Category Archives: Media

Fox News and Ebony Magazine Receive “Thumbs Down” Award from NABJ

The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) issues its 2017 Thumbs Down Award to FOX News and Ebony magazine today. The Thumbs Down Award is presented annually to an individual or organization for especially insensitive, racist or stereotypical reporting, commentary, photography or cartoon about the black community or for engaging in practices at odds with… Read More »

Black Press Needed Now, More Than Ever

After a week of fellowship, panels, lectures and dinners at the National Newspaper Publishers Association Convention 2017, most guests agree the Black press is alive and needed more than ever. Throughout the convention, held in Washington D.C., speakers stressed the importance of the press addressing issues integral to bettering the Black community. Each National Newspaper… Read More »

Bill Maher, ‘N-word’ and the media

I have chosen not to use the “N-word,” but I sometimes backslide. Just like what I’m willing to bet is the majority of Black men my age who laughed uncontrollably while watching that infamous Sanford and Son episode where Fred tells a white Los Angeles traffic cop in a courtroom packed with African-Americans there are… Read More »

Journal apologizes for Black Lives Matter issue with no black writers

Talk about missing the point. An international journal devoted to politics and philosophy is apologizing for publishing an issue on the Black Lives Matter movement without a black author’s perspective, calling the glaring omission a “grave” oversight. Robert Goodin, editor of the Journal of Political Philosophy, posted an open letter to apologize on a philosophy… Read More »

BET is leaving Washington. Will it lose its ‘secret sauce’?

BET Networks, the country’s largest cable network for African American audiences, is moving its headquarters from Washington to New York, ending a nearly 40-year relationship with its home town. The move — part of a years-long transition into the Manhattan offices of its parent company, Viacom — comes as major cable networks struggle to stay… Read More »