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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signs exclusive partnership deal with producers of 'The Game'
(May 16, 2011) Coming off of The Game's record-breaking series premiere
that drew 7.7 million viewers and becoming the No.1 sitcom in
ad-supported cable TV history, BET Networks has announced an
unprecedented multi-year agreement with Salim and Mara Brock Akil. In
addition to their current roles as executive producers and director for
The Game, the husband and wife team, through Akil Productions, will
develop new shows for BET Networks.
"We're thrilled to build on the very important relationship between our
network and the Hollywood creative community, especially with two proven
powerhouses in entertainment -- Salim and Mara Brock Akil," said Loretha
Jones, President of Original Programming at BET Networks. "Through this
partnership we hope to continue to bring our audience high quality
content that reflects their lives and our communities."
"Our goal is to expand on our existing brand, by way of Akil
Productions, to create new opportunities for ourselves and others," said
the Akils. "BET has provided us with a tremendous platform to create
smart, funny and dramatic, quality programming with multi-layered and
multi-dimensional characters appealing to millions of viewers."
Mara Brock Akil created The Game and executive produced the series with
Salim, who also directed. Salim recently made his feature film
directorial debut with Jumping The Broom, which stars Laz Alonso, Paula
Patton and Angela Bassett and opened as the country's #1 comedy. In
2000, Mara created and executive produced the hit series, Girlfriends,
which currently airs on BET.
Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil are represented by ICM and Morris Yorn
Barnes Levine Krintzman Rubenstein & Kohner.
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...