The Nets basketball team has spurred a 505% increase in ticket sales and New York fans are loving their new sweetheart after the team made the move to its new home at Barclays Center. The
Nets are using their natural rivalry with the New York Knicks to fuel
more ticket sales.
A new online video and social media website focused on the health issues
of African American consumers and physicians hopes to focus in on the
health and well being of the African American community. Called
Blackhealthtv.com, it bills itself as the first-ever academically based,
health information website for African Americans.
Univision announced yesterday that it will carry Bounce TV, the first broadcast network for American Americans. The network reported that the deal would increase the coverage of Bounce
TV to 68 percent of the U.S., and 80 percent in African American homes. It
will be available in 24 of the top 25 markets.
Beyonce’s next album, due out in 2013, is expected to get a promotion boost. The singer has just signed on to a $50 million deal with PepsiCo, reminiscent of her husband Jay-Z’s “Decoded” book deal that was promoted in part by Microsoft.
John H. Johnson founded Johnson Publishing in 1942, with $500 that he obtained by securing a loan against his
mother’s furniture. He then began publishing a magazine that he called Ebony, a publication that focuses on African American history and culture. Today, CEO Desiree Rogers and Chairwoman Linda Johnson have set out to modernize Ebony and make the magazine a lifestyle brand.