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Real Times Media (RTM) is proud to announce Dyanna Knight Lewis as Regional Vice President. In her new role, Dyanna will serve as a liaison with selected national RTM clients and be a central resource for all things digital, marketing, and special events. Dyanna will continue to oversee as the publisher. Dyanna Knight Lewis is a thirteen-year media professional and veteran employee at Chicago Defender, beginning her career as a senior account executive and climbing the corporate ladder. In Dyanna's recent position as Vice President of Chicago

The pandemic has forced Americans to take a critical look in the mirror, many of whom were not satisfied with what they saw. From that arose a stronger sense of commitment to creating lasting change beginning in local communities. The Michigan Chronicle’s latest virtual Pancakes & Politics focuses on improving access to better living for all. The forum will spotlight change agents such as Capital Impact Partners CEO Ellis Carr, Develop Detroit CEO Sonya Mays, and Avanath Capital Founder/CEO Daryl Carter. Building from the previous forum centered on

As appeared first in Local Media Association Real Times Media, founded in 2003, publishes weekly newspapers serving the Black community including the Chicago Defender, Michigan Chronicle, and Atlanta Daily World, as well as the digital studio RTM360°. [caption id="attachment_10903" align="alignright" width="277"] Tanisha Leonard[/caption] Michigan Chronicle launched Pancakes and Politics 15 years ago, “bridging what we perceived to be a deep cultural divide in Southeastern Michigan,” said Tanisha Leonard, President, RTM360°.  “Since that time, Pancakes and Politics has become a safe space where diverse leadership can come together for productive conversations about the issues that shape

Real Times Media CEO Hiram Jackson recently sat down with radio personality Frankie Darcell to talk about business, race, and politics in addition to media diversity. The discussion is apart of Darcell's podcast series "HEADLINES". Jackson dives in-depth into the impact of 2020 so far, and what he envisions the future will entail.  Check out the full interview. Click HERE. (Photo courtesy: MIX 92.3 FM)

DETROIT – Who’s Who In Black, a Real Times Media subsidiary, announces a new initiative to build a dedicated online community of African American professionals. The new initiative recognizes the growing need to provide African American professionals of various backgrounds the opportunity to connect and grow. Furthermore, it represents a shift in the ethos of Who’s Who In Black (formerly Who’s Who Publishing). “In the past, only select markets could be a part of the network,” said Hiram E. Jackson, CEO of Real Times Media, “But we listened

Dear Network,  During these trying times, we wanted to reach out to you to bring you a bit of good news.  Just like you, we hunkered down at home to ensure that we kept our families and our communities safe amidst the COVID-19 crisis. Then, we watched in horror as our community witnessed yet another example of police brutality. Over the past few months, we have been saddened, afraid, horrified and angry. But we’ve also been inspired by the leadership and resiliency of our community to face two crises with bravery, creativity, and passion. We know that the African American community possess

To help fund our continued coverage of the coronavirus impact in our community, Real Times Media has been selected to receive a Facebook Journalism Project COVID-19 US Local News Relief Grant in the amount of $100,000. A multimedia company headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, RTM delivers quality news, events, and entertainment for African American audiences via a diverse portfolio of brands including, Who’s Who in Black, Atlanta Tribune: The Magazine,,, the Michigan Chronicle, the New Pittsburgh Courier, and RTM360°. During the coronavirus outbreak, we remain committed to

Facebook has announced that 15 member publishers of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) will receive $1.288 million in grants through the Facebook Journalism Project’s relief fund for local news. The social media giant said more than 200 news organizations would receive nearly $16 million in grants, which stem from $25 million in local news relief funding announced in March as part of Facebook’s $100 million global investment in the news. The grants include $10.3 million awarded to 144 U.S local newsrooms as part of the COVID-19 Local News Relief Fund Grant

Hiram E. Jackson, chief executive officer of Real Times Media (RTM), has been re-elected to the board of directors of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA)—the national trade organization that represents African American newspapers and media companies—representing NNPA’s Region 3. Hiram E. Jackson CEO, Real Times Media “I am honored to have been re-elected to serve such a historic organization at such a pivotal point in its evolution,” said Jackson. “I understand the challenges that publishers face, and I am excited to work collaboratively to create viable solutions that will

Expanded partnership makes Real Times Media the largest black-owned media company to merchandise its archives in such fashion DETROIT, Aug. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Real Times Media (RTM) has announced that it has extended its agreement with ProQuest, a global leader in educational technology, to grant exclusive worldwide rights for the education and library markets and non-exclusive worldwide rights for all other markets to reproduce, transmit and distribute the newspaper archives of the Chicago Defender, New Pittsburgh Courier and Atlanta Daily World. With the extension, RTM and ProQuest