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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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Celebrity doctor launches, a video and social media website

(November 26, 2012), an innovative online video and social media website focused on the health issues of African-American consumers and physicians, was launched a few weeks ago.  Co-founded by Dr. Corey Hebert, the award-winning medical journalist and frequent contributor to the Dr. Oz. Show, Black Health TV hopes to establish its website as a global brand among people of African descent.

Black Health TV wants to be the first health media company to explore new technologies in order to connect with African-American viewers online to watch the latest health topics that matter most including: diabetes, cancer, women's health, kids' health and more.

"I'm so proud to be at the helm of Black Health TV. We offer the African-American community, for the first time ever, culturally relevant, on demand health information," said Dr. Corey Hebert, CEO of Black Health TV.

According to the forthcoming report, "The Buying Power Black America," African-American households spent $25.5 billion on healthcare in 2011.

According to the U.S. Office of Minority Health, African Americans have the highest mortality rate of any racial and ethnic group in several major disease categories from stroke to infant mortality, heart disease, diabetes, cancer and HIV/AIDS.  Moreover, according to previous research reports from Pew Internet & American Life Project, as a percent of Internet users within each demographic group, African-Americans search for health insurance, fitness and how to lose or control their weight more than other groups. 

African-Americans also download more health applications or "apps" on their phones to help them track or manage their health more than any other group and are the second most active users of the mobile Internet including involvement in activities such as creating or posting individual or group blogs, listening to podcasts, downloading or streaming online video.

Black Health TV is setting out to change how African Americans receive their health information having formed content relationships with Morehouse Medical School, Harvard Health Publications (a division of Harvard Medical School), American Council on Exercise and a host of other prestigious health information providers. provides a consumer-focused interactive health and wellness website that delivers integrated and dynamic health information and videos on a wide variety of subjects.  The website will also offer areas for interactive support communities, health and wellness tools, and answers to frequently asked medical questions.

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