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.
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Michael A. House CHICAGO, IL –– Michael A. House, president and publisher of The Chicago Defender newspaper has announced he will retire from the post effective October 1, 2013.
BARRY COOPER Multimedia company fully focused on transitioning traditional Black Press properties into digital contenders for urban news, lifestyle information, and entertainment. DETROIT – Real Times Media (RTM), a multimedia company focused on urban news and entertainment which includes the nation’s largest African American-owned newspaper and digital media operation, today announced that it has hired digital media expert and the founder of the original BlackVoices.com, Barry Cooper to strategically transition its traditional print properties into a more robust digital platform.
Real Times media welcomes back to the fold, Dr. Jason Johnson, of Politic365.com. Johnson, a political science professor at Hiram College is a widely…
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.”
SHARING THE ROAD–Cars and Bikes Share the Roads in China. (Photo by Ann Ragland/NNPA) by George E. Curry For New Pittsburgh Courier (SECOND IN A SERIES) BEIJING (NNPA) – When Julia Wilson visited China for the first time in 2002, no one had to tell the former Los Angeles television reporter why China was known as “the Kingdom of Bikes.”
MAKING HER POINT–Presidential Adviser Valerie Jarrett makes point as (Left to right) Cecelia Munoz, director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, and Danielle Grey,…