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31 Mar 2013

Petition: Rape, Rick Ross and Responsibility

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Rape, Rick Ross and Responsibility In 2012, a drug named Molly, made up of pure MDMA (Ecstasy’s active ingredient) flooded the music industry and made its way into countless rap lyrics. Last month, February 2013, Lil’ Wayne sparked national outrage when he disrespected the memory of slain civil rights martyr Emmitt Till in his lyrics by ...

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13 Feb 2011

MTV Skins: Why? (radio interview)

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MTV Skins: interview on Blog Talk Radio with Robert Wesley Branch Click to Listen Paul Porter and Lisa Fager on TRWBS February 12 2011 II

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25 Jan 2011

Low Power FM

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New York Times January 24, 2011 Low-Power FM Radio to Gain Space on the Dial By BRIAN STELTER OPELOUSAS, La. — When John Freeman turned on his car radio one recent day and tuned to KOCZ, the voice he heard was a 2-year-old girl’s. It belonged to Nyla Belton, the daughter of the afternoon D.J., Craig Belton. She’s better known ...

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14 Jan 2011

Arizona Fallout: Hispanic Group To Press FCC, Hill, NTIA For Hate Speech Inquiries

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Wants to update almost two-decades old report on effects of hate speech, press Congress for money to do so By John Eggerton -- Broadcasting & Cable, January 10, 2011 Prompted by the shootings in Arizona over the weekend and ensuing national conversation about the role of violent rhetoric in politics and the media, the National Hispanic Media ...

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15 Aug 2010

The Best Radio Station in America

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The Best Radio Station in America We have arrived at point where radio has lost intended meaning. For decades, Radio was the connecting point for thousands of local communities and cities. Since the 1996 Telecomm Act, radio has turned into a corporate entity that identifies with stock holders instead of listeners. Gone are the days of ...

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01 Feb 2010

President Obama: I’m a Big Believer in Net Neutrality

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President Obama: 'I'm a Big Believer in Net Neutrality' WASHINGTON -- On Monday, in an "interview" conducted via YouTube as a follow-up to his State of the Union speech, President Barack Obama reaffirmed his strong commitment to maintaining an open and neutral Internet. "I'm a big believer in Net Neutrality," said President Obama, who has made the ...

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31 Jan 2010

Net Neutrality debate heats up

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Why Are Some Civil Rights Groups and Leaders On the Wrong Side of Net Neutrality? James Rucker ColorOfChange.org It's said that politics creates strange bedfellows. I was reminded how true this can be when I traveled to D.C. in recent weeks to figure out why several advocacy groups and legislators with histories of advocating for minority interests are ...

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06 Dec 2009

F.C.C. May Pry Open the Cable Set-Top Box

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The New York Times Bits - Business Innovation Technology Society By SAUL HANSELL Officially, Julius Genachowski had only a terse one-sentence statement about Comcast’s proposed acquisition of NBC on Monday. It said: “The FCC will carefully examine the proposed merger and will be thorough, fair and fact-based in its review. But a relatively obscure rule-making notice, also issued Monday, ...

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30 Nov 2009

MMTC ask FCC to halt LPTV applications

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MMTC asks FCC to halt LPTV applications until diversity ownership hearings end From RadioInk.com (November 25, 2009) The Minority Media and Telecommunications has asked the FCC not to accept applications specifying channels 5 and 6 in its January 2010 filing window for low-power TV stations and TV translators, and would also like the FCC to delay ...

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07 Oct 2009

NABJ Supports FCC Diversity Post

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NABJ Supports FCC Diversity Post Julius Genachowski, Chairman Federal Communications Commission 445 12th Street SW Washington, DC 20554 Dear Chairman Genachowski: We applaud your stated commitment to promote diversity in media ownership. And, as a 34-year-old organization of professional media workers that has pressed to achieve this goal across the industry, we realize that the FCC has ...

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