Category Archives: Media

Media Questions Of The Week

Is Black Hollywood failing to reach out to Black media?

How did Vanity Fair miss Oprah’s three- hand Photoshop mishap before publishing?

Were Erykah Badu’s comments about “Seeing the good in Hitler” “Bill Cosby having a mental illnesss” and “Supporting Louis Farrakhan” in her interview with Vulture misunderstood?




Media Questions Of The Week

Who will be on the Black Panther soundtrack?

Will Michael Wolff’s book Fire And Fury Inside The Trump White House end Donald Trump’s presidency?

Why did Newsweek post a Tweet referencing  Martin Luther King Jr.’s death with a photo of him in his casket?



Kendrick Lamar & DJ Khaled Honored At Inaugural Variety Hitmakers Brunch

On Saturday, November 18th Variety held its inaugural Hitmakers Brunch to celebrate those profiled in the Hitmakers issues on newsstands and starting November 21st. Kendrick Lamar (Artist Hitmaker Of The Year) and DJ Khaled (Media POWERPLAYLIST Award) are two of the artists profiled.

iHearmedia and Mediabase, Circoc French Vanilla, Shuttershock and BuzzAngle Music sponsored the event. DJ Stretch Armstrong provided music for the crowd that included Diplo and Machine Gun Kelly among the music industry attendees. Variety’s Senior Music Editor Jem Aswad presented Kendrick Lamar with the Hitmaker Of The Year Award. Lamar accepted the award and said,

“I’ve been doing this for a long time, since I was 13, 14 years old. To hone in the title of a hitmaker means a lot because we put a lot of time and a lot of effort [in the studio]. “I thank each and every one of you for allowing me to evolve and let me make these weird a— songs that y’all like. These songs represent me and who I am. I want to continue to push that envelope and hopefully, I continue to have y’all ears to do so.”

Kendrick Lamar and DJ Khaled At Variety’s Inaugural Hitmaker’s Brunch

DJ Stretch Armstrong Arrives At Variety’s Inaugural Hitmaker’s Brunch

Diplo At Variety’s First Hitmaker’s Brunch



Media Questions Of The Week

Why did Grazia magazine airbrush Lupita Nyong’o’s hair off of the cover? 

Why did Apple Music shelve Danny Brown’s documentary Live At The Majestic?

Who will be the next person accused of sexual harassment in the entertainment business?


GE Digital Exec Katrina Craigwell Latest Guest On Madame Noire’s She’s The Boss

GE Digital Executive Katrina Craigwell is the latest expert to make a guest appearance on Madame Noire’s She’s The Boss series. Craigwell discusses her journey to success and her solutions for the lack of diversity in the tech industry.  Craigwell is the VP of Global Innovation at GE Digital and she was featured on Forbes’ 2014 “30 Under 30” list. Watch past seasons and future episodes of She’s The Boss here.