July 2012

Boot Camp Basics: Preparing the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

July 29, 2012

Tweet Our communities need strong advocates who will advance their interests and increase their presence in all areas of media and telecommunications.   One of the reasons I wanted to pursue a career in communications was to ensure that more minorities and women could have opportunities to own radio and television stations.  Raised in a culturally […]

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UNCF and Others to Employ ‘Super’ Wi-Fi Networks for Underserved, Rural Educational Communities through AIR.U

July 27, 2012

Tweet A consortium of major research institutions, including the United Negro College Fund, recently announced its initiative to upgrade broadband connectivity in underserved educational communities throughout rural America.  The consortium is called AIR.U, a group of higher education associations, public interest groups, and high tech companies that collectively represent over 500 educational institutions nationwide, including […]

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Sprint, Verizon, and Professional Partnering Solutions Show Diverse Entrepreneurs How to Get Their Foot in the Door

July 23, 2012

Tweet In the telecom world, it can be difficult for small, minority, and women-owned businesses to find a way into the industry.  Procurement partnerships provide companies with a way to get a foot in the door while building relationship, a reputation – and capital – to succeed. MMTC’s 10th Annual Access to Capital and Telecom […]

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MMTC President David Honig Urges Congress to Adopt New Telecommunications Act

July 19, 2012

Tweet This morning, the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council’s Co-Founder and President David Honig delivered remarks during the Congressional Breakfast at MMTC’s 10th Annual Access to Capital and Telecommunications Policy Conference.  His remarks are below, as delivered: I’m so glad that several distinguished Members of Congress have joined MMTC for our 10th Annual Access to […]

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‘The Rise of the SmartPower Class’: Measuring the Pulse of America through Anonymous Online Engagement

July 15, 2012

Tweet The Rise of the SmartPower Class by Lauren deLisa Coleman is available electronically on Amazon.com. All proceeds will go to Raise Hope for Congo. The new millennium has ushered in an era of continually evolving technology, fast-paced communication, and the rise of opportunity – and power – among the historically disenfranchised.  Few appreciate this […]

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FCC Commissioners Call on Congress to Revive Minority Tax Certificate Policy

July 12, 2012

Tweet Toward the end of a House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology oversight hearing on July 10, Federal Communications Commissioners told Congress to revive the law that broke down a major barrier to entry for potential minority and women media owners. During the 2½ – hour meeting, veteran Commissioner Robert McDowell and newly appointed Commissioner […]

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MMTC’s 10th Annual Access to Capital and Telecom Policy Conference

July 10, 2012

Tweet Only 8 more days to REGISTER!!! The Minority Media and Telecommunication Council’s 10th Annual Access to Capital and Telecom Policy Conference is rapidly approaching!  On Wednesday, July 18 and Thursday, July 19 MMTC will host a diverse gathering of industry leaders, public officials, and multicultural digital entrepreneurs at Washington’s Westin Georgetown Hotel. Register online NOW […]

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Cyberbullying: How Bullies Have Moved From the Playground to the Web

July 9, 2012

Tweet Infographics are a powerful new tool that have taken the Web by storm as an effective way to get important and often alarming information across. OnlineCollege.org has shared this one with BBSJ. We thank Jen Rhee for the submission. Over the past decade, the world of learning and education has become steadily more immersed […]

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Broadband Adoption and Usage: If You’re Not Online, You’re Missing What You Need to Know

July 6, 2012

Tweet Having access to broadband technology and other digital tools is a key ingredient to economic, social, and political connectedness. Yet only 69 percent of Americans have broadband internet connections at home. What vital services are the other one-third missing? One example was apparent at last Tuesday’s Broadband Breakfast Club, on “The Internet Presidential Campaign […]

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Want to Work More Hours? Get Broadband.

July 4, 2012

Tweet There is an old joke among people from the Caribbean: If you are only working one job, you’re lazy. If you have two jobs, you’re average. Ideally, you want three. With economic growth chugging along at just below two percent, and unemployment for Black and Hispanic Americans exceeding the national average, the old joke […]

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