Advocacy

Registration is Now Open for MMTC’s 6th Annual Broadband and Social Justice Summit: Our Future in Pursuit of Multicultural Digital Equality

December 10, 2014

Tweet On Wednesday, January 21st, and Thursday, January 22nd, 2015, the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council will convene hundreds of media and telecom industry experts, policymakers, innovators, investors, and entrepreneurs to highlight the most far-reaching issues affecting minority entrepreneurs and underserved communities during its 6th Annual Broadband and Social Justice Summit. BBSJ 2015 will address […]

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Asian American Civil Rights Group Calls on Retailers to Pull Ad Targeting Alibaba

December 8, 2014

Tweet Advocacy campaign feeds into anti-immigrant and anti-foreign sentiments WASHINGTON – The Alliance for Main Street Fairness, which includes retailers such as Target, J.C. Penney, Walmart and Best Buy, have produced an ad warning that Alibaba, a Chinese company similar to Amazon and eBay, threatens small American businesses. Though Amazon and eBay are these retailers’ real competitors, […]

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TODAY AND TOMORROW – Rainbow PUSH Policy Symposium and Legacy Affair

December 4, 2014

Tweet The Rainbow PUSH Coalition this week previewed confirmed speakers for its Annual Symposium, “The Future of Civil Rights: Moving towards First Class Economic, Political and Digital Citizenship.” On December 4, 2014, the Symposium will be held at Comcast, 300 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Suite 700 in Washington, D.C. from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. […]

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#GivingTuesday: Bringing Thanks Back into Thanksgiving Via the Web

November 26, 2014

Tweet Thanksgiving approaches, but in an age of consumerism, it seems many have forgotten that the holiday is meant to be a time spent with loved ones, and to reflect on the things for which we are most thankful. Much of the focus online has been on the increasingly early “Black Friday” store openings – […]

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Join MMTC December 10th for ‘Passing the Baton’ Reception to Welcome New President and CEO Kim Keenan

November 25, 2014

Tweet Please join the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council in welcoming our new President and CEO, Kim Keenan, and acknowledging the leadership of MMTC’s co-founder and President of 28 years, David Honig, during our “Passing the Baton” Welcome Reception.

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Media Ownership Diversity is MMTC’s Highest Priority

November 5, 2014

Tweet     Since the advent of electronic media – first film, then radio, then television – there has been a curious imbalance in the diversity of voices, images, and owners of broadcast content. The result, as we still too often witness today, has been a saturation of inaccurate and skewed portrayals of many groups, […]

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MMTC SELLS WDTW (AM) TO FIRST HISPANIC BROADCASTER SERVING ENTIRE DETROIT MARKET

October 30, 2014

Tweet WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 30, 2014):  The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC) yesterday closed on the sale of Detroit radio station WDTW (AM) to Hispanic entrepreneur Pedro Zamora, making him the first full market Hispanic broadcaster serving all of Detroit and its suburbs. Other radio station transactions MMTC closed this year include KFXN (AM) […]

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History Made at Economic Summit for Women

October 22, 2014

Tweet This article originally appeared in The Tennessean. If politics makes strange bedfellows, then Federal Communications Commissioner Mignon Clyburn and I must be a very odd couple. One black, one white; one Republican, one Democrat. Yet, we forged a unique, bipartisan and loyal friendship in today’s often vitriolic political atmosphere. In fact, our first collaboration […]

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Creating Pathways to Higher Education and Career Service Part II: The Racial STEM Gap

October 22, 2014

Tweet This month, MMTC Research Director DeVan Hankerson spoke at the National Action Network on “Creating Pathways to Higher Education and Career Service.” With other panelists, DeVan discussed inequality in broadband access in schools and how technology is changing career options, education, and skills preparation for students. We present her remarks in a two-part series […]

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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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