Comcast accepting proposals for two new African American-owned independent networks

( —Comcast Cable has announced it is now accepting proposals for two substantially African American-owned, independent networks that it will launch in select Comcast markets

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CBC places Blacks in power on Capitol Hill

By Lauren Victoria Burke Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) — This past December, the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies led by Spencer Overton, released

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Facebook doesn’t tell users everything it really knows about them
By Julia Angwin, Terry Parris Jr. and Surya Mattu ProPublica Facebook has long let users see all sorts of things the site knows about them, like whether they enjoy soccer, have recently ...
FHA lending violations lead to $93 million fine
By Charlene Crowell Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) — A 2011 case that was filed in Manhattan’s U.S. District Court led to a 5-week trial in Houston and a unanimous jury decision ...
New website aims to help people short on cash find reputable help
By Anna Challet Contributing Writer (New America Media) — When people lack credit and need quick cash to make ends meet, they often end up turning to sources like ...
DeVry University students to benefit from $100M FTC settlement
By Charlene Crowell Contributing Writer For the third time in two years, a large for-profit college has faced charges of defrauding its students. This time the charges stem from promises of jobs ...
Bias hinders diversity in hiring for environmental organizations
By Anthony Advincula Contributing Writer (Special from New America Media) — Diversity at the leadership level in the environmental sector remains low despite a high proportion of well-educated and qualified people ...
EPA concludes fracking a threat to U.S. water supplies
By Patrick G. Lee ProPublica Starting in 2008, ProPublica published stories that found hydraulic fracking had damaged drinking water supplies across the country. The reporting examined how fracking in some cases had ...
From banks to beauty products, the #BuyBlack Movement is real
By Stacy M. Brown Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) — It’s a trend that many are hoping won’t just turn into a passing fad. Late last month, Essence magazine noted that after ...
Entergy New Orleans to host public info sessions on proposed power plant
Entergy New Orleans will host two information sessions, next week, to "keep the community fully informed about its investments in the city," according to a media alert the organization issued. ...

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