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Black Buying Power:
$679 Billion (2004)
Black U.S. Population:
Top Five Black Cities
- New York
Top Five Black Metros:
- New York-New Jersey
- Los Angeles
Top Five Expenditures:
- Housing 110.2 bil.
- Food 53.8 bil.
- Cars/Trucks 28.7 bil.
- Clothing 22.0 bil.
- Health Care 17.9 bil.
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TV One names Rose Catherine Pinkney EVP
of programming, development
R. Thomas Umstead
12, 2005) TV One continued African-American-targeted networks’ raid of the
Hollywood production community, naming veteran Rose Catherine Pinkney as
its executive vice president of programming and development.
Pinkney -- who has developed such shows as Fox’s gritty multiethnic cop
series New York Undercover and South Central -- will create scripted
skeins and movies for the African-lifestyles-oriented network.
“There’s been a void of choice for African-American viewers,” she said.
“I’m excited to be invited to be part of the team that’s mandated to do
quality programming for African-American viewers. It’s important that the
Hollywood creative community understands that we plan to reach out to them
in an effort to create new programming for TV One.”
Pinkney was most recently senior VP of comedy development at Paramount
Network Television, where over most of the past decade she’s developed
more than 30 series for six networks, including UPN’s Girlfriends.
Prior to her tenure at Paramount, she served as VP and head of television
for Upton Entertainment, where she oversaw the creation of New York
Undercover, which now airs on TV One.
In the late 1980s, Pinkney was director of programming at Twentieth
Century Fox, where she was instrumental in developing such cutting-edge
series as The X-Files and where she supervised In Living Color.
“Rose Catherine’s stellar track record in television programming and
development and strong relationships with the creative community will
prove instrumental as we further define and strengthen TV One’s strategy,”
TV One CEO Johnathan Rodgers said in a prepared statement.
Robert Townsend and Reginald Hudlin are other top Hollywood producers who
have made the transition to minority-targeted cable networks at Black
Family Channel and Black Entertainment Television, respectively.
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'Buying Power' report shows black consumers spending more on home life
As the American economy continues to move sluggishly,
African-American households are curtailing their spending in many
categories, including food, clothing and basic household items, while
investing more in home repair, home entertainment and consumer
electronics. Although they are trimming back, black consumers are still
spending more than their white counterparts on most of these products.
According to the newest edition of “The Buying Power of Black America”
report, African-American households are tightening their belts when it
comes to dining out, expanding their wardrobes, and leisure activities out
of the home. At the same time, they are increasing their spending on home
repairs and remodeling, audio and...
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