A life of legacy and service…Our sit down with media mogul, founder, and chairperson of Urban One Inc. Cathy Hughes.

“My mother always says, it is better, if you want to give someone credit to give them cash instead!” Ms. Hughes laughs at my saying. I must give her, her flowers. But real talk, how could I not give accolades, and honor to one of our icons who has produced and created so many of the formats, shows, and programming that I have immolated over my 20 years in broadcasting?

In the Black community, and in our society, there are certain people who are mainstays and polemarches of success. Many times, these are not self-appointed figures, but relatable characters that we have watched ascend into greatness. And at 75 years young, she doesn’t seem like she’s stopping anytime soon.

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