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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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July 2007

Nike to pay 400 Chicago employees $7.6 million to settle discrimination suit 7-31-07

Allianz hosting free 'Multicultural University' for insurance professionals 7-31-07

Syndication One News/Talk Network to Broadcast on XM Satellite Radio 7-3-07

Critics say that BET’s ‘We Got to Do Better’ still hasn't for the cable network 7-30-07

Ford, Our Stories Films begin marketing agreement with “Who’s Your Caddy?” 7-27-07

Oprah discusses money, responsibility and her critics on BET’s ‘Meet The Faith’ 7-27-07

‘House of Payne’ and Disney repeat their performance of previous week 7-26-07

Media Audit study shows African Americans more engaged with media 7-26-07

Vibe Vixen magazine to return to being published only as a special issue 7-25-07

'CSI' takes the week’s top two spots; CBS and Fox tie for leading network 7-25-07

BET decides on a name change for upcoming series 'Hot Ghetto Mess' 7-24-07

Three new members named to Census African American Advisory Committee 7-24-07  

TV One to launch new talk show series starring Michael Baisden in October 7-23-07

Survey: Rate of blacks in local broadcast news rising faster than other groups 7-23-07
Paul Weeks, first Times reporter to cover L.A. black community, dies at 86

BET names Scott Mills President, COO 7-20-07

The Steve Harvey Show hits milestone of 50 radio stations with Chicago's WGCI 7-20-07

AOL names Tiane Mitchell Gordon as SVP Diversity and Inclusion 7-19-07

‘Payne’ returns to cable’s top spot; Disney is the week’s No.1 network 7-19-07

‘Singing Bee’ gives NBC the chart’s No.1 spot; Fox wins the network race 7-18-07

BET eyes launch of new broadband or VOD channels for next year

BET’s Reginald Hudlin defends upcoming program, 'Hot Ghetto Mess' 7-17-07

TV One’s theatrical reality competition series set to debut July 22nd 7-17-07

Study: Many blacks boycott sponsors when offended by programming 7-16-07

EEOC, Walgreens reach $20 million settlement in discrimination case 7-16-07
Keith Clinkscales to head ESPN Original Productions in division restructuring 7-16-07

BET to introduce Internet video channels in UK featuring original content 7-13-07

Indianapolis Recorder purchases four-year-old local business magazine 7-13-07

Starcom elevates Esther Franklin to EVP, Director of Cultural Identities 7-12-07

‘Charm School’ takes No.1 show; ‘Payne’ specials make TBS top network 7-12-07

Black newspaper publishers challenge Microsoft for fair share of ad dollars 7-11-07

‘CSI: Miami’ tops CBS’ win for week’s top show and leading network 7-11-07

BET’s controversial new series sees defections by some advertisers 7-10-07

French division of L'Oreal found guilty in racial discrimination case 7-10-07

Charles Tisdale, publisher of the Jackson (Miss.) Advocate, dies at 80 7-9-07

Honey Magazine debuts website providing content for diverse audience 7-9-07

Philadelphia Tribune wins big at 67th Annual NNPA Merit Awards 7-4-07

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Report: Black consumers increase spending on lifestyle “necessities”

(March 3, 2007) Thanks to economic gains in the past two years, black households across the U.S., especially middle-class families, are increasing their purchases of lifestyle and leisure items. Products such as cell phone service, travel, restaurant meals and entertainment and leisure increased significantly in 2005.

With home ownership growing and unemployment down, African-American consumers are increasing expenditures on goods and services that are lifestyle-oriented. According to the newest edition of “The Buying Power of Black America,” there are indications that black households are feeling more confident about making purchases that...

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