Maurita Coley

Bridging the Gap: The Correlation between African Americans, Broadband Usage, and the Success of the Telecom Industry

April 11, 2014

Tweet The following was derived from remarks Maurita Coley delivered at the State of Black New Jersey Conference held by the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey on March 28th. I commend the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey for having a “State of Black America” conference, because too often we […]

Read the full article →

MMTC Celebrates the Legacy of Minority Venture Capital Icon Herbert P. Wilkins, Sr.

March 7, 2014

Tweet Herbert P. Wilkins, Sr. Longtime MMTC Board Member and Benefactor, Minority Venture Capital Icon, Mentor, and Champion for Diversity of Ownership in the Media and Telecommunications Industries January 9, 1942 – December 3, 2013 Herbert P. Wilkins, Sr., renowned venture capitalist and entrepreneur, will best be remembered for his stalwart leadership and achievements on […]

Read the full article →

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 […]

Read the full article →

VCs Report Venture and Growth Capital in Short Supply for Minority Firms’ Supplier Diversity Aspirations

October 1, 2013

Tweet Part I of this article will focus on financial presentations made by Syncom Venture Partners and Stonehenge Capital during a recent meeting hosted by the National Urban League in New York City. The financial presentations highlighted the need to explore non-traditional financing, such as the use of New Markets Tax Credits, for MWBEs interested […]

Read the full article →

Obama’s Internet Effort Goes High-Speed

May 25, 2012

Tweet Three cheers (almost!) for Tom Power, the President’s Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Telecommunications.  Speaking recently at an event hosted by the Georgetown Center for Business & Public Policy, Power crystallized the Administration’s focus on improving access to the wireless web. As the President who assembled “the most technologically sophisticated campaign in history” and […]

Read the full article →

Using Broadband to Boost Your Business’s Bottom Line

April 23, 2012

Tweet Part II: Using Social Media to Promote Your Business In a world where African Americans and other minorities face extreme difficulty creating tech-based companies, it is important for would-be entrepreneurs to create their own solutions.  At the Black Women’s Roundtable’s recent financial workshop, Linking Broadband Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, several black tech entrepreneurs and […]

Read the full article →

Using Broadband to Boost Your Business’s Bottom Line

April 15, 2012

Tweet Exactly how important is social media to achieving success for your start-up business?  How can we get more African Americans educated on the benefits of technology?  What are the emerging business opportunities enabled by broadband?  A panel of broadband industry experts recently addressed these and other important questions at the Black Women’s Roundtable’s financial […]

Read the full article →

‘RLJ Rules’ – With Innovative OppsPlace Solution to Bridge the Racial Wealth Gap

March 18, 2012

Tweet Rather than just acknowledging the 20:1 racial wealth gap between white and black Americans, Bob Johnson – founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET), chairman of The RLJ Companies, and serial entrepreneur – has put his money where his mouth is. On Feb. 1, Johnson, in collaboration with Ariel M. Friedler, president of Symplicity Corporation, […]

Read the full article →