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Buying Power report: Blacks spend as economy grows
New 16th edition shows $507 bil in spending



The finding comes from the 16th annual edition of "The Buying Power of Black America" report. In 2009, black households spent an estimated $507 billion in 27 product and services categories. ...

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Clear Channel billboards in Texas carry ads claiming M. L. King was a Republican

(October 29, 2012) An organization of Black Republicans has placed ads on Clear Channel-owned billboards in the Black neighborhoods of Dallas, Houston and Austin that claim civil rights icon, Dr. Martin Luther King, "was a Republican."

The ads were first introduced two years ago by RagingElephant.org in southern U.S. cities. They appeared in Texas on the heels of Clear Channel being forced to remove billboards in Ohio that protesters said tried to intimidate Black voters with the message "Voting Fraud is a Felony." Clear Channel Outdoor refused to release the name of the sponsor of the "Voting Fraud" campaign.

Clear Channel is owned by Bain Capital, the private equity firm which was co-founded by Republican Presidential candidate, Mitt Romney.



Claver Kamau-Imani, the founder of RagingElephants.org who first introduced the billboard in South Carolina in 2010, claims he has the documentation to prove iconic civil rights leader voted Republican. Members of the King family have repeatedly refuted the claims.

'It is disingenuous to imply that my father was a Republican," said Martin Luther King III. "He never endorsed any presidential candidate, and there is certainly no evidence that he ever even voted for a Republican."


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