A new Gallup poll shows that Americans are divided when it comes to the media’s coverage of Donald Trump.
In the wake of the recent presidential election, we have felt a tremendous wave of confusion, disappointment and despair from some of our team members, and especially from you, our readers.
In an abrupt announcement, Al Jazeera America is shuttering its doors at the end of April.
Trevor Noah is aware of the big shoes he has to fill this fall as he takes over as host of The Daily Show. During the Television Critics Association press tour this week, Noah talked to reporters about the pressure, why he wants to interview Donald Trump, and the overall tone he’ll bring to the comedic news […]
Throwback Theater: Queen Latifah & Mary J. Blige Join NBC’s “The Wiz,” Black-ish Creator Tapped To Remake “Shaft”
More stars have been added to NBC’s live version of The Wiz, while Shaft is headed back to the big screen. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Mary J. Blige and Queen Latifah have joined the cast of the musical. Blige will play Evillene, the Wicked Witch of the West, and Latifah will star as the Wiz. The […]
Lester Holt was originally scheduled to sit in the NBC Nightly News anchor chair for six months while Brian Williams served out his suspension, according to CNN Money. But now that it appears that Williams is unlikely to return, it is increasingly likely that Holt will remain in the anchor chair, writes the news outlet. From […]
In an announcement Tuesday, Verizon Communications said it would acquire AOL for $4.4 billion cash, the New York Times reports. AOL, considered at one point to be a media juggernaut, bought Time Warner for $165 billion 15 years ago. Now, the largest mobile phone operator will acquire the “king of media” for a fraction of the price. […]
As a teen in the “War on Drugs” 1980s, I remember being almost jubilant on those rare occasions when the local news showed a criminal suspect who was not Black. Even though the Central Florida area where I lived was less than 12 percent Black, the local news seemed to suggest that only Blacks committed […]
It’s pretty well documented that Don Lemon is against the use of the “n-word.” In fact, he’s described it as one of the five things the black community must address to progress in American society. Well, Lemon’s latest run-in with the epithet wasn’t from the mouth of a belligerent black teenager but, allegedly, from that of a […]
The landscape of television programming today is nothing like it was when the ”Cosby Show” ended in 1992, but that’s not stopping Bill Cosby from re-entering the television world. There are talks of a new comedy show being developed between Cosby and NBC to launch in the summer or fall of 2015, according to Deadline. SEE […]
NewsOne reported that NPR is canceling one of its only programs directed toward black audiences, “Tell Me More” with Michel Martin. Many are sad to see the show go and the cancellation has put more focus on diversity in media. The “NewsOne Now” panel – NPR’s Vice President for Newsroom Diversity Keith Woods, Richard Prince […]
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