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MTV Entertainment Commits $250 Million to Diversify Reality

LOS ANGELES (AP) — MTV Entertainment Group says it’s making a $250 million commitment to spur reality production over the next three years by companies owned and operated by women and people of color. ViacomCBS’ MTV Entertainment, which includes MTV and VH1, will provide funding, staff and other support to foster new ideas that will…

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NY’s Cuomo to Receive International Emmy for Virus Briefings

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is set to soon receive an International Emmy award for his once-daily televised briefings on the coronavirus pandemic that killed tens of thousands of New Yorkers this spring. The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, whose members include media and entertainment figures from over 60…

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ViacomCBS to Rebrand CBS All Access as Paramount Plus

NEW YORK (AP) — ViacomCBS will rebrand its CBS All Access streaming service as Paramount Plus, set to debut early next year with new, original shows. The expanded streaming service has been in the works since February, when CEO Bob Bakish said ViacomCBS planned to add “substantial content” to CBS All Access by drawing from a number…

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Senate confirms first black service chief in unanimous vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Tuesday unanimously confirmed Gen. Charles Brown Jr. as chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force, making him the first black officer to lead one of the nation’s military services. Vice President Mike Pence took the unusual step of presiding over the vote, something he usually does to break…

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24-Hour Black News Channel Launches During Black History Month

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (FNN NEWS) — A decade in the making and after several relaunches, the Black News Channel (BNC) finally launched its African American news network in Tallahassee, Florida during Black History Month, Monday, February 10, 2020. Co-founders J.C. Watts, a former Republican congressman from Oklahoma, and former Florida cable news executive Bob Brillante will…

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