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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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December 2005
Study: Retailers shun big bucks in black neighborhoods 12-29-05

"Girlfriends" reclaims the top spot as football continues to slide 12-22-05

African-American spirits firm to launch its signature liqueur Carnivo XO 12-21-05

New African-American auto study looks at buyers' emotions, values 12-21-05  

Aetna grant continues partnership with National Dental Association 12-21-05

New Lincoln website unifies carmaker's efforts to attract black consumers 12-20-05

Black-owned Florida media firm plans statewide black newspaper 12-17-05

Staff of Denver’s R&B station shown door with switch to country 12-19-05

Kodak board names William Tompkins VP of motion picture film group 12-19-05

Danielle Ashley, Walgreens unveil HBCU calendar to benefit schools 12-16-05

NitroMed, NAACP partnership will help introduction of BiDil 12-14-05

'America’s Next Top Model’ finale only top ten show with 2 mil viewers 12-14-05

Roy Johnson leaving Sports Illustrated for a third time 12-9-05

Brazil’s first black channel, ‘TV da Gente,’ makes its debut 12-11-05

Miles Ahead Entertainment named AOR for Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference 12-13-05

TV One names Rose Catherine Pinkney EVP of programming, development 12-12-05

Employees file racial discrimination suit against Best Buy chain 12-9-05

New York’s WWRL to link with 11 Caribbean stations for Christmas 12-12-05

Savoy goes from print to online while publisher seeks more financing 12-12-05

Philadelphia group announces 11th annual "buy black" holiday initiative 12-9-05

BET enters the wireless arena with service offering branded content 12-8-05

IMAGES USA grows its client roster, staff and office space 12-8-05

African-American race driver offers sponsorship in eBay auction 12-8-05

'Monday Night Football' returns to the top, NBC returns to the list 12-8-05

Carol H. Williams joins McCann as winner of $1.3 billion Army account 12-8-05

The Africa Channel names TV veteran exec Shirley Neal VP of production 12-6-05   

Nationwide Financial appoints Tariq Khan to lead diverse market efforts 12-6-05

Entrepreneurial Award Competition issues call for entries to the Black Press 12-6-05

Pro-Line introduces Barber Select, its first product line for black men 12-5-05

RV industry to roll out $66 mil ad campaign targeting African Americans  12-4-05

NBA Star Ron Artest signs multi-million dollar deal with k1x - Nation of Hoop 12-3-05

'Ebony' and 'Jet' show big gains in ad revenues for October 12-5-05 

Burrell announces newly hired staff members throughout agency 12-5-05

Starz InBlack adds sizzle to Friday nights with debut of 'B Side' Dec. 9th 12-1-05

'Girlfriends' sacks 'Monday Night Football' for the top spot again 12-1-05

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