Tag: Black Press

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Memphis Tri-State Defender gets new ownership

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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Real Times Media engages digital media expert Barry Cooper to grow digital platform

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.

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Wheatley wins convention vote, says ‘We can shake the world’

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.”