Welcome To Detroit IP TV

Community News & Entertainment Shared Through Internet TV

Detroit Headlines

Comcast use page out of Wells Fargo playbook; gets fined record millions for ripping off customers

by John Eggerton The FCC’s Enforcement Bureau says the nation’s largest cable operators, Comcast, has agreed to pay the largest civil penalty assessed a cable operator—$2.3 million—to settle an investigation into whether it charged customers for services and equipment they did not authorize or so-called “negative option billing.” Comcast says it was already making fixes and has been “laser focused” on customer service. “It is basic that a cable bill should include charges only for services and equipment ordered by the customer—nothing more and nothing less,” said Enforcement Bureau chief Travis LeBlanc.  “We expect all cable and phone companies to take responsibility for the accuracy of their bills and to ensure their customers have authorized any charges.” The FCC said it had received “numerous” consumer complaints about being charged for premium channels or set-top boxes or DVRs even though they had declined those services or had not ordered the equipment. The cable operator will also be required to implement a detailed program for redressing disputed charges in a standardized and expedient fashion, and limits adverse action (such as referring an account to collections or suspending service) while a disputed charge is being investigated. Comcast will send confirmation of any new products or charges separate from monthly bills. Comcast says it was already in the process of making such changes and agrees with the fixes. Under the terms of the settlement, Comcast will implement a five-year compliance program to obtain “affirmative, informed consent” before charging for any new service or equipment. It will also send confirmation of any new products or charges separate from monthly bills. Comcast disputed the specific allegations’ illegality,... read more

United Nation say US owe African American Reparation for slavery and terrorism

The history of slavery in the United States justifies reparations for African Americans, argues a recent report by a U.N.-affiliated group based in Geneva. This conclusion was part of a study by the United Nations’ Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent, a body that reports to the international organization’s High Commissioner on Human Rights. The group of experts, which includes leading human rights lawyers from around the world, presented its findings to the United Nations Human Rights Council on Monday, pointing to the continuing link between present injustices and the dark chapters of American history. “In particular, the legacy of colonial history, enslavement, racial subordination and segregation, racial terrorism and racial inequality in the United States remains a serious challenge, as there has been no real commitment to reparations and to truth and reconciliation for people of African descent,” the report stated. “Contemporary police killings and the trauma that they create are reminiscent of the pastracial terror of lynching.” Citing the past year’s spate of police officers killing unarmed African American men, the panel warned against “impunity for state violence,” which has created, in its words, a “human rights crisis” that “must be addressed as a matter of urgency.” The panel drew its recommendations, which are nonbinding and unlikely to influence Washington, after a fact-finding mission in the United States in January. At the time, it hailed the strides taken to make the American criminal justice system more equitable but pointed to the corrosive legacy of the past. “Despite substantial changes since the end of the enforcement of Jim Crow and the fight for civil rights, ideology ensuring the domination of one... read more

2016; year of the African American Woman

by Timothy Moore/UIN As Serena edges closer to being named the greatest female athlete ever, it is clear that there are a larger than normal number of African American women doing some exceptional things in 2016. I will get to the others, but Serena is deserving of all the accolades that are finally coming her way. She has won more major tennis championships than most countries. Think about that for a minute. She was born with gifts but she maximized that with years and years of hard work.  A testimony to her popularity is her 6 million twitter followers. I am sure many men tune in into her matches just to watch her sculptured physique chase down tennis balls (smile). Although she may be the greatest tennis player, she is not invincible. She lost the in the first round at the Rio Olympics this year. Serena lost, but many African American women won big time at the Olympics. They made a major contributions to the medal count for the United States. What was impressive is the fact that they won Gold Medals in areas that were once thought to be outside the realm of high performance of African Americans. The events included Fencing, Swimming, and the Shot Put. They have changed the face of gymnastics with Simone building on what Gabby did four years ago. Their supreme grace and beauty is undeniable. My favorite of course, were the ladies of Track and Field. From the powerful young lady with the gentle voice who won the Shot Put, to the captivating Hurdlers and Sprinters. They are collegiate and well spoken,... read more
[ Sz-drive-calendar ]

Local News

Read informative articles about news from your local neighborhood. Voice your opinion about pressing community issues

Movies & More

Enjoy entertaining urban movies from independent film makers. Select from our library of hundreds of sitcoms, TV shows, documentaries, and foreign films that are only available on UIN.


24/7 Access

Whether it’s late at night or early in the morning, you’ll always have 24/7 access to your account. Just login and watch on demand.

3 Flexible Subscription Plans

Whether you want to watch a little, watch a lot, or earn money getting others to watch, one of our subscription plans will fit your needs.

Learn More