Thursday, August 18, 2005

Undercovering John H. Johnson

Many have noted the shameful lack of coverage in the death of John H. Johnson. Some have used the Peter Jennings excuse, but come on now. Starting a business with $500 that would eventually grow into a $500 million empire and profoundly influence at least 10% of the U.S. population, not to mention people of color around the world is no small feat -- especially for a black man born in 1918 Arkansas.

Ed Gordon did a nice job on NPR and I'm sure the eventual proper tributes in Black Enterprise and of course, Ebony and Jet will be good too.



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