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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Washington Informer wins three first-place Ethnic Media Awards honors
(March 11, 2011) The Washington Informer Newspaper recently won three
major awards at the Second Annual Ethnic Media Awards competitions.
Culled from more than 100 entries in nine languages, including, Farsi,
Korean, Amharic, Vietnamese, and Spanish, the winners were announced at
an awards dinner, co-sponsored by the American University School of
Communication in February at the University of California Washington
Center in Washington, D.C.
Denise Rolark Barnes, the Publisher of the Washington Informer, and
Shanella Sherman, also of the Washington Informer, shared First Place in
Feature Writing. Mrs. Barnes' winning article was on "CNN Partnership
with The Washington Informer on Black America Special" and Ms. Sherman's
feature article was on "Soledad O'Brien Talks Race with The Washington
"This award is a particular honor for me as the managing editor of the
Informer because it evidences a collective goal to provide a voice for
the voiceless and the dispossessed, while maintaining exemplary
standards in quality and integrity," Shantella Sherman, winner of the
Best Feature Writing award said.
In the Best Local News category, Norma Porter Anthony's article on
"Hardy Students Demand Principal' Return" won her a tie for First Place.
The awards seek to recognize the ethnic media's unique role in American
journalism. Across the county, nearly one in four ethnic adults
accesses the ethnic media on a daily basis.
"The reality is that the ethnic media play a vital role in our society
by bringing news and information to demographics that want more than
what is delivered by the major media outlets," said Alexandra Moe, NAM's
Washington, D.C. director. "NAM and the American University School of
Communication are honoring the tremendous contribution, often made on a
barebones budget that ethnic media offer."
The faculty from The American University School of Communications,
representatives from the Council on Foreign Relations and immigrant
advocacy groups in Washington judged the contest. The Second
Washington, D.C. Ethnic Media Awards event, co-organized by New America
Media and The American University School of Communication, were funded
in part by the McCormick Foundation and the Surdna Foundation,
New American Media is the country's first and largest national
collaboration and advocate of 2,000 ethnic news organizations. Over 51
million ethnic adults connect to each other, to home countries and to
America through 3,000 ethnic media, the fastest growing sector of
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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...