Interactive One Acquires Russell Simmons’ GlobalGrind

English: Russell Simmons at Emory University

English: Russell Simmons at Emory University (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Interactive One (interactiveone.com), the number one online platform for the African American and New Urban community, announced today that it has acquired GlobalGrind (globalgrind.com), founded by Harlem fave Russell Simmons.   Continue Reading →

JET Shuts Down Print Magazine

51OtQJ3wcTLJET Magazine has been in the game for a long time. Starting in June, the print publications will be no more. Linda Johnson Rice, Chairwoman of Johnson publishing, said, “Almost 63 years ago, my father, John Johnson, named the publication Jet because, as he said in the first issue, “In the world today, everything is moving faster. Continue Reading →

HWPick: Robin Roberts Talks With George Stephanopoulos At 92Y (Live Streaming)

robin-roberts-ftrRobin Roberts has been called one of the most trusted women on television. Co-anchor of ABC’s #1 rated morning show “Good Morning America,” she has won three consecutive Emmy Awards for Outstanding Morning Program. Continue Reading →

REVOLT TV Set to Premiere “The Breakfast Club”

Screenshot2014-03-30at112453AMIn partnership with Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, Sean ‘Puff Daddy’ Combs’ REVOLT TV will broadcast “The Breakfast Club,” the nationally syndicated hit radio show from New York’s Power 105, live weekday mornings beginning today, Monday, March 31st, at 6 am and 9 am. Continue Reading →

Watch Terrie M. Williams, MSW on WE tv’s “SWV Reunited” (video)

Terrie-M-WilliamsTune in to see mental health activist and communications maven Terrie M. Williams, MSW on WE tv’s “SWV Reunited” as she shares life lessons with Coko, Lelee and Taj of the Grammy nominated R&B group SWV–at 10:ooPM (EST) on Thursday, January 30, 2014. Continue Reading →

Melvin Stanton “Mel” Tapley Of The Amsterdam News

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Melvin Stanton “Mel” Tapley was born in New York on May 29, 1918.

In the 1920 U.S. Federal Census, the Tapley family of three lived in Cortlandt, New York at 1105 Park Street. His parents were Harry, a chauffeur, and Louise, and his age was recorded as nine months, which would make his birth in 1919. In 1930 he lived at the same street address but in Peekskill Village of Cortlandt Town. Continue Reading →

NYC: WWRL A Harlem Fave Becomes Spanish-Language Station

_wsb_360x144_WWRLLogo_t580When WWRL 1600 AM a friend to Harlem listeners and talent turns into a Spanish-language music and talk radio station next week, New York City will lose its only remaining commercial progressive talk radio outlet. Continue Reading →

Real Life Anchorman Stan Brooks Honored in Harlem (video)

stan brooks in harlemOne of New York’s most recognizable voices was honored in Harlem, NY. Legendary NYC born, City College graduate newsman Stan Brooks was laid to rest Friday. Continue Reading →