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Profile America - John Johnson

 WASHINGTON -- Following is the daily Black History Month feature from the U.S. Census Bureau for Thursday, February 3:


JOHN JOHNSON

Profile America for the third day of Black History Month.  Clipping newspaper and magazine articles about African-Americans gave John Johnson an idea — one that not only made him wealthy and honored, but changed the self-perception of the black community.  The idea was to publish a magazine about African-Americans.  Borrowing $500 from his mother, Johnson brought out "Ebony" magazine in 1945, profiling rising African-American figures in business, politics and the arts.  Later, he added the weekly magazine "Jet."  Both proved to be widely read and influential. Now, there are 1.9 million black-owned businesses in the U.S., generating over $137 billion in annual revenue.


STORY TAGS: BLACK NEWS, AFRICAN AMERICAN NEWS, MINORITY NEWS, CIVIL RIGHTS NEWS, DISCRIMINATION, RACISM, RACIAL EQUALITY, BIAS, EQUALITY, AFRO AMERICAN NEWS



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