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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

October 2008

Cable TV Ratings for Week of October 20 - 26 BET's 'Hip Hop Awards' trumps cable Top 25 with No.1 show, most watched network 10-31-08

TV One adds reality shows to lineup in a shift to more entertainment programming 10-31-08

Trustee overseeing Interep says firm will continue operations - for now 10-29-08

Robert Ingram named associate publisher, SVP of Career Communications Group 10-29-08

Interactive One launches Elev8 site devoted to well-being and empowerment 10-28-08

AURN, NCBCP win celebrities' support on vote early PSA initiative 10-28-08

Interep closes its doors, leaving Katz as only national radio sales rep firm 10-27-08

Turner Patterson to represent Codeblack Interactive in brand, sponsorship deals 10-27-08

Forbes and UnityFirst.com partner on diversity-focused business news 10-24-08

BET Networks, Weinstein Co. ink deal on multi-film first window package 1-24-08

NitroMed announces sale of BiDil drug business to JHP Pharmaceuticals 10-24-08

Cable TV Ratings for Week of October 13 - 19 Presidential Debate was week's big cable winner; CNN most watched network 10-23-08

AboutThatCar.com launches blog to inform African-American auto buyers 10-22-08

TV Ratings for Week of October 13 - 19 ABC's 'Dancing With The Stars' kicks football out of No.1; CBS is top network 10-23-08

Nielsen: More than 9 million households not ready for digital only TV switch 10-21-08

Advertisers offer custom-tailored executions during BET Hip Hop Awards 10-20-08

Ariel/Schwab Black Investor Study shows info could improve blacks' savings 10-20-08

Jeremy Levitt, 'The Blue-Collar Scholar,' debuts as WVON morning host 10-20-08

Sahara Media Holdings closes $10M deal for Web version of Honey magazine 10-17-08

D.L. Hughley to host news-oriented weekend talk show on CNN 10-15-08

Cable TV Ratings for Week of October 6 - 12 Football, politics and 'Payne' top cable viewing; Disney most watched network 10-16-08

Minority women-owned firms show most growth among all U.S. businesses 10-16-08

Burrell Communications Group named AOR for Ashley Stewart retail stores 10-15-08

TV Ratings for Week of October 6 - 12 Fox's 'The OT' keeps football at No.1; CBS programs overwhelm Top 25 10-15-08

Procter & Gamble leads advertisers in black magazines by pages and revenues 10-14-08

Radio One schedules 2008 third quarter results conference call 10-14-08

Attorneys General of New York, New Jersey sue Arbitron over PPM issues 10-13-08

Obama campaign, with purse swelling, plans half-hour primetime TV ad 10-13-08

Cable TV Ratings for Week of Sept. 29 - Oct. 5 'Monday Night Football' has win and loses; Disney is most watched network 10-10-08

Heart & Soul, Meharry Medical College present black women's health summit 10-10-08

Mary J. Blige stars in new Chevy Traverse spot from Sanders\Wingo 10-9-08

PPM Coalition calls Arbitron's September listenership data 'inaccurate' 10-9-08

TV Ratings for Week of September 29 - October 5
Sunday Night Football stays No.1, but loses audience for second straight week
10-8-08

InteractiveOne makes BlackPlanet.com centerpiece of its digital network 10-8-08

Arbitron releases PPM estimates early, seeks injunction against attorney general 10-7-08


Black Heath magazine to be distributed on newsstands starting in November 10-7-08

New York attorney general to sue Arbitron over radio-ratings system 10-6-08

African-American automotive marketing think tank convened in Detroit 10-6-08

Codeblack Interactive, YouTube partner to bring original programming online 10-3-08

Radio One, Inc. names Tim Davies Atlanta vice president/market manager 10-3-08

Anne Sempowski Ward named president and COO of Johnson Publishing Co. 10-1-08

McDonald's promotes William Whitman Jr. to vice president of communications 10-1-08

Essence Communications names David L. Flemister associate publisher, sales 10-1-08
  


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