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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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Real Times Media inks licensing deal with CNN for its print, digital platforms

(October 29, 2012) Real Times Media recently closed on a licensing agreement with CNN News Source to exchange news and information for use in its print and digital properties.  The relationship includes text-based news and or information content related to:

- News items, related to the day's top domestic stories (breaking news, spot news, politics, etc.
- International news
- Financial news from CNN and/or
- Feature stores related to health, entertainment, technology, etc.
- Issue-oriented op-ed columns; and
- Stories from CNN affiliates

"We are excited about our new relationship with CNN," said Hiram E. Jackson, CEO, Real Times Media.  "Partnering with CNN is a perfect fit for Real Times as we continue to grow our position as one of the leaders in providing news and content to the African American and urban markets."

Real Times Media is a multimedia company that consists of internet properties, newspapers, niche publishing, marketing services, archive licensing and premier events.  With offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Columbus, Detroit, Memphis and Pittsburgh, Real Times is the leading provider of original print content for African American related news, entertainment and lifestyle information.

Dedicated to distributing top quality news, lifestyle information, and entertainment relevant to the African-American and urban markets, Real Times' goal is to continually develop non-traditional media that complements its core business, build greater brand loyalty and cultivate new customers for its clients.

The Real Times Media family of companies includes the nation's largest African-American owned and operated newspaper organizations: Atlanta Daily World, Chicago Defender, Michigan Chronicle, Michigan FrontPage, Memphis Tri-State Defender and the New Pittsburgh Courier.

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Black TV Ratings for Week of October 15 - 21 Black TV viewers turning their attention more to politics than the usual programming

TV One CEO Wonya Lucas to leave company, Alfred Liggins to assume duties

Second discrimination suit filed against Starcom MediaVest

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Honda Battle of the Bands engages consumers with social media platforms

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of October 8 - 14 BET outscores 'Monday Night Football' for the week's most popular cable shows

Andrew Brimmer, first Black board member of the Federal Reserve, dies at 86

Black TV Ratings for Week of October 8 - 14 TV viewing last week all about competition in politics, sports, music and dancing

LAGRANT Foundation to award quarter of a million dollars to marketing, PR students

Russell Simmons' new YouTube channel to feature content for diverse millennials

BET sets records with 'Hip Hop Awards' and 'Keyshia & Daniel'

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