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Our nation’s defacto media-apartheid system goes back to the distribution of the earliest radio and television broadcasting licenses to whites, only starting in the late 1920s. As of 2019, Black people owned just 18 full-power TV stations —  just 1 percent of the overall total —  and 239 of the country’s 11,000 commercial radio stations as of 2017. 

The thread struck a chord with many Black journalists co-signing its contents. But what's even more astonishing is the response to Overbey saying much of what Black journalists have been saying for years.

The FCC released a proposal that would repeal Obama-era net neutrality rules.

The FCC voted along party lines to reduce the Lifeline program, which provides a subsidy to help poor people afford broadband service.

President Barack Obama announced a plan to make broadband affordable to low-income families. It seeks to close a technology gap that creates another layer of disadvantage to students from low-income families.

In an attempt to introduce innovation and competition into the cable/satellite set-top box industry, the FCC has proposed opening up cable boxes to third parties to lower costs and make it easier for cable/satellite subscribers to access online streaming services like Netflix and Hulu.

President Obama has announced plans to visit a mosque for the first time in his presidency.

The prison inmate phone call business is a multi-billion dollar industry that has been gouging families and those locked up behind bars for years. FCC Commissioner Mignon L. Clyburn joined Roland Martin on Tuesday’s edition of NewsOne Now to discuss what is currently being done to reduce the outrageous costs of communicating with someone who […]

On Thursday the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) agreed to rules that would ban internet service providers from creating fast lanes and prioritizing traffic on their networks. FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn joined Roland Martin Friday on “NewsOne Now” to discuss net neutrality and what it means for you, as well as the FCC’s ruling that will keep […]

A group of Black media owners have filed a $20 billion federal lawsuit against Comcast, Time Warner, Inc., the Rev. Al Sharpton, the NAACP and the National Urban League alleging that the companies discriminated against them and paid the omnipresent activist to “whitewash” their discriminatory practices, the Washington Post writes. SEE ALSO: Oscar-Winner Mo’Nique Slams Hollywood, Claims […]

Ahead of the Federal Communications Commission’s vote on Open Internet rules, some rights leaders are urging commission members to consider not just net neutrality, but also “net equality.” One of those leaders, Kim Keenan, president and CEO of the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC), describes net equality as putting consumers and communities first as […]

Hundreds gathered in the nation’s capital Tuesday morning for the Congressional Black Caucus’ (CBC) swearing-in ceremony for both newly elected and current members of the 114th Congress. Forty-six African-American men and women took oath during the ceremony, making it the largest group of representatives to be sworn in to the CBC. One of the 46 […]