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Celebrating 120 years -- the right leader at the right time ATLANTA, GA  -- YWCA of Greater Atlanta today announced that Danita V. Knight has been appointed the new CEO of YWCA of Greater Atlanta, replacing Sharmen Gowens who announced her retirement earlier this year.  Ms. Knight will officially assume her role as CEO in January 2023.     “After a wide-ranging and thorough national search, led by Boardwalk Consulting (a national firm based in Atlanta), we have found an accomplished and experienced person to lead our organization.  Danita is well

Access to capital – whether through banking or investment – is a longstanding challenge for Black entrepreneurs looking to scale their enterprises. But some much-needed capital is entering the marketplace following a $400 million commitment from billionaire investor, L.A. Clippers owner and Detroit native Steve Ballmer.  The former Microsoft CEO, who according to net worth Fortune magazine has a net worth of $76.9 billion, announced that he would allocate $400 million to investment firms Goldman Sachs, Fairview Capital, JPMorgan Chase, Ariel Investment and GCM Grosvenor. These firms would, in

Real Times Media has relaunched its cultural marketing company, formerly known as RTM360°, as Pitch Black. Under the new name, the company will continue to help clients connect with Black audiences through a mix of culturally relevant brand communication & outreach initiatives. It currently supports a portfolio of 15-plus clients nationwide. “As RTM360 we have been able to do some great work on behalf of amazing clients around the country. But it felt like with the watershed times of the past few years, that branding no longer accurately

DETROIT – Real Times Media (RTM) welcomes Adell Henderson as Vice President of Multimedia Content and Programming. Adell is a multimedia professional with over 25 years of experience including stints with Black media powerhouses such as Black Entertainment Television (BET) and the trailblazing Black men’s publication, KING Magazine. In his role with RTM, he will spearhead program ideation, digital network strategy, and lead the company’s production arm, Studio 1452.  “Adell is a true maverick and a trailblazer in the Black media space. As we continue to re-imagine our company, he is exactly the type of creative energy we need. His extensive media background, particularly in the entertainment industry, will be vital for growing

https://vimeo.com/603037143 By Sherri Kolade Detroit — known for its resilience, agility, upwardly mobile entrepreneurship sector, and unflappable residents — is also seeing a resurgence when it comes to attracting non-native Black movers and shakers to the area. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome them to Detroit. The Michigan Chronicle and Real Times Media (RTM), alongside approximately 80 of the city’s current power players, recently officially welcomed the newest Black C-suite leaders who now call Detroit home at the New Faces, High Places welcome reception in late August. “Our annual New Faces event is important because it

In a move that brings award-winning storytelling and in-depth reporting from five respected Black-owned news outlets to a national platform, Real Times Media (RTM) and BIN: The Black Information Network have formed a partnership in which BIN would distribute RTM’s news and related content on its digital platforms and 32 affiliate radio markets. The partnership brings news and perspectives from some of the most prominent Black newspapers – The Atlanta Daily World, Atlanta Tribune: The Magazine, The Chicago Defender, The Michigan Chronicle, and The New Pittsburgh Courier – to the broader Black community. BIN is a 24/7 national

By Roz Edward On Friday, Sept. 17 following a one-year hiatus in 2020 because of the deadly COVID pandemic, Who’s Who in Black Atlanta returned to long-awaited and much-anticipated reception by many of Atlanta’s most prominent citizens for a celebration of citizens and the unveiling of the Who’s Who In Black Atlanta Edition. More than 350 guests gathered in the Imperial Ballroom of the Marriott Marquis in downtown Atlanta to greet each other and offer personal salutations after so many months of being limited to visual visits and socializing

Hires solidify Real Times Media as a diverse, digitally focused media platform. DETROIT – Real Times Media (RTM) is proud to welcome Mark Hayes and Andre Ash. In a heightened commitment to digital journalism, Hayes and Ash will work to curate online content for all Real Times Media subsidiaries.Hayes, based out of Atlanta, will lead national, high-profile content planning for the Atlanta Daily World, Atlanta Tribune, and Who’s Who In Black Atlanta. Ash will focus on news and issues primarily connected to the Michigan Chronicle in Detroit, where

Named Studio 1452 to reflect the HQ’s address, the new studio will enable RTM to produce and distribute original digital content daily DETROIT – January 12, 2021 – Today, Real Times Media (RTM) unveiled its all-new multimedia broadcast studio named Studio 1452. The new facility features broadcast-production-quality cameras and livestream and podcast capabilities giving the company and its subsidiaries, most notably its co-located Michigan Chronicle nameplate, the tools to create a variety of high-end media projects in-house. Studio 1452 is on the ground level of the Real Times

DETROIT, Michigan—Real Times Media (RTM), a Detroit-based multimedia holding company, announced today a new partnership with Second Street, the market leader in online media audience engagement and interactive content, as a next step in the evolution of its news organization into the preeminent digital news destination for African American consumers. Leveraging Second Street’s experience serving more than 4,000 media companies across North America and the European Union, this partnership further enables RTM’s transformation into a digitally focused problem solver for its customers. “We are always looking for ways