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03 May 2013

An Open Letter to PepsiCo regarding Mountain Dew ad

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It is an unfortunate truth that in the 21st century world of advertising, African Americans often continue to be portrayed in a demeaning and stereotypical manner. Within the past week alone we’ve seen several examples of corporations apologizing for racist imagery, including a controversial online Mountain Dew ad. While I, too, was ...

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31 Mar 2013

Petition: Rape, Rick Ross and Responsibility

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Rape, Rick Ross and Responsibility In 2012, a drug named Molly, made up of pure MDMA (Ecstasy’s active ingredient) flooded the music industry and made its way into countless rap lyrics. Last month, February 2013, Lil’ Wayne sparked national outrage when he disrespected the memory of slain civil rights martyr Emmitt Till in his lyrics by ...

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16 Jan 2013

Coalition Announces End to “All My Babies Mamas” Oxygen Show

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PTC Applauds Coalition of Activists for Successful End to Oxygen’s “All My Babies’ Mamas” LOS ANGELES (January 16, 2013) – Today the Parents Television Council hailed the decision by the Oxygen cable network to halt further development of “All My Babies’ Mamas”. The reality program was being developed by the NBCUniversal-owned cable network ...

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12 Aug 2012

Black Radio On Notice

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Black Radio, you’re on notice: Do Your Historical Duty on the issue of getting out the Vote in 2012 By Joseph Haynes Davis Constitutionally-Speaking.com The Tampa Bay Times and Salon.com are reporting that In a 630-page sworn deposition recorded over two days in late May 2012, Florida’s former Republican Party chairman Jim Greer makes the claim, under oath, ...

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11 Jul 2012

Keke Palmer: Says No To Pay For Play

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Brandi Worley KeKe Palmer made an appearance on BET’s 106&Park yesterday to premier her new video “You Got Me.” The 18-year-old looked stunning in a white dress and tan heels. She did everything right on the show, she sounded good, appealed to the audience and did what artists before her would do: promoted her new project, ...

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27 Jun 2012

Join Us in Atlanta for The National Action Network’s Youth Move Summit

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Atlanta, GA (June 29, 2012)–In the midst of the country’s highest gang membership increase in the past 40-years, National Action Network led by Reverend Al Sharpton, along with Youth Move, have organized a National Youth Summit June 29, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. National Action Network’s National Youth Director Mary-Pat Hector organized the event to show ...

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10 May 2012

Michael Baisden is dead wrong about black radio

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It's hard to understand what Black radio should be when it's been missing for years. After the demise of legendary WRKS-FM in New York, Michael Baisden has been on air petitioning listeners for a spot on WBLS-FM, New York's remaining Black adult format. Baisden, while correct on the silencing of black voices on radio, is dead ...

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21 Apr 2011

Attorney Generals Call on Pabst to End Production of Blast

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Attorney General Gansler Calls on Pabst Brewing to End Production of Blast “Binge-in-a-Can” Targets Youth; Flavored Malt Beverage Poses Serious Health Risks Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler today sent a letter to Pabst Brewing Company, asking the company to end production and sale of its new Blast by Colt 45. Attorney General Gansler says the ...

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14 Apr 2011

Blast by Colt 45 Targeting Youth

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Blast by Colt 45 Targeting Youth Press Release w logo - Blast by Colt 45 4-4-11

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16 Mar 2011

White House Support for Performance Rights

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White House Support for Performance Right Administration Recommends Congress Act to Provide a Right WASHINGTON—This morning the U.S Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (IPEC) at the White House issued specific administration recommendations for legislative changes designed to increase enforcement of U.S. intellectual property in order to create jobs and grow the U.S. economy. Included in the recommendations ...

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13 Feb 2011

MTV Skins: Why? (radio interview)

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MTV Skins: interview on Blog Talk Radio with Robert Wesley Branch Click to Listen Paul Porter and Lisa Fager on TRWBS February 12 2011 II

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14 Jan 2011

Arizona Fallout: Hispanic Group To Press FCC, Hill, NTIA For Hate Speech Inquiries

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Wants to update almost two-decades old report on effects of hate speech, press Congress for money to do so By John Eggerton -- Broadcasting & Cable, January 10, 2011 Prompted by the shootings in Arizona over the weekend and ensuing national conversation about the role of violent rhetoric in politics and the media, the National Hispanic Media ...

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