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Black Press Meet the Candidates

The Black Press Hosts Meet the Candidates will take place on Sunday, June 26 from 3 pm – 6 pm at HUB 41, located at 4131 South State Street, Chicago. This collectively gathering will bring together Illinois and Chicago’s most progressive and respected Black media platforms to present all of the respective candidates running for Illinois, Cook County, and City of Chicago positions in the June 28 Primary Election.

WVON, TBTNews, Chicago Crusader, N’DIGO, Citizen News, Bronzeville Life, The Tribe, and Chicago Defender, have been working together over the last few years to secure national and local advertisement and shared content, in order to present a more comprehensive and meaningful media. The landscape of media is changing and it’s crucial that local media outlets search for additional and more sustainable business opportunities to not only challenge the changing media landscape but to overcome the many challenges that will see media transform drastically over the next ten years.

The Black Media Coalition has come together to first address the changes and secondly, work collectively, as well as separately, to solve the many issues that can both either halt or expand the growth of a more connected media especially since more media is now being consumed via online and through smartphones. The Black Media Coalition has decided to work on select projects that generate revenue and share in progressive content that each associated media platform represents.

This progressive event planned for Sunday, June 28 will be one of those events that will demonstrate the “Power of the Black Press” as each media platform will communicate with its readers, listeners, or viewers. The content and stories distributed in promoting this event will ensure that the supporters of our collective brands have an opportunity to engage and get answers to some of their most pressing questions about select elected officials and those running for public office. This is an exposure event that allows Black Media to be seen, heard, appreciated, and respected!

Most importantly, this event will also be an opportunity for the Black Press to thank the many members of Illinois State Legislators for the passing of a bill that enables each media outlet to receive 10% of all state spending on advertising. This is a huge deal and it’s long overdue!

Black Media Coalition Members: WVON, TBTNews, N’DIGO, Chicago Crusader, The Tribe, Citizen News, Bronzeville Life, Chicago Defender

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