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Black Buying Power:
 $803 Billion (2008)

Black U.S. Population:
 41.1 million

Top Five Black Cities
 - New York
 - Chicago
 - Detroit
 - Philadelphia
 - Houston

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 - New York-New Jersey
 - Washington-Baltimore
 - Chicago-Gary
 - Los Angeles
 - Philadelphia

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 - Housing $166.3 bil.
 - Food $65.3 bil.
 - Cars/Trucks $31.5 bil.
 - Clothing $26.9 bil.
 - Health Care $23.9 bil.

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Captivate Marketing Group acquires Chicago rights to Real Men Cook event

(March 19, 2010) Chicago based, Captivate Marketing Group, has acquired the  license to assume production of Real Men Cook Chicago, the annual Father's day food tasting and family celebration that has been a staple in the community for the past 20 years. This year Real Men Cook will take place on June 20, 2010.

"As a father I understand the importance of this event," said Abe Thompson, Managing Principal for Captivate Marketing Group. CMG is a certified minority owned company that produces special events. Most recently the company handled production of the National Urban leagues opening reception in Chicago in 2009.

Real Men Cook was introduced in Chicago by Yvette Moyo's Resources Associates International in 1990. Over the past two decades it has grown to include as many as 20 cities, and has attracted millions of participants and donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to local charities. It also has long been a popular with marketers for its ability to connect them with African American families.

Under the newly reached agreement, Moyo will be a consultant to CMG and will continue to maintain ownership of the brand and its licensing agreements with other cities. Moyo also has control over the product line that carries the Real Men Cook name and the books it has published.

"We are excited to continue the long standing tradition of Real Men Cook," said Lisa Newman, chief development officer of CMG, "we're working with our committed sponsors that realize the value of fatherhood, fellowship and family at this annual community event.

To get involved with Real Men Cook Chicago please contact 312.361.0232 or info@captivatemarketinggroup.com

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 15th Annual Edition
'Buying Power of Black America' report breaks down billions in expenditures

(January 19, 2010) Black consumers are responding to tighter economic condition by focusing more of their spending on items and services that improve their homes and lifestyle. That's one of the trends revealed in the 15th annual report, "The Buying Power of Black America," published by Target Market News. The report analyzes spending for black households in 2008 and finds that African-Americans...
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