September 2014

Caller ID-Spoofing Technology Leads to Rise in Telephone Scams

September 25, 2014

Tweet Telemarketers and other unwanted callers have been the bane of many households’ existence for decades. With the proliferation of caller ID in the 1990s, millions could breathe a sigh of relief as they now had the ability to screen and even automatically block calls from “Unknown” or “Private” numbers. Unfortunately, in recent years, technology […]

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Title VII to the Rescue: MMTC Presents FCC with Framework for Protecting the Open Internet

September 24, 2014

Tweet Drawing from the well-known, user-friendly process of filing employment discrimination complaints before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council has weighed in with a nuanced approach to protect the open Internet from claims of blocking, throttling, or other complaints. Last week, MMTC filed Reply Comments for a coalition of 45 […]

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Join Congressman Bobby Rush, Commissioner Clyburn, Dr. Nicol Turner-Lee, and More at CBC

September 24, 2014

Tweet On September 25, Congressman Bobby Rush (D-IL) will host the panel “Financial Strategies for Minority Ownership of Media and Communications Firms” featuring FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, Tim Robinson, Dr. Nicol Turner-Lee, Earl Jones, Ann Marie Mahlum, James Reynolds, Charles Warfield, and Rohan Williamson at the Congressional Black Caucus.

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TOMORROW: STEM4US! Tech Fest & Soiree, CBC Week: FCC, Pepco, Edison Electric Institute

September 23, 2014

Tweet MMTC is excited to invite you to the STEM4US! Tech Festival & Soiree on Sept. 24th, held at the Pepco Edison Place Gallery from 6pm to 9pm during the 44th Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference. The event will connect more than 200 technology executives, government officials, venture capital firms, entrepreneurs, members of Congress, and […]

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Hon. Deborah Taylor Tate Presents ‘Learner at the Center of a Networked World’ Report at ISTE Conference

September 22, 2014

Tweet During the ISTE Conference this summer, Former FCC Commissioner Deborah Taylor Tate announced the release of the “Learner at the Center of a Networked World” Report, created by the Aspen Institute’s Task Force on Learning and the Internet.  The task force of twenty diverse leaders and respected minds in technology, public policy, education, business, […]

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National Minority Organizations Want an Open Internet with Everyone Online

September 18, 2014

Tweet In response to the FCC’s ongoing solicitation for feedback on how to preserve an open Internet, 45 leading civil rights organizations came together to file Reply Comments in the Open Internet proceeding. In the debate over how the FCC should regulate the Internet, the National Minority Organizations respond that open Internet rules, crafted under […]

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Clyburn, BET, Honored at Annual Kaitz Dinner for Advocating and Championing Diversity

September 18, 2014

Tweet Last night, the Walter Kaitz Foundation held its 31st Annual Kaitz Dinner, a fundraiser that raised over $1.4 million from sponsors, attendees, and supporters, and attracted a star-studded array of guests from the media and telecom industries. Among the guests were BET Networks Chairman and President Debra Lee, NuvoTV comedian Erik Rivera, and all-star […]

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Wearable Technologies, Privilege, and the Digital Divide

September 18, 2014

Tweet As excitement builds around the release of Apple’s new Apple Watch, it is clear an increasing amount of advanced, wearable technology is available to those who have the disposable income and an understanding of the opportunities that these devices and applications will enable. Emerging wearable technologies, such as Google Glass and the Samsung Galaxy […]

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MMTC Urges FCC to Research Causes of Lack of Diversity in the Tech Sector

September 16, 2014

Tweet On September 16, MMTC filed the following letter with the Federal Communications Commission, urging its leaders to assign its Advisory Committee for Diversity in the Digital Age to research the causes of the stark employment gaps within the technology sector. Dear Chairman Wheeler and Commissioners: The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC) respectfully requests […]

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MMTC Lauds $18.6 Million Sale of CBS Affiliate to African-American Broadcaster

September 11, 2014

Tweet Washington, D.C. (September 11, 2014): Bayou City Broadcasting Evansville Inc. recently announced that it has entered into an agreement with Nexstar Broadcasting Group to purchase CBS affiliate WEVV in Evansville, IN, for $18.6 million. The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council lauds this transaction as a definitive step toward increasing diversity in broadcast ownership across […]

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