PITTSBURGH (RTNS)— The Pittsburgh Black Media Federation’s newly elected officers want to continue the PBMF’s legacy of supporting journalistic excellence, and bring fresh initiatives to…
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Publisher and President Bernal E. Smith II has engineered a deal that brings local ownership to the TSD. (Photo: Warren Roseborough) For the first time in its storied 62-year history, the Memphis Tri-State Defender will be both locally owned and operated. Following an extended period of discussion and negotiations, Real Times Media, Inc. (RTM) has agreed to sell the assets of Tri-State Defender, Inc. (TSD) to BEST Media Properties, Inc., a Tennessee Corporation established by current TSD President and Publisher, Bernal E. Smith II.
CARL REDWOOD CASTS VOTE (Photo by J.L. Martello) To almost no one’s surprise, mayoral candidate state Rep. Jake Wheatley, D-Hill, won the endorsement of African-Americans voting in the Pittsburgh Black Political Convention poll.Wheatley, is one of two African-Americans running for mayor, and was once an aide to former city Councilman Sala Udin, who organized the endorsement effort and called the result an “unqualified success.”
VERNELL LILLIE By Genea L. Webb For New Pittsburgh Courier After 40 years on the scene Kuntu Repertory Theatre, the oldest and largest African-American performing Arts Center in Pittsburgh, is closing its doors.
by Rebecca Nuttall Courier Staff Writer Last week the fashion industry was again criticized for it’s lack of racial sensitivity when a spread in Vogue Netherlands featured a White model sporting blackface.
WES MOORE by Zenitha Prince (afro.com)–Wes Moore, a bestselling author and Johns Hopkins University alum, will be the guest speaker at that university’s School…