Jake Coyle, Houston Chronicle, January 20, 2011
The Huffington Post and BET co-founder Sheila Johnson are launching a HuffPost section devoted to African-Americans.
The section, “HuffPost GlobalBlack,” is expected to debut in early March.
“Our goal is to cover more stories of importance to the black community,” says Arianna Huffington, co-founder and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post.
“We have the supreme irony of having the first African-American president, which is such a historic event and a milestone, while at the same time, conditions for African-Americans are deteriorating, in terms of unemployment, in terms of high school graduation, in terms of the number of African-American males in prisons,” Huffington says.
GlobalBlack is the 27th section for the Huffington Post but its first racially based one. It plans to launch a Latino one soon.