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Join rolling out & AARP for an important health discussion on Why Media Matters When Talking About COVID-19 on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 6pm EST. Featured panelists include Mikki K. Harris, Multimedia Journalist, with special interest in documentary storytelling; Vickie Gogo, Partner, Multicultural Communications, at ICF Next, a global communications and consultancy agency; and…

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Nick Cannon

Nick Cannon issued an apology after facing backlash due to his comments that were viewed as anti-Semitic. Cannon posted his lengthy apology on social media on the evening of July 15. “I extend my deepest and most sincere apologies to my Jewish sisters and brothers for the hurtful and divisive words that came out of…

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Nick Cannon fired back at Viacom after his show “Wild N Out” was fired by ViacomCBS for what the company called “anti-Semitic” views he gave during his podcast, “Cannon’s Class.” During the podcast, which featured rapper Professor Griff, Cannon said, “[Blacks] are the same people who they want to be. That’s our birthright. We are…

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Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg surprised a number of students by appearing in video calls with them to mark their graduation. The 66-year-old media mogul and the acclaimed Hollywood director answered questions from the graduates on John Krasinski’s show “Some Good News,” with activist Malala Yousafzai and comedian Jon Stewart also answering questions from the…

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Issa Rae shares what she is fed up with about Hollywood. The “Insecure” creator told “Yahoo Entertainment” she always works to ensure that her sets are diverse because “it is threaded in the fabric of my being to look around me and make sure that there is representation because that’s what I wholeheartedly want to…

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Jeff Hodges is an actor, radio personality, speaker and youth advocate. Hodges is the host of “It’s Bigger Than Hip Hop,” a radio show that airs on iHeartRadio every Friday at 10 p.m. He is also the publisher of ​ Young Men’s Perspective Magazine​ and author of the bestseller, A Collection of Conversations A Guide…

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Cheryl Grace, Nielsen’s senior vice president of community alliances and consumer engagement, recently served as the co-creator of Nielsen’s 2019 Diverse Intelligence Series Report on African Americans. Titled, “It’s in the Bag: Black Consumers’ Path to Purchase,” the study revealed that Blacks are welcoming recipients of advertising across all channels. However, companies’ investments to advertise…

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Deidre McDonald has more than 30 years of experience as an award-winning producer, writer and educator. As the founding artistic director for the BronzeLens Film Festival, which showcases Atlanta as the new mecca for film production, she is dedicated to empowering the next generation of filmmakers. BronzeLens has been recognized nationally and internationally for its…

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cleo tv, television, media, women of color

Launched in January 2019, CLEO TV is a lifestyle and entertainment network targeting millennial and Gen X black women. Named for the Egyptian queen, CLEO TV will offer content that defies culturally demeaning stereotypes of women of color. The network promises a diverse offering of short-form and long-form content including travel, home design, cooking, talk shows, movies,…

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Jennifer Hudson is fighting to keep her private life away from the media. The “Voice” coach has filed a motion asking to ban the public from having access to “upcoming child-related legal proceedings” ahead of a trial that is due to take place between herself and former fiance David Otunga, in connection to their nine-year-old son…

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Journalist Ken Smikle, the president and founder of Target Market News, died Wednesday Sept. 12, 2018, of congestive heart failure. The Harlem native and his Emmy award winning wife retired investigative reporter Renee Ferguson were longtime residents of the Kenwood neighborhood in Chicago. Smikle has written for Essence and served as senior editor for Black Enterprise.…

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Natasha S. Alford was recently honored for being a leading lady in media by Jack Daniel’s Gentleman Jack during the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) annual conference in Detroit. Jack Daniel’s “Leading Ladies in Media” private dinner reception honored both Alford and trailblazing Alford is an award winning journalist, Afro Latina advocate, and the deputy editor…

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