Black Entertainment : comcast and sharpton being sued.......collusion

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  1. jamesfrmphilly

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    A lawsuit against Comcast, Time Warner Cable Inc., Rev. Al Sharpton and the NAACP alleges that the media companies discriminated against black-owned businesses and paid activists like Sharpton to “whitewash” its practices. The complaint alleges that Comcast gave large donations to Sharpton, the NAACP and other civil rights groups to make it appear that the cable company was promoting diversity, even while it was failing to follow through on a promise to do so.

    The lawsuit, seeking $20 billion, was filed in Los Angeles federal court Friday by Entertainment Studios, a television company founded by black producer and comedian Byron Allen and the National Association of African-American Owned Media (NAAAOM). The complaint, which comes as regulators mull a $45-billion merger between Comcast and TWC, alleges that Comcast has refused to do business with Allen and other black media executives.


    http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...-of-discriminating-against-black-owned-media/

    Lawsuit accuses Comcast, Al Sharpton of discriminating against black-owned media

    A $20 billion lawsuit alleges that the cable company refused to carry black-owned channels and paid civil rights activists to "whitewash" its practices.
    washingtonpost.com


    http://thegrio.com/2015/02/24/byron-allen-comcast-racial-discrimination/

    Byron Allen sues Comcast for $20 billion over racial discrimination

    Byron Allen is taking on Comcast and Time Warner Cable in a $20 billion discrimination suit. Allen, whose television production and distribution company Entertainment Studios includes such companies as Justice Central, Cars.TV and Comedy.TV,...
    thegrio.com
     
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    we must develop leadership that will be better........
     
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    True the leadership that is in place is being bought .......that paper green dead presidents is the leader

    I will be sure to follow up on this one...
     
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    there is an entire cottage industry that is based on criticizing al sharpton. is that the best we can do?
    is there any way that we can develop leaders who will not sell us out?
     
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    "Comcast’s more than $45 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable is waiting on approval at the FCC, with a decision expected soon. If approved, the merger would make Comcast the most powerful media corporation in the world. But as Allen, who owns seven upstart cable networks, points out: Comcast pays out $11 billion in licensing fees to networks that it carries on its platform. How much of that money goes to 100 percent African-American owned media companies? $3 million. A fraction of one percent.

    Sharpton’s curious takeover of the 6 pm timeslot on Comcast-owned MSNBC in late 2010 was predicated on the Reverend signing off on Comcast’s last merger: its historic acquisition of NBCUniversal, which the FCC and Department of Justice approved in January 2011 after a tough regulatory fight from California Rep. Maxine Waters on racial discrimination grounds. Comcast lavished donations upon Sharpton’s National Action Network and other civil rights groups to get them to sign off on the deal, according to Allen’s suit.

    “Why is Sharpton on TV every night on MSNBC? Because he endorsed Comcast’s acquisition of NBCUniversal. He signed the memorandum of understanding back in 2010. He endorsed the merger. Next thing you know we’re watching him on television trying to form a sentence. Every night we have the privilege of watching adult illiteracy.”


    “Al Sharpton is nothing more than a black pawn in a very sophisticated white economic chess game,” Allen continued. “He’s not even bright enough to know he’s on the chess board and he’s being used by his white masters at Comcast, specifically [executive vice president] David Cohen and [chairman and CEO] Brian Roberts.”

    if this can get to a courtroom maybe we can get some answers......
     
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    yes, that got on my nerves.......
     
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    please stop posting about sharpton. he is being used as a distraction.

    comcast is the issue.

    the distribution of monies to black media is the issue.
     
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    sharpton is paid well to draw fire. everybody loves beating up on al. he presents such a nice target.

    ever wonder why that is?
     
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    NAACP...well that says it all.

    C.R.E.A.M

    Cash rules everything around me....Even our so called black leaders.

    Peace!
     
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    Really? After the D>Sterling boo boo they say this???:rofl:

    And yet, they felt no shame in taking money to give a known bigot an award...:11100:

    Peace!
     
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