iHeartRadio launches four-ep “Black and Inspired” podcast series

iHeartMedia has launched iHeartRadio’s Black and Inspired HBCU Celebration, a four-episode podcast series that celebrates Black culture and the alumni community of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU).

iHeart tells us the podcast features the company’s most popular and prolific Black personalities, experts, and celebrity guests, and covers topics important to the Black community as well as distinguished HBCU alumni. Guests will include Nick Cannon, Rick Ross, Angela Yee, Gizelle Bryant, Daymond John, Will Lucas and more to be announced.

The first episode is available now; it’s called “Black & Tech” and discusses the need for more Black representation in the tech industry featuring Will Lucas, Brand Manager for AfroTech and host of “Black Tech Green Money,” and Morgan Debuan, Founder & CEO of Blavity Inc. It’s a fireside chat moderated by iHeart’s Jasmine Sweet (Marketing Project Manager).

 “As an HBCU graduate, I know first-hand Historically Black Colleges and Universities have an unparalleled impact on our community and play a vital role in Black students’ success across the country,” said Thea Mitchem, Executive Vice President of Programming for iHeartMedia. “These intimate conversations will help to educate, uplift and amplify the Black community and its aspiring young leaders, and we’re thrilled that these important voices will be able to reach millions of listeners through iHeart’s massive digital and broadcast reach.”

Brad Hill