EARTHLINK PARTNERS WITH MOBE (MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES IN BUSINESS AND ENTERTAINMENT) TO PRESENT THE 100 BEST WEB SITES FOR AFRICAN AMERICANS

100 top Web sites provide information about business, culture, education, literature, fitness and health and other topics

Atlanta, April 4, 2003—When is the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater touring? What are the admissions deadlines at Historically Black Colleges and Universities?

Beginning this month, consumers can find the answers to these and other questions by visiting the 100 Best Web Sites for African Americans, an online resource presented by EarthLink (NASDAQ: ELNK) one of the nation’s leading Internet service providers, and MOBE (Marketing Opportunities in Business and Entertainment), a nationally recognized advocate for African American professionals and entrepreneurs.

Spanning topics such as business, culture, literature, travel, humor, genealogy, news and technology, among others, the 100 Best Web Sites for African Americans will be available through a link on the MOBE Web site at www.mobe.com, as well as through a customized version of the EarthLink Personal Start Page (http://start.earthlink.net/features/topsites/aa.jsp).

Some of the sites featured include www.alvinailey.org, www.hbcu-central.com, www.realmencook.com, www.aalbc.com, www.blackenterprise.com, www.afrovoices.com, www.blackhealthcare.com, as well as search engines such as www.blackwebportal.com.

"EarthLink has always focused on providing our subscribers with a high-quality, customizable Internet experience. By developing a list of top African American Web sites, we can provide valuable information to help customers get the most out of the Internet," said Victor Owens, senior brand manager for EarthLink.

The 100 Best Web Sites for African Americans is part of a year-long sponsorship agreement EarthLink has signed to provide support of MOBE conferences and events, including the annual MOBE Business & Technology Solutions Expo in Miami, Fla. MOBE will announce the EarthLink sponsorship and list of 100 Best Web Sites for African Americans during the opening reception of its annual business and technology conference, which begins April 4. Throughout the year, MOBE will continue to promote the 100 Best Web Sites for African Americans at events and symposiums.

"We’re proud to join forces with EarthLink to present this online resource for African Americans, and we look forward to working with EarthLink to develop additional value-added programs and services," said Yvette Moyo, president and CEO of MOBE.

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