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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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UPTOWN Professional debuts in March as quarterly magazine and Web site

(February 23, 2011) UPTOWN Magazine has announced the creation and launch of UPTOWN Professional, a quarterly career-focused magazine and Web site uptownpromag.com for the global urban professional. In addition to career aspirations, UPTOWN Professional will also cover related business lifestyle topics. The cutting edge, new, career-focused publication was launched to great excitement and fanfare at two well-attended launch events in New York City and Chicago in January.

"UPTOWN Professional offers relevance, relationships and most importantly, solutions," said Robert Ingram, Publisher of UPTOWN Professional. "Our goal is to assist forward-thinking companies and executives and help them navigate the challenging paths of recruitment, retention, marketplace and development in a new and more diverse workplace."

The first issue, poly-bagged with UPTOWN Magazine, will be available on newsstands and in bookstores in March as well as distributed through major corporate employee affinity and network groups.

The inaugural issue features a detailed look at the top 100 African American, Latino and Asian business executives in the US. UPTOWN Professional also offers tips on best Travel Apps, E-readers and books to save time and increase productivity, as well as Coaches Corner and Critical Path which offer career guidance from respected executives and thought leaders.

"In riding the momentum of the launch and keeping with our desire to inform today's talented diverse executive, UPTOWN Professional will follow up its premiere issue with a themed issue in June highlighting the Top Companies for Diversity & Inclusion," says Ingram. The identity of the top companies will be announced in mid to late March 2011.

Launched in 2004, Uptown will increase its frequency from eight a year to bimonthly starting in March. It claims a rate base of 225,000 and publishes regional editions in Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Detroit, New York City, Philadelphia and Washington DC. With equity partner InterMedia Partners, Uptown Media acquired Vibe magazine in August 2009.

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