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Rapper Fetty Wap Talks Going Head-First Into Crypto And NFTs, 'You Can't Afford Not To Educate Yourself'

Of all the buzzwords and concepts in the tech sector today, cryptocurrency is perhaps the most misunderstood. Although many people can’t tell the difference between digital currency and cryptocurrency (in a nutshell: all crypto is digital currency, but not all digital currency is crypto), even more people have huge misconceptions about cryptocurrency (no, it will not destabilize the American dollar — Wall Street’s habit of playing blackjack with our retirement funds is doing a great job of that on their own). And, of course not a day goes by when we’re not inundated with Direct Messages from Insta-scammers who swear we can get rich off of crypto if we just give them money (all while they’re conflating Forex and crypto, which is nothing if not hilarious). Fetty Wap, however, doesn’t have any of those problems. “Thankfully, my brother filled me in on the world of cryptocurrency,” he told AfroTech. “I had a lot of questions — like everyone, really — but fortunately, he was educated...

iHeartMedia Announces First-Ever 24/7 Audio News Service Dedicated to the Black Community

The need for more Black voices is at an all-time high right now, and the world is especially looking toward media companies to lead the charge for more inclusion. As a means to provide more Black-focused outlets, iHeartRadio is launching its Black Information Network — the first and only 24/7 national and local all news audio service dedicated to providing an objective, accurate, and trusted source of continual news coverage with a Black voice and perspective, a press release reports. “We are pleased and proud to enable the support the launch of BIN: Black Information Network by contributing resources that will have the greatest impact — our reach, our multiple platforms, our technology infrastructure and our broad, in-depth relationships with consumers,” said Bob Pittman, iHeartMedia chairman/CEO. In an announcement, Variety reported the company stated that BIN is “focused on service to the Black community and providing an information window for those outside the community to help...

Jun 30, 2020

Diddy Launches 'REVOLT Black News' as the New Hub of Information for the Black Community

Last week media mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs announced the launch of “REVOLT Black News,” a show that delivers the news from the Black perspective. The show is the latest addition to Diddy’s REVOLT TV, a music-centered digital cable network founded in 2013. Amid the pandemic REVOLT aired “ The State of Black America & Coronavirus, ” a town hall meeting focused on increasing the dialogue around how COVID-19 health disparities are affected the Black community. With positive feedback from viewers, Diddy decided it was time to develop a permanent news outlet. “When I started REVOLT I always wanted to develop a platform to report the news from our perspective, from our lens, from our people, so I decided to launch ‘Black News,'” said Diddy in a video press release. As state-issued stay-at-home orders remain in place, many feel the restrictions taking a toll. Diddy aims to provide much need resources on what the Black community can do during this time. “We’re here with solutions. We’ve...

Apr 20, 2020

Black-Owned and Operated News Network Makes Historic Launch

On Feb. 10, the Black News Channel (BNC) launched in select markets across the U.S. making it the only Black news station in the nation. According to a press release, the broadcasting station was founded by J.C. Watts, Jr. and Bob Brillante. BNC — based in Tallahassee, FL — is dedicated to “culturally specific, intelligent programming that is informative, educational, inspiring, and empowering to its audience,” as stated in their press release . As an alternative to other national news broadcasting stations, the BNC will be the nation’s only provider of 24/7 news coverage dedicated to covering the unique perspective of African American communities. The BNC took to Twitter to announce its launch: Launch day is here! Join Rarione Maniece & Lauren McCoy live for BNC Morning Edition 6am-9am & 10am for Being A Woman. Only on The Black News Channel! #Bnc #BlackNews #TheBlackNewsChannel — BNC (@BlackNewsC) February 10, 2020 Built on the tagline “Truth...

Feb 14, 2020