Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Diversity Groups PUSH FCC On Civil Rights

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FCC Counters That It Has Made 'Great Strides,' With More To Come.
John Eggerton -- Multichannel News, 2/23/2011 10:52:19 AM

The Minority Media & Telecommunications Council, joined by Rainbow PUSH, NAACP, and others are telling the Federal Communications Commission that the status of civil rights issues at the commission is even worse now than last year, when most of the same groups wrote the agency to complain about the state of minority ownership.
They want a meeting with FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski to air their grievances.
A commission spokesman strongly disagreed with the letter's characterization of the FCC on the issue.
In a letter dated Feb. 22, the groups said that no progress had been made on minority entrepreneurship and equal employment issues.

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