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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issues criticism of CNN's lack of African-Americans in new lineup
(July 6, 2011) The NAACP expressed its profound disappointment today in
CNN for their newly announced prime time news lineup, which continues a
multi-network trend, excluding African Americans from prime time slots
as anchors and hosts.
"As CNN announced their new schedule, a glaring omission was present --
no African Americans were hosts or anchors in their prime time lineup,"
stated NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous. "The NAACP is
deeply concerned with the lack of African American journalists in prime
time news, both on cable and national network news shows. In the spirit
of award-winning African American journalists, from W.E.B. Dubois to Ed
Bradley, the NAACP feels it is critical to bring this disparity, and the
broader trend reflected in the overall lack of people of color as prime
time news anchors, to the attention of the top officials at all of the
major broadcast and cable news stations."
Currently, there are no African American hosts or anchors on any
national news show, cable or broadcast network, from the hours of
5PM-11PM. The NAACP is especially troubled because these prime time
slots are among the most influential in daily news. Prime time hosts in
cable often have the most latitude to express their opinions, and
evening news anchors are traditionally seen as the most credible voices
in weekday news broadcasts. CNN, Bloomberg News, CNBC, FOX News and
MSNBC have shows scheduled every hour to discuss world news, financial
news and political news, and occasionally have African American
commentators, but not one show in prime time is headlined or anchored by
an African American.
"The NAACP Hollywood Bureau will be setting up meetings with the
presidents of the news divisions to address this issue," stated NAACP
Hollywood Bureau Executive Director Vic Bulluck. "Throughout the
morning hours and during daytime programming, African American
journalists such as Robin Roberts, Al Roker, Roland Martin and Tamron
Hall have anchor and commentator chairs; however, no African American
occupies that space in the prime time evening news cycle. With all of
the respected, major talent that is available, we find it perplexing
that these talented journalists are not elevated to prime time and we
intend to raise that concern in our meetings."
Jealous added, "We have come to expect this from the likes of Fox News,
but not other networks. While we understand that news is now a 24-hour
cycle, most Americans get their news from the morning and evening prime
time broadcasts. We recognize and appreciate that MSNBC often has guest
hosts like the Reverend Al Sharpton, and CNN, CBS and NBC have weekend
anchors like TJ Holmes, Don Lemon, Russ Mitchell and Lester Holt.
Nonetheless, we encourage all networks to acknowledge the talent that
exists and to increase the diversity among their prime time anchors 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...