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AUGUST 2014

McDonald's 11th annual 365Black Awards to air August 10th on BET's CENTRIC channel

The 14th Power of Urban Radio Forum to be held in Washington Oct. 2nd

Cheryl Boone Isaacs re-elected for second term as president of Motion Picture Academy

Amy DuBois Barnett named Executive Editor for new ESPN African-American website

NABOB issues statement supporting announced purchase of WEVV by black owner

SOURCE360 Expo, a multi-venue event, opens in downtown Brooklyn Sept. 19 -21

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of July 21 - 27 Summer cable viewing by black households gives boost to all networks

Nexstar to sell another TV station to a black-owned broadcasting company

NAACP forms partnership with Dunkin' Brands to increase black-owned franchises

Pamela Culpepper, former PepsiCo SVP, joins Golin agency in newly created post


JULY 2014

Black TV Ratings for Week of July 21 - 27 'Extant' continues to draw black TV audiences to CBS' summer line-up

Africa Channel to launch morning show that will air live in Africa and U.S.

Valerie Gammon, veteran entertainment and TV exec, to head Miramar complex

African American TV & Video Summit, first targeted TV conference, coming July 21st

Pamela El named to new position of Chief Marketing Officer for the NBA

Andre Harrell is named to new position of Vice Chairman of REVOLT TV

Nielsen report: Blacks more likely than Whites to watch video on demand

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week June 23 - 29 BET Awards week's No.1 cable show, VH1 most watched cable net in black homes

20th anniversary ESSENCE Festival largest ever with more than 550,000 attendees

PUSH conference ends with expanded commitment to pursue diversity in tech firms

Black TV Ratings for Week of June 23 - 29 Appeal of summer time TV re-runs at an all-time low with black households

BET Awards sets record with total viewing audience and traffic on social media

Commonground named ad agency of the year by Black Enterprise magazine


JUNE 2014

NNPA names Benjamin Chavis, longtime civil rights activist, Interim President/CEO

New urban station looks to take on New York's WBLS for urban radio listeners

Black unemployment rate continued to fall for the second consecutive month

Coca-Cola teams with soccer star DaMarcus Beasley for World Cup promotion

Black Network Television files multi-million dollar suit against Greensboro, NC over loan

City of Miami sues JPMorgan Chase for racial discrimination in mortgage lending

Danielle Ashley Group wins coveted Silver Anvil Award from Public Relations Society

Cafe Mocha and WBLS salute Women of Color during Black Music Month celebration

Study: Multicultural TV audiences want to see more authentically relevant content

Creme of Nature roles out campaign with new brand ambassador Africa Miranda

Launch date and expanded executive team announced by BET for 'Just Keke'

Black TV Ratings for Week of June 2 - 8 NBA Finals deliver an average of five million Black viewers for game-related shows

Ford reports it exceeded goals for purchasing with minority firms for fourth year

TV stations deal increases Black ownership and opportunities for content producers

Arsenio Hall's manager suggests the late night show may be revived yet again

Black TV Ratings for Week of May 25 - June 1 Black viewers abandon network TV during the Memorial Day holiday week

MSNBC cancels Karen Finney's weekend afternoon show due to ratings

Only 13 black newspapers added to court-approved plan for tobacco apology ads

Bill Tompkins named Philadelphia Tribune Vice President of Advertising and Marketing

Study: Data on Black, Hispanic and Asian car buyers point to auto market's future

UniWorld Group agency re-brands under new name and Culture Lab unit


MAY 2014

Toyota VP Jim Colon awarded honorary doctorate from Grambling State University

Jeep ads feature Epic Records' new Michael Jackson song in GlobalHue campaign

Radio One reports drop in station revenue, increase shown for internet business

Larry Wilmore signed to replace Stephen Colbert in late-night on Comedy Central

The NBA names Dick Parsons, former Time Warner chairman, interim CEO of L.A. Clippers

Jet, an iconic magazine in the industry and black households, to end publication

Online producer, BlackTree TV, moves to daily television with Soul of the South network deal

McDonald's extends its 365Black Awards program to recognize exceptional teens

REVOLT's Sean Combs makes the case for his channel's value at The Cable Show

Africa Channel announces executive appointments in marketing, programming

Nielsen's 2Q radio report highlights growth of African American, Hispanic listeners


APRIL 2014

Maybelline New York names Jourdan Dunn as brand's spokesmodel

BET Networks to re-brand Centric cable channel as a destination for black women

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week Mar. 31- Apr. 6 BET remains cable's top network in the Top 25 for fourth straight week

Carol H. Williams agency officially names Marcus Taylor its Creative Director

Black TV Ratings for Week of Mar. 31 - Apr. 6 'Scandal' still captures twice as many black viewers as any other TV show

Bounce TV promotes Elverage Allen to EVP, adds executives, opens West Coast office

Bounce TV to premiere original family-oriented sitcom, 'One Love' tonight

CHWA agency announces promotion of Brian Welburn to Account Supervisor

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week March 24 - 30 'Real Housewives' posts second week at No.1; BET is week's top network

Jesse Jackson leads delegation of minority suppliers to Japan to meet automakers

Black TV Ratings for Week of March 24 - 30 'Scandal' takes on March Madness and wins battle for viewers on Thursday night

Carol H. Williams promotes Matthew Taylor to VP/Director of New Business

ESSENCE unveils refreshed design and features for its magazine and website

Movie industry report may under-rate impact of African-American ticket buyers

FCC ruling closing Joint Sales Agreement loophole includes public interest waiver

EBONY Magazine, W.K. Kellogg Foundation release survey on the Black family


MARCH 2014

Black TV Ratings for Week of March 3 - 9 In its second week back, ABC's 'Scandal' takes the No.1 spot on Top 25 chart

Partnership combines e-commerce and data gathering on multicultural beauty products

Tribune Broadcasting names Devin C. Johnson SVP, Head of Digital Media

Essence magazine announces new editorial appointments and promotions

Radio One names Eddie Harrell, Jr. Vice President and GM of Cleveland stations

ADCOLOR selects GSD&M as its agency to champion diversity

BET Networks captures eight NAACP Image Awards with 'Real Husbands' and 'Mary Jane'

NABOB urges FCC to push ownership through Joint Sales, Service Agreements

Lagrant Communications launches public affairs division focused on women

Nielsen: Younger African-Americans more likely to view news on TV and online


FEBRUARY 2014

WBLS-FM and WLIB-AM, once black-owned, to be sold to Emmis Communications

Viacom, A&E file with U.S. Court to be included in tobacco 'apology' ad campaign

Black TV Ratings for Week of Jan. 27 – Feb. 2 CBS airing of Super Bowl XVLIII draws the largest black audiences in game's history

JPC appoints Amy S. Hilliard president of its Fashion Fair Cosmetics division

Miles Ahead Entertainment launches digital division targeting solutions for brands

Viacom, A&E file with U.S. Court to be included in tobacco 'apology' ad campaign

JPC appoints Amy S. Hilliard president of its Fashion Fair Cosmetics division

EPMG United reaches 1.4 million unique visitors monthly according to comScore


JANUARY 2014

Vdopia marketing report says mobile video ad spending to blacks has tripled

Court asks tobacco firms, Dept. of Justice for details on who 'apology ads' will reach

MSNBC adds Joy Reid, moves Tamron Hall up on daytime schedule

FOX Network follows black media in tobacco settlement request to U.S. Court

Moguldom Media launches film division to produce African American documentaries

NNPA, NABOB ask U.S. Court to have black media included in tobacco settlement

Tobacco firms' proposal to Justice Dept. leaves black media out of required ad buys


DECEMBER 2013

Justice Dept., Ally Financial reach $98 million settlement on discriminatory loans

Toyota names Jim Colon Vice President, African American Business Strategy

Deon Levingston promoted to position of President of YMF Media
 
Toyota introduces new ethnic ad agency model to improve 'cohesive marketing'
 
Radio One names Shawneen Thompson Vice President, GM of Philadelphia market  
 
WWRL, NY's last black-owned radio station, not being sold as rumored
 
Herb Wilkins, trailblazing investor in BET and Radio One, dies at 71
 
Black Cable TV Ratings for Week Nov. 25 - Dec. 1 'Soul Train Awards' rated No.1 cable show, but VH1 week's top network 
 
Black TV Ratings for Week of Nov. 25 - Dec. 1 Millions watch football on Thanksgiving as part of a classic American tradition
 
Bounce TV announces addition of new markets, renewals with Gannett, Nexstar


NOVEMBER 2013

Jerry Boulding, legendary veteran of urban radio, passes at the age of 75

Newest research studies on black consumers featured at Nov. 22 MAAX Summit

OCTOBER 2013

New York Attorney General wants meetings with Macy's, Barneys on profiling charges

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week October 20 - 27 VH1 claims a ratings winner with original movie 'Crazy Sexy Cool' in No.1 spot

Black TV Ratings for Week of October 21 - 27 'Scandal' again sacks 'Sunday Night Football,' and ABC takes most watched title

Tavis Smiley, Cornell West ending their public radio show in December

Dr. Walter Lomax, legendary Philadelphia business leader who owned WURD, dies

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week Sept. 30 - Oct. 6 Cable viewing among black households still dim compared to network TV favorites

Black TV Ratings for Week of Sept. 30 - Oct. 6 'Scandal' sacks 'Sunday Night Football,' but NBC grabs most watched network title

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week September 23 - 29 VH1 takes back most watched title, but overall cable viewing has big drop for the week

Aspire network acquires cable rights for HBCU sports show, 'Inside The Game'

TV One signs five-year agreement to air NAACP Image Awards beginning in 2014

Black TV Ratings for Week of September 23 - 29 NBC overtakes CBS on Top 25 chart of most popular shows with black viewers

Jet magazine forms collaboration with VH1 host and blogger Delaina Dixon

AARP and Black Enterprise launch Small Business University online


SEPTEMBER 2013

Nielsen completes acquisition of Arbitron, will brand company as Nielsen Audio

Ed Lewis, Essence co-founder and chairman, to be Advertising Hall of Fame inductee

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week September 16 - 22 OWN is No.1 network for the week's Top 25, thanks to Tyler Perry's 'Better or Worse'

Candace Randle recognized by PRWeek among this year's '40 Under 40'

Black TV Ratings for Week of September 16 - 22 CBS recaptures advantage with black audiences as new TV season launches

Bounce TV marks second anniversary with record growth in advertising and ratings

McDonald's future focus on black consumers raised as chief marketing officer retires

Carol Watson joins Future Work Institute as chief marketing officer, managing director

BET Networks and TV One offer new 10-week Fall internship programs

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week September 9 - 15 NFL, VH1 are week's cable network winners; OWN scores with third Tyler Perry entry

Mike House, Chicago Defender publisher, announces his retirement

Black TV Ratings for Week of September 9 - 15 Black viewing audience for 'Sunday Night Football' drops nearly 30% from last week

GlobalHue appoints Tracey Jennings as Senior Vice President, Group Account Director

Nielsen's latest African-American consumer report shows the segment's growth

Queen Latifah debuts her daytime talk show with record-setting ratings

Cafe Mocha radio show kicks off fall season with two new markets, all-star guests

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week September 2 - 8 BET again has the No.1 cable show, while TV One makes the Top 25 for the first time

Rainbow PUSH Global Automotive Summit focuses on economic parity

Arsenio Hall's return to late night after 19 years beats all competitors in key demos

Black TV Ratings for Week of September 2 - 8 NFL signals official beginning of Fall TV season with millions of black viewers watching

WPP's Maxus given strategic media planning assignment for SoftSheen-Carson

Kantar Media reports U.S. advertising expenditures increased 3.5% in Q2

Legendary Philadelphia broadcaster and civic activist, E. Steven Collins, dies at 58

TV One sees its biggest ratings for August thanks to Rickey Smiley and other new entries

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week Aug. 26 - Sept. 1 BET surges in viewership with the week's No.1 show, and most watched network title

Diversity MBA Conference and Gala to honor 100 executives in diversity and inclusion

Bounce TV posts its highest-rated month in August since the channel was launched

Whole Foods becomes latest grocer seeking expansion by tapping black consumers

Black TV Ratings for Week of Aug. 26 - Sept. 1 CBS shows dominates the Top 25 with black viewers for the last week of summer

UniWorld Detroit moving to Team Detroit offices to better coordinate Ford account


AUGUST 2013

Black TV Ratings for Week of August 19 - 25 Black viewers slow to return to network TV shows, as defection to cable continues

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week August 19 - 25 VH1 hangs on to No.1 spot on cable Top 25 with 'Basketball Wives'

Clear Channel sued by ad sales executives for racial discrimination in accounts

Lynn Norment to receive 'Freeing The Human Spirit' Award at Union League Club

NABOB says recent wave of radio, TV transactions further weaken minorities' voice

Bounce TV marks 50th anniversary of March on Washington with King documentary

'The Butler' got a box office lift with promotions targeting faith-based consumers

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week August 12 - 18 OWN's Have and Have Nots moves past BET on Top 25 while VH1 stays in first

Black TV Ratings for Week of August 12 - 18 Fox pre-season football pushes CBS' Under The Dome back to No.2 on Top 2

Danette Wills, veteran public relations and media executive, dies following lengthy illness

Bounce TV adds KDSK-TV in St. Louis, renews market distribution agreements

Teshima Walker, award-winning NPR producer, passes after long cancer battle

Black unemployment rate hits its lowest level in the last five years

Shirley Riley-Davis, pioneer advertising executive, dies at 78

Black unemployment rate hits its lowest level in the last five years

Shirley Riley-Davis, pioneer advertising executive, dies at 78

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week August 5 - 11 VH1 hits the trifecta on cable Top 25, and edges out BET for most watched network

Bounce TV begins production on original scripted sitcom, 'My Crazed Roommate'

D.L. Hughley signs with REACH Media to host syndicated afternoon drive radio show

