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 Black Stats         
Frequently requested data on African American consumers

Black Buying Power:
  $744 Billion (2006)

Black U.S. Population:
  38.3 million

Top Five Black Cities
  - New York
  - Chicago
  - Detroit
  - Philadelphia
  - Houston

Top Five Black Metros:
  - New York-New Jersey
  - Washington-Baltimore
  - Chicago-Gary
  - Los Angeles
  - Philadelphia

Top Five Expenditures:
 - Housing $121.6 bil.
 - Food $59.2 bil.
 - Cars/Trucks $32.1 bil.
 - Clothing $27.7 bil.
 - Health Care $17.8 bil.

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STORY ARCHIVE

April 2009 

Urban Radio Summit to address the big changes, challenges in medium's future


Black TV Ratings for Week of April 13 - 19 'Idol' recaptures No.1 spot; CBS still reigns as most watched network

Mira Lowe named Editor-In-Chief of Jet Magazine with plans for more online

Disney crowns its first black princess, Tiana, with doll and coming movie


Tom Joyner discusses leasing deal that brought him back to Chicago


ASNE study: Black journalists slashed from newsrooms at alarming rate

Tom Joyner Morning Show returns to Chicago April 22nd on WSRB/Soul 106.3

Turner Broadcasting, ACE Media Corp. renew ad rep agreement for TBS shows

Bob Johnson says he's still seeking visionary partner to support Urban TV

Business publisher teams with Interactive One on free distribution of new e-book

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of April 6 - 12 'For the Love of Ray J' stays strong on Top 25; 'Payne' keeps TBS top net

Tom Joyner's BlackAmericaWeb.com names Dave Anderson executive director

Black TV Ratings for Week of April 6 - 12 The NCAA men's Championship game draws No.1 spot; CBS remains top net

TLC's Chilli signs with Coca-Cola’s Dasani to tout beauty secrets

Debra Langford named NBC Universal VP for Inclusion & Business Diversity

WMGU hopes its 'Magic' will succeed in Fayetteville's urban radio market

Steve Harvey says replacing Tom Joyner on V103 was Clear Channel's doing, not his

FCC Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein launches initiatives on PPM, minority ownership


RushmoreDrive.com partners with Citadel Media on micro site for Tom Joyner, others

Black Cable TV Ratings for March 30 - April 5 'House of Payne' attacked by VH1, BET during Spring break; TBS still top net

Obama administration unveils $45 mil, five-year effort to focus HIV crisis

Black TV Ratings for Week of March 30 - April 5 NCAA men's semi-final draws No.1 spot; CBS gets 14 shows on Top 25

Lagrant Communications expands two-year-old Dallas-Ft. Worth office

TV One to premiere Trumpet Awards honoring black achievement April 12th

'Best of Stellar' series presents highlights from 24 years of the awards show

NiaPulse launched as a quick response research tool for consumer intelligence

King Magazine to close with upcoming issue due to 'economic conditions'

Michael Eric Dyson to launch public radio show with Oprah as guest

E-mail turned into Web ad threatens to damage image of 'Diddy' and Ciroc

P&G sells Johnson Products; firm to be run by veteran black management team

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of Mar. 23 - 29 Spring break changes cable's usual Top 25 lineup; BET most watched network

Equals Three's work takes home multiple 2009 ADDY Awards

Carol H. Williams Advertising becomes shareholder in Black TV News Channel


Black TV Ratings for Week of March 23 - 29 Fox's 'Idol' returns to No.1 with black viewers; CBS takes half of Top 25

Gospel Music Channel boosts black viewership on Sunday, Monday nights


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