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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

May 2009 

(Dates shown are the days stories were posted)


Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of May 18 - 24 It's repeat the past week for NBA on cable; Playoffs make TNT top network 5-29-09

U.S. Census chief tells why African-American count is critical to success 5-29-09

Black TV Ratings for Week of May 18 - 24 The NBA breaks records with Playoffs viewership; CBS stays top network 5-28-09

Papers of 'Chicago Defender' founding family donated to Chicago Public Library 5-28-09

Upfront Fall TV lineup includes LL Cool J, Michael Straham, Wanda Sykes 5-27-09

LAGRANT Foundation to award $100,000 to 15 ethnic minority college students 5-27-09

Sanders\Wingo recognized as Advertising Agency of the Year by Black Enterprise 5-26-09


GlobalHue regains account for the Bermuda Department of Tourism as AOR 5-26-09

Essence unveils fourth installment in it Smart Beauty series of research findings 5-22-09

RITE AID chain promoting its beauty departments to African-American women 5-22-09

Sonya McNair Is named Vice President, Communications for CBS News 5-22-09

Democrats urge Treasury Dept. rescue for minority-owned broadcasters 5-21-09

Bob Johnson says cable channel plans unchanged by ION's bankruptcy filing 5-21-09

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of May 11 - 17 NBA Playoffs dominate cable favorites; TNT still most popular network 5-21-09

Sheridan's WAMO sale leaves future of black radio in Pittsburgh in doubt 5-20-09

Black TV Ratings for Week of May 11 - 17 'CSI: Miami' ranks No.1 in heavy finale week; CBS repeats as top network 5-20-09

DreamWorks Studios acquires rights to Martin Luther King, Jr. story for bio-pic 5-20--09

FCC opens PPM inquiry citing concerns from Black, Hispanic broadcasters 5-19-09

RushmoreDrive, Wesley, Brown & Bartle join to push diversity in executive search 5-19-09

African-Americans are one target for Philadelphia tourism ad campaign 5-19-09

E. Britton Group, Strategic Vision to study faith-based consumers' preferences 5-18-09

Nielsen: Ethnic consumers driving future consumer packaged goods trends 5-18-09

GlobalHue to lead Navy African-American, Asian marketing and advertising efforts 5-15-09

Latest Census data shows Hispanic growth slowing, Blacks 14% of population 5-15-09

General Mills, Beyonce join in effort to deliver meals for Feeding America 5-15-09

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of May 4 - 10 NBA Playoffs dominate Top 25 cable chart; TNT is most popular network 5-14-09

Destination DC targets black travelers with EbonyJet.com dedicated channel 5-14-09

Black TV Ratings for Week of May 4 - 10 "Dancing" repeats No.1, "Idol" falls again; CBS claims week's top network 5-13-09

Law firm to provide legal counsel to Black Retail Action Group on advocacy issues 5-13-09

Radio One cites economy, loss of auto ads for big drop in Q1 net revenue 5-13-09

Essence, CNN partner on 'What Matters' weekly news segments for black viewers 5-13-09

Vibe Media Group to launch THE MOST, new "urban" print and online properties 5-12-09

P&G plans to double sales to $175 billion by tapping into poorer countries 5-12-09


Ford joins with Essence and AOL Latino on women empowerment initiatives 5-11-09

Fundraiser for Howard Univ. ad program to feature Obama campaign's David Plouffe 5-11-09

Oprah Winfrey tops Forbes inaugural list of wealthiest Black Americans 5-8-09

Moms of color charge discrimination by marketers at bloggers conference 5-8-09

Black TV Ratings for Week of April 27 - May 3 Lil' Kim's "Dancing" farewell grabs No.1 spot; CBS shows big gain as favorite net 5-7-09

Sears denies Web story claiming it's discontinuing LL Cool J's clothing line 5-6-09

IMAGES USA marks twentieth anniversary with staff appointments and promotions 5-6-09

Obama nominates Mignon Clyburn, former newspaper publisher, to FCC post 5-5-09

TV One, Luster Products team up for cancer outreach effort 5-5-09

Ford signs on as major advertiser for CNN special 'Black in America 2' 5-4-09

EBONY Magazine names Terry Glover managing editor; other editorial slots filled 5-4-09

Syndication Ones news-talk network adds Atlanta and Birmingham markets 5-1-09


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