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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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10 Sep 2011

What’s The Leading Cause Of Poor Record Sales

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What's The Leading Cause Of Poor Record Sales? By Rizoh HoustonPress.com ​Last week, the music world laughed up a hiccup as Lil Wayne pranced around the VMA stage in nut-suffocating, Le Tigre-inspired jeggings. While that performance affirmed that Wayne is no fashion guru, his chart performance a week later reminded us that he's very good at something else-selling ...

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07 Mar 2010

Keke Palmer wins NAACP Award

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NAACP Best Youth Performance in Television Congrats to KEKE for Winning Best Youth Performance in Television by NAACP! Now she needs your VOTES For Nickelodeon's Kid's Choice Awards! It's easy click here Keke has to be one of the brightest young stars on the planet. Let Nickolodeon know by sharing the link. Paul Porter Industry Ears

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24 Feb 2010

The Slow Painful Death of Radio

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The Slow Death of Radio

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11 Feb 2010

BET HONORS breaks records

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The third annual airing of The BET Honors on Feb. 1 delivered star-studded ratings for the network and a 245 percent increase for BET in its 9 to 11 PM time slot compared to the same period last year. The tribute to Whitney Houston, Queen Latifah, Sean "Diddy" Combs, Keith Black, and Ruth Simmons finished ...

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06 Dec 2009

Digital Song Sales Changing the Game

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Good read on how the digital world is passing by Radio's old standards. No wonder why radio charts are filled with the wrong music. PP Digital song sales concentrated on the hits From RBR.com According to a recent article in Billboard Magazine, music sales have been changed by the Internet. Whereas music sales used to be dominated by album ...

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22 Nov 2009

Glen Beck announces “King Anniversary” rally

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Can you imagine what might happen at Glen Beck's rally on the King anniversary next August on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial? In Florida saturday during a Beck book-sales gathering he announced the calculated plan on his march on Washington, scheduled for August 28, 2010. Beck wants to steer America back in time, before the ...

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30 Oct 2009

ET with IE on Rihanna’s “Russian Roulette

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ET's Kevin Frazier sat down with Paul Porter, the co-founder of a think tank dedicated to promoting justice and accountability in the media, to discuss what some are calling controversial song lyrics from Rihanna's upcoming album. Read on for more… "Russian Roulette," the first single off Rihanna's next album Rated R due out on November 23, ...

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