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Report from Nielsen highlights growth and affluence of African-American households

(September 17, 2015) Today, Nielsen released "Increasingly Affluent, Educated and Diverse: African-American Consumers -- The Untold Story."  The report was released at a press conference during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's 45th Annual Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. This new report, the fifth in Nielsen's Diverse Intelligence Series, contains insights about affluent Black consumers with annual household incomes of $75,000...
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LimeGreen agency announces merger with Dallas-based Moroch Holdings

Johnson Publishing promotes Kevin McFall to SVP of Strategy and Business Development

Latest Prudential study shows greater financial confidence among African Americans

Toyota again partners with National Urban League as title sponsor of annual conference

Kre8 Media promotes Eureka Vanterpool to senior vice president, operations

Honda will pay $24 mil for discriminatory auto loans under federal resolution brings new automotive advice show to public radio WCLK

TV One appoints Donyell Kennedy McCullough Senior Director of Casting

NNPA's new chair lays out aggressive agenda for Black newspapers to 'flex our muscles'

Washington Informer publisher Denise Rolark Barnes elected NNPA chair

Kierma Mayo and Kyra Kyles head Johnson Publishing's new editorial team

Intel launches new fund with $125 million to invest in women, minority entrepreneurs

Real Times Media names Lorraine Cochran general manager of Atlanta market operations

Former GlobalHue exec heads OneX, new branded content studio at Radio One

Retailer Barnes & Noble to collaborate with 17th annual Harlem Book Fair July 14-16

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of May 25 - 31 NBA Semifinals games, programming set a record at 42% of Top 25 cable viewers

Black TV Ratings for Week of May 25 - 31 Memorial weekend viewing drops, top TV shows post less than a million black viewers

Congressman Johnson wins push for Dept. of Defense report on minority ad spending

Chicago Crusader newspaper and publisher Dorothy Leavell mark 75th anniversary

HUD settlement in Associated Bank lawsuit includes $1.4 million in advertising

Interactive One re-launching flagship sites with new content, offerings for advertisers

Univision's purchase of The Root marks firm's second move into African-American media

Two Tyler Perry dramas returning to OWN for summer season beginning in June

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of May 4 - 10 Second week of NBA semifinals drops more than 16 percent among black viewers

ASPiRE network announces exit of its first general manager Paul Butler

Black TV Ratings for Week of May 4 - 10 'Scandal,' NBA push ABC to fourth week as No.1 network in black homes

Chicago memorial service announced for veteran media personality Ty Wansley

Two black women auto execs open TALA, The Allen Lewis Agency, in Detroit

Tyler Perry dramas returning to OWN for summer season beginning in June

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of May 4 - 10 Second week of NBA semifinals drops more than 16 percent among black viewers

ASPiRE network announces exit of its first general manager Paul Butler
Black TV Ratings for Week of May 4 - 10 'Scandal,' NBA push ABC to fourth week as No.1 network in black homes
Chicago memorial service announced for veteran media personality Ty Wansley

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Black advertising, media firms waiting to tap black voters for political campaigns

By Ken Smikle
(November 24, 2015) For African American advertising, marketing, media and research firms, the 2016 political season officially began last week with the news that Hillary Clinton's campaign had made its first hire. Chicago-based Burrell Communications has been selected to develop the creative for TV, radio, print and...

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PRecise Communications appoints Will Ayers as account executive, moves to new offices

(November 10, 2015) Will Ayers has joined PRecise Communications as an account executive focusing on digital strategies. Ayers brings more than eight years of communications experience to PRecise. Previously, Ayers worked for two New York City public relations and media agencies, including Edelman, executing communications campaigns for companies such as eBay, Kimberly-Clark and...
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Funeral services announced for Amos Brown, veteran Indianapolis broadcaster

(November 9, 2015) Amos Brown, beloved Indianapolis broadcaster for more than 40 years, died this past Friday, November 6 at the age of 64 while visiting his family's home in Chicago. He collapsed from what is believed to be a heart attack. Brown was the talk show host and Director of Strategic Research, and Community Affairs Director at WTLC-AM, a station owned by Radio One. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14 at Light of the World Christian Church, 4646 North Michigan Rd., Indianapolis. Visitation will take place on Friday, Nov. 13 from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m., and on Saturday from 10 a.m. until services at 11 a.m....
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The Next 15, a new TV One docu-series, follows the comeback of fallen reality TV stars

