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. ______________________
Quick access to key stats
Click here to go to African-American Census Bureau
2011 by Target Market News Inc. All rights reserved
228 S. Wabash Ave.
Chicago, IL 60604
Comcast accepting proposals for African-American independent cable
(April 4, 2011) Comcast Corporation today announced that it is taking
the first steps to launch ten new independent channels over the next
eight years, including eight that are Hispanic and African American
owned or operated.
"Comcast is committed to providing opportunities for diverse businesses
to expand and grow," said David Jensen, Vice President of Content
Acquisition for Comcast. "We look forward to considering a number of
fresh and viable programming proposals from Hispanic and African
American programmers to create new channels that will complement the
robust lineup of programming choices we already offer our customers."
Of the ten new channels scheduled to be added, Comcast is now accepting
proposals for the first three. One of the channels, which Comcast
intends to launch by July 28, 2012, will be American Latino operated and
programmed in English. The other two will be majority African American
owned and will launch by January 28, 2013. Ultimately, each of the ten
networks will be added on select Comcast systems as part of the D1
The commitment to launch ten new independently owned and operated
networks over the next eight years is one of a series of public interest
commitments made by Comcast in connection with the NBCUniversal
transaction completed earlier this year. Of the ten channels, four will
be majority African American owned, two will be majority Hispanic owned
and two will be operated by American Latino programmers. These criteria
were established based on several agreements Comcast entered into with
leading diversity organizations.
In addition, Comcast recently announced it was expanding carriage of
Mnet, the only 24/7 English-language nationwide television network in
the U.S. targeting Asian Americans and fans of Asian pop culture,
satisfying a commitment in its agreement with leaders of the Asian
Those who are interested in learning about the terms and conditions of
the channel submissions may visit
www.comcast.com/diversityproposal. Proposals are due by May 31,
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...