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BOMA fights for Making Black-owned Media Relevant

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"Jackson challenged media outlets and owners to be bold and break rules. He warned that mainstream media gets it wrong and cited a quote taken from a 2016 New York Times article that said "The influence of Black-owned media companies on Black culture is diminishing." Jackson said that media owned by Black people is to be considered a gateway to the most influential audience with a buying power of $1.1 trillion annually."

 

The quote is taken from the aritice in the Miami Times' website.  After reading that quote I can't help but think these guys have their heads buried in the sand.  The New York Times statement is a statement of fact; anything else is just magical thinking.

 

To their credit, the group has formed an organization, The Black Owned Media Alliance (BOMA) who held a symposium to discuss these issues.

 

I just looked up their website a google search shows their Facebook page first ahead of their own website.  This is deserved as their website has very little content -- it really is disappointing the very organization fighting for control of our media does not understand the first thing about what is hampering the ability to control our media.

 

Ben Chavis, president of National Newspaper Publishers Association
Ben Chavis, president of National Newspaper Publishers Association, addresses the audience.

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