Black TV Ratings for Week of August 5- 11 CBS captures half of the Top 25 viewers as network TV plods through summer

John Legend signed as brand ambassador for high-end audio products company

Moguldom Media creates Website to encourage business relationships in Africa

EBONY special issue features celebrity fathers with their sons in hoodies on cover

Two Omnicom agencies join forces to launch new multicultural advertising agency

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week July 29 - Aug. 4 VH1's 'Hit The Floor' grows its lead to take the No.1 spot on the week's Top 25

Memorial service set for veteran advertising executive Bill Sharp in Chicago

Black TV Ratings for Week of July 29 - Aug. 4 NBC's pre-season football knocks CBS out of the week's No.1 position

Visit Oakland picks Carol H. Williams Advertising for the destination's rebranding

Allstate partners with Tom Joyner Foundation to raise $150,000 for HBCUs


JULY 2013

Keith Clinkscales named CEO and partner for Sean Combs' Revolt TV channel

Vanessa K. Bush named Editor-in-Chief of ESSENCE magazine effective immediately

William 'Bill' Sharp, a trailblazer and entrepreneur in advertising, dies at 83

Black TV Ratings for Week of July 22 - 28 Black TV homes stay under the spell of 'Under The Dome' as summer viewing drops

Merger of Publicis, Omnicom likely to renew focus on lack of diversity in ad industry

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week July 15 - 21 BET beats VH1 in a tight race to grab black households for summer line-ups

Harley-Davidson celebrates African-American bikers in anniversary documentary

Black TV Ratings for Week of July 15 - 21 Top 25 TV shows find it hard to compete with cable for the attention of black viewers

Tavis Smiley Network on BlogTalkRadio passes 1.5 million listeners in first month

Shaquille O'Neal, AriZona Beverages, tap social media to debut Soda Shaq

Michael Houston named CEO of Grey North America, becomes top black agency exec

Essence backs #HeIsNotASuspect social media effort following Zimmerman verdict

BET scores coup with rights to air new 'Scandal' episodes eight days after first-run

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week July 8 - 14 News coverage of Zimmerman verdict joined entertainment shows on Top 25 chart

Real Times Media enters strategic digital partnership with Interactive One Studios

Black TV Ratings for Week of July 8 - 14 'Under The Dome' continues to be TV's No.1 summer show with black households

Rolling Out to debut Web-based home improvement show with partner Home Depot

Bounce TV announces renewal agreements, additional stations for network carriage

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week July 1 - 7 BET dominates Top 25 chart for first week of July with original movie and 'The Game'

Bronner Bros. and Ford mark tenth year of partnership at International Hair Show

ESSENCE Festival draws largest attendance in event's history to New Orleans

Black TV Ratings for Week of July 1 - 7 CBS' Under The Dome stays on top in summer TV programming with black viewers

TV One to launch morning news show with simulcast of Radio One programming

Barry Cooper, digital media veteran, joins Real Times Media to grow digital platform

Rep. Hank Johnson adds language to House DoD report for more radio ad dollars

American Airlines launches replacement for cancelled BlackAtlas.com Website

BET Awards again ranks top in cable with adults 18-49 and 7.6 million total viewers

Platform Summit, an inaugural event on the innovation economy, begins this week

Cloves Campbell, Jr. re-elected chair of National Newspaper Publishers Association

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week June 10 - 16 OWN network's 'Have and Have Nots' moves to third on the Top 25 cable chart

MassMutual introduces new financial products targeted to black professionals

JUNE 2013


Black TV Ratings for Week of June 10 - 16 NBA Finals provided big lift for ABC with black fans as summer ratings falling

Actor Lance Gross promotes Magic Shave's effort to aid the Harvey Foundation

'The ESSENCE Experience' to air call-in show on SiriusXM radio in run-up to festival

Aspire channel premieres its first original weekly talk series, 'exhale,' on June 27th

Coke Zero promotes Kevin Hart's movie, his company produces TV spot and vignettes

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week June 3 - 9 Competition by cable networks for Black viewers grows with popularity of OWN

Sonja Steptoe named Census Bureau's Associate Director for Communications

Black TV Ratings for Week of June 3 - 9 First games of the NBA Finals each draws more than five million black viewers

The Power of Urban Radio begins registration for October forum in D.C.

Latest Census Bureau report shows African Americans lead ethnic Internet users

Allied Integrated Marketing names Erika Bennett VP of African-American division

Charles Warfield, veteran radio executive, elected chairman of NAB Joint Board

Shadow League Digital promotes Yussuf Khan to GM, Senior Vice President

Bounce TV upfront programming slate includes originals and revivals

She Thrives, a blogger network created by African-American women, offers a difference

Cheerios not pulling spot featuring interracial family after racist comments online


MAY 2013

NABOB targeting $750 mil in federal advertising dollars for Black owned radio, TV

Prudential study of African-Americans finds them optimistic about finances and future

Southwest Airlines VP honored with Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership Award

Michelle Thornhill promoted by Wells Fargo to SVP, Manager for Enterprise Diversity

Walton Isaacson named advertising agency of the year by Black Enterprise

Bounce TV to debut first original non-scripted series with Walmart as title sponsor

Glenda Gill, advocate for marketing and supplier diversity fairness, honored in Detroit

Black TV Ratings for Week of April 29 - May 5 'Scandal' is No.1 for second consecutive week, but CBS still most watched network

Toyota sponsors The ROOT's new Twitter tool tracking black trend topics

The LAGRANT Foundation to award $250,000 in scholarship to 36 students

Rev. Jesse Jackson wants to talk with PepsiCo about ad policies and practices

Pepsi pulls online commercial for Mountain Dew after critics label it 'racist'

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week April 22 - 28 VH1 overcomes NBA Playoffs dominance with alternative for black viewers to basketball

Black TV Ratings for Week of April 22 - 28 'Scandal' again No.1, pushes ABC to overtake CBS as week's most watched network

Aspire network begins production on 'Exhale,' its first original weekly talk series


APRIL 2013

Polk promotes Marc Bland to Vice President of Diversity Marketing Practice

Toyota Green Initiative awards grand prize to Grambling State University student

BlackAtlas.com gets grounded by American Airlines in transformation plans

Women With Purpose Global Summit attracting multicultural media professionals

'Conversations With Ed Gordon' begins syndication this weekend as one-hour special

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week April 15 - 21 The NBA Playoffs give cable networks a big boost in Black viewership

Vibe acquired by SpinMedia with plans to end magazine in favor of online version

Buying Power of Black America' probes spending shifts caused by tight economy

Black TV Ratings for Week of April 15 - 21 The number of TV shows with at least a million black viewers continues to drop

Black women hired as spokespersons for two major advertising campaigns

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week April 8 - 14 For the first time in weeks, Iyanla and La Toya give OWN network shows on Top 25 chart

Soul of the South Network to debut Memorial Weekend with $10 million investment

Black TV Ratings for Week of April 8 - 14 NCAA Championship game takes No.1 with increase of black viewers over last year

Adrienne Lofton Shaw named Chief Marketing Officer for Dockers brand

International Speedway appoints Larry Woodard, Sonia Green to board of directors

Wells Fargo survey: African-Americans optimistic about their financial future

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week April 1 - 7 'Real Housewives' beats 'The Game' by a half million viewers for No.1 cable spot

Integrated Multicultural Media Solutions launches media management services

Black TV Ratings for Week of April 1 - 7 Final Four fails to unseat 'Scandal' as the most watched TV show in black households

NewMediaMetrics signs BET Networks for African-American brand study

UniWorld founder Byron Lewis' Hall of Fame induction to be celebrated at Schomburg

Tyler Perry's scripted series come to OWN network with two-night launch in May

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week March 25 - 31 'The Game' returns to No.1 and earns BET week's most watched cable network title

Marriott ties-in to the upcoming release of '42' film on baseball's Jackie Robinson

Walton Isaacson agency names Colin Costello senior creative director

Toyota unveils Burrell campaign for all-new Avalon featuring actor Idris Elba

Black TV Ratings for Week of March 25 - 31 'Scandal' finishes March still in the No.1 spot among black viewers' favorite shows

Poll: African-Americans confident economic, social conditions improving under Obama

Chicago's WVON marks its 50th anniversary with a day of retro broadcasts from the 1960's

Walton Isaacson campaign for Verizon with Kevin Hart takes IAC Online Award


MARCH 2013

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week March 18 - 24 'Real Husbands' pass 'Real Housewives' to give BET most watched cable network title

Black TV Ratings for Week of March 18 - 24 'Scandal' overtakes 'American Idol' to return to No.1 show for the week in black homes

Black ad agencies maintain accounts after reshuffling in auto marketing

Toyota financial unit elevates minority-owned brokerage firms for diversity bond initiative

Doug Banks announces launching of media company with Ed Pearson as president

Nationally syndicated radio host Michael Baisden vows he will return to airwaves

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week March 11 - 17 Real Housewives of Atlanta takes No.1 cable show for fourth consecutive week

Visit Orlando picks Lattimer Communications to handle African-American assignment

Black TV Ratings for Week of March 11 - 17 Number of TV shows with at least a million black viewers continues to drop

Bob Johnson forms alliance with BET Digital, UPTOWN Media to promote jobs site

TV One orders 26 episodes for second season of The Rickey Smiley Show

Three Lessons Artists Can Learn From Startups

Commonground ad agency breaks into film production with original documentary

Publisher Dorothy Leavell named chair of National Black Chamber of Commerce

State Farm study reveals different attitudes on financial security by women of color

Sherman Kizart re-appointed to FCC's advisory committee on diversity

Black consumers use mobile devices for shopping more than general population

Lynn Norment, long time editor for Ebony magazine, opens media relations firm

Radio One's WDNI Indianapolis TV station becomes a Telemundo affiliate

Mintel announces Tonya Roberts joins company as multicultural reports analyst

Bounce TV to produce its first reality series starring gospel group foreverJones

Chicago Defender appoints Ronald Childs to Executive Editor post

The Gospel Music Channel re-brands itself with new name, UP

Commentator Armstrong Williams acquires TV stations in Michigan and S. Carolina

Bounce TV announces new advertisers and new posts of EVP, SVP for sales

J.C. Watts' 24-hour black news channel forms partnership with Florida A&M University

Polk adds enhancements to its African American, Hispanic data and insights


FEBRUARY 2013

Target Market News publisher an honoree for Univ. of Chicago Black Alumni Awards

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week February 11 - 17 NBA All-Star weekend gives TNT easy victory as most watched cable network

Black TV Ratings for Week of Feb. 11 - 17 ABC's 'Scandal' takes No.1 for the week in black households and all key demos

Rashada Whitehead named CEO of Flowers Communications Group

Chair of The Coca-Cola Foundation, Ingrid Saunders Jones, to retire after 30 years

Faith-focused Alright TV being launched by Bob Johnson and Tracey Edmonds

Fox forms alliance with HBCUs to create opportunities for new black talent

Former Moet Hennessy exec Noel Hankin joins Diversity Affluence as Partner

Los Angeles Dodgers name Walton Isaacson advertising/marketing agency of record

Colgate-Palmolive acknowledges Black History Month with Children's Health Fund effort

Clinkscales' Shadow League names Yussuf Khan VP of national ad sales

Comcast creates Web entertainment channel for Xfinity Black History Month offerings

Former Rep. Cardiss Collins, who championed advertising, media issues, dies at 81

AT&T 28 Days returns for a fifth year to celebrate Black History Month


JANUARY 2013

Rainbow PUSH Coalition releases results of auto industry diversity scorecard

Johnson Publishing Company names Rich A. Magid Chief Financial Officer

Lagrant Communications names Lee Hayes Senior Vice President

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week Dec. 31 - Jan. 6 ESPN smothers the cable competition with wall-to-wall college and pro football

Cheryl Mayberry McKissack named Chief Operating Officer of Johnson Publishing

Black TV Ratings for Week of Dec. 31 - Jan. 6 NFL wildcard game gives Fox network a strong Black audience for Saturday night


DECEMBER 2012

Terry Glover, Ebony managing editor and veteran magazine executive, dies at 57

DISH Network launches Africa Box Office channel featuring African, Caribbean movies

17th Annual Urban Wheels Awards to be held at International Auto Show Jan. 13th

What the sale of Arbitron to Nielsen means to Urban radio stations

Nielsen to purchase Arbitron with an eye to measuring more out-of-home media

Black TV Ratings for Week of December 3 - 9 ABC's 'Scandal' sees boost in viewers, while other Top 25 shows decline

Univision to carry Bounce TV in unique seven market distribution deal

Soul of the South Network to air Premiere Basketball League games

Radio One increases stake in Reach Media, makes plans to launch a new Urban network

Former NABOB President and Mississippi State Senator, Bennie Turner dies at 64


NOVEMBER 2012

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of November 12 - 18 Cable viewing in Black households takes a big hit before Thanksgiving holiday

Celebrity doctor launches BlackHealthTV.com, a video and social media website

Black TV Ratings for Week of November 12 - 18 Black viewers favored a 'normal' week of TV between the election and Thanksgiving

Len Burnett inks deal to leave Vibe Holdings LLC and re-purchase Uptown magazine

Former Essence editor-in-chief launches CoCoaFab.com site for young women

ASPiRE cable channel to premiere original TV series, 'The ROOT 100' starting Dec. 5th

NABOB wins $1.2 million in advertising from mortgage companies for member stations

Polling of Black voters by NAACP reveal attitudes and trends unreported by media

New Ford multicultural ad campaign from UniWorld features Tupac Shakur poem

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of November 5 - 11 Cable news networks try to hold on to Black voters gained during election coverage

Nielsen appoints Lamont Robinson Vice President of Supplier Diversity

Black TV Ratings for Week of November 5 - 11 During week of election night euphoria, network TV lost Black audiences

Decision against Washington Informer's eligibility to carry city's ads is reversed\

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of Oct. 29 - Nov. 4 Reality shows and sports were Black cable viewers key diversions before election

