Written by Cedric ‘BIG CED’ Thornton for Black Enterprise
Astute businessman and comedian Byron Allen has gained support in his ongoing court battle against Comcast from rapper and activist Michael “Killer Mike” Render and The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Both the outspoken hip-hop activist and civil rights group are urging black people to stand with Allen in his $20 billion racial discrimination lawsuit against Comcast, which will be heard in the Supreme Court Nov. 13. Allen also has a similar $10 billion suit against Charter Communications.
Byron filed the multi-billion suits back in 2015 and 2016, arguing that Comcast and Charter violated the Civil Rights Act after he unsuccessfully tried for years to get the cable systems to carry his networks, Entertainment Studios, which were available through rival distributors, including Verizon, Dish, and AT&T’s DirecTV. Both Comcast and Charter, however, assert that race was not a factor in their refusal to carry stations under Allen’s production company.
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Get a sneak-peak of the official selections of the 18th Urban Mediamakers Film Festival, October 10-16, 2019 throughout Gwinnett County, Georgia.
We are just days away from the 18th Urban Mediamakers Film Festival running October 10-16, 2019 throughout Gwinnett County and Atlanta, Georgia. With free and fee events, there is something for the entire family.
The 18th Urban Mediamakers Film Festival is proud to announce the 2019 official selections. We are honored to have exceptional content creators from around the world competing for awards and representing the United States, Germany, Canada, Italy, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Kenya, Western Cape South Africa, Mexico, Russia Federation, France and Spain.
Checkout the full list of UMFF 2019 official selections.
Actors, content creators, filmmakers and writers are coming to metro-Atlanta October 10-16, 2019 for the 18th Urban Mediamakers Film Festival. UMFF 2019 brings together creatives from Georgia, across the country and around the world to Gwinnett County, Georgia for films and scripts competition, panels, workshops, an AfroFuturism day, networking and awards.
Register today for UMFF 2019 – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/73525267053 and we’ll see you in October.
Calling all content creators, filmmakers and writers! The 18th Urban Mediamakers Film Festival call for entries deadline is August 31, 2019. Submit today https://filmfreeway.com/UMFF