DeVan Hankerson

Rainbow PUSH’s Broadband Everything Panel Highlights Internet Impact on Seniors, STEM Education, and Economic Opportunities: Part I

November 20, 2013

Tweet Part I of a two-part series. Last week, the Rainbow PUSH Coalition held its annual Public Policy, Media, and Telecom Symposium. This year’s event, “The Future of Media: Policies, People and Players,” included panels on media portrayals of people of color, digital technology in the classroom, voting, and financial literacy. The second day of […]

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Delivering on the Promise of Access in an IP World: Part II

August 19, 2013

Tweet Part II of a two-part series. MMTC’s eleventh annual Access to Capital conference gave its attendees an opportunity to understand the implications of telecom market trends for consumers and entrepreneurs. The second day of the conference included the Internet Ecosystem panel, which featured a discussion on the challenges and opportunities for minorities in the […]

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Delivering on the Promise of Access in an IP World

August 12, 2013

Tweet Part I of a two-part series. MMTC’s eleventh annual Access to Capital conference gave its attendees an opportunity to understand the implications of telecom market trends for consumers and entrepreneurs. The second day of the conference included the panel “A Policy Framework for the Emerging Internet Ecosystem: Opportunities and Barriers for Minorities,” which featured […]

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The Next Five Years of Communications Law and Policy: Outdated Regulations, Innovation, and Institutional Relationships in the 21st Century – FSF Offers An Industry Insider’s View on the Evolution of Communications Markets

July 7, 2013

Tweet The Free State Foundation recently released Communications Law and Policy in the Digital Age: The Next Five Years, a book with contributions from several industry experts who take a broad look at several high-level issue areas in the communications space.  This book is a must-read for the industry veteran who wants to know where […]

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MMTC Commemorates Social Justice Advocates, Lauds Law Fellows, Announces New Mentorship Committee, at Annual Awards Reception

January 27, 2013

Tweet The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council recently held its 4th Annual Broadband and Social Justice Summit, including its Social Justice Awards Reception.  This year, MMTC honored several social justice activists who have made strides in increasing equality in the digital landscape, followed by a recognition of its Law Fellows. Brimming with pride and unwavering […]

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Federal Sources of Capital and Opportunity for Entrepreneurs: Small Business Development

September 17, 2012

Tweet During MMTC’s recent Access to Capital conference, the Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Program Director David Hinson addressed export enhancement through small business development.  Hinson began his presentation by stating, “The MBDA is about creating jobs.” According to Hinson, the MBDA’s record with minority firms amounts to over $12 billion in contracts and […]

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Federal Sources of Capital and Opportunity for Entrepreneurs: Rural Investment

September 10, 2012

Tweet Part II of a three-part series. Former FCC Commissioner and Chief Administrator of the USDA Rural Utilities Service Jonathan Adelstein recently discussed the challenges business owners in rural areas face – namely gaining access to capital – at MMTC’s recent Access to Capital Conference. Commissioner Adelstein portrayed rural America as an opportunity landscape specifically […]

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Federal Sources of Capital and Opportunity for Entrepreneurs: National Networks

September 3, 2012

Tweet Part I of a three-part series. MMTC’s annual Access to Capital and Telecom Policy conferences focus heavily on issues associated with fundraising for entrepreneurs.  This year’s schedule included a panel of experts that explored sources of funding entrepreneurs might consider. The panel, titled “Entrepreneurial Opportunities with the Federal Government,” included a detailed overview of […]

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Technological Innovation and the Rise and Spread of the New Gadget-ocracy: iPads, Google Glasses, Tablets, iPhones, e-Readers…and Our Standard of Life

June 10, 2012

Tweet Part II The past decade and a half has ushered in an era of exponential strides forward in technology.  Just twelve years separates the release of the first-generation iPod mP3 player and the release of the revolutionary iPad tablet.  The new heights reached through massive tech companies and subsequent economies of scale have allowed […]

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Technological Innovation and the Rise and Spread of the New Gadget-ocracy: iPads, Google Glasses, Tablets, iPhones, e-Readers…and Our Standard of Life

June 4, 2012

Tweet Part I What does technological innovation contribute to improving our standard of life? Questions as such are provoked by the emergence of new hi-tech devices like wearable computer glasses introduced to the public in April. The device integrates artificial intelligence and creates an augmented view of reality for the wearer. The aesthetic appeal and […]

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