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It’s A Different World From Where You Come From. #Classic

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It’s A Different World From Where You Come From. #Classic

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Paul Robeson singing “Climbin’ Up” in King Solomon’s Mines (1937)

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‘Pearl Bailey, famed entertainer, was born in Newport News, VA, on this date March 29, 1918.’
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‘Pearl Bailey, famed entertainer, was born in Newport News, VA, on this date March 29, 1918.’

(photo: Pearl Bailey)

- CARTER Magazine

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BLACK PEOPLE READ MORE MAGAZINES ABOUT MONEY THAN OTHER RACES, PLUS MORE FACTS

by Maria Lloyd, Financial Juneteenth

Despite mainstream media’s relentless attempt to portray African-Americans as vile, materialistic, promiscuous people, a report titled 2013 African American Consumer Report, published by research firm Nielsen and the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), puts an end to many of the negative stereotypes about African-Americans that are mass promoted and marketed. 

Below are five things you should know about African-Americans’ interests:

  1. Black people show a strong interest in being educated and employed. African-Americans spend 44 percent more time on education and career sites and 21 percent more time on family and lifestyle sites than total market consumers.
  2. Black people have a strong interest in being educated about their finances. African-Americans read financial magazines 28 percent more than other consumers and spend an average of 87 minutes online looking at websites related to finance and investment, which is 12 percent higher than the overall market.
  3. Black people invest A LOT of money in their appearance. African-Americans purchase Ethnic Hair and Beauty Aids (HABA) nine times more than any other race, which makes it a powerful industry across all income levels in Black America.
  4. Black people show strong interest in television programming that has a Black cast. African-Americans watch 37 percent more television than any other group. They’re particularly interested in television programming that has a diversity in casts or characters who are reflective of Black lifestyle and culture. This was proven when MSNBC’s 2012 ratings surged as of a result of having a staggering 60 percent growth in African-American viewership with the addition of African-American personalities being added to the network.
  5. Black people dominate the smartphone market. Seventy-one percent of African-Americans own a smartphone, compared to 61 percent of the rest of America’s population. Using mobile phones to share and absorb information has become a way of life for African-Americans. 
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The Boondocks Season 4
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NBC reveals their poster for ‘Rosemary’s Baby.’ Srsly, what do you bring to a shower for the spawn of Satan?

 

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NBC reveals their poster for ‘Rosemary’s Baby.’ Srsly, what do you bring to a shower for the spawn of Satan?

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As you can imagine, this part of the second episode of “Cosmos” was met with, well…a little resistance. Have you watched this show yet?

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They’re worth the wait.  New season April 21.

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They’re worth the wait.  New season April 21.

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What does “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey [FOX]” mean for broadcast TV?

The conversations happening after just one episode of “Cosmos” are interesting. Serious science shows have been on TV for years since the original “Cosmos”- there are popular shows hosted by Brian Cox, Michio Kaku, and even Morgan Freeman - but rarely are they this well marketed. Sunday night drew an audience of 5.8 million viewers. That made it the #3 most-watched show of the night, just behind ABC’s “Resurrection” (which, by the way, has a Black male lead and is based on a book by a Black author), which would be cause for concern if it weren’t a show about  science. Conventional wisdom suggests that there should not be an audience for a show like this. 

But there’s an even more interesting  thing to watch about “Cosmos”. It made its debut on hulu today. THOSE are number you wanna see. If the  audience for repeat viewing online is on par with other popular shows in various genres, this could mean (or confirm) that it’s not TV that’s dea, but the programming. 

"Cosmos" could mark the shift in thinking about programming. A multiverse of viewing options may hang in the balance.

Stay tuned. 

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Today In History
‘Louise Beavers best known for her character actor roles in both silent and sound films was born in Cincinnati, OH on this date March 8, 1902. She performed in more than 100 films including: “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” and “Imitation of Life.” She was inducted posthumously into the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame in 1976.’
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- CARTER Magazine

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Today In History

‘Louise Beavers best known for her character actor roles in both silent and sound films was born in Cincinnati, OH on this date March 8, 1902. She performed in more than 100 films including: “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” and “Imitation of Life.” She was inducted posthumously into the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame in 1976.’

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Something I did not know until today: About Josephine Baker’s hair? She had her own product she marketed, “Bakerfix”, a type of brilliantine.  Thanks to Rich Maxson!

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