In celebration of Black History Month, we are highlighting a few of the many black-owned and inclusive media companies in the United States. SRDS prioritizes media diversity programs by maintaining and promoting minority-owned and inclusive media verticals. Our minority ownership report identifies media that are at least 51% owned and controlled by women and minority groups. SRDS commits to creating and maintaining a media database that highlights multicultural & inclusive media audiences to support diversity.
UPSCALE, an African-American lifestyle magazine, is published by Bronner Bros. Enterprise. UPSCALE describes itself as ‘the ultimate lifestyle magazine addressing the needs of stylish, informed and progressive African- Americans.‘ On the pages, you find the latest news in entertainment, beauty, fashion, health, fitness and travel.
The Bronner Bros. Enterprise, family- and minority-owned since 1947, consists of Bronner Bros. Beauty Products, UPSCALE Magazine, Bronner Bros. International Beauty Shows, Word of Faith Family Worship Cathedral, and The Ark of Salvation. Today, Bernard Bronner leads the company as president and CEO in its second generation. Bronner Bros. employs over 300 full-time and part-time staff members, operates one manufacturing and shipping facility, and corporate headquarter located in Atlanta, GA.
Heart & Soul
A trusted media source since 1993, Heart & Soul speaks directly to women of color, providing timely information from leading wellness and physical fitnessexperts. Heart & Soul is a registered trademark of Brown, Curry, Detry, Taylor Associates, LLC. BCDT is led by four highly-respected media and marketing veterans: Clarence I. Brown, George E. Curry, Patrick H. Detry and Pamela E. Taylor.
After acquiring Heart & Soul in 2012, BCDT broadened the magazine’s audience to include all women of color, one of the fastest growing segments in the nation. By broadening its audience, Heart & Soul becomes the only national publication that targets multicultural women ages 21 to 55 in the health, fitness and wellness category.
Bounce, a top 10 network for African Americans, embraces positivity and accessibility while entertaining, informing and empowering. The channel’s programming features original scripted dramas and sitcoms, iconic acquired series and movies, documentaries, awards shows, specials, live sports and more. Additionally, Bounce provides digital video content on bouncetv.com
, as well as on the Bounce app. For advanced TV viewing, Bounce streams on fuboTV, Sling, and YouTube TV.
Furthermore, the founders of Bounce are iconic American figures, Ambassador Andrew Young and Martin Luther King, III. The network is owned by Katz Broadcasting, a subsidiary of E. W. Scripps Company.