I wonder if Samoans are 'African-Americans'. And I wonder if revenue means actual take home PROFIT. African-Americans own hundreds of Hawaii businesses Pacific Business News (Honolulu) - 9:30 AM HAST Tuesday Hawaii has more than 800 businesses owned by African-Americans and their annual sales top $80 million, the Census Bureau reports. There are 1.2 million businesses owned by African-Americans nationwide, generating $89 million in revenues yearly, and that figure has risen 25 percent in five years, Census said Tuesday. The 817 black-owned Hawaii businesses in 2002, the newest year for which full data are available, employed 681 people and had a combined annual payroll of nearly $19 million. Health care and social assistance businesses were most numerous, 134, but the largest chunk of sales, more than $8 million, came to 41 businesses in the fields of administrative and support and waste management and mediation services. Of those 817 businesses statewide, 642 were on Oahu, and they accounted for $73.5 million in sales.