Black voters in historic numbers join coalition that re-elects President Barack Obama

Black TV Ratings for Week of Oct. 29 - Nov. 4 As Black audiences drift further to cable, CBS claims 18 hit TV shows on Top 25 chart

Former General Mills exec to head multicultural marketing for MillerCoors

Super Bowl Gospel Celebration has kick off at ANA Multicultural Conference

Smiley & West radio program returns to the Chicago market with two new affiliates

Black TV Ratings for Week of October 22 - 28 Black TV viewers turning their attention more to politics than the usual programming

Real Time Media in joint venture with MGPG Events to expand The Black Women's Expo

Walmart exec tells ANA conference retailer intends to double multicultural budget


OCTOBER 2012

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of October 22 - 28 Final Presidential debate in close race to be the most watched cable programmin

UniWorld Group agency a multiple winner at the ANA Multicultural Excellence Awards

Black TV Ratings for Week of October 22 - 28 Black TV viewers turning their attention more to politics than the usual programming

Real Times Media inks licensing deal with CNN for its print, digital platforms

Bernie McCain, one of WOL's most popular personalities, dies at 75

Clear Channel billboards in Texas carry ads claiming M. L. King was a Republican

First Lady Michelle Obama gives exclusive interview to Cafe Mocha radio show

Radio One reaches deal to sell one of its three Columbus, Ohio stations

Black TV Ratings for Week of October 15 - 21 Black TV viewers turning their attention more to politics than the usual programming

TV One CEO Wonya Lucas to leave company, Alfred Liggins to assume duties

Second discrimination suit filed against Starcom MediaVest

Bounce TV to debut new series 'Off The Chain' with Rodney Perry tonight

Mountain Dew wraps up DEWeezy Project with new spot featuring Lil Wayne

Honda Battle of the Bands engages consumers with social media platforms

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of October 8 - 14 BET outscores 'Monday Night Football' for the week's most popular cable shows

Andrew Brimmer, first Black board member of the Federal Reserve, dies at 86

Black TV Ratings for Week of October 8 - 14 TV viewing last week all about competition in politics, sports, music and dancing

LAGRANT Foundation to award quarter of a million dollars to marketing, PR students

Russell Simmons' new YouTube channel to feature content for diverse millennials

BET sets records with 'Hip Hop Awards' and 'Keyshia & Daniel'

Equals Three agency cuts staff, office space after loss of US Navy contract

UniWorld Group campaign for Marriott targets diverse business travelers

Black TV Ratings for Week of October 1 - 7 ABC's 'Scandal' climbs to No.3 on list of Top 25 favorite shows in Black homes

Rainbow PUSH unveils industry scorecard initiative at its Automotive Summit

Wayne Brown, one of radio's most admired and influential executives, dies at 55

Black-owned agency, Prime Access, bought and merged into healthcare marketing firm

Bob Johnson closes on acquisition deal forming RLJ Entertainment

Oprah Winfrey Network strikes exclusive multi-year partnership with Tyler Perry

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of Sept. 24 - 30 The search for Black cable viewers continues as they decide on their favorite shows

Black TV Ratings for Week of September 24 - 30 Black households add freshmen TV network shows to their viewing habits

NAMIC announces newly elected members of the board of directors

Black Millenials viewing fewer hours of TV than African-American boomers

UniWorld Group a finalist in two competitions for multicultural advertising


SEPTEMBER 2012

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of September 17 - 23 Black cable viewers surf the dial in search of new and different shows

CSE multicultural team provides full range of service for Atlanta Football Classic

Black TV Ratings for Week of September 17 - 23 NBC cuts into CBS' dominance as most popular TV network in black homes

Bounce TV, celebrating first anniversary, in talks with Nielsen to add national ratings

Conde Nast Publications appoints Keija Minor editor-in-chief of Brides magazine

Johnson Publishing and out-of-home media firm Titan in partner agreement

Bounce TV marks anniversary this week with Detroit market debut on WXYZ

American Urban Radio Networks presents Urban Knight Awards to five honorees

Nielsen, NNPA release second report on the growth of the African-American consumer

Comcast names former NFL coach Tony Dungy spokesman for Internet Essentials

NABJ finds diversity of nation's TV newsrooms showing 'lukewarm' progress

Black media and agencies unite to get their consumers a fair shake

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of September 10 - 16 Oprah Winfrey Network posts three shows on the Top 25 cable chart

Multicultural work among new categories in Effie Award's call for entries

Black TV Ratings for Week of September 10 - 16 Viewers seem comfortable with same old thing from TV's new fall season

Sharon K. McGhee, WVON radio personality and playwright, dies at 55

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of Sept. 3 - 9 'Love and Hip Hop' finale sets record; DNC on cable tops 17 million black viewers

Interactive One launches Zona De Sabor, its second Latino digital media platform

Black TV Ratings for Week of September 10 - 16 Viewers seem comfortable with same old thing from TV's new fall season

Sharon K. McGhee, WVON radio personality and playwright, dies at 55

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of Sept. 3 - 9 'Love and Hip Hop' finale sets record; DNC on cable tops 17 million black viewers

Interactive One launches Zona De Sabor, its second Latino digital media platform

Black TV Ratings for Week of September 3 - 9 Democratic Convention and football push up Black TV viewership by over 80%

NBA MVP Derrick Rose becomes equity partner, spokesperson for Giordano's chain

Arbitron's latest 'Black Radio Today' report shows continued loyalty of Black listeners

SoftSheen-Carson recruits actress Tracee Ellis Ross on new product line

CVS/pharmacy partners with Rolling Out to launch Mirror Mirror Beauty Awards Tour

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of Aug. 27 - Sept. 2 'Love and Hip Hop' and other cable favorites attract 10 million more than TV's Top 25

Black TV Ratings for Week of Aug. 27 - Sep. 2 Fox's winning the food fight as 'Hell's Kitchen' rises to No.1 TV show with Black viewers

Cafe Mocha Radio marks second year in syndication with six new affiliates

Renetta McCann returns to ad industry as Leo Burnett's Chief Talent Officer

Michelle Obama's Democratic Convention speech draws 26.2million TV viewers

ESSENCE appoints Teresa Wiltz deputy editor, also adds contributors

BET's 'Sunday Best' season finale scores show's highest ratings ever

Urban Radio Forum touts speakers from Obama 2012 agency, Horizon Media and FCC


AUGUST 2012

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of August 19 - 26 'Love and Hip Hop' and other cable favorites attract 10 million more than TV's Top 25

Black TV Ratings for Week of August 19 - 26 Black viewers' TV habit remain the same for the final viewing days of summer

Study: African Americans more engaged in Internet radio ads than whole population

BET News poll of Black voters finds more concerned about wages than jobs

Olympian Gabby Douglas: A Case of Here We Go Again - By Tom Burrell

IMAGES USA advertising agency adds three new clients to its roster

Bounce TV's new markets deal extends its reach to 80% of Black U.S. homes

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of August 13 - 19 Rihana's appearance on 'Oprah's Next Chapter' puts OWN on Top 25 for first time

Black TV Ratings for Week of August 13 - 19 Pre-season football and food shows dominate the last days of summer TV viewing

Bounce TV names industry veteran Billy Hall to EVP, Programming & Production

MillerCoors recognizes National Urban Entrepreneurs Week with series of activities

Study: African-Americans show greatest loyalty among all consumer segments

Lexus premieres its second season of series 'Versus & Flow' on TV One

Bounce TV announces its first returning series for second season, Uptown Comic

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of August 6 - 12 Disney captures young viewers, but top of the cable chart stays with VH1, BET

Black TV Ratings for Week of August 6 -12 Olympics attract a record 46.6 million Black viewers for telecasts of games

Inner City files suit against YMF Media, debtholders to recover art collection

July comScore report ranks Moguldom Media top online network for African Americans

Maria Moffitt joins IMAGES USA as Vice President, Director of Client Services

TV One and NBC News to collaborate on coverage of Democratic, GOP conventions

Sears Auto Center launches new national advertising campaign

Why marketers should be targeting Black consumers - By BET's Debra Lee

Tia Norfleet, first black woman licensed to race in NASCAR, makes her debut

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of July 30 - Aug. 5 VH1 continues its hold over the Top 25 even as ratings show a dip in viewers

Black TV Ratings for Week of Jul 30 - Aug. 5 Summer Olympics draw a million more Black viewers than 2008 games

BET launch of 'Don't Sleep!' late night series with T. J. Holmes set for Oct. 1
 
NBC explains poorly timed Animal Practice promo after Gabby Douglas interview
 
Charles Curry, pioneering marketing executive with P&G and Burrell, dies at 65
 
Power of Urban Radio Forum to highlight firms representing $100 bil in media buys
 
Radio One reports another quarter of strong growth, thanks to radio division
 
RLJ Companies to develop ALRIGHT TV, a faith-friendly channel for YouTube
 
Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of July 23 - 29 'Love and Hip Hop' gives VH1 Olympic-sized audience, most watched network title
 
Former GM and Allstate marketing exec hired as COO for Global Team Ford agency
 
Interactive One's Urban Daily site adds video series with Toyota partnership
 
Black TV Ratings for Week of July 23 - 29 Black viewers watching Summer Olympics with same high interest as 2008 games
 
Veteran news executive Camille Edwards named Vice President of News at WABC-TV


JULY 2012

Nielsen survey: Companies say multicultural consumers key to future success

St. Louis American again voted nation's best African-American newspaper

Bounce TV gets rights to Black films from Disney, Miramax, Sony Pictures and MGM

Walton Isaacson agency named Supplier of the Year for third consecutive year

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of July 16 - 22 VH1 captures No.1 cable show and network titles in a week of  mixed viewing

Black TV Ratings for Week of July 16 - 22 'Person of Interest' returns to No.1 TV show in black households

Flowers Communications handles first diversity summit for Major League Baseball

Matlock Advertising applies Adfusion's Panoramic ad platform in BMW campaign

Black TV Ratings for Week of July 9 - 15 Summer TV viewing in Black households continues to fall after July 4th holiday

Flowers Communications retains and expands its assignment with MillerCoors

Black TV Ratings for Week of July 2 - 8 'Person of Interest' takes the No.1 spot on the week's Top 25 TV shows

Bounce TV adds the Detroit market with Scripps/WXYZ-TV agreement

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of June 25 - July 1 BET Awards easily take No.1 cable show, VH1 remains week's top cable network

Black TV Ratings for Week of June 25 - July 1 'America's Got Talent,' Olympic trials give NBC a win with black viewers

E. Morris Communications creates winning debut campaign for juice drink line

Africa Channel signs sponsorship deal to compete in 2013 NASCAR racing season

Black journalists honor NorthStar publisher as 'Entrepreneur of the Year'

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of June 18 - 24 VH1 wins the week's trifecta on the Top 25 cable favorites in black households

Black TV Ratings for Week of June 18 - 24 Black viewers were 35 percent of the total audience for NBA championship game

Africa Channel signs sponsorship deal to compete in 2013 NASCAR racing season


JUNE 2012

ASPiRE will launch with series, 'ABFF Independent' featuring Black filmmakers

BET leads coalition of Black media, ad agencies in effort to increase ad dollars

NNPA names William Tompkins to new position of President and CEO

Bob Johnson urges Black wealth creation at Black conservatives' forum

TV One to re-brand itself with new logo and slogan reflecting diversity of Black life

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of June 11 - 17 NBA moves to ABC for The Finals and Top 25 cable viewership drops 33 percent

Black TV Ratings for Week of June 11 - 17 The NBA Finals are highest-rated games with Black viewers in nearly a decade

Anderson Communications marks 23rd anniversary of 'Focus on Women'

Decisive Media strikes deal with Hyundai on new sales program

AtlantaBlackStar.com celebrates Father's Day with an online campaign

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of June 4 - 10 Record-setting ratings set the stage for hot NBA Finals between Heat and Thunder

AARP names Robyn Motley Senior Vice President, GM of group's media properties

Interactive One expands custom video content for increased engagement

Black TV Ratings for Week of June 4 - 12 Fox is week's most watched network, thanks to Sunday's animated comedies

Carol Watson named president of Advertising Women of New York

Emmett McBain, Burrell Advertising co-founder and prominent artist, dies at 77

Cafe Mocha to present its 'Celebrating Women' brunch with WBLS in New York

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of May 28 - June 3 NBA's bigger Playoff audience swings back to eastern conference match-ups

Black TV Ratings for Week of May 28 - June 3 CBS regains top spot with Black viewers during Memorial holiday week

Ford debuts African-American campaign for 2013 Escape with humorous creative

All 30 teams to attend Major League Baseball's first Diversity Summit

Allstate signals changes in African-American marketing with job posting

Black Cable TV Ratings for Wk of May 21 - 27 Oklahoma City Thunder turning into NBA Playoffs' biggest drawing team

Ford sets new record in supplier diversity with 34% increase


MAY 2012

Wells Fargo names Yvette Hollingsworth chief compliance officer

Black TV Ratings for Week of May 21 - 27 NBA Playoffs keep ABC the week's No.1 network with Black households

Arsenio Hall looking at return to late-night lineup next year

Funeral services announced for Barbara Graves, matriarch of Black Enterprise family

Nielsen names Crystal Barnes vice president of industry relations

Muse agency criticizes ad industry on diversity in spot during 'The Pitch'

Barbara Graves, wife of Black Enterprise founder Earl Graves Sr., dies

Hazel Trice Edney elected president of Capital Press Club

Afro-Brazilian.com marks first year of targeting Black consumers with promotions

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of May 14 - 20 Audiences way down for NBA Playoffs' second round without Chicago  Bulls

Radio and broadcasting pioneer Hal Jackson dies at the age of 96

Black TV Ratings for Week of May 14 - 20 'Scandal' hangs on to No.1 spot with black viewers and is renewed by ABC

