Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Johnson interviewed by CNN's "Black in America"

Duane Johnson.jpgCNN recently came to town to interview Duane Johnson (MPP '10) as part of its "Black in America" series. Johnson co-founded Tuloko (, an online database that lists African American owned businesses and events. The show airs in December 2013.

From the Insight News story:

"As an upcoming installment of CNN's 'Black in America' hosted by Soledad O'Brien, the provocative series will focus on African-American businesses and economic empowerment. One of the businesses to be featured is a start-up developed right here in the Twin Cities. Not so ironically, the business' mission is to connect African-American consumers to African-American businesses.

The brainchild of Duane Johnson and Sean Armstrong, Tuloko ( is an internet-based search site listing and highlighting Black-owned businesses in various metropolitan cities throughout the country. As the duo explained, Tuloko is like an Angie's List or Yelp, but specifically geared towards generating traffic to Black-owned businesses."

Read the full story.

Originally published in the Humphrey School's Diversity Blog.

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