This week, the Paley Center for Media in New York City paid tribute to
African-American achievements in television, saluting seven decades of
groundbreaking accomplishments across a diverse group of genres
including drama, comedy, news, talk, sports, music, and variety.
Walker Smith may have numerous books on the market, but she wasn't
always a top-selling author. But earlier this year she released her
long-awaited biography of celebrated radio pioneer Jack “The Rapper”
Gibson. Here, Smith talks to TNJ.com about Gibson and the state of Black radio today.
Clarence Page is a nationally-syndicated columnist and member of the
Chicago Tribune editorial board. Besides those duties, the Pulitzer
Prize-winner makes frequent TV appearances, including on The McLaughlin
Group as a regular member of the show’s panel of political pundits. Here, he talks to Kam Williams about his life, career and his best-selling collection of essays, “Culture Worrier.”
With nine big real estate ventures under his thumbs, real estate mogul
Don Peebles could be on his way to becoming a billionaire. According to Forbes, Peebles, 54, is worth $700 million, up from an estimated $350 million in 2011. His specialty? Neighborhood redevelopments, hotels, high-end office space, historic projects and luxury condos.