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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

September 2008

Coca-Cola partners with artist Big Boi for re-launch of Full Throttle Fury 9-30-08

Nissan's multicultural account lands at yet-to-be formed Omnicom agency 9-30-08

First presidential debate between Obama, McCain draws 52.4 million 9-30-08

Black leaders call on tobacco industry to end targeting with menthol cigarettes 9-29-08

Rickey Smiley Morning Show adds four markets including Atlanta, Detroit 9-26-08

Coalition calls Arbitron's unaccredited PPM rollout plans 'unprecedented' 9-26-08

EbonyJet Radio starts streaming live in October with "Global Soul" format 9-26-08

The Media Audit: Wal-Mart's still No.1 grocer with black consumers 9-25-08

Cable TV Ratings for Week of September 15 - 21 'Monday Night Football' scores for ESPN; 'Payne' gives TBS network title 9-25-08

Roland Martin now doing daily news analysis for Tom Joyner Morning Show 9-24-08

TV Ratings for Week of September 15 - 21
Sunday Night Football reaches 3 million; CBS tightens its hold as top network
9-24-08


Black-owned media seeking more advertising dollars from Democrats 9-23-08

Journalism trailblazer Nancy Hicks Maynard dies at 61 following long illness 9-23-08

Two Senators express concerns about Arbitron's plans for PPM rollout 9-22-08

Gospel Today magazine pulled from Christian bookstores' shelves over cover 9-18-08

Four A's makes first installment on $5 million partnership with Howard Univ. 9-19-08

Turner Patterson signs licensing rep agreement with actress Janet Hubert 9-19-08

Cable TV Ratings for Week of September 8 - 14 'Payne' beats NFL for No.1 and gives TBS most watched cable network title 9-18-08

Johnson Publishing Co. announces launch of Ebony, Jet product lines 9-18-08

TV Ratings for Week of September 8 - 14 NBC's Sunday Night Football is No.1; CBS is week's watched network 9-17-08

Cable industry's diversity efforts still don't reach upper management suites 9-17-08

Arbitron plans cell-phone-only sampling, increased incentives to listeners 18-34 9-16-08

'Tavis Smiley' on PBS to celebrate its 1,000th episode on September 18 9-16-08

Glam Media debuts online black women's network with Lexus as lead sponsor 9-15-08

Cable TV Ratings for Week of September 1 - 7 MTV Awards beats 'Payne' in households count and gives network top net title 9-15-08

Reginald Hudlin exits BET post as president of entertainment 9-12-08

TV Ratings for Week of September 1 - 7
Sports is the theme for viewer's favorites; NBC takes top network honors
9-12-08

N.Y. Attorney General initiates investigation into Arbitron's PPM 9-11-08

Two new commentators to replace Tavis Smiley on Tom Joyner Morning Show 9-11-08

American Airlines selects Burrell as agency for African-American advertising 9-10-08

Denise Campbell named associate publisher of Who's Who in Black Chicago 9-10-08

Six African-American sites sign with Gorilla Nation for ad representation 9-9-08

The County News, a black newspaper in Statesville, NC, is purchased 9-8-08

Kenard Gibbs resigns as publisher of Ebony and Jet magazines 9-5-08

Arbitron to hold Urban Sales Clinic to review new PPM and diary developments 9-8-08

Essence Communications names Joy Collins general manager 9-5-08

NABOB joins others in call for FCC investigation of Arbitron's PPM system 9-5-08

Nielsen reports blacks are largest ethnic segment of all TV households 9-4-08

Gabrielle Austin named president of Ethnic Print Media Group 9-3-08

UPTOWN Magazine unveils study on spending by affluent African-Americans 9-3-08

Wells Fargo announces $2 billion lending goal to black business owners 9-2-08


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