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The National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is proud to present the next page from Our American Story, an online series for Museum supporters.

NEW YORK, Feb. 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Award-winning gospel and worship singer-songwriter Maranda Curtis lends her voice to promote prevention of liver cancer in the African American community. The acclaimed music artist has partnered with Blue Faery: The Adrienne Wilson Liver Cancer Association to create a new public service announcement (PSA) campaign and live cast […]

FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Who are the top Black scholars in academia’s most popular fields of study? AcademicInfluence.com celebrates Black History Month 2022 by looking at the most influential Black thought leaders of the past 30 years, academics who will be recognized by future generations for the impact of their contributions today: The Most influential Black […]

CHICAGO, Feb. 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — As older adults anxiously await vaccines to protect them, African American/Black, Latino and Asian American older adults in Chicago and statewide are getting sick and dying of COVID-19 at rates much higher than their share of the population, according to new data from AARP Illinois, the Chicago Urban League, The Resurrection Project and Asian […]

The following is a joint statement from Karen Boykin-Towns, Vice-Chair of the NAACP National Board of Directors and Chairman of the NAACP Image Awards Committee; Connie Orlando, EVP of Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy, BET; Executive Producers Reggie Hudlin and Phil Gurin; Co-Executive Producer Byron Phillips; and Producer Robin Reinhardt. “After careful consideration and guidance from health experts and state and local government, […]

(Black PR Wire) LOS ANGELES  – Today the NAACP announced 21 new submission categories, along with changes to submission guidelines for the 52nd NAACP Image Awards. Recognized as the nation’s preeminent multicultural awards show from an African-American perspective, the NAACP Image Awards celebrates the outstanding achievements and performances of people of color in the arts and those […]

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The U.S. Postal Service continues to celebrate Kwanzaa, which honors the values and beliefs around African American heritage, by dedicating a new Kwanzaa stamp today. News of this Forever stamp is being shared with hashtag #KwanzaaStamps. “This new Kwanzaa stamp captures the essence of the African American cultural celebration. The stamp depicts the […]

(Black PR Wire) NEW YORK — ESSENCE, the number one, technology and commerce company dedicated to Black women, is dedicating its 2020 Election special coverage to vice-presidential nominee Kamala Harris’s historic run for the White House, featuring Harris on the cover of its Election 2020 digital package  and the stories of the Black women leading the […]

TEMPLE HILLS, Md., June 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The National Capital Baptist Convention (N.C.B.C.), led by Reverend Charles McNeill, Jr., is taking immediate action to assess, test, track, treat, and potentially contain individuals compromised by the pandemic. A private, diverse, conglomerate of both small and large businesses are partnering to tackle the impact of COVID-19 […]

DALLAS (PRWEB) January 9, 2020 — African Americans have a long history in their devotion to address the needs of children in the education sector. From freedom fighter pioneer, Harriet Tubman to Marian Wright Edelman, African American women provided a blueprint of how to gather and propel movements in communities to change the face of […]

Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware: Today, civil rights activist Reverend Al Sharpton held a press conference at Ezion Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church, joined by local elected officials, as well as faith leaders from across the state to praise Governor Carney for his appointment of Court of Chancery Vice Chancellor Tamika Montgomery-Reeves to the Delaware Supreme […]

(Black PR Wire) Los Angeles – OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced today it has renewed for a fifth season Ava DuVernay’s critically acclaimed drama series “Queen Sugar” to air in 2020. Produced by Warner Horizon Scripted Television, “Queen Sugar” has been lauded for its powerful portrayal of an African-American family in the Deep South and for DuVernay’s initiative […]