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Byron Allen has reportedly made an all-cash bid for Tegna, a company that boasts a massive collection of 62 Big Four network affiliates in 51 markets — most of them in the top 50. Byron Allen’s Allen Media Group is said to be one of three potential buyers eyeing the Tysons, Va.-based broadcaster, Jill Goldsmith reported for Deadline. SIGN […]

Russell Wilson and his Grammy-winning wife Ciara are set to expand their brand by launching a production company which will tell “inspiring and aspiring narratives and human interest stories” through film, television and digital content. The Seattle Seahawks quarterback intends to show off his “innovative and creative” side via Why Not You Productions, telling The Hollywood Reporter that “When people […]

This morning I am in Raleigh, North Carolina – after speaking to a great crowd last night at NC State. I was glad, as I always am, to be able to meet so many long time listeners of the Tom Joyner Morning Show. I am on the go this morning, rushing back to New York, […]

Why is it that Black owned businesses don’t merge? Glenn Beck’s The Blaze and Mark Levin’s CRTV merged on Monday to create a new conservative TV network and it got Roland Martin‘s mind working. The last time he can recall Black media companies merged to create a mega company was in the 90’s. Martin wants to […]

BET has reached the end of an era. Former CEO Debra Lee, who moved aside for Scott Mills this year, has announced that she’s leaving the company altogether. Lee, who was at BET for over 30 years, spearheaded the channel’s move into scripted content and specials, moving away from the music video staples and music […]

The Los Angeles Sentinel, one of the oldest Black-owned newspapers in America in existence, began on this day in 1933, founded by Col. Leon H. Washington. Today, the paper enjoys the distinction of being the largest paid subscription Black-owned weekly newspaper on the West Coast, and the only paid Black-owned paper outlet in all of […]

Susan L. Taylor devoted a significant portion of her life and career to writing and journalism, helping to establish Essence magazine as a powerful brand in Black media. Today, the former Essence editor-in-chief uses her time and platform to give back to less fortunate Black families, among other endeavors. Taylor was born on this day […]

Essence has chosen Oscar-nominated director Ava DuVernay for its March 2017 cover celebrating Women’s History Month. Pausing from her adaptation of the popular children’s book A Wrinkle in Time, the acclaimed filmmaker shot the cover two days before Christmas, fresh off a flight from northern California. Inside, DuVernay chats about everything from her Oscar-nominated documentary […]

Here’s the latest from the Bill Cosby camp. The embattled comic’s attorney, John P. Schmitt has released a statement that we assume is intended to clarify Cosby’s comment to New York Post/Washington Informer reporter Stacy Brown regarding his treatment by African-American media. In particular it calls out MSNBC broadcaster/commentator Professor Michael Eric Dyson, who is referred […]

After getting pummeled by the mainstreamed media over the scandalous sexual assault allegations against him, Bill Cosby is hoping the black media will offer impartial support. Why now? And is it too late? Black people have a long history of forgiveness, but I’m not sure how many Black Americans are prepared to forgive Cosby’s alleged […]

  In the midst of the swirl of bad news around Bill Cosby’s sexual assault allegations, he’s for the most part, remained quiet. But one enterprising reporter was able to get a scoop – and it came from an unlikely source. Stacy Brown, a reporter from the Black newspaper The Washington Informer, didn’t have to […]

  New York’s Amsterdam News is one of the most influential Black-owned media properties in the world. The paper is celebrating its 105th year in existence this month, and still remains a vital outlet for the Black community in Harlem and abroad. The paper’s founder, James H. Anderson, first published the Amsterdam News on December […]