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Entries in National Urban League (2)

Thursday
Jul282011

Daily Beast: Is Sharpton's MSNBC Show A Kick-Back?

The Daily Beast is reporting that Al Sharpton's new gig on MSNBC may be the result of the long-time Civil Rights activist endorsing the NBC Universal-Comcast merger. The merger was controversial for many reasons, but most because of the media behemoth it created. There was quite a bit of opposition against it, including opposition from some black organizations and members of Congress, but Sharpton, Ben Jealous of the NAACP and Marc Morial of the National Urban League all signed off on it. NBC-Comcast later agreed to creating a type of informal "diversity council" to advise the new media conglomerate. The Daily Beast is implying the council Sharpton helped create may have "created" Sharpton's new role with MSNBC as an afternoon anchor.

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Thursday
Jul292010

Obama talks Sherrod, Education, Not Knowing "Snooki" to the National Urban League

Crappy pictures by me, stuck behind the press platform at the Washington Convention Center Thursday.President Barack Obama said Shirely Sherrod "deserved better than what happened last week" as he addressed the National Urban League in Washington, D.C. on Thursday as part of the organization's annual conference and 100th anniversary.

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