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Frequently requested data on African American consumers

Black Buying Power:
 $836 Billion (2010)

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 $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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Diverse: Issues In Higher Education magazine launches two Websites

(December 1, 2010) Cox, Matthews and Associates, Inc. publisher of Diverse: Issues In Higher Education (formerly Black: Issues In Higher Education) has launched two new Websitess. CCJobsNow.com and DiversityHealthWorks.com.

CCJobsNow.com is a Websites aimed at those working or seeking careers in the community college environment as well as those interested in community colleges. The Websites has a job board dedicated to community college career opportunities as well as an e-newsletter which is disseminated twice a week.

“Our objective is to reach every community college, four year institution and career college as well as associations in the United States and Canada,” said Ralph Newell, Vice President for Business Development & Technology. The site provides news and information related to community, technical and career colleges. and to those interested in providing their products and services to these institutions. Currently the CCJobsNow.com e-newsletters reaches over 25,000 community college professionals.

Newell stated that, “Community colleges are bursting at the seams with new enrollees across the country since the economy is still spurting. Adults are filling classrooms as well as taking online courses for a myriad of reasons. And this segment of higher education is more than ready for useful news and information.” CCJObsNow.com will instantly be of immense value to these groups, according to Newell.

DiversityHealthWorks.com also launched recently, is designed to reach health care professionals from hospitals, healthcare providers and facilities, medical and nursing schools, social workers, pharmaceutical companies to federal and state agencies. The state of health in America is huge since it affects every everyone in world. Health care professionals are of particular importance. Over 100,000 recipients receive DiversityHealthWorks.com on a weekly basis.

William E. Cox, Jr., Vice President, Advertising and Operations, “We are delighted to add both CCJobsNow.com and DiversityHealthWorks.com to our line-up of services for both our readers and advertisers. The two entities only strengthen what we already have in place. Namely, our print platform, Diverse: Issues In Higher Education and our online presence of Diverse Daily e-newsletter, DiverseBooks, and The Journal of EDM Finance.” Cox added that, “we now can offer our advertisers better value with multi-channel advertising opportunities and the ability to reach an even larger audience than previously served.”

Cox, Matthews & Associates, Inc is a Fairfax, VA firm specializing in print and online publishing, e-commerce, research, training and consulting. Diverse: Issues In Higher Education is the only newsmagazine with a primary focus on matters of access and opportunity for all in the higher education sector.


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New 'Buying Power' report: Black consumers spend as economy grows
Details $507 billion in expenditures

(November 1, 2010) 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 soon to be issued 16th annual edition of "The Buying Power of Black America" report.

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...

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