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The estimated national 2012-13 graduation rate for Black males was 59%. See Full Stat Save

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The estimated national 2012-13 graduation rate for Black males was 59%. See Full Stat Save
Black buying power will rise to $1.2 trillion in 2013 -- and that this number... See Full Stat Save
Today, black men make up 41 percent of the inmates in federal state, and loca... See Full Stat Save
In 1999, there were 604,200 African-American men enrolled in higher education... See Full Stat Save
In 1999 there were 757,000 black men in federal, state and local prisons (the... See Full Stat Save
White men graduated at a rate of 59 percent; Hispanic men, 46 percent; Americ... See Full Stat Save
Only 35 percent of the black men who enrolled in NCAA Division I schools in 1... See Full Stat Save
35% of black women in the same age group and 36% of all 18- to 24-year-olds w... See Full Stat Save
Nationally, a mere quarter of the 1.9 million black men (~500,000) between 18... See Full Stat Save
There are now 7 publishing company subsidiaries that focus on Black books (3 ... See Full Stat Save
Circulation of Black Issues Book Review grew to 65,000 in less than 2 years. See Full Stat Save
Doubleday Direct's Black Expressions club had 40,000 members in less than 6 m... See Full Stat Save
Additionally, the growing Black interest in books has fueled growth in Black ... See Full Stat Save
The African-American technology/computer audience: 43% have an Internet broad... See Full Stat Save
African Americans have the highest spending power among ethnic groups and ten... See Full Stat Save
Only 28% of the top financial institutions are targeting African-Americans. See Full Stat Save
6% of Blacks and 7% of Whites liquidated some investments as a result of last... See Full Stat Save
The #1 reason for investing by Blacks vs. Whites is dramatically different: ... See Full Stat Save
The #1 reason for investing by Blacks vs. Whites is dramatically different: ... See Full Stat Save
49% would prefer a Black financial advisor but there's a shortage of such pro... See Full Stat Save
Blacks have historically not invested due to lack of education about stock ma... See Full Stat Save
Among non-investors, 42% of Blacks versus 21% of Whites are likely to start i... See Full Stat Save
An estimated 71% of Blacks in 2002 had brokerage or mutual fund accounts, up ... See Full Stat Save
Black women are more likely to be the influencers, motivators and catalysts w... See Full Stat Save
Caribbean, London, Paris, Rome, West Africa, Belize, Rio de Janeiro. See Full Stat Save
Their most popular U.S. destinations for Black travelers are Atlanta; Las Veg... See Full Stat Save
Blacks are 3 times more likely to go on group tours and attend cultural event... See Full Stat Save
64% pleasure trips, including 46% for trips to visit friends and family, and ... See Full Stat Save
Black travel increased 16% 1997-1999 versus only 1% for the general population. See Full Stat Save
Black travelers are educated (at least one household member has a college deg... See Full Stat Save
66% of Black households take vacations. See Full Stat Save
A majority of Blacks (vs. 26% of the general population) read online ads and ... See Full Stat Save
85% prefer the Black perspective online, and 38% feel current ethnic content ... See Full Stat Save
74% have access to the web as of 2003, an increase from 51% in 2001, versus 7... See Full Stat Save
Blacks are more likely than the general population to respond to online offer... See Full Stat Save
83% of African-American Internet users have some college education or more; 7... See Full Stat Save
African-American book buyers tend to be younger females (18-35) with incomes ... See Full Stat Save
African-American book buyers buy books for themselves, for their children, an... See Full Stat Save
The demand for African-American books and information products doubled betwee... See Full Stat Save
The demand for Afro centric books and information products doubled over 8 yea... See Full Stat Save
In 2000, African-American book buyers surveyed revealed purchases of 1-5 book... See Full Stat Save
Blacks are more likely than the general population to respond to online offer... See Full Stat Save
Blacks are more likely to be on the cutting edge of new technologies and in 2... See Full Stat Save
