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Frequently requested data on African American consumers

Black Buying Power:
 $836 Billion (2010)

Black U.S. Population:
 41.1 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 $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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Target promotes Laysha Ward, president of community relations, to executive committee

(January 24, 2011) Target Corporation has announced the promotion of Laysha Ward to the company's executive committee. She will continue in her current role as President of Target's Community Relations and Target Foundation.

Gregg Steinhafel, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Target Corporation, said Ward has "a keen understanding of Target's business and will bring valuable experience and unique insight to her new position."

Ward, a 19-year veteran of Target, has held a number of leadership positions across Target's community relations organization and was named President of Community Relations and Target's Foundation in 2008. In this position, Ward oversees Target's ongoing commitment to give 5% of its income to the communities where Target guests live and work. In addition to managing the company's domestic and international grant making, Ward also coordinates the company's civic activities, including the creation of volunteer opportunities for Target's more than 350,000 team members.

Ward serves on the board of Denny's Corporation and the Corporation for National and Community Service. Additionally, she serves on the board of the Executive Leadership Council, a national organization focused on building an inclusive business leadership pipeline and developing African-American corporate leaders. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from Indiana University and Master of Arts from University of Chicago.


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New "Buying Power" report: Black consumers spend as economy grows
Details $507 billion in expenditures

(November 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" report.

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...

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