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WATCH: Nike “Not Backing Up What they are Preaching,” Olympian Alysia Montaño Says
May 15, 2019
Olympic runner Alysia Montaño is calling out organized sports and sponsors for allegedly discriminating against pregnant athletes. The seven-time USA champion famously competed in 2014 while eight months pregnant with her first child. ... read more / watch video »
WATCH: Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, and Miss America on Making History
May 7, 2019
For the first time in history, three black women are now wearing the crowns of the three major national pageants. Cheslie Kryst is the new Miss USA, ... read more / watch video »
Former Exec Slams CBS News’ ‘White Problem’
May 3, 2019
The snafu led to a meeting with Rep. Maxine Waters, Chairwoman of the powerful House Financial Services Committee, who said CBS officials admitted they had a lot of work to do and the network pledged to include blacks on their 2020 election team and other coverage. ... read more »
‘Young and the Restless’ Honors Kristoff St. John, His Work
April 22, 2019
LOS ANGELES (AP) — As “The Young and the Restless” head writer Josh Griffith screened the episode in which Neil Winters’ family learns of his death, ... read more »
NABJ Elevates CNN to Special Media Monitoring List
March 8, 2019
A special team will perform further research and an analysis of CNN’s diversity, inclusion and equity practices, per the NABJ Board’s directive. The special team will also publicly report on identified deficiencies in hiring a diverse workforce in news decision-making capacities at CNN. NABJ is also calling for a civil rights audit that examines the company’s hiring, promotion and compensation practices involving Black employees. ... read more »
WATCH: R. Kelly Tells his Side to Gayle King and Expert Responds
March 6, 2019
Singer R. Kelly said he’s an innocent man in an emotional interview with “CBS This Morning” co-host Gayle King. He vehemently denied all accusations of sexual abuse made against him. ... read more »
The African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) Announces Tichina Arnold as Host of its 10th Annual Awards Show
February 6, 2019
The African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) is pleased to welcome the amazing Tichina Arnold as the host of our milestone 10th Annual Awards Show. A multi-hyphenated performer, Arnold has been a mainstay in Hollywood and currently stars as Tina Butler opposite Cedric the Entertainer on the CBS hit comedy, "The Neighborhood," which was recently renewed for its second season. ... read more »
CBC Meets With CBS News To Discuss Importance of Diversity In News Coverage, Challenges Organization To Add More Journalists and Staff of Color
January 23, 2019
WASHINGTON – Today, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) met with officials from CBS News to discuss the importance of diversity in news coverage and insist the organization add more reporters of color to their roster of journalists chosen to cover the upcoming 2020 election campaign.  ... read more »
Rep. Waters Meets with CBS to Discuss Media Diversity & Inclusion
January 21, 2019
“Within 24 hours of my Twitter request for an explanation as to why CBS Corporation has, to date, failed to hire a single African American reporter or producer to cover the 2020 presidential election, CBS Vice President of News and Executive Director of Staff Development and Diversity, Kim Goodwin, and CBS Vice President and Washington Bureau Chief, Christopher Isham, requested a meeting and spoke with me in my office on Capitol Hill. ... read more »
Big Boi, Travis Scott To Join Maroon 5 In Super Bowl Show
January 17, 2019
The NFL on Sunday ended months of uncertainty by officially announcing Maroon 5, Big Boi and Travis Scott as the performers at this year's Super Bowl halftime show.  Maroon 5 had been the widely reported halftime show act since September, but the NFL didn't confirm the band as its headliner until Sunday. The league said Maroon 5 will be joined by Big Boi, the Atlanta-based rapper from Outkast, and Scott.  ... read more »
Fifteen-Time Grammy® Winner Alicia Keys to Host The 61st Annual Grammy Awards®
January 16, 2019
The Recording Academy™ and CBS announced today that 15-time GRAMMY® Award winner Alicia Keys will host the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards®, marking her first time as master of ceremonies for Music's Biggest Night®. Taking place at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, the GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast live in HDTV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, 8 p.m.ET / 5 p.m. PT.   ... read more »
The Caucus For Producers, Writers and Directors 36th Annual Caucus Awards Dinner
December 3, 2018
The Caucus for Producers, Writers & Directors’ 36th Annual Caucus Awards Dinner was a fabulous night at The Skirball Cultural Center. The full house of Hollywood’s elite enjoyed an enchanted evening of watching their peers receive honors in the television industry. ... read more »
Julie Chen of CBS The Talk and Critical of Camille Cosby, Goes Mute After New Allegations of her CBS CEO Husband Surface
September 10, 2018
Julie Chen has been very vocal and critical of Camille Cosby during the Cosby allegations. Now Chen finds herself in the same situation. Instead of facing the The Talk’s daily round table gossip that she and her cast mates dish on others lives, ... read more »
Former US Attorney General Eric Holder Confirms He’s Considering Running For President
July 24, 2018
Former US Attorney General Eric Holder recently appeared on The Late Show with host Stephen Colbert and confirms he’s considering a run for president. Holder currently is chairman of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, ... read more »
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