Mattel’s Groundbreaking Hijab Barbie Honors Harlem Coached Olympian And More

Mattel made history on Monday by unveiling the first-ever hijab-wearing Barbie doll. It’s designed after Olympic medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad, an American sabre fencer who became the first Olympic athlete to compete while wearing a hijab at the 2016 Rio Olympics who was coached by Harlem born Akhnaten Spencer-El. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Rhythm And SoulRadio Has A New Look

By Marko Nobles, Founder, Rhythm And SoulRadio

RhythmAndSoulRadio.com is Urban Eclectic Internet Radio. Playing the most entertaining & diverse mix of music from Rock to Hip Hop and all points in between with interviews and some talk programs mixed in. Continue Reading →

BET Teams With Stars For Late-Night Shows And More

BET announced four new late-night shows and a new prime-time miniseries about the life of Bobby Brown, reemphasized its position at the center of African-American culture. Continue Reading →

The Ida B. Wells Society Connects News Orgs To Journalists Of Color

The Nieman Lab reports that Nikole Hannah-Jones has heard all the excuses for why newsrooms can’t hire more reporters of color. Continue Reading →

New York Association of Black Journalists (NYABJ) FEB 21, 2017 General Body Meeting

Join the General Body Meeting of the New York Association of Black Journalists (NYABJ) general meeting on February 21, 2017 @ 6pm-8pm EST. Continue Reading →

NYC Launches Series Of Initiatives Targeting Underrepresentation Of Women In The Film And TV Industry

women-underrepresentationMayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) Commissioner Julie Menin today announced the launch of a groundbreaking series of initiatives targeting the underrepresentation of women in film and television. Continue Reading →

George Curry, Black Press Champion, Dies at 69

george curry sliderGeorge E. Curry, a veteran journalist who championed the black press and was reviving online his beloved Emerge magazine, died Saturday at 69, according to a message from his sister’s Facebook account. Continue Reading →

NYC Media Wins 5 NY Emmys At The 59TH Annual Awards

nycmedia copyNYC Media, the official broadcast network and media production entity of the City of New York, is pleased to announce it has won 5 New York Emmy® Awards, which recognize outstanding achievement in television. Continue Reading →

Black Star News Annual Awards To Honor Rangel, Dinkins, And Others

charles-rangelThe Black Stars News 2015 Annual Awards Dinner will honor Mayor David Dinkins, Rep. Charles Rangel, Rep. Yvette Clarke, R. Donahue Peebles, Barbara Arnwine, Inez Barron, Sabrina Lamb, Dr. Rudy Crew, Stephen Byrd, Alia Jones, and the Central Park Five survivors of gross injustice on December 18 from 6:00pm – 10:00pm at MIST Harlem, 46 West 116th Street.

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HW Pick: Rickey Smiley Is For Real, Real

Rickey Smiley1Our TV One friends reached out sending us the most recent exclusive previews for the debut season of TV One’s 2016 “Rickey Smiley For Real.”  Continue Reading →

Essence Magazine Sponsor Awards Ceremony In Harlem

DSCN0468On Tuesday, October 27th, 2015 Essence Magazine held a awards ceremony for their sponsors at MIST Harlem in Harlem, New York. Continue Reading →

Souleo: Preview A New Streaming Black Content Service

Dr. Donahue TuittBy Souleo

Much has been stated about television’s lack of diversity and perceived gains in tackling that issue with black actors at the forefront of successful shows… Continue Reading →

HW Pick: GlobalGrind Launches New Series

global grind twoIn December, Interactive One (iOne) acquired GlobalGrind, founded by Russell Simmons, as the first step towards expanding its reach among young Americans across all races and backgrounds.   Continue Reading →

MNN’s Summer Youth Program Graduation

mnn manhattan neighborhood networkAfter the success of last year’s Summer Youth Employment Program at the MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center, newly appointed Firehouse Director Zenaida Mendez saw an opportunity to build on a strong foundation. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Tuwisha Rogers To Head New One Solution Brand Team

Tuwisha Rogers at tv oneOne Solution, the cross-platform sales and integrated marketing division of Radio One, Inc., announced that Tuwisha Rogers has been appointed to Vice President of Brand Leadership. Continue Reading →