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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Jun 26, 2019, 09:25 ET Government of Canada Announces Funding to Support the Mental Health of Black Canadians

New projects will help Black Canadian communities design culturally focused mental health programs BRAMPTON, ON, June 26, 2019 /CNW/ - Canada's...


Jun 26, 2019, 06:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Notice to the media - Minister of Health to announce support to promote mental health for Black Canadians/

BRAMPTON, ON, June 25, 2019 /CNW/ - The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Federal Minister of Health, will announce Government of Canada funding...


Jun 25, 2019, 15:00 ET UPDATE - Notice to the media - Minister of Health to announce support to promote mental health for Black Canadians

Please note that the location of the event has been changed BRAMPTON, ON, June 25, 2019 /CNW/ - The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Federal...


Jun 20, 2019, 13:02 ET CEMA Partners Launch of Diversity Electoral Website

TORONTO, June 20, 2019 /CNW/ - The Canadian Ethnic Media Association (CEMA) has accepted an invitation to partner the launch and support the ongoing...


Jun 07, 2019, 15:33 ET Canada Provides Training to Franco-African Women Climate Leaders

OTTAWA, June 7, 2019 /CNW/ - Women have a leading role to play in fighting climate change. Women and girls are also disproportionately affected by...


May 31, 2019, 12:20 ET Lo Village Debuts First Single Of 2019, "Show and Tell," Announcing Release Of Third EP

To kick off 2019, Lo Village has released their first single of the year, "Show and Tell." The group spent most of 2019 in the studio and on stages...


Apr 26, 2019, 11:00 ET Supporting Young Black Canadian Leaders in the Greater Toronto Area

The Government of Canada supports the TAIBU Community Health Centre's leadership initiative SCARBOROUGH, ON, April 26, 2019 /CNW/ - Mr. Gary...


Apr 19, 2019, 15:56 ET Young Living Promotes Irvin Bishop Jr. to Executive Vice President, Digital and Strategic Planning

Young Living Essential Oils, the world leader in essential oils, announced the promotion of Irvin Bishop Jr. as Executive Vice President, Digital and ...


Mar 26, 2019, 13:00 ET Bloodied, broken and burned out: 88% of long-term care staff experience violence

HAMILTON, ON, March 26, 2019 /CNW/ - Two new reports are being released concurrently that expose the high level of violence, abuse and harassment...


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 ...