November 2014

#GivingTuesday: Bringing Thanks Back into Thanksgiving Via the Web

November 26, 2014

Tweet Thanksgiving approaches, but in an age of consumerism, it seems many have forgotten that the holiday is meant to be a time spent with loved ones, and to reflect on the things for which we are most thankful. Much of the focus online has been on the increasingly early “Black Friday” store openings – […]

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Join MMTC December 10th for ‘Passing the Baton’ Reception to Welcome New President and CEO Kim Keenan

November 25, 2014

Tweet Please join the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council in welcoming our new President and CEO, Kim Keenan, and acknowledging the leadership of MMTC’s co-founder and President of 28 years, David Honig, during our “Passing the Baton” Welcome Reception.

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Experts Discuss Big Data, eHealth, and Net Neutrality at LGBT Tech Fall Policy Forum

November 21, 2014

Tweet Last week, the LGBT Technology Partnership & Institute held its Annual Fall Policy Forum bringing together LGBT advocates and tech experts to discuss big data, net neutrality, and eHealth. MMTC Vice President and Chief Research and Policy Officer Nicol Turner-Lee, Ph.D., participated in a panel session titled “Net Neutrality & LGBT Communities” with Berin […]

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MPAA’s Where to Watch: A Huge Step to Combat Piracy

November 20, 2014

Tweet Do you want to search the web for current and forthcoming film and television content? Well, there’s now an app for that.  Last week, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) introduced a one stop location in its launch of Where to Watch, a new online resource that makes it easy for consumers to quickly […]

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NUDC December 2nd Webinar – Bond 101: Working with Diverse Investment Banks

November 20, 2014

Tweet One of the most significant areas of corporate financing is the issuance of bonds and other instruments to raise capital. Until recently this aspect of corporate finance was not within the purview of diverse business enterprises (DBEs). Today, however, there is a tremendous growth in the use of diverse investment banks to carry all […]

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Politic365 Releases Report on the Economy and Communities of Color at Annual Blueprint365 Policy Forum

November 20, 2014

Tweet On Friday, November 14th, Politic365 assembled some of America’s foremost thinkers and leaders of government, academia, and the non-profit and private sectors to take part in their Annual Blueprint365 Policy Forum. During the forum, Politic365’s Editor-in-Chief Kristal High Taylor discussed the Blueprint365 report that  examines how young people and communities of color can leverage momentum created by the country’s changing […]

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MMTC Supports the Wi-Fi Innovation Act As a Measure to Improve Broadband Access in Underserved Communities

November 19, 2014

Tweet WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 19, 2014):  As Congress returns to Capitol Hill, the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC) expresses our support for the Wi-Fi Innovation Act, a bipartisan effort of Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Marco Rubio (R-FL), to increase unlicensed spectrum use in the 5 GHz band. The proposed legislation will help meet […]

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Separate But Unequal: Predominantly White Schools Nearly Twice As Likely to Have Superfast Internet Speeds As Predominantly Minority Schools

November 13, 2014

Tweet A study released last month revealed a significant gap in access to superfast Internet in schools based on race, income, and population density. In a world where access to technology equates to opportunities for success, African American, Hispanic, rural, and low-income students are at a severe disadvantage compared to their white, affluent, and suburban […]

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INFOGRAPHIC: FCC’s Steps to Further Reform Prison Payphone Rates Will Benefit Millions of Families

November 13, 2014

Tweet The Federal Communications Commission recently adopted a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in continued efforts to proscribe excessive inmate calling rates. America’s prison systems have been plagued by high prison phone rates for far too long, and this FCC action, building upon the pioneering work of FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, is another step toward […]

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STATEMENT OF MMTC ON THE PRESIDENT’S OPEN INTERNET ANNOUNCEMENT

November 10, 2014

Tweet WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 10, 2014):  The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC) applauds the goal of this morning’s Presidential Statement on Net Neutrality. MMTC continues to support open Internet principles that will prevent blocking, throttling, and paid prioritization, as well as offering increased transparency to consumers. MMTC recently joined with other national civil rights […]

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