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When It Comes To Knowing Your Worth, Gia Peppers Says 'You Cannot Define Yourself By What A Paycheck Might Say'

When the talent is undeniable, you’ll find that your gifts will always make room for you.

Mar 21, 2023

Plexo Capital's Lo Toney Dispells Silicon Valley Myths On The Black Tech Green Money Podcast

There are many myths about Silicon Valley, but AfroTech’s Black Tech Green Money is here to get to the bottom of it. As the founding managing partner of Plexo Capital, an institutional investment firm that was incubated and spun out of Google Ventures (GV), Lo Toney knows what it means to be on both ends of the table, whether it’s being a venture capitalist (VC) or operating a startup. “There are a lot of similarities,” he said during the episode of Black Tech Green Money (BTGM) podcast. “We think about it all the time, both in terms of how we operate and communicate the message of Plexo Capital, but also what we look for in other early-stage firms in general partnerships that we want to invest into.” When it comes to what they’re looking for in a startup, he further explained that the market size, along with the problem that is solved, the solution and how it will fit into the overall competitive landscape are some of the key elements that encourage a VC to invest. “Most...

Nov 23, 2021

iHeartMedia Atlanta Partners With Operation HOPE To Launch 10,000 Black-Owned Businesses

iHeartMedia Atlanta is committed to helping aspiring Black entrepreneurs thrive! According to PRNewswire, the company will assist 10,000 aspiring Black entrepreneurs in the Atlanta metro area with the resources needed to launch their businesses. The exciting news follows iHeartMedia Atlanta’s recent pledge to a multi-year commitment designed to help Operation HOPE create one million new Black businesses by 2030 through its national 1 million Black Business Initiative (1MBB). “We are excited to partner with Operation HOPE to grow Black business ownership here in Atlanta,” said Drew Lauter, President of iHeartMedia Atlanta, in an official statement. “Our city is the epicenter for entrepreneurial energy and we are proud to use iHeart’s considerable resources to help owners of Black businesses achieve their dreams.” There are over 2.6 million Black-owned businesses in the U.S. and Atlanta is in the top five cities for Black entrepreneurs, reports the U.S. Census Bureau. As a part of the...

Jun 30, 2021

Blavity, The Black Effect Podcast Network Partner To Distribute AfroTech's 'Black Tech Green Money'

AfroTech’s flagship podcast has a new home with Charlamagne Tha God and iHeartMedia’s podcast network. Media company Blavity Inc. — the diverse hub behind AfroTech, 21Ninety, Travel Noire, Shadow and Act and Blavity News — has partnered with The Black Effect Podcast Network to distribute AfroTech’s Black Tech Green Money podcast. The podcast — hosted by entrepreneur, content creator, and AfroTech Brand Manager Will Lucas — is a premier show that shares the success stories of Black entrepreneurs and technologists, and drops a wealth of knowledge on money-building strategies from a nuanced Black perspective. “Black Tech Green Money is a podcast for us, by us—designed to help us find our path to wealth and legacy in tech,” Lucas says. “With Charlamagne and The Black Effect Podcast Network, we’re set up to reach so many more people all over the world.” The distribution of the podcast means a wider audience for Black Tech Green Money, and more support from a podcast network that...

May 12, 2021

Popular Financial Literacy Podcast 'Earn Your Leisure' Joins The Black Effect Podcast Network

The Black Effect Podcast Network — a joint venture between famed media personality Charlamagne Tha God and iHeartMedia — is expanding its roster of podcasts to add popular financial literacy show, Earn Your Leisure. According to an announcement made by iHeartMedia, Earn Your Leisure — a series co-hosted by financial experts Rashad Bilal and Troy Millings — will join the network’s growing family of renowned podcasts in an effort to expand its digital audience. “We are proud to be a part of a network that shares our belief and vision of empowering the next generation of leaders in the world of business,” Bilal and Millings shared in a statement. “‘Earn Your Leisure’ is a college business class mixed with pop culture, offering listeners a unique perspective into the work of business and finance. We pride ourselves on being a transparent business outlet, discussing complex topics broken down so that the average listener can comprehend. We are extremely excited to be joining The Black...

