Annual Edition 'Buying Power of Black America' report
breaks down billions in expenditures Black
consumers are responding to tighter economic condition by focusing more
of their spending on items and services that improve their homes and
lifestyle. That's one of the trends revealed in the 15th annual report,
"The Buying Power of Black America," published by Target Market News.
The report analyzes spending for black households in 2008 and finds that
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journalist Bob Meadows joins ESSENCE magazine as Deputy Editor
(May 12, 2010) Award-winning journalist Bob Meadows joins ESSENCE as
Deputy Editor, it was announced by Editor-in-Chief Angela Burt-Murray.
In this role Meadows will oversee the News and Culture sections of the
magazine -- which also celebrates its fortieth anniversary this year.
An esteemed journalist and native of Detroit, Meadows has interviewed
some of the world's biggest stars -- from the late Michael Jackson to
Bill Cosby -- while also excelling at human-interest stories. Prior to
ESSENCE, he spent the last 11 years as a writer, editor and reporter
with People magazine. In 2009 he also led a five-person team in the
redesign of the publication Time for Kids.
Previously, Meadows was the Minority Affairs reporter at the Charlotte
Observer. He was a key player on a team nominated for a Pulitzer Prize
for an extensive series on Charlotte, North Carolina's poorest
neighborhoods. While there, he also interviewed Rosa Parks, which
remains the highlight of his career.
“We are so excited that Bob is joining the ESSENCE team,” said
Burt-Murray. “He is well regarded in the industry and is such a
tremendous talent. We know that our brand will benefit greatly from his
creativity and editorial leadership.”
Meadows graduated from the University of Michigan. He and his wife
reside in Brooklyn, New York.