Black Contestants Sue Fox’s “American Idol” For Being Racist

CHICAGO – Nine Black contestants (all males) from different seasons are joining together to sue Fox’s American Idol for what they are calling a racist plot that forced them out of the show. They claim the plot aimed to boost ratings for the network, and their attorney, James H. Freeman, has already submitted a letter […]

OBSERVER Publisher Featured On ‘Studio Sacramento’ (Video)

Watch The Sacramento Observer on PBS. See more from KVIE. SACRAMENTO – The 50th anniversary of The Sacramento OBSERVER was the topic of conversation on a recent episode of local television show “Studio Sacramento.” The half-hour program, produced by KVIE 6,  aired on Friday, January 18 at 7:30 p.m. The show was hosted by local […]

Coca-Cola to Address Obesity for First Time in Ads

NEW YORK — Coca-Cola became one of the world’s most powerful brands by equating its soft drinks with happiness. Now it’s taking to the airwaves for the first time to address a growing cloud over the industry: obesity. The Atlanta-based company on Monday will begin airing a two-minute spot during the highest-rated shows on CNN, […]

ASPiRE Announces The World Premiere Of THE ROOT 100

ATLANTA – ASPiRE today announced the world premiere of its new original series, THE ROOT 100. Hosted by Emmy-winning television journalist and CNN Anchor Suzanne Malveaux, the weekly show is based on online news and commentary site The Root’s ( fourth annual list of 100 of the most influential African-American innovators of the next generation […]