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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Robert Lee Dunham, pioneering McDonald's owner/operator, dies at age 78
19, 2011) Robert Lee Dunham, age 78, died on May 17, 2011 at the New
York Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. He was President and CEO
of TCB Management Corporation. In 1972, Lee Dunham made history by
opening the first McDonald's restaurant in the City of New York. A
pioneer in McDonald's, he was a multiple store Owner with restaurants
located in New York and New Jersey. Lee prided himself in running
outstanding restaurants, giving back to the community and in creating
opportunities for others.
In business, Lee fought tirelessly on behalf of minorities and through
his efforts, he successfully helped others to acquire franchises and to
become suppliers. With the over 500 employees in his organization, he
made their training and development a priority. In his first store,
located in the middle of Harlem, Lee spoke openly with gang members,
challenging them to rebuild their lives. Then he did what some might
say was unthinkable: he hired gang members and put them to work. Lee
improved working conditions and once a week he offered his employees
classes in customer service and management. He encouraged them to
develop personal and professional goals.
A former New York City policeman, Lee Dunham truly believed in giving
back to the community and won numerous awards for his business,
community and civic involvement. Some of these awards include NAACP Roy
Wilkens Humanitarian Award - New York Chapter, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity,
Inc. Merit Award, US Department of Commerce- MBDA Region II - Harlem
Businessman of the Year, New York Urban League - Building Brick Award,
and several McDonald's Corporation awards including USA President's
Award, Ronald Award, and the Golden Arch Award. He was Chairman of the
National Black McDonald's Operators Association from 1982-1986 and at
the time of his passing was its Chairman Emeritus.
Lee Dunham was born in Kannapolis, North Carolina on September 12, 1932
and moved to Brooklyn, New York at an early age. After completing high
school he enlisted in the United States Air Force. Upon returning to
Brooklyn, he joined the New York City Police Department in the
motorcycle division. Lee is survived by his wife Linda, who is also a
McDonald's Owner/Operator and his two sons.
A viewing will be held Monday, May 23, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at
Abyssinian Baptist Church in New York, NY. Funeral will immediately
follow at 11 a.m. and will be officiated by Rev. Dr. Calvin Butts, III.
Services by Benta's Funeral Home in New York, NY.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations may be made in
his memory to either the Robert Lee Dunham Abyssinian Baptist Church
Scholarship Fund, 132 Odell Clark Place, New York, NY 10030 or RMHC of
NY Tri-State Area- African American Future Achievers Scholarship Fund,
105 Eisenhower Parkway, Roseland, NJ 07068.
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...