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 Black Stats         
Frequently requested data on African American consumers

Black Buying Power:
  $744 Billion (2006)

Black U.S. Population:
  38.3 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 $121.6 bil.
 - Food $59.2 bil.
 - Cars/Trucks $32.1 bil.
 - Clothing $27.7 bil.
 - Health Care $17.8 bil.

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STORY ARCHIVE

December 2008

NAACP's fourth report on television industry measures shortfall in diversity 12-30-08

RushmoreDrive.com offers users new e-mail service, top searches feature 12-30-08

Black TV Ratings for Week of Dec. 15 - 21 'Sunday Night Football' is No.1 but CBS dominates Top 25 with 14 shows 12-29-08

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of Dec. 15 - 21 'House of Payne' remained cable favorite heading into Christmas holiday 12-29-08

Washington Informer Mandela special wins Best Media Supplement Award 12-29-08

MTV scraps 50 Cent reality show for programs for the 'Obama generation' 12 23-08

Eugene Morris receives American Legion Award 12-22-08

Reading too much into race when selling black books 12-22-08

Flowers Communications Group joins IPREX network of PR firms 12-22-08

TV One collaborates with partners on Civil Rights era special, 'Let Freedom Sing' 12-19-08

RushCard, unit of Rush Communications, reaches $2 billion in transactions 12-19-08

Cable TV Ratings for Week of December 8 - 14 'Payne' tops 'Monday Night Football' and leads TBS' continued popularity in cable 12-18-08

UPTOWN Magazine announces increases in distribution, circulation and frequency 12-18-08

BET expands its offerings in 29 African countries through multiple platforms 12-17-08

TV Ratings for Week of December 8 - 14 'Sunday Night Football' re-claims top spot; CBS repeats as top network 12-17-08

BET, TV One planning major coverage of Obama Presidential Inauguration 12-16-08

Litton Entertainment to launch weekly 'The Brian McKnight Show' next fall 12-16-08

Race and the Web: Going after niche markets or practicing digital segmentation 12-15-08

Live radio roundtable to examine auto industry crisis on African-Americans 12-15-08

NPR's announced layoffs include "News and Notes" show, veteran black staffers 12-12-08

ICABA launches a multimedia network for black professionals and entrepreneurs 12-11-08

Ebony, Jet partner with Google to digitize six decades of publishing history 12-11-08

Cable TV Ratings for Week of December 1 - 7 'House of Payne' crushes NFL football and makes TBS week's top cable network 12-11-08

Blackbird, a custom Web browser tapping African-American interests, is launched 12-10-08

TV Ratings for Week of December 1 - 7 Big football weekend puts 'The OT' at No.1; CBS still most watched network 12-10-08

Barack Obama's first interview following Presidential win is Ebony cover story 12-9-08

Bob Johnson explains business model for Urban Television venture 12-9-08

Civil rights lawyer, Cyrus Mehri, prepares to challenge ad industry discrimination 12-8-08

NABJ: Don't let newsroom layoffs push diversity efforts out the door 12-8-08

Cable TV Ratings for Week of November 24 - 30 'Monday Night Football' holds on to top spot; BET is week's top cable network 12-5-08

TV Ratings for Week of November 24 - 30 Obamas top chart again with '20/20' interview; CBS is most watched network 12-5-08

The Urban Radio Summit to be presented in April by Target Market News 12-4-08

Katz Media Group adds ICBC Broadcast Holdings to roster of clients 12-4-08

When will television offer programs with Obama-like characters? 12-3-08

Bob Johnson says new Urban Television concept based more on the Internet 12-3-08

BET Mobile partners with PlayPhone for distribution of digital content 12-2-08

UniWorld to move its New York headquarters from Manhattan to Brooklyn 12-2-08

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