(November 6, 2015) TV One today announced production has begun on The Next 15, a docu-series following the lives of six reality stars whose infamous television debuts have come and gone. The series documents the return of one of the original reality TV divas, Tiffany "New York" Pollard (Flavor Of Love, I Love New York) and Claudia Jordan, who is out for redemption since recently ousted from The Real Housewives of Atlanta...
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Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of Oct. 26 - Nov. 1
VH1, OWN give NFL a run for its money by beating Monday Night Football

(November 6, 2015) The Baltimore Ravens and the Arizona Cardinals lacked sufficient appeal to help Monday Night Football break the two million mark with black viewers on Oct. 26th. That gave VH1 and OWN an opening to snatch the No.1 and No.2 spots on The Top 25 cable shows chart.The overall winner for the last week of October was...
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Black TV Ratings for Week of Oct. 26 - Nov. 1
'Sunday Night Football' takes back No.1 with 'Empire' bumped for World Series

(November 4, 2015) Fans of the hit series "Empire" are apparently not feeling any love for baseball. Fox aired two games of the World Series (which, if you somehow haven't heard, was ultimately won by Kansas City) and Cookie and company got pushed to the curb. Black viewers apparently sat on their hands, as no other Wednesday night show...
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AARP releases survey of the financial attitudes of New York's Black Gen-Xers

(November 4, 2015) A staggering 70% of African American Gen-Xers say they may leave New York City when they retire, saying high debt, housing expenses and healthcare are hampering their ability to save, according to a new survey of African American city voters commissioned by AARP. As Gen-Xers started turning 50 this year...
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Interactive One, Coca-Cola join forces on custom content series featuring cooking tips

(November 2, 2015) Digital platform, Interactive One has announced the launch of "The Kitchen Table" a new digital content series targeting African-Americans sponsored by Coca-Cola. The cooking series lives on iOne's flagship digital property aimed at women,, with 60-second vignettes also appearing on TV One. In addition, the content will be promoted on the iOne social channels to...

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'Rickey Smiley For Real' brings syndicated radio host back to TV One with docu-series

(October 30, 2015) Nationally syndicated radio personality, host and stand-up comedian Rickey Smiley returns to TV One with the premiere of his new docu-series, "Rickey Smiley For Real" on Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 8 p.m. ET. The hour-long series takes a humorous look at Smiley's hectic life as he manages his career, single fatherhood and personal life.  TV One's Rickey Smiley For Real is a voyeuristic view into what makes Smiley a successful media mogul in radio, comedy and television...

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Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of October 19 - 25
For the third consecutive week, the NFL is back at No.1 of favorite cable shows

(October 28, 2015) The NFL is back. After getting bounced from its usual No.1 position four weeks ago, "Monday Night Football" on ESPN was the most popular cable show in black households for the third consecutive week. VH1's "Love & Hip Hop Hollywood" and "Black Ink Crew" took second and third position respectively, and...
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AARP promotes Edna Kane-Williams to Senior Vice President, Multicultural Marketing

(October 29, 2015) AARP announced today that Edna Kane-Williams has been promoted to the role of Senior  Vice President for Multicultural Leadership. In this new role, she will lead the development and execution of AARP's multicultural strategy to increase the organization's social impact and relevance among multicultural audiences. With more than 20 years of experience working in senior management...
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NABOB applauds FCC ruling that gives some AM stations early access to FM translators
(October 27, 2015) A recent by ruling by the Federal Communications Commission will make it possible for owners of Class C and D AM radio stations to explore taking their programming to the FM band through the use of FM translators. The decision by the commission, as part of its AM Radio Revitalization proceeding, gives these smaller stations the first opportunity to buy existing FM translators and relocate them to the markets they currently are licensed to operate in...
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The Essence Fest is expanding its franchise to Durban, South Africa in 2016

(October 26, 2015) Time Inc. is expanding the highly acclaimed Essence Festival franchise internationally, launching a three-year partnership with eThekwini Municipality to host the Essence Festival in Durban, South Africa, in 2016 and 2017. Each year, the Essence Festival in New Orleans draws more than 450,000 attendees from across the globe to its multiday entertainment, empowerment and

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Black TV Ratings for Week of October 19 - 25
'Empire' continues to attract eight million-plus black viewers as No.1 TV show

(October 28, 2015) Since its season debut last month, Fox's hit drama "Empire" continues to be the No.1 TV show in black households, besting former champ, NBC's "Sunday Night Football" with an audience that's more than double its rival...
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National Black Public Relations Society holds 2015 Power PR Summit Oct. 30 in D.C.

