, Reach Content Distribution Agreement

News portal and urban music and culture portal said yesterday they have a content distribution agreement that gives both sites access to new Web users. will supply with daily news feeds while, a subsidiary of BET Holdings II Inc., the parent company of Black Entertainment Television, will provide MSNBC with feature content to be used on its Race in America news section. believes the special section highlights issues concerning people of color and reports it is “featuring stories focusing on African-American issues in honor of Black History Month in conjunction with”

“ is a perfect complement to's Race in America news section, ” said Merril Brown, editor in chief of “This alliance allows us to reach out to our diversified user base,” he said. joins The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Newsweek and Zdnet on's list of news sources.

In the first effort, MSNBC ran's “Black Voters Pessimistic about Bush,” a report by the Web sites senior managing editor Marilyn McCraven.

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