May 2011

There are too few positive media role models for children

May 31, 2011

Tweet This article by Hon. Deborah Taylor Tate originally ran in the Tennessean. What did we see today? And more importantly, what did our children see today? Children between 8- and 18-years-old spend upward of 10 hours a day engaging with media, spending more time with media than any other activity except school and sleeping. […]

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How Wireless Policy Affects Minorities

May 30, 2011

Tweet This article originally appeared on Politico. Spectrum fuels the wireless industry and the prospect of not being able to obtain enough of this finite resource should worry us. As a nation, we are at a critical crossroads — where choosing the wrong path threatens the livelihood of our ever-expanding community of wireless users. In […]

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Sandals Resorts v. Google: In Praise of Free Speech Online

May 29, 2011

Tweet On May 19, a New York state appellate court upheld a ruling that an email message critiquing the employment practices of Sandals Resorts, a Caribbean hotel chain, was not libelous. The New York Law Journal reported that the email in question, which was sent to a large number of recipients, accused the hotel operator […]

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Stockpiling Your Personal Information: Wi-Fi Safety a Year After the Google Wi-Spy Scandal

May 26, 2011

Tweet May 14, 2011, marked the one-year anniversary of Google’s acknowledgment that it breached the trust of the public: Google admitted it had been using its Street View mapping mechanisms to surreptitiously intercept and download 600 gigabytes of personal data from people in 30 countries, including the United States, for the preceding three years. Google […]

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MMTC Commends Politic365 for Choosing Kendrick Meek as Chair of Its Editorial Board

May 25, 2011

Tweet The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC) commends Politic365 for the selection of Kendrick Meek as Chairman of the Editorial Board. For the past year, Politic365 has played a vital role in the dissemination of information to the nation’s minority communities while earning a place among the top publications in the industry. The leadership […]

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The NewMe Accelerator: Helping Minority Startups Get the Right Start

May 24, 2011

Tweet Taking an idea from a dream state to the marketplace just got easier for a few entrepreneurs who will participate this summer in New Media Entrepreneurship, the first technology accelerator for minority-led startups. The NewMe Accelerator will bring in entrepreneurs from around the country to join other startup leaders in California’s Silicon Valley, where […]

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A Broadband Solution to America’s Education Crisis

May 22, 2011

Tweet The New York Times recently reported on the discouraging results of the 2010 civics version of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). Administered every few years, this test – one of many subjects tested via the NAEP – is administered to a large sample of students in the 4th, 8th, and 12th grades […]

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Comcast Announces Partnership to Help Minority Entrepreneurs

May 19, 2011

Tweet This article by Bill Edmonds originally appeared in Politic365. Comcast Corp. announced today a partnership with the venture firm DreamIt Ventures to provide to provide seed funding, training, mentoring and other benefits to five minority-led startups. Comcast’s venture capital affiliate, Comcast Interactive Capital, and DreamIt are now accepting applications to the new Minority Entrepreneur […]

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In the Mississippi Delta, Broadband Meets a Force of Nature

May 17, 2011

Tweet In Mississippi, everyone is keeping an eye on the river, and those that have broadband access are using the Internet to track the flood, to stay in contact with authorities, and to prepare for the worst. Like other communities in Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana, the Delta city of Greenville is watching the clock and […]

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Lifeline-Linkup: Much-Needed Changes to Close the Digital Divide

May 15, 2011

Tweet What is the Lifeline-Linkup Program, and why and how should it be modernized? Many Americans have never heard of the program that has brought telephone service to millions, so unfortunately don’t know how antiquated this critical program is. Having to explain how something that is inherently necessary to me should be equally important to […]

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