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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Cable's GMC and ABFF offer Faith and Family Screenplay Competition
(March 7, 2011) GMC, America's favorite channel for uplifting music and
family entertainment, announced today that it is partnering with the
American Black Film Festival (ABFF) on a competition that will promote
the development of faith and family-friendly entertainment screenplays.
"GMC's Faith and Family Screenplay Competition" is a component of GMC's
"Official Sponsorship" of the 15th annual event, which is the
pre-eminent festival promoting cultural diversity within the film and
television industry. The 2011 ABFF will be held July 6-9 in Miami.
"GMC's partnership with ABFF is an ideal way for us to further
strengthen awareness of GMC among the creative community," says Wendy
McCoy, vice president of marketing at GMC. "There are millions of
stories out there that bind and uplift families, and we want to hear
"So many of the faith and family scripts and movies tend to center
around the Church," adds Brad Siegel, vice-chairman of the network. "We
welcome those stories, but also want the creative community to look for
relevant, contemporary, slice-of-life depictions that organically
incorporate faith elements while appealing to broad audiences. Our
partnership with ABFF is a way to send a signal to the creative
community that we are the home of multi-cultural themed faith and family
original movies and series."
Entries for GMC's Faith and Family Screenplay Competition will be
solicited by the ABFF through the organization's web site (http://abff.com/festival/)
and newsletter. All eligible screenplays received will be sent to GMC
for review by a select panel, which will choose three finalists. The
three finalists will have portions of their screenplay performed by
actors in attendance at the festival and in front of a live audience of
festival attendees and industry tastemakers. One Grand Prize winner
will receive $5,000.
All submission materials must be received by 5 PM on Friday, April 29,
GMC's sponsorship of the ABFF also will be highlighted by an exclusive
sneak-preview screening at the festival of one of the network's original
movies with a multi-cultural theme.
GMC (www.watchGMCtv.com), the fastest-growing network in television and
the number one digital network in perceived value (source: BETA
Research), is America's favorite channel for uplifting music and family
entertainment. Recently, The Parents Television Council™ awarded its
Entertainment Seal of Approval™ to GMC for being "an authentic
family-friendly cable network." GMC is the only television network to
receive the highly coveted honor in 2010.
GMC can be seen in nearly 48 million homes on various cable systems
around the country, on DIRECTV on channel 338 and on Verizon FiOS on
Established in 1997, the core mission of the ABFF is to promote cultural
diversity within the motion picture industry. Through its film showcases
and special contests, it annually introduces the top echelon of emerging
artists to the film and television industry. The ABFF is a property of
Film Life, Inc., a New York-based event marketing, and production and
film distribution company founded in 2000 by Jeff Friday (CEO).
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...