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Fighting wave of misinfo, YouTube bans false vaccine claims
September 29, 2021
YouTube announced a sweeping crackdown of vaccine misinformation Wednesday that booted popular anti-vaccine influencers from its site and deleted false claims that have been made about a range of immunizations. The video-sharing platform said it will no longer allow users to baselessly speculate that approved vaccines, like the ones given to prevent the flu or measles, are dangerous or cause diseases. ... read more »
THE SHADE ROOM’S FAITH BASED-SERIES ‘THE SAME ROOM’ RETURNS FOR SEASON THREE ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
September 16, 2021
The Third Season Will Feature Guests Yvonne Orji, Chrisette Michele, Jeannie Mai Jenkins and April Daniels ... read more »
Black Star Network: Roland Martin Announces New Black TV Network
September 9, 2021
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. ... read more »
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Chair of Congressional Black Caucus Joyce Beatty and California Congresswoman Karen Bass Headline National Autism Conference
April 9, 2021
Congressional Black Caucus Chair Hon. Joyce Beatty (D-OH) and California Congresswoman Hon. Karen Bass (D-CA) will keynote a national autism conference on Saturday, April 10, 2021 sponsored by California-based autism and social justice organization Special Needs Network (SNN). ... read more »
Actress Mignon From Tyler Perry’s Dramedy Series ‘Sistas’ is a Breath of Fresh Comedic Air
February 4, 2021
Tyler Perry’s drama-comedy series, “Sistas,” explores a feminine reality through the lens of four Black women living in Atlanta. Mignon shared her acting presence had a touch of comedic timing, which made her fit the character Danni seamlessly. ... read more »
Chair Beatty Denounces Wells Fargo CEO’s Racially Insensitive Remarks
October 1, 2020
U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03), Chair of the House Financial Services Diversity and Inclusion Subcommittee, wrote a letter to Wells Fargo President and CEO Charles Scharf to express her profound disappointment and disagreement with his remarks regarding the false and misguided perception of a shortage of qualified African Americans as an excuse for his failure to meet Wells Fargo’s workforce diversity goals: ... read more »
Pro Basketball Players Share Their Lives in the Bubble
August 6, 2020
As NBA and WNBA competition commences, many players in both leagues have been giving fans an inside look at their lives in their respective Bubbles through YouTube videos. ... read more »
LA Activists Drill Down on Who Deserves Reparations for Slavery and Why
July 23, 2020
As state and federal lawmakers grapple with whether or not the State of California -- and the United States as a whole -- should take a closer look at what it owes the descendants of enslaved Africans in the United States, a group of Black California activists are getting ahead of the conversation. They are distilling the case for reparations down to why African Americans deserve to get paid for centuries of free labor and the Jim Crow laws and other forms of state-enforced discriminatory practices that followed. They are also specifying which segment of Black Americans should get those payments.  ... read more »
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Former Hollywood Digital Marketing Executive and Professional Poker Player Admits Embezzling $22 Million from Employer
November 22, 2019
A former executive at StyleHaul Inc., a digital marketing company that represents “influencers” on Instagram and YouTube, pleaded guilty today to federal criminal charges for embezzling more than $22 million from his employer and then using the stolen money for personal expenses and crypto-currency gambling. ... read more »
As Bill Cosby Awaits Appeal, Support for His Release Grows
November 15, 2019
Now, as he awaits an appellate court's ruling that could grant him a new trial or freedom, Cosby's support base appears more significant than at any point since charges were filed against him nearly four years ago. ... read more »
‘Hair Love’ is Now in Theaters
September 12, 2019
Hair Love, a new animated short showing the love between a Black father and daughter, is now in theaters. Premiering right before Angry Birds 2, the animation short gives insight and relatability of Black fatherhood to a broad audience. ... read more »
States Led by Texas Target Google in New Antitrust Probe
September 12, 2019
The Monday announcement closely followed one from a separate group of states Friday that disclosed an investigation into Facebook’s market dominance. The two probes widen the antitrust scrutiny of big tech companies beyond sweeping federal and congressional investigations and enforcement action by European regulators. ... read more »
Gambians Glued to YouTube As President’s Hit Squad Confesses
September 6, 2019
Truth is stranger than fiction and in the West African nation of Gambia, the truth has galvanized citizens with former members of the exiled president’s hit squad admit to murder and other atrocities. ... read more »
NBA and Youtube Partner to Launch Live Games on League’s First Channel Dedicated to Fans in Sub-Saharan Africa
March 22, 2019
- New NBA Africa YouTube Channel to Broadcast Live Primetime Games Each Week and Celebrate Africa’s Impact on the NBA – - First Live Games on New Channel to Feature Boston Celtics at Charlotte Hornets and L.A. Clippers at New York Knicks on Sunday, March 24 – ... read more »
Uproar Over Expulsion of Famed Anti-Colonialist Professor
October 12, 2018
Zambian authorities roiled the nation’s waters by deporting an influential pan-Africanist professor before he could disembark at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport and before he could address a class of graduating university seniors on the topic: “Africa in the age of China’s Global Influence and Global Geodynamics.” ... read more »
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