A $35 billion travel and tourism industry reflects a significant increase in ... See Full Stat Save
60% of African-American male high-school dropouts born between 1965 and 1969 ... See Full Stat Save
32 percent of African-American men born in 2001 will spend time in prison See Full Stat Save
12.9% of black males ages 25-29 were in prison or jail; for white men in the ... See Full Stat Save
Only 51.8 percent of black men between the ages of 16 through 64 were employe... See Full Stat Save
38 percent of black males graduated from Chicago high schools since 1995, whi... See Full Stat Save
60% of adult parolees are African-American males See Full Stat Save
87% percent of juvenile parolees are African-American males. See Full Stat Save
More than 50% of African-American males between the ages of 16 and 22 are out... See Full Stat Save
By 2002, one of every four black men in the U.S. was idle all year long. See Full Stat Save
Housing $121.6 billion, Food $59.2 billion, Cars/Trucks $32.1 billion, Clothi... See Full Stat Save
Whites have a greater tendency to find the Internet useful for connecting wit... See Full Stat Save
Blacks were more likely than whites to use the Internet to find information o... See Full Stat Save
Blacks are more likely to say the Internet helps them pursue hobbies See Full Stat Save
45% of black Americans with online access found the Internet useful for getti... See Full Stat Save
African-Americans control less than 2% of all the resources and wealth in the... See Full Stat Save
95% of the income of Blacks go to businesses outside of the Black community. See Full Stat Save
Some experts state that the purchasing power of the African-American communit... See Full Stat Save
Procter & Gamble was the largest advertising spender targeting African Americ... See Full Stat Save
Total spending on African-American media in the first three quarters of 2008 ... See Full Stat Save
Spending power of African-Americans / Blacks in the US totaled $913 billion i... See Full Stat Save
In 2007, 19.5 percent of African-Americans in comparison to 10.4 percent of n... See Full Stat Save
Also in 2007, 23.8 percent of African-Americans in comparison to 9 percent of... See Full Stat Save
In 2007, 49 percent of African-Americans in comparison to 66 non-Hispanic Whi... See Full Stat Save
In 2007, the unemployment rate for Blacks was twice that for non-Hispanic Whi... See Full Stat Save
24.5% / percent of African-Americans in comparison to 8.2% / percent of non-H... See Full Stat Save
The average African-American family median income was $33,916 in comparison t... See Full Stat Save
Among non-Hispanic Whites, a higher proportion of men than women had earned a... See Full Stat Save
More Black women than Black men had earned at least a bachelor's degree (16 p... See Full Stat Save
In 2006, as compared to Whites 15 years and over, a lower percentage of Black... See Full Stat Save
African American males were 60% more likely to die from a stroke than their W... See Full Stat Save
African American stroke survivors were more likely to become disabled and hav... See Full Stat Save
African American adults are twice as likely than their White adult counterpar... See Full Stat Save
The infant mortality rate for African American mothers with over 13 years of ... See Full Stat Save
African Americans had 1.8 times the sudden infant death syndrome mortality ra... See Full Stat Save
In 2005, African Americans had 2.3 times the infant mortality rate of non-His... See Full Stat Save
In 2005, African American adults aged 65 and older were 30% less likely to ha... See Full Stat Save
African American mothers were 2.6 times as likely as non-Hispanic white mothe... See Full Stat Save
African American infants were almost four times as likely to die from causes ... See Full Stat Save
Although African American children aged 19 to 35 months had comparable rates ... See Full Stat Save
In 2005, African Americans aged 65 and older were 40% less likely to have rec... See Full Stat Save
African American women were more than 20 times as likely to die from HIV/AIDS... See Full Stat Save
African American females had more than 21 times the AIDS rate of non-Hispanic... See Full Stat Save
Although African Americans make up only 13% of the total U.S. population, the... See Full Stat Save
