Day: September 9, 2009

Some interesante news in the world of black media! Former long time Vibe editor and writer Danyel Smith has been named the new managing editor of the Washington Post-based Web site The Root! Congratulations to Danyel to landing the new gig! I love her writing and loved her work at Vibe, especially in the 1990s when the thing was practically my Bible.

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Remember when Jon Stewart killed Crossfire? Good times. Well, it seems like the folks at CNN didn’t get the joke or point of that devastating exchange. They’re in the midst of casting a new “Hannity & Colmes” style show that is a roundtable dog fight between Liberals and Conservatives. I know, I know. That’s totally what Crossfire, the show that hurt America, was. But hey, they’re running out of ideas over there.

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Ooo! Ooo! Good dirt. I haven’t found any good dirt worth writing about in AGES. Especially about my loathed BET. Seems someone got fired/let go/kicked to the curb and decided to fire off the email of the ages — and the threaten to write a book — about the mess that is BET. Screaming, cursing fights! Backstabbing! Unprofessionalism! An obsession with fealty over quality! It’s like that Aaron McGruder cartoon came to life. (You ain’t neva lied, Aaron!) All in one delicious email from Andreas Hale, former Executive Editor of Music at BET.com. And the folks at BlackVoices have the scoop. Here’s a taste!

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