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Sirius XM said it would carve out stations for minorities when it merged but 2 years later has failed to do so

As a condition of Sirius satellite radio and XM Satellite radio merger on July 25, 2008, the companies “voluntarily” agreed to spin off 4 % of their channel capacity which back then amounted to 8 Sirius Channels and 8 XM channels to a so-called “qualified entity” or entities.  The companies decided that only African American, […]

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7 Things the DNC Should Do to Encourage Higher Than Expected Voter Turnout from its Base

I joined about a dozen Black bloggers (some in person & some conferencing in) at the Democratic National Committee (DNC) last week and met with DNC chair Tim Kaine & his staff. The purpose: to engage and strategize with the Black Blogsphere, its influence and reach  in order to assist the DNC energize & mobilize […]

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No Wedding. No Womb.: Our Daughters Deserve More

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  I am taking part in a phenomenal campaign today, No Wedding No Womb (NWNW) where over 100 Bloggers are collectively, and in tandem, writing posts addressing the pandemic of out-of-wedlock births in the African American Community. The purpose is not to chastise those who have had children out-of -wedlock, but to acknowledge the problem […]

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The latest Small Business Bill Broken Down

The Senate passed the Small Business  Lending Assistance and Tax Relief Bill this past Thursday. Democrats won a 61-38 vote to pass the legislation, joined by two Republicans.   The bill now needs to be approved by the House before going to President Obama’s desk for his signature. The bill, which becomes law on January 1, 2011 is […]

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My WOL1450 Tech Talk Interview about CBC & Social Media

I got a chance to chat with the guys behind WOLAM 1450’s Tech Talk show about an article I wrote for Politic365.com about the Congressional Black Caucus’ usage of social media. It was great connecting and chatting especially on the heels of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Legislative session that launches TODAY! Listen  Here to […]

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There’s a Reason Wireless is Exempted from Net Neutrality Now

Did I read right that FCC Commissioner Copps wrote an editorial in the Washington Post admonishing the paper for embracing and writing favorably about he Verizon-Google settlement? I am in awe to see an esteemed top FCC official take issue with efforts to move the agency along past net neutrality and onto the numerous pressing issues that […]

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3rd Circuit Designated Entity Case is a WIN for Small Wireless companies

I am so happy to report that the case in which I served as amici counsel for 10 small, women- and minority-owned wireless companies and supporting nonprofits, Council Tree, et al. v. FCC, has resulted in a big WIN for the most part!! In a 53-page ruling, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals struck down […]

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Over half of Americans surveyed don’t value Broadband

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I was a little disheartened, to say the least, to learn about the results of a recent Pew Research Center report which showed that more than half of Americans do not think the federal government should place a high priority on expanding broadband access throughout the country. A total of 53 percent of the 2, 250 adults surveyed said it was unimportant. […]

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Breaking down Net Neutrality & the Verizon-Google Agreement (Audio)

During the premiere episode of my new Blog Talk Radio show, Right of Black, that I co-host with financial journalist Shanon D. Murray, I spent 5 minutes or so breaking down network neutrality in a nutshell and explaining what the Verizon-Google Agreement REALLY means — despite all you may have heard in other circles. Listen […]

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