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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TV to launch Sept. 26th, says Martin Luther King III and Andrew Young
(July 12, 2011) Martin Luther King III and Ambassador Andrew Young
announced today that Bounce TV (bouncetv.com), the first-ever
over-the-air broadcast television network for African-American
audiences, will debut on Monday, September 26 at 12:00 Noon Eastern
"September 26 will be an important milestone as we launch the first-ever
independently owned and operated broadcast television network featuring
African Americans," said Mr. King III.
"Beginning September 26, our network will deliver free programming for
our vastly under-served community and be accessible free, to all homes.
We look forward to Bounce TV entertaining African American viewers, and
frankly all Americans, for many years to come," commented Ambassador
Young. MLK III and Ambassador Young are part of Bounce TV's Founding
Group and Board of Directors. Bounce TV is majority owned and operated
by African Americans.
The fast-growing network also announced that it will be seen on Belo
Corp.'s KHOU-TV in Houston, the eighth largest African American market
in the country. "Bounce TV is perfect for Houston," commented KHOU-TV
President & General Manager Susan McEldoon. "It will provide unique
alternative programming for our large African American audience. We look
forward to September 26 and becoming the new exclusive home of Bounce TV
Bounce TV will target African Americans primarily between the ages of
25-54 with a programming mix of theatrical motion pictures, live
sporting events, documentaries, specials, inspirational faith-based
programs, off-net series, original programming and more. The network
will be seen in Houston, Cleveland/Akron, Charlotte, Cincinnati,
Indianapolis, Hartford/New Haven, Norfolk, Dayton, West Palm Beach,
Birmingham, Memphis, Louisville and Richmond among other markets. Bounce
TV will air twenty four hours a day, seven days a week as a digital
terrestrial network designed for carriage on the digital signals of
local television stations.
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...