 to local not-for-profits across Canada and the United ...


Jun 01, 2020, 22:36 ET News Photographers Association of Canada Reacts to Press Freedom Violations

TORONTO, June 1, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - Members of the News Photographers Association of Canada (NPAC) are extremely dismayed over numerous press...