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Court today blasts FCC’s attempt to relax ownership rules, says it hurts minority ownership

Congratulations are in order to my friends over at my old job at The Institute for Public  Representation at Georgetown University Law Center and to the  Media Access Project for their resounding victory on behalf of Free Press, Media Alliance and Prometheus Radio Project! Today, the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a decision requiring […]

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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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A light at the End of the Comcast/NBCU Merger?

It was refreshing to attend the MMTC 8th Annual Access to Capital Conference last week. Among other things, I appreciated learning about the various opportunities for African American, Hispanic American, Asian American and Native American entrepreneurs that are interested in media and communications properties ownership. During one session at the conference, I got an opportunity to ask […]

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