Byron Allen is a shrewd businessman who’s built up quite an impressive resume in the entertainment/media industry. Although he is a Black man, his steady grind to rise in the ranks of entertainment’s elite has allowed him to demand the respect of his peers-both Black and white. It should go without being noted that Allen has done more than his fair share of fighting to reach his current status as a media mogul. This time around, he is embroiled in a new fight.
Mr. Allen has filed a lawsuit against two entities that have a stronghold in the media world: Charter Communications and the Federal Communications Commission.
The lawsuit has been filed because of accounts of the media giants’ racial discrimination against various Black media platforms. The lawsuit referred to Civil Rights Act of 1866, 42 U.S.C. section 1981 which has been violated on the grounds of Black media outlets being disparaged. The $10 billion lawsuit was filed earlier this week by the Founder & CEO of Entertainment Studios.