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U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for March 16

 

WASHINGTON, March 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

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FRIDAY, MARCH 16: BLACK PRESS DAY

Profile America — March 16th.  Today is Black Press Day, noting the publication in New York City on this date in 1827 of the first African-American newspaper in the U.S. called Freedom's Journal.  It was the work of John Russwurm, the first black college graduate, and partner, Samuel Cornish.  Today, African-Americans are a growing part of the nation's overall communications industry, and their efforts generate revenue of $2.5 billion annually.  Black business owners in this field have over 14,000 firms, including more than 3,000 publishing firms, 2,300 Internet based businesses, and nearly 3,800 motion picture and sound recording companies.  You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.

Sources:  Chase's Calendar of Events 2012, p. 172
Black-Owned Firms 2002

Profile America is produced by the Public Information Office of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button). 

CONTACT:  Rick Reed of the U.S. Census Bureau, +1-301-763-2812, fax: +1-301-763-3762, richard.thomas.reed-at-census.gov

SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau

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