Marcella Gadson

MMTC Incubates New Minority Radio Owners

March 17, 2016

Tweet The following article originally appeared in Radio World. Over the course of several decades, the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council’s transactional arm, MMTC Media & Telecom Brokers, has worked to ensure that diverse voices and entrepreneurs are included in the nation’s rapidly evolving and intensely influential communications industries. MMTC, founded in 1986, and […]

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Silicon Harlem Innovation Center: It Doesn’t Just Empower Entrepreneurs – It Empowers Communities

April 15, 2015

Tweet There has been a lot of focus lately – and rightfully so – on the gaping employment disparity between whites and minorities in Silicon Valley.  There is a relative dearth of minorities focusing on STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math – fields in general, and this means millions of would-be innovators are locked […]

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#MediaImagesMatter: The Power to Change is in Our Hands

March 6, 2015

Tweet The following article is Part 2 of a two-part series. For decades – in fact, since the inception of mainstream media as we know it – diverse communities have been portrayed in a negative light, leading to negative perceptions in society and consequent negative treatment by policymakers and law enforcement officials. Yet, there is […]

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#MediaImagesMatter: The Cause and Effect of Media Stereotypes on People of Color

February 27, 2015

Tweet The following article is Part 1 of a two-part series. The #BlackLivesMatter and #AllLivesMatter movements have harnessed – in a non-violent, social media kind of way – the nation’s anger at the slayings of unarmed men of color by law enforcement officers. Unfortunately, a lot of the discussion ignores the underlying root of most […]

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Registration Ends TONIGHT! #BBSJ15 Features Book Signing by Rep. Jim Clyburn and ROAST of David Honig!

January 16, 2015

Tweet *The entire image below links to MMTC’s conference website. For a PDF with individual hyperlinks, click here.  

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TODAY AND TOMORROW – Rainbow PUSH Policy Symposium and Legacy Affair

December 4, 2014

Tweet The Rainbow PUSH Coalition this week previewed confirmed speakers for its Annual Symposium, “The Future of Civil Rights: Moving towards First Class Economic, Political and Digital Citizenship.” On December 4, 2014, the Symposium will be held at Comcast, 300 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Suite 700 in Washington, D.C. from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. […]

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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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Experts Agree: Majority of the Media is Missing Something on Net Neutrality

October 22, 2014

Tweet     Last week, the Society of Professional Journalists hosted a discussion on “Why Media Should Care about Net Neutrality,” co-sponsored by Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. A panel of experts discussed the importance of net neutrality to journalists, how accurately media have covered the issue, and whether the issue is related to […]

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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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