Black Stats Frequently requested
data on African American consumers
Black Buying Power:
$836 Billion (2010)
Black U.S. Population:
Top Five Black Cities
- New York
Top Five Black Metros:
- New York-New Jersey
- Los Angeles
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
"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.
JUST RELEASED New
'Buying Power' report: Black consumers spend as economy grows Details $507
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"
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...