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Black Leadership Forum Opposes Sat Rad Merger

The Black Leadership Forum told the FCC it opposes the proposed satellite radio merger.
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The Black Leadership Forum told the FCC it opposes the proposed satellite radio merger.

The BLF is an alliance of 34 national Black civil rights and civic organizations, and says it represents more than 10 million African-Americans.

In a letter to FCC Chairman Kevin Martin, BLF Executive Director/CEO Gary Flowers said the BLF believes opportunity for African American contractors and consumers “has long been negatively impacted by large corporate mergers of American business.” The proposed merger of XM Satellite Radio and Sirius Satellite Radio “is no less onerous, as it [tramples] on the American ideal that Black people should have affordable options in the marketplace and be protected from the menace of marginalization, regardless of their race or resources.”

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