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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Verizon adds BET HD to FiOS TV channel lineup in more markets
25, 2011) Verizon is giving FiOS TV customers more high-definition
programming with the launch of BET HD. The new addition to the FiOS TV
lineup offers hit music, entertainment and news programming geared
toward the African-American audience.
BET HD is already available to FiOS TV customers in Massachusetts, Rhode
Island, Florida, New Jersey, downstate New York, the Philadelphia area,
Maryland, Virginia, Harrisburg, Buffalo and Syracuse. All other FiOS TV
customers will have the service by March 29.
"Today's consumers are clamoring for more high-definition programming,
and the launch of BET HD is a great addition for our FiOS TV
subscribers," said Terry Denson, vice president of content strategy and
acquisition for Verizon. "It's an exciting time for FiOS, as we
announce more and more programming options every week. And with BET HD,
our customers are getting popular talk shows, original series and all of
BET's music programming, all in high definition."
Joseph Molko, senior vice president of content distribution and
marketing at MTV/BET Networks, said, "The launch of BET HD on FiOS TV
marks an exciting addition for our network. With the addition of this
new offering, we look forward to enhancing the viewing experience for
our audience as we deliver the best in black entertainment and culture."
BET is available to all FiOS TV customers on Channels 770 in high
definition and 270 in standard definition. The channel features popular
shows like the original series "The Game," talk shows like "The Mo'Nique
Show" and reality shows like "Monica: Still Standing." In addition, BET
offers specials like the "BET Awards," "BET Hip-Hop Awards" and
"Celebration of Gospel." BET will also launch "106 & Park" in HD on May
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...