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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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DISH Network launches Africa Box Office channel featuring African, Caribbean movies

(December 16, 2012) The DISH Network has announced that it has launched Africa Box Office, an Afro-Caribbean movie channel. ABO is broadcasting movies exclusively from Nollywood, the prolific Nigerian film industry and other major African and Caribbean motion picture houses.

ABO is the largest Afro-Caribbean content aggregator for television in North America, broadcasting over 150 new movies per year, eight movies everyday and three premieres every week. With a growing catalog of more than 1,500 African and Caribbean movies leveraging the Afrotainment Family of Channels, ABO has access to popular content and consistently delivers the best African and Caribbean films.

ABO is currently available on channel 9868 in DISH Network Pan-African Bouquet programming package, which also includes three other channels from the Afrotainment Family featuring reality series, talk shows, sitcoms, dramas, late night comedy and music.

The Afrotainment Family of channels is a New York-based network of six television channels dedicated to broadcasting the best Afro-centric content for the highly coveted African-American communities in North America. Afrotainment channels are available on DISH, Optimum Cablevision, Roku, Google TV and Android devices. More info is at

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