Nielsen: Black consumers are 'above average' in many of their online activities

New Black consumer research data and trends to be presented at MAAX Summit

Rainbow PUSH, R.L. Polk hold forum to share automotive data with Black media

Nielsen: Black consumers are 'above average' in many of their online activities

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of May 7 - 13 Blacks rise to half the total audience for some NBA Playoff games

Honorees named for 2012 Marketing to African Americans with Excellence (MAAX) Awards

Black TV Ratings for Week of May 7 - 13 'Scandal' finally gives ABC the No.1 show and week's most watched network title

ASPiRE channel, launching next month, names Paul Butler general manager

R&B singer Keyshia Cole returns to BET in new docu-drama, 'Family First'

Allied Integrated Marketing launching an African-American division, Allied Moxy

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of April 30 - May 6 Black viewers 42% of NBA Playoffs' total audience in first round games

Bounce TV announces original comedy series from 'Think Like A Man' producers

Black TV Ratings for Week of April 30 - May 6 ABC's 'Scandal' hits No.1 for first time, but CBS still most watched network

MadameNoire.com reports growth in unique visitors to more than 1.5 million

Elev8.com to feature a weekly column from gospel artist Marvin Sapp

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of April 23 - 29 BET is again week's winning cable network as the NBA Playoffs take off

Bounce TV to launch its first original scripted series, 'Family Time'

Black TV Ratings for Week of April 23 - 29 ABC stay ahead of CBS with Black viewers with 'Scandal' and 'Dancing'

UniWorld founder Byron Lewis sells stake in agency to new CEO Monique Nelson

APRIL 2012

The Tom Joyner Morning Show promotes phone app following loss of NY station

Black consumers' activity on smartphone remains higher than other segments

New owners of NY's WBLS-FM buy intellectual property of rival KISS-FM

Aspire cable network closes first launch partnership with Universal McCann clients

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of April 16 - 22 BET's 'The Game' takes No.1, but the NBA is the week's real winner on the Top 25

Black TV Ratings for Week of April 16 - 22 ABC overtakes CBS as most watched TV network in Black households

UniWorld, One Solution partner on first-ever Black consumer brand habits study

Uptown Magazine's April/May issue is the largest in its eight-year history

Survey: Majority of Black TV viewers dissatisfied with programming options

GlobalHue to handle advertising for Jeep and USA Basketball partnership

Acura issues an apology for 'not too dark' reference in casting call description

BET Networks to debut late night show, scripted shows and digital platforms

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of April 9 - 15 BET's vends off challenge from VH1, TBS to remain No.1 cable network of the week

George Curry returns to editor-in-chief position of NNPA News Service

Black TV Ratings for Week of April 9 - 15 Black viewers, 'Grey's Anatomy' keep ABC's 'Scandal' competitive on Thursdays

Nielsen data show opportunity for mobile advertisers with Black consumers

Survey contrasts perceptions between multicultural and white ad professionals

MillerCoors Urban Entrepreneurs contest supports supplier diversity goals

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of April 2 - 8 BET's 90-minute block for 'The Game' continues its ratings dominance

Gil Noble, journalist and legendary broadcast pioneer, dies at the age of 80

Black TV Ratings for Week of April 2 - 8 Premiere of 'Scandal' starring Kerry Washington gives ABC record-setting debut

Interactive One, BlackDoctor.org form partnership on content and ad sales

Trayvon Martin top news story among Americans above election, economy

Burger King apologizes for black targeted Web commercial featuring Mary J. Blige

NASCAR seeking more black fans again, but black ad agencies need not apply

Ariel/Aon Hewitt study looks at impact of economy on Blacks' retirement status

Burrell's 'Black Media Reality Check' forum pushes a fresh look at targeted media

BET Networks and NetSpend introduce pre-paid MasterCard for African-Americans


MARCH 2012


Arbitron settles PPM discrimination suit with Calif. attorney general for $400,000

Time Warner Cable issues studies on broadband's impact on blacks, Latinos

McDonald's elevates Don Thompson to CEO after Jim Skinner's retirement in July

TV One plans to double the amount of original content in upcoming season

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of March 5 - 11 BET's 'The Game' holds on to No.1 over Oprah's Whitney Houston special

NABJ honors CNN's Janet Rolle with annual Media Professional Award

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of March 5 - 11 BET's 'The Game' holds on to No.1 over Oprah's Whitney Houston special

Barry Mayo, President of Radio One, turns in his resignation

Black TV Ratings for Week of March 5 - 11 NBC makes some gains with black viewers, but CBS still the favorite network

Dr. Nicol Turner-Lee has been named President and CEO of NAMIC

Bounce TV airing in Los Angeles market through agreement with Fox's KCOP-TV

Real Times Media partners acquire Atlanta Daily World as group's sixth newspaper

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of Feb. 27 - Mar. 4 BET gains traction with 'The Game' and takes No.1 on Top 25 cable chart

Pepper Miller updates perspectives on African-American marketing in new book

Black TV Ratings for Week of Feb. 27 - Mar. 4 CBS grows its dominance over the Top 25 shows in black households

Vickie Burns, vice president of news at KNBC, resigns from position

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of Feb. 20 - 26 TNT's NBA All-Star coverage down 10 percent in black viewership from last year

Black activists call for Clear Channel to make changes following DJs' on-air slur

Black TV Ratings for Week of Feb. 20 - 26 Oscars unable to draw significant black audience despite nominees for 'The Help'

Burrell Communications hosting conference on changes in black media

Muse Communications, nation's first multicultural ad agency, marks 25th year


FEBRUARY 2012

Networks led by Magic Johnson, Sean Combs chosen for carriage by Comcast

Kim Hunter launches executive search firm for marketing, communications industries

Harley-Davidson celebrates African- Americans' contributions to riding culture

Most of top 25 advertisers in Black-oriented media are increasing spending

Oprah's tweet to millions of Twitter followers draws fire from Nielsen

AT&T again underwrites Black History Month special featuring Maya Angelou

Tom Joyner calls for Roland Martin to apologize for offensive Tweet

Interactive One claims record-setting traffic levels for its sites in 2011

Bob Johnson unveils Website in effort to match minorities, business opportunities

Arbitron's Julian Davis, Director of Urban Radio, announces his retirement

Black media owners encourage their audiences to fight for change and control

New owners, BCDT & Associates, close deal to purchase Heart & Soul magazine

Black Enterprise Business Report adds five NBC digital stations

Coca-Cola urges African Americans to 'Pay It Forward' in Black History Month

ING study finds African-Americans rely on Internet, media for investment info

Latest Florida Black Marketing Guide a resource to tap state's $52 billion market

Commonground makes its debut as agency for Illinois Lottery with Super Bowl spot

Don Cornelius remembered for changing the image and course of blacks in television

National survey asks African-Americans what's missing from their TV choices

"Soul Train" creator Don Cornelius found dead at his Sherman Oaks, Calif. home


JANUARY 2012

Melissa Harris-Perry is latest addition to African-American hosts on MSNBC

Al Wellington, pioneering researcher of African American consumers, dies at 63

Nationally syndicated Cafe Mocha Radio signs agreement with Cumulus Media

Amtrak renews agency assignment with IMAGES USA for three more years

Wall St. Project Summit hosts public panel to examine state of media ownership

ASALH issues call for entries for Black History Month luncheon ad showcase

Pepsi Beverages to pay $3.1 million to settle federal racial discrimination suit

TV One announces two additions of original series to prime time lineup

Ford repeats as winner of Polk's Loyalty Awards with African-American consumers

Lee Bailey to present Martin Luther King special 2012 on Jan. 16th

Johnson Publishing moving its Chicago offices to new Michigan Ave. address

Gospel Today names new publisher as founder Teresa Hairston steps down

Vibe, Uptown merged with BlackBook Media and The Access Network Co.

Herbert Nipson, award-winning journalist, former Ebony executive editor, dies at 95


DECEMBER 2011

Sam Logan, longtime iconic Michigan Chronicle publisher, dies at the age of 78

AT&T brings back 28 Days speakers program for Black History Month

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of Dec. 12 - 18 On cable, football makes way for reality as 'Housewives,' 'T.I. & Tiny' top chart

Black TV Ratings for Week of Dec. 5 - 11 'Sunday Night Football' nearly doubles black audience over previous week

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of Dec. 5 - 11 VH1's black viewers upstage 'Monday Night Football' with 'T.I. and Tiny'

ColorofChange: Firms marketing to blacks must end support to conservative group

LaTanya Junior named marketing chief for Howard University's exec ad program

OWN execs see possibilities for network's future in targeting black viewers

Ofield Dukes, an icon among public relations professionals, dies at 79

T.J. Holmes leaves CNN anchor post for multi-media deal with BET Networks

Orlena Blanchard appointed TV One's Senior Vice President of Digital Marketing

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of Nov. 28 - Dec. 4 'VH1 scores big enough week to take on 'Monday Night Football'

TV One appoints Linda Finney Senior Vice President of Marketing

Beverly Johnson tapped for new reality show in February on the OWN network

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of Nov. 21 - 27 'Soul Train Awards,' new Tyler Perry comedy push black cable viewing up 44%

Black TV Ratings for Week of Nov. 21 - 27 Black households push TV viewing aside when it comes to Thanksgiving

NOVEMBER 2011

Footsteps ad agency wins account from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida

'American Legacy' magazine returns to regular publication schedule

Black TV Ratings for Week of Nov. 14 - 20 Football showed black viewer growth in week before Thanksgiving holiday

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of Nov. 14 - 20 Top 25 cable viewing before holiday week holds steady with favorites

Walmart starts loaned executive program with black history group partnership

TV One acquires all rights to 'The Black List' specials; to air in Black History Month

Interactive One, Songza launch first social radio Website for African-Americans

Howard University marks 40th anniversary with SiriusXM satellite radio channel

Cable Advertising Bureau launches Website offering black consumer insights

New smartphone app created for syndicated Cafe Mocha radio show

Black TV Ratings for Week of Nov. 7 - 14 Top 25 shows some shifting in popularity of black viewers' favorite shows

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of Nov. 7 - 14 'Monday Night Football' added one million black viewers with Bears v. Eagles

Study: African-American women the most optimistic about future opportunities

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of Oct. 31 - Nov. 6 BET gives football a run for its money with 'Black Girls Rock!' special

UniWorld Group takes top honors at ANA Multicultural Excellence Awards

Black TV Ratings for Week of Oct. 31 - Nov. 6 Once again football dominates, ABC's newest show make the Top 25

Study: Cross-cultural marketing fails to engage African-American consumers

Report: Black consumers not being courted by hybrid, electric car makers

Fox stations to carry programming from Bounce TV, upping U.S. coverage to 70%

Essence iPad app lets readers try on 300 celebrity hair styles

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of Oct. 24-30 Disney dominates cable's Top 25 for black viewers with big weekend lineup

Real Times to publish second edition of DRIVEN honoring blacks in auto industry

NABOB applauds 4As policy statement on nondiscrimination in advertising

Bounce TV strikes carriage deal with WUSA in Washington, DC market

Interactive One posts largest number of unique visitors in its history in September

Chrysler Group appoints new head of Talent Acquisition and Global Diversity


OCTOBER 2011

Soul of the South, regional African-American TV network to debut early 2012

Radio One replaces Houston's KROI-FM's gospel format with 24 hour news

4A's issues advisory on non-discrimination advertising practices

Radio One Detroit closes local marketing agreement to operate WGPR FM

Volkswagen's marketing chief: 'Black consumers important to sales goal'

Edwin Avent resigns as head of 'Heart & Soul' as magazine changes owners

Keith Clinkscales leaves ESPN to be independent producer

Oprah Winfrey's OWN debuts Welcome To Sweetie Pie's Oct. 15th

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of October 3 - 9 Disney dominates cable's Top 25 for black viewers with big weekend lineup

Urban Wheel Awards announces winners for companies of the year for diversity

Black TV Ratings for Week of October 3 - 9 CBS dominates the competition as old favorites still draw black viewers

Polk and Rainbow PUSH sign strategic business agreement on auto research

Reginald Osborne to head African American efforts for new Totality agency

Sherman Kizart named to FCC's Committee on Diversity in Digital Age

Black Cable TV Ratings for Sept. 26 - Oct. 2 Cable's Top 25 holds on to black viewers as competitive TV season kicks off

Kenetta Bailey named Executive Vice President, CMO of TV One

Black TV Ratings for Week of Sept. 26 - Oct. 2 CBS regains most watched network title thanks to NFL's Broncos-Packers game

Joya Harris joins Carol H. Williams Advertising as Senior Vice President

Polk promotes Marc Bland to head company's diversity and inclusion efforts

SEPTEMBER 2011

Rep. Bobby Rush hosts CBC panel on lack of blacks as TV newsroom managers

TheRoot.com ranked top black news site for fourth consecutive month

Rainbow PUSH Auto Summit to feature top execs in discussion on advertising

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of Sept. 19 - 25 Cable's Top 25 holds on to black viewers as competitive TV season kicks off

Nielsen, NNPA release report, 'The State of the African-American Consumer'

Black TV Ratings for Week of Sept. 12-18 NBC stays No.1 overall with black TV viewers thanks to NFL football

BMW picks Sanders\Wingo and Matlock agencies for multicultural assignments

TV One names Tonia Lee vice president of business operations & strategy

NAMIC names winners of Excellence in Multi-cultural Marketing Awards

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of Sept. 5 - 11 Labor Day gives cable viewing a boost as Fall broadcast TV pulls viewers

Kevin McFall named CEO of professional network, AMightyRiver.com

Black TV Ratings for Week of Sept. 5 - 11 Football games more than doubles the week's number of black TV viewers

BET Networks names Eddie Hill Senior Vice President, Consumer Marketing

BET's 'Sunday Best' finishes fourth season with a record-breaking audience

NABOB/Power of Urban Radio Forum gets keynote from McDonald's Neil Golden

Decisive Media honored with Gold Ink Awards for magazine design, quality

Black Cable TV Ratings Wk. of Aug. 29 - Sept. 4 Cable sees big drop in black viewers for Labor Day week; TBS most watched net

