Black TV Shows and personalities on Air in Boston.
Review: The Roland Martin Unfiltered digital video show on the Internet
Roland Martin Unfiltered went live nationwide on September 4th, 2018. First takes - I watched the show opening night and it is awesome! with a capital "A". The show airs "LIVE." Edits roll in video clips, photos and digital media support for the show's rapidly moving narrative. This is no simple talking head show. Commentators are animated, combative and have something substantial to say. They fight to be heard. The product is a high energy viewing experience made in a an studio studio background. Picture quality and sound are perfect despite of limitations using the public internet system for distribution. Roland Martin Unfiltered is a professionally produced, multi-channel, digital, informed product on the level of a national broadcast TV show such as Good Morning America or CBS News. For Black People in the World, this show is accessible everywhere the internet goes. It is almost as good as it gets. You will be hard pressed to find a better Black celebrity-driven TV News & Commentary show like this anywhere.
You may know Mr. Martin from TV ONE cable broadcasts. They cancelled his show when some of the best programming for radio and tv was put on the chopping block. Poor ratings, was the reason, they said. Well, no wonder. many people have cut the cord (cable) and get their news online. But there was void in the national black news sector when Martin went off air Great to see him back with energy and a new business model. First, he owns the thing. The business hopes financial support comes from 20,000 people at $50/yr, but the show is free to all. He makes the case that if black people want to own their media and control their own narrative, it will take money to do it. This is true. Roland has a professional staff and booku expenses. Putting a level of investment behind the Roland Martin Unfiltered sets the product apart from others.
Let's compare RolandMartinUnfiltered.com to a few other popular sites in the Black Cyberspace disaspora. BLAVITY.com - has raised $8mil to date. Its a 12 person operation. TheShadeRoom.com has a 12 person staff with several milion in ad revenues. Moguldom.com, the black tech & crypto information online hub scaling to reach unicorn status, is the second act after its founder's black-oriented web site network was acquired by IONE Interactive One for $60mil. IONE is by the nation's largest Black radio and TV operator and has a minority ownership stake in the brand new MGM Grand Casino of Baltimore.
Millennials watching following BLAVITY; Black techies following Moguldom; Fashionista's following Instagram will be well served to absorb Roland Martin Unfiltered into their digital day. The brand produces approximately four unique shows a week and they air at all times so you'll be able watch them at your convenience on an internet network of your choice. The brand link is RolandMartin.com/Unfiltered.com. We are bullish about the show. Wishing it much success!
In 2017, there are more Blacks and people of color of Boston area television stations on air than perhaps at any time before, I think. Check me on that and let me know. On local TV news shows I see a diverse mix of female and male studio and field reporters covering the stories. Don't you? Let us know.
The National Association of Black Journalists Turned it Up
In 2014, a convention was held in town. The NABJ short for the National Association of Black Journalist brought 6,000 members to town fo ran annual convention. It was a notable event. This webmaster was invited to a unique private meeting by with black media investors and it was quite fruitful. The organization also asked for local resource contacts. We referred PRESS PASS TV who went in to do some reporting spots. They also took our suggestion to seat a professional colleague on a panel. Thank you NABJ.
Watch this 2014 convention clip #NABJ14
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NewME Accelerator founder Angela Benton wants you in on the money. Her firm has generated over $20 million in investment for underrepresented, underserved startup companies owned by people and of color or women. View he clip to see what she has to say.
a Boston, Color of Film joint. Lisa Simmons, CEO. The Roxbury Film Festival features a week long run of films and shorts made by people of color. Films are screened across the city and at the Museum of Fine Arts.
ASIC BLACK at Channel 2 on WGBH
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