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Buying Power report: Blacks spend as economy grows
New 16th edition shows $507 bil in spending

The finding comes from the 16th annual edition of "The Buying Power of Black America" report. In 2009, black households spent an estimated $507 billion in 27 product and services categories. ...

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Anderson Communications marks 23rd  anniversary of 'Focus on Women'

(June 15, 2012) Anderson Communications announced today that it has appointed award winning national recording artist, Kathleen Bertrand as the new host of its syndicated radio, Focus On Women. The program, which is celebrating its 23rd anniversary, covers a broad range of issues important to Black women including; career opportunities, successful child rearing, family, self-realization, male-female relationships, personal finance, health & fitness and many other issues that are important to women.

In making the announcement, Al Anderson, chairman and founder of Anderson Communications, said, "Kathleen is a phenomenal person and is the ideal person to host the program. She has accomplished so much in her life and in multiple careers, achieving excellence in everything she is doing. She brings a unique perspective to this program based upon her successes and I know that women all across the country will benefit from her perspectives and insights."

Bertrand serves as senior vice-president of The Atlanta Convention Bureau and is a respected senior corporate executive with over 27 years of experience. Additionally, she is a mother of four adult children, has recorded several jazz albums and has performed for audiences around the country as a headline act and with Roy Ayres and others.

"I am thrilled to have a chance to be the host of Focus On Women.," said Bertrand. "I plan to continue and expand the legacy of Focus On Women and I am excited about making a contribution to the important mission of this, the first daily program ever created and produced by an outstanding team of women."

Focus On Women is heard Monday through Friday on radio stations across the country. In addition, the Focus On Women cross media platform is a fully integrated marketing program with multiple components including; an interactive website, print segments, local events, retailer partnership marketing programs, consumer promotions and public/community relations components. A weekly television program is also being planned.

Anderson Communications, a 43-year-old African American owned marketing services company. The firm focuses on being a primary resource for positive, informative and inspirational branded cross media content. In addition to Focus On Women, the company also produces four other branded cross media platforms: Inspirations Across America, Black Health NOW!, The Power Minutes and My Dollars & Sense. More information on Focus On Women can be found by visiting To learn more about Kathleen Bertrand visit her website at

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