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. The Huffington Post is set to make an official announcement about the new platform Thursday.
"Our goal is to cover more stories of importance to the black community," says Arianna Huffington, the co-founder and editor-in-chief of the New York-based 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 soon launch a Latino section.
Globalblack with BET co-founder... NSFW Video.