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Who runs the world? Cathy Hughes! The woman behind media conglomerate Radio One and TV One is back at it again.

In a new partnership between Interactive One, the largest digital media company serving Black Americans, and Songza, Hughes and her company recently announced the launch of BlackPlant Radio, the first social radio website geared towards African Americans.

According to an Interactive One press release, BlackPlanet Radio puts users in charge.

“BlackPlanet Radio makes creating music playlists more fun by allowing users to play DJ and share their creations with their online friends, for free from their desktop browser or via our mobile iPhone and Android apps” said Tom Newman, President, Interactive One. “Personal expression and connecting with friends is the essence of BlackPlanet.com and this new extension of the social networking site is a great way for people to connect online through music.”

BlackPlanet Radio also features exclusive mixes from artists like Kandi Burris, Keith Sweat, Vickie Winans, and bloggers from The Urban Daily, Hello Beautiful, and News One.

Want to check it out? Head on over to BlackPlanetRadio.com to sample playlists or create your own.

Do you listen to music online? What sites or applications do you currently use? 

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  • Gene

    Wow, looks like BlackPlanet is investing in new products across the board. I found this page promoting BlackPlanet Radio, a new smartphone app for BlackPlanet, and something new coming called BlackPlanet Next. http://bit.ly/ti9vT4

  • Black Planet has been slow with keeping up with other social sites, about time they start catching up.

  • LN

    I totally forgot about Black Planet. I didn’t think they were still around. who still uses Black Planet? i need to see if remember my old account info…….

  • Tracie

    OH LAWD…EVERYBODY finna be back on Blackplanet…I wonder if my old username still work! lol