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An Exhibit Celebrating Black Migrants is Coming to Wisconsin

An exhibit dedicated to Black migrants will be unveiled in Wisconsin on October 30. The historical museum will celebrate the courageous African-Americans who uprooted from the South and moved to southeastern Wisconsin and northeastern Illinois during the Great Migration, according to the Racine Journal Times.

Cuomo’s Push for Hate Crime’Karen’ Bill may be the Start of a Much Needed System Overhaul

The New York Post is reporting that Gov. Andrew Cuomo is picking up where Assemblyman Felix Ortiz (D-Brooklyn) left off in 2018. Cuomo is introducing a bill next week to make it a hate crime to make a false report to the police based on race. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

KATC-FM in Colorado Springs Re-Brands as Cat Country 95.1 and Rolls Out New Weekday Lineup

Scott Jones, Vice President/Market Manager, Cumulus Colorado Springs, said: “We’re thrilled with the rebrand and the instant caffeinated energy the Cat gives us.

Brother Larry Jones Exits Yolanda Adams Syndicated Show

Syndication One Announced the departure of Brother Larry Jones this week.Originally posted August 26, 2010 – Syndication One announces the departure of Brother Larry Jones from the Yolanda Adams Morning Show.  Like you, we've enjoyed Brother Larry's contributions over the years and wish him continued future success.

“Soles For Sale” Book Sheds a Revealing Light on an Untold Truth about the Crack Cocaine Era.

radiofacts.com"'Soles For Sale' forges a new understanding of the African American experience during the 80s and 90s. The book is a profound statement about the implications of the US position on the African American community. It's a practical book full of glimpses into the lives of community members affected by the drug epidemic. It`s a must read for practitioners and scholars looking to shed light on helping the community, as well as parents and children seeking to prevent their presence in another chapter of any of this country`s industrial complexes.” - Mentor, Musician, and Humanitarian Kweku Brian

Written by Mora Spicer II and Hassahn Liggins, “Soles for Sale” gives a unique yet detailed history of a phenomenon, which hit the Black Community with a devastating blow in the middle to late 1980’s and continued through the end of the twentieth century. Effects of crack cocaine have continued well into the twenty first century. This book details most, if not all, of the “players” or contributors to the devastation, which nearly generated a knockout blow to the Black Community.  

Based on true stories and interviews, Mora and Hassahn have uniquely woven a story told from the perspective of a district manager for one of the biggest sneaker retail companies in the country.  He personally witnessed how the crack cocaine era contributed to the rise of the company that paid him while simultaneously playing a part in the downfall of the community that raised him. 

Psychiatrist and former professor, Dr. Stephen A. Parker who is responsible for the books foreword had this to say, “Soles For Sale is a must read for educators, ministers, social scientists, psychologists, law enforcement personnel and others. Politicians should also read inasmuch as they make the laws and fund the social programs. The Souls of Black & Brown folks, along with Whites, were really sold. ” 

Cleverly merging the topics of hip hop music, sneaker culture, corporate greed, social responsibility, and personal accountability, “Soles For Sale” is not your average crack cocaine era story.  This book is a documentary waiting to happen as it provides a vivid picture that is guaranteed to educate, spark conversation, open wounds, heal, and possibly change the paradigm. 

Soles For Sale is available for purchase. Please visit solesforsalebook.com for more information.

ATLANTA: The Nation’s Urban Radio Capital

By LaMonte Hayes and Kevin RossEveryone knows that Atlanta has been making great strides over the last few decades as the black music mecca. It’s not surprising that TV and film production followed. Now the city reigns among broadcast markets with the most Black radio stations in the nation.To say the market is interesting is an understatement.

Emmis Radio New York to Simulcast "One Voice" Across Three Stations

On Thursday, July 14, 2016, at 4 p.m. ET, Emmis New York radio stations WQHT-FM HOT 97, WBLS-FM 107.5 & WLIB-AM 1190 will simulcast a special program, "One Voice," across all three stations and online, discussing the current relationship between the African American community and the police .

Radio Facts Presents "Podcast Port" The First All Urban Podcast Site, Seeking first 20 Shows

LOS ANGELES, CA. JUNE 16, 2016 - RADIO FACTS, the most read urban radio and music industry site, is introducing the FIRST ALL URBAN podcast site, PODCAST PORT (www.podcastport.com) shows to promote to the music, entertainment, radio industry and beyond.We're looking for the first 20 shows to premiere and promote directly to the industry.

New Poll by RLJ Companies Shows Hillary with Stronghold On African American Vote?

The RLJ Companies announced the results of a nationwide African American survey conducted by Zogby Analytics. One thousand randomly selected African American adults nationwide were polled by telephone and online survey.

WGN America's 'Underground' Celebrated At The White House

WGN America screened its highly anticipated original series "Underground" Monday evening at the White House, as part of the White House Office of Public Engagement's Black History Month event, "These Hallowed Grounds and 'Underground' Screening," highlighting landmarks and monuments around the country significant to the African American community, including stops on the Underground Railroad.

The White House to Screen WGN America's 'Underground'

On Monday, February 22, WGN America's highly anticipated original series "Underground" will be screened at the White House, as part of the White House Office of Public Engagement's Black History Month event, "These Hallowed Grounds," highlighting landmarks and monuments around the country significant to the African American community, including stops on the Underground Railroad.

Kim Fields Receives Huge Honor

Kim Fields, her husband, Christopher Morgan, and their two sons, were honored by Congresswoman Frederica Wilson’s 5,000 Role Models Foundation its annual Dr. Martin Luther King Unity Scholarship Breakfast at Jungle Island in Miami, Florida.

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