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Dave Chappelle Receives ‘Mark Twain Prize for American Humor’

By Lauren Poteat, NNPA Newswire Washington Correspondent On Sunday night, Dave Chappelle, the legendary, no holds barred comedian, was awarded the prestigious Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Gifted with a spirit of perseverance, determination and extreme creative intelligence, the award recognizes Chappelle as one of the world’s greatest humorists. Bestowed only on a select…

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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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