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#DryerBuzz – Consumer Power or Wealth Robbery – Nielsen vs Pew

#DryerBuzz – It’s just my opinion. While it’s great that content and brands see African Americans and the black diaspora as primary consumers, there’s much to be said about over consumerism. We must always bring to light the plight of black middle class to grow and maintain wealth. When one report (Pew) says zero wealth, we can’t get too excited when another says consumer power (Nielsen). In a great Facebook debate after Nielsen released its new findings on millennials — black millennials and their consumer power — these thoughts came…

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African-Americans are more religious than overall U.S. population

UnityFirst.com – On the eve of Black History Month, the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life released a new analysis that paints a detailed religious portrait of African-Americans. The analysis finds that African-Americans are markedly more religious than the U.S. population as a whole on a variety of measures, including reporting a religious affiliation, attendance at religious services, frequency of prayer and the importance of religion in people’s lives. Compared with other racial and ethnic groups, African-Americans are among the most likely to report a formal religious…

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