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Everything To Know About Byron Allen’s $20 Billion Racial Discrimination Lawsuit Against Comcast

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Media mogul Byron Allen will finally have his $20 billion fight against Comcast heard by the Supreme Court today. The CEO of Entertainment Studios is suing the massive company for not distributing his networks, claiming racial discrimination as a factor. The court will now decide the threshold for a racial discrimination claim. They could take Comcast’s side by asserting that the plaintiff must meet a “but for” standard to file a valid discrimination claim, or in other words, he must prove that Comcast discriminated against him 100 percent because he is Black. On the other hand, the court could take Allen’s side, in which the plaintiff only has to prove that race was a motivating factor in Comcast’s decision. So in other words, Comcast can’t absolve themselves from the case by simply claiming that it had business reasons for rejecting Allen’s channels. [Read more]

Here’s How You Can Help Alexis Crawford’s Family After HBCU Student’s Tragic Death

Alexis Crawford, the 21-year-old Clark Atlanta University student who was tragically killed, will be laid to rest on Saturday. The family is asking for help for funeral arrangements and other needs.

AJC reports visitation, which is open to the public, will be this Friday in Athens, Georgia home from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Hill Chapel Baptist Church, located at 1692 W. Hancock Ave. The service will begin at noon on Saturday at Cornerstone Church, 4680 Lexington Road.

Rev. Markel Hutchins told AJC, “They not only need, but also deserve the public’s support in laying her to rest with the kind of dignity and decency she deserves.” [Read more]

Morning Commute Spared??

Weather forecasters are saying this morning’s predicted snowfall will likely miss most of the morning commute. Snow could begin falling around 10am and last only a couple of hours. More sun tomorrow and warmer with highs near 37.

St. Paul Residents Speak Out About Crime

St. Paul residents are speaking out about an alarming increase in young people killing each other.  More than 200 people packed the gym at Rice Recreation Center yesterday for the second of three community forums about the city’s near-record-breaking homicide rate this year.  Mayor Melvin Carter gave a short speech, asking for help brainstorming solutions to curb the violence.  The FBI, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and U.S. Marshals Service are all planning to provide extra resources to the city. [Read more]

Twins Baldelli Named Manager of the Year

The Twins’ Rocco Baldelli is the American League Manager of the Year.  Baldelli became just the seventh rookie skipper to top 100 victories, improving the Twins’ win total by 23.  Minnesota captured its first AL Central Division title since 2010, but was swept in the ALDS by the Yankees in three games.  Baldelli becomes the fourth Twins’ manager to win the award.  He beat out Tampa Bay’s Kevin Cash and the Yankees’ Aaron Boone, who were the other two finalists. [Read more]