Not everyone agrees buying power translates into other uses
Much was made of the way Trayvon Martin was dressed as a factor in his being perceived as dangerous. Many African Americans and other people of color say they are very careful about how they are viewed by others because it can impact their ability to get a job, or a raise or to even be safe.
The founder says WorldStar entertains, informs and tells it like it is. Critics say the sites viral videos are often exploitative.
Online magazine The Root has just launched 'The Chatterati', a new webpage that watches Twitter users, phrases and hashtags trending in the black community.
Barriers to minority franchise ownership remain, but some black entrepreneurs are leading the way.
Martin Luther King, Jr.’s old Atlanta neighborhood, Sweet Auburn, was once one of the more prosperous African-American neighborhoods, but it has since fallen on hard times. Now it is trying to make a comeback.