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Rapper-Activist Told His Head Would Be Blown Off In Ferguson

Rapper and activist, Talib Kweli, who tweeted a few days ago that he was headed to Ferguson has arrived in the Missouri town to join the protest. In this interview, Talib describes a very tense and agitated situation but from…

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T.I. Says “Look at Us” in Open Letter About Ferguson

T.I., who has had his fair share of run ins with the law under his government name, Clifford Joseph Harris Jr., has now weighed in on the situation in Ferguson.  The rapper/actor/business man says “America has created a monster” and…

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N.W.A Film Director Looking For Snoop Dogg

N.W.A movie director, F. Gary Gray is still casting for the highly anticipated film. With the main cast slated to play the actual N.W.A members, already on board, F. Gary Gray took to his twitter account to announce that the…

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DJ Skrillex Gets Intimate with SiriusXM

SiriusXM announced today that Grammy Award winning, world-renowned DJ Skrillex will perform an exclusive and intimate concert at The Slipper Room in New York City on September 5. The concert will air live on September 5 at 6:00 pm ET…

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DJ Skee Recruits Top Tier Team to Redefine Radio

It was last Thursday when we reported that DJ Skee quit radio  because he flat-out said, “Radio Sucks!” He believed that radio had lost its magic and he was tired of the corporate takeover.  Known to his family as  Scott…

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Writers Guild Lobbying for Minority Writers

Minority writers may be about to get a little assistance in the film production world of New York.  The Writers Guild is currently lobbying for a New York bill that would grant tax credits to television and film productions that hire…

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Radio One Cuts Positions and Salaries

Radio Facts has learned that Radio One unfortunately has recently made several budget cuts by eliminating positions including Gary Bernstein from Syndication One and Hector Hannibal from Reach Media. The company is also said to have made cuts to some…

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Industry Radio Vet Dies

Yesterday our organization, Service Broadcasting, the Dallas-Ft. Worth and Bay Area communities, and the radio world at-large lost one of our elite leaders, Michael Erickson. Michael was a proven winner whose passion for developing people and ideas was simply unmatched. Over the years, Michael transformed our business and made all of our team better broadcasters and better human beings,

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REACH Media Makes Changes

Gary Bernstein, SVP/ Programming of REACH MEDIA exits. Bernstein has been credited with the notable success of many of REACH MEDIA’s popular programs such as: The Rickey Smiley Morning Show, The Yolanda Adams Show, NEWSOne NOW with Roland Martin, TD Jakes Empowering Moments and KEEPING IT REAL with Rev. AL Sharpton.

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Celebs Reveal Purpose of the Ice Bucket Challenge

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge kicked off last month to raise awareness and funds for ALS, Amyotrophic Lateral sclerosis, which is more commonly known as Lou Gehrigs disease. The Ice Bucket Challenge basically consists of people making a video of themselves dumping a buc

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Chris Brown, Nelly, Wale And Other Artists PUT HANDS Up for Ferguson

As the story continues to develop surrounding the shooting death of unarmed 18 year old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri many people are “Putting Hands Up” to show solidarity for Ferguson.  During a Celebrity flag football game held last weekend…