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Black Owned Media Weekend

DETROIT, JUNE 6TH - 9TH, 2024

Welcome to The

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Black Owned Media Weekend

JUNE 16-19, 2024 | TULSA, OK

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The Future of BlackOwned Media.

Black Owned Media Weekend returns this June 2024, emphasizing the importance of Black owned media in the industry and best practices for building a sustainable future.

This conference will bring together Black media owners/publishers for actionable insights tied to business longevity, authentic community-building and resource sharing, and enriching activities related to our history.

This year, we’ll invite guests to indulge in the rich culture and history of Detroit, Michigan. Detroit was one of the main hubs for the Underground Railroad safe houses, and it is also the birthplace of Motown Records and its original office, Hitsville.

Diving into themes of Black storytelling and the Black voice, conference attendees will have an opportunity to explore the history of Black-owned media and the future ahead.

Notes from Founders

Black Owned Media Weekend is back to celebrate and uplift the voices of Black-owned media in the industry. This year, we are excited to host the conference in the vibrant city of Detroit - a place rich in culture, history, and significance. Detroit’s legacy as a hub promises to provide a unique backdrop for our exploration of Black storytelling and the evolution of the Black voice.

With a focus on building a sustainable future for creators of all backgrounds, this year’s conference will be an enlightening and transformative experience. You can expect to connect with like-minded individuals, and be inspired by the remarkable history and future possibilities that lie ahead. Together, we will celebrate the power of storytelling and the importance of representation across all mediums.

Your participation is crucial in driving positive change and advancing our shared mission of a more inclusive and representative media landscape. Let’s create a brighter future together!

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Testimonials
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Media
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Detroit
Black American
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Nicole Ellis

Journalist & Host, Founder, More to The Story

Mistress of Ceremonies

Debra Lee

Founder, Leading Women Defined; Co-founder, The Monarchs Collective; Former Chairman/CEO, BET Networks

Keynote Speaker

Shenan Reed

Global Chief Media Officer, General Motors

Panelist

Rashad Robinson

President, Color of Change

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Lisa Torres

President, Cultural Quotient, Publicis Groupe

Panelist

Michael Roca

Executive Director, Omnicom Media Group’s Cross-Cultural Center of Excellence

Panelist

DéVon Christopher Johnson

Co-founder, BOMESI and Founder/CEO, BleuLife Media Group

Rhonesha Byng

Co-founder, BOMESI and Founder/CEO, Her Agenda

Grouchy Greg

Founder, AllHipHop.com

Panelist

Michele Thornton Ghee

Founder/CEO, Expectant Media

Keynote Speaker

Jason Rosario

Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, BBDO Worldwide

Panelist

Kori Hale

CEO/Co-founder, CultureBanx

Moderator

Ernest White II

CEO, Presidio Pictures

Panelist

Brianne Boles-Marshall

Diversity Media Strategy & Investment Lead, General Motors

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Tarshena Armstrong

Director, Diversity Marketing & Development, General Motors

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Justin Barton

SVP, Digital Strategy and Partnerships, Black Enterprise

Panelist

Len Burnett

Co-founder, CRO - HERO Media

Panelist

Munson Steed

CEO, Rolling Out

Panelist

Maria Teresa Hernandez

SVP, Brand Partnerships and Head of Supplier Diversity, Mirriad

Panelist

Stephenetta (isis) Harmon

Head of Tech Ops, Mirror Digital

Panelist

Navarrow Wright

Chief Operating & Technology Officer, Mirror Digital

Panelist

Marie Denee

Founder, Owner & Editor in Chic, The Curvy Fashionista

Panelist

Damian Benders

General Manager, B Code

Panelist

Lynnwood Bibbens

CEO/Founder, ReachTV

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Felicia Palmer

Co-founder, Support Online Hip Hop

Panelist

Bryant McBride

CEO/Co-founder, BURST

Panelist

Nicole Ellis


Journalist, Correspondent & Anchor, NewsHour

Moderator

DéVon Christopher Johnson

Founder, BOMESI and Founder/CEO, BleuLife Media Group

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Rhonesha Byng


Founder, BOMESI and Founder/CEO, Her Agenda

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Grouchy Greg


Founder, AllHipHop.com


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Lisa Torres

President, Cultural Quotient, Publis Media

Panelist

Michele Thornton Ghee

Founder/CEO, Expectant Media

Keynote Speaker

Jason Rosario

Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, BBDO Worldwide

Panelist

Michael Roca

Executive Director, Elevate at Omnicom Media Group

Panelist

Kori Hale

CEO, Culture Banx

Moderator

Felicia Palmer

Co-Founder, Support Online Hip Hop

Panelist

Justin Barton

SVP, Digital Strategy and Partnerships, Black Enterprise

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CEO and Publisher, Rolling Out

CEO and Publisher of Rolling Out

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Debra Lee

Former CEO of BET

Keynote Speaker

Len Burnett

Co-Founder, CRO - HERO Media

Panelist

Nicole Ellis

Master of Ceremonies

DéVon Christopher Johnson

Founder, BOMESI and Founder/CEO, BleuLife Media Group

Rhonesha Byng

Founder, BOMESI and Founder/CEO, Her Agenda

Grouchy Greg

Founder / AllHipHop.com

Lisa Torres

President, Cultural Quotient at Publicis Media

Michele Thornton Ghee

Founder and CEO of Expectant Media

Jason Rosario

Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, BBDO Worldwide

Eboni K. Williams

Attorney/Author/TV Host

Nicole Ellis

Master of Ceremonies

Dustin Ross

Host

Mandii B

Podcaster/Media Personality/Owner of Full Court Studios

Rhonesha Byng

Co-Founder BOMESI, Founder & CEO Her Agenda

DéVon Christopher Johnson

Co-founder of BOMESI and CEO/ founder of BleuLife Media Group

Tracie Powell

Founder, CEO The Pivot Fund

Grouchy Greg

Founder / AllHipHop.com

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