(October 25, 2015) The National Black Public Relations Society (NBPRS) Inc. is honoring leaders in PR excellence as a part of its 2015 #PowerPR Summit, which convenes Friday, October 30 at the Dupont Circle Hotel in Washington, D.C.
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Uptown partners with TV producer 3 Alliance on luxury travel programming

(October 22, 2015) UPTOWN Magazine has announced it is partnering with travel programming producer, 3 Alliance, which currently produces the Andiamo! luxury/adventure travel series. Andiamo! | UPTOWN will be jointly produced by 3 Alliance Media and UPTOWN Ventures Group. The executive producers are Jason Gordon, Donna Perkins and Leonard Burnett, Jr. Perkins will also serve as the show's host...
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Miles Ahead Entertainment cited as Outstanding Minority Business Enterprise by CRMSDC

(October 23, 2015) Developing and executing industry-recognized campaigns for clients such as Hyundai, Coca-Cola, Boost Mobile, McDonalds, Esssence Communications, Wal-Mart and more, Miles Ahead Entertainment has been named a finalist for the Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council's (CRMSDC) 2015 Supplier of the Year, Class 1 Award. The award is given to a minority business enterprise that has consistently shown superior performance standards in the delivery of products and services to clients. The award is one of the highest...
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Federal agencies order Hudson City Savings to remedy redlining with $1 million ad effort

(October 22, 2015) The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Department of Justice announced a joint action against Hudson City Savings Bank for discriminatory redlining practices that denied residents in majority-Black-and-Hispanic neighborhoods in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania fair access to mortgage loans. The consent order requires Hudson City to spend $200,000 during a five-year term [a total of $1 million] on a targeted advertising and...
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Burrell Communications named minority marketing and communications firm of the year

(October 20, 2015) Burrell Communications Group has been honored with the prestigious award, 2015 Minority Marketing and Communications Firm of the Year. This national award presented by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) "pays tribute to minority entrepreneurs who have demonstrated industry leadership, business success, economic impact and community involvement...
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Black and Hispanic newspaper publishers form national advertising task force

(October 14, 2015) The National Newspaper Publishers Association and the National Association of Hispanic Publishers have announced the formation of a National Advertising Task Force to educate marketers on the benefits and importance of the African American and Hispanic newspaper market. This is the first time the...

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BET Networks launches new public service message in Breast Cancer Awareness campaign

(October 14, 2015) For the fifth consecutive year, BET Networks announces the launch of its breast cancer awareness campaign, BET GOES PINK. The effort promotes awareness of the most commonly diagnosed cancer among African American women during October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month...
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Comcast appoints Janet Uthman V.P. for Inclusion and Multicultural Marketing

(October 7, 2015) Comcast announced today that Janet Uthman has been named Vice President of Inclusion and Multicultural Marketing for the company's Northeast Division. In this new role, Uthman will be responsible for the planning and execution of diversity and inclusion efforts and multicultural marketing strategy across the Division's footprint, which consists of...
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Fifth Third Bank to pay $21.5 mil in Federal auto lending and credit card discrimination case

(October 1, 2015) The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has announced two separate actions against Fifth Third Bank, for discriminatory auto loan pricing and for illegal credit card practices. The joint CFPB and Department of Justice (DOJ) enforcement action requires Fifth Third to change its pricing and compensation system to minimize the risks of discrimination, and to pay $18 million to harmed African-American and Hispanic borrowers...
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True Star Foundation founders launch True Access, a youth-oriented marketing firm

