September 2013

Congressman Clyburn Discusses Importance of Broadband Technology to Increase Healthcare Access and Quality at #CBCF2013 Telehealth Issue Forum

September 24, 2013

Tweet At the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference last week in Washington, DC, Honorary Host and U.S. House of Representatives Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn (D-SC) hosted an issue forum aimed at educating the public about the importance and benefits of telehealth for African-American and other minority communities. During the “Empowering African […]

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Attend the Digital Diversity Network’s Cloud Gathering Conference October 3rd!

September 24, 2013

Tweet Next Thursday, October 3rd, the Digital Diversity Network is holding its 2nd annual “Cloud Gathering Conference” in New York City.  The conference, which connects attendees with a highly diverse assembly of tech experts, entrepreneurs, investors, businesses, and thought leaders from a broad spectrum of industries and disciplines, helps entrepreneurs learn the art of deal-making […]

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MMTC COMMENDS FCC AND CHAIRWOMAN CLYBURN FOR ACTION TO REVITALIZE AM RADIO

September 24, 2013

Tweet Washington, D.C. (September 19, 2013):  The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC) commends Federal Communications Commission Chairwoman Mignon Clyburn for her outstanding efforts to revitalize of AM radio. Yesterday, Chairwoman Clyburn circulated a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking with six concrete measures to ease regulatory burdens on AM broadcasters: Opening a one-time filing window, limited […]

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Can Cross-Ownership Help Preserve Local, Independent Journalism in the Digital Age?

September 18, 2013

Tweet Newspapers remain a vital source of information for millions of Americans.  Historically, newspapers have spearheaded investigative journalism, shedding light on the darkest corners of American society and forcing it to change for the better.  Unfortunately, as we progress deeper into the Digital Age, newspapers are foundering, and the lens that helped us see a […]

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FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai Delivers Address at LGBT Technology Partnership’s Inaugural Policy Forum

September 13, 2013

Tweet FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai delivered the following remarks at the LGBT Technology Partnership’s Polcy Forum on September 12, 2013. MMTC President David Honig told BBSJ that Commissioner Pai’s address “is the most inspirational and compelling address by a commissioner that I’ve read since Ben Hooks’ magnificent remarks upon the issuance of the first minority […]

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DRIVERS CALLED TO JOIN THE IT CAN WAIT® MOVEMENT, GET INVOLVED ON SEPTEMBER 19, DRIVE 4 PLEDGES DAY

September 13, 2013

Tweet New Resources Help People Make Their Commitment Social, Take It to the Streets Nearly 2,000 Activities Planned Coast-to-Coast DALLAS, Sep. 5, 2013 — A movement is accomplished through the voices and actions of many. That is why four national wireless service providers, spearheading the It Can Wait campaign, are urging people to share their […]

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Newspapers Remain a Vital News Source for People of Color

September 10, 2013

Tweet Ethnic media outlets have played a crucial role in delivering relevant content to ethnic consumers.  As journalist Richard Prince has put it, “ethnic outlets are more relevant, particularly to people who look for that trust factor in their media…” However, according to the latest edition of the Federal Communications Commission’s report, “The Information Needs […]

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Dialogue on Diversity, LATISM, to Hold Can’t-Miss Events in Washington and New York Next Week!

September 10, 2013

Tweet Dialogue on Diversity, in partnership with Microsoft, will hold its twentieth annual Entrepreneurship/Information Technology Conference on September 18, 2013, at the Microsoft Innovation and Policy Center in Washington, DC. This year’s conference, IT: Servant or Master? Privacy and Policy, will focus on technology for small businesses, the effect of the Affordable Care Act on […]

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MMTC Commends FCC for Approving the Grain Management/Verizon Wireless B-Block 700 MHz Spectrum Deal

September 4, 2013

Tweet Washington, D.C. (September 4, 2013):  The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC) commends Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Grain Management, LLC, and the Federal Communications Commission for working to orchestrate the largest minority spectrum deal in U.S. history. On Feb. 15, with assistance from MMTC, the National Urban League, and the National Council of La Raza, […]

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Broadband: More Than a Network; It’s a Platform

September 3, 2013

Tweet Broadband is a recognized platform that enables users to access and build upon opportunities contained in the network.  On the national stage, recognizing the potential presented by the medium, broadband is also becoming a valuable commodity for any political platform. The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council has long believed that broadband access, adoption, and […]

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