Honors Influential Black Men Shaping Urban Culture with “The G-List” Sponsored by Gillette Honors Influential Black Men Shaping Urban Culture with "The G-List" Sponsored by Gillette

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    NEW YORK, Nov. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Interactive One's urban entertainment and pop culture website,, introduces "The G-List," a Web feature that profiles influential Black men who have greatly contributed to shaping the urban entertainment and pop culture landscape. ?Sponsored exclusively by Gillette, the list features a range of philanthropists, artists, entrepreneurs, celebrities and business executives making their mark in their respective industries.

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    The 40 men selected for "The G-List" include hip-hop artist Common; DeVon Franklin, vice president of production for Columbia Pictures; David Wilson, founder of; celebrated chef and restaurateur Marcus Samuelsson; Jameel Spencer, executive vice president of marketing for Iconix Brand Group; and actor Taye Diggs. ?The full list will roll out on over the next six weeks.

    "Black men have a huge impact on business, entertainment and the world, yet their accomplishments often go unrecognized," said Jerry Barrow, Senior Editor, TheUrbanDaily. ?"We are proud to put the spotlight on a few leaders we think are making a real difference in their industries and we thank our partner Gillette for helping bring this important series to life."

    TheUrbanDaily will take the "The G-List" offline with a one-day influencer event on November 30 at Frank's Chop Shop in New York City. ?The invitation-only reception will bring together the 40 honorees with other notable New Yorkers for a night of high profile networking.

    Since its launch, TheUrbanDaily has become the eyes and ears for Black Americans who seek what's hot online, on airwaves, in theaters and on the streets. To read more about the successful men of "The G-List" visit


    Interactive One has more than 15 million members and reaches millions of Black Americans each month. With approximately 3 billion annual page views on its suite of sites, the company has become the definitive social network for Black America through BlackPlanet, as well as a number of leading content sites. These sites include: NewsOne (, which provides up to the minute, comprehensive coverage of newsworthy events relevant to Black Americans across the country and the world; TheGrio (, a video-centric interactive community and division of NBC News that provides original content on topics ranging from breaking news and politics to health, business, and entertainment; TheUrbanDaily (, the eyes and ears for Black Americans looking for what's hot online, on the airwaves, in theaters, and on the street; HelloBeautiful (, the definitive lifestyle resource for today's Black woman; and Elev8 ( a site devoted to elevating the mind, body and spirit.

    Interactive One was launched by Radio One in 2008 to complement Radio One's existing portfolio of media companies targeting the African American community. Since its launch, Interactive One has quickly become the #1 online platform for the African American community. ?Interactive One is powered by the mission to create an online community that engages and positively impacts the lives of African Americans.

    SOURCE Interactive One