15th Annual Edition
'Buying Power of Black America' report breaks down billions in expenditures

Black consumers are responding to tighter economic condition by focusing more of their spending on items and services that improve their homes and lifestyle. That's one of the trends revealed in the 15th annual report, "The Buying Power of Black America," published by Target Market News. The report analyzes spending for black households in 2008 and finds that African-Americans...
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 Black Stats  
Frequently requested data on African American consumers

Black Buying Power:
 $803 Billion (2008)

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 $166.3 bil.
 - Food $65.3 bil.
 - Cars/Trucks $31.5 bil.
 - Clothing $26.9 bil.
 - Health Care $23.9 bil.

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Kimberly Hulsey named Senior VP for distribution, strategy for TV One

(August 2, 2010) Kimberly Hulsey has been named senior vice president of distribution and strategy at TV One. In this position, she is responsible for managing key distributor relationships to maximize distribution for TV One's SD and HD networks, developing strategy for broadband, on-demand, and mobile platforms, and optimizing marketing strategies to achieve distribution goals and maintain partner satisfaction.

Prior to being named to this position, she served as TV One’s senior vice president of legal affairs and human resources strategy, a position to which she was named in January 2007. In this position, she oversaw and directed human resources activities for TV One, and worked closely with Affiliate Sales in drafting distribution agreements for the network, as well as provided legal support for strategic corporate partnerships and network operations. She joined TV One in August 2004 as vice president of legal and business affairs and subsequently was named vice president of human resources in 2006.

She joined TV One from BET, where she was associate general counsel for affiliate and government relations. She joined BET in 1999 as assistant general counsel as assistant general counsel for affiliate and government relations.

Prior to joining the cable network business, she was an attorney in private practice with Fleischman and Walsh, a Washington, DC-based firm that specialized in telecommunications, an attorney in the Television Branch of the Mass Media Bureau of the Federal Communications Commission, and a law clerk with the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.

“Kimberly is a forward-thinking professional with excellent strategic skills and solid industry relationships that have proved invaluable over the years in her role as a legal advisor to the Affiliate Sales team,” said TV One Executive Vice President of Affiliate Sales and Marketing Michelle Rice, to whom Hulsey reports. “Her leadership qualities and industry knowledge will help us meet our dynamic growth plans and ensure that we continue to fulfill our distribution partners’ needs and expectations in a constantly evolving media landscape.” 

Hulsey has been an active participant in numerous industry organizations, and is currently an advisor to the Washington/Baltimore Chapter of Women in Cable and Telecommunications. She is a former board member of the Legal Aid Society and the Federal Communications Bar Association’s Diversity Committee. She holds a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. from American University.

 Launched in January 2004, TV One (www.tvoneonline.com) serves nearly 50.3 million households, offering a broad range of real-life and entertainment-focused original programming, classic series, movies, and music designed to entertain, inform and inspire a diverse audience of adult African American viewers. 

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