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Teena Marie’s passing at age 54

Teena Marie Dead at age 54 The singer known for her soulful hits such as " Square Biz and Portugese Love" has passed at the

BET’s “Black Girls Rock” #1 Show on Cable

BET's 'Black Girls Rock' takes out Bravo's 'Real Housewives' in big week for cable (November 10, 2010) In a week in which broadcast TV lost

Tom Joyner nows airs on Two Chicago Stations

Joyner Airs on Two Chicago Station Radio has reached a new low! Chicago's Crawford Broadcasting began airing the Tom Joyner Morning Show on both of

Big Media and the FCC Roadshow: Controlling the Message Online and Off

Tracy Rosenberg Executive Director, Media Alliance The FCC is coming to Silicon Valley. The famously old-school agency will make an unlikely visit to the high

Cellphones Now Used More for Data Than for Calls

By JENNA WORTHAM Liza Colburn uses her cellphone constantly. She taps out her grocery lists, records voice memos, listens to music at the gym, tracks

Erykah Badu’s Naked Video makes # 4 on Sales Chart

While most don't know the full story on Erykah Badu's nude video, it seems like the promotional gimmick worked. "Window Seat" here first single from

BET CEO Promises Positive Images for Black Women

BET's Debra Lee seeks to improve black women's images with leadership talks By Krissah Thompson Washington Post   Bonnie McDaniel refused to let her now

Arbitron’s Urban Study

ARBITRON LOOKS AT ETHNIC RADIO February 25, 2010: Arbitron releases the "Black Radio Today 2009" and "Hispanic Radio Today 2009" studies, with both reports featuring

Jill Scott Stars in “Sins of the Mother”

Jill Scott takes full advantage of Black History Month: The Lifetime Network premiered "Sin of the Mother" with Jill Scott to rave reviews. More importantly

The Top Selling Artist of the Past Decade

Always nice to see what artist and types of music have longevity. You might be fooled on what you see and hear. Hear is the