2 January 2014 5:56 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Among everything that happened last year, there was one major newsworthy item that was completely overlooked by the media: the sad statistic that there are no longer any black-owned, full power TV station in the United States.According to the New Pittsburgh Courier, which reported the story earlier this week, there were some 18 black-owned stations 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 existed, all being bought up by larger media companies.The 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, Roberts Broadcasting -. »

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