Ninety percent of what Americans read, watch and listen to is controlled by only six media companies. PBS’s Frontline has described the conglomerates that determine what information is disseminated to the public as a “web of business relationships that now defines America’s media and culture.” Business relationships. Last year a mere 232 media executives were responsible for the intake of 277 million Americans, controlling all the avenues necessary to manufacture any celebrity and incite any trend. Time Warner, as owner of Warner Bros Records (among many other record labels), can not only sign an artist to a recording contract but, as the owner ofEntertainment Weekly, can see to it that they get next week’s cover. Also the owner of New Line Cinemas, HBO and TNT, they can have their artist cast in a leading role in a film that, when pulled from theaters, will be put into rotation first on premium, then on basic, cable. Without any consideration to the music whatsoever, the artist will already be a star, though such monopolies also extend into radio stations and networks that air music videos. For consumers, choice is often illusory. Both BET and MTV belong to Viacom. While Hot 97, NYC’s top hip hop station, is owned by Emmis Communications, online streaming is controlled by Clear Channel, who also owns rival station Power 105.
black stories that are lacking in the media
essence is having problems but what is new
well you thought a black person owned or at least started but not
This is a story that my interest many that want to take part in pledeging AKA or any fraternity or sorority organization
why are the poor neighborhoods in philly being affected by cut backs. Most elementary schools across the country are neighborhood based.
South Africa''s former President Nelson Mandela underwent a successful surgery to remove gallstones Saturday, the nation''s presidency said, as the 94-year-old anti-apartheid icon is still recovering from a lung infection. Doctors treating Mandela waited to perform the endoscopic surgery as they wanted to first attend to his lung ailment, presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj said in a statement. Mandela has been hospitalized since Dec. 8
susan rice does not want the job
Most black women in the entertainment game become big booty models. While other women that use sex sells become brands.
Will these Jewish men go jail for thirteen years for beating a black teen.
Americans are deeply divided by race over the killing of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, with 91 percent of African-Americans saying he was unjustly killed, while just 35 percent of whites thought so, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Thursday.
African-American professors, deans and chairs representing all 11 universities with black studies doctorate programs met for the first time ever Thursday at the Hotel Orrington to examine and celebrate the progress in African-American studies since its inception.
Trayvon Martin family has held their temper ,but we will see for how long
Artist Elizabeth Catlett Dies at 96
the men admit to crime
Thomas "Smitty" Smith became the first black golf pro to work at an Atlanta area golf course, according to Atlanta Journal-Constitution archives
The funeral Director talks about Trayvon Martin''s body.
Black women face many problems and cervical cancer appears to be one of them
New movie about black women and young women and how they over came may problems
five ex cops face justice after Katrina killings
Trayvon Martin topic is very hot right now
Marcia Anderson has just mad history
Singer and activist Harry Belafonte says President Barack Obama and his "mission" have failed because of a lack of moral courage and vision.
it appears we praise the lord alot and listen to love song according to this report
some body thought this was funny . what do you think
this is about black churches and other problems they face
Herman cain wants to be called american and not african american oh well
Terrelle Pryor says he sorry for what he did
Teen dies on basketball
Aborigines live in what state in america and when you find out. you tell me lol.
The fashion industry speaks
Black teens try to go down the correct road in life
dads raised up at concert
The race for Mayor in Baltimore city is up for grabs . I just no one will get as lucky as O'Malley did back when he won his first term as Baltimore City Mayor
Prince George’s County, Md., has gained prominence in recent years as the most affluent county in America with a majority African-American population. Average income in the county is almost double the national average for black families, according to the Census Bureau’s 2009 American Community Survey.
Hawthorne causing problems with black men because their is not representation of them on the show. The question is the new wave of information that is being programmed in the minds of African American women in the professional field
Danielle Belton talks about her and her life with a reporter.
he School District of Palm Beach County will host the 17th annual African and African American Studies Summer Institute
The School District of Palm Beach County will host the 17th annual African and African American Studies Summer Institute later this month. The theme is “Education and the African American Experience: Past, Present, and Future.” The Office of African and African American Studies, currently under the Department of Multicultural Education, sponsors the week-long institute which focuses on infusing African American Studies into the curriculum across all subjects in grades K-12.
Decades before the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863 freed slaves in the South, free African-Americans in New York City were acting, reciting poetry, singing and dancing in a backyard garden space called the African Grove. The Grove was founded in the late 1810s by William Brown, a former ship's steward who had settled in New York.
Well, you did not have to tell me this. The city will drive you crazy if you let it. Researchers have discovered demographic factors significantly affect mental health concerns among black men. Researchers from the University of Michigan and University of Southern California determined advanced age was linked to better mental health status as older men had fewer depressive symptoms, lower levels of psychological distress and lower odds of having a major depressive disorder than their younger counterparts.