Tag: African American


Legendary Broadway and Five Heartbeats Actor Chuck Patterson Dies

Radio Facts is sad to report that legendary actor, Chuck Patterson, who most of us know as “Jimmy” from Robert Townsend’s “The Five Heartbeats” died two days before Christmas. Patterson, who was living in Harlem, was highly responsible and helped…


Radio One Partners with MGM for $925 Million Major Casino

In this day and age radio, corporations are expanding into many other ventures to create additional revenue streams and Radio One is no exception. The most successful African American owned radio corporation is about enter the Casino business in a big…


Malcolm D. Lee Talks Black Cinema and Potential for a Best Man 3

The Best Man Holiday writer/director, Malcolm D. Lee sat down with HipHollywood and talked about Black cinema and this being a breakout year for African-American stories. He also talked about the potential for the Best Man to become a trilogy.


GUEST POST: Michigan GOP Still Trying to Rebrand

During the 2012 campaign, former Michigan GOP Chair Ron Weiser  (pictured) – who at the time was national finance chair for the Republican National Committee – told a tea party meeting that voters in Detroit are picked up at “pool…

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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…


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…


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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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…


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…