African Americans were 1.4 times as likely as non-Hispanic whites to have hig... See Full Stat Save
African American men were more than 9 times as likely to die from HIV/AIDS as... See Full Stat Save
African American males had more than 7 times the AIDS rate of non-Hispanic wh... See Full Stat Save
African American women are 1.7 times as likely as non-Hispanic white women to... See Full Stat Save
In 2005, African American men were 30% more likely to die from heart disease,... See Full Stat Save
In 2005, African Americans were 2.2 times as likely as non-Hispanic Whites to... See Full Stat Save
In 2002, African American men were 2.1 times as likely to start treatment for... See Full Stat Save
In 2003, diabetic African Americans were 1.7 times more likely as diabetic Wh... See Full Stat Save
African American adults were 1.9 times more likely than non-Hispanic white ad... See Full Stat Save
African American women are twice as likely to be diagnosed with stomach cance... See Full Stat Save
Blacks are twice as likely as Hispanic and Asian males to have been registere... See Full Stat Save
49.5% voted in the last presidential election compared to only 35.7% in 1994. See Full Stat Save
59.6% were registered to vote in 2000 compared to 55.2% in 1994. See Full Stat Save
There was an 84.1% increase in black elected officials during 1980-2000. See Full Stat Save
26% of black males with graduate degrees have started their own businesses co... See Full Stat Save
There are three (3) Black male CEOs among the Fortune 500 and many in other s... See Full Stat Save
18.3% held such positions in 2000 compared to about 12% in 1990. See Full Stat Save
Black advanced degree holders realized a 54.0% increase in pay from $39,104 t... See Full Stat Save
Blacks with Bachelor's degrees realized a 67.2% increase from $29,471 to $49,... See Full Stat Save
Mean earnings for Blacks increased by 59.7% between 1990 and 2000 to $30,109. See Full Stat Save
Their college enrollment increased 71.2% during 1980-2000 versus 10.6% for wh... See Full Stat Save
16.3% of those ages 25+ were at least college graduates in 2000 compared 8.4%... See Full Stat Save
78.7% of those ages 25+ were at least high school graduates in 2000 compared ... See Full Stat Save
Two-parent family groups increased at nearly double the U.S. rate from 1990 t... See Full Stat Save
Less likely to be married: 46.7% versus 67.4% of white males ages 18+ in 2000. See Full Stat Save
Their death rate per 1,000 declined 14.9% between 1990 and 2000 to a low of 8... See Full Stat Save
The average life expectancy increased at nearly double the rate of white male... See Full Stat Save
There will be 17.8 million African-American men in the US by 2010. See Full Stat Save
Black men: 15.9 million strong in 2000, representing 47.5% of blacks. See Full Stat Save
Over 80% of National Black MBA Association members annually earn in excess of... See Full Stat Save
72% of Delta Sigma Theta sisters are homeowners, and the majority are profess... See Full Stat Save
An estimated 65%-75% of all black doctors, lawyers and dentists are members o... See Full Stat Save
65% of Alpha Phi Alpha brothers have median income of $125,000. See Full Stat Save
Alpha Phi Alpha entered a $30 million agreement with Church's Chicken for 50 ... See Full Stat Save
The National Black MBA Association has over 100,000 MBAs and 6,000+ members. See Full Stat Save
The National Society of Black Engineers has 15,000+ student and professional ... See Full Stat Save
The National Bar Association has over 20,000 lawyers, judges and law student ... See Full Stat Save
The National Medical Association has over 25,000 physician members. See Full Stat Save
The Links, a women's service organization, has 10,000+ upscale members. See Full Stat Save
Jack and Jill of America, a service organization for black families has over ... See Full Stat Save
The original "notorious nine" black fraternities and sororities have about on... See Full Stat Save
Only about 1% of advertising budgets are devoted to campaigns targeting Afric... See Full Stat Save
Most Blacks are generally not influenced by best seller lists or reviews, and... See Full Stat Save
The book market for Blacks has doubled 1992-2000 to $356 million. See Full Stat Save
African American expenditures on new and used vehicles reportedly doubled in ... See Full Stat Save
