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Atlanta Post halts publication

By Robert "Rob" Redding Jr.

Editor & Publisher

ATLANTA, Jan. 26, 2012, 2:50 p.m. - Updated Jan. 26, 2012, 4:30 p.m. - In an competitive field of Internet-only publications, at least one black news Web site has ceased publication.

The Moguldom Media Group's AtlantaPost.com last month began directing all its traffic to MadameNoire.com's Business section, a receptionist told ReddingNewsReview.com.

"The Atlanta Post became MadameNoire Women or MN Women," Jamarlin Martin told ReddingNewsReview.com. "We decided to consolidate and focus on a female business niche on our existing women's lifestyle site, MadameNoire."

The Web site, a "destination targeting African-American business news and politics," had been online since April of 2008.

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The world of black news has seen increased competition with corporate-owned Web sites like Huffington Post/AOL-owned Black Voices, the NBC-Owned Grio and the Washington Post-owned The Root.

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