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 BLACK STATS
Frequently requested data on African American consumers

Black Buying Power:
  $803 Billion (2008)

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 $166.3 bil.
 - Food $65.3 bil.
 - Cars/Trucks $31.5 bil.
 - Clothing $26.9 bil.
 - Health Care $23.9 bil.

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STORY ARCHIVE
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MAY 2010

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of May 17 - 23 NBA Playoffs semi finals draw black viewers back to the games on cable

HBCULove.com being launched to take social networking to its logical next step

Black TV Ratings for Week of May 17 - 23 'American Idol' falls below top 10 as black household share drops

Arbitron retains Kizart Media Partners in urban radio advertising effort

Obama issues memo calling for more Federal contracting with small businesses

NNPA to mark 70th anniversary June 16-19 in New York, birth place of Black Press

GlobalHue uses You Tube to market the diversity of the agency's staff

Study says wealth gap between blacks, whites has quadrupled since mid 1980s

Joset Wright named president of National Minority Supplier Development Council

TV One's digital unit launches its first Web-based series, 'The Cube Life'

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of May 10 - 16 NBA Playoffs ratings drop in second round as teams overwhelm opponents

Black TV Ratings for Week of May 10 - 16 ABC hangs on to lead created by NBA Playoffs to trump Fox in black homes

Chrysler shifts Jeep launch assignment from GlobalHue to Wieden + Kennedy

ESSENCE to debut Hot Hair special mag in October with companion Web section

Radio One reports improved station income, operating income for first quarter

Ad designer Art Sims to be recognized by AIGA National Design Center May 19th

Study: Atlanta overtakes Chicago as second largest black metropolitan area

Award-winning journalist Bob Meadows joins ESSENCE as Deputy Editor

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of May 3 - 9 NBA Playoffs get ratings winners at beginning of second round

The Africa Channel announces it will be available in HD beginning August

Black TV Ratings for Week of May 3 - 9 NBA Playoffs give ABC rare win as most watched network in black homes

TheLoop21.com economic survey finds jobs security is top priority in recovery

BET's Chief Financial Officer tells how the network turns ratings into revenue

FCC's Clyburn sees new opportunity for minority content creators in broadband

Steed Media brings integrated marketing approach to Verizon Wireless' gospel tour

JPC launches MyJET247.com as new digital experience for JET brand

TV One announces new and returning series for Fall 2010 lineup

Corynne Corbett named new ESSENCE magazine beauty director

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of Apr. 25 - May 2 First round of NBA Playoffs slam dunk Top 25 black cable viewing

TV One to air two-hour interview with Minister Louis Farrakhan on Sun., May 9

GM removes Susan Docherty as VP of marketing after dropping black agencies

Black TV Ratings for Week of April 26 - May 2 CBS regains most watched network status over Fox in black households

Miriam Muley joins The Vox Collective as Vice President of Client Services

Nielsen unveils new microsites targeting Black, Hispanic and Asian communities

FCC Commissioners offer comment on Arbitron/PPM Coalition agreement

Services for pioneering reporter Evelyn Cunningham set for May 4 in New York

Call for entries issued for the American Ad Federation's 2010 Mosaic Awards



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