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16724677117979380817_mqIssa Rae, star and creator of HBO’s “Insecure,” is launching her first online class — in which she promises to share her approach to “creating outside the lines” and how she followed her own path to showbiz success.

Rae teamed with MasterClass, an e-learning company that offers a lineup of celebrity-led courses, to launch the class. Through a series of 14 video lessons, the Emmy-nominated actor-writer-producer presents her signature do-it-yourself ethos and humor to provide advice for how students can find their own voice to take their ideas to the next level. Rae also shares her experience about how she has navigated Hollywood as a Black creator.

Rae’s class is available now through MasterClass’ $180 annual membership, which provides access to more than 100 classes. Read more in Variety.


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Known as the “Windy City,” Chicago’s rich musical history lives on with the relaunch of Chi-Sound Music Group’s, debut collaboration featuring Marshall Thompson (of the legendary Chi-Lites), Denroy Morgan (renowned Reggae pioneer) and songwriter/producer Guy Daniel, known as The GDVO.



With the recent upset and unrest across the globe, The GDVO opted not to wait until the UN International Day of Peace on September 21, 2021 and use the healing power of music to support closing the deep international divide with their debut release of the aptly titled, “PEACE.”

PEACE COVER ARTWORKAll media outlets are encouraged to join the global “PEACE” movement on Wednesday, January 2021 at 12:01 pm (EST) immediately following Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris and President-Elect Joe Biden taking the Oath of Office.  Additionally, The GDVO and Chi-Sound Music Group will utilize the hashtags #PeaceDay and #GivePeaceAChance across social media platforms on January 21st.

For additional information, contact Chi-Sound Music Group via email  amgcpv@gmail.com or gus.redmond79@gmail.com or call 614-288-1660.


Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOH7z3SGXOc

Spotify link: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1bW16TFPEgQ835d8NfWWap

More About The GDVO

Marshall Thompson, is the last living member of the Chi-Lites who rose to international fame during the 1970’s scoring eleven (11) Billboard Top 10 R&B hits and twenty-one (21)  songs on the Billboard Hot 100.

Denroy Morgan’s rise to fame started in the 1970’s with the creation of the reggae band, Black Eagles and continued into the early 1980s with the Billboard Top 10 dance and club hit “I’ll Do Anything For You.”

Guy Daniel is an award-winning producer, songwriter and studio engineer who has worked behind the scenes in the music business.  He’s collaborated with several major record labels and  artists such as Bunny Sigler, Richie Zambora and Danny Aiello.


M NBRHOF GA LOGOThe National Black Radio Hall of Fame (NBRHOF) Board of Directors have approved the following industry trailblazers into our prestigious national museum for our 2020 and 2021 induction ceremony on Saturday, February 27,2021 at 6pm(est.) via Zoom.  The 2021 ceremony will also include a tribute to NBRHOF Atlanta Board Member, the late Hamilton Bohannon(1942-2020).


Hamilton Bohannon

National Black Radio Hall of Fame (Posthumous Award): Guy Brody, Yvonne Daniel, Big George, Burke Johnson, Martha Jean the Queen, Irene Johnson Ware

Radio/Music Career Artist of the Year: Bobby Rush

Community Service Artist of the Year: Tony Terry

Radio Media Specialist Award: Harry Lyles – Lyles Media Group


Joe Madison

Lifetime Media Achievement Award : Joe “The Black Eagle” Madison – The Joe Madison Show


Jack “The Rapper” Gibson

Special Black Radio Original 13 Award Presented by Jill Gibson Bell: Dorothy Brunson Family, Marshall Thompson of the Chi-Lites, Willie “Perculator” Martin

Radio Promoter Award: Ted Astin, Arlinda Garrett, Leroy Little

Radio Station Owner Award: Mutter Evans, Davis Broadcasting Inc., Roscoe Miller


Community Service Personality Award: Derrick Chatman, Monica Pearson

Talented Sisters of Radio Award: Carol Blackmon, Shirley Ellis, Renee Miller

Talented Brothers of Radio Award: Mitch Faulkner, Bill Gay, Doug Steele

Gospel Radio Personality Award: Twanda Black, Melissa Summers, Larry Tinsley

Hip Hop Radio Personality Award: Dncredible Freddie Fred, Ryan Cameron, Greg Street

House Music Pioneer Award: Bobby Holiday, Requaya Ward

National Terrestrial Talk Radio Award: Derek Boazman, Joyce Littel


For more information contact: Marsha Washington George /1-866-206-9069 x5511

E-mail: radioprofiles@gmail.com /www.nbrhof.com

About National Black Radio Hall of Fame 

The National Black Radio Hall of Fame (NBRHOF)located on the campus of Stowe State University in St. Louis, Mo., is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable non-profit organization established in 2010 to recognize and acknowledge the countless contributions of personalities and pioneers to African American radio on a national platform.  Our vision and strategic focus is, promoting the historical perspective of African Americans on national radio platforms to our target market segments and providing opportunities to educate about the past performance, the rich history and highest achievement in national radio.  It also provides the step-by-step plan for developing ongoing fundraising, achieving organizational sustainability, and strengthening the organization’s overall capacity across the USA and abroad.

