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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Trymaine Lee first African-American hired following AOL/Huffington Post
10, 2011) The Huffington Post Media Group, a leading source of news,
opinion, entertainment, community, and digital information, announced
the addition of six new hires to its reporting team, the first since the
Huffington Post joined forces with AOL. They include both veteran
reporters from leading news outlets and talented young journalists who
will cover a broad range of subjects.
These six reporters are the first in a host of hires the Huffington Post
Media Group will be making in the next few weeks as it expands its
original reporting across all sections, from politics and entertainment
to health, food, style, kids, parenting, personal finance, and more.
The young reporters are part of the Huffington Postís Jefferson Program
for Young Journalists, an initiative to nurture new journalistic talent
by pairing them with seasoned editors, writers, and reporters. The
program is named for the founding father who said that if he had to
choose between government without a free press, or a press without a
government, he'd readily pick the latter.
The New York Times' Trymaine Lee has been named Senior Reporter, Yahoo's
Michael Calderone has been named Senior Media Reporter, the New York
Daily News' Michael McAuliff has been named Senior Congressional
Reporter, and The Daily's Jon Ward has been named Senior Political
Reporter. Bonnie Kavoussi, soon to graduate from Harvard University
where she is a senior reporter of The Harvard Crimson, has been named
Business Reporter, and Lucas Kavner, the founding editor of Unigo, which
covered college life, has been named Entertainment Reporter.
Trymaine Lee spent the last four years as a reporter for the New York
Times, where he covered Harlem for the paper's Metro section. He
previously worked at the New Orleans Times-Picayune, where he was part
of a team that won a Pulitzer Prize for its breaking news coverage of
"One of the Huffington Post Media Group's main goals is to deliver
engaging and high-impact journalism, and these hires are an exciting
addition to our reporting team," said Arianna Huffington, president and
editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group. "Trymaine Lee, who
won a Pulitzer for his Hurricane Katrina coverage, will cover national
issues impacting the black community."
Said Tim Armstrong, Chairman & CEO of AOL: "These new hires, which are
only the beginning, demonstrate our commitment to great journalism. An
outstanding team of talented editors, writers, and reporters -- ranging
from award-winning veterans to budding new journalism stars -- will be
at the heart of the Huffington Post Media Group. One of Ariannaís
highest priorities is to build this first-class team across the many
content areas covered by AOL and the Huffington Post, and to maximize
the impact of their work on every platform, with great reader
In January, the Huffington Post and BET
co-founder Sheila Johnson announced they have formed a joint venture to
launch a HuffPost section devoted to African-Americans. The section, "HuffPost
GlobalBlack," is expected to debut in March.
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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"
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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
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