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Niecy Nash’s TLC wedding special raked in nearly 5 million viewers, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the network gave the comedian her own show, “Leave It to Niecy.” Although she is enjoying her new reality TV-found fame, she tells me she doesn’t have to worry about becoming as famous as the Kardashians for one simple reason: She’s black.
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(Black Enterprise) — In order to think critically when consuming media, one of the most important lessons to learn are the differences between power, influence, popularity and fame. Here are my definitions. I find them very useful, particularly when I am watching the major cable news channels. You don’t have to use them, but I strongly recommend that you come up with your own.
(The Network Journal) – She’s not a political animal, Michelle Obama is the first to admit. Yet with an e-mail here and a kind word there, the first lady has dipped her toes into the political waters of the midterm elections. And Democratic candidates are hoping there’s lots more to come this fall. With her sky-high popularity — Mrs. Obama’s favorability numbers easily outdistance her husband’s — plenty of Democrats would love a sprinkle of the first lady’s stardust.
(Politico) – Former President Bill Clinton is much better liked than either of his two successors, according to a new Gallup poll. Sixty-one percent of 1,020 adults polled nationwide have a favorable opinion of Clinton, 9 percentage points higher than President Barack Obama and 16 percentage points ahead of former President George W. Bush.
(Business Week) — On a recent April afternoon, a limousine carrying two French perfumers from multibillion-dollar, Manhattan-based International Flavors & Fragrances idled in front of a squat, clay-colored building in the South Bronx. The perfumers, Bruno Jovanovic and Pascal Gaurin, had with them a bottle of their newest concoction, L’Eau Verte du Bronx du Sud (translation: the Green Water of the South Bronx) to show Majora Carter, a leading green consultant and neighborhood resident. The perfume wasn’t meant for Carter. Its intended recipient was a nearby low-income housing development—the Sister Thomas Apartments.
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(Social Media Today) – Beet.tv caught up with Tania Yuki from comScore and found out that 80% of all net users worldwide watch video online. Aren’t you glad you were there before they arrived? ComScore of course needs to keep up with the times so they’re offering new features and expanding their areas of coverage. Granted, they still make mistakes in reporting far too often for my tastes and their numbers are still questionable at times as they use panels much of the time to gather the information when they should be focusing on direct measurement.
(USA Today) — Who would have guessed? A recent survey by Edison Research and Arbitron found that 25% of people who use Twitter are African Americans, roughly twice their share of the general population. Twitter is the social networking and microblogging service that enables users to share their thoughts on music, culture and news in “tweets” of 140 characters or fewer. Why has Twitter become a black thing? There are many theories.