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Comments on Nominees The RFFocus Top 30 Black Women in Media

 width=LOS ANGELES, CA – February 7, 2011 – After two very successful radio contests spotlighting the contributions of African Americans to urban radio and music, RFFocus is now celebrating the contributions of the many successful Black women in the industry. We now bring you another unique online industry recognition contest “The RFFocus Top 30 Black Women in Media.”

It is time to recognize the outstanding contributions that black women have made to our industry and we are very excited about this contest.   We are seeking votes from other industry people who recognize what each one of these incredible women has contributed to our industry and/or outside of the industry as well.

We are looking for those who have gone above and beyond the call of duty as in (SIG) special interests groups, philanthropic efforts and/or mentoring. This criteria is desirable but not required.

The Five Areas of the Industry we are Accepting Nominees for are:

  • TV/Cable
  • Records
  • Radio
  • Print
  • Performers

(You can cast your vote HERE for “The RFFocus Top 30 Black Women in Media.”)

Some of the early candidates already voted for are:

Kelder Summers      
Kelder is a top professional who has a great work ethic, passionate commitment to the community and a fabulous on air charm. She is a great asset to the operation and New Orleans!

Christina Norman       of - The Winfrey Network
Christina Norman has been named chief executive officer of OWN: The Network, it was announced today by , chairman of OWN, and David Zaslav, president and CEO of Discovery Communications. With nearly two decades of excellence in broadcasting, Norman is recognized as one of the industry’s most powerful and savvy businesswomen, most recently having served as president of MTV. She will report directly to the OWN board of directors and will assume her new post on February 17. Norman will be located at the company’s Los Angeles headquarters.

Hermene Hartman       President and CEO Hartman Publishing Group
Hermene Hartman is one of the most significant and influential Black women in American publishing. She serves as President and CEO of the Chicago-based Hartman Publishing Group, Inc. Her weekly column, Publisher’s Page, provides social commentary on hot topics of the day. Her radio program, VIEWS OF THE HEART, appears on iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) station, WVAZ daily at 9:15 and 2:15.

Traci Latrelle Music Director

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