Industry Biz · Television Shows

Here are 5 Thing You NEED To Know About BET’s Upcoming Programming

Welcome to upfront season! ‘Tis the season to pitch content to advertisers and get some shmoney (sponsorships & partnerships) for the networks. In the television industry, upfronts can be a piece of cake or a bunch of sour grapes. For Viacom, however, with many changes as outlined by CEO Bob Bakish earlier this year in his…… Continue reading Here are 5 Thing You NEED To Know About BET’s Upcoming Programming

Books · Women in Media

‘The Lit Bar’ to Open in the South Bronx by end of 2017

After closing Barnes & Nobles, only bookstore in the Bronx, Noëlle Santos saw an opportunity to spread her entrepreneurial wings. Now, this Bronxite has raised more than her campaign goal of $100,000. “As soon as the campaign ends, I will get aggressive about finding a lease,” Santos told DNAInfo. “I’m still focusing my efforts on Hunts…… Continue reading ‘The Lit Bar’ to Open in the South Bronx by end of 2017

Digital Content | Campaigns · Podcast

“A Word” on DeRay McKesson & His New Podcast on Crooked Media Network

You may have seen the blue Patagonia vested activist and Baltimore Mayor hopeful on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Or  perhaps you remember him from his instantly viral “Stay Woke” photo, where cops arrested him for protesting Alton Sterling death in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Well, he’s now moving up in the multimedia echolons into podcasting. Buzzfeed News reported…… Continue reading “A Word” on DeRay McKesson & His New Podcast on Crooked Media Network

Industry Biz · Women in Media

Miss B McCarthy Talks MVPs Mixer, Uplifting Black Professionals, & Celebrating Deanii ‘Scottie Beam’ Scott

If there are two things I love about New York City, it’s the vibrancy and the people! Spending the last three years in Plattsburgh, NY (which if you thought to yourself “Where the hell is that?”, it’s approx. 30 minutes from Montreal) I’ve felt disconnected from my true New Yorker self. Wednesday night, I had…… Continue reading Miss B McCarthy Talks MVPs Mixer, Uplifting Black Professionals, & Celebrating Deanii ‘Scottie Beam’ Scott

Industry Biz · Television Shows

Comedy Central Greenlights The New Negroes, Franchesca Ramsey Late night Talk Show

According to Laura Bradley of Vanity Fair, Comedy Central has greenlit a new series and several pilots to fill the void left by the departure of the network’s premier series, Key & Peele. Announced on Tuesday morning, Comedy Central will be going forward with Baron Vaughn & Open Mike Eagles’ stand-up comedy & musical series The…… Continue reading Comedy Central Greenlights The New Negroes, Franchesca Ramsey Late night Talk Show

Apps & Gadgets · Digital Content | Campaigns

Move Over Spotify, Tidal, & Apple Music: Pandora Premium is Here

Pandora has expanded its services to provide consumers with a “full-fledged on-demand streaming music service”, according to Engadget. Using it’s highly attractive Music Genome Project, which takes music that you’ve listened to previously then offers you old favorites and new releases based on that algorithm, to create personalized playlists for users. Pandora has some stars…… Continue reading Move Over Spotify, Tidal, & Apple Music: Pandora Premium is Here

Digital Content | Campaigns

‘Hello’ Toothy!: Bringing Health Consciousness to Digital

Do you know what’s in your toothpaste? With a new shift to go natural and be healthy in today’s American culture, the natural product brand Hello has created a new animated mascot, Toothy, to tell you all about “the bad stuff” in toothpaste. According to Jack Neff of Creativity-Online, the 72andSunny agency-led project was produced…… Continue reading ‘Hello’ Toothy!: Bringing Health Consciousness to Digital