Black Stats Frequently requested
data on African American consumers
Black Buying Power:
$836 Billion (2010)
Black U.S. Population:
Top Five Black Cities
- New York
Top Five Black Metros:
- New York-New Jersey
- Los Angeles
Top Five Expenditures:
- Housing $203.8 bil.
- Food $65.2 bil.
- Cars/Trucks $29.1 bil.
- Clothing $29.3 bil.
- Health Care $23.6 bil. ______________________
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Monroe, former Ebony VP, named editor of CNNPolitics.com
10, 2011) Award-winning journalist Bryan Monroe has joined CNN as editor
of CNNPolitics.com, it was announced today by Meredith Artley, vice
president and managing editor of CNN.com. In this newly created role,
Monroe will lead the editorial planning and content strategy for CNN's
online and mobile political coverage from the network's DC Bureau.
"Bryan is an outstanding addition to the talented CNNPolitics.com team,
and also to CNN's DC bureau, including Sam Feist, Edith Chapin and their
teams," said Artley. "His experience and leadership will expand and
deepen our political reporting across CNN.com, The Political Ticker and
all of our mobile products."
Most recently, Monroe was a visiting professor at Northwestern
University's Medill School of Journalism, and is a former president of
NABJ, the National Association of Black Journalists. Also, while at
Knight-Ridder in 2005, he helped lead the team in Biloxi, MS, that won
the 2006 Pulitzer Prize Gold Medal for their coverage of Hurricane
"I am thrilled to be joining CNN and the nation's ‘best political team,'
particularly at a time when political coverage is at the front and
center of the national conversation," said Monroe. "Helping extend those
conversations across the Web and mobile devices is an exciting
Prior to his professorship at Northwestern, Monroe served as Vice
President and Editorial Director at Ebony and Jet magazines in Chicago.
At the magazines, he led the coverage of the 2008 presidential elections
and conducted the first interview with then President-elect Barack Obama
following his November victory; and also had the last major interview
with pop star Michael Jackson before his death in 2007.
JUST RELEASED New
'Buying Power' report: Black consumers spend as economy grows Details $507
1, 2010) African-American consumers are cautiously increasing their
spending in some key product categories, even as they continue to make
adjustments in a slowly growing economy. The finding comes from the soon
to be issued 16th annual edition of "The Buying Power of Black America"
In 2009, black households spent an estimated $507 billion in 27 product
and services categories. That's an increase of 16.6% over the $435 billion
spent in 2008. African-Americans' total earned income for 2009 is
estimated at $836 billion...