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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AFRO-American Newspapers partners with Google on digitizing archive
(February 15, 2011) The AFRO-American Newspapers, one of the nation's
oldest news organizations dedicated to covering the African American
community, has created a comprehensive collection of over a million
articles that captures the African American experience in business,
civil rights, education, health, law, and sports beginning in the late
19th century. Google partnered with the AFRO and helped to digitize the
newspaper's historic archives and make them searchable on-line and
available to anyone, anywhere in the world.
"It took us over 10 years to develop and fine tune the concept to make
the AFRO's Archive site a reality and Google played a key role," said
publisher Jake Oliver. "The site includes original page views of
complete editions of the newspaper dating back to the early 1900s and
in-depth coverage of important stories such as the events of the arrests
and national spectacle surrounding Scottsboro Boys trials, the
entertainment coverage of Black movies stars such as Dorothy Dandridge,
the Army's use of the Tuskegee Airmen (Fighting 99th) in World War II,
coverage of the Little Rock 9 Integration in 1954 and many other events
that helped to shape the black community."
Researchers, students, historians, teachers, and other groups can use
the Archives to trace family roots, develop talking points, craft
speeches and gather information on a myriad of topics that affected
African Americans. To access the AFRO-American Newspaper Archives
on-line, a person should go to http://www.afro.com/afroblackhistoryarchives.
"The AFRO has one of the most comprehensive collections of African
American history in the world," said Oliver, the great grandson of the
newspaper's founder John H. Murphy, Sr. "The AFRO is an American
institution and has a huge repository of information that can be used
while blogging, or when someone is on Facebook to post quotes and with
Twitter. Now, with our new mobile iPhone application, the AFRO's
Archives can be accessed instantly by students at school, researchers
and anyone who has a thirst to learn and understand."
The AFRO-American Newspaper, headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, is
the oldest African American family-owned newspaper in the nation.
Founded in 1892 by John H. Murphy, Sr. "the AFRO" has grown to become
the leading news provider for African Americans in Baltimore and the
greater metropolitan Washington, D.C. area. The AFRO publishes three
editions-Baltimore, Washington, DC, and Prince George's County Maryland.
In addition, it publishes the online Afro.com and supports several
community outreach programs including Mrs. Santa, Clean Green Block and
Character Education. With on-line, national and local news, the AFRO has
more than 500,000 readers.
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...