(October 4, 2015) The founders and leaders of the True Star Foundation, a non-profit specializing in content creation for youth-oriented media,  have launched True Access, a marketing strategy group providing career opportunities for youth in marketing while delivering youth targeted insights, campaigns and creative development to brands and other agencies...
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UniWorld Group releases new insights on the mindsets on multicultural consumers

(September 30, 2015) A new white paper, titled "Both Head and Heart," will be unveiled during Advertising Week XII Sept. 28 - Oct. 2 in New York City. The paper will be presented by Monique L. Nelson, Chair and CEO, UWG, one of the country's leading multicultural agencies, and Jeff Yang, SVP, Multicultural Consulting Lead, The Futures Company, a strategic insight and innovation consultancy. "Both Head and Heart" looks at marketing strategies designed to broadly connect with diverse audiences and the subsequent emergence of "Total Market."

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Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of September 21 - 27
OWN has record-breaking week to cap off the best quarter in the network's history

(September 30, 2015) The OWN Network is on a roll and it's performance on the latest Top 25 cable chart is indicative of its recent soaring ratings. For the last week of September, it claimed two of the most watched cable shows, "Have And The Have Nots" and "If Loving You Is Wrong." Both easily beat out ESPN's Monday Night Football...
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Chevrolet, Rainbow PUSH team up on national campaign providing financial literacy

(September 30, 2015) Rainbow PUSH Coalition and Chevrolet have teamed up to host a series of workshops designed to educate African American consumers on financial literacy. "Chevrolet has a long-standing relationship with the African American community," said Paul Edwards, U.S. vice president, Chevrolet Marketing..
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Black TV Ratings for Week of September 21 - 27
'Empire,' 'Rosewood,' 'Scandal, and 'Murder' push Sunday Night Football to No.4

(September 29, 2015) The season debut of Fox's historic hit "Empire" again knocked the former perennial No.1 show, NBC's "Sunday Night Football" out of first place on the Top 25 chart. But the hip-hop drama wasn't along. This season a fourth show joins with ABCs "Scandal" and "How To Get Away with Murder" as tacklers of the NFL. Fox's new crime drama, "Rosewood...
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Hyundai, radio's Cafe Mocha partner on 'Salute Her' campaign saluting women of color

(September 16, 2015) Celebrating its fifth anniversary, the nationally syndicated radio show Cafe Mocha has joined forces with Hyundai Motor America to launch the campaign, Salute Her presented by Hyundai: New Thinking, New Possibilities. With a mission to salute and reward women who are demonstrating new ways of thinking and creating new possibilities in their communities...
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BMW to pay $1.6 Mil and offer jobs to settle Federal race discrimination lawsuit

(September 18, 2015) The U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina entered a consent decree ordering BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC to pay $1.6 million and provide job opportunities to alleged victims of race discrimination as part of the resolution of a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The lawsuit, filed by EEOC alleged that BMW excluded African-American logistics workers from...
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Report from Nielsen highlights growth and affluence of African-American households

(September 17, 2015) Today, Nielsen released "Increasingly Affluent, Educated and Diverse: African-American Consumers -- The Untold Story."  The report was released at a press conference during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's 45th Annual Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. This new report, the fifth in Nielsen's Diverse Intelligence Series, contains insights about affluent Black consumers with annual household incomes of $75,000...
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Kizart Media Partners wins bid for 50,000 Watt FM station license in Cleveland, Miss.

(September 16, 2015) Sherman K. Kizart, founder and managing director of Kizart Media Partners, Inc., has announced that his company has the winning bid for the C-2 license for a 50,000 Watt Radio Station in his hometown of Cleveland, Mississippi. Kizart is considered an advertising and broadcasting guru whose national media and sales consulting firm is located in Chicago, Illinois...
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RLJ Entertainment acquires rights to Nina Simone film set for December release

(September 11, 2015) RLJ Entertainment has acquired all North American rights to the highly anticipated film NINA, based on the life of legendary American singer-songwriter Nina Simone. With first time writer-director Cynthia Mort, the film stars Zoe Saldana (Avatar, Guardians of the Galaxy) and David Oyelowo (Selma, The Butler). NINA will be released in theaters in December 2015 under RLJ Entertainment, which was founded by Robert L. Johnson...
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Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of Aug. 31 - Sept. 6
OWN's 'Haves & Have Nots' beats VH1's 'Love & Hip Hop' to regain week's No.1

