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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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Chicago Defender appoints Ronald Childs to Executive Editor post

(March 4, 2013) The Chicago Defender, one of the nation's oldest African-American newspapers, has named Ronald E. Childs Executive Editor. In his new position Childs, 53, will oversee the editorial content of the newspaper and its digital platforms.

The 108-year-old Defender is the flagship publication of Detroit-based Real Times Media roster which also includes The New Pittsburgh Courier, The Memphis Tri-State Defender, The Michigan Chronicle, The Michigan FrontPage, and The Atlanta Daily World newspapers, their companion digital titles and websites and Who's Who Publishing.

An award-winning journalist, editor and photographer, Childs' work has appeared in numerous publications worldwide, among them such respected periodicals as Black Enterprise, Black Issues In Higher Education, The Black Collegian, EM-EBONY MAN, Jet, UPSCALE, Dollars & Sense, Black Elegance, Minorities & Women In Business and Today's Black Woman magazines

Prior to joining the Chicago Defender, Childs was founder and principal of OMEN Communications, a media relations firm, and an advisor to Moguldom Media Group, one of the nation's largest networks of owned and operated digital brands focusing on African Americans.

Child served as Vice President of media relations for Chicago-based Flowers Communications Group. During his ten years  at FCG, Childs worked with a number of blue-chip clients, including American Honda, McDonald's, MillerCoors, Kmart and Sears and the Chicago White Sox.

A Grambling State University graduate, Childs has held a number of high-level communications positions, including Assistant Director of publicity for Johnson Publishing Company, and Associate Editor for JPC's EM - Ebony Man magazine. He was communications specialist and speechwriter to Chicago's late Mayor Harold Washington, and media strategist and Senior Account Executive with Burrell Communications Group.

Childs is former Executive Vice President of the Black Public Relations Society of Chicago, and a member of the National Black Public Relations Society, the National Association of Black Journalists' national and Chicago chapters, and is founder of the Chicago alumni chapter of Grambling State University.


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