The NBRHOF’s consists of a museum that showcases radio memorabilia, exhibits, and displays honoring personalities who developed and shaped Black radio nationally. We also offer an outreach component offering educational and scholarship programs that connect communities to increased higher learning opportunities through radio’s rich and dynamic past.




119877Black female-founded snack company Partake Foods is starting the new year ROCK solid. According to Forbes, the food brand rolled over into 2021 with millions of dollars from a mega roster of celebrity investors. 

download (16)The fourth quarter of fundraising ended with the company, led by founder and CEO Denise Woodard, snagging $4.8 million for operations, product manufacturing, marketing, etc.

Leading the pack is R&B singer, Rihanna, former NBA player Kevin Johnson’s Black Capital, and NFL player Bobby Wagner’s Black Star Fund.

Read more in AllHipHop.com.


CumulusMediaLogoNEWA media company that employs right wing talk-radio hosts, including Mark Levin, Ben Shapiro, and Dan Bongino, circulated a memo after the pro-Trump riots on Capitol Hill telling hosts to dial down allegations of election fraud, or else face termination.

Cumulus Media sent the internal memo to employees on Wednesday, according to Inside Music Media. The Atlanta-based company owns 416 radio stations throughout the country, many using a talk-radio format with local and national right-wing personalities. (Shapiro has not contested the results of the general election.)

“We need to help induce national calm NOW,” Cumulus’s executive vice president of content Brian Philips wrote in the memo. The company “will not tolerate any suggestion that the election has not ended. The election has been resolved and there are no alternate acceptable ‘paths.’”

Read more in Yahoo News.


reebok-new-logoA “for sale” sign atop the Boston-based Reebok brand has spurred the interest of several high-profile Black businessmen: Most notably hip-hop mogul Master P and former NBA player Baron Davis. Master P has also signaled in a recent interview his interest in bringing former NBA super-star Shaquille O’Neal into the partnership. Read more in Footwearnews.com


Legendary Hip-Hop producer Dr. Dre is in the hospital, with a serious medical condition.

According to reports, the 55-year-old suffered a brain aneurysm on Monday. The superstar producer is currently going under a variety of tests at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Sources told TMZ that Dre is stable, but they are still looking to figure out what caused his brain to start bleeding. The news comes in the middle of Dr. Dre’s divorce battle with his estranged wife, Nicole Young.

Read more in All Hip Hop.com



The 2021 Grammys, originally scheduled for January 31st, have been postponed due to concerns over the spread of Covid- 19 multiple sources confirmed to Rolling Stone and a variety of additional media outlets. Organizers have not confirmed a new date, but sources say they are aiming to hold the event sometime in March.

The Grammys had already planned on a limited show for 2021, forgoing an audience completely and only allowing presenters and performers on-site during the show. Nominated artists wouldn’t have been allowed on-site either, likely leading to a situation similar to the 2020 Emmys where nominees appeared and accepted awards remotely.

The 2021 Grammy nominations were led by Beyoncé who picked up nine nominations, while Dua Lipa, Taylor Swift and Roddy Ricch followed behind with six nods each. It’s unclear if original host Trevor Noah is still set to host this year’s show. (Reps for Noah and the Recording Academy did not immediately reply to requests for comment.)



California as a whole has seen a surge in Covid-19 cases following Thanksgiving and the holiday season, setting a new single-day record of 74,000 new cases on January 4th, according to The Los Angeles Times  In Los Angeles County, the hospital system has been stretched so thin that Covid-19 patients are often forced to wait in ambulances for hours until hospital beds open up, while the L.A. County Emergency Medical Services Agency has directed ambulance crews to ration oxygen and not transfer patients who have virtually no chance of surviving.

This story is developing.


Jamar Langley is a lifelong musician from South Carolina, aiming to get you on the dance floor. His March 2020 single “Highlight Girl” is has a tempo with a funky bass-line and a nice horn section. There’s so much energy on this song, that it sounds like a live performance with all the beautiful instrumentation. So grab somebody and rush to the dance floor when you hear “Highlight Girl.”


Langley also has a documentary available to stream on Amazon Prime called Small Town Hero: Jamar Langley Live. Watch him travel back to his small down of Andrews, SC to reminisce on his past life and journey of becoming a small town here.



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