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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Al Sharpton, a guest anchor on MSNBC, being eyed as permanent host
22, 2011) The New York Times reported today that sources at MSNBC say
the Rev. Al Sharpton is on the verge of being the network permanent
anchor at 6 pm after three weeks of sitting in for host Cenk Uygur. The
hiring of the prominent civil rights activist would be a plus for MSNBC,
which has been criticized recently, along with CNN, for not having
enough people of color in roles in front of and behind the camera.
Since the departure in January of Keith Olbermann, MSNBC's highest
ratings-earner, there have been no obvious replacements for the network.
It brought in Uygur, who has a following of reportedly millions for his
"The Young Turks." When Uygur turned down the network's contract offer,
Sharpton was offered the guest spot.
Already heard weekdays on his nationally syndicated radio show, "Keepin'
It Real," Sharpton had the ability to direct his listeners to tune to
MSNBC, which apparently they did in impressive numbers. However, a
spokesperson has said that there have been no formal discussions with
network executives about a permanent position.
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The Nielsen Co.
U.S. Census Bureau
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...