BET Black College Tour returns with new sponsors CoverGirl, KFC, Under Armour

Black TV Ratings for Week of Aug. 29 - Sept. 4 TV viewing for Labor Day weekend in black homes mirrors last years' level

Transitions Optical expands efforts with NCNW to reach African Americans

Dorothy E. Brunson, first black woman to own a radio and TV station, dies at 72

AUGUST 2011

Black TV Ratings for Week of Sept. 19-25 X-Factor joins football as a regular among most popular TV shows in black homes

NBC owned stations launch new program to recruit diverse journalists

GM leads all donors in contributions to the $120 million King memorial

Black TV Ratings for Week of August 15 - 21 It's still summer, but football's scoring high with black TV viewers

MSNBC officially names Rev. Al Sharpton to host 'PoliticsNation' in daily 6 p.m. slot

Creditors ask bankruptcy judge to force Inner City Broadcasting into Chapter 11

Johnson Publishing Co. names Kierna Mayo Editorial Director, Digital for Ebony

Target Market News names Karen Weddington Vice President of Sales

BET specials celebrate unveiling of the Martin Luther King Memorial

Ebony, Essence out-pace industry average for growth in ad revenue

Black TV Ratings for Week of August 8 - 14 As summer line-ups cool, audience number get warmer for TV networks

Sister 2 Sister magazine and Sofn'free launch 'Hair Attitude Survey'

Northwestern Mutual Foundation sponsors MLK Memorial Concert

Paddington Brands forms partnership with AP & Assoc. for multicultural effort

Venus Williams joins Jamba Juice as spokesperson and franchise owner

Bounce TV network lands Toyota as its first national sponsor

Radio One reports nearly 30 percent growth in net revenue for Q2

BlackVoices names OWN Network exec Christina Norman to top post

NBCUniversal names Craig Robinson EVP, Chief Diversity Officer

BlackVoices names OWN Network exec Christina Norman to top post

NBCUniversal names Craig Robinson EVP, Chief Diversity Officer


JULY 2011

Inner City Broadcasting, black-owned urban radio firm, to be bought by Yucaipa

Black TV Ratings for Week of July 18 - 24 Summer heat wave delivers a repeat performance for TV favorites

Coca-Cola extends its partnership with BET into the store with promotions

Johnson Publishing names Clarisa Wilson president of Fashion Fair Cosmetics

Postal Service to issue stamp honoring John H. Johnson in early 2012

Walton/Isaacson ad agency for second time is named 'Supplier of the Year'

Rev. Al Sharpton, a guest anchor on MSNBC, being eyed as permanent host

Black TV Ratings for Week of July 11 - 17 NBC takes No.1 spot with black TV viewers, but still bows to CBS

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of July 11 - 17 VH1 scores with Queen Latifah's scripted drama, 'Single Ladies'

New GlobalHue ad campaign for Jeep Grand Cherokee debuts this week

OgilvyCULTURE launches as agency practice for 'the new general market'

BB&T appoints banking veteran Cynthia Williams to lead branding, advertising

Speakers named for Power of Urban Radio-NABOB forum Sept. 22nd

Hilton hotel chain names Jon Munoz director of global diversity and inclusion

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of July 4 - 10 BET finds a summer winner as return of 'Sunday Best' takes top spots

National Bankers Assoc. launches campaign in push for black consumers

Black TV Ratings for Week of July 4 - 10 CBS returns as Top 24 leader after NBC loses 'The Voice;' ABC takes No.1

UNCF partners with BET to produce annual special, 'An Evening of Stars'

Bounce TV to launch Sept. 26th, says Martin Luther King III and Andrew Young

TheGrio.com and NewsOne.com form partnership on content, advertising sales

Chevrolet celebrates King Memorial with 'Table of Brotherhood Project' tour, ads

Toyota launches campaign to market new RAV4 to African-American consumers

Black Cable TV Ratings for Wk. of June 27 - July 3 Young black viewers make Disney most watched cable network

NAACP issues criticism of CNN's lack of African-Americans in new lineup

Black TV Ratings for Week of June 27 - July 3 Summer TV viewing in black homes continues to fall - except for talent shows

JPMorgan Chase investment unit buys stake in Johnson Publishing

AT&T, One Solution team up on campaign to inspire achievement

Time Warner Cable picks winners to host African American talk show

NNPA conference puts issue of advertising in Black Press up front

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of June 20 - 26 BET Awards set an audience record with 7 million black viewers


JUNE 2011

Essence Music festival hitting right notes for cable networks

Black TV Ratings for Week of June 20 - 26 TV viewing for Top 25 shows in black households way behind cable's audience

Sanders\Wingo named AOR for Midwest's largest gas and convenience chain

Black Heritage Network expects seven million subscribers by December launch

BET Awards 2011 was biggest in channel's history with 7.7 million watching

Eight new African American research studies to be unveiled at MAAX Summit

Steed Media, American Airlines team up on BlackAtlas.com interactive effort

Black TV Ratings for Week of June 13 - 19 Summer arrives and black TV viewers abandon repeats of favorite shows

BET Networks names Vicky Free Executive Vice President of Marketing

comScore ranks Interactive One's sites as having 4.3 million unique visitors a month

Byron Allen to launch new HD channel targeted to African-Americans

Study: Blacks more likely than whites to support causes and social issues online

Nielsen: Blacks watching more video on mobile phones than any other group

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of June 6 - 12 Early summer viewing on cable leans towards reality and comedy favorites

BET Networks to air exclusive coverage of First Lady Michelle Obama's Africa trip

Black TV Ratings for Week of June 6 - 12 Black viewership of NBA Finals' deciding match-up slightly smaller than last year

Madison Ave. Initiative announces launch of programs promoting diversity

TV One adds nearly half million new households new distribution deals

Gwen Robinson joins IMAGES USA as director of public relations

Interactive One, Southwest Airlines, T.G.I. Fridays partner for Black Music Month

Four A's Media Policy Committee meets with broadcasters on 'No Urban Dictates'

Black TV Ratings for Week of May 23 - June 6 NBA Finals return ABC to dominance among black TV viewers

OwensMorris Communications expands practice as Merge Consumer Marketing

Black Enterprise magazine names Burrell ad agency of the year

AOL names Lateef Sarnor head advertising strategy for BlackVoices.com

NAMD honors Prime Access CEO Howard Buford with Moss Kendrix Award


MAY 2011

Oprah leaves daytime airwaves with the largest audience in show's history

Black TV Ratings for Week of May 16 - 22 ABC's 'Dancing' gives network big sway with black viewers during month of May

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of May 16 - 22 Chicago Bulls, Miami Heat playoff series topped black cable viewing

New BET research study unveils African-Americans' movie-going preferences

Tom Joyner's HBCUsOnline.com adds FAMU and Tennessee State as partners

Earvin 'Magic' Johnson reportedly making moves on Inner City Broadcasting

Veteran marketer Mike Jackson and R&R Partners form Jackson & Partners LLC

Wonya Lucas, veteran cable exec,  named as president and CEO of TV One

Pittsburgh will again have a fulltime urban radio station after two-year absence

Applications being accepted by Comcast for minority business start-ups program

Black TV Ratings for Week of May 9 - 15 ABC sweeps top spots among TV chart in week without the NBA playoffs

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of May 9 - 15 Chicago Bulls, Atlanta Hawks attract 4.6 mil black viewers in record-setting game

Lenny Kravitz debuts new music in GlobalHue's 2011 Jeep commercial

Lee Dunham, pioneering McDonald's owner/operator, dies at age 78

Essence president Michelle Ebanks adds title of president of People en Espanol

Radio One reported first quarter revenue growth of 10% to $65 million

BET signs exclusive partnership deal with producers of 'The Game'

Real Times Media and 100 Black Men of America to collaborate on publication

TV One President and CEO, Johnathan Rodgers, to retire at the end of July

Ford says 2010 goal was exceeded for spending with minorities, women

Burrell adds four senior executives after assignments from Comcast, SuperValu

Black Cable TV Ratings for Wk. of Apr. 25 - May 1 Black viewing for the NBA playoff slightly off for the same period last year

Bounce TV gets agreement to be carried in 26 markets by Raycom Media stations

NNPA papers to distribute stories from Maynard Institute's America's Wire

Food industry veteran Michael B. Moore named President, CEO of Glory Foods

Black TV Ratings for Week of April 25 - May 1 Black viewers tuned to TV news for Obama's bin Laden announcement

ThinkAfricaPress.com offers news and analysis of African continent

Sheila C. Johnson and Derek Murphy named to AOL Huffington Post positions

ThinkAfricaPress.com offers news and analysis of African continent

TV One expands west coast sales office, names Seeta Zieger as Vice President

Merry Green appointed Associate Publisher for 'Who's Who In Black Chicago'

Herbert Temple, longtime art director for Ebony and Jet magazines, dies at 91


APRIL 2011

TBS cancels Tyler Perry's 'House of Payne,' picks up new series 'For Better or Worse'

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of April 18 - 24 NBA playoff basketball draws record viewing by black households to cable TV

Black TV Ratings for Week of April 18 - 24 ABC stays on top as it continues to grow in appeal with black TV audiences

Veteran marketing executive Laurel Richie named president of WNBA

Polk: Growth of black car buying market 10 times greater than general market

Noir Media Group forms alliance to launch NOIRwoman Ad Network

Attorneys general in 17 states urge an end to malt liquor endorsed by Snoop Dogg

BET to debut more scripted shows following the success of 'The Game'

Soul Train, Spotset partner on radio vignettes marking show's 40 years

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of April 11 - 17 NBA Playoffs on TNT, ESPN take over cable viewing in black households

Essence releases results from study on black women's attitudes on beauty

Black TV Ratings for Week of April 11 - 17 'Dancing' remains most popular show on Top 25 chart, but CBS leads networks

Dante Lee opens office in Philippines for newly launched Web venture

JPC names Mitzi Miller Editor in Chief of JET as magazine marks 60th year

Radio One expects Q1 revenue to increase by 10.9% to $65.4 million

Comcast names Maria Arias as Executive Director of Diversity and Inclusion

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of April 4 - 10 Following season finale of 'The Game,' BET remains most watched cable network

Black TV Ratings for Week of April 4 - 10 NCAA Championship leads CBS' takeover of TV's Top 25 in black homes

Real Men Charities partners with Tyler Perry on 'Madea' promotional  tie-in

Black TV Ratings for Week of April 4 - 10 NCAA Championship leads CBS' takeover of TV's Top 25 in black homes

Real Men Charities partners with Tyler Perry on 'Madea' promotional  tie-in

Ford rolls out 'Inner Child' print, TV and radio campaign from UniWorld Group

Philadelphia Tribune digitally archiving extensive photo archive for public access

Carol H. Williams to remain agency for Army's African-American advertising

Toya is back on BET with 'A Family Affair' reality show debuting April 12

Black Cable TV Ratings for Wk. of Mar. 28 - Apr. 3 BET rides season finale of 'The Game' to Top 25 domination with marathon

'Black Dynamite' animated series to come to Adult Swim channel next year

Black TV Ratings for Week of Mar. 28 - Apr. 3 'Dancing,' Obama speech push ABC within striking distance of CBS's lead

NAACP, Wells Fargo open Financial Freedom Center to help ethnic consumers

Johnson Products signs NBA's Carmelo Anthony as spokesman for men's line

Carter Broadcasting introduces mobile apps for KPRS-FM and KPRT-AM

Nielsen study: African-Americans log the most hours on TV, video games, DVDs

Radio One names Urban League exec Eddie Harrell Columbus VP and GM

Comcast accepting proposals for African-American independent cable channels

New black digital TV channel planned by Andrew Young and Martin King III

New York City to challenge Census results; Says black population in error

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of March 21 - 27 'The Game' leads BET's sweeps of top spots on the chart of cable favorites


MARCH 2011

Black TV Ratings for Week of March 21 - 27 Black households deliver big win to CBS for NCAA's Sweet 16, Elite 8

Sprite moves beyond controversy and brings back its Step Off competition

Amtrak unveils multicultural programs for National Train Day observance in May

Coca-Cola investing $6 million for safe water projects throughout Africa

Verizon adds BET HD to FiOS TV channel lineup in more markets

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of March 14 - 20 NCAA's multi-channel format fails to attract big black audience for single game

Black TV Ratings for Week of March 14 - 20 'March Madness' early games fail to make Top 25 of most popular shows

NAACP responds to Black Press' criticism of Image Awards campaign

FCC introduces procedures, oversight to eliminate 'no urban dictates'

Comcast and NBCUniversal announce external diversity advisory council

The Gap looking to younger blacks and Hispanics to lure new customers

Nelson Mandela's 46664 organization to establish apparel line for revenues

Radio One updates its guidance on Q2 revenues with a positive outlook

Ford debuts 'Crazy Explorer Giveaway' with Tom Joyner's Fantastic Voyage

Burger King's black advertising in limbo with Crispin Porter & Bogusky firing

GM names Brooke Ellis to newly created position of Diversity Media Manager

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of March 7 - 13 BET favorites and the NBA dominate the Top 25 cable chart

NNPA chairman criticizes Toyota ad policy for ignoring black press

Black TV Ratings for Week of March 7 - 13 'Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior' moves up again on Top 25

Study: Black consumers' usage of online, mobile TV platforms outpaces whites'

The Washington Informer wins three first-place Ethnic Media Awards honors

Janet Rolle named EVP and Chief Marketing Officer for CNN Worldwide

Black papers criticize NAACP for being excluded in Image Awards marketing

Trymaine Lee first African-American hired following AOL/HuffPost partnership

Tracey Jennings named VP, Global Director for Liquid Soul Media agency

Black Cable TV Ratings for Wk. of Feb. 28 - Mar. 6 VH1 posts strong showing on the Top 25; BET is week's No.1 cable network

