Byron Allen's Allen Media Group initiated layoffs at The Weather Channel and The Grio this week. The firm acquired both networks in 2018 and 2016, respectively.

Over the years, Comedian Byron Allen has amassed his media empire on the low-low. Allen is the founder and owner of Entertainment Studios, and now the new owner of the Weather Channel. That’s right, the Weather Channel where you see James Cantore, Paul Goodloe and a host of  meteorologists broadcasting  weather forecasts and weather-related news. […]

Beauty

It’s been an eventful week for Black media, with outlets including Ebony, Jet and Grio all selling to new ownership. First up, Johnson Publishing sold Ebony (est. 1945) to a large Texas equity firm, Clear View Group according to an announcement Tuesday. Likewise, sister publication Jet magazine (est. 1951) has also been sold, although it has […]

National

TV One saw a major leap in its ratings when the network aired its first feature film Love Under New Management: The Miki Howard Story. According to the network, the movie – which premiered on June 12 – broke record ratings and became the top original movie in network history. It drew in 2 million […]

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President Obama has announced plans to visit a mosque for the first time in his presidency.