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Blacks in the Comic Book Industry

Some of the Black men and women making moves in the comic book industry include TJ Sterling, David G Brown, Shequeta Smith, Brent Sands, and Karla Medrano.

Malik Yoba is Giving Back Through Real Estate, Education, and Media!

“It was a moment while shooting, I wanted to bring three of my passions together, real estate, filmmaking, and young people,” said Yoba. “I shared that idea with a woman who is now my Chief of Staff. Two days later she gave me a deck which said, ‘I rebuild New York,’ and she had articulated my vision.”

Comedian Chris Spencer is ‘Back on the Strip!’

“That’s one thing that I think definitely was a detriment to my standup career, is I wasn’t on the road like my peers,” said Spencer. “Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, and Jamie Fox — these were the guys in my class, and they were hitting the road hard, and now they’re all very wealthy comedians.”

TJ Sterling is Creating a Way with RAE Comics

TJ Sterling is an artist, writer and the president and lead artist of RAE Comics, which stands for Red, Arcis, the Latin word for stronghold, fortress or house and Entertainment. RAE Comics features diverse and underrepresented characters that go outside traditional American comics mixed with Eastern philosophies, creating something unique.

Lost art of fighting – with hands: Part II 

We recalled “the good ole days” when kids who had a beef with each other fought it out – by hand. They exchanged punches and bruises, exhausted themselves, made up, and shortly were friends again. They lived to fight another day, and as years passed, looked back on the disagreement and laughed about it as a learning experience. 

NNPA Honors Black Lives Matter Founder with Newsmaker of the Year Award 

Alicia Garza, who coined the term “Black Lives Matter,” is an Oakland-based organizer, writer, public speaker and freedom fighter who also serves as the special projects director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance which stands as the nation’s leading voice for dignity and fairness for the millions of domestic workers in America. 

Exclusive: ASCAP’s Women Behind The Music Panel

ASCAP sheds light on the fierce women changing the landscape of female executives in the entertainment industry. This year’s honorees included music executives Ashley Calhoun, the Vice Present of A&R at Pulse Music Group, Ericka Coulter, the Senior Director of A&R at Epic Records and Roc Nation singer-songwriter Kirby Lauryen. Host Cristina Chavez moderated the panel.