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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Philadelphia Tribune digitally archiving extensive photo archive for
(April 11, 2011) The Philadelphia Tribune, the nation's oldest and the
greater Philadelphia region's largest newspaper serving the
African-American community, is digitally archiving its entire
photographic collection and making the photos from this unique archive
available online to the public. The Philadelphia Tribune Photo Archive
will be among the largest photography collections available telling the
visual story of the African American experience and capturing the
region's most compelling events, people and places of the past 125
"This is an exciting time to partner with Image Fortress and Masterpiece
Marketing Group to archive this unique photographic collection and make
them accessible to the public for the first time," said Robert Bogle,
Philadelphia Tribune's President and CEO. "These photos reflect the life
and experiences of the African American community in both America and in
the Philadelphia region."
Philadelphia Tribune is using Advanced Image Archiving, a new digital
image archiving and monetization service -- created by a joint venture
between Image Fortress and Masterpiece Marketing Group -- to digitally
preserve and archive its entire historic photographic library of
approximately 250,000+ photos.
The AIA service is providing the Philadelphia Tribune with a seamless
service that integrates all aspects of the digital archiving of this
collection with the marketing of first edition prints and reproductions
to collectors worldwide, to members of the greater Philadelphia
community and to a global community that previously has had no access to
these culturally and historically significant photographs.
The paper's website will provide online access to high quality first
edition, collector's edition and reproduction prints, bringing to the
public online access to over two hundred thousand never-before-published
photographs. The collection contains photos from events dating back to
the paper's founding in the 19th century and includes photos of
significant historical events of African American significance such as
images from the First World War among numerous other key national and
regional events covered by the Philadelphia Tribune since its founding
"I am thrilled that our company, which was founded with the mission of
preserving and making publicly accessible the unpublished visual record
of our experience as a nation, most of which has been buried away for
decades or even over a century in photo libraries belonging to
newspapers, is working with the Philadelphia Tribune," said Bob Pokress,
cofounder and president of Image Fortress. "Their photo library provides
a unique and historically vital perspective on the evolution of the
history of our nation as well as a unique prism into the events and
people in and around the Philadelphia metro region who have shaped and
been shaped by that history."
The Philadelphia Tribune is the nation's oldest and the Greater
Philadelphia Region's largest audited daily newspaper serving the
African-American community. The National Newspaper Publishers
Association, a trade association representing 205 African-American-owned
newspapers, has recognized the publication as the "Best Newspaper in
America" in eight out of the last fifteen years.
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...