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Byron Allen involved in Quincy Media sale

QUINCY — Though he did not make the winning bid, comedian and media mogul Byron Allen will receive some of the television stations being sold by Quincy Media. The media outlet Deadline has reported that Gray Television, which made a $925 million bid to buy Quincy Media Incorporated, will sell seven TV stations to Allen Media Group for $380 million.
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Marc Lamont Hill unpacks McDonald’s racial discrimination lawsuit with Byron Allen

Marc Lamont Hill dished with media mogul Byron Allen about the lawsuit he filed against Mcdonald’s for $10 billion for racial discrimination in advertising sales. As theGRIO reported, Allen Media Group divisions Entertainment Studios Networks, Inc. — parent owner of theGrio — and Weather Group, LLC filed a lawsuit accusing McDonald’s of racial discrimination. The filing alleges that McDonald’s discriminated against Allen’s media entities by refusing contracts and exhibiting a pattern of racial stereotyping. During his conversation with Hill, Allen noted that fast-food giant doesn’t advertise with Black-owned media outlets as much as it does with white-owned media.
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Byron Allen Explains How Racial Equity In Media Can Help Create 'A Survivable Scenario For America'

Comedian Byron Allen is one of the few Black Americans to own and operate a major media company. In 1993, Allen founded Allen Media Group/Entertainment Studios, which now includes ownership of the Weather Channel and the production of several popular judge and game shows. And he’s now taking on what he says is inequality and racism in the industry — one lawsuit at a time.
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Byron Allen on McDonald’s lawsuit: Black people built wealthiest nation and ‘that’s the extortion’

Byron Allen’s $10 billion lawsuit against McDonald’s is one of accountability and the desire to create economic inclusion for the Black community. The media mogul — whose Entertainment Studios is the parent company of theGrio — put the fast-food giant on notice recently by filing suit for alleged racial discrimination. The CEO exclusively spoke with theGrio’s White House correspondent and D.C. Bureau Chief April Ryan about the necessity of pursuing his claims.
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Byron Allen Files $10 Billion Discrimination Lawsuit Against McDonald’s

Byron Allen Media Group has filed a $10 billion lawsuit against McDonald’s Corporation for allegedly discriminating against Black-owned media outlets. The lawsuit accuses the fast-food giant of stereotyping Black businesses and refusing to work with Black media brands such as AMG Entertainment and Weather Group. “Together with our Owner/Operators, we...
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Byron Allen sues McDonald’s over advertising practices

Media mogul Byron Allen isn’t happy with fast food company McDonald’s and isn’t loving how they handle some of their advertising practices. Allen filed a $10 billion lawsuit against McDonald’s Corp. on Thursday, accusing the Big Mac maker of racial discrimination for not advertising enough with Black-owned media outlets. The complaint filed against the fast-food chain in Los Angeles County Superior Court claims McDonald’s violated federal and state civil rights laws through its “racial animus and racial stereotyping” in allocating ad dollars, according to Reuters.
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Byron Allen Sues Mcdonald’s for $10 Billion in Damages

Comedian and media mogul Byron Allen has sued McDonald’s for $10 billion in damages citing racial discrimination that is tied to the company’s advertising practices. The New York Post details racial stereotyping that occurred in McDonald’s refusal to contract with the Allen Media Group Entertainment Studios and Weather Group. The accusations are a violation of state and federal laws.
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Byron Allen sues McDonald’s for discrimination

Comedian-turned-media mogul Byron Allen has sued McDonald’s for $10 billion in damages, alleging racial discrimination tied to its advertising practices. The head of Allen Media Group claims racial stereotyping is at play in the fast-food giant’s refusal to contract with his AMG’s Entertainment Studios and Weather Group in violation of federal and state law.
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Media mogul Byron Allen files $10B lawsuit against McDonald's, alleging racial discrimination in its ad spending

McDonald’s has been hit with a $10 billion racial discrimination lawsuit from media companies owned by Byron Allen. The lawsuit alleges the Chicago-based burger chain pays higher prices to advertise with general market media companies than it does Black-owned companies, which submit pitches through a separate tier for content targeting African American audiences.
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Byron Allen Sues McDonald’s, Alleging Bias in Ad Spending

(Bloomberg) -- Two companies controlled by Byron Allen, the onetime stand-up comic who’s built one of the largest closely held media businesses in the U.S., sued McDonald’s Corp., claiming the fast-food giant is discriminating against Black-owned businesses. The suit alleges the restaurant company has refused to advertise on some of...
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Byron Allen sues McDonald's for $10B for alleged bias against Black-owned media

McDonald's Corp was sued on Thursday for at least $10 billion by two companies owned by media entrepreneur Byron Allen, who accused the fast-food chain of racial discrimination for not advertising enough with Black-owned media outlets. The complaint filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court said McDonald's violated federal and...
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Byron Allen sues McDonald’s for $10 billion in racial discrimination case

Byron Allen, media mogul and owner of theGrio, is suing McDonald’s, seeking $10 billion in damages for racial discrimination. On Thursday, Allen Media Group divisions Entertainment Studios Networks, Inc. — parent owner of theGrio — and Weather Group, LLC filed a lawsuit accusing McDonald’s of racial discrimination, and alleging McDonald’s discriminated against Allen’s media entities by refusing contracts and exhibiting a pattern of racial stereotyping.