October 2013

MMTC CONGRATULATES FCC AND CHAIRWOMAN CLYBURN ON ACTION TO RELAX FOREIGN OWNERSHIP POLICY

October 24, 2013

Tweet WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 24, 2013): The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC) congratulates the Federal Communications Commission and Acting Chairwoman Mignon Clyburn for their support for relaxing the Commission’s policy that presently restricts foreign investors from owning more than 25% of the equity in a U.S. broadcast station. According to an announcement it released […]

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Parents can take common-sense steps to make kids’ screen time beneficial

October 24, 2013

Tweet Technology is transforming lives at school. More teachers are utilizing online resources, have websites or even Facebook pages, and some schools are part of a new pedagogy known as “one to one” in which every student has an individual device. This transformation is challenging for all of us, especially the adults. Today teens are […]

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As the Records Spin: Changing the Tune of Performance Royalty Legislation

October 22, 2013

Tweet I love radio and have fond memories of my college DJ days when we used these really neat things called records to play songs.  This was so far before the digital transition that some of our old-school jams were on 8-track tapes, or as we called them, carts.  It was a treat to intern […]

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JOBS Act – Not Just About Jobs: The Metamorphosis of Crowd Funding for Digital Entrepreneurs

October 22, 2013

Tweet If you’ve got a great business idea but are perplexed about how to get it funded, you should be aware of some recent changes in the Jumpstart Our Business Start-ups Act, commonly called the JOBS Act of 2012, that make it easier for digital entrepreneurs to raise much-needed capital to fund their businesses. Financial […]

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Top Economists Decry ‘Waste, Fraud, and Mismanagement’ of the Universal Service Fund’s High Cost Fund

October 16, 2013

Tweet Over the decades, many organizations, including the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council, have long touted and still believe in the benefits of the Universal Service Fund (USF) as a beacon of hope for millions of low-income and rural Americans in need of telephonic and broadband connectivity.  However, in their recently released paper titled “Unrepentant […]

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Nina Vaca: “Women Are Not Just Giving Birth to CEOs; They Will be the Next CEOs”

October 16, 2013

Tweet In honor of Hispanic Heritage month, I’m putting Nina Vaca on the spotlight. Nina Vaca, whom others often describe as a “master of success,” is a Latina trailblazer empowering Latinas in business. With resilience to lead with courage, as well as an unwavering commitment to inspire the next generation of Latina entrepreneurs, Vaca embodies […]

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Citizen Communications Center Founder Albert H. Kramer, Esq. Honored with Everett C. Parker Award; NAACP’s DC Chief Hilary Shelton Delivers Annual Everett C. Parker Lecture

October 15, 2013

Tweet Acting FCC Chairwoman Mignon Clyburn Acknowledged for Leadership on Prison Phone Justice; Center for Media Justice Founder Malkia Amala Cyril receives Donald McGannon Award at annual UCC Office of Communication annual Awards Breakfast and Lecture. Top media executives, faith leaders, and social justice advocates gathered on Tuesday, October 1st, at First Congregational United Church […]

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Grain Management’s Spectrum Deal with Verizon Wireless is a Win for Minority Entrepreneurs

October 9, 2013

Tweet It’s official: On September 30, Grain Management, LLC, a minority-owned firm, closed on a $287 million transaction in which it acquired 700 MHz B block spectrum from Verizon Wireless and AWS C block spectrum from AT&T.  This transaction marks the largest minority spectrum deal in U.S. history. Although it just closed last week, the […]

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FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai Stresses the Importance of AM Broadcasting at NAB Radio Show

October 9, 2013

Tweet As the presence of broadband technology increases, has listening to broadcast radio become a thing of the past, an afterthought for the American people?  Some might say that anytime we hear the term “broad” these days, it seems to be followed by “band” and not “cast.” But in the words of FCC Commissioner Ajit […]

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STATEMENT OF THE MINORITY MEDIA AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS COUNCIL RE: SMALL BUSINESS DEFINITION IN THE MARKETPLACE FAIRNESS ACT

October 8, 2013

Tweet WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 8, 2013):  The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (“MMTC”) has worked for decades to establish legally defensible definitions of small businesses to facilitate the development and prosperity of private enterprises owned by African Americans, Latinos, Asians, women and other underrepresented groups in the American business community.  Diversity in ownership, we believe, […]

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