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24-Hour Black News Channel Soon?

24-Hour Black News Channel Soon?

The first 24-hour Black News Channel is expected to launch November 15, 2019 at 6:00 AM The cable network is the brainchild of J.C. Watts, Jr., former U.S Representative (R-Oklahoma) now BNC chairman. And veteran journalist Bob Brilliante who will serve as the cable network’s CEO. 

Byline | EBONY Magazine 2018

Byline | EBONY Magazine 2018

Check out my two feature articles in EBONY Sept 2018 Fashion Issue. I had the pleasure to speak with the indefatigable Emmy Award-nominated lead actress and TV show creator, Issa Rae. I write about her experience with the Peabody award-winning HBO series “Insecure” and how 

Decades Before Oprah, Della Reese was the First Black Woman to Host a Talk Show

Decades Before Oprah, Della Reese was the First Black Woman to Host a Talk Show

Della Reese performing on her show in 1970. (Photo: Bettmann/Getty Images)

Della Reese isn’t just a successful singer or actress. Her legacy is far more profound: Reese was the first black woman to host her own syndicated talk show in the United States. This historic fact, though, has been reduced to a footnote in her biography for a simple, maddening reason.
No full episode of this show, which ran for 197 episodes between 1969 and 1970, exists in the public domain.

The program was historic. But why are the archives lost? For the Answer visit Atlas Obscura

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