Black TV Ratings for Week of Feb. 28 - March 6 NAACP Image Awards drops a half million black viewers from last year

Comcast names Burrell Communications African-American agency of record

Herb Kemp, veteran advertising and marketing executive, dies at 69

Time Warner launches 'Born to Shine' talk show, marketing campaign

Cable's GMC and ABFF offer Faith and Family Screenplay Competition

Constance C.R. White named Editor-in-Chief of Essence magazine

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of Feb. 21 - 27 BET regains the No.1 spot on the Top 25 cable chart with 'The Game'

Jeff Palmer, veteran marketing executive and CMO of Motel 6, dies at 63

Black TV Ratings for Week of February 21 - 27 Black audience for the Oscars dropped to nearly half of last year's viewers

Global Advertising Strategies agency names Ola Kudu its Creative Director

Fannie Mae study: Blacks the most optimistic group on home ownership


FEBRUARY 2011

Interactive One names Global Grind's Navarrow Wright Chief Technology Officer

GMC posts record-setting ratings for last year for gospel-oriented entertainment

UPTOWN Professional debuts in March as quarterly magazine and Web site

Black TV Ratings for Week of February 14 - 20 Debut of 'Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior' a favorite with black viewers

Walgreens showcases products from black-owned businesses during February

Black TV Ratings for Week of February 7 - 13 Grammy Awards tops most watched shows, but draws less than in 2010

JPC names Stephen Gregory Barr Group Publisher, SVP of EBONY and JET

The AFRO-American Newspapers partners with Google on digitizing archive

Magic Johnson's investment makes him part-owner and chairman of Vibe Holdings

GMC promotes Ty Johnson to Vice President, Multicultural Sales

Maya Angelou offers her first public radio show during Black History Month

Black TV Ratings for Week of January 24 - 30 'American Idol' and Pro Bowl football give Fox the trifecta in black households

Study: African-Americans likely next big opportunity for smartphone makers

LAGRANT Foundation awarding $125,000 in marketing and PR scholarships


JANUARY 2011

Cafe Mocha radio show marks its first anniversary by adding NY's WBLS

Macy's announces development program for minority-owned retail businesses

AURN promotes Howard Eisen to President of Network Sales

The Loop 21 names Ken Gibbs COO and Executive Editor and other senior posts

Target promotes Laysha Ward to executive committee

Huffington Post partners with Sheila Johnson on African-American section

Minority supplier council uses billboards to blast Conn. Lottery advertising policy

Bryan Monroe, former Ebony VP, named editor of CNNPolitics.com

Flowers Communications promotes Rashada Whitehead to President

Yoplait campaign encourages healthier lifestyles for African-American women

Tom Joyner partners with PreCash, Bancorp Bank to offer the REACH Card

Marquis Miller named Vice President by Minority Supplier Development Council

Time Warner gives stipend to research project on blacks and broadband

Sprint launches 4G smartphone film competition targeting black students

Broadband use and multiplatform TV viewing increase among ethnic segments

Star Jones joins UPTOWN Magazine as Editor-At-Large


DECEMBER 2010

AURN announces partnership to represent SupeRadio

EBONY Magazine appoints Darhil Crooks creative director

IMAGES USA selected as African-American advertising agency for KFC

Katz Media president Stu Olds, supporter of Urban radio, dies at the age of 60

GoBlackbook.com combines needs of black professionals and social networking

Universal Pictures names Talitha Watkins, Fabian Castro VP Multicultural Marketing

Diverse: Issues In Higher Education magazine launches Websites


NOVEMBER 2010


Minority, civil rights groups back Rep. Rush for top Dem on subcommittee

Future growth in the digital population expected to come from minorities

Black TV Ratings for Week of November 8 - 14 'Detroit 1-8-7' gives ABC most watch network title but is still being canceled

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of Nov. 8 - 14 Cable viewing among black households continues to show strong growth

Columbia College president issues statement on purchase of JPC building

Johnson Publishing Co. to sell its iconic headquarters to Columbia College

Johnson Publishing Co. names Judene Walden Vice President of Integrated Sales

Wells Fargo, Rainbow PUSH launch financial education program

Lawsuit charges tobacco companies targeted African-Americans decades ago

UPTOWN magazine increases local coverage, frequency and rate base

ANA Conference: Marketers favoring cross-cultural idea vs. single ethnic focus

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of Nov. 1 -  7 BET's 'Black Girls Rock' takes out Bravo's 'Real Housewives' in big week for cable

GM appoints Eric Peterson to additional position of Vice President for Diversity

Black TV Ratings for Week of November 1 -  7 NBC throws in the towel on spy drama 'Undercovers' after Dec. 1

Real Men Cook hires agency collective led by E. Britton Group, Kizart Media Partners

Essence promotes Antoinette Mabry to Senior Director of Marketing

Angela Burt-Murray leaving editor's post at Essence magazine after five years

Lagrant Comm hires two for Robert Wood Johnson Foundation account

Black TV Ratings for Week of October 25 - 31 CBS maintains its title as week's most watched network, NBC falls to third

P&G's 'My Black Is Beautiful' TV series returning to BET on November 7th

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of Oct. 25 - 31 TBS and Tyler Perry outscore the return of basketball on ESPN and TNT

Veteran journalist Hazel Trice Edney launching black news wire service

New 'Buying Power' report: Black consumers spend as economy grows 11-1-10

Tom Burrell adopts best-selling book, 'Brainwashed,' into online quiz 11-1-10


OCTOBER 2010


AT&T receives top honor from National Minority Supplier Development Council

TV One presents special one-hour interview with Michelle Obama tonight

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of Oct. 18 - 24 Baseball meets the Browns and TBS scores as week's most watched network

Maynard Institute launches new wire service with stories on structural racism

Toyota's Green Initiative to promote sustainability at black colleges

Black TV Ratings for Week of October 18 - 24 NBC continues to give CBS competition; 'Undercovers' gains viewers

Stacey Simmons joins Carol H. Williams Advertising as account director

TV One's 2009-10 season the highest in network's six-year history

BET 'goes pink' in support of National Breast cancer Awareness Month

Rainbow PUSH hosts symposium on telecommunications, international affairs

Suzuki uses MySpace to grab interest from black, Hispanic men to sportsbike

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of Oct. 11 - 17 BET repeats as most watched cable network thanks to Hip-Hop Awards

Lincoln MKX Crossover targets black women in new UniWorld ad campaign

TV One gets first scripted series in deal with veteran producer Bentley Kyle Evans

Contasia Placide joins Carol H. Williams Advertising as senior account executive

Johnson Publishing marks EBONY's 65th anniversary with November iPad edition

Nielsen Vice Chair Susan Whiting adds title of Chief Diversity Officer

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of October 4 - 10 Title of most watched network swings to BET with baseball on TBS

Essence promotes Karen Williams to Vice President, Sales and Marketing

Black TV Ratings for Week of October 4 - 10 Most watched TV network in black homes see-saws between CBS, NBC

Burrell Communications embraces technology to automate media buying

White House hosts summit for black Web sites, bloggers in African American push

Carol H. Williams promotes Traci Sussholz to VP, Account Director

TV One reality show, 'K-Ci and JoJo Come Clean,' follows R&B duo's rehab

Marc Lamont Hill debuts as host of 'Our World with Black Enterprise'

Tamron Hall hosting afternoon political show on MSNBC starting today

Arbitron's Oveda Brown honored by American Urban Radio Networks

The Pert Group names Alex Camacho senior consultant, multicultural services

Black Cable TV Ratings for Wk. of Sept. 27 - Oct. 2 TBS retakes the lead from Nickelodeon as the most viewed cable network

Black media come together in a 'Deciding Moment' for HIV/AIDS awareness

Black TV Ratings for Week of Sept. 27 - Oct. 3 'Undercovers' lead-in makes NBC the week's most watched TV network

BET Networks' 2009-10 record-setting season was the best in its history

Macy's finds success with African-Americans by focusing on local tastes

Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores to market Smokey Robinson CD

Diageo produces it own reality series on BET to tap growing ethnic markets

MassMutual enhances its outreach to African-American consumers

Colgate markets ProClinical toothpaste line through African-American hair salons

Radio One names Chris Wegmann and Alan Leinwand to Washington, DC market


SEPTEMBER  2010

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of Sept. 20 - 26 Nick-At-Nite becomes most watched cable network with 2-hour black program block

Real Times to publish 'Driven' highlighting African-Americans in the auto industry

Black TV Ratings for Week of September 20 - 26 'Undercovers' and 'The Event' give NBC two more Top 25 competitors

TV One to begin airing 'Judge Karen's Court' weeknights starting Oct. 4th

UPTOWN Magazine launches ad supported city guides iPhone app

American Legacy magazine celebrates its 15th anniversary

GlobalHue realigns leadership with Don Coleman as general manager

Tavis Smiley, Cornel West join forces for new public radio show starting Oct. 1

Cadillac names Carol H. Williams as its African-American agency

Chevrolet selects Spike DDB as African-American agency of record

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of Sept. 13 - 19 'Monday Night Football' barely takes No.1 spot of week's favorite cable shows

Report: The net represents 32% of daily media exposure for African-Americans

Black TV Ratings for Week of September 13 - 19 CBS regains week's most watched network title as new TV season begins

Research on lower-income ethnic shoppers shows $115 Billion opportunity

Sharpton forms media firm, launches Sunday show focused on education

Democrats to spend $2 million to reach black voters for mid-term elections

Chrysler Group LLC draws 1,500 to its 11th annual minority supplier event

Arbitron: Blacks increased their listening of Urban Adult Contemporary format

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of Sept. 6 - 12 'Meet the Browns' holds on to most- watched title as fall season begins

Black TV Ratings for Week of September 6 - 12 The season debut of NFL football frenzy dominates Top 25 TV viewing

Honorees are announced for the 2010 ADCOLOR Awards

Don Jackson's Central City Productions celebrates 40 years of success in TV

Former BET exec Curtis Symonds to debut sports oriented HBCU Network

VOX Global appoints former White House Communicator Corey Ealons to SVP post

Black Cable TV Ratings for Wk. of Aug. 30-Sept. 5 Will cable networks find a way to increase black audiences in the fall season?

Radio One to celebrate its 30th anniversary with 30 Days of Giving

Rep. Ed Towns and Madison Avenue Initiative to host CBC ad industry forum

Black TV Ratings for Week of Aug. 30 - Sept. 5 For summer's last week, black viewers leave TV behind and head outdoors

Nielsen: African-Americans still nation's largest ethnic television audience

Rainbow PUSH to host 11th Annual Automotive Summit Sept. 29th in Detroit

Purdue Univ. gets $1.5 million to create African-American heart info materials

NAMIC announces winners of 2010 multicultural marketing awards

Transitions Optical focuses multicultural marketing effort on black community

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of August 23 - 29 Meet The Browns the only cable show drawing black viewers in the millions

BET's 'Changing Lanes' brings the reality of NASCAR racing to black audiences

Black TV Ratings for Week of Aug. 23 - 29 With no black nominations, African-American TV viewers shun Emmys

Carol H. Williams receives honor from U.S. Dept. of Commerce


AUGUST  2010
 
Former GlobalHue president establishes StrategicSense consulting firm

Lagrant Communications to mark 20th anniversary with series of service projects

Nielsen: African-Americans talk, text more on cellphones than any ethnic group

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of August 16 - 22 TBS comes out of the summer with growing popularity for Meet The Browns

Black TV Ratings for Week of Aug. 16 - 22 Will it take black audiences to save the NFL on TV this season?

Black Enterprise magazine launches iPad edition with Toyota as sponsor

Veteran CBS News correspondent Harold Dow dies apparently of asthma attack

Burger King to raise ad spending on black consumers after cutting black agency

Steed Media Group debuts "Producer 10" highlighting successful black males

AAF announces 2010 Diversity Achievement and Mosaic Awards winners

Arbitron sponsors ANA Multicultural Awards; Deadline for entries is August 30

Provision by Maxine Waters in financial reform law creates inclusion for minorities

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of August 9 - 15 TNT finds traction with black audiences with Hawthorne and Memphis Beat

Burger King extends consolidation of agency assignments to ethnic accounts

OwensMorris agency names Kenny Johnson VP Branded Events

'Live From The Essence Music Festival' to premiere Aug. 29 on TV One

Yankelovich, Burrell release multicultural study showing economy's impact

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of August 2 - 8 TBS adds Tyler Perry movie and draws more black viewers than any network

Desiree Rogers named CEO of Johnson Publishing Company

Black TV Ratings for Week of Aug. 2- 8 The return of football kicks NBC to No.1 position on the Top 25

Ross Love, one of radio's largest black owners and former P&G vp, dies

Syd Small, a pioneering owner in radio broadcasting, dies unexpectedly at 72

Mary J. Blige breaks sales record with pitch for her My Life fragrance on HSN

New Ford African-American Web campaign taps announcer James Brown

Tracey Cooper to oversee news section of BET.com following staff layoffs

Black Cable TV Ratings for Wk. of July 26 - Aug. 1 Cable TV regains black viewers as it continues to battle broadcast re-runs

Safeway names Jonathan Mayes SVP of Government Relations, Public Affairs

General Mills expands its Feeding Dreams programs to honor heroes in 10 markets

Black TV Ratings for Week of July 26 - Aug. 1 CBS takes three spots on Top 25 chart of black households TV favorites

Kimberly Hulsey named Senior VP for distribution, strategy for TV One

Louisiana launches new iPhone app for its African American heritage trail

JULY 2010

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of July 19 - 25 Disney challenges TBS for most cable viewers during summer or re-runs

Washington Informer marks Urban League 100th year with publication

Time Warner Cable adds TV One channel to roster in Rochester, NY

Vickie Burns is named Vice President, News at KNBC in Los Angeles

Black TV Ratings for Week of July 19 - 25 ABC's 20/20 takes No.1 ranking among TV shows in black households

