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Why Do We Hide Our Success in the Black Community (video)

This may not apply to all black people but in the entertainment industry, there tends to be a drive to play down success. I work in the radio and broadcast industry and constantly hear that it’s not a good idea to ruffle any feathers. I myself have been guilty of it too.

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3 comments

J Thomas Smith April 25, 2022 at 11:16 am

Kevin, you make a great point. We must blow our own horns. It seems to me to be a good idea to have a press release on a schedule. Whether it is once a week, a month, once a quarter, etc. Certainly, we are doing something that will benefit the community and/or our business. How can our audience reach us if they don’t have the information?

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mark phillips April 25, 2022 at 11:30 am

Great point. I’ve often assumed that one of the reasons that folks downplay success is to not present as a potential robbery target. For example, one of the (white) vloggers I follow publishes his monthly income. I would be hesitant simply because I wouldn’t want to attract unnecessary attention from unscrupulous elements.

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Radio Facts April 26, 2022 at 11:14 am

I know people who post their income too. I think that’s overkill but at least giving ourselves credit for what we do and using the right titles is a start.

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