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Frequently requested data on African American consumers

Black Buying Power:
  $744 Billion (2006)

Black U.S. Population:
  38.3 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 $121.6 bil.
 - Food $59.2 bil.
 - Cars/Trucks $32.1 bil.
 - Clothing $27.7 bil.
 - Health Care $17.8 bil.

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Steve Hegwood resigns Radio One Atlanta post to focus on his own firm

(February 27, 2009) Fifteen months after being promoted by Radio One to Operations Manager in Atlanta, veteran programmer Steve Hegwood has announced his resignation from the post.

A statement from Radio One said: "Steve has decided to focus his attention on growing the stations he currently owns and expanding his group. All of us in Atlanta and Radio One as a whole wish him nothing but the best", said Tim Davies, VP/ General Manager.

"The position is now been posted at www.radio-one.com\careers. Radio One Atlanta is actively seeking the best programmer and operations manager to lead our team and grow our strong cluster of stations and on-line content."

In his own statement, Hegwood said:

"I have resigned my position at Radio One Atlanta as Operations Manager of WPZE, WAMJ/WUMJ and Program Director for WHTA Hot 107.9.
"I have decided to focus full time on Hegwood Media LLC. We will acquire and operate medium and small market radio stations in the Southeast. In addition I will consult Independent companies, My first client is Murray Broadcasting, (Chris Murray) owned  WFXM in Macon,GA (Power 107.1).
"I would truly like to thank Cathy Hughes, Alfred Liggins , Michele Williams and Bruce Demps  for the opportunity with be apart of Radio One for a second term, It has been a very rewarding experience. May God Bless you all"

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