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By Danielle Sanders, Chicago Defender Interim Managing Editor Polaris, the 100% black-owned television, digital and social media platform, today announced the launch of its first free ad-supported streaming TV channel (FAST), to debut on VIZIO’s SmartCast platform. Created by digital media pioneer and legendary journalist, Rahman J. Dukes, Polaris exists to uncover and share stories created by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and authentically share Hip-Hop and Black culture with the world. With guidance from the Polaris board, iconic media personality Sway Calloway (MTV) and music

Courtesy of ABC News CBS executive Kimberly Godwin has been named the next president of ABC News, becoming the first Black woman to lead a major broadcast news network. She replaces James Goldston, who left the network last month after seven years in that role, and will start in early May. Godwin will oversee editorial and business operations for broadcast, digital, streaming and audio news across the organization, including the No. 1 programs "Good Morning America," "World News Tonight with David Muir" and "20/20," and the growing streaming channel ABC

Comcast Corporation is bringing marketing and technology resources to Black, Indigenous, and People of Color-owned businesses. The initiative, designed for small businesses, is entering its second phase of eligibility and is looking to assist businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Comcast RISE, an acronym meaning Representation, Investment, Strength and Empowerment, launched its first phase in October to emphasize Black-owned small businesses. The program is expanding its reach to include small businesses owned by People of Color and Indigenous to assist during these unprecedented times. Marrying two of the company’s

Comcast and REVOLT, the unapologetically Hip Hop content platform from Sean “Diddy” Combs, have reached an agreement to significantly expand its availability to Xfinity TV customers across the country in new and existing markets. As of September 29, REVOLT has been added in HD to the Xfinity Digital Starter package in Philadelphia, Northern New Jersey, Orlando, West Palm Beach, Ft. Myers, Jacksonville, Tampa, Knoxville, Indianapolis, Charleston, and Augusta, making the network available to millions more Xfinity customers. Additionally, in markets where REVOLT has been available in standard definition

Thursday, MSNBC announced Joy Reid will anchor a new evening news program called "The ReidOut". The show is set to premiere weeknights at 7 PM beginning July 20. Reid is making history becoming the first Black woman to host a primetime cable news show. “I’m honored and thankful for this opportunity,” said Reid in a statement released by MSNBC. Reid, also a New York Times best-selling author, formerly hosted "AM Joy" also on MSNBC. Reid said, “I’ll always be proud of the work we did on ‘AM Joy’ by pushing