31 December 2013 1:52 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

As the last few hours reminding in 2013 tick away let’s pause to reflect on a sad statistic that was completely overlooked by the media this year. That there are no longer any more black owned full power TV station in the United States.According to the Pittsburgh Courier, which reported this story yesterday, there were some 18 black owned station in 2006 which represented 1.3% of all TV stations. That number dropped down to just five last year. And in 2013 those five no longer exist being all bought off by larger media companiesThe reason for this sorry situation started back during the late 1990s when “Congress and the Federal Communications Commission allowed massive consolidation in the broadcasting industry. This policy shift crowded out existing owners of color and ensured that it would be nearly impossible for new owners to access the public airwaves”.. One of the last few remaining black owned full power stations, »

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