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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Interactive One names Global Grind's Navarrow Wright Chief Technology
25, 2011) Interactive One, LLC the digital connection for Black America
and the digital division of Radio One, Inc., the largest African
American multimedia company, today announced that former co-founder of
GlobalGrind.com, Navarrow Wright, has joined Interactive One as its
Chief Technology Officer. Wright will be responsible for leading the
technology, site architecture and IT strategies, to ensure Interactive
One provides its consumers with superior product delivery and user
"We are excited to have Navarrow join the Interactive One team. He
brings a unique understanding of our audience and their use of
technology that will continue to enhance our consumer's experience
across our portfolio of sites, and across mobile, video and other
platforms," said Mike Rich, Chief Operating and Product Officer.
"Additionally Navarrow's ability to conceptualize and develop
progressive technology solutions that address consumer demand will
ensure Interactive One sustains a platform that enables our products to
remain nimble and deliver dynamic experiences for our audiences."
Wright comes to Interactive One with an extensive background in media
and technology combined with unparalleled knowledge of the African
American audience. Wright led BET Interactive as CTO and co-founded
GlobalGrind.com with Hip Hop Mogul Russell Simmons and served as the SVP
of Technology at the Medical Broadcasting Company, a division of Digitas,
Wright is also committed to giving back to the community by speaking to
youth groups on the importance of technology and how it can enable them
to achieve their dreams. He recently received a commendation from the
city of Newark for his work with events that have a positive impact on
young people. Wright is a published writer and has been featured on
blackweb20.com and the huffingtonpost.com.
"I am thrilled to join the Interactive One team and to further expand
the many offerings they have created to serve the diverse needs of the
African American community," said Navarrow Wright. "Radio One and
Interactive One have built a unique platform that has the ability to
connect with the African American audience with multiple forms of media
and I plan to work within my role to help facilitate that ability on
current and future platforms so we can continue to deliver relevant and
timely experiences to our audience."
Interactive One has over 15 million members and reaches 6 million Black
Americans each month. With approximately 3 billion annual page views on
its suite of sites, the Company has become the definitive social network
for Black America through BlackPlanet, as well as a number of leading
content sites. These sites include: NewsOne (www.NewsOne.com), which
provides up to the minute, comprehensive coverage of newsworthy events
relevant to Black Americans across the country and the world;
TheUrbanDaily (www.TheUrbanDaily.com), is the eyes and ears for Black
Americans looking for what's hot online, on the airwaves, in theaters,
and on the street; HelloBeautiful (www.HelloBeautiful.com), is the
definitive lifestyle resource for today's Black woman. Relationship
advice, the latest fashions, beauty tips...even inspirations for home
decor; and Elev8 (www.Elev8.com) Elevate the mind, body and spirit.
Elev8 is dedicated to a holistic approach to health and wellness.
Interactive One was launched by Radio One in 2008 to complement Radio
One's existing portfolio of media companies targeting the African
American community. Since its launch, Interactive One has quickly become
the #1 online platform for the African American community. Interactive
One is powered by the mission to create an online community that engages
and positively impacts the lives of African Americans.
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 16th annual edition of "The Buying Power of Black America"
report published by Target Market News..
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...