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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Tamron Hall hosting afternoon political show on MSNBC starting today

By Richard Prince
(October 8, 2010) Tamron Hall is hosting a new hour-long political news show on MSNBC, "NewsNation," starting Monday (Oct. 11) at 2 p.m. She becomes the only journalist of color hosting a show on the cable network.

"We recently added Richard Lui to our list of anchors, but he is reporting for Chris Jansing's show, 'Jansing and Co.,' so it's not technically his. Martin Bashir will also be starting his own show at some point, but it will not likely be for a couple of months," MSNBC spokeswoman Weesie Vieira told Journal-isms on Friday.

An announcement said, "Her new show will feature in-depth coverage of the day's biggest political news, as well as interviews with pundits and policy-makers. Hall has been with msnbc since July of 2007, where she has served as an anchor on our dayside programming, host of a 2009 'Dateline' series titled, 'You Might Be Rich,' and has filled in for Ann Curry and other anchors on NBC's TODAY.

"Her new show will feature in-depth coverage of the day's biggest political news, as well as interviews with pundits and policy-makers."

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