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Local investors bidding on purchase of African American news talk radio station WBOK 1230 | The New Orleans Advocate

Advocate Staff Report, The New Orleans Advocate group of New Orleans investors is putting in a bid to purchase African American news talk radio station WBOK 1230 AM from Los Angeles based-Bakewell Media. The partnership led by New Orleans native and actor Wendell Pierce includes Spears Group President and Chief Executive Officer Cleveland Spears III; Henry Consulting Managing Partner Troy Henry; and Thomas Media founder Jeff Thomas. If the bid is accepted, the group said the acquisition will be financed partially by the four partners and debt-financed through Liberty Bank, making the team 100 percent black-owned and financed. CLICK TO […]

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The Uphill Battles of Black Talent Agents in Hollywood | The New York Times

Cara Buckley, The New York Times Lorrie Bartlett of ICM Partners, left; Brandon Lawrence of Creative Artists Agency; and J.B. Fitzgerald of United Talent Agency. Credit Photographs by Erik Carter for The New York Times. Featured Image like “Black Panther” and “Crazy Rich Asians” don’t come around all that often partly because of how projects are put together. Chances are the people brokering those deals — and determining who gets in the door and what stories are told — are white. Lorrie Bartlett of ICM Partners, left; Brandon Lawrence of Creative Artists Agency; and J.B. Fitzgerald of United Talent Agency. […]

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New Doc Explores How ‘Mr. SOUL!’ Brought Black Culture to Talk Show TV | Colorlines The PBS show celebrated art and activism with guests including James Baldwin, Sonia Sanchez and Stokely Carmichael.

Ellis Haizlip broke the talk show and public television color barrier when he introduced “SOUL!,” the weekly program he hosted during the late ’60s and early ’70s, to PBS.

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Michael B. Jordan Partners With Netflix To Bring ‘Raising Dion’ To The Masses | Okayplayer Michael B. Jordan is staying in the superhero business by producing this 10-episode, hourlong sci-fi black family drama called Raising Dion for Netflix.

Michael B. Jordan is staying in the superhero business by producing this 10-episode, hourlong sci-fi black family drama called Raising Dion for Netflix.

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