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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Johnson Publishing names Amy DuBois Barnett Editor-in-Chief of Ebony
2, 2010) Johnson Publishing Company announces new editor-in-chief of
Ebony Chairman & CEO Linda Johnson Rice begins enhancement of senior
management team Johnson Publishing Company, Inc. announced today the
appointment of its new Editor-in- Chief of EBONY magazine, Amy DuBois
Barnett is an award-winning media executive, writer and brand architect.
Most recently, she was the Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Harper's Bazaar.
Prior to that stint, Barnett held top masthead positions at Teen People,
entering history books as the first African-American woman in the
country to head a major mainstream consumer magazine, and at Honey
Magazine, where she doubled the circulation.
"I am extremely pleased to bring Amy DuBois Barnett on as part of the
new leadership team," said Rice. "She brings with her a wealth of
experience, a keen journalistic eye and solid editorial judgment, which
will serve well to help redefine the EBONY brand within the
Barnett is a Brown University graduate and also has a M.F.A degree in
creative writing from Columbia University. She is the author of Get
Yours: How to Have Everything You Ever Dreamed of and More, an NAACP
Image Award-nominated book for Black women. "EBONY has always
represented the best of African-African achievement, society and
culture, and I couldn't be more honored to be at the helm as we enhance
this icon for the 21st century," said Barnett. "I'm excited to bring the
EBONY brand to multiple media platforms and to engage new audiences who
will surely be moved by its resonant, provocative and authoritative
perspective on today's African-American experience."
The new appointment will replace Harriette Cole as acting
Editor-in-Chief and Creative Director.
"Harriette Cole has been an exceptional contributor to EBONY in her role
as acting Editor-in- Chief and Creative Director in the continuing
evolution of the magazine," said Rice. "She was an integral part of
landing key covers including First-lady Michelle Obama, Oscaraward
nominee Gabourey Sidibe and musical icon Prince. We wish her well in her
"It has been an incredible journey and privilege to help build the EBONY
brand during my tenure as acting Editor-in-Chief and Creative Director,"
said Cole. "I am excited about EBONY‘s bright future."
Johnson Publishing Company (JPC) is the No. 1
African-American-owned-and-operated Media and Beauty company in the
world. JPC is committed to celebrating the tapestry of the Black
experience by delivering trusted brands and products to inform,
entertain, engage, inspire and enhance people of all ages who are
committed to our shared journey. Our key brands include EBONY, JET, and
Fashion Fair. The late Publisher and Chairman John H. Johnson
established the privately held company in November 1942. Linda Johnson
Rice is chairman and CEO and Anne Sempowski Ward is president and COO.