Bob Johnson urges dialogue and reforms on growing black/white wealth gap

The 10th Power of Urban Radio Forum to feature top corporate marketing CEOs

Ariel survey: Blacks more optimistic about economy and stocks as best investment

Clear Channel donates two more stations to MMTC minority ownership initiative

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of July 12 - 18 TBS' comedies draw the largest black audience of any regular programming

Census: Black-owned businesses growing faster than any other group

FCC Commissioners urge minority entrepreneurs to focus on new media

Black TV Ratings for Week of July 12 - 18 CBS continues to benefit from popularity of its line-up during re-run season

Ebony Magazine, Univ. of Chicago to host live webcast roundtable on education

BET Networks names Robi Reed VP of Talent and Casting, Original Programming

Interactive One, Urban Professionals host Digital Summit in New York July 21

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of July 5 - 11 Lebron James gets 3 million black viewers to watch his 'Decision' on ESPN

Walton Isaacson ad agency receives Silver Telly Award for Lexus campaign

Hispanic agency Marketvision develops African-American marketing division

Black TV Ratings for Week of July 5 - 11 CBS continues to benefit from popularity of its line-up during re-run season

Jesse Jackson calls on Comcast-NBCU to increase ad spending with black media

Anne Sempowski Ward resigns as President, COO of Johnson Publishing

McDonald's ties black, Hispanic culture to its marketing efforts

Comcast-NBCU pledges to add eight black, Hispanic independent networks

Black Cable TV Ratings for Wk. of June 28 - July 4 Cable finds viewers wandering, sampling for summer relief in unseen shows

The Washington Informer takes top honors for general excellence at NNPA

Black TV Ratings for Week of June 28 - July 4 Heat, summer reruns have black viewers channel surfing for something new

Vibe Magazine names Jeff Mazzacano Publisher & Integrated Sales Director

PUSH to address advertising, media issues with Marketing & Media Project

Interactive One names Mike Rich Chief Product & Operating Officer

Pew Study: Blacks are far more upbeat about economy improving than whites

TV One's new reality grows by mixing originals with off new sitcoms

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of June 21 - 27 BET Awards is week's No.1 cable show for black and white viewers

Comcast, NBC-Universal sign diversity agreement with Hispanic groups

Henry Watkins, former TV One VP, named publisher UPTOWN Magazine

Black TV Ratings for Week of June 21 - 27 CBS' 'The Mentalist' goes from the bottom to No.1 on the Top 25

JUNE 2010

Join the industry elite at the 2010 MAAX Summit and Awards dinner

Nashville is first AAF chapter to present Mosaic Awards on the local level

Arbitron's Alton Adams, top black executive, is out in management shuffle

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of June 13 - 20 'Are We There Yet?' stays in the top three of most watched cable shows

Connie Frazier promoted to COO of American Advertising Federation

American Legacy, Bayer Aspirin partner on annual Multicultural Healthcare Awards

Black TV Ratings for Week of June 14 - 20 Nearly eight million black viewers watched Lakers, Celtics in NBA Finals

BET Networks President Scott Mills reflects on 30 years of change

Radio One makes financial moves to take 56% ownership of TV One stock

David Presher named VP and GM of Radio One's Columbus, Ohio stations

Orlando Magic hires Circulation Experti, Act-e for multicultural marketing initiative

BET Networks partners with AOL on Fandemonium Award at 2010 BET Awards

Essence advertising rebound may signal coming upward trend for black magazines

PPM's arrival in Columbus, Ohio has urban radio stations and listeners worried

Monique Kersey-Love named editor of BlackTalentNews.com

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of June 7 - 13 Shifting cable viewing patterns continue with advent of summer shows

KFC unveils plans to increase targeted ad dollars and diversity at PUSH conference

Black TV Ratings for Week of June 7 - 13 NBA Finals' black record-setting audience still at 30% and growing

L.A. Sentinel publisher, Bakewell Media, reaches terms to buy L.A. Watts Times

Andrew Langston, founder and CEO of Rochester, NY station WDKX, dies at 83

Tom Joyner extends his listener reach in Chicago with addition of POWER 92 FM

Tom Burrell, ad pioneer, launches national campaign backing black artists

BMW partners with Jamie Foxx's FoxxHole satellite radio channel

Tri-State Defender newspaper and WMC-TV Action News 5 announce partnership

Black Cable TV Ratings for Wk. of May 31 - June 6 NBA games off cable gives Nickelodeon opening with black viewers

Maynard Institute gets $1 million to improve media coverage of racism

Michael Jack named President and General Manager at New York's WNBC-TV

Black TV Ratings for Week of May 31 - June 6 NBA Finals draw record-setting black audience in prime time for ABC network

Bob Ellison, first black to head White House reporters' association, dies at 67

Amy Barnett shares her plans to bring Ebony to multiple media platforms

Comcast/NBCU merger gets pounded, praised at House Judiciary hearing

Despite void in black ownership, many black leaders defend Comcast merger

Comcast/NBCU commit to adding networks with minority backers

Ford launches 2011 Fiesta in urban markets with debut spot on BET

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of May 24 - 30 Six-game NBA Conference finals series captures less audience than year ago

TV One's 'The Ultimate Merger' starring Omarosa to premiere June 17th

JPC's Linda Johnson Rice hires new top editor for Ebony, denies talk of sale

Black TV Ratings for Week of May 24 - 30 Black viewers give 'American Idol' a lift for season finale to No.2 on Top 25

Johnson Publishing names Amy DuBois Barnett Editor-in-Chief of Ebony Magazine

ACE Media, Burrell bring together TBS, Toyota on 'Are We There Yet?' comedy

Coca-Cola Foodservice & On-Premise names Scott Young Senior VP

MAY 2010

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of May 17 - 23 NBA Playoffs semi finals draw black viewers back to the games on cable

HBCULove.com being launched to take social networking to its logical next step

Black TV Ratings for Week of May 17 - 23 'American Idol' falls below top 10 as black household share drops

Arbitron retains Kizart Media Partners in urban radio advertising effort

Obama issues memo calling for more Federal contracting with small businesses

NNPA to mark 70th anniversary June 16-19 in New York, birth place of Black Press

GlobalHue uses You Tube to market the diversity of the agency's staff

Study says wealth gap between blacks, whites has quadrupled since mid 1980s

Joset Wright named president of National Minority Supplier Development Council

TV One's digital unit launches its first Web-based series, 'The Cube Life'

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of May 10 - 16 NBA Playoffs ratings drop in second round as teams overwhelm opponents

Black TV Ratings for Week of May 10 - 16 ABC hangs on to lead created by NBA Playoffs to trump Fox in black homes

Chrysler shifts Jeep launch assignment from GlobalHue to Wieden + Kennedy

ESSENCE to debut Hot Hair special mag in October with companion Web section

Radio One reports improved station income, operating income for first quarter

Ad designer Art Sims to be recognized by AIGA National Design Center May 19th

Study: Atlanta overtakes Chicago as second largest black metropolitan area

Award-winning journalist Bob Meadows joins ESSENCE as Deputy Editor

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of May 3 - 9 NBA Playoffs get ratings winners at beginning of second round

The Africa Channel announces it will be available in HD beginning August

Black TV Ratings for Week of May 3 - 9 NBA Playoffs give ABC rare win as most watched network in black homes

TheLoop21.com economic survey finds jobs security is top priority in recovery

BET's Chief Financial Officer tells how the network turns ratings into revenue

FCC's Clyburn sees new opportunity for minority content creators in broadband

Steed Media brings integrated marketing approach to Verizon Wireless' gospel tour

JPC launches MyJET247.com as new digital experience for JET brand

TV One announces new and returning series for Fall 2010 lineup

Corynne Corbett named new ESSENCE magazine beauty director

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of Apr. 25 - May 2 First round of NBA Playoffs slam dunk Top 25 black cable viewing

TV One to air two-hour interview with Minister Louis Farrakhan on Sun., May 9

GM removes Susan Docherty as VP of marketing after dropping black agencies

Black TV Ratings for Week of April 26 - May 2 CBS regains most watched network status over Fox in black households

Miriam Muley joins The Vox Collective as Vice President of Client Services

Nielsen unveils new microsites targeting Black, Hispanic and Asian communities

FCC Commissioners offer comment on Arbitron/PPM Coalition agreement

Services for pioneering reporter Evelyn Cunningham set for May 4 in New York

Call for entries issued for the American Ad Federation's 2010 Mosaic Awards

APRIL
2010

BET Networks seeking candidates for Sr. Director of Corporate Market Research

P&G's 'My Black Is Beautiful' TV series returns to BET Networks May 2

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of April 19 - 25 Black viewers’ love of NBA Playoffs gives TNT reign over Top 25 cable chart

GlobalHue ranked No.1 African-American advertising agency by Advertising Age

Black TV Ratings for Week of April 19 - 25 CBS narrowly loses top network title to Fox for second consecutive week

JONES Magazine launches nationally with a make over of JonesMag.com site

Cyrus Mehri discusses his work on ending discrimination on Madison Ave.

Sahara Media details growth, reveals social media plans for Honeymag.com

Christina Crawford named vice president of Flowers Communications Group

Wells Fargo signs on as presenting sponsor for Mocha Moms conferences

PPM Coalition settles its dispute with Arbitron after agreement on methodology

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of April 12 - 18 BET's 'Spring Bling' captures  big audience in back-to-back schedule

Over-indexing by black consumers is missed learning opportunity for marketers

Black TV Ratings for Week of April 12 - 18 Fox overtakes CBS as most-watched network in black households

Automakers cite recession as cause for cuts in ethnic marketing efforts

Dorothy Height, champion for rights of African-Americans and women, dies at 98

GM, minority dealers team up to bring test drive opportunity to Detroit church goers

BET submits proposal to NTIA to expand African-American broadband access

Ford rolls out African-American campaign for Fiesta driving towards BET Awards

Benjamin Hooks, first black commissioner of FCC and NAACP leader, dies at 85

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of April 5 - 11 VH1 ends long drought on the Top 25 with three reality show winners

ESSENCE kicks off 40th anniversary year with strong growth for magazine, Web site

'LisaRaye: The Real McCoy' debuts as TV One's highest rated original show

Black TV Ratings for Week of April 5 - 11 Black men show up to give CBS' NCAA final 3 million additional viewers

UPTOWN Magazine expands distribution into Detroit and Philadelphia markets

Home Depot's selection of ethnic ad agencies draws criticism and concerns

Lenora "Doll" Carter, publisher of Houston Forward Times dies at 69

Larry Woodard leaves Publicis Groupe's Vigilante ad agency for his own shop

J. Bruce Llewellyn, trailblazer for blacks in broadcasting and business, is dead at 82

NAACP drops Wells Fargo suit following agreement on new lending principles

Radio One names Shawneen C. Thompson St. Louis Station Manager

Black Cable TV Ratings for Wk. of Mar. 29 - Apr. 4 BET gains viewers for shows on the Top 25, narrowing the gap with TBS

Rainbow PUSH, Rev. Jesse Jackson seek economic reciprocity with KFC

Marketers told ideas about Black Gen Y consumers need update

Black TV Ratings for Week of March 29 - April 4 It's back to viewing as usual as NCAA reaches the Final Four

Nielsen launches ad campaign targeting Black, Hispanic and Asian consumers

TheLoop21.com, AKA Sorority to conduct economic survey of Black America

Marketers told don't wait on Census, U.S. demographics have already changed

Tom Joyner Morning Show launches 14-city Census tour to encourage returns

Sanders\Wingo named agency partner for cult favorite Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

DECISIVE Magazine debuts new consumer info multimedia platform

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of March 22 - 28 Tyler Perry, master promoter, dominates Top 25 black cable viewing

Diann Burns to host second season of Chicago Urban League's nextTV series

MARCH 2010

Digital study: African-Americans more likely to watch video on mobile devices

Black TV Ratings for Week of March 22 - 28 Black viewers make road to NCAA's Final Four a ratings winner for CBS

Survey: African-Americans more optimistic than whites on financial status

BET's Debra Lee talks about her leadership lessons and management style

The Wendy Williams show picked up for another season with more markets

AP & Associates finds success as a black ad agency in Scottsdale Arizona

Commonground Marketing debuts new Miller Lite spot during NCAA games

Chicago Urban League to hold its First Annual Spring Summit April 8th

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of March 15 - 21 TNT borrows a Tyler Perry page from TBS and lands No.1 show on Top 25

Tom Joyner Morning Show crew takes spring vacation by lending a hand in Haiti

Black TV Ratings for Week of March 15 - 21 More NCAA 'March Madness' gives CBS greater dominance in black homes

America's Minority Health Network names Shaneeka James President, CEO

Black Chamber files lawsuit against Florida governor in Census ad contracts

David Brown, Philly ad agency owner, named VP, general manager of WURD

Captivate Marketing Group acquires Chicago rights to Real Men Cook event

New book looks at targeting of affluent African American consumer market

Reality show to chronicle life of 'Jones' publisher and magazine's expansion

American Minority Health Network announces changes in executive officers

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of March 8 - 14 Without the NBA, TNT hangs on to black viewers with movie offerings

Mikki Taylor, Essence Beauty & Creative Director, retires after 30 years

Steed Media launches Creative Urban Studio unit to produce spots for Gillette

Black TV Ratings for Week of March 8 - 14 The Good Wife breaks up Idol's dominance of Top 25 black programs

BET's Debra Lee seeks to improve black women's images with leadership talks

E3thos.com to stream 2010 NCAA Basketball Tournament.

