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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Comcast names Maria G. Arias as Executive Director of Diversity and
14, 2011) Comcast Corporation, today announced it has named Maria G.
Arias as Executive Director of Diversity and Inclusion. In this newly
created role, Ms. Arias will direct, manage, and organize Comcast's
diversity program strategy with a focus on recruitment and career
development, suppliers, programming, and community investment.
Additionally, Comcast says that Arias will work closely with its
Internal Diversity Council and the newly created Comcast/NBCUniversal
Joint External Diversity Advisory Council to coordinate the execution of
diversity and inclusion initiatives across the entire company. She will
report to Karen Dougherty Buchholz, Vice President of Administration at
Arias' appointment comes one week after
NBCUniversal announced that Paula Madison, Executive Vice President
and Chief Diversity Officer, would be retiring from her position in May.
"She has built a phenomenal career in the cable industry, is a strong
leader, and I'm looking forward to working with her as we further build
on our diversity and inclusion initiatives."
"Maria's unique personal experience and professional expertise make her
the perfect fit for this new role," said Ms. Buchholz. "She has built a
phenomenal career in the cable industry, is a strong leader, and I'm
looking forward to working with her as we further build on our diversity
and inclusion initiatives."
Ms. Arias previously served as Vice President of Operations for Comcast
Cable's Southern Colorado systems where she led technical operations and
alternative sales channels. Prior to that, she was the Interim Vice
President of Technical Operations for Comcast Cable's West Division. She
also served as the Interim General Manager for Comcast's Colorado
Mountain Area and the Tucson cable systems.
Before joining Comcast in 2007, Ms. Arias spent time with both Adelphia
Communications and AT&T Broadband in various government affairs roles.
She also worked at AT&T Corporation where she held the position of Chief
Regulatory Counsel for AT&T's Western Region and Senior Counsel for
AT&T's Central Region, as well as a government affairs role. Prior to
joining AT&T Corporation, she was an income partner with the national
law firm McDermott, Will & Emery, in Chicago, IL, specializing in
Ms. Arias currently serves on the Board of Directors for Solera National
Bank and the Junior Achievement Board of Southern Colorado. She is also
a member of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of Women in Cable &
Telecommunications (WICT), and has served on various non-profit boards
in Denver, including the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the National
Association of Multicultural Ethnicities in Communications (NAMIC), and
the Cherry Creek Schools Foundation.
Ms. Arias was named as one of the "100 Most Influential Minorities in
Cable" in 2010 by CableFAX magazine. She was selected as a fellow for
WICT's Betsy Magness Executive Leadership Institute Class XI and is the
recipient of the 2005 Rocky Mountain WICT Chapter "Woman to Watch"
award. She holds a Juris Doctor from Northwestern University School of
Law and will be relocating to Comcast's corporate headquarters in
Philadelphia with her husband and five children.
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...