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People of color in the media industry face many challenges when trying to get their foot in the door. There is a certain way that you must look, carry yourself, and speak. In fact, everything from appearance to professional nature can be found in many media professionals contracts when working for major publications and outlets.

And, a number of those clauses coupled with barriers to entry keep many people seeking to enter the industry out.

That is why Boston-based radio personality Danielle Johnson founded Spark FM. After applying for countless positions with big-name broadcast companies and not being hired, Johnson decided to create an opportunity for herself and other media professionals by creating her own radio station.

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