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. ______________________
Quick access to key stats
Click here to go to African-American Census Bureau
2011 by Target Market News Inc. All rights reserved
228 S. Wabash Ave.
Chicago, IL 60604
partners with BET to produce annual special, 'An Evening of Stars'
(July 11, 2011) The United Negro College Fund and BET have announced
that they will join forces to make this year's edition of UNCF's
long-running UNCF An Evening of Stars the most exciting and moving in
the program's 33-year history.
UNCF An Evening of Stars has long been a showcase both for legendary and
fast-rising stars from the music industry --recent performers and prior
honorees have included Aretha Franklin, Jennifer Hudson, John Legend and
-- and for education success stories that embody the spirit of UNCF's
iconic motto, "A mind is a terrible thing to waste."
Working together, UNCF and BET will combine the program's star-studded
tradition with BET's proven record of attracting both the music
industry's hottest talent and large, passionate audiences eager to
engage in the issues we all face. Additionally, the new program aims to
further rally the entertainment industry around the importance of
education and the doors it can open.
"Our students and their need for a good education deserve the large and
passionate audience that watches BET," said UNCF president and CEO,
Michael L. Lomax, Ph.D. "They deserve the best entertainers performing
on stage and speaking out for the right to go to and through college,
and they deserve to have their stories told in a way that everyone can
connect to. Together, UNCF and BET can create a show that entertains at
the same time it delivers on the opportunity to inform and activate new
viewers around the UNCF mission of education for all Americans."
"We're excited to partner with UNCF for UNCF An Evening of Stars
amplifying their message and assisting in their goal to better support
African-American students and historically black colleges and
universities (HBCUs)," said Stephen Hill, President of Music and
Specials Programming, BET Networks. "We have a phalanx of passionate BET
folks (many of them HBCU grads) who look forward to producing and airing
a great show celebrating the power of education and the need for
everyone to engage with UNCF. We must ensure that we can educate our
The new UNCF An Evening of Stars will be a musical variety show
punctuated with short video segments spotlighting a few of the 60,000
students whose education UNCF supports every year, making the program a
celebration of the best in entertainment and education. In addition, the
new format will allow performers to perform the songs they are
identified with and want to promote, thereby attracting the hottest
talent and music. The show will be taped before a live audience on
August 14, 2011 and will air on BET Networks this fall.
This year's show is made possible by Target, Presenting Sponsor of UNCF
An Evening of Stars, and National Sponsors, McDonald's and AT&T.
Official, and Major Sponsors include American Airlines, Wells Fargo, BET
Networks, Buick and the U.S Army.
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...