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Interview with Eric Chambers: The ‘Black Press’ and Reaching Audiences with Positive Stories

Actress Regina King with her NAACP Image Award

A couple of weeks ago, we reported on the open letter that Eric Chambers, host of The Jazzpell on The Word Network, wrote to the leaders of the NAACP, taking issue with the organization’s PR firm, The Lippin Group, and the lack of press credentials issued to the Black media for the NAACP’s Image Awards, which took place last month.

We caught up with Chambers to discuss the issue further, learn a little more about what prompted his anger and disappointment, and to gather details about what sorts of pitches he’d be interested in.

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NAACP Responds to Journalist’s Open Letter. Is it Enough?

Following the NAACP‘s 42nd annual presentation of the Image Awards earlier this month, Eric Chambers (at left), the producer and host of The Jazzspel, a Saturday-morning program on The Word Network,  issued a fiery open letter addressed to NAACP president Benjamin Todd Jealous and the chairwoman of the organization’s board of directors Roslyn M. Brock.

In the letter, Chambers takes issue with the promotion for the awards and press credentials that were — and weren’t — issued by the the organization’s PR firm The Lippin Group.

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