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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Rainbow PUSH to host 11th Annual Automotive Summit Sept. 29th in Detroit

(September 8, 2010) The Rainbow PUSH Coalition and the Citizen Education Fund have announced that the 11th Annual Global Automotive Summit will be presented on September 29 - October 1, 2010 at the MotorCity Casino and Conference Center in Detroit, Michigan. This year's theme is "Opportunities for Diversification."

"RPC has convened the Automotive Summit since 1999 to explore the auto industry's relationship with minority and women suppliers, dealers and employees," said Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., Founder and President of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition. "Our goal is to continue to level the economic playing field for minority and women stakeholders in an industry that has undergone tremendous transformation."

Among the highlights of this year's Automotive Summit will be the participation of some of the industry's most senior executives. General Motors President, Mark Reuss will be the keynote speaker at the Opening Presidents Luncheon on September 30. RPC will also honor Kevin Williams, GM Canada President, for his achievements and contributions to the industry.

Recognition will also be given to Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Paula Carter of Honda Manufacturing, Louis Green of the Michigan Minority Business Development Council, Anthony Tomczak and John Eley of DTE Energy, and Don and Bella Barden of the Barden Companies.

Additional workshops, panel discussions and events will cover:

-  Growth Opportunities for Suppliers & Successful Joint
-  Green, New Technology and the Electrical Revolution
-  Next Generation: Succession Planning
-  Technology....New Paradigm for Dealers
-  Innovation, Insights and Initiative: Creating A New Paradigm
   in Auto Marketing
-  Alternative and Non-Traditional Financing Options
-  Title VI and the Automotive Industry
-  Diversifying Your Portfolio,Doing Business with the
   Government and Public/Private Agencies
-  The World of Automotive
-  Professional Services Roundtable

Registration for the Automotive Summit is $225 and conference room rates are available at the MotorCity hotel. For more information contact Glenda A. Gill, Executive Director of the Automotive Project/RPC at 313 842-3883 or visit www.rainbowpush.org.

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