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An Open Letter to PepsiCo regarding Mountain Dew ad

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

Petition: Rape, Rick Ross and Responsibility

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

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

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

Black Radio On Notice

Black Radio, you’re on notice: Do Your Historical Duty on the issue of getting out the Vote in 2012 By Joseph Haynes Davis The

Keke Palmer: Says No To Pay For Play

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

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

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

Michael Baisden is dead wrong about black radio

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

Attorney Generals Call on Pabst to End Production of Blast

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

Blast by Colt 45 Targeting Youth

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

White House Support for Performance Rights

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

MTV Skins: Why? (radio interview)

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

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

Wants to update almost two-decades old report on effects of hate speech, press Congress for money to do so By John Eggerton -- Broadcasting &