Black Press Week forum to cover issues, honor history of black newspapers

New date for Radio One annual conference call for investors is March 31

Nielsen: Drop in black, Hispanic media advertising in '09 less than overall market

Black lawmakers grill U.S. Census Bureau over ad spending in black media

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of March 1 - 7 In a week of less cable viewing, TBS attracts its usual loyal audience

Black TV Ratings for Week of March 1 - 7 Black nominees, winners at The Oscars deliver all-time high audience for ABC

Moguldom Media debuts AtlantaPost.com aimed upscale black audience

Beauty products extend reach to ethnic consumers with green product line

BET planning for the return of Ed Gordon in a news show and specials

Jamie Foxx, Ludacris team with CDC on black targeted effort against HIV

Survey: Blacks' sleep patterns differ significantly from other ethnic groups

REACH Media names Reggie Denson Vice President for ad sales in Midwest

Paul Johnson to head Essence Midwest sales; Danielle Brown to account director

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of Feb. 22 - 28 TBS takes its Tyler Perry juggernaut and makes it mo' better

Study from Joint Center shows higher broadband adoption rates among blacks

Don Butler returns to GM as Cadillac's Marketing VP in management shakeup

Black TV Ratings for Week of February 22 - 28 NBC can't shake black viewers' loyalty to CBS, Fox with Olympics

Flowers Comm names Tony Balasandiran new media specialist, debuts weekly blog

TV One marks sixth year by passing the 50 million households benchmark

Hispanic advocacy groups meet with Comcast, NBCU on merger concerns

Comcast, NBC grilled by Congress on lack of blacks in programming and news

Tom Joyner plans for online school to cater to historically black colleges

Radio One decides not to move its headquarters to Washington, D.C. site


FEBRUARY 2010

Arbitron issues annual study, Black Radio Today 2009 with PPM data for first time

TV One launches on Verizon FiOS TV video on demand service

Terrie Williams Agency, Ad Council team up on black mental health campaign

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of Feb. 15 - 21 Jill Scott in 'Sins of the Mother' gives Lifetime million and a half black viewers

IMAGES USA, The Futures Co. debut first multicultural millennials study

4BlackYouth.com gives students a site with comprehensive success tools

Black TV Ratings for Week of February 15 - 21 Winter Olympic games are must-see TV for everyone except black viewers

New weekly syndicated radio show, Cafe Mocha, targets African American women

Magic Johnson says discussions with JPC didn't reach 'definitive agreement'

TV One high def added more than 4 million HD households last year

Munson Steed, 'Rolling Out' publisher, named director of Madison Ave. Initiative

Lee Moss Media signs Web ad deals with Procter & Gamble, Census Bureau

Celeste T. Harwell named to Director of Fashion sales post for Essence

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of Feb. 8 - 14 NBA All-Star weekend takes title of most watched for cable's Top 25

Tiger Woods makes a public apology in his first on camera appearance

Black TV Ratings for Week of February 8 -14 Beyond opening event, Winter Olympics get cold shoulder from black viewers

PPM Coalition disappointed by court ruling but not deterred in Arbitron battle

Johnson Publishing Co. officials deny negotiation talks with Magic Johnson

Coalition of 23 groups seeks action from FCC chairman on minority telecom issues

Burger King seeks African-American basketball players with 'Next Big Move'

Kmart invites black women to 'Share the Word' through social media effort

New site from Amtrak highlights African-American heritage destinations

Abe Thompson becomes Managing Principal of Captivate Marketing

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of February 1 - 7 'Honors' captures No.1 and gives BET record-setting ratings week

BET Networks participates in First Lady Michelle Obama's childhood obesity effort

Black TV Ratings for Week of February 1 - 7 Historic Super Bowl XLIV pushes CBS viewership to new heights on Top 25

Former Who's Who publisher, Sunny Martin, embarks on new business venture

Target Market News, R. L. Polk & Co. form agreement on African-American auto data

Walgreens initiative gives recognition of black vendor partners in February

Black TV Ratings for Week of January 25 - 31 Grammy Awards attracted more black households than in '09, but Idol declined

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of Jan. 25 - 31 Obama's first State of the Union raises CNN to Top 25 in prime time cable

BET to air critically acclaimed 'Ten9Eight' documentary Sunday, Feb 7

JET magazine unveils new logo, features and brand strategy

Boost Mobile debuts its first Super Bowl commercial using a bit of sports nostalgia

AT&T debuts 28 Days campaign with Web site, events for Black History Month

Cable industry marks Black History Month with "Black Experience on Demand"

BET Networks will present celebrity concert and telethon for Haiti on Feb. 5

Essence Magazine launches yearlong celebration of its 40th anniversary


JANUARY 2010


Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of Jan. 18 - 24 Monday night becomes the new battleground for black cable viewers

Harris Publications to launch 'Juicy,' a celebrity magazine for black women

Black TV Ratings for Week of January 18 - 24 Fox network rides playoff football, 'Idol' to season's biggest ratings week

BET Networks releases comprehensive study, 'African Americans Revealed'

Sanders\Wingo agency names Trenzio Turner Senior Vice President and Partner

Pine Sol stumbles in addressing one stereotype and blunders into another

Cox, Matthews introduces DiverseBooks site to market scholarly titles

African-American newspapers added to GenealogyBank.com's database

GlobalHue's Don Coleman expands scholarship for aspiring entrepreneurs

FCC's minority radio and broadband workshop on Tuesday, Jan. 26

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of Jan. 11 - 17 VH1's new celebrity reality series finish strong among cable's Top 25 shows

Lexus to debut new black targeted GX commercial during BET Honors Feb. 1

Black TV Ratings for Week of January 11 - 17 CBS overwhelms competition with biggest week on Top 25 of the season

Macy's 'Celebrate You' theme for Black History Month empowers consumers

Tom Burrell, ad visionary, examines the marketing of the myth of black inferiority

Coalition of minority organizations voice concerns with FCC on Net Neutrality

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of January 4 - 10 BET's Celebration of Gospel takes No.1 cable show with 2.5 million viewers

BlackPeopleMeet.com launches free online magazine to help black singles

In aftermath of devastating earthquake in Haiti, radio galvanizes support

Black TV Ratings for Week of January 4 - 10 Football, cold weather heat up black viewer ratings for all networks

Emmis files a lawsuit to keep D.L. Hughley at WRKS-FM and end deal with his agent

R.L. Polk presents first Loyalty Awards for brands purchased by ethnic consumers

VH1 launches new original series, "Let's Talk About Pep," on search for Mr. Right

Don Thompson promoted to President and CEO of McDonald's Worldwide

Pew study finds African-Americans have positive attitude about recent progress

Burrell Communications launches new agency for 18-34 multi-ethnic males

Wesley South, pioneering Chicago radio owner and personality, dies at 95

Black Cable TV Ratings for Wk. of Dec. 28 - Jan. 3 Cable's last week of the year produces a familiar Top 25 of favorite shows

LAGRANT Foundation to award $125,000 in scholarships to minority students

Black TV Ratings for Week of Dec. 28 - Jan. 3 Final week of 2009 pits CBS vs. Fox for title of most watched network

GlobalHue named new general market and multicultural ad agency of record for Jeep

Equals Three Communications selected as agency of record for Nutrition, Inc.

Tavis Smiley announces end of State of the Black Union symposium series

TV One to premiere "Love That Girl!," a new sitcom starring Tatyana Ali

Eunice Johnson, founding officer of Johnson Publishing Co., dies at 93

Christmas holiday delivers gift of a million viewers to CBS network

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of Dec. 21 - 27 Christmas week viewing rewards Tyler Perry and The First 48

AT&T becomes second to drop Tiger Woods sponsorship after sex scandal


DECEMBER 2009

Study: Tiger Woods scandal may have cost sponsors' stockholders $12 billion

Boston's WGBH Radio debuts The Callie Crossley Show on January 11

Robert Bush appointed Advertising Director of the Philadelphia Tribune

Radio One releases results of recent annual shareholders' meeting

Percy Sutton, trailblazer in New York politics, media and business, dies at 89

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of Dec. 14 - 20 NBA, NFL capture viewers' interests in run-up to Christmas holiday

American Legacy Magazine looking for another investor relationship

Black TV Ratings for Week of December 14 - 20 TV viewing among black households cuts back as holidays approach

Black Broadcasting Network launches nationally on Verizon FiOS TV VOD

Ford names 'Taurus Top Ten' of those who make a difference

SBA data show Black, Hispanic businesses shut out of stimulus loans

Debbie Allen, Magic Johnson, headline Showplace Television's Fall 2010 lineup

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of Dec. 7 - 13 Jacksons special, Heisman presentation gave usual cable favorites competition

Dale Wright, pioneering journalist, former Johnson Publishing Co. editor, dies at 86

Black TV Ratings for Week of December 7 - 13 Obama interviews draw big audiences, but football was still No.1 for the week

Northern Trust Global Investments selects firms for emerging broker program

FCC fills senior staff positions, including Chief of the Office of Workplace Diversity

BET takes reality gospel competition series 'Sunday Best' to Lagos, Nigeria

GlobalHue awarded 'Multicultural Agency of the Decade' by Adweek magazine

Rainbow PUSH asks FCC to again examine license denial to broadcaster

ING announces plans to expand multicultural sales efforts throughout U.S.

Auto industry diversity leaders to be feted at 14th Annual Urban Wheel Awards

Nielsen: African-American TV ad spending grew 31% in first three quarters

Black Cable TV Ratings for Wk. of Nov. 30 - Dec. 6 Football, Tyler Perry comedies top cable favorites as December begins

Vibe Magazine returns Dec. 15th with dual covers of Chris Brown and Drake

Black TV Ratings for Week of Nov. 30 - Dec. 6 Football dominates the Top 25 chart; CBS remains most watched network

Comcast, National Black Caucus of State Legislators partner on broadband push

Target Market News to launch 'Black Business Chicago,' a monthly publication

Oxygen developing 'Russell Simmons Project' on women who run his business

'The Tavis Smiley Report,' four hour-long specials, to premiere next month on PBS

Equals Three Communications awarded contract for Miami-based cultural center

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of Nov. 23 -29 Soul Train Awards gives BET No.1 cable show and network of the week

Black TV Ratings for Week of November 23 - 29 Football and 'Dancing' cap the Top 25 chart; CBS continues its dominance

Comcast reaches $30 billion agreement to buy controlling interest of NBC from GE

GlobalHue names Brian Anderson as Executive Digital Officer

Journalism veteran, Joel Dreyfuss, named managing editor of theRoot.com

'Soul Train Awards' pulls four million viewers for BET's new CENTRIC channel

Interactive One closes GIANT magazine and launches GIANTLife.com

Burrell signs on for Arbitron's RADAR national radio ratings service


NOVEMBER 2009

MMTC asks FCC to halt LPTV applications until diversity hearings end

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of Nov. 16 - 22 TBS topples Monday Night Football thanks to Tyler Perry's comedies

Black TV Ratings for Week of November 16 - 22 Robin Robert's interview with Janet Jackson draws 2 million black viewers

Chairman of House Oversight Committee calls for PPM hearings on Dec. 2

P&G says African-American, Hispanic consumer markets are 'on our radar'

Coca-Cola calls Black and Hispanic consumers the 'core focus' for the future

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of November 9 - 15 'Monday Night Football' again takes No.1 on cable's Top 25

BET.com premieres its Web series 'BUPPIES' with Tatyana Ali on Nov. 24th

Orpah Winfrey to sign off from her talk show in 2011 after 25 years

Black TV Ratings for Week of November 9 - 15 Football and the usual Top 25 favorites hold on to black viewers' interests

Merchandise for Disney's 'Princess and the Frog' already a hit at stores

AMA Foundation creates award in honor of advertising professor Jerome Williams

Adrenalina agency creates micro site to look beyond 2010 Census implications

Coors Light announces sponsorship of XXXVI State Farm Bayou Classic teams

Sahara Media launches HoneyMag.com 2.0 with more interactive, video features

EBONY's year-end issue celebrates its Power 150 and launches a new look

Bill Cosby gives marketers a lesson in how to achieve social media success

Ford Motor Co., One Solution create product placement partnership for Taurus

American Legacy magazine reports ad sales trending up despite economy

Black Cable TV Ratings for Wk. of November 2 - 8 NFL, TBS return to the top of the cable chart after steady rise of BET

Donald Trump partners with TV One on new reality starring Omarosa

Black TV Ratings for Week of November 2 - 8 Football, Rihanna smack down World Series for attention of black TV viewers

BET.com news producer, Tracy Stokes, dies from kidney failure at the age of 37

Black TV Ratings for Week of November 2 - 8 Football, Rihanna smack down World Series for attention of black TV viewers 11-11-09

BET.com news producer, Tracy Stokes, dies from kidney failure at the age of 37 11-11-09

Flowers Communications promotes Ron Childs to Vice President, Media Relations 11-10-09

Burleigh Hines, pioneer reporter for many Chicago news outlets, dies at 77 11-10-09

McDonald's marketing chief tells ANA audience that ethnic insights set the curve 11-9-09

National Urban League and Wells Fargo launch African American issues initiative
11-9-09

Black Cable TV Ratings for Wk. of Oct. 26 - Nov. 1 BET wins battle with TBS to take No.1 show, most watched cable network title 11-5-09

Clear Channel Chicago forms African-American network with stations group
11-5-09

Uptown Magazine names publishing veteran John Rollins regional ad director 11-4-09

Black TV Ratings for Week of Oct. 26 - Nov. 1 NY vs. Philly World Series drama gives Fox a home run with black viewers
11-4-09

National Urban League's Marc Morial to be ‘profile partner' for 2010 Census 11-3-09

MMTC study shows minority ownership of radio stations unchanged in two years
11-3-09

Radio One continues rebound with second consecutive profitable quarter 11-2-09

America's Minority Health Network completes 100th video installation 11-2-09

OCTOBER

NNPA Chairman confronts GM,  Ford for lack on black newspaper ads

Johnson Products Co.  launches 'No Excuse, Stop the Abuse' campaign

BET.com to host scripted comedy series beginning next week

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of Oct. 19 - 25 'The Game' continues to deliver a ratings bonanza for BET

Black TV Ratings for Week of Oc