Tag: African American

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White Politician David Wilson Wins Election by Pretending to be a Black Candidate

Dave Wilson  narrowly won a seat, by 25 votes, on the Houston Community College Board of Trustees. Wilson has previously lost in the race for mayor in 2011. His campaign stategy to win the election for the Board of Trustees?…

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New ESSENCE Study Reveals Insights On Media Portrayals Of Black Women

From primetime television to cable news, African-American women consume more media than any other comparison groups, and today, there is more mass and targeted content featuring African-American women than ever before. Still, in a 2010 ESSENCE-commissioned study on the State…

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Motown the Musical to Hold Open Casting Call in the ATL

Producers Berry Gordy, Kevin McCollum, and Doug Morris are proud to announce “Makin’ It Motown,” a nationwide open call casting search for African-American singers for both the Broadway production of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL and the upcoming national tour. The first…

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Queen Latifah and More Weigh In on Jay Z -Barney’s Controversy

Should Jay Z back out of his collaboration with Barneys? After the racial profiling event that occurred earlier this year, between a young African-American man & the luxury brand store, many have been pouring their opinions on the matter, while…

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TV ONE TO AIR 12 YEARS A SLAVE: A TV ONE SPECIAL WITH CATHY HUGHES

TV One announced today that it will premiere 12 Years A Slave: A TV One Special with Cathy Hughes, a one hour program featuring a discussion with the film’s director Steve McQueen and cast members Chiwetel Ejiofor, Lupita Nyong’o and…

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TV ONE SETS PREMIERE OF NEWS ONE NOW WITH HOST AND MANAGING EDITOR ROLAND S. MARTIN

TV ONE SETS PREMIERE OF NEWS ONE NOW WITH HOST AND MANAGING EDITOR ROLAND S. MARTIN, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 9AM/ET Live Daily News Show with Focus on African American News and Current Affairs will be Simulcast on Radio One Network…

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GOP Celebrates Over 10 Years of Failed Outreach to Communities of Color

Story By: Kiara Pesante, DNC Southern Regional Press Secretary and Director of African American Media This week, the Republican National Committee marked their decade-long failed outreach campaign to communities of color with the opening of an “African-American engagement office” and…

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Nelly Goes in on Education, Employment, & Lack of Hope with Larry King

Nelly talked to Larry King in a no-holds-barred discussion covering hip-hop, sports and even the government shutdown. Plus, Larry and Mo go head-to-head in our very own baseball trivia game, “Crowding the Plate.” Nelly discusses being open to other forms…

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Diddy Discusses Revolt TV, Music Credibility, & Becoming an NFL Majority Owner

If you don’t know, now you know Revolt TV is launching today. Founder of Revolt TV, Sean “P Diddy” Combs says that new channel won’t have the deep pockets of ABC, HBO, and other networks but it will have the…

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13TH POWER OF URBAN RADIO FORUM (pics)

13TH POWER OF URBAN RADIO FORUM OCTOBER 3: AT&T Vice President Jennifer Jones Is Keynote Speaker Kizart Media Partners, Inc. (KMP, Inc.) hosts its 13th Power of Urban Radio Forum in partnership with the National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters (NABOB)…

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Marvin Gaye III Suffering from Renal Failure, Needs Kidney Transplant

MARVIN GAYE III PRESS CONFERENCE ABOUT RENAL FAILURE AND NEED FOR A KIDNEY TRANSPLANT RESCHEDULED FOR THIS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3 Marvin Gaye III and his family are convening a press conference on Thursday, October 3, to address a more serious…

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James and Sandra Baker File Complaints Against Hartford Schools Over Slavery Re-Enactment On Field Trip

Two Farmington parents have  filed a human rights complaint against the Hartford school system following a  school field trip last fall in which students were asked to participate in a slavery re-enactment that got a little too real to the…

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Black and Latino Wealth Plummets as Homeownership Rate Drops to Record Lows, According to New Report

Black and Latino Wealth Plummets as Homeownership Rate Drops to Record Lows, According to New Report Seven Years After Start of Great Recession, Households of Color Face Staggering Economic Losses To be released at 9/19/13 Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Conference…

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Sheryl Underwood Offers Apology on The Steve Harvey Morning Show for Hair Comments (AUDIO)

As most of us know, comedian Sheryl Underwood recently came under scrutiny due to some comments she made on “The Talk” about “afro hair” being nasty, nappy, etc. After the African-American community came down on her, she offered a heartfelt…

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LeBron James Takes His Talents to TV as an Executive Producer

A few years back LeBron James announced that he was taking his talents to South Beach. Two championships later, he has now proclaimed that he is taking his talents to the Starz network with a new show called, “Survivor’s Remorse.”…

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African-American Pastor Accused of Racism Against Her Own People

What is going on in Charlotte? Two weeks ago we reported about the Black party of 25 being asked to leave the restaurant and now An African-American pastor in Charlotte is being accused of racism, after she sent an email…