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(Broadcasting and Cable) — A group of investors including former FCC Commissioner Tyrone Brown, TIAA-CREF CEO Roger Ferguson, syndicated columnist Clarence Page and former GE and NBC exec Paul Besson, are backing the launch of a new nonfiction programming based African American-targeted cable and satellite net, the Black Heritage Network. According to former WUSA-TV GM Richard Reingold, who will be CEO of the new net, BHN is in “serious” talks with the major distributors and expects to have about seven million subs at launch, which is targeted for December of this year.
(Arizona Daily Wildcat) — Members of the UA African American Student Affairs experienced food and fun during their visit to Mr. K’s BBQ and the Afro-American Heritage Museum. The theme for Black History Month at the UA this year is “Influences of the Past and the Power of the Present,” and organizers scheduled the event at Mr. K’s museum because of its displays of African-American history in the Southwest. Maria Moore, the program director for African American Student Affairs, said it was the program’s second year visiting the museum and that it is important for UA students to see places in Tucson that recognize African American history. ”The numbers (of these places) may be small, but they’re out there,” she said.