(September 10, 2015) After conceding the top spot for one week, Tyler Perry's "The Haves and the Have Nots" returned as the week's No.1 cable show in black households. It has held the position for four of the past five weeks, this time winning by the narrowest of margins...
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Black TV Ratings for Week of Aug. 31 - Sept. 6
'The Carmichael Show,' NBC's summer winner, reaches No.1 with black viewers

(September 9, 2015) NBC has found a long-needed success with black audiences with the summer comedy, "The Carmichael Show." The show's Wednesday night premiere on Aug. 26 featured back-to-back episodes, both of which pulled one million-plus black viewers. The show repeated that performance in the first week of September, giving star, writer and executive producer Jerrod...
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The Power of Urban Radio Forum and NABOB again partner for annual conference

(September 9, 2015) The NABOB 39th Annual Fall Broadcast Management Conference and 15th Power of Urban Radio Forum will take place October 7-8, 2015 at the Washington Marriott Georgetown, 1221 22nd St NW, Washington, DC. "This promises to be the most impactful Power of Urban Radio Forum yet. We bring together a powerful lineup of national leading advertisers, media agencies, broadcast owners and executives for...
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Production begins on BET scripted series, 'Zo Ever After' for premiere January 2016

(September 2, 2015) BET Networks announced that production on its new scripted series, "Zoe Ever After", starring the Grammy Award winning artist Brandy Norwood, is underway in Atlanta, GA.  "Zoe Ever After" comes from executive producers Debra Martin Chase, Danny Rose, Scooter Braun, executive producer/writer Erica Montolfo-Bura and co-executive producers Brandy Norwood and Elaine Aronson. The BET Networks production is slated to premiere in January 2016...
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Study: CEOs and CMOs differ on need to focus on multicultural marketing strategies

(September 1, 2015) Multicultural marketing strategies have become increasingly important to brands. But a new poll from the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council and Geoscape reveals that while 67 percent admit that the CMO has a high level of buy-in and support for multicultural efforts, 55 percent admit that the CEO does not share that opinion, failing to fully support initiatives...
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Toyota partners with Rainbow PUSH Excel to invest in Jesse Jackson Fellow Scholars

(August 31, 2015) Toyota is partnering with Rainbow PUSH Excel to provide $75,000 scholarships to ten deserving engineering and business college students through the Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. Fellows Scholarships. "The scholarship recipients were selected from hundreds of applicants," said Simon Nagata, chief administrative officer, Toyota North America...

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LAGRANT Communications marks its 25th year as a leading marketing communications firm

(August 28, 2015) LAGRANT COMMUNICATIONS, a multicultural integrated marketing communications firm, celebrated 25 years in business on September 1, 2015. Since its opening in 1990, LC's expertise and services have supported clients in developing culturally relevant and sensitive advertising, marketing and public relations campaigns that target the African American, Hispanic and LGBT Consumer Markets...

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Pew study finds attitudes differ with how Blacks and Whites use cell phones

(August 26, 2015) The Pew Research Center has released a new study that explores attitudes about the use of cell phones in public settings. It's clear from the findings that differences on the how and when to use cell phones are often a matter of age. But the Pew study also revealed that African-Americans as a user group don't always agree with the conventional wisdom...

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Lorenzo Brown, president and managing editor of Sister 2 Sister magazine passes at 73

(August 25, 2015) After a long battle against cancer, Dr. Lorenzo Brown, president and managing editor of Sister 2 Sister magazine, died August 21 at 73. He was also the husband of the magazine's publisher, Jamie Foster Brown. The publication, founded in 1988 as a family-owned business that included their two sons, Randall and Russell. It was one of the nation's most widely read celebrity monthlies. The magazine discontinued its print version last year in favor of its Website,

A memorial service celebrating his life will be held on Monday, August 31 at First Baptist Church of Glenarden, 3600 Brightseat Road, Landover,MD 20785, 301-583-1790. Doors will open at 6:00 pm and services begin at 7:00 pm.
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Target Corp. to pay $2.8 Million to resolve EEOC race and sex discrimination finding

