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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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Conde Nast Publications appoints Keija Minor editor-in-chief of Brides magazine

(September 24, 2012) Keija Minor has been appointed editor-in-chief of Brides and Brides.com, it was announced by Conde Nast editorial director Tom Wallace. Minor had been Brides' executive editor since November 2011 and acting editor-in-chief following the departure of Anne Fulenwider. The appointment is effective immediately.
 
As executive editor, Minor was responsible for day-to-day editorial operations and instrumental in developing the redesign of Brides.com, the Brides branded stationery lines and the Brides Live Wedding program, to be launched in November.

Minor is the first African-American to be named to the top editorial position in the 103-year history of Conde Nast for any of its 18 consumer magazines. The company also publishes Vogue, Vanity Fair, GQ and The New Yorker magazines.
 
"Keija's contribution to Brides over the past several months has been invaluable and will enable her to step seamlessly into the role of editor-in-chief," said Wallace. "She is a gifted editor. Brides will benefit from both her energy and her passion."
 
Minor was editor-in-chief of Uptown Magazine prior to joining Brides. She had previously been editor-in-chief of Gotham Magazine following her role as managing editor of Los Angeles Confidential and Aspen Peak.
 
"I am tremendously excited by this opportunity," said Minor. "It's an honor to take the reins of such an iconic brand and to lead this extraordinarily talented team in bringing inspiring, innovative ideas to women at this pivotal and joyous moment in their lives."
 
In more than 78 years of publication, Brides has remained the most widely read magazine in the category and the country's foremost authority on engagement, weddings and marriage. Brides is published six times a year by Conde Nast and reaches 5.1 million readers.


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