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Cornel West: MSNBC And Many Black Journalists 'Just Want Access'

Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 10.09.2014 | Black Voices

Cornel West is not happy with the state of black journalism today. In an interview with HuffPost Live on Wednesday, the Black Prophetic Fire autho...

39 Pieces Of Advice For Journalists And Writers Of Color

BuzzFeed | Heben Nigatu and Tracy Clayton | Posted 07.22.2014 | Black Voices

For people of color, the writing industry can seem an especially challenging space, particularly for those just starting out. We spoke with 20 establi...

Charlayne Hunter-Gault, Living Pioneer Journalist

Molly Alexander Darden | Posted 02.11.2014 | Books
Molly Alexander Darden

Charlayne just knew she was going to be a reporter like Brenda Starr, her hero in the comic books. Never mind that Brenda was a red-haired white girl. Never mind that most people, except her mother and grandmother, thought she didn't have a chance in the world of accomplishing that.

Are Black Media Outlets Still Relevant?

Posted 07.24.2013 | Black Voices

With such legacy brands as Ebony/Jet, Essence and Black Enterprise, African-American media outlets have carved out a place for themselves in a once ho...

Do We Still Need A Black Media?

www.cjr.org | Posted 03.05.2013 | Black Voices

At the end of January, I organized and moderated a panel at Temple University’s School of Media and Communications called “Separate But Equal? The...

Cornel West Takes Aim at Black MSNBC Hosts For Supporting Obama

The Huffington Post | Michelle Marques | Posted 11.13.2012 | Black Voices

Cornel West is no stranger to controversy, and this time his fervent slingshot is aimed at black MSNBC hosts. During an interview on "Democracy N...

PHOTOS: Root 100 Honors Black Journalists

Posted 09.21.2012 | Media

The annual Root 100 was released Thursday, and there were plenty of media figures among the honorees. Every year, the site names 100 prominent bla...

Black Journos Say They Were Left Out Of Debates

AP | Posted 10.17.2012 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — A group of black journalists says it is disappointed in the lack of ethnic diversity among the people chosen to moderate presidentia...

We Need You Now, Bill Raspberry

Joel Dreyfuss | Posted 09.26.2012 | Media
Joel Dreyfuss

Raspberry was a member of the first generation of African-American journalists to barge into an exclusive all-white club. As we find ourselves regularly recording the deaths, retirements or buyouts of black reporters, is TV and print news better and more complete because of the legacy of black journalists?

Gene Demby

Biden: 'This Is Not About The Economy, It's About Who The Hell We Are'

HuffingtonPost.com | Gene Demby | Posted 06.21.2012 | Black Voices

NEW ORLEANS — Vice President Joe Biden hammered on some of President Barack Obama's re-election themes at a conference for black media professionals...

Black Journalists Hit Hard By New Orleans Cuts

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 08.20.2012 | Media

Black journalists are being hit particularly hard by the recent round of cuts at the New Orleans Times-Picayune and its sister papers in Alabama. T...

Black Journalists Criticize MSNBC For Al Sharpton Hire

The Maynard Institute | Posted 06.15.2012 | Black Voices

When rumors surfaced this week that Sharpton was under consideration for the MSNBC job, one NABJ member told colleagues without challenge, "This would...

Black Journalists Returning To Black Press In Greater Numbers

cjr.org | Posted 07.26.2011 | Media

Mainstream journalism or a desire to delve more deeply into African-American issues. Whatever the reasons, with increasing frequency, African-American...

Will Soledad O'Brien or Roland Martin Ever Get a Shot With CNN?

Dr. Boyce Watkins | Posted 06.19.2011 | Media
Dr. Boyce Watkins

The New York Post has revealed that CNN is once again considering adding a person of color to one of their nighttime anchor spots, a move that is long overdue.

Barack Obama and the American Dream

Lauri Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lauri Lyons

The past four decades have been a mixture of social growing pains and progress. Even with that said, most people never believed that a Black man would become the President.

Harlem Memorializes Michael Jackson at Apollo Theater

Lauri Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
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Lauri Lyons

The Apollo Theater's memorial tribute to Michael Jackson might as well have been Mardi Gras in Harlem.

Women in Hip-Hop: The B-girl Be Festival

Lauri Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
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Lauri Lyons

When it comes to women in hip-hop, don't call it a comeback. Women have been here for years.

We Miss you Ed Bradley... It's Time for CBS to Step Up and Diversify 60 Minutes Correspondents

Dr. Johnny Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dr. Johnny Benjamin

Ed Bradley's well televised presence inspired Black America to believe in the potential reality of equality, while simultaneously educating White America to the promise of opportunity.

Black Press Complains: Prime Seating, But No Question At Obama Press Conference: 'We Were Window Dressing'

Washington Times | Joseph Curl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

After the first black president completed his first prime-time press conference, the black press was red hot. "We were window dressing," said Hazel E...

Obama Will Face Few Black White House Reporters

Washington Post | Howard Kurtz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Eight days before Barack Obama is sworn in, the relative paucity of black journalists at the White House is striking. A mostly white press corps at 16...