Kenneth Mallory

FCC Takes Active Steps to Lower Inmate Calling Rates

August 26, 2013

Tweet The FCC has heeded the advice of a host of organizations that advocated for the lowering of interstate inmate call rates. Groups such as the Campaign for Prison Phone Justice and the Prison Phone Rates Collaborative, and civil rights leaders like the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr., have decried the exorbitant costs of inmate […]

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MMTC Supplier Diversity Event Puts Inclusion First, Gives Entrepreneurs Direct Access to Major Telecom Companies’ Procurement Officers

August 5, 2013

Tweet Most people in business are familiar with this famous quote: “Success is where preparation meets opportunity.” This quote aptly describes MMTC’s recent “Supplier Diversity Networking Reception and Procurement Forum,” which was held at MMTC’s recent Access to Capital and Telecom Policy Conference on July 10, 2013.   MMTC joined forces with executives at AT&T and […]

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Closing the Wealth Gap Requires Collaborative Efforts

July 30, 2013

Tweet A systemic and persistent racial wealth gap plagues the nation.  The statistics surrounding the gap, as discussed during a recent “Wealth Gap Roundtable” at MMTC’s 11th Annual Access to Capital and Telecom Policy Conference, were chilling, even as experts proposed possible solutions. “It’s stark when you have white families holding wealth on average twenty […]

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Smartphone Usage: At What Point is the Whole Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts?

May 26, 2013

Tweet As the nation continues to work toward closing the digital divide, many have lauded mobile broadband as a valuable tool in connecting the underserved.  However, some have raised questions as to whether mobile is ‘too good to be true.’ While smartphones have made a splash in the consumer marketplace and provide applications to simplify […]

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Are New Rules Needed for a New Communications Industry?

February 10, 2013

Tweet Minorities and women are continuing to experience significant challenges in the media and telecommunications industry.  Dwindling diversity and the growing use of new technologies, among other issues, are prodding many to consider whether new rules and policies are needed to respond to them. In broadcast media, for example, minorities and women own low numbers […]

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MMTC Honors Leaders in the Fight to Lower Prison Phone Rates at BBSJ Summit

January 20, 2013

Tweet “The cost of a single phone call from prison often exceeds the entire bill for one month of basic home [phone service],” remarked FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn at MMTC’s recent Broadband and Social Justice Summit Awards Reception. During the reception, MMTC honored four luminaries with Digital Media Social Justice Awards for their remarkable efforts […]

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Rev. Jesse Jackson, David Honig, Others Advocate Telecom Policy Reform to Advance Minority Ownership

December 2, 2012

Tweet “Too few people or companies own too much,” said Rev. Jesse Jackson at the “Progressive Solutions in a Changing World” luncheon held during the Rainbow Push Coalition and Citizen Education Fund’s Annual Telecom Symposium.  Jackson has been consistent over the years when discussing the state of broadcast media ownership and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) […]

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Commissioners Address Important Topics at NABOB Conference

October 5, 2012

Tweet Three current and one former Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioners attended the recent NABOB conference to discuss important items on the FCC’s agenda and what they will mean for the state of minorities in broadcasting. Commissioners Mignon L. Clyburn and Ajit Pai were featured guests at a panel titled “Dialogue with Commissioners,” while former […]

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CBC Conference Focuses on the Importance of High-Tech Engagement

September 23, 2012

Tweet Events held at this year’s Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s (CBCF) Annual Legislative Conference emphasized the need to engage more African Americans in the nation’s digital economy and encourage them to use technology for self-advancement. “I believe that technology is one of the most dynamic tools for empowering individuals in society. Our economy and society […]

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Dr. Rev. Everett C. Parker: The Communication Industry’s Quintessential Fighter for Diversity

August 3, 2012

Tweet “Whatever career you may choose for yourself – doctor, lawyer, teacher – let me propose an avocation to be pursued along with it.  Become a dedicated fighter for civil rights … It will enrich your spirit as nothing else possibly can. It will give you that rare sense of nobility that can only spring […]

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