Pam Africa, the noted activist and fervent advocate for the freedom of
the ailing political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal, handed copies of last
year’s annual report from Prison Radio before settling among a cadre of
speakers at a press conference updating the condition of Abu-Jamal last
week at the Madiba Restaurant in Harlem. Dr. Cornel West was among those who read from the report.
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.