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
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Lamont Hill debuts as host of 'Our World with Black Enterprise' (October
10, 2010) Dr. Marc Lamont Hill made his debut as host of the nationally
syndicated television series Our World with Black Enterprise this
weekend, October 9th and 10th. Airing in more than 145 markets, the
weekly, 30-minute program is a mix of one-on-one All Access interviews
with today's top newsmakers and celebrities, on the record discussions
about the hottest topics affecting African Americans, and slice of life
profiles of some of the world's most intriguing people.
A distinguished author, social commentator, and noted "hip-hop
generation" intellectual, Marc Lamont Hill has emerged as a leading
voice on the nation's most challenging issues. The Columbia University
professor, who holds a Ph.D. with distinction from the University of
Pennsylvania, has been lauded for his published work on topics such as
hip-hop culture, politics, sexuality, education, and religion. As a
regular contributor to the Fox News Channel, Hill demonstrated a
willingness to engage in today's most heated debates and take on the
toughest issues. As host of Our World with Black Enterprise, Hill
continues to prove that no topic is off limits with a full season of
shows that will engage viewers on subjects ranging from the
controversial and serious to the entertaining and sensitive.
"Marc brings an exciting new element and point of view to our show,"
said Black Enterprise President & CEO Earl "Butch" Graves Jr. "He
combines the credentials of an academic with the understanding of a new
generation of African Americans who came of age in the era of hip-hop,
digital technology, and President Obama. His perspective as an educator,
journalist, and an outspoken member of our community gives our audience
the opportunity to experience a fearless take on the issues that most
The season premiere of Our World with Black Enterprise features a
one-on-one conversation with Grammy Award-winning entertainer and
philanthropist John Legend and a hard-hitting roundtable on the shocking
education gap for black youth in urban communities, who are falling
behind at an alarming rate. Plus, we profile Chicago-based Kids Off The
Block, Inc., a nonprofit organization committed to providing at-risk
youth with positive alternatives to gangs, drugs, and violence.
Our World with Black Enterprise airs in syndicated markets across the
country, including New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Atlanta. Check
local listings for time and station information. The broadcast can also
be seen on cable's TV ONE Sundays at 6:00 a.m. (EST). Visit
blackenterprise.com for more information about BLACK ENTERPRISE
television broadcast and video.
Our World with Black Enterprise is a weekly, half-hour television series
that spotlights the contemporary African American experience. Hosted by
author, activist, and academic Marc Lamont Hill and co-produced by
Chicago-based Central City Productions, the nationally syndicated
program features news, entertainment, roundtable discussions, and
special interest stories about African Americans from all walks of life.
The program debuted in September 2006.