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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names Mitzi Miller Editor in Chief of JET as magazine marks 60th year
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.
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...