(August 25, 2015) Retail giant, Target Corporation, headquartered in Minneapolis, has agreed to pay $2.8 million to resolve a Commissioner's charge of discrimination which was investigated in the Minneapolis Area Office of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Based on the investigation, EEOC found reasonable cause to believe that three employment assessments formerly used by Target disproportionately...
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Rainbow PUSH 16th  annual Automotive Summit set to convene hundreds in Detroit

(August 25, 2015) The Rainbow PUSH Automotive Project, an initiative of the Citizenship Education Fund, will hold its 16th Annual Global Automotive Summit on Friday, October 9th at the MGM Grand in Detroit, Michigan. The theme of this year's gathering is "Shifting Into High Gear: Commitment, Access and Accountability." The Summit focuses on inclusion for ethnic minorities in the areas of supplier diversity, human resources, advertising and marketing, technology, professional services and dealers. It is the only...

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Federal judge re-instates Byron Allen's $20 billion lawsuit against Comcast, Time Warner

(August 20, 2015) Federal Judge Terry Hatter, who two weeks ago dismissed a lawsuit filed by Byron Allen's Entertainment Studios Networks, Inc. and the National Association of African-American Owned Media against Time Warner and Comcast, today issued a ruling re-admitting the complaint. Judge Hatter's earlier dismissal ruled that the Plaintiffs had failed to allege a claim for...

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'Straight Outta Compton' finishes opening weekend with a record-setting $60.2 million

(August 17, 2015) The opening weekend for the rap bio drama, "Straight Outta Compton," surpassed Universal Picture' expectations and those of the co-producers, the original members of the group N.W.A., Dr. Dre and Ice Cube. At an estimated $60.2 million the film ranks this summer's biggest box office winner, the fifth biggest August opening of all-time, and the biggest take by an R-rated film in...
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Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of August 3 - 9
'Haves & Have Nots' draws twice as many black viewers as Republican Presidential debate 

(August 12, 2015) Not that many people would be surprised, but Oprah's network beat out Donald Trump and Republican Presidential Debate by 2-to-1. The Tyler Perry drama "The Haves and the Have Nots" remained No.1 for the fourth consecutive week, with 2.8 million black viewers, while the Fox News Channel only attracted 1.4 million curiosity seekers...
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Black TV Ratings for Week of August 3 - 9
NFL pre-season game runs over summer fare with black audiences ready for football

(August 11, 2015) A sure sign that summer is close to an end is the return on NBC's Sunday Night Football in pre-season form. While no other TV shows were able to garner at least one million black viewers, the NFL proved that the gridiron appetite is alive and well nearly 1.9 million tuning in. The Vikings beat the Steelers 14-3 in the Hall of Fame Game...
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Walton Isaacson advertising agency named Supplier of the Year for fifth time

(August 10, 2015) For an unprecedented fifth time in six years, Walton Isaacson (WI), an independently held, minority owned, full-service advertising and marketing agency, has been named Supplier of the Year by the Southern California Minority Supplier Development Council. The Supplier of The Year program was introduced by the National Minority Supplier Development Council in 1981 as a...
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Radio One report revenues for the second quarter increased 10.5% over 2014

(August 11, 2015) Radio One, Inc. reported its results for the quarter ended June 30, 2015.  Net revenue was approximately $119.8 million, an increase of 10.5% from the same period in 2014, reflecting greater advertising demand and an increase in affiliate revenue at our cable television segment.  Also contributing to the increase was a timing difference of Reach Media's annual cruise event and a major...

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BET Networks to air original biopic miniseries on famed group New Edition in early 2016

(August 10, 2015) BET Networks and Jesse Collins Entertainment announced today the production of an original miniseries based on the iconic music group New Edition. New Edition members Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, Ronnie DeVoe, Johnny Gill and Ralph Tresvant have all signed on as co-producers for the film...

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LimeGreen agency announces merger with Dallas-based Moroch Holdings

(August 10, 2015) Moroch Holdings Inc. has announced that it will be taking a minority interest in Chicago-based LimeGreen LLC, a cross-cultural marketing communications agency focused on helping its clients reach culturally diverse groups through compelling consumer insights. While the agency will remain minority-owned, it will transition its namesake to LimeGreen Moroch. "We started LimeGreen ten years ago with the singular mission to...

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