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Frequently requested data on African American consumers

Black Buying Power:
  $656 Billion (2003)

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 145.2 bil.
 - Food 56.5 bil.
 - Cars/Trucks 32.6 bil.
 - Clothing 23.0 bil.
 - Health Care 18.0 bil.

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April 2006
Target Market News names recipients of the 2006 MAAX Awards 4-26-06

WWE’s Monday night ‘RAW’ matchups show slight cable audience increase 4-26-06
Black magazines continue to fight slow down in advertising revenue 4-25-06

BET unveils broadband channel, new programs at upfront 4-25-06

R.J. Dale, Third World Press make history with marketing of 'The Covenant' 4-24-06

Bailey's Beauty Shop makeover program travels to Brooklyn, NY 4-24-06

Nielsen’s cable rankings now reflect BET’s dominance among top 25 favorite shows 4-12-06

'American Idol' holds on to top spot, but loses grip on second place 4-19-06

Census: Number of black-owned firms up 45 percent, nearly $89 billion in revenues 4-19-06

Andrea Fant-Hobbs, creator of Oprah’s car giveaway, named Verizon brand VP 4-18-06

New vitamin line for blacks and Hispanics puts focus on ethnicity's role in health 4-18-06

Demise of UPN network puts $100 million in black-targeted ad dollars in play 4-17-06

Drug maker breaking new ground with grassroots marketing of BiDil 4-17-06

Muhammad Ali sells 80 percent of rights to his name, likeness for $50 million 4-14-06

Codeblack Entertainment seeks to change image of African-Americans in film 4-12-06

Monday night battle between men, women favorites ends in a tie 4-12-06

TV One, Warner Bros. Cable ink multi- year deal for movies, off-network premieres 4-11-06

Burrell names Lewis Williams new Chief Creative Officer, replacing Steve Conner 4-11-06

Interep to present 8th annual Power of Urban Radio symposium June 13th 4-11-06

OwensMorris Communications agency launched in Chicago by ad veterans 4-10-06

TV One adds nearly four million new subscribers in first quarter of 2006 4-10-06

EMC wins gold and silver in Service Industry Advertising Awards 4-10-06

BET, MTVN look to be content providers for cell phone industry 4-7-06

More fast-food ads shown on Black-oriented TV, study says 4-7-06

Basketball slam dunks cable TV’s favorites in black households 4-6-06

Chuck McClellan to head exec search firm with diversity, marketing focus 4-6-06

With end in sight, 'Idol' shows pull in 5.5 million black households 4-5-06

Wal-Mart CEO Lee Scott says chain will build 50 stores to revitalize areas 4-5-06

Honda's former diversity manager sues for being fired by automaker 4-4-06

BFE Telecom launches The Black 411 to locate black businesses nationwide 4-4-06

Black ad agencies say they have been unfairly targeted in IDOT audits 4-3-06

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