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December 5, 2014

Lack of indictment in Garner case faulted across spectrum; U.S. photojournalist killed in Yemen by Al Qaeda affiliate; FCC approves 10 minority-, female-owned stations; mass resignations at New Republic magazine; collaboration on Cuban child sex tourism hailed as model; Marion Barry services to be telecast live on Saturday; Washington NFL team to honor sports writer Burwell; Lee May dies at 73, a writer who loved the soil; black company sues AT&T over access to DirecTV (12/5/14)

Lack of Indictment in Garner Case Faulted Across Spectrum

U.S. Photojournalist Killed in Yemen by Al Qaeda Affiliate

FCC Approves 10 Minority-, Female-Owned Stations

Mass Resignations at New Republic Magazine

Collaboration on Cuban Child Sex Tourism Hailed as Model

Marion Barry Services to Be Telecast Live on Saturday

Washington NFL Team to Honor Sports Writer Burwell

Black Company Sues AT&T Over Access to DirecTV

"A black-owned media company sued AT&T for $10 billion this week, claiming AT&T shut it out from co-defendant DirecTV, for racial reasons, after buying the satellite company for $67 billion,"Matt Reynolds reported Thursday for Courthouse News Service.

"The National Association of African-American Owned Media claims in its Dec. 2 federal complaint that it represents 'at least one' African American-owned media company.

"It does not identify that company, but says it owns seven channels that produce original content, 32 television series, and a library of thousands of hours of programming.

"The association claims that AT&T and DirecTV refuse to carry the majority of its programming, except for one channel, for which they pay no carriage fees. . . ."

The story also said, "The National Association of African-American Owned Media is represented by Louis Miller with Miller Barondess.

"AT&T did not immediately respond to a request for comment after business hours Wednesday."

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