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50 Signators Representing 140 Stations File Letter with FCC on AM Radio Revitalization to Advance Minority Ownership

August 31, 2015

Tweet Today, MMTC, along with 50 CEOs of minority-owned AM licensees who collectively own 140 AM radio stations across the nation, filed a letter urging the Federal Communications Commission to open an FM translator filing window that is limited to AM licensees.  The full text of the letter is below: August 31, 2015 Hon. Tom Wheeler Chairman Federal […]

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26 National Orgs Urge FCC to Require Multilingual Emergency Alerts As 10 Year Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina Nears

August 26, 2015

Tweet On August 26, MMTC, along with 25 other national civil rights and public interest organizations, filed the following letter with the Federal Communications Commission, urging the Commission to adopt multilingual EAS rules that could save lives in times of crisis. August 26, 2015 RE:   Review of the Emergency Alert System (EB Docket No. 04-296); […]

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Forbes 30 Under 30 List for Social Advocacy Entrepreneurs – Apply by August 26th for $100,000 Prize!

August 19, 2015

Tweet Forbes is looking for entrepreneurs for its Thirty Under 30 list, focusing on social entrepreneurs who are motivated by faith to change the world around them. MMTC is helping to spread the word and provide opportunities for entrepreneurs to win $100,000. Forbes’s information on the entry process is below. Please help us spread the word! […]

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FCC to Host a Supplier Diversity Conference and Workshop for Small, Minority, and Women-Owned Businesses

August 13, 2015

Tweet This week, the FCC’s Office of Communications Business Opportunities (OCBO) will host a Supplier Diversity Conference and Workshop focusing on private sector business opportunities for small-minority and women-owned businesses. OCBO has invited representatives from telecommunications and technology firms from across the country to discuss their organizations’ contracting procedures and to provide insight on how small […]

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The Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council’s Five Principles of Civil Discourse

August 13, 2015

Tweet On July 15, 2015 MMTC’s Board passed Five Principles for Civil Discourse, which MMTC pledges to follow through heightened prescreening of media and social media content. MMTC invites other organizations to implement these Five Principles in their public advocacy and dialogue as well. The related Board resolution is available here.   The Multicultural Media, Telecom and […]

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A Public Apology to Alex Nogales, National Hispanic Media Coalition, and the MMTC Community for Erroneous BBSJ Post

August 13, 2015

Tweet The following resolution was passed at the semi-annual meeting of the MMTC Board of Directors, held on July 15, 2015, in Washington, DC. MMTC’s Board also passed Five Principles for Civil Discourse, which MMTC pledges to follow through heightened prescreening of media and social media content. MMTC invites other organizations to implement these Five […]

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MMTC FILES AMICUS BRIEF ASKING COURT TO VACATE THE FCC’S OPEN INTERNET ORDER

August 7, 2015

Tweet WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 7, 2015):  On August 6, 2015, the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) filed an amicus curiae brief asking the DC Circuit Court of Appeals to vacate the FCC’s Open Internet Order reclassifying broadband Internet access service as a Title II public utility service.  MMTC challenged the Commission’s disregard for […]

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Congratulations to the National Urban League’s 2015 Women of Power Awardees!

August 6, 2015

Tweet AT&T’s Charlene Lake, Hip Hop Legend MC Lyte, among NUL “Women of Power” Honorees Pictured (from left to right): CBS News Correspondent Michelle Miller; NUL Board Chair Michael Neidorff; AT&T’s Senior Vice President, Public Affairs and Chief Sustainability; and NUL President and CEO Marc Morial. Last week, the National Urban League held its annual conference, […]

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MMTC Urges FCC to Support the Activation of FM Chips in Mobile Phones to Support Emergency Broadcast Services

July 21, 2015

Tweet Today, the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) filed a letter with the FCC, urging the Commission to support the activation of FM chips, a move that will enhance the ability of broadcasters to distribute lifesaving emergency alert notifications in the event of natural and man-made emergencies. The full text of the letter is […]

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MMTC Adopts ‘Santana Resolution’ to Encourage Mobile Video Use to Document Important Events

July 15, 2015

Tweet WASHINGTON, DC 7/15/15 — The Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) today will announce the adoption of the Santana Resolution, in honor of Feidin Santana, encouraging MMTC members to become proficient in using mobile video to document public events, including voter protection and encounters with law enforcement. MMTC President Emeritus David Honig will […]

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