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Craig Robinson Feature —“This Is the End”

Craig Robinson Feature —“This Is the End”

SAN FRANCISCO – Comedian Craig Robinson, who audiences may best remember as Darryl Philbin, the warehouse manager on the long-running hit NBC TV show, “The Office,” is now enjoying even more success on the big screen. Robinson, 41, most recently starred with Kerry Washington (TV’s “Scandal”) in the family comedy, “Peeples” and in the end […]

Winfrey and Perry: A Match Made at OWN

Winfrey and Perry: A Match Made at OWN

“The Haves and the Have Nots” His first dramatic series, “The Haves and Have Nots” premiered May 28. The hourlong drama series became OWN’s most watched premiere show to date. And the comedy-driven “Love Thy Neighbor” premiered the following night, May 29 also breaking records. It is no secret that OWN is still searching for […]

Television Journalists Acknowledge the Best and Brightest

Television Journalists Acknowledge the Best and Brightest

Although the official awards season is several months down the line, some of the best and brightest are being honored by television journalists. The list of nominees for the 3rd Annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards was announced recently by the Broadcast Television Journalists Association. Thumbs up to Don Cheadle (“House of Lies”), Regina King (“Southland”), […]

U. S. Senate Could Craft New Protection if High Court Kills Section 5 by Hazel Trice Edney

U. S. Senate Could Craft New Protection if High Court Kills Section 5 by Hazel Trice Edney

In a “meet the press” type setting, U. S. senators – between votes – fielded questions from reporters during a Black media roundtable. If the U. S. Supreme Court strikes down or alters the Section 5 Preclearance Clause of the Voting Rights Act, Congress should be prepared with a remedy to protect against discrimination, according […]

Economic Lessons of the Past by James Clingman

Economic Lessons of the Past by James Clingman

“I was tired of giving in.” Rosa Parks It is always interesting to reflect on certain events that took place in days gone by, especially when it comes to economic issues. In my entrepreneurship classes I often use the example of the Montgomery Bus Boycott to illustrate a very important lesson we could (and should) take […]

U.S. Minorities to Become Majority Faster than Predicted

U.S. Minorities to Become Majority Faster than Predicted

The United States is on pace to become a minority-majority nation even faster than previously predicted, according to Census Bureau statistics on race and ethnicity released June 13. The percentage of non-Hispanic Whites in the U.S. population reached an all-time low of 63 percent during the year ending July 1. Numerically, that means there are […]

The Power of Urban Radio Begins Registration for October Forum in D.C.

The Power of Urban Radio Begins Registration for October Forum in D.C.

Registration is now open and space is filling fast for the 13th Power of Urban Radio Forum on Thursday, October 3, 2013 at the Westin City Center in Washington, DC. This will be an exceptional forum of CEOs and global marketers to discuss the strategic importance of the $900 billion African American consumer market as […]

Latest Census Bureau Report Shows African-Americans Lead Ethnic Internet Users

Latest Census Bureau Report Shows African-Americans Lead Ethnic Internet Users

According to a new report from the U.S. Census Bureau, Black households continue to outnumber all ethnic (non-White) households that reported using the Internet. The study says 56.9 percent of all Black homes – or 15.3 million – reported online access and usage in 2011. Among Hispanic households, 14.2 million reported usage, and 4.7 million […]

Sulfur Emissions from Exxon Mobil Leak Harmful to Human Health

Sulfur Emissions from Exxon Mobil Leak Harmful to Human Health

 A leak in one of Exxon Mobil’s sulfur recovery units in Baton Rouge, La. last month resulted in the release of various chemicals harmful to human health, including benzene, sulfur dioxide, and hydrogen sulfide, claims Exxon’s report to the National Response Center. The Advocate reported that employees rerouted the May 22 gas leak into an […]

A Shameful Parade

A Shameful Parade

It’s hard for me to overlook the shameful parade of sons of celebrated leaders who are in jail or on the way to jail for confessed crimes ranging from bribery, embezzlement and just plain thievery. Their crimes go beyond mere law-breaking. The sons have dishonored a legacy of public service that their fathers helped to […]