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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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AURN promotes Howard Eisen to President of Network Sales

(January 24, 2011) American Urban Radio Networks (AURN) is pleased to announce the promotion of Howard Eisen to President of Network Sales. Mr. Eisen will continue to be responsible for all advertising sales and marketing partnerships.

Howard Eisen joined AURN in 2001 as Regional Director Marketing & Sales. Eisen, a media industry veteran, has a considerable background in management, sales and marketing.  His vast broadcasting history began at Westwood One Radio Network as an Account Executive. There he developed national radio strategies and marketing plans for top level advertising agencies with an emphasis on "New Business Development". 

Howard later joined SFX Radio Network where he was National Account Manager and was responsible for negotiating world premier syndicated music programs in the rock, urban and country genre.  Well respected in the advertising community, Eisen has also held several major marketing roles at various advertising agencies including Earl Palmer Brown, Backer Spielvogel Bates and SSC&B/Lintas.

"I am simply formalizing what has been a fact over the past couple of years." said Ronald Davenport Sr., Co-Chairman of American Urban Radio Networks.  Over the past three years, some of the worst in our country's history, Howard has led our sales team and we have held our own, despite the climate, which I believe is a tribute to his leadership.  I believe our best days are ahead of us and I believe he's the best person to take us there" said Davenport.
About American Urban Radio Networks

AURN is the only African American owned network radio company in the United States. It is the largest network reaching urban American, with more that 25 million listeners each week. Through four programming networks and one marketing division, American Urban Radio Networks reaches more African Americans than any other medium in America and produces more urban programming than all other broadcasting companies combined. 

American Urban Radio Networks broadcasts over 300 news, entertainment, sports and information programming weekly to more that 450 radio stations nationwide. It is the only Black broadcaster with a bureau in the White House. AURN's SPM Urban Network specializes in the creation and execution of national promotions and fully integrated marketing programs.  AURN has offices in New York, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.

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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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