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It’s way past time to clean filth of some music videos from TV

Philadelphia Inquirer By George Curry An increasing number of people are fed up with the airing of sexually explicit, violent, degrading, stereotypical music videos on

Black on Black Crime: Cathy Hughes Attacks John Conyers, the CBC & Dionne Warwick

By Jill Tubman Jack and Jill Politics So now that we’re in the new era of Black Power, I guess that means we’re going to

From Community to Collective Complacency

BY SHAUNELLE CURRY My elder teachers once taught me that community was the crux of black life in traditional African societies. Responsibility belonged to everyone.

Radio One Needs To Stop Snitchin’

Radio One Needs to Stop Snitchin' Minister Paul Scott Since Black America is still buzzing about the recent events involving swimming pool discrimination and police

Radio One Gets Heat For No-Show At Panel

National Journal by Andrew Noyes Thursday, July 9, 2009 Radio One, the largest U.S. minority-owned media company, came under fire from the House Judiciary Committee

The Story That Black Radio is Afraid to Tell

The Story That Black Radio is Afraid to Tell Monday, June 22, 2009 Paul Porter For decades, Black America has been the victim of

Black Radio Speaks with Fork Tongue

It is time that broadcasters start telling the truth. The recent flood of one sided information by radio on the pending "HR 848 - Performance

HR 848 or Black Radio?

Is it really HR 848 or Black Radio? Once again the big media machine is working, while Congressional lawmakers are being besieged with lobbyist and

Should We Save Black Radio?

Should We Save Black Radio? Paul Scott Funerals are funny things, sometimes. Never mind that the dearly departed cheated on his wife, borrowed a small

Clear Channel Stations Adopt Shared Music

CC Stations Adopt Shared Music Programming 17 stations in four formats ID'd as musical carbon copies By Paul Heine Radio and Records The music on

Hate Speech, Media Activism and the First Amendment

Hate Speech, Media Activism and the First Amendment Putting a spotlight on dehumanizing language By Candice O'Grady In just over a month last winter,