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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Monique Kersey-Love named editor, associate publisher of
(June 16, 2010) Tanya Kersey, founder and publisher of the film,
television and entertainment news Web site, Black Talent News, has
announced the promotion of Monique Kersey-Love to the position of editor
and associate publisher. She is the daughter of the publisher and has
long worked behind the scenes at the 15-year-old news site as a
contributor and editorial assistant.
"Monique has been waiting for this opportunity for a long time," said
Kersey, "I am thrilled that she is assuming editorial responsibilities
at Black Talent News full time. Monique has a great vision for BTN and
is developing it into a more broadly focused entertainment website that
will appeal to both industry insiders and the entertainment-obsessed
Though Kersey has retired from editorial duties, she will continue to
manage BTN's business affairs.
"As a news sources that has long been focused on the business of
entertainment and Hollywood, the new BTN will offer its readers the same
original reporting and curated news from around the globe with an interactive approach," says Monique. "My plan is
to present entertainment news and information in a more sassy and
sophisticated, visually-driven format."
As associate publisher, Monique will also be responsible for creating
value-added advertising and promotional opportunities. A new "Indie
Filmmaker Screening Room" will launch next week, offering independent
filmmakers and production companies a place to stream their movie
trailers to industry insiders and a broad entertainment-loving public.
"The vision is for BTN to become the online resource of news, analysis
and commentary connecting the global community of entertainment
professionals, influencers and enthusiasts," Monique says.
Archives of the past 15 years of BTN online are currently being imported
into the new site design and should be available within the next month.
BlackTalentNews.com is the leading source for news and developments
on African-American professionals in the film, television and
entertainment industries. In addition to posting daily news updates, the
company also hosts annual conferences and publishes reports and
directories on African-Americans’ involvement in the entertainment