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Black Authors Rock looks to applaud the creatives in Literary

Like it or not, Black people have been disenfranchised in this nation. The beautiful thing about Black people, however, is that we have never allowed that disenfranchisement to keep us down. We pushed forward as a people, and we overcame–and we thrived, despite everything against us.

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Business and Finance

Financing multicultural media: New collaboration positions publishers of color as catalysts for equitable community development (The finale of 6 Parts)

“Trusted local information and the people and systems that gather and distribute it are critical infrastructure for communities, just like the people and systems necessary to provide housing, roads, electricity, clean air and water, healthy food, reliable broadband data networks, schools, healthcare and cultural institutions,” Nachison says.

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Business and Finance

Financing multicultural media: New collaboration positions publishers of color as catalysts for equitable community development (Part 5)

CDFIs aren’t the only institutions that would benefit from investments in community media. Banks and other lenders, under the Community Reinvestment Act of 1977 (CRA), are required to meet the credit needs of the communities where they do business, including low- and moderate-income communities. The Act was a response to redlining — the discriminatory practice of denying loans to residents and business owners based on their race or ethnicity. Every two to five years, banks have to undergo an audit by federal banking regulators to see how well they are meeting the terms of the CRA. Banks that do not meet the requirements face heavy regulatory scrutiny and can have difficulty getting approval for mergers or expansions.

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Business and Finance

Financing multicultural media: New collaboration positions publishers of color as catalysts for equitable community development Part 4

Dynasty Consulting, is a multicultural brand marketing firm co-founded and led by David Beckford, owner operator and advisor to more than 100 African American multi-media platforms including radio, print and OTT platforms. Since 2019, Dynasty has generated more than $1 million for its clients through general advertising, sponsored content, profit-sharing and other strategies and by leveraging their combined reach through the Dynasty Media Portal.

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Business and Finance

Financing multicultural media: New collaboration positions publishers of color as catalysts for equitable community development Part 3

The Local Media Association (LMA) has made sustainability for publishers of color one of its four strategic pillars, building capacity through its Digital Transformation Lab, the Fund for Black Journalism, and the Word In Black collaborative. And Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers through its Tiny News Collective is making critical support more accessible to first time founders that are underrepresented in the news landscape.

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Business and Finance

Financing multicultural media: New collaboration positions publishers of color as catalysts for equitable community development Part 1

As part of RJI’s Inclusive Media and Economies Project, RJI, the Multicultural Media and Correspondents Association (MMCA) and Dynasty Consulting are teaming up to help publishers of color tap into community development, revitalization and reinvestment funds, and then use those investments to test new revenue strategies and build more sustainable business models.

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Business

AH!TV is Here to Bring You The Contents With Empowerment

From the months leading up to the launch party, there was several important meet and greet sessions scheduled on Wednesdays in August, at 3pm. The guests were able to meet the hosts and producers, and find out more about the network, that will be on Roku, Apple TV and Fire TV.

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Entertainment

From Depression to Triumph: The Kareem “Reemo Meerak” Tyson Story

I asked Kareem when it’s all said and done and his career is over. What is it that he wants people to know about him? “That I was a hardworking individual that cared for my passion and the craft that I did. I never wanted the spotlight. I just wanted the business. the fame is cool. But I always wanted the business and to be an impact within the business and the culture.”

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Business

Community Revitalization Fund

The Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF) and many others have played a significant role in lobbying for Community Development Funding Institutions as the distributors of an upcoming HUD $10 billion non -housing community investment.

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