Their purchases of computer and related equipment increased 33% between 1999 ... See Full Stat Save
Blacks are twice as likely as Whites to discover new trends and consider them... See Full Stat Save
34% are likely to keep up with changes in trends and fashions compared to 25%... See Full Stat Save
They are considered the most fashion conscious racial/ethnic group, and they ... See Full Stat Save
They are impulse shoppers, and only about 36% claim to use a shopping list of... See Full Stat Save
Blacks average weekly store visits and spending are higher than the general m... See Full Stat Save
Blacks spend 33% more on weekly groceries compared to the general population See Full Stat Save
34% will travel 1+ hours to shop at a factory outlet, compared to 27% of all ... See Full Stat Save
Twice as likely as any other group to travel 1+ hours to their favorite store... See Full Stat Save
39% lived in suburban areas in 2000, reflecting improved socioeconomic status... See Full Stat Save
Home ownership in 2000 among Blacks with household incomes of $75,000 or high... See Full Stat Save
34% of Blacks own fixed or variable annuities compared to 26% of Whites. See Full Stat Save
71% of Black households with income of $50,000 or more own life insurance pol... See Full Stat Save
Buying power for Blacks increased 102% from 1990 to 2002, reaching $645.9 bil... See Full Stat Save
Mean income by degree for Black workers age 25 or older in 2001 was: $18,935 ... See Full Stat Save
Their median income increased 42.1%, from $21,418 in 1980 to $30,439 in 2000. See Full Stat Save
27.8% of households had income of $50,000 or more in 2000 compared to 15.4% i... See Full Stat Save
83.7% of Blacks age 16 or older, with at least a Bachelor's degree, participa... See Full Stat Save
Law (51.2%) and medicine (20.0%) for first-professional degrees which was com... See Full Stat Save
Blacks were nearly twice as likely as Whites to obtain a degree in education. See Full Stat Save
Education (34.7%) and psychology (12.0%) are the most popular areas of intere... See Full Stat Save
Education (31.7%) and business (25.8%) are the most popular areas of interest... See Full Stat Save
The increase in degrees conferred to Blacks (1980 versus 2000) - Associate's ... See Full Stat Save
39.3% of 18-24 year old high school graduates were enrolled in degree grantin... See Full Stat Save
79.5% of those ages 25+ completed high school or more in 2000 compared to 51.... See Full Stat Save
Blacks are more likely to have inadequate access to health care and receive l... See Full Stat Save
Nearly 50% of Blacks had recently experienced some form of discrimination, su... See Full Stat Save
77% of Blacks, compared to 92% of Whites, are satisfied with their opportunit... See Full Stat Save
About 33% of Blacks in 2003 they were denied a chance to rent or buy housing... See Full Stat Save
Blacks are denied mortgages and home improvement loans at twice the rate of W... See Full Stat Save
Home ownership among Blacks was 51% in 2002, up from 42% in 1990 See Full Stat Save
14 million Blacks lived in the suburbs in 2000, and their growth rate of movi... See Full Stat Save
Majorities of all racial groups would rather live in racially mixed neighborh... See Full Stat Save
Only 12% of Blacks in 2003, versus 61% of Whites, feel Blacks have achieved e... See Full Stat Save
35% of the 80,000 of the charges filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity ... See Full Stat Save
2003 average weekly income was 28.8% less for Black males and 15.5% less for ... See Full Stat Save
The number of Blacks in managerial and professional specialty positions incre... See Full Stat Save
Spending power for Blacks has increased 104% from $316.6 billion in 1990 to $... See Full Stat Save
Median income for Blacks increased 88.0% between 1987 and 2001, outpacing the... See Full Stat Save
Only 50% of Blacks in 2003 (a slight decrease from 1962 results) said Black c... See Full Stat Save
Blacks are twice as likely as Whites to indicate that better teachers would i... See Full Stat Save
Blacks are twice as likely as Whites (68% compared to 34%) to think that blac... See Full Stat Save
78% of Blacks (versus 89% of Whites) were satisfied with their educations, ac... See Full Stat Save
77% of Blacks, compared to 92% of Whites, felt progress has been made in educ... See Full Stat Save
