Black Stats Frequently requested
data on African American consumers
Black Buying Power:
$836 Billion (2010)
Black U.S. Population:
Top Five Black Cities
- New York
Top Five Black Metros:
- New York-New Jersey
- Los Angeles
Top Five Expenditures:
- Housing $203.8 bil.
- Food $65.2 bil.
- Cars/Trucks $29.1 bil.
- Clothing $29.3 bil.
- Health Care $23.6 bil. ______________________
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Merry Green appointed Associate Publisher for 'Who's Who In Black
2, 2011) Who's Who Publishing Company, the nation's largest annual
directory publisher focusing on the African-American market, proudly
announces Merry Green, founder of MGPG Events, Inc. and The Black
Women's Expo, as the newly appointed associate publisher for the
upcoming edition of Who's Who In Black Chicago.
A native of Nashville, Tennessee, Green began her career in television
and radio by joining the Rochester Black Media Coalition and later
attended Rochester Institute Technology studying communications. Her
career started at WOKR-TV, an ABC network affiliate, where she became
the station's first African-American assistant program director. During
her tenure at WOKR, Green also worked for PM Magazine, a precursor to
entertainment news programs such as Entertainment Tonight and Access
Hollywood. It was there she learned to produce entertainment segments
and worked with celebrities booked for the show.
After questioning a panel of top television programming executives at a
major broadcaster's conference, an NBC executive offered her an
interview with the NBC affiliate, WMAQ-TV in Chicago. Landing a position
as administrator of community affairs for NBC-5, Green produced programs
and specials focusing on Chicago's numerous ethnic neighborhoods while
profiling various community leaders. Her hard work paid off earning her
local Emmy Award nominations for her documentaries on Chicago's
Green remained at WMAQ for two years before moving to the nationally
syndicated Ebony/Jet Showcase owned by John H. Johnson, founder of Ebony
and Jet magazines, the two largest publications in the African-American
community. In 1989 she joined V103 radio as director of advertising and
promotions. Her tenure there allowed her to create and produce marketing
and promotional campaigns and special events for many of the station's
top advertisers including, The USO Transatlantic Jam, The World's
Largest Steppers Contest, and The Expo for Today's Black Woman that
continues today as The Black Women's Expo, now in its 18th year. The
expo remains the nation's foremost exposition targeting the
African-American consumer market.
"My focus for the past 17 years with The Black Women's Expo has been to
empower and uplift our community while recognizing African-American
achievement annually in the city of Chicago - and now Atlanta and
Philadelphia," says Green. "This opportunity allows me to collaborate
with Who's Who Publishing and accomplish our goal to increase impact and
awareness throughout this powerful city."
Who's Who Publishing highlights the achievements of African Americans
and other minority groups across the country through its brand of Who's
Who directories. These directories are a valuable resource and
networking tool for the entire community. Who's Who Publishing is a
subsidiary of Real Times Media, a leading source of
African-American-related news, entertainment and lifestyle information.
ORDER TODAY! New
"Buying Power" report: Black consumers spend as economy grows Details $507
expenditures African-American consumers are cautiously increasing their
spending in some key product categories, even as they continue to make
adjustments in a slowly growing economy. The finding comes from the 16th annual edition of "The Buying Power of Black America"
report published by Target Market News..
In 2009, black households spent an estimated $507 billion in 27 product
and services categories. That's an increase of 16.6% over the $435 billion
spent in 2008. African-Americans" total earned income for 2009 is
estimated at $836 billion...