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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promotes Laysha Ward, president of community relations, to executive
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
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
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.
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...