*Many African Americans will rush out this weekend to take advantage of Black Friday deals.

Making up almost 14 percent of the US population, black shoppers will cast quite a shadow on crowds, both in stores and on-line, this weekend.

If projections hold true, retailers are going to have a great Black Friday and weekend, and rest assured they’ll all be bragging about it early next week.

Here’s today’s question: will black-owned businesses be in that chorus of pre-Christmas cheer? reports that last year, total Black Friday spending — just the Friday alone — topped$3.7 billion. If the math holds, the African American community in the United States spent over half a billion dollars last Black Friday.

How much of that did you spend, and how much of what you spent was at a black-owned business?

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