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Black Buying Power:
 $836 Billion (2010)

Black U.S. Population:
 41.1 million

Top Five Black Cities
 - New York
 - Chicago
 - Detroit
 - Philadelphia
 - Houston

Top Five Black Metros:
 - New York-New Jersey
 - Washington-Baltimore
 - Chicago-Gary
 - Los Angeles
 - Philadelphia

Top Five Expenditures:
 - Housing $203.8 bil.
 - Food $65.2 bil.
 - Cars/Trucks $29.1 bil.
 - Clothing $29.3 bil.
 - Health Care $23.6 bil.
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Veteran journalist Hazel Trice Edney launching black news wire service

(November 1, 2010) Washington-based journalist, Hazel Trice Edney, has announced she is establishing a wire service that will cover news about and of interest to African-American audiences. To launch the venture, the award-winning editor and reporter recently resigned her position as editor-in-chief of the National Newspaper Publishers Association News Services where she had served for the past 10 years.

The Trice Edney News Wire will have its official debut on Nov. 19, and will be inaugurated with an event at the National Press Club, 529 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC at 6:00 - 8:30PM.

"After 25 years of writing for the Black Press, I see this new venture as a heightened venue from which to forge change for the social, educational, economic, political and spiritual lives of Black people."

The Trice Edney News Wire will carry as its slogan, "Provocative news, empowering information, unapologetically Black." It will provide nationally-focused news stories, investigative reports, and opinion columns to be delivered to more than 1,000 Black-owned or oriented newspapers, radio stations and websites and news sources around the nation. Stories will also be featured on the wire's own forthcoming Website, www.triceedneywire.com.

Hazel has covered Capitol Hill and national electoral politics for NNPA since 2000, including work as an investigative reporter in NNPA's NorthStar Investigative Reporting program. She was a 1999-2000 Congressional Fellow sponsored by the American Political Science Association. In the nine-month fellowship for journalists, she served in the personal office of the late Senator Edward M. Kennedy.

Hazel earned her Master's degree from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, where she was awarded the William S. Wasserman Jr. Fellowship on the Press, Politics and Public Policy. She reported for the Richmond Afro-American and the Richmond Free Press before she was awarded the Harvard fellowship in 1998.

Trice Edney Communications, LLC is the parent company of Trice Edney Wire, which is owned and operated by Hazel Trice Edney, president and CEO. For more information, please contact Tisha Y. Lewis at 202.425.8190 or tisha@triceedneywire.com. Sponsorships are available for the launch event at the National Press Club on Nov. 19.

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