Congressman Hank Johnson seeks answers to lack of federal advertising with minority media

Rep. Hank Johnson Leads Letter With Reps. Holmes Norton, Barbara Lee and Val Demings to Administration To Address: Major Failings of Federal Departments & Agencies to Do Business With Black-owned Media & Advertising Firms. Pointing out that a recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) study in 2016 found over a five-year period, the federal government spent […]

How OZY media stifled economic growth of Black-owned companies

According to its website, OZY media “is a diverse, global and forward-looking media and entertainment company focused on” finding “the New and the Next.” However, when one looks under the surface, it is not diverse and seems to operate in the same manner in which traditionally White-owned media corporations function. Since its founding in 2013, […]

Diddy challenges GM CEO to show love vs. hate for Black-owned media

Music and media mogul Diddy has joined a prominent list of Black-owned media members calling out General Motors for the blatantly low advertising percentages given to them in comparison to their White counterparts. Sean “Diddy” Combs, 51, accuses General Motors of not supporting the TV station Diddy owns, Revolt, nearly as much as the automaker […]

Diddy demands ‘radical change’ from corporate America in scathing open letter

Sean “Diddy” Combs was once known for his temper as much as he was his ability to connect dots and create trends. By rights, it’s how he earned the nickname “Puffy” back in the day. Apparently fed up with the mistreatment of Black businesses by large corporations that make tons of money from African Americans, […]

AM Wake-Up Call talk show

AM Wake Up Call Morning Show: our hosts discuss renaming predominately black schools after Black History Icons.

AM Wake-Up Call talk show

AM Wake Up Call Morning Show: our hosts discuss renaming predominately black schools after Black History Icons.

AM Wake-Up Call Oct. 2

AM Wake Up Call Morning Show is live with HBCU grill masters and discussing marriage and relationships.

Black media ignored by major Black artists on Grammy Awards red carpet (video)

During major award shows, members of the Black media are often relegated to second-class status in terms of placement on the red carpet. Black media outlets are often placed at the very end of red carpets and they are, at times, ignored by major celebrities who rush past their cameras with little to no acknowledgment. […]

Nicki Minaj blasted for saying she likes White media more than Black outlets

Nicki Minaj is being blasted on Black Twitter for having the audacity to say that she is treated better by the White media than by Black outlets. More specifically, fans are feeling some kind of way that Minaj would refer to African Americans as “the blacks” on her Twitter page. Minaj, who has since deleted […]

Essence’s Joy Profet is living the dream

A few short days from now, thousands of Black folks eager to relax, relate and rejuvenate will flock to The Big Easy for the 2018 Essence Festival, the nation’s premier event dedicated to Black music, film, art, politics, food, fashion and empowerment taking place July 5-8 in New Orleans. Between now and then, Joy Profet, […]

Tom Burrell asks ‘What’s Black about it?’ in new documentary

Thomas Burrell started his storied career in the mailroom as the first Black employee of Wade Advertising. A year later, he was able to move up the ladder, securing accounts like Alka Seltzer. He started Burrell Communications in 1971, and over the years launched campaigns with companies like Coca-Cola and McDonald’s. One of the company’s […]