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 →

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 →

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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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 →

Harlem Fave And Legend Imhotep Gary Byrd’s WLIB New-Talk Show Cancelled

Imhotep Gary ByrdImhotep Gary Byrd’s longtime WLIB talk show “GBE Mind Flight,”  a weekly Sunday  mix of news, talk and music heard from 9:00pm to 12:00 midnight and featuring leading Black journalists from U.S., Caribbean and African press, has been cancelled as a result of  national budget cuts  by parent company Emmis Communications.  Continue Reading →