It was with extreme disappointment and dismay that we heard President Trump demean American Urban Radio Network’s White House Correspondent and Washington Bureau Chief, April Ryan last Friday. For more than two decades April Ryan has been one of the few African American journalists covering the White House holding both Republican and Democratic administrations accountable on issues impacting people of color. American Urban Radio Networks (AURN) is the largest radio network in the country reaching African Americans. As our White House Correspondent April asks tough questions illuminating issues critical to our audience. Last week the President revoked access to the White House for CNN’s Jim Acosta and threatened to do the same with Ms. Ryan after labeling her “a loser” in remarks before departing for Paris.
“We condemn these personal attacks as a campaign of intimidation putting April Ryan at risk as well as the entire press corps,” said Chesley Maddox-Dorsey, CEO of AURN. In addition to Ms. Ryan, over a 48-hour span last week the President also attacked two other prominent African American female journalists, Abby Phillip of CNN and Yamiche Alcindor of PBS.
“On this Veterans Day, we recognize that African Americans have participated in every fight to protect and defend the United States. Many in our audience have family members who have given their lives to uphold the foundations of a democratic civil society and we treasure the reality and the spirit of a free and robust press representing all of the people of these United States,” said Maddox-Dorsey.
We will continue to strive even harder to ensure that our audience is able to enjoy the foundations of a democratic civil society. AURN’s April Ryan helps Americans engage with and learn from—almost as if they were there themselves–the powerful and revered US Presidency and team. She is a reporter committed to the exemplary standards required of all media outlets but further refined by her training, her experience, and her work at the White House.
AURN’s President of Program Operations and Vietnam Veteran, Jerry Lopes says it best, “We, like all Americans, have a vested interest in the success of the office of the Presidency and the person who occupies it. Let us all move forward together for the good of our country, and as a nation, we shall overcome.”
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Chosen by People Magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World, and the star of some of your favorite films like Independence Day, Soul Food and Kill Bill, Ms. Vivica A. Fox will be on hand to help celebrate some of the most talented professionals in Metro Atlanta. Also joining Ms. Fox will be radio personality, reality television star, actress and producer Claudia Jordan. Jordan is currently the host of the uproariously funny, Smooth R & B 105.7 Morning Show in Dallas, TX Rounding out the talented trio of guests appearing at this exciting new event will be an advocate, entrepreneur and highly sought-after speaker, Terri Matthews. She is best known for her tireless and life-changing work as an advocate for families dealing with autism, Matthews says, “I am advocating for positive change for people so every voice is heard, every need is met and everyone is included.”
Nationally renowned and award-winning CBS-46 Anchor Shon Gables will host the Diverse Professional Achievement Awards taking place at the Atlanta Marriott-Marquis on October 27, 2018. Ms. Gables is just one of many recognizable names scheduled to appear and take part in this celebration of excellence. An evening that is all about recognizing the need to provide appropriate recognition for outstanding accomplishments to business and community leaders from Diversified Professions.
A special guest invitation has been extended to Georgia’s Democratic Party Gubernatorial nominee, Stacy Abrams. Stacy Abrams is looking to make history becoming the very first African American woman elected Governor in the United States. Many of Georgia’s most talented professional men and women will be uplifted by her words of encouragement in the midst of a possible history-making campaign. A special invitation has also been extended to Atlanta’s Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms.
The mission: To recognize, honor and appreciate individuals in diverse areas of expertise, from the medical and legal professions to business and community leaders, business executives and entrepreneurs. The goal is to take a moment away from the daily grind and recognize those striving for excellence in their chosen fields.
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Urban One, Inc. (NASDAQ: UONEK; UONE) will be holding a conference call for investors, analysts and other interested parties to discuss its results for the third fiscal quarter of 2018.
The conference call is scheduled for Thursday, November 01, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. EDT. To participate on this call, U.S. callers may dial toll-free 1-800-230-1059; international callers may dial direct (+1) 612-234-9959.
A replay of the conference call will be available from 12:00 p.m. EDT November 01, 2018 until 11:59 p.m. EDT November 03, 2018. Callers may access the replay by calling 1-800-475-6701; international callers may dial direct (+1) 320-365-3844. The replay Access Code is 453804. Access to live audio and a replay of the conference call will also be available on Urban One’s corporate website at www.urban1.com. The replay will be made available on the website for seven days after the call.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward-looking statements represent management’s current expectations and are based upon information available to Urban One at the time of this release. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, some of which are beyond Urban One’s control, that may cause the actual results to differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially are described in Urban One’s reports on Forms 10-K, 10-Q, 8-K, S-3 and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). Urban One does not undertake any duty to update any forward-looking statements.
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