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Black Buying Power:
  $719 Billion (2005)

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  - Chicago
  - Detroit
  - Philadelphia
  - Houston

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  - Washington-Baltimore
  - Chicago-Gary
  - Los Angeles
  - Philadelphia

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 - Housing $110.2 bil.
 - Food $53.8 bil.
 - Cars/Trucks $28.7 bil.
 - Clothing $22.0 bil.
 - Health Care $17.9 bil.

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ONYX Style magazine, Houston’s regional black magazine, is folding

By Joy Sewing
The Houston Chronicle
(November 4, 2007) After five years of showcasing Houston's professional African-American community, Onyx Style magazine is ceasing publication with its November/December issue, which hits stands today .

Editor and publisher Caleen Burton-Allen says she's closing the magazine to pursue her media relations and crisis-management consulting business.

"I've decided to put more energy into a different area. After five years, I think it's time," she said.

The quarterly publication, which had a circulation of 75,000, featured interviews with celebrities, profiles of homes, society news and travel pieces.

Burton-Allen says the magazine filled a void when it debuted in November 2002. There wasn't another upscale lifestyle publication focusing on Houston's African-American community.

"Onyx only scratched the surface," Burton-Allen said. "There are so many profiles, events and stories to cover. Hopefully, someone will pick up the torch."

The magazine's covers featured celebrities from Robin Givens and lifestyle guru B. Smith to comedian Mo'nique and America's Next Top Model contestant Nnenna, who is from Houston. They also showcased local black models. But the most popular stories were profiles of notable homeowners such as news anchor Jerome Gray, who revealed his talent as an artist, and jazz pianist Joe Sample, who lives in Clear Lake.

"My goal was always to keep the magazine on a positive note," Burton-Allen said, "to showcase us living well, giving back to the community and empowering others. I never thought it would be so popular."

Yvette Chargois, columnist for the Houston Defender weekly newspaper, is sad to see Onyx go.

"I loved the magazine," Chargois said. "It was a first-class publication. It let readers into the homes and lives of people and gave us positive images that we don't often see."

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