Advocacy

MMTC Leaders Past and Present to be Honored for Their Service

March 11, 2015

Tweet Next week, MMTC President and CEO Kim Keenan, along with MMTC Co-Founder and President Emeritus David Honig, will be honored at separate events for their lifetimes of advocacy in the nexus of civil rights and the law. On March 18th, Lawyers of Color will induct Keenan into its fourth annual Power List, which recognizes […]

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TechHire Initiative’s $100 Million Grant Competition Could Lead to More Tech Sector Jobs for the Underserved and Untapped Talented Youth

March 11, 2015

Tweet Every day, businesses across America struggle to fill technology jobs such as Web design, user interface, and software development.  Yet millions of individuals struggle to find work, especially African Americans and Hispanics, who are often at double the unemployment rate of whites.  Through the White House’s new TechHire Initiative, President Obama has issued a […]

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Look Back, But Move Forward – Digital Redlining in the 21st Century

March 9, 2015

Tweet Just as if a time machine has transported us all back to the civil rights era, the American people are under attack.  The nation is fraught with a history of racial redlining, and in today’s technology-driven world, we are facing a new crisis: digital redlining. MMTC President Emeritus David Honig moderated a panel at […]

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#MediaImagesMatter: The Cause and Effect of Media Stereotypes on People of Color

February 27, 2015

Tweet The following article is Part 1 of a two-part series. The #BlackLivesMatter and #AllLivesMatter movements have harnessed – in a non-violent, social media kind of way – the nation’s anger at the slayings of unarmed men of color by law enforcement officers. Unfortunately, a lot of the discussion ignores the underlying root of most […]

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Tell Congress We Need #NetLawNow!

February 24, 2015

Tweet Bad Choices Can Make Today’s Internet Tomorrow’s Memory.   Here’s what is happening right now to your Internet:  On Thursday, February 26, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the government’s independent agency that oversees the media and telecommunications industries, is about to deliver a groundbreaking decision that will affect your Internet. Consumers need to speak up because the […]

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Why You Should Care About the Digital Divide

February 24, 2015

Tweet The Internet is just a few decades old, but today it is vital to the success of virtually every American. Yet millions of Americans – particularly people of color – are missing out on the many opportunities afforded by broadband (high speed) Internet access. Our struggle began as one for civil and human rights, […]

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Transcript: MMTC President and CEO Kim Keenan’s State of Broadband and Social Justice Address

February 13, 2015

Tweet At the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council’s (MMTC’s) 2015 Broadband and Social Justice Summit, MMTC President and CEO Kim Keenan delivered the 2015 State of Broadband and Social Justice Keynote, highlighting MMTC’s work to promote first class digital citizenship and close the digital divide, the role of exorbitant prison payphone rates as a […]

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Closing the Tech Divide: Companies and Communities Both Have Work to Do

February 13, 2015

Tweet Equality is essential.  Equity in the realm of employment, entrepreneurship, and opportunity is imperative.  Yet, institutional employment inequities plague Silicon Valley, where the majority of the workforce and leadership are white and male in spite of the increasing population of qualified minorities and women across the nation. What can we do to abate the […]

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Special Screening of ‘Wilmington Ten: Pardons of Innocence’ on February 28th

February 12, 2015

Tweet On Saturday, February 28th, the Metropolitan AME Church and the Washington Informer newspaper will hold a reception, discussion, and special screening of “Wilmington Ten: Pardons of Innocence.”  Prior to the screening, Washington Informer Publisher Denise Rolark Barnes will interview Dr. Ben Chavis, a member of the Wilmington Ten (pictured to the left). Dr. Chavis […]

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MMTC COMMENDS MICROSOFT FOR CONTINUING ITS COMMITMENT TO INCLUSION IN $10.75 BILLION DEBT SALE

February 12, 2015

Tweet WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 12, 2015):  The Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) commends Microsoft for continuing its path forward in promoting diversity and inclusion after this week’s announcement that the company had included four minority-owned firms in a $10.75 billion debt sale.  This sale, now the largest so far this year, eclipses Apple’s […]

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