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Buying Power report: Blacks spend as economy grows
New 16th edition shows $507 bil in spending



The finding comes from the 16th annual edition of "The Buying Power of Black America" report. In 2009, black households spent an estimated $507 billion in 27 product and services categories. ...

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Bounce TV announces its first returning series for second season, Uptown Comic

(August 19, 2012) Bounce TV will premiere the second season of its original comedy series Uptown Comic this fall with actor and comedian Rodney Perry ( Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family, Mo'Nique Show) as host, it was announced by Bounce TV Chief Operating Officer Jonathan Katz.

Uptown Comic is a half-hour series featuring stand-up performances by some of the hottest up-and-coming comics in the country. The show's second season will begin production in Atlanta this month.

"Uptown Comic was an instant hit with Bounce TV viewers and delivered tremendous value for our constantly-growing group of affiliates and advertisers. As a young network, this success and expansion of our first original programming is unprecedented and reflects the strong brand Bounce TV is becoming within the African American community," commented Katz. "We're looking forward to another season of Uptown Comic with Rodney's terrific talents front and center."

Perry was the co-host of The Mo'Nique Show on BET as well as a host of TV One's Who's Got Jokes. He has been the opening act for such top comedians as George Lopez, Cedric the Entertainer, Steve Harvey and Mo'Nique.  Perry also starred in Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family and is preparing his first comedy special for television entitled "Rodney Perry All The Way LIVE!" for the fall.

Bounce TV launched September 26, 2011 and is already available in 76 percent of African American households and 65 million homes nationally. Bounce TV airs twenty four hours a day, seven days a week on the digital signals of local television stations. Martin Luther King III and Ambassador Andrew Young are among the Founding Group and Board of Directors of Bounce TV. Bounce TV is majority African American-owned. Toyota USA is the signature sponsor of the network.

Bounce TV targets African Americans primarily between the ages of 25-54 with a programming mix of theatrical motion pictures, live sports, documentaries, specials, inspirational faith-based programs, off-net series and now original series. Live sports and events are part of the Bounce TV schedule, including both football and basketball games from the nation's largest African American athletic conference, the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA.)


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