New Huffington Post Section Puts Focus on African-Americans

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.

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