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Frequently requested data on African American consumers

Black Buying Power:
 $836 Billion (2010)

Black U.S. Population:
 41.1 million

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

Top Five Black Metros:
 - New York-New Jersey
 - Washington-Baltimore
 - Chicago-Gary
 - Los Angeles
 - Philadelphia

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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Toya is back on BET with 'A Family Affair' reality show debuting April 12

(April 8, 2011) Antonia "Toya" Carter, who made her debut on BET's hit series TINY & TOYA, is back with a new reality-based show, TOYA: A FAMILY AFFAIR, premiering Tuesday, April 12 at 10:00 p.m. [ET] Viewers will follow her journey as she continues to carve out a personal and professional path for herself while dealing with the burden of keeping her troubled family together and out of the perils of street life.

TINY & TOYA's debut garnered 3 million viewers and is the No.1 reality series premiere in BET's history. Produced by the same award-winning executive producer, James DuBose of DuBose Entertainment, who brought us TINY & TOYA, TOYA: A FAMILY AFFAIR promises to bring another captivating series of dramatic and inspiring and at times fun-filled reality television to BET. 

Toya's anticipated new memoir, "Priceless Inspirations," will be released by Farrah Gray Publishing on April 15. The book includes a foreword by Toya's ex-husband, multi-Grammy® Award-winner Lil' Wayne and speaks to girls and young women facing tough challenges regarding love, sex, motherhood and relationships.

For more information on TOYA: A FAMILY AFFAIR, visit www.bet.com/toya.


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New "Buying Power" report: Black consumers spend as economy grows
Details $507 billion in 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...

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