As head of the Chicago-based Johnson Publishing Company—one of the
largest and most respected publishing organizations in the
country---Desiree Rogers is tough and has to make critical decisions
when it comes to business. Navigating the company's flagship
publications, Ebony and Jet, through tough economic times has been a
challenge for the Harvard Business School alumna.
Many people are tracing their roots these days. The practice has, in fact, become
big business. According to market research/industry statistics firm
IBISWorld, ancestry research services reached the $1 billion mark in
2013, with 10.1 percent growth rate.
On the heels of an all-white Oscar season, the National Association of
African American Owned Media and Entertainment Studios Networks have
filed a $20 billion lawsuit against Comcast and Time Warner Cable on charges of racial discrimination.