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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REGISTER TODAY for Next Week’s Broadband and Social Justice Summit #BBSJ16!

January 14, 2016

Tweet Dear Colleagues, There are just a few days left to register for MMTC’s 30th Anniversary Broadband and Social Justice Summit, “Thirty Years of Changing Channels: Platforms for the Future.” This year’s theme reflects the many milestones we have achieved in advancing our mission to promote entrepreneurship and community advancement amidst the challenges and opportunities […]

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Register Now for MMTC’s 2016 Broadband and Social Justice Summit – January 20th and 21st!

December 14, 2015

Tweet Please join the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) for our 7th Annual Broadband and Social Justice Summit, “Thirty Years of Changing Channels: Platforms for the Future.”  MMTC is celebrating our 30th Anniversary as the leading national nonprofit organization advocating for diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity in media and telecom. At the Summit, current and former […]

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TOMORROW: Join Rainbow PUSH and Citizen Education Fund for the Public Policy and Media & Telecommunications Symposium!

December 14, 2015

Tweet Join the Rainbow PUSH Coalition and Citizen Education Fund on Tuesday and Wednesday, December 15th and 16th, where an array of guests will discuss “The Future of Media and Technology: Growth, Convergence, Disruption.” DAY ONE – December 15, 2015 “The Legacy Affair” CAPITAL HILTON 1001 16TH STREET, NW WASHINGTON, DC 20036 Time: 6:00 pm […]

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Support MMTC on #GivingTuesday!

December 1, 2015

Tweet This year, on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, MMTC is participating in #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to supporting nonprofit organizations that work to bring positive change to communities around the world. Last year, more than 30,000 organizations in 68 countries came together to celebrate #GivingTuesday. Since its founding in 2012, #GivingTuesday has inspired giving […]

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Remember MMTC with a Year-End Gift – Help Us to Support Diverse Platforms and Bridge the Digital Divide!

November 17, 2015

Tweet Dear Friends of MMTC: We’ve had a busy year – and we’d like to share with you some of the stories that defined the past 12 months – Our 2015 Entrepreneurs of the Year — Kongsue and Xeng Xiong – became the first Hmong owners of a broadcast station in Minneapolis. Sherry Nelson, Ravi Kapur, […]

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Radio World Interviews Keenan: ‘MMTC’s Kim Keenan Believes in Radio’s Potential’

November 16, 2015

Tweet The following article appeared on Radio World on November 11, 2015. MMTC President and CEO Kim Keenan discussed MMTC’s advocacy before the FCC, focusing on issues related to radio. —– Kim M. Keenan became president/CEO of the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council a year ago. Radio World checked in with her on MMTC’s […]

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