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Archive for November, 2008
Bob Johnson is planning to start a new network that will focus on urban issues according to Richard Prince’s column.
The new network is “not intended to compete with BET or TV One,” Johnson spokeswoman Traci Otey Blunt said. Plans are open and no staff members have been hired, awaiting FCC approval. The network might even produce news programming, she said. The FCC is not expected to act until winter or early spring, after a period of public comment.
Perhaps the programming will include some progressive, positive shows. Johnson founded BET which he sold to Viacom for 3 billion dollars in 2000. He now owns the Charlotte Bobcats NBA team.
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Give thanks. Though we’re all facing challenges and personal battles, please take a moment to think about all of your blessings.
I’m thankful for my family, my health, and for being able to share my perspective, and information with all of you.
Perhaps some fear that Obama will really paint the White House black. Howard Witt is reporting that around 200 hate related incidents have been reported in the wake of the election.
from the Chicago Tribune
Barely three weeks after Americans elected their first black president amid a wave of interracial good feeling, a spasm of noose hangings, racist graffiti, vandalism and death threats is convulsing dozens of towns across the country as white extremists lash out at the new political order.
Congratulations to the Atlanta Association of Black Journalists who were joined by Atlanta’s mayor Shirley Franklin, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of “In Contact.”
In 1998, AABJ made history when it became the first chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists to debut its own television show.
FieldNegro – Sounds off on reports that the second highest ranking al Qaeda operative called Obama a “house negro.”
WAOD – Has a lot to say about a feud that’s brewing around Tavis Smiley’s blogging contest.
IsaacsPR – Shares a PR perspective on former MSNBC newsman Dan Abrams’ new media venture.