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Finally! 24-Hour Black News Channel to Debut in November | The Root

Jay Connor, The Root Image: iStock, Featured Image love Baby Boy reruns as much as the next person, but I’ve wondered for years why BET completely abandoned their daily news programming. And with TV One’s decision to can Roland Martin’s News One Now in 2017, those of us eager for network news have had to sift though a deluge of nebulous coverage that far too often ignores our purview. But according to the Pasadena Black Pages, that’s all about to change. Because come November, we’ll all be watching “intelligent programming that is informative, educational, inspiring and empowering to its African […]

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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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He’s a Rhodes Scholar. The G.O.P. Keeps Calling Him a ‘Big-City Rapper.’ | The New York Times PORT EWEN, N.Y. — It has taken 12 years, but Antonio Delgado has finally received recognition for his brief career as a rap artist. All it took was for him to run for Congress in New York.

PORT EWEN, N.Y. — It has taken 12 years, but Antonio Delgado has finally received recognition for his brief career as a rap artist.

All it took was for him to run for Congress in New York.

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‘Uncommon Bonds’ Explores What It Takes for Women to Have Real Friendships Across Race | Colorlines The collection of essays, poetry and letters, edited by Kersha Smith and Marcella Runell Hall, uncovers the tensions, vulnerabilities and power dynamics of true cross-racial friendships.

The collection of essays, poetry and letters, edited by Kersha Smith and Marcella Runell Hall, uncovers the tensions, vulnerabilities and power dynamics of true cross-racial friendships.

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‘Breaking’ Presents: Juliana ‘Jewels’ Smith, Educator-Turned-Comic Writer | Colorlines The Bay Area resident, inspired by how comics connected with her community college students, developed “(H)afrocentric” to address structural and economic racism in a funny and accessible way.

The Bay Area resident, inspired by how comics connected with her community college students, developed “(H)afrocentric” to address structural and economic racism in a funny and accessible way.

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Watch the Electrifying Conclusion of Dr. King’s Final Speech | Colorlines King celebrated the ongoing fight for social and racial equity during his famed “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech in Memphis.

King celebrated the ongoing fight for social and racial equity during his famed “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech in Memphis.

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