Advocacy

New Initiative Aims to Increase Diversity in Clinical Trials

March 13, 2014

Tweet There is a severe underrepresentation of African Americans, Hispanics, and Asians in clinical trials, the processes pharmaceutical companies undertake to test and hone treatments for illnesses.  Due to genetic differences between ethnic groups, diverse representation in clinical trials is vital to tailoring healthcare treatments for various demographics. Yesterday, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of […]

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MMTC Celebrates the Legacy of Minority Venture Capital Icon Herbert P. Wilkins, Sr.

March 7, 2014

Tweet Herbert P. Wilkins, Sr. Longtime MMTC Board Member and Benefactor, Minority Venture Capital Icon, Mentor, and Champion for Diversity of Ownership in the Media and Telecommunications Industries January 9, 1942 – December 3, 2013 Herbert P. Wilkins, Sr., renowned venture capitalist and entrepreneur, will best be remembered for his stalwart leadership and achievements on […]

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MMTC Lauds Verizon’s Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion in $500 Million Retail Note Placement

February 8, 2014

Tweet WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 8, 2014):  Verizon announced last week that it has sold $500 million of retail notes through 21 underwriters, 11 of which are minority- and woman-owned firms, and two of which are disabled veteran-owned firms.  This is a significant opportunity for minority participation in corporate finance. The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council […]

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MMTC Extends Big Thanks to BBSJ Summit Attendees and Supporters!

January 31, 2014

Tweet On behalf of MMTC’s Board of Directors and staff, we would like to thank you for your contribution to the success of our 2014 Broadband & Social Justice Summit, held on January 15-16, 2014, here in Washington, DC. Whether you participated in person or via our live webcast, your support helps to fulfill MMTC’s […]

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No Broadband Left Behind: Empowering Communities of Color to Excel through Digital Education and STEM

January 31, 2014

Tweet The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council’s 5th Annual Broadband and Social Justice Policy Summit recently convened leaders from the private and public sectors to provide best practices and future trends for bringing Digital Learning and STEM education initiatives into the classroom. Jim Shelton, acting U.S. Department of Education Deputy Secretary, opened the session with […]

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MMTC SUPPORTS FCC’S MOVEMENT ON IP TRANSITION, PUBLIC SAFETY, INCENTIVE AUCTIONS, AND PROCESS REFORM

January 30, 2014

Tweet WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 30, 2014):  Today the Federal Communications Commission, under the leadership of Chairman Tom Wheeler, announced four major initiatives deeply impacting underserved consumers:  IP technology transition beta tests, enhanced public safety through text-to-911, DTV spectrum incentive auctions, and FCC process reform.  The urgency of achieving universal broadband access, adoption, and proficiency for […]

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Fernando Laguarda: Closing the Digital Divide Depends on Making Broadband Relevant

January 26, 2014

Tweet “Never ask for permission. Just start a revolution; just do it,” said Time Warner Cable External Affairs Vice President and Policy Counselor, Fernando Laguarda,  paraphrasing civil rights icon Franklin McCain at MMTC’s 2014 Broadband and Social Justice Conference last week.  McCain, who died January 12, made history in 1960 with three other African American […]

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MMTC President David Honig Delivers Annual Remarks on the State of Social Justice in Media, Telecom, and Broadband at BBSJ Summit

January 15, 2014

Tweet MMTC Cofounder and President David Honig delivered the following remarks during the Congressional Luncheon at MMTC’s Broadband and Social Justice Summit. Welcome to the Fifth Annual MMTC Broadband and Social Justice Summit.  I’m going to take you on a journey today into the Open Internet, the digital divide, telecom redlining, and minority spectrum entrepreneurship. […]

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Ana Roca-Castro, Patrick Gusman, Special Guest Youth from HU Middle School, Discuss Empowering Communities through STEM

January 15, 2014

Tweet MMTC’s 5th Annual Broadband and Social Justice Summit starts today, January 15th, at the Westin Georgetown Hotel, 2350 M Street NW, Washington, DC! Come see a wide array of experts from the public, private, government, and nonprofit sectors discuss current best practices and future trends for bringing Digital Learning and STEM education initiatives into […]

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Bill Kennard, Ralph Everett, Marva Johnson, Maria Teresa Kumar Honored, Morial Keynotes, at MMTC’s BBSJ Awards – Tomorrow!

January 14, 2014

Tweet *A full schedule of panels and speakers is available here. The conference starts at 12 noon on Wednesday, January 15th. Get discounted parking through our partner, SpotHero. Twice a year, the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council presents awards to noteworthy organizations, volunteers, practitioners, advocates, and scholars for their roles in helping MMTC increase diversity […]

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