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NAACP PRAISES MSNBC FOR ADDING SHARPTON TO LINE-UP

August 26, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The NAACP has praised MSNBC for hiring the Rev. Al Sharpton as host of its 6:00 p.m. hour, to be called PoliticsNation. The civil rights organization said that the appointment represents “a positive step toward addressing the dearth of African American voices in prime-time news.” Vic Bulluck, executive director of the Hollywood Bureau of the […]

SHARPTON PULLS OUT OF BLACK JOURNALISTS’ CONVENTION

August 9, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Rev. Al Sharpton has canceled a scheduled appearance at the National Association of Black Journalists convention in Philadelphia on Thursday after some of the group’s members voiced criticism of reports that he is being considered to take over as host of the 6:00 p.m. talk show on MSNBC. In an interview with Brentin Mock […]

SHARPTON ON MSNBC? BLACK JOURNALISTS FIGHT IT

July 22, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Criticism of MSNBC’s rumored plans to hire controversial civil-rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton to anchor its 6:00 p.m. time period has come from an unexpected source — the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ). Although the imminent agreement would undercut complaints from African-American organizations that not a single black journalist is visible on broadcast or […]

BLACK JOURNALISTS DECRY ALL-WHITE PRIMETIME ON CNN, MSNBC

June 28, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The National Association of Black Journalists on Friday lashed out at CNN for its decision to replace Campbell Brown in the 8:00 p.m. time slot with two white co-hosts, Kathleen Parker and Eliot Spitzer. “The company missed another opportunity to place a person of color in prime time,” NABJ said in a statement. “Are you […]

NBC STANDS BY CONTROVERSIAL “DATELINE” FEATURE ABOUT DETROIT

April 27, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC has rejected complaints from the Detroit chapter of the National Assn. of Black Journalists and several community activists that it presented an unbalanced and sensationalized portrait of the city on a recent Dateline program. “NBC News is proud of Dateline‘s recent hour about Detroit, ‘America Now: City of Heartbreak and Hope,’ reported on by […]