HOMESTATS | PUBLICATIONS | REGISTER | ADVERTISE | ARCHIVE | ABOUT US | CONTACT US



 Search the Archives of Target Market News
____________________________________

NOW FOLLOW US ON

 
Get Target Market News alerts and stay connected to others in the marketing, media, research and public relations industries

Target Market News covers
Chicago's black businesses


Target Market News has introduced Black Business Chicago, a new Web site and publication  which will spotlight the latest news and information on Chicago's African-American businesses, corporate executives and local economic issues. Now there is one source to learn about the Who's Who in the nation's capital of Black-owned business, BlackBusinessChicago.com. Click for more ____________________________________

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. ...

Story continued...

______________________

STAY IN-THE-KNOW!
Are you getting the latest industry news when it happens via e-mail
?

 

Click here for free daily delivery of the Target Market News Bulletin
You'll receive news of breaking stories, exclusives, updates and headlines on the latest developments in African American marketing and media








































































































 

Former NABOB President and Mississippi State Senator, Bennie Turner dies at 64

(December 2, 2012) Bennie Turner, former President of the National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters, and State Senator of Mississippi, passed away on Tuesday, November 27 from a brain tumor. He was 64 years old.

Turner's company, T&W Communications Corp., owns WTWG-AM in Columbus, Mississippi. Bennie is survived by his wife, Edna, who is the General Manager of WTWG and also an active member of NABOB.  They are the parents of three grown daughters and several grandchildren.

In addition to being a radio station owner for decades, Bennie was a practicing attorney and a Mississippi State Senator, having been elected in 1992.  As a Senator, Bennie was a powerful influence. In 1996 Bennie was appointed Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, one of the five major committees in the Senate, after only three years in the Senate.  With this appointment he made history as the first Black senator named chair of one of the major committees.  Before being elected to the Senate, Bennie served as county prosecuting attorney in Clay County.

Lois Wright, Counsel to the NABOB Board said, "Bennie was one of NABOB's most loyal supporters who could always be counted upon to 'answer the call' whenever he was needed, whether it was to join in on our constant lobbying of the FCC and Congress to preserve minority ownership, or to participate in NABOB's fundraising or investment efforts.  Bennie was a good friend and will be greatly missed."

"I will miss Bennie as a quick wit, who could always find a light comment to ease the NABOB Board through a difficult situation," said Jim Winston, NABOB Executive Director.  "Bennie liked to fish, and during several Spring Conferences in the Caribbean, he led groups of NABOB attendees on some very memorable deep sea fishing trips."

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you send donations in Bennie's name to Trinity AME Church, 3894 Jim Griffin Road, West Point, Mississippi 39773. Funeral services are scheduled for Monday, December 3, 2012 11:00 a.m. at the
Third Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 904 Mosley Avenue, West Point, MS  39773, (662) 494-8414.


FEEDBACK: Give your comments on this story


Go to Target Market News homepage


RECENT STORIES
Polling of Black voters by NAACP reveal attitudes and trends unreported by media

New Ford multicultural ad campaign from UniWorld features Tupac Shakur poem

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of November 5 - 11 Cable news networks try to hold on to Black voters gained during election coverage

Nielsen appoints Lamont Robinson Vice President of Supplier Diversity

Black TV Ratings for Week of November 5 - 11 During week of election night euphoria, network TV lost Black audiences

Decision against Washington Informer's eligibility to carry city's ads is reversed\

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of Oct. 29 - Nov. 4 Reality shows and sports were Black cable viewers key diversions before election

Black voters in historic numbers join coalition that re-elects President Barack Obama

Black TV Ratings for Week of Oct. 29 - Nov. 4 As Black audiences drift further to cable, CBS claims 18 hit TV shows on Top 25 chart

Former General Mills exec to head multicultural marketing for MillerCoors

Super Bowl Gospel Celebration has kick off at ANA Multicultural Conference

Smiley & West radio program returns to the Chicago market with two new affiliates

Black TV Ratings for Week of October 22 - 28 Black TV viewers turning their attention more to politics than the usual programming

Real Time Media in joint venture with MGPG Events to expand The Black Women's Expo

Click here for more recent news stories and our news archive

 








































































































 
 









 

TARGET MARKET NEWS
228 S. Wabash Ave.
Chicago, Il 60604
312-408-1881
Copyright (c) 2012 All rights reserved

info@targetmarketnews.com                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Supplier Services