Twitter, Internet Increasingly Popular For Blacks - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

Twitter, Internet Increasingly Popular For Blacks

Posted: Updated:

WASHINGTON (AP) - A new report says young, college-educated and higher-income African-Americans are just as likely as their white counterparts to use the Internet, and Twitter seems to be a favorite place in cyberspace.
    
The Pew Research Center report found that roughly 72 percent of blacks have a home broadband connection, a smartphone, or both. About 86 percent of black Internet users ages 18-29 have home broadband access, about 88 percent are college graduates and about 91 percent earn at least $75,000 annually.
    
Pew said blacks also tend to use Twitter more often, noting that 22 percent of black Internet users access Twitter at high levels compared with 16 percent of whites. Overall, 73 percent of black Internet users and 72 percent of white Internet users use Twitter.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • National NewsMore>>

  • The Latest: GOP senators worry about 'skinny' health bill

    The Latest: GOP senators worry about 'skinny' health bill

    Thursday, July 27 2017 6:47 PM EDT2017-07-27 22:47:11 GMT
    (AP) - The Latest on the effort by congressional Republicans to pass a health care bill (all times local):      6:10 p.m.      Three Republican senators say they will not vote for a new health care plan being crafted by GOP leaders - unless they get a guarantee from Speaker Paul Ryan that it will not pass the House as-is.      Sens. John McCain of Arizona, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin say they can't support ...More >>
    (AP) - The Latest on the effort by congressional Republicans to pass a health care bill (all times local):      6:10 p.m.      Three Republican senators say they will not vote for a new health care plan being crafted by GOP leaders - unless they get a guarantee from Speaker Paul Ryan that it will not pass the House as-is.      Sens. John McCain of Arizona, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin say they can't support ...More >>
  • Plane crashes in Pend Oreille River

    Plane crashes in Pend Oreille River

    Thursday, July 27 2017 6:25 PM EDT2017-07-27 22:25:09 GMT

    PRIEST RIVER, Id. - One pilot is safe after a plane landed and overturned in the Pend Oreille River. A viewer heard the crash and came outside to find a plane sinking into the waters. Three private boaters quickly came to the rescue to tow the plane to the north side of the river. As soon as we get more information, we will update this story.

    More >>

    PRIEST RIVER, Id. - One pilot is safe after a plane landed and overturned in the Pend Oreille River. A viewer heard the crash and came outside to find a plane sinking into the waters. Three private boaters quickly came to the rescue to tow the plane to the north side of the river. As soon as we get more information, we will update this story.

    More >>
  • State Dept. warns of possibly tainted alcohol in Mexico

    State Dept. warns of possibly tainted alcohol in Mexico

    Thursday, July 27 2017 6:04 PM EDT2017-07-27 22:04:37 GMT

    MILWAUKEE (AP) - The U.S. State Department is warning tourists going to Mexico about reports of tainted or substandard alcohol causing drinkers to become sick or pass out. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel recently reported about travelers becoming sick after drinking alcohol at Mexican resorts. In January, a 20-year-old Wisconsin woman vacationing in Mexico with her family died after she was pulled from a resort pool.

    More >>

    MILWAUKEE (AP) - The U.S. State Department is warning tourists going to Mexico about reports of tainted or substandard alcohol causing drinkers to become sick or pass out. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel recently reported about travelers becoming sick after drinking alcohol at Mexican resorts. In January, a 20-year-old Wisconsin woman vacationing in Mexico with her family died after she was pulled from a resort pool.

    More >>