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 Black Stats  
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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Star Jones joins UPTOWN Magazine as Editor-At-Large

(December 30, 2010) UPTOWN Magazine, the luxury lifestyle publication for affluent African Americans, announced that attorney, television personality, former prosecutor, political insider, philanthropist and bestselling author Star Jones has joined as Editor-at-Large, effective immediately. Founded in 2004, Uptown Magazine delivers fashion, lifestyle, political and entertainment content specifically created for this previously hard to reach demographic.

"I have known Star since she was a prosecutor and I now look forward to her contributing her skill and personality to Uptown, said Brett Wright, UPTOWN's Chief Creative Officer.

Jones' first UPTOWN editorial contribution to the publication will be in the first ever Weddings and Travel special issue available on newsstands January 20. She will make her on-line debut in late December. Among her Editor-at-Large duties, Jones will act as a contributor with a regular column as well as writing political, entertainment and celebrity feature stories.
 
"I'm thrilled to be part of this prominent publication. My new role will allow me to speak to this unique and important group by giving the Uptown readers something to think about, talk about and act upon in each issue," said Jones.

"We are so pleased to have the illustrious Ms. Jones on our staff," said UPTOWN Editor-in-Chief Keija Minor. "As an accomplished attorney and television personality, Star represents UPTOWN's readers and will bring added star power to our consumers."

Star Jones has dedicated her professional career to offering a fresh perspective to the days most talked about crime and justice, political and sociological issues from the worlds of news, entertainment, politics and pop culture. Jones, a lawyer by trade, is best known to television viewers for her candor, confidence and uncanny ability to clarify muddy legal and social issues. Her knowledge of the law and talent for television has won her critical acclaim as a news and legal correspondent, television host and social commentator.

Founded in 2004, Uptown Media Group is the only luxury lifestyle company targeting the Affluent African American (AAA) Market. UPTOWN Magazine affords luxury purveyors the broadest access to this highly sought-after demographic. Uptown Media Group, LLC offers traditional and innovative strategies, including UPTOWN Magazine (published eight times per year with NYC, Chicago, Atlanta, Washington DC, Charlotte, Philadelphia, Detroit and National editions); interactive website UPTOWNmagazine.com,
and Uptown's signature events.

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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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