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Black Buying Power:
 $836 Billion (2010)

Black U.S. Population:
 41.1 million

Top Five Black Cities
 - New York
 - Chicago
 - Detroit
 - Philadelphia
 - Houston

Top Five Black Metros:
 - New York-New Jersey
 - Washington-Baltimore
 - Chicago-Gary
 - Los Angeles
 - Philadelphia

Top Five Expenditures:
 - Housing $203.8 bil.
 - Food $65.2 bil.
 - Cars/Trucks $29.1 bil.
 - Clothing $29.3 bil.
 - Health Care $23.6 bil.
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Carter Broadcasting introduces mobile apps for KPRS-FM and KPRT-AM

(April 6, 2011) Carter Broadcast Group, the nation's oldest African American owned and operated radio station, announced today, new mobile applications created by PRONTO! mobile, a leading mobile marketing IT provider. The mobile applications will allow listeners to listen live from anywhere in the world from their mobile device. Some of the key features allow listeners to interact 24 hours a day.

"We couldn't be more excited and pleased to bring our stations mobile as an additional benefit to listeners as well as helping our advertisers reach those listeners in a whole new way.  PRONTO! mobile makes the process seamless from end-to-end when you take your brand mobile.  Their unique PRONTO! Platform Manager 2.0 makes it foolproof to manage our banner ads, text, mobile apps, and reports, quickly, easily, and all in one place," Cristina Shell said, Interactive Director of Carter Broadcasting.

The application is free to download and available for the iPhone, Android and BlackBerry.

"We are very excited to have such an amazing partnership with an iconic brand such as Carter Broadcast Group.  We look forward to working with them even more to offer the best mobile apps and advertising on the market.  We focus on mobile being a way to monetize the investments of clients while launching their mobile efforts.  I prefer to not ask them for a check every month.  I like it when I bring them one (and they do too)," Andy Lynn, founder and CEO of PRONTO! mobile said.

Key unique mobile application features include:

Jamz Now  -- get all the latest contest and events happening now
Jamz Connect -- interact with your favorite DJ's, request a song, and share with social media friends
Hot Clock -- wake up to your favorite radio station with pre-set alarm
QR Code Scanner -- Scan QR codes anywhere and join scavenger hunts with the built-in scanner
Deal of the Day -- receive deeply discounted offers and coupons to your phone instantly
Mobile Text Club -- Text KPRS to 89686 for great discount offers and updates

Carter Broadcast Group, based in Kansas City, MO, is the oldest African American owned and operated radio station in the United States.  The group operates two radio stations, KPRS (Hot 103 Jamz) and KPRT (Gospel 1590, The Gospel Source). In 2010, Carter Broadcast Group celebrated its 60th year of existence and continues to lead the market with technology integration into radio programming.


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Details $507 billion in expenditures

African-American consumers are cautiously increasing their spending in some key product categories, even as they continue to make adjustments in a slowly growing economy. The finding comes from the 16th annual edition of "The Buying Power of Black America" report published by Target Market News..

In 2009, black households spent an estimated $507 billion in 27 product and services categories. That's an increase of 16.6% over the $435 billion spent in 2008. African-Americans" total earned income for 2009 is estimated at $836 billion...

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