Today's Date: February 2, 2023
AHN Opens Dedicated Clinic for Obstetric Patients Experiencing Complex Heart Conditions   •   MATTRESS RECYCLING CUTS GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS, REDUCES WATER AND ENERGY CONSUMPTION   •   Black-Owned Businesses Fuel Economic Impact with Growth and Optimism   •   good2grow® enters food category with Snackers launch   •   The Law Offices of Frank R. Cruz Announces the Filing of a Securities Class Action on Behalf of Argo Blockchain plc (ARBK) Inves   •   SmartMouth Survey Reveals Consumer Concerns About the Consequences of Bad Breath and Confusion About Its Cause   •   Kolar President and Founder Named Second Vice Chair of Women's Business Enterprise National Council Forum   •   Aspivix receives U.S. FDA 510(k) clearance for Carevix™, its novel cervical stabilizer   •   Uprite Services Achieves HIPAA Compliance With Compliancy Group   •   CORRECTING and REPLACING The Center for Global Health Innovation Selects Former American Cancer Society CEO, Gary M. Reedy, as N   •   FIRST HORIZON RECOGNIZED BY 2023 BLOOMBERG GENDER-EQUALITY INDEX FOR INVESTMENT IN WOMEN   •   Perch Energy Appoints Maria Thomas to Board of Directors   •   Willdan Creates Decarbonization Plan for 5 National Parks in Lake Superior Region   •   The Law Offices of Frank R. Cruz Announces the Filing of a Securities Class Action on Behalf of Ryvyl Inc. f/k/a Greenbox POS (R   •   TriLinc Global Impact Fund Makes Impact Investments in Latin America and Europe   •   Massive Bio is named to the New York City Digital Health 100   •   Los Angeles County Addresses the Youth Mental Health Crisis Through a Groundbreaking, School-Based Telehealth Collaboration   •   Next Level Apparel and GK Global Form Strategic Nearshore Fabric Supply Partnership   •   "30 Days A Black Man" by Bill Steigerwald reflects on the dangerous trailblazing work of a White reporter posing as a Black man   •   Chicago Auto Show's Sixth Annual 'What Drives Her' Networking Event and Awards Program To Be Held Feb. 10, Finalists Announced
Bookmark and Share

Call For Strong Oversight On Comcast-NBC Merger

 WASHINGTON  – Despite tough talk about reining in out-of-control media consolidation, the Federal Communications Commission and the Department of Justice have allowed the merger of two of the largest media empires in the country – Comcast and NBC Universal – to proceed.

In response, the National Consumers League released the following statement, attributable to Sally Greenberg, NCL Executive Director:

“Increased concentration among industry titans rarely benefits consumers. We appreciate that the merger has real, enforceable and pro-consumer conditions attached to it. However, these conditions will not be worth the paper they are written on without rigorous oversight by the FCC and DOJ. NCL, along with our consumer and public interest group colleagues will be closely monitoring the effects of this merger to ensure that the combined Comcast-NBCU does not abuse its market power.”

Consumer Action released the following statement, attributable to Linda Sherry, Director of National Priorities:

“Even with the conditions, we are disappointed that the FCC and DOJ did not seem to accept the tenet that the larger the company, the more imbalanced its relationship with consumers becomes. Consolidation inevitably leads to consumers losing the choices that come from a competitive marketplace."


About the National Consumers League

The National Consumers League, founded in 1899, is America's pioneer consumer organization. Our mission is to protect and promote social and economic justice for consumers and workers in the United States and abroad. For more information, visit www.nclnet.org.

About Consumer Action

Consumer Action has been a champion of underrepresented consumers nationwide since 1971. A nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, Consumer Action focuses on financial education that empowers low to moderate income and limited-English-speaking consumers to financially prosper. It also advocates for consumers in the media and before lawmakers to advance consumer rights and promote industry-wide change.


STORY TAGS: BLACK NEWS, AFRICAN AMERICAN NEWS, MINORITY NEWS, CIVIL RIGHTS NEWS, DISCRIMINATION, RACISM, RACIAL EQUALITY, BIAS, EQUALITY, AFRO AMERICAN NEWS

Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News