Advocacy

Nine National Civil Rights and Media Orgs Urge Political Candidates to Engage Minority-Owned Media in Political Advertising

April 18, 2016

Tweet On April 18, 2016, the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC), along with 8 national civil rights and minority media organizations, wrote the following letter to the 2016 presidential candidates; the Democratic, Republican, Green, and Libertarian National Committees; and the top SuperPACs representing each candidate. The letter urges the candidates, parties, and PACs to […]

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MMTC Letter to House Communications and Technology Subcommittee Leaders Expressing Concern on CURB Lifeline Act

April 13, 2016

Tweet April 13, 2016   The Honorable Greg Walden 2186 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Anna Eshoo 241 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Dear Congressman Walden and Congresswoman Eshoo: The Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (“MMTC”) respectfully submits this letter to express our concern about the proposals included […]

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MMTC AND LULAC TO FCC: WE NEED ACTION TO ENSURE MULTILINGUAL EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS

April 4, 2016

Tweet WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 4, 2016):  After nearly eleven years, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), on March 31, issued its Multilingual Emergency Alert System (EAS) Order (“EAS Order”) essentially rejecting the “Katrina Petition” filed following Hurricane Katrina in 2005 by the Multicultural Media, Telecommunications, and Internet Council (MMTC), the Independent Spanish Broadcasters Association, and the […]

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MMTC Joins National Urban League and 8 Other Civil Rights Orgs in Urging FCC to Pause Set Top Box Proceedings

March 21, 2016

Tweet Today, the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) joined nine other leading civil rights and telecommunications organizations in sending a letter to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler urging the Commission to “pause” its “Unlock the Box” proceedings to conduct a disparity study and properly assess whether the proposal is different from a […]

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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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Entrepreneurs Steven C. Roberts and Rodney S. Sampson Join MMTC Board of Directors

March 17, 2016

Tweet Roberts to Join FCC OCBO’s Roundtable Discussion on Diversity and Government Advertising; Sampson Leads Multicultural Delegation to SXSW Interactive Washington, DC (March 17, 2016): The Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) has welcomed two new members to its board of directors: Steven C. Roberts, Founder and President of The Roberts Companies, and Rodney […]

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Court Issues Partial Stay on FCC Ruling to Cap Predatory Inmate Calling Rates; Rates Are ‘Tax on Pain’ of Incarcerated and Families

March 10, 2016

Tweet A PDF of MMTC’s press statement is available here. Washington, DC (March 10, 2016): The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued a partial stay that prevents the Federal Communications Commission’s inmate calling caps from going into effect.  The Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) is concerned that […]

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Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Growth in STEM Industries

March 8, 2016

Tweet At Dialogue on Diversity’s recent Internet Data Privacy Colloquium, MMTC Research Director DeVan Hankerson delivered a presentation on diversity in STEM education and employment, titled “Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Growth in STEM Industries.” Her full presentation is below, and a PDF is available here. Issue Under Review: STEM Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable […]

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MMTC Mourns the Loss of Dan Brenner

February 17, 2016

Tweet WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 17, 2016): Yesterday, we lost a dear friend and giant in communications law and policy and diversity in the communications industries.  Dan Brenner, 64, died after being struck by a car while crossing a street in Los Angeles.  After an illustrious career as a communications lawyer, Dan left Washington in 2012 […]

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MMTC Warns FCC of Vacant Channel Proposal’s Impact on Minority Broadcasters and Diverse Programming

February 8, 2016

Tweet On February 7, the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) filed an ex parte with the Federal Communications Commission, warning the Commission of the potential adverse impacts its Vacant Channel Proposal would have on LPTV broadcasters, minority ownership (which currently remains at an all-time low), and foreign language and diverse programming. The full […]

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