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Frequently requested data on African American consumers

Black Buying Power:
 $836 Billion (2010)

Black U.S. Population:
 41.1 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 $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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Real Times Media and 100 Black Men of America to collaborate on publication

(May 16, 2011) Real Times Media and its subsidiary Who's Who Publishing have partnered with 100 Black Men of America, Inc. to create a comprehensive national publication chronicling the accomplishments of the organization.  The publication entitled, "MANNING UP! A celebration of 25 Years of Achievement within 100 Black Men of America, Inc.," will be unveiled during the 100 Black Men of American Chapter Summit in December.

MANNING UP! will highlight how the organization has continued to improve the quality of life in communities across the nation while enhancing educational and economic opportunities for all African Americans. It will feature approximately 400 profiles of leading members of 100 Black Men and its regional affiliated chapter. The publication will support the mission of the organization, "Black men giving real time to positively impact the development of youth in our community,"
"Through this partnership with Who's Who Publishing, 100 Black Men is able to put a face with the names of the men who are delivering upon the organization's promise in grand fashion," said Albert E. Dotson, Jr., board chairman of the organization.  "Our 25th anniversary year is a perfect time for us to tell our story."
The book will also celebrate the organization's founders, highlight today's contemporaries who are maintaining its vision, profile emerging leaders who will carry on the legacy and contain bios and photos of individuals representing each of the chapters.
"As a company that focuses on African American achievement, we are excited to have this opportunity to chronicle the history of the 100 Black Men and be a part of their 25th anniversary," said Hiram E. Jackson, CEO, Real Times Media and Who's Who Publishing.  "The 100 Black Men of America has done outstanding work in our community and we look forward to working with them to ensure they receive the recognition that they deserve."
Real Times Media is a multimedia company focused on news and information expressly for the African American community.  Through its subsidiary Who's Who Publishing, it publishes 25 publications that focus on African American achievement in cities all over America.  It recently published an automotive book entitled, DRIVEN:  A Tribute to African American Achievement in the Automotive Industry.  That book, has received national acclaim.  It was featured at the 2011 Trumpet Awards as well as the 2011 NAACP Image Awards.

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New "Buying Power" report: Black consumers spend as economy grows
Details $507 billion in 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...

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