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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Warner Cable picks winners in contest to host African American talk show
(June 30, 2011) Time Warner Cable has announced the winners of a
three-month-long contest to find the next generation of television
personalities who will host segments of the debut season of TWC's new
talk show premiering this fall on TWC On Demand.
The winners were among hundreds of contestants who took part in casting
calls in Charlotte, New York, Dallas and Los Angeles or who uploaded
audition videos to the "Born to Shine" Facebook page. The winners are:
Kornelius Bascombe of Raleigh, N.C., Carmela King of Dallas, T.X., Isis
McKenzie of Los Angeles, C.A. and Ashlei Stevens of Brooklyn, N.Y.
The groundbreaking new program will spotlight African Americans who are
paving the way in entertainment, in sports, and in their communities. As
part of a company-wide multi-platform campaign, the talk show hopes to
inspire others by providing diverse images on television.
The contestants auditioned at the casting calls in front of celebrity
judges including actress, producer and singer Tatyana Ali, American Idol
winner Ruben Studdard, hip hop artist Q-Tip, Grammy-nominated jazz
artist Lalah Hathaway, BET's "106 and Park" host Rocsi, and legendary
rap-duo Kid 'n Play.
"Time Warner Cable launched 'Born to Shine' to empower individuals by
giving them an opportunity to demonstrate why they should be in the
spotlight, while highlighting trailblazing African Americans in
entertainment, sports, music, and the community," said Marisol Martinez,
Senior Director of Target Marketing for Time Warner Cable. "We're
excited to provide Kornelius, Carmela, Isis and Ashlei with the chance
to pursue their personal passions while filling a void on television.
Our winners are extremely talented. We just may have found the next
"TV One is especially excited to support Time Warner Cable, in its
efforts to help diversify television programming, by developing a talk
show that truly illuminates the impact African Americans continue to
make in the entertainment industry," said Michelle Rice, Executive Vice
President of affiliate sales and marketing, TV One, a cable network
targeting African-American adults. "This type of content resonates well
with the African-American community and will certainly entertain and
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...