Now Amazon isn't an exhaustive example, but it is fairly representative of the disproportionate level to which books aren't being written for an African American audience. You can easily find books centered around the lives of African Americans living in the hood. But fantasy? No.
There are many reasons why African American leads are MIA in urban fantasy fiction. But to even begin to list them will require a much lengthier post than I'm inclined to write. I've always been interested in different cultures and walks of life, so it's a no brainer for me to write an urban fantasy story featuring a female black teen lead. But I'm happy to do my small part to contribute more content for an audience that's largely been ignored by fiction writers. More importantly, I'm proud of the story I'm writing and think it's as good as any urban fantasy story I've read. Or at the very least, it's being treated with the same level of respect as the best the books the genre has to offer. Hopefully, when I release Book 1 of the UNBEGOTTEN SERIES later this year, readers will think so too. I'm definitely chomping at the bit to find out.