June 2011

Where Are the Black Internet Entrepreneurs?

June 30, 2011

Tweet This article by Joel Dreyfuss originally appeared on TheRoot. Silicon Valley is one of the most diverse places on the planet — except for the glaring absence of blacks and Hispanics. African Americans are just not visible in this hotbed of technology innovation. Black Web 2.0’s Angela Benton is trying to do something about […]

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Black Broadcast Associations Support the AT&T—T-Mobile Merger

June 28, 2011

Tweet The National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters (NABOB) and the International Black Broadcasters Association (IBBA) added their names to a list of prominent civil rights organizations in support of the prospective AT&T—T-Mobile merger. In joint Comments to the FCC, IBBA and NABOB—along with five other civil rights organizations—explored the importance of the merger and […]

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Wireless Broadband & Mobile Apps are Keys to Renewed Economic Prosperity for Minorities

June 26, 2011

Tweet A recent New York Times article profiled an innovative mobile app that has been developed to make securing a new job a little easier. Available for free via iTunes, Monster.com’s Interviews app helps users through every step of the job interview process, from pre-interview preparation to post-interview follow-up. It even provides useful tips on […]

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Connecting the Unconnected at the Broadband Opportunity Coalition’s Web Site — Changeyourtomorrow.org

June 23, 2011

Tweet The Broadband Opportunity Coalition (BBOC) promotes adoption of broadband access to the Internet and educates Americans on how important it is for them to become full and active members of online communities and the digital economy. The coalition now has a Web site to help with that important work: changeyourtomorrow.org. The Web site’s address […]

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NUL, NAN Say AT&T/T-Mobile Would Foster Broadband, Create Jobs

June 21, 2011

Tweet This article by Bill Edmonds originally appeared on Politic365. The National Urban League and the National Action Network today told the Federal Communications Commission that the two civil-rights organizations recommend approval of AT&T’s proposed purchase of T-Mobile USA. In a joint filing with the FCC, the organizations stated that they had reviewed the proposed […]

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Study Links Minority Ownership to Minority Programming on Radio Stations

June 19, 2011

Tweet A recent study of radio listening and radio formats reached an important conclusion — minority ownership of radio stations appears to result in more programming designed for minority audiences. In the study – “Radio Station Ownership Structure and the Provision of Programming to Minority Audiences: Evidence from 2005-2009” – Joel Waldfogel of the Carlson […]

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The Disappearance of Fine Arts in Our Schools: The Internet Brings Hope

June 16, 2011

Tweet Studies abound about the failing state of U.S. schools. There is strong evidence for needed improvement in STEM (Science, technology, engineering, and math) programs: the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development ranked the U.S. 14th in reading, 17th in science, and 25th in math among other developed nations. The National Assessment of Educational Progress […]

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Fakes and frauds are keeping Americans on the wrong side of the digital divide

June 14, 2011

Tweet Last month, CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta warned cell-phone users of potential danger from radiation and encouraged everyone to use a wired earpiece for all calls, just like he does. At one point, he showed a YouTube video of people using their cell phones to make popcorn. The video was a joke — it can’t […]

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Broadband: Focusing on the Hispanic Population

June 12, 2011

Tweet Last month, Jason Llorenz, Executive Director of the Hispanic Technology and Telecommunications Partnership, published an Op-Ed that advanced an argument that touches the lives of millions of Hispanics: in this digital economy, unconnected and digitally illiterate Latinos have the most to lose. Llorenz supports his argument by offering a number of data points, including […]

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June 9, 2011

Tweet The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC) commends the Federal Communications Commission for initiating the Future of Media Report that was released today. MMTC associates itself with the Report’s clarion call to reverse the low level of diversity in media ownership and employment and the Report’s recognition that “greater minority ownership of media…would allow […]

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