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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Maya Angelou offers her first public radio show during Black History
(February 2, 2011) This February Maya Angelou will host her first-ever
public radio program. The one-hour broadcast is available to all PRI,
Public Radio International, affiliated stations and African American
Consortium stations free of charge.
Intimate and provocative stories, poems and conversations will
illuminate African American history including comedy, film and family
life, rounding out the hour with memories of "mother and sister friend,"
the late civil rights activist Dorothy Height. The producer of the show
is RCW Media Productions.
On comedy Maya Angelou observes, "Often in the black culture it is said,
we laughed to keep from crying." Joined by comedian Chris Rock, they
discuss Rock's childhood in Brooklyn, rise to Saturday Night Live and
his view on comedy. As Rock defines the comic currents of our time, Maya
Angelou offers historical perspective, reflecting on the 1930's and
1940's including Dusty Fletcher's "Open the Door Richard" and the
brilliance of early comedians who literally set the stage for African
A film director in her own right of Down in the Delta (1988), Angelou
explores African American films with a focus on the work of director Lee
Daniels. Daniels and Angelou discuss the success of his movie "Precious"
and how work from this filmmaker can impact and change dialogue in
From the stage of the Urban League's 100th Anniversary Celebration, the
esteemed poet and the rapper Common perform a glittering "Old School/New
School" call and response. Maya Angelou recites each stanza of "Songs of
the Old Ones," as Common interprets in what Angelou observes as "his
preferred language of hip hop."
Recalling their relationship in the 1960's, when Dr. Martin Luther King
Jr. appointed Maya Angelou as the Northern Coordinator for the Southern
Christian Leadership Conference, Maya Angelou honors the memory of civil
rights activist Dorothy Height ending with a poetic tribute.
Maya Angelou's Black History Month Special is underwritten by AT&T. More
information and a list of public radio stations currently airing the
program can be found at
www.mayaangelouonpublicradio.com. Articles featuring additional
content on Black History Month with guest introductions will reside on
www.att.com/thebridge. Maya Angelou will post on http://www.facebook.com/MayaAngelou
with 1.9 million fans and tweets on Twitter.
ORDER TODAY! New
"Buying Power" report: Black consumers spend as economy grows Details $507
expenditures 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...