Those under 30 years old are the least optimistic that race relations will co... See Full Stat Save
Blacks are twice as likely as Whites (68% compared to 34%) to think that blac... See Full Stat Save
Only 38% of Blacks, compared to 76% of Whites, felt that Blacks are treated f... See Full Stat Save
Only 21% of Blacks believe that the goals of the Civil Rights Movement have b... See Full Stat Save
86% of Blacks and 66% of Whites would not object to their child or grandchild... See Full Stat Save
80% of Blacks, compared to 70% of Whites (up from only 4% in 1958), approved ... See Full Stat Save
Black interracial marriages increased 436% between 1970 and 2000. See Full Stat Save
The State Farm Bayou Classic (football) draws about 76,000 fans and a large T... See Full Stat Save
Campuses and students have substantial spending power, an estimated $2.5+ bil... See Full Stat Save
The median income of Blacks ages 25+ with degrees is at least 45% higher than... See Full Stat Save
Black colleges or universities have produced about 25% of all black college g... See Full Stat Save
Nearly 276,000 black students attend a black college or university in 2000, a... See Full Stat Save
African Americans are geographically concentrated in the South, where 55% of ... See Full Stat Save
Currently 105 colleges and universities, 51 public and 54 private, were estab... See Full Stat Save
African-American Internet users spend a monthly average of 44 hours on the web. See Full Stat Save
The African-American Internet audience has grown to over 10 million surfers i... See Full Stat Save
African-American targeted media outlets reach 89% of this population. See Full Stat Save
African Americans have the highest weekly radio listening time at 24.5 hours ... See Full Stat Save
African Americans have the highest television viewing in their households, at... See Full Stat Save
37% of African Americans like to buy brands that let others know they have "m... See Full Stat Save
48% African Americans need to keep up on the latest trends in movies, music a... See Full Stat Save
71% of African Americans say it is important to keep up with the latest techn... See Full Stat Save
African Americans are twice as likely as whites to be among the first to disc... See Full Stat Save
African Americans are 80% more likely to buy products from companies that giv... See Full Stat Save
1.75 million African-Americans own homes valued at $200,000 or more. See Full Stat Save
51% of African Americans were homeowners in 2002, up from 42% in 1990 See Full Stat Save
27.4% African American households had incomes of $50,000 or more in 1999. See Full Stat Save
In 2000, median income of African-Americans was $30,436, a 27.6% increase fro... See Full Stat Save
African American owned businesses / firms generate $71.2 billion in revenue. See Full Stat Save
African American businesses account for 27% of minority-owned firms See Full Stat Save
There were approximately 823,500 million African American-owned businesses in... See Full Stat Save
4.3% of African-Americans hold advanced degrees. See Full Stat Save
14.6% of African Americans possess a Bachelor's degree or higher See Full Stat Save
African American education levels: 77.6% of those ages 18+ are high school gr... See Full Stat Save
African Americans are concentrated in the following geographic regions: 54.8%... See Full Stat Save
30.8% of African American families are female headed families. See Full Stat Save
32.5% of African American families are married couple families See Full Stat Save
African Americans reside in 12.0 million households in the US See Full Stat Save
According to the 2000 US Census, 47.5% of African Americans are male and 52.5... See Full Stat Save
African Americans account for 36.4 million, per the 2000 Census, a 19.3% incr... See Full Stat Save
African American males were 60% more likely to die from a stroke than their W... See Full Stat Save
African American adults are twice as likely than their White adult counterpar... See Full Stat Save
The infant mortality rate for African American mothers with over 13 years of ... See Full Stat Save
African American males were 60% more likely to die from a stroke than their W... See Full Stat Save
African American stroke survivors were more likely to become disabled and hav... See Full Stat Save
African American adults are twice as likely than their White adult counterpar...