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Join Congressman Bobby Rush, Commissioner Clyburn, Dr. Nicol Turner-Lee, and More at CBC

September 24, 2014

Tweet On September 25, Congressman Bobby Rush (D-IL) will host the panel “Financial Strategies for Minority Ownership of Media and Communications Firms” featuring FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, Tim Robinson, Dr. Nicol Turner-Lee, Earl Jones, Ann Marie Mahlum, James Reynolds, Charles Warfield, and Rohan Williamson at the Congressional Black Caucus.

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TOMORROW: STEM4US! Tech Fest & Soiree, CBC Week: FCC, Pepco, Edison Electric Institute

September 23, 2014

Tweet MMTC is excited to invite you to the STEM4US! Tech Festival & Soiree on Sept. 24th, held at the Pepco Edison Place Gallery from 6pm to 9pm during the 44th Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference. The event will connect more than 200 technology executives, government officials, venture capital firms, entrepreneurs, members of Congress, and […]

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MMTC Urges FCC to Research Causes of Lack of Diversity in the Tech Sector

September 16, 2014

Tweet On September 16, MMTC filed the following letter with the Federal Communications Commission, urging its leaders to assign its Advisory Committee for Diversity in the Digital Age to research the causes of the stark employment gaps within the technology sector. Dear Chairman Wheeler and Commissioners: The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC) respectfully requests […]

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MMTC Lauds $18.6 Million Sale of CBS Affiliate to African-American Broadcaster

September 11, 2014

Tweet Washington, D.C. (September 11, 2014): Bayou City Broadcasting Evansville Inc. recently announced that it has entered into an agreement with Nexstar Broadcasting Group to purchase CBS affiliate WEVV in Evansville, IN, for $18.6 million. The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council lauds this transaction as a definitive step toward increasing diversity in broadcast ownership across […]

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Getting the Story Straight: A Rebuttal to CPI’s Swift Boating of MMTC

September 8, 2014

Tweet Last June, the Center for Public Integrity (CPI) posted, and The Huffington Post re-posted, a false and misleading story that has recently been quoted in numerous other media outlets as truth. A number of recent posts on the FCC’s open Internet debate link to this wholly untrue article, requiring us to set the record […]

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MMTC Statement on T-Mobile’s Music Freedom Program

August 27, 2014

Tweet MMTC is pleased to support T-Mobile’s Music Freedom Program, which provides innovative music services to consumers, and without charge to participating music streaming service providers. And we are especially thrilled that Radio One’s music service, Black Planet, is now included in this landmark music offer.  Music Freedom has made history by opening its national […]

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The Kaitz Dinner: The Shape of Things to Come – September 17th

August 19, 2014

Tweet The details have been set for one of the biggest dates on the cable calendar.   visit walterkaitz.org »  Your Calendar is Missing Something…   It’s a Date! Open your calendar and mark this one down: Wednesday, September 17, 2014. It’s the date for the Walter Kaitz Foundation’s 31st Annual Fundraising Dinner, dedicated to advancing […]

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MMTC REFUTES ATTACKS AGAINST NATIONAL CIVIL RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS FOR STANCE IN OPEN INTERNET PROCEEDING

August 7, 2014

Tweet Washington, D.C. (August 7, 2014): The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC) strongly refutes recent media attacks on nearly 50 minority organizations’ stance in the Federal Communications Commission’s Open Internet proceeding. A complete lack of journalistic integrity and fact checking has spawned this misguided attack against our organization and dozens of other national minority […]

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Sixteen False, Misleading, Unsupported, or Libelous Statements in Republic Articles on Minority Organizations and the Open Internet Proceeding

August 7, 2014

Tweet Recently, Republic Report posted two articles (here and here) containing 16 false and misleading assertions. Other publications have reposted the articles without confirming their accuracy. We are setting the record straight with this point-by-point rebuttal. The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC) and dozens of other national minority organizations were recently attacked in two […]

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Thank You from MMTC!

August 2, 2014

Tweet MMTC would like to thank you again – whether you were a panelist, honoree, attendee, or sponsor – for your help in making MMTC’s 12th Annual Access to Capital and Telecom Policy Conference a resounding success! Once again, we are delighted to report that the conference was a resounding success with 316 registrants, hundreds […]

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