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Buying Power report: Blacks spend as economy grows
New 16th edition shows $507 bil in spending



The finding comes from the 16th annual edition of "The Buying Power of Black America" report. In 2009, black households spent an estimated $507 billion in 27 product and services categories. ...

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Comcast creates Web entertainment channel for Xfinity Black History Month offerings

(February 8, 2013) Comcast has created a new premier Internet destination site that brings together a wealth of black entertainment content. Throughout February, Xfinity customers will gain access to special programming celebrating Black History Month available across Xfinity platforms -- TV, On Demand, online and on mobile devices -- recognizing the many contributions of the African-American culture and community to the U.S. and the world.

"We are thrilled to celebrate Black History Month this year by sharing with our customers the rich culture and contributions of the African American community," said Ruben Mendiola, vice president and general manager of Multicultural Video Services. "We invite all Xfinity customers to visit our new online destination at xfinity.com/celebrateblacktv."

Xfinity.com/celebrateblacktv features award-winning movies, TV shows, videos, celebrity interviews, groundbreaking and upcoming actors and directors, behind-the-scenes footage, plus, the latest in entertainment news. Xfinity subscribers will have access to exclusive content on Xfinity On Demand and other services, while non-subscribers will also have the opportunity to explore a range of entertainment options.

Xfinity's Black History Month programming includes films documentaries, biographies, sports and specials featuring African American entertainers, artists and historical leaders that have contributed to the news, music and history of this country and the world. Highlights include biographies of President Barack Obama, Aretha Franklin, Bill Cosby, Boyz II Men, Gary Coleman, Halle Berry, Jamie Foxx, Queen Latifah, Richard Pryor, The Jackson 5, Tina Turner, Tyler Perry and Whitney Houston from the BIO channel; sports specials from ESPN; music videos from Music Choice and FUSE; Black History specials from the History Channel, Lifetime, Shalom TV and TV One and feature films from A&E and iN Demand.

This February also marks the third year of Xfinity's Black Cinema On Demand, a year-round offering that features themed movie collections that highlight African-American films, filmmakers and actors.


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