Advocacy

David Honig – “Job Well Done”

October 8, 2014

Tweet This article by Randolph May originally appeared on the Free State Foundation blog. I just saw the press release that David Honig, the Minority Media & Telecommunications Council’s co-founder, is retiring after leading the organization as President for 28 years. Yes, you read that right: 28 years! Truth be told, it would be an […]

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MMTC ANNOUNCES NEW PRESIDENT AND CEO, KIM KEENAN, SUCCEEDING DAVID HONIG

October 3, 2014

Tweet Washington, D.C. (October 3, 2014): The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council is proud to announce that Kim M. Keenan has joined its staff as President and CEO, succeeding MMTC’s co-founder and President of 28 years, David Honig. Prior to taking the helm at MMTC, Keenan served as General Counsel and Secretary of the NAACP. […]

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Hon. Deborah Taylor Tate Presents ‘Learner at the Center of a Networked World’ Report at ISTE Conference

September 22, 2014

Tweet During the ISTE Conference this summer, Former FCC Commissioner Deborah Taylor Tate announced the release of the “Learner at the Center of a Networked World” Report, created by the Aspen Institute’s Task Force on Learning and the Internet.  The task force of twenty diverse leaders and respected minds in technology, public policy, education, business, […]

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Clyburn, BET, Honored at Annual Kaitz Dinner for Advocating and Championing Diversity

September 18, 2014

Tweet Last night, the Walter Kaitz Foundation held its 31st Annual Kaitz Dinner, a fundraiser that raised over $1.4 million from sponsors, attendees, and supporters, and attracted a star-studded array of guests from the media and telecom industries. Among the guests were BET Networks Chairman and President Debra Lee, NuvoTV comedian Erik Rivera, and all-star […]

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Wearable Technologies, Privilege, and the Digital Divide

September 18, 2014

Tweet As excitement builds around the release of Apple’s new Apple Watch, it is clear an increasing amount of advanced, wearable technology is available to those who have the disposable income and an understanding of the opportunities that these devices and applications will enable. Emerging wearable technologies, such as Google Glass and the Samsung Galaxy […]

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Pathways to 21st Century Success: Educational Equity and Opportunity

September 10, 2014

Tweet Today, most schools and libraries lack the bandwidth to keep pace with modern technology. If we want students to lead the world in educational achievement, we must not allow a significant number of schools and students to miss out on the benefits education technology has to offer. Otherwise, we sentence them to a lifetime […]

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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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Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., Statement on the Recent Public Attacks on National Civil Rights Organizations

August 12, 2014

Tweet The Rainbow PUSH Coalition yesterday released a statement by Founder and President Rev. Jesse Jackson regarding recent attacks against nearly 50 civil rights organizations for their position in the Open Internet proceeding. Washington, DC (August 11, 2014) – Over the last few weeks, almost all of the nation’s leading national civil rights organizations, including […]

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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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