Category Archives: Media

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 »

The Black Press Shows Resilience of the Black Community

For 190 years, the Black Press has chronicled the spirit and resilience of the African-American community. “You can see it in the spirit of the process that we have [developed] in documenting our history—we are marvelously resilient by nature, we are street fighters, guerilla fighters and resilience defines us,” said NNPA Foundation Board Chairman Al… Read More »