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How millennials are expanding the gaming industry

By Destiny Royston, Special to The New Tri-State Defender The gaming industry is expanding, and millennials are the driving force. What used to be considered a waste of time and quarters is now a full-blown industry. There is a such a thing as a professional gamer now. Some of them are celebrities on YouTube as…

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Lawsuit Cites Appalling Lack of Diversity in Radio and TV Ownership: Free Press and Allies Condemn FCC

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Free Press, the Massachusetts-based nonpartisan organization that fights for the right to connect and communicate along with several allies, filed a reply brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit on Friday, April 12, challenging the Federal Communications Commission’s repeal and relaxation of several of its…

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Winners Selected for DROP: A Story of Triumph National Creative Expressions Contest

The Positive Change Foundation, in affiliation with Black Women for Positive Change (BW4PC) has selected winners for the National Creative Expressions Contest, based on the film, “DROP: A Story of Triumph.” Nine winners from Middle and High Schools and a Homeschool have been selected from schools including Darnell Cookman Middle/High School of the Medical Arts,…

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‘Diversity in the Media Industry: State of the Union’ Forum Receives Overwhelming Response At The 2018 Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Leadership Conference

The Multicultural Media Correspondents Association’s Diversity in the Media Industry: State of the Union forum provided insight from top entertainment and media executives regarding diversity in their fields, but also offered viewpoints from the cast of “The Hate U Give” – Actress Regina Hall, Actor Russell Hornsby, and Common, Hip-Hop Artist/Actor/Activist. Congresswoman Val Demings of…

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Black Panther Makes Big Statements Across the Board

By Jolie O’Rourke Your new favorite superhero movie just got bigger! Black Panther was recently titled the No. 1 highest-grossing superhero film ever in the U.S. This weekend, sales bumped the total domestic boxoffice ticket sales to $630.9 million, surpassing The Avengers with $623.4 million back in 2012. Black Panther is also currently the No.…

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National Geographic Publishes “The Race Issue”, a Special Edition Single-Topic Issue Exploring Race and Diversity in the 21st Century

National Geographic has published a single-topic issue exploring the subject of race in the lead up to the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination this April. The April edition of the magazine, The Race Issue, features a pair of black and white fraternal twin sisters from the United Kingdom, Marcia and Millie Biggs,…

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