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Black Buying Power:
 $836 Billion (2010)

Black U.S. Population:
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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

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 - Food $65.2 bil.
 - Cars/Trucks $29.1 bil.
 - Clothing $29.3 bil.
 - Health Care $23.6 bil.
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American Urban Radio Network announces partnership to represent SupeRadio

(December 8, 2010) American Urban Radio Networks, the largest African American owned radio network company in the country, today announced that it has partnered with SupeRadio, one of the premiere syndicators and providers of radio programming, to represent its urban product and services to the advertising community.  Some of SupeRadio's most popular programs include: "Back Spin Weekend "with Spinderella (of Salt N' Pepa fame) and "Kissing After Dark" with Lenny Green live evenings 7 p.m.-12 midnight from the studios of WRKS-FM in New York.

"Obviously we're delighted to add SupeRadio's wide array of urban programming to our already formidable program lineup," said Jerry Lopes, President of Program Operations & Affiliations for AURN.  "It clearly strengthens our position as the number one provider of urban programming in the world," said Lopes.

In addition to the "Kissing After Dark" and "Back Spin Weekend" other SupeRadio offerings include "Gossip on the Go" with Flo Anthony, "Café Mocha" with MC Lyte, talk programs, weekend inspirational programs and a number of urban adult and young end mix shows.

"We will be creating a new, fourth Radar rated network" (AURN Elite) said Howard Eisen, Executive Vice President of Sales for AURN.  "We believe with the addition of the AURN Elite Network we will be able to increase our presence in the marketplace and provide our clients with additional opportunities for reaching African American consumers.  The AURN "Elite" Network will offer five minutes of premium inventory weekly," said Eisen.

"AURN and SupeRadio are a natural fit" said Jack Bryant, President and COO of SupeRadio.  He also expressed excitement about the business building prospect of the new relationship.  SupeRadio LLC is one of the premier producers and distributors of radio programming.  SupeRadio is a division of Access 1, which is a partner of American Urban Radio Networks.

American Urban Radio Networks (AURN) is the only African-American owned radio network company in the United States.  It is the largest network reaching Urban America with more than 20 million listeners each week. Through three programming networks and its marketing division, American Urban Radio Networks reaches more African-Americans than any other medium in America and produces more programming than all other broadcasting companies combined.  American Urban Radio Networks broadcasts 200 weekly news, entertainment, sports and information programs to more than 300 radio stations nationwide. It is the only Black broadcaster with a bureau in the White House.  AURN has offices and bureaus in New York, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.

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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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