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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Interactive One partners with Southwest Airlines, T.G.I. Fridays for
Black Music Month
8, 2011) Interactive One, LLC, the largest online media company serving
Black Americans, presents its 2011 Black Music Month celebration. The
program theme "It's All Black Music!" references the global influence of
Black music on a variety of genres. The initiative, in partnership with
sister companies Digital Radio One and TVOneOnline.com, will turn the
spotlight on emerging and legendary artists as well as notables in the
music business industry.
TheUrbanDaily.com, Interactive One's pop culture property, will power
the content for "It's All Black Music!". Fresh editorial will roll out
through the month of June and will include a countdown of movie
soundtracks, profiles of one-hit-wonders, guest blog posts by
music-related celebrities and a timeline of significant moments in Black
"To celebrate Black music is to celebrate all music, and with the
support of our dedicated sponsors, we are bridging generations and
highlighting the best and brightest musicians, executives and moments in
Black music industry," said Smokey D. Fontaine, Chief Content Officer
for Interactive One. "We're reaching our audience online, on their
mobile devices and at events with a multi-layered content experience."
Sponsorship partners for "It's All Black Music!" include the airline
industry's largest U.S. carrier Southwest Airlines, and casual dining
restaurant group T.G.I. Friday's. Southwest Airlines is sponsoring
several content pieces including "100 Rewarding Moments in Black Music,"
"One-Hit-Wonder Wednesdays" and "Flashback Fridays."
"The significance of Southwest Airlines' and T.G.I. Friday's support is
immeasurable," said Keith Bowen, Chief Revenue Officer for Interactive
One. "Thanks to their sponsorship, more people will have more access to
Black music and its influence on genres across the musical landscape,
and we're thrilled to have them celebrating alongside us."
The "It's All Black Music!" program is designed to engage consumers on
TheUrbanDaily.com and beyond. Interactive One has partnered with
geolocation service foursquare in support of "It's All Black Music!".
Readers who follow TheUrbanDaily.com on foursquare at www.foursquare.com/theurbandaily
can earn an "It's All Black Music!" badge by checking into at least
three locations where great moments in Black music history occurred,
such as The Apollo Theater in Harlem or John Coltrane's birthplace in
North Carolina. All badge holders during the month of June will be
automatically entered to win prizes.
"By joining forces with Interactive One, we're helping them engage one
of the largest Black audiences on the Web in a new way," said Tristan
Walker, Director of Business Development for foursquare. "We're excited
to partner with Interactive One in celebration of Black Music Month and
look forward to introducing some of our 9.5 million users to the vast
influence of Black music."
Each weekday throughout Black Music Month, a trivia question will
challenge readers' knowledge of little known facts about Black music. By
texting his or her answer to 77000, the submitter of each answer will be
automatically entered to win a daily prize. In addition, the "Flashback
Fridays" feature will ask music lovers to send in pictures of themselves
at a concert or with artists for a chance to see their Black music
moment in the "Hip Pic of the Day" photo collection at TheUrbanDaily.com.
"It's All Black Music!" will feature new content daily and will run
throughout the month of June at
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...