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Black Owned Media Matters
Advertising is the most effective influencer in the world, yet advertisers and their agencies do not yet have a planning process that mandates inclusion of Black Owned Media. Join TVNewsCheck and the CEOs of Black Owned Media companies to talk about true economic inclusion, including an advertising industry mandate to allocate 2% of companies' annual ad spend on Black Owned Media companies.

Apr 15, 2021 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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April Ryan
White House Correspondent, CNN Political Analyst, and D.C. Bureau Chief for The Grio
April Ryan has a unique vantage point as the only black female reporter covering urban issues from the White House – a position she has held since the Clinton era. On behalf of TheGrio, she delivers her readership and listeners (millions of African Americans and close to 300 radio affiliates) news that "amplifies black culture.” Her position as a White House Correspondent has afforded her unusual insight into the racial sensitivities, issues, and attendant political struggles of our nation’s last presidents.
Byron Allen
Founder of Allen Media, CEO of The Weather Channel
In 1993, comedian, producer, media mogul, and philanthropist Byron Allen founded his Los Angeles-based global media company, Entertainment Studios. Further distinguishing Entertainment Studios is its status as the first African-American owned multi-platform media studio producing and distributing wide-release motion pictures and content for all platforms. In the spring of 2018, Byron Allen acquired the #1 weather news television network, The Weather Channel. In 2019, Byron Allen formed ALLEN MEDIA BROADCASTING and began building the broadcast station group which includes four, “BIG 4” stations. Planned for 2021 launch, Byron Allen will debut The Weather Channel Español, the first 24 hour Spanish language weather service.