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Buying Power report: Blacks spend as economy grows
New 16th edition shows $507 bil in spending

The finding comes from the 16th annual edition of "The Buying Power of Black America" report. In 2009, black households spent an estimated $507 billion in 27 product and services categories. ...

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Lee Bailey to present Martin Luther King special 2012 on Jan. 16th

(January 9, 2012) Lee Bailey and The Electronic Urban Report have announced they will again broadcast the three-hour radio special, "King From Atlanta To The Mountaintop."  The program is set to hit the airwaves nationwide on King Day, Monday, January 16th.

This signature radio event draws a loyal audience each year in observance of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Markets scheduled to air the program include Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, Seattle, Houston, Miami, Memphis, Birmingham, Selma, Columbus, Orlando, San Antonio, Sacramento and for a first time, Salt Lake City, Utah.

The 2012 edition of the King program will also feature special segments on the new Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C., reverently titled The Rising of the Stone of Hope.  "King From Atlanta To The Mountaintop" highlights the insurmountable faith of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and re-visits his sojourn as the nation's premiere civil rights leader during the late 1950's, the turbulent 1960's and up to the time of his historic I Have A Dream Speech, delivered at the March on Washington, August 28, 1968. 

"King From Atlanta to the Mountaintop" is an award winning, docu-drama that promotes the themes of Dr. Kings life; human rights, diversity, civic responsibility and global citizenship. For information on sponsorship opportunities contact LaRita Shelby, VP of Special Programming at, or call 323-254-9599.

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Vibe, Uptown merged with BlackBook Media and The Access Network Co.

Herbert Nipson, award-winning journalist, former Ebony executive editor, dies at 95

Sam Logan, longtime iconic Michigan Chronicle publisher, dies at the age of 78

AT&T brings back 28 Days speakers program for Black History Month

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of Dec. 12 - 18 On cable, football makes way for reality as 'Housewives,' 'T.I. & Tiny' top chart

Black TV Ratings for Week of Dec. 5 - 11 'Sunday Night Football' nearly doubles black audience over previous week

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of Dec. 5 - 11 VH1's black viewers upstage 'Monday Night Football' with 'T.I. and Tiny'

ColorofChange: Firms marketing to blacks must end support to conservative group

LaTanya Junior named marketing chief for Howard University's exec ad program

OWN execs see possibilities for network's future in targeting black viewers

Ofield Dukes, an icon among public relations professionals, dies at 79

T.J. Holmes leaves CNN anchor post for multi-media deal with BET Networks

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