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July 20, 2020 8:00 pm
Season 1

Sean “Diddy” Combs’ Revolt TV & Social Justice Journalism

TV, Film, Digital & Documentary Journalism, Podcast & Creative Writing Social Impact
Failure is only failure when you quit
Illustration by Sarah Yu ‘22 (@sarahyusarahyu).

This episode features LA-based Duke alum Detavio Samuels ’02, Chief Executive Officer at REVOLT MEDIA & TV, the nation’s leading creator & distributor of Hip Hop content. Founded by Sean “Diddy” Combs, REVOLT uses the biggest driver of global culture—Hip Hop—and a multi-platform ecosystem (TV, digital, social and live events) to help Millennials and Gen Z understand the world around them and impact change. Detavio and his REVOLT MEDIA & TV colleagues take us behind the scenes of REVOLT BLACK NEWS to look at social justice through the lens of journalism.


  • Cherisse McKenzie, Head of Production, REVOLT MEDIA & TV
  • Deon Graham, Chief Brand Officer, Combs Enterprises
  • Eboni K. Williams, Host & Executive Producer, REVOLT BLACK NEWS
  • Moderated by Detavio Samuels ’02, CEO, REVOLT MEDIA & TV

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