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Black Star Network: Roland Martin Announces New Black TV Network

Martin announced his new network on the third anniversary of #RolandMartinUnfiltered, the first daily digital show specifically targeting African American audiences five days a week. The show has enjoyed expansive audience growth averaging 20 to 30 million views a month.

Advocates: Internet Companies Must Partner With Ethnic Media to Close Digital Divide

Digital equity advocates – people who have been working for decades now to come up with solutions to narrow the divide between people who are connected to broadband and those who still aren’t – say Internet Service Providers (ISPs) must partner with the ethnic media to reach people in California who remain unconnected and under-connected to broadband service. “We have focused on the importance of community and Ethnic Media. We think that the Internet Service Providers should be advertising with (ethnic media), reaching out to you and connecting with you,” said Sunne McPeak, CEO of the California Emerging Technology Fund

Black Investors Take Note: Reddit Rebellion Rescues GameStop Stock

The band of amateur day traders that interact with each other on the Reddit page WallStreetBets, encouraged whoever was listening to buy shares of the flailing GameStop, AMC, Macy’s and Koss stocks. Big investors, often in the form of hedge funds, frequently bet against struggling public companies using a process referred to as “shorting,” which allows investors to bet on the degree of misfortune a stock may experience and earn billions of dollars in profits as a result.

LOS ANGELES COUNTY LAUNCHES NEW WIFI LOCATOR TOOL TO HELP RESIDENTS GET ONLINE DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Los Angeles, CA (Friday, May 15, 2020) —  The ability to access the Internet has become a critical necessity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Internet access is key to schools’ online learning programs, and is the gateway that connects members of the public who are in need of Federal, State, and local emergency information and resources that are obtained online.

Charter, Comcast Offer 60 Days of Free Internet Service to Homes with Students

 As many Southland educational institutions are closing as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, a pair of internet providers today announced plans to provide free internet to households with students. Charter and Comcast announced Friday that they would offer 60 days of complimentary broadband to homes with K-12 or college students. For households that do not already have a subscription, Charter said that beginning Monday, it will provide free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi up to 100 Mbps, and that installation fees will be waived. The company also said it will partner with school districts to ensure local communities are aware

Snoop Dogg V. Gayle King and Ambassador Susan Rice

Last week, just days after the tragic death of basketball superstar and entrepreneur Kobe Bryant, CBS This Morning co-host, and Friend of Oprah Winfrey, Gayle King sparked a controversy following her interview with former WNBA star and longtime friend of Bryant, Lisa Leslie.

The Digital Revolution Will be Powered by Black Millennials

The presence and influence of Black millennials on our shared digital frontier can neither be denied nor dismissed. From viral memes that catch celebrities at their best-and worst, to trending hashtags like #BlackLivesMatter and #OscarsSoWhite with the power to spark social awareness and compel offline action, Black millennials are digital pioneers.

Remy Ma Talks Self-Love, Adversity & More at BET “PRE” Gala

Watch as we catch up with “All the Way Up” rapper Remy Ma during PRE, BET Chairman and CEO Debra Lee’s exclusive BET Awards Dinner for the 17th Annual BET Awards held at The London West Hollywood at Beverly Hills on June 21, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA.
Host: Brittany K. Jackson

David Banner: “The Biggest Threat to Black People is Our Own Psychology”

Kenya T. Parham, Creator of Parlay: An Urban Think Tank on Civic Engagement hosts in-depth conversation on topics including social media in the digital age, self-love in the Black community, the value of the Black dollar, politics as art and how technology has changed the landscape of how we create, receive and respond to news today.

Reporter/Videographer: Brittany K. Jackson