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T-Mobile Names Diversity Committee Members

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T-Mobile has named the members of a new diversity council that will help it with the commitments it made as part of its merger with Sprint and as part of a longer-term goal of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I).

They include the Rev. Al Sharpton and former FCC commissioner Rachelle Chong.

The company last year signed a $25 million memorandum of understanding (MOU) with six civil rights organization, which T-Mobile said is more important than ever as the country "is poised to address long-standing racial inequities and effect real change."

The 14-member External Diversity & Inclusion Council will be chaired by National Urban League president Marc Morial.

The members are:

Marc Morial; Kevin Allis, CEO, National Congress of American Indians; Sindy Benavides, CEO, League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC); Gilbert Casellas, independent director and consultant; Rachelle Chong, CETF board member; Maurita Coley Flippin, Esq., president and CEO, Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council; Alphonso David, president, Human Rights Campaign; Carol Glazer, president, National Organization on Disability; Derrick Johnson, president, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP); Ken Lee, CEO, OCA-Asian Pacific American Advocates; Janet Murguía, president, UnidosUS; Rev. Al Sharpton, president and founder, National Action Network (NAN); Jin Sung, chairman of the board, National Diversity Coalition (NDC); John Yiang, president and executive director, Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC).

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.