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 Black Stats
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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JPC names Mitzi Miller Editor in Chief of JET as magazine marks 60th year

(April 18, 2011) Johnson Publishing Company CEO Desiree Rogers today named award-winning journalist, editorial consultant and bestselling author, Mitzi Miller as editor-in-chief of JET magazine. Miller will assume the post effective May 9, 2011.

"We continue to implement our corporate strategy of placing industry veterans in key management roles at Johnson Publishing," said Rogers. "Mitzi brings an impressive journalistic record to her role and will begin the process of assessing the future of JET as she takes on the leadership of the magazine."

JET is celebrating 60 years of being the nation's only nationally-distributed news weekly publication. It claims a readership of more than 8 million.

Miller brings to JET her expertise as an editorial consultant for Juicy and SET Magazines and her writing skills as a contributor to Essence, VIBE, Uptown Magazine, among others. She was the entertainment editor at HONEY Magazine where she wrote the popular "girl-around-town" column. Miller was also a TV and culture critic for VH1 and the Food Network.

"I am honored to join the Johnson Publishing family and look forward to re-energizing the JET brand," said Miller. "For 60 years JET has consistently delivered news about Black America. It is my priority to meet the evolving media needs of our loyal base of readers in exciting and entertaining ways."

Miller's first book, The Angry Black Woman's Guide to Life was released in 2004 to rave reviews in The New York Times, Boston Globe and Newsweek Magazine. Her second book, The Vow, was recently optioned for production by Lifetime Television Network. Most recently, her teen series, Hotlanta received multiple awards from the American Library Association and was optioned for production by The CW Television Network.

Miller is a board member of the non-profit, Hip-Hop 4 Life. She is a skilled public speaker who has appeared at various forums and seminars nationwide including the 2010 Young Women's Empowerment Summit at Long Island University; The Freshman Honors Reception at Florida A&M University; and Essence Magazine's Image of Black Women in Media Panel. Miller is a graduate of Florida A&M University with a BA in English. She will be based in Chicago.

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Comcast names Maria Arias as Executive Director of Diversity and Inclusion

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Real Men Charities partners with Tyler Perry on 'Madea' promotional  tie-in

Black TV Ratings for Week of April 4 - 10 NCAA Championship leads CBS' takeover of TV's Top 25 in black homes

Real Men Charities partners with Tyler Perry on 'Madea' promotional  tie-in

Ford rolls out 'Inner Child' print, TV and radio campaign from UniWorld Group

Philadelphia Tribune digitally archiving extensive photo archive for public access

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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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