Feb 9, 2021

Charlamagne Tha God Renews and Extends iHeartMedia Relationship With New Five-Year Deal

Pioneering Radio Hall of Famer and multimedia mogul Charlamagne Tha God has inked a new deal with iHeartMedia that has him moving up the ladder. This week, iHeartRadio announced that the media company has both renewed and extended its relationship with Charlamagne in a new five-year agreement that includes a new job title and continued tenure on award-winning show, Power 105’s “The Breakfast Club.” Under this five-year deal, Charlamagne will continue his trademark interview style at the nationally-syndicated radio show and also fulfill his duties in his new role as Senior Creative Officer of Cultural Content and Programming.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by LENARD (@cthagod) “I give my sincerest thanks to iHeart for empowering me over the past decade to be the best talent that I can be, and for honoring me as an owner and executive,” Charlamagne said in a statement. “I love the audio business and iHeart is the biggest and best audio company in the world. As...

Dec 9, 2020

Black Effect Podcast Network Recruits TV Veteran Dollie S. Bishop For First Executive Hire

Earlier this month, iHeartMedia and radio personality Charlamagne Tha God announced a new joint venture to launch The Black Effect Podcast Network , bringing together some of the most well-respected voices in the podcasting world and Black culture. Today, they introduce their first executive hire — TV veteran Dollie S. Bishop –who joins the company as President of Production and Creative Development, Variety reports . Bishop — who has years of TV production experience — will start her new position effective immediately, working directly with Charlamagne and supervising the Black Effect Podcast Network’s team of producers as well as the editorial department, according to Variety . “I’m grateful for the opportunity to embark on this unprecedented journey with the Black Effect Podcast Network,” Bishop told Variety . “As the head of the network, I’m privileged to be able to give Black voices the creative and cultural freedom to speak unapologetically in a space where their voices can be...

Sep 18, 2020

ViacomCBS, iHeartMedia Ink 3-Year Deal to Produce Dozens of Original Podcasts

The world of podcasts is getting a huge push in 2020, and now mega-media companies are getting in on the fun too. This week, mass entertainment companies ViacomCBS and iHeartMedia announced a three-year joint deal that includes a slate of over a dozen original podcasts based under both brands, Variety reports . According to a news release , the three-year pact calls on iHeartMedia — the biggest global commercial podcast publisher — to produce both new podcasts and shows associated with ViacomCBS’s portfolio of channels that span across different genres, including music, comedy, pop culture, and history. “We are excited to partner with iHeartMedia, the leading global commercial podcast publisher to expand our hit shows and IP into hit franchises,” said Keyes Hill-Edgar, chief operating officer of ViacomCBS’ Entertainment & Youth Group, in a statement . “iHeart’s wide distribution and availability across a number of leading platforms align well with our global reach and audiences.”...

Sep 10, 2020

Charlamagne Tha God, iHeartMedia Launch The Black Effect Podcast Network to Amplify Black Voices

Charlamagne Tha God is boosting the Black podcast business. According to CNN, the outspoken radio personality, TV host, and podcaster has partnered with iHeartMedia to launch The Black Effect Podcast Network. The aim is to bring together “the most influential voices in black culture for stimulating conversations around social justice, pop culture, sports, mental health, news, comedy and more.” Currently, the network’s flagship podcast will be “The Breakfast Club.” Also, a curated slate of 18 podcasts — including series by comedian and actress Jess Hilarious, social justice activist Tamika Mallory, and attorney Eboni K. Williams — will be featured. “Blackness has an immediate, culture-shifting effect on everything,” Charlamagne Tha God said in a statement. “Blackness controls the cool. Blackness is the culture, but Black Voices are not monolithic. The only way to appreciate the diversity of thought and experiences in Black culture is to build a platform for those voices to be heard.”...

Sep 9, 2020

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