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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

July 2008

TV Ratings for Week of July 21 - 27, 2008
"America's Got Talent" stays No.1 for second week; CBS is week's top network
7-31-08

Essence study: Black women use consumer technology for empowerment 7-31-08

Will House of Representatives' apology for slavery open door for reparations? 7-31-08

TUV College Marketing debuts to offer marketers authentic student insights 7-30-08

ING names Tariq Khan SVP over market development for multicultural initiatives 7-30-08

RushmoreDrive.com appoints Dr. Nsenga Burton editorial director 7-29-08

Nia Enterprises debuts searchable archive of 1,600 articles on black women 7-29-08

NAMIC announces call for entries to its Fall 2008 Writers' Workshop 7-29-08

SBlack radio on Obama is the political left's answer to Rush Limbaugh 7-28-08

Chrysler recognized by NAACP in annual report card for diversity efforts 7-28-08

National retail study shows Kohl's, Wal-Mart made gains with African-Americans 7-28-08

Cable TV Ratings for Week of July 14 - 20, 2008 Nothing topples 'Payne' from top of cable chart; USA is most watched network 7-25-08

Lauren Tobin assumes leadership of Tobin & Associates PR firm 7-25-08

Washington Informer issues supplement marking Mandela's 90th birthday 7-25-08

Noir Media Group to launch NOIRwoman, as a supplement in Chicago Sun-Times 7-24-08

TV Ratings for Week of July 14 - 20, 2008 NBC earns rare No.1 spot; CBS and Fox tie for week's top networktory continued... 7-24-08

MMTC offers twelve recommendations for changes in telecom policytory continued... 7-22-08

BlackInAmerica.com hopes to take advantage of audience for CNN special 7-21-08

Gorilla Nation adds African-American sites, staff to multicultural division 7-22-08

Ford scores higher than auto industry on annual NAACP Report Card 7-21-08

Starbucks closings seen hitting urban economic developments efforts hard 7-21-08

Cable TV Ratings for Week of July 7 - 13, 2008 'Payne' is leader but with fewer viewers; BET, USA are most watched networks 7-18-08

MMTC calls on FCC to install compliance officer for non-discrimination rule 7-18-08

Coca-Cola backs six-city summer concert tour featuring artist Lupe Fiasco 7-18-08

NAACP releases its 12th annual report card on economic reciprocity 7-17-08

BET, Marvel Animation to co-produce "Black Panther" series 7-17-02

George Foreman's "Family Foreman" reality series debuts on TV Land tonight 7-16-08

TV Ratings for Week of July 7 - 13, 2008 "CSI" keeps its grip over summertime viewing; CBS remains top network 7-16-08

African-American media waiting for ad spending by Obama campaign 7-15-08

Griffin MarCom back in Atlanta with free service to non-profits, small business 7-15-08

TV Ratings for Week of June 30 - July 6, 2008 CBS continues its dominance as summer network of choice on Top 25 7-10-08

Uptownlife.net offers lifestyle destination to affluent African-Americans 7-10-08

Cable TV Ratings for Week of June 30 July 6
'Payne' takes the top four for the week; USA is most watched cable networktory continued
... 7-11-08


Internet veterans Donna Byrd and Omar Wasow join TheRoot.com 7-8-08

FCC voids resolutions calling for investigation of Arbitron's PPM system 7-8-08

FCC Diversity Committee asks for investigation of Arbitron's PPM system 7-7-08

GM, Procter & Gamble said to have pulled ads from two BET programs 7-7-08

AOL's Black Voices.com launches weekly video entertainment wrap up with Toyota 7-2-08

TV One's Pinkney resigns post as programming Vice President 7-2-08


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