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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Constance C.R. White named Editor-in-Chief of Essence magazine (March
3, 2011) Veteran journalist, editor and culture and style expert
Constance C. R. White has been named Editor-in-Chief of ESSENCE, it was
announced today by Time Inc. Editor-in-Chief John Huey. Her appointment
is effective March 21, 2011.
Prior to joining ESSENCE, White served as Style Director, Brand
Consultant and Spokesperson for the leading online company eBay, where
she developed content and strategies aimed at women. She is credited
with conceiving and creating eBay's first web-zine, as well as
developing a comprehensive editorial environment.
[It was also announced that former ESSENCE editor Marcia Ann Gillespie,
who assisted in the search for the new Editor-in-Chief, will join
ESSENCE as Special Projects Director, effective immediately. Gillespie
will work closely with the Editor-in-Chief and the President on a range
of issues regarding the magazine and the ESSENCE brand. Gillespie was
the editor in chief of ESSENCE from 1971-1980 and was also editor in
chief of Ms. magazine from 1993-2001.]
White was previously the founding Fashion Editor for Talk magazine, a
celebrated Style Reporter for The New York Times and the Executive
Fashion Editor for Elle magazine. She also served as Associate Editor
at Women's Wear Daily and W magazine and began her career at Ms.
magazine, as assistant to co-Founder Gloria Steinem.
"We are pleased to welcome this highly accomplished journalist to
Essence and to Time Inc.," said Huey. "Her 20-year career in editorial
has exemplified excellence at the highest levels for many of the world's
most trusted brands, and her leadership will assure ESSENCE's position
as the preeminent publication for African-American women."
"As a visionary and consummate communicator, Constance has established
an unparalleled connection with women across multiple platforms,"
commented ESSENCE President Michelle Ebanks. "Constance is passionate
about the needs of Black women and making sure that they have the tools
to make their boldest dreams come true."
Additionally, White is the author of "Stylenoir", a ground breaking book
on black style, published by Perigee/Putnam. She has written
extensively on culture, style, lifestyle and contemporary issues and her
work has appeared in British Vogue, Glamour, Essence and The
International Herald Tribune. White earned a B.A. in Journalism from
New York University and has been active in the National Association of
Black Journalists and the Black Retail Action Group.
Essence Communications Inc. (ECI) is the number one media and
communications company dedicated to African-American women. With a
multi-platform presence in publishing, live events, and online, the
Essence brand is "Where Black Women Come First". The company's flagship
publication, ESSENCE magazine, is the preeminent lifestyle magazine for
African-American women. For more than 40 years, ESSENCE magazine, which
has a brand reach of over 8 million, has been the leading source of
cutting-edge information relating to every area of African-American
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...